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Spring 2, Week 5

In English, we have been researching our favourite sea animal using different sources- Ipads and non-fiction books. We will use this information to create an informative poster about a sea animal.

In maths we recapped our money knowledge by using a range of coins to make different amounts. We have also been learning about 3D shapes. In pairs we used straws and plasticine to make a variety of 3D shapes and we also looked around the school to find different everyday 3D shapes.

This week we have also been on our Easter Journey. As a class we reflected upon the Easter events at the different stations which were located at the church and around the school grounds.

Reminders:

Thursday 4th April – Easter service (9.15am in the hall)

Friday 5th April – End of term (school finishes at 2pm)

Wednesday 24th April – Summer term begins

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Spring 2 Week 4

This week we have been working really hard being scientists during our 2 science days. On Wednesday we did lots of investigations to do with space, for example making and testing parachutes and looking at and creating the solar system. On Thursday we worked together in our class to find out what happens to skittles when you add warm water to them; which material would be best to use as an astro-nappy and which crisps were the healthiest out of Doritos, ready salted, Wotsits and squares.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Spring 2 Week 1

This week we have started our new traditional tales topic in English. We have looked at the features you find in traditional tales and thought about what makes the characters good and bad.

In maths we have been recapping our number knowledge. We used dienes to show our numbers in tens and ones. We also practised writing our numbers in words and numbers and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

In addition to all of this, we have looked at and located the 7 continents in geography, identified the animals which live in polar and ocean habitats in science, painted different flags in art and looked at the events in the Easter story in RE.

Reminders:

  • World book day on Thursday (7th) – Costume needed.
  • Spring Disco on Friday (8th, 5.30-7pm)

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Leake

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Spring Week 6

We have had a great week in class 2!

In English, we continued using the book Traction Man is here written by Mini Grey. We used verbs to describe what Traction Man is doing on different pages and we created our own adventure for him to go on.

In maths this week, we have been learning how to tell o’clock and half past times. We created our own analogue clock and took them home to practise with. We have also learnt how to read and draw the hands on analogue clocks.

Today we finished our history topic about the Great Fire of London by having a guest in to tell us all about the Great Fire. We worked together as a class to practice our 17th century firefighting technique using our plastics buckets and re-enacted a lot of different scenes.

I hope you all have a lovely half term!

Miss Leake

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Spring Week 5

In English this week, we have been looking at the book Traction Man is here, written by Mini Grey. We used adjectives to describe Traction Man and what clothing he wears.

In maths, we have been learning how to find halves and quarters of shapes.

Over this week, we have also done a lot of work on wellbeing. As a class we have talked about how to look after ourselves and how we can stay safe. We had an exciting day on Thursday when we learnt about different fruits and vegetables and got to try them too!

Upcoming:

-      Open session on Monday (3.30-6.30pm).

-      On Friday (15th), we will be having a Great Fire of London morning to finish our history topic. Please could your child bring in a named plastic bucket for Friday in order for them to be a part of one of the activities.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Leake

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Spring Week 4

In Class 2, we have had a busy and creative week!

In our English lessons, we looked at when we should include exclamation and questions marks within our sentences.

In maths we recapped our knowledge of addition and subtraction.

During our arts days, we had the opportunity to create some amazing pieces of art based around our Caribbean theme. We can’t wait to show you some of our art on display the main foyer during our open session on Monday 11th February.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Leake

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Spring Week 3

We have had a very productive and fun week in Class 2.

This week in maths, we have been weighing a range of different objects using non-standard (cubes) and standard (grams) units. We ended the week by using our weighing knowledge and skills to weigh out the ingredients needed in order to make rice Krispie cakes.

In English, we continued our learning about instructions. We wrote our own instructions to tell us how to make jam sandwiches and used these to make the sandwiches. They were very yummy! To end the week we wrote intrusions to tell someone how to wash an animal, which was based around the book ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’ by Michelle Robinson and Kate Hindley.

We have also used different apparatus during P.E, thought about forgiveness in RE, picked a range of items that helped us learn about the Great Fire of London in history and identified trees from their leaves in science.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Leake

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Spring Week 2

This week in English, we have started to learn about instructions. We looked at what imperative (bossy) verbs are, identified what we need to include in instructions and put a set of instructions into chronological order.

In maths, our topic this week has been position and direction. We learnt a lot of vocabulary and used this to answer a range of questions and direct our partner to different pictures on the playground.

Additionally to this, we have practised our balancing skills in PE, named a variety of different wild plants in science, created art based upon Great Fire of London, talked about the 12 disciples Jesus chose and ordered the events of the Great Fire of London.

Reminders:

-      Please return the food making participation form on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Leake

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Spring - Week 1

Welcome back Class 2! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready for the busy term ahead.

In English this week, we have been looking at adding the –ing, -ed and –er suffix to the end of root words. We have also completed a big write all about what we did during our Christmas break.

In maths, we have been doubling and halving a range of different numbers to 20 (and beyond!).

In addition to all of this, we have also started to learn about algorithms in computing, planted beans in science, practiced our tennis skills in PE and identified how London has changed since 1666 in history.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Leake

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Autumn 2, Week 1

This week in class 2, we have been learning all about World War 1. We started the week with an introduction about why World War 1 started and the countries that were involved. We then looked at what the trenches were and how the soldiers used them. We created our own trenches using mud in our outdoor area. We have also learnt about what children did during the war and the clothing men and women wore depending upon their jobs. We ended the week today with a remembrance day were we reflected and completed some activities around the school and in church.

As well as learning all about World War 1, class 2 have been completing some of their quizzes. These will continue next week.

Reminder

-      All children will need a packed lunch on Wednesday- if they are going to mini Olympics.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 1, Week 7

We have had a fun week in Class 2 and it was lovely to meet many of you on our family day on Monday. I know that the children really enjoyed the afternoon and I hope you all did too!

In English, we have been planning and writing our own Mr Benn adventure stories. The children have had a range of great adventure ideas and I am looking forward to reading them when we finish them next week.

In maths, we have been learning our number bonds to 10. We have used a range of resources and visual representations to help us.

Reminders:

  • Open session – Wednesday 24th October - 3:30pm- 6:30pm
  • Shoe boxes- Please could we have any spare shoeboxes for our DT lesson on Wednesday.
  • Spellings- on this week’s spellings you will notice that some of the words start with a capital letter, this is an error and they should all be in lower case.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 1, Week 6

Class 2 have been working extremely hard this week. In English, we have been looking at some of the different adventures Mr. Benn has been on. We mainly focused on Mr. Benn’s diving adventure. From using his adventure, we could identify and retell the events in the beginning, middle and end of the story. In maths, we have been learning how to count in 2s and 5s. We used a range of different resources to help us with our learning, these included, 100 squares, number lines and the outdoor washing line!

Over the past 6 weeks, I have been encouraging independence with changing of books and taking them home at the end of the day. Regular reminders are given to the children about this routine throughout the day and I can see this is improving.

A number of items of clothing, especially jumpers, remain un-named. This makes it very difficult to return them to their rightful owners. Please can you make sure that all items of clothing are named. In class, we have discussed and been working on putting our jumpers straight into our bags when they are taken off to avoid loss of items. This is work in progress and I am sure this will develop over the upcoming weeks.

Reminders:

-      When bringing in a snack, please could this be put into a named container or bag to avoid any confusion.

-      Class 2 family afternoon is on Monday (15th) 1:15pm-3:00 pm.

-      Rearranged open session is on Wednesday 24th 3:30pm-6:30pm. This is a drop in session to have a look at your child’s amazing work they have produced in their books.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 1, Week 4

This week in class 2 we have been working very hard.

In English, we have learnt about what we need to include in our sentences: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

In maths, we have looked at using our counting skills to find missing numbers on a 100 square and number line. We have also applied our number knowledge to challenging questions.

In addition to all of this, we have been learning our harvest festival song, retelling the creation story, identifying physical features of the Arctic and describing properties of materials.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Summer week 5

We have had a very Royal week in Class 2! As a class, we wrote a letter to the Queen which today has been posted to Buckingham Palace to tell the Queen all about our last history topic. We ended the week today with a Royal tea party with Class 1. We ate jam scones and finger sandwiches and played pin the veil on the bride. Watch out for some photos of our party on the website soon.

This week the children in year 2 have been working extremely hard on their quizzes, while the years 1’s have been equally working hard on creating, planning and writing their own story book.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy watching the Royal wedding.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 2, Week 6

We have had a very festive week in Class 2. We have all been really busy designing and making our Christmas hats, cards and calendars. In Maths, we have continued to learn all about 2D shapes and their properties. We have also completed an independent big write where we had to finish the end of the story about Santa and why he thought he had ruined Christmas.

Reminders:

-      The carol service takes place on Tuesday 12th December at 2:15pm.

-      The children have been provided with costumes at school ready for Tuesday’s carol service. Any additional pieces of clothing that the children may need will be found written in their monkey book.

-      Please ensure that the children learn their lines and the hymn words ready for Monday’s rehearsal.

-      On Friday, the children chose what food they would like to bring to the class party on Monday 18th December. You will get a slip to inform you of their choice on Monday.

-      PE kits will go home on Friday and any kit left un-named in the classroom will go to the lost property box next to the front office.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 2 Week 3

It was lovely to see so many of you this week during our family afternoon. I know the children really enjoyed it.

In English this week, we have been reading a new book called ‘That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown’ written by Cressida Cowell. During our lessons, we have used a range of different adjectives to describe Emily Brown and the different places Emily and Stanley explored. We finished the week by writing a postcard from one of the places that we would have liked to have explored with Emily and Stanley.

In maths, we have looked at the different ways and resources you can use to make a particular number. During the week, we have also been practising our addition skills. We learnt that you can write the two numbers you want to add together in any order. For example, 2+3=5 or 3+2=5.

Mini Olympics

On Wednesday morning, the children will be taking part in a sporting event. Please ensure that the children arrive to school promptly (coach leaves at 9am) in their Outdoor PE kits (blue joggers, white t-shirt, blue jumper and trainers). The children are to bring their non-school uniform to school in their PE bags, and then they can get changed when we get back to school at lunchtime.

Reminders:

  • Stapled into the children’s monkey book is their parent consultation time and day.
  • PE kits will be sent home on Tuesday ready for Wednesday morning.
  • Non-school uniform (Wednesday 22nd) – please refer to the newsletter to know what the children should bring in exchange for wearing their own clothes.
  • Thursday 23rd – Parents consultations

Have a great weekend.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 2, Week 1

This week in English, we have been learning about the four different sentence types. These are statements, questions, commands and exclamations.

In Maths, we have been recapping our number bonds to 10 and 20. We have also been using the resources around the classroom to help us to add different numbers together.

During the afternoons this week, we have learnt about the different weathers in each season during science; what an aerial and ground level view is in geography and created firework pictures using a range of mediums in art and computing.

Reminders:

· Please ensure all PE kits are in school all week with the correct clothing inside.

· A new home learning grid was sent out on Tuesday with all new activities based around our ‘explorers’ topic. An online copy is on the website.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Week 7

In English this week, we have been using our Mr Men or Little Miss plans to create our own story. We thought carefully about what we wanted to happen in our story at the beginning, middle and end. We even illustrated our stories. At the end of the week, we went into Class 1 and shared our story with some of the children in there.

During our maths lessons, we have been looking carefully at our number bonds to 10. Number bonds or number pairs are pairs of numbers that make up a given number (10). For example 1 + 9 = 10.

Over the half term, I would be great if you could practise your number bonds to 10. You can write these down or your grown up at home can verbally test you like we do in class.

E.g. If I say 4 you say… 6

Well done to all of you for your fantastic home learning this half term. I look forward to see what you produce next half term!

Reminders:

  • A new home learning grid will be sent out after half term with different activities for the children to complete 6 of.
  • Reading evening – Thursday 2nd November at 6pm.

I hope you all have a lovely half term.

Miss Leake

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Week 6

Over the past 2 weeks in English, we have been looking at and reading a range of Mr. Men books written by Roger Hargreaves. We have discussed the different characters, the features that you find in the books and how the characters look like their name. This week we created our own Mr. Men or Little Miss character on the computer and thought about a name for them. From this, we planned a story using our character.

http://www.themistermen.co.uk/stuff/game8.html?game=makeamrmen This is the website where you can make your own Mr Men or Little Miss characters.

In maths this week, we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. As a class we have verbally counted in 2s from 2-20, in 5s from 5-50 and in 10s from 10-100. In our math lessons, we have had some number sequence challenges where we had to fill in the correct missing numbers.

During the afternoons this week, we have thought about and created a prayer about food in RE, tested different materials to see if they are waterproof, not waterproof, opaque or translucent in science and in history we learnt about the history of aeroplanes. We designed and created our own flying machines using different materials just like the Wright brothers did.

Reminders:

  • Please ensure that your child has a pair of tracksuit trousers and a jumper in their PE bags to allow for PE lessons to take place outside.
  • Next week is the final week before half term. Please can your child bring in any of their remaining pieces of home learning. Well done to those children who have already completed their 6 pieces.
    • Please ensure that your child’s jumpers are named to avoid these going missing.
  • Wednesday (18th) – School photos.
  • Friday (20th) – Class 5 cake day.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake.

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Week 4

This week in Class 2, we created our stained glass fruit and vegetables for the Harvest Festival. We carefully tried to cut out the middle and place different pieces of tissue paper over our chosen fruit or vegetable. During our lessons, we wrote some sentences about why we give food for Harvest and with Mrs Wilson, we looked at the story of the Little Red Hen, which taught us about the process of making bread.

During the afternoons this week we have learnt about and mixed our own secondary colour paints in art, found objects around the classroom which are made from more than one material  in science and learnt about the different techniques to use when taking a photo on an IPad in computing.

Reminders:

  • Monday 2nd - Open session (3:30 – 6:30).
  • Friday 6th - Hedgehog day (Donation suggestions are on the newsletter).
  • Please ensure that your child’s jumpers are named to avoid these going missing.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake 

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