St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

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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 Wednesday) or Mrs Honeyman (Wednesday-Friday), the class teachers.



We will start with a Narrative Story “The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark” plotting the characters highs and lows throughout the story. We will develop quality sentences using key grammar skills.  The unit will be completed with an independently planned plot written by each of the children.  The second unit will be Non-Fiction.  We will “Plot the Shape” of a Non-Chronological report based around hibernation.  Working to this tight shape the children will complete the unit writing their own report. 

Read Write Inc. – The groups will continue for children in both Year 2 and Year 3 and these will run at the same time as the English sessions.

Grammar and Handwriting – There will be daily timetabled sessions for all children.  We will look at the key skills required for each year group and we will be concentrating on our handwriting and presentation skills.

Class reading – We will develop our reading and comprehension skills through whole class shared reading.  These sessions are timetabled daily into our school day.  In addition there will also be time for us to share a story together in our “Reading for Pleasure” sessions.  We will share stories and novels, enjoying listening and relaxing with a story.



 In all our Maths work we will not just practise our key skills, we will also use them to develop our problem solving and reasoning skills.

In Year 2 – We will start by developing our knowledge of number and place value. We will move on to Length (m and cm) and Mass (Kg and g).  We will then move back to number work concentrating on addition and subtraction we will end the half term exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shape. In the second half term we will start with counting, multiplication and sorting moving on to statistics. We will also develop our understanding of fractions and measurement (capacity and volume). In the final part of the term we will build our understanding of money and practise our time telling skills.

In Year 3 – We will develop our understanding of place value and then advance our addition and subtraction skills. We will explore length and perimeter, moving onto statistics and addition and subtraction. In the second half term we will work using our multiplication tables for multiplication and division.  We will complete the term developing our time telling skills and properties of 3-D Shape.

Maths Top Tips – We encourage children to wear a watch to help reading the time and this will also help them grow in independence. Continue to practise times tables using TT Rockstars


Religious Education 

Our first unit is the Christian Family.  We will look at The Family of God and what it is to be member of this family.  We will look again at the signs used in Baptism, Baptismal promises and Baptism as a Sacrament. In our second unit we will look at Mary, our Mother. We will learn how God called Mary to be the Mother of Jesus and Mary's response.  We will explore the Hail Mary prayer.  We will then prepare for Advent, explore the Christmas story and celebrate the birth of Jesus.  We will then look at the story of The Shepherds and The Wise Men.



Our topic this half term is the “Windrush” We will learn about the historic journey that the HMT Empire Windrush made in 1948. We will explore what expectations were and what Commonwealth migrants might have expected on their arrival. We will focus on how we celebrate Windrush Day as well as looking at other events in Britain that celebrate the Windrush generation’s affect on Britain’s culture.



Our geography learning will begin in the UK. We will look at counties and cities of the UK. We will use a range of geographical sources, including maps, atlases and globes, to identify and describe physical and human features of areas of the UK.



Our topics in PSHE this term are Families & Friendships and Safe Relationships. We will look at what makes a family and features of family life. In safe relationships we will focus on personal boundaries, safely responding to others and the impact of hurtful behaviour.



Our first science topic this year is light. Through a range of activities we will deepen our understanding of light and that we need light in order to see things. We will learn about sun light and protecting our eyes. We will also experiment with shadows learning about how they are made and find patterns in the way the size of patterns can change. Our second science topic this term is the uses of materials. This will include researching the suitability of everyday materials for different uses and how some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.  



Our focus in art this term is craft and design. Maps will be our stimulus and we will use this theme to develop our drawing and printing, using shape, colour and arrangement to develop an idea.


Design and Technology

Our DT work this term is based around the DT area of structures. In this work we will learn and make different structures and know that materials can be manipulated to make them strong and stable.



The focus of our PE lessons this term is invasion games. Through a range of different invasion games we will develop our ball skills of throwing and catching. Our tactical games skills will be developed through the games, thinking about attacking and defending within games, including moving into space and using simple tactics to try to outwit a defender



The IT around us is our computing focus this term. A better understanding of what information technology (IT) is will develop and the children will begin to identify examples beyond computers. They will discuss where they have seen IT in school and beyond, in settings such as shops, hospitals, and libraries. Learners will then investigate how IT improves our world, and they will learn about the importance of using IT responsibly.



I’ve been to Harlem’- a traditional song is used to explore rhythm games, compose pentatonic accompaniments and sing in a round.

‘Sound Symmetry’- This unit takes symmetry as the inspiration for exploring structure in music, and is the basis for composing original music using similar concepts.                               



 Daily reading, TT Rockstars, Read Theory or RWI Videos, Maths activity posted on Class dojo.


Class Dojo

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D.T. - Wraps

As part of our DT Unit, Class 3 tasted different food combinations to find their favourites. They then used this to design a healthy wrap, which they made for a healthy picnic.


Class 3 took part in a fantastic gymnastics lesson.


Class 3 have been working very hard in DT designing their hand puppets.

The Iron Man

Class 3 having been reading the story of the Iron Man and they were inspired to create their own models based on the story.

Long Term Planning



Please find below an outline of the topics covered in your child's class. 

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 2022-23.pdfDownload
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