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Year 1 and 2
This half term we will be beginning our new topic 'Beside the Seaside'. Please see our Parent Overview for more information on everything that will be happening in Class 2.
A big congratulations to our Year 1 and Year 2 Star Student for this week. They have both had a fabulous week and should be very proud of their achievements!
Wow! What a busy week it has been in Class 2!
In English we continued reading 'Ocean Meets Sky'. It is a beautiful book with such wonderful illustrations and we are really enjoying reading it. We have been enjoying diary writing and writing our own Captain's Log.
In Maths, Year One have started looking at multiplication and division. We have been practising counting in tens and have been using different resources in the classroom to help us. The children then moved to looking at equal and unequal groups. We continued this with repeated additions and using different representations!
The Year Two children finished their fraction work and have now moved onto measuring length and height!
The children can recall lots of length and height facts and have enjoyed practically measuring in cm and m.
We have also had great fun this week practising our times tables. We have been using TT Rockstars for the first time and have absolutely loved it! This knowledge is already being applied to our classroom learning and we have been having a daily 'Times Table Battle'. Here are some of this week's Times Tables Champions!
In Science, we have continued our Plants topic. We worked in pairs to plant our own beans and we can't wait to share their growth progress with you. We discussed the essentials that are needed in order for our plants to grow successfully and have made sure we have remembered to water them regularly. We also did a wild flower hunt and collected data to show how many wild flowers we found in and around the school grounds.
The children also take great pride in sharing their news with us. This week we have had a Blue Peter badge and an amazing fossil find!
A very big well done to our Year 1 and Year 2 Star Student this week. You have both worked so hard!
A huge well done to our Star Students this week. You have both worked so hard this week and should be very proud of what you have achieved.
This half term we will be continuing with our 'What a Wonderful World!' topic. Please see our Parent Overview for more information about what will be happening in Class 2.
It has been an amazing week in Class 2 and all of the children have made a super start to the Summer term!
In English, we started a new book 'Ocean Meets Sky' by Eric and Terry Fan. We were amazed to discover that the Fan Brothers illustrate their books and we watched a video that explained the process they follow. We made predictions about the story, who we thought the characters were and how we thought the story might end. We pretended to be the main character Finn and we wrote our diary entries.
In Maths, Year 1 have continued with their Measuring unit. The children have been investigating Volume and Capacity. They have been exploring objects of different shapes and sizes and how much water can fit into each one. It has certainly been the right weather for investigating with water! The children went on to compare and order different capacities.
The Year 2 children have had great fun this week learning about unit and non-unit fractions. They have been using methods for finding fractions of shapes and amounts.
In Design Technology, we collected data to show the most popular fruit and vegetables of our class! We collected our data using a tally chart and presented it in a pictogram. We found that strawberries and cucumber were the most popular fruit and vegetable amongst the children in Class 2!
It has been a very busy final week of term in Class 2 and all of the children have produced amazing pieces of work!
In English we wrote our own 'Jim and the Beanstalk' stories. We worked really hard to include all of the features of writing that we had recently learned about. We also spent time using our 'Purple Polishing Pens' to edit our writing and we used these edits to redraft parts of our story.
In Maths the Year One children continued with their Measurement unit of work. They used weighing scales to compare the weights of multiples objects and started to use non-standard units of measurement. Year Two have continued their work on fractions and have been finding halves and quarters of shapes and numbers.
There have also been lots of Easter celebrations going on in school this week. We all really enjoyed our Egg Rolling Competition, Egg Hunt and Easter Hat Parade!
A very big well done to our Star Students this week. They have both worked extremely hard and should be very proud of themselves!
It has been another fantastic week in Class 2 and there has been lots of exciting learning happening!
In English, we continued to read Jim and the Beanstalk. We started to plan our own Jim stories and looked at using different grammar techniques. We have been learning to use speech marks and adverbs at the start of a sentence.
During our weekly reading lesson we looked at character inference. We used different character illustrations and looked for clues to what the characters might be like or might be thinking and feeling.
In Maths the Year 2 children started the week by finishing their 2D and 3D shapes work. They used different 3D shapes to make patterns. Year 2 then moved on to fractions. The children began by finding half of shapes and an amount. The Year 1 children have been busy using cm and mm to measure length and height.
In Geography, we looked at different extreme weather conditions. We learned about what causes these extreme weather conditions and the impact of them on the environment.
Last week in DT we designed our own bunting that could be used to teach younger children their numbers. This week we had great fun using a template to cut out our bunting triangles from different coloured pieces of felt! We can't wait to show our finished designs!
It has been a fantastic week in Class 2 and all have the children have been very busy! Well done to our Star Students for this week.
Here are our Star Students for this week. A very big well done to them both!
Class 2 have had such a fantastic first week back in the classroom. It has been so lovely to see our friends and enjoy being back together.
In English, we started our new class text 'Jim and the Beanstalk'. We started the week by making predictions about the text. We thought about who the characters might be, what might happen in the story, how the story will end and if there would be any similarities with the original 'Jack and the Beanstalk' story. We then started to write sentences to describe events in the story. We used conjunctions to add detail and write longer sentences!
In Maths, Year 2 have continued with their Shapes topic. They cut out 2D shapes and folded them to find their lines of symmetry. They then discussed the properties of the shapes and sorted a range of 2D shapes using different methods to sort the shapes, including a Venn diagram. The children ended the week by creating their own 2D shape patterns!
Year 1 have had their final week of looking at the place value of numbers up to 50. They started the week by comparing and ordering numbers and their representations. Towards the end of the week, the children looked at counting in 2s and 5s and played a dice game with their partner!
A huge well done to our Star Students for this week!
World Book Day 2021
Have a look at our entries for our Extreme Reading World Book Day Competition.
Here are our entries for the Marvellous Magic Book Character Competition.
Welcome to the Class Page for Class 2. This term our topic is 'What a Wonderful World!'. We will be learning about the continents and oceans and our place in the world.
The PowerPoints that are needed for Wednesday's home learning are here:
Welcome to the Class Page for Class 2! This term our topic is 'Toy Story'. We will comparing modern toys with Victorian toys. We will be thinking about their similarities and differences.
It has been a very busy final of week of term in Class 2. We have made chalk polar bear Christmas cards and rainbow finger print calendars. We have been very creative and have enjoyed lots of Christmas crafts!
A huge well done to our final Star Students of the Autumn term. They have both been such kind friends this week and have been very supportive of others. Well done!
Despite nearing the end of the term, it has continued to be another busy week in Class 2!
In English we have started reading 'The Jolly Christmas Postman'. We read the story together and discussed our favourite parts of the story. We then designed our own character who we will write our own letter to. The children designed and labelled their characters using some very interesting adjectives!
In Maths, the Year 2 children have continued learning about money. They used number lines to calculate how much change would be given, if they had spent £1.
The Year 1 children have been using their knowledge of multiples of 2 to sort numbers. They could explain which numbers were or were not multiples of 2 and why.
In Science this week we have been applying our knowledge of animals. We recapped the different categories that animals can be sorted into and then used this knowledge to design our own animals! We designed some very interesting animals and labelled them with the different categories of animals that their body parts were from.
Finally, we spent time finishing our self portraits in Art. We used different materials such as chalk, charcoal and pastels to create different tones and shade on our portraits.
On Friday we made our own Christingle Oranges! We had great fun putting the oranges together and we talked about what each part of the orange represents. We then joined in with the Coventry Cathedral Christingle Service.
Well done to our fabulous Star Students this week, who have both worked really hard on their independent writing! They should be extremely hard of the wonderful work they have produced this week.
Class 2 have had a fantastic week of learning and have produced some fabulous pieces of work!
In English, we have finished reading 'The Robot and the Bluebird'. We used the illustrations in the book to sequence and retell the story. We drew our own story maps as prompts for retelling the story.
Finally we finished the week by rewriting the story from the Bluebird's point of view.
In Maths, Year 1 started a week of 2D and 3D shapes. The children have been learning about the properties of shapes and using vocabulary such as edges, faces and vertices. They have also been grouping and sorting the shapes according to their properties.
In Art, we have been continuing with our self portraits! The children spent time studying their own face and facial features before sketching them. We can't wait to finish them and share them with everyone!
Finally, a huge well done to our Year 1 and Year 2 Star Student this week. They have both worked really hard across all our areas of our learning and should be extremely proud of themselves for everything they have achieved this week.
It has been another busy week in Class 2 this week. We continued to read more of 'The Robot and the Bluebird' and are getting closer to the end of the story. We thought about the different emotions that the Robot and the Bluebird experienced at different points of the story and we plotted them on an 'Emotions Graph'.
This week in Maths, Year 2 started a unit on money. They have been recognizing the different coins and notes that are used and have been adding them together amounts of pounds and pence. As the week progressed they then started using different combinations of coins to make amounts.
Year 1 have continued to subtract and have been applying their subtraction knowledge to problem solving. They have been using the greater than, less than and same as symbols (>, < and =) to compare number sentences as well as spotting mistakes and correcting number sentence comparisons. Year 1 finished the week by developing a methodical way to problem solving and discovering that problems may have more than one answer!
We spent time in Science investigating the absorbency of different materials. Before starting the investigation we discussed the importance of a fair test and how we would make our own investigation fair. We enjoyed watching the speed at which the different materials absorbed the water, although we got a little bit wet! After discussing our results, we wrote our own conclusions.
A huge congratulations to our Year 1 and Year 2 Star Student this week. They have both worked so hard and should be very proud of themselves.
A huge congratulations to our Year 1 and Year 2 Star Student. They have both worked so hard this week and should be extremely proud of their achievements!
This week, we have continued reading ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ in our English lessons. We thought about how the Robot cared for the Bluebird and how we can care for the birds ourselves. We used the RSPB website to research. We decided that we could make bird cakes to hang outside. We wrote our own instructions to follow in order to make the cakes. We discussed the 'bossy' verbs and the importance of the instructions being in chronological order! As with every piece of writing, we read out work back to check for any errors and edited them using our 'Purple Polishing Pens'. Later on in the week, we wrote letters to the robot advising him on what he should do next to look after himself and the Bluebird.
In Maths, Year 2 have been subtracting and crossing the tens. They have been using tens and ones to practically exchange from the tens column when it is needed. We introduced the column method as the next step to this.
Year 1 have been subtracting using different methods. We have been using number lines to count backwards and introduced to the term 'the difference between'.
In History we thought about the changes in children’s books through different time periods. We looked at illustrations from children’s books from the 1940s all the way through to the present day. The children discussed the changes in the illustrations and why they thought they had changed.
In Science we have been learning about absorbency. Next week we will be testing the absorbency of different fabrics. We spent our lesson this week planning our investigation, recording our predictions and discussing how we will make it a fair test. We can’t wait to find out which materials are the most and least absorbent and share our results next week!
In Art we have been studying self-portraits. We looked at a range of self-portraits in different mediums and discussed what we liked and disliked about them. These famous self-portraits will influence the style of our own self-portraits later on in the term. We have been experimenting with colour mixing in preparation for painting our self-portraits and we have spent time looking at primary and secondary colours.
Our new class text, The Robot and the Bluebird, started well last week and we studied the front cover as clues to the story. We looked closely at the illustrations on the first page and thought of all of the questions that these illustrations generated. We hope to answer these questions as we read more of the text!
This week we have been using adjectives in our writing. In the classroom we have a 'Word Wall' of vocabulary that we collect from books that we have read. We tried to use some of this amazing vocabulary in our writing. Year Two also used conjunctions to extend their writing.
Year 1 have started subtraction this week and began with practically ‘taking away’ from an amount. Year 2 have been consolidating their number bonds to 10 knowledge and thinking about how they can use this knowledge to find number bonds to 100. They have also been adding together more than one single digit number. They been applying this knowledge to problem solving and understanding that sometimes there can be more than one way to solve a problem!
On Wednesday, we spent time discussing the importance of Remembrance Day and the reasons we wear a poppy. Some members of the class even brought in artefacts from their own great grandparents and shared their war stories with us.
Well done to our Star Students this week!
Henry and Florence have both worked so hard this week on their writing and have produced some amazing pieces of work! Well done to them both.
Please see our curriculum overview for more details.
Our Star Students for Week 1 are Dylan and Finlay! They have both worked so hard this week and showed a real enthusiasm for their learning. Well done!
Class 2 have been busy making stained glass decorations to give to our school's village friends!
Design and Technology lessons - Bears with Moving Parts
In class this term we have been learning all about moving part. Today we created bears with moving limbs using split pins! Our bears are almost finished!
Meet our Reading Dogs! In class we use the five reading dogs to support our reading. Reading isn't simply about whether you can read the words of a book fluently. Many children feel ready to progress onto the next stage of the reading scheme as they can read the books more fluently but their deeper reading skills are often not yet developed enough. We use the reading dogs to develop these five areas; predicting, summarising, sequencing, inference and exploring vocabulary. The bookmarks below can be printed at home and used to support daily reading with your child. Year 1 Reading Bookmark
Mrs Hands' Dolls
This week we have been learning about the types of toys our parents and grandparents played with. Mrs Hands brought in a china doll that belonged to her mother and a doll that belonged to her. The children enjoyed looking at these and comparing them.