I hope you had a chocolate filled Easter break with lots of outside activities with the glorious bank holiday weather we had. Welcome back to the Summer Term which will fly by with the approaching SATs, sports day and creativity projects in art; along with planning and delivering a full and exciting broad and balanced curriculum!
Last term our feet nearly didn’t touch the floor with our preparation for SATs, D.T. project, Easter parade and let us not forget – our Year 2 residential to Shugborough Hall. All the Year 2 children were fantastic and we were all proud of their behaviour, attitude and manners throughout the residential. They were an absolute credit to the school and to you, the parents/ carers. The Shugborough staff commented on how well the children worked together in their teams and completed each activity with enthusiasm and with an ‘I can do it’ attitude. It was a joy to observe and work with the children outside the class environment and it was a pleasure to look after them over a 24 hour period, both staff and children thoroughly enjoyed the residential and we all have happy memories that will last a long time.
I’m sure this ‘I can do it’ attitude shown during the residential will continue as we approach the SATs. During the SATs the children may be organised differently to accommodate how assessments are carried out. As a school we ensure that this is done in a calm and positive way to ensure that all children feel comfortable. All teachers endeavour to make this a stress free time and we ask that you support us with this. SATs week will commence week beginning Monday 6th May.
If you have any questions / queries about the SATS, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.
Our SATs Booster classes before Easter were such a great success, the children were enthusiastic and enjoyed working in small groups. The toast was also warmly received by the children and the staff who supported this after school class. Therefore I am pleased to announce that we will have 2 extra booster sessions for the following dates:
Tuesday 30th April
Tuesday 7th May
Again, these sessions will commence straight after school until 4.05pm.
Here are some reminders to help the summer term to run smoothly:
1. Uniform, kit, coats and water bottles to be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
2. Children to have the correct PE kit in school at all times.
3. No jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines, these should not be worn on PE days.
4. Children to read regularly at home and reading records to be signed by an adult.
5. Encourage children to complete homework for the set deadline.
In English, we will continue to concentrate on grammar, punctuation and spelling every day as part of our daily English lessons, as well as focusing on different types of texts; stories, poems and non-fiction. In Maths, we will continue to focus on methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In Science, we will be studying ‘Plants’ and in Geography we will be learning about similarities and differences between Wolverhampton and another part of the world. In Art we will be designing and painting a vase of sunflowers in the style of Vincent van Gogh. Later on in the Summer Term we will study the life of an important figure from our past in History and in DT we will be designing and sewing a sunflower.
For more information about our learning this term, please click on the Summer Term Curriculum Overview.
The gate to the playground will continue to be opened at 8.45am and closed at 8.55am. Late children will need to report to the main office.
We look forward to a very enjoyable term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the term, please do not hesitate to speak to me, either after school or by making an appointment via the school office.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 2 Class Teacher
Year 2 children had a fantastic visit at the B.C.L.M. They were greeted by a costumed tour guide, Carol, who showed and explained what life was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes. Sparks flew as the children observed a chain maker forging a link and stomachs rumbled at the smell of the fish and chip shop which served chips as they did in 1930.
The children laughed and giggled in the cinema, which only screened black and white moving pictures to music. They were shocked at the basic furniture, food and clothes in the original period shops and houses. Children were amazed at how people from the past survived without hot running water, electricity, bathrooms and the television !
Overall Year 2 had a great time to kick start their history topic - Transport. They found out why the Black Country became famous for the manufacture of vehicles and they took a ride on the vintage tram and bus.