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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Welcome to Year 3. It is an important transition year as it is the first year in Juniors. It is an opportunity for the children to grow in independence and flourish within an exciting, stimulating, safe environment.  


We have a strong focus on Reading and expect all children to read at home daily. This really helps our children develop not only their reading skills, but also supports their spelling, vocabualry and writing. 


We use a 'Talk for writing' approach to our English lessons which helps us to internalise the story using actions and a story map. We then innovate on the story to make changes and also have a go at short bursts of daily writing to help improve our skills. 


We use a 'Mastery Maths' approach to our Maths lessons which help to challenge and stretch childrens deeper understanding of concepts. Children are expected to practise times tables daily through Times Table Rockstars.


We enjoy topic lessons which help us to answer a weekly question and also develop our skills in a wide variety of areas such as History, Geography, DT, Art, Music, Computing and Science. Our lessons are based around an exciting new curriculum in which your children will be taught the following six topics:

1) How do I use a map?

2) Stone Age to Iron Age: How did Britain change?

3) What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?

4) Why is Greece popular?

5) How do natural disasters affect the world?

6) Who has helped change the world?


Here at Elms Farm we have named our classes after famous figures. In the first weeks of Autumn Term children will learn all about their class name. 


Newton - Named after Isaac Newton who was a famous scientist and mathematician known for discovering gravity.

Hawking - Named after Stephen Hawking who was an English scientist known for his work on black holes. 



Year 3 Team : Miss Parker, Miss Habib and Miss Hollyoak