Year 3

In Year 3, we take a big step from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. We aren't infants anymore, and we have moved upstairs.

Then big difference at first when we move into KS2 is that we no longer have an afternoon break. This is quite tiring at first but we quickly settle into our new routine.

KS2 share a different playground to the infant children, and in Year 3, we now play with Years 4, 5 and 6.

Year 3 is a very special year for us at St. Joseph's, as it is what we call a 'Sacramental Year'. This means that we are getting ready to receive a very special sacrament, which is a gift from God. In Year 3 we find out about forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We also prepare for, and make, our First Holy Communion in the summer. Both of these events remind us that we are all part of God's family.

Our Catholic faith is at the centre of all we do, and we start and end each day with prayers. In the morning we share assemblies and collective worship or Mass with other classes.

Our Learning

Find out more about our learning:

Our Curriculum Maps (the latest at the top):

Curriculum Leaflet for Parents:


Collective worship during Advent.
First Holy Communion Day.

Enjoying our Choral Outreach Concert at St. Chad's Cathedral.
Using the iPads in maths.