Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 2

What Have We Achieved This Week:
 
This week we have started reading 'The princess & the white bear bear' by Tanya Robyn Batt.  We put our imagination caps to explore the snowy setting and used amazing vocabulary to write a setting and character description.  Next week we will be writing our own story inspired by 'The princess & the white bear king'.
 
In Maths, we have continued to learn about addition and subtraction.  We have learnt to add and subtract using a number line, used our number bond knowledge to solve number bonds to 100.  We have been looking at ten more and ten less, and have been using our reasoning skills to solve challenges.
Homework:
 
English
You have been given a English task focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  
Mathletics
You have been assigned three Mathletics tasks focusing on more and less.  Your log in details can be found in your reading records.
 
Additional Mathletics tasks have been unlocked as parents have requested this.  Children are not required to complete all the tasks.
 
The link to Mathletics is at the bottom of the webpage.
 
Optional
Have fun exploring the images on the powerpoint below using your inference skills.
Can you answer the questions?
 
Spellings
These spelling words will be tested on Thursday 18 October.
 
Mrs Witting & Miss Heale's group
/n/ sound spelt gn
gnome
gnaw
design
gnat
sign
 
Common exception words
could
only
wild
poor
hold
 
Mrs Mares' group
climb
most
only
both
old
 
Miss Joseph's group
meat
cheat
seat
neat
beat
 
 
 
 
Year 2 common exception words
Notices:
 
Glass bottles
One of our Great Fire of London art projects next term will involve glass jars.  If you have any empty, clean glass jars i.e. 500ml mayonnaise jars, please send them along to school by Wednesday 7th October.
 
The glass bottles can be given to class teachers at drop off or pick up, or alternatively they can be dropped off at the school office.  Ideally we would like to have one glass jar per child.
Thank you for your support.
 
Scroll down to see an image of a bottle example
 
Junk modelling
If you have any of the follow items please can your child(ren) bring them along to school by Tuesday 16 October.  The children will be making castles using recyclable materials.
Suggested materials :
Large cereal box or shoe box
Paper towel inners (no toilet roll inners please)
Egg cartons
Cardboard boxes
 
Uniform/PE Kits
Please can you make sure that all your child's belongs such as uniform, jumper, water bottle to PE Kit are labelled before school starts as this will help us find the owners quickly if anything gets lost throughout the school day. Thank you
 
Reading
Monday  Quiz and new book sent home
Tuesday  Quiz and free reader changing day
Friday  New book sent home
 
Snacks
If you wish to provide your child with a snack, please ensure that it is fruit or vegetable based as we are a healthy school and would like to promote this. 
 
General
Children are to be collected from the MUGA at 3.20pm.
If it is raining the children should be collected from the main playground entrance. 
We encourage the children to bring in items related to our topic for show and tell every Friday for both classes. This is not on a rota basis and children are welcome to bring something each week.
 
Water bottles
These must be brought into school daily for we believe it to be a great support to growing minds! There are now a lot of children who tend to forget their bottles and unfortunately we do not have the time in class or adult support to continually fill up jugs.
 
PE Kit
Children will need their full PE kits on a Thursday for Squirrels and a Tuesday & Thursday for Badgers. If children do not have the correct kit they will be unable to take part in the activities.   If children cannot participate during a PE lesson, please can you kindly send an email or note notifying your class teacher.  Thank you.
 
Reading books
The children will now move over to the school's Accelerated Reader programme. This works slightly differently to the Oxford Reading Tree and so all children will need to be reassessed based on this scheme.  
 
Tissues
We would be very grateful for any donations of tissues for runny noses. Many thanks.
 
Email addresses
kerryn.witting@holytrinity.merton.sch.uk
sonia.heale@holytrinity.merton.sch.uk
Zippy's Friends parent guide - PSHE scheme of work
 
Meet the Teacher - Powerpoint
Please see below