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Friday 17th July

Congratulations to:

 

 

Willow

Aabish

Ezaiah

Florence

Francis

Ivan

Sophie M

 

Elm

Connor

Dylan

Ethan

Hayley

Zainab

Marley

Nathan

 

Ash

Daniel M

Ishaan

Leon T

Rhyley

Beech

Jonathon

 

 

Willow

 

 

Elm

 

 

 

Ash

Bethany

Leah

Beech

 

Watch our advert for the Enchanted Forest!

Still image for this video

Monday 13th July

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be problem solving.

Literacy – This week we will be making adverts.

 

Things happening this week:

Enchanted Forest

Wednesday 15th July

We have created an enchanted forest in the Junior Woodlands. Please come and see it!

3.45-4.30pm

50p per adult (or more!)

All donations will be going towards our year 2 fun day. We are hoping to raise enough money for a bouncy castle!

 

Year 2 Fun Day!

Thursday 16th July

To celebrate the end of the children’s time at the Infant School, we are going to have a fun day.

Children will need:

A named water bottle.

A sun hat.

To wear their own clothes – suitable for outdoor activities e.g. shorts, t-shirt and trainers.

A spare pair clothes suitable wet activities (water slide and sprinkler)e.g. sandals, swimming costume, t-shirt and shorts.

 

If you are entitled to free school meals and would like a packed lunch provided on this day, please speak to your class teacher and we will organise this for you.

 

People from the Past Day!

Friday 17th July

Children will need to:

Dress up as a person from the past.

Come to school with a fact about a significant historical figure from the past.

For example:

Children could dress up as a Victorian child and

talk about Queen Victoria.

Children could dress up as a Roman and talk

about Julius Caesar.

 

 

Year 2 Summer assemblies

Monday 20th July

Willow/Elm 10 am

Ash/Beech 10.30 am

 

Library Books

All library books will be collected on 16th July. There will be no new library books given on this day. Please ensure all school reading books are returned to school by this date.

 

Have a lovely week frown

Monday 6th July

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be learning about money.

Literacy – This week we will be learning about adverts.

 

Dates for your diaries

Year 2 Fun Day!

Thursday 16th July

To celebrate the end of the children’s time at the Infant School, we are going to have a fun day. Children can come to school dressed in their own clothes on this day and will need a packed lunch for our picnic. The children will take part in fun activities throughout the day and there will be some exciting surprises too!

 

People from the Past Day!

Friday 17th July

This half term we have been learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. To celebrate and share our learning, we are going to have a ‘People from the Past’ day! On this day children can dress up as someone from the past and share their knowledge of a significant historical figure. We will be asking all children to tell us something about a significant historical figure, please speak to your class teacher if you would like help supporting your child with this. There are more details on the year group page.

 

For example:

Children could dress up as a Victorian child and

talk about Queen Victoria.

Children could dress up as a Roman and talk

about Julius Caesar.

 

 

We will be asking all children to tell us something about a significant historical figure, please speak to your class teacher if you would like help supporting your child with this. More details on the year group page.

 

Here are some ideas:

Florence Nightingale

Tutankhamun

Mary Secole

Henry VIII

Queen Victoria

Mother Teresa

Julius Caeser

Queen Elizabeth

William Shakespeare

Isaac Newton

Charles Darwin

Vincent Van Gogh

 

Here are some good websites:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/keystage_1/topics/history.shtml

 

Year 2 Summer assemblies

Monday 20th July

Willow/Elm 10 am

Ash/Beech 10.30 am

 

Water Bottles and Hats!

All children NEED to have a water bottle and named hat is school everyday please.

 

Library Books

Please remember that on THURSDAY children need to bring their homework book and library book into school. Children can still choose books from the classroom throughout the week.

All library books will be collected on 16th July. There will be no new library books given on this day.

 

Have a lovely week smileysmiley

2.7.15

Year 2 Fun Day!

Thursday 16th July

 

To celebrate the end of the children’s time at the Infant School, we are going to have a fun day. Children can come to school dressed in their own clothes on this day and will need a packed lunch for our picnic. The children will take part in fun activities throughout the day and there will be some exciting surprises too!

 

2.7.15

People from the Past Day!

Friday 17th July

 

This half term we have been learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. To celebrate and share our learning, we are going to have a ‘People from the Past’ day! On this day children can dress up as someone from the past and share their knowledge of a significant historical figure.

 

For example:

Children could dress up as a Victorian child and talk about Queen Victoria.

Children could dress up as a Roman and talk about Julius Caesar.

 

We will be asking all children to tell us something about a significant historical figure, please speak to your class teacher if you would like help supporting your child with this.

 

Here are some ideas:

Florence Nightingale

Tutankhamun

Mary Secole

Henry VIII

Queen Victoria

Mother Teresa

Julius Caeser

Queen Elizabeth

William Shakespeare

Isaac Newton

Charles Darwin

Vincent Van Gogh

 

Here are some good websites:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/keystage_1/topics/history.shtml

Monday 29th June

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be using our knowledge of money and addition to help us plan a holiday!

Literacy – This week we will be learning about significant people from the past.

 

Class Swap Day

On Tuesday 30th June, the children will be spending the day with their new teacher at the Junior School. Your child will need to be dropped off and picked up from the Junior School on this day. All children will need a packed lunch on this day.

 

Summer fair

Please come to the Summer Fair from 12-2pm on Saturday 4th July at the Junior school.

 

Library Books

Please remember that on THURSDAY children need to bring their homework book and library book into school. Children can still choose books from the classroom throughout the week.

 

Have a lovely week frown

Monday 22nd June

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be learning about fractions of number.

Literacy – This week we will be learning about significant people from the past.

 

Parent Consultation Evenings- Tuesday 23rd June and Thursday 25th June

Please remember to book your parent consultation online. Please see the school office if you would like some help or advice.

 

Wray Common Music Festival

On Thursday 25th June, we will be walking to Wray Common School to take part in the annual music festival with other children from the local area. Please ensure your child is wearing their PE on this day and has a water bottle, sun hat and/or rain coat - depending on the weather!

We will be leaving school at 9am and be back to school in time for lunch. If you can, please bring your child to school at 8.30 on this day so we can leave promptly. Thank you J

 

Class Swap Day

If your child is going to our Junior School, you will be receiving a letter this week to advise what class your child will be in from September. On Tuesday 30th June, the children will be spending the day with their new teacher at the Junior School. Your child will need to be dropped off and picked up from the Junior School on this day. Classrooms will be open between until 6pm if you would like to meet your child’s new teacher and see their new classroom.

 

Library Books

Please remember that on THURSDAY children need to bring their homework book and library book into school. Children can still choose books from the classroom throughout the week.

 

Have a lovely week smiley

 

Monday 15th June

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be learning about data handling. We will be collecting information and answering questions about it.

Literacy – This week we will be learning about significant people from the past.

 

Whole Class Photos

Please wear full school uniform on this day.

Willow/Elm/Beech - Monday 15th June

Ash – Tuesday 16th June.

 

Parent Consultation Evenings- Tuesday 23rd June and Thursday 25th June

Please remember to book your parent consultation online. Please see the school office if you would like some help or advice.

 

Library Books

Please remember that on THURSDAY children need to bring their homework book and library book into school. Children can still choose books from the classroom throughout the week.

 

Sports Day

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our sports day and picnic. We are all very proud of the children’s team work skills.

 

Have a lovely week smiley

Monday 8th June

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be applying our knowledge to a range of maths problems.

Literacy – This week we will be writing some magical adventure stories.

 

Library Books

Please remember that on THURSDAY children need to bring their homework book and library book into school. Children can still choose books from the classroom throughout the week.

 

Sports Day

Year 1 and 2 Sports day is on 12th June from 9.30-12.30am. Parents and carers are invited to come and watch their children participate in different sports activities and stay for a picnic lunch.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – Wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book and library book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

 

Have a lovely week frown

Wellington Boot Biscuits! Thank you so much to everybody who bought a wellington boot biscuit! We raised £100 for the RNLI.The RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards rescued over 10,000 people in 2014, and thanks to our support, hope to save even more people this year. The money we have raised will help to ensure the lifeboat crew have the appropriate equipment to help save lives and also continue their education and prevention work.

Wellington Boot Biscuits! Thank you so much to everybody who bought a wellington boot biscuit! We raised £100 for the RNLI.The RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards rescued over 10,000 people in 2014, and thanks to our support, hope to save even more people this year. The money we have raised will help to ensure the lifeboat crew have the appropriate equipment to help save lives and also continue their education and prevention work.  1

Monday 1st June

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be looking at problems involving multiplication and division.

Literacy – This week we will be writing stories.

 

Year 2 Bakery

The Year 2 bakery will be open again on Friday 5th June selling Wellington Boot Biscuits! This week we are raising money for the RNLI. The RNLI will be in school this week to teach Year 2 children about water safety. As a thank you, we are supporting their fundraising appeal to help buy the crews' protective yellow wellies. They are non-slip so that the crew can move safely around the lifeboat in heavy seas and also have reinforced toe-caps & soles to protect the crews' feet from crushing injuries. The biscuits will be £1 and each child will receive a special RNLI badge if they buy one! If you are not going to pick up on Friday. Please put the money in a named envelope and we will make sure your child brings one home.

 

Library Books

From this week, we will be changing our library book day to THURSDAY. This will mean that on Thursday children will now need to bring their homework book and library book into school. Children can still choose books from the classroom throughout the week.

 

Sports Day

Year 1 and 2 Sports day is on 12th June from 9.30-12.30am. Parents and carers are invited to come and watch their children participate in different sports activities and stay for a picnic lunch

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – Wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book and library book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

 

Have a lovely week J

Monday 18th May

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be looking at problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Literacy – This week we will be writing stories with good characters and bad characters who are up to mischief! 

 

Year 2 Bakery

Thank you again for your support last week with our bakery. We have raised £76.50 so far for the families affected by the Nepal earthquake. As the bakery was so popular, some children in Year 2 were not able to buy a pastry so we have decided to make some more! If your child did not buy a pastry last week and would like to, please give 50p in a named envelope to their class teacher by Tuesday 19th May. If there are any pastries left, we will sell these to other year 2 children.

 

Spellings

Spellings are linked to the children’s learning in phonics. Please speak to you child’s class teacher if they need some support with strategies to help them learn their spellings at home.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday - please bring back your library book.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

 

Half Term

Monday 25th May- Friday 29th May. Back to school on Monday 1st June.

 

Have a lovely week J

Thank you so much to everyone who came and bought one of our delicious pastries!

We raised over £70 to help families in Nepal!

We will be making some more next Monday, so the Year 2 children who didn't get one will be able to get one next week.

Year 2 preparing the apples for the apple turnovers we will be selling on Tuesday to raise money for the families affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Year 2 preparing the apples for the apple turnovers we will be selling on Tuesday to raise money for the families affected by the earthquake in Nepal. 1
Year 2 preparing the apples for the apple turnovers we will be selling on Tuesday to raise money for the families affected by the earthquake in Nepal. 2
Year 2 preparing the apples for the apple turnovers we will be selling on Tuesday to raise money for the families affected by the earthquake in Nepal. 3
Year 2 preparing the apples for the apple turnovers we will be selling on Tuesday to raise money for the families affected by the earthquake in Nepal. 4

Monday 11th May

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be looking at problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Literacy – This week we will be writing our own riddles. 

 

Year 2 Bakery

Year 2 will be opening their bakery on Tuesday 12th May 3.15-3.45 on the top playground (in Willow if wet) to raise money for families affected by the Nepal Earthquake. We will be selling sweet and savoury pastries that we will be making in school on Monday. If you would like your child to buy a pastry but will not be able to collect after school, please put some money in their book bag and we will send one home with them. We will be selling pastries for 50p each.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday - please bring back your library book.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

 

Have a lovely week J

Monday 4th May

 

Learning this week:

Maths – This week we will be looking at problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Literacy – This week we will be learning about the structure of riddles in preparation for writing our own animal riddles. 

 

Doubling and halving

We have finished learning about doubling and halving. Please can you continue to practise this at home; trying to link it with real contexts. 

 

Bank Holiday

Please remember that Monday 4th May is a bank holiday and school will be closed.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Tuesday - please bring back your library book.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

 

Have a lovely week J

This week we have been nature detectives in the woodlands! We looked for clues that could tell us what animals might be living in our woodlands. Look at what we found...

This week we have been nature detectives in the woodlands! We looked for clues that could tell us what animals might be living in our woodlands. Look at what we found... 1
This week we have been nature detectives in the woodlands! We looked for clues that could tell us what animals might be living in our woodlands. Look at what we found... 2
This week we have been nature detectives in the woodlands! We looked for clues that could tell us what animals might be living in our woodlands. Look at what we found... 3
This week we have been nature detectives in the woodlands! We looked for clues that could tell us what animals might be living in our woodlands. Look at what we found... 4
This week we have been nature detectives in the woodlands! We looked for clues that could tell us what animals might be living in our woodlands. Look at what we found... 5

Year 2 had an amazing trip at Chessington Zoo and Sealife Centre! The chidren were excellent role models and the adults were all very proud! There are more pictures and videos in the Year 2 photo album!

Year 2 had an amazing trip at Chessington Zoo and Sealife Centre! The chidren were excellent role models and the adults were all very proud! There are more pictures and videos in the Year 2 photo album! 1
Year 2 had an amazing trip at Chessington Zoo and Sealife Centre! The chidren were excellent role models and the adults were all very proud! There are more pictures and videos in the Year 2 photo album! 2

Monday 20th April

 

Learning this week:

Maths – We will continue learning how to tell the time. Please practise this with your children at home.

Literacy – We will be writing our own recount of our trip to Chessington Zoo and Sealife Centre!

 

Homework

Please ensure Easter holiday homework is completed ASAP, it was due in on Thursday.

Children are expected to write a story using their story map.

 

There are new spellings for this week and 5 activities on Mathletics as normal.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit (we will be going to the woodlands).

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

Monday 13th April

 

Welcome back!

We hope you had a lovely Easter break.

 

Our topic for this half term is ‘Wild World!’

 

Learning this week:

Maths – We will be learning how to tell the time.

Literacy – We will be learning how to use a range of sentence starters and connectives in our writing.

 

Chessington Zoo and Sealife Centre Trip

Willow and Elm Wednesday 15th April

Beech and Ash Thursday 16th April

 

All children will need to wear their PE kit.

All children will need a rucksack and they will be carrying this with them all day.

All children will need in their rucksack:

  • A named water bottle.
  • A disposable lunch and spare drink (so we can throw it away and they do not need to carry it in the afternoon).
  • A waterproof coat even if it is not raining in the morning (ideally a mac so it is easy to carry).
  • A sun hat.

 

Please apply sun block in the morning if it is sunny.

 

Year 2 Cake Sale

Friday 17th April from 3.15pm

(Top playground or bottom hall if wet)

 

The Friends of Earlswood are kindly holding a cake sale on Friday to help raise money for some school projects.

Year 2 children will be making cakes to sell but we would also be very grateful for any donations. If you would like to donate a cake or some biscuits (no nuts please), please bring them to your child’s classroom on Friday 17th April between 8.30-8.55 am.

We hope to see you at the cake sale too!

Thank you J

 

Homework

Please ensure Easter holiday homework is completed by THURSDAY. There were no spellings over the Easter break.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

Monday 23rd March

 

Learning this week

Literacy: We are continuing to write a diary of the snails’ adventure.

Maths: We will be looking at measuring. 

 

Pedals Training

Children taking part will need to bring their bike, scooter, tricycle and most importantly a helmet. Children will also need to wear their PE on the day of their Pedals Training.

 

If your child does not have a bike, scooter or tricycle then they will still be able to take part. Each class will have a set morning when their training will take place; the training will take place as follows:

 

  • Monday 23rd March - Willow Class 9.30-10.30 (15 pupils) and 10.45-11.45

(15 pupils)

  • Tuesday 24th  March - Elm Class 9.30-10.30 (15 pupils) and 10.45-11.45

(15 pupils)

  • Wednesday 25th March - Beech Class 9.30-10.30 (15 pupils) and 10.45-11.45

(15 pupils)

  • Thursday 26th March - Ash Class 9.30-10.30 (15 pupils) and 10.45-11.45

(15 pupils)

 

Spring Assemblies

Thursday 26th March in the bottom hall. There will be no PE on this day. Children need to wear their full school uniform. If your child is Ash and is taking part in Pedals Training, they can wear their PE kit and bring their school uniform to change in to.

Elm and Willow 1.45-2.15

Ash and Beech 2.15-2.45

 

End of Term

2pm on Friday 27th March

All children will be brought outside at 2pm. There will be no early pick up on this day.

 

Have a lovely Easter Break! smiley

 

 

       Pedals training

                                                         

When?

 

  • Monday 23rd March - Willow Class 9.30-10.30 (15 pupils) and 10.45-11.45

(15 pupils)

  • Tuesday 24th  March - Elm Class 9.30-10.30 (15 pupils) and 10.45-11.45

(15 pupils)

  • Wednesday 25th March - Beech Class 9.30-10.30 (15 pupils) and 10.45-11.45

(15 pupils)

  • Thursday 26th March - Ash Class 9.30-10.30 (15 pupils) and 10.45-11.45

(15 pupils)

 

What do you need to bring?

Bike or Scooter

Helmet

 

 

Is there a cost?

If you wish for your child to take part, please can you put £2 in an envelope with your child’s name on it and pass it to their Class Teacher by the Friday 20th March.

 

 

Please wear your PE Kit on the day of your Pedals Training

 

 

If you are in Ash, please also bring your school uniform to school for the Spring Assembly on Thursday afternoon.

Friday 13th March

 

Learning next week (16th March)

Literacy: We are continuing to write a diary of the snails’ adventure.

Maths: We will be looking at measuring.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

 

Reminder

Year 2 Visit to Chessington Zoo & Sealife Centre

Please note that permission slips and payment details should be returned to the Infant School office by Friday 20th March. If your child has a Merlin pass, please ensure the office have received a photocopy of it by Tuesday 17th March.

 

Red Nose Day

Thank you for all your donations. Please look at our pictures in the Year 2 photo album!

 

 

Dates for your diary

Saturday 14th March

Easter Market at the Infant School 12-2pm.

 

Thursday 26th March

Year 2 Spring Assemblies

Elm and Willow 1.45-2.15

Ash and Beech 2.15-2.45

 

Friday 6th March

 

Learning next week (9th March)

Literacy: Next week we are looking at books by Julia Donaldson. We will be focussing on her book ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and writing a diary of the snails’ adventure.

Maths: We will be looking at place value.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.

 

Reminders
 

 Year 2 Trip: Chessington Zoo and Sealife Centre

Next half term Year 2 will be learning about animal habitats.  To make this as enriching and rewarding an experience as possible, we have planned a trip to Chessington Zoo and Sealife Centre on Wednesday 15th April (Willow and Elm) and Thursday 16th April (Ash and Beech).

The trip has been carefully planned and aims to spark an interest in the topic and will put our classroom learning into a wider context. During the day, the children will be taking part in specialised workshops and learning from experts at the Zoo and Sealife Centre.

We would be grateful if you could complete and return the permission slip with your payment by Friday 20th March. Please note that if we do not receive enough voluntary contributions we may not be able to run this trip.  Please contact the school office if you have any concerns about paying.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ will be returning to the Federation on Wednesday 11th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised hundreds of pounds 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 at the Junior School on 11th, 12th, 13thand 16th March before and after school. Your child will receive a book token during Book Week that can be used at the book fair or taken to your local bookseller and can be exchanged for one of ten books.

 

Red Nose Day

For red nose day on Friday 13th March, in exchange for bringing in a £1 donation to school, we would like the children to have fun with the theme of the 9 new funny noses released for Red Nose Day 2015 and make their faces look funny! Just a few examples include wigs, silly glasses, silly hats and of course red noses! We do however ask that children still wear full school uniform and that face paints are not used.

 

Drop Off and Pick up

Please remember that from Monday 9th March all children are to be dropped at the upper or lower annex doors. An adult will meet and greet you and your child and your child will say goodbye to you at the door.

 

If you are picking up your child every day at 3pm and have completed and returned the form to the school office, your child will be brought outside the classroom to meet you at 3pm. If children are not collected by 3.05pm, they will be returned to their classroom and will be brought out at 3.15pm.

 

If you need to speak to your child’s class teacher, please write a message in the home school contact book or you can email the teacher directly. All email addresses can be found on the staff page under individual photos http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/topic/staff.

 

Dates for your diary

Saturday 14th March

Easter Market at the Infant School 12-2pm.

 

Thursday 26th March

Year 2 Spring Assemblies

Elm and Willow 1.45-2.15

Ash and Beech 2.15-2.45

Friday 27th February

Learning next week (2nd March)

Literacy: Next week we are looking at books by Julia Donaldson. We will be focussing on her book ‘The Gruffalo’ and writing descriptions about our own beastly creatures!

Maths: We will be looking at money and using our knowledge of addition to solve problems involving money.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.


PE

PE is on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure children come to school dressed in their PE Kit. Please check the school website for our uniform policy. http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/uniform/


Wellington Boots and Waterproof Coats

We are outside in all weathers! Wellingtons and waterproof coats are part of our school uniform and should be in school EVERYDAY.

 

 

Next week is Book Week! Please read the important information below!

 

Monday 2nd March- Friday 6th March

 

Dates for your diary:

23.2.15 – Start bringing books into school for Book Swap Shop.

2.2.15-5.3.15 – Bring Book Shelfie Selfie photographs into school.

11.3.15-16.3.15 – Book Fair

 

Book Swap Shop

Bought a book and finished it? Don't know what to do with it? If you've read it, swap it!

To help us share good books at Earlswood, we will be setting up a ‘Book Swap Shop’ during Book Week. If you have a book at home that you have enjoyed and would like to swap with another good book, please bring it into school week beginning 23rd February. Please ensure the books you donate are in a good condition so that they can be enjoyed again.

 

‘Book Shelfie Selfie’ Competition!

Have you ever had a weird look when reading a book? No? Then what you need is a crazy place to read! To help us celebrate reading during Book Week, we are inviting all children and staff to enter our competition ‘Book Shelfie Selfie!’ We would like everyone to get involved and have some fun by taking a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place! On Friday 6th March, World Book Day, the entries will be judged by Mrs Tidy, and prizes will be awarded to children and staff with the most unusual photograph! Please bring your photographs into school between Monday 2nd March and Thursday 5th March.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ will be returning to the Federation on Wednesday 11th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised hundreds of pounds 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 at the Junior School on 11th, 12th, 13thand 16th March before and after school. Your child will receive a book token during Book Week that can be used at the book fair or taken to your local bookseller and can be exchanged for one of ten books.

 

We are really looking forward to Book Week and we can’t wait to see your photographs! If you have any questions, please just speak to your class teacher.

 

Have a great week!

 

500 Words Competition

 

500 WORDS asks children aged 13 and under up and down the UK to put pen to paper to compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words.

Every single story submitted will be read by a brilliant, book-loving army of librarians and teachers from around the UK. The Reading Agency are back on board, to shortlist the Top 50, and the competition's panel of best-selling authors return to Radio 2 HQ in early May to pick three medal winners in two categories: 5 - 9 years old; and 10-13 years old.

The top 50 authors will all be invited to the 500 WORDS Final on Friday 29 May to hear the winners announced live on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

 

This week we have been writing short stories so that the children can enter this fantastic competition.

Please submit your stories by 7:00pm on Thursday 26 February 2015 to enter!

All you have to do is go to...

https://500words.external.bbc.co.uk/opportunity/1

...and submit your story!

 

Good Luck! frown

 

Monday 9th February

 

Learning this week:
Literacy

Writing – we will be creating our own stories using different story starters.

Reading – we will be developing our comprehension skills  and also our confidence in reading independently.

Maths

We will continue to learn about fractions.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.


PE

PE is on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure children come to school dressed in their PE Kit. Please check the school website for our uniform policy. http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/uniform/


Wellington Boots and Waterproof Coats

We are outside in all weathers! Wellingtons and waterproof coats are part of our school uniform and should be in school EVERYDAY.

 

End of half term

Friday 13th February. School finishes at 3.15pm.

 

INSET Day

Monday 23rd February. See you back at school on Tuesday 24th February.

 

Have a lovely week smiley

We have been learning about the United Kingdom. We have talked about the traditions in different countries and have found out that each country has traditional food. During our cooking lessons, we have learned that the staple foods for Britain are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. We also learned that ‘Afternoon Tea’ is a tradition in England. Afternoon Tea became popular in England about 150 years ago when rich ladies invited their friends over for scones with jam and cream and a cup of tea in the afternoon. We made our own scones and enjoyed them with jam and cream!

We have been learning about the United Kingdom. We have talked about the traditions in different countries and have found out that each country has traditional food. During our cooking lessons, we have learned that the staple foods for Britain are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. We also learned that ‘Afternoon Tea’ is a tradition in England. Afternoon Tea became popular in England about 150 years ago when rich ladies invited their friends over for scones with jam and cream and a cup of tea in the afternoon. We made our own scones and enjoyed them with jam and cream! 1
We have been learning about the United Kingdom. We have talked about the traditions in different countries and have found out that each country has traditional food. During our cooking lessons, we have learned that the staple foods for Britain are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. We also learned that ‘Afternoon Tea’ is a tradition in England. Afternoon Tea became popular in England about 150 years ago when rich ladies invited their friends over for scones with jam and cream and a cup of tea in the afternoon. We made our own scones and enjoyed them with jam and cream! 2

Elm Class experimenting with magnets

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In Elm class this week the children have been independently experimenting with magnets in our science zone.

Monday 2nd February

 

Learning this week:
Literacy
Writing – we will be creating information booklets about Reigate.

Reading – we will be looking at a non-fiction text about Reigate and focussing on retrieving information from the text to use in our literacy sessions.


Maths

We will be introducing fractions, starting with finding half of shapes.

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.


PE

PE is on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure children come to school dressed in their PE Kit. Please check the school website for our uniform policy. http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/uniform/


Wellington Boots and Waterproof Coats

We are outside in all weathers! Wellingtons and waterproof coats are part of our school uniform and should be in school EVERYDAY.

This week Year 2 have really enjoyed getting creative! We have enjoyed learning about the different sketching pencils and how to use them to create different tones. We have also been inspired by Van Gogh to create our own watercolour pictures!

This week Year 2 have really enjoyed getting creative! We have enjoyed learning about the different sketching pencils and how to use them to create different tones. We have also been inspired by Van Gogh to create our own watercolour pictures! 1
This week Year 2 have really enjoyed getting creative! We have enjoyed learning about the different sketching pencils and how to use them to create different tones. We have also been inspired by Van Gogh to create our own watercolour pictures! 2

Monday 26th January

Learning this week:
Literacy
Writing – continuing with our stories using adjectives, alliteration and similes to make stories more exciting. 

Reading – looking at a fiction text talking about characters feelings and practising our skills of inference.


Maths
Multiplication and Division – focussing on word problems using our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Reminders

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.


PE

PE is on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure children come to school dressed in their PE Kit. Please check the school website for our uniform policy. http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/uniform/


Wellington Boots and Waterproof Coats

We are outside in all weathers! Wellingtons and waterproof coats are part of our school uniform and should be in school EVERYDAY.

This week Ash and Elm really enjoyed their amazing trip to Reigate Caves. They enjoyed finding out about why the caves were used and were fascinated by the WW2 objects!

This week Ash and Elm really enjoyed their amazing trip to Reigate Caves. They enjoyed finding out about why the caves were used and were fascinated by the WW2 objects!  1
This week Ash and Elm really enjoyed their amazing trip to Reigate Caves. They enjoyed finding out about why the caves were used and were fascinated by the WW2 objects!  2

Monday 16thth January

 

Learning this week:
Literacy
Writing - using adjectives, alliteration and similes to make stories more exciting. 

Reading - identifying features of newspaper articles and answering questions about them.


Maths
Multiplication and Division – focussing on counting and sharing in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.

 

Reminders

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.


PE

PE is on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure children come to school dressed in their PE Kit. Please check the school website for our uniform policy. http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/uniform/


Wellington Boots and Waterproof Coats

We are outside in all weathers! Wellingtons and waterproof coats are part of our school uniform and should be in school EVERYDAY.

 

Reigate Caves

As you are aware, due to the kindness of the Weldon Cave and Mine Society and the help of a couple of local schools, we have been given an amazing opportunity to go to Reigate Caves free of charge.

 

The trip for Willow and Beech will take place on Tuesday 20th January.

 

On the day of their trip, children will need to:

  • wear PE Kit
  • wear a warm waterproof coat, gloves, scarf and hat
  • bring a named packed lunch with an extra snack
  • bring a named water bottle
  • bring a named torch.

 

Please note that we will be in the caves for about 2 hours and it will be cold, so please make sure your child is wrapped up warm.

 

Have a great weeksmiley

Monday 12th January

 

Learning this week:
Literacy
Writing a non-chronological report about our local area.

Identifying features of non-fiction texts and answering questions about what we have learned.
Maths
Multiplication and Division – focussing on the counting and sharing in 5s.

 

Reminders

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.


PE

PE is on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure children come to school dressed in their PE Kit. Please check the school website for our uniform policy. http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/uniform/


Wellington Boots and Waterproof Coats

We are outside in all weathers! Wellingtons and waterproof coats are part of our school uniform and should be in school EVERYDAY.

 

Junior School Applications
The closing date for Reception and Junior applications for September 2015 entry is 15 January 2015. We especially welcome online applications, however parents can also request a paper application form or seek impartial help in completing an application via the Surrey Schools & Childcare Service (0300 200 1004). Full information is available on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.

 

Reigate Caves

As you are aware, due to the kindness of the Weldon Cave and Mine Society and the help of a couple of local schools, we have been given an amazing opportunity to go to Reigate Caves free of charge.

 

The trips will take place on Thursday 15th January, for Ash and Elm class, and Tuesday 20th January, for Willow and Beech.

 

On the day of their trip, children will need to:

  • wear PE Kit
  • wear a warm waterproof coat, gloves, scarf and hat
  • bring a named packed lunch with an extra snack
  • bring a named water bottle
  • bring a named torch.

 

Please note that we will be in the caves for about 2 hours and it will be cold, so please make sure your child is wrapped up warm.

 

Have a great weeksmiley

Friday 9th January - We have really enjoyed learning new skills in PE this week. Here are Willow class practising their chest passes!

Friday 9th January - We have really enjoyed learning new skills in PE this week. Here are Willow class practising their chest passes! 1
Friday 9th January - We have really enjoyed learning new skills in PE this week. Here are Willow class practising their chest passes! 2
Friday 9th January - We have really enjoyed learning new skills in PE this week. Here are Willow class practising their chest passes! 3

Monday 5th January

 

Welcome back!

We hope you have had a lovely break.

Did you hear us singing on the radio on Christmas Eve? Listen at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02f33n5 (go to 1hour, 16 minutes and 19 seconds!)

 

 

Learning this week:
Literacy
Asking and answering questions in full sentences.
Maths

Using mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement.

 

Reminders

 

Key Days in Year 2

Monday – bring back your library book, wear your PE Kit.

Thursday – Mathletics and spellings should be completed, bring back your homework book, wear your PE Kit.

Friday – wear your PE Kit.


PE

PE is on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure children come to school dressed in their PE Kit. Please check the school website for our uniform policy. http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/uniform/


Wellington Boots

Wellingtons are part of our school uniform and should be in school EVERYDAY.

 

Outdoor Learning

Every Monday we take part in outdoor learning. Children should wear their PE kit every MONDAY and bring their wellington boots into school.


Homework

Mathletics homework was set on Friday 19th December. This needs to be completed by Thursday 8th January. New Mathletics will be set on Friday 9th January.

 

Reading

It is an expectation that children read at least 5 times a week. Please ensure this is recorded in the Home School Links Book. Library books are changed on MONDAY and should be kept for a week.

 

Junior School Applications
The closing date for Reception and Junior applications for September 2015 entry is 15 January 2015. We especially welcome online applications, however parents can also request a paper application form or seek impartial help in completing an application via the Surrey Schools & Childcare Service (0300 200 1004). Full information is available on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.   

Thursday 11th December

 

Learning next week:
Literacy
Next week in Literacy we will be writing letters to Sparkfish to thank them for our trio ‘The Christmas Journey’.
Maths
Next week in Maths we will be learning about rotating shapes and coordinates.

 

Holiday Homework
We hope you have a relaxing holiday with lots of time with family and friends.
It is really important that the children practise their maths, reading and writing skills over the two weeks at home, to ensure they continue making progress this year.

Maths
We have set 10 activities on Mathletics to be completed by Thursday 8th January.
Reading
Please continue to read as much as you can and complete the reading activities by Thursday 8th January.
Writing
We have given each child a writing book. Please use this book to write stories or keep a diary of your holiday. We will be giving out raffle tickets to children who have:

  • Used capital letters and full stops.
  • Used interesting vocabulary.
  • Sounded out their words carefully.
  • Checked their sentences make sense.
  • Used connectives (but, because, and, as, also, however, whereas)

 

*There will be no spellings to learn over the Christmas break.*

 

Books

We had a lot of lovely new books at the start of the year, however, our boxes are becoming rapidly empty again. Please check your homes for any school books and return them to your child's class teacher by Thursday 18th December. No library books will be sent home next week and home school links books will be kept in school over the Christmas break.

From January, we are going to have to start asking for money for lost or damaged books as our records show that we are already missing over a hundred books. Each book costs about £3 to buy so this has been a massive loss to our Literacy budget.

 

End of Term

Please collect children at 2pm on this day. There will be no early pick up, so please wait on the playground and the children will be brought out to you. There is no after school club on this day.

Thursday 4th December

 

Year 2 Nativity

Please ensure you have booked your tickets.  You will need a ticket to attend the performances. 

 

Willow/Elm Tuesday 9th December 6pm. Wednesday 10th December 2pm

Ash/Beech Wednesday 10th December 6pm. Thursday 11th December 2pm

 

Please can all children arrive promptly at 5.30pm on the evening of their performance. Please drop your child in the lower annex (Willow/Elm class).

 

All children have a speaking part in the Nativity so if your child will not be able to attend the evening performance please let your class teacher know ASAP so we can find cover for their lines! 

 

Narrators

Please can all narrators wear a white shirt, blouse or polo top and black trousers or skirt.

 

All other characters

Please can all other children wear their PE kit (white t shirt, black trousers/leggings). Children will be bare foot on the stage. We have all the costumes in school.

 

Christmas Fair

Saturday 6th December, 12.00-2.00pm, at the Infants. If you are able to help set up on Friday 5th December straight from school or help out on the day, please let one of the ‘friends’ know. It should be a festive, fun-filled event, so please do come along and join in the fun!

 

Christmas Presents

If you would like your child to buy a present for a family member, please bring in £1.50 by Tuesday 9th December. The present will be chosen and wrapped at school.

Wednesday 3rd December

 

Reminder

Beech and Willow

Own clothes on Thursday 4th December

 

Elm and Ash

Own clothes Friday 5th December

 

Christmas Fair Donation

Friday 5th December. The Friends of Earlswood are asking for the following donations to be brought in next Friday in exchange for the children wearing their own clothes : bottle of drink or some cakes (cake plates will be handed out).

Please remember that Friday is our PE day so please ensure children are in suitable clothing for taking part in PE outdoors.

 

WILLOW and BEECH class can wear their own clothes on THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER in exchange for a donation. WILLOW and BEECH will need to wear their PE Kit on Friday as they will be going on their trip.

Friday 28th November

Learning next week:
Literacy
Next week in Literacy we will be learning how to edit our work. We will be learning how to re-read our writing and we will be looking at our punctuation and grammar skills.
Maths
Next week in Maths we will be learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Year 2 Nativity

Please ensure you have booked your tickets.  You will need a ticket to attend the performances. Tickets will be sent out next week.

Willow/Elm Tuesday 9th December 6pm. Wednesday 10th December 2pm

Ash/Beech Wednesday 10th December 6pm. Thursday 11th December 2pm

Please ensure you have returned your reply slip for Nativity tickets. You will need a ticket to attend these performances. Tickets will be sent out next week.

Please can all children arrive promptly at 5.30pm on the evening of their performance. Please drop your child in the lower annex (Willow/Elm class).

Narrators

Please can all narrators wear a white shirt, blouse or polo top and black trousers or skirt.

All other characters

Please can all other children wear their PE kit (white t shirt, black trousers/leggings). Children will be bare foot on the stage. We have all the costumes in school.

Christmas making morning

Please join us for our Christmas making morning on Monday 1st December 9am-11am.

 

The Christmas Journey

Tuesday – Ash class

Thursday – Elm Class

Friday – Beech and Willow class.

(Please note that these days are different from originally published)

 

Next week we will be going to Redhill Methodist church to take part in ‘The Christmas Journey’. We are really looking forward to take part in the Christmas activities and we thank ‘Sparkfish’ for providing this free trip for the Year 2 children. This trip will be in the morning and children will be back at school for their lunch. All children must be wearing their school uniform on the day of their trip (or PE kit on Thursday/Friday).

 

Christmas Fair Donation Day

Friday 5th December. The Friends of Earlswood are asking for the following donations to be brought in next Friday in exchange for the children wearing their own clothes : bottle of drink or some cakes (cake plates will be handed out).

Please remember that Friday is our PE day so please ensure children are in suitable clothing for taking part in PE outdoors.

 

WILLOW and BEECH class can wear their own clothes on THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER in exchange for a donation. WILLOW and BEECH will need to wear their PE Kit on Friday as they will be going on their trip.

 

Christmas Fair

Saturday 6th December, 12.00-2.00pm, at the Infants. If you are able to help set up on Friday 5th December straight from school or help out on the day, please let one of the ‘friends’ know. It should be a festive, fun-filled event, so please do come along and join in the fun!

Friday 21st November

Learning next week:
Literacy
Next week in Literacy we creating our own story books using the stories we wrote last week.
Maths
Next week in Maths we will be learning about shapes.

 

Wellington Boots

Please bring your wellington boots in to school especially on Mondays as we go to the woodlands. You can keep your boots at school.

 

Year 2 Piano Lessons

Thank you for returning your letters regarding piano lessons. We are so pleased that there are so many children keen to learn the piano. We are currently speaking with the piano teacher and working out a timetable so that we can offer lessons to as many children as possible in year 2. All reply slips have been dated so that we can offer places on a first come first served basis. We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm who we can offer places to. We plan to start lessons after Christmas. Thank you for your patience.

 

Year 2 Nativity

The Nativity is approaching quickly! Children’s words are in their red books.

 

Performances

Tuesday 9th December

Willow & Elm Nativity Play at Infants

18:00 Tickets will be available nearer the time. Maximum 2 tickets per family - ADULTS only

 

Wednesday 10th December

Willow & Elm Nativity Play at Infants

14:00Willow & Elm Nativity Play at Infants Tickets will be available nearer the time. Maximum 2 tickets per family, younger siblings are welcome to join parents at this performance

 

Wednesday 10th December

Ash & Beech Nativity Play at Infants

18:00Tickets will be available nearer the time. Maximum 2 tickets per family - ADULTS only

 

Thursday 11th December

Ash & Beech Nativity Play at Infants

14:00Willow & Elm Nativity Play at Infants Tickets will be available nearer the time. Maximum 2 tickets per family, younger siblings are welcome to join parents at this performance

 

Next week…

Bike It Breakfast

Wednesday 26th November at the Infant School. Children and parents/carers who cycle to school get a free breakfast. Both Infant and Junior children are welcome

 

Phonics Workshop

Thursday 27th November at the Infant School 6.30-7.30pm

This is an opportunity for you to find what your children need to learn and how phonics is taught at the Infants.

 

Parent Christmas present donation

Friday 28th November will be an own clothes day. Please bring a donation of a Christmas present suitable for a female. Please remember that Friday is our PE day so please ensure children are in suitable clothing for taking part in PE outdoors.

14 Things We Should Say More Often

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Anti Bullying Week

Monday 17th-Friday 21st November


As part of our learning this week, we have been thinking about kind and unkind things to say and do.

We have thought of a list of things we should say and do more often.

Thursday 13th November


Learning next week:
Literacy
Next week in Literacy we will continuing to learn about how to create interesting, exciting stories.
Maths
Next week in Maths we will be learning how to answer different problems using our knowledge of addition, subtraction and find the difference.

 

Mathletics

We aware that some children found a couple of the activities challenging this week. If your child finds an activity too challenging, please click on the ‘something easier’. If they are still finding it too difficult, please leave the activity and let your class teacher know in their homework book. We do not expect children to get all the answers correct and if there is a particular activity your child is finding challenging, the programme tells the class teacher so that this can be addressed during Maths sessions in school.


Outdoor Learning

We will be going to the woodlands on Monday 17th November and it is really muddy at the moment so please ensure your child brings their wellies in to school. We will be going even if it is wet, so please make sure your child also has a waterproof coat in school.

 

Parent Consultations

Parent Consultations will be on the 18th and 20th November. Appointments can be booked online. Please speak to the school office if you have any questions or would like support with booking your appointment.

 

Maths Evening

Thursday 13th November at the Infant School.

This is an opportunity to come and find out about how maths is taught at the Infants and ask any questions that you might have.


Dates for your diaries

There are lots of exciting things happening this half term so please check the school calendar to ensure you don’t miss out!

Have a great week!

Reminder

Maths Workshop for Parents of Year 1 and 2

Thursday 13th November 2014

6.30pm

@ Infants School hall

This is an opportunity for parents to find out how maths is taught in Key Stage 1 and to ask any questions that you might have.

 

Friday 7th November

Wellies

All children must have wellies in school on Monday. We are going to woodlands!

 

Homework

Maths

There are 5 subtraction activities set on Mathletics.

 

Spellings

Please see your child's homework book for this week's spellings.

 

Thursday 6th November


Learning next week:
Literacy
Next week in Literacy we will exploring how to create interesting, exciting stories.
Maths
Next week in Maths we will be learning how to apply our knowledge of addition and subtraction to different problems.
 
Outdoor Learning

We will be going to the woodlands on Monday 10th November and it is really muddy at the moment so please ensure your child brings their wellies in to school. We will be going even if it is wet, so please make sure your child also has a waterproof coat in school.

 

Poppies

Poppies will be on sale every afternoon. If you would like to buy a poppy, please give your donation to your class teacher in a named envelope.

 

Fireworks

Please come to the firework display at the Junior on Friday at 6pm.

 

Parent Consultations

Parent Consultations will be on the 18th and 20th November. Appointments can be booked online and you will receive information about how to do this on Friday 7th November. Please speak to the school office if you have any questions or would like support with booking your appointment.

 

Maths Evening

Thusday 13th November at the Infant School.

This is an opportunity to come and find out about how maths is taught at the Infants and ask any questions that you might have.


Dates for your diaries

There are lots of exciting things happening this half term so please check the school calendar to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

Have a great week! smiley

Road Safety

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We have been learning about road safety. We looked at the green cross code and keeping safe when walking in the evenings. We made reflective keyrings for our bags and also made posters and videos to help teach others about road safety. Here is a video to teach children about crossing the road safely.

Thursday 16th October


Learning next week:
Literacy
Next week in Literacy we will be making sandwiches and writing instructions so that other people can make our sandwiches too!
Maths
Next week in Maths we will be learning how to ‘find the difference’.
 
Homework
Thank you for all your support with the homework. We hope the children now feel confident with logging on and completing the five activities independently. Please just ask if you would like us to go through this with you or with your child.

 

Diwali Day
On Thursday 23rd October, we will be learning about the Hindu festival Diwali. The children will be taking part in a range of fun activities throughout the day. If you will be celebrating Diwali this year and would like to come into school and share your knowledge of the festival, please speak to you class teacher. 

*One of the activities will involve using face paint so please let your child’s teacher know if they will not be able to take part in this.*

 
End of half term
School will finish at 3.15pm on Friday 24th October.
We hope you have a lovely week and we will see you on Monday 3rd November ready to start our new topic ‘A bag full of stories’. smiley

Thursday 9th October

Learning next week:

Literacy

Next week in Literacy we will be learning how to write a set of instructions.

Maths

Next week in Maths we will be learning about directions.

 

Homework

Please remember to log on to Mathletics (http://www.mathletics.co.uk/) to complete the maths homework. This is set on Friday and needs to be completed by the following THURSDAY. There are five activities children need to complete each week. Mathletics seems to work better on computers rather than iPads so please speak to your class teacher if you have any difficulty accessing any of the activities. If you would like a demonstration of how to use Mathletics, please just ask!

Please continue to practise spellings in your homework book using 'look, cover, say, write, check'. There will be a spelling quiz every Friday.

If you have any difficulties, please speak to your class teacher.

 

Book Fair

Please come to the book fair and help us raise lots of money for new books! Last day will be Monday morning but you can also buy discounted books online too and have them delivered to school. There is a large selection of books left suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, so please come and have a look!

 

Harvest Assemblies

Friday 17th October at the Infant School in the bottom hall.

Willow and Elm 9am

Ash and Beech 9.30 am

Please can children wear full school uniform on this day.

 

Coats and Wellies

Please remember to bring a waterproof coat EVERYDAY and wellies every Monday. We are outside in all weathers!

Thursday 2nd October

Learning next week:

Literacy

Next week in Literacy we will be learning about apostrophes. In contractions, the apostrophe shows where a letter or letters would be if the words were written in full (e.g. can’tcannot).

Maths

Next week in Maths we will be continuing to learn about multiplication.

 

Homework

Thank you for your support with the homework so far. Please remember to log on to Mathletics (http://www.mathletics.co.uk/) to complete the maths homework. There are five activities children need to complete each week. Please practise spellings in your homework book using 'look, cover, say, write, check'. There will be a spelling quiz every Friday.

Homework books need to be back in school every Thursday. New homework is set on Fridays.

If you have any difficulties, please speak to your class teacher.

 

Reading

Please keep your library books for the whole week. We encourage children to read their specific reading book more than once and use the questions and activities on the bookmark to help deepen their understanding and improve their reading skills. These books need to be returned on Mondays so that they can be changed by the school librarian.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 8th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 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 8th, 9th and 10th October before and after school.

 

Harvest Assemblies

Friday 17th October at the Infant School in the bottom hall.

Willow and Elm 9am

Ash and Beech 9.30 am

Please can children wear full school uniform on this day but bring clothes to change in to for PE e.g. jogging bottoms or shorts and trainers.

Thursday 25th September

Learning next week:

Literacy

Next week in Literacy we will be learning about adjectives and adjectival phrases (describing words and groups of words that make our writing more exciting!) e.g. The fluffy white cat.

Maths

Next week in Maths we will be learning about multiplication.

 

Homework

Thank you for your support with the homework this week. Please remember to log on to Mathletics (http://www.mathletics.co.uk/) to complete the maths homework. Please practise spellings in your homework book using 'look, cover, say, write, check'. Homework books need to be back in school every Thursday. New homework is set on Fridays.

If you have any difficulties, please speak to your class teacher.

 

Reading

Please keep your library books for the whole week. We encourage children to read their specific reading book more than once and use the questions and activities on the bookmark to help deepen their understanding and improve their reading skills. These books need to be returned on Mondays so that they can be changed by the school librarian.

 

Water bottles

Please make sure your child has a water bottle in school every day. There are lots of opportunities for children to drink throughout the day and we encourage children to drink at least half their water before lunch and then the rest throughout the afternoon. Water bottles can be kept in school during the week.

 

Letters that will be going home on Friday:

Visions and Aims

Tuesday 30th September 7-8.30. Please come to share your views in an open discussion about the vision and aims for our Federation moving forward.

Photographs

Thursday 9th October and Friday 10th October.

 

Date for your diary

Harvest Assemblies are on Friday 17th October.

Willow/Elm 9am

Ash/Beech 9.30 am

 

smileyHave a lovely weekend!smiley

 

 

Thursday 18th September

 

Homework

Homework books will be sent home on Friday 19th September. Writing and Maths homework should be completed by the following Thursday.

 

Writing

Each week children will be given 5 spellings and 2 optional challenge words to learn at home. They will then have a spelling quiz the following Thursday. Please use this Homework Book to practise spellings. The method for learning these words is to look, cover, say, write and check:

  • Look at it
  • Cover the word up and try and picture it in your mind.
  • Say the word.
  • Write the word in cursive script.

 

Reading

Children will be given a reading book appropriate for their stage of development once per week. Please read at least 5 times per week with your child and record in the Home School Links Book.

 

Maths

Children will be set some maths to complete on our computer programme ‘Mathletics’ each week.

You will find your Mathletics log in in your homework book.

The website is: http://www.mathletics.co.uk/

 

Piano

If your child is interested in learning to play the piano, please speak to your class teacher.

 

 

Next week (Week beginning Monday 22nd September)

 

We will be learning...

Maths

Addition- We will be using our knowledge of place value to add numbers together. We will be partitioning numbers in to tens and units to help us solve problems.

Literacy

Punctuation – We will be learning how to use full stops, capital letters and question marks correctly in our writing.

 

Reminders:

Reading

Please remember to read at least 5 times a week and record this in your Home School Links Book. Please just ask your class teacher if you would like choosing a suitable book for your child to read at home.

Outdoor Learning

Please remember PE kit on Monday (and wellies and raincoat if wet weather).

PE

Please remember full PE kit must be worn on Thursday and Friday.

 

Thank you

Year 2 Team

 

Thursday 11th September

We have had a brilliant first full week back!

 

Next week (Week beginning Monday 15th September)

Maths

Place Value  - The value of where the digit is in the number, such as units, tens, hundreds. For example, in 352, the place value of the 5 is "tens".

Literacy

Poetry - We will be using our knowledge of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs to create our own poems.

 

Reminders:

Reading

Please remember to read at least 5 times a week and record this in your Home School Links Book. Please just ask your class teacher if you would like choosing a suitable book for your child to read at home.

Outdoor Learning

Please remember PE kit on Monday (and wellies and raincoat if wet weather).

PE

Please remember full PE kit must be worn on Thursday and Friday.

 

Thank you

Year 2 Team 

 

Wednesday 10th September

Home School Links Book

Today, you will have received your child’s Home School Links Book.

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.
  • Communicate with your child’s class teacher.

Please check your child’s book every day.

Reading

Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week to an adult and this must be recorded in the Home School Links Book. Children can choose books from their classroom to take home every day. The school librarian will also choose a specific book each week for your child, according to their reading stage. Along with this book, you will receive a reading bookmark to support your child with their reading. Please keep this book for a week and return on the following Monday with the reading bookmark. If the book is not returned, we cannot send another book home.

The first reading book will be sent home on Monday 15th September, until then, please take books from your child’s classroom to read at home.

Thank you

The Year 2 Team

Monday 8th September

What is happening in Year 2?

 

Mondays

We will be doing Outdoor Learning every Monday.

Please wear full PE kit. We will be learning outside whatever the weather so please also bring a waterproof coat and wellies (these can be kept in school).

 

Thursdays and Fridays

PE days. Please wear full PE Kit. Please tie back long hair and remove any jewellery.

 

Birthdays

If it is your birthday, you can wear your own clothes to school. If your birthday lands on the weekend, you can wear your own clothes on the following Monday. If your child is wearing their own clothes on a Monday, Thursday or Friday, please make sure they have suitable clothes on for outdoor PE.

 

Pick up

If you would like to avoid the traffic and pick up your child early, please approach the classroom door between 3 and 3.10pm. All children will be brought outside at 3.15pm at the end of the school day.

 Welcome to Year 2!

 

We hope you had a fantastic summer and are ready for all the exciting things that will be happening this year!
 
On this page we will be giving you and your parents/carers a weekly update of what we have been doing and what we will be doing in the coming week. We hope that by doing this it will give your parents/carers a clear idea of what you are doing at school.
 
PE will be on Thursday and Friday this year and we also be taking part in outdoor learning every Monday. Therefore, please make sure you are dressed in full PE kit on these days. Please make sure you also have wellies and a waterproof coat every Monday as we will be learning outside at the Junior School and in the woodlands in all weather. These can be kept in school if you would like.
 
Please remember that we have an open door policy - come and speak to us at any time.
 
Have you visited the Kids’ Zone yet? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

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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