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5P: 2011-2012

Welcome to 2P's class page. Our topic for this half term is London 2012. The main part of the topic will be concerned with the Olympics past and present which will involve studying Ancient Greece right up to the trasport system for London this summer! Withtin the topic we will be doing a mini project on the Diamond Jubilee which will culminate in a jubilee street party or picnic which the children of 2P have designed, made and served themselves. 

PE kits will be needed on Mondays and swimming kit on Tuesday. It would be best if children could just leave their games kit in school. 

Guitar lessons will remain on Fridays. 2P are progressing into excellent guitarists.  Well done to everybody who took part in the spring performances and many thanks to all the parents/carers/grandparents who turned up to show your support. This term we will be continuing to perform and record tracks as we begin to play ever more complex and difficult arrangements . 

Pupil and Achiever of the Week...

Congratulations to all of the children who managed to earn the pupil & achiever of the week awards last half term. If you haven't managed yet, keep on trying and your chance will come!

Extra Numeracy and Literacy work

Many parents/carers have asked for some extension activities to do at home. I have given some links to some excellent Phonics and Numeracy sites below which cover basic number facts as well as letters & sounds and punctuation. I have also given out the handwriting scheme to those who would like to practise at home. The purple books need to come back into school every day as we use them in our reading sessions. 

If you send a USB flash drive in to school with your child, I can put the mental maths games we use in class on it for them.

Reading, Spelling and Homework:

Our average reading time has improved a lot in the last half term, I would like to continue to build on this. I recommend that the children read with an adult 2-3 times per week, and as much as they can independently. The reading challenge results are in and they are as follows: Lewis, Alexander and Ben are awarded the main prize as they almost read a whole book every night. Micah, Nathaniel and Phoebe take the runner up prize as they were right behing the winners all the way. Well done for your Olympic efforts...

If children could spend 5-10 minutes 2-3 times a week would practising spellings, it would serve them well for their tests on Fridays. 

This term, homework will be set on a Monday and due back for Friday in order that I can mark it, record the points and hand it back out for the following week. We will still be using a grid so children are free to research whatever they wish but they must now complete a specific task. I have chosen this method so that it is no longer possible to 'opt out' of the homework.