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We hope you all have a wonderful summer - remember to read everyday, send us a postcard if you go away and have a fun filled break!

Love from all the adults at school x

 

Dragonfly Froghopper Honeybee Millipede

Grace

Hannah

Sophia

Belle

Molly

Cam

Harry

Carter

Summer

Thomas

Lauren

 

Week beginning 10.7.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be reading the book 'The day the crayons quit' and writing a letter to Duncan.

 

Reading: This week we will be comparing different types of books and we will be discussing why we like them or don’t like them.

 

Maths: We will be using skills we have learnt this year to help us with our enterprise topic, including money, handling data and time. 

 

Project: This week is enterprise week! We will designing and making under the sea clay creatures which we will be selling on Tuesday 18th July, with any donations going to the RNLI. 

Week beginning 3.7.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on our spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

Reading: This week we will be comparing different types of books and we will be discussing why we like them or don’t like them.

 

Maths: We will be recapping some of our maths topics from this term including time, fractions and shape.

 

Project: This week we will be making shoebox habitats.

We’re on a Road to Nowhere

3rd July-Friday 7th July (Except Tuesday class swap day)

 

In order to promote healthy living, next week children will be competing in our ‘Road to Nowhere’ competition.

All the children need to do is to ride their bike or scooter to school next week as many times as possible (except Tuesday class swap day) and record their journeys on the tally sheet in their classroom. If they cycle to school they will receive 2 tally marks and if they scoot 1 tally mark. On Friday the class with the most points will be the winners.

 

Good luck and have fun!

Mr Nott and Miss Billings

Week beginning 26.6.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing an acrostic summer poem focusing on descriptive language.  

 

Reading: This week we will be comparing different types of books and we will be discussing why we like them or don’t like them.

 

Maths: We will be doing some problem solving and investigations, including measure.

 

Project: This week we will be carrying out scientific investigations, including floating and sinking.

 

Shoe boxes wanted!

During the week commencing the 3rd of July we will be making shoe box habitats. Each child will need a shoe box or similar size box. If you have any at home please can you give them to your class teacher. Thank you.

Week beginning 19.6.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing an imaginative story about a mysterious box.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing our comprehension skills, focusing on the author's choice of language.

 

Maths: We will be exploring measurement through practical investigations.

 

Project: This week we are learning about the basic needs of plant and RNLI are coming in to talk to us about keeping safe at the seaside.

Week beginning 12.6.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing a persuasive letter, using contractions and subordination (e.g. because).

 

Reading: This week we will be developing our comprehension skills, focusing on the author's choice of language.

 

Maths: We will be consolidating our learning, including reading scales and mental subtraction.

 

Project: This week we are doing some under the sea artwork and looking at food chains.

Week beginning 5.6.17

 

Welcome back! We hope you have had a fantastic half term break!

 

Literacy: We will be writing a description about ‘under the sea’, focusing on using words containing suffixes, for example happily and careful.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing our comprehension skills, focusing on the author's choice of language.

 

Maths: We will be consolidating our learning, including multiplication and subtracting. We will also begin to learn how to measure capacity (ml/l) and temperature (°C).

 

Project: This week we will be introducing our new topic ‘Beachcombers’ with a visit from a Science Dome. We will be learning the names of the continents and oceans and we will begin to describe and compare animals.

Week beginning 22.5.17

 

Literacy: We will be making posters about Arundel Castle.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing our comprehension skills, focusing on the author's choice of language e.g. why do you think the poet used 'drumming' when describing the raindrops? 

 

Maths: We will be consolidating the learning from this half term, including time, money and fractions.

 

Project: We will be learning about the life cycle of plants.

 

 

Year 1 and 2 Sports Day Tuesday 23rd May 2017

All parents and carers please join us for a fun filled sports day!

 

Location: Earlswood Junior School-field

 

Time: 9:30-11:30am followed by a picnic on the field which will end at 12:15pm

 

The entrance for parents and carers will be via the top main entrance for the junior site. You will be asked to sign in when you arrive at the gate and if you are unsure there will be members of staff to help direct you to the activity your child will be starting on first. Please be patient, we will aim to sign you in as quickly as possible. As much enthusiasm and encouragement not only for your child but the whole colour team would be fantastic!

 

See you there on what will hopefully be a bright and sunny day!

Many thanks for your continued support,

The PE Team

Week beginning 15.5.17

 

Next week we will be doing Maths quizzes on Monday and Tuesday and Reading quizzes on Wednesday and Thursday. These will take place in the mornings and these quizzes are the key stage 1 SATs. Please click on the link below for more information.

 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/earlswood/UploadedDocument/96cb31bf501945c3b07a5d22b8259237/parents-ks1-meeting-2017.pdf

 

Topic: We will be learning about life inside a castle and designing our own catapults.

 

Walk for Wildlife: This sponsored walk event takes place on Friday 19th May at 2.00pm, to raise money for animal charities both in the UK and around the world. We are also hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people walking at the same time in an organised event. We have suggested a donation of £1.00 per child to be brought in on the day, but any contribution will be greatly appreciated. The animal charity our money will go to is the British Wildlife Centre.

Week beginning 8.5.17

 

Literacy: We will be looking at adjectives and noun phrases and creating our own descriptions of a Dragon.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing our comprehension skills, focusing on the author's choice of language e.g. why do you think the poet used 'drumming' when describing the raindrops? 

 

Maths: We will be practising our problem solving and reasoning skills, focusing on multiplication and division.

 

Project: We will be learning about bridges, designing our own and finding out about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Week beginning 1.5.17

 

Literacy: We will be developing our literacy skills and writing recounts of our trip to Arundel Castle.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing comprehension skills.

 

Maths: We will be practising our problem solving and reasoning skills, focusing on subtraction and addition.

 

Project: We will be designing and making our own Coat of Arms.

Week beginning 27.3.17

 

Literacy: We will be reading Meerkat Mail and writing letters.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing comprehension skills.

 

Maths: We will be looking at time.

 

Project: Reviewing our towns.

Big Pedal 20th-31st March 2017

Come and take part in the Big Pedal, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. During the next two weeks we would like to encourage children, parents and staff to cycle or scoot to school. When you have pedalled or scooted to school simple record your journey and class on the clipboard in the bike shelters at the Infant and Junior schools. Which class will be the winner? Happy cycling and scooting!

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant and Junior School on Wednesday 15th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised over £300 worth of book vouchers for the school.

 

There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on 15th,16th, 17th and 20th March, before and after school.

 

If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Just go to the online shop at: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/free-books and start shopping! If you enter your school postcode RH1 6DZ (Infants) or RH1 6JX (Juniors), you can have the books delivered to school. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

 

Please remember, you can use your World Book Day token at the Infant or Junior School book fair to get £1 off any full price book, as long as it costs £2.99 or more.

 

We hope to see you at the book fair next week!

 

The Literacy Team

Week beginning 20.3.17

 

Literacy: We will be reading Meerkat Mail and writing letters.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing comprehension skills.

 

Maths: We will be looking at time.

 

Project: We will continue making our towns.

Week beginning 13.3.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing stories about the Invisibility Cloak.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing comprehension skills.

 

Maths: We will be looking at fractions of numbers.

 

Project: We will be starting to plan our towns and designing trees for the lodge art competition.

 

 

Reminder:

 

Key Stage 1 Information Evening

For all Year 2 parents.

 

Thursday 16th March

6.30pm to 7.30pm

 

This is an evening when we will talk to Year 2 parents about the Key Stage 1 assessments and when and how we will be administering them.

Week beginning 6.3.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own stories.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing comprehension skills.

 

Maths: We will be looking at fractions of numbers.

 

Project: We will be doing some sketching and looking at the history of Earlswood. We also have some visitors coming in for the Architect workshop!

 

 

 

Reminder:

 

Key Stage 1 Information Evening

For all Year 2 parents.

 

Thursday 16th March

6.30pm to 7.30pm

 

This is an evening when we will talk to Year 2 parents about the Key Stage 1 assessments and when and how we will be administering them. 

 

 

Week beginning 27.2.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own versions of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing comprehension skills.

 

Maths: We will be looking at equivalent fractions.

 

Project: We will be going for a walk in the local area and looking at the history of Redhill.

 

 

World Book Day

Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day.

The children are invited to dress as their favourite book character.

Week beginning 6.2.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own stories.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing comprehension skills.

 

Maths: We will be exploring the properties of 3D shapes.

 

Project: We will be using the Samba equipment and performing it to our peers.

 

Junk Modelling

After half term we will need lots of junk modelling materials, for example: small/medium sized boxes, yoghurt pots, kitchen roll inner tubes. Please start bringing anything in as soon as possible!

Week beginning 30.1.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own version of the story of The Magic Brush.

 

Reading: This week we will be developing comprehension skills.

 

Maths: We will be exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Project: We will be exploring the programme 2Beat, discussing e-safety and researching different instruments.

 

Junk Modelling

After half term we will need lots of junk modelling materials, for example: small/medium sized boxes, yoghurt pots, kitchen roll inner tubes. Please start bringing anything in as soon as possible!

Week beginning 23.1.17

 

Literacy: We will be learning the story of The Magic Brush.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read the The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me.

 

Maths: We will be exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Project: We will be designing and making our own instruments.

 

PE Kit

Due to timetable changes we now require the children to be in PE Kit on Thursdays and Fridays only.

 

Making Instruments

Please can you bring in anything that could be used for the children to make their own instruments e.g. boxes, plastic bottles, tubs, bottle tops, elastic bands, kitchen roll inner tubes, yoghurt pots (NOT toilet roll inner tubes please!).

Week beginning 16.1.17

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own versions of the story ‘The Bear and the Piano’ including our changed main characters.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read the The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me.

 

Maths: We will be continuing to look at money and change.

 

Project: We will be doing some expressive art and dance from listening to music. We will also be investigating different levels of water in jars and the sounds they make.

 

PE Kit

Due to timetable changes we now require the children to be in PE Kit on Thursdays and Fridays only.

 

Making Instruments – w/b 16.9.17

Please can you bring in anything that could be used for the children to make their own instruments e.g. boxes, plastic bottles, tubs, bottle tops, elastic bands, kitchen roll inner tubes, yoghurt pots (NOT toilet roll inner tubes please!).

Week beginning 9.1.17

 

Literacy: We will be continuing to think about the story ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and creating our own new character.

 

Reading: This week we will be starting to read the The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me.

 

Maths: We will be continuing to look at money and making different amounts.

 

Project: We will be comparing different pieces of music and looking at music from different countries.

Week beginning 3.1.17

 

Literacy: We will be looking at the story ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and writing descriptions of the setting.

 

Reading: This week we will be reading a variety of short texts.

 

Maths: We will be looking at money and making different amounts.

 

Project: We will be starting our new topic Beat Band Boogie!

Week beginning 19.12.16

 

Literacy: We will be looking at different ways apostrophes are used.

 

Reading: This week we will be reading a variety some fables.

 

Maths: We will be doing problem solving using different maths operations.

 

Project: We will be performing our own fitness routines and sharing them with Reception.

Week beginning 12.12.16

 

Literacy: We will be creating our own posters about famous sports people from the past.

 

Reading: This week we will be reading a variety of poems relating to the Winter season.

 

Maths: We will be doing problem solving using estimation.

 

Project: We will be planning and recording our own fitness routines.

Week beginning 5.12.16

 

Literacy: We will be reading and writing a story called the ‘Magic Pebble’.

 

Reading: This week we will be reading a variety of texts relating to the Winter season.

 

Maths: We will be doing problem solving using multiplication and division.

 

Project: We will be beginning to plan our own fitness routines.

 

 

Reminders

 

Christmas Journey Trip:

Monday 5th December – Dragonfly

 

Nativity

 

Froghopper and Dragonfly

Wednesday 7th December at 6pm

Thursday 8th December at 2pm

Honeybee and Millipede

Wednesday 7th December at 2pm

Thursday 8th December at 6pm

 

Costumes:

Narrators – Pease wear black/grey trousers or skirt and a white shirt or polo shirt with a collar.

All other parts – P.E shorts and plain white t-shirt

 

Afternoon Performances:

Please bring your change of clothes (shorts etc.) in a named bag ready to change into after lunchtime.

 

Evening Performances:

ALL children to arrive at school at 5.30pm. To be dropped off at Robin or Wren Reception outside classroom doors.

Froghopper and Honeybee – Wren (the first classroom on the left facing the lower playground)

Dragonfly and Millipede – Robin (the second classroom on the left facing the lower playground)

 

If you are not staying for the performance please collect your child from the same classroom door.

Week beginning 28.11.16

 

Literacy: We will be researching and collecting information on some famous athletes from the past.

 

Reading: This week we will finish looking at the story of Frog and Toad Together as well as reading some fables and thinking about the moral of a story.

 

Maths: We will be doing problem solving using multiplication and division.

 

Project: We will be making our Christmas hats! We will also be exploring the Christmas story after we have had our Christmas Making Morning.

 

 

Reminders

 

Christmas Journey Trip:

Tuesday 29th November – Froghopper & Honeybee

Friday 2nd December – Millipede

Monday 5th December – Dragonfly

 

Christmas Making Morning!

Thursday 1st December 9.30-11.00

 

Please bring in a 500ml clear plastic bottle (with the lid) for each child for Christmas Making Morning - thank you to those who already have!

 

Christmas Fair Donation Day

Friday 2nd December – UNIFORM AS USUAL

 

Christmas Fair

Saturday 3rd December 12.00-2.00 at the Infants

Christmas Making Morning

 

For one of our Christmas Making Morning activities, every child will need a standard sized, clear, plastic bottle with the lid on. Please could every child bring one in between now and the 1st December.

Help Needed!

Over the next few weeks Year 2 are going on their Christmas Journey Trip.

We need some helpers to walk us to the Redhill Methodist Church.

 

Froghopper Class- Tuesday 29th November from 11.45am to 2.00pm.

 

Honeybee Class- Tuesday 29th November from 12.45am to 3.30pm.

 

Millipede Class Friday 2nd December from 9.45am- 12.30pm.

 

Dragonfly Class will be taking a minibus to Reigate Park URC on

       Monday 5th December from 12.45pm- 3.15pm.

 

 

If you could help on any of these dates could you please let your class teacher know.

Week beginning 21.11.16

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own information leaflets about sport.

 

Reading: This week we will continue looking at the story of Frog and Toad Together as well as reading some sport information texts linked to our topic.

 

Maths: We will be looking and dividing, by sharing and grouping.

 

Project: We will be designing our Nativity programmes.

Here are some leaflets to help you support your child with phonics at home

Year 2 Nativity

 

You may already be aware that the Year 2 classes are putting on a Nativity performance this half term. Due to conflicting schedules, we have had to change the performance dates for two classes from the original planned days.

 

We are really sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but hope you are still able to attend one of the performances for your child’s class.

 

Please see below the revised performance schedule. The school website calendar will also been updated to reflect the changes.

 

Wednesday 7th December

Honeybee and Millipede - Start Time 14.00 At the Infants. Tickets will be available nearer the time. Maximum of 2 tickets per family, younger siblings are welcome to join parents at this performance.

Froghopper and Dragonfly - Start Time 18.00 at the Infants. Tickets will be available nearer the time. Maximum of 2 tickets per family - Adults Only.

 

Thursday 8th December

Froghopper and Dragonfly - Start Time 14.00 At the Infants. Tickets will be available nearer the time. Maximum of 2 tickets per family, younger siblings are welcome to join parents at this performance.

Honeybee and Millipede - Start Time 18.00 at the Infants. Tickets will be available nearer the time. Maximum of 2 tickets per family - Adults Only.

Week beginning 14.11.16

 

Literacy: We will be looking at texts about different sports and collecting information.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Frog and Toad Together and answering questions bu extracting information from the text.

 

Maths: We will be looking at multiplication, using arrays and learning that it can be done in any order.

 

Project: We will be investigating how far we can throw a ball and writing up our wonderful Wanda Wallaby stories!

 

 

Reminders

 

We will be continuing our nativity rehearsals this week. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like any more information on this. The children have been given parts and we have sent home their lines.

 

Friday 18th November – Dress up as your own superhero!

Week beginning 7.11.16

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own versions of Wanda Wallaby Finds her Bounce.

 

Reading: This week we will be looking at the story of Frog and Toad Together where we will be focusing on discussing the characters.

 

Maths: We will be leaning how to construct tally charts, pictograms and bar charts and answer questions using these e,g, what is most popular/ least popular? How many more people like…?

 

Project: We will be looking at how our bodies are effected by exercise and creating our own obstacle courses.

 

 

We will be starting our nativity rehearsals this week could you please let your child’s class teacher know if you would like any more information on this.  The children will be given parts and we will send home their lines in due course.

Picture 1

Have a lovely half-term and we are looking forward to our new topic Bounce.

Week beginning 31.10.16

 

Literacy: We will be learning to tell the story of Wanda Wallaby Finds her Bounce.

 

Reading: This week we will be looking at stories and non-fiction texts linked to animals that bounce focusing on key vocabulary.

 

Maths: We will be measuring, estimating and comparing mass and weight.

 

Project: We will be looking at different types of animals and grouping them into habitats, what they eat and how they move.

Week beginning 17.10.16

 

Literacy: We will be looking at tenses and how we can change sentences into the past tense.

 

Reading: This week we will be looking at a range of texts including fact-files and short stories.

 

Maths: We will be measuring, estimating and comparing length and height.

 

Project: We will be looking at materials and exploring their properties.

 

Reminders:

 

On Wednesday 19th October our classrooms will be open to visit and see the children’s work from the term. During this time we will also be holding an Art Gallery in the hall showcasing our art work from our Muck, Mess and Mixture topic. We hope you can join us.

Week beginning 10.10.16

 

Literacy: We will be learning animal poems and using these to help us write our own poems.

 

Reading: This week we will be looking at news articles, discussing how these are different from other non-fiction texts.

 

Maths: We will be continuing to explore the relationship between addition and subtraction and using this to help us solve problems.

 

Project: We will be using our artistic skills to create different types of art work, including finger painting.

Picture 1

Week beginning 3.10.16

 

Literacy: We will be writing invitations, looking at the features of an invitation and using interesting vocabulary.

                                                                                                   

Reading: This week we will be looking at ‘The Jolly Postman’ and discussing different types of texts.

 

Maths: We will be exploring the relationship between addition and subtraction and using our number bonds to solve problems.

 

Project: We will be using 2Animate to create our own ‘Naughty Bus’ stories.

 

 

Reminders:

 

Monday 3rd October - St. Matthew’s Harvest Assembly.

 

Friday 7th October is Science Day where the children will be carrying out a variety of exciting science investigations.

Week beginning 26.9.16

 

Literacy: We will be writing ‘The further adventures of the Naughty Bus’ focusing on verbs and adverbs.

                                                                                                   

Reading: This week we will be looking at extracts from fiction and non-fiction texts. We will be focusing on choice of words used by the author.

 

Maths: We will be looking at subtracting, focusing on subtracting two digit and one digit numbers and subtracting two two digit numbers.

 

Project: We will be looking at the artists Kurt Schwitter and Henri Mattise and using their techniques in our own artwork. We will also be making our own ice-cream. In this will be whole milk and sugar, if you do not want your child to taste this please let their class teacher know.

Reading Record

 

This book is to support the communication between home and school and will be checked every day by the class teachers.

 

Please use this book to:

  • Record reading comments.
  • Record any other learning that your child does at home.

 

Please check your child’s book every day.

 

Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week to an adult and this must be recorded in this book. The teachers will also choose a specific book twice a week for your child, according to their reading stage. These books will be changed only on Tuesday and Friday. If the book is not returned, we cannot send another book home. Children can also choose books from their classroom to take home every day.

We love our books at Earlswood so please take care of them. Damaged or lost books will be charged for by the school. If books are damaged or lost, please speak to your child’s class teacher and they will be able to issue you a letter to explain how you can pay for the book.

Week beginning 19.9.16

 

Literacy: We will be continuing to look at the book ‘The Naughty Bus’. We will be beginning to plan what might happen next to the Naughty Bus.

                                                                                                   

Reading: This week we will be looking at extracts from fiction and non-fiction texts. We will be focusing on retrieving information and making links to our own experiences.

 

Maths: We will be looking at adding, focusing on adding three one digit numbers, adding two digit and one digit numbers and adding two two digit numbers.

 

Project: We will be a variety of art activities including ice cube painting and Lego printing and we will be exploring bending, twisting, stretching and squashing materials and  making our own ice-cream. 

 

Reminders:

  • Homework has been set this week. Homework is set on a Friday and must be completed by the following Thursday. Each week children are expected to read 5 times, practice their spellings and complete their Mathletics. Spelling books have 2 spaces for practicing but we encourage the children to practice more than this. Feel free to use other paper if you have filled the columns in the book. Mathletics passwords have been stuck into the children's reading records.

Week beginning 12.9.16

 

Literacy: We will be looking at the book ‘The Naughty Bus’. We will be writing letters to the bus explaining how the Naughty Bus should behave in our school.

                                                                                                   

Reading: Our text this week is Superheroes. We will be answering questions about the text and focusing on words that have been used to describe the characters.

 

Maths: We will be looking at ten more and ten less and using number facts and place value to solve problems.

 

Project: We will be exploring food from around the world, including healthy and unhealthy food and we will be using fruit to create art work.

Welcome to Year 2!

 

We hope you have had a lovely summer break.

 

Our topic this term we will be Muck, Mess and Mixture to launch this topic we are holding a messy morning on Thursday 8th. This will involve exploring materials like corn flour, bubbles and paint. Please can your child come in old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. They will need to bring in their   PE Kit to change into for the afternoon.

 

We will be doing our Skills day on Fridays, please ensure your child wears their PE Kit to school and brings wellington boots and  a waterproof coat on this day.

 

Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
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