Hello and a warm welcome to Year Three at Hambleton Primary Academy, here we hope you find everything you need to know about us!
In Year Three we follow the Key Skills Curriculum which is a creative approach based on the National Curriculum which makes sure the children learn and develop skills appropriate for their year group. We ensure that we have relevant cross-curricular links with other subjects to delve deeper into each topic. We will be working hard to develop our existing skills as well as learning lots of new and exciting things!
We aim to provide a broad and engaging curriculum, which is based on the children’s interests and ways of learning, which sees all children achieving the best they can. This year we will be covering exciting new topics such as ‘Magic and Mayhem’, ‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’ and ‘Walk like an Egyptian’.
We ensure every lesson meets the needs of the whole class and endeavour that each child succeeds in their Bronze, Silver or Gold challenges. Children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and choose which challenge suits them best. We have also introduced ‘Challenge Time’, whereby children are given a linked task that encourages the child to apply and challenge their learning. The children take further responsibility for their learning and show their learning journey on their learning objectives.
Throughout the year we will also have Entitlement Experiences to further our skills and understanding of the wider world. These will be documented on our school’s Facebook page with photos uploaded as and when they happen. We are also excited to announce we will be performing a play in March, watch this space for more information in due course.
Year Three is an important year as the children progress from KS1 into KS2. We will be focussing on increasing their independence and confidence. We do this by following our class moto to “have courage and be kind”, words that encourage self-esteem and wellbeing in class and around school.
Homework is set every Friday via Google Classroom. The children will have 10 spellings to be tested the following Friday morning. In preparation for the Year Four Multiplication Tables Check the children are expected to practise their times tables daily via Times Table Rockstars. Building confidence in recalling the multiplication tables not only builds confidence in their Maths but also provides some healthy competition when practising our times tables every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in class. In Year Three, we will also be focussing on our comprehension and inference skills, as such a reading comprehension will be set, which is marked on a Friday. Most importantly children are expected to read daily at home. Reading books will be sent home weekly and children will also have access to Bug Club.
Every Friday afternoon the children will be given the opportunity to share their amazing achievements during a class show and tell. We love hearing all about the things they do outside of school and they are invited to bring in medals, trophies, certificates or photos!
In Year Three P.E is every Thursday morning, children are expected to come to school in their full and correct P.E. kit.
Keep an eye out on the school Facebook page for updated photos and information on our learning journey throughout the year. We look forward to supporting and encouraging your child’s amazing learning this year!
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Mabe and Mrs Rae