Staff in Year 3:
Mrs May, Mrs Sowerby and Mr Millar
Mr Manning will also be working with both classes.
3EP will need to wear their PE kit to school on a Thursday.
3WS will need to wear their PE to school on a Tuesday and Thursday.
A few reminders
- All children need to come to school with a coat as we will continue to go outside in all weather.
- All children will need to bring their book bag to school daily
- Water bottles need to be brought in daily and should be filled with water not squash. It would be useful to double-check they have their bottle to bring home when you collect them.
In year 3, we will assess the children's current knowledge of the Year 1 / 2 common exception words to enable us to teach any gaps. Some children will continue to be taught these in a small group instead of the Year 3 main spelling teaching.
The children will continue to use their phonics knowledge to aid spelling and will start to learn more complex graphemes (letters) that represent the sounds.
We are now learning spellings weekly. Lists are sent home on a Friday ready to be tested the following Friday. Children must ensure that their small blue spelling books are in school every Friday.
Spelling shed assignments will be set up weekly to enable children to practise their spellings both in school and at home.
Lists can be found by clicking the spelling icon above.
This list is from the National Curriculum and the expectation is that all children will be able to read and spell these words and use them in their writing. Some of these words are decodable and others will be 'tricky' words which cannot be sounded out and just need to be learnt.
Year 3 & 4 word list:
As of October 2021,we have begun to use 'Cornerstones' curriculum throughout the school so that we can ensure a solid progressions of skills and knowledge acquisition in the foundation subjects, and Science and English particularly.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 primary national curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. It is based on a child-centred pedagogy called The Four Cornerstones and is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs), which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of children’s learning. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. Cornerstones also provide a rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills and knowledge are tied to activities and are age-related .
Whole School Curriculum Overview