Year 3 is a transitioning year group where children move from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. There are two class teachers, Mrs Reddy and Mrs. Wells, a HLTA, Mrs. Waddington and a teaching assistant, Miss. Swift. The children are supported with the transition and adapt quickly to the change. The children now wear a school tie as part of the transition and have longer mornings.
Children have a topic homework which is based on the half term topic focus. Times tables and spellings are also given weekly as well as reading on Bug Club and class reads.
PE is currently on a Monday and Friday. We are studying Dance and Badminton and the children have made great progress so far.
Children are expected to bring their book bags and books to school every day. These are checked weekly and library books are changed fortnightly. Children are monitored on Bug Club as to how much and how often they read.
In Year 3, we use positive encouragement to gain great outcomes for children. When children are successful and make good decisions, children can move their peg up a rocket. Once on blast off, children choose a prize at the end of the day. Children also gain smileys throughout the year which amount to prizes. Children regularly receive stickers and class prize activities such as baking cakes, trips and food tasting.
Children are encouraged to use neat handwriting in all subjects alongside good spelling. They practise their writing skills in all areas of the curriculum and are encouraged to read a variety of texts to broaden their knowledge and understanding.
Texts are chosen carefully to engage the children and entice them to be more creative writers.
Children practise their arithmetic daily through a creative curriculum. Children access the TT Rockstars app in school and as homework to gain more momentum in their tables. Children are expected to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables from year 2, and to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables during the year. Year 3 are encouraged to practise their number work and gain more confidence in the basic operations. Year 3 also learn through maths through other subjects including Computing, DT, Art and Science.
Our current science topic is Dark, Light and Shadow. Children will be making shadow puppets and learning through their experiments.
Our topic is The Stone Age:
Children will be learning about life in Britain during the The Stone Age.