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Mrs Hilton / Mrs Key Super Squirrels

Our topic this term is Wriggle and Crawl. Grab your coat and pooter -we're going on a minibeast hunt! Set up a minibeast laboratory and observe a caterpillar transform into a butterfly. Learn about bees and worms too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Investigate how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey.


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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.