Year 3

Year 3

Spring term 2017 curriculum

Expectations: The expectation in Year 3 is that children are dropped at the main entrance each morning, and make their way to the classroom independently. This is to promote a level of independence with children, and to also ensure there is not a build-up of children and adults in the corridors (we share a lot of space with Year 4). We appreciate your cooperation with this. It is important that children arrive at school promptly, so they are settled and ready to start the day in a positive way. If children are arriving after 8.45 when the bell goes, they will not feel organised and settled to start the day.

Open door policy: We have an open door policy in Year 3, so if you ever have a concern/query, feel free to pop in after school/email/make an appointment if necessary. First thing in the morning is not the best time to do this, as there are children coming in, and it can be a busy time, however if the issue is prominent, this can be accommodated.

Miss O’Connell: e.oconnell@janvrin.sch.je Miss Lopes: c.lopes@janvrin@sch.je

P.E.: On P.E. days, children need to come to school in black shorts/ tracksuit with the red Janvrin school T-Shirt, and trainers.

Homework: The homework expectation is that all homework set is completed in the time allowed, and spellings are learnt ready for the test on Monday. Children will have a weekly Times Table test to complete, so regular practice of Times Tables is also important.

Reading: It is imperative that you read with your child at home every day. In Year 3, a lot of our topic and science work involves children doing independent research/ group reading. Reading everyday aloud to an adult can drastically improve children’s reading fluency and their comprehension, and also supports the reading we do in class. Guided reading books are sent out every Friday, and there are books in class for children to take home. Alternatively, children can read their own choice of books from home.

Curriculum: Along with daily Maths and English lessons, children will be exposed to a range of other subjects from the Jersey Curriculum. These include: Art, Music, P.E. and the subjects outlined below.

Science: In science lessons year 3 will be learning about Light and Dark and Magnets. Within science we aim to teach children how to work scientifically, making predictions and collecting and comparing results. The children have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of their own environment which includes our playground and nature trail.

Computing: At Janvrin, the children have access to iPads and computers which are used to support teaching across the curriculum. We have interactive whiteboards in the classroom where children are given the opportunity to participate in their learning through technology. We are also fortunate to have a coding expert teach sessions throughout the year, covering the programming aspects of the computing curriculum.

Topic: Our topic this term is the Anglo-Saxons; this will cover a range of geography and history aspects which will also incorporate a wide range of maths, literacy and art skills. Chronology is an essential element of historical learning. Children are encouraged to make connections between the different eras and societies they study and develop a bigger picture of the past.
Rewards and Sanctions: This term, Year 3 are working towards some treats as a year group. These are earnt as a whole class/ year group, and are a reward for working hard and behaving appropriately. This half term we will be having a visit from a live tortoise, and going to Fort Regent for some sporting activities. We hope that the children can all work their hardest to achieve these things.

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