We hope that you and your child have had a very enjoyable Easter break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the summer term.
In English, we will continue to concentrate on grammar, punctuation and spelling every day through discrete lessons and as part of our daily English lessons. Children will have the opportunity to practise these skills across a range of different texts including instruction, extended stories and poetry. In Maths, we will continue to focus on methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout the term, children will secure their knowledge of number place value and will practise their arithmetic skills regularly. Please help your child continue to learn their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as timetables as these are extremely important skills.
In Science, we will be studying ‘Animals including humans’ and Plants’. Foundation subjects will continue to be taught as part of a thematic approach, which means that children’s learning will follow a theme. Children will be able to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate their skills. During the summer term year 2’s topic theme will be ‘Blast from the past’. Children will be exploring the work of Quentin Blake and applying different drawing techniques to their own art work. In DT, children will also design and sew their own keyring.
Class 7’s PE lessons are Thursday and Friday
Class 8’s PE lessons are Wednesday and Friday
Class 9’s PE lessons are Wednesday and Friday
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit and water bottles can be purchased from the school office. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Children in Year 2 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday. In addition to weekly phonics based spellings, children will also be taught ‘whole class’ spelling patterns. These spellings will not be tested formally, but will be practised every day in class. Children are still expected to complete their reading comprehension homework and questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book. Homework will be set using our online Education sites every week for the children to complete.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Once again, thank you for your continued support this year
H. Knowles L.Maguire/K.Perry Miss De Rosa
Class 7 Class 8 Class 9
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Great Elston Bake Off
Year 2 wowed us with their amazing entries. Click on the cake to see a selection.
We had a great turn out and children enjoyed showing their parents how they add and subtract using pictures, number tracks, number lines, apparatus and partitioning. Thank you to all of the families involved.
Year 2 have had a fantastic day at Legoland and have been fantastic adventurers. Children have competed a range of challenges to collect their explorer badges just like Russell from Up.
Children enjoyed building and racing cars, watching a 4D movie and creating their own hot air balloon.
Children’s behaviour was outstanding and they were all a credit to our school.
Year 2 have had a lovely day at West Midlands Safari Park and children thoroughly enjoyed their experience. We saw lots of different wild animals and even had the opportunity to hold some of the smaller creatures. Snowy the snake was definitely our favourite creature to touch.
We cheered for Callum the sea-lion and enjoyed watching all of his tricks. We couldn’t believe how clever he was.
Year 2 have had a bostin’ day at the Black Country Museum. Children have had the chance to ride on transport from the past, watch a black and white Laurel and Hardy film and experienced what life would have been like for a Victorian child. Children were a credit to Elston Hall and impressed the tour guides with their manners and enthusiasm.
Photos from 2017/2018