Year 3 

Here you will read about some of the amazing learning opportunities our year 3 children will encounter this year. You can also use this page to keep up to date with any key events, diary dates and important documents such as long-term plans, letters sent home, homework set and any other announcements. Our year 3 team are extremely experienced and passionate about educating children and have high expectations in every aspect of school life.

 Meet the team:

  • Holly’s class teacher is Miss Lucas. She worked in Year 5 for 4 Years and currently leads Science. Miss Lucas previously led PSHE where she introduced the new statutory RSE curriculum. As an English Literature and Creative writing graduate, Miss Lucas has a passion for reading and writing. Miss Lucas believes that every subject can be fun and accessible to all children with hard work and perseverance.

  • Juniper’s class teacher is Mr Cole, he has worked across Key Stage 1 and 2 and has also taught in our Nurture Provision. A very experienced and enthusiastic member of staff, who believes very passionately in developing children at their own pace. Mr Cole currently co-leads Music at the school and is also responsible for managing staff wellbeing.

  • Larch’s class teacher is Mr Shelley. Mr Shelley has experience working in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. As Maths lead, Mr Shelley is enthusiastic about all things numerical and has high expectations of all learners. Mr Shelley is a dedicated member of staff who strives to ensure that our curriculum and approaches to teaching are varied and accessible. Mrs Omonkhua will be working alongside Mr Shelley in Larch class. She is a knowledgeable practitioner who has 9 years of experience working in schools from Early Years to Year 4.

  • Supporting the children and teachers in year 3 are; Miss Tina, Mrs Pat, Mrs Clark, Miss Karen, Ms McClay and Ms Dean

 

Our learning

Year 3 is an incredibly exciting year as the children begin their first year in a brand new Key Stage. Our focus this year will be to teach the Year 3 curriculum in order to ensure that children are working at the expected standard for their age by the end of the 2021/22 academic year. However, we will also be revising some of the key learning within the Year 2 curriculum; this will ensure that any gaps within their knowledge concerning Year 2 expectations have been closed and that children are fully able to access the learning intended for a Year 3 child.

Over the course of the year, children in Year 3 will be exposed to a range of fantastic core texts during our English lessons, including: Talking Turkeys, The Iron Man, Boy: Tales of Childhood and Blackberry Blue. We use these amazing texts in order to expose children to written language of a high quality and as a stimulus for their own written outcomes.

In Year 3, we intend to create confident mathematicians who have a solid understanding of place value and are able to adopt a range of strategies when problem solving. By the end of Year 3, children will be familiar with formal written methods for all four operations of number and be able to fluently recall times tables 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s, 10s and 8s.

We will also be exploring a range of exciting topics

We will begin our year with the topic ‘Baby Britain’. We will be learning about how Britain changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and how this influences our lives today. As part of this topic, we have the exciting opportunity to visit the Brunel Museum to take part in their Tribes and Tides workshop and explore how evidence of the Stone Age and the Iron Age can still be found right here in London!

During the spring term, our topic is ‘Where in the World are we!?’  During this topic we will be exploring our local area and why our city is built all around the river Thames. As we branch out further afield, we will discover the incredible geography of Britain; mighty mountains, rolling hills and some wild weather. Finally, after a journey across Europe, Year 3 will land in Egypt where we will study the fascinating history of the Ancient Egyptians.

Our final topic of the year will be ‘What’s on your plate?’ We will begin our topic by planting fruits and vegetables in our school’s very own allotment in preparation for a celebratory farmers market at the end of the year and how food gets from farm to plate. We will also be looking at the inspiring work of Marcus Rashford who showed us all how a little idea can make a huge difference to many people around the country.