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Spring 2 Week 3

Over the last week we have been recapping our number bonds to 10 and then to 20. Some children have really got these secure which is helping them in other area. Other children are still struggling to recall these number facts. In class we are having a big push on learning and remembering these for quick recall. Here is a great game that the children can do online and for free. There are a lot of different levels so all children can access this!

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

In English we have started to think about our own adventure stories - based on our book 'There's a Tiger in the Garden'. We have completed our own story maps and will start to write our sentences over the next few lessons.

In Science we have planted some sunflower seeds! They are just starting to poke through the soil - it is very exciting. 

A quick well done to the Year 1 children who are managing to complete their homework and hand it in on or before the Monday. Some children are really challenging themselves and going above what they are expected to do! All your hard work will help you in school!

Have a good rest of the week!

Mrs Edwards

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New Weekly Homework for Year 1!

As we are now half way through the year, it is time for Year 1 children to start having weekly homework!! This is as well as the home learning grid. Weekly Homework will be given out on a Tuesday, with spellings, and needs to be given back to me to be marked on a Monday morning. Children can choose to hand their work in earlier if they would like. 

Please note, homework should always be completed in pencil. 

This week, spellings will be given out tomorrow.

Mrs Edwards

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Spring 1 Week 5

Class two children have written some fantastic retellings of our story book this week, Whatever Next! They have thoroughly enjoyed using a story map to learn the plot and remember the order. A lot of children have worked hard on their letter fromation and their writing is unrecognisable! We have also thought a lot about time words this week - next, then, after etc. 

In Maths we have been learning the Days of the Week and Months of the year - most children know these now but any extra learning they can do at home to secure these would be fab. Similarly, we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Anything extra to embed this would be great. We have also recapped the equals sign and what this means. All children having been writing basic algerbraic number sentences eg. 3 + 4 = 5 + 2 - amazing! 

Home Learning has been flooding in this week and our display is getting very full! You still have next week to get in your pieces - it would be great if every child could stand and show their work in collective worship at the end of term! They will also be able to collect their housepoints for it. 

Just a quick note - some children have been playing very roughly outside in our outdoor area, at play and at lunchtimes. This is not approproate for school and has caused inguries to children who are younger. Please can you have a chat with your child about sensible choices at play and lunchtimes. 

Have a good weekend, 

Mrs Edwards

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Spring Week 3

Everyone has had such a busy week taking part in lots of different art activities! All the children have listened well to the tasks and have completed some beautiful artwork that will soon be on display. 

A favourite of the children's has been the Japanese dancing and music sessions. They loved learning a new style and it is now being performed on the playground fo others to see! Maybe your child will show you at home this weekend. 

Thank you for all the homelearning that has been coming in, its great to see the children putting in extra effot this term with their presentation too. 

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Edwards

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Home Learning Links Class 2

There are a few online activities on this terms home learning so please find below the links to them - Mrs Edwards 

 

Maths - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/ 

Computing - https://www.kodable.com/hour-of-code

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Happy New Year!

A quick note just to say thank you for your lovely Christmas cards and gifts, they were all very thoughtful.

We have already had a fantastic start to the term and I am very impressed with how enthuasiastic the children are with their learning. We have made a great start to our new Book in English, 'Dear Greenpeace' and are thoroughly enjoying our 'Super Scientisits Lab' in the role play area. Spellings will start next week for Class 2 however, if you have time it would be beneficial to recap previous weeks spelings to ensure they have been retained. Homework for Year 2 will also begin next week. 

 

A gentle reminder that children shoud also be reading everynight, which needs to be recorded in their monkey books.This began to dwindle in the last few weeks of term. It is very hard to move children up in bookbands if there is little or no evidence of reading at home but also slows down their overall progress of early reading and writing.

Mrs Edwards

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Christmas Party Day

Just to say a massive thank you for all your party food donations. The children had wonderful Christmas Party and thoroughly enjoyed the disco. However, with all the christmas fun, I forgot to hand out the Newsletters - so just a reminder that school ends tomorrow at 2pm! 

Mrs Edwards :) 

 

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What a Fab Half Term!

What a fabulous half term we have had in Class 2! I am so proud of how hard all the children have been working and of their progress over the term.

 

We have been working really had on using capital letters and full stops in our writing and these are now being seen regularly in their independent work! The children’s ideas for story writing have also developed and we have definitely learnt what a bossy verb is! Our favourite way to remember them is “It’s like our Mummies and Daddies, they are always telling us what to do!”

 

In maths, we have spent a lot of time of number recognition, pattern and finding one more or one less. This has really given the children an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the numbers 1-20. We are now whizzing through trickier maths and I cannot wait to start some subtracting after half term!

 

All children have taken home two reading books for the half term. Please try to read every day still. This is really important to keep up their fluency and comprehension. The books your child take home are practice books. If their decoding and fluency is already very good and they find it ‘easy’ to read, please focus on talking about the characters and situations the characters are in, the punctuation and the spelling of key words. The link below has some great ebooks on too, that are in line with the schools reading band policy – feel free to check these out! https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Hope you all have a lovely half term! Mrs Edwards

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Spelling Books!

Just a quick note to say it is my fault your child hasn't got their spelling book today!!!! With the mad rush of PE and getting coats on and done up I completely forgot! They will be given out tomorrow! 

Mrs Edwards

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Autumn Week 1

What a fab start to the term all the children have made!

We have worked really hard on our letter formation this week, ensuing we start at the top of each letter and work our way around. We've also thought about capital letters and full stops and will continue to do this. 

 

In maths, the children have been using a lot of practical resources to practise their counting and number recognition skills. There has been a lot of concetration and all the children have worked well with slightly more structured lessons. 

 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and I will see you Monday morning!

Mrs Edwards Laughing

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End of a fantastic year

Thank you so much for your kind words and gifts. It has been a pleasure to teach all of the children in class 2 this year!

I will miss you all!

Have a lovely summer!

Miss Leake :) 

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Class 1 and 2 trip

Reminders for tomorrow-

  • All children will need a packed lunch and drink in a disposable bag.
  • Please ensure that your child is in school promptly ready for us to leave.
  • All children will need to have a coat (just in case!) and wear their school uniform– No need for book bags.
  • Please let your child’s class teacher aware of any possible travel sickness.
  • We will be back for the end of school.

Miss Leake and Miss Ingle

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Summer 2 Week 2

Class 2 have been working extremely hard this week during all of their lessons, especially when completing their phonics quiz with Miss Ingle. Well done everyone!

In English, we have been looking at using adjectives to describe different minibeasts. We used these adjectives to create minibeast riddles for our friends to solve.

In maths this week, we have recapped our addition and subtraction knowledge.

We have also created an aerial view map of our classroom in geography, identified important features found in Synagogues in RE, practiced our catching and throwing skills in PE and used different colours to create a picture of an animal we might find on our class trip next week.

Reminders:

  • Please ensure that your child comes to school daily with a named hat and water bottle.
  • All children will need their named PE kit in school every day.
  • If your child is going home with a different adult, please let myself or Mrs Rule know. If it is a regular occurrence for another adult to take your child home, please write this on a piece of paper to let us know this is fine on an occasional basis.
  • All children will need a packed lunch for our trip on Thursday (20th).
  • Please ensure that your child is in school promptly on Thursday ready for the trip.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Leake

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Summer 1 Week 5

In English this week we have created our own Mr Men or Little Miss character on the computer. We then wrote different sentences to describe our character and used adjectives to help our writing sound interesting. If you would like to have a go at making a character at home, here is the website link- http://www.themistermen.co.uk/stuff/game8.html?game=makeamrmen

In maths we have been collecting data about our favourite things (including food, sports, colours and Pokémon) using a tally. We used the results in order to create a block diagram and pictogram.

Reminders:

  • Please ensure that your child comes to school daily with a named hat and water bottle.
  • All children will need their named PE kit on the first day back from half term.

Have a lovely half term.

Miss Leake

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Summer 1 Week 3

This week in Class 2 we have been learning more about time in maths. We measured, in seconds and minutes, how long it took us to complete different activities using a stopwatch app on the Ipad. Today we looked at how we can measure time in hours.

In English this week we have been using the book The Last Noo-Noo written by Jill Murphy. Over the week we have looked at and used question marks in questions that we would ask some of the characters and responses we could give to the monsters taunts. Today we wrote about our favourite part of the book during big write.

Thank you to everyone who brought in cakes for our cake day!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Summer 1 Week 2

Wow Class 2, well done! You were all brilliant during the assembly! You have all worked really hard over the last week while we have been practising. Thank you to everyone who came along to see some of the things we have been learning about over the past two terms.

Reminders:

Monday 6th May – Bank holiday!

Clubs start next week (week beginning 6th May)

Friday 10th May – Class 2 cake day and non-uniform day

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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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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