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 topics this year are:
- Term 1: Predator!
- Term 2: Gods & Mortals
- Term 3: Mighty Metals
- Term 4: Tremors
- Term 5: Scrumdiddlyumptious!
- Term 6: Flow
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 morning activity where children practise their Maths fact fluency skills. This is followed by collective worship in the school hall or the classroom. We then have a Maths lesson followed by a 20 minute playtime. After playtime, the children have a daily spellings session and 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 from Term 3.
Our PE lessons are on a Monday (cricket taught by a specialist) 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. Each week the children in Year 3 need to complete 30 minutes online on Times Table Rockstars, learn 8 spellings and read at least four times, ideally being heard by an adult (please sign the reading record as these are checked on Friday).
As well as this, an optional creative home learning grid is sent home for the term which is linked to the children’s topic work.
Thank you for your help and support!