This week in Devon 2
Our nurture principle this term is the importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing. With your adult this term, you could read the story 'Have you filled a bucket today?' by Carol McCloud. Talk with your adult: What fills your bucket? Has somebody helped fill your bucket today? Why is it important for your bucket to be filled?
When we feel safe, cared for and loved, this helps us to develop positive wellbeing. When our wellbeing is good, it helps us to be good learners.
This week in Devon we have a great first week back!
In English we started our new story Starbird. We wrote instructions on how to capture a starbird for the king to capture it for his princess. We used exciting adjectives and a variety of conjunctions in our writing.
In Maths we finished our topic Multiplication and Division. We ended with a recap of division and the difference between grouping and sharing.
In Computing this week we looked at the three types of animations. CGI - shrek, Clay - Wallace and Grommit and drawings - Snow White. We then made our own animation in the style of a flip book.
In Science we begun a new topic of Plant Survival, Plants and their parts. Miss Lewis brought in daffodils and we explored together the parts of a plant. Can you draw a diagram and label it for your adult?
In PE this week we have started learning both Golf with Mr Levett and Hockey with Miss Lewis!
Show and Tell:
We kindly ask that children only bring in show and tell that is relevant to what they are learning about in school. This way they can delve deeper into the topics we are learning about, sharing things they have learnt at home and/or bring in interesting artefacts. Show and tell will take place on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child brings in show and tell only on these days and that they know they are to be left in their school bags until the end of the day, to avoid them being lost or broken.
No toys please.
A week in Devon 2:
Children should be reading everyday and once a week this can be logged on Boom reader.
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.
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
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.
The new spelling groups have been working well this week. Please see below the spellings per group. Spelling test will be Wednesday 21st February.
Miss Bryant's Group
Miss Owen/ Miss Lewis' Group
Miss Bryan's Group
Mrs Hughes' Group