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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

  • This week is National Anti-Bullying Week. All classes are talking about respect and kindness. We will be looking at a range of stories around this theme and the children will be talking about showing kindness to others and supporting/helping each other if someone is upset. 
  • Apricots & Damsons need snacks for break time - crackers, bread sticks etc. Thank you!
  • Belmont's Garden Project

  • Forest School

We will be working outdoors in all weather. Children will need to bring a change of clothes which are suitable for getting messy. They need to be warm and please wear suitable footwear such as wellies or boots.

Wednesday PM - Damsons

Friday PM - Apricots 

This week FS will be on Thursday 15th for Apricots class as we are in pyjamas on Friday! 

  • London Party on November 23rd - see letter below.  Please send in £1 per child so we can buy ingredients for cooking that day. Thank you to those that have sent this in already. 
  • 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

Monday 12th Nov to Fri 16th Nov -  Choose Respect (National Anti-Bullying Week)

Friday 16th November - Children in Need Day (children to wear pyjamas to school)

Friday 23rd November - Y2 I ♥ London Party 

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

Tuesday 18th December  - Church carols

Wednesday 19th December - Class Party

Friday 21st December - last day of term

Tuesday 8th January - Children back

 

Letters

Welcome to KS1 Letter 2018

Garden Letter 2018

London Party 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 learn words that are singular and plural. These plurals all have 'y' changed to 'i' before '-es' is added. 

Spelling sheet plurals

baby

babies

cherry

cherries

lorry

lorries

puppy

puppies

curry

curries

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

Assessment Week (reading comprehension)

Maths

Assessment Week & Time (recap o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to - on alalogue clocks)

 

Learning next week: 

English

Paddington Bear by Michael Bond

Maths

Number - multiplication and division (arrays and sharing using times tables)

 

Learning Tree 

Y2 Autumn Learning Tree 2018