Welcome to our Year 1 Page
Miss C. Elvy
Mrs K. Curtis
Working Together morning - Monday
Home Learning - given on a Thursday - due in Monday.
PE - Monday & Wednesday
Outdoor Learning - alternate Thursdays
Welcome to our Year 2 page
What have Year 2 been up to?
In 'Working Together' this week we made dragons to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The head and the tail were carefully coloured and a piece of red paper was folded like a concertina to make the body. Once the head and tail were cut out, they were attached to the body. Lolly sticks were attached to the head and tail so the dragon could dance. Thank you for coming in to help the children.
In Maths this week the children have been looking at statistics (data handling). We have looked tables of information and answered questions about them They even devised some questions for the class to answer.
Today we have looked at pictograms and how information can be shown as pictures. To make it more of a challenge, we have looked at different scales.
In P.E. the children had their first session of boxing. This was great fun. The children worked in pairs - one had a pair of boxing gloves and the other had a set of pads. They learned different moves and how to keep their guard. Then they swapped over. Well done everyone.
In English we have based the learning around the book 'Traction Man' by M. Grey. Our grammar this week has been using adverbs to describe how something is done. They have created their own character and used adverbs to describe him.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE
The children quickly settled back into school and were eager to learn. They were keen to see their friends again and to catch up with them.
In maths this week, we are looking at estimation and measures - length, weight and capacity.
For capacity, we looked at different containers and discussed how many of some smaller ones it would take to fill the larger ones. Did different shaped containers hold the same amount of water? It was fun finding out! There were some very close estimates.
In science, we looked at how we are the same and how we are different. The children were very creative with their suggestions. We also investigated the size of our hand spans. Does the tallest child have the largest hand span? Does the shortest child have the smallest hand span? We proved this to be false. We also created a pictogram of eye colour. Brown eyes are the most common in our class.
We have arrived at the last week of the autumn term and the children have been busy getting ready for Christmas.
On Tuesday we had our Christmas production of ' I'm Gonna Shine '. The children sang their hearts out and spoke their lines with confidence and clarity. Everyone agreed what a wonderful show it was and how well the children had done.
On Thursday we will be walking to St. Mary's Church for our Christingle service. The children will be singing ' I'm gonna shine ' from the Christmas show. They have made their own Christingles that they will hold for the final song. EVERYONE WELCOME.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT THIS TERM. IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED.
WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.
This week the children are busy practising for the Christmas play. They have worked hard to learn all their speaking words and to learn the songs. They sound wonderful! The next exciting part is trying all the costumes on and then doing the play wearing them.
(Thank you for your support with the costumes and with helping them learn their words).
In maths, we have been doing all about money. We started off with the value of the different coins and then moved on to some problem solving. e.g. How many ways could they use the coins to make 12p? Can you make 27p with 6 coins? Finding the total of a group of coins.
In science, we looked at how we keep clean and why we need to. There was an interesting discussion about this. We also talked about the difference between children in poorer countries and themselves regarding hygiene and clean water.
This week the children have been busy practising for their Christmas play. Parts have been allocated and sent home to be learnt. (Thank you for helping them). The songs have been learnt. Now all we need to do is put it all together! We are practising scene by scene, both with the speaking and the acting.
In English, we are doing all the learning based on the book `Grumpy Badger's Christmas'. They will be writing their own version of the story in stages, trying to put into practice all they have learnt this term. It is amazing what the children are now able to write.
In Maths, we are looking at the whole and parts of a diagram or calculation. They have been introduced to the inverse and have been trying to use it to calculate missing numbers. They seem so much more confident and willing to try things from themselves. being able to explain their learning is just as important, because it shows whether they have understood it or not.
In PE the children had the apparatus out today. Climbing the ropes proved something of a challenge! Well done to the children who managed it. It is not as easy as it looks!
On Friday it was Jolly Christmas Jumper Day. The children came in dressed in colourful Christmas outfits, ready for a fun day of art activities. We also practised the songs for the Christmas play and allocated parts to the children. A quick audition finalised the decision.
As a class, we created a winter scene for a display in the hall. It looks wonderful. We also made our calendars. The children used little squares of coloured paper to create a butterfly mosaic. Great care was taken and a lot of thought. It was a fun-filled day for everyone.
In English we have started looking at recounts. To begin with, we looked at the different features - past tense, written in the first person (I, my, we, our), use of time words to show order and feelings. We looked at a diary entry written by Little Red Riding Hood and identified the different features. The children then wrote their own diary entry as if they were Little Red Riding Hood.
In maths we have been looking at multiples of 10. Using a beadstring to help them, the children made a 2-digit number. They then had to decide which multiples of 10 were on either side. 23 is between 20 and 30. Finally they had to decide which multiple of 10 it was closest to. 23 is closest to 20.
In music we have started to learn some of the songs for the Christmas play.
At 'Working together' there was a maths challenge. Using the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ,8 and 9, they had different target numbers to make, using differing numbers of cards.
The children took part in Mini Marines. Dressed in warm outdoor clothes the children began with a warm-up led by the 2 leaders. Then we did the first of the three activities - the observation post. There were 14 items that the children had to find from an observation point. They found out what they were all used for. Then it was onto the assault course. What a lot of fun that was! The final activity involved working as a team to move across an area using just 6 tyres. This was not as easy as they expected! Lots of laughter accompanied this activity!
The children quickly settled back into class and were keen to learn new things.
The children have been finding out all about Remembrance Sunday. We talked about the significance and meaning of the red poppy. We also looked at purple poppies to remember all the animals that died in the wars. Over 16 million animals served in WW1. These included horses, cats, dogs, donkeys, camels and birds. The children discussed what the different animals did. In 'Working together' the children made red and purple poppies for a display.
In maths the children have been doing subtraction. Using cubes to help them, they have been finding the difference between a teen number and 9. By re-balancing (adding 1 to each number), the children have been able to calculate the answer.
In 'Working together' this week the children had a treasure hunt. There was a series of questions for them to answer. Everyone had great fun.
Thank you to everyone for coming to share their child's learning and progress with us. The children have worked so hard and it was great to share their successes with you all.
The children had great fun at the Halloween disco. The costumes and make-up looked amazing. Well done to all the children who won prizes at the disco.
HAVE A RESTFUL AND ENJOYABLE HALF TERM HOLIDAY.
In English the children have been writing instructions. After a modelled lesson about making jam sandwiches, the children wrote their own instructions for making a disgusting sandwich. They had some wonderful ideas!
This week they are writing supported instructions for how to catch a dinosaur and then an independent set for how to catch a giant.
MONDAY 21st OCTOBER - PARENT CONSULTATIONS
We look forward to seeing you - to share and celebrate your child's learning with us.
During 'Friendship Week' we had great fun making different things for our secret friend. In 'Working Together' we made friendship chains. On coloured strips of paper the children wrote messages about being a good friend and then linked them all together to make a chain. we also made a long class friendship chain.
In groups, we made friendship rings in outdoor learning using leaves, twigs, stones and anything else we could find. In the middle was something special decided by the group. It was a picture, a special stone or maybe a special leaf. They looked amazing!
This week it is 'Friendship Week'. Each child has their own secret friend for the week. They will be doing different activities about friendship and making things for their secret friend. All the staff in school are doing the same. Each child has made a friendship card and created a friendship medallion. In 'Working Together' we will be making friendship chains. We have discussed what makes a good friend - e.g. honesty, having fun, taking turns.
In maths we have been looking at the value of the different digits. Lots of practical work has taken place. We have been counting on and counting back.
Last week we looked at regrouping 2 digit numbers.
WELCOME TO YEAR 2
Our P.E. days are: Monday = Streetdance, Wednesday = P.E. with Mr Edwards, Thursday = Yoga
Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit in school every day.
Home learning is given out on a Thursday and needs to be returned on the following Monday.
Outdoor learning will be on alternate Thursdays (from Sept. 19th). Please ensure your child has wellies and joggers or leggings.
'Working together' will be every Wednesday morning - everyone is welcome
The children are settling into the routines of Y2. They are learning to be more independent and to try things for themselves.
It was Roald Dahl Day last week and the children came dressed as a favourite character from one of his books. Some children even had additional props as part of their costume. Thank you to everyone for your support. As a class we look at The BFG. We wrote descriptions of him and also made dream catchers. They really enjoyed the day.
In maths this week we have been learning about tens and ones. The children have been regrouping 10 ones for a stick of ten. They played a game that involved them rolling a dice and putting the right number of ones on a tens frame. Once it was filled they had to exchange 10 ones for a stick of ten. The aim was to get to 100.