Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Y2 Spellings


Please find the spellings for Year 2 for this week. You have the paper copy stuck in your homework book. Don't forget you can see your marks in the back of the book. For Maths we are looking at times tables (2, 5, 10 and 3).

Group 1


Group 2

Y2 Learning Challenge and Termly Overview

Welcome back to Year 2, below is the Learning Challenge and Termly Overview. Paper copies have also been sent home. We look forward to seeing your projects and giving out lots of certificates! Remember you have the whole 5 weeks to complete your challenge.

Don't forget if you are looking for other activities to practise your times tables (you can even do this on many apps online now or follow the BBC bytesize games). We are learning 2, 5, 10 and 3. You can also take home Rockstar sheets to help.

You can also read every day at home and you can change your books every morning on your way into school and during choice time. Well done to all the children who moved colour last term! Great job!

Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 2 – Spring Curriculum Newsletter
Welcome back to the New Term! We hope you find this letter informative. This term, University of Broadford begins! Each week on a Friday afternoon, the children will attend their chosen course, which they are very excited about. Later in the term children will ‘graduate’ which you will be invited to attend (dates to be confirmed).
Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night:
·         15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult and note in the reading record
·         15 minutes practicing spellings
·         15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division)

If children would like to attempt an additional challenge, we have a new Learning Challenge for children to attempt. All of the activities are based around a significant person, poem or painting relating to our topics. Children do not have to attempt every activity but instead select the activities that they are most interested in and compile a project that reflects the extra time and effort that they have put into their challenge. We hope that children will take their time with the challenge and be proud of the work they produce.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practise their words every evening. The test will take place on Fridays.
Year 2 will have a Sculpture workshop this term. We will be having our annual infant music festival. We will be having open events on 5th February to show Writing and Grammar (9am) and 19th March to show Maths Reasoning (9am).
Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions of what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please let the team know. We welcome any suggestions you may have.

Yours Sincerely,
Ms Hammond          Mr Jackson            Ms Jennings      
Cherry teacher
Year 2 Leader                      Cedar teacher                 Chestnut teacher


1st Half Term
2nd Half Term

Christopher Columbus
The Great Outdoors
RWI and Literacy and Language

RWI and Literacy and Language
Please fill in the reading record after hearing your child read in order to gain prizes and certificates.
For a good selection of childrens books visit your local library.
Useful web links-

Length & height
Problem solving
Please practice the 2, 5, 10, 3 times tables with your children. We complete Rock Stars Maths. Children may take home the sheet they are on to practice. It needs to be completed in 5 minutes to move onto the next sheet.
Useful websites:
Google maps
Online research
Purple Mash
Materials - habitats
Materials – habitats

You could visit the Science Museum. Admission is free. Located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
Christopher Columbus – compass points
The Oceans & Continents

Ball games
Ball games

Beat and rhythm
Pitch and Timbre
Art/ Design and Technology
American Indian art
Steven Wiltshire.
Growth mindset

Significant Person: Christopher Columbus

Poem:1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.

A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.

Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!

"Indians! Indians!" Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.

The first American? No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.

Painting: Stephen WiltshireAerial view of River Thames

Learn it off by heart.

Draw a picture in similar style.
Draw a portrait of the person.
Write the poem out in your best handwriting.

Find out 10 facts about Stephen Wiltshire.
Produce a timeline of his life.
Write your own poem inspired by the theme ‘exploration’.
Create your own landscape drawing depicting places of significance to you.
Write a diary entry as Columbus whilst he was sailing.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Year One Learning Challenge

Year One
Spring One- Learning Challenge 

This term, the topic will be around 'The Circus'. We have some great activities planned in school for the children. Please find below the Learning Challenge for the children to complete. A paper copy will be sent home this week. We are looking forward to sharing their great efforts with the class!

Year One Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Below is the newsletter for this term. This will give you an overview of what your child will be learning. There are some dates for your diary on the letter which can also be found on the school calendar. A paper copy of the letter will also be sent home this week.   

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Coffee Morning: Wednesday 9th January

Do you have one or more children aged from 2 to 5 years? Would you be interested in taking part in a parenting course? The courses will be running in Harold Hill on Monday afternoons from January to March. The Being a Parent course is led by trained parent volunteers over 8 weeks and covers: attachment, feelings and emotions, parenting roles and expectations, communication, behaviour management and discipline strategies, and managing family stress.

Do you want to find out more?

Danielle Cummings, who works for Early Years Services, will be visiting Broadford to host a coffee morning to share more information with parents about the upcoming courses in 2019:

Date: Wednesday 9th January
Time: 9.15 - 10.15
Where: Broadford School ( either in the Conference room or hall depending on numbers)

What is the EPEC Being a Parent Course?

The Empowering Parents Empowering Children (EPEC) Being a Parent course aims to improve child development and outcomes, parenting, family resilience and family relationships. The Being a Parent course creates a trusting group ethos, where parents are encouraged and supported to explore:

• Positive behaviour management and discipline strategies.

• Managing parent and family stress.

• Understanding and managing children’s feelings.

• Parent listening, communication, play and interaction skills.

• Attachment and parent-child relationships.

• Parenting roles, expectations and culture.

Why is it different?

The Being a Parent Course runs over 8 weeks and is completely free. In addition to the course, a free on site crèche is offered each session. It is run by accredited parent volunteers who have completed the EPEC training course. They receive ongoing support and supervision from the EPEC Hub. Their experiences, backgrounds, skills and qualities make each session inviting and engaging.

Who is the course for?

The Being a Parent Course is aimed at parents in Havering who have one or more children between the ages of 2 to 5 years. The course content relates well to becoming school ready and is recognised by pre-schools, nurseries, early years settings, children’s centres and schools in the London Borough of Havering.

Before the Being a Parent Course begins there is a coffee session where you can learn more about what is involved and meet the other parents that are interested in coming.

For further information, speak to Mrs Stanley

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Christmas countdown!

The children in Year 2 have been enjoying counting down to Christmas! They have learned songs and lines for their performance, learned about the Nativity story, investigated how we celebrate Christmas in our country, made cards and wreathes and even had a little naughty elf visitor each day!

Today the children enjoyed a Christmas party with food, drinks and party games.

We look forward to having you back tomorrow for our final day of festivities! Happy Christmas everyone!

From, the Year 2 team.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Pine Class' trip to Jump Evolution!

Pine Class' trip to Jump Evolution!

Due to their fantastic attendance this term, Pine Class won a trip to Jump Evolution! The children arrived at school very excited for their morning of bouncing! They spent the morning jumping, diving into the foam pit and even swinging from the enormous swing. Everybody had lots of fun and it was a very exciting morning to finish off the term.Well done on your brilliant attendance Pine Class! Keep up the good work completing your first pupil job  - turn up to school everyday on time.