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Year 3

The Year 3 classes are Wagtails and Robins.

To ensure a smooth transition from KS1 to KS2, we have created a special classroom unit for the Year 3 children, with direct access to the KS2 playground. This ensures that children can focus on their learning but also socialise with their older peers at break and lunchtimes.

In the autumn term the curriculum retains some elements of KS1 before moving onto the more formal lesson structures of KS2. Teaching and learning throughout the year are arranged in a series of themes, with children building their research skills and the ability to think broadly around topics. Topics include: the Stone Age, 'On your Bike' (based on the Tour de France), the Romans and 'Dear Mr Dahl'. To aid the children’s learning experience of these topics, a number of trips are organised to enhance their subject knowledge around these topics.

Reading is a primary focus, combined with an emphasis on outdoor learning and creating a challenge culture for all children within the curriculum. Basic skills such as spellings and timestables are also focused upon strongly, with Year 3 children learning 3s, 4s and 8s. These skills are important to children developing across all areas of the curriculum and we support the reinforcement of these at home. Children spend time on Mathletics and Bug Club websites which support maths development through a series of fun, computer-based activities.

Most children make the transition from KS1 to KS2 easily, and thrive on the new topics and learning styles. However, if you have any concerns, please feel free to contact your child's class teacher at the end of the school day for an informal discussion. Progress and development will be discussed on a termly basis at the Parent Consultation evenings

Curriculum Maps:

PDF icon Year 3 Autumn term

PDF icon Year 3 Spring term

PDF icon Year 3 Summer term