Welcome to Class 2P
🌺 Miss Palmer’s Class 🌺
It has been a very busy half term already, but we have now completed our SATs tests and are enjoying focusing on our topic of China.
We had a Chinese Day at the end of May and enjoyed working in teams to try to build the longest and straightest Great Wall of China from recycled boxes. We also learnt how to use chopsticks for The Chopstick Challenge, and tasted/described the raw and stir-fried ingredients of our chow mein - which we then ate with our chopsticks 🥢.
We have been growing cress in different conditions and now know that plants need light, shelter and water to be healthy (just like us!). We will now try growing some bean sprouts and will also be recycling our (washed) chopsticks to construct our kite designs as the children have become passionate about protecting the environment and want to re-use and recycle at every opportunity! We have learnt about the modern city of Beijing, air pollution and how to improve air quality, and some of the city’s landmarks; including the Great Wall and ‘The Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium.
Soon we will be having Sports Day and a Year 2 Mini Olympics against other Primary Schools in South Woodham Ferrers.
Please look in your child's orange homework book each weekend for their Literacy homework. This book should be handed in for marking every Tuesday.
The maths homework is set online each Friday and can be found at mymaths.co.uk, using your personalised user name and password login details. The site automatically marks the work but can be accessed by school staff to check how well your child is getting on with their maths homework.
Spellings are also sent home each Friday in your child's small blue spelling book. Please practise these at home throughout the week on any paper you have at home, and discuss the spelling pattern if there is one. Spellings practise sheets do not have to be shown to the teacher. We trust that you will be practising these spellings at home, in order to support your child's spelling, handwriting and reading.