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Homelinks Year 2

Our Topic this term is…

Heroes or Villains

Week beginning: 19/2/18

Here are some areas we shall be looking at in class this week that you could try at home...


To support your child at home with their maths we have signed all the children in Year 2 up with Prodigy Maths. It is a fun game that the children can play using their maths skills. All the children should now have received their own log in details. If you haven’t received yours please ask a member of staff.


This week we will be learning about Dick Turpin and The Highway Men. We have updated our discussion homework for this half term’s theme. Please check the website for more details.


This week in English we are focusing on fiction. We will be looking at The Highway Rat and retelling the story using our own ideas. To support the children at home you could practise retelling the story using actions and different voices. The more creative the better!


Year 2’s PE days are now Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure that your children always have their full kits in schools on these days. Please can we also remind parents to send in tracksuit bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top as it is very cold outside. The children’s PE bottoms need to be blue, grey or black.


Spellings can now be found on the school website (For Pupils, homework tab – KS1 spellings – click Miss Capron). This week’s words are forty, fifty, sixty and seventy. The children also need to practise adding the ‘ness’ suffixes when the ‘y’ needs to be changed to an ‘i’ (lazy to laziness, crazy to craziness). We shall also be practising using and applying contractions (do not – don’t, I will – I’ll)


Thank you all for the response for parent helpers for the trips. We shall be letting parents know after half term regarding helping on the trips. To be fair to all parents wanting to attend the trip we will be pulling names out of a hat.

Dates for your diary

Friday 23rd February

School Council Mufti Day – Children to dress up as teachers.

Thursday 1st March

PTA Pre-Loved book Mufti – children dress as book characters and bring in a pre-loved book.

Thursday 22nd March

Year 2 Claydon House Trip – Please return your child’s permission slip.

Wednesday 28th March

KS1 Phase Assembly

Thursday 29th March

KS1 Easter Bonnet Parade

Thursday 19th April

KS1 Legoland Trip – Please return your child’s permission slip.