Recommended Reading List
Here is a useful video with how to pronounce the sounds in words if your child is struggling with sounding out words when they are reading and you are wanting to help them with sounding out the words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYx1CyDMZSc
Half Term Information Sheet
This half term's Special Mentions
Week 1: Special mention went to all the year 2s in Chestnut class for their amazing efforts and inspiring attitude towards their mock SATs last week, well done Samuel, Joe, Thea, Isabelle, Isabella, Yuki and Eliza
Week 2: Special mention today went to Lewis D for his fantastic work on fronted adverbials! Well done Lewis!
Week 3: Well done to Freddie who got a special mention on Friday for his amazing work looking at equivalent fractions in Maths!
This half term's CHAS
Week 1: On Friday Ashton got to take CHAS home for his continued amazing behaviour this half term so far, well done!
Week 2: Ethan is taking CHAS home for the weekend for always being caring, helping and sharing!
Week 3: Eliza got to take home CHAS for always being caring helping and sharing! Keep up the good work, well done!
What we've been doing
This half term we have been looking at the human body. We have explored what makes up our bodies; bones, muscles, organs. We have made human models showing how all of theses work together to enable us to move and grow and function as we do. We have also looked at healthy eating and how this contributes to how our bodies work.
Chestnut have really enjoyed learning French so far this half term, they are able to greet each other, ask how each other are and count to 10.
In English we have been looking at fronted adverbials, inverted commas and apostrophes and will be focusing on using these in our next piece of writing. We have started reading the story of Sinbad the Sailor as we are focusing on Stories from other cultures.
In Maths we have looked at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. We used our knowledge of these to sort different shapes and every day items depending on their properties. We have now moved on to Fractions, finding fractions of shapes and now amounts of objects.
In PSHE we have been discussing jobs and stereotypes within different job roles. I was so impressed with their open minded responses to this we then discussed what job they would like to do when they are older and it was lovely to hear their aspirations and beliefs that they can be anything they want to be.