Sunday, 10 December 2017

School is closed tomorrow Monday 11th December due to adverse weather conditions. We will keep you informed about Tuesday.  Please check your texts as well as the school website.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Spellings

This week's spellings:


Group 1 spellings:
-od and -og words
cod
dog
rod
jog
nod
log
pod
fog
cog
bog


Group 2 spellings:
-ay words
day
tray
may
holiday
away
play
stay
display
today
clay


Group 3 spellings:
-ly words
correctly
loudly
hardly
sweetly
proudly
suddenly
weekly
slowly
bravely
kindly

Hello

Goodness, what a very busy week we've had.
The children have been working incredibly hard on the Christmas show, they want it to be perfect for when you come and watch next week. The children look fantastic in their costumes, thank you for all your help in organising them.

the children have also been working very hard on their learning. In English the children have had a go at writing their own fables based on 'The Ant & The Grasshopper.' In maths the children have been investigating number and looking at pattern and sequences in number.

So the production is next week. The children are having their final dress rehearsal on Monday, to the whole school with the shows to the children's grown ups on Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. If you applied for tickets they should be in your child's bags. Any 'spare' tickets will be on general release on Monday morning (there's not many left!)
We have our Christmas dinner on Thursday and also an open afternoon on Wednesday afternoon, where you can come into class and look through your children's books.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 1 December 2017

Our week

Lots of learning happening, as always this week in Year 2.
In English the children have been learning about fables and worked around "The Ant and the Grasshopper." The children created story maps and worked on how to correctly use speech marks. Our final week on fables will be next week when the children will do some extended writing.

In maths the children have been looking at problems involving times tables. Some children worked with 3s while others moved onto bigger numbers. If you have not read my post about the times tables, lease do they are quite important! Next week in maths we will look at estimation and magnitude.

In science the children have been finding out how water and nutrients travel through plants. We got some sticks of celery and looked at the tubes (Xylem)  that transports the water and some nutrients.
The children then put the celery in coloured water and waited to see what happens. We also used some carnations. Hopefully we will see a change when the children come back on Monday.

The children are getting very excited about the Christmas show and have learnt the song and sing them brilliantly! If you have a costume can we have them in school on Monday please as we are now starting to use the stage to sort all positions and we need a dress rehearsal.

We are having our Christmas café in school next Thursday 7th December. If you have any more donations for the class please can you let the school/class have them next week.

The show 'n' tell table next week is the RED table.

Finally, now winter is coming, can you please make sure the children have the correct clothing for the weather.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring.

Spellings

Hello all,
Spellings for the week, for testing next Friday (8th December)


Group 1 spellings:
-ix and -it  words
six
fix
bit
fit
hit
kit
lit
pit
sit
it


Group 2 spellings:
-u-e words
cube
tube
duke
tune
cute
abuse
fuse
use
chute
flume


Group 3 spellings:
-y words
flaky
greasy
lazy
nosy
prickly
scary
shiny
slimy
smoky
sparkly

Mr Spring

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Tmes Tables

Hello all,
I've asked the children to start to learn their tables as I'm going to start testing them after the holidays.
The children should practice their 2,5,10 and 3 times tables and learn the whole number sentence (i.e. 1 x 2 is 2, 2 x 2 is 4, not 2, 4, 6...)
Thanks very much.

Mr Spring

Friday, 24 November 2017

This week.

Hello all,
Another busy week in year 2. In English the children have been working on fables, specifically, The Frog and the Scorpion. The children listened to the story and discussed the finer points of the tale. The children then worked on the characteristics of the animals in the tale. Finally at the end of the week, writing a conversation between 2 characters. We will continue this topic this week, reading another fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper.

In maths the children have been working on position, location and measurement. The children learnt position vocabulary and described objects using those words. The children also wrote a programme for a floor robot. The children then input their programme and watched what happened. Next week the children will be learning their 3 times tables, counting in 3s and looking at arrays. 

In science the children are learning about plants and planted bulbs which they will look after and bring home at the end of this term. 

The children are working really hard learning their lines and the songs to our Christmas show. We will be sending out letters next week letting you know what costume your children will be wearing. We most definitely are not asking you to buy anything (not unless you really want to!)

We are having another 'Mufti Day' next Friday. The children can come in their own clothes. We are asking for a donation of wine or chocolate for the Christmas Café, which is taking place on Thursday 7th December.

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

Have a very good weekend.

Mr Spring.