Mr Smith

Class Teacher

Mrs Cook

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Poldark Class - Year 2!
Welcome back to all the lovely children in Poldark class. I hope you had an amazing Easter break and managed to get some rest. We are so excited to start the summer term in year 2 and I cannot wait to hear about all of your Easter adventures and festivities!
Quiet campsites in Carbis Bay, Cornwall
The Great Fire of London
Our topic for the summer term is 'The Great Fire of London'. This will be taught through history and geography lessons and the children will be delving deep into what caused the fire, how it spread so quickly, how it was stopped and whether it could be seen from our home county here in Cornwall...
Kids Playing Sports Clipart - Png Download - Full Size Clipart (#5380056) -  PinClipart
In the summer term, we will be learning different skills in athletics such as running, jumping, throwing, catching and team games. This will help us prepare for the KS1 sports day - how exciting!
 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.
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.
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.
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 - Respect
5 Ways to Show Respect for Your Child (And Gain Their Respect in Return) -  Positive Parenting Solutions
Our school learning power this term is 'respect' 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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