Dear Parents and Carers,
Summer Reading Challenge.
This year, for the first time ever, we have signed up to the Reading Agency's Digital Summer Reading Challenge 2020, which they have especially designed in recent weeks during the current health crisis.
Silly Squad launched much earlier than usual, on Friday 5 June with a virtual ‘Let’s Get Silly!’ programme running from 4pm on the Summer Reading Challenge’s Facebook page. The launch featured special readings, family activities and draw-a-longs from guest celebrities and authors. (These are still available to view).
The Silly Squad digital platform (www.sillysquad.org.uk), aimed at children aged 4 - 11, will be a celebration of fun and happiness featuring artwork from children’s author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. The website will have a safe sign-up process, a personal profile area where children can set reading goals, review books, and see book recommendations and a forum to download and print activities. As children read books they will receive online rewards and unlockable content, and once they have reached their personal target they will be able to print their own certificate. Although children can set their own reading goals on the platform, Richmond Libraries encourage children in our borough to aim to read six books. For this year's challenge children can include any books they have read, they do not need to be library books.
This week has brought us to the end of ‘The Iron Man’. We hope that you and your children enjoyed the book were pleased with the quality of work they produced in relation to it.
The new text, ‘The Global Garden’, will begin from Monday. If you haven’t managed to get your own copy of it, do not worry as the pages relevant to the work will be included in the PowerPoint lessons. We have also swapped around the lessons so that the 2nd lesson will actually be the SPAG lesson.
This week, there is a separate PowerPoint for each of the 4 lessons. Each lesson starts with a ‘Flashback’, which is a chance to practise skills learnt from earlier on in the year. (only 5-10minutes should be spent on this section, or it could be completed at a different time if you would like to spend longer on it). The remainder of the slides focus on Measurement. The Pdfs for each day are the same as the Ppts, but a more printer friendly version if you are choosing to print the work out. (Remember, the lessons could be completed directly into the Ppt, on paper or whiteboards instead of printing out).
We are taking part in a fantastic RE project called ‘Spirited Art’. Please spend as much time over the week as needed to make a really thoughtful contribution to this. Upload this completed work to j2e.
We are approaching the end of what has been a most unusual year at Archdeacon. Please help your child to reflect on all the memorable parts of it- both from in school and home school.
Following the Parent letter sent out last week, please now only upload the two pieces of work requested. Thank you again for all your continuous support. As always if you do have any questions please contact us via email.
Mr Kent, Mrs Tranter and the year 3 Team