Term 4

Week commencing 4/03/2019

Reminders: 

  • Red nose day is on Friday. Children are allowed to have crazy hair and funky socks in return for a £1 for the Comic relief . Their will be heats on Tuesday afternoon for The St. Annes got talent show. 
  • Learn-it books should be handed in every Friday ready for the learn-it test and cracking times tables. 

Superheros 

 

This terms topic is superheros. We will be looking at what makes a superhero and different superhero in history and the community. The children are enjoying the story ‘Eliot Midnight Superhero’ in class and will be changing the story in their writing. At home, it would be a great opportunity to  read other superhero books to them in the invention stage, where they will be allowed to write the next chapter. On Monday, a letter will be going home about our up and coming superhero day on 20th March. 

World book day

The children enjoyed going to other classroom across the school to take part in different book related workshops:

  • Y1/2 classroom: ….. loves underpants books by Claire Freedman, creating their own underpants from their imagination. 
  • Y3/4 classroom: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Children were encouraged to start with a dot and see where is takes you. 
  • Y5/6 classroom: character work.

Well done on the fantastic hats!

Spelling: 

Remember children are also practicing  a column week of the common exception words, you should now be on column two. This week we are looking at changing ‘y’ to ‘i’ before adding ‘es’:

flies
tries
replies
copies
babies
carries

Thank you for all your support with spelling and reading this term. 

Dates for your diaries:

  • Comic Relief  15th March .
  • Superhero day 20th March
  • Bake sale for year 2 22nd March. 
  • Year 1 and 2’s Summer trip 24th April ( destination to be announced soon)

Please find below a copy of the SATS talk from last week:

Year Two SATs Presentation

Thank you

Mrs King 

Week commencing 25/02/2019

Reminders: 

  • PE days are still on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. We are doing dance this term, so children will need shorts and t-shirt. 
  • We are starting to get warmer please make sure your child as a water bottle. However, please continue to bring in their jumper and a light coat just in case we have some freak showers. 
  • Children should be reading 3 times a week at least and homework is due on Fridays. 

Visit to St. Anne’s Church:

As a part of our RE topic, we went to the church to discover the symbols in the church. The children enjoyed finding and drawing these symbols. Afterwards the children tried to interpret the symbols. They particularly enjoyed the sacred heart stained glass window interpreting that is symbioses Gods love to us.  

 

Spelling: 

The children have been working really hard on their spellings, well done everyone! By June all children should be able to spell most of the common exception words for Year 2. Most of the children can read them, but still need to work on spelling them. Please you check a column a week in addition to the weekly spellings. There is a copy in every spelling book.  

 This weeks spellings: 

-television

-treasure

-measure

-enclosure

-casual

-casualty

-usual

-visual

Please remember that children can practice these in any creative way.

SATS talk: 

On Tuesday 5th March, there will be a talk about what to expect in SATS week. There will be two meetings so that you can attend without children:

  • 15.30
  • 17.30

This is great opportunity to talk though some of the SATS questions, how the paper will be given and exceptions. If you can’t attend, the slides will be posted next weekend.  

Week commencing 28/01/2019 

Time

The children have really enjoyed learning about time this week, using the small clocks to find on the hour and half past, as well as quarter past and quarter to. Some adventurous children were also trying to find to every 5 minute interval. 

The children also love to try and work out the time in real time different parts of the day . This is a good opportunity to ask your child what the time is, when they leave the house or just after school. 

we would love for the children to wear analog clocks to school. No noisy clocks please.   

Spellings

write

written

wrote  

wrap

wrapping 

wrapped

wrist

wrestle

Common exception words:

hour 

kind 

Thank you for your support. 

Mrs King

P.S happy snow day!

Week commencing 21/01/2019

Reminders:

  • PE kit for gymnastic is navy blue shorts and a white T-shirt. The shorts are important for the safely of your child in gymnastic as any loose fitting clothes may catch on equipment.   
  • Children should be reading at least 3 times a week. Reading is really helpful to your child in every subject and helps them understand the world around them.
  • Homework should be handed in every Friday. Children that haven’t done their homework need to bring in a letter from home explaining why. Children will then need to do their homework in break or lunchtime independently. 

RE: 

We have really enjoyed learning about special celebrations in RE this week. The children have been learning about the importance of Baptism and marriage and their different customs and symbols. The children especially liked reenacting a catholic wedding. 

Thank you to all the parents that have sent in special objects or pictures of special celebrations,  ready for our RE assembly on Thursday 7th February at 9.00am. We look after to see you there.     

Spellings: 

Key 

honey 

monkey

chimney

valley 

money 

trolley

Turkey 

Common exception words: 

half 

hour

Many thanks, 

Mrs King

Week commencing 14/01/2019

Reminders:

  • Children should be reading at least 3 times a week. Reading is really helpful to your child in every subject and helps them understand the world around them.
  • Please can children come to school every with a coat and a water bottle. 
  • PE kit for gymnastic is navy blue shorts and a white T-shirt. The shorts are important for the safely of your child in gymnastic as any loose fitting clothes may catch on equipment.   

PE

In PE this week we really enjoyed making different shapes with  our body and  choose different shapes to travel across the floor and bench. 

Non-chronological reports:  

This terms model text is  non-chronological reports ( non fiction report) on an animal. We enjoyed  using ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Graffalos Child’ to write about The mouse.  The children were super detectives  collecting information about The mouse for each of their paragraphs. Here are some fantastic examples: 

Spelling  

I have been over joyed by how hard the children have been working on their spellings. This really shows though the children work as they try and spell unknown and known words. Here are the spelling for week 3; 

hunting

hunted

hunter 

fresher

freshest

quicker 

quickest 

jumping 

jumped

jumper  

Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs King  

Term 3

Reminders: 

  • Children should be reading at least three times a week. Please can you make sure that you sign their reading records, as they will not be able to have the raffle ticket to go into the draw without your signature.
  • PE days will now be Monday and Wednesday afternoons however please can you ensure that PE kits are in everyday just in case our day changes. 

Paws, claws and whiskers

Our new cornerstones topic will be paws, claws and whiskers. This topic is closely matched to our science topic, exploring the habitats of animals that have paws, claws and whiskers.  As well as exploring the variety of animals and their features. The topic will follow through to many other subjects such as literacy, art and DT. This is also a great opportunity for animals to visit the classroom, if you have a friendly pet you would like to visit the classroom please come and speak to me. The ideal pet with the rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and cats.

Reading

We love reading in Year 2, here are some recommended reads for year two: 

These stories are great for you to read with or alongside your child. I would love to hear about any other books the children are reading at home not just their school reading books. Please write in their reading record if you have read together or sending books that you have read at home for your child to share with the class. 

Spellings

This week in no-nonsense spelling we will be looking at contractions. It is important that the children know where apostrophe goes ( where the missing letter/s goes) to get the spelling correct.

can’t
didn’t
hasn’t
I’ll
they’re
couldn’t
wouldn’t
don’t

Common expectation words:

grass
great

Blue homework folders will be handed out on Monday to be completed by Friday. 

Curriculum newsletter:

Please find the curriculum newsletter for this term below:

Curriculum newsletter spring 1

As always thank you for your continued support. 

Many Thanks, 

Mrs King 

Week commencing 12/11/2018:

Reminders: 

  • With the weather changing, could all children bring a waterproof coat to school? The children will still be going outside even if it is drizzling. 
  • Please could all children bring a water bottle to school? Cups will be provided if they forget them, but there are a number of children that are forgetting them regularly. 
  • PE days are now on Mondays and Thursdays. Children should have their kit in every day, just in case our day are changed. Children should now have blue /black jogging bottoms as apart of their PE kit.

Children in need:

Thank you to everyone that supported children in need. The children looked amazing in their PJ’s and with their teddy’s. The money raised from the day will go to children that don’t have shelter , education, clothes or food across the world. 

Homework:

With the Christmas play approaching, homework will be to learn their lines. You could practise them in the car, at the breakfast tables or has game between who could can remember the most. Lines for the play will be stapled to their reading recorded on Monday. Children will also have handwriting, spelling, learn-its and reading homework. 

Spellings:

This week spellings will be based on the /s/ sound spelt has c:  

race
space
circle
ice
cell
city
mercy
fancy

This weeks common exception words are: 
would
could

Looking forward to see everyone at parents evening. 

Many Thanks, 

Mrs King 

Week commencing 04/11/2018:

Reminders:

  • With the weather changing, could all children bring a waterproof coat to school? The children will still be going outside if it is drizzling. 
  • Please could all children bring a water bottle to school? Cups will be provided if they forget them, but there are a number of children that are forgetting them regularly. 
  • PE days are now on Mondays and Thursdays. Children should have their kit in every day, just in case our day are changed. Children should now have blue /black jogging bottoms as apart of their PE kit. 

Remembrance: 

As a part of our memory box topic, we explore items that a solider would have had with him: socks, helmet, letter, ID card, rations, picture, gas and light box. The children enjoyed asking questions about these items. In English the children have been writing diary entries, this was a perfect opportunity to write a diary entry from the perspective of the solider. The children wrote some amazing diary entries, well done. 

 It was great to see some parents at the learning event. We enjoyed sharing why we wear poppies and creating poppy art for our door. 

Learn-its: 

In addition to other homework, I will be sending home Maths learnt-its, please could the children take a couple of minutes to practise them. They need to know them off by heart without working them out. In the test, children will be given 3 seconds for each question until they are excepted to move onto the next question. Learn-its will be set on Mondays and tested every Friday. 

Spellings:

The ‘dge’ and ‘gd’ patttern:

badge,
edge,
bridge,
dodge,

change,
charge,
bulge,
village

common exception words:

cold

could

Parents evening:

Thank you to all the parents that have signed up for parents eveing. All slots are now full, if you would still like an appointment please speak to the office.

Many thanks, 

Mrs King 

Week commencing 08/09/2018:

Art trip to The Sandy Park:

Thank you to all the parents that supported the trip to the Sandy Park. We were so lucky that it didn’t rain until after the trip.  The children enjoyed the walk down to the river and loved drawing the long boats. Both children in Year 1 and 2 did some fantastic sketches of the long boats, using their knowledge of shape from math this week. It was also a great opportunity to talk about human and physical feature around The River Thames ( You can have a go at home too!).

 

Please find some of the pictures of the children’s sketches below here;  boats

The children especially loved playing the park afterwards:  

Spellings will be tested on Friday this week.

This week in spelling we are looking at the alternative /i/ spelling:

kind

find

mind

remind

child

wild

climb

blind

Common expectation words:

class

clothes

Spellings will be tested on Friday this week, ready for a new spelling list over half term. 

Many Blessings 

Mrs King 

Week commencing 24/09/2018:

Gentle Reminders:

  • With the weather changing so often, please can you bring raincoats to school everyday, even if it doesn’t look like it is going to rain. 
  • PE kits need to be in school every day. PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please can you ensure that school PE kit is worn, that is: a white top with the St. Anne’s badge, blue jogging bottoms and a blue jumper. Bright coloured PE kits will no longer be accepted. 
  • Please can you make sure that your child brings a water bottle every day.

Class Dojos:

 

Image result for class dojo

 

In year 2, this year we are using the Class Dojo system. Class Dojos is a positive behaviour management tool for the classroom. Children are rewarded for their successes, marvellous mistakes, learning behaviours and following school values; through a points system. It also allows for points to be taken away for unacceptable behaviour. In year 2, children that reach 20, 40, 60 and 80 points are rewarded by taking an item from the ‘Basket of Joy’. 

This week you were invited to be connected to your child’s Class Dojo points, where you will be able to see what your child is getting Dojo points for. In your child’s reading book you have been given a code and instructions. 

Thank you to all the parents that have already connected to Class Dojo. 

Maths:

In Maths this week, we have been using manipulatives to revisit number bonds to 20. The children enjoyed using cuisenaire rods and numicon to explore number bonds. 

Science:

In science, Professor King helped us revisit our knowledge of everyday materials. The children used their knowledge to search the playground for everyday materials. 

Literacy:

Image result for captain flinn and the pirate dinosaurs

In Literacy, children have loved our new model text ‘Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs’. The children have been immersing themselves in the text, comprehending and learning the text. 

Sandy Park

On October 11th, Year 1 and 2 will be visiting the sandy park as part of our ‘Land Ahoy’ Topic. The children will sketch and draw the long boats on The River Thames. Children will also have the opportunity to play in the sandy park on the play equipment. Please can you return the permission slip by 9th October. Please do come and ask if you have any questions. 

Spellings 

Spellings to be tested on 8th October are:

there

their

here

hear

one

won

sun

son

break

busy

Homework:

From this week, there will be no more homework grid. Instead Maths homework will be set every Monday morning until after half term, to be returned on Friday’s.  

Thank you for all your support, 

Blessings, 

Mrs King

Week commencing 16/09/2018-21/09/2018: 

Gentle Reminders

  • With the weather changing so often, please can rain coats be bought to school everyday.
  • No nonsense spelling books need to come back to school every morning. Spelling test are every Monday. 
  • Learn its should be practised at home ready for Beat It Maths on Fridays. 
  • PE kits need to be in school every day. PE days are Tuesday and Thursdays. 
  • Blue homework folders should be returned every Friday. The homework grid continues in until 1 October. Please click the link for the homework grid: Homework grid

 

Maths:

 

In Math this week, Calico Jack asked us to help him round the number of smelly socks he had, to the nearest 10. Calico Jack gave up stripy socks, black socks, white socks, grey socks and pictures socks.Children enjoyed learning that numbers less than 5 rounded down and number 5 or more rounded up. This could be a great home learning opportunity by rounding how many teddies, pieces of Lego or toy cars they have at home. 

Robert Mitchell:

On Wednesday, we had a fun morning with international high jumper Robert Mitchell. All the children took part in a fitness circuit. Children in Year 2 really enjoyed the fitness circuit and worked hard to challenge their self’s. After break time, Robert Mitchell gave a fantastic assembly about fitness and healthy eating. The children particularity enjoyed watching Robert Mitchell’s jumping demonstration. Thank you to all the children that took part in raising money and well done to everyone that took part. 

Spellings

Spellings to be tested on 1st October are;

Homophones:

Flour

Flower

Bare

Bear

Whole

Hole

Beautiful

Because

Behind

Both

Thank you everyone for a great week! I have attached the PowerPoint from the parents meeting for anyone that couldn’t attend.  

Mrs King 

Meet the teacher 2018-19 Yr 2

Week commencing 10/09/2018 – 14/09/2018

Gentle Reminders

  • No nonsense spelling books need to come back to school every morning. Spelling test are every Monday. 
  • Learn its should be practised at home ready for Beat It Maths on Fridays. 
  • PE kits need to be in school every day. PE days are Tuesday and Thursdays. 
  • Blue homework folders should be returned every Friday.

 

Pirates!!!

 This week in Year 2, pirates have been taking over our classroom. Calico Jack, the pirate, has been leaving use notes asking us to help him find his treasure. The children had fun learning to use atlas’; finding the continents, oceans and seas. Maybe Calico Jack will leave us another note next week… 

Poetry  

The children have enjoyed learning the poem ‘The Distance’ by Eleanor Farjeon. Next week, the children will be writing their own poem based on ‘The Distance’, I can’t wait to see what the children will come up with. 

Maths

In mathematics, we have been exploring the place value of 2 digit numbers and what comes before and  after the number. Some children even got on to 3 digit numbers. Well done everyone for your perseverance in Maths this week. 

Spellings

Spellings to be tested on Monday (17th) are;

Be / bee

see /sea

read / reed

money

monkey

after 

again 

Homework grid:

Thank you to everyone that handed in their homework today, well done! Remember children pick their project for the week on Mondays and return on Fridays. This a great opportunity for their to be connection from home and school, and for you to be part our topic ‘Land Ahoy’ with your child. Please don’t feel like you need to spend a long time these projects, just 10 mins a night. 

 

Thank you everyone for a great week! And I cannot wait to meet everyone at the parents meeting this week.  

Mrs King 

 

For The Curriculum Newsletter for this term, click below:

Curriculum Newsletter -year 2 2018-2019 final