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21/06/18

Big thanks to Charlotte for raising the issue of single-use plastics in our kitchen. After a few emails this practice has now been stopped. A suggestion box is on order to make it easier for our amazing pupils to let us know their ideas for making changes for the better!!

21/06/18

Results for the KS1 inter-school sports hall athletics tournament are in Proud and delighted to hear our Year 1s got first place and our Year 2s came third!

21/06/18

Come along to our fabulous Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June between 12 and 3pm. https://t.co/T0XfKgtk2n

21/06/18

Thank you for supporting our cleaner air initiative with a generous donation of air purifying plants for our classrooms

21/06/18

Thank you to Year 2 parent, Emmanuelle, for leading our assembly. Important issues discussed and lots of discussion about changes we can all make. Here is a clip Emmanuelle shared https://t.co/ZgyQ9nxelu https://t.co/RVKGisGJ7Q

07/06/18

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An amazing job for a Mandarin HLTA working with and I. Tell all your friends! https://t.co/bYWjOpPfOu

25/05/18

A community feast to mark the end of our International Week celebrations. Thank you to everyone who contributed a dish from around the world! https://t.co/OBqKDonmq4

25/05/18

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Thank you - it was great fun! We are acting out Hokusai's here 🌊 https://t.co/Dt578sYtJV

24/05/18

This week, every child took part in a workshop in which they were encouraged to observe & explore the world around them & to think creatively & critically. They looked at a range of art related to their topics. Thanks Alison https://t.co/3aJoeoVepi

18/05/18

Well done to our Year 3 cricket team today for making the semi-finals and, in true HPAD style, winning the team work award! https://t.co/rBJZcEd6SF

18/05/18

Good luck Harry and Meghan from HPAD! https://t.co/22VImFmX7d

16/05/18

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15/05/18

On the way back in high spirits, if a little tired. https://t.co/BH2BYsakrV

15/05/18

Fantastic teamwork in action - helping to identify the next footholds to use, to get to the top. https://t.co/rQ5pCQeiqe

15/05/18

Precision required. https://t.co/H49Czy1zGW

15/05/18

Scaling the climbing wall in the sunshine! https://t.co/okv0ffGtYi

15/05/18

More awards - the most considerate dormitory shown by getting to sleep quickly and keeping voices down in the morning. https://t.co/G9W2pq4QIV

15/05/18

Award presentation for the tidiest dormitory - a hard decision as lots of very organised and responsible children. https://t.co/r8bpm8aQIg

15/05/18

All ready for another activity packed day after a great night's sleep and delicious pancakes for breakfast. https://t.co/yHN2all3nh

14/05/18

Quick trip down the A2 to spend a lovely evening with Year 3 around the campfire. All bursting with stories to tell about their day. So impressed with their bed-making skills as well. Have fun tomorrow Year 3 - see you on Wednesday. Ms Conduit

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Year 2 Learning Overview - Spring 2 2018

What are we learning?

This half term our Topic Theme is ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures,’ and our learning in all subjects will be linked to this.

As Scientists, we will be making lots of different mixtures and looking at the properties of each mixture. We will be experimenting with dough, soap and other materials, exploring melting and freezing and will continue to use our scientific skills of enquiry, observation and experimentation.

As Artists, Designers and Technologists, we will using different mixtures and techniques to create interesting decorative effects on paper. We will also be designing and making food and evaluating how this fits into a healthy lifestyle.

In addition:

In English, we will be using texts by Roald Dahl; such as The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Revolting Rhymes; as a stimulus for a variety of types of writing, including the responses to what we are reading. We will be writing poems of our own, and using our skills in non-fiction writing to create a recount.

In Maths, we will be starting to learn about fractions of numbers, 2D and 3D shapes and mass and linking this to our work on number, in particular, multiplication and division. We will also be continuing our problem solving and carrying on with our Maths Challenges.

In Mandarin, we will continue to broaden our vocabulary through songs and games. We will be especially focusing on words that enable us to talk about ourselves. We will also continue to learn how to write in Mandarin.

In Philosophy for Children (P4C), we will continue to develop our thinking skills by asking questions and making assumptions. We will be making choices based on our opinions, and respectfully listening to and responding to others.

In Music, we will continue to practise the recorder and develop our musical skills using percussion instruments. Please ensure your child brings in their recorder every Tuesday.

 

Key information:

Uniform:  Please ensure your child is in the correct uniform and that all items are labelled with their name.

P.E. Kit: Both classes have P.E on a Tuesday and for some weeks this term Buttercup and Primrose will be swapping their Thursday and Friday P.E. times. Therefore please ensure that your child’s kit is in school for both of these days. Please also ensure your child’s kit is brought in on Monday and it will be returned to you on Friday to wash at home. Please ensure that each item is labelled with your child’s name.

Reading Books, Records and Targets: Children read daily in school, however this may be taking place in larger groups this term; please make sure your child’s book, reading record (yellow book) and targets are in their bags each day. Their books will be changed on a Friday. Please read with your child daily and make a short comment in their reading record.

Overview of our home learning: Home learning is handed out weekly on a Thursday and should be returned on a Tuesday. If there are any difficulties with home learning, please see your child’s class teacher

Home learning projects will be due on Tuesday 27th March. Our topic this half term is ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures.’

 

Other Events:

Science week will be taking place from 5-9th March and we will be having talks and workshops from visiting scientists, finding out about the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming and carrying out investigations in class.

We are planning a visit to Oddono’s ice cream shop towards the end of term to find out about how ice cream is made and will send a letter home with more information on this trip soon.

Buttercup class will be visiting Dulwich Library on Friday 16th March and Primrose will be visiting on Friday 23rd March.

Our Parent celebration will be on Thursday 29th March at 1.30pm. We will be sharing our learning with you as well as the projects from this half term.