St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

I hope you are all well and staying safe! Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We hope you enjoy looking round! We are currently taking applications for September for admission to our Nursery and we would welcome your call to chat to you about your child care needs. We also have a few Reception places for September too. Please contact us by email Alternatively, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Sutcliffe are happy to talk to you on the phone so give us a call on 01484 713037! Mrs Hodges


Welcome to Year 3!

Mrs Dennison is our Class Teacher.

Mrs Tolan and Mrs Connolly are our Teaching Assistants. Mrs Esgate will work with us for a few afternoons too!

E.mail :

Our composer this year is Edvard Greig and the piece chosen is In the hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt, follow the link below to hear it. 

Maths for Weds 16th June Make 3D shapes


RE 3.6  

Being a Christian

This term we will be concentrating on how to live as a Christian. The children will learn about how St. Peter became a follower of Jesus and how Saul (Paul) became a Christian. They will reflect on how they can use their gifts to live as a Christian.


We have been able to purchase the following gifts from the CAFOD World gifts catalogue:

Five vegetable gardens @ £10 each

chickens @ £20

A goat @ £28 

and a Medical outreach team @£300.

We selected the items by voting for them in class. Thank you to all who have contributed.

Mrs Dennison's Lenten Challenge

I am delighted to say that I've managed it every day and have had  £276 donated in sponsorship and there is a further  £50.25 in Gift aid, totalling £326.25. Thanks so much to those who have supported me. The link below is for anyone who wishes to support this great cause, but may have missed it.  

This term I have bought each child a tube of Smarties and would like them to save loose change in them - once the tube is empty! This and any other money sent in - I know some of you were doing chores etc in Lent and were being paid to raise extra funds- this will be sent on to Cafod. We will hold a Dress Down day in the final summer day with donations being added  as well. Thank you for all you do and will do, to raise awareness of people less fortunate than ourselves. 


We will be looking at plants : the structure, the function of various parts, the requirements for life and growth, as well as the life cycle.

Forthcoming Events: Year 3 Only

We would like to have a dress down day - or a wear your own clothes day in aid of Cafod this term. So Friday 18th June is the date selected for this. Please bear in mind that your children will hopefully be playing outside at playtime and lunch so whatever they wear needs to be suitable clothing.  Footwear also needs to be considered, no high heels or flip flops or anything else that might be considered a hazard on the slides or climbing frames etc. The children will bring in donations that day and we will send our final cheque off to Cafod at the beginning of July.  If you have collected any money for Cafod, from your children doing Chores etc during Lent, please send that in as well. Many thanks - in advance!

Monday 28th of June PM - History Workshop for Y3 on the Stone Age Era.  We  have managed to get a workshop in school and the children will have the opportunity to dress up and handle artefacts from this time. More details later.

Whole school

Friday 25th June is One Britain One Nation

All schools are asked to clap for a minute at  10am to pay tribute to those who have helped in any way during the pandemic. 

Below you will find a link to the campaign. 

We will be learning the song over the next two weeks as well. 

We will be wearing red, white and blue that day too, so please see what you can find at home !

Telling the time

Mathsframe has some good games that are free to play and they have a variety of tasks to assist with practicing this complex skill. They include telling the time to the nearest 5 mins, to the minute, am and pm through to the 24 hour clock. Please encourage your child to persevere with them.


We folded paper to assist with our fraction knowledge.

Virtues to be thinking about:


Perseverence and resilience are our next focus.

We've had to use both of these throughout the pandemic! We need to encourage both in our young people, so they continue on , despite difficulties in achieving success.

Spellings - weekly plan

Week beginning Monday 7th June - 

Revision tests of last terms spellings.

Google Legends

If you wish to take a photo of your child's 'Legend' and send it to me, we could then see a slideshow of all their creations.

Leader in me. Habit 6  Synergise.

The Berenstain Bears and the big road race (1-2) 

 and the continuation of the race here. 


Have a go at Chrome lab, see if you can compose some music or change the rhythm of a piece you have made. 

 Don't forget you can still continue to practise these skills too!

Dance Mat for Touch Typing has different levels - use the link below to advance at your own rate. 

Or you may prefer to do some coding instead.

Have a go at creating your own computer game by designing your own programme. Watch the video then choose a character to make them dance! 

Times Table Rockstars

Times Table Rock Stars! I have added more tables for your children to try and improve their previous scores.