In Year 3, the children continue to be taught in two classes – 3BW led by Mrs Brewster and Mrs Webster and 3B by Mr Blake. Both classes are supported by Mrs Dawes.
Our curriculum is wide, varied and taught in separate subjects. The lessons are often supplemented with trips outside school and visitors in school. For example, a theatre company may come into school to hold an ancient Egyptian day, and pupils visit Burghley House to learn about plants and living creatures.
In Year 3, the pupils have increased the opportunity to join a range of clubs and activities after school. Those on offer may include short tennis, ukulele, drama, yoga and kickboxing to name but a few.
As the oldest children in Pre-Prep, Year 3 take on a variety of responsibilities and take turns to carry out roles such as collecting the fruit for the break, filling the water bottles, helping with the register and recycling our paper. Each child is encouraged to develop their social and emotional skills through our Learning for Life sessions and through our system of rewards, such as being awarded ‘Bobby Bear’ for good manners and behaviour. We aim to increase their independence within the school environment as the children take on more responsibility for their learning. The emphasis is, as in earlier years, on enjoyment and building on the child’s natural interest in learning.