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Year 3 and 4

Welcome to Years 3 and 4

At Ainslie Wood Primary School we have developed a child centred enquiry based curriculum that is innovative, broad and varied. It enables children to use their imaginations and develop their creativity. We develop the children's individual abilities, interests and potential. We do this by a variety of teaching methods and by taking account of children's different learning styles. We also take note of what interests and motivate children, and adapt our lessons and curriculum to accommodate this. We focus on reading, writing and mathematics as a foundation for all our learning. Creativity is embedded into everyday teaching and learning. Our unique, school designed WE ARE Curriculum is taught through Project Based Learning which includes science and most of the foundation subjects, except for PE, RE, French and music which are taught as stand–alone lessons.

Our curriculum threads SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) across all subject areas and school life, ensuring pupils are aware of the history and the values of Britain and prepares pupils' for life in modern Britain.

We teach children how to keep safe by a variety of means, which includes assemblies; and sessions in specific areas such as internet safety and sex education.

We believe a key life skill that should be taught explicitly to children in Red Quad is COLLABORATION. We incorporate this in to all of our subjects and Project Based Learning. The flexible walls in Red Quad and the shared learning space allow for collaboration across year groups as well as within year groups. We make full use of this amazing feature!


Our school systems include:

- Formative and summative assessment to improve teaching and learning and raise achievement.

- Accurate and moderated assessment drawing on a range of evidence of real learning experiences (we don’t test our children)

- Regular evaluations of how well pupils' are doing against age related expectations including identifying pupils who are at risk of falling behind and ensuring there is aspirational challenge for all groups of leaners.


We are currently delivering our curriculum through:

  • A wide range of after school clubs and breakfast clubs, including art, cooking, a variety of sports, dance and drama.
  • Supporting all staff to deliver our WE ARE Curriculum.
  • Assessments, using objectives from the National Curriculum, of core and foundation subjects.
  • Educational visits linked to Project Based Learning/ Inviting experts in to work with our children in school.