Welcome to Windermere -Year 3!

A huge welcome to Windermere and Key Stage 2! In year 3 we are encouraging children to be more independent learners. We have some very exciting topics to cover this year, each one with an enquiry-based question. Please take the time to look at our Termly overviews for details on our curriculum coverage. Our PE days are TUESDAY and FRIDAY we ask that children have their PE kits in school for these days. Our PE kit is black shorts with a t-shirt matching your child’s house colour and suitable shoes.

Year 3 Curriculum Overview Spring 2023

In KS2 we use a reading scheme that follows a different pattern to RWI. We use an online programme called Accelerated Reader. This is a reading scheme that uses a lot of online based assessments and activities that are linked to the children’s home reading books. Your child’s book level is called their ZPD. Your child will be given a range of numbers that they can select a home reading book from, so please do not be concerned if you notice a slight change in your child’s book band number, this is to be expected. Your child will be heard read in school at least once a week, we ask that children read a minimum of three times each week at home. Some children will still access the RWI scheme as part of developing their reading skills. Children are required to have their reading records and reading books in school every day.

Children have access to Spelling Shed, TTRS, Maths Whizz and Numbots. The login details for all these can be found inside your child’s reading record. The children enjoy using these sites within school and they provide a fun way for children to practice and embed their knowledge – we ask that children also access these at home where possible.

Trips are a wonderfully exciting way to enrich the learning that takes place in school. We aim to arrange a number of trips throughout the year. Letters with details about trips will come home at least two weeks prior to the trip date.

We are looking forward to the year ahead with your child and supporting them as they continue to grow into respectful, responsible and resilient members of the Newtown School family.