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IPC PROJECT FOR THE FIRST WEEKS: Brainwave - The art of learning

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come into class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

  • We will be finding out:
    • How the brain works
    • About the personal goals that help us to become better learners
    • How to find out facts to prepare for a special challenge
    • How to learn and practise skills for a special challenge
    • How to record how well we are learning
    • How to use what we have learned to create our own special challenge
    • How to wake up our brain
    • How to look after our brain
    • How to design a classroom for learning
  • Children will also:
    • Know that they can affect the quality of their own learning
    • Know about some of the recent evidence and research into the brain and learning
    • Be able to apply these theories to their own learning and reflect on their importance
  • In Maths and English:

    Maths

    • continuing to ‘master’ addition and subtraction.

    English

    We will include these things in our writing:

    • Noun phrases (adjective + noun)
    • Writing using commas in a list
    • Starting sentences in different ways
    • Using different sentence types in our writing
  • Message for Parents

    Year 2 Parents:  School receives money for every free school meal child that attends so please apply for Free School Meals for September. If your application is successful your child will be given a FREE PE kit, you will get free meals next school year and, most importantly, the school will receive an extra ££££££ of funding. We would encourage all parents to look at the link below to see if you are entitled to free meals, even if your child is currently getting a school meal because they are in Reception or KS 1. So, please speak to our office staff or complete the form that has been emailed to you. 

    Click here to be directed to an e-form to apply for free school meals.

  • IMPORTANT DATES:
    • Monday 3rd September: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 4th September: INSET day School closed for children
    • Wednesday 5th September: KS1 and KS2 Children start school 8.45am
    • Friday 7th September: Year 4 Swimming starts
    • Monday 10th September: Clubs start
    • Tuesday 11th September: 5.30pm Y6 meeting for parents re expectations
    • Thursday 13th September: House Captain Hustings
    • Friday 14th September: Brainwave Split Assemblies
    • Monday 17th September: Reception children start all day
    • Monday 17th September: Special Assembly from local builders 1.30pm KS1 : 2.40pm KS2
    • Tuesday 18th September: Year 1 Parents into Class session
    • Tuesday 18th September: Governors – Education Committee meeting
    • Thursday 20th September: Year 2 Parents into Class session
    • Tuesday 25th September: Year 3 Parents into Class session
    • Wednesday 26th September: NSPCC PANTS Workshop 9:10am KS2
    • Thursday 27th September: Year 4 Parents into Class session
    • Tuesday 2nd October: Year 5  Parents into Class session
    • Wednesday 3rd October: Skipping Workshops
    • Thursday 4th October: Year 6  Parents into Class session
    • Thursday 4th  October: Skipping Workshops
    • Monday 8th October: Whole school writing task this week
    • Tuesday 9th October: Reception Parent Workshop
    • Tuesday 9th October: Governors – Strategic Committee meeting
    • Wednesday 10th October: Individual and Sibling school photographs
    • Monday 15th October: Year 2 Diwali Assembly – Parents welcome
    • Thursday 18th October: Reception Parents into Class session
    • Friday 19th October: Break up for Autumn Half-term – 3.15pm
    • Monday 22nd Friday 26th October: Half-term
    • Monday 29th October: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 30th October: Start of Autumn 2 term 8.45am
    • Tuesday 6th November: Full Governing Board meeting
    • Friday 9th November: Year 6 Remembrance Day Assembly
    • Tuesday 13th November: Year 5 & 6 Disability Awareness Workshop
    • Friday 16th November: 9amY1 – 6 split assemblyAnti-Bullying week
    • Wednesday 21st November: Parents’ Evening – school close 2pm
    • Thursday 22nd November: Parents’ Evening from 3.30pm
    • Wednesday 28th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Thursday 29th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Monday 3rd December: Whole school writing task this week
    • Wednesday 12th December: Flu Vaccines for Reception - Year 5 children
    • Friday 14th December: Last day of swimming for Year 4
    • Friday 21st December: Break up for Christmas Holidays – 2.00pm
    • Friday 24thDecember – 4th January :Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8th January: Start of the Spring term 8.45am

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday

Home learning

TBC

Please read every day at home together. Please record it in the diary so we can praise the children for their home learning.

  • practice your phonics 
  • remember your Times Tables Challenges
  • read every day
  • practice your number counting and the number bonds for 10, 20 and 100

Spellings: Keep practising your spellings each week in your spelling booklet. 

Dominoes: keep playing with your dominoes! Have a great idea for a game? Tell us about it and teach the class in explore time on Friday!

Cards: Playing card games is a great way to keep your mind active. It helps with maths too! 

Things to remember

PE is on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in this days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.

    Can You Help?

    Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

    Could you give some time to come into class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

 
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