Meet the team
3W Class teacher - Mrs Leathley Support - Mrs K Robinson / Mrs Swindells
3P Class teachers - Mrs Howson Support - Mrs Fox
SEND / Nurture Support - Mrs Webster / 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.
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 regularly receive stickers and class prize activities such as baking cakes, trips and movie afternoons.
Children are expected to complete a homework project every half term based on a topic. Times tables and spellings are also given weekly and daily reading is encouraged, with an expectation of three times a week. Homework will be posted on the Dojo site.
This year in Year 3, there will be a focus on Outdoor Learning, which helps to develop reflective and inquisitive thinking, problem-solving approaches, resilience, confidence, communication skills, physical and mental health as well as a respect for nature.
PE is currently on a Monday and Wednesday. We will be studying Orienteering, Gymnastics, Games, Dance and Athletics.
This year we are following a scheme set by a revolutionary educator, Jane Considine, and have already had great success in the quality of writing pieces the children have produced. Children are encouraged to use joined and legible handwriting in all subjects, as well as good spelling. All children possess a pack with resources such as phonics mats, sentence stems and a booklet to explain ideas, tools and techniques to help them improve their writing. Children 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 Rockstar 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 the 2, 5 and10 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.