Year 3

Welcome to Year 3, our class teacher is Miss Taylor; our teaching assistants are Miss Smith-Walkden, Mrs Burton and Miss Whittaker.

This year as part of our new curriculum, our learning will be based around the inquiry thread ‘How has humankind left its mark upon the world?’ With this in mind, our first topic is ‘the Stone age to the Iron age’, which we will research and learn about with consideration of ‘why did Man make art? What marks did the ancients leave upon the world?’ Year 3 are very excited to trial this new way of learning (the topic plan is on our class page with lots more information).

In year 3 we are a team. We have discussed and outlined key classroom rules that we consider essential to ensuring we are the best that we can be when in and around school. We have all signed this document to reinforce our commitment to working together as one team to achieve the very best learning outcomes. In year 3 we have high expectations of ourselves and we always try our very best in everything that we do.

A new development in Year 3 is the opportunity to become the ‘handwriting hero’ which is awarded to children who take great pride in their work, trying exceptionally hard throughout the week to ensure their work is of the highest quality. An alternative form of recognition in maths is the opportunity to be declared the ‘Maths Wizard’. The wizarding hat is drawn to only the mathematicians that give their all in lessons.

We have been given the opportunity to play the violin this year, which we are really excited about. We are also looking forward to our meetings with Bare Trees primary school, in which we will meet with the children on several days throughout the year tocomplete activities as part of the Linking Project.

Everyone in Year 3 is eager to see what this year brings!