There are two classes in Year 3. Investigate is taught by Miss Warner and Curiosity is taught by Miss Freestone. We are very fortunate to have a strong team of teaching assistants. Mrs Reynolds-Gotts and Mrs Adams are based in Investigate Class and Mrs Cooke and Miss Wells in Curiosity.
We encourage positive learning behaviours such as being ready to learn, helping others, being creative and participating. We operate a system of DOJO points and pupils are recognised for their positive contributions to school 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.
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.
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.
Pupils are given a healthy snack and a refreshing drink each day. During this time, staff offer time to support pupils with homework and reading.
Pupils will be supported in one of two groups. Children practise their mental calculation skills including multiplication tables, doubling, halving and number bonds. Children remain in their class for the main session and are taught according to the New National Curriculum.
During this time, a book is selected which the class read together. The teacher will read aloud and will also invite the children to read aloud to their peers if they wish too.
Children having packed lunch remain in a Year 3 classroom to eat and school dinners eat in the main hall. All children hand their money to the class teacher each morning.
Afternoon sessions are generally spent completing foundation subjects such as science, music, German, PE and topic (geography, history, art and DT linked).
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 school) each holiday. For this, we encourage the children to be creative and for members of the family to join in with this process.
Year 3 pupils wanting extra responsibility can apply to become Eco Warriors and School Council Representatives.
The Year 3 residential trip this year is to Alymerton Lodge in North Norfolk. Pupils depart on a Friday morning and return on the Sunday afternoon. The pupils take part in lots of exciting and adventurous activities, including night walks, completing a high wire course and taking a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney.
This year we are planning to visit the Time and Tide Museum, Norwich Castle and the cinema. In the summer term, the year group will take part in a relevant full day excursion. In addition to these visits, we will also welcome a variety of visitors to our school during subject days such as RE, DT and even Stone Age Day!