St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School,
West Close Road, Barnoldswick
BB18 5EN

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

Class 5 bubble closed all week (25th-30th) due to a positive case in class. As from 5th January school will go to remote learning, Details will be sent to families. Only chilldren of key workers and vulnerable families will attend school as from Wed 6th Jan.

Please log into Class Dojo in the event your child is not able to attend school due to self isolation, illness or school closure.

Click here to visit our Home Learning Zone for links to additional resources.  

Class 3

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If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 3 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Dixon (Monday to Thursday) or Mrs Honeyman (Friday), the class teachers.



We will start the first half term with a discussion topic.  This will conclude with a piece of writing discussing “Should animals be kept in Zoos?”.  We will follow this with a narrative unit based on the story BFG written by Roald Dahl.  We will analyse parts of the story, generate vocabulary and explore compound sentences.  We will also develop our writing skills by sequencing, retelling and rewriting parts of the story.

Reading – Don’t forget to use Read Theory.  We would recommend at least three times a week.



In Year 2 – In the first half term we will cover number and place, multiplication and division using grouping and sharing.  We will then progress to learning about statistics, creating and interpreting tally charts and pictograms.

In Year 3 – In the first half term we will cover multiplication and division, including remainders.  We will follow this with solving problems using money and then move onto statistics using pictograms and bar charts.

Maths Top Tips –Continue to practise times tables daily. Don’t forget to use TT RockStars!


Religious Education 

Our first topic is “The Good News.”  We will learn how Jesus brought the Good News. We will reflect on how Jesus can turn sadness into joy, remember to thank Jesus. We will explore how Jesus used his power to help others, by learning about and retelling some of the miracles performed by Jesus.

Reconciliation – Year 3 are invited to follow the Reconciliation program with the Parish and this will be supported in school.



We will investigate Prehistoric Britain and different periods of the Stone Age.



.Physical Geography we will explore and gain understanding of Mountains, Volanoes and earthquakes.  



Our first topic will be “Rocks”. We will investigate and learn about different types of rock and explore the rock cycle.



Whilst children take part on remote learning, PE will be delivered through online Websites as well as ideas posted on Class Dojo. 



We will explore rhythm and pulse. 


Class Dojo

As always, any questions please feel to message Mrs Dixon or Mrs Honeyman.


Science - Materials

Class 3 have been looking at our environment searching for different types of materials.

Class Certificates

Well done to these pupils in Class 3 who have returned to school and set a super example to others and are working very hard.

Below are a few of the learning activities we took part in last year.

Rocks and Soils

Class 3 have been investigating the properties of different types of rocks. They identified them, tested how permeable they were and compared the hardness of each rock. 

Remembrance Assembly

Class 3 led an asssembly with KS2 on Remembrance Sunday. They each participated and reflected upon the lives of those in the past and present 'Lest we forget'.

Twinning with St. Philip's 

Year 3 visited St. Philip's in Nelson as part of our twinning project.  The children took part in a variety of activities where they learned lots of new things about each other. 

Our Class Virtue - Honesty

Class 3 created a wonderful display about their Class virtue 'Honesty' where they wrote what this virtue means to them.

Long Term Planning



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

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

 Class 3 Long Term Plan 2020-21 FINAL.pdfDownload
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 Class 3 Long Term Plan Cycle B 2019-20 FINAL.pdfDownload
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