“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
Throughout the year the subjects we will cover are English, Maths, Science, Religious Education, Computing, Physical Education and Topic. The children will benefit from specialist teachers for creative arts.
What learners need to be successful
In Year 3, we expect pupils to be able to work as a team. We encourage children to adopt a positive attitude to learning. When we have fun and work together we are successful learners.
Pupils need to bring their book bags every day. This should contain their reading book and reading record.
Children are expected to read regularly at home with an adult. Please ensure that you fill in your child’s reading record so we can track what they have been reading. Extending learning books will also be sent out weekly.
A minimum of one homework activity needs to be completed each week and the main literacy activity is done over the month.
We have spelling tests once a week, which are usually on Friday. Please support your child to learn these spellings so that they are ready.
What will pupils learn?
DOWNLOAD: Primary Curriculum Map 2017-18
To find out more about the primary curriculum being taught at Tudor Grange Samworth Academy, please contact Di Fellowes: DFellowes@samworth.tgacademy.org.uk
How pupils’ learning will be assessed
Children in Year 3 will be assessed throughout the year both formatively (being given feedback for improvement) and summatively (being given a level). We use a range of test-based and informal assessments.
We complete a ‘cold writing’ task, which the pupils will not have had a practice for each term. We will also level pieces of writing in children’s ‘Big Write’ books.
In numeracy, we assess using optional SATS tests and WIGAN tests, which allow us to check children’s understanding at regular intervals.
We assess pupils reading through two weekly adult-led guided reading sessions, individual reading with adults during assessment week, and reading comprehension test papers.
Achievement will be discussed at parents’ evenings throughout the year.
Children’s work will be marked regularly and children are encouraged to respond to feedback by writing themselves after an orange highlighted comment. This helps them practice their skills, answer further questions or set themselves targets.
Children have their own individual logins for Purplemash and Mathletics.
Children can sign up for after school clubs each term. To view a list of the current extracurricular activities available, please click here.
How parents can help with their child’s learning
Parents can read with their child daily and ask questions about the story. Please encourage your child to complete their extended learning activity. Children will be expected to practice their spellings on a weekly basis. If parents require any support or have questions with regards to their child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 3 team.
We teach children cursive handwriting (details can be found here). Please encourage your child to practice and do their very best with their handwriting.