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‘SMILE - Stimulating Minds through Imaginative Learning Experiences’

Ash

Welcome to

Ash Class!

Year 2 Team

  • Mrs Armitage - Class Teacher
  • Mr Jenkins - Learning Support Assistant

Ash Class Timetable

Homework

Weekly spellings and maths homework will be updated here regularly. 

Letters

Class Dojo

Please get your Class Dojo parent invite from Mrs Armitage so that you can connect to our classroom.

What’s happening in Autumn Term...

A warm welcome back to the autumn school term here in Ash class.

 

This year all of our topics in Ash Class are based around film and theatre and this half term our topic is (drum roll please!)... ‘Toy Story’! 

 

We are going to begin this exciting year by taking a trip down memory lane and discovering what toys were like in the past. Our topic will of course begin by watching the fantastic film ‘Toy Story’ and discussing ourfavourite toys before moving on to look at toys which were popularwhen the children’s parents and grandparents were young. We will be inviting the class to bring in their own toys and looking at similarities and differences and identifying changes in materials and technology. We will also be learning how to paint colourful portraits of our favourite toys which will lead us on to studying pictures from the beautifully illustrated ‘Winnie the Pooh’ and ‘The Tales of Peter Rabbit’. From this truly exciting topic I am positive that we will all be encouraged andmotivated to have a wonderful and exciting start to the year!

 

 

PE kits and days

We will be having two hours of PE a week every ... and ... (TBC). It is very important that your child has a suitable indoor and outdoor PE kit with trainers. Please make sure that your child's PE kit is clearly named.

 

Homework

Homework is very important as it helps your child to revise what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed of their progress and the current topics in the classroom. 

 

To reduce the amount of paper used, homework is set under the 'Homework' section on this page. If you require a paper copy, please get in touch and this can be sorted for you.

 

Spellings are set weekly and children will be tested on Fridays.

Maths homework is also set on Fridays and collected in the following week.

Daily reading is also essential

 

Things we need

  • Please ensure that your child brings their book bag with reading book and diary into school every day.
  • A healthy snack for break. In case you forget, there is always fruit in the classroom each day and also fresh water. You can also send in 30p for the daily tuck shop - just hand it in to Miss Poynton who will keep it safe.
  • Please ensure that your all of your child’s clothing is clearly labelled with their name so that we can try our best to return any items if lost.

 

Celebrating success!

Ash is full of amazing children and we want to celebrate every success and achievement during this year both inside and outside of school. We would love to hear about all the amazing things your child does, so please do come in and tell us about them.

 

As a team, we are always here for you. If you need to discuss anything, please do come in and have a chat. If however, you would like a longer session to talk about your child’s needs, please make an appointment so we can discuss your child without feeling rushed. If you need any other information, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

 

Mrs Armitagx

 

 

What have we been up to?

We will be updating this throughout the year to show you all of the fantastic things that we have been doing! 

Useful websites

The Tales of Ted

Be inspired to venture into the great outdoors and check out The Tales of Ted- Mrs Armitage's adorable dog! Click here

 

Active Learn Primary

Bug Club (e-books) and exciting maths games. Please see Mrs A if you wish to use this at home and you need your child's username and password. A great resource!
www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

 

Maths

Every Friday we do the 'Times Tables Challenge'. The times tables in the booklet go in this order:

Batman- 2x, 5x, 10x

Hawk Girl- 3x, 4x

Thor- 6x, 7x, 8x

Black Widow- 9x, 11x, 12x

Times tables are all about speed, so practice your speed using the following websites: 

 

Oxford Owl

Free eBook library for children aged 3-11 years.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/#

 

Phonics

Phonics is very important as this comes into every lesson and every subject. www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/

 

Computing

Play these fun maths games: number facts, bridging through 10, counting, money, addition, subtraction, time, odd and even, shape and measure, place value, more or less, multiplication and rounding, equivalence and time.
www.ictgames.com

 

Safer Computing: Hectors World

Watch these videos to see how to stay safe on the internet.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld


Science

Fantastic exploration games for Year 2 such as health and growth, plants and animals in their local environment, variation, grouping and changing materials, forces and movement and using electricity:
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/science_6_7.shtml

 

Geography

Find out about other places that Barnaby Bear has visited!
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/

 

Remember, if you have access to an iPad or tablet, there are lots of fantastic educational apps that can also help your child with their learning in lots of fun ways! If you are unsure of any good apps to use then feel free to come in and have a chat.

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