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Year 2 Class & KS1 Overall Winner
Year 2 updates!
Update 4th April 2019
We had a fantastic time at the SS Great Britain yesterday and the children were brilliant! Within minutes of arriving they were using the vocabulary words that we had given for home learning ("I'm standing near the stern!" said one.) and the children were able to answer all the questions during the workshop, having found out lots of information for Home Learning. So thank you very much for supporting the visit and helping the children to prepare so thoroughly. Not surprisingly, today their writing about the trip has been excellent and we are delighted to have so many children writing in clear sentences and using adjectives and adverbs to describe what they have seen. Some photos have been added below in which you might spot Mr Trewin, Mr Willis and Mr Challis-our parent helpers - and they were very well behaved too!
Update 1st February 2019
Update 11th January 2019.
Mondays this term will have a special theme-the first one, on Monday 14th, is 'Blue Monday'-how many blue items of clothing can you wear on top of our school uniform?
Finally, PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays this term.
Update 3rd January 2019.
Mrs Robertson, Mrs Wickens, Mrs Redpath, Mrs Dilly and Mrs Tate would all like to say a very big thank you for the M&S gift cards. We were delighted to receive them and are looking forward to spending them too. They are very generous gifts and we're very grateful!
Update 7th December.
Our Christmas musical, The Nativity, is progressing well through rehearsals and we're looking forward to sharing it with you on Tuesday, 18th December at 1.30pm.
Update 5th November
Update 24th October
Update 3rd October. Thank you to everyone who came along on Wednesday morning. The children were very excited to have visitors and behaved beautifully, playing games, colouring and showing adults around. We are very proud of them! There are some photos below.
Update 27th September.
We would be delighted if you could join Year 2 next Wednesday, 3rd October between 9 and 9.45 for coffee and chocolate Krispies. The children will be thrilled to show you some of the fantastic work they’ve been doing and you can look around our classroom and play games too!
Update 1-31st August. Welcome to Year 2!
We hope you've had a great summer and we're looking forward to hearing all your news. Hopefully you've had some exciting days out or trips away to share with us. If you have received or brought back any postcards, do bring them in on Wednesday, 5th September to share with the class.
Also, if you have a certificate from the library holiday scheme then do bring that in and tell us about the books that you've been reading. We'll be looking at 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes at the start of term. It's about someone losing a favourite toy-we wonder if that's ever happened to you?
In Science this term we'll be looking at the seasons, obviously starting with Autumn, so you might like to look out for signs that Autumn is on its way. We've been enjoying the delicious blackberries that seem to be in every hedge at the moment and have already found conkers lying on the ground-what have you spotted?
Finally, we hope you've had a great break and enjoyed the rest. Why not make sure that you can still remember your number bonds to 10 and can still do some adding and taking away sums! If you have the game of Snakes and Ladders, have a game with a friend and see if you can recognise all the numbers up to 100-just get someone to help you if you're stuck!
We hope you have lots of ladders and not too many snakes before we all meet up in September!
Mrs Tate and Mrs Robertson.
Parents, we would be very grateful if you could make sure that all of your child's clothes are named-you would be amazed to see the number of un-named jumpers and cardigans that we're unable to reunite with their owners. Thank you also to everyone who is helping their child to learn how to do up their top button, tie their tie and shoe laces-we're delighted when the children are able to get changed quickly and independently. Thank you!
We will be giving out rubies and diamonds this term for supporting each other in our learning and friendships, and for solving our own problems. The children are encouraged to show Emerald power if they're finding their learning tricky-it's fine to make mistakes and get answers wrong when you're learning something new-the secret is not to give up!
Spellings are handed out in the Home Learning folder on a Friday and are tested on the following Thursday. The spellings are based on the work we are doing in class in Letters and Sounds and on High Frequency Words. If you lose your spellings, there are spare copies on our class notice board for you to take. It's very important that the children know how to spell these 100 HFW so if you spot them whilst reading with the children or if they're writing at home, please encourage the children to check their spelling so that they remember to spell them correctly.
Children, please bring in your reading book every day. If your book needs changing, put it in the book box. If not, please put it in your drawer. In Year 2, it is your job to change your book during our daily reading time. Remember to take your book home every day too! Try and read to an adult every day at home for 10 to 15 minutes.
We are very grateful to helpers who come in on a regular basis to hear readers and we know that this has a huge impact on our young readers. (If you would like to volunteer to do this, please speak to Mrs Tate or Mrs Robertson.)
Home Learning folders are given out on Fridays and we ask for them to be returned by the following Thursday. Spare Home Learning sheets are on our class notice board. Parents-if you're able to spend 20-30 minutes with the children on their Home Learning, that would be fantastic.
Please remember to have PE kits in school everyday. In the first term, PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays but we often need to change the day so please be ready every day.
Children, try and remember to bring in a water bottle to put on your table. Please name the water bottle. Drinking water helps your brain to function better! Please do not send in squash instead. Thank you.