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

Spring 2 IPC PROJECT : THEY MADE A DIFFERENCE

Entry Point:

Monday 25th February: We will film your children explaining their Art Homelearning – this will be shared with families during the Exit Point. 

Trip: We are endeavouring to book a meaningful trip – we will keep you informed!

Exit Point:

Thursday 28th February 2pm: Please join us to watch our Entry Point video, as well as our Elvis Presley, inspired dance and song, and perhaps much more!

  • History

    We will know:

    • about the lives of chosen significant people, as well as events and characteristics of the period of time they lived.

    We will be able to:

    • create timelines to record significant events.
    • ask and answer questions about the past.
    • give reasons for particular events and changes.​

    We will understand more about:

    • different ways that history has been recorded – primary 
  • GEOGRAPHY

     We will be able to: 

    • use maps to locate the position and geographical features of particular localities.
    • use geographical terms.
  • INTERNATIONAL

     We will know: 

    • about ways in which similarities and differences between the UK and other countries have affected the lives of those who live there..

    We will be able to:

    • identify activities and cultures which are different from but equal to our own.
  • SOCIETY

    We will know:

    • that different groups have different purposes.
    • more about our rights and responsibilities.
  • MUSIC

    We will know:

    • how musicians choose and organise sounds and instruments.

    We will be able to:

    • compose and perform simple pieces with chosen instruments and sounds.
    • explain and talk about our own work and other artists’ music. 

    In addition, we will also have a week-long Computing​ project where children will learn how to search online effectively, to select and use a range of programmes or apps, control and write programmes as well as use computers and iPads safely

  • maths

    Some of what we will practise:

    • Solving addition and subtraction two-step word problems, as well as division and multiplication word problems.
    • Multiplying with decimal fractions of up to two decimal places.
    • Counting up and down in hundredths, as well as with whole numbers backwards through zero to negative numbers.

    Remember to continue helping your child with times tables – they need to know all multiplications up to 12 x 12 and the corresponding division facts!

  • English

    We will be exploring narrative, persuasive writing, diary entries, letters and song / poetry writing..

    We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: homophones, punctuating speech (direct and indirect) and using apostrophes correctly.     

    And much more!

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • PE & SWIMMING

    P.E is on:

    • Wednesdays for both classes
    • Fridays for Griffon 1 whilst Griffon 2 go swimming 
    1. Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
    2. Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be in school at all times. 

    Children will also need footwear for PE that is suitable for outdoors and kept in school at all times.

    N.B Trainers are to be different than their normal school shoes.

    SWIMMING

    Griffon 2 will go swimming to Brentford Leisure Centre on Friday afternoons with their class teacher and three other members of staff. 

    They will all have approximately one hour in the water each week for the whole term (until 5th April 2019). 

    For these lessons, children will need to bring a swimsuit or swimming trunks (not baggy shorts), swimming cap, towel and if they would like – goggles. Jewellery (watches, earrings, necklaces etc) must not be worn. Children must not come to school in their swimsuits.

    Every child must swim as this is part of the statutory National Curriculum. 

    If you would like further information about these swimming lessons, please contact your class teacher or the office team. 

  • 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
Spelling Book Thursday Tuesday

Remember:

  •  To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.
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Dates of Project Homelearning:

1. Due MONDAY 25THFEBRUARY 2019: Art Homelearning:

Create a piece of art of someone who means something special to you – it could be someone in your family, friends, a famous person, someone in history... This could be a portrait, a mosaic, a sculpture, a painting etc.

2. Due MONDAY 11TH MARCH 2019: Society Homelearning:

Towards the end of our new project, we will have the opportunity to raise money for a charity of your choice. Please talk with your family about a charity that means something to you or your family. Please create a presentation / poster / letter / piece of art etc to convince us to raise money for your charity.

You must explain what the charity is and why it means something to you.

Music

Music Thursday mornings.

It is very important that the children take their instruments home and practice in order to keep up with the lessons. They should be brought into school every Thursday.

Messages from the Staff

If anyone would like to come into class for a regular session to hear children read, then please let us know.

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