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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Class 4

Welcome to Class 4!

What a fantastic first half-term.  We are all so proud of our hard work and have really enjoyed our project, 'Land Ahoy!'.  We are all looking forward to our next project, 'Muck, Mess and Mixture.'

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

Art afternoon

 

We have had an art afternoon and tried to copy some of the work of Picasso.

Art afternoon

Stars of the week - 23rd November 2018

Congratulations to our stars of the week. We have been looking for children who have been showing respect.

 

Tommy was star of the week for showing respect towards his friends.

Rylan was star of the week for always showing respect.

 

Well done you two!

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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.

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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...

Test 30.11.18

 

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

Spelling pattern [a_e], [u_e]

mate

rule

cube

jar

farm

is

 

 

Spelling pattern [kn], [gn], [wr]

knight

knock

knead

gnash

wrist

wreck

wrestling

both

 

This week's spellings...

Test 23.11.18

 

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

Spelling pattern [i_e], [o_e]

ride

line

bite

nose

woke

was

 

 

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

apple

bottle

puzzle

travel

petal

capital

towel

only

Stars of the week - 16th November 2018

Congratulations to our stars of the week. We have been looking for children who have been following the golden rules.

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Kristaps was star of the week for understanding the golden rules and following them at all times.

Lexi-May was star of the week for always following the golden rules and helping her friends to do the same.

 

Well done you two!

Home learning packs

Home learning packs were sent out to all children in Year 2 this week.

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.

 

 

Children in Need!

We work very hard in Class 4 but do like to take any opportunity to be a little bit silly.  The children enjoyed coming to school in their own clothes and all for a great cause.

Making rice crispy cakes.

 

The children worked hygienically and safely in the school kitchen when making rice crispy cakes.  The children gave Miss French instructions as she had told them she'd never made them before (although she did admit later to playing a trick on the children - she was just testing them).  The children knew to wash their hands and why.  They also made sure to move carefully around the kitchen and not to touch anything hot.  They took turns to break up the chocolate, add the rice crispies and stir the mixture.  The best bit was eating them during story time.

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Ice cube painting.

 

The children got their hands really messy on Thursday when they worked in teams to create these magnificent ice cube paintings (made by freezing poster paint).  They explored the different patterns they could create together and how the ice paints could be mixed together to create new colours.  The children observed what happened when salt is poured over ice which created a new texture to add to their masterpieces.  The children enjoyed learning their new word, 'dissolved'. 

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Stars of the week - 9th November 2018

Congratulations to our stars of the week. We have been looking for children who present their work well.

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Ruby was star of the week for good presentation, especially now she is working hard to join her letters.

Darcy was star of the week for always working hard to write neatly to help her present her work nicely.

 

Well done you two!

This week's spellings...

Test 16.11.18

 

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

Spelling pattern [a_e], [u_e], [ar]

tape

rude

use

car

arm

were

 

 

Spelling pattern [kn], [wr]

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.

Stars of the week - 2nd November 2018

Congratulations to our stars of the week. We have been looking for children who have shown themselves to be kind and caring.

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Amelia was star of the week for being kind, caring and thoughtful.

Millie was star of the week for being a kind and caring friend.

 

Well done you two!

This week's spellings...

Test 9.11.18

 

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

Spelling pattern [i_e], [o_e]

five

nine

kite

home

note

are

 

 

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

uncle

muddle

castle

tunnel

pedal

musical

ankle

climb

Fantastic fun with muck, mess and mixtures.

 

The children had a fantastic afternoon getting messy.  The activities included...

Investigating Oozing Oobleck (cornflour and water).

Improving our playdoh by changing its colour, fragrance and adding glitter.

Painting with out hands, fingers and with pasta and rice.

Making super fluffy slime.

The children really did enjoy every minute.

 

 

This term's topic is...

Muck, mess and mixtures.

 

Let's get messy!  Muck and mess is good!  In fact, it's mega marvellous!

 

Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint.  Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods.

 

Pour, mix, stir, splat!  How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo?  Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly salt dough.

 

Write recipes and stories - there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures!

 

Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create your own masterpiece.

 

Don't worry about the mess - it'll always wash!

Home Learning

 

Your child will have a home learning ideas sheet for our new project, 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures'.  We ask that each child attempts at least two things from the menu (they can do more if they want, or all of them).  All home learning will need to be completed by Friday 7th December 2018.

This week's spellings...

Test 2.11.18

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 Dickson and Miss Langley's groups...

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

tail

paid

join

point

theme

said

 

 

Spelling pattern [kn], [gn], [wr]

know

knew

knife

gnaw

wrong

wren

wrinkles

wild

 

Stars of the week - 19th October 2018

Congratulations to our stars of the week. We have been looking for children listen well this week.

 

Bailey was star of the week for listening well during carpet time, especially in maths.

Yasmin-Rose was star of the week for listening well to instructions so she is able to complete tasks without confusion.

 

Well done you two!

End of project exhibition.

 

The children were very excited to show off all of their work that we have been doing on our project 'Land Ahoy!'.  Thank you to all the Mums, Dads, Nannas and Aunties who were able to come and celebrate the children's learning.

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Using our map reading skills.

 

The children have been using the skills that we have been learning this half-term to use a map.  Class 3 worked in pairs to hide a named treasure card in the outdoor classroom and marked it's location on their maps with an 'x'.  Class 4 worked in pairs to find the treasure cards and then hid their own, marking the location on their maps with an 'x' for Class 3 to find.  Almost all of the treasure cards were found.  Well done year 2!

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How do Christian children show their faith?

 

The children have been learning about Holy Communion and recreated this service of Christian worship to better understand how Christian children show their faith.

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!

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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