Year 3

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

We understand the importance of a smooth and enjoyable transition from Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) to Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6).

We guide and support each child through this journey to help embed their sense of belonging in Key Stage 2, as well as develop their independence and resilience.    

Underpinning our learning in Year 3, is our belief that all children can succeed when given opportunities, guidance and support.

Each child is encouraged to develop a growth mindset and have a ‘can do’ attitude towards their learning, knowing that making mistakes is an inevitable and vital part of their learning journey. 

Reading for pleasure is at the heart of Year 3. The children are immersed in books through regular book talk sessions, accessing high quality and well-matched books from a well-stocked classroom book corner and access to the school’s library.

For any child who has yet to become fluent in reading, they will have access to reading materials that are closely matched to their phonics knowledge and receive additional support.

Every year, the children plunge themselves into our amazing Discovery topics.

Our children become expert historians as they not only investigate the Stone Age but also the Battle of Hastings.

They use their geographic skills as they explore Eastern Europe in their topic ‘From Russia with Love’ and their ‘Journeys and Explorers’ topic. 

Our children relish the opportunity to take their learning outside the classroom including a visit to Tamworth Castle.

Art, and Design and Technology, provide them with a perfect opportunity to really explore and develop their creativity and evaluative skills with areas of focus ranging from cave paintings to architectural drawings. 

Year 3 delivers an action-packed start to life in Key Stage 2!

For further information on our whole school curriculum, please visit our 'Curriculum' page. 

Teachers

Mrs Thomas (3DT)

 

Mrs Hanley (3VH)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Allen (HLTA)

 

 

Topics

Autumn Term 1 - Stone Age Rocks!