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Homework 27th June 2017 – to be handed in Tuesday 4th July 2017

We are in our final, and incredibly exciting, term of the year which means it’s poetry competition time! Swell, Longborough and Cold Aston Schools are holding their third poetry competition.

Each year group will be involved; Years 1 to 6 will be writing and performing individual poems.

Year 1 and 2 Poetry Competition

Your child will need to write an acrostic poem using the word HOLIDAY.

An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. For example:




On our way
Really hot
Always bright
Nice friends
Grab an ice-cream          
Everyone having fun

Remember to use exciting adjectives. Think about what you might see, hear and smell on a holiday. Use these ideas to create your own exciting poem.

Make sure you learn it carefully, using the tips below when you perform:

  • Project to the audience. Capture the attention of everyone, including the people in the back row. However, don’t mistake yelling for good projection.
  • Proceed at a fitting and natural pace. Avoid nervously rushing through the poem. Do not speak so slowly that the language sounds unnatural or awkward or to create a false sense of drama.
  • With rhymed poems, be careful not to recite in a sing-song manner.
  • Make sure you know how to pronounce every word in your poem.
  • Line breaks are a defining feature of poetry. Decide whether a break requires a pause and, if so, how long to pause.


All children will need to practice ‘performing their poem’ as well as writing – we can help in class with this too!

Good luck everyone!



On Friday (23rd) children will be given some words to learn for their part in our Class Worship. This will be held in Church on Friday 30th June at 2:30pm. I would be very grateful if children could practise these over the weekend. They will have the words on the day. 

Any free time then times table practise would be super. Many thanks. 


To confirm school play:

Year 1: English Country Garden flowers - feel free to be a bright flower or a black thorn! - Carsten and Jose executioners

Year 2: Bugs for the Ugly Bug Ball

An ideas list for costumes was sent out prior to half term by email. 

Any questions please let me know. 


7.6.2017 English

This term our topic is 'By the Seaside' 

I'd like you to write a short story. The only criteria is that the setting must be  the beach. Will your story be an adventure? Who will be the main character? You decide! Remember, this is only a short story and try to think about all your wonderful writing skills that you use in class. Extra house points will be given to those children who use basic punctuation throughout their story. You may also design a front cover. Good luck authors! 



Maths Measures

Please find below a PDF document of our maths homework this week. Page 2 is an extra challenge if your child would like to do it. The point of this homework is to talk about measure. There is no need to bake/make if you do not wish to or do not have time. Please let me know if you need the sheet printing. Many thanks. 



We have all enjoyed Emily Gravett's wonderful picture book Meerkat Mail in class. What is your favourite book and why? Below there are two templates of book reviews to complete, choose one. Why not give the challenge a go? Please just ask at school if you need the template printing.  



YEAR 2 - Maths paper sent home


There are two games to choose from this week. Snail one hundred is the trickier of the two. You will need the resources listed and the PDF snail that is in documents below.


Two digit targets - you do not need to print out the number cards - just write them in your homework book with the titles listed below. 


Two-digit Targets

You have a set of the digits from 0 - 9.

0 - 9

Can you arrange these digits on the lines to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible? You may use each digit once only. For example the highest multiple of 5 ___ ____. I would choose a number to write on each line. 9  and  5.


The largest number  _____ _______

The smallest number ______ _______

The highest even number ______ ______ (remember an even number is one in the 2 x table)

The lowest even number ______ _______

The highest odd number ______ _______

The lowest odd number ______ _______




Snail One Hundred

This game is about counting up to 100.

the snail game board

You will need the board which you can download here, an ordinary dice and a pair of matching counters for each player.

How to play the game:
To start put both your counters on "0" - which is the snails's eye!

The first player throws the dice and moves one of their counters that number along the snail's body. Take turns at throwing the dice.

After you get to "9" the first counter goes back to "0" and the second counter goes onto "1 ten".

Go on moving the first counter along the snail's body and moving the second counter to the next "ten" every time you get to the end and go from 9 to 0.

The winner is the first to reach "100".



This term our topic is 'Around the World'


We have been learning about the continents and oceans. Choose a continent and complete a research project on the continent you have chosen.


You may wish to research:

How many people live there?

What the temperature is like? Is it the same across the continent?

How many countries are there? 

These are just a few ideas - please feel free to research what interests you. 


Continents: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australasia (Oceania), 


Previous Homework now archived.


By the Seaside

We are kicking the final summer term off with a wonderful poetry  book 'Commotion in the Ocean'.

Through the term we will be looking at the history of holidays at the beach, designing our own beach huts and learning about the animals we get in and out of the water. We will also be having Science and RE based weeks where the children can be fully engaged with each topic of choice. There are a few events in this term so please keep an eye on the calendar and Mrs Crouch's weekly news for more information. 

Key points:

  • PE will be on a Thursday afternoon, please ensure named PE kits are in School at all times. Children will need trainers.
  • Homework will be set on a Tuesday and is due in on a Monday. It will be published on our class page of the website. One week English will be set and the next week will be Maths.
  • Children will be given spellings on a Monday, which they can practice at home and in school. These will be tested on the Friday of the same week.
  • Please read with your child every evening and use the yellow reading record to document this. It is extremely helpful to monitor their reading progression.
  • Creative Curriculum will take place on a Wednesday. Your child may need an apron for cooking or their PE kit for sport. This will change termly, so please do ask if you are unsure what they need.
  • Please may all clothing and personal items (including snack pots) be named.
  • In the morning please allow children to independently enter the class and organise their belongings.
  • Children are not allowed to bring toys to school. 

I am delighted to be accompanied by Mrs McCombie in Class 2 every morning, along with Mrs Pryor on a Monday morning. Mrs McCombie will also be teaching and dismissing Class 2 on a Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Bester and Mrs Beckley will also continue to help throughout the week in the classroom. 
We are always delighted to welcome volunteers into school, if you would like to join us to help with reading, a club or creative curriculum then please do get in touch.
Finally, you are welcome to come into Class 2 on Friday mornings until 9.00am to look at the displays and discuss your child’s work with them.