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Friday 26th November

 

Outdoor Maths Challenges

Year 2 loved the outdoor 'Maths challenges' set for them this week. They worked individually, in pairs or in groups to complete numerous activities. They completed addition and subtraction challenges, found objects which represented different numbers, made estimations of natural objects in hoops, created symmetrical kites, made tall towers and measured them, created patterns, made tally charts and created 2d shapes out of natural objects. This reinforced all of their prior learning, and they loved taking this learning outside!

 

Nature Sculptures

The children finished their clay models of natural objects or animals this week. They took a long time creating their clay object/animal using skills such as squeezing, rolling and attaching pieces of clay. They then painted their clay by independently choosing the colours that they needed, putting it in their own paint pallets and choosing the sized paint brush they needed for different parts of their clay. They have loved completing this and are looking forward to taking these home today. 

Here are some of their wonderful clay sculptures! 

 

Notices

'Successful learner' parent workshop

Information about the parent workshop has been added at the bottom of the page. 

Fun Run

Year 2 will be completing their 'Sponsored Christmas fun run' on Thursday 2nd December. 

Please ensure that the sponsor form is in school on this day so that the total laps can be calculated. 

The children are welcome to bring in Santa hats, reindeer antlers or any other Christmas themed accessories to wear for their run. They must be able to move in them though!!

All sponsor forms and money should then be returned to school by Friday 10th December.

Reminders

  • Library: Thursday :please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it. 
  • PE days Thursday and Friday (full PE kit please including joggers and coats). 
  • Wellies to be brought in every Monday please. 

 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

 

Spellings

We are practising Year two common exception words. 

These spellings have been put in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

Complete the taking away games. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=take+away

 

 

Friday 19th November

Children in need  

 

 

   

Year 2 had so much fun dressing up in onesies and PJ's for the day in aid of 'Children in need'. 

They started the day with a workout with 'Joe Wicks', completed a 'Bake sale code breaker' in Maths and read about why we celebrate 'Children in need' every November.

Year 2 finished the day by setting up the cake sale for the rest of the school. They enjoyed taking ownership of this and were amazing at telling all the children what they needed to do.

Very proud of you all Year 2.

Thank you to everyone who donated cakes today, they all looked amazing! 

Notices

Odd sock day

Information on 'Odd sock day' is in this week's 'Nutshell'. 

 

Reminders

  • Library: Thursday :please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it. 
  • PE days Thursday and Friday (full PE kit please including joggers and coats). 
  • Wellies to be brought in every Monday please. 

 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

 

Spellings

We are practising Year two common exception words. 

These spellings have been put in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

Complete the addition games in the Year 2 section. 

https://uk.splashlearn.com/addition-games

 

Friday 12th November

Historic walk of Petersfield

Year 2 enjoyed the walk around Petersfield on Tuesday. They learnt interesting facts about their local town and identified different buildings and how much they have changed from years ago. The children also learnt about how 'Petersfield' got it's name and compared pictures of how the town and square have changed over the years. 

Notices

Odd sock day

Don't forget to wear odd socks on Monday 15th November to kick off our anti-bullying week. 

Children in need

On Friday 19th November is 'Children in need'. The children can wear PJ's or onesies for a £1 and don't forget to bring in a donation for a cake.

Please donate homemade cakes for the bake sale that Year 2 are hosting in school. 

They get to bring their delicious cakes home to eat.  

Aprons

Don't forget Apron's or an old shirt/t-shirt for Art and DT lessons. 

Reading

Thank you very much for continuing to have reading records in on a Friday. I do check any comments that are put in them.

 Please don't forget to bring in reading records every day so that any reading in school is also recorded. 

 

Reminders

  • Library: Thursday (please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it. 
  • PE days Thursday and Friday (full PE kit please including joggers and coats). 
  • Wellies to be brought in every Monday please. 

 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

 

Spellings

We are practising Year two common exception words. 

These spellings have been put in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

Complete the addition games in the Year 2 section. 

https://uk.splashlearn.com/addition-games

 

Friday 5th November

Drawing from Nature

We have had a fantastic week back! It's been lovely to hear what everyone has been up to over the half-term. 

The children have enjoyed reading and writing their own stories based on the book 'Where the poppies now grow'. They completed some amazing retells with fantastic past tense verbs. We also managed to escape the rain this week too when completing some outdoor art. The children found different natural objects outside and completed observational drawings using different drawing techniques. 

Notices

Aprons

Please can the children bring in an Apron or an old shirt/t-shirt by next Monday for Art and DT lessons. 

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Attached at the bottom of Year 2's class page is all the learning that Year 2 are completing this half-term. 

'Successful learner' parent workshop

Successful learner parents workshop is on Tuesday 23rd November 2.40p.m. I look forward to seeing you there. 

Reading

Thank you very much for continuing to have reading records in on a Friday. I do check any comments that are put in them.

 Please don't forget to bring in reading records every day so that any reading in school is also recorded. 

 

Reminders

  • Library: Thursday (please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it. 
  • PE days Thursday and Friday (full PE kit please including joggers and coats). 
  • Wellies to be brought in every Monday please. 

 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

 

Spellings

We are practising Year two common exception words. 

These spellings have been put in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

Complete the addition games in the Year 2 section. 

https://uk.splashlearn.com/addition-games

 

Friday 22nd October

Fab Falconry

The children had such an informative and fun morning at the 'Fab Falconry' workshop. Thank you to FoLS for this experience.

 

English

This week we have read the story 'The Highway Rat'. The children enjoyed making a wanted poster using fantastic expanded noun phrases to describe the evil, greedy rat that took all the animal's food. They loved getting into the role of a police officer interviewing the different witnesses (characters in the story). The children worked in pairs and thought of some amazing questions and answers in role of the police officer and story character's. 

 

Friendship Recipes

This week in our PSHE lesson we talked about keeping ourselves and our friends safe. The children discussed the different qualities that makes a successful friendship and why they are important to them. The children understood the significance of listening to each other and what to do if they thought their friend might need help. Year 2 enjoyed making their own friendship recipes and deciding what ingredients it takes to have a great relationship with others. 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

 

Spellings

Practise all the spellings we have learnt so far this half-term. 

These spellings are in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

Review learning with previous games set in the weeks so far. 

Go for a walk this half-term and try the 'Outdoor adventure challenge'. Attached at the bottom of the page! 

 

Friday 15th October

We made jam sandwiches! 

To finish our writing topic on 'The lighthouse keepers lunch' we wrote instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. The children had fun giving me instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. They soon realised they had to be more specific with their vocabulary and had fun with seeing the importance of putting the instructions in the correct order.  

In their sandwich instructions they used 'Imperative verbs' such as spread and cut and used time vocabulary such as first, then after and finally. After writing their instructions they made their own sandwich. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notices

Teacher meet

Appointment times were sent out on Monday. We look forward to meeting you all next Wednesday (20th October) 

Reading

Thank you very much for continuing to have reading records in on a Friday. I do check any comments that are put in them.

 Please don't forget to bring in reading records every day so that any reading in school is also recorded. 

 

Reminders

  • Library: Thursday (please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it. 
  • PE days Thursday and Friday (full PE kit please including joggers and coats). 

 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

 

Spellings

We are practising Homophones (words that sound the same).  This week we have learnt their, there, they're and son, sun

These spellings have been put in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

Complete the comparing number tasks up to 100.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3cm8hv

 

Friday 8th October  

Reading 

Year 2 have worked so hard this week in all of their learning but especially in their Reading. I am so impressed with how far they have all progressed in their reading skills. You have all worked so hard at home and this is really paying off, Thank you :) 

The children have enjoyed reading the text 'The Snail and the Whale'. They have enjoyed lots of book talk about the story and are now beginning to use the skills of finding the answers to questions about the book in specific parts of the text. The children have thought about their own opinions of the book and have thought about other interesting ideas about where the whale and snail could go. 

Writing

The children have had the opportunity to write their own stories this week based on the story 'The Lighthouse Keepers lunch'.  The children created their own plan, and we discussed different ideas and events to inspire them for their own interpretation of the story. We focused on the skills that we have learnt so far in Year 2 such as expanded noun phrases and conjunctions.

We have had very different and inventive stories from everyone and the children have loved the freedom of writing their own ideas! 

Notices

PE and Forest school days (Thursday and Friday) 

On Thursday and Friday please could children wear full PE kit now that the days are getting slightly chillier and wetter.

PE kit includes: T-shirt, hoodie ( or dark-coloured jumper/cardigan), shorts with long jogging trousers over the top of them and trainers. (If the children are hot in class they can remove their jogging trousers and wear their shorts until they attend Forest school/outdoor PE) 

Please could the children bring in their wellies on Monday so that they have them every day for lunchtime if needed and for Forest school on Thursday. Please could we also ensure that coats are brought in every day. 

Wellies will be sent home every Friday to be returned on Monday. 

 

Teacher meet

Thank you for returning the times that you wish to see me and Miss Rigden for parents meetings. I will send out the times for each of the appointments next week. 

Reading

Thank you very much for continuing to have reading records in on a Friday. I do check any comments that are put in them.

 Please don't forget to bring in reading records every day so that any reading in school is also recorded. 

 

Reminders

  • Library: Thursday (please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it. 
  • PE days Thursday and Friday (full PE kit please). 

 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

 

Spellings

We are practising Homophones (words that sound the same).  This week we have learnt blue blew, see sea, be bee.

These spellings have been put in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

This week we have recapped number bonds to 20. 

Play Hit the button - number bonds to 10 then 20. 

Extension can you complete the addition and subtraction tasks?

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Friday 1st October  

English 

This week we continued with the story 'The Lighthouse keepers lunch'. The children thought of some amazing adjectives to describe the different nouns in the story. We reminded ourselves about the meaning of nouns and adjectives and thought of some great adjectives to describe the lighthouse, the seagulls, the cottage, the sandwich, Mr and Mrs Grinling and the sea. We thought about adjectives that not only describe the appearance of the person or object but what it may sound like, smell like and even taste like!

The children then used these adjectives to make expanded noun phrases, for example 'In the cute, cosy cottage Mrs Grinling is baking some delicious lunch'. 

      

 

Maths

The children have worked so hard with their number and place value in the last few weeks. They understand the value of numbers and whether it is a ten or a one and have completed numerous activities and challenges! I'm particularly proud of their ability to answer tricky questions with an improved explanation of how to work it out. The children had an extra play time this week to celebrate their hard work in maths! Now we are ready to move onto addition and subtraction next week. 

 

Notices

Teacher meet

 The children took home a letter on Thursday inviting you to a teacher meeting.

If you wish to attend this please complete the form by Friday 8th October. 

Reading

Thank you very much for continuing to have reading records in on a Friday. I do check any comments that are put in them. 

I also remind children on this day to change their books if they have forgotten throughout the week, but children are fantastic  at doing this independently. 

 

Reminders

  • Library: Thursday (please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it. 
  • PE days Thursday and Friday

 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

 

Spellings

We are practising words with the letter C' that sounds like an 'S' e.g. race.  These spellings have been put in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

On Friday we recapped 2's 5's and 10's.  

It would benefit children to recap these. 

 

The children can complete the top marks 'Paint the squares' and create their own number line of counting in 2's 5's and 10's. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

 

Friday 23rd September 

English 

This week we read the story 'The Lighthouse keepers lunch'. We completed lots of book talk about the story; predicting what we think might happen next and why. We talked about who the characters might be and from looking at the pictures what their personalities might be like. Furthermore, we discussed what we know already about lighthouses and what their uses are. Plus we discussed if we have seen lighthouse before, where we would have seen them and why they are important. 

We then read the first couple of pages of the story, and we made a prediction of what we thought might happen next. 

The children enjoyed talking about what they thought might happen and shared with their talk partner their amazing ideas. After their discussions, they worked in groups of 4 and completed a freeze-frame of their prediction.

There were lots of interesting and exciting ideas that the children came up with. Some children thought that the seagulls may come and steal the lunch, others children thought the cat may walk along the zip-wire and steal it. Other ideas were that a ship would break the wire from the lighthouse to the cottage and some even thought that pirates may come and steal it!

Here are the children's 'freeze frames of their ideas. 

The children then wrote down their predictions ensuring they used the conjunction 'because' to explain why they thought this might happen. 

Year 2 then finished the week by thinking of and writing sentences about disgusting sandwiches which could deter the seagulls from eating them. We had a variety of ideas such as a Brussels sprout and custard sandwich to pepper, chilli and smelly cheese sandwiches which we thought were particularly terrible. 

 

Forest School 

The children love their weekly time in the copse with Mrs S completing lots of wonderful activities outside. This week the children enjoyed creating potions and making dens with their friends. 

They read a lovely story about a caterpillar and were then excited to find some caterpillars out in the woods. They created headbands out of leaves and sticks too, which was great fun! 

 

 

Notices

Christmas cards

 I sent home the children's handmade Christmas cards on Tuesday for the 'Cauliflower cards - Christmas card project'. If you would like to order Christmas cards please do this by Friday 1st October. 

Reading

The children have really improved this week with getting into the habit of changing their books independently.

Well done everyone! 

I collect reading records every Friday and read any comments in them. I also remind children on this day to change their books if they have forgotten throughout the week. 

Reminders

  • Library: Thursday (please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it. 
  • PE days Thursday and Friday
  •  On the attachment (meet the teacher) you will find the expectations for the year including what to bring to school, information about the school webpage, home learning, e-safety at home, rights respecting learner and statutory tests that take place in Year 2.  

 

Home learning

Reading

Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

I have added a book review in the children's reading records if they want to complete a book review as part of the reading challenge. 

Spellings

We are re-viewing words that begin with Kn, Gn and Wr.  These spellings can be continued in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

Play the place value game challenge 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

 

 

Friday 17th September 

It's been another busy week here in Year 2. We have enjoyed beginning our week with the Geography topic 'Where does our food come from'? This week we discussed where milk comes from. The children had a great knowledge and shared this well. We talked about farming and how the health of the cow affects the taste of the milk. We watched videos and discussed the process of getting milk into our shops. 

English 

Last week we started the story 'Flip Flap Pets' by Julia Donaldson. We have been focusing on finding nouns in the text such as a Snake, Rabbit and Stick insect. We worked together to think of some amazing adjectives for the different animals such as adorable or colossal. Using the adjectives we made in our groups, we then created our own flip flap pet (a mix of two pets together). We thought of adjectives and then wrote describing sentences about our creation. 

 

Later this week we started looking at subordinating conjunctions. We discussed the meaning of when we use these words in sentences. The conjunctions we looked at this week were: 'because', 'if' and 'when'. The children played a subordination memory game in pairs and then wrote their own sentences using these words to join them together. 

 

Maths

We have continued with place value this week. The children can identify the tens and ones in a range of numbers and have completed numerous tasks using the part -whole model. The children understand that a part whole model consists of the whole (the biggest number) and two parts which you can add together to make the whole. They have used this with a range of numbers this week and understand the model can be moved into different positions.

Please see the display for explanation of this, if the children do review this at home.  

 

Notices

Reading: It is still a working process, but the children are encouraged to change their reading books independently, whenever needed throughout the week. I collect reading records every Friday and remind children on this day to change their books if they have forgotten throughout the week. 

Library: Thursday 

PE days Thursday and Friday

Reminder: On the attachment (meet the teacher) you will find the expectations for the year including what to bring to school, information about the school webpage, home learning, e-safety at home, rights respecting learner and statutory tests that take place in Year 2.  

 

Home learning

Reading

 Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: Runs until the end of Autumn term (please see reading records). 

Spellings

We have been re-viewing words that begin with Kn and Gn. This week we have learnt to spell words beginning with 'Wr'. These spellings have been added in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths

We have continued place value this week. Try the 'represent numbers quiz' and then review the learning about showing and counting numbers in different ways. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7cthbk

 

Have a lovely rest everybody, ready for next week :) 

 

Friday 10th September 

Hello and welcome to Year 2. It has been such a busy but lovely week getting to know everybody. It has been great to see how well the children work together. This week we have been going over Year 2 expectations and the children have created a class charter. They discussed the rules of the classroom that they believe should happen in Year 2 and everyone has agreed on them. The children created their own individual puzzle piece, we spoke about how we are all part of a puzzle and for our class to work well we all need to work together as a whole. 

Please see the class charter below. A copy of this will also be at the front of their reading journals. 

This week we read the story called 'The Rainbow Fish'. This is about a fish who chose to be unkind and to not work or share with others. We spoke about different attributes in our self which makes us a successful learner. We created our own Rainbow fish by all decorating our own fish scale. We spoke about the different qualities we need to be a successful learner. 

 

Notices

It was great to meet some parents this week to go over the expectations for the year. Attached is the Powerpoint that I used, on this you will find everything that I went through on the day.

On the attachment (meet the teacher) you will find the expectations for the year including what to bring to school, information about the school webpage, home learning, e-safety at home, rights respecting learner and statutory tests that take place in Year 2.  

I have also attached the Autumn 1 newsletter, here you will find all the learning for the different subjects that will take place over the first half-term. 

Library: Thursday (starts next week) 

PE days Thursday and Friday

Home learning

Reading: Please read every day with your child for around 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week -not every day  

Reading book challenge: The children received a book challenge on Monday in their reading journals. This reading challenge ends at the end of the term (December). Attached is the history of books list if you would like to choose a book from this, if not any history book will suffice. 

Spellings: We have been learning words that begin with Kn and Gn. These have been added in Spelling Shed.

All the children's log in's have been put at the front of their reading records. 

Maths: We have started place value this week. At home the children could write numbers down and find the tens and ones in that number e.g. 14 has one ten and four ones. 

 

Thank you for all your support this week, have a lovely weekend 

Mrs Wood 

 

Other home learning resources children can use at home: 

Scratch

Interactive resources

IXL

Purple Mash

Spelling shed

BBC Bitesize

Oxford Owl

 

 

 

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