Friday, 20 April 2018

This Week

This week the children have been doing some writing assessments to check progress and to see what needs to be worked on.
We have discussed what the children want to learn in their science and history topics.

We have been learning about addition and subtraction, focusing on adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers through partitioning. We have also been learning about number value and placement. The children have been making great progress in both of these areas of maths.

On Monday the children will be having their class photos. Can you please ensure your children are smartly dressed in their school uniforms.

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

Enjoy your weekend and make the most of the sunshine while it lasts,

Miss Casey and Mr Spring

Welcome back.

Hello,
I hope you've all had a restful Easter holiday.
This term in history we are looking into the lives of famous people, in our case, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
In the second half term our geography topic is 'An Island home.'
In science we will be learning more about living things and their habitats and plants.
ICT will be finishing the coding topic and also learning keyboard skills and multi media skills.
D&T will involve designing and making moving vehicles and preparing fruit and vegetables. 
Art will be finding out about tones, shading and making colours lighter and darker.
PSHE (Jigsaw) is about 'Relationships' which will involve making friends, how to resolve conflicts etc.
RE topics are Responsibility and values and Justice and fairness.

Another reminder for PE kits please, children are still not having their full PE kit and they're blaming you!

There is a trip arranged for this term, more information will follow next week.


Mr Spring

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

A reminder

Hello all,
Just a reminder that school finishes at 2 O'clock on Thursday 29th April.
Regards

Mr Spring

Friday, 23 March 2018

This week.

Another busy week in year 2. With all the illness, I think we all need our Easter break.

Miss Casey has been teaching the children their English this week. The children have been writing extended stories based around a few 'traditional'  stories they had read. The class really focused on each part of the story over the week, working on the start, middle and end. The children incorporated aspects of story writing including setting the scene, describing the characters and speech. On Friday the children who had finished had a go at editing a small section of their story for improvement.
Next week we are working on writing that involve our senses.

In maths the children have been working on subtractions (taking away, less than etc.) We looked at taking away 2 digit numbers from 2 digit numbers by taking away the ones and then the tens. Some children moved onto column subtraction and 'borrowing.' Next week the children will look at fractions of both shape and number with Miss Casey.

In science the children have been learning about keeping clean and the importance of washing our hands. We also discussed other ways in which we keep ourselves clean and why.

I hope you all enjoyed the children's performance of 'Year 2 TV.' Despite the class being decimated by illness, I think you'll agree they were all superstars and did really well!

Our show 'n' tell table for next week, which will be on THURSDAY 29th will be the ORANGE table.

I hope to see you at the Spring Fayre.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 16 March 2018

Spellings

Spellings for next week.


Group 1 spellings:
‘bl-/cl-’ words

black
cling
block
click
bliss
clock
bless
clip
blob
cliff


Group 2 spellings:
‘gh’ words

night
bright
sight
right
tight
light
might
flight
tonight
fight


Group 3 spellings:
Silent ‘k/b/h/t words’
 

knight
thumb
whistle
rhyme
knock
doubt
knuckle
rhubarb
kneel
bomb

This week.

Well, I'm just glad we've got to the end of the week with a class to teach. We have had a lot of illness but thankfully the children are starting to recover and come back to school.

In English the children have been reading traditional stories and stories from other cultures. We have read Hansel and Gretel and two versions of an eastern European story, Baba Yaga
The children created story maps of their favourite story as a plan to write their own versions next week. We also looked at spellings - el and le words.

In maths the children have been working on multiplication and division. The children looked at the relationship between the two operations and how to work out the division (sharing) sum. Some children moved onto working with divisions with reminders. For next week the children will be working on subtraction.

We have come to the end of our history topic and looked at London after the great fire and how it was rebuilt. We still have to finish the models of our 17th Century London houses.

The children have been finding out about healthy and not so healthy foods in science. They also created their own menu, trying to make it as healthy as possible.

I am very sorry we had to postpone our class assembly but we have really been down to bare bones this week with lots of illness. The children are really looking forward to next Friday, the 23rd and I hope you are able to attend (it will be their last performance as KS1!)

The show 'n' tell table for next week will be the GREEN table.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Class assembly

Hello all,
I'm really sorry but we have had to postpone our class assembly until next Friday, the 15th March.
We have a lot of illness in the class at the moment and thought it would be unfair if the children were unable to perform for you. The class are very excited and really want to do their best. I hope you understand the decision and I can only apologise for any inconvenienced caused.

Mr Spring