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 2018

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

Literacy: Grammar and writing focus inspired by Anthony Browne’s  ‘The Zoo’ and Philip Pullman’s ‘I was a Rat
Numeracy: Money, Measures, Fractions (Inspire Maths)
Science: Forces, Magnetism and Light
Topic: China
ICT: Video Editing, Computer Science – HTML coding
RE: ‘What does it mean to be a Muslim’ and ‘The Beatitudes’
PSHCE: Rights and Responsibilities
Music: Tempo
Art: Clay Sculpture and the art of ‘Renoir’

Year 3 Diary Dates: Spring 2018

King-Smith Class Assembly: Friday 26th January
Trip to Buckingham Palace Art Gallery For More Able Writers: Tuesday 30th January
Class trip to Science Museum: Monday 19th February
Class trip to London Central Mosque: Monday 12th March
Cowell Class Assembly: Friday 16th March

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 E. Camplin
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs L. McMullan
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary