# Beach Party Reminder

Just a reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday 17th July) the children can come to school in a summer outfit ready for their beach afternoon. Please can they wear sturdy footwear, not flip flops or sandals.

The weather is forecast to be warmer so please can the children come prepared to spend the afternoon outside.

Many thanks,

Mrs Morris & Mrs Fox

# Number Bonds to 10, 20, 100/Times Tables/Counting in 2s,5s,10s,3s

### Save the Whale – Learn your number bonds to 5,6,7,8,9 & 10

https://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

### Hit the Button – Number bonds/Times Tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

### Number Fact Families

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

### Mental Maths Train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

### Paint the Squares – 100 Square games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

# Activity Clubs

Here is the letter and reply slips for after school Activity Clubs next half term.

Please note there will be no activity clubs in the final week of term.

Activity Clubs letter Summer Term 2 2024

# Time Games

### Please find links below to some games, which will support this learning.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

BBC Bitesize – Time Resources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv

Clocking In Game

https://firstlook.educationcity.com/content/Activity/index/25812

Telling the time in words

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#

Hickory Dickory Dock Time Game

https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/index.html

# Corner Exotics – Simon Airey

### This afternoon, Grasshoppers and Fireflies had a visit from Simon, from Corner Exotics. We all learnt so much about the world and the animals that live in it. In particular, those from Australia and those animals with similar adaptations.

A blue tongued skink, carpet python, boa constrictor, hedgehog, chinchilla, scorpion, giant spiny stick insect, tarantulas, Australian green tree frog, African bullfrog, leopard gecko and an East Australian bearded dragon.

We all had a great afternoon and the children were fearless!

# Easter Fun

### Have a lovely Easter break with your families, Grasshoppers

I was told about the Easter Festival at The British Ironwork Centre by Carla. Kids get in free!

There are a few other events below too. Have fun!

https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/visit-us/

https://www.shropshiremuseums.org.uk/event/castle-dragons-eggs-trail/

https://www.ludlowcastle.com/events/easter-trail/

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–shropshire/easter/

# Animal Man Visit – Grasshoppers and Fireflies

Grasshoppers and Fireflies are having a visitor on the first day back after Easter: the Animal Man.

As this may involve some direct interaction with the animals, could any parents/carers with children with allergies to any animals fill in the following form: https://forms.office.com/e/JDYdm3NjE9

# Science – Alive/Dead/Once Alive/Never Alive

### Grasshoppers have enjoyed learning about what makes something alive and sorting objects into groups depending on whether they are ‘Alive’, ‘Dead / Once Alive’ or ‘Never Alive’. There are some great activities on the BBC Bitesize website that they might like to try with you at home to help embed their learning.

Dead, living and non-living – BBC Bitesize

# Maths Games

### I will also send home information about TTRS, next week, as the Year 2 children can begin accessing this, if they haven’t already. They should begin on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables, before progressing onto their 3 times table.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

# Welcome back!

### Our topic for this term is ‘Australia’.

Click on the link below for a clearer view.

Australia Curriculum Overview Spring 2024

# Nativity Performance Tickets

There are still tickets available for both Nativity performances and all the waiting list requests have been sent down to class today.

# Nativity Tickets

If you have not yet let the school office know how many tickets you would like for the KS1 Nativity Performances taking place on Wednesday 13th December at 6pm and Thursday 14th December at 2pm, please could you complete the form below and return it to the school office as soon as possible. In the first instance tickets are limited to a maximum of 4 per family over the 2 performances. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for additional tickets once everyone has had the chance to order theirs, please let us know by indicating this on the form.

Please could you let the school office have this information by this Friday so that we can start allocating tickets to those on the waiting list next week.

Nativity Letter – Tickets

# Spelling Shed – Year 2

### 5 – 10 minutes each day, if possible. Please let me know if you have any issues with Spelling Shed.

grasshoppers@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk

# Games – Number Facts/Number Bonds

### Number Fact Families

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

### Save the Whale – Learn your number bonds to 5,6,7,8,9 & 10

https://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

### Hit the Button – Number bonds/Times Tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

### Mental Maths Train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

### Paint the Squares – 100 Square games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

# Forest School Visitor

### Lucy also set up a footprint tunnel so that we can look for evidence of the dormice. This has ink inside and a strip of paper so footprints can be recorded. The ink is made out of charcoal and olive oil.

https://ptes.org/campaigns/dormice/