3 Juniper - final farewell!
To all the Year 3’s in Juniper,
It has been an absolute pleasure being able to be your teacher over the past 6 months – even under very strange circumstances!! Whilst I’m sad that we won’t get to see each other before school finishes, I am excited for your future endeavours and am sure that you will all achieve great things in Year 4 and beyond.
Sending all my very best wishes for a safe and happy summer break.
(We say farewell to both Charlotte AND Thaswini who have some new and exciting adventures ahead!)
Have a look below for some ideas on how to fill some extra time over the holidays, if you so wish.
In the autumn term, Fircroft will be celebrating inspirational black Britons as part of Black History Month. The ‘100 Great Black Britons’ competition closes date on 30th September. See the link below for more details. https://www.100greatblackbritons.co.uk/competition.html?link_id=10&can_id=1e447f7f1a8e760a3f59b54ebf15953a&source=email-resources-for-decolonising-the-curriculum&email_referrer=email_854857&email_subject=resources-for-decolonising-the-curriculum
You may wish to submit an entry for the Tooting Market art project (see attached flyer)
Get excited for your Autumn 1 topic – Potions! You will be learning about the properties of solids, liquids and gases, recognise dangerous materials and learn about the discovery and use of various types of medicines. You may like to do some research on this topic to get you ready!
You’ll be pleased to know that there is still going to be a Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s Reading Challenge invites everyone to get silly with the Silly Squad! Join the challenge and meet the Silly Squad by visiting: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ If you are not yet a member of a library we encourage you to join one straight away! All Wandsworth libraries are currently giving members access to a range of online resources including eBooks and audio books. Visit this website to join your local library: https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/join-a-library/ Good luck and happy reading!
If you’d like to keep your maths brain ‘on the boil’ over the summer holidays then we would really recommend that you check out these resources. There is one booklet for each unit from Y1 to Y6. If you have the Amazon Kindle app then you can download them for FREE and they will be auto-delivered wirelessly to an iPad, tablet or android device. You can then go to your device to start using the booklets. Find them here on Amazon or download from White Rose directly: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/parent-workbooks/ . If you find maths a little challenging, then do the work for your current year group but if you find maths really easy, then have a go at the work for next year! Don’t forget, you can email your work to your teacher for next year and they will see it in September! Just use the usual intake email address.
Reading is so important to continue over the holidays and something that families can do together. Please try to read every day during the holidays! We really love this website…https://www.storylineonline.net/…please check it out as an excellent alternative to screen time.
Parents, you may find the following useful – the first link offers advice and support on looking after the well-being not only of your children, but of yourselves as well. The second link to Young Minds also includes support for those children returning to school in September for the first time since lockdown.
Keep smiling and enjoy your summer break - you deserve it!!