Welcome to Year 3

Overview

From Year 3 to Year 6 pupils follow a topic based curriculum which incorporates all National Curriculum subjects. Core texts and topic books (e.g. books related to the Romans) are used in reading and writing lessons. Generally maths is taught discretely.
Maths is taught through 'Power Maths’, a programme which supports a teaching for mastery approach. Lessons and activities are designed to be taught using problem-solving approaches to encourage pupils’ higher-level thinking. The focus is on working with pupils’ core competencies, building on what they know to develop their relational understanding.
Writing is taught through a range of exciting stimuli which includes books, film clips, artefacts, and real life experiences. We strive to equip children to develop a rich vocabulary which can help them bring their writing to life. Basic skills and non - negotiables underpin writing in all areas of the curriculum. Teachers model the writing process and demonstrate the ambitious high standards expected of all children.

Curriculum

Below are some information sheets for parents and carers outlining English and maths expectations for each year group.

English:

English writing handouts years 3 and 4

 

Maths:

Year 3 Maths

 

Home Learning Apps

  

Year 3 Blog Posts

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Year 3 Maths Fun

We practised our addition with Miss Peek today. We first added to 10 and then challenged ourselves to 30. We had so much fun! Some of us worked with other teachers to complete problem solving activities too!
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Year 3 Victorian Toys

Year 3 had so much fun today creating jack-in-the-boxes. We showed creativity and grit and determination!
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Year 3 Maths- Adding 3 numbers

We had fun playing games to help us add 3 numbers today. We all started with the mild challenge and moved up a level when we felt confident.
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Football Coaching

Some of the Year 3 and 4 children took part in a football session this afternoon. It was great to see their teamwork skills develop and their positive attitude towards helping and supporting each other.
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Year 3- Topic Introduction

Year 3 found out all about the topics they would be learning this year. Look at these amazing Stonehenge creations, made from resources around the classroom.
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DT in Year 3

Have a look at our wonderful reusable bags we designed and created.We thought about how they would help the planet and got to show off our sewing skills!
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Year 3- Multiplication Games

Year 3 have worked hard on their times tables and have been playing some games to help!
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Stone Age Day in Year 3!

Today, Year 3 have been learning all about their new history topic of The Stone Age. They have looked at the stone age diet, the stone age number system and created their own cave paintings.
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Year 3 Adverts

This half-term in Year 3 we have been researching and learning about the Caribbean using the text 'Gregory Cool'. The children have looked at key features and discovered interesting facts which they have included in their own adverts persuading people to go on holiday to the Caribbean.We have been really impressed with their wonderful writing!
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Year 3 Outdoor Learning

Year 3 had a great time during outdoor learning using manmade and natural materials to make boats. Their learning was linked to the story 'A Home on the River' and they discussed our school crowns during this activity including curiosity, concentration and independence. The children agreed they need to work on their teamwork when tidying up at the end!