Year 3 is the first year in Upper School, the site at 3 Ledborough Lane. Every effort is taken to make the transition from Year 2 as smooth as possible.
In this year the classes have a form teacher who registers them in the morning and is responsible for their pastoral care. The form teacher also takes them for English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography. Other subjects are taught by specialist teachers. This is in preparation for Year 4 when all subjects are taught by subject specialists.
Each term there is an Educational Visits Day, which offers trips outside the classroom linked to our curriculum. Recently these have included the 'Look Out Discovery Centre', 'Woburn Safari Park' and 'The Earth's Trust', all giving the girls the perfect opportunity to experience a hands-on approach to learning.
Whilst lessons in French, Religious Studies and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) take place in the classroom, other specialist lessons such as Music, Art and ICT take place in our purpose built specialist rooms.
There is a variety of extra-curricular activities introduced in Year 3 including ICT, board games, music and sports clubs, including swimming squads.
The girls quickly become integrated into the life of Upper School and thrive on their new challenges and in their new environment. They are befriended by our older girls and enjoy getting to know our subject staff at Upper School, as well as their caring and experienced form teacher.
Year 3 provides the ideal beginning to our girls' Prep school education at High March.