Belgium – Year 2

Belgian flag

Class List

Tiernan, Benny, Louis, Hannah, Ellie, Ethan, Jake, Shelby, Callum, Summer, Alexandru, Shai, Isabelle, Oliver, Lola, Lewis, Carson, Brodey, Ashleigh, Edie, Alessia, Nirzari, Jasmine, Jazmin, Kalim, Darcie, Isla, Riley, Lola and Tommy.
Your teachers:
Mrs Trevor (Mon, Tues, Weds)
Miss Byford (Thurs, Fri)

Teaching assistants and learning support assistants
Mrs Green
Miss Scott
Mrs Simpson

Information

 

Homework:

We have recently changed Ardley Hill Academy’s homework policy. Once a half term your child will get a new ‘Bingo Board’ stuck in their books. The children can choose what activities they would like to do and can repeat some of their favourite activities. We would like to see some evidence of what you have done where possible – photos, drawings, diary entries etc. We would also like to make sure children are still working on their key English and Mathematical skills too. Please continue reading with your children and accessing Education City as much as possible. The log in details are stuck on the inside of your child’s book. You will also find some key spellings and times tables. We hope these new activities will be more accessible for you at home and hope the children will be inspired to do more learning in their home environment.
Enjoy!

Reading:

Belgium Class are highly congratulated and rewarded for their amount of reading at home and progress made in class. All children are encouraged to read every day at home and bring their reading book in regularly for it to be changed.
We would like your children to access a range of literature and genres so please encourage your children to read other materials – not just their reading book. For example – magazines, road names, shopping lists, recipes, ingredients, posters and more. Record any reading they have done in their ‘go home’ reading records and Mrs Green will jot down how many times your child has read.
If a child has read 4 times in a week and then consistently for 5 weeks the children get a prize from our golden box and a foot to climb up our reading reward chart. Your child will continue to climb the chart the more they read. We drumroll and applaud children who have reached a new target so it is a special moment. We hope to see all of Belgium Class on our chart soon!

Read

 

Maths:

We encourage a lot of practical maths in Belgium class. We have a huge amount of resources to help the children engage with and learn new maths skills.
By the end of year 2 children should be secure in their number bonds to 20, applying these to different maths skills. They should also know their 2,5 and 10 times tables at random. Year 2 children are also expected to understand other maths facts such as doubles and halves of numbers to 20 and odd and even numbers. Other skills we teach include telling time to 5 minutes, adding and subtracting money, identify and knowing the properties of 2d and 3d shapes and much more! Below is the assessment guidelines we currently use for children to achieve the expected standard in maths.
Please engage in some maths activities with your children to help build their confidence.

Expected standard

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Helpers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Events:

 

Our Fantastic Finish for the topic Toy Story is 7th December- Details will be in a letter soon
Our Christmas performance is 12th December 2pm
The last day of school is Tuesday 19th December

Class Leader:

The class took a vote and voted Shelby to be our class leader! Well done Shelby, we know you will represent the class well.

Class Leader 2

 

P.E.:

P.E. will be on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Please ensure that your child has the correct named kit, including plimsolls, kept in school. The school policy states children are not allowed to wear earrings during P.E. and girls should wear their hair up, please ensure this is the case on P.E. days.

Swimming:

Swimming will commence in the Spring term. Please ensure your child has a swimming costume/shorts, a towel and flip flops for this.

Snack:

Your child will continue to need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and refilled daily. You will need to provide a healthy snack for them to have during morning play outdoors, please name your child’s pot. Snacks are checked and the healthiest over the course of the week gets a certificate!

 

Recent Events

Belgium Class found out that their class tree was a pear tree. We were very excited to find five pears ready to be picked and eaten.

We drew our tree and predicted what would happen to our tree during winter.

We do not think there will be so many leaves and there will be no pears in winter. We also think the leaves will change colour but we were not sure what colour.

We tasted the pears, they were juicy and sweet.

Pear tree 2017

Belgium class had a fantastic time at the British Schools Museum- here are some pictures of what we got up to!

British Schools

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