Warden Hill Primary School Cheltenham

Welcome to Year 3

We understand the importance of a smooth and enjoyable transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. We guide and support each child through this journey to help embed their sense of belonging in Key Stage 2, as well as develop their independence and resilience.

Underpinning our learning in year 3 is our belief that all children can succeed when given opportunities, guidance and support. Each child is encouraged to develop a growth mindset and have a ‘can do’ attitude towards their learning, knowing that making mistakes is an inevitable and vital part of their learning journey. 

During the year, our children become Stone and Iron Age experts and Ancient Egyptian archaeologists. They also study Ancient Greek civilisations. Every year, the children look forward to our experience days where they can explore what life was like as a Stone-Age hunter, Egyptian worshipper and Ancient Greek citizen.

Our children enjoy geographical studies, investigating the impact earthquakes and volcanoes have on our planet.

Art, along with Design and Technology, provide a perfect opportunity to really explore and develop their creativity and evaluative skills with topics ranging from cave paintings to designing pizza boxes respectively.  

As always our children represent their houses with pride in the vast array of competitions throughout the year.

Our children relish the opportunity to take their learning outside the classroom. We visit the Avebury Stones, Crickley Hill and attend an author talk at the Literature Festival. It’s an action-packed start to life in the juniors!