Please look at the link below for help with using TT Rockstars at home. Your child has their username and password in their reading record. I’ve set the tables to concentrate on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables for the next few weeks. Please let me know if you’re having any problems getting on.
Please find attached this half term’s newsletter for Chaffinches.
What a brilliant start to year 2 we have had! I am so proud of how well the children have settled into Chaffinches and how hard they have been working. We had our Wow day on Wednesday to launch our topic for this half term. We will be learning all about how we can ‘Save the planet’ and looking at pesky plastics. As part of our wow day we decorated some CD fish and I set the children a scrap challenge to build something out of items from the scrap store play pod. We ended up with three cars and a hospital. Look at the pictures to see if you can spot which are which.
I hope you are all okay and have had a lovely weekend in the glorious sunshine. I can’t believe this is your last week in Chaffinches. The next time I see you, you’ll be in Merlins: how exciting!
Thank you for all your hard work over the past year. Please keep sending any work to me.
As this is your last week in Chaffinches there are some tasks I’d like you to do:
‘My memories of last year.’ My memories of last year
‘What would you do if you had a pet dragon?’ Pet dragon
‘If you could go anywhere, where would you go and why?’ Travel anywhere
‘In backwards land’ Backwards land
Read for at least 20 minutes each day
To read and tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes
Take part in a Sports Day event
Make the most of the weather and go on a nature walk.
Have a fantastic summer break and I look forward to seeing you in September.
I hope you are well. Thank you so much for the work and messages that you’ve sent to me. I’m really proud of you and how you’ve handled working at home. I’ve loved hearing some of you read via video message. The Being Kind posters you’ve sent are really lovely and thoughtful. There has been some great art work sent in too.
I do miss seeing your smiley faces, so please keep sending in the photos 🙂
Right now I’m busy studying your handwriting in the letters that have been sent to me: I will be awarding some pen licences later.
Please continue with Active learn for reading, and the Oak Academy for other lessons: there are some great topics for learning on there.
Please work hard to know your 2x, 5x and 10x tables and learn to derive divisions from them. If you are confident in those, then move on to 3x, 4x and 8x tables: those are the ones we’ll start with in Year 3.
Also, make sure you can tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past, to the hour and quarter to. If you aren’t confident with this, then please focus on it this week.
If you are learning from the Oak Academy you will be writing a recount at the end of the week, Why don’t you all have a go at writing a recount about somewhere you’ve visited, now that many places are open? I’ll write the opening to my recount of a place I visited yesterday.
Yesterday, I visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park with Mr Adams and my daughter, Amy. We visited this wonderful place because I love the conservation work they do there to help endangered species of animals. Another reason I wanted to visit there was because I wanted to see one of my favourite wild animals, the meerkat.
Practice spelling them and then write them in a sentence, making sure to use the correct spelling.
Eg. The dogs ate all of their biscuits and were ready for some more.
Look over there at that beautiful sunset!
What is your favourite colour?
I think you’re great!
Take care Chaffinches and keep sending me in your work and messages!
Love from Mrs Adams 🙂