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Thank you to all our families for their support of the school during this very challenging year. We look forward to welcoming our pupils back on Thursday 3rd September 2020.
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Class 2

Preparing for September 2020

 Home learning over the summer holidays;

 Current reception class

A phonics reading pack has been sent home for each child to complete over the holidays to aid their transition to KS1. Please make sure you complete the diary for me so I can see your child’s progress and any areas I need to work on.

Current year 1

Please find attached below a range of activities that you can complete over the summer that will help to prepare for next year.  All attachments are available to download and print off, please return any completed work to school in September so I can see what you have been learning.

 These activities include:

  • Spelling Activities - year 1 and 2 common exception words and y2 spelling rules.
  • Spelling activities 
  • English Booklet - SPaG and reading 
  • Maths Booklets - addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and measure.

 Please also continue reading at home over the holidays and complete the reading diary to return to school in September.

Thank you for all of your continued support with your child's home learning and we hope you all have a lovely summer.

 

✍🏻 New Handwriting Section. ✍🏻

Esme’s busy week...her flag for EsmeLand, science experiments and Socky the dinosaur!!⭐️⭐️⭐️

Class 2 Letters May 2020

Connor’s 5 x table

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Amber’s 5x table video

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Noah’s 5 x table challenge!

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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 3.MOV

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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!!

Reading information

D &T - making woolly hats.

Academy Day

Too Much Talk- drama for academy day

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The children spent the session creating story maps, learning repetitive language and acting out their story. A great time was had by all!

Role-play

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Drama

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More reading champions!

Place Value Pumpkins

Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons.Here are the times for the specific movements: Spring 0:00 Summer 10:31 Autumn 20:59 Winter 32:48

A cultured class 2 spent the afternoon listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons whilst painting and sketching for their topic on Seasonal Changes.

Class 2 reading champion’s- very proud to have moved up a reading level this week, well done!

Scavenger Hunt in Woodland School

Place value work

What happens in the woods?

Outdoor learning at Woodland School Autumn 2018

Maths

Classroom routines for parents information

Autumn 2018 Welcome letter

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