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26/11/20

Year 6 have started to make candy canes out of clay, ready to be painted next week 🎨 https://t.co/fC3GwTJ803

26/11/20

The book fair has arrived at Kent House! 📚 Please see letter attached with information on how we are making it covid-safe https://t.co/cGjYkKbSNz

26/11/20

Wow that is incredible progress 😍

25/11/20

A fantastic kindness rap written by some of our year 6's 🥰 https://t.co/TDeNqFrtmw

25/11/20

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What a lovely challenge, it certainly put a smile on our faces 😀

25/11/20

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's wellbeing challenge: how many people can you make smile today? 😊 We'd love you to keep count and tell us how many! Have a wonderful day 🤗 https://t.co/3BdyDPBxrK

24/11/20

🚨For parents & carers 🚨 Our November Newsletter is now available on our website, make sure you check it out! https://t.co/W8wGiJZKoO https://t.co/tDa6uSMTJG

21/11/20

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WHAT A WEEK 🤩 A massive thank you to everyone who took part in & this year! It's so amazing to see people not just in the UK but around the world working together to be Did you take part? Let us know by liking or RT'ing 💙 https://t.co/ZU7ZGYVGiZ

20/11/20

It has been amazing to be able to give out so many certificates for kindness today after our 'It's Cool to be Kind Week' 🌈 All of our pupils have shown kindness in so many ways 🤗 https://t.co/w0YXDIpq6I https://t.co/4LIyX2f2jZ

19/11/20

Year 6 have been learning about leaf classification in science this week. They picked their own leaves from our secret garden and made scientific drawings of them 🌿 https://t.co/FkIAbNGuHv

19/11/20

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If you are thinking about starting a career in primary education, we would love to meet you! Come and meet the team online via Zoom on Wednesday 25th November! To register, please click on Eventbrite link: https://t.co/PQMNGFQ3n2

18/11/20

Wow, what fantastic work from year 1 with beautiful handwriting!

18/11/20

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🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Take a look at this toolkit specifically developed to support parents and carers. https://t.co/zRDUSS7SxB

18/11/20

Year 2 have been painting some beautiful, autumnal leaves in art today 🍂 How stunning are they? https://t.co/fNQ3PJUog9

18/11/20

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Fantastic challenge from ! Simple, practical things children can do to , connect with others and generate a lovely sense of giving. https://t.co/KPPOH8oZL8

18/11/20

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 To coincide with our 'It's Cool to be Kind' week, this week's wellbeing challenge is our 15 random acts of kindness. Try to complete as many as you can today! Let's spread kindness 🤗 https://t.co/4Uib3ze8Ym

17/11/20

Year 6 have been learning about different types of families in PSHE and have started to create their own books for younger children about them 👨‍👩‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👦‍👦 https://t.co/jOmCvz8LVo

17/11/20

🌈 In aid of 'It's Cool to be Kind' Week, we are going to be spreading joy throughout our community. It all starts with kindness. Watch this space! Thank you year 1 🌈 https://t.co/LMWvQ3dNyF

16/11/20

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful pupils and staff who took part in today 🌈 https://t.co/BetD42vU2O

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2:
Mae Jemison & George W. Gibbs Jnr. Class


Miss Campbell will be teaching Mae Jemison class and Mrs Souissi will be teaching George W. Gibbs Jnr. Class.

Welcome

Welcome to year 2! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Due to our catch-up curriculum, which aims to support children in their return to school, we will be setting Music and DT as home learning. Children will access their music curriculum on https://charanga.com/ and their DT on Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/kenthouse.

PE

Mae Jemison class will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. George W Gibbs class will have PE on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on these days.

Trips

Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 2, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.10. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing. If you are collecting an older sibling in years 3 – 6 please come at the later pickup time.

 

What are we learning?

Literacy

In literacy we will begin by focusing on the books Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and My name is not Refugee by Kate Milner. We will be learning how to write effective descriptions of settings, persuasive letters and haikus. We are also running a second daily phonics session in order to support any missed learning.

Maths

In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, time, fractions, problem solving and geometry. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown.

Science

We will continue with our work on plants this half term in science and will be exploring the similarities and difference between plants that grow from seeds and plants that grow from bulbs.

Geography

In geography we will continue our work on continents and oceans, exploring key features and climates of different continents. We will be developing our map and atlas work this half term. 

History

In History, we will be learning about life during the Stuart period with a focus on The Gunpower Plot. We will explore the reasons the plot developed and what life was like for people alive at the time.

RE

In RE this half term we be exploring our key question ‘Why did God give Jesus to the world?’. Through this we will discuss Jesus’ significance and what we can learn from his teachings.  

Computing

In computing this half term we will be learning the importance of e-safety, exploring the steps we must take to stay safe online.  

Art

Our focus artist in art this half term will be Andy Goldsworthy and we will be exploring how we can use natural materials to create beautiful collages.

PSHE

Our key focus in PSHE this half term will be relationships. We will discuss how to have healthy and positive relationships with other both inside and outside school and how to keep ourselves safe when forming new relationships.

PE

In PE we will be doing football

Music

On Charanga, children will be exploring a Christmas song called ‘Ho ho ho’. This song is by Joanna Mangona and Jane Sebba and combines traditional Christmas-style music with freestyle and rap.

DT

In DT we will learning how to design and make our own bird feeders.   

 

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 10 - 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. Practicing times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4. Year 2s focus tables are 2, 5 and 10.

Children have logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Campbell or Mrs Souissi, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom.

Thanks,

Miss Campbell and Mrs Souissi