St Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God


Welcome toSt Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God

Year 3


Welcome to our class page




Click on the picture links to find out what we are learning about each half term. Here you will be able to keep up to date with activity plans, photographs, videos, pupils' work and interactive links to support learning at home. Pages will be continuously updated.

Enjoy your journey through our class page!

St Anne’s Beach


Year 3 enjoyed travelling by train to visit St Anne’s beach


once we arrived we enjoyed exploring the beach, 

making sandcastles,






eating ice cream, 





having a donkey ride









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and finally we had a paddle in the paddling pool.     

Competitive Sports


Year 3 took part in their competitive sports, competitions included running, relay race, skipping and an obstacle course. Take a look at the children during their races.  

Our Library Visit


We walked to Blackburn Library to meet Andrew the Librarian who told us all about Blackburn Library. We learnt about the services the library offers and fiction books. We had a look around and borrowed a couple of books.    

For our second library visit we learnt about nonfiction books, how a library organises books on the bookshelves and used an index to get a better understanding,




we organised authors in alphabetical order




Finally before we went home we chose some books to take home with us.  



Clean for the Queen


To celebrate Her Majesties 90th Birthday SMSJ took part in ‘Clean for the Queen’.


Each class was allocated a different part of the school to clean. Year 3 cleaned the Forrest School classroom. 

We found a lot of litter especially by the fence. The children did an excellent job cleaning. Well Done!


No Pens Day Wednesday


On ‘No Pens Day Wednesday’ we had an apple themed day.


We started the day by reading the story of Johnny Appleseed, the children then made their own Johnny Appleseed story books, we used glue to put the story in order.

The children had a lovely time tasting different variety of apples. They tasted Royal Gala, Braeburn, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious.


We stuck on words to describe the apple and taste. We used smiley faces to show if we liked the apple.

In the afternoon we had a range of activities for the children to take part in which were:


  •  Baking apple and cinnamon pies, which we gave out in assembly and took home.
  • Sewing pencil holders and purses, using blanket stitch, cross stitch and running stitch.

  • Printing with apples.

  • A collage of the Empire State building in New York.


  • Children also took part in Apple Bobbing.

A busy but enjoyable day was had by all.



Mrs Holmes ran a competition on a Roald Dahl book, where children had to design 'Mr Twits' beard. There were two winners from year 3.

They each received a £5 voucher to spend at the book sale at school.