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Welcome to Madrid Class.

 

Our topic for term 5 is called 

Come with me.

What can you see?

 

We will be looking at our local area and developing our geography skills, through map reading, doing a survey of the local area and comparing the countryside with the town.

 

If you have any resources at home that might be of interest and link to our topic then please bring them in to share with us.

What we are doing in English:

We will start the term by looking at how we can extend our sentences and make them more interesting to the reader.

We will be learning about conjunctions and subordinate clauses.

 

Do you know what these are? Can you explain to someone else?

 

We will then be using them when we write letters about our school and local environment.

 

 

Handwriting is always  a big focus as it is very important that we are able to form all our letters correctly, the right way round and of the correct size.

 

 

To help with your handwriting it would be very useful if you could practice writing the alphabet in both upper and lower case.

You could also practice putting a list of words into alphabetical order, including some that start with the same letter.

 

 

 

What we are doing in Maths:

 

We start this term by revising all the different strategies that we have learnt to solve number problems. We will be focusing on using the bar method and also using number lines to help us solve addition and subtraction calculations. 

We know how important it is to read the calculation carefully before starting to solve it and to consider what strategy would be the best one to use.

 

Can you explain your favourite strategy to someone else?

 

 

 

Don't forget that you should be practicing the 2x, 5x and 10x tables and also thinking about the inverse division calculations. 

 

 

 

 

 

What we are doing in Spelling:

 

In spelling we use our Year 2 spelling books to practice different spelling rules.

Our new rules are adding the suffixes 'er' and 'est' to words and  also how the 'igh' sound at the end of a word is almost always spelt with a 'y'

 

 

 Here are some of the other rules we have learnt so far:

 

If  the root word has a short vowel sound, followed by a consonant then you double the consonant before adding the suffix -y or -ing or

-ed or -er.

 

If the root word ends in an -e, then you drop the -e before adding the suffix.

 

If the root word ends in a -y, then you change the -y to an -i before adding the suffix -ly.

When  you use the suffix -ly, it changes the meaning of the root word into an adverb.

 

We have also been trying to find them in texts that we have been reading and applying them to our own writing.

 

 

 

Group Work in Spelling Sessions

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Group Work in Spelling Sessions 5
What we are doing in PE:

 

This term we will continue to work on developing sequences of movements in gymnastics. We will then use these with a partner.

 

Wednesday PE will be in the hall, so shorts and t shirts should be in school all the time.

 

On some Fridays we will have PE with the sports coaches. While the weather is dry it is likely that this will  be outside so please make sure that PE kit is in school at all times with sensible footwear - preferably trainers that fit and stay on your feet!
 
 
We love going to Forest School, which will continue right through until the end of term 6. Don't forget to make sure you have your clothes ready for your sessions.  Here is a reminder of the clothing you will need.

 

Long sleeved top or t-shirt.

Long sleeved jumper - no hoodies as these can catch on the tree branches.

Long trousers.

Wellies or sturdy walking shoes. No trainers.

 

Even when the weather is warm and dry we still need to wear long sleeved tops or t-shirts, long sleeved jumpers or sweatshirts and long trousers. These protect our arms and legs from scratches and stings. 
 

 

 Forest School clothes should remain in school throughout the term, in a named bag that will hang on a peg. 

No Forest School clothes = no Forest School!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Photos from Forest School - Term 1 and 2

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It is very important that you read to someone at home every day. As well as being able to read words we must make sure that we understand what we have read, so be sure to talk about your book and develop your comprehension skills. This is very important if you are going to become a good reader.  

 

If you need your book changed then remember to put it in the red box at the front of the class in the morning as the books are all changed at lunch time.

 

Don't forget that we are here to help you with your learning so if there is anything that you do not understand please come and ask us. 

 

Mrs Treacher, Mrs Barnett and Mrs Gooding 

This is the web address for the program we are using in our computing lessons. It is free to use. Just load the home page and click on create, then have fun!

 

www.scratch.mit.edu

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