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Friday 14th July

STORY SHARE: Tuesday 18th July 8:30-9:00

 

Parents and Guardian are invited to share the fantastic innovated African stories that the children have published, based on a version of Handa's Surprise. The children have worked exceptionally hard on these story books and are extremely excited to share them with you. Please attend if you can- it'll be lovely to see you! 

Homework

For homework this week, could you please complete the 'African Animal Research Sheet' for your chosen animal. Have fun! 

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Homework

For homework this week, could you please complete the 'dots maths challenge' for your group. Have fun! 

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Infant Legacy Event- Tuesday 11th July (Children-only event).

On Tuesday, Year 1 and Year 2 children will be taking part in a school athletics and multi-skills sports activity afternoon. Please could you ensure your children have their house colour t-shirts, PE shorts and trainers at school.  Please also remember to send your children to school protected from the warm weather. E.g. wearing sun cream, hats/caps and with water bottles. Thank you. 

 

Friday 30th June

Homework

For homework this week, children can create African animals by using origami to fold paper into the shape of an African animal. Your child will come home with a piece of paper which can be cut, coloured and folded into their chosen origami African animal.

Please follow the links to give you some ideas:

http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-elephant-head-and-body.html 

http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-goat-face.html

http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-monkey.html

http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-tiger.html

There are also lots of lovely YOUTUBE videos you can watch to help you too!

 

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Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs. Grewal & Mrs. Baxi

 

 

 

Friday 16th June

Homework: SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT

As per the parent mail that went out, explaining the WHOLE SCHOOL SCIENCE SHENANIGANS DAY, the homework for the next 2 weeks will be a Science Project. Children are to work with their adults and siblings, at home, to produce a Science Project/Experiment/Investigation to present at the Castleview Science Fair on Wednesday 28th June. 

At school, we discussed a variety of projects that the children could try and they will also come home today with a handy booklet of experiments, to give you some ideas. E.g.

- How to make the best paper aeroplane

- Make a car out of Lego/junk modelling- use ramps to compare distance/ friction

- Healthy Food- draw/create a healthy plate discussing carbohydrates, protein etc.

- Healthy Teeth- How many sugar cubes are there in different drinks- draw the results/take photos

- Floating/Sinking- Will these objects float/sink- have a go!

- Circuits/Electricity- Make a circuit using a lemon or a potato; make a lighthouse with a working bulb.

- Lifecycles of humans/animals using a paper plate/ photographs

- Food Chains of humans/animals using paper plates/ plastic cups etc

- Materials and their properties-  make the best umbrella to protect teddy INVESTIGATION

- Materials and their uses- Why are forks not made of jelly? Investigate

- Seasons- photos/pictures

- Light/Dark; shadows

- Make a volcano

- Make a balloon rocket; balloon-powered car

- Make a solar system/ or explore one planet/moon/star

- Astrology- explore constellations. E.g. Aquarius, Taurus, Aries, etc

- How do plants drink? Use food colouring in water to show how plants drink/ take photos/ bring it in!

YOU CAN TAKE PHOTOS OF EXPERIMENTS TO DISPLAY AT SCHOOL ON SCIENCE DAY

OR

BRING IN THE ACTUAL INVESTIGATION TO DISPLAY ON THE TABLE ON SCIENCE DAY

We can print photos at school, if you do not have a printer; please email your class teacher, using your NAME in the subject box: 

jupiter@castleview.slough.sch.uk

neptune@castleview.slough.sch.uk 

The project is due on: Wednesday 28th June (Science Day)

Have fun!

Mrs. Grewal and Mrs. Baxi

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Friday 6th June

Homework

What a wonderful first week back!

For homework this week please log in to your Mathletics account and explore the NEW MATHLETICS games. You may work on any area of Maths to revise the Year 2 objectives or practise your maths targets. Enjoy!

(Ps. Your Mathletics login is the same as your PurpleMash login). 

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Friday 26th May

What a busy half-term we've had! The children have thoroughly enjoyed the 'Matilda' topic and this culminated in the hugely successful Poetry Exhibition yesterday. Thank you all so much for coming to see your children's poems up in frames and digging deep to purchase their wonderful creations. We raised a substantial amount for DIPG! 

 

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Homework

For homework over the half-term break, children will need to learn a favourite poem, off-by-heart. This can be any age-appropriate poem of their choosing, ready to recite back at school on Tuesday 6th June.

                 There are some good examples in the following link: PDF icon  Example Poems

Please discuss the words in the poem and encourage your child to speak clearly, using expression and intonation to make the meaning of the poem clear. We will be making a short film clip of your child's recital- how exciting! 

Happy half-term everyone!

Mrs. Grewal and Mrs. Baxi

 

 

 

A huge congratulations on celebrating 'Cultural Diversity Day' today- the children all looked absolutely fantastic. We spent the day learning about different cultures and languages, as well as celebrating the end of Year 2 SATs.

Please take a look at our class videos:

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Web icon /docs/Neptune_Cultural_Diversity_Day.mov

Homework

For homework this week, please complete the Matilda Character Description sheet, that we sent home today. Remember to try and join up your handwriting.

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Friday 12th May

CHILDREN: Homework and Spellings

For homework this weekend, please complete at least two of these NEW activities:

-Plant something that grows

-Paint/draw a picture

-Pull a funny face

-Splash in a puddle with wellies on

-Play catch

-Eat a treat

-Make a mud pie

-Balance something on your nose

-Find shapes in the clouds

-Laugh out loud

-Spend time with your family/friends

-Go for a swim or a walk

-Play outside

-Rest

You are all doing so well- you should be really proud! We know we are!

We hope you all ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

From Mrs. Grewal & Mrs. Baxi

 

 

Friday 5th May

NOTE TO PARENTS

We would like to thank you for all your support and the comments we have received in the home-school diaries about areas in which you feel your children require support. As many of you are aware, we have conducted a number of practice papers and revision sessions in the last two weeks. The children have marked these papers themselves and should be very proud of their achievements, as are we! This has allowed children to better understand what they have done well as well as their own, individual targets. 

We are now in the last couple of days before SATs and the children have worked exceptionally hard over this academic year. Please remember, they are used to sitting tests and assessments. We believe the children are well-prepared to achieve their full potential. Approximate timetables for the coming weeks have been put up in the classroom windows; please take some time to view these as well as the parent-mailed document.

CHILDREN: Homework and Spellings

For homework this weekend, please complete at least two of these activities:

-Ride a bike/ scooter

-Watch your favourite T.V. show

-Play a game

-Tell a joke

-Eat a treat 

-Spend time with your family

-Laugh out loud

-Go for a swim or a walk

-Play outside

-Rest

 

You are all super-stars and we couldn't be prouder of you!

We hope you all ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

From Mrs. Grewal & Mrs. Baxi

 

 

 

Friday 28th April

Homework: DUE: Friday 5th May

Children will come home with 2 sets of revision activities, in preparation for SATs which will begin on the 8th May. Homework will be due in on Friday 5th May, giving your child two extra days to complete, as well as Monday being a bank holiday. This revision is very important, as it is such a crucial time; please work closely with your child and support them in any areas they struggle. Please make any comments or notes in the home school diary. 

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HOUSE MUSIC COMPETITION: Finals are on Friday 5th May- enjoy rehearsing!

CURRICULUM MAPS: Summer 1 is on the website. Please take a look at what your child will be learning this half term. There are some useful links too.

 

Friday 21st April

Homework

Please complete this SPAG quiz on word classes for revision- Web iconWord-Classes-Grammar-Quiz

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NOTE TO PARENTS- MONDAY: As per the parent mail and the notice in the classroom doors. children will be walking to Upton Court Park on Monday morning in order to inspire some wonderful poetry writing. Could you please bring in any frisbees, picnic blankets, outdoor group games that we can play in the park to make it an even more enjoyable experience! Many thanks.

 

Homework

Friday 31st March

We have had an action-packed half term, full of exciting learning! Happy Easter to everyone! We hope you have a lovely break and we'll see you all back at school on Tuesday 18th April.

Homework

For homework, your child will have come home with a small white maths booklet. This is a revision booklet to support the Year 2 National Curriculum. 

Spellings

For spellings, please use the small blue spelling books, brought home today, to revise all the spellings covered so far. The spelling test on Friday 21st April will be a random selection of spellings.

HOUSE MUSIC COMPETITION FINALISTS

Congratulations to all those who took part in the House Music Competition- it was very exciting indeed! You worked so hard on practicing your performances and it was an absolute pleasure to watch!

The finalists for Year 2 are (in no particular order):

Rajveer

Radha and Jasmine

Elnaz and Noor

Sana, Arfa and Simran W

CONGRATULATIONS! You will be performing for the finals, in the hall, for all of Year 1 and 2, in the weeks after the Easter Holidays. You'll have the opportunity to win even more house points!!! Well done!

 

Friday 24th March

Homework

Happy Red Nose Day! Thank you all for making such a wonderful effort today and raising money for Comic Relief! For homework, this week, please play the: WORDS WITHIN WORDS GAME.

We will play the game in school on Wednesday and see how many words you can think of! Have fun!

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Friday 17th March

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Homework

This week's Maths homework is on multiplication. Children have been given worksheets on multiplication.

Please help your child recall multiplication facts.(2,5 and 10 times table).

Have a nice weekend.

Mrs. Baxi & Mrs. Grewal

 

 

Friday 10th March

Homework

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Today, we have been celebrating Safer Internet Day across the whole school! Children in Year 2 have been learning about how to stay safe online and they have also learnt 4 top tips to help them. The children each made a poster today at school, which they will bring home. For homework, please take some time to discuss these TOP TIPS with your children and talk about the dangers online and how to stay safe. Children must find a suitable place to display their poster at home, preferably near the home computer or somewhere all members of the house can see it. E.g. the kitchen or a notice board. 

SID's Top Tips Poster Click Here

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Have a good weekend! 

 

Friday 3rd March

Homework

This week, the children have been learning about estimating and measuring length/height (cm/m), mass (g/kg), temperature (degrees C) and capacity/volume (ml/L). For homework, please use the cream paper your child will come home with today, to draw and label an assortment of items they find around the house that use standard units (cm,m,g,kg,ml,L and degrees C).

For example

Draw a picture of a bottle of water, which is measured in ml, and looking at the label on the item, write how many ml it is; E.g. 500ml.

Draw a picture of a bar of chocolate, which is measured in g, and looking at the label, write how many grams it is; E.g. 40g. 

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Friday 24th February

Homework

In Year 2, the children are learning about the features of formal and informal letters. We found that many children have never posted a letter before! Also, when asked about what an address is, many children stated the web address of their favourite website or their email address! 

This week, children will come home with a white envelope. For homework, children must write their OWN name and home address on the FRONT of the envelope. (Can you please discuss the features of your address; e.g the house/flat number, the road, city/town, county and postcode)

Then children can carefully decorate their envelope with pictures of their favourite hobbies, colours, pictures or food, etc, making sure the address can clearly be read by the postman or postwoman.

Children must bring their envelope to school on Wednesday 1st March.

              

 

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Friday 10th February

Homework

What a wonderful half-term we have had! Thank you for all your support!

Our next topic, after half term, is called 'An Island Home' and is based on the adventures of Katie Morag, from the fictional Isle of Struay, in Scotland.

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Your Half-Term Homework is to find out all about Katie Morag and the wonderful characters from her many stories, such as:

Katie Morag, Tiresome Ted, The Big Boy Cousins, Mr. McColl, Mrs. McColl, Liam, Granma Mainland, Grannie Island, Neilly Beag and many more!

Your child will bring home a GREEN piece of card to create a poster about Katie Morag, using any facts found out during your research. (Remember: a poster is ONE-SIDED).

Homework is due in: TUESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY :) 

Also, on Tuesday 21st February, we are having an exciting dress up day- please come to school dressed up as one of the characters from the stories. There will be prizes awarded to the children who make the best effort.

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 Have a lovely HALF TERM break!

 

Friday 3rd February

Homework

For homewrok this week, please watch the 3D shape video again(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q) and use the yellow booklet, which you brought home today to go on a 3D SHAPE HUNT!  Children can create a fact file to record the different shapes they find in their environment. Get creative hunting for shapes around your home, in the garden, in the park, at the supermarket or any where else!

HOMEWORK IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY.

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Friday 27th January

Homework

For homework this week, children need to complete their A-Life challenge. Your child will have already brought the details home on Monday, of how to log-in. Your child will need to do a challenge everyday for 7 days, in order to receive the certificate, therefore homework will be due on Friday 3rd February.

Have fun!

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Friday 20th January

Homework

Find out what your STAR SIGN is... Research your star sign by using your birthday and find out facts about the star constellation matched to your personality! Use the blue paper to write down any facts about what you find out!

E.g.

AQUARIUS ZODIAC SIGN 

 

Date range: January 20 - February 18         Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
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Aquarius is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere.

It is one of the oldest documented constellations of the Zodiac.

It is the 10th largest constellation in the sky.

Aquarius means "cup bearer" or "water bearer" in Latin.

It is difficult to see the constellation- you would need a telescope or binoculars.

 

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Friday 13th January

Homework

For homework, your child will come home with a Maths worksheet to help consolidate their understanding of money, which they have been focusing on this week.

Please remember, children must try their best to complete the homework independently. Thank you.

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Friday 6th January 2017

Happy New Year 2017! 

Welcome back! We have hit the ground running this week, learning all about our whole-school topic, 'Tomorrow's World'. The children looked wonderful in their alien costumes yesterday and a huge thank you to everyone for your efforts. 

Homework

Can you please discuss, (using the questions below), any family holidays you have been on recently, in the UK or abroad. Please bring in a photo for children to share and discuss with the class, at school. We will make a copy of your photograph and return the original back to you.

Where did you go on holiday? (Location)

Where do did you stay? (Accommodation).

How do you travel to your destination? (Transport)

What activities did you do, whilst on holiday? (Leisure)

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Friday 16th December 2016

Dear parents,

Spellings

As we finish school on Tuesday at NOON, there will be no spelling test next week.

Children will bring their spelling books home today. Please review all the spellings that your child has done uptil now from the spelling books and practise the ones that they specifically found tricky. There will be a spelling test on Friday 7th January 2017, on a variety of words from previous tests.

Homework

Your child will come home with a piece of grid paper today to complete their Maths homework on.

Maths homework is not due back until Wednesday 4th January-2017.

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Thursday 8th December 2016

Homework

Children will come with “Letter to Santa” template. Children will need to write a letter to Santa in this template. Please discuss about following to help your child write their letter.

  • - What you are thankful for?
  • - Your Wishes/ Hopes for the future,next year.
  • - Have you been good? Have you followed the "Golden Rules"? if yes, How?
  • - What would you like?

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Friday 2nd December 2016

Hello! With the Christmas show jsut around the corner, we are all busy preparing for the show. We are so pleased with all the children; they have worked well to learn their lines, where they stand on stage as well as all the songs and dances! 

For homework, please continue to assist your child in learning their lines and could you please take some time to ensure your child can project their voice loud enough to reach around the room. Also, we would love the children to practise being more animated on stage, using expression and intonation.

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  Please note: Spelling test will be on Thursday 8th December.

 

 

Friday 25th November 2016

Your child will come home today, with their costume letter for the Christmas Show.

Homework

Please speak to your child about the show, the story line and some of the characters. This week's homework, as discussed in class, is to design a front cover for our Christmas Show programme. Winning entries for this competition will be chosen on Wednesday 30th November  and appear on the front of the programme on the show nights- how exciting!

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Friday 18th November 2016

Homework

Your child will come home, today, with their parts for the Christmas Show. (Keep these at home- they have another copy in their trays at school)

Please assist your child with learning their line(s) and discuss ways in which they could animate their characters, adding expression and even some body movements!

We will start rehearsals promptly, next week.

Thank you.

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Friday 11th November 2016

Homework

In Year 2, we will be focusing upon developing our Spoken Language skills.  This involves not only speaking, but listening too!  In the next few weeks, in the run up to the Christmas Show, we will be assessing how well the children can speak and listen.  In order to do this, we would like the children to prepare a two minute oral presentation about their favourite hobby.  Please spend some time talking to your child about their favourite hobby and help them to prepare and rehearse their presentation. As well as delivering their own presentation, children will be expected to answer any related questions asked of them and, after having listened to other presentations, to ask questions of their own. Please do not prepare any PowerPoints as it is an oral presentation.

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Many Thanks

Mrs. Grewal & Mrs. Baxi

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 4th November 2016

Homework 

Children will come home with a Maths sheet for homework. Please complete and return by Wednesday.

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Can we please have any empty kitchen roll tubes and Cereal boxes for our junk modelling?

Also please provide a painting apron/old shirt/ t-shirt for your child. (please DO NOT not buy aprons especially for painting).

Many Thanks.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs. Grewal & Mrs. Baxi

 

Friday 21st October 2016

 

Homework

Next half term we will be learning about Arctic Animals . The homework for the half-term holiday is to research Polar Bears. Your child will come home with a A4 piece of blue card- please use this to create a poster all about Polar Bears. Children can write their own facts as well as draw, sketch, paint or print pictures. Think about the following while making the poster:

What do polar bears look like? ( Appearance)

Where do they live? (Habitat)

What do they eat? ( Diet)

The poster is due in on the first day back at school: Tuesday 1st November

Many Thanks,

Mrs. Grewal & Mrs. Baxi

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Have a relaxing Half Term

Listen to our jingles!

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Friday 14th October

Homework

For homework this week, children will bring home their very own copy of the 'Complex Speed Sounds Chart', as discussed during the Reading Workshop on Tuesday.

Please use homework books to write interesting sentences using their new spelling words.

Children can be reminded to use the Complex Speed Sound Chart, to spell unfamiliar words.

We have noticed that some children are getting 10/10 each Friday, in their spelling test, however, some are not then using their newly learnt spellings in their writing. So for this reason, please encourage your child to apply their spellings into sentences, each week.

Many thanks

Mrs. Grewal & Mrs. Baxi

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Friday 7th October

Homework

For homework this week, children will be writing a "Greeting" message in their home language or any language of their choice to celebrate the diversity in our school.

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Friday 30th September

Homework

For homework this week, children will bring home a maths worksheet to practise their knowledge of Numbers and place value.

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Friday 23rd September

Homework

For homework this week, children will bring home your very own invitation to the MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September, in the school hall. Children can decorate the coffee cup for display in the classroom door.

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Friday 16th September

On Friday- you child came home with a list of Common Exception Words. As discussed at the Meet the Teacher evening, these are to help you in supporting your child to learn these spellings by the end of year of the academic year.

Homework

For homework, this week, children can look at the images in the attachment below.

PDF icon Nouns and Adjectives

Write as many adjectives as you can to describe each of the nouns. Then, use 3 of these adjectives to describe each of the nouns, in a sentence. E.g. The red, sweet, crunchy apple was hanging from the tree.

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Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs. Grewal and Mrs. Baxi

 

Friday 9th September

Welcome back!

We hope you had a restful and fun summer break.  

 

Mrs Jalaf, Miss Duncan, Mrs Saleem, Mrs Kambo, Mrs Shamte, Ms Redmond and Miss Penny would like to say a huge thank you for all the kind words and gifts received at the end of last term. 

 

Congratulations on your first week in year 2! We have enjoyed getting to know your wonderful children and we are looking forward to the year ahead!

 

Homework
For homework, children should complete a 'Food Diary' for any one day, drawing and writing what they eat and drink during Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (including any snacks).

 

You can create your own or use this template to help you: PDF icon Food Diary

 

Homework is due on Wednesday 14th September.

 

Spellings
On Monday, your child will come home with a slip indicating whether they are in Group A or Group B for their weekly spelling test.

 

Here are the spellings:

 

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Please spend some time during the week, to practise their group's spellings, for the test on Friday 16th September.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs. Grewal and Mrs. Baxi

 

 

 

 

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