All of Year 2 have been working very hard this week and I am proud of each and every one of them. The award this week goes to...

Golden Award - Olivia for making a great effort in all areas of her work, particularly her Maths quizzes, where she has improved week on week. Well Done.

Due to not being in school Monday and the Pop Idol hopefuls performing on Friday, there was no Maths of Writer award given out this week.

This week we have been learning....

English - in creative writing we have been using a stimulus to write our own creative piece of work about travelling to a new world. The children were challenged to use a first person, past tense narrative and to use a good selection of adjectives. Over the nest couple of weeks we are going to be focused on our creative writing.

Maths - this week we have been revising fractions and how to find  a fraction of an amount or a number. all of the children have become fraction wizards this week!!!

RE - we have focused on the Ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit. We know that Jesus has no hands on Earth but ours and we are working hard to use those hands wisely.

History - this week we worked on the question @Do you l=think that Grace Darling was brave?'. We used the evidence we have collected about her life to make our judgements and say why.

Work at home.....please keep up the daily reading and working on the children's Maths quizzes that they are bringing home. The children are working hard and their efforts are really paying off. If I sent your child home with a handwriting letter this week, I would be VERY GRATEFUL if you could support your child, and me, with work on that home. It could be the difference between meeting expectations or not.

And finally.....

Fortnite is taking over our world. I have been really saddened this week to hear the children's conversation regarding this on-line game. It has permeated every aspect of our day; from the children's conversation at playtime, their playtime games, how they organise their social groups and even their creative writing. I make no qualms about the fact that on-line gaming is not my world, however my research into this game tells me that it has been given an age guidance of 12 + due to its violence, language and the fact that you play against an on-line community that you have no control over. This week I have seen children fighting in a way that they have seen in on-line games, leaving each other out of games because they don't play it and using it as the basis for their fantasy world in creative writing, as well as  telling us during guided reading sessions how they have 'killed everyone and won the game'. I urge you as parents, if your child is playing this game, to take another look  and consider whether you think it is suitable for your 6-7 year old child.

We will start our independent work in Reading, Maths and Spelling the week of 21st May...please ensure your child is in school on time, is well rested and ready to work hard!

Thank-you....Mrs Hollinghurst and Mrs Bowdell

AuthorEmily Hollinghurst