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Class 3

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

 

 

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. 

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

Weeding the allotment 1
Weeding the allotment 2
Weeding the allotment 3
Weeding the allotment 4

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

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Some class 3 homework 3
Some class 3 homework 4
Some class 3 homework 5
Some class 3 homework 6

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

Practising for Sports Day 1
Practising for Sports Day 2
Practising for Sports Day 3
Practising for Sports Day 4
Practising for Sports Day 5

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

Using nets to make 3D shapes 1
Using nets to make 3D shapes 2
Using nets to make 3D shapes 3
Using nets to make 3D shapes 4
Using nets to make 3D shapes 5

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

Enjoying our reading area 1
Enjoying our reading area 2

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.

Change of scenery; doing our guided reading in the atrium. 1
Change of scenery; doing our guided reading in the atrium. 2
Change of scenery; doing our guided reading in the atrium. 3
Change of scenery; doing our guided reading in the atrium. 4
Change of scenery; doing our guided reading in the atrium. 5
Change of scenery; doing our guided reading in the atrium. 6

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

Investigating our outdoor area, to see if we could find any evidence of microhabitats. 1
Investigating our outdoor area, to see if we could find any evidence of microhabitats. 2
Investigating our outdoor area, to see if we could find any evidence of microhabitats. 3

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

Project 2 - Autumn 2

Muck, mess and mixtures

Christmas concerts

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

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

This week's spellings for 14.12.18

Test on 4.01.19

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; i-e, o-e

time

size

mice

hole

bone

I

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -ed, -ing

hurry

hurried

hurrying

marry

marrying

relied

gold

 

This week's spellings for 7.12.18

Test on 14.12.18

 

Miss French's group

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

game

tube

cute

hard

art

has

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -il, -y, -es

evil

cry

why

cries

babies

relies

cold

Christmas Concerts

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

 

Christmas Fayre

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

This week's spellings for 30.11.18

Test on 7.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; i-e, o-e

like

side

dive

joke

those

his

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -le, -el, -al

little

middle

simple

label

animal

signal

hospital

old

Assessment week

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

 

 

Painting our salt dough decorations ready for the Christmas Fayre.

Making rice crispy cakes

 

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

Rice crispy cakes

Maths in Year 2

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

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

 

Multiplication

Textbook 2A p. 52

 

Division

Textbook 2A p. 82

 

Textbook 2A p. 84

 

If you have any queries please see class teachers.

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

This week's spellings for 23.11.18

Test on 30.11.18

 

Miss French's group

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

mate

rule

cube

jar

farm

is

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; kn, gn, wr

knight

knock

knead

gnash

wrist

wreck

wrestling

both

This week's spellings for 16.11.18

Test on 23.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; i-e, o-e

ride

line

bite

nose

woke

was

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -le, -al, -el

apple

bottle

puzzle

travel

petal

capital

towel

only

 

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

Remembrance celebration

Home learning packs

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

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

Hopefully you find this pack useful.

 

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

 

 

This week's spellings for 9.11.18

Test on 16.11.18

 

Miss French's group

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

tape

rude

use

car

arm

were

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; kn, wr, gn

knit

knot

knack

gnome

wrap

wrapper

wrapping

most

 

 

Food tasting afternoon

 

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

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

First week of Muck, Mess and Mixtures

 

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

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

 

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

This week's spellings for 2.11.18

Test on 9.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; i-e, o-e

five

nine

kite

home

note

are

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; -el, -le, -al

uncle

muddle

castle

tunnel

pedal

musical

ankle

climb

This week's spellings for 19.10.18

Test on 2.11.18

 

Miss French's group

Spelling pattern; ai, oi, e-e

tail

paid

join

point

theme

said

 

Miss Langley/ Mr Dickson's group

Spelling pattern; kn, gn, wr

know

knew

knife

gnaw

wrong

wren

wrinkles

wild

Year 2 project launch

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

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

What a fun afternoon!

 

  

 

    

 

  

 

    

RE

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

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

Class 3 Reading Area

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

 

  

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Project 1 - Autumn 1

Land Ahoy 

Home learning

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

 

Here is what they look like.

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

Class 3 making treasure maps

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This week's spellings 12.10.18

Test on 19.10.18

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

Spelling pattern ay, oy, a-e

way

stay

toy

same

gave

of

 

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

Spelling pattern -le, -el, -al

table

fable

candle

camel

metal

total

dazzled

children

 

 

Maths in Class 3 this week (8.10.18-12.10.18)

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

 

 

 

This week's spellings 5.10.18

Test on 12.10.18

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

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

Spelling pattern ai, oi, e-e

rain

laid

oil

boil

even

a

 

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

Spelling pattern kn, gn, wr

knee

knob

kneel

gnat

write

wrote

wriggled

child

 

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

 

Reading

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

Keep up the good work Class 3!

 

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

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

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

 

Any questions about this, please see Miss Langley.

Year 2 Treasure hunt

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's spellings 28.09.18

Test 05.10.18

 

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

 

jam

jewel

fancy

pace

nice

pence

glanced

behind

This week's spellings...

 

Test 28.9.18

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

hedge

sledge

huge

large

angel

engine

smudged

find

Pirates always find their treasure!

 

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

Spellings for week commencing 17.09.18

Test on Friday 21.09.18

 

jog

join

circle

face

mice

dance

sentence

because

Collaborative working

Year 2 enjoyed working together to research famous explorers.

 

        

Visit to the RNLI station

 

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

                                                                                    

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

                                                                      

We all had a fantastic time at the station!

Making boats

 

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

  

 

  

First day in Class 3

 

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

 

  

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