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St Joseph the Worker

Catholic Primary School

Year 3

Autumn Term - Class Three


We have an incredibly exciting term for us in Class Three with a range of different topics to explore. We shall be using our artistic skills of shading and tones to study the works of Paul Klee and using a microscope to unpick the mysteries of the Stone Age.

In Religion, we shall be studying 'Homes' and what family means and how the Church can act as a faith family.

In Science, we shall be examining the three different categories of rocks - sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic and how rock appearances differ.

This is the first time we shall study French and we will be learning how to say hello and different objects within the classroom! We shall look at lots of different songs and games to help us in our learning.



We can't wait to share our learning journey with you!

Miss McElhill and the Year 3 team.






Homework will be sent home weekly on a Friday. It is due by the following Friday. Children also need to complete Mental Maths exercises and bring in their book for marking every Thursday. Please let me know if your child needs assistance with their homework. 

Using Spelling Frame


** Please note that in order to practise the weekly spelling words, children need to be logged into Spelling Frame. Log-in details can be found in your child's homework book. Children will have a test in class on a Friday, but they can take practise tests using the Spelling Frame site. Below is a guide to using Spelling Frame. Please let me know if you have any queries about using Spelling Frame.**

Learning links for Maths, English and other subjects:


Links for homework: (Abacus Maths, Science Bug and more) (Discovery Education - Espresso) - offers a range of games linked to spelling word lists from the National Curriculum  -  Times Table Rockstars 


Your child can also access further activities by logging onto the following sites:   and - offers interactive games and activities for most subjects, including Maths and English - offers a great range of games to practise a variety of maths skills (some free others require subscription) - excellent site offering creative writing stimuli, grammar activities and reading activities - online language site, offering tutorials and games to help children learn new vocabulary - virtual lending library - virtual library service for Essex libraries offered through Borrowbox