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During the the week of 15 - 19 January 2017 NBA will be enjoying Science Week which will conclude on Thursday the 19th of January with a Science Fayre. Students will bring in their projects and present them to teachers and their fellow classmates. Students are to select one project to complete at home. They can select one of the attached projects or they can choose their own project/investigation. Students must conduct an investigation with a focus on the scientific method. Some ideas have been attached and may be used. Students are responsible for gathering their own materials at home and all the work must be done at home. The document attached will help with the investigation and how to present the information gathered. We are not allowing volcanoes and mentos and coke demonstrations. All Science Fayre projects must be brought to school on the 19th of January. Students will also enjoy a variety of different activities during the week.

Mad Scientist - students are encouraged to dress up as a MAD SCIENTIST on the day of the Science Fayre, Thursday 19th January.

Please make sure all investigations are safe!



Here are some suggestions of what you could do:


http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html

Science Fayre Letter:



Science Fair project ideas:









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Welcome back Year 2.

The first change is the spellings. We have now split the children into two different groups - Moons and Stars. Your child would have been told during school which group they are in. Please only download and complete the correct set of spellings - they will be tested on their group spellings every Thursday.

The second change is the homework groups. Your child has been given a new homework group of 3 colours Purple, Blue and Pink.
Your child will have been told this during school. Please download and follow your child's group ONLY. Instructions for each group will be above each task.

If there are any questions please contact your class teacher.

Thank you,


Mrs Hutchin
Head of Year 2
vhutchin.nba@gmail.com



Year 2 Weekly Note







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Please find Year 2 Class timetables











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If you struggle with your English sounds please click on this link to help you hear and say the sounds...

Once on the page, scroll down to 'Say the Sounds'...

Say the Sound

Say the Sound





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Reading books – this year we will be using our new reading program ‘Bug Club’ as well as our other reading scheme… Please use this to practice your comprehension skills ready for the end of term reading assessment.

Log onto your Active Learn account and you find your Bug Club reading book. Try and read every day so you can improve and learn more English… Bug Club Active Learn

When you see the little bug click on him to find some questions about what you are reading… bug club1.png



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This term children will be split into 2 groups for spellings: Moons and Stars.
Your class teacher will tell children which group they are in. They must learn those spellings for the weekly spelling test and complete the sentences. Make sure they include interesting adjectives, connectives and check for spelling mistakes.

If you are unsure please contact your class teacher.

Moons Spelling words:





Stars Spelling words:





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Similes Homework.


Similes are a figure of speech used to help describe things by comparing them to familiar objects.
We use the words ‘like’ and ‘as’ to help us compare them.
For example.

1) My dinner was hot like the sun.

2) The A.C was as cold as ice.


Can you please make sure your child completes the correct similes worksheet. They have been put into groups and know their colour.


Pink Group




Blue Group





Purple Group










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This term, we will be setting homework online using Active Learn

Your child will be given a username and password to enter the site along with the schools code which is: twkc. The site is case sensitive so please use capital letters if it tells you to do so. The website works on laptops, PCs and tablets using Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. If you have any problems accessing the site, please contact your class teacher as soon as possible so they can fix any issues.



Please use the link to access the site.

Homework is also available on Active Learn – use your username and password and the school code: twkc to access the activities.

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Using number facts


The children are to compete the allocated worksheets using their knowledge of number bonds to 10.

The children must not count on with their fingers and try to answer the questions mentally using the simple additions to get to the next multiple of 10.


Pink Group

Must answer the sheet to complete the task


13 + [ ] = 20 The children know that 3 + 7 is a number bond to 10 so 7 is the answer.








Blue Group

Must answer both sheets to complete the task






Purple Group

Must answer 3 sheets to complete the task.


13 + [ ] = 22 The children know that 3 + 7 is a number bond to 10. They then must add the additional 2


7 + 2= means the answer is 9.









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This week in Science we have started our new topic of Plants. We have been busy planting and watering out beans and most of them are now growing so we can measure them and keep a record of how they are doing.

This week for homework, we would like you to complete the worksheet and try and remember the different parts of the plant. Draw your own plant and use the words in the text box to help you label it.