When you step into Year 3 you are always greeted with a smile and a friendly atmosphere where Huttoft's school values shine through every day. The children take pride in their classroom and their learning is evident through the displays on the walls.
Mrs Crouch is the Year 3 class teacher and Mrs Blanchard is our Teaching Assistant.
It is the first year in the Juniors and although many things are the same there are a couple of new changes - such as, learning French as a Modern Foreign Language and doing Athletics as part of the PE Curriculum.
In Maths we use the White Rose scheme to develop our knowledge and understanding of Place Value (Hundreds, Tens and Ones), Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division (using the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables), Money, Statistics, Measurement (Length, Perimeter, Mass and Capacity), Fractions, Time and Shape. We get ample opportunity to recap previous learning, learn new skills, practise them often using practical resources like Base Ten and Numicon first before applying our new knowledge to help us solve problems and show our understanding in various reasoning questions.
English and the Foundation Subjects:
We follow the National Curriculum through Cornerstones Projects which cover English, Science, History, Geography, Computing, Art, DT and Music which are linked together through termly projects allowing us to learn and embed key concepts over several weeks.
Our projects for 2021/22 are:
Gods and Mortals; Rocks, Relics and Rumbles; Through the Ages; Mighty Metals; Emperors and Empires; Predator.
Each project begins with a Memorable Experience which really gets the children interested and involved in the projects from day one!
French, PE, RE and PSHE follow separate schemes and are taught weekly. The main six world religions are taught in RE and in PSHE, an awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing is covered as well as the importance of establishing good physical health. Children learn that families are all different and what good friendships should be like as well as how to keep safe in different scenarios. In French, we learn vocabulary for basic greetings, numbers, animals, body parts and family members. PE takes place twice a week, indoors and out, to cover aspects of Dance, Gymnastics, Games and Athletics across the year.
Click below to see the exciting learning we have planned for this half term: