Weekly News! 26.1.24
What a great week Team Aqua and Team Topaz have had! Check out what we have been up to!
This week in Maths we have been learning about the inverse. We have learnt that for missing number problems we may have to use the opposite method for example 23 + __ = 28 we would do 28 – 23 to find the answer. We used the column method to help us solve these problems.
Fact of the week!
Next week our Fact of the Week is
8 X 2 = 16
This week in English we have started a new book called Traction Man by Mini Grey.
Here is a video of the story if you would like to listen to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JySea288Qo
This week we have been focusing on adjectives, expanded noun phrases, verbs and adverbs. We have used these when writing simple sentences about the characters in the Traction Man.
Next week we will be starting our new book Traction Man is here by Mini Grey!
You can find the link to the story below:
This week in Guided Reading we have focused on our reading skills when looking at Traction Man. We have used strategies such as partner read and jump in to help us to build up our fluency. Later in the week we focused on our questioning using words such as who, what, where, when, why.
SPAG (Spellings, Punctuation and Grammar)
This week in SpaG we have looked at the ee sound spelt ey. We already knew that sometimes ee can be spelt with a y so we moved our learning on focusing on words such as monkey, key, journey and donkey!
This week in Thematic we continued being geographers! We started the week by learning the 7 continents of the world, the five oceans of the world and what the equator line tells us. We also had the super John and Vanessa from the RNLI come to talk to us all about the Ramsgate Royal Harbour. They told us many stories about heroic adventures, safety aspects and the importance of the RNLI.
Next week we will be continuing being geographers by looking and identifying physical and human features of the local area.
As part of Year 2's Thematic learning, the children will be visiting Ramsgate Harbour. Team Topaz will visit on the morning of Monday 5th February (school uniform and trainers) and Team Aqua on the morning of Tuesday 6th February (Dress to Impress clothes with sensible shoes – warm clothes if possible as we will be outside!). The children will be transported to and from harbour via the school's minibus - please complete the school's permission form ( this will need to be completed in advance so there are no delays to the trip).
The children will be taken on a guided tour of the harbour by Ramsgate's Harbour Master. He will give a walking tour explaining the different parts of the harbour, their function as well as giving them an insight into Ramsgate Harbour's history. He will also be showing them some areas not open to the public.
This is a morning trip so all children will be back in school for their normal lunchtime. As we cannot predict the weather, please ensure your child has warm, waterproof clothing for this day (trainers are allowed).
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 – 22.214.171.124 drop off and collection from front of school. More details will be sent out by the Chilton Fundraisers later in the term.
4/2/24 – Team Topaz trip – see above!
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 – Team Aqua trip – see above!
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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