Week beginning Monday 6th February 2023 Team Indigo and Team Royal
Wow, what a fantastic term we have had in Team Indigo and Team Royal, take a look at what we have been up to this week….
We have been amazing mathematicians and done incredibly well this week we are so proud of how hard you have all worked! We have learnt how to divide with remainders using the sharing and grouping method. Below is an example of the methods used:
This week in Guided Reading we have had looked at our questions we could ask Traction Man in our hot seat. We have also used our drama skills and made Traction Man puppets we then retold the story using them and made sure we used expression and different voices.
This week in English we ended our book Traction Man is Here by Mini Grey. To start the week we focused on our present tense verbs and wrote the story in present tense. Towards the end of the week we looked at past tense and wrote the end of the story in past tense. We have really enjoyed this book and had some fantastic adverbs and adjectives to give our sentences lots of detail!
This week in RWI we have been focusing on building up their fluency when reading, this included their pace, speed, expressions and reading punctuation. Any additional practice at home will be hugely beneficial.
This week is our RE week we have been looking at Buddhism and to understand how Siddhartha Gautama came to be known as ‘the Buddha’.
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In Term 4
In English, we will be looking at the book Max by Bob Graham. We will be focusing on writing in first person continuing writing in past tense and using different sentence types for example, statements, questions and exclamations.
In maths, we will be focusing on measure and length, take a look at what we will be covering.
Our thematic curriculum is all about the Wonderful World.
We need your Help!
Next term our topic is all about our Wonderful World, and we would love to create an outdoor garden area.
We would really appreciate your help in making a wonderful area for the children to get the best experiences out of next terms thematic curriculum.
If you have any items below please can you bring them in the first week back in Term 4
Outdoor plants (including climbing plants)
Pots with soil
Sports Project will continue on a Monday please can children come in their school uniform and wear trainers.
Next term, Year 2 will be swimming on a Thursday, please can children come into school in their PE kits on this day. Please can children also bring in a swimming bag that is clearly labelled with swimming wear, towel, goggles and a snack in their bag for after swimming.
Read at 3 will resume Wednesday 22nd February.
Sponsored Walk for The Royal Marsden – Monday 20th February
You may be aware that one of our children has spent the last three and a half years being treated for leukaemia. That treatment has now finished, and we would like to celebrate this momentous occasion and mark the end of a difficult time for part of our community by running a sponsored walk in aid of The Royal Marsden. This will be held on the first day back in Term 4 – Monday 20th February. Children are invited to come in to school wearing their own clothes, and we would encourage them to choose the brightest colour clothing that they have. We would also recommend wearing trainers! We are going to walk in a relay from the school, differing distances depending on the children’s ages, over Chalk Hill and to the Viking Ship and back (the youngest children will walk the shortest distances and so on). We are asking for a voluntary donation or for the children to voluntarily collect what they can to be donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. We hope that this will be a celebratory occasion as well as raising some funds for an excellent and much needed cause!
Blue Peter’s Amazing Authors Competition
Blue Peter is giving a young writer the money can’t buy prize of getting their story brought to life by children’s author Tom Fletcher!
Children will be asked to write an original short story, or poem (under 400 words) about adventure; thinking too about exciting characters at the heart of it. The winning story will be made into an audiobook voiced by Tom Fletcher and be animated to be shown on Blue Peter and CBeebies Bedtime Stories. They will go behind the scenes to experience the book publication and animation process, receive a printed copy of their story, a framed still from the animation and an orange competition winner’s badge.
To enter Blue Peter’s Amazing Authors Competition please read the rules below. This competition is open for entries now and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 8th March 2023. This competition is open to children aged 5-8, 9-11 and 12-15 years.