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Safer Internet Day 2020

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11th and 12th February 2020

Over the past two days, children in Key Stage 1 have been learning more about Safer Internet Day. They looked at Buddy the Dog who helps them use the internet safely by using Buddy’s ‘Use Your Tablet Safely’ Song (Sung to the tune of Frère Jacques): 

Ask your grown-up,

Ask your grown-up,

Ask for help!

Ask for help!

Use your tablet safely,

Use your tablet safely,

Woof, woof, woof!

Woof, woof, woof!

They also looked at Digiduck and why we should always ask permission before we send or use a picture taken of someone else. For more information, please visit: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2020 

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Homework 7th February 2020

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Lots to celebrate this week! We were KS1 Mathletics champions again in assembly today - that's 4 weeks in a row. Well done to everyone for getting on with their homework, it really does make a difference. We started to write up our Katie Morag stories in literacy this week - the children have had some amazing ideas. In maths we've focussed on adding two 2-digit numbers by partitioning. So 34 + 23 = 30 + 20 = 50 and 4 + 3 = 7, so the answer is 57. We've looked at doubling in the same way. Homework in books and Mathletics is about adding. I hope you'll enjoy making and playing the memory game - games like this are vital for training the brain and can be adapted to any subject. Please take a photo of you playing the game for homework books.

I look forward to seeing you all at parents' evening next week. Enjoy the week, let's hope we don't get blown away...

Mrs B

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Homework Friday 31st January 2020

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We've had a fun-packed week in Y2,  starting on Monday with our road safety training. Here are a few pics from the afternoon:

We'd had another busy afternoon today with 'creative Friday'. Here are some examples of the children's French work...

We have been asking for fruit and veg in the shop! Other groups made model kelpies, some did choosing activities whilst others played maths games, and made shortbread (if you haven't contributed to ingredient costs yet, please can you bring £1 this week).

Homework is all about fractions on Mathletics - we've loved our first steps into learning about fractions, we even attempted some really challenging problem solving activities today. Please ensure your child completes this as it will really consolidate the work we have done in class.  Paper-based homework is on grammar, there are two sheets to complete. Thank you for supporting your children with their descriptive writing homework on Scotland, I really loved reading them this week. 

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Barker

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Homework 24th January 2020

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Happy Friday everyone, it's been another busy week in Y2. We started to write our Katie Morag information text and have been looking at adding/subtracting in Maths. Hopefully, the Mathletics problem is sorted and you can now see the homework I'm setting. Please keep encouraging your child to complete the activities - we have a lots of bronze certificate winners, some silver and one person nearly at gold! There's a lot of hard work going into homework, so thank you for your support. English is about describing a Scottish scene. Here's a sneak preview of this week's spellings:

tall                   hard

taller                harder

tallest              hardest

fast                  warm

faster              warmer

fastest             warmest

Thank you to everyone that donate to the Australia appeal. I'm sure we'll have a total early next week. Talking of next week, on Monday, the children will be having some road safety training.

Enjoy the two days!

Mrs Barker

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Homework 17th January 2020

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Happy Friday everyone! It's been another busy week in Y2. We've been writing diaries in the character of Katie Morag and looking at odd/even numbers in maths. We also learned about rounding for the first time. In literacy, I've introduced the children to spelling planet. Each week we'll be looking at a spelling rule. Next week we're looking at the soft 'c' sound and here's a list of the words we'll be practising:

city     

cell

exercise

mice

icy

cycle

fancy

notice

police

You might wish to talk to your child about them.

I've set Mathletics homework on odd/even numbers and there's also a maths sheet in homework books about greater/less than. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Barker

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Australia Crisis

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15th January 2020

Both children and staff are very aware of what has been happening in Australia concerning the bushfires. The School Government have come up with a fundraising idea to raise money to help all the animals that have been burned or injured. The WWF-Australia say that it has been estimated that around 1.25 billion animals have been killed across Australia to date. This includes thousands of koalas and other iconic species such as kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, cockatoos and honeyeaters burnt alive, and many thousands more injured and homeless. For more information visit https://www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/bushfire-emergency#gs.rrws96.

As a school, we are planning to walk the equivalent of the distance from Sydney to Canberra, which is 288 km or as close to this as possible across next week. We will be collecting donations on Friday 24th where we will see if we can fill an outline of Australia.  

We really would appreciate the support and keep your eyes peeled for updates on our school blog.

Thank you,

The School Government

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Homework 10/01/20

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful break and spent some quality time together. It was great to see all the children back in school this week, and despite a few tears on Monday, we've successfully made it to Friday!

I wanted to say another huge thank you from myself, Miss Littler and Mrs Haley-Porteous for your wonderful Christmas cards and gifts - we really don't expect anything but equally appreciate all your kind gestures.

We have leaped into 2020 this week starting our new topic on 'Bonnie Scotland'. I hope you've had chance to read the Year 2 curriculum letter, which has an abundance of information about what we'll be learning this half term. You can download it here. It's worth printing this out and sticking it on the fridge for future reference. So this week we've looked at Katie Morag delivering the mail, Andy Scott's 'Kelpies', some children have made their shortbread and we've recapped on the continents, and countries that make up the UK. In maths we've been drawing graphs and looking at shape, so this is reflected in Mathletics homework. Mathletics still haven't solved the problem of assignments coming into view, so I've captured the homework here:

Paper-based homework is on adjectives.

Well done to everyone who joined in the reading bingo over the festive period, I had some lovely comments in reading records about this challenge. I will be giving out certificates on Monday in assembly.

Have an amazing weekend!

Mrs Barker

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Happy Holidays!

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A huge thank you for all your support during our first term - we've had a brilliant time and it's been a pleasure to see the children grow and progress.

This week has been a busy one, I was so proud of the children in their performance. They learned the songs and their lines like true professionals. Thank you for your time spent creating and gathering costumes, they looked amazing! 

A huge thank you too for all your lovely cards and gifts, I feel truly spoilt. I hope you have a peaceful, cosy Christmas and a wonderful new year! I'll see you all back here on Monday the 6th January for another exciting term.

Mrs Barker xxx

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Happy Christmas!

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Firstly, a huge thank you for all your support with costumes for our Christmas performance. We had our first mini dress rehearsal today and everyone looked amazing (I nearly cried)!

Next week is a hectic one with watching performances, taking part in performances and Christmas parties but I'm sure we will have a wonderful time. As a busy parent myself, I know how frantic life can be at this time of year. Therefore, I'm not going to set any homework until the new year. Mathletics will still be available to those who want to get on there (BTW, I realise that there is a problem with some people getting notification of the assignments I'm setting, I've contacted Mathletics to see if this problem can be resolved). 

I look forward to seeing you next week and have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Barker

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Homework 6th December 2019

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Apologies for the late blog, but I'm just catching up after the winter fair (plus two other winter fairs at my boys' schools!). Homework on Mathletics this week reflects our work in class - telling the time. Paper homework is a grammar task. 

We are well into our rehearsals for Hey Ewe! and the children are doing a fantastic job, I'm so proud of them all. On our first performance - Tuesday 17th December, I will be leaving the KS1 team in charge as it is my littlest boy's nativity at Netherton Infants. I hope that you will all understand that it is really important for me to be there for this special moment and he really wants his mummy to be in the audience. Thank you for your understanding.

This week is very special as we have a fabulous pantomime in school on Tuesday morning - I'm sure this will be a real treat for everyone (oh yes it will!).

We will aim to change all the reading books as normal, but things are getting busy as we head towards Christmas, so please bear with us if you child's book doesn't get changed.

Mrs Barker

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