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Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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    Welcome to

    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
    Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

    We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

    Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

    Year 3

    Welcome to Year 3!

     

    All teachers will post information about their class to the 'Latest News'. Updates will also be sent via 'The School App'. Instructions on how to download our app, can be found under the 'Parents' tab. 

     

    Photos are displayed for each class in the 'Gallery'. These can be found under the 'Gallery' tab. Photos will be accompanied with a written description of what the children have been doing in class that week. 

     

    The four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales inform our teaching. Our learning experiences enable our pupils to be:

     

    • ambitious, capable learners who undertake research and evaluate critically what they find and are ready to learn throughout their lives
    • enterprising, creative contributors who give of their energy and skills so that other people will benefit and are ready to play a full part in life and work
    • ethical, informed citizens who show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet and are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world
    • healthy, confident individuals who have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

     

     

    Literacy and Spellings

     

    We understand the importance of literacy skills and their use within the wider world.  As part of your child's literacy lessons, they will be learning to spell words relating to specific patterns each week in class.  

     

    The children will be tested on their spellings throughout the year. Spellings and test dates are shown at the bottom of the page. The children are expected to learn their spellings in preparation for each test. 

     

     

    PE

     

    PE will take place every Tuesday. Please make sure you bring your kit and suitable footwear. 

     

    Expectations

     

    Bug Club

    It is expected that the children use Bug Club to support to developing their reading skills at home. Books have been assigned to each child and can be accessed using under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

     

    Mathletics

    Children also have access to Mathletics. which is an online learning resource which supports the development of mathematical skills at home. Children are expected to make use of this resource on an weekly basis and work their way through the challenges assigned to them. A link to the site can be found under the 'Useful Links' section below.  

     

    The link below lists all Mathletics curriculum activities associated with each Wales course, and demonstrates how these fit within the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Wales.

     

    Please work through each activity for your year group. There are 1000+ activities available to ensure you can continue to develop your mathematics skills at home. The school invests in Mathletics to provide all learners with access to relevant content that will reinforce their learning and challenge them to go to the next level.

     

    Course are supported with activities, eBooks, rich tasks and other resources. By fully engaging with all that Mathletics has to offer, no additional resources are required to develop your maths skills at home. We do however, recommend that children engage with past papers to familiarise themselves with the types of questions they may see in their tests.

     

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    Hwb

    At St. Joseph's R.C. Primary School, we use Hwb, which is a collection of online tools provided by the Welsh Government, to develop digital skills. Hwb also provides the children with access to Encyclopedia Britannica, should they need to carry out research at home. Tools which support the children in developing their maths, literacy and programming skills are also accessible via the site. 

     

    Elements of the ‘My St. Josephs’ umbrella, which was introduced in 2018, are completed using one of the tools available within Hwb.  The umbrella comprises of ‘My Virtues’, ‘My Targets’, ‘My Voice’, ‘My Way’ and ‘My Challenge’. These are known as the ‘5 MYs’ and every child’s learning journey in Key Stage 2 will be evidenced through these. 


    My Virtues’ and ‘My Targets’ are both completed independently by the children on Hwb, using Microsoft Teams. These are to be updated throughout the year as part of their homework.

     

    Microsoft Teams (accessed within Hwb and Office 365) is used as our main tool for developing digital skills and facilitating online collaboration within our school. Homework will often be set via the 'Assignments' tab. 

     

    A link to Hwb, can be found under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

     

     

    Other Useful Information

    Year 3 Autumn Overview

    Useful Links

    Spellings and Test Dates

    The children will be tested on their spellings every Friday throughout the year.

    The date above each set of spellings they will be tested on shown below in the table is an indication of the week of the test rather than the specific date.

    The children are expected to learn their spellings in preparation for each test.

    21/09/20

    28/09/20

    05/10/20

    12/10/20

    19/10/20

    02/11/20

    09/11/20

    16/11/20

    23/11/20

    30/11/20

    07/12/20

    14/12/20

    04/12/20

    11/01/21

    18/01/21

    25/01/21

    shaft

    shed

    shell

    shift

    shin

    ship

    shock

    shop

    shot

    shun

    ash

    cash

    crash

    flash

    slash

    mash

    rash

    smash

    dish

    wish

    than

    that

    the

    them

    then

    there

    thin

    thing

    think

    this

    free

    three

    tree

    bleed

    speed

    cheek

    steel

    between

    green

    queen

    see

    deed

    feed

    need

    seed

    weed

    feel

    heel

    seem

    been

    too

    food

    mood

    roof

    cool

    fool

    pool

    room

    broom

    spoon

    good

    stood

    wood

    book

    brook

    cook

    Hook

    look

    shook

    took

    made

    cage

    page

    cake

    lake

    make

    take

    came

    game

    name

    shade

    brake

    flake

    shake

    flame

    shame

    plane

    grape

    Shape

    Plate

    tide

    wide

    bike

    hike

    like

    time

    fine

    Line

    mine

    wine

    smile

    stile

    while

    chime

    crime

    slime

    shine

    spine

    fire

    hire

    Coke

    joke

    poke

    woke

    hole

    dome

    home

    cope

    hope

    pope

    broke

    broken

    choke

    smoke

    spoke

    spoken

    woken

    stone

    throne

    close

    cube

    tube

    rude

    duke

    flume

    tune

    cute

    chute

    use

    abuse

    back

    crack

    lack

    rack

    stack

    track

    flick

    kick

    lick

    pick

    bake

    cake

    flake

    lake

    make

    rake

    stake

    bike

    like

    pike

    01/02/21

    08/02/21

    22/02/21

    01/03/21

    08/03/21

    15/03/21

    22/03/21

    12/04/21

    19/04/21

    26/04/21

    03/05/21

    10/05/21

    17/05/21

    24/05/21

    07/06/21

    14/06/21

    bold

    cold

    fold

    gold

    golden

    hold

    old

    sold

    scold

    told

    always

    away

    clay

    day

    display

    gay

    hay

    holiday

    may

    pay

    air

    chair

    fair

    hair

    lair

    pair

    stair

    nail

    pail

    sail

    beach

    each

    Peach

    reach

    teach

    lead

    read

    speak

    weak

    deal

    ease

    speak

    steal

    steam

    cream

    dream

    scream

    team

    mean

    please

    load

    road

    toad

    loaf

    cloak

    oak

    soak

    soap

    boat

    coat

    coach

    poach

    goal

    groan

    loan

    moan

    boast

    coast

    roast

    toast

    below

    blow

    flow

    follow

    glow

    grow

    low

    own

    show

    slow

    boil

    coil

    coin

    foil

    join

    oil

    point

    soil

    toil

    boy

    colder

    longer

    older

    richer

    smaller

    smoother

    sweeter

    taller

    braver

    closer

    boats

    books

    chairs

    coins

    goals

    rooms

    seeds

    shops

    teams

    bikes

    benches

    lunches

    beaches

    peaches

    gases

    buses

    brushes

    bushes

    crashes

    fishes

    boasts

    cooks

    thinks

    sweets

    screams

    speaks

    waves

    hopes

    hates

    slides

    beating

    boiling

    coaching

    fishing

    floating

    joining

    looking

    painting

    preaching

    reading

    amazed

    closed

    lined

    named

    saved

    smiled

    tuned

    used

    waved

    baked

    enjoyed

    joined

    moaned

    nailed

    opened

    played

    sailed

    heated

    noted

    painted

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