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Welcome to Bond Class 

June Value


Although we are all different in many ways,

we love, respect and value those differences.  

July Value


Understand how others are feeling and support them. 

What a great start to this term Bond Class. £100  to spend on new books!

Well done to each and everyone of you for your commitment and hard work.


Class Teacher:  Mrs Hopla

Class TA: Miss Jones

SummerTerm 2018



All aboard the great, grand ship as we walk the plank to the end of Year 2!

Yo-ho-ho me hearty, we be reading The pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle . 


There be treasure abroad -- but is it worth the cost? A mysterious fiddler shares a treasure map with Captain Purplebeard and his greedy crew. After they set sail, he warns them of a pirate-eating monster, but the captain is undeterred. They press on, even as they grow increasingly unnerved by the fiddler’s terrifying song. The pirates, of course, run into the dreaded pirate cruncher -- the real surprise is how, exactly, they got there. Both menace and humor are surprisingly well combined in this book's lively illustrations. “I think treasure brings nothing but trouble!” squawks a macaw early in this cautionary tale. He’s right, of course, but like most adventures the real fun is in the journey. The eccentric crew’s thoughts are shown in cartoon bubbles, shifting from treasure to monsters, but they set aside their doubts. The abundant visual jokes -- a sleeping pirate cuddling a teddy bear with an eye patch, a tentacle salting an oblivious pirate’s breakfast egg -- infuse the deliciously dark story with sly humor.


What's to come

Thursday 7th June  - WOW DAY! Dress up as pirates  for a full and adventurous day!

 10th July - Hunstanton Seaside trip - don't miss the bus!




We will be  continuing to focus on Talk for Writing. The children will be learning a text and developing their knowledge and skills around that piece of writing. The new concept will develop their confidence, expand their imagination and creativity and inspire them to write with more passion.

The children inevitably learn the story word for word which is a powerful way to internalise narrative patterns and the language of stories. 

Our text for writing this term is The Story of Pirate Tom.

At the end of each unit some children will be selected to celebrate their fabulous writing with SLT.  



This term we will investigating, understanding  and use mathematical vocabulary  to read the time to the nearest five minuets, explore data and statistics  to build competency by taking the approach of:

Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract.

Concrete - children have the opportunity to use concrete objects to help them understand what they are doing.

Pictorial - alongside this children will have/use pictorial representations. These can help the children reason and solve problems.

Abstract -  concrete and pictorial representations should help the children develop a better understanding of abstract methods.

In addition:

We will be introducing the children  to  Inspire Maths  to prepare them with the required knowledge and skills  to access the Year 3 curriculum and make the transition smoother. 

The children will be adding and subtracting using columns.

The bar model  will be introduced to represent various concepts in addition and subtraction when solving problems and fractions.  

Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract. 





PE will be on  Wednesday  and Thursday

Please remember to always have your PE kit in school and suitable footwear.

White shirts and black shorts.

Dark coloured track suits may be worn outside



Commit yourself on the journey of learning. 

Accept that learning may not always be easy but with perseverance you can shine! 




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GREAT NEWS  - Bond Class  had £20 to spend last term on some new books for the class.

Well done!

Keep reading everyone!!


Maths: A page will be selected and noted on the door each week that needs completing.

Reading: Read everyday at home. Read anything. Please sign your child's book.

(Class vouchers to be won to buy books for our class - read 5 times everyone!)

Values:  Work together as a family and show how the months value  is portrayed at home.  

Spellings: A set of spellings will go home with your child each week and a test will follow.

Good luck winners!!




 Library day is Thursday.

Please have your book in school on Thursday to change.

 In Bond Class we persevered exploring and creating some of the  art work by Vincent Van Gogh. 

We were voted the best display in KS1 and was awarded with a trip to  the Fun Factory. 

The children were  thrilled to hear the news. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

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Read Write Inc

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Information for Parents: The Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Parents can watch our short video to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful.