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in the footsteps of Jesus'

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Mandela Class

 Welcome to our class page. I am Mr Mallos and I am excited to be teaching the year 3 Mandela class.


This is an important year as it is their first in the juniors. There will be lots of revision of the things we learnt in Key Stage 1, and the work gets a little bit harder. As we now enter 2017, the children will begin preparing for year 4.


We at St Joseph’s Primary School encourage our children to develop a passion for reading independently. We do this by encouraging them to begin reading slightly larger novels, and by asking them to complete their Reading Record every night!


A spelling list will be handed out each Monday, and tested on Friday.

P.E is now on THURSDAY, and this term children will be learning dance so please ensure P.E kits are at school on this day.

Homework is set each Friday, and due in on Wednesday.  However, if there are any difficulties found over the weekend, please let me know by Monday so the teaching staff can help before Wednesday.

We will study French each Monday, and Music lessons will run during spring and summer term.

I hope all the children and their families enjoy being a part of the St Joseph’s community.



This Summer Term, Year 3 will be reading the classic novel Hansel and Gretel, by one of my favourite authors; Anthony Browne. We will use the book to focus on writing reports.

In science this term we will look at different Plants. As a class we have already begun growing our own Daffodils, the children are very excited to track their growth in different conditions and record their results.

While in History, we will explore The Iron Age, in particular the Celts. We will study historical events such the Roman Invasion of Britain, and identities such as Boudicca. 

For Religious Education, we will be reflecting on the events of Easter and learning more about Pentecost. We will look at the Disciples role, after Jesus ascended to heaven.

 For P.E this term, we will have the opportunity to co-ordinate and practise different dance routines.

During Computing, we will come up with our own questions for our own online opinion poll to find a fair answer.