Year 3 is the first year in Key Stage 2, whereby children are encouraged to become more independent in their work and behaviour. A large focus of time in Year 3 is spent encouraging pupils to develop good study skills. This includes helping them to persevere with their work by being self-sufficient using a variety of resources, and learning how to solve things unaided. Children very quickly settle and rise to the Year 3 independence challenge.
The curriculum throughout Key Stage 2 is quite similar to Key Stage 1 but the expectations are different. Maths, English, computing and science remain the basis of the curriculum. Pupils in Year 3 are taught in ability groups for maths and English, which we believe is the best way to ensure pupils receive the focused support required for them to make the expected progress. Assessing pupils’ understanding and ability is a vital part of monitoring progress, and we aim for pupils in Year 3 to be working at the national expected level by the end of the year, if not above.
The topic is planned in line with the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) which is a new addition to the Lynch Hill curriculum this year. As a result of using the IPC, it is hoped that our pupils will develop into global citizens who have a good understanding of the world and their role within it. All the topic work links with the new Primary Curriculum which was launched nationally in September 2014 and ensures that our pupils will be taught the skills necessary to prepare them well for their secondary education. The activities have cross curricular links with history, geography, science, computing, art, design & technology and R.E.
Over the course of the year, children in Year 3 will learn units like ‘Active Planet’, ‘Temples, Tombs and Treasures’, ‘Digital Gamers’ to mention a few.
All children are invited to attend an after school club every term. They can take part in various activities including choir, sports and creative clubs.
Class presentation assemblies, which parents are invited to, take place every term. This is an opportunity for children to share some of what they have been learning with their parents.