Year 3 - Kestrels Class

Welcome to Kestrels Class!

In Year 3 we continue to build on the learning that children achieved in Key Stage 1. Each child will develop their independence as they get used to being part of Key Stage 2. We   maintain our high expectations of each child in order to encourage them to fulfil their potential.


We will continue to develop mental and written Maths skills, and will progress to more complex problem solving, including working with fractions. Times tables are an important part of our maths curriculum, and each child will work on knowing their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables by heart. Learning these thoroughly will have an incredible benefit to the children across many areas of Maths.


We will read a range of different text types including both fiction and non-fiction. We will be working particularly hard at developing our inference skills, so that we can ‘read between the lines’. We will have reading time each day, but really value each child reading at home as well. Please listen to your child read as often as you can and write a comment in their reading record. Our writing will include persuasive texts, letters, descriptions, instructions and stories. In our English lessons we follow the ‘Talk for Writing’ method, which involves learning a text orally and being able to perform it using actions. This helps children to familiarise themselves with the structure of different text types and in turn to use this in their own writing.


Our topics in Year 3  are cross-curricular and include the following:

Bright Sparks (electricity)

Stone Age to Iron Age

Guatemala and the Mayan Civilisation

Aylesham Past and Present 


We also have PE, RE, Computing and French every week as well as Science lessons extra to our topic work.