Year 2 Home Learning 1.2.18

2-Week project, due back Monday 19th February

As part of our topic this term, we have been sketching and drawing teddy bears before modelling them using clay. Over the next 2 weeks, you need to be researchers, using books and the internet to find out as much as you can about teddy bears…

  • How were they invented?
  • What famous teddy bears do you know about?
  • Why do people like them?
  • How are they played with?

Here are some internet links you might find useful, which are also posted on the blog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2gfGp4avkc

http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-invented-the-teddy-bear

http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Teddy_Bear.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUpEm7OaAEc

http://www.cymruted.com/html/started.html

Remember! Think carefully about how you will present your work. It should be clear and easy for the reader to understand, with:

  • Neat with good layout and your best handwriting
  • Full sentences with lots of interesting description
  • Well-structured so the information makes sense

Good luck! We can’t wait to hear what you find out!

 

 

Maths & Reading at Home

Reading aloud to an adult for 20 mins every night and discussing the book they are reading is a crucial part of your child’s home learning, which will build their reading fluency, confidence and comprehension.

For Maths, 5 mins daily practise is important. They should practise counting (in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s), number facts to 10 and 20 and the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables so they can answer in random order within 5 seconds. Mathletics is also available for additional Maths practise.

Fun for all on the new climbing frame

After umpteen Winter and Summer Fairs and a wide range of fundraising drive, the PTA is proud to see the children enjoying the new climbing frame.

This was only made been possible with your support for the PTA and as Committee Members, volunteers, donors and customers.

Please continue to support the PTA in whatever way you can, to help the continuing improvement of our school…….

Roll up, roll up for the Winter Fair!

The atmosphere  was busy, happy and friendly at the Winter Fair this Saturday. Highlights included Father Christmas, who arrived with his Chief Elf in a suitably decorative camper van, allowing the reindeer some rest before the big event in a few weeks. The musical talent of the orchestra and choir was truly impressive. The class baskets were bigger and better than ever. Lots of children and adults hobbled home, laden with their winnings and treasures they’d found on the various stalls.

Thank you to all the volunteers – parents, children, staff and friends – for all your hard work. It was worth it!