Welcome to Class 4
Teachers: Mrs Ord and Mrs Cartwright
Year 3 Curriculum
A broad and varied curriculum is provided, allowing children to learn in a variety of ways and cross-curricular links are made where possible.
The numeracy framework is used as a basis for planning. A wide range of learning experiences are provided including practical activities, problem solving activities and use of ICT. A challenging learning environment encourages all children to develop independence. Challenges are provided for all individual children through differentiated activities. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing children’s mental maths skills and in particular multiplication facts throughout the week. Children are taught a range of methods for addition subtraction, multiplication and division and are encouraged to apply what they have learnt to solve problems and undertake mathematical investigations.
The literacy framework is followed and cross curricular links are made where possible to provide children with the opportunity to write in a range of genres. Opportunities to read and discuss a range of texts is provided through shared, group and individual reading and the opportunity for children to change reading books is provided several times each week. The children are reading a range of class texts and writing tasks are linked to this where possible. The teacher and teaching assistant listen to children read regularly and parents are encouraged to do the same. Children are taught to write independently with a focus on sentence structure, text organisation and use of creative/appropriate vocabulary. A balance of fiction, non-fiction and poetry are taught.
In both Literacy and Numeracy work is differentiated to ensure pupils receive work that is challenging but achievable and the class is grouped according to ability and not by year group.
Religious Education (RE)
RE is taught using the ‘Come and See’ programme of study and activities are adapted to suit the needs and abilities of the pupils. Three fifty minute lessons are taught each week. Children are encouraged to make links between scripture and Christian beliefs and practises, and develop an understanding of how their beliefs as Christians shape their lives. Children are taught about other Religions throughout the year as well.
History and Geography
History and geography are taught weekly and cross-curricular links are made with Numeracy, Literacy and ICT where possible. The children’s learning covers the New Curriculum requirements in both subjects. There is an emphasis on cross curricular links between both subjects and literacy, numeracy and IT.
Science is taught weekly. It covers the all the new Curriculum Year 3 topics and a strong emphasis is placed on investigative work and learning through experience. Links are made with literacy (e.g. report writing) and numeracy (e.g. data handling, graphs and tables) where possible.
Are generally taught separately, however where relevant cross curricular links are made with Numeracy, Literacy, IT and Religious Education. Music and Spanish are taught by specialist teachers. Spanish and Music are taught weekly. Art and DT are sometimes linked to topics or taught as a separate subject as appropriate. IT is taught in conjunction with other subjects where possible rather than as a separate subject.
Physical Education (PE)
PE is taught twice per week and a range of skills and techniques are taught over the course of the school year. Children attend swimming lessons during the year and other specialist PE teachers are available to support the effective teaching of the PE curriculum. Children are taught skills, tactics and team work.
To view our Curriculum Plans please visit Our Curriculum section.