Class Teachers: Samantha Perkins, Nina Watson, Marie Therese Stoddart, Emma Sarkar
Welcome to the Juniors
Year 3 is the beginning of your child’s learning in Key Stage 2 and as your child begins their journey in the Juniors, we would like to promote pupil independence. We will focus on teaching children to become responsible for their own learning by encouraging them to bring in their book bags and reading records daily, as well as any other equipment required i.e. sports kit and guided reading books.
In Year 3 we have lots of exciting new topics to learn throughout the year including ‘The Groovy Greeks’, The Stone Age, The Iron Age, learning about Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, and many more interesting topics.
Our aim is for children to learn in a stimulating way, making cross-curricular links where possible, so that children gain a holistic approach to learning. We hope to enthuse children by engaging them in interesting lessons and activities during the school day, and by also providing out-of-school learning opportunities where possible.
We look forward to an exhilarating year together and we thank you in advance for your continued support with your child’s learning at home.
Year 3 Teaching Team
|Year Leader||Sam Perkins|
|Silver Birch (3SW)||Nina Watson/Marie Therese Stoddart|
|Maple (3ES)||Emma Sarkar|
|Sycamore (3SP)||Samantha Perkins|
|Teaching Assistants||Rinat Koren|
Curriculum / Learning
In Year 3 pupils will have daily English, Reading and Maths lessons, and they will study many topics; these will have either have a geography, history or religious focus. As part of their learning children will be asked to explore a question that is a key theme written within the topic, for example: ‘Who first lived in Britain and what was life like?’.
During the term, children will have the opportunity to learn many new skills taught in both discrete and cross-curricular lessons.
Our School Values for this academic year are: ‘Co-operation’, ‘Empathy’, ‘Fairness’, ‘Forgiveness’, ‘Kindness’ and ‘Loyalty’.
For a more comprehensive outline of the the Year 3 curriculum please refer to the Curriculum Page
Year 3 Choir
If your child would like to join the Year 3 choir, they are required to attend weekly rehearsals on Mondays at 12:15 in Silver Birch classroom with Ms McGahon and Ms Watson. This is a very exciting opportunity for children to sing and perform in front of others at our school. Please remind children that once they join the choir, they are expected to dedicate their time to it and show their commitment on a weekly basis.
Dropping Off And Collecting Children
Please note that in the Juniors the children must assemble in the playground by 8:55 am each day, when the bell is rung for them to line up by themselves, silently. They will then be brought to the classroom by their class teacher and they will deposit their own bags/coats in their lockers or in their trays. We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.
At the end of school parents/carers are expected to collect their children from the KS2 playground, by the glass external doors of each classroom. Please do not wait in the corridors to collect children (unless it is raining), as children will not be able to be collected from the internal classroom door. For safeguarding reasons, we need to ensure that the class teacher is aware of which children have left the building, and using only one door ensures we are able to do so safely. If a child has not been collected by 3.40pm from the playground, the class teacher will take them to the office and parents will be called.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter.
|9:00||Registration and start of the school day|
|15:30||End of school day|