St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, Commonwealth Avenue,  London.  W12 7QR

Tel: 020 8743 9428 | Fax: 020 8749 7117 | Email:

St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, 1 India Way, London, W12 7QT

Tel: 020 8743 9428 | Fax: 020 8749 7117 | Email:

2015 Copyright St John XXIII Primary School  |  Website design by Kittle Visual Marketing

2015 Copyright St John XXIII Primary School  |  Website design by Kittle Visual Marketing

Year 3







Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to Year 3 at St John XXIII. We hope this will be an exciting year full of stimulating and creative learning opportunities as your child begins their transition from Lower phase to Upper phase. Year 3 will provide academic challenges that will allow them to successfully grow in confidence as a learner as well as develop a greater degree of independence.


The Year 3 teachers are Mr Bloomfield with Mrs Tolentino and Mrs Collins as our Teaching Assistants. The children’s day begins at 8:45 with 15 minutes of early work to establish a productive learning environment. The morning break is at 10.30 – 10.45, with lunch at 11.45 – 12.45. All children have school lunches, which offer a choice of two hot dishes, a salad bar and a pudding or fresh fruit. There is an afternoon break from 1.45-2.00 and the end of the day is 3:00.


To encourage the children to become more independent, they will come into the classroom on their own at the beginning of each day. They will be responsible for hanging up their coats and PE kit, emptying their book bags and putting their water bottles and fruit boxes in the right places. They will be expected to hand in their homework unprompted and on time and completed to the best of their abilities. We ask that parents/carers take an active interest in their tasks whilst helping the children to take responsibility for their own learning.


Please encourage your child to read every day and ask them questions. These can include ‘on the line’ questions, where the answer can be found in the text, ‘outside the lines’, where you check their understanding of certain words and ‘between the lines’ questions, which look at inference and what is going on in the underlying story of a text.


Our topics for this term will be Fairy Tales in Literacy, Castles in Topic and Rocks and soils in Science. We look forward to the learning journey that this will take us on. Please refer to the curriculum map for more information.


We are always more than happy to speak to you about any queries or concerns you have and you can contact us after school or via the school office. Equally, we are always very glad for parents to come in and help in any way that they can. So if you would like to do this, or have any special talents that you would like to share, please come and see us!


We look forward to the year ahead.


Mrs Staveley


To download a copy of the curriculum map please click HERE

Gallery - See what has been going on in class this month

This is our class at the British Museum where we learnt all about Stone Age cuisine.

We come together regularly for our in-class collective worship sessions which are a time for us to reflect and pray together.

All of these children read every night at home with their adult during the month of November making them Year 3’s Reading Champions for that month.

Stone Age bread and berry jam was on the menu when we tried Stone Age cooking during our experience day.

On our trip to Hampton Court we got out on the ice and tried skating. Despite all the slips and falls we were resilient and had a fantastic day.

We worked as a team in Art to interpret the Bible story of Jesus feeding the 5000 for our class Bible story display board.

We explored the Liturgical year in RE, discussing all the different seasons, the things we might see and do in each and which scripture we might read.

We presented a class assembly on diversity and British values to the whole school in which we celebrated the diversity in our school and local community.

During our Stone Age experience day we became archaeologists and dug for artefacts at a recently discovered Stone Age site.