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Year 2: Willow, Hazel

Weekly Updates:

Teacher’s email addresses:

Willow Class: samsmith@stratton.cornwall.sch.uk

Hazel Class: demelzasayers@stratton.cornwall.sch.uk & catloudwill@stratton.cornwall.sch.uk

 

Hazel and Willow Weekly Update – Friday 30th September 2022

Dates for your diary:

Thursday 6th October – visit to bike track (see message below)

Week beginning 10th October – Year 2 swimming week (see details below)

Weeks beginning 10/17th October - Parent Teacher meetings (details to follow)

 

Water bottles: Please ensure children bring in a named water bottle with them each day. Children are encouraged to have a drink at multiple times throughout the day but some children seem don’t seem to have a water bottle with them. Thank you.  

 

English: This week, the children have planned, written and edited their own stories about a precious toy that has been lost. They have also written an information page for their favourite toy.   

 

Maths: In maths, the children have ordered objects and numbers to 100 and learnt how to count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and in 10s from any number.

 

Topic: This week, in science, the children have planned an investigation to answer the question – Which materials are suitable for making a raincoat? The have used their knowledge of properties of materials to predict what they think they will find out. In DT, the children used their knowledge of materials and joins to design a wheeled toy which we will be making next week from junk materials. Please could you talk to your child about which clean junk recycling items they have chosen to make their toys out of and send these in next Friday. Please remember we have a no nut policy so cannot accept recycling items that have contained nuts. Thank you.

 

Head Lice: There have been cases of head lice in Year 2. Please check your child’s hair and treat, if necessary.

 

Choir: Starting next Friday, 7th October, Miss Smith and Mrs Baker will be starting a KS1 choir. During this time, the children will learn to sing a range of songs from different genres and eras. If you wish to sign your child up for choir, please do so via the School Comms app by Wednesday 5th October.

 

Read Write Inc. Parent Information Meeting - Year 1, 2 and 3 parents: Next week, our Reading Leaders (Mrs Sayers and Miss Willey) will be holding some information meetings for parents of children in Years 1, 2 and 3 who are learning phonics through our Read Write Inc. programme. These sessions will give you an overview of the programme and some helpful tips for supporting your child's reading at home. Even if you have attended a Read Write Inc. parents' meeting before, we recommend attending again to refresh your memory and keep up-to-speed with changes that we have made this year. This meeting applies to most Year 2 parents. If you are unsure whether or not your child takes part in these phonics sessions, please check with their class teacher so that you know whether or not to attend. We will be holding two meetings:

Wednesday 5th October @ 2:30 - 3:00

Friday 7th October @ 9:10 - 9:40

Both meetings will cover the same content, so it is only necessary to attend one.

 

Bike Track: On Thursday morning, we will be visiting the bike track and field for Bike to school week. Children can bring in their bike to ride around the track on this day but please ensure they have a helmet with them if they do as without one, they cannot use their bike. Thank you.

 

Swimming: The week starting 10th October, we will be going swimming every morning. Willow Class will swim first from 10 – 10.30am and Hazel Class will swim from 10.30 until 11am. We are looking for volunteers to help us walk over and back to Splash. If you are able to help, please can you email your child’s class teacher and let them know the day or days you are able to help with walking to swimming. Thank you.

 

Volunteers needed: In Design and Technology next week, the children will be making wheeled toys from the designs they did this week. We need a couple of volunteers to help with this. If you are available to help on Friday afternoon (7th October), please get in touch with your child’s teacher. Many thanks.

 

 

Homework:

Maths – Please complete three 5 minute sessions of Numbots. https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login-type Your child’s login details are at the front of their yellow reading log.

Reading – Please read five times at home. Reading completed in school does not count towards the five times.

Spelling – By the end of Year 2, children should be able to spell the majority of the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words. Children should practise spelling 8 words from the list each week, recording this in their purple homework book. We have sent home a spelling menu with suggestions for spelling strategies. You can also find a version of both the Common Exception Word list and spelling menu online.

 

Thank you,

 

Mrs Loudwill, Mrs Sayers and Miss Smith

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