Year 3

The teachers in Year 3 are:

               

Holly - Ms Vigille      Juniper - Mr Cole   Larch - Mrs Barker and Mrs Csicsek

Autumn 1

 Welcome to year 3! We are so excited to start back at school for a new academic year.

Y3 Autumn 1 Medium Term Plan

Welcome to 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 medium 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 Ms Vigille, an experienced member of staff who has a strong link with our local community and is passionate about ensuring all children have the opportunity to succeed. Ms Vigille is also the school’s Religious Education leader.
  •  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 teachers are Mrs Csicsek and Mrs Barker. Mrs Barker has taught for many years across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, she is also a very dedicated member of staff that has a keen interest in mathematics and Science. Mrs Barker is a passionate educator of children and endeavours to bring out the best in all our children. Mrs Csicsek is a vastly experienced teacher who has worked in both Key Stage 1 and 2. She has high aspirations for the children in our school and has a nurturing ethos in her teaching approach. She is currently leading History, a subject she has a real passion for and expertise in.
  • Supporting the children and teachers in year 3 are; Miss Meekums, Miss Dean, Miss Hoare and Miss Johnson.

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 2020/21 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: Stone Age Boy by Santoshi Kitumara, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and Adam Baron’s Under Water BoyWe 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 designed to expose our children to the achievements of ancient civilisations such as The Stone Age and Egyptians, as well as exploring the diversity of life in present day London. This will allow our children to explore the historical and geographical features of such places and how people lived their lives.

We will begin our year with the topic ‘Stone Age Britain’. We will be learning about the three eras of the Stone Age and how archaeologists have discovered evidence of how life existed.  We will also be learning about the impact this civilisation had on the modern world.

During the spring term, our topic is ‘Born to be Wild’.  During this topic we will be exploring how crucial bees are to our existence and what we can do to prevent the decline in the number of bees in the UK.

Our final topic of the year will be ‘London’. We will begin our topic by looking at the geographical features of London before moving on to learn about the many different cultures that exist in London and just how diverse it is. We will also be looking at current affairs surrounding the Capital city.