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Term 2 Nov - Dec

Key dates for Term 2

Monday 4th November 2019

Back to school

Monday 11th November 2019

Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Parents Evening (3.30pm – 6.30pm)

Thursday 14th November 2019

Parents Evening (3.30pm – 6.30pm)

Friday 15th November 2019

Children in Need – dress up for £1

Whole school Macarena

Monday 18th November 2019

Food Tasting the new menu with your child – 2.30pm

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Circus performance 9-9.45am

Wednesday 20th November 2019

“Host a Roast” – come and eat lunch with your child

Monday 25th November 2019

Test Week (Spelling, Grammar, Reading, Arithmetic, Maths Reasoning, Phonics)

Friday 6th December 2019

Christmas Fayre 5-7pm

Friday 13th December 2019

Christmas Jumper Day

Tuesday 17th December 2019

KS1 Christmas Performance – 2pm and 6pm

Friday 20th December 2019

Pupil of the Term Assembly (2.45pm)

END OF TERM

Week ending 13.12.19

 

This week we were very excited to welcome Miss Delbridge to our class! She is a second year university student training to be a teacher, and she has been an amazing addition to our class. Miss Delbridge will be with us until February half term and will be teaching some lessons each week, alongside Mrs H-P and Mrs Collins as normal. 

 

We have spent time this week rehearsing for our Christmas production which is on Tuesday 17th December at 2pm and 6pm. The children are doing amazingly well, singing loudly and performing their lines clearly. It is sure to be a fabulous event!

 

Next week will be a lovely activity-filled week as we wind down for Christmas. We will perform the show, create Christmas cards, and have a well deserved end of term party on Friday afternoon. 

 

Celebrations:

Pupil of the Week - Tommy!

Times Tables Rock Star Legend - Safiya!

 

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Haywood-Pope, Miss Delbridge and Mrs Collins 

Week ending: 06.12.19

This week has been a busy one, continuing with our Christmas production rehearsals (the children are doing a fantastic job), baking mince pies in Topic and starting to write instruction recipes for them in English, and finding fractions of shapes and quantities in Maths. Thank you to those of you who contributed to our Elf Shelf, and if you came to the Christmas Fair on Friday evening I hope you enjoyed the festivities - and of course seeing Mr Filer a.k.a Buddy the Elf!

 

Celebrations

Congratulations to:

 

Pupil of the Week – Hannah!

 

Times Table Rock Star Legend - Jessica!

 

Christmas Performance

Please look in your child's book bag for a letter regarding the two performances on Tuesday 17th December (2pm and 6pm). We need to know if your child will be returning to school for the 6pm performance so please, please return the slip as soon as possible. 

 

We thank you in advance for your support with what we hope to be a magnificent Christmas spectacular! 

 

Spellings

We are not sending any spellings home until after the Christmas holidays as will be rehearsing our performance on Friday, and the children deserve a rest over the holidays. Please continue reading as often as you can though, and if your child is missing their spellings practice, continue with the Year 2 common exception words. 

 

Next week

We are very excited to be welcoming Miss Delbridge to Tiger class on Monday! She is a second year trainee teacher studying at the University of the West of England, and begins her teaching placement with us next week. Miss Delbridge will be supporting the children's learning alongside myself until February half term. If you would like any further information, please feel free to come and see me in the mornings or after school.  

 

Have a wonderful weekend... only 18 sleeps until Christmas!

Mrs Haywood-Pope and Mrs Collins

Spellings to be tested on 06/12/19

Week ending: 22.11.19

We have had a lovely last two weeks in Tiger Class (apologies for not posting last week). We have completed lots of amazing learning in all subject areas and have had lots of fun along the way! We have even started rehearsing for our Christmas performance – more information regarding this event below. 

 

Celebrations

Congratulations to:

 

Pupil of the Week – Caleb!

 

Times Table Rock Star Legend - Romany!

 

Christmas Performance

All of the children who auditioned for roles in the Christmas performance did a terrific job and Mr Filer and I were very impressed with the talent that there was between our classes. Unfortunately, we only have 26 parts to cast and there are almost 60 children in our cohort. Therefore, not every child could have an individual part. However, everybody is a part of the performance and will have many songs to sing. 

 

I know that some parents have enquired about costumes. This information will be handed out on Monday. 

 

We thank you in advance for your support with what we hope to be a magnificent Christmas spectacular! 

 

Parents’ Evening

It was so lovely to see and meet so many of you at parents’ evening last week. I always look forward to discussing and celebrating your child’s progress and achievements with you. If you were not able to attend or make your appointment please do come and speak to me so I can arrange to meet with you.

 

Just a reminder that your child will sit the following tests in May:

•       two math papers - one in reasoning and one in arithmetic.

•       a spelling test

•       a grammar test

•       for two reading papers.

 

Next week’s learning

In English, we will continue our work around, ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’. We have already sequenced the recipients of the post to the items they had received and learnt about noun phrases. The children wrote some beautiful descriptions of a setting using many different noun phrases. Next week, the children will look at ‘What A Good One Look Likes’ (WAGOLL) letter and will then pick out the key vocabulary and features from the text. Then, they will plan and write their own letters to Santa. We will aim to post the letters the following week.    

 

In maths, we are revising and assessing our learning so far this term. 

 

In Topic, we have already covered many different family festivals from this time of year. Last week we looked at the Jewish celebration of light – Hanukkah. This week we will be learning about the American celebration of Thanksgiving. We will first learn about the history of Thanksgiving before learning how American’s celebrate Thanksgiving today. We will also think about all of the different things we are thankful for, as well as painting our own turkey masks.

 

As always, please do come and talk to me if you have any questions about anything listed above or if you have any concerns about your child. I am always happy to help and will support you and your child in any way possible.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Mrs Haywood-Pope and Mrs Collins

 

Spellings to be tested on 29/11/19

Spellings to be tested on 22/11/19

Week ending: 08.11.19

What an amazing first week back! The children quickly settled back into their learning and routines, whilst having lots of fun along the way. The children produced many pieces of great work this week and I cannot wait to share this with you during our parent meetings next week.

 

Celebrations

Congratulations to:

Pupil of the Week – Jessica!

 

Christmas Auditions

If your child would like to have a speaking role in this year’s Christmas production, then please help them practise the lines for the part they would like to portray. The children each took home a covering letter with attached lines on Friday. Auditions will take place next Tuesday afternoon. Good luck Tigers! I am sure you will all do extremely well!

 

Parents’ Evening

Parents’ evening will take place next Tuesday and Thursday. If you haven't already signed up, please do so ASAP. The sign-up sheet is on the classroom window. If these dates are not convenient for you, please do let me know as I am happy to arrange to meet with you at an alternative time. 

 

Next week’s learning

In English, we will continue our work around, ‘Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser’. The children will look at ‘What A Good One Look Likes’ (WAGOLL) narrative and will then pick out the key vocabulary and features from the text. Next, they will plan and then write their own narrative to retell a story.   

 

In Maths, our focus next week is subtraction. We will start the week by subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number, using the ‘tens and ones’ method from this week. We will build on this throughout the week by subtracting a tens numbers from a 2-digit number and finally subtract a 2-digit number from another 2-digit number.

 

As it is Anti-bullying week and Children in Need next week, we will be learning about these two events during our topic sessions.

 

Please remember that Friday is Children in Need day and the children are welcome to dress as Pudsey (spotty, yellow or brown) for a £1 donation.

We will be dancing a whole school Macarena to fundraise!

 

As always, please do come and talk to me if you have any questions about anything listed above or if you have any concerns about your child. I am always happy to help and will support you and your child in any way possible.

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

 

Mrs Haywood-Pope and Mrs Collins

Christmas Audition Letter

Spellings to be tested on 15/11/19

Spellings to be tested on 08/11/19


  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
  • Email: enquiries@barleyclose.org.uk
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