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Class Teachers for Year 2 Classes:

Miss B Knight

Miss K Helfrich

 

Teaching Assistant in Swallow Class:

Miss C McCarthy

 

KS1 Phase Leader:

Miss B Knight

 

Our PE days are Thursdays and Fridays. Please note your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed. Your child may wear a plain white t-shirt, black shorts or black leggings/jogging bottoms. They should wear their school jumper/cardigan – no other sports top. They can wear trainers or plimsoles. 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.09.22

 

In topic, and science in particular, we learnt about the lifecycle of a human and then challenged ourselves by comparing this to the lifecycles of butterflies and caterpillars. We wrote about the key changes at each stage and compared what we can do at each stage, e.g. a baby can’t read or write but a child can. We have been learning about the importance of keeping healthy, including foods we should be eating and how to have good hygiene. Children took part in an experiment to test how best to clean germs (glitter) off our hands. We tested a paper towel, water or water and soap to see which was the best at removing the glitter. You can see pictures of this work in the gallery section. Our caterpillars have also turned into butterflies! We were sad to let them go today but it was great to see them grow and fly away!

 

In maths, we have been doing a few little quizzes so we can see what we are understanding well and what we need some more support with – we have finished them all now! We also continued our learning on comparing numbers using greater than, less than and equal to (<, >, =).

 

We did not have music this week as it was a bank holiday but look forward to learning some of the songs for our Harvest performance!

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 26.09.22

 

In topic next week, we will be having an art and D&T focus. In art, we will be recreating a 2D image of healthy foods as a 3D piece of art using tissue paper. We will then be doing something very exciting – making our own salads!

 

In maths, we will be ordering numbers from 1 – 100 which sums up our work on place value. We are then moving on to addition and subtraction, starting with identifying odd and even numbers.

 

In music, we will start to learn our songs for our harvest performance.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.09.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Blake and Sydney

Swallow: Gessica and Violet

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 23.09.22

 

Please see the information below about Bike to School Week, running from 3rd – 7th October.

You should have received a letter about our KS1 performance on Tuesday 18th October at either 9.10am or 2.30pm. Please remember to return the slip indicating which day you would like to attend. If you have lost this letter, please ask one of the Year 2 teachers or you can find the letter via the link below.

 

A reminder that PE days and Thursdays (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).

 

 

You can view all of the Year 2 letters that are sent out this year on the Letters to parents 2022-2023 page or follow this link for the Year 2 letters:

Year 2 | Rushy Meadow Primary Academy

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

kestrelclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

swallowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.09.22

 

In English, we used our plans to help us collect adjectives to describe the characters in our story ‘The Tadpole’s Promise’. We then used this piece of work, along with our plans, to write our retell. In science, we learnt about the lifecycle of a butterfly and ordered pictures, writing what happens at each stage from egg to butterfly.

 

In maths, we continued our learning on place value. We partitioned (split up) 2-digit numbers in different way using our knowledge of tens and ones. On Friday, we begun to compare numbers using greater than, less than and equal to (<, > and =). We did this practically this week and will move to comparing in digit form next week. You can see pictures of this activity in the gallery section.

 

In music, we learnt about beats and rhythms through singing and playing untuned percussion instruments.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.09.22

 

In science next week, we will be learning about the human life cycle and comparing what humans can do at each stage. We will discuss what animals, including humans, need to survive and the importance of healthy eating and hygiene.  

 

In maths, we will be comparing numbers using greater than, less than and equal to. We will also be doing some mini quizzes to see what we can remember from Year 1 – but no need to worry about them, they are very short!

 

In music, we will start to learn our songs for our harvest performance.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 16.09.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Teddy and Frankie

Swallow: Bohr and Sienna

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 16.09.22

 

Please see the information below about Bike to School Week, running from 3rd – 7th October.

You should have received a letter about our KS1 performance on Tuesday 18th October at either 9.10am or 2.30pm. Please remember to return the slip indicating which day you would like to attend. If you have lost this letter, please ask one of the Year 2 teachers or you can find the letter via the link below.

 

A reminder that PE days and Thursdays (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).

 

You can view all of the Year 2 letters that are sent out this year on the Letters to parents 2022-2023 page or follow this link for the Year 2 letters:

Year 2 | Rushy Meadow Primary Academy

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

kestrelclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

swallowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 have been fantastic this week! We have loved having them back in school and look forward to watching all their progress over the year.

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 05.09.22

 

We have started our first topic, ‘Growing Up’. In science, we learnt about animals and their young and the life cycle of a frog where children had to order and explain the four stages. In English, we are going to be retelling the story ‘The Tadpole’s Promise’ so, to help us understand the structure of the story, spent some time reading the book and acting it out, thinking about how characters felt at different points. You can see some pictures of this in the gallery section. We also planned our story, ready to write a retell next week.

 

In maths, we started by recapping what we have learnt previously about place value, identifying the tens and ones in a 2-digit number. We showed our understanding using dienes (photos can be seen in the gallery section) and also partitioned numbers in different ways.

 

We also had our first music lesson this week where we used a range of instruments to keep to the rhythm of music.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.09.22

 

In topic next week, and English in particular, we will be collecting adjectives to use in our stories to describe the tadpole and the caterpillar, our two characters in the book. We will then use this vocabulary and our plans to help us retell the story of ‘The Tadpole’s Promise’. In science, we will be learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly.

 

In maths, we are continuing to learn about place value and will be partitioning numbers into tens and ones in different ways and using different resources. We are also going to compare numbers to 100 using <, > and =.

 

In music, we will be learning about beats and rhythms through singing and playing untuned percussion instruments. We will build on the work children did in Year 1 on hearing and keeping the beat then we will start to look at graphic scores and how they can tell us what to play, leading up to making their own graphic score for a rhythm they compose.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 09.09.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Wogisha and Tvesha

Swallow: Kylah and Darren

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 09.09.22

 

We are so pleased with how children have settled in this week and can’t wait to continue getting to know them more as the weeks go on!

 

A reminder that PE days and Thursdays (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).

 

 

 

 

You can view all of the Year 2 letters that are sent out this year on the Letters to parents 2022-2023 page or follow this link for the Year 2 letters:

Year 2 | Rushy Meadow Primary Academy

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

kestrelclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

swallowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a wonderful summer break and that you are all ready for another school year! We look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 5th September.

 

This Term’s Learning

 

This term, our topic is Growing up. We will be learning about different lifecycles and even growing our own butterflies! It’s going to be an exciting topic!

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 05.09.22

 

Next week, we will be settling in for the first couple of days and doing some games and activities to get to know one another and to understand the routines of Year 2.

 

We are also going to start our first topic. In Science, we will be learning about animals and their young, where children will need to match the baby animal to the adult and spot what they notice about them. We will also be learning about the lifecycle of a frog. In English, we are going to read ‘The Tadpole’s Promise’ and will be planning our retell of this story.

 

In maths, we will be reading, writing and representing 2-digit numbers in different ways and identifying their place value. We are also going to start our learning on partitioning.

 

We will also be starting our PE lessons this week, so please dress your child appropriately: indoor PE will be on Thursdays and outdoor PE on Fridays.

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 02.09.22

 

Our blog will be updated weekly on a Friday with what we have been learning and what we will be learning the following week. Don’t also forget to look at our gallery section which will be updated weekly with pictures of children’s learning from the week.

 

You can view all of the Year 2 letters that are sent out this year on the Letters to parents 2022-2023 page or follow this link for the Year 2 letters:

Year 2 | Rushy Meadow Primary Academy

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading daily at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school each day.

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

kestrelclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

swallowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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