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Miss Uddin, Mrs Hayward and Miss Harnett.

 

Welcome back and a Happy New Year!

  

William Morris

To start this year off the whole school are looking at the works of William Morris. William Morris was an

English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator and social activist. The children have been exploring the

designs and techniques of Wiliam Morris.  Their work can be seen displayed throughout the school.

 

 

 

 

Phonics

We start every morning with a phonics session where we will continue to learn new sounds.  Stuart,

our class minion helps us to learn and remember new sounds. This helps us to learn to read words as

we are able to blend phonemes together for reading and to segment them for spelling. When we learn

a new sound we think of our own words with the new sound, for example 'oa' and 'boat' or 'coat'. Then

we practise putting the word into a sentence. In phonics it is important that we practise all the

grammar skills that we have been taught in English. We always make sure that we use capital letters,

finger spaces, appropriate punctuation and adjectives. We are learning to use cursive handwriting! 

 

  

English 

In the spring term we will be covering Katie Morag: Island Stories and Grace Darling.

The children will have opportunities to develop their skills through writing

character descriptions, recounts, diary entries and so much more! There will be

opportunities to see the children's work displayed in the classroom and on the

Year of Books display in the cloak room.

 

  

 

Maths

Convince Me Maths continues in the Spring Term. Convince Me Maths is designed to improve

progress through using a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract) approach. The model encourages a

deeper level of thinking and broadens children's understanding through higher level questioning.

Additionally 'Big Maths' will be used every Friday to allow children to increase their mental fluency

in addition, subtraction and multiplication. In Year Two we need to know our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times

table, these are practised on a daily basis.

 

We have started by looking at money. Children are learning to recognise coins and add

                                                            coins together to make different amounts. To give your child the best opportunity to achieve 

                                                            this, why not let them count change from wallets, purses and money boxes.                   

 

 

For your information:

 

Homework

Homework will be sent out on a Wednesday to be returned the following Monday.

 

Reading Packets

Reading packets must be brought to school every day. Books will be changed when appropriate.

 

PE

Please note that PE has been changed from Tuesday and Thursday to Monday and Thursday.

 

Swimming

Swimming will start on Monday 5th March and will end on Monday 30th April.

 

 

 

Please provide your child with a named PE kit and name all your child's school clothing. PE kit should be brought into school every Monday

and left at school until Friday, so it is available as needed. For swimming children should be provided with swimwear and a towel.

 

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