Reading books will be brought to school daily and we would be grateful if you could read with your child each evening. Please sign your child's reading record every night.
Spellings will be sent out weekly and will be linked to the rule that we are learning in class.
Homework: Children will be expected to complete Mathletics, SPaG.com and spellings homework , as well as daily reading practice.
It would be helpful if PE kits were left in school all week.
We followed written instructions to create a superhero stick puppet.
We made cakes, iced biscuits and chocolate marshmallows before writing our own instructions for people to follow.
As a class, we made a pact to read every night. We created our own poems in the style of Dr. Seuss.
Work by the wonderful Year 2 class of 2017 - 18
As part of our 'Educate and Celebrate' work, we read the story 'Jamie'. It was based on the story of Cinderella, and we found similarities and differences between Jamie and Cinderella before writing our own endings to the story.
We studied this self portrait of L.S. Lowry, and discovered that he only used five colours in his work: black, white, red, yellow and blue. He used these five colours to make all of the other colours he used. We decided to use only these five colours to paint our own self portraits, and had great fun experimenting when making new colours!
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, we read the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. We then had a competition to design our own underpants that we thought the aliens might like. Mrs. George and Mrs. Lee chose a winner, and the winning underpants were by Jeremy. They had trains on them!
In English we read and wrote lots of riddles. We learned how to write similes, and began our sentences in lots of different ways. Can you guess which animals these riddles are about?
I have a wet nose like water.
Sometimes I wriggle my tail.
I have soft fur to keep me warm.
I love to play outside.
My claws are as sharp as a sword.
I like crunchy biscuits but I don't like nosy dogs.
What am I?
I have vicious claws like thorns.
My ears are as cool as the wind.
My tail wags when I am happy.
I can fetch a ball as fast as lightning.
I have sharp teeth like a crocodile.
I like meat but I don't like fruit.
What am I?
I have a soft tummy.
My skin is brown like mud.
I have sharp spikes.
Sometimes I have small hands.
I can eat delicious grass or scrumptious plants.
What am I?
Mr. Swainston joined us and taught our English, Science and topic lessons.
In English we wrote a text explaining how the 'Teacher-Pleaser' machine works. We then invented our own machines and wrote explanation texts for them.
In Maths we learned how to make tally charts and bar charts, and used them to answer questions. We also collected data about our favourite things about snow.
In Topic we looked at different types of puppets, and made our own paper puppets to use in our own puppet shows. We also designed our own safari animal puppets to make out of fabric, and practised sewing using a needle and thread.
We began to read traditional tales, and we retold the story of Hansel and Gretel. We also created our own news reports and filmed them in class.
In Maths we learned how to find a half, a quarter, a third and three quarters of numbers. Mrs. Coxon got a text from Santa, and we had to find the fractions to crack the code and find the sweets!
We completed our work on the safari in Kenya, reading maps and using North, South, East and West to describe position.
We read stories with familiar settings, and wrote our own stories about a lost toy, using lots of descriptive vocabulary.
In Maths we focused on place value, reading and writing numbers, and presenting them using tens and ones. We are so good at it that we are beginning to use this strategy when we add!
In Science we ordered the stages in the life cycles of humans, frogs and butterflies. We are becoming very good at using correct scientific words such as elderly, chrysalis and froglet.
Getting Ready For Year 3!
We have been getting ready for Year 3, sitting at our tables instead of sitting on the carpet, and working much more independently. All of the adults in our class have commented on how sensible and grown up we are. We also had our transition day, where we spent the morning in the Year 3 classroom and met our new teacher, Mr. Trewhella. It was lovely getting to know him, and we are really looking forward to working with him and Miss Taylor. We were also thrilled when we found out that Mrs. Williams will still be working with us some of the time! We are definitely ready for Year 3!
Athletics with Time Prendergast
Tim came to visit us one final time and did some relay activities with us. We had a great time, and really worked well together in teams!
We won this term's health points challenge!
As a reward for making healthy choices at lunchtimes we had a water party, with water balloons and super soakers! We particularly enjoyed trying to soak Mr. Anderson!
We learned about recycling and discovered how materials are recycled. We worked in groups to find objects which could be recycled together. The children are going to try and recycle more at home and look out for the recycling logo when they are out and about!
In English we read a range of Preston Pig stories by Colin McNaughton. We wrote book reviews and shared our thoughts on the stories. We wrote letters to Mister Wolf telling him why he needed to stop trying to eat Preston, and we planned and wrote a new Preston Pig story.
In Maths we continued to practise multiplication and learned what the division symbol means. We used arrays to help us to multiply, divide and show the relationship between the two. We also solved problems using all four number operations, and began to use the inverse operation to check our answers.
In Science we recapped on materials we already know, and identified which objects in our classroom are made from these materials. We also began to think about the best material for a particular job, investigating which material would be best to use to make an umbrella for Preston Pig.