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The hop up to Easter

Mar
6

Hello everybody!

Firstly thank you for all those who were able to attend our SATs information meetings. We hope you found this useful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

What we are learning this half term:

Science- Space

The week commencing the 12th March 2018 is Science week. The whole school focus is Space.

We have already started our topic as we have so many fun things to learn. We have had some fantastic home learning linked to this already….

 

So far we have learnt about what our solar system is made up of, about why planet Earth is a great place to live as well as learning about the sun and the moon. Next week we will be making models of these out of play dough and learning about how night and day are created.

English

Well done to all of Year 2 for your amazing recital of ‘Aliens stole my underpants’. We were really proud of your enthusiastic performances!

From now until Easter our topic is ‘instructions’. The children will explore features of instructions before creating their own.

We are continuing with our reading challenge so please continue to read every night.

Maths

So far this half term we have covered division and fractions of shape and number. We had a great time creating our own fraction pizzas. Take a look at these….

For the rest of the term we are covering ‘time’. We will be learning to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes so please practise this with your child at home. We will then be moving on to statistics, shape and direction.

R.E

Our R.E topic will be salvation. The children will be focusing on learning about service and Maundy Thursday.

Final thoughts

Please remember to practise your spellings, times tables and rainbow words.

Home learning is due in on Monday 26th March.

Caio for now!

Miss Marks, Mrs Harwood and Mrs Randall 

Spring term

Jan
9

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas spent with family and friends and are looking forward to a short term ahead.

Our topics this term are:

History- Who was the lady of the lamp?

Science- Materials

In Maths we are covering calculation with a focus on mental fluency and number magnitude. By the end of this week your child would have been given times tables to learn at home ready for a weekly test. By the end of year 1 the children need to be confident in counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and now in year 2 need to apply this to times tables.

In English we are developing and applying our use of grammar by knowing what verbs, adverbs, nouns and adjectives are. We are also writing a biography and descriptions linked to our history topic. One of our main focuses in writing across all of our subjects is the correct use of full stops and capital letters so please reinforce this at home. Again, a weekly spelling test will take place and these word lists will be sent home with the times tables.

Guided reading is again a huge focus in class and takes place every day. We are exploring comprehension texts to help us develop our understanding and our ability to answer questions accurately.

IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT YOUR CHILD READS EVERY NIGHT. It is a year 2 expectation that your child is able to read 90 words per minute of an age related text to be working at the expected standard. Please remember to sign reading records as we keep a log of who has read in class.

Cosy up with a book before bed time and enjoy the experience with your child!

Collaborative Inference Day 

On Monday 29th January the children will become reading detectives and will take part in a fun filled investigative day. They will develop their collaborative and inference skills by solving clues to reveal a mystery person. For this day the children may come into school dressed as detectives to really get into role! #poirot

Keep checking the blog to find out more information regarding our SAT’s information evening. A letter will be sent out this half term with a date and times.

Au revoir!

Miss Marks, Mrs Harwood and Mrs King 

A wriggly nativity!

Dec
13

Year 2 put on amazing nativity performances yesterday at their Wriggly Nativity! With beautiful singing, clear voices and talented dancing, they told the nativity story to an audience of proud families. Congratulations to the pupils and their teachers: all your hard work paid off! You were brilliant!

Forest School Fun!

Nov
28

 

 

 

As part of our Wellbeing Initiative, Years 1 & 2 went out to Forest School for an afternoon of fun on Friday 24th November. Year 1 are experts of our new Forest School area so taught the Year 2s how to use all of the amazing things out there! We all had a wonderful time riding bikes, playing in the water tray, visiting Goldilocks’ Porridge Cafe (the mud kitchen), building dens, climbing the fort, collecting pine cones and much more! It was a brilliant way to end the week and we all really enjoyed ourselves!

Thank you to our parents for giving us a spare pair of shoes to bring in! 🙂

Our next Forest School adventure will be on Friday 15th December 2017.

Take a look at some photos from the afternoon!


 

Is your child entitled to pupil premium?

Nov
15

We believe that every student at Wormley Primary should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start to life. We are committed to breaking down any barriers to outstanding achievement and attainment.

The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. Funding is for children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) or are looked after children or from families with parents in the Armed Forces. If you think your child may be eligible for this additional funding then let us know or visit:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx

Years 3 – 6: Use the above link to check eligibility and apply for pupil premium

Reception, Year 1 or 2: Although your child will automatically receive universal free school meals, you should still register on the above link as, if eligible, the school could get extra money to support your child

Pre-school & Nursery: Please speak  to the school directly