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Homelinks Year 2

Our Topic this term is…

Wild Weather

Week beginning: 14th January 2019

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

English

As we have said before, Haydon Abbey is committed to becoming a ‘Reading School’ and we are working hard to instil a love of reading into the children. Reading with and to your child at home is invaluable, so we thank all of you for your support. Michael Rosen, author of Bear Hunt, has some lovely tips for how to engage your children with bedtime stories http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/5-7 As do Oxford Reading Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/developing-confidence-as-a-reader-ages-6-7/ This website also has free e-books for you to download and read with your child.

Theme

This week in Theme we are looking at the wild weather of a flood. Imagine if Aylesbury flooded, can your child write an account of how they would get to school if the streets were flooded?

Maths

SATs Question of the Week

Ben and Atif enjoy counting cars. Ben counts 32 cars and Atif counts 47. How many cars do they count altogether?

Science

In Science we have been looking at habitats in our local environment. Can you help to give nature a home in your own back garden? https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/ Winter is an important time to look out for the wildlife on our doorstep. Perhaps you could make a bird feeder for the garden? Or take a trip to the lake to feed the ducks and swans?

Library

Year 2’s library days are now as follows:

2KT – Monday

2GM – Tuesday

2HW – Wednesday

We will be visiting the library every other week on our allocated days and during this period in the alternating weeks; we will be reading for pleasure in the classroom. If it is easier for you to keep track of, once your child has read and enjoyed their book, they can keep it in their classroom drawer.

PE Kits

Please ensure that you have sent in your child’s PE kit after the Christmas break. The children will continue to have outdoor PE lessons, unless the temperature drops considerably, so please ensure that you have packed an adequately warm kit for your child. Layers are fine for your child to wear, so if you have a long sleeved top that you would like them to wear under their PE t-shirt and hoodie/sweater, then please do send this in also. Please ensure that your child has sensible PE trainers that are practical for them to run in. Many children still struggle with their shoe laces. Perhaps this could be a project to work on together at home!

Dates for your diary

wc 14th January – Clubs begin

wc 28th January – Art week

Friday 1st February – Art week exhibition for parents

Monday 11th February – Parents’ evening

Tuesday 12th February – Parents’ evening

Friday 15th February – Break up for half term

 

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