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Welcome to Topaz!


Mrs Heyburn - Monday to Wednesday         Mrs Reeve - Wednesday to Friday


Support Staff - Mrs Degia, Mrs Canham, Mrs Vedor, Mrs Edmead, Mrs Seltzer

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Week beginning 15th October 2018



Our first topic is a brand new one, entitled 'THE INCREDIBLES!'. This week in maths we will continue looking at addition and subtraction. We will look at how numbers can be partioned in many different ways and then try to use this knowledge to help us when adding two 2 digit numbers. We will use partioning, drawing our own numberlines and drawing dienes (tens and ones) to help us.  In english we will be linking to history too by looking at another superhero from the past - Mary Seacole. We will learn about what she did and compare her story to that of Florence Nightingale. 


A reminder that it is the Harvest Festival at the Baptist Church on Tuesday morning. Children need to bring in a food item to donate - they will take it to church themselves and hand it in as we arrive. If you are able to help with walking down, please wait around after morning drop off. Many thanks!


 We are collecting corks to be used in a forthcoming art project. Please can you save all traditional corks (not the plastic type) and send into school after half term.
Important Information and Key Dates

PE Days - Mondays (indoor) and Thursdays (outdoor)

Please ensure trainers are provided as these offer more stability and support. Shorts and jogging bottoms will be needed throughout the year. Ensure all items of clothing are named, including footwear.


Please ensure children have a named water bottle in school.


If you have any old shirts, t-shirts or even plastic painting aprons you no longer need we would love to have them in school for our art apron box! It is not looking very full this year and we do a lot of art and craft activities throughout the year


Key Dates

Parent Coffee Morning - Wednesday 19th September at 9.15am

Ashdown Forest - Friday 12th October



Links to support home learning



There are so many different games to support a wide variety of Maths topics on this website, click and explore.


We often use games from this BBC website in our mental starters or plenaries.


Another good site which covers all Maths topics is this one from Top Marks, this has games and interactive resources and a helpful parents section. You can also choose games by age so can challenge your child accordingly.


Don't forget to go on Mathletics, if you need a reminder of your child's login details just let us know.



If you want to support your child with their phonics and spelling, there are some great games and resources here, including an interactive dictionary.


This link suggests 10 fun ways to help your child learn their spellings, especially useful if the 'look, say, cover, write, check' method does not suit your child's learning style.


This website enables you to choose a Year 2 National Curriculum learning objective from a list, this will then take you to a game or activity to complete. It really is a great site particularly if you are unsure about a piece of homework or the terminology used. It does the same for Maths also with over 200 to choose from!



Please see this list of 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4s from the National Trust! Children learn so much from hands on learning, being outdoors, questioning 'how' and 'why'things happen and spending quality time with those around them.Take a look at the list, how many did you do by that age?!  



Direct email to the Topaz Class Teachers

If you would like to contact Mrs Heyburn or Mrs Reeve, please use the form below. Please note that the response time to this system of contact is three working days.