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 had great fun reading Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl and have laughter so much!  We have read and compared a range of revolting rhymes and became poets ourselves, writing our very own revolting rhyme. 
 
In Maths we explored measurement focusing on length and height.  We learnt about centimetres and metres by measuring objects in the classroom and the playground.  We ordered & compared different lengths using terminology such as greater than, less than, equal to, shorter than and longer than. 
 
Homework:
Due the first Friday back
 
Easter homework

Young Writers’ are running a competition and we would like to enter as many entries as possible.

From Treasure Island to The Lord of the Flies, children’s stories are often based in an island setting, with the inhabitants of the island discovering something within mysterious forests and deserted beaches. This year we are looking for new and exciting ways of exploring and interpreting the idea of the island.

Your Easter homework task is to create your very own short story or poem on the theme of ‘The Island’. Think outside the box. Don’t be afraid to write something that is unique and creative. Let your imagination run wild.

Minimum words: 100 and Maximum words: 500

Short stories or poems can be written or typed.

The following details must be at the top of each entry:

Name, Age, School, Year Group and Title of Story

Be creative!

 
Sumdog 
Continue taking part in the London Sumdog Competition. Use the same login details.
 
World Kids Colouring in Day - Change the world competition
If you would like to enter this competition you will find the entry form at the bottom of the webpage.  Please send your competition entry to your class teacher so they can be sent off before the due date.  Have fun!
  
Mathletics
Complete any outstanding tasks
  
Problem of the Day (optional)
Have a go at using your Mathematical knowledge to solve a range of problems.  The full set can be found at the end fo the webpage.
  
Spellings
To ensure phonics and spelling is embedded, we will no longer be sending home spelling books.  Words of the week will be displayed on the website for you to practise at home.  Alongside these, the children will be assessed on spelling rules they have learnt.  This may take the form of a quick spelling test in school and also through application in their writing tasks.
 
The spelling rule for next week is: Words ending in -tion (revise)
Examples: station, fiction
 
 
Words of the week:
Exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way. They are not words for which phonics 'doesn't work', but they may be exceptions to spelling rules, or words which use a particular combination of letters to represent sound patterns in a rare or unique way.
 
busy, child, children, Christmas, class
 
 
 
 
 
Year 2 common exception words
Notices:
 
Pedometers
Please see letter attached at the end of the webpage.
 
Book Week
Date change - 8th  to 12th July.  Dress up day on Friday 12th July.
 
SATS information
See video at the end of the webpage
 
Lent Appeal - Treasure Hunt 
Please send in any outstanding sponsorship.  Thank you
 
Reading books
No books were issued today due to stock taking in the library.  If you have any books at home, please return them on Monday.  
 
Easter Service
Children will be attending Easter service at church on Wednesday.
 
Trip to National Portrait Gallery
A Parentmail went out this week about our trip to the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday 30th April.  Please ensure you have given permission for your child to join us on our trip.
 
Zippy at home
Support you child at home with Zippy's downloadable resources
 
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
PE days are now on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
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.
 
 
Zippy's Friends parent guide - PSHE scheme of work
 
Meet the Teacher - Powerpoint
Please see below