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Monday, 27 March 2017

Spellings

The spellings for this week.

Group 1.    'ier' words.

angrier          busier
chiller           clumsier
cosier           crazier
dirtier           dustier
funnier         happier


Group 2. Y2 exception words.

many          clothes
busy           people
water          again
Mr              half
parents       Mrs

Friday, 24 March 2017

This week

Hello all,

This week in English the children have been reading stories from other cultures. After reading Hansel and Gretel last week, this week we read 2 stories with the character Baba Yaga. The children have used these stories to write one of their own, based on one of the stories.
 
In maths the children have been adding amounts of money, going over 100p and using the correct notation. They have also been practising identifying the coinage used in the UK.
 
In science the children have been designing their own electrical safety posters. We had a discussion about electricity and how it could be dangerous.
 
As part of our geography topic we have looked at School Road and what is there to help keep children safe from traffic. From the playground we discussed the zig-zags and lines where vehicles are not meant to park. The children drew a plan and will be adding their own ideas to their plan.
 
I hope you enjoyed the children's flash dance of la macarena. The children were really excited to do it and have been waiting all day!
 
There is a sharing assembly on Monday 27th at 9.00am. If your child is involved they would have brought home a letter.
 
Show 'n' tell next Friday (last day of term, 2 O'clock finish!) will be for any children who forgot their day.
 
Hope to see you at the Spring Fair tomorrow and have a nice weekend.

Mr Spring.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Spellings

Hello,
This weeks spellings:

GROUP 1:

sugar         should
clothes      proofs
reefs         calves
curves      halves
hooves     knives


GROUP 2:

grass          plant
path           hour
improve     sure
sugar         could
who           any

Mr Spring

Monday, 20 March 2017

Class Assembly.

Hello,
I forgot to mention on Friday that if you would like a copy of the class assembly picture I've put on the blog, please drop me an email.
Also, someone asked for a copy of the Christmas production photo, I sorry I forgot who it was. So, if you would like any off the Christmas production photos, again, please drop me an email.

Mr Spring

Friday, 17 March 2017

This week

We've had a very busy time in year 2.
In English the children have read a couple of different versions of Hansel and Gretel and discussed any similarities between the 2 books as well as various other tasks. We continue next week, reading Baba Yaga stories.
In maths the children have been learning about adding and taking away amounts of money remembering to use correct notation, £ and p.  Again, we didn't cover as much as I had hoped so will carry on next week. On Tuesday the children spent the morning learning all about dinosaurs and fossils. They had a fantastic time and were very excited.
I hope you enjoyed the class assembly, all about spring time. The children have worked very hard this week and I think that they did an excellent job and were so glad to see that so many of you were able to come and watch. Thank you for all your support with costumes etc. There are some photos below.
Next Friday is Red Nose Day. This is another non uniform day but the children need to wear something red or/and a red nose!
Next Saturday is the Spring Fayre, between 12 noon and 3.00 pm, hope to see you there!

Show 'n' tell next week is the YELLOW table, and there will be a catch up Show 'n' tell on the last day of term for those that forgot.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring.















Friday, 10 March 2017

Our Week


In English this week the children have continued with the topic of fantasy stories. The children have ‘invented their own dragon, after listening to lots of dragon stories, and used adjectives to describe them. The children then discussed, with their talking partners, ideas for a dragon story. They created a story map and wrote their stories on Thursday and Friday. That finishes this topic, next week we start to look and learn about stories from other cultures.

In maths the children have been learning about multiplication and using the X sign. Mostly focusing on 2, 5 and 10 times tables the children did lots of different learning including general maths questions and writing maths stories. Next week the children will again be looking at maths problems using money.

We have continued to look at electricity in science. The children had a go at making various circuits using different components, for example, lamps, motors and buzzers.

The children are very excited about our class assembly next Friday and have been practicing a bit this week. We will do some more next week to ensure we put on a really good show for you.

It was lovely to see the children dressed in their ‘own’ clothes today and thank you for all the donations for the Spring Fayre.

The show ‘n’ tell table next Friday will be the GREEN table.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 3 March 2017

This Week.


In english the children were introduced to The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward and another well-known dragon story, George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell. The children created a dragon and wrote similes to describe it. Next week we will read The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. They will then write dragon stories, using story maps and with a focus on using conjunctions to write longer sentences.

In maths the children have been telling the time to the nearest quarter of an hour using analogue and digital clocks and interpreting a pictogram where one symbol represents one thing. Next week the children will be working on multiplication problems and using arrays.

In science the children have continued to work on the electricity topic, looking at various different components that go to make up a circuit.

You may have noticed that the spelling words have changed a bit. After a test of the year 2 words it was noticed that some of the words had not been retained. The children will be given a selection of the words as their spelling words. We will still practice in the mornings at school and also look and learn other spelling rules. If you are interested and would like a list of the Y2 words please let me know.

There will be a non-uniform day next Friday, more details on the school blog.

Our show ‘n’ tell table for next week will be the BLUE table.

Have a nice weekend.

Mr. Spring