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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 dressing up day on Wednesday was a huge success with lots of learning, fantastic costumes and an exciting workshop - with smoke machine!

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Music in Y1 & Y2 (KS1) 

We are very excited to have had our first singing assembly with Miss Lynch. 

We will be asking the children that play a musical instrument if they would like to perform a short piece to the rest of KS1 at the end of one of our weekly singing assemblies. This is optional and there is no pressure for the children to take part. Children may opt in at any point during the year. 

 

E-Safety

We have looked at E-Safety in class this week and would like to remind parents that there is more information on the school website within the Wellbeing section. We know how valuable technology can be but also want to ensure our children are safe when using tech online. Children should be aware of the ways of keeping safe online and know what to do if they are unsure. The school has subscribed to Parent Zone, which offers free information and there are links at the bottom of the website homepage.

 

Our BHSA Class Reps

Apricots:

Lesley Cargill (Francesca's Mum)

Katayoun Ameri (Ayman's Mum)

Damsons:

Irene Guasch (Jordi's Mum)

Jenda Martin (Hugh's Mum)

Laura Izard (Annabelle's Mum)

Thank you for your support this year!

 

Calendar/ Key dates

School Diary

Tuesday 25th September 6.00-7.30pm Home School Partnership Evening

Thursday 27th  September NSPCC PANTS parent workshop

Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October - Half term 

Monday 26th November - INSET day (children not in school) 

 

Letters

Welcome to KS1 Letter 2018

 

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 Records must be brought into school every day. 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.

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in KS1

Parents often ask for age-appropriate book recommendations. The list below includes many popular books that your child may like. If your child has a particular favourite book/author/series please let us know and we will add it to the list. 

Year 2 book recommendations

 

Key words/Spelling

In Year 2 there are specific phonetic spelling patterns to learn. In addition to these phonetic spelling patterns there are also common exception words (words that don't follow the phonics rules).

Our weekly spelling words will cover all the Y2 spelling patterns and common exception words during the year. 

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. 

Common exception words Y1 & Y2

Look Say Cover Write Check

Ideas to help with spelling

 

This week’s spellings:

This week we would like the children to look at words that have the ‘s’ sound spelt with the letter ‘c’ (before e, i and y). You might like to print out the Look Say Cover Write Check sheet (above) to use when learning spellings. The children will take part in a dictation task that includes these words on Monday 24th. 

space

race

ice

slice

mice

fancy

city

circle

circus

cylinder

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

 

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 table challenge

Maths Curriculum Grid Year 2

 

Creative Home Learning

Y2 Autumn Term Creative Home Learning

 

Learning this week:

English

Claude in the City Week 1

Maths

Number - Place Value (tens, ones, digits, ordering, greater than > and less than <)

 

Learning next week: 

English

Claude in the City Week 2

Maths

Number - Addition & Subtraction (inverse e.g. 8 + 5 = 13 so 13 - 5 = 8, number bonds, +10, -10)

 

Learning Tree 

Y2 Autumn Learning Tree 2018