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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Healing Multi-Academy Trust

Class 3

 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Class 3

This page will be updated regularly.

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Welcome back Class 3!

 

The staff in our class this year are:

Miss Langley - class teacher

Miss Chandler - Teacher training student

Miss Jackson - Teaching assistant who will work across the whole of year 2

SUMMER TERM 2

Our last project of the year is called The Enchanted Woodland and we are aiming towards answering the question 'Where are the wild things?' We will be going to the outdoor classroom a lot this half term and investigating the environment a lot. We will be looking at habitats, types of trees and plants and also using compass points to show direction. We will be looking into the work of Andy Goldsworthy who uses natural resources to create artwork and we will be replicating this in the outdoor area.

We started our project with a fairytale picnic and enjoyed a sandwich, sausages, crisps and a cake on our school field, near the woodland area.

SUMMER TERM 1

This half term our project is 'Wriggle and Crawl' with the essential question, 'What's bugging you?'

 

We are going to learn about the life cycles of minibeasts, how they survive and where they live. We will learn the names of minibeasts and investigate whether any of these live in our outdoor classroom area.

 

Our project launch started with a minibeast hunt, identifying specific bugs that are found in our wildlife area, as well as identifying some of the same bugs in the film 'A Bug's Life'. 

Spring Term 2

This half term we have welcomed children back into school to continue our project called Rio de Vida, with our essential question is how do we celebrate? Within this we have a huge focus on Brazil, looking at carnivals, festivals and celebrations, as well as comparing Brazil to the UK.

SPRING TERM 1

Welcome back! Our new project is called Bright Lights, Big City and we have a huge focus on our capital city London. We are going to be locating London on a map of the UK, as well as comparing London to Zambia, identifying similarities and differences in their geographical features. We are going to start by having an afternoon tea and dressing up as royality. Please see attached letter that was given out at the end of last term.

Lockdown 3!

Unfortunately for our Spring term 1 project we were in lockdown which meant some children were learning at school but lots were learning at home. We have worked really closely as a year group, so class 3 and 4 have completed exactly the same work. Everyone has been working so hard so here are some photos of the brilliant work that has been produced over the half term.

AUTUMN TERM 2

This term we have a new project called Moon Zoom, within which we will be learning all about space and the planets.

Below is the new home learning sheet and children need to complete 2 activities by 18th December 2020.

AUTUMN TERM 1

This term we will be looking at a project called Memory Box. In this we will be looking at similarities and differences between things from the past and now. We will also be talking about family and the different generations within them.

Class 3 learning at home

 

I hope everyone is keeping safe and staying alert.

It has been such a long time since I have seen lots of you.

I hope you have been managing to access the class page and use the activities that I have added onto there. 

I will be logging on daily to keep you all going with activities to do at home, as well as checking the Y2@woodlands.academy email daily.

Please send any photos of work or photos of you having fun to this email address. It has been lovely seeing what you have been up to during lockdown.

If you require any help or support with anything, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

 

Miss you all lots and hope to see you soon, Miss Langley

UNDERSTANDING COVID-19

 

I am sure lots of children have lots of questions about Covid-19.  

I would also guess that lots of parents aren't quite sure how to answer those questions.

As we enter a period of lock down easing, we may have more questions.

In this section, I have tried to provide as much information for parents and children as I can.

If you have any other questions though, please e-mail me at Y2@woodlands.academy and I will be happy to help, if I can.

 

Miss Langley

While We Can't Hug

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch.

WELCOME TO OUR CLASS PAGE 2019 - 2020

WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE REGULARLY - WE HOPE YOU ENJOY LOOKING AT OUR PAGE.

Welcome to Class 3

2019-2020

Class teacher - Miss Langley

Teaching assistant - Mr Walters

Spring Term 2 project

Beachcombers

 

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Do you? That's good, because you're about to become an expert beachcomber!

 

Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out.

 

Have you seen the rock pools yet? We can take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wodnerful animals and plants in their micro-habitats. 

 

Maybe we can kick back in a deckchair and do a little reading...What's your favourite book about the seashore?

 

Then invent your own amazing rock pool resident! What features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Make a 3D model of your plant or creature!

 

Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready? Splish, splash! Let's get beachcombing...

17Mar20

Stone balancing and pattern sculptures

 

The children have been inspired by the sculptor, Adrian Gray, who sculpts using stones which he balances on other balanced stones.  We also looked at some other sculptures made with natural materials and decided that these were 'ephemeral', which we learned meant lasting for only a very short time.  The children worked in small groups to sculpt stones into interesting patterns before photographing them and removing their finished sculpture.  We then worked as a whole class to create a large-scale sculpture with the stones.  Finally, the children chose two stones each and attempted to balance them, as Adrian Gray does. 

Week 4 - 16.03.2020

 

Below are some resources that could be used at home.

Week 3 - 9.3.2020

 

This week we have been finding out about things that are living and non-living. We have also been deciding whether things are alive, dead or never been alive. It was really interesting to see what the children thought.  

 

In maths we have focused on 2D shapes; finding lines of symmetry, sorting and describing them.

 

In English we have been practising writing a letter to the Prime Minister about plastic pollution.

This week's spellings for 13.03.2020

Test on 19.03.2020

 

Group A

 

Group B

Spelling pattern; [-er] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [-ing]  [-er]

 

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CCVCC]

sadder

bigger

fatter

runner

snapper

baking

hiking

dancing

caring

waving

 

nicer

closer

later

cuter

wiser

 

 

drum

drop

dress

drink

dream

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

 

This week's pattern is about adding -er to words ending in -a consonant. The children have to double the last consonant and then add -er. 

Week 2 - 2.3.2020

 

This week has been a busy week in year 2. We went to our singing festival at the auditorium on Tuesday and sang our well rehearsed songs for our parents and other visitors. We had a fabulous day and it was so nice to see lots of parents supporting the children involved. They did an amazing job!

 

We also celebrated World Book Day and dressed up as an adjective. During the afternoon we decorated a paper lantern with our drawings from Quentin Blake books, who is an author that Class 3 love! Ask you children which Quentin Blake book they love the most and I am sure they will have an answer. We also amde headbands to show which adjective we had come dressed as. See our photos below.

Week 1 - 24.02.20

 

This week we launched into our new project - Beachcombers! After discussing what beaches usually have on them, we made our own beaches in small teams. The children loved it! However when we looked at some images of plastic pollution in the oceans and seas, the children were alarmed at the damage plastic is causing. We are hoping that through our English and project we get the message across to the children about reducing plastic consumption, re-using it and recycling it correctly. 

 

In maths we have started to look at money; identifying the currency we use and knowing the value or each coin and note.

Project launch; making model beaches

This week's spellings for 28.02.2020

Test on 5.03.2020

 

Group A

 

Group B

Spelling pattern; [-er] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [-er] [-ing] 

 

Spelling pattern;

[CCVCC]

nicer

closer

later

cuter

wiser

happier

heavier

angrier

lazier

scarier

 

baking

hiking

dancing

caring

waving

 

 

clip

clap

class

clock

clown

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

 

This week's pattern is about adding -er to words ending in -e. The children should drop the e and replace with er.

Spring Term 1 project

Land Ahoy

How vast is the ocean?

 

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 sea. 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  apoet, then weigh and measure a pirate's booty!

 

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

 

Our new project has lots of exciting activities planned in and lots of questions for us to answer that the children have come up with. The children are sure to love it!

 

The children are required to complete 2 pieces of homework from this sheet by the last week of half term - WC 10th February 2020. 

Land Ahoy homework

Sail Away

KS1 Singing Festival 

3Mar20

 

Find below the recent letter sent out about the upcoming singing festival and the link to Youtube with the songs that children are practising.

Sail Away

KS1 Singing Festival

Week 6 - 10.02.2020

Library time

This week we have been practising for our SATs which are coming up in May. The children have done 2 maths papers, 2 reading, a spelling paper and a spelling, grammar and punctuation paper. We have had lots of practice since our last assessment week and so the children are a lot more familiar with what to expect.

This week's spellings for 14.02.2020

Test on 27.02.2020

 

Group A

 

Group C

Spelling pattern; [-ing] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [-ing] [-er] 

 

Spelling pattern;

[CCVCC]

baking

hiking

dancing

caring

waving

marrying

hurrying

copying

worrying

replying

 

happier

heavier

angrier

lazier

scarier

 

 

blow

blast

block

blush

blend

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

 

This week's pattern is about adding -ing to words ending in -e.

Week 5 - 3.2.2020

 

 

This week in History we have been learning about sea explorers, in particular Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus. We put some historical events linked to sea explorers into a timeline, starting with the earliest date first. 

 

In Maths we have been finishing picture graphs and in English we have been linking our wriiting to The Snail and The Whale.

This week's spellings for 6.02.2020

Test on 13.02.2020

 

Group A

Group B

Group C

Spelling pattern; [-er] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [-ed] [-ing] 

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVCC]

happier

heavier

angrier

lazier

scarier

hurried

copied

carried

replied

married

 

marrying

hurrying

copying

worrying

replying

 

plop

club

grab

sled

trim

quack

track

splash

shell

blend

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

 

This week's pattern is about adding -er to words ending in -y.

Timeline of sea exporers

We visited our library area to explore the books we have.

Week 4 - 27.02.2020

 

This week we have been really busy in class. In History we have found out about Grace Darling and why she was such as hero, as well as in Science, working out which materials were waterproof. 

 

In Maths we have been looking at picture graphs and in English we have finalised our sequence of learning by writing a narrative recount of The Storm Whale.

Making an electric circuit

This week's spellings for 31.01.2020

Test on 6.02.2020

 

Group A

Group B

Group C

Spelling pattern; [-ing] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [-es] [-ed] 

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CVCC]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVCC]

marrying

hurrying

copying

worrying

replying

cries

flies

dries

tries

spies

 

hurried

copied

carried

replied

married

 

hang

scab

brag

plan

bang

track

draft

brand

blank

crash

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

 

This week's pattern is about adding -ing to words ending in -y.

Week 3 - 20.01.2020

 

  This week in our project lessons we have been focusing on Science and History. In our Science lessons, we tested some materials to see which floated and which didn't. From this we then concluded which materials would be best suited to build a pirate ship. The children loved tested these materials and were honest when they had made an incorrect prediction.

 

 

Floating and sinking

This week's spellings for 24.01.2020

Test on 30.01.2020

 

Group A

Group B

 

Spelling pattern; [-ed] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [-y]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CVCC]

 

hurried

copied

carried

replied

married

hurry

copy

carry

reply

marry

cries

flies

dries

tries

spies

 

last

past

mast

vast

fast

 

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

 

This week's pattern is about adding -ed to words ending in -y. The children know that you take away the -y and replace with an -i, then add -ed.

Week 2 - 13.01.2020

 

This week we have been looking at maps and an atlas to locate the 5 oceans of the world and the 7 continents. The children have enjoyed locating these, which then led us on to discussing the weather in the North and South Poles and around the Equator. 

 

In Maths we have been learning about measuring length, using metres and centimetres. The children have measured things around the classroom and have been finding objects that are longer or shorter than 1 metre. We have also been comparing the length of objects, stating which ones are longer or shorter than another. 

 

Our English journey is going great and the children are really enthused by it! This week within our story, the boy found a whale and had to care for it, which sparked our learning into creating questions which we then found the answers to. From this, the children then made a fact-file leaflet all about whales. 

This week's spellings for 17.01.2020

Test on 23.01.2020

 

Group A

Group B

 

Spelling pattern; [-es] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [-y]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CVCC]

 

cries

flies

dries

tries

spies

cry

dry

fly

spy

why

hurry

copy

carry

reply

marry

 

flag

slip

frog

plop

stop

 

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

 

This week's pattern is about adding -es to verbs ending in -y. The children know that you take away the -y and replace with an -i, then add -es.

Week 1 - 06.01.2020

 

This week we started our project with a pirate dress up day and made some pirate flags. The children enjoyed getting into character as pirates and were using pirate talk around the classroom. Some children have also started to read some of the pirate books we have in the classroom too.

 

We started to look at a new book in English which will help our reading and writing skills hugely. We are looking at the text in small steps and started this week with the front cover, the blurb and the first few pages. 

 

In Maths we have continued with division and we have been dividing by 10. We have also been looking at fact families and noticing the links between numbers in a calculation. 

 

Autumn 2 Project

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 liquid, 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 clay.

 

Write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems - there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures!

 

Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space.  What will you make?  How will you arrange it?  How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel?

 

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

Muck, Mess and Mixtures homework - 2 pieces due by 13th December 2019

Week 6 - 2.12.19 - 6.12.19

 

This week we have had two History days as part of our History project exhibition. We had a dress up day and the children made crowns and had a medieval banquet. We then invited parents in to make shields. The children also made medieval torches.  

This week's spellings for 28.11.19

Test on 5.12.19

 

Group A

Group B

Group C

Spelling pattern; [-al] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [-le] [-el]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CVCC]

Spelling pattern; CVC 

metal

pedal

capital

signal

animal

table

uncle

apple

middle

muddle

camel

tunnel

travel

label

channel

 

limp

tint

dent

went

rest

rat

hat

cat

mat

sat

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

Week 5 - 25.11.19 - 29.11.19

We made lamb stew and tried it.

Learning how to keep clean and wash our hands properly

Week 4 - 18.11.19 - 22.11.19

We love reading for pleasure!

This week's spellings for 21.11.19

Test on 28.11.19

 

Group A

Group B

Group C

Spelling pattern; [-el] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [wr] [-le]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CVCC]

Spelling pattern; CVC 

camel

tunnel

travel

label

channel

write

wrong

wrapper

wrote

wrist

table

uncle

apple

middle

muddle

 

tent

lamp

sent

must

dust

lad

tin

ten

sin

tan

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

Week 3 - 11.11.19 - 15.11.19

 

This week we have been very busy and it has also been friendship week!

 

We have made paper dolls as part of us learning more about friendship. We did this activity to encourage children to think about who their friends are and not to get too focused on just having 1 friend (as some children do). The children loved this activity and got very creative when designing their friends. We have also written friend riddles this week and the children really enjoyed trying to trick their friends with their clues. 

 

We have been painting some aboriginal art and we invited parents in to share this with us. The children really took their time and enjoyed making different colourful patterns.

 

In Maths we have started to look at multiplication and times tables. In Year 2, it is expected that the children learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and so we have started with the 2 times tables this week. 

This week's spellings for 14.11.19

Test on 21.11.19

 

Group A

Group B

Group C

Spelling pattern; [-le] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [gn] [wr]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CVCC]

Spelling pattern; CVC 

table

uncle

apple

middle

muddle

gnome

gnaw

gnat

gnarl

gnash

write

wrong

wrapper

wrote

wrist

flag

skid

plum

grab

slug

bed

man

sit

sat

sun

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

Aboriginal art and parent shared learning

Paper dolls

PE - making bridges

                                                 Week 2 - 4.11.19 - 8.11.19

This week's spellings for 7.11.19

Test on 14.11.19

 

Group A

Group B

Spelling pattern; [wr] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [kn] [gn]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CVCC]

write

wrong

wrapper

wrote

wrist

knee

know

knew      

knock

knight

gnome

gnaw

gnat

gnarl

gnash

slip

than

span

damp

lump

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

Mixing paints and painting like Vincent Van Gogh

Making rice crispy cakes, mixing ingredients.

Painting our diva lamps and creating posters for light over darkness in RE

Week 1 - 28.10.19 - 1.11.19

 

This week we have had a brilliant first week back. The children have started their project with their messy play afternoon and enjoyed every minute of making slime, painting their hands for handprints, using ice-cubes for painting and lastly making potions. We have then used the potions as our stimuli for writing this week, so the children have been describing what is in their potions and what happens if you drink it (obviously this was all pretend and the children were made aware that they were not going to really drink it!). The children got really creative and decided that their potions had some disgusting ingredients in, such as eyeballs and slugs. This has been so much fun!

 

In maths we have moved onto subtraction and the children have found it ok so far. We have been using a ruler as a number-line and been using jumps to count back. Next week we are moving onto column subtraction which may be difficult, but if children find it tricky we will support them more.

 

This week's spellings for 31.10.19

Test on 7.11.19

 

Group A

Group B

Spelling pattern; [gn] 

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; [c sounding like s]  [kn] 

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC/ CVCC]

gnome

gnaw

gnat

gnarl

gnash

city

circle

centre

dance

prince

knee

know

knew      

knock

knight

bath

thin

drop

drip

stop

 

The children have practised these words already in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get. It is clear from the results that the children are getting, that they are not practising enough. The spelling patterns the children have for their spellings each week, are Year 2 spelling patterns and so the children need to be learning them. 

This week's spellings for 17.10.19

Test on 31.10.19

 

Group A

Group B

Spelling pattern; [kn]

Previously learned spellings to be retested

Spelling pattern; alternative [j] - [ge] and [g] before [e] or pi]

Spelling pattern;

[CCVC]

knee

know

knew      

knock

knight

jungle

jingle

jewel

jacket

join

city

circle

centre

dance

prince

shop

shut

ship

chip

chop

 

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

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

 

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer's aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower...

 

Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let's build a brand new one... Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it?

 

Then dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals that live underground. 

 

What's that sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap, trip, trap over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath. He likes to gobble up little girls and boys! Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take our weight and get us safely to the other side. 

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets homework

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets homework

Our Year 2 homework sheet is now attached and 2 pieces are to be completed by Friday 18th October 2019.

Your child can choose 2 activities from the given list and they can be as creative as they wish.

 

There are lots of suggestions for home learning, such as:

History ideas -  researching about famous engineers and their achievements, making an information book about castles, bridges or tunnels.

Geography ideas - locating famous landmarks on a map or globe, going on a bridge hunt in the local area.

Art and Design ideas - creating a model of a famous structure, designing a new landmark for our local area.

 

The children's homework can be work they have written on paper, something that have created from materials at home, work printed from a computer or simply a photograph.

 

If you need anymore help or support with what to do, please ask Miss Langley or Mr Walters who will be happy to help.

 

Week 1 - 2.9.19 - 6.9.19

On our first day back we had a dress up day, where the children dressed as kings, queens, princes, princesses and knights. The children all looked fabulous and thoroughly enjoyed our project launch. 

 

We have become vocabulary detectives already in class 3 and have started to identify some super words.

Maybe ask your children to find some exciting words in their books at home.

 

 

Week 2 - 9.9.19 - 13.9.19

This week In English we are focusing on the book 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We have already started to identify characters and settings, as well as identifying what happens at the beginning, middle and the end.

 

In addition to looking at this book, we have also been looking through some Julia Donaldson books and identifying some super vocabulary that has been used! The children are already so good at finding words they are unsure of or finding words that are more exciting to use in replace of another word. Maybe you could encourage the children to become vocabulary detectives at home whilst reading their reading book.

 

In maths we have been focusing on place value and what the value of each digit in a number is. Again this could be practised at home by simply giving the children a 2 digit number (e.g. 24, 72, 63) and asking them what each number represents (its value).

 

During our outdoor learning time, we had a focus on habitats in our environment. The children found bird nests and log piles, as well as some of the things that living things need to survive. Take a look at our photos to see what we have been up to.

Looking for habitats and things for survival

Julia Donaldson author focus afternoon

Spellings given out 12.9.19

Test on 19.9.19

Spelling pattern; dge

badge

edge

dodge

fudge

sledge

 

Children have been introduced to these words and have practised spelling them in class. All children will be tested on the above date. The words given follow the year 2 spelling patterns.

Week 3 - 16.9.19

We have started to look at The Great Escape in project this week. The children have been getting into character of some of the prisoners that tried to escape. 

Ask your child if they can remember some facts they have learnt about it so far.

 

We have also been finding out about different habitats that animals live in.

 

In Maths we have been looking at numbers again and using number sequences. The children have found this difficult and so we have taught this in different ways and had lots of practice this week. 

 

In English we have been continuing our journey of writing a narrative of 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. Wee have been working on using better vocabulary to describe characters appearance and feelings, as well as settings.

 

Ask your child about some of the new words we have discovered this week!

Spellings given out 19.9.19

Test on 26.9.19

Spelling pattern; dge/ ge (sounds like the sound j)

badge

edge

dodge

fudge

sledge

cage

huge

change

large

charge

 

Children have been introduced to these words and have practised spelling them in class. All children will be tested on the above date. The words given follow the year 2 spelling patterns. The children have already been tested on the words in blue, however they have a second week to practice them and try to improve on their score from this week. The words in black are the new words that children need to practice. 

Week 4 - 23.9.19 - 27.9.19

 

This week we have been finding out why Isambard Kingdom Brunel was such an important person of the past. Ask your children to see if they can remember what he became famous for.

 

We have started addition in maths and in English we have completed our retelling of the story of 'The Tunnel'.

Spellings given out 26.9.19

Test on 3.10.19

Spelling pattern; dge/ ge/ g before e (sounds like the sound j)

badge

edge

dodge

fudge

sledge

cage

huge

change

large

charge

gem

giraffe

magic

engine

angel

 

Children have been introduced to these words and have practised spelling them in class. All children will be tested on the above date. The words given follow the year 2 spelling patterns. The children have already been tested on the words in blue, however they have a second week to practice them and try to improve on their score from this week. The words in black are the new words that children need to practice. 

Week 5 - 30.9.19-4.10.19

 

This week we have continued our project by investigating which bridge is the strongest; a straight bridge or a curved bridge. The children loved this activity and were so excited to see what happened. Ask your children which one was the strongest.

 

Bridge investigation

Acting out the Rapunzel story.

Parent shared learning - Spaghetti and marshmallow bridges

Spellings given out 3.9.19

Test on 10.10.19

Spelling pattern; dge/ ge/ g before e, j before a, e, i, o, u

cage

huge

change

large

charge

gem

giraffe

magic

engine

angel

jungle

jingle

jewel

jacket

join

 

Children have been introduced to these words and have practised spelling them in class. All children will be tested on the above date. The words given follow the year 2 spelling patterns. The children have already been tested on the words in blue, however they have a second week to practice them and try to improve on their score from this week. The words in black are the new words that children need to practice. 

Week 6 - 7.10.19 - 11.10.19

 

This week we went to Lincoln Castle as our project exhibition. The children have learnt so much about castles and were in awe ofhow beautiful Lincoln Castle is. The children were so amazed as they walked the castle walls and could see far and beyond. They also enjoyed their knight training, shield making and banquet. It was such as lovely end to our project and an experience that the children won't be forgetting anytime soon.

 

In English we have been writing about Rapunzel again and in maths have continued with column addition.

Spellings given out 10.10.19

Test on 18.10.19

Spelling pattern; dge/ ge/ g, j before vowels and c before e, i, y

gem

giraffe

magic

engine

angel

jungle

jingle

jewel

jacket

join

city

circle

centre

dance

prince

 

 

Children have been introduced to these words and have practised spelling them in class. All children will be tested on the above date. The words given follow the year 2 spelling patterns. The children have already been tested on the words in blue, however they have a second week to practice them and try to improve on their score from this week. The words in black are the new words that children need to practice. 

Week 7 - 14.10.19-18.10.19

 

This week in English we have been looking back over photos from our Lincoln Castle visit and writing a recount about it.

 

In Maths we have continued to look at addition and we have tried to ensure that all children are able to add at least one way. 

 

The children have also had some assessments to complete this week and all the children have managed well. We try to keep the pressure off by not using the word 'test' with the children and word it more that they need to 'show off' what they are capable of. The assessments the children have done this week have been a repeat of the ones they completed in Year 1 and so it was all familiar to the children.

Welcome to Class 3 - 2018-2019!

So far this year we have learnt about 4 different projects;

Land Ahoy

Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Street Detectives

Scented Garden

 

Our final project will see us through until the end of the school year and it is 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'. We are starting this project by visiting the Lincoln Castle where we will gain a better understanding of what a real-life castle looks like. We have lots of exciting activities planned for the children so keep an eye out for the curriculum map and newsletter coming home soon.

 

The children all brought home a new home learning sheet on 24.4.19 and the expectation is that at least 2 pieces are completed each half term, so 4 pieces in total by 5th July 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

 

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer's aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower...

 

Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let's build a brand new one... Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it?

 

Then dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals that live underground. 

 

What's that sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap, trip, trap over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath. He likes to gobble up little girls and boys! Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take our weight and get us safely to the other side. 

Week 13 - 22.07.19

 

Our last 2 days as Class 3!

We have done some weeding and sorting out in the allotment area and then the children who read 40 times this term got their prize of a sweet treat and an afternoon on the field doing activities.

Weeding the allotment

Week 12 - 15.7.19

 

This week children have met their new teacher, ready for September. Everyone came back to our class with a huge smile on their face and seemed to have enjoyed themselves. We have also celebrated Bastille Day and came dressed in stripes and French colours. We tried some French food so see the pictures below for the foods we tasted.

Week 11- 8.7.19

 

This week we have been practising our Sports Day activities again. See below for some action shots.

This week's spellings for 12.7.19

Test on 19.7.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; contractions, homophones, near-homophones + common exception word

can't

didn't

here

hear

hair

hare

mightn't

Christmas

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

Making a structure from wooden blocks in English. We then had to write instructions on how we made them.

Some class 3 homework

Class 3 children enjoying an ice lolly for 100% attendance this week

Week 10 - 1.7.19

 

This week in year 2 we have been writing lots!

We have written a letter to the Fairy Tale Chief, complaining about the Troll's behaviour towards the Three Billy Goat's Gruff and the children have really applied the Year 2 writing skills to their work which has been fantastic. We have also linked our project in with writing and have written a narrative about 'The Great Escape'. The children were really engaged in finding out facts about 'The Great Escape' and really took on board how they might have felt if they were involved with it. Our last piece of writing was another narrative but this time it was the children's own story linked to a colourful tunnel. The tunnel linked in with our project again, but this piece of writing was to assess how well the children use the Year 2 writing skills within their independent writing.

 

In maths this week we have continued learning about time and the children are really getting to grips with it. Some children are able to tell the time to each 5 minute interval, as well as working out the duration of activities stated. Some children did get themselves a bit confused with this so maybe this is something that can be worked on more at home.

 

We have been working on our project for quite a few weeks now and the children are still thoroughly enjoying it. They have learnt so much about different structures around the world, including famous towers, tunnels and bridges. Why don't you ask your child what they have been learning or what their favourite part of our project has been as it would be great to have some feedback.

Practising for Sports Day

This week's spellings for 5.6.19

Test on 12.7.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; contractions and a common exception word

 

isn't

aren't

haven't

hasn't

won't

don't

might've

parents

 

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

These spellings contain words of the contracted form and it is so important that the children put the apostrophe in the correct place.

Week 9 - 24.6.19

This week in class 3 we have been very busy.

In English we have been writing letters complaining about the Troll in The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

In Maths we have been completing ou work on fractions.

In project we have been researching Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the children have found out some interesting facts.

This week's spellings for 28.6.19

Test on 5.7.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; contractions, homophones and a common exception word

they've

doesn't

write

right

pear

pair

mustn't

Mrs

 

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

These spellings contain words of the contracted form, as well as homophones. It is important that the children know the homophones in context so they can get the corrrect spelling.

Week 8 - 17.6.19

 

This week in maths, we have continued with fractions. The children have had to write down mixed fractions from a picture that they have been given that has contained a whole object and a fraction. The children have had to count in wholes, halves, thirds and quarters this week. The children did find plotting the fractions on a timeline quite tricky, however they were able to identify how many wholes and parts there were on their questions.

 

In English we have finished our narrative writing. The children initially based their story plans on 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne, but they had to change certain elements of this story to make it into their own. Some children changed the characters, setting, the problem and solution, whereas other children just changed the characters. Some of the stories have fabulous vocabulary included in them and follow a really good structure.

 

In project we have had a 'hands on' week. Firstly we went out into the allotment area to find things that were living, non-living or never alive and whilst we did this, we did a bit of weeding too. The children loved it! We ended our week wiith a parent shared learning afternoon where teams had to make spaghetti and marshmallow bridges. The parents and children found this so much fun and there was a lot of competition amongst groups.

 

Thank you to everyone that attended and made it such a success!

 

See below for some photos of our week.

Outdoor time

This week's spellings for 21.6.19

Test on 28.6.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; contractions, homophones and a common exception word

they'll

weren't

be

bee

blue

blew

wouldn't

money

 

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

These spellings contain words of the contracted form, as well as homophones. It is important that the children know the homophones in context so they can get the corrrect spelling.

Week 7 - 10.6.19

 

This week we have been working on our fraction knowledge in maths and the children have really grasped it. We have been working with halves, quarters, thirds and whole numbers. The children have had to shade these fractions in on shapes, match fractions together and also order fractions from smallest to greatest.

 

In English we have been working on writing our own narrative, basing this on the story of 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We focussed on this story for 5 weeks last half term for guided reading so the children were very familiar with it. We have really looked at problems and solutions in a lot of detail and also been working on improving our character and setting descriptions.

We have also had a focus on homophones in our SPAG lessons. Some of these are included in the children's spellings this week.

 

In project we have been investigating whether a cardboard straight bridge would be stronger than a cardboard curved bridge. The children enjoyed adding weights to the bridges and observing which one collapsed first. We then completed a report to write up our results.

Our week in pictures

This week's spellings for 14.6.19

Test on 21.6.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; contractions and a common exception word

they're

wasn't

bare

bear

see

sea

shouldn't

again

 

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

These spellings contain words of the contracted form, as well as homophones. 

Week 6- 3.6.19

 

This week we have been identifying the six main elements of a story, ready for our own story planning next week. We have been using traditional tales, such as The Lion and the Mouse, Cinderella and also The Three Little Pigs. The six elements children have had to identify are;

characters

setting

problem

solution

theme

moral

The children have found this interesting and have even been applying this when reading stories in our reading area. 

Maybe you could ask children to identify these elements in their home reading book.

 

In Maths we have been looking at 3D shapes and identifying their properties. The children have also been sorting shapes, using different criteria. 

 

In project we ventured out into the outdoor area where the children made different structures using natural resources found outside. Have a look at our pictures and see how creative the children were.

 

 

 

Making structures in the outdoor area

Using nets to make 3D shapes

Explaining why the nets must be certain 3D shapes

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Making structures with 3D shapes

This week's spellings for 7.6.19

Test on 14.6.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; contractions and a common exception word

I'm

you're

he's

she's

it's

we're

could've

water

 

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

These spellings mainly contain words of the contracted form. This means that two words have been put together and for this to happen, a letter or two has been removed and replaced with an apostrophe.

Week 5 - 20.5.19

This week's spellings for 24.5.19

Test on 7.6.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -ly, -ment, -ness, -ful, -less and a common exception word

angry

angrily

clumsy

clumsily

penniless

loneliness

pitiless

people

 

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

With words with a suffix on them  (the part at the end of the word -ment, -ful), the children have found it easier to 'chunk' the word to spell, as well as to read. The spellings last week had words that just added the suffix onto the end and it didn't change the spelling of the root word (main word), but these words have to have something done to the end of the root word for the suffix to be added. 

Enjoying our reading area

In English this week we have been looking at an image called 'The Never Ending Tunnel'. The children have had to answer questions about the image, using a small piece of text given. We have had some fantastic vocabulary used in our class and the children have really enjoyed finding new words to use in their writing.

Some examples of super vocabulary this week are - 

-curious

-furious

-mysterious

-captured

-abandoned

-ramshackled

Ask your child which exciting words they have used in their writing this week!

This week in Maths we have been looking at drawing 2D shapes. The children in class 3 have found this difficult and have had to have lots of support to draw straight lines, with a ruler, along the lines of the squared paper given. 

Maybe this could be something that the children work on at home if they are keen to improve this skill.

 

 

                                             Textbook 2B p. 63

Change of scenery; doing our guided reading in the atrium.

Investigating our outdoor area, to see if we could find any evidence of microhabitats.

Revamping our classroom

Class 3 practising their mental arithmetic

Week 4 - 13.5.19

The children coped really well with their SATs this week. We celebrated on Friday with the film 'Peter Rabbit' and we had popcorn and sweets. The children enjoyed doing their tests, even though they had to be quite during them. 

 

Parents will be able to have the results before the end of the Summer term.

 

We have tried to keep other elements of the school as fun as possible and so we have been on a walk in the school grounds to identify different materials and their properties and linked this back to our project by deciding which materials would make a good fortress wall. The children have also had to explain their reasoning behind their decision.

This week's spellings for 17.5.19

Test on 24.5.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -ly, -ment, -ness, -ful, -less and a common exception word

payment

illness

careful

careless

sadly

nearly

awful

who

 

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

With words with a suffix on them  (the part at the end of the word -ment, -ful), the children have found it easier to 'chunk' the word to spell, as well as to read. The spellings last week had words that just added the suffix onto the end and it didn't change the spelling of the root word (main word), but these words have to have something done to the end of the root word for the suffix to be added. 

Week 3 - 6.5.19

This week in year 2, we have continued our learning about castles and had a go at making a tower from straws. The aim was to try and make the tower strong and if it wasn't, the children had to figure out how they could make it more stable.

 

We also learnt where the 7 continents and 5 oceans are in the World and we placed these on a map.

 

The children completed their learning about simile poems with their hot task on Friday. Writing simile poems has been interesting for the children as it has made them think about comparing parts of a castle to other objects.

 

In Maths, the children have learnt about volume and this hasn't been too difficult as the children have been able to apply their knowledge from other areas of maths to help them to read scales and compare.

 

Year 2 are really looking forward to their SATs next week. The children know that the tests are a way for them to 'show off' their learning and what they know.

Week 2 - 29.4.19

This week the children have been developing their knowledge on castles and have been using construction materials to make them. The children have also been learning about castles over time and had to match some information to a picture and then sequence in time order, starting with the earliest time. This project is so interesting and the children are enjoying it already!

A big thank you to the parents that came to our parent shared learning afternoon. I hope the resources you received are useful and that your children have been practising their skills using them.

 

Making castles from construction materials

Ordering castles in time order

This week's spellings for 3.5.19

Test on 10.5.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -ly, -ment, -ness, -ful, -less and a common exception word

merry

merrily

lucky

luckily

merriment

ugliness

argument

clothes

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

With words with a suffix on them  (the part at the end of the word -ment, -ful), the children have found it easier to 'chunk' the word to spell, as well as to read. The spellings last week had words that just added the suffix onto the end and it didn't change the spelling of the root word (main word), but these words have to have something done to the end of the root word for the suffix to be added. 

Week 1 - 24.04.19

 

Well our first week back has been amazing! In just 3 days the children have already learnt so much about castles. We had a project afternoon labelling parts of a castle and the following day we then used this information to create our own images on paint sparkle on the iPads. On Friday we visited Lincoln Castle as part of our project launch. On the coach on the way there, we saw thhe Red Arrows in the distance making some fabulous patterns in the sky. We were then lucky enough to see then fly ahead of us. It was a great start to our trip! We got to the castle after a short walk past the Cathedral. The children were in awe of the size of the Cathedral and then when we got to the castle the children were so excited to be able to identify the parts of the castle we had been learning about. The children took part in 3 different workshops; sheild making and re-enacting a medieval banquet, real castle wall walk and knight training and trying on replica armour.The weather stayed dry for us and the sun shone bright. The children all enjoyed the trip and I must say it was the best trip I have been on as a teacher too! The coach driver also praised our children saying that they are the most polite children in Grimsby!

We are following this trip up by writing a recount next week and will be referring to aspects of the trip and the castle throughout our whole project.

See our pictures below for an insight into our day.

Using the iPads to create castle images.

This week's spellings for 26.4.19

Test on 3.5.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly and a common exception word

enjoyment

sadness

helpful

hopeless

slowly

lovely

agreement

would

The children will have an opportunity to practise these words in class, but the more they practise the better score they will get.

Week 6- 1.4.19

 

We have had our parent shared learning afternoon where we planted sunflowers and showed our grown ups our learning for this project.

Parent shared learning afternoon

Week 5 - 25.3.19

This week we have looked at some of the work of the famous artist, Claude Monet and recreated our own pastel pieces of art.

 

The children have also enjoyed making a Mother's Day card and craft, which you will be able to open on Sunday. 

 

Computing has been another focus this week, so we have been using the code.org website to create and debug a simple program. The children really enjoyed this activity and they are making so much progress with understanding how to get a figure from one place to another. 

 

In English we have been reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, with our journey ending in us being able to retell it, with some exciting vocabulary creeping in. The children have got a little confused in their writing though as in guided reading we are reading James and the Giant Peach and so some name cross overs have been happening! 

 

In Maths this week we have been finishing off our money chapter in preparation for moving onto 2D shapes next week. The children have really got to grips with the value of money and how a given amount of money can be made with certain coins. Maybe you could challenge your children next time you visit the shops together and get them to work out how much some items might cost together or maybe get them to work out the change from a given amount.

 

Next week is going to be a busy week for us. We have our Year 2 parents joining us for a shared learning afternoon on Tuesday, followed by our Sports Festival on Wednesday and parents evening. Friday is our Easter bonnet parade so I am looking forward to seeing everyone's bonnet!

Our Claude Monet pastel drawings

This week's spellings for 29.3.19

Test on 5.3.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; a before ll, a before l, o  and a common exception word

ball

wall

talk

always

come

done

covered

pass

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

Week 4 - 18.3.19

This week we have been getting to grips with our senses and have been using our sense of smell to sniff different herbs. Some children really liked the smell of the rosemary and others liked the smell of the lemon grass, whilst dill and tarragon weren't very popular. The children also had the chance to smell bay leaves, thyme and basil.

 

We have also set up an experiment to see if carnations absorb any food colouring and change the colour of their petals. We are going to have another look later on in the week to see what has happened.

This week's spellings for 22.3.19

Test on 29.3.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; adding -ed and -ing to words of one syllable, common exception word

drop

dropped

dropping

grin

grinned

grinning

planning

grass

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

Carnation experiment

Smelling different herbs

Week 3- 11.3.19

 

So far this week...

We have had an athlete visit our school who told us about his amazing journey through his swimming career and he also showed us some exercises that really got our heart racing.

We have also trimmed our grass heads! The children loved making new hairstyles for their grass heads and found it so funny looking at their friends choice of hair!

In Science we have focused on naming parts of a plant and we made this more fun by dissecting a daffodil. The children were really careful and separated each part well. 

We ended the week with Red Nose Day and celebrated this by having a staff fashion show on the catwalk. The children all made a bin bag outfit to wear to the fashion show.

This week's spellings for 15.3.19

Test on 22.3.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; a before ll, a before l, o + common exception word

fall

hall

walk

almost

son

some

other

class

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

Making our bin bag outfits for the fashion show

Week 2- 4.3.19

 

This week we have celebrated World Book Day, were children could come as their favourite book character. Year 2 focussed on Roald Dahl and came dressed as characters from Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and others too. We had a lovely day, writing about the character we came dressed as and we also drew pictures like the ones in the Roald Dahl books. Have a look at some of our pictures below.

 

Costumes for World Book Day

Class 3 had fun posing for photos linked to what our characters might do

Some of our work from World Book Day 2019

Our cress experiment; 1 had no light, 1 had no warmth, 1 had water and the others had everything.

This week's spellings for 8.3.19

Test on 15.3.19

 

Year 2 spellings

Spelling pattern; -ed and -ing + common exception word

pat

patted

patting

beg

begged

begging

chopping

father

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

EXTRA, EXTRA - READ ALL ABOUT IT!

 

We are very pleased that our recent Mayor visit has been reported on the Grimsby Telegraph website.

 

Click on the link below and scroll down to find a lovely article that really does show off the children's hard work and enthusiasm for their recent project, 'Street Detectives'.

Week 1 - 25.2.19

This week in class 3 we have been learning lots of new things.

 

In English we have started to look at writing a non-chronological report on plants. The children have had to use their prior knowledge and create a title and sub-headings and also use factual information that they already knew. Some of the children knew some very interesting facts!

 

In Maths we have been working out word problems and this has been quite tricky for the children. We are re-addressing this so there is no need to worry though.

 

In project we have started learning about plants and what they need to grow. We have started an experiment on growing cress; we decided what was needed to help it to grow and then we took some of those things away. We are observing what is happening over the next week. We have also created simple maps of our allotment area and all the children now know where it is and have an idea of what had been planted and grown before.

 

We have had a very busy but exciting first week back and all the children have thoroughly enjoyed what we have been learning.

 

This week's spellings for 1.3.19

Test on 8.3.19

 

Year 2 spellings

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

cuter

cutest

nose

nosy

snapper

wettest

shopper

past

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

Week 1 - 25.02.19

Project launch - making grass seed heads

The children loved our launch into our new project today. They followed some instructions and made grass seed heads. We are going to observe them growing over the next few days and monitor how long it takes for the grass to grow.

This week's spellings for 15.2.19

Test on 1.3.19

 

Year 2 spellings

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

lazy

lazier

laziest

carer

cared

caring

whined

last

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

Project 3 - Spring 1

Street Detectives

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.

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.

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