Year 2 - Amethyst

Over the last three weeks we have been creating a scene from Antarctica using a variety of media. We started with water colour to recreate the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis), moving on to wax crayon to make  our snow and ice. Lastly we used our drawing skills to follow a penguin tutorial to add life into our pictures. We are so proud of them!

 

Term 5 information for Amethyst class

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back! I hope you have all had a fabulous Easter break with friends and families and are ready and raring to go this term! In term 5 we will be answering the question “Why don’t penguins need to fly?”, discovering how animals are best suited to their habitats and why they would struggle to live anywhere else. I hope the topic web in the links below will give you all the information you need about this term but if you have any questions about our learning, please feel free to ask!

 

Reminders and useful information

  • Term dates: 15th April 2024 – 24th May 2024
  • Thursday 2nd May – School Disco
  • Monday 6th May – Bank holiday school closed.  
  • Sports day Thursday 23rd May
  • KS1 SATS will occur in June. These will be completed as normal assessments in class, and the data will benefit their future teacher’s assessment. If you have any questions about this, please come and see me or Mr Ind.

 

Home Learning

It is very important that your child completes their home learning. If they are unable to do so, please pop in and speak to one of the adults in the class or jot a note in your child’s contact book and we will get back to you. The timetable for home learning is as follows:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading at home

Reading at home

SPAG (due Friday)

Reading at home

Maths (due Monday)

 

Reading at home

A child who reads or is read to for 20 minutes a day is exposed to 1.8 million words a year.

Please read daily with/to your child. The KS1 Reading Vipers document will provide you with question stems to check your child’s understanding of what they have read. No matter how fluent your child is at reading, understanding what they have read is hugely important. It is vital that your child doesn’t simply decode the words in their book but are being challenged to explain their understanding of what they have read or have listened to.

 

Good to be Green and Show and Tell

 ‘Good to be Green' time will continue to be on Friday afternoons. Children may bring in one small toy on this day to play with. The children are responsible for their own toys. There is an increasing number of children bringing things in for Show and Tell. We are always happy for children to bring things in from home to show us, but it may not always be possible to present things to the class.

 

Healthy snacks

Fruit and vegetables will still be given to children as part of the Government scheme. The children will be able to choose a piece of fruit or vegetables to eat for their morning snack. If you still wish to provide your child each morning with a healthy snack, this is fine. Please make sure all drinks bottles, pots and lids are labelled.

 

PE

Please provide your child with the correct uniform so that they can participate in PE- indoor and outdoor kit. This terms focus is on Athletics. Children must not wear any jewellery on PE days. Stud earrings can be worn but must be covered with tape. Long hair also needs to be tied back. All uniform must be clearly labelled as it can go astray and is very hard to find the rightful owner without it being named. PE will begin during the first week back, Wednesday 17th.

 

Forest School

Forest school will continue to be on Friday mornings. Please ensure your child has a complete change of clothes available to them. The weather is getting warmer but is still unpredictable! Suncream, hats, trousers, waterproof coats and clean socks are essential. Suncream should be labelled and only used on your child, they must not share suncream with anyone else. Forest school will begin again the first week back Friday 19th.

 

I look forward to seeing you all back in class!

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Miss Bath 😊