Year 3: Cowell and King-Smith

Year 3: Cowell and King-Smith

Our Year 3 classes, are named after well-loved children’s authors Chris Cowell and Dick King-Smith and are located next to our Year 4, 5 & 6 classes on the top floor of the main Victorian building.

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2, Year 3 students are taught core subjects of English (Reading and Writing), Mathematics and Science as well as Foundation subjects of Art, ICT, Design and Technology, Music, History, Geography, PE and Spanish.

Every child will continue to read one-to-one with an adult at least once every week, as well as in a group session. In these sessions we focus on all aspects of reading: fluency, expression, and comprehension, as well as decoding skills.

As their decoding skills become increasingly secure, teaching will be directed more towards developing their vocabulary and the breadth and depth of their reading, making sure that they become independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read widely and frequently. Level appropriate reading books sent home will be changed at least once a week and parents are encouraged to fill in their child’s reading records.

We will also be building further on the core foundations learnt while in Key Stage 1 to further develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as well as their mathematical fluency and reasoning.

In Maths, the principal focus is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and develop efficient written and mental methods to perform calculations accurately with increasingly larger whole numbers. Each week the children are given homework which will have an element of English or Maths as well as something related to their current topic.

The Year 3 team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. To apply for a Year 3 place at Burdett-Coutts school, please contact the school office or click here for more information about our Admissions criteria.

Year 3 Curriculum Information: Autumn 2017

The topics that we will be covering in Year 3 this half-term link to our Anglo-Saxon theme and include:

Literacy: Stories from other cultures/stories with a historical setting
Numeracy: Inspire Maths – number, multiplication, division, rounding
Science: States of matters
Topic: Stone Age and Iron Age Britain
ICT: Computer programming using Scratch
RE: Who is Jesus?
PSHCE: New beginnings
Music: Music Notation using Xylophones
PE: Swimming is on Wednesdays and our P.E. days are Tuesday & Friday

Year 3 Diary Dates: Autumn 2017

Sports Day: Thursday 14th September 2017
Class Trip to the Museum of London: Monday 20th September 2017
Cowell Class Assembly: Friday 13th October 2017
King-Smith Class Assembly: Friday 1st December 2017

Year 3 team:

Class teachers:
  • Miss C. Sweeney (Cowell)
  • Mr T. Maragh (King-Smith)
Support staff:
  • Ms. D. McCormack (King-Smith)
  • Ms. P. Jorquera Ramirez (Cowell)

Other key roles:

  • Mrs M. O’Brien
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary