Welcome to Class 3
Class 3 is a mixed year 3/4 junior class, beginning their journey in the KS2 National Curriculum. During Lower KS2, children follow a two-year rolling topic plan, covering foundation subjects within the curriculum.
Class 3 have high expectations, like to tackle challenges and enjoy sharing and celebrating their learning achievements. In class we do this using an app called Seesaw which easily connects safely to individual parent accounts.
In Class 3 it is essential to practise and build on the basics of reading, spelling and times table skills, as they are fundamental to a child’s overall development.
- Parents are the most important reading role models for children and young people. (National Literacy Trust, Reaching Out with Role Models, April 2009)
- It is vital that children enjoy reading – motivation is essential for acquiring literacy skills. Reading for pleasure is more important than either wealth or social class as an indicator of success at school. Yet only 40% of England’s ten-year olds have a positive attitude to reading.
Times tables are all about number facts, you just must know them, if not then children will struggle when progressing through school. It may seem boring but there are about a million and one games and apps these days that can make times tables interactive, interesting and ‘fun’, so there really are no excuses. At the end of Year 4 all children will be assessed through the government’s online MTC (multiplication tables check).
Spelling has always been a tricky one and will continue to be tricky. A lot of the time it is familiarising yourself with word patterns, the way they look, shapes of words and the way they sound. Again, it is an area that requires much patience and practice, there are no quick fixes when it comes to spellings. In order to learn you must be prepared to make mistakes along the way, this is how we learn.