Class Value: Thankfulness
What a busy half term!
Well we are coming to the end of the first half term in Year 2 and what a busy time it has been! Apologies for no recent blog posts, I am currently waiting to see who's picture is allowed onto the website before anything is put up.
We had a great time on our trip on Monday and learnt so much! Thank you again to all of our parent helpers.
Next week is diversity week so we will be looking at a range of different topics, such as Black History, SEND and the LGBT community.
Have a lovely weekend, we are almost at half term!
Wow what a week!
We have been so busy in Year 2 with all of our learning! We have begun most of our topics for this half term and we have had visits from some night owls! We also learnt about using the computer safely in an assembly on Thursday.
We have had to move our voting to Monday as many children want to be part of a council but forgot to write anything down. So if they would like to be on a council (see post below) then they must write some sentences over the weekend please!
Apologies if there is some confusion with reading books being changed! At this time, we would like the children to read both of their books twice so that they can develop fluency, comprehension and expression too. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Have a great weekend!
Today I spoke to the children about school councils this year. Below are the options:
We have asked the children to prepare a few sentences about why they would like to be the councillors for the above. Also, we have made it clear if they have been on these councils before, they cannot be on it this year.
Speeches and voting will take place on Friday. Any questions, please just ask!
Welcome Year 2 2018/2019!
Welcome back, I hope you all had a fantastic summer break! The children have settled into Year 2 very well and have had a lovely time in our first three days.
As it is the first week back, I have not set any home learning. However, the children have been sent home with 2 reading books and a login for the Times Table Rockstars website (see link below). As explained in the meet the teacher presentation, there is no requirement for the children to use this, but it would be great for them to explore and play some games on it this weekend.
Please find any important documents listed on this page. Have a lovely weekend, see you all on Monday!
Literacy - To write a diary entry about Sport Week. What was our favourite part? Has anything inspired you?
Maths - To draw a picture in your Maths book that is symmetrical.
What a busy week it has been!
On Monday we had a visit from Jamie Knight a football freestyler. He shared his skills with us during an assembly and even taught us some of the football skills. Jamie told us about his journey to success. Many of us came away very inspired!
On Tuesday we took part in a Archery workshop. Not many of us had taken part in Archery activities before so it was great fun!
On Wednesday the Year 5 play leaders ran a fitness workshop for us. It was great to see the Year 5 children taking responsibility and setting up some fantastic activities.
On Thursday we took part in a fitness workshop with A-Life. We learnt about the importance of staying fit and healthy.
On Friday we took part in a tennis lesson. It was great to try out a different sport.
We even took part in the 'daily mile'. Next Year all classes will be completing this every day.
This week was a very busy week in Year Two. Take a look at all the fantastic learning we have been doing!
Home Learning - to have fun at the Summer Festival!
This week the Literacy home learning will be to write a recount of our trip to the seaside.
Maths Home Learning - Can you take pictures of any 3D and 2D shapes that can be found in the world around us? Bring them in by Friday 22nd so we can share them with the class.
For example - A football - sphere
Although we were nearly blown over on the beach today - Year Two had a fantastic time in Southend.
In the morning we got to paddle in the sea and play on the beach. As it started to rain we had to go inside (it was so windy all our socks were flying around!
Then we got to explore the Sealife Aquarium - there were so many animals we had never seen before.
After this we got to touch a star fish. We had to use our little finger otherwise it would get too hot! Did you know a star fish has two stomachs?
Finally we got to eat our lunch and have a well-deserved ice-cream.
On the way to the coach the sun decided to come out so we got to play on the beach.
Global Diversity Week
The children had a fantastic time learning about South Korea. Mr Regan shared all his knowledge of the country. We created leaflets about the UK so we can send them to a school in South Korea (hopefully they write back to us). We made traditional masks, learnt the dance to 'Gangnam Style', learnt to write our name in Korean, tasted lots of different foods and we even made our own sushi! Mr Regan also taught us how to say phrases such as "good morning" in Korean.
Take a look at our pictures below.
On Friday the children will be bringing home their arts and crafts from this week. If you would like to make a donation to the chosen charity then a pot will be put out the front of the classroom.
School trip to the seaside tomorrow
Arrive at school - 8.15am
Children to wear school uniform. They can wear their own shoes.
A rucksack containing: a small towel, waterproof coat (just in-case) and hat.
Remember a packed lunch is needed!
Please remember to apply sun-cream in the morning.
Hopefully it stays sunny! Fingers crossed!
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!