First Year of KS2
Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2. Year 3 is a very exciting transition year group where children move from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 and the expectations are that little bit higher.
In Year 3, your child is not only transitioning into a new year group, but a new Key Stage. They spent last year building up their knowledge and stamina for SATs and the goal is to maintain and progress this knowledge in Year 3.
The children’s skills seem to progress in leaps and bounds this year and their independence grows. They are expected to access technology independently and take responsibility over their learning needs and support.
Supporting your child
Please see these resources which we believe will support your Year 3 child at home.
We expect your child to read independently for 30 mins every day and complete a quiz on the book they have read.
In Year 3, we need to consolidate the learning from KS1 as well as discover new language from the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list. Spelling is taught through the Rising Stars programme and weekly patterns will be taught in class. Please see the documents attached to revise the new spellings.
Tackling Tables should be completed 3 times a week with the expectation that children will be on Red level by the end of Year 3 in preparation for their Multiplication Tables Check in Year 4.