Welcome to Class 3
This is the year when children enter Key Stage two and lots of exciting new challenges await them when they arrive!
In Key Stage 2 the children are encouraged to be more independent. The children are expected to bring in their home school diaries, reading books and Homework books taking responsibility for them on a daily basis. Reading homework is set weekly along with one other piece (Literacy or Numeracy). The children also have a weekly spelling list to learn.
Please click here to see our Grammar Glossary for parents.
Our topics over the course of the year are really engaging and fun. They include the Vikings, Hartwell and Ancient Greece. These are taught through a creative curriculum linking subject areas wherever possible so that the children really become immersed in their topic for the term.
In Class 3 the children begin striving to reach the 144 Club. This is a times tables challenge completed on a weekly basis in class. Once the children have completed an un-jumbled times table’s grid in less than five minutes, their name is placed on the roll of honour list on our website as well as receiving a certificate in celebration assembly.
As they enter Class 3 the children are also given their first credit book; credits can be collected in any subject plus other areas such as helping and caring. Once a child has collected ten credit points in any one area, they receive a merit certificate.
Every child in year three begins French lessons on a weekly basis, where the aim is to have fun and explore a new language through games, songs and stories. In the past, this has proven to be one of the children’s favourite subject areas.