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.
Year 3 Autumn 1 2021
Addition and Subtraction
Aladin’s Three Wishes – Baseline recount writing
The Koala Who Could
If I had Wings – Investigating and writing poetry
Magnets and Springs
Investigating how different magnets work
Creating our own investigations into the strength of magnetsMagnets in our world
What does it mean to be a Christian?
The key beliefs of Christians
How Christians worship
How Christians support the community
Computing systems and networks: Connecting Computers
How digital devices work and help us
How digital devices connect
Our school network
Real Gym Unit 1: Traveling and balancing
Refining traveling skills using floor work and apparatus
Tennis workshops from Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club
Developing and knowing rules
Understanding our rights and responsibilities
Knowing about human rights
The Stone Age
Knowing where the stone age fits in history
Investigating using artefacts
Greetings and animals
Understand that French is spoken in France and elsewhere
Say and respond to greetings in French
Know and use the French names for animals and pets
Glockenspiels Unit 1
Listening to accompaniment
Learning about pulse and time signatures
Performing simple melodies on a glockenspiel
Investigating the artist Eric Carle
Mark Making and brush stroke using paint, brushes, rollers and other