Weekly Note – week commencing 25th June 2018

22.6.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you very much for coming along to Sports Day on Monday – the children were fantastic and we had a great afternoon.

Next week in mathematics the children will be using many skills they have learnt this year to help them work through Logic Problems; they will need to reason and explain how they arrived at the answer.  In literacy the children will be continuing their pirate writing, thinking about living conditions and writing a letter to their family as if they were a pirate on board a ship.

Sponsored Swim

Please do come along or invite another relative to support your child doing their sponsored swim next week if you can. Please can all sponsored swim forms be returned to school by Wednesday of next week.

Mrs Ash’s Class (taught by Ms Lovell) – Friday 29th June from 1.50 pm

Mrs Page’s Class (taught by Ms Lovell) – Friday 29th June from 1.00pm

Mrs Ashworth’s Class (taught by Mrs Mauger)  – Thursday 28th June 11 – 12

Class Transition Day

Our first class transition day will be on Friday 29th June.

The children will spend the first half of the morning with their new Year 3 classmates and new teacher.  Your child will bring home a letter on this day confirming their new class teacher.

Sunhats

Please can all children bring a sunhat to school every day, or if easier have one that they can leave in their tray.

Mrs Page’s Last Day

Please note that Mrs Page will be leaving Year 2 to start her maternity leave on Friday 6th July.  We will all miss Mrs Page very much.

Many thanks for your continued support

The Year 2 Team

Weekly Note- week beginning 18.6.18

18.6.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Pirate Day

Thank you so much for attending our Year 2 Pirate Day- the children all had a fabulous time and it was lovely to see you all joining in the activities with the children.

Sponsored Swim

Your child should have come home with a sponsored swim form for our Sponsored Swim which will be taking place in your child’s usual swimming lesson during the week beginning 25th June. You are more than welcome to come and support your child and watch them swim.

Sports Day

Our Infant Sports Day is taking place this Monday (18th June) at 1.15pm. Please feel free to come and cheer on your child in their sports activities. Please be reminded that children must come in to school with sun cream already applied and with a sunhat and a named water bottle. The children come to school on Monday wearing their sports clothes and each class has been asked to wear a different colour top:

Mrs Page’s Class- Yellow

Mrs Ashworth’s Class- Blue

Mrs Ash’s Class- White

Fingers crossed for nice weather!

Maths

This week we will be looking at finding quarters, halves and three quarters of simple shapes and doubling and halving numbers which will also involve using this knowledge to problem solve.

Sunhats

As the weather is improving we are now able to eat outside at lunchtime. The children must have a hat in school, particularly if they stay for lunch. If you have any hats at home that are not being used we would be very pleased to add them to our collection of spare hats.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Ash Mrs Ashworth Mrs Page

Infant Sports Day

Our sports day will take place on Monday 18th June.  The children will be taking part in a variety of fun activities which start at 1.15 pm with the final races at approximately 2.15 pm. You are very welcome to come along and support your child.

On the day please can the children bring trainers, a sunhat, water bottle and have sun cream applied at home. To establish a team spirit we ask that the children in each class wear shorts or a T shirt of a particular colour. The children may come to school wearing their PE kit. This year the class colours are as follows;

 

Mrs Ash – white

Mrs Page – yellow

Mrs Ashworth – blue

Thank you for your ongoing support

Weekly Note – week commencing 11.6.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Pirate Day

We are looking forward to some pirate fun on Thursday 14th June. If possible please come along at 1.30 pm and take part in some pirate related activities with your child. Children may come to school dressed as pirates on this day.

Swimming

Mrs Ashworth’s class will not swim next Thursday.

Sport your Trainers Day/Race for Life event

Next Friday 15th June, the school Council are organising a joint event to raise money for two charities.

As a school we get a huge amount of support from the Sports Commission who organise various sporting events throughout the school. The school council would like to support their charity and have arranged for everyone to come to school next Friday, wearing PE kit instead of uniform. All donations for this event will go to this charity.

Then after school they have organised our very own Race for Life community event to raise money for Cancer Research. It would be great if your child and any other members of the family are able to take part. Your child should have brought home a sign up form which also gives more details regarding timings of the event.

Children taking part will need to be collected as normal  at the end of the day and taken to the event which will be taking place on the Infant field.

Spellings

As next week is going to be very busy with pirate activities and also a visit to watch the whole school performance of the Pied Piper, our phonic lessons will be little disrupted. Therefore there will be no spelling set again until Friday 22nd June.

Advance notice

Infant Sports Day will take place on the afternoon of Monday 18th June.
Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Ash   Mrs Ashworth  Mrs Page

Weekly note- week beginning 21.5.18

Year 2 Weekly Note – 21.5.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Maths
Next week the children will be having an assessment week in Maths where we will be covering lots of different mathematical areas covered over the course of the year.

Walk to School Week- A reminder
Next week we are taking part in ‘Walk to School Week’ and we are encouraging children to walk to school. This is to help promote a healthy mind and body and hopefully encourage walking/cycling to school on a regular basis. The children will be bringing home a healthy walking activity diary and can collect stickers for each day that they walk. Please note that if walking the whole way to school is not possible, children can still collect stickers for walking a part of the way.

EPIC Week
Next week is Epic week! Your children should have by now, all come home with a letter explaining what their activity for the week will be. Please read this carefully as it may be necessary for you to provide something extra for the week eg extra clothes, swimming kit, apron etc depending on their assigned activity.Thank you. These activities will be taking place every afternoon, culminating in a whole school celebration on the field with a parade and an ice-cream on Friday.

Swimming
Please vote that Mrs Ash and Mrs Page’s classes will not be swimming next Friday due to Epic Week.

Half Term
A reminder that this half term finishes on Friday 25th May at the usual time. We wish you all a lovely week’s holiday and we look forward to seeing the children again on the 4th June.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Ash Mrs Ashworth Mrs Page

Dear Parents/Carers,

Maths

Next week the children will be learning to describe position and direction using the vocabulary of right, left, clockwise and anti clockwise. We will then be moving onto coordinates which will be  linked to our Pirate topic.

Literacy

During literacy lessons the children will be researching what life was like as a pirate, the jobs they had to do and what life was like on board the ships.

Spelling Books

Please could all spelling books be returned to school on Thursdays so that the new spelling lists can be stuck in ready for your child to take home on Friday. If your child does not have their book in school we will give them the list which will hopefully make its way home! If you could stick it into the book that would be really helpful.

Walk to School Week

During the week beginning 21st May, we are taking part in ‘Walk to School Week’ and are encouraging children to walk to school (even if it is just some of the way). This is to help promote a healthy mind and body and hopefully encourage walking/cycling to school on a regular basis. The children will be bringing home a healthy walking activity diary and can collect stickers for each day that they walk.

EPIC Week

We are busy planning an ‘Epic week’ for the children which will take place during the week commencing 21st May. During these afternoons, staff will be offering a range of exciting activities such as musical theatre, outdoor activities, epic experiments, fun with clay, sewing, ball skills, or trips to the GSPCA to look at animal welfare. The children will be working with peers from Y3 (and occasionally other year groups) and we hope that they will have lots of fun alongside learning a range of new skills.On the final Friday of Epic week, we will have a whole school parade around the field, celebrate successes and enjoy an ice cream.

Decider Skills

We are introducing these skills to the children in class and finding them really valuable in helping them recognise and deal with emotions and situations which may result in negative feelings or actions.

There was a very successful parent and carers information evening explaining this programme which you may have already attended. If you missed this evening, there will be an opportunity to attend  on 22nd May at 3.15-4.30pm in the music drama room. There will be a crèche for children in the main hall. Please let the school know if you would like to come and if you need a space in the crèche. For more information visit: http://www.thedecider.org.uk/

Many thanks for your continued support

Mrs Ash   Mrs Ashworth  Mrs Page

Year 2 Weekly Note 4.5.18

4.5.18

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Pirate Topic

As next week is a two day school week with a visit to the beach, our work will mainly focus on our pirate topic.  This week we received a ‘letter’ from a pirate called Seagull Sid who is coming to Guernsey in search of shipwrecks and great treasures hidden at the bottom of the sea!  He has asked the children to help by sending him a map of Guernsey on which they need to mark a safe place for him to anchor the Rum Runner – well away from the view of any passing Navy ships!

Having looked at the Guernsey coastline we have decided that a sheltered cove on the South Coast might be best. Our trip to Moulin Huet is therefore to investigate whether it would be a safe anchorage and to collect other information that will help them describe the bay and surrounding area – things he might use as landmarks or need to be wary of!

The children will not have phonics lessons next week and will therefore not receive spellings on Friday  

 

Moulin Huet Visit

For our visit  to the beach next week (Mrs Ash’s Class and half of Mrs Page’s class  – Thursday 10th May and Mrs Ashworth’s Class along with the other half of Mrs Page’s Class (Mrs Page will notify you as to which day your child is going)  – Friday 11th May) your child will need to come to school in comfortable clothing (non-uniform) and shoes. We will be walking from school to the beach and the children will be clambering over rocks so trainer-type shoes are essential.  If it is very wet we will postpone the trip but your child may need a light waterproof in case of showers.

We will be returning to school for lunch but please ensure your child has a large snack and extra drink for the beach.  They will need a small rucksack with them on this day so they can carry their things with them and be hands-free.

 

Year 2 Open Afternoon – Pirate Day

Just an advance notice that we will be inviting you in to work/play with your child from 1.30pm on  Thursday June 14th for our pirate day.  The children can come to school dressed as a pirate on this day and will be having lots of pirate fun and activities in the morning as well.

 

School closure days- week beginning 7th May  – Just a reminder that school is closed Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th May. We will be back to normal on Thursday 10th May.

 

Many thanks for your continued support

 

Mrs Ash   Mrs Ashworth  Mrs Page

Weekly note- 27.4.18

Year 2 Weekly Note
27.4.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Literacy and Maths
Next week the children will be using their knowledge of the traditional tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’ to invent their own version of the story including choosing their own animals to feature in the story, a new ‘baddie’ and new materials for the houses to be made of. In maths, we will be beginning a week’s unit on problem solving.

Visiting author- Ann Bryant
On Tuesday afternoon we are very lucky to be welcoming the author Ann Bryant to St. Martin’s Primary School. She will be sharing her experiences of being an author and the session will involve music, drama and reading some of the stories she has written.

School trip to Moulin Huet
We are still desperate for volunteers to accompany us on our beach visits to Moulin Huet. Unfortunately due to health and safety requirements we are unable to go without a certain number of adult helpers.
Please could you let your child’s class teacher know as soon as possible if you are able to help. Thank you in advance!
Mrs Ashworth’s Class (and half of Mrs Page’s class) – Friday 11th May am
Mrs Ash’s Class (and half of Mrs Page’s Class) – Thursday 10th May am

School closure days- week beginning 7th May
Please note that school will be closed on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th May due to Bank Holiday Monday, our annual staff training day and Liberation Day. We will be back to normal on Thursday 10th May.

Many thanks for your continued support

Mrs Ash Mrs Ashworth Mrs Page

Weekly Note – week commencing 23.4.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Math

Next week we will  be building on the children’s understanding of how to partition 2 digit numbers into tens and ones by looking at different ways to partition these numbers. For example, 48 could be 40+8; 20 + 28; 30+18; 20/20/8 etc. Being able to break larger numbers into smaller components will help the children with both mental and written calculations.

Swimming

Just a reminder that children must have a swimming cap to go into pool. These can be purchased from the school office at a cost of £2.50.

Weather

In wishful anticipation that this wonderful weather will continue please can you send a sun hat to school for your child. We are very happy for them to keep a spare hat in their trays to save trying to remember one each day.

Spelling Books

Please can all spelling books be returned to class on Thursday, or earlier, each week.

Many thanks for your continued support

Mrs Ash   Mrs Ashworth  Mrs Page

 

Weekly Note 13.4.18

13.4.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

It‘s great to see the children at school again, they have settled back in well and we are looking forward to some great learning in their final term of Year 2.

 

Next week the children will be starting their work on traditional tales in literacy by looking in depth at the character traits of the three pigs and the wolf.  

In maths the children will be focusing on missing number sums.   20 – __ = 15,  ___ – 5 = 15,   20 – 5 = ____ , 20 ___ 5 = 15

 

Rainbow Maths Targets

As last term was so short we will continue with the doubling and halving targets for a few weeks and then send new targets later in the term; these will focus on addition and subtraction.  Please continue to help your child to practise their mental recall of doubles and halves.

Swimming

Just a reminder that swimming lessons have now started (Mrs Ash’s and Mrs Page’s class- Friday pm, and Mrs Ashworth’s class – Thursdays am). Please ensure your child brings their swim suit, towel and named swimming cap on these days.  The children will not need their PE kit on these days now.

Topic

We will soon be starting our new topic of Pirates which involves lots of art and geography with co-ordinates and treasure hunting map work!

As part of this topic the children will be exploring the beach at Moulin Huet and we’d be very grateful for volunteers to accompany the children on these visits.  Please let your child’s class teacher know as soon as possible if you are able to help…

Mrs Ashworth’s Class  (and half of Miss Geall’s class) – Friday 11th May am

Mrs Ash’s Class (and half of Miss Geall’s Class) – Thursday 10th May am

If you have any small plastic bottles at home please do send them in – children will be using them to write a secret message-in-a-bottle code in the discovery zone.

 

Many thanks for your continued support

The Year 2 team