Daily Archives: May 5, 2014

SATs support

A couple of useful websites for your child to visit and practise Literacy and Numeracy skills:



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Penhaligon Spelling lists WB 6-514

Group 1 are learning to add prefixes to words and understand how this alters the meaning of the word. This week we will learn to use the prefix ‘dis’.

dislike – disown – displease – disagree – disappear – disobey – dishonest – disallow – disbelieve – disapprove

Group 2 are learning words with the Phase 5 phonemes (sounds).

when – who – glue – blue – June – cube – use – wash – want – what

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Penhaligon Newsletter 2-5-14

Dear Parents and Carers

As you are aware, end of Key Stage 1 SATs are administered in Year 2. These consist of ‘tests’ in Reading, Writing and Maths which along with Teacher Assessments give an indication of how well your child is learning. They will be carried out over the coming weeks and you will be informed of your child’s results towards the end of the summer term. Whilst the SATs are important, we do not want you or your child to worry or become anxious. You can help by giving your child a healthy breakfast, plenty of water to drink and a good amount of sleep. It is also very important to make sure your child attends school every day. If you have any questions or worries please do not hesitate to pop in and speak to us.

We have continued our learning about the weather this week. We have discussed how best to use our weather instruments and what data can be collected from them. We are collecting data on wind direction, wind speed, temperature, rain fall and cloud coverage. Once we have collected enough data we will analyse the results and write a weather report.

In Literacy we learnt an African traditional tale called ‘The wind and the Sun’. We created our own story maps and storyboards. We also had a Big Write session on Poetry and we wrote our own weather poems. The children were very creative with their ideas. Gracie wrote about how the gentle wind makes the flowers wave at you. Super!

In Number we have been learning how to use the column method for addition and subtraction. Please ask your child to show you and explain how the column method works.

Please continue to read regularly with your child at home and remember to record this in the reading diary. In addition to their school book, it would really help us to know which books they read for personal enjoyment at home so please record those in the diary. Also, please remember to encourage your child to complete the reading activities.

It is really great to see Penhaligon class having a high percentage of attendance during this half term so well done! Remember that extra playtime is rewarded each week to the class who has the highest rate of attendance.

Please remember to visit the class blog on the school website where you will find the weekly spelling lists as well as photographs and fun information about what your child gets up to in class.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Willetts and Mrs. Burns (Class teachers) 

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