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 Times Table skills using Times Table Rockstars. This is followed by Collective Worship in the school hall or the classroom, where each term one of our school values is explored using Biblical texts and rich texts. We then have a Maths lesson followed by a 20 minute playtime.
After playtime, the children have time to read for pleasure independently and/or with an adult. This is a great time for children to partake in book discussions, sharing the storylines and making recommendations to their peers. Then, we have an English lesson or whole-class Guided Reading session before lunch.
When the children return for the afternoon, the adult in the classroom reads the class reading for pleasure text, leads a fact fluency session and the children are taught their daily spellings input. After that, they take part in a variety of subjects including Science, Geography, History, French, Music, PE, Religious Education, Art, Design Technology, Computing or PSHEE.
All children have access to our Year 3 Reading Rainforest each day where they can sit, relax and enjoy their books, share texts with their peers, choose and change recommended reads and learn about influential and inspirational people. The children have access to a wide-range of books including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Our PE lessons are on a Monday 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 Thursday 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 (some children will benefit from practice of Numbots too), 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 all your help and support with the children’s home learning.