Class Blog for Class 2

Week ending Friday 8th November 

Posted: 08/11/2019
Helen Fenton































This week we would like to welcome Mrs Forbes to the school. She will teach class 2 every Monday all day and every Wednesday afternoon. She has been teaching the children all about famous people this week, and has been finding out from the children what they would like to learn.
Well done to the Year 1 children, who had researched information about their favourite famous person for their show and tell. They brought in pictures and told us some interesting facts about their chosen person. 

In Maths this week we have all been solving problems involving money, learning to recognise coins and notes and the Year 2 children have been using empty number lines to give change.

For our English work, we have been reading information texts and finding features such as headings, sub-headings, captions and labels. Next week the children will be writing their own information texts all about animals.

Things to remember for next week:
*PE kits in school every day please. PE is now every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.
*FROM THE WEEK BEGINNING 11TH NOVEMBER, FOREST SCHOOL WILL TAKE PLACE FOR CLASS 2 EVERY THURSDAY. 
*Keep reading and enjoying books with your children as often as possible.
*Please read the events diary on this website for dates
 *Show and tell on Friday is for Year 2. Please can children bring in a picture of their favourite famous person? This could be a singer, musician, sportsperson, author etc. 

 


Week ending Friday 1st November 

Posted: 02/11/2019
Helen Fenton

This week, we have had an exciting 'book week,' where we have been learning about different authors and characters. 
The children have enjoyed designing and making a dragon, based on the Julia Donaldson story, 'Zog.' We have replicated some of the sketches from Emily Gravett's stories about wolves. We have also written instructions for how to make a medicine, for Roald Dahl's 'George's Marvellous Medicine. However, the children particularly enjoyed creating a new character for the books by David Walliams; 'The World's Worst Children,' and 'The World's Worst Teachers.'

Our new topic; 'What makes people famous?' will begin next week. We will be looking at significant famous people from the past and present, the challenges they faced and the contributions that they have made to society.
As stated in this week's letter, Mrs Forbes will join us on Monday. She will be teaching alongside Mrs Fenton all day on Monday and on Wednesday afternoon. From next week, she will be teaching the class on these days every week.

Things to remember for next week:
*PE kits in school every day please. PE is now every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon
*Forest school clothes are needed on MONDAY for this week but PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM THE WEEK BEGINNING 11TH NOVEMBER, FOREST SCHOOL WILL TAKE PLACE FOR OUR CLASS EVERY THURSDAY. 
*Keep reading and enjoying books with your children as often as possible.
*Please read the events diary on this website for dates
 *Show and tell on Friday is for Year 1. Please can children bring in a picture of their favourite famous person? This could be a singer, musician, sportsperson, author etc. 




 


Week ending Friday 18th October 

Posted: 20/10/2019
Helen Fenton


Thank you all for your continued support, in helping children to either settle into a new class, or to transition from Year1 to Year 2. I feel the children work very well together and although they may be tired at the end of this half term, they have definitely enjoyed their learning. Their enthusiasm for our topic has been amazing.

This week our maths has involved constructing bar charts, venn diagrams and tally charts to collect information about dinosaurs.

In science, we have been looking at the different features of dinosaurs and finding ways to sort them. We have continued to look at fossils in order to make models of dinosaurs, using different construction materials.

We have been lucky to have had a huge range of both fiction and non-fiction books relating to our topic, and it has been wonderful to see children enjoy these books so much.

On Wednesday we created some super Christmas cards for the FOPs card sale- watch out for your child’s creations for you to purchase once they have been printed!

Have a lovely half term!



Things to remember:

*PE kits need to be in school every day. Children will now have 2 PE sessions in school most weeks, which will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. These will be delivered by ARENA and Looe Academy.
*Forest school clothes need to be in school for Monday afternoon.
*
Homework books have not been handed out over half term. Next half term we will continue with the same spellings and activity grid, as there are still so many activities to complete.
*Reading books and reading records need to be put in the book box every morning.
*Please read the events diary on this website for dates. 

**Monday 28th October is an INSET day. Children return to school on Tuesday 29th October

**Individual and sibling photographs on the day we return: Tuesday 28th October

**Clubs will begin again on week commencing 4th November


 


Week ending Friday 11th October 

Posted: 14/10/2019
Helen Fenton


We have had a busy week this week practicing for our Harvest service on Monday. The children have worked very hard and it has been lovely to hear so much singing in the classroom.

In literacy we will continue to work on instruction writing. We will be writing instructions for 'Andy', who features in the cbeebies series; 'Andy's Dinosaur Adventures'. Our instructions will tell Andy how to travel back in time and how to collect an object for the museum.

In maths, we will continue to solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Much of the learning in maths involves games and practical activities which the children enjoy.

We have seen some fantastic spelling homework in books recently and children have been rewarded with stickers and certificates, for using their spellings in their own writing.

On Wednesday we had a visit from a PE teacher from Looe Academy. The teacher will return after half term to work with the children on games related activities.

Things to remember for next week:
* Please have PE kits in school every day.
* Please return homework books before every Friday.
                                                                                                                                                             * Please read as often as you can with your child and 
                                                                                                                                                               return home reading books every day.

                                                                                                                                                             * Forest school is every Monday afternoon and is    
                                                                                                                                                                taken by Mrs Peterman and Mrs Harper.


Show and tell this week is for Year 2. Please bring in something, or a picture of something that you have made.

 


Week Ending Friday 4th October 

Posted: 06/10/2019
Helen Fenton

A huge thank you to those parents who have offered to come in to hear children read individually. The children love reading to you.
In class 2, children also read in small groups on a weekly basis and daily as a whole class.
When children read, we focus on the reading skills of; Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explaining, Retrieval and Sequencing, (VIPERS). There is a help sheet at the front of your child's reading record this week, which explains our VIPERS skills and the questions that could be asked when listening to children read.

This week we have also had a visit from the school library van. Some of the children were able to choose 90 new books for our school library, which they have already been enjoying reading in class.

In English this week, we have been reading instructions, so that next week, the children will be able to write their own.

In maths, we have been subtracting and solving problems involving addition and subtraction.

Next week there will be no ukulele club, due to staff training.

Things to remember for next week:
* Please have PE kits in school every day.
* Please return homework books before every Friday.
* Please read as often as you can with your child and 
                                                                                                                                                               return home reading books every day.

                                                                                                                                                             * Forest school is every Monday afternoon and is    
                                                                                                                                                                taken by Mrs Peterman and Mrs Harper.


Show and tell this week is for Year 1. Please bring in something, or a picture of something that you have made. We are learning about writing instructions and this week's show and tell will help the children to sequence steps of instructions.

 


Week ending Friday 27th September 2019 

Posted: 26/09/2019
Karen Trevaskis


Welcome to Class 2's first blog!

This week, the children have enjoyed working on their topic; 'Could a Dinosaur be a Pet?'

In science, we have been comparing the features and characteristics of animals and dinosaurs. We have also created a large skeleton of a T-rex in art.

In English, the children have been working collaboratively to write poems with repeating phrases. They have been using the poems in the book 'Dinosaur Pirates' as a starting point.

In Maths, Year 1 children have been using number lines to add and subtract. Year 2 children have been adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.

Things to remember for next week:
* Please have PE kits in school every day.
* Please return homework books before every Friday. (Apologies for sending these out late this week.)
* Please read as often as you can with your child and return home reading books every day.
* Macmillan coffee morning on Friday.
* Forest school is every Monday afternoon.

Show and tell this week is for Year 2. Please bring in your favourite book.



 


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