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Class 2

Class 2 September 2020

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all of you who managed to join me on zoom and the google meet earlier today.

From Monday all class work and meetings will be on this platform. If anyone hasn’t managed to log onto google classroom yet please contact Mrs Wilkinson to check your passwords.

From Monday, as discussed, I will be meeting with Year 2 at 9.15am and 11.30am and Year 1 at 9.45 and 11.45. Simply log onto google classroom and click the link to join at the correct times. 

All work is currently set in the  ‘class work’ folder. 

Open up the correct day and all the work you will need will be in the folder or in the work pack you collected from school.

The timetable for the week needs downloading and you can then click on any hyperlinks.

Please have a look at it over the weekend and then I can talk you through it again on Monday morning if there are any problems.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Curtis

Information for parents Tuesday PM 5th January

Spellings Year 1

Spellings Year 2

✍🏻 New Handwriting Section. ✍🏻

Class Remote Learning in event of teacher absence due to COVID 19

A visit from Father Christmas

Our class visit from , ‘ The History Man’. All about our topic, ‘The Great Fire of London’.

GUNPOWDER!!!!

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Learning about wheels, axels and chassis in DT

October Half- Term Home Learning Project- Design a fire engine

What goes on in Phonics?

Room on the Broom Day

Preparing for September 2020

Molly’s 5 x table

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Amie’s VE Day tea party

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Johnson rehearsing his 5 x table facts!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Amie keeping up her reading!

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Joseph’s plant investigations

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Freddie’s Ingredients for soup

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Amie’s Spring Poem

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Amber’s Spring poem

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Elliot’s Spring poem

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Noah’s Spring Poem

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Connor’ Spring poem

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Parsnip and potato curried soup

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Megan’s Spring poem

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30 Day Lego Challenge

Arctic Explorers Topic- January 2020

 Geography

In Geography children will explore the Arctic Circle using a map and will be investigating the countries within the circle. They will be discovering the Arctic climate by describing the difference between summer and winter in the Arctic using weather icons.

Children will be identifying the physical features found in the Arctic and will be  finding out which animals live in the Arctic and where they are found by using and reading maps. Children will be exploring different Arctic cities and the countries they are found in as well as comparing an Arctic town to a city in the UK.

Science

In Science children will be grouping and identifying characteristics of Arctic animals. We will be exploring the habitat of the Arctic and how animals have adapted to their surroundings. We will conduct a scientific experiment looking at the purpose of blubber and children will also be investigating ice and its properties by making observations and recording ideas.

Children will be experimenting with an ‘iceberg’ to see how it floats and behaves in different conditions.

History

In History children discover the way the traditional Inuit lived over 1000 years ago and will be challenged to think about how the Inuit culture has changed over the years. They will then use key words to describe the Inuit culture and compare the past and present lifestyles.

Art

In art we will be investigating the colours in Arctic landscapes. We will learn about the Aurora Borealis formations and using different art materials to recreate it. Finally we will be exploring Inuit sculptures and prints and describing the shapes and colours used in them.

DT

During DT we will design, make, test and evaluate a model Inuit boat.

PE

In PE we will be exploring Inuit dances and dance sequences and creating

dance moves for the Arctic animals studied.

Music In music we will be listening to Inuit throat singing and music and having a go ourselves!

 

Arctic Adventure Day 10th March 2020- Today we designed and made innuit boats, constructed an igloo from cake, created an Arctic dance and learnt Innuit throat singing!

Designing, building and testing Inuit boats- kayak and umiaks.

Arctic Dance- We were the sunrise, leaping polar bears, innuit in their kayaks and snow storms.

Arctic dance sequences

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Arctic Dance Sequence

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Class 2 - Reading our new book, 'The Way Home for Wolf' (part one).

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All of the children recorded their pages on iMovie and this is the final result!

Class 2 - Reading our new book, 'The Way Home for Wolf' (part two).

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Class 2 - reading our new book, 'The Way Home for Wolf' (part three).

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Class 2 World Book Day

Class 2 have been learning about the features of instruction texts this week

Weaving snowmen for Academy Day in class 2

Arctic Animals and their characteristics

The Snowman Writing

Topic trip to Think Tank and Planetarium 5th November 2019

Callow Construction Ltd

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Dylan,Jacob and David cooking up a storm!

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Class 2 groovers

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Experimenting with cause and effect.

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Water water everywhere....

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Jaguar robots.

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Clay pigs

Clay Faces in Woodland School

Autumn Equinox

The way the sun, Earth and Moon move around in relation to each other gives us our day and night, our spring, summer, autumn and winter.

The Earth itself is tilted as it moves around the sun. The tilt is very important because it means at certain times of the year more of one part of the Earth is facing the sun than at other times. This tilt gives us our seasons.

In June the northern part of Earth is tilted towards the sun meaning we get the most hours of sunshine giving us short nights and the longest day of the year.

In September, the Earth has moved further around the sun and now the tilt means the sun is facing the middle of the Earth. The rays of sun are shining on the Northern and Southern parts of the Earth equally. This means we get about the same hours of day time and night time.

We call this time of year autumn, and the day of the year when we have the most equal day and night is September 23rd and is called the Autumnal Equinox.

After the Autumnal Equinox the tilt of the Earth means we get fewer of the sun’s rays shining on our part of the world each day. The days get shorter and the nights get longer all the way through to the shortest day of the year at the Winter Solstice in December.

Happy Autumn Equinox! Class 2 raise a toast to the first day of Autumn with a glass of freshly squeezed apple juice.

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Lucky Lions

Year 1 Maths.. number bond investigations

Look up, look down, look all around.... come and see what we discovered on our nature treasure trail at Woodland school.

Weaving stars

Excellent websites for children.

Mega sites for maths

Maths zone

Maths frame

Top marks

Mind your decisions

Primary games

Smashing sites for science

The children's university of Manchester

Science kids

Love my science

Excellent sites for English

Teach your monster to read

Phonics play

Inspirational sites for internet safety

UK Safer internet centre

Think u know

Terrific sites for topics

National geographic - kids

BBC bitesize

Fantastic sites for French

Light bulb languages

Cool sites for computing

Scratch

Barclays code playground

Class 2 webpage for year September 2018- July 2019

Big Blue Sky Day. Class 2’s wonderful art work.

The beautiful Sensory Garden

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Quiet reading in the Sensory garden.

Year 2 time telling challenge. Wednesday 19th June.

Zog 6th June 2019

Book reviews

The Smartest Giant in Town .... literacy this term.

Camouflage Hands- going wild in Woodland School

Science in class 2

Class 2 World Book Day 2019

Excellent websites for children.

Mega sites for maths

Maths zone

Maths frame

Top marks

Mind your decisions

Primary games

Smashing sites for science

The children's university of Manchester

Science kids

Love my science

Excellent sites for English

Teach your monster to read

Phonics play

Inspirational sites for internet safety

UK Safer internet centre

Think u know

Terrific sites for topics

National geographic - kids

BBC bitesize

Fantastic sites for French

Light bulb languages

Cool sites for computing

Scratch

Barclays code playground

5 x Tables!

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Class 2 have been creating an array city whilst learning their 5 x tables. We have been learning our multiplication facts as well as their related division facts. 7x5=35. 35/5=7.

Class 2 enjoying a much deserved ‘Golden Time’.

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Reader of the week

Amelia proved to be a fantastic first, ‘Reader of the week’ reading ‘The Snail and the Whale’ fluently and confidently. Well done!

                                                        Spring Term 2019

 

 This term children will learn about the Great Fire of London as an event beyond living memory. They will also consider ways in which we find out about the past using a variety of sources, for example the diary of Samuel Pepys and contemporary art. They  will be introduced to thinking about the reliability of sources.

Spellings will continue to be handed out on Mondays in preparation for testing on the following Monday. I attach a pdf of the weekly spellings on the class 2 page of the school website every week in case the spellings get lost.

Maths homework will be sent home on Mondays and needs to be returned by Friday of the same week so that I can mark and prepare books for handing back the following week. Maths homework will be for Year 2's only this term. ( I have included a maths booklet detailing all of the methods and knowledge the children will need for their upcoming SATs).

PE will be on Wednesday and Friday and children will need outdoor PE kits as we will be doing hockey for this term. (Please send gloves and scarves too).

Woodland school is now on Thursday afternoons.

Daily phonics, spelling and cursive handwriting lessons will continue and this term we are learning to join our handwriting.

Parents evening is during the week commencing 1st April 2019 and I look forward to seeing you all then. In the meantime if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me .

Best wishes and a Happy New Year.

Miss Curtis

 

Callow End Christingle.

Coming Home

Class 2 have had a wonderful time reading ‘Coming Home’ by Michael Morpurgo. They have learnt about migrating robins from Scandinavia and the perilous journey they make every year to return to the UK.

They have made ‘ bird cakes’ to feed the Callow End robins over the Winter and have each written a set of instructions on how to make them during literacy lessons . 

They have made their own robins from felt in design and technology and used them to create a colourful display border for our working wall. 

This afternoon we went out into the beautiful new sensory garden and hung their bird feeders from the trees. We then waited quietly in the shelter for our first red-breasted visitor , the children were enthralled and I have never seen them so quiet! 
Well done Class 2 , what a wonderful effort you have all made and how lucky your little robins are.

We are being very quiet and waiting to see our robin’s feeding.... shhhh

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Class 2 read ‘Coming Home’ by Michael Morpurgo

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A selection of brave Year 2’s read out sections of our class text. ( Hiccups courtesy of Charlie!)

Edith

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Coco

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Mike-Jay

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Edith

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Esme

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The End

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Reading champions!!