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Welcome to Year 3
In schools in England, Year 3 is for children 7–8 years old, and this stage marks the end of Key Stage 1 as your child enters Key Stage 2 as a Junior. If they have attended an Infant school, this will also involve a move to a new school where they become part of the youngest year group again.
The move to Key Stage 2 allows your child to engage in a broad and balanced curriculum, with less focus on phonics and early maths and reading. The children will start to develop their knowledge of History, Geography, Science and other subjects, only covered in KS2, like learning a new language. Furthermore, there will be greater emphasis on understanding and learning spelling rules and importantly, in maths, your child will be using more formal methods of calculation than in previous years.
What to expect in Year 3
Increasing independence and empathy! Find out what your child can expect in Year 3. Find out more >