Norwich Class 2012 to 2013
As children make the transition from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two, the focus will be to continue to develop independence and self-belief in their own ability in order for them to achieve well in all subjects. There will be increased expectations in terms of pace, quality of work, and neat handwriting.
In Numeracy, it is important for the children to develop their multiplication tables, increasing the speed to have an instant recall. There will be a strong emphasis on using and applying mathematics, applying skills learnt into real life situations.
In writing, children will be expected to write for different purposes, for example instructional texts, imaginative story writing or letter writing, in all areas of the curriculum. Children will be expected to punctuate their sentences, using capital letters and full stops, along with other punctuation which they will be taught. Guided reading will take place daily for half an hour, with key questions to show their understanding of the text.
Children will be reading a variety of genres including poetry and non-fiction texts. All children will be expected to read regularly at home, independently as well as with adults which is to be recorded in their reading records. Book bags should be in school every day.
Behaviour expectations differ in Year Three. In Year Two, children were rewarded with a green card daily. However, in Year Three, children will receive green cards when they go above and beyond expectations in school.
The hope for this year is that the children will be safe, happy and enjoy their learning in school, as well as making good progress through concentration and hard-work.