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Year 2

16th February

In Year Two this week, we have completed our unit of learning In R.E. where we have been looking at symbolism within the church.  This has also connected with the symbolism of lent this week, where Reverend Mark explained the significance of Ash Wednesday in Collective Worship and where the children were given the opportunity to receive the ashes if they wanted to.  Building on this next term in R.E., we will be looking more in depth at the symbolism surrounding the period of Lent.

Well done to everyone in Year Two, you all continue to make us proud! I hope you all have a fabulous and well-deserved holiday x

 

9th February

This week in Year Two we have started to look at money in Maths.  We have talked about the value of pounds and pence and had a go at adding money together.  In History we have continued to learn about the Titanic and have used our inquisitive minds to discuss who or what was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic.  Finally, in English we have started to write the first draft of our instructional writing explaining how to build a habitat for our fictional creatures, using some fantastic Writer’s Knowledge including commands and sequencing words.

 

Well done to everyone in Year Two for another fabulous week!

2nd February

Happy Friday everyone! 

We’ve had another fabulous week of learning in Year Two.  In English next week, we will be writing instructions on how to create a habitat for our imaginary creatures, based on the story of the Bog Baby. In preparation for this, we have role-played making an instructional video and even created a mock habitat in the classroom.

In R.E. we are learning all about why the church is a special place for Christians and we have been talking about the function of the various artifacts and furniture found in our church, and why they are important to us.

Finally, in Science we have been carrying out experiments on various materials to discover their stretch limit, how waterproof materials are and how certain material properties make them suitable for a specific purpose.

Well done Year Two!

 

26th January

Over the past few weeks, we have been reading our new book, The Bog Baby.  This book is about two girls who go on an adventure and discover a new and unusual creature.  The book has given us the opportunity to write about our own adventure and create our own new creatures.  It has also shown us the importance of ensuring that wildlife remain in their natural environments and how essential their natural habitats are. 

We have also been learning all about the Titanic, which the children have really enjoyed – someone even brought in a real piece of coal that was recovered from the ship’s wreck!

All that’s left to say is well done Year Two for another fabulous week of learning.

22nd December

This week we have been busy with all things Christmas.  Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who came to watch our Nativity performance – the children worked really hard to make sure they performed their best and they really did us proud.  We have been creative whilst making Christmas cards and Christmas crackers and done plenty of Christmas colouring.  On Thursday we enjoyed our Christmas party and on Friday we had even more fun when the puppets came to visit!  It’s certainly been another busy week!

Finally, I would like to thank you all for your support this term and wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. 

Merry Christmas!!

15th December

We have definitely felt the excitement of Christmas in Year Two this week, with the fabulous Sleeping Beauty Pantomime on Thursday afternoon.  It was an amazing performance and all the children joined in enthusiastically with plenty of shouting, singing and laughter!

In Science we have enjoyed completing our habitats (see Class Dojo for individual pictures) and the results have been wonderful.  The children really took their time to create beautiful habitats, using their knowledge of this term’s learning.

In English we are writing a diary entry for the main character of our book The Night Gardener, giving us the opportunity to bring together all of the rich vocabulary we have been learning.  We have really enjoyed talking about the spectacular trees animals our character creates and imagining what it would be like to see them for ourselves in real life. 

Well done Year Two for another successful week of learning!

8th December

Thank you to everyone for bringing in shoe boxes for our Science project!  The children have really enjoyed planning and creating their habitat backgrounds, next week we will be thinking about the types of animals and plants that we will making using in our models and putting the finishing touches to our masterpieces. 

We have also been working hard to learn all our songs for the Christmas Nativity and we are very proud of the effort and enthusiasm the children have shown so far.  All our rehearsals have reinforced our learning and knowledge of our R.E. topic for this term , which is the Christmas story.  It has really helped the children to recall all these important events. 

Well done Year Two for another fabulous week of learning!

1st December

This week in Science we have been learning about the different animals we can find in the Arctic and the Antarctic.  We have been talking about why they are suitable for living in these places and about the impact we are having on these environments.  As a recap on our Science learning so far, we will be creating our own 3D models of the different habitats we have been learning about, I’m looking forward to seeing the results! This Science topic links well with our Geography learning, where we have been looking at how countries are hot or cold in relation to the how close they are to the equator. 

Another fabulous week of learning in Year Two! Oh, I wonder if that pesky elf will make an appearance in the class. I hope he’s ready to learn!

24th November

As we continue our month of kindness in Year Two, we have been looking at how to care for our environment by creating welcoming microhabitats for insects.  This connects perfectly with our Science topic for this term where we have been learning about habitats around the world and how our actions as humans affect these habitats. We have also been learning about how we can try to reduce our negative impact on the environment, a real act of kindness for everyone.  Thank you Year Two for another amazing week and don’t forget about all the kindness challenges from the Kindness Coach!

17th November

This week in Year Two we have been writing the final draft of our descriptive writing piece and there have been some really wonderful pieces of writing.  In R.E. this week we retold the story of when Angel Gabriel came to Mary and had fun acting out the story for ourselves, there definitely some budding actors in Year two! This week sees the start of our Kindness Matters month, where we have a daily kindness challenge to complete.   Some of our challenges this week have included wiping our feet when we come inside, washing our hands properly and not pushing our friends in the dinner hall.  Well done Year Two for another fabulous week of learning!

10th November

This week in Year Two we have been learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and I have been impressed by the resilience and enthusiasm the children have shown, well done to everyone for having a go and not giving up!  In English, we are continuing our descriptive wring based on the book The Night Gardner.  We  have had some really fabulous descriptions and the children are becoming much more confident writers.  This term we are also studying Geography and looking at map reading and identifying where Wigan is in relation the rest of world.  Another successful week of learning in Year Two!

3rd November

A wonderful start to the new term this week with some really fantastic learning.  This week we have started to learn our two and five-times tables, which we are all enjoying!  Next week we will also be learning our ten times tables.  In English, we have been reading our beautiful new book for this term, The Night Gardener and looking at how we can make our writing even more interesting using expanded noun phrases and similes.  Of course, we have had Halloween and there was much excitement about costumes and how many sweets we collected.  Well done Year Two on a superb first week back!

20th October

As we come to end of our first half term together, I’d just like to say how proud I am of Year Two.  They have been so eager to learn and have really stepped up to the challenges of a new academic year. 

We have now completed our second piece of extended writing in English, based on the book A River.  In this piece we wrote about the dangers of being in the forest and gave our character some advice on how to stay safe, the children definitely let their imaginations run wild!  Next term we have a brand-new book, which looks to be really engaging and I’m sure will continue to capture the children’s imaginations.  Also next term, in Maths we will be looking at multiplication, we’ll be swapping History for Geography and Art for Computing but for now, I wish you all a peaceful and happy half-term holiday.

13th October

We have had another fabulous week of learning in Year Two.  In Art this week we have been working on creating our own characters and looking at illustrating their different emotions. We are continuing with our column method in Maths this week and we are definitely becoming more confident!  In English we discovered a letter from Tom that had sailed along the river and reached us in school.  Tom needs some advice on the dangers he might face in the jungle, so we will be writing a letter to him with our advice.  Well done Year Two!

6th October

Well done for another fabulous week in Year Two.  In History this week we have been plotting key dates from Victorian times on a timeline and learning all about Queen Victoria’s life.  In English, we have been writing up our final piece, with some really wonderful results.  Finally, our Harvest Festival was a success and the children performed their songs beautifully. 

29th October

This week in Year Two we continued to talk about microhabitats in Science. We designed our own microhabitat and used our scientific vocabulary to talk about the conditions animals would need to survive in the habitats we designed. In Maths we are becoming column addition experts and in English we have started to write our own stories of adventure using our writer’s knowledge.  We are also having fun getting ready for our Harvest Festival next week, I have heard some beautiful singing voices!  Well done for another super week of learning.

22nd September

We’ve had another busy but fun week in Year Two.  In Science this week we have been learning about habitats and microhabitats and our favourite insect that we learnt about was the Dung Beetle! In English we have really accelerated our learning and have been using similes and expanded noun phrases to make our writing more interesting.  We talked about World Peace Day on Thursday and we have filled our kindness tree with all the kind things we’ve been doing at home and in school.  Well done everyone for successful week!

15th September

This week in Year Two we have had fun learning all about things that are living, dead or have never been alive, in Science.  In English, we have immersed ourselves in our class reading book, A River by Marc Martin and have learnt some fabulous new descriptive vocabulary.  In R.E, we are learning about the Bible and have talked about our own favourite books. In Maths, we are reviewing counting within 100 and looking at place value.  It’s been a super busy week and all the Year Two children have really tried their best in all lessons, well done everyone!

New School Year

8th September

Firstly, I’d like to say well done to all the Year Two children for a fabulous start to the new term.  I have been really impressed by their wonderful behaviour, their politeness and their enthusiasm for learning.  I’d also like to say thank you to the whole class for making me feel so welcome during my first week at St Paul’s.

 

This week we learnt about how important it is to be ready to learn. We learnt about how our kindness is infectious and not only makes us happy at school but outside in our communities as well.  Finally, we spent time completing learning quizzes in History, Geography and Science, showing how much we had learnt and could remember from Year One. 

 

14th July 

In Year 2, we have had an exciting week meeting our new teacher and visiting our new classroom. The class have been very excited but it can also make the children feel a little anxious - please talk about this at home so that we can ease any worries. In English, we have completed our poems and will now be able to recite them to the class. In Maths, we have worked hard on fractions including halves, thirds and quarters.

16th June

In year 2 we have been working hard this week, we have been learning about 3D shapes and started to look at fractions in our Math lessons. In English, we have been learning about sequencing stories and what techniques we need to use to help write our own story, such as expanded noun phrases, adjectives and similes. We have been on a virtual tour of London this week looking at all the different landmarks in our capital city and comparing what London looks like now compared to 100 years ago. The children got to see a Mad Science assembly this week which they thoroughly enjoyed; the scientist will be running an after-school club from September if the children are interested but there are limited spaces available so please hand forms in if your child would like to join. On Friday, children enjoyed a charity dodgeball game for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

 

28th April

In Year 1 we have been developing our diary writing skills inspired by Samuel Pepys.  WE are really enjoying learning more about the Great Fire of London and the events that happened over the week.  In Maths, we have been consolidating our learning when using currency – looking at the difference between two amounts and finding the correct change.  In PSHCEE we have been talking about relationships with friends and have been discussing how we can kind and compassionate to others.

31st March

In Year 2 we have been creating brilliant nonsense poems.  We have used noun phrases and adjectives to develop our poetry and even included rhyming words. In Maths, we have been building out experience of money by adding pounds an pence then finding the difference between two amounts.  In RE, we have been learning more about the Easter story and the ways in which Christians celebrate it around the world.

24th March

In Year 2 we have worked hard to complete our stories inspired by the Bear Under the Stairs.  We have challenged ourselves to use pictograms in Maths to make sure that we can read tables to find information.  In RE we have been exploring key symbols of the season and discussing what they mean to Christians.  We are enjoying rehearsing our Easter songs for our special service next week.

17th March 

In Year 2, we have been working hard on our work in Reading and Maths, we have been able to show off everything that we have learnt so far and have been very proud of ourselves.  In Geography we have been exploring the similarities and differences between Liverpool and New York.  We were able to link this to our Titanic topic in History so that we understand why these were important cities in the history of the Titanic.

We also found out that we were the prize winners during Science Week!  Developing Experts sent us stickers, special glasses and a class book as a prize.  Well done Year 2!

17th February

In Year 2 we have completed writing our tale of the tadpole and caterpillar.  We wrote in first person and up levelled our sentences to create interesting stories with a twist.  In Maths we have been working on weight and measurement.  This has meant that we have tackled some really tricky reasoning problems.  In RE we have explored different religions and the special places that people of different faiths choose to worship.  We have loved our work on Titanic and I’m sure that many of you have heard a lot about it at home too.  The children are full of facts and opinions about our History work so please ask us what we know.  Enjoy half term week.

 

10th February

In Year 2 we have written a first person recount of the story of Tadpole's Promise. We did this from the point of view of Tadpole and have built a range of vocabulary to describe the different emotions that the character feels throughout the tale. We have been challenged by word problems when measuring and really pushed ourselves to solve tricky problems. We learnt more about the importance of online safety this week. We already have a good understanding of how we can keep safe online and have been reminded of people that we can talk to if something doesn't feel right. Later in the week, we spent a day thinking about how we can look after our minds. We talked about our wellbeing and how important it is to take care of our mental health. The class linked this to their work in Science and planted bulbs by the prayer space outside. We took time to reflect and even tried some new yoga poses.

3rd February

In Year 2 we have worked very hard on our persuasive writing.  We got in touch with Bear to let him know our thoughts so that he can decide to stay in the woods or go to the city.  In Maths, we have been working on length and have built more experience in using metres and centimetres.  We have loved our Titanic topic in History.  We have been busy building our understanding of the events of the disaster.  We listened to the stories of different people who were on-board and created our own plays using those people as our characters.  We wrote diary entries as first, second or third class passengers.  We painted pictures of the Titanic as it sailed away on its fateful journey and created some brilliant artwork.

20th January

In Year 2 we have been continuing our work on The Bear and the Piano.  We have explored different types of sentences and have written our own sentences that include adjectives and adverbs.  In Maths we have completed our work on odd and even numbers, we have worked very hard on this.  In History, we have been excited to learn more about the Titanic.  We have used newspaper articles from the time to research key facts and have developed a timeline of events of that fateful night.  We are really keen to learn more about what happened.

16th December

It has been a very busy few weeks in Year 2! The class have rehearsed and performed at the Nativity, had fun at the Christmas parties and enjoyed pantomimes, puppet shows and Carols Around the Tree. In between all of this, they have been working hard writing stories, developing multiplication skills, and exploring microhabitats in their Christmas Jumpers! I hope they can all have a well deserved rest over the next few days.

Thank you for your cards, gifts and kind wishes. I hope that you and your families all have a blessed and happy Christmas and New Year. See you all in 2023!

2nd December

In Year 2 we have been listening to our new class story, The Minpins by Roald Dahl.  We are very enthusiastic about this book and are keen to find out what happens next.  We have been learning more about the author and are starting to explore fiction stories so that we know what to include when we write our own.  In Maths, we are bringing together our skills in multiplication so that we have lots of strategies to draw upon when we move on to division.  We have been developing our skills in Science by exploring producers and consumers when we are learning more about food chains.  The class have worked very hard on the Nativity songs and actions – the rehearsals have gone really well and they all sound fantastic.

18th November

In Year 2 we have completed our non-chronological reports on the Polar Bear.  We have learnt lots of new facts and have tried our best to add information that will help people to know what they can do to help the Polar Bear’s struggles.  In Maths, we have been working on multiples of 2, 5 and 10.  We are using these number facts to help us to solve challenging word problems.  In PSHCEE we have been learning how to ‘reach out’ and talking about who we can speak to.  This has been the theme of anti-bullying week this year and we now have more skills to use when we know that something isn’t right for ourselves and others. 

11th November

In Year 2 this week we have been developing our reports so that we are including headings, sub-headings and interesting information. In Maths, we have been using our skills in multiplication to solve problems by grouping. In Geography, we are learning about continents and oceans. To begin, we have used maps to find where we are in the world and how that compares to different areas across the world.

4th  November

I have heard of lots of exciting plans that have been made this Halloween evening so we have spent a little time talking about staying safe in the dark and looking out for houses that may not want to or be able to join in this year. Whatever your plans, have a lovely evening.

21st October

Year 2 enjoyed our Harvest Festival today. Thank you for your generosity when putting together the ‘meal in a bag’. We were overwhelmed by how many were donated and the bags were, quite literally, full to bursting!

4th  November

I have heard of lots of exciting plans that have been made this Halloween evening so we have spent a little time talking about staying safe in the dark and looking out for houses that may not want to or be able to join in this year. Whatever your plans, have a lovely evening.

21st October

Year 2 enjoyed our Harvest Festival today. Thank you for your generosity when putting together the ‘meal in a bag’. We were overwhelmed by how many were donated and the bags were, quite literally, full to bursting!

7th October

In Year 2 this week we have been using imperative verbs. We have listened to the story of Jim and the Beanstalk and used this to develop ‘bossy’ instructions. In Maths we have been adding numbers that total more than ten. This has been quite tricky but we have worked so hard that we are finding it a little easier now. In PSHE we have been talking about competitions and have been deciding if being competitive is a good thing that makes us work harder or a bad thing that becomes too challenging. We shared some super ideas and were very thoughtful about each other’s answers. I am happy to share a photo of our certificate winners this week, they can all be very proud of themselves.

30th September

In Year 2 we have completed some super story writing using the skills that we have developed across the week. In Maths, we really challenged ourselves with some new methods for solving larger sums. In Science, we went on a habitat hunt outdoors and were able to identify micro-habitats in the world around us. We loved taking our learning outdoors, even though the weather wasn't always kind to us!

23rd September

In Year 2 we have been thinking of brilliant adjectives to describe Goldilocks and have used them when writing full sentences. In Maths, we have continued our work recognising tens and ones and have now been comparing larger numbers - the hungry alligator has really helped us with this! In History, we have discovered more about the Victorian Era and have ordered key events on a timeline.  We talked about the current monarchy and made connections to how things were when Queen Victoria was on the throne.

16th September

In Year 2 we have been exploring the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  The story has inspired us to build our knowledge of adjectives and develop our skills in sentence writing.  In Maths, we have really pushed ourselves to show our skills in place value by recognising when numbers represent tens or ones.  In RE, we have been discussing our favourite books so that we can learn more about the Bible and why it so special to Christians. 

We have had a special assembly today as we reflect on the reason that we have a Bank Holiday on Monday.  Year 2 understand why Queen Elizabeth was special to so many people around the world and shared their prayers in class.  I hope that you have a good weekend however you can commemorate it.

9th September

Welcome to Year 2!  The children have settled in very well and have been very eager to try their best in all lessons.  We had some sad news this week as we found out that the Queen had passed away.  The class had a big discussion about this and wrote some beautiful prayers to send their thoughts to God.  Homework and reading books will be given out next week, for this weekend, I hope that the class have a well deserved rest! Well done Year 2.  Have a lovely weekend.

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15th July

Y2 have had a brilliant week completing their transition to Y3. They have really enjoyed spending time in their new classroom and meeting their new teachers. I have had nothing but praise from Mrs Dealing and Mrs Fletcher about how sensible, well behaved and hard working Y2 are. That makes me very proud to hear just how ready all of the children are to make the move to Key Stage 2.

Now for one last week together as a class. We are planning on having lots of fun to end the school year in a really positive way.

 

8th July

Y2 have enjoyed reading The Dragon Machine in English. We read the beginning and then predicted what we thought the ending might be. Then we read on and discussed if our predictions were correct. We spent time thinking of adjectives to describe the dragon and we produced a lovely piece of descriptive writing.

In Maths, we have been interpreting and drawing pictograms. We have reached the end of this unit of work and next week, we will be moving on to look at temperature.

Next week is transition week when Y2 will be moving up to Y3 each morning. This will be a fantastic opportunity to get used to their new classroom and new teaching staff. We have started discussing the transition this week to hopefully reassure any children who are feeling worried or anxious about it.

In Science, we have started looking at environmental science for the last few weeks of this school year. Yesterday we looked at why we should reduce, reuse and recycle. The class came up with some excellent ways of reducing the amount of waste we produce.

In RE, we will be reflecting on how and why Jesus was a good friend to everyone. We will be discussing how we can also be good friends to others.

 

1st July

Year 2 have started a new book called 'A dragon Machine' by Helen Ward. We have predicted what we think will happen in the story and we are excited to read the rest of the story.

In Maths, we have finished shape and we have started looking at picture graphs. 

In Geography, we were looking at street maps of London and we wrote directions from one landmark to another. We also had a go at drawing our own maps.

In Art, we made some beautiful pictures based on the Great Fire of London which we will be using for something exciting at the end of the year.

In RE, we will be continuing to read stories about Jesus has helped people and how we can be like him.

 

24th June

In English this week, we have been writing a leaflet to tell people all about London and to persuade tourists to go and visit. We have enjoyed using persuasive language and writing about all of the famous landmarks that we have been learning about.

In Maths, we have focussed on naming and describing 3D shapes. We have looked at houw to use the shapes to make structures and we will be making repeated patterns using shapes in different orientations.

In Science, we have been continuing to learn about the importance of healthy diets, hygiene and exercise. We planned what a 'healthy day' would look like and we made graphs to show how long we spend on different activities each week.

In RE, we will be reading a story about Jesus healing a blind man. We will be discussing how and why he helps others.

In Geography, we used maps to locate famous landmarks in London. We used the compass points to explain how to get from one landmark to another.

 

17th June

This week, in English, we have been using adjectives to describe St James's park in London. We thought about using the best describing words that we know and extending our sentences using conjunctions. We will then be moving on to look at using persuasive language to encourage people to visit London as we build up to writing a leaflet.

In Maths, we have been looking at repeated patterns using 2D shapes. Next week, we will be moving on to look at 3D shapes.

In Science, we have continued to look at healthy foods and the importance of eating a balanced diet. We created our own healthy lunch box ideas.

In RE, we have read the story of how Jesus healed 10 people with leprosy. We discussed why he chose to do and how Jesus must have been feeling when only one of the men said thank you to Jesus for his help.

 

10th June

Y2 have been very settled when coming back to school after half term. We have got straight back into our routine and we are working very hard as we enter the last half term of Year 2.

On Monday this week, we celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with an afternoon tea picnic and we watched a film. It was a lovely day of celebrations.

On Thursday, it will be the KS1 Sport's Day in the afternoon. Pictures and videos will be added to Class Dojo at the end of the day.

In Maths, we have completed our work on time and we have moved on to looking at shapes. 2D shapes are the focus this week before moving onto 3D shapes.

In English, we have been reading a book called 'A walk in London' by Salvatore Rubbino. We are learning all about famous places in London so that we can write a leaflet to encourage people to visit London.

In Geography, our new topic is 'London.' We will be learning about the exact location in England and we will be learning about the human and physical features.

 

27th May

Y2 have officially completed their SATs assessments! They have all worked so hard and showed great determination, resilience and perseverance. (This may have been helped with biscuit rewards too!) To celebrate our hard work, we will be having a little surprise party on Friday afternoon.

In History, we have completed our work on 'The Great Fire of London.' After half term, we will have a Geography focus and we will be learning all about London.

In Science, we are continuing our work about Animals including humans and we will be focussing on healthy diets and good hygiene.

In RE, after half term, we will be learning about Jesus: A friend to everyone.

I hope everyone has a restful half term. I look forward to seeing everyone back at school safely for our last half term in Year 2  where there will be lots of exciting things to look forward to such as Sports Day and Jubilee celebrations.

 

20th May

Y2 have been continuing to work their way through the SATs assessments. Every child has continued to give their best effort each and every day. We are very nearly at the end of completing them and we will definitely be finished by next week.

In History, we have learned about how London was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. We have now come to the end of this unit of work and so next week, we will be completing out end of unit assessment.

In Science, we learned about how characteristics can be inherited from adult to child. We looked at eye colour and hair colour as examples and did an investigation in class.

In PE, we have been continuing our orienteering work outside to find shapes around school using maps.

 

13th May

Y2 have busily been working through their SATs assessments. I am so proud of their hard work and resilience when faced with a challenge. Every single child is really working hard to show us exactly what they are capable of. Well done Y2!

In History, we used maps of London to understand where the Great Fire of London spread to on each day of this disaster. We are using all of the information we have learned about this topic to write an explanation text in English.

In Science, we have been learning about how humans grow and change from babies to adults. We also completed an investigation about 

In RE, we will be looking at the lyrics of some hymns to find words of praise and worship to God.

In Maths, we have been learning to tell the time. We have recapped on the learning from Y1 to tell the time to the hour and half past and now we are moving on to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. 

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29th April

In English this we week, we have been writing a diary entry as Samuel Pepys during the Great fire of London. We have tried hard to express exactly how we would have been feeling during this tragic event.

In Maths, we have been finding fractions of amounts, for example finding 1/2 of 16 and finding 1/4 of 16. We will be completing our work on fractions next week before moving onto time.

In Science, we have learned about lifecycles. We found that the 4 main parts of a lifecycle is birth, growth, reproduction and death. We drew a diagram of the lifecycle of a chicken and used our key vocabulary to explain what happens.

In History, we sequenced the events of the Great Fire of London by organising what events happened on which day. 

In RE, we will be learning about why Christians sing in worship so our focus this week is to listen to different genres of music and discuss what we like to listen to and why.

 

22nd April

Y2 have had a really successful first week back at school after Easter. We have jumped straight back into our usual routines to pick up where we left before the end of term.

In English, we have started using a non fiction book called 'The Great Fire of London' to learn about what happened during this famous, historical event. We have been using our comprehension skills to answer questions based on this text. We have also started looking at the features of a diary as we are going to write our own diary entry as if we were there during the fire 

In Maths, we are continuing to look at fractions of amount. We are working hard to recognise and write fractions.

In History, we will be focussing on 'The Great Fire of London' by ordering events and placing events and dates on a timeline. 

In Science, we have started our new topic of 'Animals including humans.' We have looked at grouping animals based on whether the offspring of an animal looks like the adult or if they look different. 

 

1st April

In English this week, we have finished off our work on 'Tadpole's Promise' by writing a recount of the story as either the caterpillar or the tadpole. We have made sure we have used conjunctions to extend our sentences to add more detail. We have also been using adjectives to make our writing really interesting to read.

In Maths, we have started our work on fractions and this will continue after half term. We have started by recognising that fractions are equal parts of a whole one. And then we have been recognising halves and quarters.

In Science and Geography, we have ended our units of work with our assessments. After Easter in History, we will be learning about 'The Great Fire of London' and in Science, we will be learning about 'Animals including humans.'

This week we also made our Easter cards for the Easter competition. It was a lovely afternoon where the children could just enjoy being creative. We put on some Disney songs and we had a lovely time filling the room with glitter. The cards look beautiful and they are ready to be judged. The winners will be announced on Friday.

 

25th March

Y2 have been busy completing assessments this week.

In English, we have started a new story called 'Tadpole's Promise' by Jeanne Willis. The class have really enjoyed predicting the ending before reading it. We will be building up to one more piece of fiction writing before we break up for Easter next week.

In Maths, we have been calculating total amounts of money by adding. We have also been calculating change by taking away.

In Science, we have learned about the Scientist Charles Macintosh who invented waterproof fabrics. We did an experiment to waterproof our own piece of fabric using wax and a hairdryer. The results were fantastic! 

In RE, we will be continuing to learn about the symbols of Easter and what they represent. 

In Geography, we compared the physical features of geography in Liverpool and New York.

 

18th March

This week, we have started our assessment week. The children have been working hard to show us just what they are able to do. Well done Y2!

In Geography, we have been learning about the human features of New York and Liverpool such as the Empire State Building and the Albert Docks. Next week, we will be focussing on the physical features of both cities.

In Science, we have been deciding which materials are suitable or unsuitable for certain purposes based on their properties. For example, bricks are suitable for a house because they are strong. But cardboard would be unsuitable for a window because it is opaque.

In RE, we have been learning about the Easter story to understand why it is an important event in the Christian calendar. We will be looking at the symbols of Easter such as Paschal candles.

 

11th March

Year 2 have planned and wrote their fourth verse of 'The Owl and the Pussycat.' We enjoyed discussing what would happen next and then making the story fit into the pattern of the previous verses. We made sure we included rhyming words, certain syllable counts per line and repetition. 

In Maths, we have started looking at money. We have identified what notes and coins we have and we made sure we can count amounts of money.

In Geography, we have been learning about human and physical features of Geography. Human features are man made structures such as houses, shops, statues and office. Physical features are found naturally such as beaches, hills, coastlines and rivers. We have learned about the human features of Liverpool and New York. We then compared similarities and differences.

In RE, we have been learning about the Easter Story to understand why we celebrate this important time.

In Science, we have started looking at materials and their properties. We did an experiment to test which type of ball would bounce the highest. We compared a rubber ball, a plastic ball, a polystyrene ball and a fabric ball. We made predictions and then discussed if our predictions were correct or not. We measure the height that each ball bounced and put the results into a graph.

 

4th March

We have a wonderful first week back after half term. It has been lovely to hear about all the exciting things the children got up to during their week off school.

In English, we have started looking at poetry. We have been reading 'The Owl and the Pussy-Cat' which is a famous poem. We have looked at the features of poems and we have been thinking of syllables in words. We even had a go at replacing some of the words in the original poem with different words with the same number of syllables. We will be building up to writing the next verse of the poem.

In Maths, we are completing out work on Mass this week and then we will be moving onto money next week. Any opportunities to use money in real life situations will really help the children to grasp the concept of making amounts of money and how we use money in the world. We will be looking at making amounts of money and understanding pounds and pence. 

In Science, we have started our new topic which is 'Materials and their uses.' We will be learning about a variety of materials and discussing their properties. We will then be testing materials to see if they are suitable for a purpose.

In Geography this half term, we will be comparing New York and Liverpool. We will learn about similarities and differences between the two locations. 

In RE, we will be learning about Easter. We will be retelling the Easter story and finding out about the symbols associated with Easter.

 

18th February

In English, we have been writing a newspaper article about the sinking of the Titanic. We have tried to include the best vocabulary that we know in order to sound like a real newspaper. We made sure we reported only the facts and we wrote them in chronological order. 

In History, we ended the unit of work about the Titanic with an assessment. It is impressive to see how much the children have learned!

In RE, we have learned about the ark of the covenant and the tabernacle to end this unit of work.

In Science, we have ended our unit of work about Plants with an assessment. We are looking forward to starting the next unit of work about Materials and their uses after half term.

I hope that all of the children and families in Y2 have a safe, fun and relaxing half term. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone back refreshed and raring to get back to learning after the week off!

 

11th February

This week in Y2, we have been preparing to write our own version of 'The Bear under the stairs.' We have thought about the best adjectives, adverbs and verbs to use to add plenty of detail to our writing. We have also been focussing on writing as neatly as possible. I am looking forward to reading everyone's version of the story.

In Maths, we have completed our work about measuring length and height in cm and m. Then we have moved onto to measuring mass in g and kg 

In Science, we learned about the differences between seeds and bulbs. We found that bulbs are larger than seeds, they contain enough food inside the bulb to last a year and they have a protective layer on the outside called a 'tunic.'

In History, we placed the events of the night the Titanic sank on a timeline. 

In RE, we will be learning about the Sikh place of worship called a Gurdwara. We will then be comparing all places of worship by looking at the similarities and differences.

This week has been Children's Mental Health week. On Tuesday, we got active by dancing. On Wednesday, we learned a new skill of playing games with a parachute - while getting fresh air outside. We also got creative by making our own 'support balloons' which was a hot air balloon that contained the names of all of the people who are there to help us if we need help. We discussed what we could do to be in other people's support balloons too. 

The themes for Thursday and Friday will be 'Giving to others' and 'Paying attention to the present moment.' Please look out for pictures on Class Dojo.

 

4th February

This week, we have been learning about using powerful verbs in our writing to make our writing really interesting to read. Instead of using verbs like 'said', we used 'shouted' and 'reassured.'  Instead of 'thought' we used words like 'imagined' and 'was convinced.' We have also been looking at using adverbs of time, place and manner to add more detail to our sentences.

In Maths, we have been measuring and drawing lines accurately using rulers. We have also been problem solving involving length and height. We have used addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to find the answers.

Lots of children have been taking their learning outside during playtimes. It has been lovely to see children practising their 2 times tables when playing games with their friends.

In Science, we learned about the importance of seeds. We learned that seeds are important as many foods that we eat are grown from seeds. We learned that foods are classed as fruits if they contain seeds. We looked at a variety of foods and grouped them as fruits, vegetables and flowers. We were really interested to learn that a chilli is actually classed as a fruit, as is an avacado and a cucumber. Also, we found that a broccoli is actually the flower part of a plant. Y2 had good fun looking carefully at their fruit, at playtime, to find seeds to prove if it was actually a fruit!

In RE, we will be comparing temples as a place of worship for Buddhists to churches and Mosques. We are enjoying learning about the similarities and differences of these special, religious buildings.

 

28th January

In English this week, we have been looking at persuasive writing. We have discussed how we can use language to persuade someone to do something. We are then going to use what we have learned to write a letter to Grey Bear to persuade him to come to New York city to be with bear. I am looking forward to seeing how Y2 try to convince him to go.

In Maths, we have started looking at length and height by estimating and measuring in cm and m. We have then been applying our knowledge to problem solve. We have practised measuring and drawing accurate lines and will continue to master this skill next week.

In RE, after learning about how the church is a special place for Christians, we will be looking this week at the Mosque being a special place for Muslims. 

In History, we have used vocabulary like bow, hull, crow's nest, bridge, the lookout and the funnel to label the Titanic. We discussed the meaning of each of the words and we aim to include these words in our writing. 

 

21st January

In English this week, we have been including adjectives and adverbs in our sentences to make our writing more interesting. We wrote a recount of the story of 'The Bear and the Piano' and tried our best to use lots of description. We also challenged ourselves to use a variety of sentence types.

In Maths, we have started looking at measurement. We have been estimating lengths of objects by predicting if they are longer or shorter than 1 metre. We will be using metre sticks and rulers to measure length accurately.

All of the children were really excited to begin our History topic about The Titanic. We looked at what it was and what happened. Some children have wanted to carry on their learning at home as they are so interested in it. It has been lovely to see children showing examples of work and learning that they have done at home. 

In Science, we have looked at what plants need in order to thrive. This information will help us as we move onto completing an experiment next week involving growing plants.

In RE, we have discussed our special places and will be looking tomorrow at why church is special to Christians and what you would find inside a church. 

 

14th January 2022

Y2 have settled back into school really well after Christmas. We have got straight back into our routines and we have hit the ground running!

In English, we have been reading 'The Bear and the Piano' by David Litchfield. We really enjoyed reading this story! We then looked at the four types of sentences - statements, questions, commands and exclamations.

In Maths, we have been continuing to look at division which has carried on from our work we started before Christmas.

Our new History topic this half term will be focussed on The Titanic. We are excited to begin this work next Monday.

In Science, we will be looking this half term about Plants. We will even be growing our own plants and observing how they grow and change.

In RE, we will be learning about church and why it is an important place for Christians. We will also be learning about the special buildings in other religions too.

 

17th December

Y2 have had a relaxed, festive week. We are all looking forward to a lovely Christmas break. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy New year.

I look forward to seeing you all back in school in 2022!

 

10th December

Y2 have had another busy and productive week. On Monday, we were able to go to church in the evening to participate in the Advent Service. Reception performed their nativity while Y1 and Y2 sang along with them. Some of Y2 were narrators and did a fantastic job when reading in front of a large crowd. It was such a lovely opportunity to be able to be back in church together.

We have been completing end of unit assessments in all subject areas this week as our topics come to an end this term. In January, we will be starting new topics in History, Science and RE.

 

3rd December

Y2 have had a busy week completing assessments. Each and every member of our class has given 100% effort to show us just what they can do. They have all made me really proud! Well done Y2!

We have also been learning songs for the Advent Service next week. We can't wait to go and practise in church as it has been as while since we have been there.

In Geography this week, we learned about the equator which divides the earth into two parts - the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. We found that the closer the location is to the equator, the hotter it will be. And the further away from the equator, the colder it will be.

 

26th November

Y2 have worked really hard on completing their extended write this week. It was a non chronological report about endangered animals. We are looking forward to starting our new unit of work focussing on 'The Minpins.'

In Maths, we are continuing to look at multiplication involving the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. 

In Science, we have been using vocabulary such as producer, consumer, predator and prey to describe living things in a food chain. We know that a food chain always begins with a producer which is always a plant. A consumer eats another animal or plant in the food chain in order to gain energy. 

In RE, we are continuing to learn about the good news delivered by Angel Gabriel to Mary and to the shepherds. We have listened to 'Hallelujah chorus' by Handel's Messiah while discussing how shepherds felt when they received the important news and what they did next. 

This week and next week, we will be doing assessments in class to show what wonderful work we can do!

 

19th November

In English this week, we have researched our favourite endangered animal and wrote a non chronological report to share all of the facts and information that we have learned. We have worked hard to make sure we are punctuating our work correctly, including question marks, and we have extended our sentences using conjunctions.

In Maths, we have started learning about the 2 times table. We are working hard to count in 2's, to recall our 2 times table facts. We have also used images to understand that multiplication is counting equal groups of objects. 

In RE, we have learned about the good news that Angel Gabriel shared with Mary. We thought about what questions we would ask Mary and Gabriel.

In Geography, we have been continuing our work on continents and oceans by labelling the countries within the United Kingdom and we learned what each capital city is.

 

12th November

Y2 have learned about Remembrance Day this week. We made poppies to wear in school and we participated in the 2 minutes silence to show our respect. 

In Geography, we began looking at where Wigan is in the world. The children really enjoyed using Google Maps to locate Wigan in the North West of England, then within England and then within the world. We all enjoyed showing where exactly we are on different maps.

In Science, we have continued our topic about Animas and their Habitats. This week we focussed on understanding what carnivores, herbivores and omnivores are. We then grouped animals based on what they eat. Some animals really surprised us! 

In Maths, we have been completing our work on subtraction. We will then be moving on to look at multiplication.

 

5th November

We have had a great first week back at school after half term. We are continuing our work writing non chronological reports in English about endangered animals. We have been busy writing appropriate subheadings and organising facts into the correct place. We have been reading The Journey Home by Frann Preston Gannon to find out about why some animals are endangered.

In Maths, we are focussing on subtraction strategies so we can fluently take away 1 and 2 digit numbers from 2 digits.

In Science, we are continuing with our topic about Living things and their habitats.

In Geography, we have started a new topic looking at the Continents and Oceans. We will also be learning about where we live in the world.

In RE, we have started learning about why the birth of Jesus was good news. This unit of work will look at the birth of Jesus and the celebration of Christmas.

 

21st October

Year 2 have been continuing to write information texts about animals. This work will continue after half term.

In Maths, we have been adding 2, 2 digit numbers by partitioning and then adding the ones and then the tens. We then moved onto adding using the column method. Everyone has worked hard to master this method. We will be moving onto look at subtraction next.

All of Y2 are very excited for half term because it will be Halloween. I am looking forward to hearing about their week off when we come back to school.

Stay safe and have a fun week, year 2!

 

15th October

This week we have been looking at information texts about animals, which links to our Science unit of work about 'Animals and their habitats.' We have been busy learning skills such as using question marks to write questions and using commas in a list. We will be able to show off these skills in our next extended write.

In History, we learned about children working in the mills in Victorian Times. We were all really interested in learning about the conditions in which they worked. I don't think anyone in Y2 would have liked to work in those factories, especially since they worked such long hours in dangerous conditions for no pay!

In Science, we are continuing to learn about food chains. We have been practising using vocabulary such as producer, consumer, predator and prey.

For Black History Month, during our PSHCEE lesson, we learned about Martin Luther King Jr. We found that he is an important figure in history as he fought for equal rights for everyone. We learned that he made a famous speech where he shared his dream for the future. We wrote about what we dream for our futures.

 

8th October

This week in English, we wrote instructions for how to catch a giant. We made sure we started each instruction with a number and used a bossy verb at the beginning. We tried our best to ensure all sentences started with a capital letter and ended with full stops. We came up with some funny and interesting ways to capture a giant!

In History, we learned about Victorian schools and compared them to schools today. We learned about how there were 60 children in a class, there was no heating apart from a coal stove and pens had to be dipped into ink. Also, we discovered that the cane was used if the children misbehaved. We definitely prefer school today!

In Science, we started learning about food chains. We discussed how some animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Then we began making a food chain starting with a producer which is usually a plant. We will be continuing this learning next week. 

In Golden Time this week, Mrs Richer did some planting with a small group. They enjoyed decorating plant pots and following instructions to grow some beautiful plants for our classroom. 

 

1st October

Year 2 have been reading Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs. We really enjoyed this sequel to Jack and the Beanstalk. We made predictions of what would happen and learned some new vocabulary such as 'oculist.' We have been learning how to write instructions in our writing lessons and we are ready for an extended write to show off what we know.

In Science this week, we learned about microhabitats. We went for a walk around our school environment to find a microhabitat and to observe what lives there. We discussed the conditions of the habitat and talked about why creatures would choose to live there.

In History this week, we were ordering events from the Victorian times on a timeline. We discovered how the telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Bell, the first postboxes were built in 1850 and ice cream was invented in 1851!

 

24th September

Y2 have had a busy and productive week in school. In English, we have finished reading our class story of Goldilocks and the three bears. We really enjoyed the surprise ending with the red shoes! We have then planned a sequel to that story and are busy writing our wonderful ideas at the moment.

In Maths, we are continuing to focus on the place value of 2 digit numbers. Everyone has been working hard to ensure they understand how to make numbers to 100.

In Science, we learned about different habitats and discussed which animals live where and why. We understand that a habitat provides a living thing with all it needs in order to survive.

In History, we learned about Queen Victoria who was the queen during the Victorian period. We found that she was the queen for 63 years, she had 9 children and she was only 5 foot tall!

Year 2 are doing brilliantly at reading at home as much as possible and practising their spellings. Mrs Cash is very impressed with everyone's dedication to learning. Well done Y2 - Keep it up!

 

17th September

Y2 have already settled into new routines in school. We are working hard with our daily phonics and reading. Mrs Cash is very impressed with how many children are reading daily at home to support their learning.

In English, we have started reading Goldilocks and the three bears by Lauren Child.

We have been writing a description of what Goldilocks is like. We have also been focussing on using capital letters in the correct places for example, at the start of sentences and for the names of people.

In Science, we have been classifying objects based on if they are living, dead or never alive. We learned about the life processes that all living things do to help us to make a decision of which group they fit into.

In History, we have started our Victorians topic. We looked at old photographs to find out what life was like in Victorian times and how it is different to today. We also learned about how important coal mines were at that time. Everyone was very interested to hear that children used to work in coal mines!

 

10th September

Y2 have had an amazing first week back at school. They have all come back after the summer holidays with really positive attitudes for a new school year. They have been busy this week getting used to a new classroom and new routines throughout school.  Everybody has settled in well and started the term off in the best way possible. 

 

Our History topic this half term will be focussing on the Victorians. In Science, we will be learning about Living things and their habitats. And in RE we will be learning about the bible and why it is special. 

I am sure we are going to have a brilliant half term!

 

25th June

We have had a great week in Year 2. In English, we have been predicting what the Owl and the Pussy-Cat  would have done next and trying out rhyming words in preparation to write a fourth stanza to the poem. In Maths, we have been learning our three times tables and continuing to learn how to tell the time. On Wednesday, we had a fantastic time at Mesnes Park. We found the clues and used maps to navigate around the park. We even recreated a famous photograph. Can you spot the difference?

18th June

This week we have been learning about rhyme and alliteration in English as we continue our poetry topic. In Science, we have been learning about the seven R’s – Refuse, Reduce, Re-use, Rot, Recycle, Repair and Re-think, and thinking about how we could help our environment. In Maths, we have been learning how to tell the time in five minute intervals. In Geography, we have been learning about Mesnes Park in preparation for our school trip on 23rd June.

 

11th June

We have had a lovely week in Year 2. We have started our poetry topic In English and have been looking at ‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat’ by Edward Lear. We have been learning about rhyme, repetition and how to identify syllables. In Maths, we have been learning how to tell the time. We are practising to read o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to on an analogue clock. On Thursday, it was our alternative Sport’s Day. We all tried our very best and supported our friends.

 

28th May

In English, we have been learning and writing about London landmarks for our London travel brochures. In Maths, we have been learning how to read scales to measure mass, speed and temperature. In Science, we have been recording our results from our experiment and drawing conclusions of what we have learned. We have been making observations of the progress of our own plants. In PSHCEE, we have been learning about spending and saving money.

 

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21st May

This week in Maths, we have been continuing to learn about mass and comparing weights. In Science, we have been writing a method for our experiment and making observations of our growing sunflowers. In English, we have been learning how to use the contracted form and how to write command and exclamation sentences in preparation for writing a London travel brochure. On Thursday, we enjoyed our classroom kitchen session as we learned how to make tomato and basil bruschetta.

 

14th May

This week in Year 2, we have been planting sunflower seeds. Over the next few week we will be making observations and talking about how they grow. In History, we have been continuing to learn about Stuart architecture in our Great Fire of London topic and in Maths, we have been learning about volume using litres and millilitres. In English, we have been looking at persuasive travel leaflets as we will be writing our own London landmarks guide at the end of the topic.

 

7th May

This week in Maths, we have been learning how to read and interpret data using pictograms, tables and tally charts. In Science, we have been learning about the lifecycle of a bean plant. In English, we have been drafting and writing our own explanation text about the Great Fire of London. As it was polling day on Thursday, we had our own class vote for to decide upon this week’s golden time activity.

 

30th April

This week in English and History, we have been continuing to learn about the events of the Great Fire of London. In English lessons, we have been learning how write in the past tense and how to use conjunctions. In History, we have been learning how to plot the events on a timeline. In Maths, we have been solving fraction word problems. In Music, we have been writing rhythm notation for ‘London’s burning’ and in Science, we have been learning about the life cycle of a plant.

 

23rd April

We have had a lovely week back at school. In English and History, we have been learning about the great fire of London as we prepare to write our own explanation text of how the disaster started. In Maths, we are learning how to find fractions of numbers and in Science, we are learning about the life cycles of plants.

 

26th March

This week in Geography, we have been reading and interpreting simple weather graphs to compare the weather conditions in New York and Liverpool. In Maths, we have been continuing our work on fractions. In English, we have been learning how to use time adverbials and subordinating conjunctions as we continue to share our class story – Tadpole’s Promise. In Science, we have been learning about the life cycle of a frog.

19th March

We have had another busy week in Year 2. In English, we have enjoyed sharing our new book ‘Tadpole’s promise’ by Jeanne Willis while learning about features of a diary entry in preparation for writing our own. In Maths, we have been learning about fractions of shapes and in Science we have been learning about how animals including humans grow. In R.E., we have been learning about the paschal candle along with Christian symbols and what they represent.

 

12th March 2021

We have had a fantastic first week back at school. In English, we have continued to learn about features of persuasive writing and have been drafting, writing, editing and re-drafting our work to create our final persuasive leaflet. In Maths, we have been continuing to learn about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. In Geography, we have been using google maps to explore Liverpool and New York and in Music, we have been listening to the music of Debussy and identifying sections of the orchestra.

 

11th December

This week in English, we have been learning how to; add the suffix of ly to create adverbs, use co-ordinating conjunctions and write in the past tense.  In Maths, we are learning strategies to divide by 2,5 and 10. In Geography, we are continuing to learn about the world and average rainfall in different parts of the globe. In Science, we have been learning about classification of animals.

4th December

This week in English, we are continuing to learn about newspaper reports as we shared our new class text ‘House Held Up By Trees’. In Maths, we are starting to learn how to divide by 2. In Geography, we have been learning about the equator, northern and southern hemisphere. We made fruit smoothies in classroom kitchen. We tasted the different fruits on their own then tasted the finished smoothie.

27th November

This week we have been continuing to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. The passwords for TTRockstars are in the front of the diary. In English we have been learning about contractions and using apostrophes. In Science, we have interpreting food webs to create food chains and talking about prey and predators. In Geography, we have been continuing to learn about the world and the equator.

20th November

This week in Science, we have been learning about food chains, predators and prey and discussed the idea that all animals need food to produce energy to survive. In Geography, we have been continuing to learn about the world as we begin to name and locate the five oceans. In Maths,  we have started to learn the 2 and 5 times tables. Please start to practise these at home and on Time Table Rock Stars. In English, we have been continuing to prepare to write our non-chronological report while also learning the spelling rules for changing a word in the singular form to plural.

13th November

This week in English, we have been learning more about non-chronological reports and how to use co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions to join our ideas. In Maths, we have been finding efficient methods to add three numbers and practising how to subtract two-digit numbers (with exchanging). We have learned about Remembrance Day and respected a two minutes silence to think about those who have fought and died in service. We have started our new Geography topic about the world we live, in as we have started to name and identify the seven continents.  

6th November

This week we have been learning about endangered animals. We have shared the story of 'The Journey Home' and have found information about different  animals from non-chronological reports. In Maths, we have been subtracting two digit numbers using a range of strategies.

23rd October

This week we have been busy learning all about the Maypole Pit Disaster of 1908. We talked about what as a miner life would have been and how the disaster happened. In English, we have been practising our reading retrieval skills by pretending to being detectives looking for the answers in the text, and learning about the four different types of sentences. In maths, we have been using the column method to add two-digit numbers.  

16th October

This week has been a very busy week. We have been writing our own instructions of how to cheer up a giant, like Jim did in the story. We have been learning how to add two-digit numbers using tens and ones and the column method. On Thursday, we made Traffic Light Salad in out Classroom Kitchen session. We practised cutting the vegetables using the bridge and claw methods. We tasted the salad and had a wonderful time.

9th October

This week we have been busy learning how to use commas in a list, time adverbials and how to write in the present tense. In maths we have started our new topic of addition and subtraction using number lines, hundred square and the part, part, whole model to help us.  In Science, we investigated how polar bears stay warm in the Arctic. Some children predicted that the polar bear's fur keeps them warm while others thought it was their blubber.  Six brave volunteers agreed to help us with the experiment. The first test (fur), was to put a woolly glove on and put their hand into a ice cold bowl of water. The volunteers said that it was FREEZING! The second test (blubber), was to put on a plastic glove, then to put their hand into a bag of vegetable fat (palm and rapeseed oils) before putting the bag into the water. The volunteers said that they could not feel the cold of the water.

2nd October

This week we have started our new English topic on instructions. We have studied a range of instructions and have been learning how to write commands, using imperative verbs. We wrote our own set of instructions – How to grow your own beanstalk, which is linked to our new class text of Jim and the Beanstalk. In Science, we have been continuing to learn about animals and how they are suited to their habitat.  In History, we learned about life in a Victorian school and compared it to school life today.

 

The children have enjoyed earning points on Class Dojo. If you have not signed up yet or you are having difficulty logging in please leave a note in your child’s diary so we can resolve this for you.

 

25th September

We have had a very busy week in Year 2. We have written our own sequel to Goldilocks and the Three Bears using interesting story starters and expanded noun phrases. In Maths, we have been continuing to learn about place value and number. In Science, we have been matching animals to their habitats and thinking about adaptions which help them to survive in their environment. In History, we have been learning about the life of Queen Victoria and the British Empire.

18th September

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school. We are very proud of our new Year 2 class who have really grown up over summer and have settled nicely into a new school year.

 

This week we have been sharing variations on the classic fairy tale – Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Last week, the children created their own wanted posters to find the porridge stealer. This week have been learning how to use expanded noun phrases and apostrophes to indicate contractions. In Maths, we have been learning about place value and identifying how many tens and ones are in a given number. We have also been learning about the hundred square. Our first History topic is all about the Victorians and the Maypole Pit Disaster.  We looked at a Victorian drawing of Market Place in the centre of town and compared it  to a recent photograph of the same place.

13th March 2020

We have had a really busy week this week. We have been continuing our work on money in maths. We have started our new geography topic and have discussed what we already know about Liverpool and New York. In English, we have started to plan our own stanza to continue the poem of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ while revisiting and identifying a range of poetic devices.

 

Reverend Mark joined us on Thursday and discussed the Easter story, signs and symbols. We acted out each part of the story in groups and discussed the events in detail.

 

6th March 2020

We have had a fantastic week this week. In Maths, we been learning all about money and calculating the total of pounds and pence. We have also been learning about pictograms and using charts and graphs to find information. We have concluded our History topic on toys and we are looking forward to our new Geography topic as we will compare New York to Liverpool.

 

World book day was a wonderful success with fantastic costumes, activities and discussion throughout the day. Thank you all for your participation. See more photographs from the day on the school twitter page.

28th February 2020

This week we have been learning about kites as part of our history topic. We found information from different sources and learned that kites originated from China and are flown in many different festivals. We also learned that kites were used in the first and second world wars. In Maths we have been learning how to find fractions of amounts and in English we have been learning about poetry in our new topic – The Owl and the Pussycat.

31st  January 2020

On Monday, we had a surprise visit from Classroom Kitchen who showed us how to make a Greek salad. We washed our hands, rolled up our sleeves and learned two different chopping techniques. We each had a turn to chop baby tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and olives. After, we had put everything together with the feta cheese, we tasted it together and tried things we had never tried before. During the week, we have been learning all about fractions and how we find fractions of shapes. In English, we have started our new book ‘The Bear and the Piano’.

 

10th January 2020

We have had a very good first week back. We have settled back into classroom routines and were ready to learn. In English, we have started a new book ‘Bear Under the Stairs’ . On Tuesday, we learned all about homophones, words that sound the same but have different meanings E.G. stare and stir. On Wednesday, a mysterious object arrived in the classroom with a warning sign which explained that it belonged to William. We wrote questions about the object. Later that day, we found out that it was William from the story and the object was not a bear but just bags of extra school uniform, a chair, a poster and a blanket. On Thursday, we received a note from William, explaining that he is scared of the dark. On Friday, we replied to William’s note in our extended write. In Maths, we have been continuing to develop our calculation and reasoning skills, using multiplication and division. 

Thank you for working hard to complete the holiday homework. Your efforts have supported your children to stay on track and improve, during the two weeks holiday.

 

13th December 2019

We’ve had a fun filled week in Year 2. On Monday, we went to church to practise for the advent service. On Tuesday morning, we watched the Coverdale Puppets perform the nativity and in the afternoon Hawkley Hall High School performed two pantomimes for us: Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. On Wednesday, we watched and joined in with a performance of the nativity from Open the Book and in the afternoon we sang in the afternoon concert. We were not in school on Thursday due to polling day but we learned all about it on Friday as we discussed our British Value of Democracy.   

 

6th December 2019

This week we have been reading ‘The Minpins – Roald Dahl’. We have been busy learning how to use apostrophes for possession and how to add a range of suffixes to root words in preparation for writing our own version of the story.  We have enjoyed singing the ‘Prefixes & Suffixes’ and ‘Apostrophes’ songs on YouTube. In Maths, we are starting to divide by sharing into equal groups. We have been learning our songs and actions for the nativity performances.   

 

29th November 2019

This week we have been working very hard to complete our Autumn Term assessments (Quizzes). We have also been learning about the Victorian inventions and how they compare to technology today. We have been learning about the Aesop Fable of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ and discussed why honesty is important.

 

22nd November 2019

We had a very exciting start to the week as we watched the demonstration by Mad Science. This week we have been learning all about the different ways we can pray. We discussed praying for help or to help others, praying for forgiveness, praying to say thank you, etc. We wrote our own prayers and placed them on our prayer tree. We have been learning about animals and categorising them into the  different groups. We are learning about the features of each group and applying this knowledge to identify animals within the same group.

 

15th November 2019

We started the week with Remembrance Day. In the morning we discussed the importance of remembering all those who fought, died or were injured in the war. We wrote prayers for the soldiers and their families and made poppies from tissue paper and art straws. At 11 o’clock we observed a two minute silence and listened to The Last Post. During the week, we learned about prefixes ‘Un’ and ‘Dis’ and discussed how they change the meaning of the root word. In Maths, we are continuing to learn about multiplication and in Topic, we are comparing the lives of poor Victorians to the lives of rich Victorians. On Friday, we raised money for Children In Need by wearing green.

 

18th October 2019

This week we have had lots of fun. In class, we have been continuing our work on endangered animals and we have written our own non-chronological report. We have been working really hard to improve our handwriting and to use punctuation correctly. In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting two-digit numbers using the column method. E.G. – 

 45         66

+27       -33

 72        33

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On Wednesday, we enjoyed performing our two songs at the Harvest Service. On Friday afternoon, we investigated how polar bears keep warm in the arctic. Some children thought it was the fur and others said it was the blubber. We put on a woolly glove and put our hands in ice water. We all observed that the glove was soaking wet and so were our hands. Then, we put on a plastic glove inside a bag of vegetable fat then we placed it into the ice water. We all agreed that the blubber keeps the polar bear warm as we could not feel the temperature of the water with our hands in the vegetable fat. 

Have a lovely holiday!

 

11th October 2019

Although this has been a shorter week, it has been very productive. In English, we have been exploring the features of a non-chronological report and learning how to write in the past and present tenses. We have started to use a range of conjunctions (e.g. – and, but, so, if, when, etc.) in our writing to join ideas and to add more detail. In Maths, we have been continuing to use a range of methods and strategies to add two-digit numbers. We have been busy practising our songs for harvest while learning about the festival and why we celebrate.   

We are not in school on Friday 11th October due to an INSET day.

 

4th October 2019

This week we have been learning about endangered animals. We have been using sources to find out how where they live, how many are left and the dangers they face. We are preparing to write a non-chronological report about this subject while learning about rhetorical questions, conjunctions and different types of sentences. This topic links to our science topic 'Living things and their habitats'. In Science, we have been looking at adaptations and how animals are suited to their environment. In Maths, we have been adding 2 two-digit numbers using a range of method and strategies.   

 

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27th September 2019

We have had a very busy week in school.  

We started making our Christmas cards ready to send off to the printers and we have started learning our songs ready for the harvest festival. In English, we have been very busy writing our very own sequel to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have been thinking about what Goldilocks and Baby Bear might be like once they have grown up. In Maths, we have been looking at number patterns and finding the missing numbers in a sequence. This can be quite tricky so we have been working on identifying whether the numbers are getting bigger or smaller and then counting on or back to find out how many jumps they are moving in. In Science, we have been talking about animals and their habitats. We have been looking at features of different animals and saying how they could help that animal in their habitat. E.G. - Polar Bears have white fur to become camoflauged in the snow.   

Sadly, we have said goodbye to Mrs Dealing who will no longer be working in Year 2 but we will still see around school. 

 

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20th September 2019

This week in Year 2, we have been learning how to partition two-digit numbers using base ten equipment. In English, we have been reading alternative versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and drawing comparisons between the texts. We have also been writing letters to the Bears from Goldilocks. In topic, we have been learning about the different continents and oceans and where to find them on a world map or globe.  

Please don't forget to come to Meet the Teacher after-school on Tuesday 24th September to learn more about what the rest of the year has in store.

 

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19th July 2019

Welcome to our last blog for Year 1! 

We wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to grown-ups for supporting us and our teacher in Year 1.  It has been a fantastic year full of fun experiences and lots of new learning and your support is very much appreciated. 

We have had an exciting week.  We have been using our imaginations in English, taking learning outside in Maths and have finished the week with the dance-a-thon.  It has been a brilliant year full of lovely memories but we are certain to make some more in Year 2. 

Have a fantastic summer.

 

Congratulations Lucy, this week Mr Stuck will be going home with you. This week Lucy really impressed her teachers with all her hard week. Well done Lucy, you should be very proud of yourself!

 

12th July 2019

In Year 1, we had our celebration of learning presentation at church.  This year, we all received a certificate for our hard work and brilliant attitudes in class.  We sang True Colours alongside Year 4 and have received some lovely feedback.  It was the perfect way to bring our time in Year 1 to a close.

We were very lucky to receive a special performance of the Year 6 play.  We got to see the class perform with the rest of the school and they were fantastic.  We will miss them but we hope they have a brilliant time at high school.

 

5th July 2019

In Year 1 we have been using our imaginations to create a new chapter for the story ‘The Magic Bed’.  We have been able to explore our own ideas and extend our sentences using adjectives to describe the worlds that we imagine.  In Maths we have been recognising and using money – coins and notes. 

We have been reflecting on our feelings.  We have considered how we all feel about changes in our life and how this can be exciting.  Following this, we have had two ‘taster days’ to help with our transition into Year 2.  We have been busy but have also had a lot of fun, please ask us how we feel now and what we have been getting up to in Year 2.

 

28th June 2019

In Year 1 we have been lucky enough to receive a visit from the life caravan.  We talked about our bodies and how to keep them healthy and safe.  We moved our bodies to get our hearts beating and explored different types of food that our body needs. 

We have used our imaginations to build stories about other worlds and have been developing our understanding of adjectives.  We have learnt a lot about time and used our vocabulary to describe events within the day.

 

'Congratulations to Sophie for trying her best to show resilience in her work all week. This weekend Sophie will be taking Mr Stuck home with her. Sophie should be very impressed with herself. Well done Sophie!' Teja and Hannah, Growth Mindset Champions.

 

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21st June 2019

In Year 1 we have enjoyed taking part in healthy living week.  We had talks and demonstrations on how we can eat well and move more.  We loved the smoothie making bicycle and really enjoyed having a go at the daily mile. 

We investigated the parts of a tree and observed the changes that have occurred with the beans that we have planted.  We discussed our findings from our experiment on growing beans and are amazed at how much they’ve grown.

 

'Congratulations Lily, this week Mr Stuck will be going home with you. This week Lily really impressed her teachers with all her hard week. Well done Lily, you should be very proud of yourself!'

 

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14th June 2019

In Year 1 we have worked exceptionally hard on phonics and completed the Screening Check.  Thank you for all of your extra work and support at home. 

We had a visit from the Science Show, Adrian showed us some experiments and asked us to use our investigation skills to make predictions and find results.  In Maths we were counting in tens and ones.  We represented two-digit numbers using Base 10 and a range of creative resources.  In Science, we have been learning about the parts of a plant and went outside to find examples of this on the trim trail.  We used our findings to create a collage in art.

 

'Congratulations Jack, this week Mr Stuck will be going home you! This week Jack impressed his teachers when he persevered in his writing when starting to write a story. Well done Jack, keep up the hard work!'

 

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7th June 2019

This week has been an exciting week in Year 1, we have been working hard on our phonics to prepare for the screening check next week.  In maths we have been focusing on the concept of ten.  We have been exploring the varied ways in which we can make ten and using this to move on to use the same skills with larger numbers.  In Science, we have been learning more about plants.  We have discovered what they need to grow and have planted our own beans to conduct an experiment.

 

24th May 2019

In Year 1 this week we have been focusing on phonics as we prepare for our upcoming check.  We have been writing letters to our friend, the Yeti, and we have been offering advice to him and the bird.  In Maths we have been exploring fractions and learning how to divide shapes into equal parts. 

We have been creating some super collages of animals inspired by our trip to the zoo and using these to classify them.

 

 

'Congratulations Holly, this weekend Mr Stuck will be going home with you! This week Holly has persevered with her Maths work and kept going even when she found things tricky. Well done Holly, you should be very proud of yourself.' Teja and Hannah Growth Mindset Champions 

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17th May 2019

In Year 1 we have been classifying animals.  We listened to the types of food that each animal ate then decided if the animal would be a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. 

We used the iPads to research animal facts and made a fact-sheet about our favourite animals so that we could share information with our friends. 

In English, we made our own books about a special visit from an animal inspired by Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.

 

'Congratulations Matthew, this week Mr Stuck will be going home with you! This week Matthew has tried hard and put lots of effort into his work even when he found things difficult. Well done Matthew. Keep up the hard work!' Teja and Hannah Growth Mindset Champions

 

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10th May 2019

In Year 1 this week we have continued reading our story 'Lost and found.' In English we have been learning about adverbs. We sequenced the main parts of the story, 'Lost and found' and created our own sentences using adverbs.

In Maths we have been grouping objects. We used cubes to share equally into different groups.

On Thursday we went to Blackpool Zoo to find out about animals and their habitats. We went to see the penguins because we wanted to find out more about our class visitor, Bill the Penguin. The children asked lots of interesting questions to the zoo keeper who looks after penguins! We learnt lots about other animals and their habitats and we had a great time.

 

'Well done Chloe, this week Mr Stuck will be going home with you! This week Chloe has tried really hard with her Maths work. She has took her work very seriously and showed lots of resilience. Well done Chloe you should be very proud of yourself!' Teja and Hannah Growth Mindset Champions

 

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3rd May 2019

In Year 1 we have had a mystery guest.  We have been visited by a penguin.  He has appeared in the classroom and nobody knows where he has come from.  We have been using our super skills in English to try and help him.  We have been using our skills when reading Lost and Found and hope that this will help us to help this unhappy, lonely penguin find his home. 

We also had a visit from Reverend Mark who helped us with our RE theme of Baptism.  We baptised our new penguin and decided to call him Bill. 

We have been using our Geography skills to use maps.  We have been finding our way around maps of Blackpool Zoo and using our language skills to decide on the best directions to use to visit our favourite animals. 

We hope that you all had an enjoyable Easter break and that the children are looking forward to their last term in Year 1!

 

'Congratulations Hannah, this week Mr Stuck will be going home with you! Hannah put lots of effort into her work this week and impressed all of her teachers. Well done Hannah. Keep up the hard work!' Growth Mindset Champions

 

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5th April 2019

In Year 1 this week we have been having lots of messy fun to support our learning.  

In Maths the children have been concentrating on capacity and volume. We filled containers with different volumes of water and sand and compared the containers to say which containers had the least or greatest volume.  

In English the children have produced some amazing non-fiction reports all about ducks (We bet the children can tell you information about ducks you didn't already know). 

Year 1 had a lovely morning at church on Wednesday for the Easter service. I am sure you will agree they all sang beautifully within the service.  They have continued the celebrations in class by trying Hot Cross Buns and joining in with Easter crafts. 

It has also been the Easter competition this week and the children have worked so hard making their Easter baskets (they all deserve to win).  Well done to all the children, your baskets were amazing. 

Finally, we would like to wish you all a wonderful Easter filled with God's blessings. 

 

29th March 2019

In Year 1 this week the children have been working hard weighing different objects from around the classroom, by using balance scales. This enabled the children to find which objects were lighter, heavier or equal in mass.

 

We have also been having lots of messy fun making Easter baskets for the Easter competition next week. The judges will definitely have a difficult choice when it comes to choosing the winners in Year 1.

 

 

Congratulations Anya, this week Mr Stuck will be going home with you. This week Anya has tried hard in her Maths and kept going. Well done Anya! Have fun with Mr Stuck this weekend! Teja and Hannah Growth Mindset Champions.

 

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22nd March 2019

In Year 1 we have been thrilled to see the ducklings grow.  We all got to see them swim and preen themselves.  This has been really helpful with our non-fiction lessons where we have been writing facts about ducks.  The ducklings have now been picked up by the farmer who will look after them as they grow.

In Maths we have been measuring using non-standard measures and comparing measurements.  We tested this in class and were able to use the rulers to learn a little more about millimetres and centimetres. We used our skills in Science too as we continued to explore the length of shadows that we create.

We are preparing for Easter and have been bringing in our Easter baskets as part of our celebration.  If these are at home, please feel free to send them in when you are ready.  These will then be used as the children's competition entries.

'Congratulations to Jayden this week for showing resilience in his work this week. This week Jayden has impressed his teachers with the amount of effort he has used in all lessons. Jayden has also made a big improvement with his handwriting this week. Well done Jayden. As a reward, Mr Stuck will be going home with you this weekend.'

 

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15th March 2019

In Year 1 we have had an eggs-citing week.  The eggs arrived on Monday and we were hoping to see baby ducklings by Wednesday.  We said a little prayer together to hope for their safe arrival and, sure enough, on Wednesday all six of our eggs hatched into lovely baby ducklings.  They're getting stronger day by day and we will be able to play with them next week.

 

 

We were also lucky enough to receive a visit from Reverend Mark.  He told us more about the Easter story and we reenacted some of the scenes.  Mrs Collier is joining us in class too and we have been very welcoming.  It has been a lovely week full of eggs-tra visitors.

 

 

'Well done Eva, this week Mr Stuck will be going home with you! This week she has shown a brilliant attitude when completing work on the Easter story. She was stuck at first, then she listened to her teacher and showed resilience in her work and managed to finish her Easter story.' Teja and Hannah Growth Mindset Champions.

 

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8th March 2019

In Year 1 we have been learning lots about Lent.  We understand why we have pancake day and explored Ash Wednesday.  We had pancakes in school and went to church for an Ash Wednesday service.

 

 

On Thursday it was World Book Day!  We enjoyed celebrating all things books and had a fantastic time in school dressed in our super character costumes.  We were very lucky to have a visit from Mark & Monty who shared their new book with us.

 

 

Thank you all for your efforts and support for World Book Day.

 

 

'Congratulations to Joey this week for showing resilience in his work. Joey was stuck with his writing but he has worked hard and impressed his teachers. Joey has even started to use cursive handwriting! As a reward, he will  be taking Mr Stuck home for the weekend. Well done Joey you should be very proud of yourself.' Hannah and Teja Growth Mindset Champions.

 

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1st March 2019

In Year 1 we are exploring the seasons and the weather.  This has been a very interesting week to do just that!  

 

 

At the start of the week, we went outside to explore nature and see what we could find in the world around us.  We used this to complete our tally charts and discuss what we were surprised by.

 

 

Towards the end of the week, we looked at changes in the weather and used this to learn more about weather forecasts.  We looked at maps and local forecasts to gather some ideas so that we can plan and prepare our own.

 

 

'Congratulations Amelie, this week Mr Stuck will be going home with you. Amelie has shown resilience in her work during the week. Well done Amelie! You should be very proud of yourself.' Teja (Growth Mindset Champion) and Eden.

 

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15th February 2019

In Year 1 we have been investigating nature.  We heard that pine cones can tell us a little bit about the weather.  We conducted an experiment to check this.  We noticed how the pine cone protects the seeds and how it would change with different weather.

 

 

We have been talking about the Golden Rule and how important it is to follow it.  This linked to our work on the miracles of Jesus.

 

 

8th February 2019

In Year 1, we have been managing to catch the nice weather and conduct investigations involving shadows.  We estimated results then tested them.  There were some surprising results so we discussed why this might be to help our predictions in future.

We had a special time celebrating Chinese New Year.  We know about the history of the celebration and why animals are used to represent the years.  We made Chinese lanterns and special wishes so that we could join in with Chinese traditions.

 

 

'Congratulation Kristen, Mr Stuck is going home with you for the weekend. Kristen has impressed her teachers during the week and kept going even though she found her work hard to start with. Well done Kristen! Keep up the hard work.' Hannah and Teja Growth Mindset Champions.

 

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1st February 2019

In Year 1, we have been exploring different ways to begin our sentences and finding all ways of creating a sum with three numbers.  We found this quite challenging at first but have worked so hard that we now enjoy the challenge.

 

 

The weather this week has really helped us with our topic work.  It was lovely to watch the snow fall by the window and link this to our lesson.  We enjoyed playing in it too!

 

 

'Congratulation Lucas, Mr Stuck is going home with you for the weekend. Lucas has shown resilience and kept going in his Maths work. Well done Lucas you should be very proud of yourself.' Hannah and Teja Growth Mindset Champions.

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25th January 2019

In Year 1 we have really been challenging ourselves in Maths.  We have resource boxes on every table in our Maths lessons.  These boxes are full of resources that we can choose to help us when we are stuck.  We can use number strings, counters, number shapes or anything that helps us to complete our challenges.

 

 

We have also been learning more about the friends that Jesus made.  We are learning their names and noticed that some of our friends have the same names.  We are talking about what they did, how they met Jesus and how they made friends with him.

 

 

'Congratulations to Chelsea for showing resilience in her work. She showed positive growth mindset during Maths when she didn't give up. Well done Chelsea.' Hannah (Growth Mindset Champion) and Bethany.

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18th January 2019

In Year 1, we have been learning about the seasons and the changes that happen as day turns into night.  We made moons using our craft skills and named them all.  We have lots of ideas to share so please ask us about this whenever we are out and about.  

 

 

We have been writing diary entries for Plop the owl who was afraid of the dark.  We also used it to extend our vocabulary too as we thought of new words for 'happy' and 'sad'.  We are really enjoying this book and can't wait to see if Plop begins to like the dark.

 

 

'Congratulations to Myla for showing resilience in her work this week. As a special treat she will be taking Mr Stuck home for the weekend. Myla has tried extremely hard and we are all very proud of her.' Hannah (Growth Mindset Champion) and Lily.

 

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11th January 2019

In Year 1 we have been exploring diary entries and learning more about 3D shape.  We have started our new topic of seasons and have been looking at the trees to explore how they show us the changes through the months.

 

 

Finally, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your cards, gifts and kind wishes.

 

 

'This week Mr Stuck will be going home with Kal for the weekend. Kal has shown hard work and resilience in their Maths work. We are very proud of him. Well done Kal.' Teja and Hannah Growth Mindset Representatives. 

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21st December 2018

In Year 1 we have had a very busy week of Christmas fun.  We have sang our hearts out for the Nativity, cheered at the actors in the pantomime and danced away at the Christmas party. 

In class we thought about the gifts that we have and the gifts that we truly wish for (including some extras).  We have made magical reindeer food (this is for magical reindeer to eat only - not for any other animal and not for children).  We have made cards and enjoyed experimenting with the glitter (sorry everyone). 

It has been a fantastic week and a lovely term.  I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support and to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas.

 

14th December 2018

In Year 1 the children have been learning about the Wise Men and considering the gifts that they would give to Jesus.

Rehearsals for the Nativity are well underway and we are all excited for you to share this special moment with us.

We were very lucky to receive another visit from Monty the dog who shared a story with us.

 

 

'Congratulations Harry. This week he has had an excellent growth mindset moment during his writing. He should be very proud of himself. He is taking Mr stuck home this week.'Teja and Hannah Growth Mindset Representatives 

 

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7th December 2018

This week Year 1 have been busy writing letters to the Jolly Postman about what they remember from the story. In Maths we have been learning how to subtract using their counting beads. In the afternoons they have been learning the meaning of the Epiphany and practising for the Nativity. 

 

 

 

 

'This week James will be taking Mr. Stuck home with him because he was stuck in English. With some hard work he managed to complete his English work by himself. Congratulations to James from the Growth Mindset Champions.' Teja and Hannah Growth Mindset Representatives 

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30th November 2018

In Year 1 we have a new class friend.  Mr Stuck is with us to encourage us to try our best and be resilient.  Sometimes we are faced with a challenge but Mr Stuck is here to remind us that it's ok to feel stuck sometimes and we can still have a go.  He will be coming home each week with children who have shown resilience.  He will be visiting homes with his book so that children can write in his journal to show what he has been up to.

 

 

Mr Stuck was with us when we conducted an investigation in Science.  We were using materials to test which would be the best material to use for a house for the three little pigs.  We used some new scientific vocabulary including transparent, translucent and opaque.  We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Mad Science.  This was big learning but we were resilient and had a go.

 

"Congratulations to Anna in Year 1 who will be taking Mr. Stuck home for the weekend. She is also taking a book home to tell Year 1 what she has done with him. Anna has won this special treat because she has shown resilience whilst being a bit stuck. She has tried very hard and she should be very proud of herself. In year 1 there are going to be more pupils taking Mr. Stuck home every Friday to take care of him, love him and get help from him." Hannah & Teja Growth Mindset Representatives

28th November 2018

This morning Mr Stuck visited Year 1 and helped some of the children who were 'stuck' in Maths. Mr Stuck encouraged the children to keep going and not give up.

 

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November 2018

Mr Stuck is the ‘dog’ in year 1. He is part of the Growth Mindset team and is there to help children keep going when they encounter a problem.  He encourages them to be resilient and to put 100% effort into an activity and to recognise that they haven’t got there yet but if they keep trying they will!!

 

23rd November 2018

In Year 1 we have been exploring different story settings.  We have looked at different types of setting, compared them and have picked out some brilliant adjectives.  We were also lucky enough to have a tennis taster session with Neil from Robin Park Tennis Centre to stretch our skills and explore new talents.

 

 

16th November 2018

In Year 1 we have been joining in with anti-bullying week.  We learnt a lot about respect with some help from Andy and the Odd Socks.  We learnt a new song that helped us to understand the meaning of the word so that we can make sure that we are respectful to everyone we meet so that we can appreciate how unique we all are.

 

9th November 2018

This week Year 1 have been learning all about Remembrance Sunday. They enjoyed watching a Cbeebies Remembrance day video clip that helped them to learn all about where the poppies first grew on Flanders Field. The children made their own poppies and made their leaf point to 11 o clock. All the children joined in with a minute silence at the end of Celebration assembly.

 

2nd November 2018

This week in Year 1 we have enjoyed investigating different types of materials. We have learnt the meaning of new words such as 'transparent.'

We have been busy investigating why things float or sink!