Year 3 Staff
Hello! Welcome to Year 3
We are so excited to be teaching in Year 3. This is such an important year for your child especially with the transition from Key stage 1 to Key stage 2. From the get go, we empower children with tools they need to be successful throughout Key Stage 2 and beyond. In Wonder, Ms Silva is the class teacher, along with Ms Olrod as the teaching and learning assistant. In Holiday, Mr Saunders is the class teacher, with Ms Macphearson as the teaching and learning assistant.
Some of the focus for this year is to ensure children settle and to begin a successful journey into Key stage 2. In Year 3, we strive to develop the children’s independence and greater awareness of responsibility. We have some excellent topics including Ancient Egypt, Bristol Bus Boycott and the History of Reggae. The children always find Ancient Egypt particularly fascinating, especially when we learn about the mummification process! These topics also allow us to explore discrimination and diversity in greater detail alongside our PSHCE curriculum. We do lots of work around climate zones in Geography and have the opportunity to carry out some great investigations through our Science topics, including Light, Plants and Forces and Magnets. Children also develop their practical skills throughout Design & Technology, where they create a pneumatic system toy, sew a cushion and make some delicious food.
We focus heavily on our ‘Pillars of Character’ and praise the children as they work towards these. Each week on a Thursday, a child is chosen to be awarded a gold certificate in assembly for showing one of these characteristics. We also award Hot Chocolate Friday to those children who have gone above and beyond in their work, and send home a praise postcard once a week for children who have consistently shown the right behaviour and attitude to learning.
Upcoming Trips, workshops and special visits:
Science trip to Kew Gardens
RE Trip to Buddhist Temple
Please click below to find out more about our learning in Year 3!