Year 5 boys football:

The tournament will now take place on Thursday 21st March, please see latest news for info.

Year 3 and 4:

Bikeability courses Weds 20th Mar – please remember helmets!

Comic Relief:

We have raised a total of £334.70. Well done Elstow!

Parent Forum:

26th March – 9am meeting has been cancelled. We will still have the 6pm meeting. Please come along.

Please Note:

There is a Bedford Borough camera monitoring parking on the yellow zig-zag lines. Stay safe.

Welcome to Squirrels and Badgers classes

English

In Year 2 we cover a range of genres. We use high quality texts to develop our writing skills. Children will have the opportunity to write letters, recounts, narratives, instructions and reports. We will also explore how to write and perform poetry. Children learn what a good piece of writing looks like and they build up to writing their own independent piece.

We work very hard in Year 2 on sentence structure and punctuation. We encourage the children to become authors and write sustained pieces of high quality writing. We use the Punctuation Pirates to help us know where capitol letters and full stops should go.

Children are encouraged to use the Spelling Shed website at home. The weekly spellings are set as assignments for the children to complete. There is a link to the website at the bottom of this page. Weekly spelling test take place every Monday. An overview for each term can be found in the back of your child’s reading record along with the test results.

Each child has their own reading book. We read daily as a class and our focus is on the understanding of texts. We challenge the children to answer questions to demonstrate their knowledge. We use the library to promote a love of reading and encourage families to enjoy sharing stories together.

Maths

In Year 2 we focus on place value and understanding numbers. The children will learn to partition two digit numbers as well as ordering and comparing them.

The children also develop their calculation skills. We learn about numbers bonds to 20 and 100. Children will learn how to add and subtract two digit numbers and explore the relationships between addition and subtraction. We will then learn multiplication and division using repeated addition and arrays. During lessons children will use concrete resources and pictorial representations to further consolidate their understanding.

Children are encouraged to use the TT rockstars website every day. We focus on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. There is a link to the website at the bottom of this page.

 

PE

PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please ensure your child comes to school in P.E kit and that they have appropriate clothing for the colder weather. We ask that children wear non branded clothing in plain dark colours.

Homework

Please read every day with your child and sign their reading record. Spellings are handed out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

Children are given a homework grid at the start of each half term and are expected to complete one task per week. A copy of this can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.