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

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

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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 class photos will now be uploaded to the 'Gallery'. Please click '2019-20' and go to 'Year 3'.

Under each set of class photos, will be a written overview of what the children have been doing in class during the week. This replaces the weekly newsletter. We hope these changes make it easier for you to follow your child's learning journey. 

 

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.  We have listened to your feedback and have made available lists of words that you can study with your child at home.  The lists compiled are words that your child will come across as part of their reading in school and are age appropriate. These can be found under 'Resources and Useful Links'. 

 

The children will also 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. 

 

 

Guided Group Reading

The aim of Guided Group Reading is for learners to develop skills to help them read independently and fluently. It enables students to have a conversation about the text and to think in a critical way. It encourages students to use their prior knowledge and experience and apply it to their understanding of the text.

 

Guided Group Reading is carried out in all year groups, from Reception to Year 6. It takes place daily, in twenty minute sessions. Short sessions aim to capture and maintain the attention and interest of all learners while accessing a variety of reading skills. The class is split up in to groups which rotate activities throughout the week.

 

PE

 

PE will take place every. 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.  

 

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 Profile’, ‘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 Profile’ 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. 

 

 

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Spellings and Test Dates

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

The date of each test and the spellings they will be tested on are shown below in the table.

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

09/09/19

16/09/19

23/09/19

30/09/19

07/10/19

14/10/19

21/10/19

11/11/19

18/11/19

25/11/19

02/12/19

09/12/19

16/12/19

06/01/19

13/01/19

20/01/2019

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

27/01/20

03/02/20

10/02/20

24/02/20

02/03/20

09/03/20

16/03/20

23/03/20

30/03/20

20/04/20

27/04/20

04/05/20

11/05/20

18/05/20

01/06/20

08/06/20

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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