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!
Have a lovely weekend!
Year 2's Blog
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 p.e. kit in school. This term P.e will be on Monday/Tuesday and Friday. Children need to have trainers instead of daps please. Trainers have been proven to be safer, (less slippy) in inclement weather/shiny floors.
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.