Information and Reminders
Now that the weather is becoming warmer, children should wear their summer uniform. Please visit the school website or check in your child’s Learning Journal for the appropriate clothing, which can be purchased at our uniform shop.
Please note that IB exams have now begun and will be taken in the Primary building. The main staircase in B Block will remain closed and all students and adults should use alternative staircases. Please can we ask parents not to wait in the area outside the Hive, outside Sports Hall B or along the Year 3 classrooms, as we need to ensure silence for our older students. Parents are always welcome to go to Aspretto, our coffee shop, whilst waiting for students. Thank you for your support.
Year 2 Assembly dates:
2C’s Assembly - will be held on Thursday 25th May
2A’s Assembly - will be held on Thursday 1st June
Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed
Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am
Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary
Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games
Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day
Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mums; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am
Thursday 25th May – 2C Class Assembly
Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am
Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed
Thursday 1st June – 2A Class Assembly
Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day
Star of the Week
2A – Elaine- for an improvement in the speed in of her writing.
2B – Hana- for using similes in her poetry work.
2C- Jessica- for fantastic poetry writing.
Next week in English we will read a ‘House for Mouse’ by Petr Horacek.
Reading Key Objectives:
Develop pleasure in reading, vocabulary and understanding by discussing their favourite words and phrases.
Understand both the books that they can already read fluently and those that they listen to by predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.
Understand books they listen to by: making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done. Listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary
and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently.
Participate in discussion about books, poems and other works that are read to them and those that they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say.
Writing Key Objectives:
Learn how to use: expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.
Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.
Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by: writing for different purposes
Consider what they are going to write before beginning by writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary.
Next week in maths our focus will be Telling the Time. The children’s lessons will focus on the following objectives:
- Tell the time to five minute intervals on an analogue clock
- Write the time to five minute intervals on an analogue clock
- Draw the hands on a clock face to show times to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour
- Compare and order a selection of times from earliest to latest or vice versa
Next week in topic we will continue our work on Buildings. As Artists we will continue to create and design a house thinking about different materials and fabrics. As Scientists we will look at the properties of the materials and think about why these would be suitable for different purposes. Using our geography skills we will look at different houses around the world and suggest why the features of the house are useful in that country or climate. We will ask the children to think about houses in their own country, are there any differences in their Shanghai house?