We hope you all had a wonderful Summer with your family and friends! We are so impressed with the way the children have settled back in to school today. We’ve had a wonderful first day back and are looking forward to the year ahead. We have lots of exciting things to learn this half term and can’t wait to get started.
Meet the Teacher:
On Friday 13th September parents are invited to pop into classrooms after school for 5-10 minutes to meet the Year 2 team and ask any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you all properly then! 🙂
This week, we are looking forward to seeing the children show off their writing skills! We will be focussing on letter formation, punctuation and sentence structure. Following on from this, we are beginning our Fiction topic based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, where we will be learning and reciting the tale and making changes to create our own journey story!
In maths, we are recapping our fluency with numbers up to 20 before moving on to larger 2-digit numbers. We are beginning to consider strategies to add and subtract numbers using 10 as a benchmark and flexibly regrouping these numbers to help us.
Our History topic this term is ‘Who was to blame for the Great Fire of London?’ where we will be developing lots of our historical enquiry skills. We will have History off the Page coming in on Tuesday 24th September where we will all go back in time to experience what it was like during that time. More information will follow.
Our RE topic is ‘Signs & Symbols’. We will be taking a visit to St. Augustine’s Church towards the end of this half term (date tbc) to learn about the symbolism of different Christian signs and objects found in Church!
We have put up a signup sheet for parent helpers on our notice board. If you would like to help with rainbow words or hearing readers in class please pop your name and when you are available on the sheet. Thank you for your kind offers of help so far – we really appreciate it!
Your child will be sent home with a new reading book within the first couple of days back. Please ensure you are reading with your child every night and that reading records are signed by an adult. Thank you.
A home learning chart will be sent home in a yellow book over the next couple of weeks, so keep your eye out for this in bookbags! Home Learning will be due in the last week before half term. All details can be found on the chart once this is sent home.
Our PE day is on a Tuesday. This will take place in the afternoon. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is clearly labelled and in school at all times. PE Kits will be sent home at the end of each half term.
Mrs Harwood, Mrs Plester & Mrs Hansford
Mrs Pryde, Miss Whippy & Mr Wyatt
Also, thank you to all those who attended the meetings yesterday. We hope you found them informative.
Love your Planet
On St Valentine’s Day we thought about the love we have for our planet and how important this is. We learnt about different ways to take care of our planet, make eco-bricks out of recycled plastic we have collected, memorised a poem about how we can help the planet and came up with a pledge to make our school more environmentally friendly by collecting litter, reusing and recycling.
Science – Animals including Humans
In Science, we have been learning about how humans change and grow over time. We also learnt how to keep healthy with a good diet and exercise. We tested exercises and thought about which ones were our favourite and which ones were the hardest for us.
It is Science Week next week. We have already begun building nests and will continue to learn about birds next week with an exciting visit from some owls on Monday morning. We are also looking forward to watching our eggs hatch over the coming weeks. Children will need to bring a packed lunched to Rye Meads on Wednesday and wear their wellies. We’re looking forward to getting to opportunity to spot lots of birds and other animals.
On Tuesday, we went to Forest School and did pancake races and made pancakes on the campfire. We know the children were looking forward to eating some at home too!
Feeling Good Week
Before half term, Key Stage 1 did a ‘feel good’ wake and shake every morning and took part in some meditation with lavender eye pillows. We spoke about ‘acts of kindness’ and saying what we like about each other to make each other feel good.
World Book Day
The children’s costumes today all look amazing! They have had a great day reviewing books, sharing stories and some children have borrowed books from stalls run by our Reading Gladiators. Please ensure these are looked after and returned in two weeks’ time.
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Richard Steele.
Only a week to go until the big day! The children are very excited and we can’t believe that this term is nearly over.
We’re sure that you’ll agree that the Christmas Nativity Concert was fantastic and the children all did amazingly to learn their lines and all of the lyrics to the songs.
The children really enjoyed the pantomime today and were a great audience. They really got involved and had a lot of fun!
Wednesday 19th December
The children may wear their Christmas jumper. It is also Christmas dinner day. Please don’t forget to join us at the Christmas Fair after school too.
End of term
Christingle service will be held at school on Friday morning. Christingle packs can be purchased from the school office or will be sold at the Christmas Fair. Your child should bring this in with them to school on Friday morning.
We finish for the end of term at 1.30pm on Friday 21st December.
Thank you all so much for your support this term. We hope that you all have a lovely break with your families and we look forward to welcoming the children back in 2019!
Mrs Plester, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Langston and Mrs Pryde