Grove Junior School
Grove Junior School, Turner Street, Northwood,
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 2NL
Telephone: 01782 234550

Spring Curriculum 2016

To parents and others with responsibility for children in Year 3 during the 2015/2016 academic year: 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child back to Year 3.  Miss Comerford, Miss Humphreys, Miss Craddock and Miss James are looking forward to working with you and your child during this Spring Term

 

Curriculum: The children will be studying the following topics over the next term:

 

Creative Curriculum: Animal Kingdom. Children will be finding out about animals and their habitats through a range of activities and outcomes. They will look at the Rainforest and conservation issues.

Geography: Looking at the locations of animals and their habitats around the globe.

Art/ DT: Painting in the style of Henri Rousseau

PE: Dance, athletics, outdoor/ adventure sports and net/ wall games.

Science: Rocks and Soils/Habitats

French:  Les Animaux (animals).

PSHE: Friendship

Music: The Carnival of the Animals – Saint Saen

 

Literacy: Non-Chronological reports, Persuasive writing and narrative

 

Numeracy: Problem solving, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurements and data handling.  

 

At Grove, we hope you will continue to support the children with their targets as they progress through Key Stage 2.

 

Behaviour

 

The highest standard of behaviour is expected from children at all times and any break in our code of conduct will be dealt with through our assertive discipline system. 

 

Dress

In order to maintain high standards, school uniform should be worn at all times.  Sweatshirts and polo shirts are available from the Uniform shop.  Shoes should be black or brown and without a large heel.  Trainers are to be worn only for physical education lessons, and if appropriate at lunchtimes.  We strongly advise against children wearing jewellery of any kind.  Where earrings are worn only plain studs are allowed.  Earrings or any jewellery must be removed for PE lessons for safety reasons.  Piercing on other parts of the body is not allowed.

 

Dinner & Healthy Tuck Money

Dinner and tuck money should be kept in a purse/money container clearly marked with your child’s name and class. Tuck money is given in first thing in the morning but dinner money can be stored in a classroom tin for safe keeping until lunchtime. At lunchtime, it is your child’s responsibility to take their money to the canteen to pay for their dinner. All children quickly become used to the system which gives them greater flexibility and choice as it can be decided on a daily basis as to whether your child has sandwiches or a school lunch.

 

Equipment

The school provides all equipment your child will require including pens, pencil, rulers, calculators, books etc.  However, many children do like to bring their own pencil case into school to keep in their tray. Some children also bring pencil crayons and felt tips for art activities and for use during wet playtime.

 

Bags

We request that children only bring bags of sufficient capacity for carrying reading books, homework and dinner if required.  There is not enough capacity in the cloakrooms for unnecessarily large bags.

 

Reading books

It is the children’s responsibility to bring their reading book to school every day so that during the week, the children can read independently. During these independent reading sessions, the children will also have the opportunity of changing their own reading book. We ask that you hear your child read on a daily basis. The book you hear your child read does not necessarily have to be their school book, however, please record any reading that your child does in their reading diary. 

 

 

 

P.E.

P.E. is on a Monday – Olive, Tuesday – Hazel, Wednesday- Cherry and Thursday - Holly. All children must participate unless a signed letter is sent into school from the parent/guardian stating reasons for exclusion from PE, such as ill health.

  • PE kit should be contained in a separate PE bag clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • All items of clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name.
  • For safety reasons no jewellery is allowed, earrings must be removed.

 

The school P.E. kit is as follows:

  • Plain white T-shirt
  • Navy or Black shorts,
  • Black pumps for use in the hall and trainers for outdoor activities.
  • Children may also want to bring a plain navy or black tracksuit to wear for outdoor lessons.

Note: Trainers are not allowed for some activities such as certain gymnastic activities for safety reasons.

 

It is your child’s responsibility to ensure that they look after their PE kit and always hang it on their peg. Any PE bags found on the floor or around school are taken to lost property.

 

Home Learning

Home learning is intended to help your child progress in their class learning. It will take a variety of forms including reading, numeracy, comprehension and spellings. As your child progresses through Key Stage 2 we work hard to develop each child’s independent skills and look for a positive attitude to, and effort in completing homework. Homework will be given out on Mondays to be returned for Friday and should take from half an hour to an hour to complete. A homework register will be taken and continual missed or late homework will be discussed with parents. If you have been on holiday for the weekend and your child has been unable to complete their homework please send a note in with your child explaining this. It may be appropriate for you to assist your child with homework but please do not do the work for them.  The work is intended to be productive and not cause stress, although will have an element of challenge. 

If your child has issues with their home learning such as finding it too difficult, please record this in their homework books so that we can address this.

 

Thank you

If you have any questions or concerns during the term please let us know immediately in order for us to deal with the matter.  Whilst it is difficult for us to talk to parents before school due to having to bring in the children, we are free after school most evenings to discuss any concerns. If it is not convenient to get in to see us, please send a note in a sealed envelope for our attention.  We look forward to your continued co-operation and support in the term ahead.

 

 

The Year 3 team.

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To parents and others with responsibility for children in Year 3 during the 2015/2016 academic year: 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child back to Year 3.  Miss Comerford, Miss Humphreys, Miss Craddock and Miss James are looking forward to working with you and your child during this Spring Term

 

Curriculum: The children will be studying the following topics over the next term:

 

Creative Curriculum: Animal Kingdom. Children will be finding out about animals and their habitats through a range of activities and outcomes. They will look at the Rainforest and conservation issues.

Geography: Looking at the locations of animals and their habitats around the globe.

Art/ DT: Painting in the style of Henri Rousseau

PE: Dance, athletics, outdoor/ adventure sports and net/ wall games.

Science: Rocks and Soils/Habitats

French:  Les Animaux (animals).

PSHE: Friendship

Music: The Carnival of the Animals – Saint Saen

 

Literacy: Non-Chronological reports, Persuasive writing and narrative

 

Numeracy: Problem solving, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurements and data handling.  

 

At Grove, we hope you will continue to support the children with their targets as they progress through Key Stage 2.

 

Behaviour

 

The highest standard of behaviour is expected from children at all times and any break in our code of conduct will be dealt with through our assertive discipline system. 

 

Dress

In order to maintain high standards, school uniform should be worn at all times.  Sweatshirts and polo shirts are available from the Uniform shop.  Shoes should be black or brown and without a large heel.  Trainers are to be worn only for physical education lessons, and if appropriate at lunchtimes.  We strongly advise against children wearing jewellery of any kind.  Where earrings are worn only plain studs are allowed.  Earrings or any jewellery must be removed for PE lessons for safety reasons.  Piercing on other parts of the body is not allowed.

 

Dinner & Healthy Tuck Money

Dinner and tuck money should be kept in a purse/money container clearly marked with your child’s name and class. Tuck money is given in first thing in the morning but dinner money can be stored in a classroom tin for safe keeping until lunchtime. At lunchtime, it is your child’s responsibility to take their money to the canteen to pay for their dinner. All children quickly become used to the system which gives them greater flexibility and choice as it can be decided on a daily basis as to whether your child has sandwiches or a school lunch.

 

Equipment

The school provides all equipment your child will require including pens, pencil, rulers, calculators, books etc.  However, many children do like to bring their own pencil case into school to keep in their tray. Some children also bring pencil crayons and felt tips for art activities and for use during wet playtime.

 

Bags

We request that children only bring bags of sufficient capacity for carrying reading books, homework and dinner if required.  There is not enough capacity in the cloakrooms for unnecessarily large bags.

 

Reading books

It is the children’s responsibility to bring their reading book to school every day so that during the week, the children can read independently. During these independent reading sessions, the children will also have the opportunity of changing their own reading book. We ask that you hear your child read on a daily basis. The book you hear your child read does not necessarily have to be their school book, however, please record any reading that your child does in their reading diary. 

 

 

 

P.E.

P.E. is on a Monday – Olive, Tuesday – Hazel, Wednesday- Cherry and Thursday - Holly. All children must participate unless a signed letter is sent into school from the parent/guardian stating reasons for exclusion from PE, such as ill health.

  • PE kit should be contained in a separate PE bag clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • All items of clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name.
  • For safety reasons no jewellery is allowed, earrings must be removed.

 

The school P.E. kit is as follows:

  • Plain white T-shirt
  • Navy or Black shorts,
  • Black pumps for use in the hall and trainers for outdoor activities.
  • Children may also want to bring a plain navy or black tracksuit to wear for outdoor lessons.

Note: Trainers are not allowed for some activities such as certain gymnastic activities for safety reasons.

 

It is your child’s responsibility to ensure that they look after their PE kit and always hang it on their peg. Any PE bags found on the floor or around school are taken to lost property.

 

Home Learning

Home learning is intended to help your child progress in their class learning. It will take a variety of forms including reading, numeracy, comprehension and spellings. As your child progresses through Key Stage 2 we work hard to develop each child’s independent skills and look for a positive attitude to, and effort in completing homework. Homework will be given out on Mondays to be returned for Friday and should take from half an hour to an hour to complete. A homework register will be taken and continual missed or late homework will be discussed with parents. If you have been on holiday for the weekend and your child has been unable to complete their homework please send a note in with your child explaining this. It may be appropriate for you to assist your child with homework but please do not do the work for them.  The work is intended to be productive and not cause stress, although will have an element of challenge. 

If your child has issues with their home learning such as finding it too difficult, please record this in their homework books so that we can address this.

 

Thank you

If you have any questions or concerns during the term please let us know immediately in order for us to deal with the matter.  Whilst it is difficult for us to talk to parents before school due to having to bring in the children, we are free after school most evenings to discuss any concerns. If it is not convenient to get in to see us, please send a note in a sealed envelope for our attention.  We look forward to your continued co-operation and support in the term ahead.

 

 

The Year 3 team.

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