The Great Fire of London
We have been busy learning so much about the Great Fire of London which happened exactly 351 years ago.
Suggested reading list
The 'Sophie' books - Dick King Smith
The Hodgeheg - Dick King Smith
Killer Cat - Anne Fine (and other appropriate titles by her)
The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog - Jeremy Strong (and other appropriate titles by her)
Horrid Henry - Francesca Simon
Mr Majeika - Humphrey Carpenter
The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
Flat Stanley - Jeff Brown
The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy
Zog & Tyranna - Julia Donaldson
The Tear Thief - Carol Ann Duffy
More challenging books
Frog and Toad Together - Arnold Lobel
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - Jill Tomlinson
My Naughty Little Sister - Dorothy Edwards
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf - Catherine Storr
Mrs Pepperpot - Alf Proysen
Gobbolino, The adventures of the Little Wooden Horse - Ursula Moray Williams
Year 2 SATs information for parents
All of the information that was shared at our recent meeting in November can be found within the following presentation online which can be found here:
We also referred to some other documents which you may find useful to see, which include:
- Sample Reading Papers
- Sample Mathematics Papers
- Sample Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Papers
- Interim Frameworks for end of Key Stage One Assessment
The children have each been given a login to a Maths activity website called Sumdog which has maths games aimed at improving their speed and accuracy in mental maths. To access this at home please visit: www.sumdog.com.
Their usernames are their first name, beginning with a capital letter, followed by the first letter of their surname (also a capital letter); their password is cat and the school code is nashmills.
e.g. Username: BenD
School code: nashmills
Please note that the activities are tailored to each child's abilities according to their results, so if older siblings use the same log-in , it will affect the questions asked.