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Welcome to the Year 3 Class Page!



As the year goes on, we will continue to fill this page with our class news and photographs of us all involved in a wealth of activities as we fulfil our mission:



“To have life and have it to the full.”




If you have any ideas for this webpage or have any queries, feel free to contact me.

Mrs Hayes




Key Stage 2 Sports Day



As we enter the final half term of the current school year, the children in Year 3 are becoming more independent learners.  They need to continue working hard throughout these important weeks to further develop their skills and achieve their targets.


The new Homework Grid for the coming half term can be found at the bottom of this webpage (Summer 2) 



Our Trip to St James the Great in Bolton

Moss Bank Park, Bolton

The May Crowning, 2016 


The Pupil Chaplains led our celebrations with prayers in honour of

Mary, Our Mother.

Elise and Ole (members of our Sacraments class) crowned the statue of Our Lady as the whole school sang hymns of praise and thanksgiving. Year 3 led the school as we said prayers from the Rosary.



We would also like to share with everyone

The beautiful, traditional prayer:

 Hail Holy Queen


Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the children who received Holy Communion for the first time on:

Sunday 15th May 2016


We were all extremely proud of them as they welcomed Jesus into their hearts with understanding and reverence.


A huge thank you to the parents for their continued support, to the Catechists for all their time and hard work preparing the children for this special day and the Parishioners for their warm welcome.


Thank you to Father Michael, Father Joe and Sister Cecily for helping us all to move closer to Jesus.


In History this term Year 3 have been learning about World War 1.

A trip to the

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum reinforced our knowledge of life for people at this time. It developed our understanding of the the war both from the perspective of the soldiers and those left at home.

Welcome back


Another term begins and Year Three returned with their normal happy, friendly enthusiasm. They shared their Easter holiday adventures and have already began to work hard on this term's  curriculum.





The Ten:Ten Theatre Group and the children explore, in this the Year of Mercy, what is meant by a gift given with love.

In class, Year Three continued to learn about giving and receiving. They acted out scenarios in which they showed love and forgiveness.

Holy Week



Well done to ALL the children in Year 3.

The Easter Story was told with reverence and understanding by the Sacraments class, as they acted out the events of Holy Week in this year’s Easter Play.


Thank you to parents, parishioners, staff and pupils for their support.


May the light of Christ shine on us this Easter, in our families and our school, in our parish and the whole church around the world. We wish you all a Holy and Happy Easter!

Year Thee joining in with enthusiasm at this years Egg Roll



In Year 3 we have been learning about life in Tudor times. We have been exploring how different life was for the rich and the poor. Studying the lives of Lord's and ladies, merchants, farmers and servants gave us an insight into the inequalities, challenges and misconceptions of different people in society at these times.

The opportunity to visit Ordsall Hall  and develop our knowledge and understanding of this topic even further could not be missed.


Here are photographs of us transported back into Tudor times, involved in a variety of activities.




The Banqueting Hall

A Tudor Kitchen

The Star Chamber

The Great Chamber with a portrait of an Elizabethan Lady

Back in the Great Hall at the end of the day

The Rat Dance

Thank you to everyone at Ordsall Hall from Year 3



Congratulations to all Year 3 Children who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Saturday 5th March 2016.

May God's love and forgiveness be with them and all

St Joseph's school and Parish as we prepare for Easter.





World Book Day: Celebrating Literature

Can you recognise the characters?

The whole school shared Mass with the parishioners on Ash Wednesday as we began to prepare for Easter.

We try to come closer to Jesus as we pray, fast and give to those in need.


We ask the Lord to help us to seek forgiveness,

to open our hearts to the word of God

and live it in truth and love. 



As we prepared for Lent. Year 3 learnt about the traditions of Shrove Tuesday in England and in other countries of the world.

Writing a recipe including detailed instructions then following them to make delicious pancakes.

The first half term of 2016 has been filled with exciting learning opportunities:

Reading, composing and playing Music:

Art Lessons: Exploring Colour

Inspired by Kandinsky

Sharing Computer Skills

Christmas Dinner 2015

Brooke puts baby Jesus in the manger to start our KS2 Christmas Party 2015

Year 3 joined in dancing, singing and having fun!

Year 3 were fully involved in a whole school project to create beautiful willow art work.

Christmas Bobble Hat Day in aid of the NSPCC. Thank you to everyone who took part.

A huge thank you to Mrs Johnson and all her pupils for the wonderful Music Concert.

Building team skills in Year 3 PE lessons

Preparing to receive the Sacraments


Year Three is a very special school year, full of discovery and celebration for the children and their families.


During this year you are invited to present your child  to receive the Sacraments of the Church - Reconciliation and Holy Communion - as Catholics have done for the last 2000 years.


Each of the Sacraments is a gift from God and a source of strength and grace for your child throughout their life.


The Presentation Mass for the children  who are to be part of the Sacramental Programme 2015-16  will take place at St Joseph’s church on Sunday 22nd November at 9:30am.  



The children have worked hard throughout the first half term in Year 3. They have engaged with the KS2 Curriculum with enthusiasm and have already achieved many of our first targets.





The Holy Rosary



We would like to thank Sister Cecily for guiding the Chaplaincy team during October, the month of the Rosary. They led the prayers with love and care each week as they taught the  younger children how to use their Rosary Beads, encouraging and supporting them as  they shared the mysteries of the Rosary. 



We have been studying and enjoying the books of

Roald Dahl.

The class successfully worked in groups to discuss how they could perform important scenes from The Enormous Crocodile. They went on to act out these scenes in front of their classmates who were asked to determine what aspect of the book was being performed. They used dialogue, acting skills and freeze frame to fully explore the scenes.

Acting the scenes

We know what scene it is!

We love to read! Books can take you anywhere.


Generating our own addition and subtraction calculations.



Exploring the season of Autumn  has inspired our Art work this half term.

We have been looking at wonderful poetry related to the seasons and gone out in search of leaves, berries and the 'Colours of Autumn' described in these poems. The trees and hedgerows, planted by the Gardening club and previous pupils, in the school grounds gave us the opportunity to see

 Art in nature. 

The outcome of our exploration:

Impressive Autumn Art work

We are happy in our new class!

September 2015

Members of the Halle Orchestra visit our school

Year 3 Homework Information


Homework books will be handed out on Friday and need to be returned to class by the following Wednesday with at least one piece of work completed.

The grids are inside the Homework book. They are also available from the link below.


A list of spellings will also be sent home every Friday for your child to learn. The spelling test will take place on Monday morning.

Celebration Assembly

Awards Autumn 1


Work of the Week

Child of the Week

25th September

Chelsea for her Maths work. She is an enthusiastic Mathematician, who loves a challenge. 

 Nuala for being more involved in class discussions and sharing some wonderful ideas.

2nd October

Ryan for his RE work. He shows a depth of understanding in his work.

Elishua for his impeccable manners and good behaviour. He is always ready to listen and learn.

9th October

Nuala for her beautiful Autumn Art work.

 Brooke for being hard working, polite, kind and a friend to everyone

16th October

Stephania for persevering and succeeding with Column Addition.

Mollie for her quiet yet determined approach to her work. She is continually growing in confidence.

23rd October

Michael for excellent  homework. His research about favourite animals was impressive.

Summer for making the right choices in class and the playground and being a good friend





Awards Summer 2


Work of the Week

Child of the Week




















Take an Accelerated Reader quiz at home or show your parents all the books you have read on your own bookshelf.