Year 3 Curriculum
In Year 3 we believe it is important to aid children in their transition into Key Stage 2 by promoting their independence and love of learning in a nurturing and positive way.
The year is specifically structured and planned in order for the children to gain the skills they will need to be successful and have an enjoyable experience during their time in Key Stage 2. If you would like any further information regarding the school’s curriculum, please speak with the class teacher.
Year 3 is a key year in the children’s understanding and skill development as it is their first experience with formal written methods for all four operations. Times tables are key skills to learn over the course of this year as well as children’s comprehension of word problems.
The focus of their reading expectations is no longer on their ability to decode, but rather their deeper understanding of a text. Writing expectations include a more complex and accurate application of punctuation and their ability to write extended pieces which are well composed.
The children learn about Christian values and the importance of the Bible to the Christian faiths. Children also study other faiths and begin to reflect upon similarities and values. They also have the privilege of leading the Easter Service at St Michael’s Church.
Specialist afternoon lessons
In KS2 we have developed programs of study utilising our teachers and their specialist knowledge. This enables children to develop skills and a deeper knowledge of each of the areas below.
- Art and Design Technology
- Extension English
- Physical Education
There are cross curriculum links across these subjects, including English and Maths, which utilises children’s skills to enhance their learning.
We seek and create opportunities to stimulate, inspire and raise standards.