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Our topic this half term is Land Ahoy! We will be learning about Pirates, map reading, co-ordinates, floating and sinking, water safety and Grace Darling. I have also scheduled a visit from the RNLI.

I have decided not to set any topic homework this half term but instead hand it over to you. You have free reign to work with your child, using the Land Ahoy theme to come up with your own projects. I cannot wait to see what you come up with.

 

General Reminders…

  • The children will be doing PE on Tuesdays  and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practice getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school!
  • The children can bring their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day and they will change their water regularly. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.

 

 

SATS

It is a statutory requirement that all children at the end of year 2 sit the SATs test. We have been completing last year’s test this week and the children are coping really well.

 

It is my intention to make as little fuss about them as possible to reduce stress and anxiety. I would appreciate it if you could do the same. The message I am giving is they are doing them to check that I have done my job correctly.

 

The tests are administered during a 2-week period in May, I probably won’t even tell the children when they are. We will practising in class, so they will just become part of the class routine. The less the children worry about them the better they will perform. The results will only confirm the judgements that I will have already about the children’s progress and attainment.

I am holding a short informal meeting about the process on the 6th March @ 330pm. I have arranged for the children to be supervised if childcare is an issue. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Radio broadcasts

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We have made radio broadcasts from the point of view of an evacuee from WW2. They planned what they wanted to say first after listening to an authentic broadcast from 1939. Then used the ipads to make their recordings. I'm sure you will agree they did a great job.

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