Meet the team
3P Class teacher - Mrs Hargreaves Support - Mrs Barton Rossall
3W Class teachers - Ms Sharp + Mrs Riches Support - Mrs Swindells
Year 3 is a transitioning year group where children move from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. The children are supported with this 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 daily reading on Bug Club or class readers.
PE is currently on a Monday and Friday. We are studying Outdoors, Orienteering and Adventurous and Gymnastics 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, this is recorded on the class Dojo chart. Children also gain smileys throughout the year and they strive to achieve their bronze, silver and gold certificates and prizes. Children also regularly receive stickers and class prize activities such as baking cakes, trips and movie afternoons.
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 and extend their vocabulary.
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. Every child has a Times Tables Rockstars app account which they can access both at home and in school in order to gain confidence and 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 6 times tables during their time in Year 3. In daily Maths lessons, the children become more secure in the basic operations and begin to use more formal methods. Year 3 also learn maths skills through other subjects including Computing, DT, Art and Science.