We follow the same format as last year, changing books ‘as and when’. Listening to your child read on a regular basis, for example 3 or 4 times a week really helps them to progress and your help is greatly appreciated.
It will be very helpful if you could please continue to do the following:
Your child is working on their SMIRF targets. You can find these in the front of their yellow reading record book. Like last year, the aim for your child is to complete the targets to enable them to move onto the next planet. Instant recall of mental maths is really beneficial to your child’s understanding and further progress in maths. Please encourage your child to practise these on a regular basis. We will be recapping on the SMIRF that your child is currently on, even if it has previously been signed off, but will we not re-visit previous planets.
The test is every Friday.
A quick reminder of good ways to practise learning spellings together:
PE for Class 2 is usually on a Monday and Thursday. However, the lining of our new pool has been completed and so we will hopefully swim every day, weather permitted. Please can you provide children with their swimming kits. Children will bring home used swimming kits every day.
The paragraphs below explain in a bit more detail about the pictures in our Gallery.
The children visited Castle Bolton in February as part of their castles topic. We had a brilliant time learning about life for people who lived in castles and our favourite part of the topic; castle defences! Dave Manning from Castle Bolton was our teacher for the day and we all had an amazing time.
In June, as part of our Animals and Human’s topic Class 1 and Class 2 visited Flamingo Land. We learned about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and we also learned about some animals that we had never heard of before! During our visited we discussed the different needs of many animals and about the differences between those in the wild and those in captivity.
In May, Mrs Armitage very kindly brought in her many ducklings for our children to see as part of our Animals and Humans science topic. What an amazing time we had handling the young chicks, who were only a few days old! This prompted much discussion about how William and Mrs Armitage care for the chicks compared to a life being brought up in the wild. Thank you Mrs Armitage!
We always enjoy time in the wildlife area and in May we found and carefully captured various bugs. We then grouped our bugs and discussed how and why we chose our groups. All bugs were safely returned to our wildlife area!
Below you can see pictures of Class 2 enjoying making and eating chocolate scones! This super ‘task’ involved the children putting into practice their measuring skills at the end of our measuring topic in numeracy. Luckily the sun came out so we got to enjoy eating the scones in the wildlife area. Infact, the children made so many everyone in school received half a scone each! Thank you to Edith and Grace from Class 4 for giving up their lunch time to help tidy up!
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