Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Spellings


Sorry for not putting these on earlier:

Group 1 spellings
gr/tr words               
grab                           
grill                     
grin                            
grip                            
track                          
trap
trick                           
trip                      
trot                            
truck


Group 2 spellings:
-ew words
blew
chew
crew
dew
flew
renew
screw
stew
drew
threw

Group 3 spellings:        
‘ai’ words
afraid                         
straight                      
against                
bargain
Britain
certain
complain
curtain
entertain
fountain
maintain
mountain
obtain
refrain
despair
 
Mr Spring
 



Monday, 18 June 2018

Post

Sorry I hadn't posted before today, I had to leave early on Friday and have had quite a busy weekend.
I couple of posts and a more comprehensive post on Friday.

The children had a great time on our trip to the Affinity Water Environmental Centre. We looked and found out about animals and habitats, something we have been learning about in science. If you get the chance, look in the school reception area, the pictures are on the screen.

There is a meet the governors morning on the 21st July. This is your opportunity to come in and see who the school governing body are (and have a tea or coffee as well!).

All being well, we also have the Foundation/KS1 sports day on Thursday morning, hope to see you there.

We are coming up to the parent's consultation evening. Thank you for the reply slips. I will do my upmost to accommodate the times but I have had back an awful lot of reply's for the final slots, how's it go? "You can't fit a quart into a pint pot." Anyway if the time I give is inconvenient, please get in touch and we will arrange something else.

The show 'n' tell table for this week will be the ORANGE table.

Mr Spring.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Class trip


Class Trip.

A quick reminder for our trip tomorrow:

Children can wear their own clothes; we will be outside all day so please ensure appropriate clothing and footwear (nothing open toed), check the weather forecasts. At the moment (15.30 Tuesday 12th) we are looking at sunny intervals, breezy and  21° C.
Children will need a packed lunch and water in a suitable water bottle, no fizzy drinks. We are taking part in the ‘Waste Challenge’ the children have a note about that in their bags.
It's going to be lots of fun and the children are really looking forward to it.
Mr Spring

Friday, 8 June 2018

Spellings


Group 1 spellings
'dr/fr' words               
drag                           
dress                          
drill                            
drip                            
drop                           
drum                          
frill                            
frog                            
frost                           
from


Group 2 spellings:   
'aw' words
claw
draw
outlaw
straw
yawn
awkward
awful
lawn
saw
paw


Group 3 spellings:        
‘ea’ words
bread                          
instead                       
spread                 
meadow               
health
wealth
weapon
measure
pleasure
breath
feather
weather
thread
heavy
threaten

 


Our week


Well, last half term as Year 2, hasn't time flown?

This week the children have been involved in lots of art activities, but more of that later.

In English the children have been reading and critiquing books by Anthony Brown. He writes and illustrates some fantastic books and the children really enjoyed reading and looking for the hidden pictures within the pictures. We carry on with our work on this topic next week.

In maths the children have been learning about measuring temperature. They looked at various scales and how to work out what to count in and how to read an 'old style' (i.e. not digital) thermometer. Next week we are will partition to add two 2-digit numbers; find the difference between two 2-digit numbers; multiply two numbers using counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10; solve division problems by counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.
 
The art the children have been involved in this week has been very varies. The children, along with all the other classes in school learnt a traditional English dance. Our dance was a Lancashire clog dance. The school performed their dances on the beautiful, bright Friday afternoon, fitting weather I think you'll agree.
 
The children have also been involved in creating artwork for the Potters Bar Carnival, which this year remembers the end of World War I, 100 years ago. The children made poppies to carry in the precession, and also 'sponge stamp' paintings, using willow as stems. The final part of the art week was learning about an artist. We had the 'Pop Artist' Roy Lichtenstein. The children found out a little about his life and work and then recreated a piece using onomatopoetic words in his style. The children's results are stunning as you can see in the pictures.
 
A couple of reminders. You have the parent evening forms, please return them to school A.S.A.P with as many times that you are able to attend. It is very difficult if you only put one time slot.

Our class trip is next Wednesday, the children will be out all day so need a packed lunch and the appropriate clothing.

The show and tell table for next Friday will be the RED table.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Spring




 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Spellings

This weeks spellings:

Group 1 ‘c/sc’ words
clap
club
crisp
scab
cling
scuff
crack
clip
crab
click


Group 2 ‘ow’ words
powder
flower
clown
crowd
shower
allow
crown
towel
growl
power


Group 3 ‘ea’ words
treatment
increase
breathe
creature
disappear
decrease
feature
disease
retreat
season

The show 'n' tell will be the GREEN table.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Our week

The end of another half term and only one more in Y2 to go!
The children finished their information texts and collated all the information into a class book which is now in our library. The children worked very hard on their ICT skills to get finished.
We looked at fractions in maths and doubles and halves, looking at the relationships between them. The children investigated different ways to halve and double, finding what worked best for them.

This week the children have sat their end of year tasks. I never make a big deal of these so as not to stress the children (and, to a lesser extent, the parents!)
There were 2 reading papers and 2 maths papers. The children were very good and just got on and did them with the minimum of fuss. The marking scheme will not be published until the beginning of June, which is when I will be able to grade their tests.

After half term the children start with a theme week, which is running through the whole school. The theme is 'Arts'. The children will be learning a traditional British dance, creating artwork and learning about artists. Our class artist is Roy Lichtenstein, so if possible, could you do some research with your children over the holidays.

If you have not yet returned the consent form for the class trip, could you please do so as soon as possible, I really don't want to have to cancel it.

Show 'n' tell, jobs and tables will all be sorted on the Monday when we come back to school.

I hope you all have a nice restful half term holiday.

Mr Spring