Yelvertoft Primary School

Look what we've been up to!

Shakespearean Artwork - Science mini-beast and micro-habitat research - Birds of prey inspired owls -

Welcome back to the Summer term. Please find a letter below giving details about this term and an overview of the different curriculum areas we are covering. We are all looking forward to a lovely sunny Summer term.

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the Summer term. Out theme is Shakespearean Summer. Let’s hope it is a sunny one. The curriculum map for this term is uploaded onto the website for you to have a look at.

Homework The leaning logs have been working well. The children have been doing some great work with your help. The open ended task will continue to be set on a Wednesday to be in the following Monday, the dates will be written on the task. The task will be explained to the children and further explanation is in the front of the Learning Log. Continue to have fun!

 

Reading please read regularly with your child (at least 3 times a week) and record how they have got on. Being able to read well will help your child with all their learning. Check they can read the words and fully understand the text.

 

Spelling Words

The spellings for the Summer term have been stuck into your child’s reading record. These words have been set by the Government through the National Curriculum (2014). We have split them down into weekly spellings which we will also look at as part of our work in school. The following Monday your child will be tested on that week’s spellings and the results sent home. This way you will be able to see how they are getting on. The words need to be practised at home. If your child finds it tricky concentrate on learning the key words in bold. Good practising.

 

Times Tables Tests These will continue as before. Year 2 will have a test on a Friday and the results sent home. If they complete the test they will move on to the next table.

 

PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday please make sure your child has a PE kit in school (white T shirt, black shorts and suitable PE shoes)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks for your continued support and here’s to a super, sunny Summer.

 

Debbie Barlow and Julie Donohoe

Welcome to Class 2! Welcome to Class 2! Welcome to Class 2! Welcome to Class 2!        

Welcome back to the Spring term. We have lots of exciting things planned. Have a look at our curriculum map to find out more.

curriculum map Spring 2018

Here are some photos of what Class 2 have been doing over the last year.

Class 2 Spring Newsletter

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the Spring term. Out theme is Near and far. The curriculum map for this term is uploaded onto the website for you to have a look at.

Home work We will be starting to use Learning logs. The open ended task will be set on a Wednesday to be in the following Monday, the dates will be written on the task. The task will be explained to the children and further explanation is in the front of the Learning Log. Have fun!

Reading please read regularly with your child (at least 3 times a week) and record how they have got on. Being able to read well will help your child with all their learning. Check they can read the words and fully understand the text.

Spelling Words

The spellings for this term have been stuck into your child’s reading record. These words have been set by the Government through the National Curriculum (2014). We have split them down into weekly spellings which we will also look at as part of our work in school. The following Monday your child will be tested on that week’s spellings and the results sent home. This way you will be able to see how they are getting on. The words need to be practised at home

Times Tables Tests These will continue as before. Year 2 will have a test on a Friday and the results sent home. If they complete the test they will move on to the next table.

PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday please make sure your child has a PE kit in school (white T shirt, black shorts and suitable PE shoes)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks for your continued support and here’s to a fantastic start to 18!

 

Debbie Barlow and Julie Donohoe

Take a tour backstage in Class 2

In preparation for Mayday we took our science lesson outside! We compared different types of flowers, examined the stems, leaves, petals and roots. In pairs we thought about the things plants need to thrive and after we had planted our flowers we gave them a good water!

We used our observations of the flowers to make artwork with each of the main parts of a flower labelled. Next, we researched the functions of each part of the plant.

This is what we've done previously...

We have studied the African Savannah to find out what animals we would see at sunset. Then we used paints to create beautiful backdrops for our animals' silhouettes.

We have also made lion masks to inspire our independent writing.

We have been learning about what plants need to grow...

light, warmth, water           light, warmth, water            light, warmth, water                light, warmth, water

Our cress has grown!!!

We have started learning about Cheetahs and writing our reports. We have already thought of alliterative headings and fascinating facts! Did you know that cheetahs are the fastest animal on Earth? We also enjoyed an experience session all about the cheetah's habitat, the African savannah. Take a look at our poster of new vocabulary we have learnt.

This term we will be writing our own non-chronological reports about Cheetahs. In preparation for this we worked as a class to write a report about dogs. To read about Dashing Dogs click this link...

Mistakes are proof that you are trying.   Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've done before.   Play is our brain's favourite way of learning.   If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Fantastic resources to support learning and homework activities.

Funbrain

Have a go at Maths Baseball to see if you can score a home run. How's your spelling? Check out the Spell Check and try to get your name on the leader board or write a Wacky Story.

CBBC

This is a really cool site full of activities, games, links downloads such as Bamzooki and lots more.

Maths Zone 

Fun online interactive maths activities designed to improve maths skills

Timestables 

The Squeebles times tables app has been completely revamped in this exciting new version where you have to help Whizz rescue 35 of the Squeebles from the nasty Maths Monster by doing well in your times tables.

Literacy Zone

Lots of activities to support learning in literacy.

Online Dictionary

A great on-line spelling and word related site.

Oxford Owl

There are lots of fun games and activities you can do with your child that also practise maths skills and help to build your child's confidence. 

E-books

There are so many wonderful books, but how do you know which ones to choose? Browse through our library of 250 FREE eBooks to find an engaging book for your child.

Games

Educational games for every age group.