Year 3: Newton

Year 3: Newton

Our Year 3 class is named after the esteemed physicist, mathematician and astronomer Isaac Newton and is located on the top floor of our 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 team:

Class teacher:
  • Miss A. Mattey
Support staff:
  • Mrs G. Rose
KS1 Leader:
  • Mrs S. Lee

Other key roles:

  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs S. Lee

National Schools Closure:

Following government guidelines, our school is now closed to almost all children until further notice. During this time your child’s learning is very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn. We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here ›

Please see here for updates about our school’s closure, especially if you are a key worker ›

From Miss Mattey, Class Teacher: Year 3 activity ideas for completing at home during the school closure

We have prepared a pack for each child with some activities and ideas to do at home, along with an exercise book. There are further ideas you can access directly from our website too. Here are links to the workbooks and resources sent home:

  • In your pack please find some activities for English, Maths, RE, Science and Topic. By doing a little each day, these activities should last for 2 weeks. 
  • Each child also has an exercise book which they can write in and practice handwriting and spellings. 
  • Children all have Mathletics and Google Classroom passwords which they can use whenever they like.   
  • I will be posting useful websites via google classrooms each week – there are 3 there already. These will include curriculum learning but also art, physical activities and mindfulness/yoga.  Please try to keep active too! 
  • Please note that at school we are not working in silence all the time, children have discussions and as teachers we model the activities first. If you child needs help or support please let me know via google classrooms but also, it’s ok to not complete everything.  
  • Being at home together is the perfect time to share a story, learn to cook, make things together, put on plays and have fun as well.  Please make the most of it and enjoy your time together.  
  • Each Monday I will let children know their Mathletics certificates and check Google Classroom.  

Please feel free to share this information with other parents of children in the class – many thanks. The children, your families and the whole community are all in our thoughts and prayers.