Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Our year group philosophy

This year is an important one for your child as they make the transition from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two. They will consolidate their learning from Year Two and begin to build upon these foundations as they embark on a journey of creativity, independence and the fresh challenges of their next phase of schooling. The children will flourish as individuals, taking on ownership of their own learning and becoming equipped with the necessary skills to embrace challenges with resilience, and strive for success. By fostering a growth mindset and celebrating progress and achievement, pupils are equipped with the skills and ‘Believe, Practise, Succeed’ mindset needed to thrive academically, and personally.

 

In addition to developing a growth mindset, we emphasise the importance of cultivating habits of mind. These habits, such as persistence, critical thinking, and creativity, are essential skills that support lifelong learning and success. Through our curriculum and classroom practices, we nurture these habits, encouraging children to approach learning with curiosity, reflection, and perseverance.

 

Our curriculum

Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire pupils, fostering a love for learning and exploration. We prioritise hands-on experiences, collaborative projects, and real-world opportunities to deepen understanding and engagement. Children in year 3 can expect to embark on an epic expedition into the era of Ancient Egypt as historians, roam the rhythmic riverbanks as geographers, and illuminate the intriguing world of light in Science. Please see our termly newsletter for further details.

Our approach to teaching is adaptive, ensuring that every child receives the support and opportunities they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and are dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment where all children have access to a rich and meaningful learning experience.

Our pastoral provision is in place to address the physical, emotional, and social well-being of every child. This includes access to counselling services, peer support groups, and targeted interventions to help children develop resilience, self-confidence, and positive relationships.

Open communication between home and school is essential for your child’s success. We encourage parents to reach out with any questions, concerns, or feedback you may have. You can expect regular updates on your child’s progress, upcoming events, and important information through our ClassDojo, newsletters, emails, and the school website.

 

Wider Opportunities

Here is a snapshot of some of the wider opportunities on offer to our Year 3 pupils:

School Council, Sporting events, Financial Literacy, visits from Kids Lingo, STEM projects, Marketplaces, Poetry by Heart, peripatetic music lessons, extra-curricular activities and choir. In addition to our annual Christmas Carol Concert, all Year 3 children take part in a brass concert at the end of the Summer term, after ten weeks of expert tuition from the Trafford Music Service.

 

 

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