Year 3

Year 3 is an important transition from the Key Stage 1 to the Key Stage 2 curriculum. We endeavour to promote independence and creativity through exciting learning opportunities, whilst developing our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Care, Perseverance and Curiosity. At the beginning of Year 3 the children need to adapt to their new surroundings and continue grow as a lifelong learner.

The Year 3 curriculum is designed to develop core skills building on the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One curriculum. Children are encouraged to work and play with others, co-operating and collaborating, listening, responding and communicating successfully.

In Religious Education, children will be shown ways in which they can develop their relationship with God and the Church family to which they belong. They will be nurtured in their awareness of the changing world around them, and encouraged to develop an appreciation of people from religions.

In Literacy, children are taught on a daily basis to develop basic skills in all areas of literacy including speaking and listening, reading and writing, which includes grammar and punctuation. We strive to consolidate and develop higher order reading skills which will encourage and challenge individuals to read and show understanding of progressively more complex texts.

In Numeracy, we will develop and consolidate basic skills leading to challenges in problem solving and reasoning.  Children are encouraged to work confidently and accurately applying their knowledge across the curriculum.

It is important for children to recognise the changing face of technology and to develop key skills in this area of learning, children will be taught to use ICT and other technology in a range of settings.

Through Topic work children will be able to express ideas and opinions about what they have learned, make links between different areas of their experiences and reflect on how something from one area of learning can be applied to another.

Through their education, we hope to develop contented, active and creative learners. Children will be supported in becoming aware of their own intelligences whilst also being aware of the needs of others, as they learn together. They will develop a sense of well-being, an eagerness to learn and constantly improve and aspire to succeed in everything they do.

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