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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 3's Learning Page!

Please download the Y3 Home Learning Pack and guidance:

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Don't forget to complete this week's HWK task (see below) 

Children returning to school next week should bring their home learning book and any downloaded resources with them to work on at school.


Churches are closed for mass but you can still tune in to live, streamed masses using the link below.

The document below contains a wide range of bible readings - linking to the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. There are questions at the end of each reading to support discussion and understanding of what they have read. 


Remember to say your prayers every day and pray for people who are poorly, aswell as asking St Joseph to protect our families, friends and school community. 

You could write some of these prayers in your exercise book if you like.



You should all have school Reading books and library books to be reading at home. Please make sure you are reading every day! Bug club are accepting previously used usernames and passwords to access their online books. 



Continue to work through the Statutory word list for Years 3 and 4.

  • Choose five words at a time from statutory list. (see below)
    Discuss their meanings and how pupils might remember them. e.g. mnemonics (big elephants can always understand small elephants = because)

    Pupils use one of the strategies already taught to learn these words:
    Identifying the tricky part of the word
    • Pyramid words
    • Trace, copy, replicate
    • Look, say, cover, write, check
    • Drawing around the word to show the shape.
  • More tips for learning spellings:



  • Please continue to work on throwing and catching accuracy in your back gardens. If you do have any tennis rackets and balls available, the children could continue to work on: handshake grip, ball keepy uppies, ready position, moving with the ball on the racket, forehand and backhand swing. 
  • The body coach Joe Wicks) is doing a daily PE lesson for children on his Youtube channel (free to subscribe), Monday-Friday at 9am. He also has lots of workouts for kids on there too.  


Times Tables

This is a really good opportunity for children to get to grips with all the times tables. 

The BBC supermovers website has a great range of times tables songs as well as lots of other active learning lessons. Well worth a look! 

We have set MyMaths tasks for the children at their current level, which they should all be able to access. Please work through the online lessons for each task before completing the homework task. There are also times tables resources on there. 

Don't forget to go on TT rockstars regularly. 



 Have a go at these sketchbook skills: 


Friday 13th March

Due in 

Tuesday 24th March

Homework should be completed in pencil.  Please try to join your handwriting. 

Maths Task

Please complete the MyMaths Task you have been set.


Continue to practise times tables - especially 3,4, 6,8.  Practise using TT Rockstars!



Please complete the comprehension on the poem 'My shadow' by Robert Louis Stephenson. 


Who was Robert Louis Stephenson?

What other children's poems did he write? 

Did he only write poems?

Do you like the poem 'My shadow'? Why?

Can you find one of his poems that you prefer?



 We are currently studying homophones. Some examples to look at: 

I/eye     ewe/you      in/inn       hi/high       see/sea      groan/grown       hare/hair


wear/where       there/their/they're      quay/key      maid/made      right/write


Can you find any more examples? Can you use these words in sentences?

Watch this to find out more:

Also look at the next 10 words from the Y3/4 list.  (favourite-heart) 


Reflect on the choices you have made over the last few days. Have you always made the right choice? Is there anything you need to do to put things right? Is there anything you need to say 'sorry' for?

Continue to practise this prayer in preparation for Reconciliation.

Challenge: Can you write your own "sorry" prayer? 

Please work through the 'Ten:Ten' monthly newsletter together. 

Our values and virtues this term are 'faith filled and hopeful'




Our class novel is The boy who grew dragons.  We are starting to write in paragraphs this term and using more ambitious vocabulary. 



We are improving our multiplication and division skills and starting to use formal methods for addition and subtraction. 



  We are preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation.


Our first topic is 'Light and Shadows'