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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Surrey

Surrey 2 – Term 5 week 5

The children have continued to work hard on our challenging maths topic of telling the time this week. We have been learning how to tell the time to 5 minutes past and to the hour. Thank you for supporting this learning at home by talking about different times and looking at analogue clocks with your children. We will continue with learning about time through next week.

We are all enjoying the Iron Man book and this week are looking at writing our own newspaper style accounts of chapter 4. The children have really enjoyed researching real newspapers ( The children’s paper ‘First News’) to be inspired to write their own headlines, interviews and reports. We have some budding journalists in the class!

In History this week we all enjoyed learning about the Bayeux Tapestry and looking first at what a tapestry is and then the stories told within it. We created our own storyboard showing the story of William the Conqueror.

In RE we continue to explore Islam and this week we are learning about the Mosque. It has been interesting for the children to compare the holy buildings after our visit to the Church last week.

 

Some parents have asked about Star Reader book quizzes. If you need your child’s login for Accelerated Reader again please do ask. We are also beginning to do more of these quizzes in class time with children, but any you can do at home will also help to progress your child’s comprehension skills when reading.

 

Thank you so much for encouraging your children to use Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots. We all enjoy finding out who our Rockstar and Botstar of the week are and we are working hard to try and win Rockstar class and Botstar class of the week! Please ask if you need login details for these websites.

 

 

A few parents have asked me about the methods we use for teaching maths at Southborough. Please see below a link to our calculations policy which shows the methods used in each year group. Please ask if you have any further questions.

https://www.southborough.kent.sch.uk/mathematics/

 

 

 

 

 

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 22nd May

 

Miss Bryant's Group 

knee

knot

kneel

know

knight

gnome

gnaw

knife

knock

knit

 

Miss Owen/ Miss Lewis' Group

people

door

clothes

because

beautiful

grass

cold

fast

every

parents

 

Miss Bryan's Group

seen

scene

wait

eight

hole

whole

sighed

side

new

knew

 

Mrs Hughes' Group

drew

new

few

grew

flew

threw

 

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

Please continue to use Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots to support your child's multiplication learning. Please ask if you need a copy of your child's login details. We all enjoy our weekly announcement of Rockstar and Botstar of the week! 

 

Maths

In Year 2 we are currently learning about measures. Please find a maths game here to help further practise with measuring and reading scales. 

Surrey 2 - Usual Weekly Timetable

 

 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

RWI 

English 

RWI 

RWI 

RWI 

English 

Spelling 

Spelling 

Spelling 

Spelling 

Singing 

Collective Worship 

Collective Worship 

Collective Worship 

Collective Worship 

Reading 

Reading 

Reading 

Reading 

Handwriting 

Maths 

Maths 

Maths 

Maths 

Maths 

Lunch time 

Lunch time 

Lunch time 

Lunch time 

Lunch time 

Maths fluency 

Handwriting 

PSHE 

Maths Fluency 

Art 

Geography 

History 

PE 

Discovery Centre 

RE 

Computing 

PE

Music 

Science

Show and Tell 

Home time 

Home time 

Home time 

Home time 

Home time 

Year 2 Class Teachers

Year 2 Teaching Team

Specialist Teachers

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