Friday, 13 October 2017

Spellings

Spellings for next week, please se the note at the end.

Group 1 spellings: CVC words
bat
cat
fat
hat
mat
pat
rat
sat



Group 2 spellings:
-i-e words
time
wide
bike
like
wise
bite
slide
smile
shine
live


Group 3 spellings:
Double letter/ 'le' words
rubber
sudden
scribble
muddle
smuggle
battle
little
puzzle
needle
drizzle

After the half term I am going to be much stricter with the way I mark spellings. If there are any letters formed incorrectly, the wrong way around or capitals in the wrong place, the spelling will be marked as incorrect. 

Mr Spring

Our week

Another very busy week in year 2
In English the children have continued to work on information texts. We've looked at texts about various animals and have decided on what would make an unusual pet. The children then wrote an information page on that animal looking at how to look after it, what it eats and where it will live.

in maths the children have been learning about and using the greater than > and less than < signs. The children generated their own questions and used the signs in their number sentences. Some children were given a selection of numbers and using the signs, had to find all the possible inequalities.

In science the children have been learning about the importance of exercise and what happens when you exercise. The children have started to design a set of 1 minute exercises that they could do.

The children hopefully have given you their parent consultation letters. The meetings are for 10 minutes, and are mainly to discuss your child's transition into Year 2. If you feel you need to have longer or would like another appointment, please get in touch and we can arrange something.

The children also have the proofs of the individual and sibling photographs we had done a couple of weeks ago, check their book bags. 

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 6 October 2017

This week

Hello all,
This week in English the children have been learning all about information texts. We started by reading a couple of books by Emily Gravett, Dogs and Emily's Cat. The children looked at some dogs and made up their own, having to describe the dog using good adjectives. The children have also been doing sentence work using verbs and nouns. We are continuing with this topic next week.

The children have continued to look at symmetry in shapes this week. We have also looked at the symmetry in butterflies and created our own. Next week the children go back to number work looking at place value and also using 'greater than' and 'less than.' 

In science the children have been discussing their favourite foods and creating a meal that contains most, if not all, the food groups.

As part of the science topic the class went on the Farm to Fork trail at Tesco in Potters Bar. The children had a fantastic time looking around the shop, hunting for fruit and vegetables and making fruit kebabs. For some reason, the highlight of the visit seemed to be letting the children into the freezers and chillers! Thanks so much for dropping the children off, it made life much easier. The children were also stars on the walk back to school.

The children have been given parent consultation letters for you. Can you please choose as many times as possible to give you more chance of a time suitable for you.

Sharing assemblies give the children the opportunity to share with you and the school learning that they are really proud about. Below are the dates of this years assemblies and what children are involved.

16th October 2017:
Jaiden, Bella F, Jeslyn, Bella H, Zihui, Alex.

11th December 2017:
Jasper, Aidan, Beth, Belle, Callum, Poppy.

5th February 2018:
Ellie K, Orson, Terry, Bonnie, Mason, Ellie A.

26th March 2018:
Ciara, Sian-Rose, Louie, Nassor, Summer, Toby.

21st May 2018:
Megan, Sammy, Elaena, Henry, Max, Oliver.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring.

Spellings W/C 9/10/17

The next set of spellings.


Group 1 Spellings.
CVC words
can
man
fan
pan
ran
van
 
 
Group 2 spellings
-a-e words
flame
plane
shame
plate
shape
shave
grape
flake
 
 
Group 3 words
Double letter spellings
puppet
button
hammer
happy
ladder
letter
lolly
mummy
lorry
puppy
 
Regards
 
Mr Spring

Monday, 2 October 2017

Spellings

Hello everyone, this weeks spellings. Can I ask, if you practice at home can you please make sure the children do not start the word with a capital letter, unless it has a capital letter.


Group 1 spellings
Hi frequency 2 letter words
do
go
no
so
to


Group 2 Spellings.
-a-e words
date
shade
gate
brake
late
shake



Group 3 Spellings.
Double letter words
address
better
collect
butter
common
dinner
daddy

Friday, 29 September 2017

This Week

Hello,
It was good to see so many of you at today's (Friday) Harvest morning. I know the children loved seeing you at school and singing their song to you, I hoe you enjoyed it as much.

This week the children have continued with our poetry topic, specifically learning 'London's Burning.' We spoke about the poem, how it is laid out and the number of syllables in each line. The children then performed the poem with their own musical accompaniments. Later in the week the children wrote a poem using the pattern of London's Burning, starting with "Someone's ..." adding a verb with the suffix 'ing'.
Next week we will be starting a new topic on information texts based around pets.

In maths the children have been learning about symmetry. We started by looking at shapes and then moved onto patterns. The children did a lot of learning on both, however I have decided to continue with this topic for next week.

We have our visit to Tesco next week, to see where the food comes from and have a look 'behind the scenes.' The children are to be dropped off at the front of the store at 9am. I will be there from ~8:30am, so if you need to drop them off earlier, I'll be around. We will be walking back to school so for this day only, the children do not have to wear their school shoes if you don't want them to, comfy shoes will be the order of the day.

The parent consultation letters will be coming to you soon. Please could you put in all possible times you are able to attend as not to be disappointed.

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

The children's photos are on Monday. The children are so smart anyway I don't know how you could improve on it, but just to be sure I'm reminding you.

I think that's it. If I remember anything else I'll post and let you know via a note in the classroom window.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 22 September 2017

Our week

We've been very busy in Year 2 this week.
In English the children have been looking and working on various poems, including:
Pirate Ship
Pussycat, pussycat
Round and round the village
This is the alligator
The children read and listened to these poems and wrote their own versions of some of them.
We will continue with the poetry topic next week.

We have had a week of inspirational maths, looking at maths from a different angle. Some of the things we have spoken about and learnt about include:
The many way we see maths
Mistakes are beautiful
Speed is not important
The children did various exercises around these topics and really learnt to look at maths in a different way.

We have moved on in our science and are starting to look at being healthy, firstly by looking at food and the food groups.

We have done some work on handwriting. I've spoken to some children about their pencil grip. If you and your children do any writing at hope, could you please check their grip. We try to get the children to use a 'tripod' grip (see below).




I have give the children letters about a visit we are having to Tesco Potters Bar, as part of our science topic. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch.

The annual book fair comes to school next week and the children will have the opportunity to look at the books on Wednesday afternoon. The book fair will be open for business on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

We also have our harvest festival next Friday, 29th September. Our class time will be from 11:00 - 11:30, I hope to see you there.

Our show 'n' tell table is the YELLOW table.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring