Welcome to Year Three
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our children and parents to year three. Year three is a very exciting year as it is the year that children join our school. In the first term, we make sure that we spend time getting to know each individual child; both academically, but more importantly, personally. We love to find out about their interests, passions and talents.
Becoming independent is a key focus of the first few weeks in year three. We spend time with the children ensuring that they get to know the school, staff, rules, routines and behaviours that we expect from them. They are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and we work hard with them over the year to ensure that they become independent, resilient and self-reflective learners.
Whilst the Junior school curriculum moves away from continuous provision, to a more formal timetable of lessons, we aim to create fun, exciting and interactive learning opportunities. The children play musical instruments, enjoy learning through drama, use digital media to support their learning, participate in trips to local places of interest (such as Cresswell Crags) plus many more experiences during the year.
In addition, the mental and physical health of our children is a high priority and we aim to develop the children’s emotional literacy and coping strategies throughout the curriculum and in dedicated ‘Class Connection’ and ‘Mindfulness’ sessions.
We are very lucky to have a committed team consisting of talented teachers and experienced teaching assistants who are keen to work in partnership to ensure we provide the very best provision for our amazing children.
For more specific details about the transition into year 3, please see our School Prospectus.