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April 2017

Welcome Back to Mole Class!

 

Year 2

Mr Wright and Mrs Louden

 

Welcome back!  We hope you all had a great Easter break, and didn’t eat too many chocolate eggs!!  It is the start of the Summer term, our 3rd term in Year 2 already!  We have worked very hard and had lots of fun over the last two terms, and this term will be just as busy but, we hope, even more fun

 

Our topics this term are ‘Famous Faces’ and ‘Growing and Changing’.  We will be finding out about famous people from the past and present day. The children will even get to dress up as somebody famous! We will then be finding out how many things in the environment grow and change, and this will include life cycles of plants and creatures. We are hoping for a surprise visit – wait and see!

 

In Literacy this term we will continue to improve our writing skills through information texts linked to our topics as well as the opportunity to use our imaginations in our story writing.  In Maths we will continue to revise and build on all the strategies and skills we have already learnt.  We all hope for good weather this term so that we can continue to use our outside areas for learning and fun.

 

We are busy practicing for the Infant Music Festival.  This year the theme is ‘Musicals’ and the children are learning songs from the Lion King, Annie and many more!  We will be joined at Westbourne by other local schools for two mornings of singing and dancing.

 

As the weather hopefully improves, please make sure your child comes to school with sun-cream on and brings in a sun hat.

 

We hope you enjoy hearing about all the work and fun we have over the Summer term.

January 2017

Happy New Year - Welcome Back!

 

Hopefully you all have had a lovely Christmas break and Happy New Year! This term our topic is the Great Fire of London and as part of our learning we will be visiting St. Paul's Cathedral on 10th March. Very exciting! We also have a class assembly on 1st February at 9.00am in the Old Hall.

 

In Literacy we will be writing diaries, looking at report texts, telling stories and learning new spelling patterns. We will also be looking at reading comprehensions and working on our grammar (remember those full stops and capital letters!).

 

In Numeracy, we continue looking at the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), along with statistics, time, geometry and fractions. We will also be discussing real life situations in which maths is used and asked questions, such as – Ron has 12 bananas and Marge has 21. How many more bananas does Marge have?

 

We will also be looking at lots of subjects that relate to our topic, such as materials in Science, the events of the Great Fire in History, designing comics in Computing and designing (and burning!) houses in DT.

 

Reading

The children’s reading records and books will be sent home every evening for your child to read at least 6 times a week. Please record each reading session in the reading record and send it back into school every day so that we may also read with your child in school. Books will be changed on Monday and Thursday. If your child finishes the book before it is changed, please feel free to read it again to develop their understanding and comprehension or read a library book.

 

Spellings

A list of spellings based on the week's spelling rule will be sent home every Friday in the children's spelling journals for a test on the following Friday. There will be 8 spellings and children will be tested on 2 words that follow the same spelling rule. 

 

Homework

We will also send home the children's Big Maths sheets on a Monday if you would like to practice similar questions at home. Education City will also be updated every Friday and children can use the Spellodrome program at home to practice their spellings. Passwords for their accounts will be stuck into the back of their reading records.

 

Drop off and collection

Please remember to arrive at school promptly between 8.45am and 8.55am ready for registration at 9am. Collection is at 3.10pm so please be ready for 3.05pm. If you would like to speak to the class teacher please wait until afternoon collection, if it is a brief question, or see the office to make an appointment.

 

P.E. Kit

We have a P.E. session every Wednesday and Thursday so please make sure you have a named P.E. kit in school for these sessions.

 

Headphones

Please bring in a named set of headphones to be worn for ICT lessons. These can be left in the children’s trays. 

 

Nuts

Westbourne is a nut aware school. Please make sure you check that your child is not bringing nuts, or anything containing/contaminated by nuts into school.

 

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 25th January - Mole Class Assembly

HALF TERM – 13th - 17th February

Friday 10th March - Mole Class trip to St. Paul's Cathedral

Monday 27th/Tuesday 28th March - Parents' Consultation Evenings

EASTER HOLIDAY - 3rd April - 14th April

 

Thanks

Mr Wright and Mrs Loudon

September 2016

Welcome to Mole Class!

Welcome to Year 2 and Mole Class!

 

I hope you had a lot of fun and excitement over the summer and are ready to get back into being at school again! You are all now top of the Infants and all the other younger children will be looking to up to you. Can you show them the Westbourne way and with your fantastic attitude and sensible choices? I’m sure you can!

 

Our Class pet, Flynn, was very excited to meet you all! He has already had a fabulous time with some of you and can’t wait to go home with the rest so that you can share your weekends with him. Make sure you write in the diary to let us know what you get up to and you might like to add a drawing or a photo.  You will get the chance to read out your diary entry to the rest of the class the next week.

 

We also have ‘Show and tell’ on Friday afternoons. So if you have done something special have a special experience or have something special to you, please bring it in to share with the class. We have already heard and seen some wonderful photo albums and stories from over the summer.

 

Our topic this term is 'Happiness' and we will be answering questions like – What makes us happy? Are we always happy? What are emotions? How can being healthy make us happy?

 

In Literacy we will be writing stories, poems and instructions. We will also be working on our reading comprehension skills and our use of joining words in our writing.

 

In Numeracy we will be looking at the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), along with shapes, time, money and fractions. We will also be discussing real life situations in which maths is used and asked questions, such as – Ron has 8 bananas and Marge has 15. How many more bananas does Marge have?

 

We will also be looking at lots of subjects that relate to our topic, such as - Fitness and Health in Science, Significant Events in Our Lifetime in History, Digital Scrapbooking in Computing and Designing a Toy in DT

Autumn is always a busy term and gets even busier as we get nearer to Christmas with shows to think about.  Now you are in Year 2 it will be your turn to star in our production, so we will be looking out for great singers, dancers and actors, so start practicing!!

 

Reading

The children’s reading records and books will be sent home every evening for your child to read at least 6 times a week. Please record each reading session in the reading record and send it back into school every day so that we may also read with your child in school. Books will be changed on Monday and Thursday. If your child finishes the book before it is changed, please feel free to read it again to develop their understanding and comprehension, or read a library book.

 

Spellings

A list of spellings based on the week's spelling rule will be sent home every Friday in the children's spelling journals for a test on the following Friday. There will be 8 spellings and children will be tested on 2 words that follow the same spelling rule.

 

Homework

We will also send home the children's Big Maths sheets on a Monday if you would like to practice similar questions at home. Education City will also be updated every Friday and children can use the Spellodrome program at home to practice their spellings. Passwords for their accounts will be stuck into the back of their reading records.

 

Drop off and collection

Please remember to arrive at school promptly between 8.45am and 8.55am ready for registration at 9am. Collection is at 3.05pm so please be there ready for 3pm. If you would like to speak to the class teacher please wait until afternoon collection, if it is a brief question, or see the office to make an appointment.

 

P.E. Kit

We have a P.E. session every Monday and Thursday so please make sure you have a named P.E. kit in school for these sessions.

 

Headphones

Please bring in a named set of headphones to be worn for ICT lessons. These can be left in the children’s trays. If you left any from Reception, these will have been handed on to us so please do not worry about sending in another pair.

 

Nuts

Westbourne is a nut aware school. Please make sure you check that your child is not bringing nuts, or anything containing/contaminated by nuts into school.

 

Dates for your diary

Monday 10th October – Parents Consultations

Tuesday 11th October – Parents Consultations

HALF TERM – 22nd – 30th October

Thursday 15th December – Afternoon showing of Infant Production

Friday 16th December – Morning showing of Infant Production (same show as previous day)

Wednesday 21st December – finish school at 12pm for Winter break

 

Well done on having such an outstanding start to Year two!

 

Mr Wright and Mrs Loudon

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