Year 3 is an exciting and an important year of Key Stage 2.
Our learning is fun and engaging, and the children work hard to develop their skills to reach their true potential as independent learners.
In Maths we spend a significant amount of time to promote mental arithmetic strategies and a combination of both collaborative and independent work, depending on the tasks set. The children use the Maths Mastery approach to enable them to develop a deep and lasting understanding of mathematical procedures and concepts. Here we learn from Concrete, Pictorial to Abstract. This enables them to explain the rationale behind what they are doing.
In English we focus on learning SPAG to enable the children to develop more confidence with their reading, writing and spoken English. The children learn through the ‘Take One Storybook’ approach. Here the children engage in role play and drama activities to give them a purpose for writing which is built upon a sequence of rich discussions.
In Science this year, the children develop a range of scientific skills through practical activities in order to ask and answer questions about the world around them. These include, observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing.
As a Church of England Primary School, we have a high profile in school developing the Christian ethos. In Year 3, we follow the SDBE RE Syllabus to enable the children to develop a clear understanding of Christianity and a broad range of other religious beliefs. Pupils use their skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation, reflection and evaluation to understand the impact of religion on them and others.
They will have a thorough knowledge and sound understanding of Christianity and other faiths through a wide range of learning opportunities, such as weekly Religious Education lessons, daily acts of collective worship, church services and educational visits to different places of worship.