Year 3 Otter Class
Welcome to Year 3.
Whilst Year 3 marks the transition into Key Stage Two, we build on the practise of EYFS and KS1, endeavouring to continue the culture of learning through hands-on experience and harnessing children’s natural curiosity.
Our year includes trips out and immersive days to bring our learning to life. Some examples include our trip to ‘Butser’ Ancient Farm, where children can make connections between the different periods of prehistory studied in Year 3. During our Egyptian topic, we visit Chiddingstone Castle to investigate their artefact collections. On our Stone Age and Egyptian days, we create our own artefacts and immerse ourselves in the daily life of the time periods.
Year 3 sees an exciting milestone in reading, we guide children towards suitable reads by sharing appropriate and engaging texts together as a class, making sure that we make these series of books available in our class-book-corner. This way, the children are exposed to a range of texts and can sample some before trying for themselves. The children can also access the library and are given a colour coded book suitable for their reading age.
Our creative curriculum sees Year 3 children take up recorder in our music lessons; engage in a varied and interactive Art and Design curriculum, and play our part in the greatly anticipated KS2 summer production performed at Walthamstow Hall’s Ship Theatre.
Here are some useful links to help with home learning:
Third Space Maths: All Resources | Maths Hub | Third Space Learning
White Rose Maths support/ resources: Parent resources | Maths workbooks | White Rose Maths
Times tables rock stars: Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)
Times tables.co.uk: Times tables games - Learn them all here!
Grammar monster: Free English Grammar Lessons and Tests (grammar-monster.com)