Our Learning

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 at Samuel Lucas

Starting KS2 is a very exciting time for children, and the next major educational adventure! At this stage we aim to develop further the independent learning of your child. On entering the junior section of school, slightly different expectations will be required.

Elm Class

Mrs Schroder is the teacher for Elm Class.

Ash Class

Miss Clapp is the teacher for Ash Class.

Year 3 Autumn Term 2019

Welcome to Year 3!

A very warm welcome to Year 3, taught by Mrs Schroder and Miss Clapp. We are also lucky to have the TA support of Mrs Winstanley and Miss Gray.

Our curriculum theme this term is ‘Buildings’. Children will explore this topic in the context of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We start the year with an exciting trip to Celtic Harmony, which immerses us in our theme with hands-on activities.

In English we will continue to expose children to a wide variety of text types, encouraging them to use these features in their own writing. While grammar and spelling remain important parts of the English curriculum, we also provide a wealth of opportunity for creative writing.

Maths lessons will focus on key areas of the curriculum such as number, shape and statistics. Children will be encouraged to problem-solve using a range of concrete resources and will be taught to present their workings in different ways.

In Science we begin by studying rocks and fossils, with regular opportunities for investigation and problem-solving. Children will begin to design and carry out their own investigations.

Throughout our RE lessons this term we will be learning more about Christianity and Islam. French and PE will be taught by Mrs Sewell and Mr Smith on Thursday afternoons, with our other PE slot on Monday afternoon.

We are pleased to be introducing the whole-school “Jigsaw” scheme of work for our PSHE lessons this year. Computing lesson will also take place, focusing on programming skills using Scratch.

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting year ahead!

Core Subjects

Click on a tab below to read detailed information about how and what is taught in English and maths for Year 3 children. For an overview of the other subjects taught please view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview document.

Year 3 Learning Blog