Welcome back to the final term of the school year.

We have lots of exciting things going on this half term such as a school trip to The Sustainability Centre on the 18th of July, Sports day, Parents picnic, summer sizzler and more! Details will be on letters and class dojo.

This half term we will be base our English learning on ‘Harry the poisonous centipede’ By Tony Ross. We will write our own story about a minibeast exploring the world of humans, applying all the skills we have learnt this year more independently. We will also be writing an advert for a perfect minibeast home and a factfile all about our favourite bug!

This half term we will be exploring measure in maths. Including mass, temperature, length and capacity. We will also be revisiting money and securing our place value knowledge ready for our next step into year 3.

In science our topic will be focused on healthy eating. We will learn what foods and lifestyle choices we need to make to stay fit and healthy. We will be planning and making a healthy menu and inviting parents in to join us for a picnic!

Tuesday and Thursday PE  All children will need to have a labelled PE kit in school including trainers or plimsolls.

Please ensure your children has their reading book and diary every day.

Show and tell will be on Monday.

Homework will be set at the beginning of each half term. Choose 3 from an option of 6 to complete over the term.

Ten words will be sent home per week to be learnt, as well as a maths challenge. We will test the spellings on a Thursday.

 

Wow it is summer term already, this year is flying by!

This half term, Year 2 are going to be working hard preparing for their SATs which will take place on the following dates:

Thursday 9th of May

Friday 17th of May

Monday 20th May

Tuesday 21st of May

Wednesday 22nd of May.

We have rearranged our trip to West Wittering beach for the 10th of May, keep your fingers crossed for better weather this time! We have also planted vegetables in our allotment in the school playground and will be doing some gardening each week, hopefully we will have some successful growth!

In English we are basing our learning around Roald Dahls Georges Marvellous Medicine. We will be writing our own story using various Roald Dahl charachters and writing a recipe for our own marvellous medicine.

In maths we will be recapping our 4 operation and practicing using efficient methods to solve problems quickly and accurately. We will recap on all topics learnt this year including shape, time, fractions and statistics and completing reasoning tasks to show our understanding.

In music we are learning bamboo tamboo which are percussion instruments.

PE is on a Thursday and Tuesday and will be outside learning ball skills and athletics.

Our focus value for the half term will be independence.

Important notices

– PE day is Tuesday and Thursday. Please have a full kit in school as children will be working both inside and outside. Earrings must either be not worn or taken out by the child before the lesson on PE days. If your child cannot take them out please send in either plasters or tape as the school cannot provide this.

– Homework will be set at the beginning of the half term. There will be an option of 6 activities, 3 must be completed over the half term. Also weekly spellings and times tables will be sent home. If the weekly homework is not completed by Friday, it will be done in golden time.

– Please bring reading diaries in daily. We will check diaries frequently to see who needs certificates, book marks or free books so keep reading!

– Mrs Towner reads with children on Monday and Tuesday afternoons so please have your book ready these days if you wish to change it.

 

We will continue to reward good choices and hard work through dojo and send out messages!

 

Miss Cooper, Mrs Manchip and Mrs Towner.

 

 

 

What a fantastic first half term!

 

We now have our amazing class pet the Giant African Land Snails! Each week we will have two children on snail duty to help with caring for our pets.

 

This half term is going to be just as busy in the lead up to Christmas there will be lots of exiting things going on at Woodcroft.

 

In English we will be focusing on a new book ‘ The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet’ which links to our topic of space. We will be writing our own story about Danny and Dinosaurs adventures and a recount of Tim Peakes launch into space. As we near Christmas we will be focusing on ‘Polar Express’ writing a setting description, instructions of making a chocolate drink and even a letter to Santa!

 

In maths we will be continuing to think about efficient methods for addition and subtraction. We will then move on to learning about fractions, ensuring we can find 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 of a shape and quantity. We will also be learning to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes and about the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.

 

This half term in science we will be investigating materials, finding out about the properties of materials and which materials are best used for certain products.

 

Linked to our topic of space, in history we will be looking at notable astronaut Neil Armstrong and his journey to the moon. We will look closely at the history of space travel and other famous astronauts including Tim Peake!

 

ICT- logging in

Art- using different materials, chalk planet, 3d planet

PSHE- school values

PE- ball skills and dance

 

Things to remember:

– PE day is Wednesday and Friday. Please have a full kit in school as children will be working both inside and outside. Earrings must either be not worn or taken out by the child before the lesson on PE days. If your child cannot take them out please send in either plasters or tape as the school cannot provide this.

– Homework will be set at the beginning of the half term. There will be an option of 6 activities, 3 must be completed over the half term. Also weekly spellings and times tables will be sent home.

– Please bring reading diaries in daily. We will check diaries frequently to see who needs certificates, book marks or free books so keep reading!

– Mrs Towner reads with children on Monday and Tuesday afternoons so please have your book ready these days if you wish to change it.

 

We will continue to reward good choices and hard work through dojo and send out messages!

 

Miss Cooper, Mrs Manchip and Mrs Towner.

 

Important dates!

22nd November – Winchester Science Museum

links – Class Dojo/ Maths games / Reading Books online / Dance Mat typing / Phonics games