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Look what we can do!

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Our Victorian Seaside Day

Punch and Judy Fun

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School Trip to Tring Museum and Park

Prayer Day

Our Dips and Dippers Project

We had fun smelling, tasting, describing and evaluating various foods and then we followed some recipes to make our own dips.  Lots of children tried foods they had never had before and we all enjoyed the picnic at the end.

 

Learning about Japan

We had a great day learning about Japan when 3 Japanese visitors came to tell us all about their country.  We all had a chance to wear a kimono and we couldn't believe how long the obi (sash) was!! 

Keeping fit and active

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:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8MjPFWRQs0

 

We also referred to some other documents which you may find useful to see, which include:

- Sample Reading Papers 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2016-key-stage-1-english-reading-sample-test-materials-mark-scheme-and-test-administration-instructions

 

- Sample Mathematics Papers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2016-key-stage-1-mathematics-sample-test-materials-mark-schemes-and-test-administration-instructions

 

- Sample Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Papers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2016-key-stage-1-english-grammar-punctuation-and-spelling-sample-test-materials-mark-scheme-and-test-administration-instructions

 

- Interim Frameworks for end of Key Stage One Assessment

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/interim-frameworks-for-teacher-assessment-at-the-end-of-key-stage-1

 

 

Maths Workshop

Maths Workshop 1
Maths Workshop 2
Maths Workshop 3
Maths Workshop 4

Practise maths skills at home

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

       Password:  cat

       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.