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Welcome to Topaz!


Mrs Heyburn and Mrs Wells


Support Staff - Mrs Degia, Mrs Wood, Mrs Seltzer

Week beginning 25th February 2019



We hope you've had a lovely half term break and have managed to enjoy the Spring sunshine! We also hope that the cress seed investigation went well - a reminder for children to bring in their completed cress diary on/by Friday (1st March) to share their findings. Children also need to bring in their plain white t-shirt and hanger on Friday ready to be tie-dyed.


This week in English we will link to our new topic of AFRICA by looking at a book set there called 'The Hunter' by Paul Geraghty. This is a fantastic and quite emotive text that will form the basis of our writing for the next few weeks. We will start with some role play and thinking about characters' emotions as events in the story unfold. We will also use our grammar knowledge to help us complete some poetry based on images from the text.

In Maths we will look at fractions for the first time - including fractions of shapes and numbers. In Year 2 we need to understand, recognise and find lots of different fractions including comparing them.  In PE we will learn an African dance and in Science we will begin our new topic of plants. 


Remember to bring in your named, plain white t-shirt AND a coat hanger by Friday 1st March. We do not have any spares and you don't want to miss out on tie-dying! Thank you. 





Foil Boat challenge 12.2.19

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.

Remember green homework books to be brought in each wednesday.





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