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**Friday 5th April School finishes at 2pm for Easter Hols**

SPRING 2 IPC PROJECT : The Magic Toymaker

Entry Point:  We will be working as toymakers on the 27th February.  Our classrooms will be turned into a toy making factory!  Please start collecting cardboard boxes, tubes, ribbons and string to turn into an exciting toy.

Exit Point:We will be visiting Gunnersbury Museum to find out about old and new toys.

  • SCIENCE

    We will know:

    • the names of a range of materials and their properties

    We will be able to:

    • conduct experiments using different materials
    • ask scientific questions and suggest ways of answering these
  • TECHNOLOGY

    We will be able to:

    • plan what we are going to make and describe our plans in words and pictures
    • use simple materials and tools to make our own toys
  • INTERNATIONAL

    We will know:

    • about the idea of ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’ and what it means. 

      We will know:

    • about the similarties and differences of different celebrations in different cultures
  • KEY VOCABULARY

  • maths
    • partitioning numbers in different ways eg 56 = 50 + 6 AND 56 = 40 + 16
    • partitioning numbers into 100s 10s and 1s. 400 + 50 + 3 = 453
    • recognising and naming 3D shapes
    • drawing bar charts 
    • addition and subtraction using vertical method
  • English
    • Apostrophes for contractions – don’t, wasn’t, couldn’t, I’ll, we’ll
    • using conjunctions to make compound sentences but    and  so    because
    • Using different openers for the beginnings of sentences
    • Writing stories 
    • Learning our Year 1 and 2 common exception words
    • Joining our letters neatly 
    • Using the school library to choose and borrow books 
    • Reading as much as possible building up to 20 minutes of quiet independent reading 

    We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: writing simple sentences, using question marks and creating extended noun phrases.        

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • 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
    • Wednesday 13th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 1) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 2) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Prospective Parent Tour 
    • Friday 15th March: Red Nose day - 'do something silly for money'
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of swimming for Y4 & Y5
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of clubs
    • Monday 1st April : E-Safety Workshop for children
    • Monday 1st April : Club registration – open online via Parentpay from 10am
    • Monday 8th-  Friday 22nd April : Easter Holidays
    • Tuesday 23rd April : INSET day – school closed for children
    • Wednesday 24th April : School reopens for children 

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday

Project Homelearning: 

We are learning about materials. We will be using different materials to make our own toys. Can you make a toy at home? It could be a puppet, car, teddy bear, board game or pop-up toy.   Let your imagination go wild!

Bring this in on or before Friday 1st March 

 

Phonics / Spelling: Children from Year 2 will be given a phonics and spelling book and will be asked to complete specific sections of this each week.

Mathletics: Every child has a username and password for the Mathletics website. Class teachers will allocate between one and three tasks per week for each child to complete. This will either be linked to current class learning or the child’s personal targets. Usernames and passwords should be written in every child’s reading journal but can be requested from the school office if they are lost / forgotten.

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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