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Spring Term 2019

Penguin Class and Peacock Class visit Marwell

Governor Visits to Year 2

Governor Visits to Year 2 1 School Governor Kate Harris
School Governors, Kate Harris and Charlotte Farmer visited the children in their classes  to talk about their math's learning, the core value of respect and how they use the outside area to support their independent learning.

William Morris block printing

We have been learning to create our own blocks out of polystyrene trays. Our inspiration has come from fruit and vegetables and the natural world.  After looking at by the craft of William Morris we will be making our own wallpaper.

Penguin Class visit Pizza Express

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As part of our Skellybones topic, Penguin Class visited Pizza Express. As well as creating our own pizzas, we also learnt about a balanced diet and the healthy ingredients that we could chose to add to a pizza.

Peacock Class will be visiting Pizza Express soon. Keep checking the website to see their photos added too.

Clever Never Goes

Clever Never Goes replaces Stanger Danger has been developed to give children practical safety skills which they can use now and as they get older and become more independent .

Today, the children have had an opportunity to create a "Go Spotter" to help them make safe decisions about keeping safe.

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We have been lucky enough to have tennis coaches from Kingsley Tennis Center come in to school to teach us some new tennis skills. We will be having another session after half term so we have an opportunity to practice again ready for Wimbledon in the Summer.
We have started our very exciting art learning, by exploring the work of Pablo Picasso. We are creating our own responses to Picasso's Weeping Woman painting. Keep your eyes peeled for a fabulous new display of our work in the school foyer after half term.

Are you choosing to read at home?

Are you choosing to read at home? 1

If you choose to read at home each night, show the teacher your signed reading record  the following morning and your name will be moved up on to the shooting star.

Happy reading!

Parents Evening

 Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February.

Have you returned your slip with the time you are available to come in?

Our Writing Journey

We have been reading the story of Hansel and Gretel, in readiness for writing our own fairy tales. We are looking forward to you  reading them when you come in to parent's evening.

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Can you write sentences about the witch from the story of Hansel and Gretel. Can you use nouns, verbs, adjectives and subordinate conjunctions to improve it?
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We are becoming math's experts using money.

How can you help at home?

Encourage your child to read prices when you go to the shop. Can they identify pounds and pence? How could they make the total cost using coins and or notes? Can they calculate the change?


Could they set up a shop at home, label the items for sale and identify which coins could be used to buy them?

 We always welcome any home learning to be brought in to class.

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Reading your library book at home counts as a read in the reading record. 


Every Tuesday, it is year 2's opportunity to visit the school library. Children have an opportunity to change their library books and learn new library skills. So now it's the time to look at home under beds, behind curtains and in bookcases to find that lost library book ready to exchange for a new book to enjoy.

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In gymnastics this term, we are looking at how our bodies move and  are looking at how movements can be linked together smoothly. In addition, we are composing a short, simple sequence of two or three body shapes from the straight or tuck family. The children are also enjoying using the apparatus to extend their learning of how their bodies move and how they transition on and off the equipment.

Maths in Year 2

Are you ever puzzled by how we support the children with their maths learning? The children have been busy creating examples of what we use in class to solve maths problems. If you would like to know more, come in and ask a member of staff for more information. We are very soon going to be launching an exciting new resource that your child can access at home so keep an eye on the website for further updates.

What do the children use to support their maths learning?

What do the children use to support their maths learning? 1 Tens and unit dienes
What do the children use to support their maths learning? 2 Tens and unit counters
What do the children use to support their maths learning? 3 Bar method
What do the children use to support their maths learning? 4 Part whole method (addition and subtraction)
What do the children use to support their maths learning? 5 Sharing (division)
What do the children use to support their maths learning? 6 Grouping (division)

Our new topic this term is Skellybones.

Do you have any skills or resources that you would like to share with the children. Please see the class teacher for further information.

Welcome back after the New Year!

The children have come back enthused after the Christmas break and have got stuck straight back in to their learning.