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Class 2 Summer Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely Easter and that children are ready for the exciting Summer term ahead.

This term our school theme is Lights, Camera, Action! Our learning will include lots of Lion King themed work, to see some of our planned activities please refer to the curriculum map on the school website.

Reading books - we ask that these are brought into school each day and if children need a new book please remind them to place their book in the green basket in class. Home reading should take place at least 3 times a week.

Spelling Bee - words will be sent home within the next few weeks. As you will see in this term’s booklet, each group of words is dated. Children will be tested each Monday and new words will be given on Tuesday. The date in the booklet shows the Tuesday date that the spellings are set (eg: words dated 2nd May will be tested 8th May). The final assessment will take place at the end of the Summer term.

Times tables - On Mondays children will have a tables test in school. The results will be sent home indicating the table to be practised ready for the following Monday.

We have noticed a marked improvement in children’s handwriting and thank all parents for their continued support. Handwriting homework will still be set on Thursdays, due the following Wednesday.

PE will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. As the weather improves we will take children outside whenever possible therefore jumpers, jogging bottoms and trainers are helpful to have in school, in addition to their normal PE kit.

We ask that all children with longer hair have it tied during the school day for health and safety.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or queries.

 

Thank you for your on-going support.

Mrs Clare, Mrs Barlow and Mrs May

Take a tour backstage in Class 2

Look what we've been up to this week!

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...

Comic Relief! - Friday 24th March

We wore red noses and non-school uniform to raise money. In assembly some of us read out our favourite jokes.

We have been improving our multiplication and division skills.

We went for a walk through Yelvertoft to get ideas for writing our independent recounts.

Read our amazing finished collaborative recount about our trip to the Pocket Park!

If you look carefully you will see who wrote each sentence.

We love sentence stacking!

Science Enrichment Day 10th March- Rockets!!!

First we designed our own rockets and used straw to launch them, the best rocket flew 120cm!

Then we made a rocket blast off from the playground using a bottle, vinegar and baking soda.

Finally, we used balloons taped to a straw on a string line and experimented with different shapes to see how this affected their flight. The long thin balloons were the fastest!

We each wrote a shape poem about the trees we saw on our nature walk. Then a line from each of our poems was chosen and made into a collaborative class poem. Have a read, it sounds great!

2nd March - We all dressed as characters from our favourite books for World Book Day!

As preparation for writing our recounts in English we visited...

...Yelvertoft Pocket Park!

Maths Enrichment Day 27th January 2017

We thought of titles for our Venn diagram and then sorted different Goldilocks themed objects

 

We took at survey to find out the favourite breakfast foods in Classes 2 and 4.

Bacon and sausage sandwiches were the most popular, yum!

Nobody chose toast!

We have been practising our Kinetic Letters!

PSHE Enrichment Day 4th October

When I grow up I want to be...

Journey around our classroom (Spring Term)

Take a look around aarrgghhhh classroom (Autumn Term)

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.