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Week beginning 12/03/2018

Our Learning Challenge:

Why is Africa a special place?


Subsidiary Learning Questions:

How can you make your own Djembe drum?

What will you need to make your Djembe drum?


Highlights Last Week:


English: We continued our work on the story of Lila and the Secret of the Rain.

Maths: We learnt about dividing, starting with sharing practically and progressing onto solving division number sentences.

Topic: We learnt about where Africa is and the types of different habitats that can be found there.


This week:

This week we will be having our mock SATs. This will be a chance for the children to become more familiar with the format and layout of the tests. It will also provide a good assessment opportunity.


English: This week we will have two reading tests and a grammar and spelling test. We will also continue with our work on the story of Lila and the Secret off the Rain.

Maths: This week we will have an arithmetic test and a reasoning test. We will also continue learning about division by finding fractions of a number.

Topic: This week we will be learning about pointillism and Djembe drums. We will evaluate, design and make our own drums.




Maths games focusing on the skills learned during class and bug club books have been added to children's bug club accounts.  Please log in to bug club to select these.  The children can also practise their maths skills by logging into mathletics:


Please click on the link below if you would like to see an example of the end of year 2 SAT tests for reading and maths. (Scroll to the Key Stage 1 at the bottom.)





Reflection time

Every Friday the whole school will participate in Reflection Time. During this time we will reflect on what we have been doing in class this week. Each week we will have a different question. Please encourage your child to speak about this at home.




Things to remember:

1. You should read with your child every night and write a comment about their reading in their reading records. Reading records should be returned every day.

2. Homework books will be given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday. Please read the homework guidance on the inside of the front cover.

3. P.E. is on Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should have their P.E. kits on these days (white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsoles)


Keep up the great work!


Mrs Brind, Miss Innes and Miss Elmiligi