Monmouth and Blaise
Blaise Class will usually have PE on Mondays and Fridays.
Monmouth Class will usually have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays
Please make sure your child has their full PE kit in school every day - including trainers (not daps). Please check footwear regularly too as some children have had a growth spurt!
Year 2's Blog
This week we have been writing an aboriginal story of 'How the birds got their colours'. Blaise children have done their absolute best handwriting and Monmouth Class has also produced some fantastic artwork which we will put on display.
Well done to everyone who has been reading at home. A few minutes each day really does make a difference! It has been great to see many of the children's confidence grow in reading, especially when compared to the start of the year. Keep it up!
We have been working on solving problems in maths. Homework this week is practising the four operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication); it is really important the children are secure at these calculations to help them problem solve accurately.
We have continued to explore the weather this week We have looked on a globe and map to find out which countries and areas are the hottest and coldest and why. On that note, the most recent weather forecast tells us it is going to be rather cold next week so make sure you wrap up warm!
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year. It was really nice to read what you had been up to in your homework books.
This term our Inquiry is 'Weather across the World'. If you are able to read any books about the weather and watch the weather forecast that would be excellent! Blaise Class has been particularly fascinated by storms and how we get thunder and lightning.
We have been reading the time this week in maths, please practice as much as you can. We have been focusing on reading time to the quarter hour. The children need to know the minute and hour hand and the minute hand positions for o clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to.
PE days for this term will be on Monday and Friday for Blaise and Tuesday and Friday for Monmouth. This is a polite reminder to check that your child has their kit in school every day - sometimes the timetable can change. Children need a t-shirt, shorts (for inside) and joggers (for outside), a sweatshirt (for outside), a pair of socks and trainers - not daps.
Well done to everyone this week for all their hard work, learning lines, songs, actions and cues for our production. Thank you everyone who was able to come and support us - we hope you enjoyed it.The children particularly enjoyed singing 'It was on a starry night'. It seems strange not to be rehearsing any more!
We are getting ready for Christmas now and in English we have written the story of The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. A firm favourite! We have been working on fractions of amounts in maths.
Have a lovely weekend and please remember to read lots!
Preparations for our KS1 Nativity production have been in full swing this week. Well done to all the children for learning lines, songs, remembering the order of the play ,and being patient. We hope you are able to make our performance next week!
We have been learning about fractions in maths, recognising fractions of shape. We are moving on to find fractions of amounts too. The children have tried really hard with a topic that many find difficult so well done year 2 and keep practising!
In English, we have been authors and written our very own books about the Christmas story. Miss Silman and Mrs Clarkson were very impressed with the children using their sounds, adjectives, capital letters and punctuation.
We have been very busy this week in Y2 learning about change in maths. It is a really tricky concept to learn and so we have taught this as the money that is left over when you have paid for something. This means that it is a subtraction, ie you give 20p to a seller. The seller only wants 18p so they take this away and you are left with 2p.
We have also been starting to practise our KS1 production. All the children should have taken home a slip with their costume requirements. If you have not had a slip can you let us know please. Sometimes the slips don't make it out of the classroom!
Many thanks for all your support.
We have had a fun week- everyone's hands have dropped off from doing lots of writing! Blaise have written some innovative versions of Frog Belly Rat Bone! In maths we are continuing to work with money, and next week we are going to work on finding the change. We have also started practising songs for our Christmas production. Blaise Class has enjoyed playing with driedels this afternoon as we are learning about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. Have a lovely weekend; don't forget to read!
The children have worked so hard this week! Thank you everyone. As usual, we have been very busy. We have learned and written our own story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy Ering and some of us have designed our own characters for example, Hairy grass head and Chicken Wing Rabbit Ears. In maths we have been practising subtraction and measures. We have looked at the food pyramid and different food groups in science. We have also been doing lots of reading each day!
Thank you to everyone who helped with our questionnaires- we are going to use these in our learning next week. We are going to be learning about money next week so if you can inspire your child to recognise coins, and practise adding small amounts that would be great! Thank you!
Welcome back to Term 2. We hope you had a lovely holiday. Blaise and Monmouth had a WOW Day on Friday to launch our new Inquiry, 'How toys have changed?'. We had a fabulous time playing some traditional games. We played hopscotch, quoits, hoopla, consequences, practised some french skipping and some of us had a go at tossing a hoop (difficult!). We talked about how toys and games had changed and lots of us agreed that there were good things about old and new games.
In our other learning we have done addition, this time using cm to measure as well. We have started a new topic in science about living things and what they need to survive.
We have enclosed a questionnaire about the games you used to play with when you were younger in homework books- your child's job to record the answers but if you can talk about games you used to play etc that would be lovely.
Please make sure children have a full PE kit in school. This term PE will be on Monday/Tuesday and Friday. Children need to have trainers instead not daps please and sweatshires (not hoodies) and joggers.
Year 2 always have fun and busy weeks! This week we have been learning all about explorers for our Inquiry and English. We have learnt lots about Christopher Columbus and even designed and made our own boats which look absolutely amazing! In maths we have been pactising multiplication and making groups of a number. For our science investigation, we learned how to make a strong paper shelf to hold up a book for 30 seconds.
This week we have been busy bees again! We have continued to practise subtraction with word problems and we will be moving on to investigate multiplication next. (Very exciting!) We have been writing instructions and learning the stories of Hairy Maclary in english. In science we have been squashing, bending and twisting materials to find out how they change. Miss Silman will never get her plastic wallet back into the same shape again!
Thank you for your support with homework and reading records; it is so important that reading records are in school every day as we fit in readers whenever we can. Keep practising!
Another very busy week! We have been learning about the world around us in geography, using Google maps and atlases to locate the continents and oceans. In Science we have learned about waterproof materials and did an experiment to test which materials would be the best for a raincoat. We have been practising subtraction in maths, and doing our very best to be accurate!
What a busy week it has been! We have been writing using our sounds and using many adjectives in our stories of 'The Tiger Child' which explains how tigers turned into cats. In maths we have been adding two digit numbers and using dienes to find out the answers.
Thank you all who worked hard to complete the homework! Please try to get into a habit of practising the spellings each day. It really makes a difference. Thank you!
This week we have been learning folk tales from Africa and Australia. Blaise have learned the story of the Tortoise’s dream and Monmouth have learned the story of Tiddalik the very thirsty frog. We have done some beautiful painting of tortoises, frogs and the magical Omumbo Rombonga tree which can only be found if you don’t look round, slip in mud, fall into a pool or trip over an ant’s nest! In maths we have been learning all about number and place value, making a massive numberline to 100 complete with dienes!
Thank you to all of you who were able to attend Back to School Night, it was great to see you! We are sending home a summary for your information. We would also like to invite all parents and carers to come in for a reading session every Friday morning from 8.40 to 8.55 am. This is a really lovely opportunity to share a book with your child.
Homework books are coming home today - please get busy learning spellings and read, read, reading!
This week we have been getting used to our new classroom. Blaise Class has learned to line up within three seconds (truly amazing!) and we have been doing times table aerobics each day. Blaise and Monmouth have all been learning how to group objects into tens and make numbers. We are trying really hard with our handwriting to form each letter correctly and put them on the line - no spacemen allowed! We have also got our new reading books and are looking forward to reading lots of new books!
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely summer. If you have any queries or concerns please come and talk to us; we look forward to meeting with you. Next Wednesday, 13 September, is Back to School Night. Please come along to your child's classroom to learn more about the coming year.