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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Cumbria

Cumbria Class Update 20/03/24:

 

As we come to the end of term the children are consolidating their learning well and linking their learning across subjects well.

 

In our English lessons, we focused on persuasive writing. The children were tasked with portraying the Princess as she attempted to convince her father, the Moon King, to release the magical Starbird. They used various sentence types, such as exclamations and rhetorical questions, to enhance their persuasive techniques. I am pleased to commend the children's efforts, as they displayed exceptional skill in crafting persuasive arguments. The book "Starbird" by Sharon King-Chai has been a firm favourite among the year group.

 

In Maths, the focus was on volume and capacity. The children explored the distinction between millilitres and litres and gained proficiency in solving word problems related to these units. They demonstrated competence in reading scales and made connections to their previous learning on number lines. Additionally, we introduced the concept of temperature and the unit used to measure it. This topic will allow further exploration and understanding of the wider world around us.

 

In Science, we looked at the needs for plant survival. The children learned about the five key elements that plants need and explored the ways in which plants meet these needs.

 

Our Computing lessons continued to focus on animation, with a particular emphasis on scripts this week. The children learned why having a script is integral to the progression of a storyline and how it contributes to keeping audiences engaged. This exploration of scripts has further enhanced their understanding of the importance of planning and structure in creative writing.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support with Cumbria’s learning.

 

Cumbria 2's Learning

A typical week in Cumbria 2: 

 

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Read Write Inc

Handwriting

Maths Fluency

Break

Maths

Singing Worship

Spelling

Lunch

Science

Reading

Computing

English

Handwriting

Maths Fluency

Class Collective Worship

Break

Maths

English

Lunch

PE

History

 

Read Write Inc

Spelling

Clergy Worship

Break

Maths

Reading

Lunch

Story

PE
Music

PSHE

Read Write Inc

Spelling

Phase Worship

Break

Maths

Handwriting

Maths Fluency

Lunch

Geography

Reading

Discovery Centre

Read Write Inc

Handwriting

Maths Fluency

Celebration Worship

Maths

Break

Reading

Art

Lunch

RE

Geography

 

Year 2 Class Teachers

Year 2 Teaching Team

Specialist Teachers

Home Learning: 

Reading

Children should be reading everyday and once a week this can be logged on Boom reader.

  • All children who are on RWI will bring home a RWI Reading book each Friday, please return them the following Wednesday. 
  • Children in Year 2 also begin to bring home a book from the Discovery Centre which is levelled according to the Accelerated Reader (AR) scheme  https://www.southborough.kent.sch.uk/accelerated-reader-1/

      These books can be returned and swapped as soon as they are finished. There is also a quiz                    associated with these books https://www.southborough.kent.sch.uk/year-2-1/

Note: some children will bring home both a RWI Reading book and an AR levelled reading book - please read both with your child.
Both books should be left in their bags so they can read them at school, as well as at home, to enhance their fluency.

 

Spelling

The new spelling groups have been working well this week. Please see below the spellings per group. Spelling test will be Wednesday 27th March.

 

Miss Bryant's Group 

walk

walker

build

builder

lead

leader

sing

singer

hunt

hunter

 

Miss Owen/ Miss Lewis' Group

Sharpness

Quietness

Deepness

Witness

Happiness

Kindness

Sadness

Illness

Forgiveness

Boldness

 

Miss Bryan's Group

too

to

ate

eight

there

their

nose

knows

for

four

 

Mrs Hughes' Group

town

brown

cow

now 

down 

owl

clown

growl

 

Please find linked below the list of spellings Year 2 will be practising throughout the year. Strategies to practise spellings can be found on the Oxford Owl website, here.

 

Multiplication

In Year 2 we are currently practising our 2, 5 and 10 multiplication. Please find a maths game here to help practise multiplication as part of our current multiplication and division unit.  

 

Times Tables Rockstars/Numbots! 

To keep practising the multiplication taught in class, and challenging yourself to keep the ones you already know fresh, don’t forget to log into your Times Tables Rockstars account

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Challenge yourself to beat your score, build your knowledge and watch your confidence sore, as you become a Rockstar!

 

To use Numbots, for games to support number knowledge, confidence and fluency go to https://play.numbots.com/

 

Please ask your class teacher if you need replacement log in details.

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