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message from the headteacherNEW DATES FOR 2019 ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON 'UPCOMING EVENTS'.

Welcome back to a brand new term at Oldfield Brow. Please be aware that Friday 'Showing Assemblies' now begin at 2.40pm and not 2.30pm as advised in the list of dates sent home in September. Thank you.
Year 2 KM
Happy New Year!
I hope you all enjoyed your well-deserved break.

We really enjoyed learning about Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. (As I'm sure you've guessed from the title it is based on the traditional tale Jack and the Beanstalk.) Hopefully some of you will have had chance to see our table at the front of school with work from this topic. The children looked at the different characters and discussed their feelings at different points during the story. They wrote a diary entry from the point of view of Jack and a recount of his journey up the beanstalk! They also wrote their own rags to riches story.

We will be continuing work on multiplication and division. So keep practising those times-tables at home. The quicker and more confident the children become the easier they will find the work and they will be able to tackle more challenges! I recommend the the website hit the button as it is a race against the clock and they will be able to beat their own personal bests.

We are enjoying our daily mile and we've also started a reading buddy system with Year 4 AT. Photos to come!! :)

Year 2
In Year 2 we will be following on from the excellent work done in the Foundation Stage and Year 1. We will be helping the children to become more independent as they work. The children will be encouraged to check their own work and to get used to finishing their work to a deadline!

All children in Year 2 take part in SATs tests in May in reading, writing and maths. The best way you can help your child to prepare for the SATs is to continue hearing them read, helping them to complete their homework and to learn spellings each week. There will be a meeting in March to explain about the SATs in more detail.

Learning Goals
This Half-Term
Our focus this half-term is handwriting and presentation. All the children have now had a sheet to show you the cursive letter formation. I am very impressed with their joined up writing. Keep practising this at home too.

Maths work will now involve larger numbers and we are ordering and writing 3-digit numbers.

We have used the Oxford Owls website in school and it was very popular. It contains lots of free books to read online and tips to help support reading. You will find lots of reading scheme books on it and it will help keep the children reading over the holidays.
Here are a few reminders about routines in Year 2 -

Literacy and Numeracy homework is given on Wednesday and needs to be returned on Monday. (This gives us time to mark and prepare new homework.)

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and books will need to be returned on Thursday. Pupils need to write out each spelling three times and choose 5 words to write in a sentence.

Spelling tests are on Friday.
Pupils will also do a times table test on a Friday.

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