We had a super day travelling back in time on our school trip! (Photos will be uploaded tomorrow). The children were impeccably well behaved and we all had such a brilliant time, even with that cheeky Crusher snooping around!
A big thank you to the Mums who joined us for the day; we really couldn't have done it without you!
This week we will be donning the Victorian dress yet again as year 2 learn what it would have been like in a Victorian classroom! Please can children wear their costumes to school on Wednesday.
We are also looking forward to our Christmas Carol Service at the Cathedral on Friday and watching the year 3's perform their Christmas showcase on Tuesday; what a busy week!
We have enjoyed welcoming our new and final member to Blue class this week; our jigsaw is now complete!
This week we are very excited about our trip to Newstead Abbey; thank you to all the parents who kindly volunteered to come along, we wish we could take you all! It looks to be a fantastic day!
Just a reminder that everyone going on the trip will need to arrive at school and stay in traditional Victorian dress throughout the trip. You may wish to send your child to school with clothes underneath their outfit if it is a cold day!
The invitations Blue wrote are brilliant; amazing adjectives and verbs to persuade and beautiful handwriting in pen!! I have no doubt that they will convince Scrooge to snap out of his miserable ways and join us for our party! Well done Blue!
This week we will be writing our own endings to
'A Christmas Carol' in the style of Dickens.
In Maths we will be finishing measuring the weight and length of a variety of objects and will begin to look at tally charts and graphs.
Challenge: What do we measure weight in? What do we measure length in?
Challenge: Match the weight to the Christmas item:
10g 150g 3kg
If you have any concerns please pop in to see Miss Bridges, telephone the school or send an email.
It was lovely to have the chance to meet with so many parents last week, thank you for taking the time to come along to parent's evening.
Last week Blue began writing their invitations to Scrooge, this week we will be busy editing them and writing our final copies. We have our fingers crossed that the invitations will persuade Scrooge to join us for our Christmas party!
We have been doing lots of "lots of" and "sharing" problem solving this week. As we move into this week we will begin looking at length and mass. We will be measuring and comparing how long and how heavy things are.
Challenge: Last week Jasmine ate 3 apples each day. How many apples did she eat in total over the week? (1 week has 7 days).
Challenge: What does cm mean? What about m?
I'm sure you'll agree, Blue did a fantastic job in their class assembly. Thank you to Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Friends and Carers for helping the children to learn their lines, it was lovely to see so many of you there.
Year 2 have enjoyed becoming Scrooge for the week and writing their own diaries. There has been brilliant writing all round, with the children using adjectives, verbs and punctuation to describe what they, as Scrooge, heard, saw and felt.
The children have been working hard with their division and multiplication this week.
Can you work out the answer to this word problem by sharing?
Jack has 25 cakes. He has 5 friends round to play and wants to give each friend the same amount of cakes. If he shares them equally between his friends, how many will each one have?
This week we will be making our own Victorian Toy Puppet Theatres. Please remember to bring in any empty shoe boxes!
Week commencing 13/11/17
What an exciting couple of weeks!
Dinosaurs invading our school, missions from Spy Kids HQ and we begun our journey back in time to the Victorian era!
This week we are very excited about welcoming parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends to watch our first class assembly!
Please join us on Tuesday 14th November at 9am in the school hall!
We have begun learning about multiplication.
We know that this sign: X means "lots of", "multiply" or "times" and we are getting very good at using it to make our own multiplication calculations.
Challenge: What do the numbers in the 5 X table always end in?
What about the 10 X table?
Challenge: Can you count in 3's?
Challenge: Can you draw an array for this calculation:
3 X 5 =
This week we are looking at division and the link between dividing and multiplying.
In Literacy we will be reading our Class Book - A Christmas Carol and getting to know the different characters.
Week Commencing 31st October
What an exciting and very busy half term we have had!
In the first couple of weeks we will be finishing of our Dinosaur topic and practicing for our class assembly.
As we go into the new term we look forward to beginning our new topic 'A Victorian Christmas'.
I am looking forward to hearing what you know about our new author, Charles Dickens!
This week we visited All Saints Church to practice for our
We also enjoyed learning more about the history of the church from our fabulous tour guide Mr. Paige and about the different features of a church.
We had great fun finding and identifying the different objects and places in the church.
Blue Class' brilliant photographer captured some fabulous images of these key objects, places and features to help us; thank you BB!
This week we have become poets.
We have used our pterodactyls to help us create some brilliant rhyming dino poetry!
We have begun creating our dinosaur habitats.
We will be continuing with these over the coming week; I can't wait to see how they all turn out!
This week we will be practicing for our Harvest Festival.
In maths we will be adding and subtracting two digit numbers and using different methods to solve number problems.
Challenge: Can you tell your adult the two rules of addition and subtraction?
We are also working hard on our spellings of our numbers. Please keep practicing these at home!
Remember our grumpy teenagers all start with a 1...older people like drinking
14 = fourteen
40 = forty
We have worked so hard to create our very own dinosaur non-fiction books. We really enjoyed being able to share them with our adults on Friday. They are now proudly displayed in our Dinosaur corner for those adults that didn't get a chance to have a look at them last week.
In Maths we have been looking at addition and working on our number bonds to 20 and 100.
Challenge: Can you write all the number bonds to 20?
Challenge: Fill in the missing number 16 + __ = 20
Tricky Challenge: 60 + __ = 100
In Literacy we have started to look at poetry.
We loved reciting "King of all the Dinosaurs" and becoming performers for the day.
We will continue with dinosaur poetry this coming week.
We had a brilliant time on our school trip.
We learnt more about the Sikh Gurdwara and Hindu Mandir and enjoyed food tasting and making diva lamps.
Take a look at our photos to see what we got up to.
A big thank you to the Mums and Dads who joined us for the day...we couldn't have done it without you!
Both Blue and Indigo were brilliant and showed real respect for the places of worship on our visit.
Well done year 2, you really did All Saints proud!