Welcome to Year 3
We are lucky being Year 3 teachers as we are able to spend time with the children that are in our class before they start the school. As part of the transition, our Year 3 children buddy up with a Year 2 class from one of our feeder schools (Oaklands and Moulsham Infants). Many activities are completed throughout the Spring and Summer terms including reading buddies, writing letters to each other to find out about life At Moulsham Juniors, coming into school for a lunch time, treasure hunts and many, many more. This makes life much easier for our new Year 3 children when they start.
Our Year 3 curriculum is very exciting. Lots of the year 3 children are able to discuss what they find enjoyable. One of the subjects that the children enjoy is learning about the Stone Age and many of our other subjects use The Stone Age as a focus for the activities, such as cave paintings in Art. The pupils also have fun creating puppet theatres as part of a DT topic.
In Year 3 we go on trips to Colchester Castle, to garden centres to buy our own seeds which we plant and we are able to sell what we grow. We also go into Chelmsford to ask questions to members of the public about what they like and dislike about Chelmsford.
We enjoy the fact that children are able to make an easy transition to us and can therefore settle into year 3 and their learning quickly.