Welcome to Year 3!
This is the first step in our Key Stage 2 journey, so it is a very special and important year for us. We will build on all our learning from Key Stage 1 and we will work really hard to be independent learners and become great role models for everyone in our school. We are very excited to be part of the Lower Key Stage 2 team and we work really hard together to be good examples to all of the younger children in our school community through our hard-working attitude; superb teamwork; and remembering to show kindness and respect to everybody.
In Year 3, we always try our best in our learning and celebrate the successes of everybody in our class. We think that it is really important to be proud of everybody’s achievements and encourage and support each other in our learning. We strive to be the best we can be and develop our confidence by learning from our mistakes and helping each other. In our classroom, we never give up and work hard to develop skills to help us to be able to achieve our best in every subject.
In English this year, we will be looking at building on the skills we learnt in Key Stage 1 and engaging positively with our new targets for Year 3. We will be enjoying a range of exciting books and using these to inspire our own writing by learning from the language, structure and content. We will then apply our understanding to our own planning, drafting, editing and redrafting in our own compositions. Also, we will build on our vocabulary to create amazing sentences and we will practise and continue to improve our joined handwriting style.
In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of ‘Number and Place value’ to help us to be more confident in completing lots of different calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Also, we will be focusing on trying to think deeply to complete reasoning and problem solving tasks where we will need to answer questions like, ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ We are also going to work hard to recall our 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables and related division facts.
During Year Three, we will explore, discover and experience new things, enjoy our learning and work hard together to create a positive and helpful learning environment to support each other.
In our classroom, you will always find us with big smiles on our faces developing our love for learning with Mr. Dixon, Mrs. Brogan and our wonderful team. We are all very excited about the year ahead and all the fun we are going to have when completing our learning.
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