RockStars proved to be hugely popular last year and helped the children to make considerable progress in learning their times tables facts.
As it is a new school year, we have reset the children’s RockStars accounts. Teachers will be handing out their logins this week.
RockStars is continuously improving with new features; this year, it has some new tools which help to assess where your child is currently with their times tables knowledge in order to tailor some of the questions to suit their needs and also give feedback to their teacher.
When your child first logs in, they will first need to choose a new ‘rockstar’ name. It would then be beneficial for them to play the ‘Gig’ as this gives an initial assessment and a baseline speed so that they and their teachers can see their progress over time.
If you have any questions, please pop in and speak to the class teacher.
We have had a fabulous first week with your children, getting to know them, building relationships and having fun together! We are amazed at how well they have settled in and how quickly they are finding their feet.
We will begin PE next week so please bring their PE bags in on Monday.
More information about PE, our topic for this half term and reminders will be coming home in our newsletter on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Baird, Mrs Hearn, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Tickle.
The children were very enthusiastic on Monday when they received a letter asking them to become the archaeologists. At first they researched what an archaeologist’s job is and made a list of equipment needed to complete their dig. The children took great care and were really excited to take on one of the different roles – archaeologist, scientist, reporter, photographer and preservation team. They were quite surprised to find their role hidden under their chair at the start of the lesson.
This was the start our topic ‘Dig and Discover’ where the children have uncovered many artefacts from The Stone Age. We will be researching these over the coming weeks and taking the children back in time. We will be focusing our learning on answering our big question ‘Is all change needed?’
Next week we will be sending out our topic web and knowledge organiser after we have shared this with the children giving you and your child the knowledge needed for our topic this half term.
A few dates for your diary:
- Generic curriculum evening for 3/4/5/6 – 18th September at 7.20pm – this is for those that cannot attend our curriculum morning.
- Curriculum workshop – Tuesday 23rd September – This will give you details about the coming year with a Maths focus. You will then be invited to join your child for their Maths lesson.
- School trip – Friday 4th October – Trip to Stone Henge
- End of term museum – 24th October at 2pm – we would like to invite you to see all the children’s learning at our museum – more details to follow
Year 3 team
Hello and welcome to Year 2!
We are really pleased with how well the children are coming into school and how quickly they are settling into the new term. We are enjoying getting to know the children and are already excited about our new topic of ‘Everyday Heroes’ where we have started our learning using the adventures of the hero, Traction Man, from the books of Mini Grey.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Curriculum Morning next week, Thursday 19th September, between 9am and 10am. We will give you a brief overview of the Year 2 Curriculum followed by a focus on Maths; where you will be invited into the classroom to join the children in their Maths activity. We hope to see you there but if you can’t make it there is also a Year 1/2 Curriculum Evening between 6.30pm and 7.15pm on Wednesday 18th September.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that PE kits are in school on a Monday morning.
We look forward to getting to know all of you over the coming weeks. Please come and see us if we can help in any way.
Year 2 Team
Mrs Rosso, Miss Burgess, Miss Tamblyn