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Class Teachers for Year 2 Class:

Miss K Sims

 

Teaching Assistants for Year 2 Class:

Miss C McCarthy

Mrs E Gray

This Week’s Learning –11.06.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Nature Detectives’. 

  

 

This week we have started to learn all about minibeasts. We have dressed up as minibeasts and made our own bug hotels. This week we have discussed whether different items are living or not living and looked at different habitats and discussed which animals might be found in the different habitats.  

 

 

In maths, we have learnt all about multiplication. We have grouped counters to multiply and draw arrays to show our understanding of a multiplication number sentence.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.06.21 

 

  

Next week in topic we will be learning all about woodland habitats. We will be learning about the animals that might live there and discussing how this habitat meets their needs. After that we will gather vocabulary to describe woodland habitats. 

 

In maths we will be continuing to multiply and solve multiplication problems.  

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.06.21 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Leja and Daniel 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great half term break and we will see you on Tuesday 8th June. Dress up as a minibeast will be on Wednesday 9th. See last week's blog post and the letter section of the website for more information.

 

This Week’s Learning –28.05.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’ 

  

 

This week we have been learning about plants from around the world and identifying why different plants grow best in certain countries. We have also looked at our plants and seen how they have grown since we planted them after Easter. Please look in the gallery to see pictures. Finally this week we have learnt about the artist Arcimboldo and recreated pictures using his style. 

 

 

In maths, we have learnt all about subtraction. We have learnt to find the difference using a numberline.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 8.06.21 

  

After half term our new topic will be ‘Nature Detectives’. We will be learning about minibeasts, classifying them into different groups and learning about their habitats. We will also learn where different minibeasts are found in the world. 

 

In maths we will be learning to multiply using arrays.  

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 28.05.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Layla and Daisy 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

On Friday (28.5.21) please come to school in your school uniform rather than PE as it will be school photo day. Thanks.

 

This Week’s Learning –21.05.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’ 

  

 

This week we have read the story the ‘Green Ship’. We all really enjoyed the story. We started the week by sequencing the story and used this to plan our own stories. After that we gathered vocabulary for describing settings and used this to write our own versions of the story. 

 

 

In maths, we have learnt all about subtraction. We have continued to subtract a two-digit number from another two- digit number.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 24.05.21 

 

  

 

Next week in topic we will be observing how our plants have grown over time. We will also be learning about plants from around the world. At the end of the week we will be learning about the artist Arcimboldo and creating a painting using his style.  

 

In maths we will be learning to find the difference using a numberline and use this to help us solve problems.  

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 21.05.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Miguel and Lily-Mai 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Walk to School Competition winners

This Week’s Learning –14.05.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’ 

  

This week we have learnt all about poetry. We have read poems about poems, identified the features of poems and gathered vocabulary on how plants move. After that, we planned and wrote our own acrostic poems (see in the gallery).  

 

 

In maths, we have learnt all about subtraction. We have subtracted a one digit number from a two digit number, subtracted ten and then learnt to take 20 from a two digit number. We finished the week by subtracting a two digit number from a two digit number. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 17.05.21 

  

Next week in topic we will be reading the story ‘The Green Ship’. We will be reading the story and sequencing the main events. After that we will be planning, writing and editing our own story. 

 

In maths we will be subtracting 2-digit numbers using a number line. 

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 14.05.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 


Kenzie-Leigh and Kharlel 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

This Week’s Learning –07.05.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’ 

  

This week we have learnt all about seeds. We have grouped and classified them, matched them to the fruit they grow to and seen them germinate in cups. After that, we wrote a setting description. Finally this week we learnt about the life cycle of a plant and wrote an information text about a plant. 

 

 

In maths, we have learnt all about column addition. We have added two 2-digit numbers and exchanged in the ones. We have also started to solve addition problems. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 10.05.21 

 

  

Next week in topic we will be learning all about poetry. We will be learning a poem and performing it. After that, we will identify the features of a poem and create similes. Finally we will gather vocabulary for a poem, plan it and then write it. 

 

In maths we will be subtracting ones, tens and 2-git numbers using a number line. 

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 07.05.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Aneki and Eva 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning –30.04.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’ 

  

 

This week we have learnt all about the conditions for growing plants and identified what they always need. We have done an experiment when we predicted what will happen to a plant in the cold and a plant in the warm. After that we read Jack and the Beanstalk and used this to write an adapted fairy tale. 

 

In maths, we have learnt all about 2d shapes. We have named the shapes, found the properties of different shapes and used this information to sort shapes into groups. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 04.05.21 

 

  

 

Next week in topic we will be continuing to learn all about plants. We will match seeds to the fruit they grow to, classify plants into groups, find out about the life cycles of plants and write an information text about a plant.  

 

In maths we will be continuing to add using column addition. After that, we will use what we learnt to solve addition problems. 

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 30.04.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Indie and Billy 

 

Well done to you both! 

This Week’s Learning –23.04.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’ 

  

 

This week we have been learning about different types of plants. We have really enjoyed finding different trees, garden and wild plants within our school grounds and naming them. We have also started to classify different plants into groups by describing the shape and colour of their leaves. We have also planted out our own seeds and described what they look like at the moment. 

 

In maths, we have learnt about column addition and have practised exchanging in the ones column.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 26.04.21 

 

  

In topic, we will be learning all about the conditions for growing plants and identifying what they always need. We will be doing an experiment when we predict what will happen to a plant in the cold and a plant in the warm. After that we will be reading Jack and the Beanstalk and using this to write an adapted fairy tale.  

 

In maths we will be learning the names of different 2d shapes, identifying how many sides and vertices they have and sorting them into small groups 

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.04.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Chingu and Yad 

 

Well done to you both! 

This Week’s Learning –31.03.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Down Under’ 

  

This week we have been learning about aboriginal art. We started the week by learning about traditions and folk tales passed down over the years and created a story map for the book ‘Rainbow Bird’. After that we looked at different cave art and identified colours and patterns used. Finally we created our own dot pattern pictures using Australian animals ( see the gallery for pictures of us).  

In maths, we have continued to learn about money. We added pounds and pence together and learnt to subtract to find change.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.04.21 

 

  

In topic we will be starting our new topic ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’. During the topic we will be learning to identify what plants need to survive and will be investigating what happens if they don’t get this. After that we will be reading stories set in gardens and writing our own version and writing repeated pattern poetry. We will also be learning where different plants grow in the world and adding this to a world map.  

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

This Week’s Learning –26.03.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Down Under’ 

  

This week we have really enjoyed being back to school. First we learnt all about Sydney and found the physical and human features of the city. We have been reading setting descriptions and planned our own setting description. After that we gathered adjectives and described the Great Barrier Reef. 

In maths, we have been learning all about money. We learnt to recognise the different coins, add them together and make the same amount in different ways.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 29.03.21 

 

  

Next week we are going to be learning all about the aborigine people, learning about the features of their art and using this to create our own art.  

 

In maths we will learning all about money. We will be learning to solve money problems and use what we know about subtraction to find change.  

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 26.03.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Jesaiah and Olivia 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

This Week’s Learning –19.03.2021 

 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Down Under’ 

 

 

This week has been rather strange for all of us being back to remote learning. I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to returning on Monday.  

 

This week we have read the story ‘The Koala that Could’. We have sequenced the story and then used this to plan our own version of the story. After that, we gathered adjectives to describe the koala’s thoughts and feelings and wrote our stories. 

In maths, we have been learning solve problems related to fractions of amounts.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 22.03.21 

 

  

 

Next week we are going to start by learning all about Sydney and the human and physical features found there. After that, we will be learning about the Great Barrier Reef. We will find nouns then create expanded noun phrases for the pictures. Finally, we will be writing a setting description on the Great Barrier Reef.  

 

In maths we will learning all about money. We will identify the coins, find different ways to make amounts and learn how to add amounts of money together.  

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 19.03.21 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Sunny and Varvara 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

This Week’s Learning –12.03.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Down Under’ 

 

It has been great to have the Kestrels back together this week. We have all enjoyed lots of time chatting and getting used to all the routines again. In topic we have been learning all about Australian animals. We have gathered facts about koalas and kangaroos and planned our own non-chronological reports. 

 

In maths, we have been learning find fractions of amounts and quantities. We have focused on ½ and ¼.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 15.03.21 

 

  

 

Next week we are learning the story ‘The Koala Who Could’. We will be using the story to describe the settings and characters and planning our own story based on a scared animal. We will then write the story at the end of the week.  

 

In maths we will learning to solve problems related to fractions.  

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 12.03.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Billie-May and Petr 

 

Well done to you both! 

This Week’s Learning –05.03.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Down Under’ 

 

 

This week we have learnt all about Captain Cook. We have learnt why he is important, what his journey to Australia was like and created adjectives to describe how he might have felt. Finally we wrote a letter from Captain Cook describing what he saw on the journey.

 

In maths, we have been learning to measure capacity and weight. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 08.03.21 

 

  

We will be learning all about Australian animals. We will be making masks and creating a collage kangaroo or koala. After that we will gather facts about the animals, create adjectives to describe their appearance and use adverbs to describe how they move. Finally, we will plan and write a non-chronological report about an Australian animal. 

 

In maths we will be learning all about fractions. We will learn to recognise and find a half, quarter and a third of shapes and objects.  

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 05.03.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Amelia and Binar 

 

Well done to you both! 

This Week’s Learning –26.02.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Down Under’ 

 

 

This week we have learnt all about Australia. We have found where it is in the world, the different climates found within Australia and compared weather to what we experience in the United Kingdom. 

In maths, we have been learning to measure length in cm and m. We have also compared and ordered length and started to identify the capacity of containers. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 01.03.21 

 

  

 

We will be learning all about Captain Cook. We will be learning why he is important and what his journey to Australia was like. After that we will plan and write our own letters as if we were Captain Cook describing the journey we had been on. 

In maths we will be learning to measure capacity and weight. 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 26.02.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Leja and Tyler 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Thank you so much for all your support this term. I have really enjoyed reading all of your assignments and are so pleased with what you have been achieving.  It has been a very different term for all of us and we really miss all of you. I hope you have a fantastic half term and can have a break from home learning. As you will have seen from the letter sent home today, sadly Mrs Grey will be leaving us today. We will all miss her but wish her well as she starts a new job and moves home. See you all on Monday 22nd for more home learning.

 

This Week’s Learning –12.02.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Wheels on the ……’ 

 

 

This week we have learnt all about planes over time and how they have changed. We have learnt about Amy Johnson and why she is famous. We used this information to plan, write and edit a diary entry of Amy’s journey from England to Australia.  

In maths, we have been learning to divide and solve division problems. We have learnt to divide when there is a remainder. 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 22.02.21 

 

After half term we will be learning all about Australia. Our topic will be ‘Down Under’. During the topic, we will be naming the continents and putting them on maps. We will compare the climate between England and Australia and discuss why they might have different weather. In English, we will write stories based on the Koala who can and write setting descriptions of the Great Barrier Reef. In history, we will be learning about Captain Cook and why he is important.  

 

In week 1, we will find and mark Australia on a world map, find out about the different climates within Australia and use this information to write a comparison between the weather in England and the weather in Australia. 

 

In maths we will be learning to measure length and starting to measure capacity. 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 12.02.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Daniel and Lorenzo 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

This Week’s Learning –05.02.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Wheels on the ……’ 

 

 

This week we have watched the video of ‘Something Fishy’. We have found out about the purpose and structure of the story, planned our own story, gathered adjectives to write and written our own version of the story. 

 

In maths, we have been learning to divide by grouping and sharing.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 08.02.21 

 

 

Next week we will be finding out about planes from the past and then learning about Amy Johnson. After that we will be planning, writing and editing a diary entry as if we were Amy Johnson travelling on her journey to Australia. 

 

In maths we will be continuing to divide by 2,5 and 10. 

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 05.02.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Lullena and Oltis 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning –29.1.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Wheels on the ……’ 

 

 

This week we have learnt about boats from the past and compared them to new boats. After that we learnt about the sinking of the Titanic using different sources. Then we identified the features of a recount and wrote a recount of the sinking of the Titanic.  

In maths, we have been learning to double and halve numbers using partitioning. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 01.02.21 

 

Next week we will be learning about the story ‘Something Fishy’. This is a video clip. We will be learning what happens in the story and using this to help us plan our own ocean scene story. Finally we will write our stories. 

In maths we will be learning to divide numbers using grouping and sharing. We will use this knowledge to help us solve problems. 

 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 29.01.1.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Daisy and Tommy. 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning –22.1.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Wheels on the ……’ 

 

 

This week we have learnt about trains from the past and compared them to new trains. After that we learnt about George Stephenson and he is an important man from the past. Then we identified the features of a non-chronological report and wrote about George’s life. Finally, we learnt about Stephen Wiltshire. We created a city scene using pencil/charcoal and shaded a form of transport in a distinctive colour. 

In maths, we have been learning our 2,5 and 10 times table and used this information to solve problems. 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 25.01.21 

Next week we will be learning about boats. We will start by comparing old and new boats. Then we will be learning about the Titanic. We will learn why it sank and the consequences of this. Finally, we will write a recount of the events. 

In maths we will be learning to double and halve amounts. We will be partitioning into tens and ones to do this.  

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 22.01.1.21 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Miguel and Sienna. 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

There is a weekly lockdown course for families click on the link for more information.  Lockdown Support Course (mailchi.mp)

 

If you have any pictures of work, please send them to me on the Kestrels email address and I will post them in the gallery section.  Thanks

 

This Week’s Learning –11.1.2021

 

Our topic this term is ‘Wheels on the ……’

 

 

This week we have learnt about different bikes from the past and put them into order from oldest to newest. We have been learning about the different parts that make up a moving vehicle. We used this information to design, make and evaluate our own moving vehicle. This week we also wrote instructions on how to make a moving vehicle. Please see pictures in the gallery.

In maths, we have been learning how to multiply and show our understanding as repeated addition, arrays, multiplication number sentences and equal groups.

Next Week’s Learning – wb 18.01.21

 

Next week we will be learning about trains. We will start by comparing old and new trains. Then we will be learning about George Stephenson and considering why he is an important man from the past. After that we will gather information on him and write a non- chronological report on his life. Finally we will learn about Stephen Wiltshire. We will be creating a transport picture using his style of art.

In maths we will be continuing to learn about multiplication. We will learn about the order of numbers in a multiplication number sentence and learn our 2,5 and 10 times tables. Finally we will use what we learnt to solve multiplication problems.

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and let me know if you can’t get on.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 15.01.1.21

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Layla and Georgie.

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for all the messages and emails you have sent this week. If you have any pictures of the children learning or their work, please send them via email and I will upload them to the Gallery section. 

 

This Week’s Learning –8.1.2021

Our topic this term is ‘Wheels on the ……’

 

 

This is the first week of our new topic. This topic we are learning about different types of transport, the history of  transport , significant individuals who have made changes in transport and will be writing stories. We will also be learning about materials in science. This will involve testing the properties of materials and discussing what the best materials are for making different objects. We will learn to put events and types of transport into chronological order, describe what people have done and how this has changed transport now and consider how to use a range of punctuation and adjectives when writing.

 

This week we have learnt what transport is, put types of transport on a timeline and discussed the materials that cars are made from. We have also been learning how to type onto online documents.

 

In maths, we have been learning how to use column addition and adding two-digit numbers when we need to exchange in the ones column.

Next Week’s Learning – wb 11.01.21

Next week we will be starting our DT for the term and making vehicles. For this you will need to start collecting different recycled materials from around the house. If you have Lego or Duplo, this will also be helpful at a different point in the week. We will also be writing instructions on how to make a moving vehicle.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 8.1.21

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate emailed home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Eva and Alysha.

 

Well done to you both!

If you would like to do any work over the holidays, please read with and to your children. This helps it become a daily habit as they get older. They can also log on to Times Table Rockstars and practise their times tables using this. Next year we will be using SeaSaw to create an online file of your children’s work in computing. If you haven’t already done this, please can you log on to Arbor and check if you have given consent ( letter in home learning section). 

 

Thank you all for a great half term. We are so proud of all the great work the children produced and how they have come back to school ready to learn and look after each other. We have really enjoyed being back together again.  

Thank you so much for the kind messages, cards and gifts that you have given us. We hope you have a great Christmas break and Happy New Year. See you in January! 

 

This Week’s Learning –18.12.2020 

 

Our topic this term is ‘What’s in my Suitcase?’ 

 

This week we have learnt more about Grace Darling. We wrote a letter as if we were Grace writing about the dramatic saving of the sailors. We also discussed what we had learnt this term. As you have seen, we also did a lot of Christmas craft this week. We made calendars, 2 different types of Christmas cards and bauble decorations for the tree. The pictures are in the gallery. 

 

In maths we have continued to practise column addition and will finish this in January when we learn to exchange in the ones column. 

 

In this half term we learnt a lot about the geography of the United Kingdom and learnt what made the Great Fire of London a significant period in history. We have learnt that this led to new laws being passed to ensure homes and buildings were made out of stone instead of wood. We also learnt this was the start of the Fire Brigade. We learnt to find seas, oceans, different countries and capital cities on a map of the United Kingdom. We also learnt how to use a range of sources to find out about the past and know that these events happened. We used the vocabulary past, present, future, sources, sequence, human and physical features. Please look at the gallery section to find examples of writing we produced, artwork, DT projects, some maths and how we used the maps. 

Year 1&2 Christmas show

Come and watch our Christmas show!

I wish it could be Christmas every day

Come and watch Rushy Meadow Staff sing!

 

 

Christmas cards. Unfortunately, this year we are only able to allow children to write cards to children in their bubble ( Reception, Year 1 and Year 2). All cards should be clearly marked with the child’s name and not contain any chocolate coins. All cards will be given out at the end of term (once they have been quarantined). The cards will be given out by adults. 

 

On Tuesday 15th December we will be making Lighthouses as part of our learning about Grace Darling. Please can you keep any wrapping paper rolls, cardboard boxes, plastic boxes. If they could all be into school on Monday 14th December that would be great. 

 

As always, thank you for all your support and have a great weekend. 

 

This Week’s Learning –11.12.2020 

 

Our topic this term is ‘What’s in my Suitcase?’ 

 

This week we have been learning all about Northumberland and have identified the physical and human features. We then moved onto learning about seaside holidays in the past and compared them to seaside holidays now. After that we learnt about Grace Darling and why she was an important woman from the past. Finally we learnt all about letters and planned our own. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.12.2020 

 

 

Next week sadly we will be finishing our topic. We will be writing a letter as if we were Grace Darling writing to a fan explaining what happened in the rescue. Then we will be planning, making and evaluating a lighthouse using junk modelling. Finally we will be discussing what we have learnt this topic.  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.12.2020 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Billy and Olivia 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

National Phonics Screening. This week your children have all sat the Phonics Screening. They all tried their best and did really well. You will receive the results of this soon. 

 

On Friday 11th December we will be having a Christmas jumper day. Please ensure the children wear their jogging trousers and trainers as it is a PE day. 

 

 

Christmas cards. Unfortunately, this year we are only able to allow children to write cards to children in their bubble ( Reception, Year 1 and Year 2). All cards should be clearly marked with the child’s name and not contain any chocolate coins. All cards will be given out at the end of term (once they have been quarantined). The cards will be given out by adults. 

 

On Tuesday 15th December we will be making Lighthouses as part of our learning about Grace Darling. Please can you keep any wrapping paper rolls, cardboard boxes, plastic boxes. If they could all be into school on Friday 11th December that would be great as they can then be quarantined over the weekend. 

 

As always, thank you for all your support and have a great weekend. 

 

This Week’s Learning – 04.12.2020 

 

Our topic this term is ‘What’s in my Suitcase?’ 

 

This week we have been learning all about Samuel Pepys. We learnt what diaries are and what they should include. After that we planned, wrote and edited out own diaries as if we were Samuel Pepys. There are some pictures in the gallery.  

In maths, we learnt to use the numberline to subtract two-digit numbers. After that we started to learn how to find the difference between two numbers. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 07.12.2020 

Next week we will be learning about Northumberland. In geography we will be finding it on a map and identifying the physical and human features of a seaside town. In history we will be learning all about seaside holidays in the past. After that we will be learning about Grace Darling and her dramatic rescue and starting to act out the story. We will be discussing her thoughts and feelings. In maths we will be continuing to find the difference between two numbers and moving on to column addition.  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 04.12.2020 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Indie and Varvara 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

This Week’s Learning – 27.11.2020 

 

Our topic this term is ‘What’s in my Suitcase?’ 

 

This week we have learnt about the attractions in London using aerial photographs. We enjoyed finding places we have been to. We have also started learning about the Great Fire of London. This included using a range of sources (maps, paintings and diaries of events) to find out what happened. We finished the week by learning all about Samuel Pepys and why he was an important person from the past. 

In maths, we learnt to partition two 2-digit numbers to subtract them using a pre-drawn and a blank number line. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 30.11.2020 

Next week we will be learning the features of a diary. After that we will be planning and writing a diary entry as if we were Samuel Pepys during the Great Fire of London. 

In maths we will be continuing to subtract and learning to find the difference between two numbers.  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 27.11.2020 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Petr and Yad 

 

Well done to you both! 

This Week’s Learning – 20.11.2020 

 

Our topic this term is ‘What’s in my Suitcase?’ 

 

This week we have really enjoyed reading Katie in Scotland and using the story to plan our own version. After that we wrote the story and added in a naughty thing that Nessie did. We were very proud of our stories especially as we worked hard on our handwriting. Some of us wanted to be recorded so there are videos in the gallery section. Finally this week we edited our stories and focused on ensuring we had used capital letters for names. 

In maths, we learnt to partition two numbers to add them together. We also learnt to subtract ten using bead strings. There are a couple of pictures for you in the gallery.  

 

This week was anti-bullying week so we learnt what bullying is and how we could help if we thought someone was being bullied.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 23.11.2020 

Next week we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London and are really excited to find out about the events. We will be using different sources to find out what life was like, sequencing the events in order and finding who Samuel Pepys was.  

 

In maths we will be learning to subtract two-digit numbers from two-digit number using a number line.  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 20.11.2020 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Billie-May and Tyler 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Please note that today (Friday 13th November) is the last day to purchase the CGP books at the reduced amount. Please log onto Arbor and the payment is under 'trips'. Please email if I can help in any way.

 

 

 

 

Great news! Numbots is back. You can log on in the same way you did while schools were closed. Your children can also use the same log on for Times Table Rock Stars. Please let me know if you would like your child's log in details. Have a great weekend.

 

This Week’s Learning – 13.11.2020

Our topic this term is ‘What’s in my Suitcase?’

 

 

This week we have continued to learn about the geography of the British Isles. We found Scotland on the map and discussed what attractions might be found in the capital city Edinburgh. We then labelled attractions physical or human considering if they were made by people or naturally formed. Then we read the story of Katie in Scotland and discussed the characters, setting and main events. Finally we found the great language in the story and identified nouns and adjectives.

 

In maths, we added one digit numbers to two digit numbers and subtracted a one digit number from a two-digit number. We then started to partition two digit numbers into tens and ones to add them together.

 

We have also learnt about Remembrance day and coloured our own poppies. We have been learning about Channukah in RE.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 16.11.2020

Next week we will be learning all about the story ‘Katie in Scotland’. We will then be planning our own story using the same structure but changing what Nessie does in the castle.   Finally we will be editing our stories.

 

In maths we will be  partitioning numbers to add them together e.g 27 + 35. After that we will be subtracting multiples of ten from two digit numbers then moving on to subtracting one digit numbers from two digit numbers.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 13.11.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Leja and Sunny

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

 

 

Please see the letter below for more information on the National Phonics Screening.

Our New Topic

Our new topic is 'What's in my Suitcase?' During this unit, we will be learning the different countries that make up the British Isles and their capital cities in geography. We will then add these names to maps. We will also locate Northumberland and different beaches. In history we will be learning all about Grace Darling and her heroic rescue of the sailors. We will be learning to write diaries as if we were Grace detailing our thoughts and feelings. We will also be learning about the Great fire of London. This will include how and when the fire started and the problems it caused. We will be writing a diary as Samuel Pepys describing what he saw. In art we will be using pastels to create a fire scene. In design and technology we will be making a lighthouse like the one Grace Darling lived in.

This Week's Learning 6.11.20

We have had a great first week back. This week we have focused on geography. We have used globes, maps and pictures to locate the countries within the British Isles and their capital cities. We also found the names of oceans and seas around the outside. We have also used compass points to give directions. We have enjoyed looking at different parts of the flags and national flowers.

 

In maths, we have been adding one more and one less. After that we added 10 more and 10 less that have started to find 10, 20 and 30 more and less  than a two digit number.

Next Week's Learning 9.11.20

Next week we will be learning all about Scotland. We will be reading Katie in Scotland by James Meyhew and explaining the main events in the story. We will be finding out what human and physical features are and using this to help us find the main attractions of Edinburgh. 

 

In maths we will be learning to partition two digit numbers into tens and ones to add them together.

Stars of the Week 6.11.20

Well done to Layla and Lorenzo.

Letter for Year 2 parents

This Week's Learning 23.10.20

In topic we have enjoyed learning about the impact of exercise. We thought about parts of our body that we felt changes when we ran, jumped and skipped. We learnt about the weather and changes to leaves in Autumn. This week we have also been learning about the artist Tracey Hall. We studied her work, practised the techniques that she uses and created our own food art using dabbing, tissue paper and by drawing circles.

Stars of the week 23.10.20

Well done to Lily-Mai and Chingu.

This Week's Learning Friday 16th October

This week we have all been learning about explanations. We found the features, planned, wrote and edited our writing (see the picture gallery for examples). We used pictures of when we had the caterpillars in our classroom. We used time words (first, next and finally) to sequence the different stages and used some great words e.g enclosure, emerge, transform and rotate in our writing. 

 

This week in maths we have been subtracting using the making 10 method. After that, we compared different number sentences using greater then, less than and the same as.  

 

In phonics we have been learning lots of new sounds (au in saucer, ph in phone, e_e in extreme and wh in whale.) 

Next Week's Learning

Next week in topic we will be finishing our ‘Growing Up’ topic. We will be completing an investigation to track the impact of exercise on our bodies and researching Autumn in Science. After that, we will be learning about food art and creating a piece of work in the style of Tracey Hall. We are all looking forward to experimenting with paint. 

In maths we will be continuing our work on greater than and less than to compare number sentences. Then we will apply what we have learnt to solving missing number equations. 

Stars of the Week 16.10.20

Well done to Jesaiah and Sienna.

This Week's Learning 9.10.20

This week we have had another great week and the children have all worked so hard. We have had another visit from Elsie the school dog. We have learnt what non-chronological reports are and why they are written. We then gathered information on dogs, planned wrote and edited our reports. 

 

In maths we have been learning to add two numbers together by making 10 first.  

Next Week's Learning Week Beginning 12.10.20

Next week we will be learning all about explanations. We will read lots of explanations and identify their features. We will also use the explanations to gather vocabulary for our reports. We will be planning, writing and editing an explanation for the life cycle of a butterfly. 

 

In maths we will be learning to subtract using bridging. 

Stars of the Week 9.10.20

Well done to Amelia-Lily and Daniel.

This week's Learning 02.10.20

This week we have been learning all about instructions. We have read instructions and identified what all instructions need to have and gathered language we like from instructions. After that we planned and wrote our own instructions on how to make salad.

In maths we have been learning our number bonds to 10 and 20 and finished the week by adding two one digit numbers together.

This week we have been very excited to see our five butterflies emerge from their cocoons.

Next Week's Learning wb: 5.10.20

Next week in topic we will be learning all about dogs. We will be learning what dogs need to survive, how to help them and what happens if they don't get what they need. We will be using this information to plan, write and edit a non-chronological report about dogs. 

 

We will also be having another visit from our school dog and interviewing Ms Bretherick on what Elsie needs to stay healthy.

 

Next week in maths we will be learning to add tone digit numbers to two digit numbers bridging the tens. We will be using our ten frames, Dienes and counters.

Stars of the Week 02.10.20

Well done to Kharlel and Tommy.

This Week's Learning 25.09.20

In topic this week we have learnt what makes a healthy diet and designed a healthy lunch. We have also really enjoyed designing and making a salad. We learnt how to use the bridge and claw methods of cutting the vegetables and all tried what we had made. There are pictures in the gallery.

We moved our cocoons into the butterfly net and described how they have changed over time.

In maths we have been finishing our unit on place value. We have been comparing and ordering numbers. We have also revised what we learnt about odd and even numbers and used this to help us sort numbers.

Next week we will be learning about the features of instructions and writing instructions on how to make a salad. We will be learning to write commands and learning how to use bossy verbs.

 

Our butterflies are still in their cocoons, but we are really hoping they will hatch next week so we can start to see them eat.

 

In maths we will be learning about patterns we can see when we add odd and even numbers together. We will also be learning to add numbers together using ten frames.

Well done to Lullena and Georgie.

Welcome to Kestrels

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18.09.20

This week we have all been very excited when watching our tiny little caterpillars grow and start to develop inside their cocoons and have been sitting at the little table watching them every day. In topic we have worked hard when writing our Tadpole’s Promise stories. We have been practising using full stops and capital letters in our writing. We also researched and ordered the human life cycle. After this we considered what humans need to survive and made posters.

 

In maths we have been exploring how to partition (split) numbers into different amounts of tens and ones. We also looked at how to find the missing part when we knew one part and the whole number.

In other lessons, we learnt about the features of a Synagogue in RE and have been enjoying our new PE lessons.

 

We were also very lucky to get a visit from Elsie, the school dog, and are hoping she will come for another visit soon.

18.09.20

In topic we will be learning all about healthy diets, designing a healthy lunch and using this to help us design a salad. We will be describing this using adjectives. We are hoping that next week we will be able to put the cocoons into the butterfly net and watch them start to develop into butterflies. After this, we plan to write about the life cycle of butterflies.

 

Next week in maths we will be comparing the size of numbers using the language of greater than, less than and equal to. After this we will be ordering numbers and researching patterns when we add odd and even numbers together.

Well done to Daisy and Oltis.

We have had a great first week in Year 2. This week we have been learning all about the life cycle of a frog and have been reading the book ‘Tadpole’s Promise’. We have learnt to retell the story and act it out. We have also researched  the great new adjectives in the book and started to think of how we could use them in our own sentences. One of the highlights of the week was getting a set of caterpillar’s which we are going to watch turn into butterflies.

 

In maths we have been learning about the value of each digit and have started to explain how many tens and ones are in different numbers. We have learnt to partition numbers into tens and ones.

 

This week we have also started to think about what worries we have and how we can talk about these with people around us.

Next week in topic we are learning how humans change as they get older and writing our own version of Tadpole’s Promise. We will be taking pictures to show how our new caterpillars are growing so we can understand the life cycle of a butterfly. In maths we will be learning how to partition numbers in different ways. We will also be learning to compare numbers using <,> and =.

Stars of the week 11.09.20

Well done to Kenzie-Leigh and Binar.

Topic this term

 

This term our topic is ‘Growing Up’. We will be learning to explain how different animals and humans change as they get older and describe how some animals metamorphosise while others don’t. We will have caterpillars in the classroom and watch as they develop into butterflies. We will be learning about healthy diets, making a salad and identifying how to live a healthy lifestyle. When making a salad, we will practise how to use a knife safely and how to prepare food hygienically. We will also be learning how to write instructions and start to edit them to ensure they are be precise. Finally we will be learning how to look after different pets and writing non-chronological reports.

Welcome to Year 2 - 4.09.2020

 

Welcome to Year 2, I hope you have had a great summer and are raring to go. 

 

Please remember your drop off time is between 8.45-8.55 am  outside the classroom. Pick up is at 3.20 outside the classroom. 

 

Your child may bring their packed lunch in hard, plastic, wipeable lunch box (clearly named), a named water bottle and a small school bag to carry their reading book and reading diary.  

 

P.E is on Thursdays and Fridays – please ensure your child comes to school wearing their school P.E kit. Please remove earrings in the morning and tie back long hair.  

 

Due to the pandemic your child will be given one reading book per week. They will choose a new book on a Monday and return it to school on a Friday – this gives us the weekend as the 72 hours quarantine to ensure books stay clean. 

 

Please ensure your child reads daily and records their reading in their reading diary. We will be hearing your child read on a weekly basis and will move them up the reading scheme as required. If your child finishes their reading book before Friday, please do use the Oxford Owl reading scheme online. 

 

The Topic for this term is Growing Up – please see the blog next week for further information. 

Thank you, 

Miss Sims 

Kestrel Class Year 2

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