Welcome to Chestnut Class
World book day
Next Thursday (7th March) is World Book Day. To celebrate this we are inviting the children (and staff!) to come to school dressed up as a character from a book (no Disney outfits please!) and to bring the book with them if this is possible. We would ask each child to make a donation of £1 (minimum) towards the Charmain fund. On a day which celebrates the world of books it seems appropriate to raise funds that will help send a child to school.
Your child has come home today with a voucher for World Book Day. You can choose to spend this in a bookshop or we will also be accepting them in part payment for any books at the next travelling book fair which is on 27th March.
February Half Term:
- Read EVERY day.
- Pick n Mix Writing Challenge.
- Practise 2x, 5x and 10x tables (and the corresponding division facts).
- Times Tables Rock Stars.
- Hit The Button.
(REMEMBER MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY IS A STAFF TRAINING DAY.)
- a change of shoes for the field (or wellies if you prefer)
- a fresh water bottle every day
- all belongings are named
We have new spellings each Monday to learn for a test the following Monday.
Spellings for the test on Monday: (no new words now until after Half Term).
run, runny, runner, big, bigger, biggest, sad, saddest, ever, every. We are also practising our and they.
Please try to hear your child read and read with your child every day as it helps them so much.
I am really enjoying sharing books with your children: they are really enthusiastic readers! Feel free to use the Reading Records to write any communications as I will try to look at these most days.
We have started looking at the 3 times tables; we count in 3s using 'whisper, whisper, SHOUT! (e.g. one two THREE four five SIX seven eight NINE ten eleven TWELVE...)
We are loving using the new iPads to play Times Tables Rock Stars! The children are very quickly learning their multiplication and division facts, as well as earning coins for correct answers and designing their Rock Avatar.
Your child's username and passwords are stuck into the back of their Reading Records.
They can play online at Times Tables Rock Stars via the 'Students only!!' login, or by downloading the App.
Recently we enjoyed our Active Maths session, ordering numbers from 0 - 100.
We were also thinking about number facts: e.g. 63
- Is our number odd or even?
- How many tens and how many ones?
- What is one more/one less?
- How is it written in words?
- How can I show my number using concrete resources?
- Where does my number go on a number line?
- Can I half it?
- Can I use it in a number sentence?
Phonics and Writing
We love to write in Y2! We sound out our words really carefully and thinking hard about our phonics when we are writing.
Next, we need to focus on making our written sentences as fantastic as our spoken sentences!
The children all looked AMAZING in their outfits on Roald Dahl Day. All the children were interviewed in their book character roles and they really got into it. We had a lot of fun! They thoroughly enjoyed their bug hunt in the afternoon too.
We have been looking at words with the sounds:
ay and ai
ou and ow
ea and ee
oy and oi
ir and er.
We have been learning how to join our handwriting and practising our letter formation and the size of our writing.
We enjoyed our English tea party with Promise, who is from Zimbabwe. She answered lots of our questions and showed us some wonderful photos. We are looking forward to learning a lot more about Zimbabwe as part of our learning in geography.