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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/3SAM77BIZU7LY?&sort=default
Year Three will be returning to school for 3.10 on Fridays, due to swimming lessons at Wimbledon Leisure Centre.
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 9.30
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 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;
- 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 or https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/help-with-times-tables/
This weeks spellings; Spelling Words 16.3.18
Take Home Task
After the Easter break, Year Three will be reading Oliver Twist in English. To accompany this we will be looking at local history, in particular the Victorian period. It would be great for the children to have an understanding of this period when they come back. Therefore the children could complete some research on the Victorian period and changes that happened both in Merton and London. The children could create a timeline of important events from the period ready to begin the topic when they return. We cannot wait to see these after we come back – have fun!
In Maths, we are moving on to look at measure in some more detail. We will be recapping length and moving onto comparing m, cm and mm. The children will then begin to weigh different items using scales. The children will be encouraged to challenge themselves to make comparisons of different objects.
In Literacy this half term, we will be reading ’The Vanishing Rainforest’ to link with our Geography Rainforest topic. We will be using the book to write in role as a member of a tribe in the forest and to create a persuasive piece of writing.
In Science , we are going to be studying magnets and forces. The children will be encouraged to investigate how forces work and the properties of magnets. We will experiment to find out which objects are magnetic and non-magnetic.
In Geography, we are going to be studying the rainforests of South America. The children will be identifying the location of the Amazon and then investigating the habitats created in the rainforests and the animals that live there.
In Music we are going to be learning how to play the recorder. We are very excited to be learning a new instrument and will hopefully be able to show off what we can play at a show case on 23/3/18.
In DT, Year Three will be investigating nutrition and how our diets have changed over the years. We will look at Victorian diets and where they would have got their food from. We will then design a Victorian sandwich.
In PE, we will be continuing to go to Wimbledon Leisure Centre to complete our swimming lessons. In our second PE lesson each week we are going to be learning about dance. Children will be challenged to choreograph their own dance.
This term we will be continuing our work with MindUp. We will be moving on from learning about the parts of the brain and we will be learning about mindful acts and how we can teach ourselves to use our senses more mindfully.
In RE this term the children will be looking at different places of worship. We also be investigating the characteristics and items with in each place that make it special for that religion.
In Computing , we are going to be becoming movie makers. The children will be creating a weather report and then recording their performance.