Friday, 13 March 2015



Dear Parents


 


Another exciting and eventful week at school!


Today prior to our Science, Engineering and Maths week our assembly was led by Ed Brown - a Rocket Scientist, who explained to the children how Satellites are made and launched into space. Ask your child to tell you what they have learned - do they know what materials are used to build them and how are they launched into space.


 One of the homework tasks this week is linked to our Science week. The children need to design a seed from space. We have discussed seed dispersal in class and a website link which may be helpful is


http://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/plants_pt2/dispersal.htm


The children will be making their ‘seed’ in school next week from recycled materials. If you have any materials at home that might be suitable, please do send them in with your child during the week.


We know many of you have asked for guidance in terms of comprehension questions when reading with your child at home and we are at present putting together a booklet which we will send out next week to give you some ideas. We will also send home a list of spelling words for Year 2 from the New Curriculum.


Our Mothers’ Liturgy was a lovely way to end the week and we were very proud of all the children and they were delighted to celebrate this occasion with you. We hope Mum’s have a restful day on Sunday and the children treat you to breakfast in bed.




Happy Mothers’ Day              


From


The Year Two Team


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Sunday, 1 March 2015


It was lovely to see so many parents on Monday afternoon when Mrs Gilfrin and I went through class routines and expectations and of course we will see you all again next week to share your child’s achievements and targets  at Parent Consultation evenings. We, both really value the support we have from you all and we have a very exciting and busy half term ahead of us.
On Friday, the children took part in House cross country either as a runner or spectator. The children who ran really impressed me with their speed and determination. The spectators cheered on their classmates as they ran around the field and well done to everyone as great team effort was clearly displayed by all.
In science this week the children were measuring themselves and their feet to investigate whether the ‘tallest children had the biggest’ feet – ask them to share their findings with you. Our Science topic this half term is Healthy Humans and we will be going onto look at food groups over the next few weeks. I would be grateful if you could send in any magazines which have pictures of food in it as the children will be sorting different foods into their food groups.
Please remember it is World Book day next Thursday and the children should come in to school dressed as a character from a book. Miss O’Sullivan is running a competition throughout the week to encourage the children to read….and as we know the children in Year 2M are enthusiastic readers!
I hope you have had a lovely weekend and have managed to enjoy the sun.
See you on Monday.

Mrs Stocks