What a busy week! Well done Seahorses on a fabulous class assembly this morning. You did such a great job especially considering you planned it yourselves and only had one hour to practise it! I am so proud of all of you and I am certain your parents are too. Thank you to all of the parents who were able to stay and watch our assembly; we are so greatful of your support.
Thank you to all of the grandparents for visiting us this week. I hope you enjoyed getting stuck in and working beside your lovely grandchildren. We loved having you!
Next week, the Seahorses will be planning and writing their information pages so any extra research you can do at home about both tropical and arctic waters and the sea creatures that live in them, will be much appreciated and will give the children even more to write about!
We will be working on division next week in maths and using arrays to group and share amounts. You could practise sharing sweets or toys into equal groups with your family at home!
Hopefully, the images of the children’s maths from today will help them with their multiplication homework if they are unsure.
Here are photographs of some of the highlights of our week!
Week 5 of the autumn term - another a great week.
I have been really impressed with all your hard work in the classroom and how hard you’ve been practising both at school and at home for today’s Harvest Festival - I am so proud of every single one of you! 😀
This week, we will be putting the final touches to our under the sea poems in writing, before moving onto our new writing unit. Our next writing learning journey will be to write an information page about life in the ocean. This week, you could visit your local library and take out some information books about life in the ocean and find out about some intriguing animals. If you find any super facts about under water life, be sure to bring them into school and share them with us.
In maths, we will be learning about multiplication and representing facts from the 2, 5 and 10 times tables in different ways as well as solving problems involving these multiplication facts. At home this week, you could practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
It was lovely to see so many of you in Church today and I look forward to seeing your grandparents on Thursday afternoon!
Mrs Weight 😀
I am so impressed with how hard you are all working Year 2. I am particularly proud of those children who are trying to improve their work with their ‘purple polishing pens’. Keep it up!
Well done Seahorses you’ve worked your socks off again this week!
Next week in writing, we will be planning and writing poems about sea creatures using the fantastic adjectives, verbs and adverbs we have been thinking about this week.
I would like take this opportunity to thank Eva for learning and performing a poem she found about being six years old! You certainly used our Christian value of courage to stand in front of your class and Mrs Hodgkinson and read it so beautifully. You were even awarded a golden ticket! We thoroughly enjoyed hearing it. 😀
Next week in maths, we will be measuring, ordering and comparing lengths. At home, you could find objects around your house to measure accurately in centimetres!
Well done on another great week full of hard work Seahorses! I cannot believe we are three weeks into the Autumn term already!
In writing, you finished your postcards and they look fantastic! Next week, we will be starting our new writing learning journey which will have a poetry outcome. Our stimulus for this writing will be the picture poetry book, ’Commotion in the ocean’ by Giles Andeae. This week at home, I’d love for you to read a selection of poems with your family and talk about your opinions of them. Discuss what you like and dislike as well as trying to find adjectives, rhyming words and repeated words and phrases. You could even learn a short poem off by heart and then perform it to your class!
In maths last week, you were solving missing number problems for addition and subtraction and using number lines, bar models and part-whole models to help you show your thinking. Next week in maths, we will be calculating with money. At home this week, you could practise making small amounts of money below £1. You could also pay for small items in shops when out and about with your family.
Well done for having another fantastic week Seahorse class! You have all been working so hard. Also, a big thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the ‘meet the teacher’ meeting on Tuesday afternoon - It was lovely to meet you all.
Next week in your writing lessons, you will be planning, designing and writing your postcards with the aim to include: expanded noun phrases, an exclamation sentence and a question sentence in your writing.
In maths next week, you will be using your number line skills to help you subtract a single digit number from a two digit number. At home, you could practise counting backwards from any two digit number to help you with your subtraction.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning 😀
Well done Seahorses on a fantastic first week! I am so excited to be your new teacher.
This week, you have been exploring the place value of 2-digit numbers in maths and using maths equipment to show your understanding. You have also been practising counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s so please keep practising this at home or on the way to school! Next week, you will be learning to compare 2-digit numbers using the greater than, less than and equal to symbols alongside maths equipment to support your learning. I will also be looking for you to explain your understanding.
In writing, you have read our new writing stimulus Dougal’s deep-sea diary By Simon Bartram which you are using to support your writing learning journey. You have written questions using capital letters and question marks to find out more about the text; you’ve been thinking about how Dougal felt when he discovered the deep-sea city of Atlantis and using a ‘zone of relevance’ to sort new vocabulary. The final writing outcome of this journey will be postcards about our imaginary dive to the deep-sea city of Atlantis! This week we will be writing sentences which contain expanded noun phrases so at home you could practise using adjectives to describe things both around your home and when out and about. Remember to use your senses to make your description really powerful.