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15/06/18

Spectacular end to our performance arts week with this morning's whole school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! https://t.co/U6Y4VRnCuB

18/05/18

Royal afternoon tea fun in the sun! https://t.co/mnmdxvDJd8

03/05/18

Year 3 have had a fantastic day identifying the benefits of different plants on their nature walk...followed by a tea workshop where some truly unique blends were created! https://t.co/EAzIqVoN2j

03/05/18

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28/04/18

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27/04/18

KH's amazing cheerleading team did an excellent job performing during our Friday celebration assembly! #unity https://t.co/rXRIQ7vHr8

20/04/18

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19/04/18

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29/03/18

Excellent scientific thinking happening this afternoon in year 5. Super teamwork to create a mechanism to lift a heavy weight! https://t.co/jWVaQC6Jhs

29/03/18

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21/03/18

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21/03/18

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20/03/18

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09/03/18

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08/03/18

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2:
Kandinsky Class & Gee Class


Miss Aitken is teaching Kandinsky Class this year and Miss Saunders and Mrs. Lucas are the class teachers in Gee Class.

Welcome

As we come to the end of the year we would like to thank you all for your ongoing support. All the staff have had a brilliant year thanks to the wonderful children – we are continually proud of them all! This information will help you continue to support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Summer 2. Please return your homework by Friday 6th July.

PE

In year 2, the PE days are Tuesday for both classes, Thursday (Gee) and Friday (Kandinsky). Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days.

Trips

This half term we hope to visit Dulwich Park as a year group to spend a day painting some glorious flowers in glorious sunshine! We hope to go within the last 2 or 3 weeks of the school year and will let you know the exact dates as soon as possible. If you think you will be able to help, please do let your class teacher know.

Inspire Workshops

This half term, the Key Stage 1 Inspire Workshop will be on Monday 18th June at 9am and will be entitled ‘How Children Learn’. It will last approximately 1 hour. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. Children enter the building at 8.45, ready for the 9am start. In KS1, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:20.

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Design it

Year 2 will be reading a book written by Roald Dahl this half term.

Your reading task is to read a book (or as many as possible) by the same author.

Roald Dahl has written some great stories such as:

  • The Twits
  • The BFG
  • Matilda
  • Georges Marvellous Medicine
  • Esio Trot

You could even write a book review. Think about:

What’s similar about the stories? Would you recommend the book to a friend? Why? Who is your favourite character? What is the best part of the story?

Research more about Roald Dahl’s life.

Where is he from? Where did he grow up?

You may like to explore the book that was based on his childhood: ‘Boy: Tales of Childhood’ to find out more about his childhood life.

 

You may display the facts you have discovered in any way you like.

 

 

Your task is to design a new front cover for The Magic Finger. Think about the main characters and the layout of the page.

Will you include the author? Will you write down that you are the illustrator?

Think about Quentin Blake’s illustrations and try to match his style of Artwork.

Your design will help you to choose from different elements of your book cover. Set out your design with labels, different possible designs or a choice of blurbs.

Practise it

Write it

Make it

Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school:                                                               Maths:                                                                                   - Adding and subtracting multiples of 10                     - 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables                                                 - Finding the inverse of addition problems                      - Telling the time to 5 minutes                                                        Literacy:                                                                              - Spelling common and key words                               - Reading with an adult every evening. Practise reading fluently using expression.                                                        - Handwriting (joining)

This half term we will be reading ‘The Magic Finger’ written by Roald Dahl. The main character has a special power, when she gets cross her finger turns red and a flash comes out and touches the person that she is angry with. This causes a change to happen. Your task is to write your own story based on ‘The Magic Finger’. Think about what special power your character is going to have and how they are going to use it.  Please publish this story in your neatest handwriting and you can link this to your ‘Make it’ task.

Look carefully at your book cover design. On card, publish your book cover and write a new blurb.

 

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What are we learning?

Literacy:

Text work:

Children will continue to read with an adult at least once a week to help them use their phonics as well as make predictions and inferences. They will be required to clarify meanings of words, summarize main events and evaluate texts based on their opinions and knowledge of a wide range of texts. This includes understanding of time and sequence (e.g. ‘what happened when they…?’) and to link stories themes to their own experiences (e.g. getting lost or being ill).

Reading will also focus on their awareness of the difference between spoken and written language by comparing oral recounts with tests and they will use some of these more formal elements in their re-telling.

We will also continue work on vocabulary within their writing to help with the children’s spelling, including sight-words that occur more frequently.

Children will be asked to use a wide range of punctuation (commas, apostrophes, exclamation marks, question marks), grammatical features (such as time connectives) and re-reading to check their own writing for clarity and to edit or improve.

As usual, our literacy lessons will be based around one key text which this half term is ‘The Magic Finger’.

 

Maths:

Children will be revisiting many different aspects of maths including:

Place value:

Partitioning two digit numbers in different combinations (e.g. 23 is the same as 2 tens and 3 ones which is the same as 1 ten and 13 ones). Using estimation and place value knowledge to check that their answers to calculations are reasonable (e.g. knowing that 48 will be less than 100)

Addition and subtraction:

Adding 2 digit numbers within 100 using the column method. Subtracting two digit numbers using column method where grouping is required and where it is no required. (e.g. 64 – 22 requires no regrouping; 64 – 26 requires regrouping) and reasoning with both (64 – 22 will give an even number answer because…) Recognizing the relationship between addition and subtraction and using the inverse to check calculations (? – 14 – 28)

Multiplication and division:

Recall and use multiplication and division fats for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to solve simple problems (knowing that they can make 7 groups of 5 from 35 blocks and writing the number sentence). Using multiplication facts to make deductions outside known multiplication facts (e.g. knowing that multiples of 5 end in a 0 or a 5 and reasoning that 18 x 5 cannot be 92 because it can’t be a multiple of 5). Finding remainders using known facts (e.g. 15 divided by 5 = 3 and a remainder of 0 so 16 divided by 3 will have a remainder of 1).

Shape and Measure:

Using different coins to make the same amount (e.g. working out how many £2 coins are needed to exchange for a £20 note), reading scales such as temperatures, weighing scales and measuring jugs, including reading scales in divisions of twos, fives and tens and where not all numbers on the scales are given. Reading the time to the nearest 5, 15 or 30 minutes. Describing similarities and differences of 2D and 3D shapes including lines of symmetry, numbers of edges, vertices and faces.

Fractions:

Identifying 1/3, ¼, ½, 2/4, ¾ which includes comparing fractions of amounts (for example, ¼ of £20).

Our topic learning will be based around the question ‘Super humans?’ We will be talking about the human body and what we need to do to keep our bodies and minds healthy.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children also have a Mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. Please do also use the fantastic Literacy Planet resources to aid your children’s weekly spellings and general Literacy skills at home.

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Saunders or Miss Aitken, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Miss Aitken, Miss Saunders and Mrs. Lucas