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Poldark

Mr Smith

Class Teacher

Mrs Cook

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Poldark Class - Year 2!
 
Hello and a very warm welcome to Poldark class 2021/2022!
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We welcome the children of Poldark into their final year in key stage 1 at St Uny CE Academy. It has been a strange start of school life for the past few years and I believe that this is a credit to the children's resilience and ability to overcome anything that has been thrown their way. With things set to be more stable this year, we are bursting with excitement for all of the new learning opportunities, topics and fun that is sure to unfold throughout the year.
 
Topic
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Our first topic for the year is 'Let's Build' where we will be using STEM to explore the uses of everyday materials such as metal, wood, plastic and wool. The children will be undergoing research based enquiries, using equipment to monitor experiments and making informed predictions about which materials could be most suitable for a range of different jobs.
 
PE
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Poldark's hall slot is every Tuesday. However, please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school all week. This includes shorts or jogging bottoms, a white t-shirt, shoes that are suitable for indoor and outdoor activities. Please contact Mr Smith if you need any support with PE kit.
 
Homework
At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning. Please see the 'Chilli Challenge' homework grid attached to this page. The homework grid has a variety of exciting tasks and activities linked to our topic.
 
Reading
 
Our class story this term is:
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Reading should be enjoyed daily - please ensure that your child reads either independently or with somebody at home and that their reading is recorded in their reading record. The children are thoroughly enjoying working towards their next 'Reading Karate' bands, so please keep up with the fantastic support and excitement!
 
If you would like more information about why reading at home is so important please follow the link below or read the attached DFE study.
 
 
Spellings
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It is essential that by the end of  Year 2 ( KS1) children learn to read and spell the the National Curriculum words for Year 1 and 2. Although we practice and encourage the application of accurate spelling during the school day, it would be greatly appreciated if you could regularly monitor your child on the year 2 common exception words. Please ask children to recite words out loud as well as write the spellings out correctly. Thank you to all parents and carers for your ongoing support with spelling! 
 
Building Learning Power - Empathy and Listening
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Our school learning power this term is 'empathy and listening' and we will be looking for good examples of this in the classroom and around the school.
 
 
If you have any questions or queries please catch Mr Smith or Mrs Cook at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the school office.

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