Welcome to Year 3
I hope you enjoy exploring our page to find out about our exciting learning opportunities!
The children will enjoy a broad, creative and interactive curriculum with carefully designed topics and mini-projects to engage and enthuse all learners. The three main topics in Year 3 are called:
-Welcome to the Jungle!
-Deep in the Woods…
Please see each topic page to find out more.
Year 3 is the first year of Key Stage 2 (juniors) so there are a few changes to the structure of the day. The day starts with a 5 a day activity where children have a daily practise of their maths fact fluency skills. This is followed by collective worship in the school hall. We then have a Maths lesson followed by a 15 minute playtime. After playtime, the children have a daily spellings session and Power of Reading English lesson or whole-class guided reading session. Following lunch, the children will take part in a variety of subjects including Science, Geography, History, French, Music, PE, Religious Education, Art, Design Technology, Computing or PSHEE.
Please note that in Key Stage 2 the children will no longer have an afternoon playtime.
Our PE lessons are on a Tuesday and a Friday and PE kits should be in school every day and taken home weekly or fortnightly to be washed.
Jewellery and watches MUST be removed. If your child has pierced ears, they will need a small pot to put their earrings in to keep them safe
Long hair should be tied back for school, but MUST be tied back for P.E. A spare hair band is always useful.
Children’s home learning will be handed out on a Friday afternoon and it should be handed back in on the following Wednesday. Home learning is alternated weekly:
Week 1: Maths CGP Book & Spellings
Week 2: Reading CGP Book & Times tables
I have found the greatest support that parents/carers can do at home is: Reading collaboratively (15 minutes minimum per day), times tables practise and individual spelling booklet practise.
Children will also have the chance to play home learning monopoly if they hand their home learning in on time and read 4 times a week (signed by an adult in their reading record).