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Round up and Preview – Friday 14th June

Its been another busy week in year 2! The class have engaged in our new topic fantastically. World Ocean Day was a fantastic introduction to our seaside topic and we continued our learning this week by looking at the geographical features of coasts, determining whether they were ‘physical’ or ‘human’. The class also had a brilliant Bio Blitz session on Wednesday morning with Mrs Richards.

In English this week we have been looking at the text ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’. We have read and learned the pattern of the text and started to collect a bank of the super description in the story and will use this to generate our own description! Next week, we will be imagining our own disgusting sandwiches based on ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ story. We will also begin learning about prepositions and prepositional phrases to describe where something is in relation to something else.

In maths we have continued our unit on telling the time. We have looked at o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and have even started telling the time to 5 minute intervals. We will continue with this next week!

Next week we will be taking part in sports day. Children are asked to come to wearing their team colours.
Green – Emerald
Yellow – Diamond
Red – Ruby
Purple – Amethyst
Blue – Sapphire
They will wear PE shorts and plimsoles/trainers with their Team T shirt (don’t worry if you haven’t got one as normal PE tops will be okay) I will send home PE kits on Tuesday.

* What can you do at home to support your child’s learning?

Keep reading and recording in your child’s reading diary.


Keep hammering mental arithmetic. A great website is: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button


Try one of the task from the Topic Home learning Grid.

Keep the children thinking about time, using a clock face to practice working out the time at 5 minute intervals.

* Important Messages:
Sports Day – Wednesday 19th June
It would be great to have parents to help walk the children down to the playing fields Wednesday morning and back at lunchtime. Let me know if you are able to join us!

Class C Weekly Round Up

Friday 7th June

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term. The children have definitely come back refreshed and ready for the new term…their final term as Year 2!

We have really enjoyed celebrating World Ocean week in class C this week. We started the week by learning about what the ocean does for us and presented our findings on posters with the title ‘Reasons to love the Ocean’. We then used all our new knowledge to write thank you letters to the ocean and made personal promises about how we were going to help the plastic pollution problem. Our photographs of us at the seaside became part of our letters. We looked carefully at the photographs and drew creatively around the image what we imagined was not caught in the photo.
We have also been creative using Katsushika Hokusai’s famous painting ‘The Great wave off Kanagawa’ to inspire our own wave paintings. The children have mixed their own colours to create various shades of blue for their waves….to great effect!

In our bid to be more sustainable and use less plastic we have been busy up-cylcing old t-shirts into bags and Mrs Shoesmith taught the children how to make re-usable sandwich wraps using old fabric and beeswax. The children have really enjoyed our focus for the week and have shown admirable consideration and thought towards the ocean and what they can do to look after this irreplaceable world resource.

We have also had time to begin our new maths unit this week. We will be learning to tell the time in our next sequence of learning. Starting with o’clock, half past/to and quarter past/to, we will then move to telling the time to 5 minutes. The home learning task this week is a task to help get the children thinking about the clock face, the various hands and what they tell us.

Next week we will also start our new sequence of learning in English. We will have a story telling focus. Our model text, ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ will allow us to learn a new story structure, refine our use of punctuation and inspire some super vocabulary.

I hope you received the curriculum information this week; it can also be found on the curriculum link on our class page. You can also find the home learning grid there with all the choices to continue our topic learning at home.

* What can you do at home to support your child’s learning?

Keep reading and recording in your child’s reading diary.
Keep hammering mental arithmetic. A great website is: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Have a go at the Maths Activity to explore time and try one of the task from the Topic Home learning Grid.

* Important Messages:

Spellings will resume on Monday.

Ocean Week Outcomes

Weekly Round Up and Preview

Friday 17th May

In maths this week we have started our unit on the properties of shape. We have been naming 2D and 3D shapes and recalling what we know from our previous learning, as well as looking at 2D shapes in more detail. We have defined and counted sides and vertices, solved riddles, looked at lines of symmetry and sorted shapes based on their properties.

In English we have been gathering all our research about the life of Mary Anning and have ordered it chronologically in a timeline. We are now busy using this to support our biography writing. We are also really enjoying our class text ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and have been busy inventing our own sweet and chocolate creations inspired by Mr. Wonka.

Next week we will be finalising and publishing our biographies and continuing our learning on the properties of shape with a focus on 3D shapes. Children will be given the opportunity to share their home learning projects next week so please send in any completed tasks for Monday.

  • What can you do at home to support your child’s learning?
    Keep reading and recording in your child’s reading diary.
    Keep hammering mental arithmetic. A great website is: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
    Have a go at the Maths Activity below to explore 3D shapes.
  • Important Messages:
    Don’t forget that class C will be performing their May Pole dance on the church green on Thursday pm.

Year 5 weekly round up Friday 17th May

We have written some beautiful poems this week using what we have learnt during our poetry topic.
While Mrs Evans was helping to administer the SATs tests this week, Year 5 had RE lessons in the hall learning all about different world religions. We have also looked this week at how images on social media may not reflect reality in our PSHE lesson.

Weekly Round Up and Preview

Friday 10th May

It’s been a great week in Year 2 this week – our key stage one assessments were approached confidently and with fantastic commitment. I’m so proud of all the children and their positivity – they should all be very proud of themselves! We’ve had a topic focus this week, learning about Mary Anning’s life through the text ‘Stone Girl, Bone Girl’ but also by researching our own facts. This will feed into our English learning next week where the children will plan and write a biography about her. The children have also sculpted some wonderful fossils out of clay. Keep your eyes peeled for a gallery of some of the super art inspired by our topic!

Next week we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes in maths and begin planning our biographies in English. We will use timelines to explore the evolution of animals in our topic lessons and continue to learn our May Pole dance with Mrs Kimber!

  • What can you do at home to support your child’s learning?
    Keep reading and recording in your child’s reading diary.
    Keep hammering mental arithmetic. A great website is: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
    Try one of the tasks on the Home learning Grid linked to our topic (see the curriculum page on the sidebar!)
  • Important Messages:
    Wednesday 15th May – Year 2 forest school. Please send children into school wearing their forest school kit with uniform in a bag. Thank you!

 

Class C's Fossil Art