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Miss Edwards' Elephants

         Welcome to our Year 2 Herd!
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Picture 1 Miss Edwards

I am Miss Edwards and I teach one of the Year 2 classes at Longmoor Primary School. Year 2 is a brilliant year! We do have to work super hard but we always have lots of fun. This is my third year at Longmoor and I love it! I am very excited for a elephantastic year ahead... I hope you are too!

 

Aside from my love of teaching, I love to travel and enjoy trying out new adventurous things during the school holidays! This year I went to South Africa and managed to spot a real life elephant herd! (But they weren't as cool as ours!) I have 2 dogs and 2 rabbits, they are all so cute. I love anything pink, sparkly or edible!

 

Important Dates for this Term

 

9th April - Back to School

13th April - Fire Service in to visit Year 2

26th April - Year 2 Trip

28th April - PTFA Gardening Event 

7th May - Bank Holiday - School Closed

18th May - World Cup Warm Up PTFA Event

24th May - Break up

25th May - INSET Day

 

4th June - Back to School

30th June - PTFA Summer Fayre

6th July - Sports Day

20th July - Break up for Summer!!

What Would The Gruffalo Find On Our School Field?

In Topic this half term, we will be doing lots of Geography. We will be learning about our local area, reading and producing maps with keys and deciding on the things we like about Long Eaton, and what we would improve.

 

Science

In Science we are looking at different animals and habitats. We will also be looking at plants and trees. 

 

                                                     Housekeeping!

P.E

We have P.E on Tuesday and Friday so please remember P.E kits and remove earrings. We also now have T'ai Chi on a Monday morning, PE kit is not required, but PE shoes are. Please ensure your child has a full outdoor P.E kit in school as it is still cold outside!

 

Spellings and Homework

Spellings will be taught daily for 20 minutes after lunch. Your child will also start to receive spellings to practise at home. These spellings are taken from the Year 1/2 National Curriculum Word Lists, they can be found as a PDF at the bottom of this page. Homework will be given out weekly alternating between a writing/grammar task and maths.

 

Reading

I, or an adult in school, will try to listen to your child read as often as possible! However, it is still very important you hear them read at home too. Books can be changed daily by putting them in the blue tray. Don't forget our Reading Reward Scheme! When your child has read 10 times they will get a Bronze certificate, 20 times - Silver and 30 times -Gold. Once your child has reached 40 reads (only 1 per day), they will get to choose a book from Mrs Dainty to take home.

 

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is the new reward system that we are using at Longmoor. The teachers are able to give out points for a variety of good behaviours around school.

You should have received a code to allow you to see how many points your child has got and what they were for. If you have not got it yet, please let me know and I will arrange for another one to be sent to you.

You can access the website at www.classdojo.com or download the app on Android or Apple phones and tablets.

 

Show and Tell

Show and Tell may be brought to school but only providing it is related to our topic or we have a super special achievement to celebrate! We will try our best to squeeze it in!

Maths Practise!

 

  • Adding 2 digit numbers
  • 2, 5, 10 times tables.
  • 3, 4 times tables.
  • How many numbers can you find that add to make 100?

 

Here is the link to Timetables Rockstars

 

https://ttrockstars.com/login

Year 2 SATs

At the end of this year, your child will be sitting some special tests. They will be carried out as casually as possible and I have found that most children previously have loved taking part in their special mission! More information about the tests will be given nearer the time, however here is a link to get you started.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2017-national-curriculum-tests-for-key-stages-1-and-2-information-for-parents

 

https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/sta/ContentTabs/Embed.aspx?dfid=33381

 

Phonics Screening Test

 

Follow the links below for games that allow children to sound out and read some real and alien (made up) words. Remember to click the back button to return to the  Longmoor website.

Reading real and alien words

- www.phonicsplay.co.uk

- click 'free phonics play'

- click phase 5

- Choose game: Buried Treasure, Picnic on Pluto or Dragons Den

- Click phase 5 again.

Games for finding different spellings of sounds

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/postcard/index.shtml 

Other fun phonics games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/longvow/poems/fpoem.shtml 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/ 

How to help your child with reading comprehension at home.

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