Welcome to LKS2(Year 3 and 4)
In Year 3 we welcome boys and girls into their first year here at RAAS. We place a strong emphasis establishing routines and developing a strong foundation on which to build in the years to come.
We encourage all children to be creative, develop a vivid imagination and take responsibility through becoming an ‘Upstander.’
We introduce our pupils to the 5 Gatton Aims:
- Take ownership of our lives
- Respect ourselves, others and the environment
- Aspire and persevere
- Be courageous and honest
- Contribute to our community and society
Through high quality teaching and strong pastoral support our children are encouraged to be confident in expressing their ideas and opinions with the class and with each other.
Year 3 pupils are taught predominately by their class teacher for the academic subjects; however, have the opportunity to have lessons taught by subject specialist teachers. These may include, Deign &Technology, Food Technology, Modern Languages, Music, Drama, PE and Swimming.
We believe that this style of teaching and learning provides a true holistic education and one where children are given the best possible opportunity to flourish from an early age.
Teamwork remains a key element in our pupils’ learning throughout Year 3 and 4 and we focus on building confidence and self-esteem with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
We are proud to invite Year 3 and 4 pupils to apply for leadership roles within the Junior School. These include becoming Learning Ambassadors, School Council or Eco Team representatives.
In Year 4 pupils continue to build upon the concepts and strategies learnt in Year 3 and we place a strong emphasis on whole class, group and independent learning. As ever, we strive to make lessons fun so that every pupil feels confident and eager to learn.
We want all our pupils to develop into flexible and independent learners.
Phonics and Reading is taught through Read, Write Inc, and all children are encouraged read for pleasure. There are a wide range of reading materials accessible through our Junior library and online platforms which can be accessed in the boarding house and home or even during the holidays. Our Literacy lessons have many formal elements with spelling, grammar and comprehension and we encourage exploration of these elements within creative work and by studying a variety of high quality, age appropriate literature.
In Maths we work on building a confidence with numbers, developing the ability to work with numbers confidently and use a range of mathematical vocabulary.
Year 3 Gallery
Year 4 Gallery