Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 is one of the most difficult years in your child’s primary journey. Children often regress or make little progress from their Key Stage 1 test. This year is extremely hard because children have to move increasingly to an independent manipulation of the world around them. At this age children also become more aware of this world and can fixate upon the dangers it holds and the inequality it exhibits. Children listen to the news and want to know how it affects them.
Year 3 children need to develop a sense of ‘balance’. A recognition that adults know they still need support. Adults who know the learning journey may falter and that this is expected and not a disaster. Adults need to remind children of this age that ‘resilient’ behaviour is required when mistakes are made. I balanced viewpoint will result in long term gains. Children of this age can often have nightmares which relate to an unbalanced view of the world but equally reflect chemical changes in the brain that occur at this age.
Most importantly adults must be ‘balanced’ to act as role models at this difficult stage in the child’s learning journey.