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St John's Catholic

Primary School

In God's Love We Shine Together



St John's Catholic

Primary School

In God's Love We Shine Together

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Class 3

Welcome to Class 3!

In Class 3 we have Year 3 and Year 4.

The class teacher is Mrs Williams.

Miss Brown and Mrs Suggitt are the Teaching Assistants.




I am Warrior! The Celts!


I am warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Draw your sword and challenge me if you dare! Invade and attack,  the Celts versus the Romans, the fight is on…


This term we will discover Britain at war - we will meet Boudicca and find out about life as a Celt before the Romans arrived. We will then be finding out what the Romans did for us and how they changed Britain.



Curriculum Letter to Parents Autumn 2021

A note from Mrs Williams…

  Welcome back, I hope you all had an enjoyable summer!  We are all ready for a new academic year and we begin the year with a positive attitude in Class 3!

I am holding a ‘Meet the Teacher’  evening immediately after school on Tuesday 7th September , this will be particularly useful for the Year 3 children’s parents. It will only be short but a good opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns.


Beginning on Wednesday 15th September Class 3 will be attending swimming lessons at Tarleton Academy. The coach will leave school at 9.30am and return before lunch. If possible please can you send your child/ children in with a costume, towel and a swimming cap. Goggles are optional and permission from the parent needs to have been given  to me - either by email or letter.  A second P.E. lesson will take place on Friday afternoon. Please send P.E. kits and black pumps into school and trainers are optional for outdoor lessons. Thank you.

Spelling - St. John’s has now fully implemented the No Nonsense Spelling Programme which embraces the knowledge of patterns and rules as well as the  learning of spellings from the statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings.  Your child will be taught spelling daily in class and bring home a pattern / rule to focus on each week. Their understanding will be assessed  each Friday. Each child has a green spelling practice book to be taken home each week.

Grammar - alongside this we will be teaching the No Nonsense Grammar Programme.

Reading Thank you to so many parents that are supporting your child’s reading at home. Please continue to listen to your child read as often as you can and record this in the blue Reading Record book. Your child will read with me in a focused Guided Reading group on a weekly basis, as well as on a daily basis within lessons. Each child is responsible for changing their own book when needed, within the stage they are on. We are focusing on detailed understanding and comprehension of texts this year so please try to talk about the main events of the story / characters in the book / where the story takes place/ what will happen next etc. Everyone has been allocated a reading book this week.

Times Tables

Please encourage your child to learn their times tables as we practise them every week, they should have a red practice book to complete at home /in school. The children will be given the opportunity to earn certificates as they progress. Please note it is important they understand the related division facts:

So : 2 multiplied by 5 = 10    so      10 divided by 5 = 2. 


Named water bottles and healthy snacks may be bought into school—toast is available for 20 pence a day or £1.00 at the beginning of the week.

If you have any questions or concerns, I am available to discuss your child’s  academic or social progress – just call into the office to make an appointment or email me   d.williams@burscough.lancs.sch.uk

Thank you, for your continued support,


 Mrs Williams smiley

Homework Autumn 1 2021

Roman Fort Excavation Site Visit

Class 3's Visit to the Roman Fort Excavation Site -September 2021 - Class 3 had the wonderful opportunity to visit a nearby Roman Fort Excavation Site today, the most significant Roman discovery for over 100 years! We were shown where the fort had once stood and marked out it's walls. We studied precious artefacts that have been found at the site and heard about the Roman Soldiers that once lived in Burscough, wow! Thank you to Mr. Baldwin for such an inspiring afternoon to kick-start our topic on the Romans. Mrs Williams 🙂

Key Learning in Year 3 and Year 4

Websites to support the Curriculum