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Healing Multi-Academy Trust

Woodlands Academy

Class 2

Summer Week 4 - 09.05.22 

 

We continue to thank you for supporting your child with reading at home. We can not stress how important it is that you continue to read your RWI at least 3 times a week. We also welcome reading for pleasure, this may be with your own book from home, or a picture book from Class 2 library. 

 

The children will soon take their Phonics Screening Test (Week Commencing 6th June). This will test you child on their ability to read real and fake words. Your child will need to remember the sounds they have learnt in their phonics lesson to be able to read these words. We will send home some extra support/homework to ensure your child is exposed to as many sounds as possible before the test. We know every child is able to reach their potential, we thank you for supporting us with this. If you have any questions about the Phonics Screening, please come and speak to a member of the Year 1 team. 

 

This week's PE pictures show the children continue to use their balance and coordination skills. 

Thank you so Shane from GTFC for supporting us in our lesson. 

 

We have also been thinking about #MentalHealthMatters. We shared our hopes and dreams. 

Week 3 GTFC P.E Balancing and Agility

Summer - Week 3 

Our DT journey

Summer - Week 2

 

Thank you to all of the families who are supporting the children with their reading at home.  We are now having a weekly 'Star Reader' who will be celebrated in our Friday whole school assemblies.  This could be for children who are always reading at home or for children who are now reading who hadn't done so before.  It could also be for children who are showing a great excitement and interest with their reading. 

 

Our English text this term is Stanley's Stick. The children have engaged so well with this text and we can't wait to see how the story progresses. We have enjoyed being out in our very special woodland area. We collected our own special stick. We have used this as a prompt for writing! 

Summer Term Week 1 

WELCOME BACK! 

 

Project Launch - We have been graced with perfect weather to kick start our new project - The Fragrant Garden. The Children have spent many afternoons this week out in the woodland area exploring nature and looking closely at signs of growth. 

We will be looking at seeds and plants for the rest of the term - our essential question is, How does your Garden Grow? 

 

We will be sending home some ideas of how you can support your child at home with this topic. 

 

See below some pictures of our project launch, where we have seeded, and potted a grass head! We can't wait to watch them grow. 

We are also now taking our P.E sessions outside. It may be useful for your child to bring in a water bottle to keep hydrated. 

Week 6 - 28.03.22

Key Dates to remember this week: 

Parent Open Evening - Tuesday 29th March 

Easter Bonnet Parade - Friday 1st April 

 

Children return to school: Wednesday 20th April. 

Our Project next term will be: Scented Garden: How does your garden grow? 

Easter Parade

We would like to thank Jason our GTFC Coach who has been supporting us in our P.E Curriculum. Take a look at some  photos of our P.E journey from this term. Have a very happy and safe Easter break, and see you in the Summer Term. 

Week 5 - 21st March

This week, we have finished reading our Storm Whale story. We loved the end of the story where Noi and his Dad took the whale back to the water.  Noi was sad, but he was happy at the same time.

 

In our RE this week, we found out about Palm Sunday.  We made some of our own palm leaves and we pretended that we were greeting Jesus at the roadside.  We tried some Hot Cross Buns.  They were very sticky, but they were very nice.

 

In our maths this week, we have been thinking about the length and height of different objects.  We had to put some objects into order.

 

In Science, we have been looking at animals and the things that they eat.  We know about carnivores and herbivores.  We then looked at food chains and we thought about the different things that animals need to eat to survive. 

Friday 18th March 2022 

Comic Relief - Red Nose Day!

 

Can you spot our Superhero Superstars?! 

Spring 2 

Week 3 

11.03.22 

 

100% Attendance 

Attendance is our most important factor of the school day! Without being in the classroom, your child is not accessing all the wonderful learning we plan for each day. Here in Class 2, we take pride in ensuring we take our daily % and ensure we are in school. We work as a team to get the best attendance and we work towards meeting the 4 week challenge. 

We were buzzing this week to have won the best attendance in the school.

World Book Day

Beaches 

Who Likes To Live Beside the Seaside? 

 

The Storm Whale - Benji Davies 

Week 6 

Safer Internet Day - 08.02.22

We have enjoyed learning about how to keep safe online, using a range of books and videos. The children became detectives to find out who had stolen the private password in a storybook, 'Monkeycow' by Stuart Spendlow. After careful discussion about how to use the internet safely, we learnt a song that will help us to remember how to stay safe. 

Find out more information about how to use the internet safely here: 

https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2022

Children's Mental Health Week 

This week is Children's Mental Health Week and we  have been thinking about how we can support our mental health.  We made a list of the things that we could do to help ourselves and then we thought about some of the adults  we could talk to if we were feeling worried or upset.  We thought that the colour of yellow is our colour of happiness and we made our beautiful suns.  We wrote the names of the people who could support us on each of the rays on our suns.  They look bright and beautiful and certainly made us smile.

 

Internet Day and Children's Mental Health

Week 3

Week commencing Monday 3rd January 2022

Happy New Year! 

This week we have LOVED our intense book study: Into the Forest, by Anthony Browne.