14th October 2019

We can’t believe that we are already at the end of our first half term! We are really proud of how well the children have settled in to Year 2. We have had lots of applications for Team Captain roles and the children have been enjoying their new bib responsibilities at break and lunch time.

English

Last week we had a go at writing Goldilocks a letter and she sneaked into the classroom and read them all! She left a trail of porridge and the books were messy but she also left us a letter. The children have been working really hard this week to reply to her letter- answering questions and asking her some questions.

Maths

In Mrs Ellis’s maths group we have been thinking about addition and subtraction. We have looked at number bonds to 100, what happens when you add and subtract ones (e.g. 20+1=21, 20+2=22, 20+3=23), what happens when we add and subtract 10s (e.g. 13+10=23, 13-10=3).

In Mrs Prophet’s maths group they have been thinking about addition and subtraction using fact families within 10 (e.g. 4+6=10, 6+4=10, 10-6=4, 10-4=6).

Here is a great game all children can play at home with counting https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

and also addition and subtraction https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Science

This half term our science lessons have been linked to our topic Carnival of the Animals. We have been learning about animal life cycles and starting to explore animal habitats.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Sign up sheets will be available soon. The dates and times are as follows…

Mrs Ellis

Thursday 31st October 2-330pm

Monday 4th November 8.30-10am

Mrs Prophet

Tuesday 29th October 2-330pm

Friday 1st November 830-10am

Disco

The Halloween Disco is Tuesday 29th October from 5-630pm. This will be in the school hall and costs £2 per child.

Norse Taster

The Norse taster is next Wednesday 16th October from 1.45pm.

The last day of half term is Friday 18th October- back to school Monday 28th October.