Next term our topic will be Beachcombers. Here are some ideas for you to try at home.

Visit your local library to borrow story and information books about the seaside.

Make a miniature seashore garden, using natural materials such as pebbles, twigs, sand and shells.

Make a 3-D sea animal. You could use any material you like perhaps paper-mache, fabric, plastic bottles, clay, play dough or Lego pieces?

Write a poem about the living things that make their home in a rock pool. An acrostic or shape poem would be fun!

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Tadpole update!

Excitement rippled through Owls class this morning when we discovered that one of our tadpoles has started to grow legs! We have been waiting patiently for weeks; feeding them, cleaning the tank, and watching them grow. We can’t wait to see what happens next!

Do you have any top tips for taking care of tadpoles?

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KS1 SATs

Dear Parents

We are very proud of the effort being made by our Year 2 pupils as they prepare for their SATs tests and we would like to thank you for the support that you are giving your child with their homework.

SATs tests in KS1 are completed with their class teacher in a supportive environment. We do not want the children to be worried about completing these and we are sure they will do their very best. In order to support the children, please ensure that they go to bed at a suitable time and have breakfast before they come to school.

SATs will be completed over a 2 week period from Monday 15th May.

If you have any questions then please see your class teacher.

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Spellings w/c 8/5/17 Group 2

fun

place

mother

sat

boat

window

sleep

feet

morning

queen

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Spellings w/c 8/5/17 Group 1

enjoyment

sadness

careful

playful

hopeless

merriment

happiness

happily

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Spellings w/c 1/5/17 Group 2

last

jumped

because

even

am

before

gran

clothes

tell

key

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Spellings w/c 1/5/17 Group 1

movement

government

appointment

agreement

argument

disappointment

treatment

amazement

astonishment

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The Selfish Giant

During Talk for Writing this week we are learning a warning tale called The Selfish Giant. Encourage your child to retell the story at home using our class story-map. Happy storytelling!

The Selfish Giant
Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in an abandoned garden. It was a large, beautiful garden with soft green grass and wonderful flowers that glistened like stars. There were twelve trees that had delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in the autumn, they grew rich fruit. The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly. “How happy we are here!” they cried to each other.
One day the giant who owned the garden came back, he had been to visit his friend. When he arrived he saw the children playing in the garden. “What are you doing here?!” he bellowed. Nobody can play in it but me.” So he built a high wall all round it, and put up a notice-board. It read: WARNING! KEEP OUT! He was a very selfish giant.
Unfortunately, now the children had nowhere to play. They missed the amazing garden so much that one day they decided to ignore the warning. They climbed to the top of the wall and jumped into the garden.
“Oi!’’  A loud voice shouted. “Can’t you read the sign? No trespassers allowed! My garden isn’t for your entertainment! Now clear off before I eat you for my lunch!” The giant started to run but because he was so large he was very slow. The children had to escape if they wanted to survive.
Luckily, they found a tiny gap in the wall and managed to escape. “How lucky we are!” they panted. From that day on when they were given a warning, they listened.
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Year 2 egg success!

Take a look at Foxes entry to the Easter egg competition!

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Next term our topic will be The Scented Garden. Here are some ideas for you to try at home.

Ideas for home:

Plant your own seeds at home and watch them grow.  

Keep a plant diary, explaining how you grew a plant. Include drawings of each stage of your plants development.

With an adult, search the internet for examples of amazing plants and make your own weird and wonderful plant book.

Press flowers between pages of a book and use to make gifts or cards for your family and friends.

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