Weekly news! 5.1.24
What a great first week back for Team Aqua and Team Topaz. Check out what we have been up to!
As you may have seen on Mr McAuley’s Heads Up video, we have a new teacher starting with us from Monday. Miss Kennedy will be working within Year 2 in the mornings and teaching across the school in the afternoons. In the mornings, Miss Kennedy will be supporting children within Year 2 and taking small learning groups for English and Maths. These groupings will be reviewed throughout the term.
This week in maths we began by estimating where numbers should be plotted on a number line.
Later in the week we looked at rounding numbers, we had to round the numbers we found to the nearest multiple of 10. We used the rhyme below and a number line to help us.
Next week in maths we will be learning the column method using addition!
Fact of the week!
Next week our Fact of the Week is
5 X 2 = 10
This week in English we have looked at the book Max by Bob Graham. This week we started by sequencing the story and orally retelling the story using pictures. Next we retold the stories we focused on constructing accurate sentences using time conjunctions and punctuation.
You can find the link to the story below:
Next week we will be focusing on exciting adjectives to describe the setting, using noun phrases and present tense verbs.
In RWI this week we have been focusing on building up fluency when reading, this included focusing on pace, speed, expressions and reading punctuation. Any additional practice at home will be hugely beneficial.
This term we have started Guided Reading! In Guided Reading this week we have predicted what might happen in the book Max by Bob Graham. Next, we learnt how to use a dictionary, and this helped us clarify the words we were unsure of in the text.
SPAG (Spellings, Punctuation and Grammar)
This week in SpaG we have looked at the sounds wr, rr and r. We sorted them and then taught each other how to read the words fluently.
This week we have looked at our champion of courage Marc Chagall. We took inspiration from Marc Chagall’s stained glass window named ‘Peace Window’. We created our own window piece as a year group and took photos of us flying just like in Marc Chagall’s artwork. We learnt that Marc Chagall created many pieces of artwork after he left Paris due to the war and became a very successful artist.
2/2/24 – NSPCC Number day: Reception and KS1 to dress in anything related to number and Ks2 to dress as rock stars. £1 voluntary contribution for NSPCC.
2/2/24 – Number Day School Disco:
Reception and KS1 3.15-4.15 – Children who wish to attend will be taken by their teachers straight to the disco at 3.15 and can be collected from their classrooms at 4.15.
Ks2 – 220.127.116.11 drop off and collection from front of school. More details will be sent out by the Chilton Fundraisers later in the term.
6/2/24 – Online safety day Children dress to express, meaning they come in whatever they like, bright clothes, sportswear, club uniforms…. whatever makes them feel happy!
6/2/24 Curry and Quiz school fundraiser for adults (details to arrive in the New Year)
9/2/24 - Last day of term
19/02/24 - Term 4 starts for children
Please may you bring in wellies for the children to use at lunch time on the field.
Sports Slam is on a Monday afternoon please can children come into school in their normal school uniform and wear trainers on this day.
This term Year 2 will continue to have PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Team Aqua will be inside for PE and Team Topaz will be outside for PE.
Read at 3 is on a Friday at 3pm.
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all on Monday!
Miss Hall, Miss Davey, Mrs Barlow and Miss Kennedy
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