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Friday 19th July

We’ve had a lovely week together in class C. As writers, we have finished our ‘Disgusting Ice cream’ stories and shown super craftsmanship in our proofreading and editing. We have also produced our entries for the Colyton Flower Show handwriting competition. We’ve finished off our Position and Direction learning in maths and now we are starting to think about transition. This week we have also been sharing the super home learning projects for our final topic of the year. The projects were superb – thank you – I have included some photos in this post.

Next week we will be making the the most of our time together!
Early next week I will be sending home books for the year. If your child doesn’t have theirs then it is because I would like to keep it for a little bit longer! Although this may be disappointing for children, they should be proud that their books are being kept for a little longer as they are excellent examples of accelerated progress! (It was very difficult to select just a small sample of books!)

Wednesday is the last day that the children will spend in class c and to celebrate the end of term, I will be asking children to bring in a small game that would like to play in the morning. Please can you ensure that all games are not electrical (no tablets/phones etc) and are not too precious (!)

Finally, thank you all for your support throughout the year. It has been a joy and a pleasure to teach this wonderful group of children and to work in partnership with you. The progress they have made as individuals is something I am incredibly proud of; it is testament to all the love, care and support that the children receive from everyone around them.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday and I look forward to watching the children continue to grow as they journey through the school.
If there is ever anything I can do to in the near or distant future, don’t hesitate to ask!

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

Talk to your child about their transition. Do they have any worries? What are the most looking forward to? How can the adults around them support them best as they move into their new class?

Home Learning Projects

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Friday 5th July

Another lovely week in year 2. I can’t believe how quickly this summer term is going. Transition is upon us and we are busy preparing the children for their move to year 3 and KS2.

In writing, we have used all of our growing grammar knowledge to retell the story of ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’. I’m really proud of the application of skills in children’s writing! We have also been creative in changing the setting of the story to the seaside and instead of a sandwich, children have been brainstorming how to make an ice-cream disgusting. The children will be planning and writing their own story as their ‘application task’ in the next few weeks. Asking your children about their story ideas and getting them to retell it to you verbally will support them in internalising their story ready for writing.

In maths, we have stared our learning sequence on ‘Position and Direction’. We have started by learning to describe movement using directional language and have found lots of practical ways to practice this involving pirates and treasure! The children also took part in lots of maths sessions during our teacher interviews this week. Candidates were asked to plan and teach a year 2 maths session and all feedback to me how wonderful the class were. I was very proud.

We have been busy this week planning our class stall for the Summer Fete next week. The children have been very creative and we have decided that our stalls will all be inspired by Roald Dahl. We are planning a ‘Find the Golden Ticket’ game as well as a ‘Guess how many Alfies there are’ game but also planning a stall selling Matilda’s second hand books and a BFG dream jars.
We have already made a start but we do need some help. If you have any second hand books at home that you can donate to our stall we would be really grateful. We also want to collect as many glass jars (jam, pasta sauce etc) as possible so that we can turn them into dream jars. Please send children into school with anything you can donate Monday. Thank you!

* 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.
Consolidate left and right, clockwise and anti-clockwise as well as quarter, half and three quarter turns.

* Important Messages:

Look out for parent mails this week detailing more information for class C’s stall for the summer fair. It would be great to have as many children who want to helping to man the stall on the day; I will be setting up a rota that you can sign up this week.

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Friday 28th June

Finally some June weather to make it feel like the summer term! The class have been really sensible in the heat this week. Please remember to send children into school with sun hats while this good weather continues. They must have a water bottle in school which can be refilled throughout the day. Can I also ask that sun cream bottles are named and children bring them into the classroom rather than leaving them in their bags in the cloakroom.

In English this week we have been focusing on punctuation: revisiting the function of a comma in a list and learning about punctuating direct speech.  Next week we will also be using what we have learnt so far to re-write the story in our own words before innovating the text to add our own ideas. The aim is to create some super stories that link to our topic by including a beach setting.

In maths, we have learnt to calculate and compare durations of time. Next week we will start our learning sequence on ‘Position and Direction’. To get a head start, it would be great to consolidate left and right at home and practice clockwise and anti-clockwise as well as quarter, half and three quarter turns.

In our Topic sessions, the children have been learning about seaside holidays 100 years ago and have also drawn and painted some superb portraits inspired by our class author Picasso.
We have met all the characters in Roald Dalh’s ‘Matilda’ now. Unsurprisingly, the children haven’t warmed to Miss Trunchbull! The class really enjoyed hearing about all the tricks Matilda played on her parents and so we will be responding to our reading next week by imagining our own tricks that Matilda could play on the rotten adults around her.

* 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.
Consolidate left and right, clockwise and anti-clockwise as well as quarter, half and three quarter turns.

* Important Messages:

Look out for parent mails this week detailing information for class C’s stall for the summer fair. It would be great to have as many children who want to helping to man the stall on the day; I will be setting up a rota that you can sign up to closer to the time.

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Friday 21st June

It’s been another wet week this week…but that hasn’t stopped us in Class C.

In English we have been creating our own disgusting sandwiches based on ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ story.  We have re-visited noun phrases to write the descriptions of our sandwiches and the children excelled at making them pretty revolting! We have also been rehearsing our sentence writing skills to consolidate the basics but have begun learning about prepositions and prepositional phrases to describe where something is in relation to something else. We have also been editing writing to make sure it is written in the consistent tense. Next week we will be focusing on punctuation: revisiting the function of a comma in a list and learning about punctuating direct speech.  We will also be using what we have learnt so far to re-write the story in our own words.

In maths, we continue to look at time. Telling the time to 5 minute intervals is our aim. These are high expectations of year 2….and a big jump from year 1…so we have really persevered this week. Next week we will deepen our understanding of time by learning about calculating and comparing durations of time. It will be vital that children know and can confidently apply the fact that there are 60 seconds to a minute and 60 minutes to an hour, as well as count in 5s to 60 fluently.

We are looking forward to our trip to Westpoint next week for the Big Bang science fair! We are also really enjoying sharing our next Roald Dahl story together, Matilda.

* 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:

On Tuesday’s trip all children will need a packed lunch which we will eat once we have returned to school. They need to be in school uniform for the trip, wearing their school jumper or cardigan. Please send children with plenty to drink for the morning and with a small snack that they can eat (we will also be taking our school fruit snack).

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!