Year 3 Vendeen
Welcome to Year 3!
The move to Year 3 is always an exciting transition as it is a start of Key Stage Two. The children have new opportunities to look forward to and the chance to develop the foundations of learning that they have already started. We support the children by building the confidence in key areas such as reading, Writing and Maths and over the year learn about the exciting topics of The Stone Age and The Ancient Egyptians in History with A comparison of the UK and Spain as well as Mountains and Rivers being studied in Geography. The children start learning Spanish weekly, which is always a popular lesson.
I started my adventure into teaching 11 years ago. I completed my PGCE and taught both primary school and high school in South Africa. I moved to England a few years ago and I've been fortunate to teach across various year groups in KS2. I believe that good relationships are the foundations of good learning, and so I strive to build engaging and empathic relationships with the children I teach. We work hard, but we have fun too. In my spare time, I enjoy Krav Maga and spending time with my family.
In order to support the smooth transition into Year 3, wellbeing i a high priority. The children need to feel safe and secure in their environment and often need support to build their independence in learning.
We share a lot of ‘Growth Mindset’ techniques, and try to have a ‘Yes I can’ attitude. We learn and model that we all make mistakes and how these mistakes help us to grow as individuals.
In PSHE we follow the Jigsaw scheme, which promote wellbeing as part of each session. The children enjoy the ‘Calm me’ time and opportunities to reflect.
In Year 3, we focus on developing the maturity of the children and supporting them to extend the learning foundations they have from the Foundation Stage and KS1.
The children start learning Spanish.
To find out more about your child's learning, please see our Curriculum Page.