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Welcome to Otters 

Welcome back to Otters! We hope that you enjoy this half term with us.

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The adults working in this class are:

 

Mr Dunn- Class Teacher

Miss Longfield- Nursery Nurse

Mrs Munir- 1:1 

Key Reminders:

In Year Two we are working extremely hard in preparation for our KS1 assessments. To help your child achieve their best please would you listen to them read, help them with their homework and make sure they practise their spelling for a short while everyday.

 

  • Spellings are also given out on Friday and the following Friday the children will be tested.
  • PE is every Thursday afternoon. Children must come to school wearing their uniform and change into their P.E kits before dinner. All clothing (including shoes) should be labelled with your child's name. 
  • Toast is £1 per week, please bring this on a Monday in an envelope. 
  • Juice is 20p. Please give this to your child everyday if they would like some. It is their responsibility to look after it.

This Half Term:

English:

In English we are going to be using the stimulus of Paddington Bear to write exciting newspaper reports, postcards, letters and missing posters to help look for the lost bear! The children will be amazing us with their descriptions through using a variety of sentence types such as 2A sentences, BOYS sentences and simile sentences. I'm sure that the children will be amazing and bring their learning to life.

 

Watch the video below for inspiration on Paddington Bear!

Paddington Bear - A House-Training

Mathematics:

In Maths we are going to be continuing to practise our arithmetic skills and further develop our problem solving and reasoning skills in preparation of the SATs in May. We will be using many of the IPC personal learning goals such as resilience and co-operation to help us!

 

Word problems seem to be tricky for our children so please practise at home. Follow the resources below to support your child at home.

IPC

 

Our IPC topic for this term is 'Plants and Insects'. We had a fantastic time at Tropical World! 

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In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  •  Where flowers and insects prefer to live and grow
  •  How and where seeds grow
  •  How to set up tests to discover how plants use water
  •  How to grow lots of different things
  • About the life cycles of insects
  •  About ants and bees

 

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About honey and silk production
  • About the migration of the Monarch butterfly

 

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • About paintings of flowers and insects
  • How to make paintings and models of flowers and insects
  • How to use symmetry to make paintings of insects
  • How to create a garden in the classroom

 

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the music of the famous composer, Rimsky-Korsakov
  • How to create our own music

 

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • About people who help us

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About flowers and insects from the host and home countries
  • About how climate and weather patterns affect life around the world

Flight Of The Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov

Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi

Websites and Games:

The following websites and games are examples of resources used in the classroom to promote a love of learning! 

First 100 High Frequency Words for you to practise.

First 100 High Frequncy Words with voice and background music.

Bees Knees Dance Party 6 Times Tables

A fun way to learn your times tables

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