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 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 Curriculum Information: Summer 2019

The topics that we will be covering in Year 3 this half-term include:

Literacy: We will be linking the books ‘Leon and the place between’ by Angela McAllister and ‘The Hodgeheg’ by Dick King Smith to ‘writing to entertain’and ‘writing to inform’.
Numeracy: We have adopted a ‘maths mastery’ approach to our maths learning: The concepts we plan to cover are ‘fractions, angles, 2d shape and statistics’.
Science: We are exploring what factors are important to plants
Topic: Romans in Britain
ICT: Creating and editing video content
RE: Judaism and the Christian Bible
PSHCE: Road Safety
Music: Exploring timbre using electronic keyboards
Art: Drawing mosaic patterns and exploring the architecture of buildings
PE: Thursday mornings (indoor PE) and Wednesday afternoons (swimming).

Year 3 Diary Dates: Summer 2019

King-Smith Class Assembly: 17th June

Year 3 team:

Class teacher:
  • Mr. T. Maragh

Other key roles:

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