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Homelinks Year 2

Our Topic this term is…

Building Britain

Week beginning: 5th November 2018

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


This week in English we are going to be writing letters to children in the Philippines! We are going to learn about where the Philippines are and think about some questions that we would like to ask them to find out about how our lives differ. We are going to post them and hopefully will get some replies!


On Wednesday we are going to explore the great plague of 1665 that spread throughout London. Can you research any facts about the plague together? How did people believe they could cure the plague? Who was the king at the time? What did he do?


Your children have all brought home log-in details for ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ and have had a play of the game in class. This is a fun way for your children to learn and consolidate their times table knowledge. Please set up their online account here: Please also don’t forget to log on to the Prodigy maths website also

The questions on Times Tables Rock Stars comprise of both multiplication and division. The children can use their knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s on their fingers to solve this problem solving. For example, 12 divided by 2. Children know to count in 2s up to 12 on their fingers. They will be holding up 6 fingers, therefore the answer is 6.


Centenary Celebrations

This Friday, the children will be spending the day learning about World War 1 to understand why we commemorate the end of the war, each year. This year is particularly important as it has been 100 years since the end of the war. It would be lovely if you could take your child to the memorial in town at some point this week. Here are some details of what is happening in Aylesbury on Sunday:

Dates for your diary

Centenary Celebrations Friday 11th November 2018

Individual school photos Tuesday 6th November

Great Fire of London workshop Monday 12th November

Children in Need pyjama mufti day Friday 16th November

PTA mufti day Friday 30th November and Friday 7th December

PTA Christmas Fair Friday 14th December

Break up for Christmas break Wednesday 19th December