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Week ending Friday 17th June 




Hello everyone!

Well done to those children who received their first Kirate reading band this week. There are so many of you, who regular practice your reading at home, and it really makes a difference.

This week we have been learning all about standard measures in length, capacity and weight. We have been measuring trees, leaves and twigs in forest school, and used different kinds of twigs to help us to classify different types of trees.

In art, we have been drawing portraits, which we then used for our Father’s Day cards. 

In our English lessons, we  have been having a re-cap, of the different writing genres that have been covered this year. This has included instructions for the fairy cakes that we made for the Queen’s Jubilee., and a poem entitled; ‘10 things Found under the Sea.

Please log in to your mathletics and spelling shed accounts to see the homework set for you this week.

Please bring home reading books to school every day.

Wear forest school clothes to school on Wednesday.
Make sure PE kits are in school.
Please bring ukuleles into school now on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays.

Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Fenton, Mrs Harper and Miss Milford


 


Week ending Friday 10th June 


Welcome to the second half of the Summer term.

We will be continuing with our topic of ‘What is it like to live on an island?’  

This week we linked this topic to our new English learning unit which is all about poems. We are learning to recite a poem called ‘10 things in a wizard’s pocket’ and next week we will turn it into our own poem, which will be called, ‘10 things under the sea’. 

In maths this week, we have been revising addition and subtraction methods, as well as using standard measures for length and weight. 

In Science we are continuing with our topic about plants, so we used the forest school area to sort and classify different types of leaves. 

In art, we have been completing out portraits of the queen. They are so good, I’m sure that even her majesty herself would  be proud.

Things to remember:
Please bring home reading books to school every day.
Wear forest school clothes to school on Wednesday.
Make sure PE kits are in school.
Please bring ukuleles into school now on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays.

Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Fenton, Mrs Harper and Miss Milford




 


Week Ending Friday 13th May 

Hello Everyone!

It has been amazing to see so many more children reading at home this week. The children are getting very competitive with their kirate reading bands now, and are keen to achieve their first reading band reward as soon as they can. Well done Year 2! We have also had some children from Year 5, coming in to read with the children sometimes this week, who have been able to give the children even more reading practice.

Next week, the children will complete a SATS reading and maths test, which will form part of our assessment of their achievements this year. In Year 2 we make judgements about how well children perform in maths and reading throughout the year. This is done by hearing children read individually and in a group, asking questions about their understanding of what they have read, and regularly completing reading comprehension activities. In maths, we continually monitor children's understanding and formally assess them after every unit of work, (usually every 2 weeks). The tests next week form just a part of our ongoing asessments, and we know that the children will do their best, without feeling that these tests are very different from their usual routine.

Homework:
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to see assignments set for you each week. 
Please can all pink homework books be returned? Next week, we will be sticking new homework grids into books. Thank you.


Next Week:
Forest school clothes need to be worn to school on Wednesday.
Please bring ukuleles to school on Wednesday.

Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is on a Thursday.
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to complete any assignments that have been set for you.

Please bring your reading book into school every day. We begin each afternoon with 10 minutes quiet reading and you need your reading book for this session. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Fenton, Miss Milford and Mrs Harper

 


Week Ending Friday 6th May 

Hello Everyone,

It was lovely to see you all at parents evening on Wednesday. It was good to be able to talk about your lovely children with you face to face, instead of on the phone or via email. I hope you enjoyed looking at your child's books and seeing how much progress they have made. I know that they were proud to show off their work.
For those who were unable to make it, I would love to see you at a time that is more convenient for you. Please catch me before or after school to arrange a time.

This week we have been continuing to work on our topic of ‘What is it like to live on an island?’ 

In English, we compared life on the mainland, with life on an island, using the  Katie Morag stories as inspiration.

In Science, we continued our topic of plants. We used the forest school area to find roots, leaves, stems, and other parts of plants. Some of the children have been telling me about plants that they are growing at home. They are welcome to bring these plants into school, or if not, please feel free to email a picture of their plants. We are currently growing tomatoes in school.

We also used forest school to support our maths work of fractions this week. The children found or made their own representations of halves, quarters or thirds by using objects in nature. 

Homework:
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to see assignments set for you each week. 
Please can all pink homework books be returned? Next week, we will be sticking new homework grids into books. Thank you.


Next Week:
Forest school clothes need to be worn to school on Wednesday.
All clubs are back this week. Please bring ukuleles to school on Wednesday.

Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is on a Thursday.
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to complete any assignments that have been set for you.

Please bring your reading book into school every day. We begin each afternoon with 10 minutes quiet reading and you need your reading book for this session. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Fenton, Miss Milford and Mrs Harper



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Week Ending Friday 29th April 

 Hello Everyone!

It has been a very happy and productive first week back.

We are already enjoying our new topic; ‘What is it like to live on an island.

So far, we have learnt about the Isle of Coll in Scotland. We have asked questions and thought about what we would like to learn and have created our own islands, after deciding which geographical features to include.

In computing this week, we used a search engine to answer questions and find out facts about the island of Coll. 

During our English lessons, we have been learning about the features of information texts, by reading information about Coll. We have written facts, read sections of non-fiction texts, and identified fiction and non-fiction sentences.

The children have been learning about the work of Scottish artist Steven Brown this week. They have created their own McCoo, (highland cow), and these are on display in class. The children are very proud of them so please look out for them at parents evening this week.

Homework:
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to see assignments set for you each week. Thank you to those children who have completed homework from the grid in the pink book. Please return these to school when you have completed a task.

Next Week:
Please pick a time slot for parents evening if you have not already done so.
Forest school clothes need to be worn to school on Wednesday.
There is no ukulele or art club this week.
Multi skills club will still take place after school on Thursday.

Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is on a Thursday.
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to complete any assignments that have been set for you.

Please bring your reading book into school every day. We begin each afternoon with 10 minutes quiet reading and you need your reading book for this session. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Fenton, Miss Milford and Mrs Harper

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Week Ending Friday 1st April 

Hello Everyone,

As you can see, we had a great time in PE this week, exploring the PE equipment during our gymnastics lesson. The children used their skills of balancing and landing, that they had developed in previous weeks.

During our English lessons, we have almost completed writing our Mr Benn stories. We have used the repetative phrases in the stories, to write our own original versions. They are a - maze - ing!

During our maths lessons, we have been sorting, naming and describing 2D shapes. We took our maths learning outside in forest school too, when we learnt about symmetry. We were able to find shapes and objects in nature that were symmetrical.

This week has also been quite musical. as we have really enjoyed learning some new songs, that we will sing in church for our Easter assembly. We look forward to singing you our songs next week.
Homework:
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to see assignments set for you each week. Thank you to those children who have completed homework from the grid in the pink book. Please return these to school when you have completed a task.

Next Week:
Forest school clothes need to be worn to school on Wednesday.
Those who have ukuleles, please bring them on Wednesday.
Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is on a Thursday.
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to complete any assignments that have been set for you.

Please bring your reading book into school every day. We begin each afternoon with 10 minutes quiet reading and you need your reading book for this session. 

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Fenton, Miss Milford and Mrs Harper

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Week ending Friday 18th March 

Hello Everyone,

We are so proud of the children's artwork this week. In RE, we have been learning about Muslims and where they worship, so for our art lesson, the children each drew a pencil sketch of a mosque. The results are amazing as you can see.

In English this week, we have been learning about the author David McKee. We are beginning to learn the story of 'Mr Benn Spaceman', so that the children can write their own versions later in the week.  

In maths, we have finished our work on division by grouping and sharing. We have been dividing by 2, 5 and 10, using apparatus and also using the division symbol to write number sentences. By the end of the week, we were solving mathematical problems involving multiplication and division.





Homework:

Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to see assignments set for you each week. Thank you to those children who have completed homework from the grid in the pink book. Please return these to school when you have completed a task.

Next Week:
Forest school clothes need to be worn to school on Wednesday.
Those who have ukuleles, please bring them on Wednesday.
Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is on a Thursday.
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to complete any assignments that have been set for you.
Please bring your reading book into school every day. We begin each afternoon with 10 minutes quiet reading and you need your reading book for this session. 

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Fenton, Miss Milford and Mrs Harper


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Week ending Friday 11th March 


Hello Everyone!

In science this week, we have been learning about different materials, and which ones would be suitable for making a boat. We Investigated which materials could be stretched, twisted, squashed or bent. We also found out how changing the shape of an object can change it’s property. In the picture, you can see us beginning to change the shape of plasticine, in order to make it float. 

In English this week, we have written persuasive letters to local shops, asking them to think of ways that they can reduce plastic. These letters will also be entered into the Fowey festival writing competition, in an attempt to win some Waterstones book vouchers. Good luck everyone.

Our maths focus this week, was division by grouping and sharing. We have worked practically to share by 2, 5 and 10. 

Next Week:
Forest school clothes need to be worn to school on Wednesday.
Those who have ukuleles, please bring them on Wednesday.
Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is on a Thursday.
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to complete any assignments that have been set for you.
Please bring your reading book into school every day. We begin each afternoon with 10 minutes quiet reading and you need your reading book for this session. 

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Fenton, Miss Milford and Mrs Harper




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Week Ending Friday 4th March 


Hello Everyone!

This week has been fun, eventful and productive.

On Thursday, World book day, was a fantastic day for the children. For the first time in 2 years, we mixed with other children in the school. We began the day with an assembly. An event which we took for granted so long ago, was thoroughly enjoyed by all staff and pupils. We also spent time with class 1, as we paired up and read with another child either in Reception or Year 1. We were also treated to some children from class 4, who came to read us stories. The children were great at reading with expression, and made the stories that they read, interesting to listen to. We also enjoyed a class book scavenger hunt and engaged with part of the National World Book Day live lesson. 

On Friday we were treated to a performance by Class 3, who played their ukuleles and sang to us. The standard was very high. Harrison summed up the event perfectly, when he looked at the children and announced; “This is great! And I have a hundred friends!”

A big thank you to Primrose’s Dad, who helped us with our learning about Florence Nightingale this week. We are now able to compare our learning about Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale, with that of a modern day paramedic. We also learned how to apply a bandage and to put on a triangular bandage. 

Our topic this half term remains the same as last half term, which is; ‘Why do some people become famous?’ This week, we have been learning about Mary Seacole. So far, we have learnt about the lives of David Attenborough, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth 2nd, Florence Nightingale and Vincent Van Gogh. 

Homework:
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to see assignments set for you each week. Thank you to those children who have completed homework from the grid in the pink book. Please return these to school when you have completed a task.

Next Week:
Forest school clothes need to be worn on Wednesday.
Those who have ukuleles, please bring them on Wednesday.
Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is on a Thursday.

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Fenton, Miss Milford and Mrs Harper

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Week Ending Friday 11th February 

 Hello Everyone!

This week has been National Children's mental health week. On Thursday we took part in an online assembly, which involved a number of famous sports people and celebrities, explaining how they overcome difficulties and everyday struggles. We talked about people that we can go to for help and support, and we set ourselves personal goals, such as making new friends, asking for help when we feel scared, being a better friend, or trying to be more brave or confident. We have been focusing on kindness this week , and looking out for acts of kindness.

In history this week, we learnt about Grace Darling, who rescued people in a storm, using only a small rowing boat. We compared the work of the RNLI and the equipment that they use today, compared with the lack of equipment that Grace Darling had. 

In this week's design technology lesson, we tried out our newly made rat toys to see if they were effective in our new rat cage. We evaluated our original designs and ideas against our design criteria. Thank you for sending in your recycling boxes etc to help us with this project.

In forest school this week we made our own paint brushes out of natural objects, and used them to paint a picture.

Our focus for maths this week has been multiplication. We have used the X sign to record calculations and have been making arrays.

In English, we have been working on the conjunction 'because' to give reasons at the end of sentences. We have drawn our own story map of an original version of 'Little Red Riding Hood' and have written the introduction of our own story. 

Homework:
Please continue to log into edshed and mathletics to see assignments set for you each week. Thank you to those children who have completed homework from the grid in the pink book. Please return these to school when you have completed a task.

Next Week:
Forest school clothes need to be worn on Wednesday.
Those who have ukuleles, please bring them on Wednesday.
Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is on a Thursday.

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Fenton, Miss Milford and Mrs Harper


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