St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barnoldswick
Lancashire BB18 5EN

01282 813045

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Newsletter Class3 Sept2017.pdfDownload
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Class 3

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 3 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Dixon or Miss Pickering, the class teachers.



In English we will begin the year writing in the past tense and revising all of our grammar and punctuation skills by writing all about both ourselves and our interests and our summer holidays.  We will then work together to create our class rules list for us all to follow in class.  Our first theme will be Folk Tales and we will be listening to and reading Folk Tales, developing characters and plots and hopefully creating our own original stories. We will also gain an understanding of biography. We will read biographies on famous people and learn the features needed to write our own. The children will learn how to identify main and subordinate clauses and use focus conjunctions to create complex sentences. We will complete this term by studying and creating our own versions of the Christmas Story.



Our number work focus will be addition and subtraction.  We will also continue to revisit and consolidate our number bonds and times tables knowledge, please keep practising at home. This half term we will be learning to tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour and 5 minutes. We will learn time facts such as the number of seconds in a minute; days in the year and number of days in each month. We will be also learning about 3D shapes and their properties. Later in the term we will be looking at money and measures. This will include: identifying and naming coins; adding amounts of money; measuring and drawing lengths and learning that 1 litre = 1000ml.



Maths - Times Tables

Do you know all your Times Tables? You can test yourself at the Fantastic Fish Shop. Click on the picture to play the game


Religious Education 

Our themes for this term will be “The Christian Family” and “Mysteries” We will discuss our own family and the wider Christian community, including our school family and church family.  Later we will discuss some of the Mysteries of the Catholic Faith, including The Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and why did God choose Mary to be the Mother of Jesus.  We will also link our study of the Christmas Story with our English later in the term.



 Class 3 will be discovering facts about the Stone Age and the famous landmark, Stonehenge. The children will learn what Stonehenge could have been used for; the type of stones used to build it and how it was built.


The children will learn about the different seasons of the year and the types of weather associated with them. They will then compare how people respond to the different types of weather in a variety of contrasting locations, for example through housing, clothing and sport.

Science - Light

.Our topic for this term will be “Light”. This will include identifying sources of light, understanding why light is important and how we see. We will also look at shadows and how they are created.

Art and DT

The children will learn how adding colour value can create shades of differing strengths. They will use this knowledge to create a sunset or sunrise picture. We will then look at the principles of silhouettes and light blocking. The children will then create a silhouette of Stonehenge to add to their sunrise or sunset.

Later in the term the children will be using structures to create weather charts and mobiles



Sportscool will continue their Thursday afternoon sessions with the whole class. We will also have a session with Mrs Dixon and Olivia, our small schools cluster coach.
Please make sure your child has a full indoor P.E. Kit in school, including socks for girls if they wear tights for school. Children can bring in an outdoor kit as well, after October half term. 


Long Term Planning



Please find below an outline of the topics covered in your child's class. We are currently in cycle A.

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 3 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Dixon or Miss Pickering, the class teachers.

Class 3 Long Term Plan Year A 2016 - 2017.pdfDownload
Class 3 Long Term Plan Year B 2017 - 2018.pdfDownload
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