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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Devon

This week in Devon 2

 

We have had a fantastic first week back into term 6!

 

In our English lessons, we have started our learning on our new class text 'Leaf' by Sandra Dieckmann. The children have demonstrated great curiosity and engagement by analysing the front cover of the book and making predictions about its contents. We delved further into the story by exploring the initial pages and discussing the events that had transpired. A notable highlight was observing the children making connections between the characters' emotions and their understanding of the zones of regulation. 

 

In maths we have started our new topic statistics and have created tally charts, tables and block diagrams. Together we created a tally chart for the number of white, able and green cars to pass us. 

 

In History we have been exploring the reigns of various British monarchs, including Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. The children have managed well with a lot of information and are beginning to share facts about these Monarchs.

 

In science the children have explored offspring in different habitats to support their understanding of animal survival. 

 

In our PSHE session, we have learned about the significance of teamwork. A hands-on activity involved building a path in the classroom, which a blindfolded peer had to navigate while receiving instructions from their classmates. Through this exercise, the children recognised the importance of clear and concise communication, understanding that providing instructions sequentially, rather than simultaneously, greatly benefits the team's success.

 

We look forward to seeing our lovely Fathers this Friday for Father's day breakfast. 

 

We are all enjoying practicing for sports day and running our daily mile to increase our fitness levels and add to our sports day continent team totals.

 

Please could children all have a pair of trainers in school at all times as we cannot run the daily mile without them. School shoes should be worn to school and trainers are changed into in class please.

 

On sports day the children will represent different continents. On that day they will come in dressed in a plain coloured tshirt (the colour of their continent) with their usual PE shorts and trainers.

Below are the colours:

Blue: Yellow:Green: White:Red: 

Alan

Eli

Hanna

Ivy

Zoe

Emme

Henry Peth

Henry Pett

Louie

Mathew 

Noah

Tiffany

James

Harry

Barnaby

Ben

Evie

Ayeza

Janson

Lucy

Luke

Jamie

Theo

Aaliyah

Adhrith

Dottie

Harley

Kane

Kausar

 

On a side note to parents: 

I have had a couple parents ask about children’s reading books, the children are asked and often reminded: when they finish a book, bring it back in and take another from the reading corner. 

 

If the children have completed a quiz on their book at home, they can pop it back and grab another and if not they can place it in the basket, grab another book from the reading corner and either Miss Lewis or Miss Owen will give them an iPad at a convenient time to complete the quiz. 

 

Dependent on what reading level the children are and how often they read, the children will bring these back at different times. We regularly remind the children but please if they have not brought one home for a while, inform either Miss Lewis or Miss Owen and we will ensure they are taking one home regularly. 

 

Also if you need another accelerated reader / boom reader / TT rockstars login, please don’t hesitate to ask! 

 

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: 

 

 Monday

Tuesday

WednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning

RWI

Maths

Break

Worship

Spelling

English

Worship

Maths

Discovery

Center

RWI

Spelling test

Worship

Break

Maths

Reading

RWI

Spelling 

Worship

Reading

Maths

RWI

Reading

Celebration Worship

Maths

Afternoon

English

History

Science

Computing

Music

PHSE

PE

Re

History

PE

Art

 

Home Learning: 

Reading:

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

https://www.boomreader.co.uk/parents

  • 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.

 

Maths:

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.

 

Spellings: 

Please see below the spellings per group. The next Spelling test will be Wednesday 12th June.  

 

Miss Bryant's Group 

wash

squash

was

wasp

what

want

watch

squat

quality

quarrel

 

Miss Owen/ Miss Lewis' Group

care 

cheer

hope 

thank

pain

peace

thought

success

delight

survival

 

Miss Bryan's Group

label

labelling

labelled

tunnel

tunnelling

tunnelled

travel

travelling

travelled

 

Mrs Hughes' Group

think

sink

sunk

bank

wink

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