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Poldark

Mr Smith

Class Teacher

Mrs Cook

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Poldark Class - Year 2!
 
Happy New Year 2022! We hope that you all had an amazing Christmas and that you are as excited as we are to start the new spring term of 2022!
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Topic
The best rockpooling spots in Britain
Our topic for the spring term is 'Living Things and Their Habitats. The children will be undergoing research based inquiries, using equipment to monitor experiments and making informed predictions about living things and their habitats. We will be classifying different animals, looking at their habitats and how they are suited to them. We will also be learning about life cycles and how to tell if something is living, non-living or has never lived. We also plan to visit our local beach to look at the animals who have the coast as their habitat.
 
PE
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In the spring term we will be learning gymnastics and games activities. 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:
How to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell
What Age Should a Child Read? Steps to Help Your Child Read – Reading Eggs
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 and raffle tickets, 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
Teaching Spelling in 3rd Grade: Best Ways to Make it Fun
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! 
 
Year 2 common exception words
What Are Common Exception Words - It's All Primary
 
Building Learning Power - Empathy and Listening
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Our school learning power this term is 'collaboration' 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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