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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/1VI5IDB77722V?&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.
Please click here to view our menu- Park Community School Menu Spring 2018
Link to Oxford Owl; https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Friday 23rd March; Sport Relief- children to wear their own sporty clothes
Friday 23rd March; Parent showcase at 9.00
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.
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.
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 to make concrete representations of numbers to develop your child’s confidence with their number bonds, or explore using playing cards and play “The Snap” where you have to find two numbers which make the whole. We test children weekly and once they have achieved Gold award (questions out of order and with missing numbers) 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;
- Handwriting: Handwriting Practice
- Spellings: Fun things to do with spellings
- Reading: How to help your child with reading
- Maths: www.nrich.maths.org or www.topmarks.co.uk or http://www.mathematicshed.com/ or https://www.mathplayground.com/games.html
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Take Home Task
After the Easter break in Year One, we are going to discover the “Great Scientists and Inventors” for our science unit. We are going to begin this unit by discovering who Christopher Columbus was and what he has discovered. Therefore, during the Easter break have a go at researching Christopher Columbus (or another inventor you are particularly interested in!) and have a go at writing your own report about their discovery. You can also have a go at creatively making their discovery using a range of resources. We cannot wait to see these after we come back – have fun!
In Maths, we are going to study time, We are going to learn to tell the time to the hour and half-past the hour and we will solve practical problems for time. Following the unit on time, we will study numbers to 50. We are going to count, read, write, identify and represent these numbers in numerals and words and we will begin recognising place value.
In Literacy this half term we will be studying “Elmer” written by David McKee—a known British writer and illustrator. We will also continue exploring the difference between fiction and non-fiction, and we will write our own non-fiction report.
In Science we are going to learn about plants. We are going to identify and name a variety of common, wild and green plants, as well as a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees, We are going to explore and describe the basic structure of common plants. Throughout the unit we are going to gather and record data to help in answering questions.
In History ,we are going to study Travel and Transport. We are going to learn why and how modes of transport were different in the past and how these have changed over time. We are going to research George Stephenson to find out more about his railway inventions.
In Art we are going to learn the skills associated with painting. We are going to start off the unit by exploring primary and secondary colours, as well as cold and warm colours. Then, we are going to learn the difference between using a flat and a round brush and the impact this has on our painting. At the end we are going to create our own sunset and sea painting.
In PE ,we will be learning the skills involved with basketball. We will learn to dribble, use the chest to pass, to pass the ball whilst dribbling and moving, to play as a defender and to play as an attacker.
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.
In Computing , we are going to study painting skills in a painting application on an Ipad. We are going to use a painting program to paint with different colours and brushes, create shapes, fill areas, undo and redo and add text. Furthermore, we are going to evaluate our final pieces and self-reflect on what we could have done better next time.
In RE this half-term we are learning about different places of worship. Children are encouraged to express their ideas and respect the ideas of others. Throughout this unit we are exploring what belonging to a community means and what are the meanings behind religious signs.