Welcome to Year 3
Welcome to Year 3’s page where lots of exciting and interesting new learning is taking place!
In Year 3 there are three parallel classes with access to the same curriculum. At the beginning of the year, it is important that children have a smooth transition from Key Stage 1 into Key Stage 2 as they are encouraged to become more independent workers.
The Maths and English curriculum is covered using a variety of different teaching styles to ensure all children have access to lively and stimulating lessons, encouraging positive attitudes and greater depth of learning. Children are encouraged to produce high quality work and are able to select an appropriate level of learning within lessons through “challenge by choice” activities.
In Maths, all children are encouraged to solve problems and develop reasoning and explanation skills, as well as learning formal calculation methods. Scientific enquiry is at the heart of the Science curriculum. Children are given many opportunities to carry out investigations, ask questions and learn new practical skills.
Throughout the creative curriculum, children are given the opportunity to learn through investigative and enquiry-based lessons. Topics covered include The Shang Dynasty, Life during the Stone Age period and Rivers.
Art and Design Technology skills are used to enhance our creative curriculum. Children also have the opportunity to learn French throughout Key Stage 2.
All children have weekly computing lessons using laptops and ipads giving them an awareness of internet safety, learning basic coding and programming skills, as well as learning how to produce Word and Powerpoint presentations. Music is delivered weekly and all children in Year 3 will learn to play the fife.
Physical Education is an important part of lessons in Year 3 and the children have access to a wide range of high quality teaching from class teachers and specialist sport coaches. Throughout the year, teachers and assistants are keen to support the children throughout their learning, so they develop skills such as independence, resilience and embrace challenge.
Highlights for this half term
Over the course of this term, all children in Year 3 will be participating in exciting Scientific enquiries, learning how to develop questioning skills. In addition, they will be using high quality texts to develop writing skills. These will be based on our creative curriculum and will include a variety of genres, such as fiction, poetry, explanation and reports.
As we approach Christmas, the children will have the opportunity to use their skills in drama and music to perform a carol concert for our final celebrations of 2019.