It’s great to see how many of you Wrock-stars are still gigging. Here’s this week’s top acts:
Here are some ideas of activities you could do with your children during this time off. This has also been posted on Class Dojo – the children are more than welcome to use their portfolios to share what they have done with us.
Although this is an unsettling time, we hope you will be able to enjoy making some cherished memories with your children!
Stay safe and remember to look after each other.
Year 3 Team xxx
At WWJS, our aim is to ignite the passion for reading. Reading is a vital skill that will support children’s learning across the whole curriculum.
In order for children to fulfil their potential in reading we need as much parental support as possible and we hope to work together in order to ensure that all children succeed.
We have been monitoring the number of times children have read per week and these percentages can we be seen below. I am very proud of the children who have really worked hard and are reading more at home. Well done!
Let’s keep up the great work and improve these percentages!
|Class||Percentage of children reading at home three times a week.
|Percentage of children reading at home three times a week.
How to listen to reading?
- Praise – Lots of praise when listening to your child read will help with enjoyment and seem less like a chore.
- Ask lots of questions – To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as you read. Start with ‘Where did we get to last time?’, ‘Can you remember what’s happened so far?’ and ‘What do you think will happen next?’.
- Read anytime, anywhere – You could read in the car, whilst cooking, in the bath or anywhere!
- Read for enjoyment – To make sure that your child is reading for enjoyment, don’t be afraid of getting them to re-read their favourites as this will increase fluency.
- All reading is good – Don’t rule out non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines or leaflets. Reading is reading and it’s all worthwhile.
Instead of two individual fund-raisers, this year we have decided to organise an extravaganza and hold the Summer Fayre in conjunction with the Year 6 Enterprise Day.
This will be held on Friday 28th June in the afternoon.
More information will follow soon.
On Friday 14th June, we will be having a mufti day.
We are not asking for money; All we ask for in return is a bottle for the tombola for the Summer Fayre (more information on this coming soon). Please make sure that the bottles are unopened. Believe it or not, we have had half-empty bottles in the past! Bottles could include toiletries, wine, sauce, pop etc.
If your child does not want to participate, they are welcome to come in their normal school uniform.
Wow! Take a look at these amazing improvements in children’s speed on TT Rockstars. I am so impressed!
A massive well done to the ‘Rock Stars’ above. If your child isn’t already using TT Rockstars on a regular basis, please encourage them to do so; this increased speed in times-table recall will have a huge positive impact in their maths lessons (and beyond).
Well done to the children who are making the most of TT Rockstars! We’re seeing a big improvement in the speed of the children and they are loving the challenge of beating their own scores.
Below are some of our most improved children and some of our fastest children. As you can see, it really is making a huge impact on the children’s times-tables knowledge. If your child hasn’t played it, please make sure that they log in and challenge themselves. They can play in the garage to practise their tables. Then, they need to record their fastest times in the studio, which works out their rock status.
If you need any help with TT Rockstars, please ask your child’s teacher.
Hi, just a little reminder for you all…
There was a letter sent out 2 weeks ago about tomorrow’s mindfulness day. The children and adults are going to be taught in sessions about mental health; what it is like, what the symptoms are, how to recognise it and how to manage it. To raise money and awareness for this charity, we are asking for a £1 donation and the children can come in in non-school uniform and they can bring in a toy/teddy (no electronics). Just something that helps them relax or chill.
Thanks, Mrs Cowan
Quick reminder that if your child is in our current Year 3 and would like to take part in the residential visit to Condover Hall in March next year (when the children will be in Year 4), a place needs to be reserved and a non-refundable deposit of £25 needs to be paid by MONDAY 16TH JULY.
More information can be found at: https://www.jca-adventure.co.uk/activity-centres/condover-hall
This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to experience some different activities – both physically and mentally challenging. They also get to have lots of fun with their friends. We have visited this venue a number of times and it is brilliant value for money at £110 per child (this includes all their activities, special clothing if needed and most importantly, food!!).
A copy of the letter is below but please ask at the office if you have any questions