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Term 2

Term 2
Week beginning 2nd November 2015

'Let there be Light!'

This term, learners in Ash class will be finding out about religious festivals celebrated around the world at this time of year.

As there is a link to light, we will be studying 'light and shadows' in Science. Your child will have received a bookmark of key scientific vocabulary that we will be discussing this term. Please challenge your child to explain what these words mean!


For your information, your child’s learning this term is available to download below.


‘Born in a Barn’


You should now know what your child will be in this year’s Christmas play ‘Born in a Barn’. If there are any issues regarding costumes please see me as soon as possible. As always I am available in the playground at 8:50 and 3:30pm. If you missed the letter, it is available below to download.

Home Learning
Please ensure your child's yellow home learning book is in school every Friday. 

There will be a weekly:
1) ‘Spelling’ task relating to the week’s phonics lessons. There will also a pair of homophones to discuss and two 'tricky' words that do not follow a spelling pattern. Please practice these spellings with your child.

2) Handwriting task relating to the previous week's handwriting lesson. 

3) Maths task. We are focusing on number bonds that total 10, 20, 50 and 100. Please practice the use of money with 10p, 20p, 50p and £1 coins, challenging your child to work out the change.

and 4) Daily reading at home. Please hear your child read every day, recording comments and ‘wow’ words or phrases that you have discussed. I do not allow children to change their book without evidence that they have read it to an adult first!


What happens at the celebration of a religious festival?
Answering this ‘big question’ is an optional home learning task to be collected in Friday 11th December.

Other business and dates for the diary


Help needed! If you are available to help out in school and would like to hear readers, help out with cooking or complete photocopying jobs for me (!) please see me as soon as possible. All help is greatly appreciated!

Due to timetabling issues there will be no forest school this term. It will probably recommence in term 5.

KS1 Christmas performance:
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 2pm - young children allowed.
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 2pm –no children please.

Ash class assembly:
Thursday 28th April 2016