Year 3 is the start of the Junior School and a hive of industrious learning. The Year 3 Activity Street is the vibrant heart of the year group. It can be accessed from each of the Year 3 classrooms. Here, Learning Support Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Parent Volunteers are able to work with small groups of pupils. Parent Volunteers join us to work with reading groups and to support art and craft activities. A raised area at the end of the Activity Street is used to re-create Tutankhamen’s tomb and then is transformed later in the year into a working Roman barracks.
Among the key events that take place in Year 3 are Ancient Egypt Day in Term 1. This is when the whole year group dress up as Egyptians for the day and take part in topic-related activities and a feast. Year 3 perform a Cantata in the first term linked to Ancient Egypt Day. Term 3 takes on a Roman theme with a Roman feast and even a Roman battle being included! Year 3 pupils work predominantly with their class teacher and receive specialist teaching in native or non-native Arabic, Music and PE and swimming. In addition, all the classes have timetabled lessons in a fully equipped ICT suite.