What happens in Year 3 at UCPS?

Through a wide range of rich learning opportunities, children in Year 1 continue to acquire core knowledge, understanding and skills in the context of a broad and values-based curriculum. The curriculum plans for embedded opportunities to develop productive learning habits of mind, confidence in oracy and dialogue skills and curiosity in playful enquiry. As they transition from Key Stage 1 (KS1) to Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2), pupils in Year 3 develop their social, emotional and academic skills through a creative curriculum that focuses on a different theme each half term. More information about the curriculum for Year 1 can be accessed from this page under the following headers:
  • Year 3 Curriculum Plan: this document gives an overview of the topics studied in Year 3 for the entire school year and is what the teachers work from when planning their lesson sequences.
  • Year 3 Additional Resources: this page offers a range of links to a wealth of resource banks to help you support your children with their learning at home. It includes links to Cambridgeshire Home Learning, Mathletics, NCETM, Bug Club, BBC Teach and others.
  • The Year 3 Group Blog is published weekly by the year group teachers and gives a brief summary of children’s learning from that week, important notices for parents and home learning links or suggestions.