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: Spring 2017

The topics and curriculum areas we will be covering in Year 3 this term include:

English: Stories by the author Antony Browne with a focus on becoming confident in using a variety of grammar terms including: similes, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions.
Maths: Place value, ordering numbers, using number bonds, developing and extending our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills, fractions, measuring and time.
Science: Forces and magnets
Topic: China and weather. We will look at the geography of China and also the history of the country and some of its traditions
ICT: Collecting information from internet sources (Topic based). We are very lucky to have a specialist ICT teacher working with us this term to teach us all about coding.
RE: Islam
PSHCE: UNICEF Rights and Responsibilities
Art: Sculpture
DT: Making Chinese New Year dragons

Year 3 Diary Dates: Spring 2017

Half term: Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February
Class visit to the Central London Mosque: Tuesday 7th March
Parents’ evening: Thursday 23rd March
School closes: 1.30pm Friday 31st March

Year 3 team:

Class teachers:
  • Miss C. Sweeney (King-Smith)
  • Mr T. Maragh (Cowell)
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