1 Mar 2019

Yr3 Curriculum Update – 01/03/19

Working together to achieve success for every child

Welcome to our 12th edition!

In each update, the Year 3 Team will bring you snapshots of what your children in Year Three have been up to every 2 weeks. You will see a variety of learning experiences exemplifying learning which is fun, exciting, challenging, innovative and/or creative…and whatever they are, we know that your child has worked really hard to get there and should you have the chance, you may want to share this newsletter with your child to find out the juicy details and discuss the great learning they have been doing!

Transdisciplinary Learning – It’s all connected!      
‘Water is essential to life and is a limited resource for many people.’

The children have learnt that in some countries people have a limited amount of water because they don’t have a tap near to them and need to walk long distances to get water. However, in other countries where people do have taps in their homes the problem is a limited amount of water in the country. Hong Kong being one of these places!

We have been interpreting information in graphs and on maps. Looking at places that are hot, places that are cold, places with a lot of rainfall and places with less rainfall. We have been trying to work out which countries have access to a lot of water and which countries do not have much water by studying maps.

We have been thinking about how we as individuals can save water ( turning the tap off as we brush our teeth) and we have been thinking about how countries can save water ( by using salt water to flush toilets and by reusing grey water – water from washing machines, showers and baths and by collecting rainwater).

We are also beginning to think of our own creative ideas about how individuals and countries could save water!



The children enjoyed reciting poetry in the Year Three assembly last Friday, both poetry they had analysed and poetry they had written themselves. Thank you to those of you who came along to give the children an audience for their poetry.

This week as part of Book Week we have had fun thinking about our favourite books and our favourite characters in stories.

Do you recognise any of these characters?

Thank you all for your help preparing the chidren’s costumes for the Book Parade today! We’ll be sure to include a few photos in the next curriculum update.



In maths we continue to explore and investigate different types of measurement both standard and non standard units. Here is an example of a few lessons some children have participated in.

At home you might like to…

  • Share your favourite book or author
  • See if the total length of your fingers is the same length as one your arms! Test it out for all members of the family!
  • Think of some creative ways your family could save water


Chinese Year 3:

In the Chinese classrooms, we continue to focus on the concept of wellbeing and providing different learning opportunities for children to explore their own interests and promote agentic learning. Connections to learning are made using Chinese songs, rhymes, games and stories.



A few key reminders for students and parents:

  • Please remind your child to pack his/her school hat for each day, as children who do not bring their hat will not be allowed to take part in snack or lunch play.
  • There are extreme peanut allergies in Year 3, so please make sure your child does not bring nuts to school or eat peanut butter or nutella for breakfast before he/she heads to school.
  • Please remind your child to pack his/her own cutlery as we do not provide extra sets of cutlery at school
  • Lau, our librarian, says please remember to buy a book bag to protect the library books. Children can bring in cash or cheque of $60 to the PTA to purchase one. Many Thanks


Key dates for the Diary

Saturday 16th March –  KJS School Fair

Tuesday 2nd April –  Wear Blue for Autism Day

Monday 8th April – Student Led Conferences

Tuesday 9th April – Student Led Conferences

Thursday 11th April – School Disco