Term 4 Week 4

Noticeboard: 

Y2 Museum trip – 
We are super excited about our trip to Bristol Museum this week! Here are the timings for each class as a reminder. 
Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Morning Session  – Class 9  (9:15 – 1:00)
Afternoon Session  – Class 8  ( 11:15 – 3:00)
Thursday 24th March 2022
Morning Session –  Class 7 (9:15 – 1:00)

Your child will require a packed lunch for the day they are going on the trip and please make sure they are wearing their normal school uniform with the school logo.

Easter Bonnet Parade and Competition

On the last day of term, Friday April 8th the Year 2 children are invited to bring in an Easter bonnet/hat for a parade and competition. There will be a prize for each class.

We will always aim to get outside, whatever the weather, as much as possible so children will really need a waterproof coat each day.

Celebrations: 

Some of the children typed up their Spring Haikus today. Here is a sample of their amazing work:

Here are some pictures of our engineering session where the children had to design and make a bubble blower from a range of materials. It was lots of fun!

Homework:

Our homework sharing day will be in the last week of Term 4. 

If you are learning from home this week please access the learning here: CLICK HERE

English 

Phonics:              

We continue daily blending revision to help us apply our segmenting and blending skills to unfamiliar words. At parents’ evening teachers will have mentioned to you if your child is continuing to be supported with Phase 5 phonics in school. Please ensure that you are doing regular practice at home. Ideas to support are:

-spotting a phoneme (sound) in reading books as you read the words. Just focus on one or two at a time.

-using Phase 5 flashcards to revise saying the phoneme (please see your class teacher if you need a photocopy of these)

 Spelling and Grammar (SPAG):

This term we will be revising the CEWs we started learning last term to ensure that children are secure in reading and spelling them. You can support your child at home this term by regularly revising these. 

1.     After
2.     Bath
3.     Beautiful
4.     Break
5.     Class
6.     Even
7.     Fast
8.     Father
9.     Grass
10.  Great
11.  Improve
12.  Last
13.  Move
14.  Pass
15.  Past
16.  Path
17.  Plant
18.  Pretty
19.  Prove
20.  Steak
21.  Sure
  • This week in spelling we will learning homophones: these are words that sound the same but are spelt differently e.g. pear and pair.
  • This week our grammar focus will be identifying types of sentences e.g. questions, statements, commands and exclamations.

Reading:

This week we meet Inference Iggy who will help us answer questions about the text. Here are some Inference Iggy example questions you can ask at home when reading:

Writing

The children will draft, edit and publish a Mother’s Day haiku using all of the poetry skills they have developed over the last 2 weeks. We have been really impressed with the children’s poetry work and we are excited to share this week’s poems with you. 

The children will also have the opportunity to showcase their shape poem skills by writing a poem to explain ‘What made the quokka so happy?’. 

Words of the week:

– Eerily
– Sneak
– Grotesque
– Outstanding

Please talk about and use our words of the week with your child at home to support what we are doing in school.

Maths

We will continue learning how to tell the time and read a clock to 5 minute intervals. We will then use our knowledge of how to tell the time to work out how long various events last based on their start and end times. Finally, we will challenge ourselves by comparing different durations of time towards the end of the week.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Topic)

In geography this week we will be recapping the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We will be discovering how climate zones around the world work and using vocabulary such as arid, temperate, tropical and polar. We will then be using an atlas to independently research a country and find out about its climate. 

Religion and World Views

In R+WV this week we will be looking at the Easter story and creating our own Easter booklets retelling the story.

PSHE

This week we will be discussing healthy eating! 

Stars of the week

Class 7 – Cicely
Class 8 –
Class 9 – Tim

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