Paddy’s Purpose: The year group enjoyed a talk last Wednesday with Paddy and his mum. The children had the opportunity to ask questions about living with a disability and being in a wheel chair. They also had the chance to play with Paddy and his sensory toys, as well as having a go in the wheel chair and attempting to eat different foods without chewing or sucking (which they found rather challenging, especially with the chocolate button). A huge thank you to Paddy and his mum for a really informative and engaging session!
Maths and English Information:
This week we will be carrying out assessment tasks in maths (arithmetic and reasoning) and reading. If you haven’t already, please practice some of the past sats papers using the link in our related learning section.
Our RE topic this half term is ‘Remembering’. The children will reflect on memories they have and what we use to help remember things e.g. photos, souvenirs. We will learn about the Seder plate and what each food represents. We will also explore how it helps Jewish people remember a special story. The children will listen to and retell the story of Passover, acting out different parts.
Reading: We would be really appreciate children having their home/school books in daily, as we use these to record weekly reading ( guided group reading and individual reading) and spellings. Please could we ask that all parents fill in their child’s reading record when they hear them read. We have noticed that some weeks are completely empty so it’s difficult for us to track if the children are being heard read at home.
Library: Our library session is every Tuesday. This gives the children the opportunity to change their library books and enjoy our newly refurbished library. The children will need to return their current book before taking out a new one. We have noticed that there are still some outstanding library books and would be grateful if you could return them ASAP. Thank you
Spelling: These continue to be written in home/school books on a weekly basis. Please help your child to learn them.
Project homework and MyMaths will be set this week and a print out of the project homework will be sent home. Please can homework be completed and sent in to school during the week beginning Monday 28th May. It would also be extremely beneficial to support your child in practicing some past SATs papers. We have put the links to past Reading, GPS and Maths papers under ‘related learning’.
IMPORTANT: Please note our P.E days have changed (see our year 2 timetable). Indoor P.E is on Monday morning and Outdoor Games is on Wednesday afternoon.
Please could you make sure your child has weather appropriate PE kit in school everyday. This should be clearly named so it doesn’t go missing.
As the weather is finally getting warmer please could we ask that every child brings in a named water bottle (with water only in, no juice).
Please note: The Government have now updated the interim framework objectives for the end of KS1 (see link in related learning). This document was published on 14th September 2017 so please be aware that there have been some changes from the document we gave you at the meeting.
We have now put up the Maths calculation strategies document under related learning that we shared with parents during our Maths workshop a couple of weeks ago.
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