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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 23.01.23

 

In English, we have been writing adventure stories. We pretended we were in a magical flying car that took us to an enchanting land. After, we edited and improved these with a partner. In history, we learnt about how trains have changed over time.

 

In maths, we have been learning how to halve and double one and two-digit numbers. We investigated how they are the inverse (opposite) of each other and solved a range of problems using these facts.

 

In music, we have begun to learn how to play boomwhackers!

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 30.01.23

 

In history, we will be learning about George Stephenson and why is he significant. In English, we will be writing recounts of our trip to the Lonon Transport Musuem!

 

In maths, we will be beginning to learn how to divide numbers, starting practically before moving into our books.

 

In music, we are going to be continuing to learn how to play boomwhackers.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 20.01.23

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Anthony and Teddy D

Swallow: Brandon and Robyn

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 27.01.23

 

Letters have gone out about our school trip to the London Transport Museum. Please return the reply slip as soon as possible and pay the £3.75 on Arbor. Unfortunately, if insufficient funds are collected, we will have to cancel the workshop.

 

As we have started our learning on multiplication, it would be great if you could practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables as much as possible with your child. Here are some good websites to use to allow children to practise these. Their logins are stuck into their purple reading records.

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)

j2blast (j2e.com)

 

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 16.01.23

 

In history, we learnt about how different types of transport have changed over time and ordered them from oldest to newest on a timeline. We looked at cars in more detail and labelled the similarities and differences between one of the first cars ever invented with the cars we have today. In English, we pretended we had flown in car to a magical land! We have been describing this magical setting this week, starting off by thinking about what settings need and doing some role play in groups to explore what we could see, hear and smell. We then collected some vocabulary to describe this setting before writing our descriptions, focussing on expanded noun phrases and conjunctions.

 

In maths, we have been continuing with multiplication. We have learnt how to multiply using number lines and how to draw arrays (dots in rows and columns) to show a multiplication problem. We discussed how multiplication is commutative (meaning the numbers can be multiplied in any order) and solved a range of multiplication problems using the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

In music, we have begun to learn how to play boomwhackers!

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 23.01.23

 

In English, we will be using our setting descriptions from this week to help us write an adventure story! We will be pretending to fly in our magic car to our land, thinking about what problems might occur whilst there. We will plan these stories before writing and then edit them with a partner to improve them. In history, we are learning about how trains have changed over time.

 

In maths, we will be learning how to double and halve numbers up to 100..

 

In music, we are going to be continuing to learn how to play boomwhackers.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 20.01.23

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Liam and Ollie

Swallow: Darren and Kylah

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 20.01.23

 

Letters have gone out about our school trip to the London Transport Museum. Please return the reply slip as soon as possible and pay the £3.75 on Arbor. Unfortunately, if insufficient funds are collected, we will have to cancel the workshop. Parent helpers have now been selected for the trip out of an 'out of the hat' basis. If you have helped on a trip previously, priority was given to those who have not yet had the opportunity this year. Thank you to all who volunteered! You will be notified by email if you were selected. 

 

As we have started our learning on multiplication, it would be great if you could practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables as much as possible with your child. Here are some good websites to use to allow children to practise these. Their logins are stuck into their purple reading records.

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)

j2blast (j2e.com)

 

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 09.01.23

 

In science, we investigated how materials can be shaped by bending, twisting, stretching and squashing. We also learnt about which materials would be suitable for a car and bike using our knowledge of their properties (whether they are tough, smooth, transparent etc.). In English, we have been looking at poems. We looked at the kinds of things poems have in them and had a go at performing some in groups. We have also been writing our own poems in the style of Michael Rosen’s ‘A Woolly Saucepan’. There has definitely been some material madness going on! We then edited and performed our poems.

 

In maths, we have been identifying equal and unequal groups and making groups ourselves. We have started our learning on multiplication by solving problems using grouping.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 16.01.23

 

In history, we will be learning about how different types of transport have changed over time and will look more closely at how cars have evolved. In English, we will be pretending we have flown on a magic car to a new mystery place and will be writing setting descriptions for this land.

 

In maths, we will be continuing our work on multiplication through number lines and arrays.

 

In music, we are going to be representing music as pictures and then moving on to how to play boomwhackers!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 13.01.23

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Hafsa and Tvesha

Swallow: William and Felicia

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 13.01.23

 

Letters have gone out about our school trip to the London Transport Museum. Please return the reply slip as soon as possible and pay the £3.75 on Arbor. Unfortunately, if insufficient funds are collected, we will have to cancel the workshop.

 

As we have started our learning on multiplication, it would be great if you could practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables as much as possible with your child. Here are some good websites to use to allow children to practise these. Their logins are stuck into their purple reading records.

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)

j2blast (j2e.com)

 

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 02.01.23

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas break.

 

We started our new topic this week: ‘The Wheels on the…’. We will be learning about significant individuals such as Amy Johnson and George Stephenson and discussing different materials and their suitability for different objects. We started by discussing what we already know about these things and what we want to learn. In science, we learnt about materials and their properties. We went on a material hunt around school and then sorted objects based on their properties, e.g. if they were transparent, opaque, hard, bendy etc. You can see pictures in the gallery section. We also discussed which materials are suitable for different objects and why based on these properties and the purpose of the object.

 

In maths, we have been learning how to find the difference between two sets of objects and two amounts using subtraction: subtracting the smaller number away from the bigger one. You can see pictures in the gallery section.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 09.01.23

 

In science, we will be learning about how materials can be shaped through an investigation. We will also be discussing suitable materials for cars and bikes. In English, we will be writing poems and performing them to the class.

 

In maths, we are beginning our learning on multiplication. Children will be making equal and unequal groups to introduce them to this idea before we learn how to multiply numbers using grouping.

 

In music, we will be representing music as pictures and then moving on to how to play boomwhackers!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 06.01.23

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Teddy and Sydney

Swallow: Lliana and Weronika

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 06.01.23

 

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 12.12.22

 

In English, we wrote a thank you letter to Grace Darling pretending to be one of the people she saved from the shipwreck in the storm and edited these with our partners. We also discussed everything we had learnt in our topic this term. In D&T, we learnt about what a lighthouse needs and designed our own using this criteria. We then used a range of junk modelling to make them – they turned out great! You can see pictures of these in the gallery section.

 

It has then been a time of Christmas activities! We had our Christmas concerts and sung beautifully! We also had our class Christmas parties which included lots of games of ‘musical bumps’, ‘musical statues’ and ‘Chinese whispers’! We also had our party snacks. We have also been making Christmas cards and doing other Christmas crafts. You can see some pictures of these things in the gallery section.

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 02.01.23

 

Our topic next term will be ‘The Wheels on the…’ which will involve learning about how transport has changed over time. We will be learning about significant individuals such as Amy Johnson and George Stephenson and discussing different materials and their suitability for different objects. During the first week, we will be discussing what we already know and what we want to know. We are also going to recap the properties of materials from our learning in Year 1 and learn about the suitability of materials for objects such as cars and bikes. We are then going to be doing an investigation to see how materials can be shaped.

 

In maths, we will be learning how to find the difference between two amounts.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 16.12.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Frankie and Davina

Swallow: Sienna and Violet

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 16.12.22

 

We just want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS and hope you have the most amazing time with your families! We are so proud of what children have achieved this term and can’t wait to hear all about their holidays when we come back. A reminder that the first day of school is Wednesday 4th January 2023.

 

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 05.12.22

 

In English, we edited our diaries from last week with a partner. In history, we learnt about Grace Darling and the amazing bravery she showed when rescuing people from the storm. Children did some role play and thought about how she and the survivors may have felt. We looked at features of thank you letters and gathered vocabulary we could use in a letter to Grace Darling as a survivor. We then planned our letters of thanks ready to write next week.  

 

In maths, we have been continuing to add and subtract 2-digit numbers using partitioning.  

 

In music, we continued learning songs for our Christmas concert Performance which will be on Wednesday 14th December at 9am and Thursday 15th December at 2:15pm.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.12.22

 

In English, we will be writing and editing our thank you letters to Grace Darling as one of the survivors.  

 

In maths, we will have some more practise with adding and subtracting and will learn how to find the difference between numbers.

 

In music, we will continue learning songs for our Christmas concert.

 

We will also be doing lots of fun Christmas activities!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 09.12.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Cayden and Mickayla

Swallow: Darcie and Ollie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 09.12.22

 

In D&T, we will be making lighthouses. Please can we ask you to start collecting junk modelling, such as cardboard boxes (shoebox sort of size), paper rolls, plastic packaging etc. Please send these in with your child on Monday 12th December ready to start making!

 

A reminder that the Christmas Concert for Years 1 – 3 is on Wednesday 14th December at 9am and Thursday 15th December at 2:15pm.

 

 

Our class Christmas party will be on Wednesday afternoon. Children can wear their Christmas jumpers to school on this day as it is also Christmas lunch day! Please remember to send your child into school with a small snack, e.g. bag of crisps, for the party. 

 

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 28.11.22

 

In history, we learnt about Samuel Pepys and his role in the Great Fire of London. We then did some role play to think about what he did and how he may have felt at different points. In English, children then planned and wrote their own diary entries pretending to be Samuel Pepys.

 

In maths, we have been subtracting 2-digit numbers from other 2-digit numbers by partitioning into tens and ones. We have been working practically to then subtract numbers which require regrouping and bridging the ten. You can see pictures of this in the gallery section.

 

In music, we continued learning songs for our Christmas concert Performance which will be on Wednesday 14th December at 9am and Thursday 15th December at 2:15pm.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 05.12.22

 

In English, we will be editing and improving our diaries pretending to be Samuel Pepys. In history, we will be learning about the life of Grace Darling and discussing why she is a significant individual in history. We are then going to be doing some more drama and planning a letter to write to Grace Darling pretending to be one of the survivors she saved.  

 

In maths, we will continuing to subtract two 2-digit numbers using partitioning into tens and ones.  We will also be have some problem solving days with a mix of addition and subtract questions.

 

In music, we will continue learning songs for our Christmas concert.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 02.12.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Esme and Lewie

Swallow: Freddie and Liam

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 02.12.22

 

In D&T, we will be making lighthouses. Please can we ask you to start collecting junk modelling, such as cardboard boxes (shoebox sort of size), paper rolls, plastic packaging etc. Please send these in with your child on Monday 12th December ready to start making!

 

A reminder that the Christmas Concert for Years 1 – 3 is on Wednesday 14th December at 9am and Thursday 15th December at 2:15pm.

 

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 21.11.22

 

We had our school trip to the Museum of London this week and had the best time! Have a look for photos in the gallery section.

 

In history, we used sources to discuss how we know about the fire of London and discussed how reliable these sources were in telling us information about this event. Children ordered them from most to least trustworthy and gave reasons for their choices. We also learnt about how London was rebuilt after the fire. In English, we wrote fact files about what we have learnt about the Great Fire of London. We also did some art this week – we practised different techniques using chalk, including drawing, blending and texture and then created a skyline of the fire using black card for silhouettes of the houses. You can see pictures of our finished art in the gallery section.

 

In maths, we have been adding two 2-digit numbers using partitioning – adding the tens and adding the ones. We also begun to subtract 2-digit numbers using dienes to help our understanding. You can see pictures in the gallery section.

 

In music, we continued learning songs for our Christmas concert Performance which will be on Wednesday 14th December at 9am and Thursday 15th December at 2:15pm.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 28.11.22

 

In history, we will be learning about what Samuel Pepys role in the Great Fire was, using what we learnt on our school trip. In English, we will be planning and writing diaries pretending we are Samuel Pepys.

 

In maths, we will continuing to subtract two 2-digit numbers using partitioning into tens and ones.  

 

In music, we will continue learning songs for our Christmas concert.

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 25.11.22

 

Please see the letter below about being a PTA class representative!

See the flyers below for information about a fun Christmas social event! You won't want to miss it!

Click below for the songs your child is learning for their Christmas concert. It would be great if they could practise at home too! 

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 18.11.22

 

In geography, we identified human and physical features found in London and located London on a map using an atlas. We then compared Edinburgh and London. In history, we have been learning how London has changed over time, including in the jobs people had and what houses were like. Children then learnt about how fires were dealt with in 1666 and compared this to how we fight fires today. We looked at equipment they used in 1666, including leather buckets, fire hooks and squirters. Children were so excited to start learning about the Great Fire of London! We sorted facts into cause and effect and ordered the main events of the fire on a timeline. We then learnt about how the fire started, why it spread, how they tried to deal with the fire and why it finally stopped. You can see pictures of this work in the gallery section.

 

In maths, we have been continuing to add and subtract numbers with no regrouping. We then started to add two 2-digit numbers together by partitioning into tens and ones. There are pictures of us doing this using dienes in the gallery section.

 

In music, we continued learning songs for our Christmas concert Performance which will be on Wednesday 14th December at 9am and Thursday 15th December at 2:15pm.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 21.11.22

 

In history, we will learn about how we know about the Great Fire of London and the role Samuel Pepys had. We will also learn about how London was rebuilt after the fire. In art, we will be creating our own skyline of the fire using chalk. In English, we are going to be writing a fact file about what we have learnt.

 

In maths, we will be adding two 2-digit numbers that require regrouping (when the tens or ones value goes over 9). We will then start subtracting 2-digit numbers.  

 

In music, we will continue learning songs for our Christmas concert.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.11.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Isai and Sara

Swallow: Bohr and Layla

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 11.11.22

 

We have our school trip to the Museum of London on Friday 25th November. Children must wear school uniform but can wear comfy shoes such as trainers. They will need to bring a packed lunch in a plastic bag that can be thrown away unless you have asked the school to make a lunch for your child. Please remember to also send them with a water bottle.

 

Please see the letter below about being a PTA class representative!

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 07.11.22

 

In English, we have been reading the story ‘Katie in Scotland’ by James Mayhew. We discussed what happened and how the characters may have felt at different points and then used this in some role play, acting out the story and doing some hot seating. You can see pictures of this in the gallery section. We planned our retells of this story and then collected vocabulary to describe our characters and settings. We then wrote our stories and children were given targets of capital letters and full stops and using expanded noun phrases o describe (a lovely old lady). On Friday, we worked in partners to edit and improve our work.

 

In maths, we have been finding one more and one less than a number and ten more and ten less than any number. We then built upon this to add and subtract any multiple of 10 (e.g. 20, 30 or 40) to a given number, using dienes and 100 squares to help us at first. You can see a few pictures of this work in the gallery section. On Friday, we learnt how to use our number bonds to 10 to solve bonds to 100, discussing the relationship we could see.

 

In music, we have started learning songs for our Christmas concert Performance which will be on Wednesday 14th December at 9am or Thursday 15th December at 2:15pm.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.11.22

 

In geography, we will be exploring some of the human and physical features in London and comparing them with Edinburgh. We are then going to begin our learning about the Great Fire of London!

 

In maths, we will be learning how to add and subtract two-digit numbers and one-digit numbers with no bridging and adding and subtracting numbers with partitioning.

 

In music, we will continue learning songs for our Christmas concert.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.11.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Hannah and Ollie

Swallow: Brandon and Hope

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 11.11.22

 

The Book Fair is returning to Rushy Meadow from Monday 14th – Friday 18th November from 3.15pm – 3.45pm in the school office. Don’t miss out!

We have our school trip to the Museum of London on Friday 25th November – thank you for returning the permission slips.

 

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 31.10.22

 

In topic this week, we discussed all we would be learning about during our topic ‘What’s in my Suitcase?’ including the Great Fire of London, the countries in the UK and Grace Darling. We then had a geography focus and used an atlas to locate the countries in the UK and the surrounding seas. We then travelled to Edinburgh and discussed the human and physical features that can be found, including Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. In English, we listened to the story ‘Katie in Scotland’ and recapped the purpose and structure of stories.

 

In maths, we have been comparing balanced and unbalanced equations using greater than, less than and equal to. We also found missing numbers in an equation.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 07.11.22

 

In English, we will be doing some role play for our story ‘Katie in Scotland’ before we plan our retell of this story and collect some great vocabulary. We will then write and edit our stories.

 

In maths, we will be finding one more and one less and ten more and ten less than numbers and adding and subtracting multiples of 10 to any number.

 

In music this term, our focus is learning our songs for our Christmas Concert!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 04.11.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Jaya and Taras

Swallow: Ada and Tommy

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 04.11.22

 

The Book Fair is returning to Rushy Meadow from Monday 14th – Friday 18th November from 3.15pm – 3.45pm in the school office. Don’t miss out!

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 17.10.22

 

In topic this week, we had an art focus. We looked at the work of artist Carl Warner and created posters of his work. 3Discovery visited us in school and completed a workshop using PicCollage, where we created our posters on the iPads – you can see these in the gallery section. We collected pictures from magazines to create our own artwork in the style of Carl Warner and then made a collage using these. You can see the end result in the gallery section – they turned out brilliantly! We also learnt about the impact of exercise on our bodies in science, completing some exercises to help see what happened to our heart rate. We rounded up the term by discussing everything we have learnt and talking about what our favourite parts have been.

 

In maths, we have been using our number bonds and the bridging method to subtract numbers. We also begun to compare balanced and unbalanced equations using greater than, less than and equal to. We started doing this practically using scales and Numicon – you can see pictures in the gallery section. After we compared equations in our books, e.g. 8 > 4+3.

 

In music, we continued learning songs for our Harvest performance, which we eventually performed AMAZINGLY!

 

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 31.10.22

 

Our topic when we return is ‘What’s in my Suitcase?’ and we will be learning about the counties and seas of the United Kingdom, along with major physical and human features of the capital cities of these countries. We will be learning about the life of Grace Darling and the events of the Great Fire of London – we also have an exciting school trip planned! During the first week back, we will be locating the countries of the United Kingdom and having a closer look at Edinburgh.

 

In maths, we will continue to compare balanced and unbalanced equations using greater than, less than and equal to. We will also be learning how to add missing numbers into an equation.

 

In music next term, our focus will be singing as we learn and rehearse our concert songs. The children will become more confident and independent singers, internalising and reproducing melodies with less support. They will also pair some of their songs with actions in the form of BSL. In our warm-ups, we will continue to practise finding and keeping the beat, accurately repeating rhythms and matching pitch with our voices as well as learning about how to look after our voices.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 21.10.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Harper and Rya

Swallow: Isabel and Rio

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 21.10.22

 

We are so impressed with the children’s hard work this term! They deserve a good rest this week and we look forward to welcoming them back on Tuesday 1st November 2022.

 

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 10.10.22

 

In English this week, learnt about what makes a good non-chronological (information) report and everything we need to include in one, including titles, subheadings, true information and pictures. We planned our reports using our research from last week about what our chosen animal needs to survive and then wrote our reports, focussing on what food they eat, how we can care for them and what types of shelter and exercise they need. We then had our first editing lesson and learnt how we can work with a partner to edit our mistakes in writing and up-level our work to make it more effective.

 

In maths, we have continued to use bridging and number bonds to 10 to solve equations up to 100. We also started to use bridging to subtract numbers, first practically using ten frames and then in our books. You can see some pictures of us working practically in the gallery section.

 

In music, we continued learning songs for our Harvest performance.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 17.10.22

 

In topic next week, we have an art focus. We will be learning about the work of Carl Warner and the style of art he creates. We will then be gathering images to create our own foodscape in his style before practising how to collage using these materials. We will then get busy making our foodscape! In science, we are learning about the impact of exercise on the body and carrying out an investigation to test how our pulse and heart rate changes after exercise. Finally, we will be discussing everything we have learnt this topic.

 

In maths, we will be continuing to use our number bonds to subtract using the bridging to the nearest 10 method.

 

In music, we will have our final practise for our harvest performance!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 14.10.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Arabella and Shaathanan

Swallow: Callie-Rose and Robbie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 14.10.22

 

A reminder that our harvest performance is on Tuesday 18th October at either 9.10am or 2.30pm.

 

Please book a parents evening slot for Thursday 20th October. An email has been sent with information on how to book your slot through Arbor.

 

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 03.10.22

 

In English this week, we have written instructions on how to make a salad after making them ourselves last week. We started by looking at examples of instructions and discussing what features they had: adverbs, imperative (bossy) verbs and adverbs. Children then planned and wrote their instructions in their books. We are so proud of the end writing result! You can see some of the finished writing in the gallery section. In science, we recapped our learning about what animals need to survive and picked an animal to research to find out what care it needs.

 

In maths, we have started our learning about addition and have been recapping our number bonds to 10 and 20. For the rest of the week, we learnt how to use the ‘bridging the ten’ technique: using our number bonds to 10 to add two 1-igit numbers together, e.g. 7 + 8 is the same as 10 + 5 = 15.

 

In music, we continued learning songs for our Harvest performance.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 10.10.22

 

In English next week, we are learning about what makes a good non-chronological report and will then write our own based on how to look after a pet of our choice.

 

In maths, we will be continuing to use our number bonds to add numbers up to 100 and will start our learning on subtraction using these facts.

 

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

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 07.10.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Calum and Elsie

Swallow: Chloe and Robyn

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 07.10.22

 

A reminder that our harvest performance is on Tuesday 18th October at either 9.10am or 2.30pm.

 

Please book a parents evening slot for Thursday 20th October. An email has been sent with information on how to book your slot through Arbor.

 

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 26.09.22

 

In art, we designed a healthy eating plate, choosing a few foods from different food groups to sketch. We then used tissue paper to change our design into a 3D image. You can see some of these in the gallery section. In D&T, we have been making salads. We started by tasting different salad ingredients and discussing what we liked and disliked about them. Using this, we then planned our salads and practised our chopping skills using the bridge and claw technique. On Thursday, the time came to make our salads! Have a look in the gallery section to see how they turned out. We then evaluated them, thinking about what we liked and what we would improve if we made them again.

 

In maths, we have been learning about odd and even numbers, using pictures to help us notice the pairs (multiples of 2). We then investigated what happens when we:

  • Add two odd numbers together
  • Add two even numbers together
  • Add one even and one odd number together

 

In music, we continued learning songs for our Harvest performance – we are sounding great!

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 03.10.22

 

In English next week, we will be writing instructions on how to make a salad, using when we made them to help us. We will also be choosing different animals to research, focussing on how and what these animals need to survive.

 

In maths, we will be recapping our number bonds to 10 and 20 and then starting our learning on addition using bridging.

 

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

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 30.09.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Kestrel: Ben and Liam

Swallow: Kabir and William

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 30.09.22

 

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 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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