You will find a copy of your child's report in their book bag today. If you have any questions about it, we look forward to discussing these during your parent consultation either next Wednesday or the following.
In phonics the sounds that we have been looking at this week include; air = hair, fairy, ey = key, money, ie = pie, tried and i-e = like, time. If you come across words using these sounds in their reading books could you please point them out and talk about the sounds.
In numeracy we have been busy measuring our hands and feet together with a selection of objects in the classroom comparing longest and shortest. We have also been looking at one more and one less than a number. We hope you will enjoy the maths game that we sent home on Tuesday. We have attached it to the homework section in case it didn't make it home!
Next week the children will be swimming every morning. Please could the children come dressed in their PE kits every day next week in order to make changing easier! They will need a hat, suitable swimming attire, a towel plus a bag to keep it all in. We will leave school at around 10.00 a.m. travelling in the minibuses and return to school in time for lunch. The children will need a morning snack and a drink, which they will get the opportunity to eat after their swim.
This week the children have had a great time swimming at Tonbridge School pool. The class have worked hard to improve their skills and they all deserve a rest after a tiring week.
During our literacy lessons this week the children have looked at how else apostrophes can be used in our writing. They have thought about and used contractions to help them improve their writing. The children have also identified the role that the apostrophe has when it is being used.
This week I am sending home a word mat the contains all the common exception words for year 2. These are a list of words that the children should know how to spell and use by the end of year 2. If you have any spare time during your week could you please practise spelling and using these words.
In our maths learning this week the class have used their understanding of multiplying and dividing when investigating worded maths problems. This has involved the children identifying the different processes that the problems are asking them to achieve. It would be a great help to the children’s learning if you could support and reiterate worded problems at home.
Can we please ask that if any parents have any spare time during the morning, it would be greatly appreciated if you could assist with the class reading. The children are progressing brilliantly with their reading and it would be fantastic to maximise this achievement.
Please see attached for the children’s homework.
Next week, Wednesday-Friday I will be assisting with the Year 4 Windmill Hill Trip. Mrs Glover is very kindly coming into Year 2 to cover the class. She has many exciting things planned for the week and is really looking forward to teaching the class again. Home work will be set on the Friday as normal.
The children's reports will be sent home today in their book bags. Can you please make sure that you take them out of their bags to prevent them getting lost.
Dear Parents, The children have had another busy week. They have been practising for Class assembly and for the dance that they will be performing at the Easter Service.
We have just finished mass in numeracy. Many children are still learning how to read different scales. If you are able to show them old fashioned weighing scales with a dial this would be very helpful. Next week they will start the new topic - capacity and volume.
In literacy they have all worked really hard at comprehension.
Topic work on the Blue Abyss has been fun. As well as creating their own animals they have been learning about the 4 zones in oceans. Different sea creatures live in different zones - have a chat to your child and see what they can remember.
Class 3 Assembly is 9am 21st March in the Village Hall. The children have been busy working on presentations from their topic 'Blue Abyss'. Please do come along and enjoy watching your children perform.
Kind regards, Mrs LD and Mrs Hester
Dear Class 4 Parents,
The classes' reports have gone home in their school bags today. I have also told the children that it has not been possible to rearrange our Bough Beech trip because we were too busy! However, they are all very excited for Windmill Hill and we spent time looking at the website as a class to ease any anxiety about where we are going. Please make sure you visit the Book Fair on Monday or Tuesday as we will not be here for the rest of the week.
This week in maths the children have been learning about equivalent fractions. They have used fractions walls, pizza slices and paper folding to help them see things like 1/2 = 2/4.
In SPAG the children have been focussing on using inverted commas accurately as they are writing newspaper reports in literacy. Their report will be all about our class book 'Wild River'.
In our topic lessons we have looked at rivers all over the world and the children have been creating their own river top trump cards.
This week our superstars are:
Perfect presenter: Charlie Scott
Ravenous reader: Tabitha Miles
WOW work: Zac Potter
Super Speller: Amelie Yates
Kind Heart: Henry Wilkinson
Have a lovely weekend class 4,
Having looked at the heights of famous mountains and recreated them in miniature, this week’s maths lessons have focused on the relationships between different measurements of length. We practised effective note-taking skills in Literacy and used these as we researched animals that live at altitude. Children also wrote biographies of famous mountaineers using information they had gathered previously and rehearsals for next week’s class assembly continued daily.
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday morning at 9am when we will be performing our ‘Mountain Rescue’ drama and fact-based quiz. Thank you all for your help in providing props and ensuring that lines were learned.
You might like to look at the Sport Relief challenge undertaken by Greg James this year. The 'Gregathlon' involved him climbing Snowdon before cycling to and climbing Scafell Pike, and then cycling to and finishing with summiting Ben Nevis. The snowy weather made the already gruelling event particularly difficult.
A reminder that Year 5 family consultations will take place on Wednesday 28th March - please make sure that you have signed up for a slot. As last time, children need to create a three-slide Powerpoint (or paper) presentation detailing the nature of the progress they believe they have made in maths, Literacy and in another area of the curriculum or school life. This should be saved on a named memory stick and brought into school by Monday 26th March.
Your reports should be in your bag tonight (Fri).
The class have been busy creating fantastic brochures about Chiddingstone School during their literacy lessons. They have also been studying "The Tempest" and created miniature performances for AOW on Friday morning.
In numeracy they have been studying different forms of data presentation as well as angles in shape.
This week the class also learnt about the bake-off, hopefully you have all seen the letter which was sent out on Wednesday.
Reports have gone home with the pupils today (Friday) in their school bag. Next week will be a wonderful opportunity to discuss it with us and targets that we have for the next few months.
I would like to say that it feels like spring is in the air, but the weather forecast talks of snow. Hopefully not!
This week we have focused on the sounds 'oo' (as in moon), 'oo' (as in look), 'oa', 'ee', 'ar' and 'or'. Please recap at home.
It is essential that you let us know by a simple tick, in the yellow reading diaries, if your child has read their book, otherwise they will keep coming home with the same one. Their diaries and books should be in school everyday.
Please could you make sure you rename their snack boxes and water bottles as some names have rubbed off.
Mrs Edwards and Mrs Clare