St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

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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 Thursday) or Mrs Honeyman (Friday), the class teachers.



We will follow this with exploring Playscripts and how these differ from the narrative texts we have looked at so far.  We will practise reading from playscripts using intonation and expression.  We will then create our own playscripts to act out and perform to one another. Class 3 will be looking at the features of two non-fiction text types: non-chronological reports and explanations.  The children will read a variety of reports on the Stone Henge. We will practise writing complex sentences and use the style of both text types in our own writing.    



In Year 2 children will be looking at Place value using statistics; Addition and subtraction; Measurement (Capacity, volume and temp); Fractions; Position, direction and time; Geometry (2D and 3D shape). In Summer 2, they will be covering: Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and division; Statistics including subtraction (finding the difference); Measurement (length, mass/weight). In Year 3, the areas they will cover include: Addition and Subtraction, multiplication and division, 2-D shape, decimal place value, 3D shape. In Summer 2, they will cover place value, calculation, fractions, statistics, time.


Religious Education 

Celebrating Easter and Pentecost is our topic for the first half term.  In this we will explore the events directly after Easter Sunday, when Jesus rose from the dead, his appearances to the Disciples. We will look into the events of Pentecost with Jesus’ ascension into heaven and the arrival of the Holy Spirit.  We will also discuss how the Holy Spirit can help us in our daily lives. In the second half term our theme will be “The Church is Born” and we will discuss the role of the Apostles in building the foundations for the modern-day Church.  We will also explore the origins of Christianity and the Catholic faith after Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.



Class 3 will study Stonehenge and Stone Age Britain, learning about: where is chronological, how Britain has changed from Iron Age to Stone Age and to understand the prehistoric past through relevant historical information.



In Summer 2, the children will complete a fieldwork based upon ‘Where I live?’. This will cover 8 compass points, Visiting the local area, using a map/plan with the main geographical features and a key, taking digital photos and plot them on a map, using coordinates to show where they are, undertaking simple environmental surveys- traffic, litter, noise, areas for improvement and presenting information through a range of methods- including maps, plans, graphs and presentations.



In PSHE, children will cover Risks and hazards; safety in the local, environment and unfamiliar places..



Our first Summer topic is Living Things and Habitats.  In Summer 2, we will looking at Plants.




Art and Design and Technology

 The children will build mechanical structures, using wheels and axels in DT. In art, they will create abstract art.



 PE will be on a Tuesday this term based on throwing and catching and Thursday afternoon completing cricket with Coach Liburd.




 Please read daily with your child.  Weekly homework is usually Maths based and this will be set via the Class Dojo. 

I have also designed an optional homework matrix for you to choose activities from and there are Dojos to be earned!


Class Dojo

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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. 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 Year B 2021-2022 UPDATED JAN 2022.pdfDownload
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 Class 3 Long Term Plan 2020-21 FINAL.pdfDownload
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