## Mission to Jupiter

Recently, it has been a very exciting time in astronomy as the Juno space-probe has finally arrived at Jupiter to start its observations. Jupiter is the Solar System’s largest planet and it’s never been studied in this much detail before.

Watch the video below to learn five amazing facts about Juno’s mission to Jupiter.

You can read more about Jupiter, and the rest of the Solar System, here.

You can visit Nasa’s official website here and read even more about the mission.

## Su2Wk5 homework

Weekly Spellings – soft c

Below are the spellings for this week’s Spelling Test in Class 2. To prepare for Year 3, we will be focusing more closely on spellings over the coming weeks. As there will be more spellings to learn each week in the Extension Challenge we will complete less SPaG work.

The theme for this week’s spellings is – words with a soft c sound

1. circle
2. circus
3. cell
4. space
5. slice
6. pace
7. grace
8. centre
9. notice
10. peace

Extension Challenge

1. celebrate
2. citrus
3. celery
4. cylinder
5. cellar
6. certain
7. cycle
8. bicycle
9. success
10. sentence

Write the spellings in joined-up handwriting.

Arithmetic – making money totals

Below is an outline of how to develop skills in making money totals.

1. Find objects around the house to ‘buy’ and give them a price that is less than £1.
2. Write down the smallest number of coins you can use to make that total, e.g. the book costs 72p and the smallest number of coins is three – 50p, 20p and 2p
3. Try and make that same money total using four coins and five coins, e.g. 72p in four coins could be 50p, 10p, 10p, 2p.

Extension

1. Calculate the change that you would receive if you bought the item using £1, e.g. the book costs 72p so the change would be 28p
2. Make the change total using coins, e.g. 28p could be made with a 20p, 5p, 2p and 1p.

The tests will be on Friday 8th July.

## Su2 Wk4 homework

Weekly Spellings –double consonant

Below are the spellings for this week’s Spelling Test in Class 2. To prepare for Year 3, we will be focusing more closely on spellings over the coming weeks. As there will be more spellings to learn each week in the Extension Challenge we will complete less SPaG work.

The theme for this week’s spellings is – words with double consonants

2. manners
3. better
4. bigger
5. happen
6. collect
7. bitter
8. success
9. channel
10. traffic

Extension Challenge

1. beginning
2. annoyed
3. yellow
4. bullying
5. bottle
6. darkness
7. emptiness
8. kindness
9. challenge
10. happiness

Write the spellings in joined-up handwriting.

Arithmetic – subtracting numbers

Below is an outline of how to develop skills in subtracting numbers.

1. Subtract multiples of 10 from 100, e.g. 100 – 40 = 60
2. Subtract one-digit numbers from 100, e.g. 100 – 8 = 92
3. Subtract two-digit numbers from 100, e.g. 100 – 28 = 72

Extension

1. Subtract two-digit numbers from 100, e.g. 100 – 28 – 34 = 38

The tests will be on Friday 1st July.

## Sports Day 2016

Sports Day was, as ever, a real highlight of the year. Everyone had lots of fun being active and energetic. Well done to everyone who took part including all the parents and family members as well as the children and staff. It was a memorable day and the sun even came out after all the inclement weather this week.

## Sports Week 2016

Class 2 have been enjoying lots of energetic activities during Sports Week.

Here is the class practising warm-ups and dance routines:

Here are some videos that you can watch at home and dance along to. They are a great way to get active and enjoy getting exercise. Although the videos are designed to encourage girls to be active, anyone and everyone can join in with the activities.

Click on this video to learn how to warm-up properly:

Click on this video to learn how to get a full body workout:

Click on this video to learn how to play a fun dancing game:

Class 2 have been practising for Sports Day in their P.E. lesson. They have been practising the sack race, the wheel-barrow race and the shot putt.

Class 2 worked with Elliot to improve their running and throwing skills before Sports Day.

## Su2Wk3 homework

Weekly Spellings – l sound

Below are the spellings for this week’s Spelling Test in Class 2. To prepare for Year 3, we will be focusing more closely on spellings over the coming weeks. As there will be more spellings to learn each week in the Extension Challenge we will complete less SPaG work.

The theme for this week’s spellings is – l sound

l sound – le spelling

1. middle
2. table
3. apple
4. beetle
5. little

l sound – el spelling

1. camel
2. travel
3. towel

l sound – al spelling

1. oval
2. signal

Extension Challenge

1. wobble
2. purple
3. shuffle
4. tickle
5. tunnel
6. vowel
7. squirrel
8. magical
9. global
10. central

Write the spellings in joined-up handwriting.

Arithmetic – one third of numbers and calculating 2/3

Below is an outline of how to develop skills in quartering numbers.

1. Count in 3s and write the numbers in order, e.g. 0, 3, 6, etc
2. Multiply all the numbers up to 12 by 3 and write the calculations, e.g. 1 x 3 = 3, 2 x 3 = 6, etc.
3. Divide the totals 3 and write the calculations, e.g. 3 ÷ 3 = 1, 6 ÷ 3 = 2, etc.
4. Write the division calculations as fractions, e.g. 1/3 of 3 is 1, 1/3 of 6 is 2, etc

Extension

1. Multiply by 2 all the numbers that you wrote for #3. You have just calculated 2/3 of the numbers.
2. Practise writing fraction notation ½, ¼, ¾, 1/3, 2/3.

Due to Sports Day, the tests will be on Thursday 23rd June.

## Computers and us

This week, Classes 2 and 4 were visited by the Children’s Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA Team taught the children about computer technology … but not in the way you might think.

The children learnt about how technology can be used to perform many different task. Also, the children discussed some of the ethical points that arise from technology. Is it ok to use technology to listen to other people’s conversations? Is working in technology a ‘male job’? How can technology be used to change the world for the better?

Class 2 learnt about Spy Technology and even designed their own wearable devices. Class 4 gave some very thoughtful and insightful opinions in their debate on technology issues.

You can see the children working with the CIA Team below:

## The Tower of London

Class 2 will be performing an assembly about The Tower of London on Tuesday 21st June – everyone is welcome to attend.

The Tower is an amazing building to learn about because there is so much history about it.

Class 2, you can practise the assembly by reading the script – Assembly script

Also, you can watch the video to learn the song you will be performing:

You can watch Class 2’s last ever assembly here:

Didn’t they do well!

## Su2Wk2 homework

Weekly Spellings – or sound

Below are the spellings for this week’s Spelling Test in Class 2. To prepare for Year 3, we will be focusing more closely on spellings over the coming weeks. As there will be more spellings to learn each week in the Extension Challenge, we will complete less SPaG work.

The theme for this week’s spellings is – or sound

Or sound – al spelling

1. talk
2. walk
3. stalk
4. chalk

Or sound – au spelling

1. sauce
2. pause
3. cause
4. launch

Or sound – aw spelling

1. jaw
2. draw

Extension Challenge

1. walked
2. talkative
3. fault
4. vault
5. haunt
6. dawn
7. hawk
8. squawk
9. thaw
10. lawn

Write the spellings in joined-up handwriting.

Arithmetic – quartering numbers and calculating ¾

Below is an outline of how to develop skills in quartering numbers.

1. Count in 4s and write the numbers in order, e.g. 0, 4, 8, etc
2. Halve all the numbers.
3. Halve all the numbers again. You’ve just quartered the numbers!

Extension

1. Multiply by 3 all the numbers that you wrote for #3. You have just calculated ¾ of the numbers.
2. Answer this, what is similar between ½ of a number and 2/4 of a number?
3. Practise writing fraction notation ½, ¼, ¾

The tests will be on Friday 17th June.

## Illustrators – the art of drawing

Class 2 will be studying famous illustrators in their Art lessons during Su2. They will have the opportunity to create their own illustrations to accompany the parables they will be learning about in R.E. and Literacy.

One of the most famous illustrators ever is Quentin Blake who drew illustrations for most of Roald Dahl’s books. It is difficult to imagine Roald Dahl’s books without thinking about Quentin Blake’s drawings.

Research more about Quentin Blake here.

Aaron Becker is another famous illustrator. He is an author-illustrator which means he writes stories through his drawings. There are no words in his stories, only drawings, which means the reader has to think for themselves what is happening.

Compare the illustrations of Aaron Becker with those of Quentin Blake by watching the video of his book – Quest:

What is similar and what is different about Quentin Blake’s and Aaron Becker’s illustrations?

You can watch a guide to designing your own characters here: