This term is only 5 weeks long but we have so many fun things packed into it. We start the term by waving a fond farewell to our amazing Reverend Stephen in his goodbye service at the church planned for Thursday 28th April. We then become cooks and gardeners as we start our ‘Oliver’s vegetables’ topic which is all about plants and healthy eating. During this topic we will be getting our fingers dirty planting and caring for our own seeds, and we will even plant some magic bean seeds just like Jack did. We hope they do not grow so big that a giant’s castle appears at the top! We will then end the term cleaning up our hands in order to prepare, make and taste test some delicious homemade fruit salads. Yummy!
Our main class reading focus this term will be based around the Oliver’s Vegetables set of books by Vivian French. These are beautifully illustrated stories that tell the tale of a little boy called Oliver that learns where his food comes from through amazing adventures with members of his family. These books will form the main basis of lots of our writing this term, alongside a few traditional plant themed tales such as ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. If the children have a favourite book related to this theme and they would like to share it with the class they are more than welcome to bring it into school. We just ask that any books brought in are clearly named please.
We hope to do lots of outdoor learning this term connected to plants and growing and would therefore ask that all children are set up for warm sunny weather with sun cream applied and a sun hat, or for wetter weather with a waterproof coat and wellington boots. If these could be brought into school each day (according to the weather) that would be wonderful as we will be spending a lot of time out in the fresh air exploring the natural world around us no matter what the weather.
Our Year 2 pupils will take their SATs examinations this term during the week commencing 9th May and all Year 2 children are invited to attend a special SATs breakfast club each morning (Monday to Thursday) during this week to help prepare them for their busy mornings. We wish them all the best of luck at this important time.
An exciting term is ahead of us and we are sure that your children will tell you all about the wonderful things that they are doing in school and will want to share their work and achievements with you. Please remember that if you have any questions or queries about the forthcoming term you can catch us at the start or end of the school day on the playground or via the office.
Mrs Arneil, Mrs Lawrence and Ms Cambrey
Ash Class Teaching staff