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14.9.17

Welcome to Year 2 and Snowy Owls. What a great start to the new term and school year!

 

smiley We loved seeing the 'Tour of Britain' speed past us, we all cheered at the tops of our voices. 

smiley We have begun working hard on our topic for this half term 'Harvest'. Thinking of harvest time in the past and creating beautiful still life art.

smiley We have enjoyed learning our English text, The Enormous Turnip, and begun to identify features of traditional tales and using inference to think about the characters feelings.

smiley We have been thinking about place value in maths and which numbers are bigger or smaller.

 

Maths ideas for homework this week:

  •  Look for two digit numbers when you are out and about, how many tens are in that number how many ones? Can you think of a bigger number and a smaller number?
  • Play 'Hit the button' this is a great website where your child will be able to use their quick mental maths skills to answer a variety of questions. They can choose any of the quizzes, but maybe stick to number bonds to 20 first. The times tables they must know by the end of year 2 are the 2's, 5's and 10's and begin to have a good grasp of the 3's, so practising these would also be very beneficial.
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Thank you to all the parents who came to 'Meet the Teacher'. It was lovely to see you all. If you couldn't make it I have attached the letter at the bottom, but you should have been given a hard copy from your child today. The really important parts of the meeting were:

  • Please read with your child as much as possible, if your child reads 3 times a week at home they will receive a Dojo, which are the class rewards system points, so please write in the reading record when you have. Books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reading is vitally important to your child's learning. It is a major part of our school day and we would love it to be continued at home.
  • Spellings will be sent home every Monday and will be tested the following Monday. 
  • Maths ideas, for you to support your child with at home, will be put on here at the end of every week.
  • PE is on Tuesday and Thursday, outdoors on Tuesday, indoors on Thursday. Please can all children have their PE kit in school every day, I have always asked for PE kits to stay in school until the end of half term, then they can be taken home and washed. If your child gets really dirty then it can be sent home before that, but they really don't need washing weekly, and there is less chance of your child forgetting their PE kit.
  • Teachers will now be on the playground at 8.40 every morning, ready to chat with you if needed. When the bell goes at 8.45 we will be expecting to take your children in immediately ready to start learning. We would like to make sure all children are on their correct lines and not on the play equipment, I know it is very tempting! I am always available at the end of the school day too if you need to have a chat. 

 

Thank you all for sending your children into school every day ready to learn, they are already proving themselves to be super stars.

 

 

 

 

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