This term, our topics are 'Our Environment' and 'Humans are animals too'.
Please ensure that all children have their PE kits in school every day.
Swimming – Every Thursday morning from until 13th June.
KS2 Sports Day – Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (a.m. – weather permitting).
Newquay Zoo Trip – Monday 10th June (your child should have a letter about the cost implications of this). There will be a permission letter to follow later in the term.
Maths: This week, we have finished our unit of work on fractions. The children have been adding and subtracting fractions and have completed an end of unit assessment. We have also started our unit on time.
English: In our English lessons this week, the children have started to write an explanation text about pollination. They have been considering carefully the features they should include and will complete their writing next week.
Swimming: Please note, we have now started our block of swimming lessons. Children will need their swimming kit in school every Thursday until 13th June. Please ensure they also have comfortable footwear on that day for our walk to Splash and clothing appropriate for the weather e.g. a waterproof coat if it is raining.
Bird Feeders: Thank you to those of you who made donations for your child’s bird feeder. It was lovely to see so many of you. The children enjoyed designing and making them and were very proud of their creations!
Sports Day: In preparation for this year’s KS2 sports day on Wednesday 22nd May we would like to give you some advanced information.
Start time: 9.30am
Finish time: Approximately 11.45am
As before, the children will be seated in coloured teams. Please ensure they wear a coloured top to indicate their team colour. We will notify you the week before sports day as to which colour group your child will be in. Children are expected to stay seated in their team area on the inside of the track. Under no circumstances are the children allowed across the track, so please ensure they have a water bottle and sun cream applied before they come to school. Please arrive before 9.30am to get settled in your place within the spectators’ area which is behind the roped off area opposite the children on the other side of the track. We ask all spectators (adults and children) to respect the rule that no one is allowed to go on or cross the track during sports day. We understand when your child is in an event you may want to move to get a good photograph of them in action, however please do not obstruct the finish line and the adults who are in charge of placing the winners.
We are really looking forward to sports day and hope to see you there.
Reading: Please hear your child read 5 times a week. Log this in their yellow reading log books.
Spellings: Your child’s spelling homework should be stuck into their purple homework books. This week’s words are all common exception words.
Maths: Please recap the Year 2 learning of days of the week, months of the year and telling the time to the nearest five minutes (analogue only please). Please record that your child has done this in their purple book.
Please continue to support your child with learning their multiplication tables. The following website is a great way to learn your tables https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/45213394. Please follow this link to a site which replicates the times table assessment children will undertake in Year 4. You can select the multiplications to be tested on and how long for each question. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check
Another website your child might enjoy is: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/mathsgames/hit-the-button
Mrs Baker, Mrs Loudwill, Mrs Reay and Mrs Sayers