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Class 3

Project 3 - Spring 1

Street Detectives

Welcome to Class 3!

 

This term's topic is...

Street Detectives!

 

Our project this half term is focussed a lot around Geography and History. We are starting our then and now project looking on a bigger scale (Grimsby), then a bit closer to home (our community) and then getting even closer to home (our school).

 

We are starting our new project by visiting the Fishing Heritage Centre, where we hope to find out all about how Grimsby has changed over the years. We will get to explore the Ross Tiger and also the museum. 

 

We are also going to be researching how our community has changed by looking at some old photographs and talking to people who have lived in the community for a long time. We will be going on a local walk around our local area to help us find out what it looks like now.

 

We will be finalising our project by inviting a special visitor into school to share our learning with them. 

 

We will also be having a parent afternoon where parents will be invited to take part in a design and technology session, recreating your home to add to a street display.

 

Thank you to everyone that has helped with our project muck, mess and mixtures. The children thoroughly enjoyed it! They learnt so much about mixing ingredients and materials and about how adding or taking away heat affects the state of things.

 

A new home learning sheet will be going out the first week back after Christmas, with the expectation that at least 2 pieces are completed by Friday 15th February 2019. The home learning sheet can also be accessed by pressing the link below.

 

 

Week 6 - 11.2.19

This week Year 2 celebrated our project Street Detectives, with our exhibition which was a visit from the Mayor. She visited to see what the children had been learning about and the children really showed her how passionate they are about our local area and community. After our local area walk recently, the children explained to the Mayor how upset they were that there was a lot of rubbish on the ground and that people weren't picking up their own dog mess. The children also told her that the park on Nunsthorpe has broken parts to it and so it makes it unsafe for them to play on. Our children did an amazing job at convincing the Mayor to help us and she made a promise to the children that she would do all she can and speak to the right people to see what she can do to help us make our community even better.

Week 5 - 4.2.19

This week in Science, we have been investigating which materials are waterproof. The children have loved carrying out an experiment, using pipettes, water and different types of fabric.

Science experiment

This week's spellings for 8.2.19

Test on 15.2.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -y, -er, -est, -ed, -ing + common exception word

angry

angrier

angriest

dancer

danced

dancing

hated

after

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

Safer internet day

We read a story about being safe on the internet and we learnt a song to go with it.

 

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Parent shared learning morning

We had an amazing morning and so many parents came to support their children with our shared learning. The children made some fabulous models of their own homes and their ideal homes with the help of their grown ups. All the models were then placed together to make our very own year 2 street. The children and parents had a lot of fun!

Thank you to all the parents/ carers/ family members that came.

Week 4 - 28.01.19

This week year 2 went on a local area visit and explored our community a little more. We walked along Beechwood Avenue, Stainton Drive, onto Sutcliffe Avenue and back round Withern Road to school. The children took photos of road signs and some of the main features of our environment. It was very cold but the children really enjoyed it. 

 

The children have started to develop their Lowry artwork a bit more this week by using paints, pastels and coloured crayons. 

 

We also went on our weekly visit to the outdoor classroom and our Science focus for this week was identifying natural and man-made materials in the outdoor area. This allowed for us to have interesting discussions on some objects being made from natural resources but then being a man-made product. 

 

The children seem to be really enjoying our 'Street Detectives' project.

At break times, we have introduced the idea of 'playground detectives', so that our 'detectives' identify children who have no-one to play with and they 'buddy' them up with some friends. This has really been helping the children at play times. 

Children's photos of natural and man-made materials in the outdoor area.

W/C 28.1.19 - Lowry artwork

This week's spellings for 1.02.19

Test on 8.02.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -y, -er, -est + common exception word

closer

closest

scare

scary

fatter

fattest

thinner

beautiful

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

Week 3 - 21.1.19

This week the children have been learning about the artist Lowry. The children have looked at some of his work and have thought about what they like and dislike about his paintings. The children then had a go at drawing the front of our school in the style of Lowry and next week we are hoping to add colour to these with paints.

 

The children have also been looking in the outdoor classroom to find examples of things we need to survive, such as food, water and shelter. Air is obviously something we need too, but finding examples of that to take photos of would have been difficult!

 

In English we are building up to writing an information text for new starters at our school. We have been reading lots of information about our old school and the new school to see what information would be helpful for new starters. If you or any other family members have lived in our school community for a long time, maybe the children could have conversations with them to find out what has changed.

 

In Maths this week we have been finishing our mass chapter and we started learning about temperature. The children found mass a bit difficult to start with but grasped it eventually and this really helped with the temperature lessons as the children picked this up quicker.

 

As always, if you have any questions or queries about anything, please ask myself (Miss Langley) and I will do my best to help.

This week's spellings for 25.01.19

Test on 1.02.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -y, -er, -est, -ed, -ing

heavy

heavier

heaviest

hiker

hiked

hiking

liked

pretty

Week 2 - 14.01.19

We visited the outdoor classroom and had to photograph things that showed us living things are surviving. We started by identifying the main elements for life processes, using the words

MRS NERG.

M - movement

R - respiration

S - sensitivity

N - nutrition

E - excretion

R - reproduction

G - growth

Science; finding things in our environment that shows elements of survival.

This week's spellings for 18.01.19

Test on 25.01.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -y, -er, -est, -e

nicer

nicest

shine

shiny

sadder

saddest

snappy

steak

 

All children who were in school today (18.01.19) have been shown these words and we have spoken about the spelling patterns linked to them. Please practise these words with your child at home. We will allow for some practise time in school but the more practise the better the outcome.

Maths in Year 2

This week we have started teaching the children about mass. We have had the opportunity to use balance scales and kitchen scales to measure items and we have also been learning that we measure mass in kg and g. Below are the first couple of lessons that we have worked through this week.

It would be really helpful for your children if they could look at and use any scales you have at home. 

 

Textbook 2A p. 136

 

Textbook 2A p. 140

First week back - 7.01.19

Children in Year 2 have visited our outdoor classroom this week and we went on a hunt to find things that were either living, have lived (dead) or have never been living. The children took some amazing photos as you can see below. 

Please ask your children about this and maybe get them to find things at home that would fit into each category.

The children loved it outside!

 

This week's spellings for 11.01.19

Test on 18.01.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -y, -er, -est, -ed, -ing

happy

happier

happiest

baker

baked

baking

smiled

break

 

All children in year 2 will be receiving the same spellings for the time being. Some children may find them trickier than others but support will be given in school to help all children achieve the best they can. 

 

Our project launch at the National Fishing Heritage Centre

Our Year 2 children had a fabulous day at the National Fishing Heritage Centre and learnt lots of new information. Our day was split into three 1 hour slots; 1 hour was a tour of the Ross Tiger, 1 hour was a tour of the centre and 1 hour was dedicated to use visiting the temporary museum and trying on the clothes that fisherman needed to wear.

All of the children behaved really well and we had a really good day out. 

Ask your children about their trip and talk through the photos below.

Photographs Year 2 children took

Project 2 - Autumn 2

Muck, mess and mixtures

Christmas concerts

Thank you to all parents and carers who have helped with our Christmas concert. The children looked fantastic in their Christmas outfits and costumes and they also sounding amazing singing all the songs we have been practising. 

Thank you to those who came and supported our performances over the 2 days.

This week's spellings for 14.12.18

Test on 4.01.19

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; i-e, o-e

time

size

mice

hole

bone

I

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -ed, -ing

hurry

hurried

hurrying

marry

marrying

relied

gold

 

This week's spellings for 7.12.18

Test on 14.12.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; a-e, u-e, ar

game

tube

cute

hard

art

has

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -il, -y, -es

evil

cry

why

cries

babies

relies

cold

Christmas Concerts

The children are working really hard and it's all coming together beautifully.  The songs sound lovely and the children sing them really well. The children who have narrator parts have been practising too. Please remember that we would like to have all Christmas jumpers/dresses in school for Wednesday 5th December.  Thank you for your support with this.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

 

Christmas Fayre

Please come and support us with our Christmas Fayre on Wednesday 5th December from 3.10pm. Lots of games to be a part of and lots of craft things to buy.  Look out for our Year 2 stall that will have the salt dough decorations that the children have had lots of fun making.

This week's spellings for 30.11.18

Test on 7.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; i-e, o-e

like

side

dive

joke

those

his

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -le, -el, -al

little

middle

simple

label

animal

signal

hospital

old

Assessment week

This week in year 2 we have been using the 2017 SATs papers to assess children with their reading, maths and spelling and grammar. They are purely to give us an idea of the areas that the children may be finding a bit difficult and those that they are finding easier. You won't get a result from these assessments but when the children do the national SATs tests in May, you get a result for each of the areas they are tested on. After Christmas there will be a meeting regarding SATs, where you will find out what they entail and how you could support your child at home. Once a date has been set, you will be notified. Any questions you have about the assessments, please feel free to speak to Miss Langley.

 

 

Painting our salt dough decorations ready for the Christmas Fayre.

Making rice crispy cakes

 

As part of our project, the children made rice crispy cakes. This enabled the children to learn lots about mixing ingredients and also learning that when something is heated up, that it melts. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity.

Rice crispy cakes

Maths in Year 2

Year 2 have been working on multiplication and division over the last couple of weeks.

Here are some examples of how we teach the children to multiply and divide.

 

Multiplication

Textbook 2A p. 52

 

Division

Textbook 2A p. 82

 

Textbook 2A p. 84

 

If you have any queries please see class teachers.

The resources that were sent home can be used to help your child with their multiplication and division knowledge.

This week's spellings for 23.11.18

Test on 30.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; a-e, u-e, ar

mate

rule

cube

jar

farm

is

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; kn, gn, wr

knight

knock

knead

gnash

wrist

wreck

wrestling

both

This week's spellings for 16.11.18

Test on 23.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; i-e, o-e

ride

line

bite

nose

woke

was

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -le, -al, -el

apple

bottle

puzzle

travel

petal

capital

towel

only

 

Our school celebrated Remembrance day and in Year 2, some children made some lovely collages.

Remembrance celebration

Home learning packs

Home learning packs are going home with Year 2 today (12.11.18).

In them there are lots of resources that can be used at home, that will help your child. Some of the activities on the bingo boards might not have been taught yet, but will be taught over the coming months. The bingo boards have end of Year 2 expectations on. There is also a bookmark that has questions on for you to ask your child at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the book. Children are really engaged with their reading at the moment and so this will enable them to delve further into thinking about the text/ story more. There is a contents page at the front of the pack that explains what the rest of the resources are to be used for.

Hopefully you find this pack useful.

 

It is not 'extra' homework and we don't need any of it completed and back in school. It is to be used as and when your child wants help or support with concepts at home.

 

 

This week's spellings for 9.11.18

Test on 16.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; a-e, u-e, ar

tape

rude

use

car

arm

were

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; kn, wr, gn

knit

knot

knack

gnome

wrap

wrapper

wrapping

most

 

 

Food tasting afternoon

 

Children in Year 2 have tasted lots of different foods today; some of which they liked and others they didn’t. All children did try them though which is a huge achievement, as some children had said at the beginning of the lesson that they didn’t like some of the foods and that they wouldn’t try them. So a massive well done to everyone.

Have a look at some of our pictures and see what faces the children pulled while trying some of the foods.

First week of Muck, Mess and Mixtures

 

Class 3 have had a fantastic first week back and have thoroughly enjoyed getting messy in class. 

We have also used parts of George's Marvellous Medicine story as a stimulus for our writing. Children were writing strange things they would need if they made their own concoction.

 

We have lots of exciting lessons coming up,  so keep a look out for pictures and information updates.

This week's spellings for 2.11.18

Test on 9.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; i-e, o-e

five

nine

kite

home

note

are

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -el, -le, -al

uncle

muddle

castle

tunnel

pedal

musical

ankle

climb

This week's spellings for 19.10.18

Test on 2.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; ai, oi, e-e

tail

paid

join

point

theme

said

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; kn, gn, wr

know

knew

knife

gnaw

wrong

wren

wrinkles

wild

Year 2 project launch

We had a messy mixtures afternoon and the children loved it.

We made some fluffy slime, experimented with mixing paints with pasta, added glitter and colour to play-dough and observed what happened when cornflour and water mixed. 

What a fun afternoon!

 

  

 

    

 

  

 

    

RE

Class 3 had a celebration in RE (Religious Education) this week, where they enjoyed juice and crackers. 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

Class 3 Reading Area

Our class love our reading area. The children enjoy being detectives, finding specific things in books such as nouns or adjectives. We have a basket with magnifying glasses and torches in which help with us being detectives. Here are some of the children using our reading area and the resources we have in there to help them use and understand books more.

 

  

 

 

The adults in the classroom have also been listening to individual children read and also been carrying out guided group reading sessions. The children are also allowed to choose their own reading books now, which they are enjoying doing.  

 

 

 

 

Project 1 - Autumn 1

Land Ahoy 

Home learning

The children in class 3 have done some amazing homework this half term, so thank you to everyone that has helped the children with our project. We were going to have a boat race with the boats that were made, but due to the material that some of the boats were made with, we decided against this idea as the water would ruin some of the children's hard work. Instead we have displayed them in the glass cabinets in the atrium and they look fantastic! As well as the boats, we have displayed some of the treasure chests too. Due to the space we have, we aren't able to display every single piece of homework but we have tried to display at least 1 piece. 

 

Here is what they look like.

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

Class 3 making treasure maps

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This week's spellings 12.10.18

Test on 19.10.18

If your child is in Miss French's phonics group, the list below has the spellings for this week.

Spelling pattern ay, oy, a-e

way

stay

toy

same

gave

of

 

If your child is in Miss Langley's or Mr Dickson's phonics group, the list below has the spellings for this week.

Spelling pattern -le, -el, -al

table

fable

candle

camel

metal

total

dazzled

children

 

 

Maths in Class 3 this week (8.10.18-12.10.18)

Children in class 3 have been working on subtracting with renaming this week. As a class, most children have found it a difficult concept and have been taught it in different ways, which is helping. Below are the pages from our Maths No Problem textbooks which we use with the children to help with our teaching. These pages are here to help if your child wishes to practise some more at home but this is not extra homework and so doesn't need bringing back. So you can see where your child is with this concept, you could maybe give them a challenge to try such as 36 - 9 shown using the column method. Any help that is needed, please see Miss Langley or Mr Dickson in Class 3.

 

 

 

This week's spellings 5.10.18

Test on 12.10.18

This week we have given 2 different sets of spellings out.

If your child is in Miss French's phonics group, the list below has the spellings for this week.

Spelling pattern ai, oi, e-e

rain

laid

oil

boil

even

a

 

If your child is in Miss Langley's or Mr Dickson's group, the list below has the spellings for this week.

Spelling pattern kn, gn, wr

knee

knob

kneel

gnat

write

wrote

wriggled

child

 

We don't need to see the spellings back in school, we just ask that your child practises them at home.

 

Reading

In class 3 this week (reading counted from 28.09.18 to 4.10.18), every child has read 4, 5, 6 or 7 times.

Keep up the good work Class 3!

 

Children don't have to read the whole book they are sent home with, as long as they have read a couple of pages.

One read a day is counted, so a maximum of 7 reads a week can happen. Your child can read more than this if they wish too, but only 1 read will be counted in school. Our reading is counted from a Friday to a Thursday, so each Friday will be counted as read 1.

Every Friday, we award stickers to the children who are in the Fab Five club, for reading 5, 6 or 7 times the previous week.

 

Any questions about this, please see Miss Langley.

Year 2 Treasure hunt

 

This week Year 2 joined together and we went on a treasure hunt. We dressed as pirates and had lots of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's spellings 28.09.18

Test 05.10.18

 

Spelling patterns j before a, e and c before e, y

 

jam

jewel

fancy

pace

nice

pence

glanced

behind

This week's spellings...

 

Test 28.9.18

Spelling pattern [dge], [ge], [g] before, [g] before [i].

hedge

sledge

huge

large

angel

engine

smudged

find

Pirates always find their treasure!

 

There was great confusion and excitement when an envelope appeared outside the Year 2 Classrooms on Friday afternoon.  We thought perhaps it would contain a letter from Captain Blackbeard, or maybe some gold coins from a treasure chest.  The children worked together to read the note that we found inside - it told us to follow the instructions to find where we'd land.  We had to work together to keep close and move just as we were told (turning left and right and taking steps forwards and backwards).  We followed the instructions and found three letters, 'g, 'e' and 'g'.  We decided it could not be the word 'geg' and realised it said 'egg' and was leading us to our egg chairs.  We went to investigate!  When we got there though, we had been tricked and it really meant the big egg chair.  We found yet another message there that told us our treasure could be in one of classrooms.  Class 3 found the jewelled sweets hiding in a treasure chest under a blanket in the reading corner.  As we all worked together so well, it was only fair that we all got to share the booty. Brilliant treasure hunting Year 2!

Spellings for week commencing 17.09.18

Test on Friday 21.09.18

 

jog

join

circle

face

mice

dance

sentence

because

Collaborative working

Year 2 enjoyed working together to research famous explorers.

 

        

Visit to the RNLI station

 

We started our project off by visiting the RNLI station at Cleethorpes. We learnt a lot of information about boats and saw a rescue boat too. Steve, a volunteer at the station, talked us through each part of the boat.

                                                                                    

He then showed us all the equipment and clothing needed before going out on a rescue. The volunteers have to put it all on within 1 minute!

                                                                      

We all had a fantastic time at the station!

Making boats

 

We had an afternoon making boats from different construction materials. We only had a short time to make them and used a picture on the board for inspiration.

  

 

  

First day in Class 3

 

As our project is called 'Land Ahoy', one of the first activities we completed, was a floating and sinking activity. We tested out different materials in a water tray, to see which materials would be good for a boat to be made from.

 

  

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