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P.E w/b 17th July

 

There will be no P.E days for all children in Year 2 during the last week of school.

 

 

 

Music lessons from September 2017

It's time to decide which instrument you want your child to learn next year.  There's a wide range to choose from.

On Wednesday 14th June, in place of your child's usual music lesson, there will be a demonstration of the various instruments on offer.  I hope your child will be enthused and tempted by one of the instruments. 

If you want to sign up for lessons beginning in September, don't delay.  Spaces are limited, and from past experience, applications left until after the holiday are unlikely to be successful.

 

Visit the MUSIC PAGE (CLICK HERE) to watch a presentation about what's on offer and the cost.  There are documents to help you buy or hire an instrument, and there's the form to fill in to request lessons.  (Your child's teacher also has copies of this form if you'd rather get one from her/him.)

Books Going Home 

 

Maths and English books will be sent home with the children on Friday 7th of July this term. Please look through and discuss your child's great work and return books on Monday.

Head lice

 

Year Two staff have noticed an increase in the amount of children with head lice. Please check your child's head, and apply treatment if necessary.

 

Calendar

Year 2 Letters

End of Key Stage 1 Assessments

End of KS1 tests (SATs) will be administered during the month of May. These tests contribute to our overall teacher assessment which is ongoing throughout the year.

Home Learning

Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise.  We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:

    • Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. This will be evidenced through reading being recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school daily. Reading records will be signed by teachers to check regular reading is occurring.
    • Learning spelling patterns linked to age-related expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home. Dictation (recorded on sheets) will now be sent home weekly in reading folders so you can see achievement and progress.
    • Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. These will be  tested in our weekly times tables challenge and will be sent home.
    • Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.

Purple home learning books will no longer being used as practice can be done at home. You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home once during every half-term.

Reading

Spelling

Multiplication Tables

Creative Home Learning

Learning this week

 

We have been putting ourselves in Ellie's shoes and writing a diary entry from her point of view. We are discussing the tone of Ellie's diary entry, as opposed to the tone of the book being told from Tuffy's point of view. Year 2 are making sure they are including all the skills they've learnt this year and even trying to use some rhetorical questions. 

 

In Maths this week, we are revisiting money. Concentrating mostly on the addition of money and moving on to finding change word problems. Some students will need to add some coins together and then find change by subtracting. 

 

In Science, we are learning all about the plants that we eat which come from farms. 

 

Instead of FLCC this week we will be completing RSE. 

Learning Next Week

Next week in English, we will continue our work on diary entries.

 

In maths, we will look at addition and subtraction word problems, as well as revisiting place value. 

 

In Science, we will look at the life cycles of plants. 

 

In FLCC, we will learn all about the RNLI and why their work is so important. 

Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

Specialist subjects

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