Waverley Preparatory School & Nursery

Waverley School & Nursery






Year 3 at Waverley - For Ages 7-8 Yrs

Year 3 Overview

In Year 3, as pupils move into Key Stage 2 (KS2), they begin a more structured academic programme where pupils are also expected to take more responsibility for planning both their school work, homework and school day activities.

As well as a formal structured timetable with daily lessons of Maths and English, children will receive daily homework to be completed for the next day. Other core curriculum subjects include French, Design and Technology (DT), Art, History, Geography, Science and RE. Children continue structured, teacher-monitored reading using the school's reading scheme. This scheme aims to develop a pupil's reading through sets of books based on their ability. Children are also encouraged to broaden their interests and develop their reading skills outside of the standard reading programme through daily reading practice of books that take their interest and capture their imagination.

Examples of work undertaken in the Year 3 curriculum includes:

  • DT: Making kites
  • Art: Creating sculptures using salt dough
  • Geography: Learning about the UK and Europe including basic greetings in several European languages
  • Science: Studying rocks and minerals including a Geology expert visit the school with samples and using science equipment to examine the rocks in more detail.
  • RE: Making sweets for Diwali


Inter-School Fixtures and Competitions

Pupils in Year 3 start taking part in sports fixtures against other local schools for football, cricket, rounders, netball, athletics and swimming galas. 

Within school, all year 3 students participate in World Book Day, Maths Day Challenges, KS2 Christmas and Summer Productions, and also a Year 3 Assembly. 


School Trips 

Year 3 take part in a variety of school trips which focus around aspects of the curriculum that they have been studying. Recent trips have included:

  • Windsor Castle
  • The Imperial War Museum, London

Pupils of Year 3 and Year 4 also participate in a 2-night residential trip, experiencing a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities such as wall climbing, abseiling, treetop rope courses and giant swings.


Curriculum Maps for Year 3

To follow shortly. 


Photo Galleries

The Year 3 Valentine assembly. For more school photos, click here