Welcome to Year 3 and Year 4
|In Year 3 the children have the opportunity to learn either the cello or the violin. The children are taught by specialists teachers and, each term, the School invites parents to a special concert to showcase their progress.
In Years 3 and 4 children are encouraged to take on more responsibility both for their own learning and as a member of the cohort.
By this stage, most children have sufficiently established reading and comprehension skills to undertake independent research. Maths skills are developed and extended in both recorded and practical forms. Our curriculum enables children to develop their research and problem-solving skills, with the children encouraged to become self-regulated learners; as they gather information from a variety of sources their research skills flourish.
The Year 3 curriculum is enhanced by a series of educational excursions. The children visit Lunt Fort to experience life as a Roman soldier, dressing as a soldier and taking part in military exercises. The children also visit Rosliston Forestry Centre for orienteering activities and environmental games and have the opportunity to learn survival skills and den-building at Calke Abbey. Chinese New Year is celebrated as part of the international curriculum.
Year 4 have a very exciting start to the year with their first big trip away from home. The children venture to the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire which provides a fantastic environment for team building and year group bonding. The children get involved in lots of fun activities and develop their independence.
Year 4's Rainforest topic is brought alive for the children by a trip to Cadbury World and by celebrating Fairtrade fortnight which allows the children to learn more about the wider world. Tudor Day is also a highlight of the school year allowing children experience life in that era, with Tudor cooking, pomander making, dancing and much more.