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Belmont Primary School, Belmont Road, Chiswick, London W4 5UL

Belmont Primary School

Belmont Primary School

  • 'Belmont has always struck the right balance between academia and learning for life.'
    Parent
  • 'A school that doesn't just excel at the academics but provides so much more, whether its music lessons and the lunchtime choir, or the 350 spaces in clubs each week, the football and netball teams or the shows that raise the roof of the top hall.'
    Parent Governor
  • 'The children are really fortunate to have such wonderful opportunities which is why they love Belmont and which makes it such an amazing school.'
    Parent
  • 'All adults in the school model very high expectations of themselves and of others. They show outstanding levels of care and concern for the personal development and well-being of each individual pupil.'
    Ofsted 2007
  • 'Moving on to secondary school, I will miss the teachers at Belmont, the great sense of a hard working community, my friends and the netball team.'
    Lara
  • 'On my first day at Belmont everyone was so welcoming and I made friends straight away'.
    Freya
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Year Two Notice Board

 

Notices  

  • Our Y2 planters are looking good - thank you for your bulb/seed/soil donations last term. 
  • Please remember to send in your child's PE kit.  A PE kit should be available in school at all times.  If your child wears a PE kit for an after school club, then please make sure it is sent back to school.
  • Later in the term we will be doing a sewing project.  It would be great if you could start practising at home using lacing activities or threading beads. You might also like to YouTube blanket and running stitch and begin to have a go yourself!
  • Snacks - the children would appreciate contributions of rice cakes and breadsticks as we have run out.

1. Information for the 2018 KS1 assessments is now available

Information for Y2 Parents 2018

Please view the information video below. It provides details about the tests that pupils take at key stage 1. 

More information can be found on the Oxford Owl website. 

Oxford Owl website- KS1 SATs

2. Summer term

We are very lucky to have Mrs Rogers doing her final teaching practice with Apricots this term. She will be with us until the end of June. Our new topic for the summer term is Water, Water Everywhere. The children will be learning water facts, and finding out about the Galapagos Islands and different sea creatures. They will get to make their own hand puppet and we will be off to Bournemouth in June! 

3. Handwriting

Here is a copy of our handwriting guidelines. Belmont follows an adapted version of the Nelson scheme. In Year 2, once individual letter formation is accurate, the children are encouraged to start using cursive/joined up writing during lessons. 

Belmont Handwriting Guidelines

4. Weekly Home Learning - sent home every Friday

In order to give the children a little extra practise before their assessments in May, we have decided to begin sending home some optional home learning every Friday.

20.4.18 In class we have been looking at subtraction - using both mental strategies and informal written stategies. 

Can you work these out in your head? 

Mild                Hot                Spicy

20-14=            24-11=           54-26=

18-10=            36-12=           51-38=

17-11=             58-23=           72-43= 

20-13=            45-21=           63-27= 

 

Calendar/ Key dates

School Diary

Summer term starts Monday 16th April

 

Letters

Welcome to Year 2 2017

 

Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 10 - 15 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension. Reading Record books must be brought into school every Monday to be checked. It may be that the Reading Record is checked more than once during the week. Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. Children may also borrow books from the Infant Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.

Helping your child with reading 2017-18

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 1

Year 2 book recommendation list

 

Key words/ Spelling

Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Spellings will be tested through a dictation each week. Spelling words will be added below on a Monday and the dictation will take place the following Monday. 

 

This week’s spellings:

This week we are revising suffix words.

enjoyment

movement

treatment

punishment

statement

kindness

illness

greatness

sadness

happiness

Look Say Cover Write Check

Ideas to help with spelling

 

Number Facts and Times Tables

You can print your child's times tables challenge to practise at home. All children are starting on Level 1. Year 2 will do the times table challenge every Friday and the children will bring home their challenge sheet to share with you. 

Times tables challenge

Maths Curriculum Grid Year 2

 

Creative Home Learning

 

Learning this week:

English

Reading comprehension mock papers (in preparation for SATs)

Allan Ahlberg - Cops and Robbers (write character descriptions)

Maths

Fractions - create a fraction wall to show equivalent fractions

Find fractions of numbers (1/2, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 1/3) and compare fractions (e.g. 1/2 of 12 is greater than 1/4 of 20)

 

Learning next week:

English

Punctuation and grammar revision (commas for a list, apostrophes for contractions and possession, identifying nouns, identifying verbs and use of subordination to join clauses e.g. when, if & because)

Maths

Revision of place value (tens and ones), addition & subtraction with 2-digit numbers and times tables (x2, x3, x5 and x10)

 

Year 2 Learning Tree - Autumn

Year 2 Learning Tree - Spring