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Welcome To Year 3

Year 3

Our year...

The transition from KS1 to KS2 is an exciting time and, here at Stanford Junior School, we aim to make this transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

We work closely with the infant school and other school settings to ensure that all of the children who are transferring to our school are well-prepared for the next step in their education.

Year 3 children settle quickly into their new setting and we support this in a variety of ways whilst maximising learning opportunities. For example, we facilitate an afternoon break for the first half of the autumn term.

There is lots to look forward to in Year 3 and the children are engaged in their learning from the outset.

We begin the year by immersing the children in the land of fairy tales during our Wild Wild Wood topic.

We also take the children back in time as far the Stone Age to discover what life was like for early man.

Other topics include Rainforests and Metal Mayhem, with a focus on The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes.

Without a doubt, the highlight for most children is our Tomb Raider topic, during which the children are transported back to the land of pharaohs and pyramids as they learn about life in Ancient Egypt.

During Year 3, the children enjoy many trips and visits. These include a prehistoric workshop and a trip to Kew Gardens, where the children discover the exotic life of the rainforest.