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Portway Infant School

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Mrs Hilton / Mrs Key Super Squirrels

Our topic this term is Scented Garden. Tiptoe through the tulips as your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watch them grow beneath sunshine and showers. Explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things. Don't touch them. Use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for somebody special. Everything is coming up roses. Why not grow your own?


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Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a brilliant way to stay in touch. The class story can be seen by all parents in the class - I will use this to keep you informed of what is happening in class. Portfolios can only be seen by individual parents - what you or I post in your child's portfolio can only be seen by you and the staff attached to the class (no other parents can see your child's portfolio). You can use this to send me pictures of work completed at home.  I can also send you pictures of work being completed in class so you can see their achievements and what you could do to support at home.  Messages can only be seen by the person who sent it and the person they sent it to - no other parents or members of staff can see what is written.



PE is on TUESDAY, come dressed ready in your kit - plain black joggers and hoodie, white t-shirt and velcro fastening trainers. We will be doing outdoor activities in PE.


Purple Mash

Please remember to try out the "2-Do's" on Purple Mash.  If you have lost your login card come and ask for your details again.



Please read with your child at home at least 3-4 times a week. This could be reading books from school, library books, books you have at home, magazines or online books, please record your reading in the diary so your child doesn't miss out on earning their Year 2 royal reader badges! Purple =25 reads, Black =50 reads, Blue=100 reads, A new book of your own choice =150 reads!



Along with reading, we will set homework weekly on a Wednesday on class dojo. This will usually be a set of spellings to learn and some maths. You can take photos or videos of your child's learning and upload into your child's portfolio on dojo. In our half termly topic leaflet, you can also find suggestions for topic-related tasks. You can choose an activity (or activities if you are really keen!) that your child is interested in. We would love to see some of the finished products in school!



Need help to remember your spellings? Try these fun ways to practise at home.