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Welcome to Comets class page!

You will find lots of useful information on our class page. Please keep checking for the latest events and photos.

Remember to check Marvellous Me for classroom updates and our Hellingly School Facebook page.

If your child is in Comets class, don’t forget that ‘Marvellous Me’ is a great way to keep up to date with events in the classroom, so if you haven’t already, download the app today!

PE

PE is taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please come into school wearing your PE kit.

This term we will be exploring dance. We will be exploring music and movement as we create our winter themed performances.

Enquiry

Our Enquiry this term is based on survival. How do animals adapt to different environments and overcome difficulties and challenges to thrive in extremes? Building on our knowledge of ‘who eats who?’ from term one we will be studying the different and ingenious ways animals survive inhospitable conditions.

Could you survive anywhere in the world?

Our enquiry focus will be science, looking at adaptations such as insulation. As our core text is all about Emperor penguins we will be looking specifically at polar environments and developing our geographical skills by comparing different parts of the world and the adaptations animals need to survive there.

Art

Linking with this we will look at the work of the artist Nerys Levy and experimenting with some different techniques to create our own polar landscapes.

Core texts

Curriculum Meeting

Here is a copy of the Power point for the curriculum meeting.

Spellings

Here you will find the weekly spellings. We do not start spelling tests until Term 3, but these spellings are all part of our phonics for the week and will really help the children to cement their knowledge.

Don’t forget that you can still see if your child can help you write the shopping list, write their Christmas cards or send someone a thank you note or letter.

Newsletters

Here you will find all of the newsletters for Comets class.

Home Learning

Enquiry

This term we are asking the question: ‘Could you survive anywhere in the world?

Think of a creative way to show your learning. This could be a trip out that you record with photos, a piece of art, or a story that you have written…….let your imagination run riot!

Reading

In Comets, we aim to read at home EVERY DAY.

We have a class library in which you can choose books to share at home. Please bring your new book and reading record into school every day so we can change books and read at school as well as at home. We have banded books that are matched to our phonic ability to read independently and ‘reading for pleasure’ books to share, perhaps as a bedtime story.

Maths

Please log in to Numbots using your log-in card and use this to become a times table rockstar in training! We can now also use our logiin to begin becoming times table rock stars! Year 2 should focus on x10, x5, and x2 tables!!!!!

Year 2 suggested reads

English resources

Below are some of the common exception words for Year 2. These are trickier words that don’t necessarily follow the phonics rules, so it will help your child to take a look at them regularly to help them to become more fluent in reading these!

Maths resources

Trips, outings and visits

Christmas Baubles – Tuesday 29th November

Tuesday 29th November (Tomorrow) is the final day to bring decorated baubles back to school. These will be judged the day after and the winner will turn on the tree lights!

Christmas Tree Light Up – Thursday 1st December 

Come along and join us for the start of our Christmas celebrations with the PTA Light Up Christmas Tree event between 5 – 6pm. The school and church choir will be singing together at this event.

Christmas Cards – from Monday 5th December

Our letter box will be placed in the foyer area. Children are welcome to send cards across the school. These will be delivered daily by our Christmas elves (our PLT!).  Please ensure each envelope is addressed clearly with the recipient’s class and name on it.

KS1 & EYFS  Nativity 

Thursday 8th December 2pm

Friday 9th  December 9.30pm

Christmas Fayre – Friday 9th December

This year the PTA Christmas fayre will take place after school from 3.30-5pm.

Christmas Dinner – Wednesday 14th December

Christmas Jumpers to be worn on this day instead of school jumper.

Secret Present Room – Thursday 15th December

Secret Room will be held during the school day on Thursday 15th December. Please send £3.00 into school in an envelope clearly labelled with child’s name and class on the day.

Christmas Party Day – Friday 16th December

The children can wear party clothes on the last day of term. During the day the children will have party games and we are hoping Father Christmas may even pop in to see us on this day!

Homework

We will post photos of your topic homework here when we start to receive it. We look forward to seeing your creative pieces!