Class Blog for Class 2

Week ending Friday 24th September 


Hello!


We have had a lovely week in class 2.
The children really do seem to be enjoying their learning activities, which always makes it easier to help them to make progress.

In English, there have been some lovely poems written about dinosaurs. The children have been using their learning journeys to include some excellent adjectives.

We have been practicing throwing and catching skills in PE, and using these skills in simple games. Many children have also enjoyed their first after school multi-skills club, which was a big success. 

In science this week, we have been sorting and classifying dinosaurs according to their features. The children have continued to enjoy working on the iPads to learn coding. This week, they created a game for others to play, which included recording their own voices which gave instructions. 

Thank you to all of those who returned homework books before Friday. There have been some amazing drawings and written work in some of the books. Well done children! On Friday, I explained to the children that they need to have a look at the ‘spelling shed’ app this week. The homework on this app will support their learning of specific letter patterns or spellings that they are learning in school. They have been shown some of the games and seem keen to complete them at home. Please can the children also continue to use teach your monster to read, if they haven’t already completed all of the levels. They can also log into mathletics and play some of the games under the ‘place value’ section. Please keep reading at home as often as you can. 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Fenton, Mrs Forbes and Mrs Harper 

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER: 

  • Please send in a pair of named wellies which can be kept at school. 
  • PE will be on Tuesday afternoons. Please make sure that PE kits are in school.
  • EACH WEDNESDAY WILL BE FOREST SCHOOL SO THERE WILL BE NO UNIFORM WORN ON THAT DAY. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD WEARS OLD COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR TO SCHOOL AND BRINGS A WATERPROOF COAT SUITABLE FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
  • Show and tell will be on Fridays - this week we are focussing on the value of ‘respect’. We will ask the children to tell us about someone that they respect and why. They do not need to bring anything into school, but if you wish to send any photos or comments,  please email them to hfenton@pelyntprimary.co.uk 
  • Please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to be able to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. If you have any questions, Mrs Trevaskis in the office will be able to help. 
  • "Fund raiser "Bags4schools" on Wed 29th Sept, bags of clean clothes, bed linen and paired shoes to Pre-school entrance before 9am on the day of Wed 29th Sept- thank you!"

 


Week ending Friday 17th September 

Hello everyone!

Meet Terry the T-Rex. We have been enjoying making dinosaur skeletons out of art straws this week.  The children have made their own versions of different species.

We have also been researching facts about dinosaurs using information books. It is lovely to see how much the children are developing such a love of books and reading. They love listening to stories, reading together in small groups and as a whole class, and we are so grateful that many children also read regularly at home. Well done children!

This week we have also been continuing with our work on ‘coding’ in computing. The children have enjoyed practicing their skills of programming instructions for scratch the cat, when using the app ‘scratch junior’. 

In maths, class 2 have been using apparatus to represent numbers, and are developing their understanding of place value. Please see below for some photos. 

In English, we have been performing dinosaur poems and using adjectives to describe dinosaurs. Next week, they will write their own poem, using their knowledge of adjectives, and the structure of the poem ‘dinosaur roar!’


In Forest School the children used natural resources to make a dinosaur land for their small world dinosaurs. We had some fantastic creations and the children thought carefully about the resources they used, what they could be used for and worked collaboratively with their partners. 

Homework:

On Friday, the children received a homework book which includes a homework grid. Please return these to school before Friday, so that any homework can be marked. We ask that the children would complete at least 1 activity from the homework grid before half term. We have issued the children with log in details for 'Teach your monster to read' and 'Mathletics'. Next week, they will also receive a ‘spelling shed’ log in. Don’t worry about using these yet. Details will be on next week’s blog, explaining how these apps can help with learning.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Fenton, Mrs Forbes and Mrs Harper 

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER: 

  • Please send in a pair of named wellies which can be kept at school. 
  • Everyone will need named PE kits to keep in school by next Friday please. PE will be on Tuesday afternoons.
  • EACH WEDNESDAY WILL BE FOREST SCHOOL SO THERE WILL BE NO UNIFORM WORN ON THAT DAY. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD WEARS OLD COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR TO SCHOOL AND BRINGS A WATERPROOF COAT SUITABLE FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
  • Show and tell will be on Fridays - this week we are focussing on the value of ‘kindness’. We will ask the children to tell about something that they have done that is kind, or something that someone else has done for them, which shows kindness. They do not need to bring anything into school, but if you wish to send any photos or comments,  please email them to hfenton@pelyntprimary.co.uk 
  • Please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to be able to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. If you have any questions, Mrs Trevaskis in the office will be able to help. 

           

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Week Ending Friday 10th September 

Welcome to Class 2!

 

Welcome back to all the children in Class 2! It has been a fantastic first week and it has been lovely getting to know our new children and catching up with everyone! The children genuinely look very happy to be in school and have loved catching up with their friends this week. They are already working so well together and co-operated brilliantly during team games and group activities.

 

This week, we have introduced our class topic for this half term which is based around the question: 'Could a dinosaur be a pet?' We have already had some interesting discussions which talked about reasons why some animals have become extinct. We have also enjoyed listening to a piece of music called 'fossils' by the composer Saens Saens. We drew fossils of dinosaurs and are beginning to create a large dinosaur skeleton using art straws.

 

In English, the children are learning poems based on the theme of dinosaurs. This week, we have focussed on the book 'Dinosaur Roar!' by Henrietta Strickland. 

 

In Forest School the children were met with some interesting footprints! Dinosaurs had visited our Forest School area! We went on a dinosaur hunt to try and find as many different species as we could and record them on our tick sheet. 

 

Homework:

Next Friday, the children will receive a homework book which will include a homework grid. We ask that the children would complete at least 1 activity from the homework grid before half term. We will also issue the children with log in details for 'Teach your monster to read' 'Spelling shed' and 'Mathletics'. All of the homework activities will be set on these apps each week. If you have any questions regarding the homework, or anything at all, please ask Mrs Fenton.

 


 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Fenton, Mrs Forbes and Mrs Harper 

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER: 

  • Please send in a pair of named wellies which can be kept at school. 
  • Everyone will need named PE kits to keep in school by next Friday please. 
  • EACH WEDNESDAY WILL BE FOREST SCHOOL SO THERE WILL BE NO UNIFORM WORN ON THAT DAY. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD WEARS OLD COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR TO SCHOOL AND BRINGS A WATERPROOF COAT SUITABLE FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
  • Show and tell will be on Fridays - this week we are asking for each child to email a photo of their pet, or if they don't have a pet, a photo of one of their cuddly toys. Please email to hfenton@pelyntprimary.co.uk 
  • Reading books - every child has now been issued with a reading book; please write in the accompanying  reading record to tell us if your child has finished their book and also to make comments about how they got on. This enables us to work in partnership when developing the crucial skills required for reading. Thank you.
  • Please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to be able to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. If you have any questions, Mrs Trevaskis in the office will be able to help. 

 


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