Year 3

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

We encourage positive learning behaviours such as being ready to learn, helping others, being creative and participating. We operate a marble system and pupils are recognised for their positive contributions to academy life and showing positive attitudes to work. We are learning all about having a growth mindset and in our classes mistakes are a good thing because we can learn from them.

A Typical Day in Year 3
Arrival and Registration

Children arrive in class at 8:45am. They hand in their homework diaries and reading record books. During registration, children will be set a morning challenge to complete.

9.00 – 9.30 am: Assembly

Children attend different assemblies throughout the week. We particularly enjoy the golden book assembly where our hard work is celebrated with the whole academy.

9.30 – 10.30am: Maths

Pupils will be supported in one of two groups. Children practise their mental calculation skills including multiplication tables, doubling, halving and number bonds. Children have access to resources to assist their learning as well as taking part in ‘brain busting’ challenges.

During this time, children work on reading, spelling and handwriting skills, as well as a range of texts and writing skills set as tasks. Pupils are well supported in class.

10.30 – 10.45am: Break time
10.45 – 12.10pm: English

During this time, children work on reading, spelling and handwriting skills, as well as a range of texts and writing skills set as tasks. Pupils are well supported in class.

Lunchtimes

Children eat in the main hall. All children hand their money to the class teacher each morning.

Afternoons

Afternoon sessions are generally spent completing foundation subjects such as science, music, French, PE and topic (geography, history, art and DT linked).

Homework

In Year 3 children receive weekly spellings and a shorter homework task which will be either maths or English related. Pupils are expected to read a minimum of 5 nights each week for 10 minutes and have their homework diary signed.

The children will also receive a Home-Learning Challenge (which is linked to a subject being covered at the academy) each holiday. For this, we encourage the children to be creative and for members of the family to join in with this process.