Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN

01543 263505

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 3's Learning Page!

Year 3


  • Swimming lessons will be on a Monday afternoon. This is the last half term of swimming for Y3, after half term we will stop.
  • Please bring in any battery boxes by Monday 15th January.

Homework set - 12.1.18

To be completed for 23.1.17



 Last Friday the children had the privilege of experiencing a pantomime workshop with Ian Billings from the Lichfield Garrick Theatre. As part of the session, he talked and explored with the children about settings within a story. The children then created their own story plans using the options of settings we talked about. 


Therefore as part of this week's homework I would like the children to use their plans to start writing their own stories. Developing and using their imagination to produce creative stories.


The children have the option of typing their stories or writing them in their homework books.



sure children are learning the new spellings for each week  -

The children can learn the spellings through the look, say, cover, write and check method.

Spelling test will be every other Wednesday for this half term.



The children need to be practising their times tables daily.

By the end of year 3 children are expected to know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables. The children should have their username and password for Times tables Rock Stars in their homework books.

I really would like the focus to be on the 3x table this week as I will be doing weekly tests within class. So please support your child in learning these times tables.


Please read and discuss the Wednesday Word together. You may record a few sentences, prayer or pictures if you wish.

 Homework presentation

 Please ensure that you follow the school presentation rules in the same way that you would in your school books.  

For this reason, we have provided a new homework book for this term. Please refer to the homework section of the website for further information.



The Stone Age!


Year 3 had a wonderful time at Conkers! We loved travelling back thousands of years ago to find out what it was like to live in the Stone Age.

The children enjoyed a range of workshops looking at; food, weapons, farming, hunting and religion.

Our highlight of the day was meeting Claw the real life Stone Age man!

In class the children were exploring Stone Age art, working with similar tools like the Stone Age people would have had. Unlike today, there were no lovely desks to draw their art work on! The children enjoyed trying to draw their pictures in a cave like setting!

Science - Investigation of Rocks

In Science this half term the children have been exploring the different types of rocks there are. They have been working scientifically through discussion and questions how rocks are formed. The children have had the chance to compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and physical properties.