Term 2, Week 6

Notices:

Well done to all the Year 2 members of the choir for their fantastic singing last Wednesday. You were amazing. We look forward to hearing you again on Friday. 

  • This Friday, 10th December. Come and sing carols with the Salvation Army Band in the main playground. The choir will also be singing. We shall start from gates opening at pick up time. All welcome to ‘linger’ after you have picked up your children from the classroom. 
  • It is our Y2 homework sharing this week – please bring in your homework on Monday to share it with your class.
  • Tuesday 14th December – Children will be visiting St Peter’s Church, please ensure they have coats (and every day as we aim to get outside as much as possible).
  • Tuesday 14th December – Christmas dinner day
  • Thursday 16th December – Christmas parties, please look out for the sign up sheet (this will be on patios) asking for you to contribute food towards this. We usually ask parents to sign up to each bring a different food from the list, which we then share between all the children, so please remember we are a no nuts school. Also please name any containers you may use so that we can return them to you. Children can also wear party clothes to school on this day.
  • Friday 17th December – Christmas Jumper Day – Donations to FHIS for this
  • Friday 17th December – Last day of term

Week 5 celebrations:

Y2 enjoyed creating class poems based on the story of Zog and the Flying Doctors, as our high quality influential text.

We performed our poems on Friday. Everyone who performed was very brave – their friends commended their courage!

Class 7:

Check out some of the children performing our Class 7 poem verses here: Zog poem videos
(You might have to download the files to view the videos)

Some of the children’s similes:
Eva: Zog is as fast as a streaming light soaring across the sky.
Jack: Zog is like a flying carrot.
James: His jaws are as sharp as an icicle.

Class 8:

Click here for Class 9s videos

The children really enjoyed finishing our block of coding in computing this week. The children were able to design and make their own computer programme with moving objects!

If you are learning from home this week please access the learning here: Week 6

This week’s recorded assembly can be accessed here.

English 

Reading:

We have really enjoyed engaging with poetry this week. If you have a favourite poem at home that is suitable to share with the class, please send it in with your child so that we can read them out with the prosody we have been developing.

In guided reading we will continue to read in small groups with a focus on books that give a higher level of challenge than the levelled ones that are sent home. We are in the process of assessing individual reading levels as part of our ongoing assessment procedures. Please remember that the books children are sent home with ensure they can read at a comfortable level, showing 95% accuracy of word reading (this also applies to segmenting and blending), and a good understanding of the overall book. We use the reading records to monitor how often children are reading but as we keep our own records, we do not respond or record comments in them. Please use your class email if you have a query about reading.

It is wonderful to see bookmarks getting filled in.

A few gentle reminders: All reading is important but we want children to focus on reading their school reading books for this incentive as they are progressive and carefully monitored by the class teacher. Please also continue to fill in the reading records before marking the date off on the bookmark.

Read for the Stars – New Reading Incentive

Phonics: 

We will be sending out results to the recent phonics screening check by the end of Term 2.              

Learning this week focuses on alternative pronunciations of:

G as in gent

Ey as in they

Spelling:

In our dedicated spelling session this week we will be learning:

The sound /igh/

spelt with ‘-y’ at

the end of words e.g. cry, fly, shy, terrify

Writing:

In writing this week we will be focusing on ‘the Elves and the Shoemaker’ story where the children will have an opportunity to write a postcard, make up their own version of the story and many other immersive, festive activities. 

Maths

This week in maths the children will be using their knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to divide by 2, 5 and 10. They will consolidate their previous learning by solving division and multiplication problems. We will also be assessing the children’s knowledge of multiplication and division to inform our future planning.

You can support this at home by:

  • Playing ‘Table Trainer’ on Number Gym. These will support them to develop fluency. The games to play are: 

-Mixed products 2,5,10

-Mixed factors 2,5,10. 

-Divisions 3,5,4,10. 

Please contact your class teacher via the class email address if you have forgotten your child’s log in details. 

  • Continuing to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Quickly recalling multiplication and division facts.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Topic)

In KUW this week we are revisiting our everyday materials topic. The children will be building upon their knowledge of waterproof materials by testing different household items. They will make predictions and evaluate their findings.

Religion and World Views

In R + WV the children will be looking at scenes from the nativity and making our own Christmas cards based on nativity-themed art. 

PSHE

PSHE will be centred around celebrating differences between us and our friends.

Star of the Week

(No stars of the week this week) 

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