Belgium – Year 2

Belgian flag

Class List

Oliver, Lewis, Gavin, Andi, Samuel, Ryder, Alexander, Owen, Harvey, Austin, Alfie, Harrison, Kenzie, George, Harvey, Eleanor, Ellie-Rose, Tycie, Chloe, Shyla-Lilly, Leanne, Rosie, Summer-Louise, Brooke, Eliza, Safia, Aidan, Matthew, George and Sebastian.
Your teachers:
Mrs Trevor (Mon, Tues, Weds)
Miss Byford (Thurs, Fri)

Teaching assistants and learning support assistants
Mrs Green
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:

YEAR 2 have been using these new Amazon Fire devices to help with their mental maths skills. Every day the children practise for 15 minutes, answering quick fire number bond and times table questions. Each week Belgium Class answer about 10 thousand questions! The children have all made outstanding progress and love beating their own times.

Tablets

If you want to know more, click the link.

Helpers:

Here are two of our Eco-Warriors doing a fantastic job tidying the playground. What super stars!

Eco Warriors

Class Leader:

Our class Leader was voted to be Kenzie. Kenzie will lead the class with responsibilities and be the voice of Belgium Class. Kenzie is a member of the class we all trust to share our thoughts on the school we learn in during ‘pupil voice’ sessions.

Class Leader
We recently looked after caterpillars and observed them every day. We finally came into school and found they had been tucked away into chrysalises. We waited and waited until we had 3 beautiful butterflies in our classroom! We set them free after close inspection at their features. We especially liked their proboscis (tongue).

butterflies

We have pears! Our pear tree is growing pears but they are not quite ready to be picked yet.

pears

Andi is enjoying our role play area- the leak in the roof caused our rainforest to get a little too wild!

Rainforest Andi

Important Events:

On 11th July we will have our fantastic finish. Please bring in spare clothes as we will be having fun with water and the children can dress up as a ‘wild thing’. If it is easier the children can wear anything jungle or rainforest themed.

P.E.:

P.E. will be on Monday’s and Friday’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 have identified the differences and similarities between plants and animals. We visited our class pear tree equipped with sketch books and chalks. We thoroughly enjoyed a sketch in the sun, studying the detail of our tree. We found some signs of Autumn on the leaves.

trees