Year 3

Welcome to year 3!

Most of our children make the transition to year 3 from our main feeder school, Merry Hill; a few others come from other schools and even from abroad. We like to welcome the children by allowing them to visit us before they start so that they can get a feel for their new learning environment and meet their teachers.

Every child is allocated a “buddy” from the year above; this is someone who can keep an eye out for them and ensure they know how to seek help if they need it. Children are also allocated to a family group. The family groups meet up several times a term for family assemblies. In this way the children quickly settle into junior school life and feel welcomed to the Ashfield family.

The very beginning of the year is devoted to the big step of “becoming juniors” –helping children develop their organisational skills and routines for school; and setting out expectations for good learning behaviour and understanding of school routines.

Highlights in year 3 include:

  • The Christmas Play
  • The Gardening and Growing Project
  • A visit to Verulamium