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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 3's Learning Page!

A huge congratulations to all of the Year 3 children who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday, you were all wonderful and such a credit to St. Josephs. I hope you all had a lovely day celebrating! There will be more special celebrations on Friday 12th May, during Year 3's Thanksgiving Mass and celebration day.

Year 3

Homework set - 11.7.17

To be completed for 18.7.17



Please ensure children are reading 10-15 minutes daily.

Spelling rule for this week - Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable.

Please ensure children are finding additional words that follow the same rule, so they are applying the rule to a range of words

forget, forgetting, beginning, beginner, prefer, preferred, garden, gardening,  limited, limiting.

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

Spelling test will be on Wednesdays.


Please complete the time problems sheet in homework books. Please ensure children are showing how they are working out their answers.

Children really 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.

Times table tests will be on Thursdays.


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.


Summer Term



  • Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
  • Measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes

Number/Addition and Subtraction
  • Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
      1. a three-digit number and 1s
      2. a three-digit number and 10s
      3. a three-digit number and 100s
  •  Add and subtract numbers with up to 3 digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
  • Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers
  • Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.
  • Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
  • Solve one-step and two-step questions using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.


      This term we will be looking at animal poetry and the effective devices poets use. We will be creating our own animal poems, using the ideas and features from poems we will look at.

      We will also be focusing on persuasive writing as our non-fiction text and The Witches by Roald Dahl as our fiction text.


      Easter - This unit explores the Story of Easter through the Story of Emmaus and the Story of Breakfast at the Shore. It is designed to help the children realise how the Apostles became aware of the presence of the Risen Christ in these events.

      The Eucharist is a Thanksgiving to God - In this topic the children are provided with opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They will think about why this is such an important celebration in the life and worship of Catholic Christians. 


      During this summer term we will be focusing on plants, covering the following objectives:

      • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.
      • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
      • Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
      • Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed.


      In maths, we have been working very hard understanding how things are measured. We have looked at length, weight and capacity. The children worked together to investigate capacity using non measuring tools, to estimate how much liquid it could contain. The children then tested their estimates using measuring tools to see how far off their volume estimates were. 

      In RE, we have looked at many parables in the New Testament, to understand how special and understanding Jesus was towards others. We explored the Widow of Nain, looking closely at how much Jesus cared for the happiness of others through his miracles and actions. The children produced a role play, including freeze frames and thought tracking, to understand the thoughts and feelings of Jesus, the Widow and her son.