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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Class 4

Welcome to Class 4!

We have been working very hard in Class 4 and the children have been 'blowing the socks off' Miss French and Miss Jackson with their hard work and determination.  Year 2 is going to be a very busy year for our children as we build upon their previous learning and support the children to become independent learners.  We are going to be working especially hard with our reading and writing and would like the adults at home to support the children as best they can with this.  We ask that children read their school books and practise their spellings every day.  This is a minimum expectation so any additional opportunities to read and write at home, as well as at school, will really help.

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This week's spellings...

Test 19.10.18

In phonics, we are now working in groups and spellings will now be different for each group to reflect the learning that is taking place in phonics.  Your child is familiar with which group they are working in.

Miss French's group... Mr Dixon and Miss Langley's groups...

Spelling pattern [ay], [oy], [a_e]

way

stay

toy

same

gave

of

 

 

 

Spelling pattern [-le], [-el], [al], extension.

table

fable

candle

camel

metal

total

dazzled

children

Stars of the week - 12th October 2018

Congratulations to our stars of the week.  We have been looking for children who do not give up this week.

 

Harry was star of the week for never giving up.  When the work gets harder, Harry works even harder.

Elsie-Mai was startof the week for listening to feedback and trying again - she never gives up.

 

Well done you two!  Next week, the stars of the week will be awarded to children who show us that they can listen well.

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This week's spellings...

Test 12.10.18

In phonics, we are now working in groups and spellings will now be different for each group to reflect the learning that is taking place in phonics.  Your child is familiar with which group they are working in.

Miss French's group... Mr Dixon and Miss Langley's groups...

                         Spelling pattern [ai], [oi], [e_e]                         

rain

laid

oil

boil

even

a

 

 

 

Spelling pattern alternative [n] - [kn], [gn].  Alternative [r] - [wr]

knee

knob

kneel

gnat

write

wrote

wriggled

child

Year 2  Pirate treasure hunt.

 

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

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This week's spellings...

 

Test 5.10.18

Spelling pattern [j] before [a], [e]; [c] before [e], [y].

jam

jewel

fancy

pace

nice

pence

glanced

behind

Dancing pirates

 

The children created their very own pirate dances by sequencing some learned moves together.

They walked the plank, saluted, climbed the rigging and rowed the boat.  Their final dances were very entertaining!

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Bear Grylls needs our help - he is stuck on a treasure island!

 

Well what a surprise Year 2 had this afternoon.  There has been another letter; not from a pirate this time but from the present day adventurer, Bear Grylls.  He has been set upon by pirates and is trapped on a treasure island.  He needs to build a shelter but isn't sure where to start.  He has asked for our help to work out how to make a shelter that is strong, waterproof and big enough for him to sleep in.  Classes 3 and 4 rose to the challenge yet again. 

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!

P.E. - Dance

 

The children worked well in their partnerships to create small and large shapes with their bodies.  They then challenged themselves to see if they could mirror each others' body shapes. 

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Home Learning Ideas

 

At the beginning of the term, we sent a home learning ideas sheet to support your children's learning in school.  Please find a copy attached below in case you have misplaced your child's copy.  A home learning ideas sheet will be sent out at the beginning of each half term and directly relates to the project we are working on that half term.  We ask that all children complete at lease two tasks over the half term but they can do as many as they like.  In Class 4 we will be awarding children Dojo for each task that is completed.  If you have any questions about the home learning ideas sheet then please do not hesitate to speak to us and we will try and help as best we can.  Miss French

This week's spellings...

 

Test 21.9.18

Spelling pattern j before o, c before e, i.

jog

join

circle

face

mice

dance

sentence

because

RNLI Lifeboat Station, Cleethorpes

 

To launch our project, 'Land Ahoy!' we visited the RNLI lifeboat station in Cleethorpes.  We learned all about how to stay safe near water, how volunteer rescuers stay warm and dry and all of the very expensive and important equipment that can be found on a lifeboat to help save people, animals and even a bus!  While we were there, we examined all of the shapes we could see on the lifeboat to help us draw the lifeboat in pencil.

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Sink or float?

 

As part of our topic, 'Land Ahoy', we have been exploring sinking and floating.  We looked at lots of different objects made from different materials and discussed their properties.  We then decided if we thought they would sink or float and recorded our predictions on a results table.  We then got to see if we were right or not.  We recorded our findings against our predictions in the results table.  We thought wood floated best and decided it would be the best material to make a boat from. 

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Boats of all shapes and sizes.

 

We know that boats come in lots of different shapes and sizes.  We explored different ways of creating our very own 3D boats.  We are very imaginative in Class 4!

Where in the world?

 

The children have been using their map reading skills to find the five oceans of the world that sea explorers would have crossed and the seven continents that they would have visited.  They have discovered that there is an imaginary line around the middle of the earth called the equator that separates the earth into north and south.

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This term's topic is...

Land Ahoy!

 

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!  Arrr... me hearties, - it's a sailor's life for me!

 

Get your sea legs on, it's time to sail the salty seas.  Navigate, investigate and explore the world - just like Captain Cook.

 

Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag!  Speak like a pirate, write like a poet, then weigh and measure a pirate's booty

 

How do rescues happen at sea?  Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas.

 

Sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck then search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard's hidden treasure.

 

Thar's land ahead, me buckos!  Let's get t'ship t;port.

 

 

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