Notices

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Please see the link below for our wish list for books to help the children with their learning. Any donations would be greatly appreciated; https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/19RUSBAHFFSNK?&sort=default

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has their PE-kit with them on Monday and remind your child to take it home on a Friday.

Dates

Thursday 1st  March- St Davids wear yellow for St David’s day

Friday 2nd March – World Book Day

Friday 9th March- Children dress as what they want to be when they are older eg a police officer, a doctor, a pilot

Friday 16th March- St Patricks wear green for St Patrick’s day

Letters

World Book Day at Park Community School

Home Learning

Reading

Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, five times a week. This is to be recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reading records will be signed by teachers to check regular reading has occurred.

Spelling

Spellings will be sent home weekly to be learnt and practiced. These will be tested in school on a weekly basis. The words chosen will be suitable for the age of the child and will either be high frequency words, common exception words or a spelling pattern. When writing their spellings please encourage children to join their handwriting using cursive joins.

Maths

As you know, maths homework is now based around each child’s mental maths objective. Ask your child what their mental maths target is and encourage your child in revising for their next mental maths test. Keep supporting your child(ren) at home by finding fun ways to learn their new skill, for example use groups of pasta for repeated addition to develop your child’s confidence with multiplication tables, or use playing cards to play multiplication war. We test children weekly and once they have achieved Gold award (questions out of order and with missing digits) they receive a certificate in the celebration assembly, and a letter with their next mental maths objective will be sent home. Similarly, when your child reaches Bronze and/ or Silver, your child will receive a slip to celebrate their success so they can move on to practising the next skill. Enjoy practising these mental maths’ targets with your children!

Supporting your child at home;

This weeks spellings; Spellings 23.2.18

Take Home Task

We will be looking at Plants in Science next term. You might like to investigate how plants grow, what the parts of a plant are or how plants attract insects ……and why?

Current Learning

Maths

In Maths, we will look at the concept of money and fractions. We will learn strategies for mental maths that will help us to calculate quickly and accurately. We will revise our times tables using the 5 times tables to help us read time using analogue clocks. We will use our reasoning skills to find answers to word problems whilst considering a variety of ways to present the same information.

English

We will look at writing a diary entry and  writing a recount based on our trip  to the Museum of London to research The Great Fire of London. Following on from this, we will look at writing a narrative paying particular attention to the setting and how they can affect the characters included in the story.

Science

In Science, we will be looking at Everyday Materials in relation to recycling, reusing and how the properties of materials may change when variables are applied. We will look at sustainability and discover who John McAdam is.

History

In History, we will be using the Great Fire of London as a base to understand how significant events in the past can have an impact on our lives today. We will ask questions about the event and attempt to find answers.

Art

In Art ,we will be looking at Portraits and creating our own! We are all really excited to see what the children produce at the end of the project.

Music

In music we will look at music through history. We will explore the different changes that have happened and see if we can think of any reasons as to why music may have changed throughout time.

PE

In PE ,we will be learning the skills involved in playing basketball. We will continue to develop our  ball skills and work on our team tactics of defending and attacking.

MindUp

This term we will be working with MindUp. The children have are learning about 3 parts of the brain and their jobs and calming down strategies to allow our Pre Frontal Cortex to stay in control. We will be moving on to learn how to be mindful through our senses.

Computing

In Computing , we are going to study algorithms. We will be looking at how they support and allow computers to run in the way that they do. The children will also be creating their own algorithms!

RE

In RE this half-term we are learning about Nature and God.