15th - 19th May 2023

Highlights of the week:

We are so proud of each and every one of you for your hard work and determination in your SATs this week! You have all been incredible and shown so much pride in your learning.

● For RE next week, please could your child bring in a book that is important to them!

● In Art we have been working hard to plan and create our own sea creatures using recycled materials. We have been inspired by the sculptures of Antony Gormley this term. We are excited to show you our sculptures in our Sea life exhibition next Friday at 2.30pm.

Year 2 sculptures

● In Maths we have continued our unit on statistics. We started the week by exploring block charts, we used our tally charts from last week to help us create a block chart. We have been using our data from the school trip, to help us represent this data in different ways. We then went on to look at pictograms and recognised the importance of having a key with the tables to show the value of the pictogram. We have had a go at making our own pictograms using our tally charts. We have also looked at solving two step problems involving pictograms, like the one about ice creams.

● In PSHE we have been looking at relationships. We have had lots of lovely discussions about people who are important to us, how we can mend friendships and how we can build and show trust in relationships. This week, we have been complementing one another and accepting compliments. This was a wonderful activity, I wonder if you could practise complimenting your family this weekend? We have summarised our PSHE unit by creating a bunting of ‘things that are important to us and make us feel safe’ and ‘things that make us feel unsafe and how we can solve these.’

● In Science, we went on a ‘Bug Hunt’ on the school grounds. We each chose an area and observed what we could see in that habitat in ten minutes. We saw lots of minibeasts from beetles, worms, woodlice, ants and spiders. We concluded that these microhabitats were the best habitats for these insects because they are able to protect themselves from weather and predators by burying themselves underground.

Home learning:

● Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book. Please can reading records stay in your child's book bag.
● Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.
● Spellings are sent home on Monday’s for the text on Friday. Please can you practise these with your child throughout the week.