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Thursday 5th March and Friday 6th March - Mrs Donoghue

Class 2 Kudus
For week beginning: 3rd February 2020

Hopefully you are already aware that we are holding parent consultations on Tuesday 10th March and Thursday 12th March.  Please sign up in the usual way.

We are encouraging all children to dress up for Book Day next Thursday - either dressed as their favourite book character or in their PJs.  

Mrs Donoghue


As it is book day on Thursday, the whole school will be focusing on activities based on the picture book ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner.  The children will be ‘reading’ the story and coming up with comprehension questions and answers. 

Whole Class Reading – individual and group reading

We are currently enjoying reading The Twits by Roald Dahl.  We have 18 copies of the book which means that all children get to engage with the text in pairs and also read sections to the rest of the class. It is a very popular activity!


Spellings - the children need to learn the spellings on page 17 of the Monster Phonics book (ti) for a test next Friday. 


Our focus for the next few weeks is division; the children will be recalling division facts for 2, 5 & 10 times table and use these facts to solve word problems.  The children were introduced to cumulative law before half term and through investigation, found that addition and multiplication sums can be done in any order however subtraction and division cannot.  We will explore this a little further over the next few weeks, using and applying new knowledge to various contexts.


Mrs Mileham will be taking the children for athletics this week – which will be done in the school hall.  Please ensure all PE kits are in school.


Another new term, another new unit!  Our topic this term is entitled ‘Salvation’ and we will be exploring the question ‘Why Easter is so important to Christians’.  This question will be explored through discussion and drama.


We are going to start looking at programming this term in several different ways.  The children will be writing some algorithms (pencil and paper method) and to give it meaning, they will be writing the programme to send a Beebot around a map of the United Kingdom, visiting all four countries.    

They will use the language forward, backward, left, right, 90 degrees/quarter turn and 180 degrees/half turn.

These skills will be developed further when they apply their new knowledge to programming an object on both the iPad and laptops.