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Welcome back to our final term in Year 2!! I can't believe where this year has gone! surprise

Last term was jam packed with exciting events!  Our residential to Burwrdsley was a great success (take a look at the slideshow below!) The children had a brilliant time getting really close to nature.  Their behaviour was fantastic; they were amazing ambassadors for our school!  We all brought away incredible memories!  Of course, our special meerkat visitors at the end of term brought a fantastic finish to our meerkats topic.  Again, it was a remarkable and unforgettable experience for us all.

On this page you will find lots of information, events and news about the class, our topics and most importantly the wonderful work we produce! You will also find important information about our daily routines, homework and dates for your diaries.  We are very lucky to have a student teacher working with us this term.  Here is a short introduction from her:

Hello, my name is Zoe Lewis.  I am a student teacher from the University of Chester where I am training to become a Primary School Teacher.  This is a PGCE placement for me; I have a degree in History.  I have also spent 18 months working in Japan teaching English as an additional language. The time I spent there made me realise that teaching is my passion.  I am really looking forward to teaching the wonderful children in Class 2 and further developing my teaching skills. 

If you have concerns, questions or worries please feel free to pop in and see me, either before or after school or you can leave a message via email, phone or in the class message book located in the school office. My door is always open.

Warmest Regards,

Mrs King

Our Learning Environment

Our New Topic for the Summer Term is...

Fantastically Great Women who have Changed the World!

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This book is bursting with astounding women who achieved amazing things by following their hearts, talents and dreams!

We will fly through the sky with explorer Amelia Earhart, speak out for what is right with suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and cause a fashion revolution with Coco Chanel.!

Whilst learning all about these incredible women, we will compare them to present day influential women.

I am really looking forward to learning alongside the children!

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In English, we will be exploring this wonderful book to write biographies of these influential women.  Alonside this, we will write diary entries, information texts and narratives about their adventures.  To start off our writing skills, I have chosen the text The Flower written by John Light and beautifully illustrated by Lisa Evans.

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 This book links in nicely with our Science topic which is all about plants.  The children will explore the world of seeds in this unit: learn why plants disperse their seeds and the various clever ways in which they do this. We will plant cress seeds and grow a bean using hydroponics – watch and record what happens to them. Using various art and design techniques, we will make and model our own seeds and finally enjoy the fruits of our labours!

Mathematics will focus mainly on revision of the maths the children have learnt so far with an obvious focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  As much help at home with times tables etc will be of great benefit to your child as they prepare for their SATs.

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Copy the link below to help with your multiplication practice.  There are lots of games to choose from...

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

Who is our secret author?!!

Clues: She was a writer, illustrator, scientist and conservationist.

She lived in the Lake District where she got lots of inspiration for her writing.

She had two pet rabbits as a child which inspired one of her most famous books.

The first in to school with the answer earns 3 pond points!!

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Embedded Calendar

Reading

During the week, all children take part in guided reading sessions both as a whole class and individually. Within these sessions we read a variety of extracts and chapters from stories. These sessions aim to develop word recognition, inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read. 

There are also opportunities for the children to develop their love of reading during quiet reading sessions

In KS1 we strongly encourage parents/guardians to read at least 3 times a week and record a short comment in thier child''s reading diary about that reading session.

PE

In Year Two our PE sessions are on a Monday afternoon, and also on a Friday morning. Our focus will be on gymnastics and then athletics and field events as the weather improves (hopefully smiley)

Although our sessions are scheduled for these days, it is not uncommon for those to change due to other events in school so it is vital that all children have their kits in school on Monday and remain in school until the weekend. 

During the winter months, it is advisable for the children to bring warm clothes such as tracksuit bottoms as sessions will continue outside where possible.

Homework

Homework is given on a two weekly rota. One week, English is sent home and the following week, Maths is sent home. It is given on a Friday and due in the following Friday. Please try to ensure that homework is brought in by the due date so it can be checked and prepared for the following week.

Learning Logs are sent home each half term.

Spellings are sent home weekly on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via the message book or at the door and I will do my best to resolve the issue

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