Class Value: Thankfulness
Healthy Lifestyle Week
This week has been healthy lifestyle week. The children have made their own healthy smoothie from fruits and took part in a yoga workshop. Tomorrow the children will be enjoying a 'mindfulness' activity.
This week the Maths Home Learning will be a 'Royal Wedding Code Breaker' (this will be sent home in their bags). There will be no Literacy Home Learning.
I am so proud of the children for completing their SATS tests this week. We celebrated with a nice ice-lolly in the sunshine.
Enjoy a weekend in the sun :)
Literacy home learning
Use the picture above to help you write a traditional tale. Remember to have a beginning, middle and end.
You can write your traditional tale in your Literacy Home Learning Book.
Please practise these spellings with your child. They will be tested next Friday. When learning the spellings, please make sure your child can put the word into a sentence and knows the meaning of it.
Next week I will be testing the children on the common exception words that they are required to know. Please practise these over the weekend.
the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, out
door, floor, poor, because, find, kind, mind, behind, child, children, wild, climb, most, only, both, old, cold, gold, hold, told, every, everybody, even, great, break, steak, pretty, beautiful, after, fast, last, past, father, class, grass, pass, plant, path, bath, hour, move, prove, improve, sure, sugar, eye, could, should, would, who, whole, any, many, clothes, busy, people, water, again, half, money, Mr, Mrs, parents, Christmas.
Next Friday I will start sending out weekly spelling lists linked to the National Curriculum spelling expectations for Year 2. I will test the children the Friday after.
Welcome back to school - the sun in shining (finally!)
Please remember to send your child in with a sun hat and water bottle. Sun-cream needs to be applied before school.
Reminder - purple handwriting books need to be returned by Thursday.
Handwriting at home
On Friday the children will be coming home with a purple handwriting book. The book contains some of the high frequency and common exception words for Year Two. The handwriting book helps them with their letter sizing and consistency. Each week the children will practise the spellings twice before brining them home.
Please finish the line of spellings, using the lines as a measure and my example to help. Please return the book by Thursday for some new words.
Thank you for your continued support.
This week has been National Science Week. It was sad to hear the news about Stephen Hawking. We discussed all his fantastic scientific work in memory of him.
On Friday afternoon we took part in five different scientific activities.
1. Using marshmallows and pasta to build the highest tower.
2. Skittles experiment.
3. Designing a poster.
4. What paper aeroplane design travels the furthest?
5. What came first the chicken or the egg? (Let's just say we still haven't managed to answer this!)
We also got to visit our chicks and got to give them a little stroke. We spoke about the attachment theory and now know the chicks think we are their Mummy and Daddy!
Home Learning Literacy
Book Review - in your Literacy Home Learning Books. You can use the following questions and points to help you review your book.
Pick your favourite book
1. What is the book about?
2. Who would this book be suitable for? Why?
3. Would you recommend the book? Explain why.
4. Draw a picture of the front cover.
In Year Two we decided we were going to make milkshakes as part of our enterprise activity. We made chocolate, caramel, banana, strawberry and oreo milkshakes. We knew we had to make over £30 in order to make a profit.
They looked and tasted delicious!
What a busy week we have had!
We started off the week with an eco-workshop. We learnt about the importance of recycling and the impact we are having on our planet.
Next, we had a visit from the Firefighters where we learnt about the importance of having a fire alarm in your home. The Police also came to talk to us to tell us about their job and how they keep us safe.
Mrs Sharp told us all about the New Hope charity and how we can support people that are homeless.
We also took part in a healthy eating workshop. We completed lots of different activities such as; brushing teeth, building the human body out of puzzle pieces, sorting out foods for the Eat Well plate and learning how much salt and sugar is in our food!
As a class, we discussed the topic 'our happy place'. We used foam to create a picture of our happy place. In circle time we spoke about how different colours can represent different emotions.
Take a look at all our photos!
Welcome back to the Spring Term. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas.
Welcome to Year 2!