Welcome to our Year Three page

Here we hope you find everything you need to know about Year Three at Hambleton Primary Academy.

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 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 this year too! We will also continue to recap skills and objectives from Year Two that children will have missed due to COVID-19.

We plan with Year 4 and throughout this year we will cover ‘Who am I?’, ‘UK and Europe’, ‘The Romans’ and ‘Volcanoes and Earthquakes’. 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. We ensure lessons are engaging and foster a love for learning, cross-curricular learning is at the heart of all our topics and we ensure a relevant link is made in all subjects where possible. We also guarantee a progression of skills taught from Year 3 to Year 4 and monitor this to inform future planning. 

We make it our priority to support children in their personal learning journey and scaffold their learning to meet their needs. Lessons are creative, hands on and aim to provide children with the crucial skills needed to achieve the learning objective. Learning objectives are then broken down into Bronze, Silver and Gold. Children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and choose which challenge suits them best.

Children have lots of opportunities to respond to feedback both verbally and in their books. They are given 'Fix it' time each lesson, which provides the chance to correct any mistakes from the previous lesson. They may also be given 'Challenge Time', whereby children are given a linked task that encourages the child to apply their learning.

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. They will also show a set of progressive skills from Nursery all the way to Year 6.

Year Three is an important year as they progress from KS1 into KS2. We ensure all lessons are always creative, engaging and challenging and support each child. Progress is regularly monitored by myself and Mrs Wood, the Headteacher. After discussions with you as the parents, intervention is put in place to support the child as needed. We are inclusive and are always here to support your child grow and enjoy their learning as well as ensuring they are achieving the most at home too.

Homework is set every Friday via Google Classroom. The children will have 10 spellings to be tested the following Friday morning. Children are expected to practise their times tables daily via Times Table Rockstars. We practise our times tables every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in class. There is also a reading comprehension for the children to work on, which is marked on a Friday. Most importantly children are expected to read daily at home. During these uncertain times, we are unable to send home reading books, however, your child has access to Bug Club whereby they can access books suitable for their reading level.

P.E is every Monday in Year Three. Please make sure your child comes to school in the full and correct P.E. kit. Hair must be tied up and jewellery removed.

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 as well as being there for home support if needed.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Mabe and Mrs Ronson