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Beech Class - Years 1 & 2 - Mrs Elliott

Welcome to Term 2!

Please visit our Frant YouTube channel which is regularly updated with clips to support what we are doing in class - I apologise in advance for any shaky camera work!

Fantastic Frant and Fantastic Me!

This term we are embarking  on a wonderful geographical project which is all about our village. There will be many opportunities for field study walks around the village (so I will be asking for helpers soon...), as well as a study into the history of Frant and the people who have lived there. This will include an art study of George Smart, a local collage artist.  

The topic is also titled 'Fantastic Me' as it lends itself to identifying our own strengths and writing about ourselves as Superheroes. This will be supported by reading superhero texts such as Supertato and Traction Man. Again our English writing focus continues to be developing our sentence structure and punctuation. Year 2s are now being encouraged to be more ambitious with commas, exclamation marks and question marks too.

In line with Government requirements the Year 2 chldren will also be undertaking their postponed Phonics assessments towards the end of November. Please do support the children as best you can, perhaps by reviewing the Phonics page in our Curriculum section.   

During Maths we will working on place value to 40  for Year 1 and  the Year 2s will be beginning to master multiplication - and this includes weekly times table tests. Please do ask your child what they have learnt in school and feel free to support our methods at home. 

Please do also enjoy our amazing Tudor artwork that we completed at the end of last term - it is just too good to not showcase it here on the school website. Many thanks go to Mrs Farrell for her execution of my ideas. There will undoubtedly be more art work produced this term  as a result fo our collaboration, in preparation for Christmas.  

Mrs Elliott

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PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this term, so please make sure that the children attend school in their PE kit. 

Please ensure that their PE kit, as well as any uniform clothing, is washed and dried thoroughly after each wear. 

Handwriting and Spelling homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned the following Friday. Please ensure that during this time the children continue to review the spellings ahead of the test on Friday.

Maths homework  is just section C of your child's Mental Arithmetic book. This is also set on Fridays but is due back on Monday so tht we may use the workbooks in class.

The children can also visit Spelling Frame for English and TTRockstars/Numbots for Maths if they would  like a little more to do:

Spelling Frame

Times Tables Rock Stars (For Year 2 only - Logins are first 3 letters of first name and then surname then password is their intials twice. So for Mrs Elliott it would be Username: KatEll, Password: KEKE)

Numbots (For Year 1 and Year 2 - Logins are first 3 letters of first name and then surname then password is their intials twice. So for Mrs Elliott it would be Username: KatEll, Password: KEKE)

Reminders

This term continues to be a little different in light of the Coronovirus pandemic, so please help us as much as you can to keep the children safe in school:

  • Please encourage the children to wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds before drying throughly.
  • Encourage your children to use the toilet facilities independently and in a tidy manner - this includes using toilet paper and flushing. 
  • Model how to keep a safe distance whenever possible. 
  • Work with your children to dress and undress themselves as necessary (including footwear) without the need of adult help. 
  • Ensure the children only bring to school their book folder and a water bottle (not glass) - no other items please. 

Parents please also keep our bubble safe by monitoring your children for symptoms and if you are concerned then seek advice before sending your children in.  

As we have not been able to have a parent transition meeting, please do take a look at the YouTube video which may answer some of your questions: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrU07pDcVhU

KHVIII

Useful Websites:

Spelling Frame

Top Marks

Handwriting Guide

Frant - You Tube Page

Times Tables Rock Stars (For Year 2 only - Logins are first 3 letters of first name and then surname then password is their intials twice. So for Mrs Elliott it would be Username: KatEll, Password: KEKE)

Numbots ((For Year 1 and Year 2 - Logins are first 3 letters of first name and then surname then password is their intials twice. So for Mrs Elliott it would be Username: KatEll, Password: KEKE)

BBC Bitesize

Marvin and Milo Science Activities

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Go Noodle Movement Activities

Blue Peter Badges

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