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Spring 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year! I would to start by thanking you all for supporting your children through such a successful term last year, the children (and staff) had great fun and learnt so much over the term – I can’t wait to see what they will achieve this term.

We are going to start this half term by investigating two very different geographical locations and will be linking our geography skills in with science to look at different materials. During this topic we will be using stories from the two areas in literacy to help us to continue to improve our story writing. In maths we will be looking at money and shape for the weeks leading to half term as well as practising our athematic and times tables. After half term we are going to be focusing on how we keep our bodies healthy and how our body works. In literacy this topic will provide us with many opportunities to do lots of non-fiction writing. In maths we will be learning about fractions and will be finding fractions of numbers.

Art and PE will continue to alternate, with Miss Hawkins looking at an artist from Uganda this half of the term. I will be teaching the children dance in PE which should be on a Friday afternoon, please could the children keep their PE kit in all week. After half term Mr Waldron will be doing games with the children.

Reading continues to be very important this term and you will be able to see the amazing progress the children have made when they read to you (new AR reading levels are in the front of their blue diaries). Please could you continue to hear your child read at least four times a week. They will be heard in school at least twice which will be recorded in their blue reading diaries. It is essential to make sure that reading books and blue diaries are in school every day, so any work I do with the children can be noted down in them. Homework will still be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.

If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to catch me in the mornings. Our learning will be documented on the Class 2 Blog on the school website. We are also using twitter and you can see what we are doing by following @StHelensVA. I think we are set for another amazing term of learning ahead.

Best wishes,

Mrs Fidler



Information coming soon!

Class 2 Blog

  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:26:38 +0000: Robin in the room! - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Last term we learnt all about robins and wrote stories based on Michael Morpurgo's book Coming Home. We were all very excited when we had a robin visit us on the decking, when we put meal worms out for him to eat. Today was even more exciting when the robin came into the classroom!

  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:18:13 +0000: African tribal dance - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Yesterday in PE we looked at some traditional African dance and had a go at doing some.

  • Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:07:51 +0000: Money,money,money! - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Our topic in maths is money, today we investigated different ways to make amounts less than 50p.

  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:25:02 +0000: Early 1900's day - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Year 2 look amazing for our day travelling back in time.

  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:08:19 +0000: Early 1900's day - Class 2 | St. Helen's

    Victorian drill lesson

    Paper chain craft