St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

With God in Our Hearts We Love and Learn.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

 Class D - Daring Dragons

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Welcome back!

This year your teacher will be Miss Beg and your teaching assistant will be Miss Owen. We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer holiday and we are very excited to welcome you back to school! 

What do I need to bring to school? 

You might be wondering what you need to bring with you to school, so we have put together a list of things below to help you!

  • Wear PE Kit on days we are doing PE (Mondays and Thursdays)
  • A small bag
  • Your Reading Diary/Record and book
  • A bottle 
  • Lunchbox
  • Your own hand sanitiser 

Learning in Year 3

In English, we will read a range of text including poems, newspaper articles, reports, adventure stories, Roman myths and instructions. We will then practise creating our own versions of different texts and share with each other. We will practise new spellings each week which are taken from the 'Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list' as well as developing our grammar and reading skills. 

In Maths, we will be developing many skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We will be focusing on numbers up to 1,000 and solving number problems and practical problems involving 3 and 4 digit numbers. 

In Science,  we learn about how to keep ourselves healthy in the 'Animals Including Humans' unit, we explore which materials are magnetic in the 'Forces' unit, we learn about how to protect our eyes from the sun in the 'Light' unit, we discover how dinosaur fossils are formed in the 'Rocks' unit and we grow our own flowers in the 'Plants' unit.

Our learning in RE focuses on preparing for First Holy Communion and developing our relationship with God through prayer. 

The topics we will be learning about this year are 'The Ancient Egyptians', 'The Roman invaders' and 'North America'.  

Important days

PE takes place on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure you come to school wearing the correct PE kit on these days:

- Navy or black shorts or jogging bottoms (dependent on weather)

- A plain white t-shirt

- Trainers 

- School jumper or cardigan



 Homework will be set on Fridays and should be completed by the following Friday. You will find the homework on the 'Friday' page of the school website, in the Class D section. This will be updated each week so please make sure you check this regularly. 


 It is important that you read every evening at home. Reading is a skill we use all day, every day so it is very important that you practise this to help you improve. Please make sure your reading diary is signed every day after you have read at home and bring it into school every day so that we can also sign it each time we hear you read.


Times tables

This year, we will be learning more times tables and using these to help us solve number problems and practical problems. Therefore, please make sure you are practising the times tables regularly, don't forget to use Times Tables Rock Stars too!

Summer activities!

Here is a list of different activities you could do whilst you are at home during the summer holidays:

  1. Summer Reading Challenge - click on the document below to find out how to sign up. I have also sent you an email on Purple Mash explaining a little more about the challenge. 
  2. Reading with Oxford Owl - 

    Click on ‘My Class Login’ and our username is classdyear3 and the password is ClassD3

  3. Maths on the move! Complete the home challenge or the number trail, both attached below.
  4. Summer PE Challenge! Watch the video to fin out more!

  5. Science Fun at home! 

  6. Oak Academy Online Learning 
  7. White Rose Maths Parent Workbooks 
 MOTM NUMBER TRAIL SHEET 3and4.pdfDownload
 Summer Reading Social Media Leaflet - Final (1).pdfDownload
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