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Week 13: 2/12/19

Literacy

This week we introduced our new focus book 'The Polar Express'. We had a wonderful pyjama day whereby we dressed in our pyjamas and boarded the Polar Express. On the journey we enjoyed a hot chocolate and cookies, and thought about how we were feeling and the things we could hear, see,touch and smell around us. The children then created some wonderful writing about their adventure, focussing on adjectives and expanded noun phrases to add detail. If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask them to write about their experience on the Polar Express with lots of added detail.

Maths

This week we have been focussing on fractions; finding 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 3/4 of given shapes and quantities. If you would like to help your child at home, you could divide objects equally to find fractions of objects or even count objects out to find 1/2 etc.

 

Topic

This week we looked at the Christmas Nativity story and the religious beliefs people have about Christmas. We thought about how Mary and Joseph may be feeling on their journey to Bethlehem. This was a nice link to our Christmas production. 

 

Dates for your diary:

 

-KS1 Christmas Production: Thursday 12th December - 10am & 1.30pm - don't forget to get your tickets from the main office.

 

Have a great week!

 

Miss Corradini

Week 11: 18/11/19 

Literacy

In Literacy this week we went on a local walk around Grimethorpe village. We looked at the events taking place around us and searched for golden envelopes which held facts about different places! We are now using this information to write our own recounts and factual texts about Grimethorpe. If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask them to tell you all about the places we saw on our walk and some facts about these.

 

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have continued our learning on Division. The children have been grouping numbers in order to divide. If you would like to help your children at home, you could count out objects around the home and split these into equal groups in order to divide them.

 

 

Topic

This week we have continued our learning about Madagascar. The children have looked at the physical and human features of the island and organised pictures into the correct groups. If you would like to help your child at home, you could discuss some of the physical features (natural features)) of the area you like in and some human features (man made) features.

 

 

Attendance

Our attendance was 92.5% this week which is sadly below our target! Let's get this back up to our target of 96% (at least!) by next Friday!

 

Dates for your diary:

 

-KS1 Christmas Production: Thursday 12th December - 10am & 1.30pm - tickets are available at the main office

 

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Miss Corradini :) 

 

 

 

Week 10: 11/11/19

We have had a busy and exciting first 2 weeks back at school!

Literacy

In Literacy have been focussing on a brand new book called 'A Walk in London' by Salvatore Rubbino. The children have enjoyed finding out facts about London and have been creating their own questions to research and find out even more about London! We are looking forward to our very own walk in Grimethorpe next week. I wonder what we will find out? If you would like to help your child at home, you could go on a local walk around your town and discuss what you can see happening and some of the landmarks which are around you.

 

Maths

In Maths we have been focussing on multiplication and division. The children have been looking at the links between multiplication and division and solving problems.  If you would like to help your child at home you could use 'Times tables Rockstars' to practice times tables and division skills.

Topic

Our new topic this half term is 'around the world in 80 days'. The children have received 2 postcards so far from Barnaby Bear who is currently travelling the world! We have looked at the similarities and differences between Barnsley and London, where Barnaby has visited, and also Madagascar where he is currently exploring! If you would like to help your child at home, you could look at some maps online and discuss different countries and where they think Barnaby may visit next!

 

 

 

Dates for your diary

-Grimethorpe local walk -  Monday 12th November

-Class 2 library open session - Wednesday 20th November at 8:30am

 

Attendance

Our attendance for 98.4% this week! A huge well done to the children and to you for getting your children into school each day this week!  Lets keep up the great work :)

 

Have a great week!

 

Miss Corradini

 

Week 8: 21/10/19

Literacy

This week we have been looking at instruction writing. The children wrote their very own magical potions for HalloweenThe children were very imaginative and included lots of interesting, spooky ingredients in these!  If you would like to help your child at home, you could write your very own spooky potion for Halloween.

 

Maths

This week we have been focussing on fractions - finding 1/2 and 1/4 of a given number or quantity. The children used lots of practical resources to help them understand this concept. If you would like to help your child at home you could divide objects around the home into 2 or 4 equal groups to find 1/2 or 1/4 of the given quantity. 

 

Topic

In topic this week, the children have been adding the important finishing touches to their teddy bears. In RE, we also looked at the history of Halloween and what this festival used to mean to Christians in the past and how it is different today. If you would like to help your child at home, you could right a fact file of Halloween, including facts of how it is celebrated today in the UK.

 

Attendance

Our class attendance was amazing this week! We have achieved almost 100%! A huge well done to all of the children and to parents/guardians for getting your child into school every day this week.

 

Have a lovely half term break!

 

Miss Corradini :) 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance 

Week 7: 14/10/19

Literacy

We have been very busy this week! We have followed instructions to make our very own teddy bear biscuits and then wrote out some instructions for Old Bear who wanted to know how we made them. Click on the link below to see the video from Old Bear! If you would like to help your child at home, you could write a list of 'bossy words' (imperative verbs) you might use around the home to do things e.g. tidy your bedroom!

 

A message from Old Bear.mov

Maths

In Maths this week we have been focussing on 2D and 3D shapes. We have looked at the properties of a range of shapes and where we might find them in our environment. If you would like to help your child at home, you could search for 2D and 3D shapes around your home and discuss there properties e.g for 3D shapes, how many faces, vertices and edges does the shape have?

 

Topic

We have been busy sewing our teddy bears this week. The children have done an amazing job of using the needles and threads safely and accurately to sew their pieces of fabric together! If you would like to help your child at home you could ask them to draw their final teddy design and evaluate it - what went well and what would they do differently next time?

 

 

Attendance 

Our class attendance was 93.6% this week which is much better than last week!

Next Friday there will be a special treat for children who come into school everyday next week - remember our class and school target is 96%.

Let's aim high!

 

Have a great week!

 

Miss Corradini :)

 

Week 6: 7/10/19

Literacy

We have been focussing on instruction writing this week. We have ordered instructions and followed instructions to make our very own jam sandwiches - the children found these delicious! If you would like to help your child at home, you could make something together, such as some cupcakes, and write instructions on how to make these.

 

 

Maths

This week we have been telling the time. We have looked at o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. The children have done amazingly!

If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask your child to tell you the time and discuss the important times in your routine such as dinner time and bedtime.

Topic

The children have had a wonderful week making our very own teddy bears! The children cut out the fabric and decorated their teddies, ready for sewing them together next week. If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask them to describe the steps they have taken to make their bear or even encourage them to make your own teddies at home using pieces of old fabric. 

 

Attendance

Unfortunately, our class attendance figure was only 88.5% this week. Our class target is 96%! Please do your very best to ensure your children are in school everyday - let's work together to get our class attendance back up!

 

Thank you!

Miss Corradini :)

Week 5: 30/9/19

Our School Trip to Weston Park Museum!

We had a wonderful time exploring Weston Park Museum on Monday. We found out even more about old toys and the games which children in the past used to play. We were explorers and searched for treasures from different countries around the world. Th children even found out about the amazing animals which live on our planet!

 

Literacy

We have been writing recounts about our school trip, focussing on time connectives to sequence our writing! If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask them to write a recount of a day out you have had at home.

 

Maths

We have been focussing on subtraction and using a number line to secure our method. If you would like to help your child at home, you could create your own number line and subtract numbers together.

 

Topic

This week we have designed our own teddy bears which we will begin to make next week. The children also practiced their sewing skills in preparation for making their teddies! If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask them to draw a labelled design of their teddies and ask them to explain the steps they will take to make it.

 

Reminder: Parent meetings are this Thursday (10th October). If you do not yet have an appointment please speak to a member of the Year 2 team as soon as possible.

 

Have a great week!

Miss Corradini :) 

Week 4: 23/9/19

Maths

This week have been focussing on counting and using different combinations of coins to pay for different items. We were very impressed with the children's knowledge of money! If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask them to pay for items in the shops with real life money.

Literacy

We have been looking at a range of recounts and finding time connectives within these. Next week, the children will write their very own recounts about our trip to Western Park Toy Museum. If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask them to write a recount of one of their favourite days out.

 

Topic

This week we looked at a range of old toys and used our knowledge of toys from the past to order them from oldest to newest. The children were fantastic at discussing the materials old toys were made from and how they work! If you would like to help your child at home, you could ask them to discuss the old toys they see on our school trip.

 

 

 

Reminder: It is our school trip this Monday (30th September). The children are very excited! Don't forget to check our schools twitter page and our class page for photo updates next week! 

 

Thank you

 Miss Corradini :) 

 

 

 

Week 3: 16/9/19

Maths

This week we have been focussing on adding multiples of ten, for example, 10+90 = 100. We have also been adding 2 digit numbers together.

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could ask them to find number pairs which add together to make 100.

 

Literacy

This week the children have been planning and writing their own alternative endings for the story of Old Bear. There has been some fantastic ideas about how Old Bear could be rescued from the attic. If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could ask you child to retell their own ending to the story.

Topic

This week we have been looking focussing on deepening our Scientific knowledge. We carried out our own investigation to find out which material would will make the best material for Old Bear's parachute. The children also looked at their own teddy bears and discussed how it was made and what materials it is made from. If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could look at a range of objects around your home and discuss what they are made from and why this makes a good material.

 

 

Reminder: Please remember to hand in trip letters into myself or the office and all trip money into the office. Our trip is on the 30th September.

 

Thank you,

Miss Corradin

 

 

Week 2: 9/9/19

Maths

This week we have been comparing and ordering numbers to 100. The children have been using the correct symbols (<, > or =) to compare two given numbers and explaining why they have chosen that symbol. If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could give your child a range of numbers and ask them to order them from both smallest to largest and largest to smallest.

 

Literacy

This week the children have been focussing on the characters and settings from the story of Old Bear. They used a range of adjectives to describe the settings in the story, including the dark, scary attic, where Old Bear was abandoned. The children have also been focussing on using conjunctions in their sentences to link their ideas together. If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could ask you child to write some sentences using the conjunctions they have learnt this week (but, because, or, however).

 

Topic

This week we have been focussing on Science, through exploring different materials and their properties. We have grouped toys according to their materials and discussed why some toys need to be make using a certain materials. We explored the ways in which different materials can change shape and discussed which materials are the most changeable. If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could look at materials around your home – which materials can you change the shape of and how?

 

 

Week 1 – 2/9/19

Welcome back to a brand new school year!

The children in Class 2 have settled well back into school life and are displaying lots of wonderful learning!

Maths

This week we have been focusing on Place Value. The children have been identifying the tens and ones in a number and representing numbers in different ways, using range of different objects. We have also been focusing on counting on twos, fives and tens. 

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could collect different objects from around your home such as pasta and use these to represent different amounts.

 

Literacy

This week the children were introduced to the story of Old Bear by Jane Hissey. The children found Old Bear waiting for them in the classroom after he had been rescued from the old, dusty attic! We have been making predictions about what may happen next in the story, as well sequencing the events which take place.

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could ask them to retell the story, as well as watching the story and other Bear stories on ‘youtube’ which can be found by typing ‘Old Bear stories’ into the search bar.

Topic

This week we have been focussing on History, through identifying and exploring toys, both old and new. We have looked at ways in which old and new toys are similar and different to modern toys, as well as the materials they are made from and how they move/work.

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could look at some of the modern toys you have in your home and discuss how they are made, what materials they are made from and discuss whether this is a toy a child would have played with in the past.