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A BIG thank you to our families and friends who were able to come along to our Christmas Fayre.*************************Thank you to all of the parent volunteers, children and staff who went the extra mile in support of the Christmas Fayre.**************************Join us at St Andrew's Friday 13th December at 1:30pm. All helpers to walk with us meets outside at approx 1pm***********************

Class 2

Autumn 2 - Week 6 - 9-12-19

    Shared Reading    

This week  we are continuing our book  

Autumn 2 - Week 5 - 2-12-19

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned a  Golden Ticket this week. 

40 reads - Georgie

50 reads - Jimmie

90 reads - Emily

140 reads - Luzanne

Thank you to everyone that supported Class 2 on their 'Guess the weight of the cake' stall at the Christmas Fayre.  There were two cakes available to win.

Winners were announced at the end of the Christmas Fayre.

Jimmie from Class 2

and

Joanne from Class 4

 

Southend United Football Club

On Thursday afternoon Southend United Football Club worked with Class 2 for a fifth fantastic PE session followed by listening to the children read. The children loved the afternoon and cannot wait for a repeat next week. 

Seren was presented with a trophy for working really hard.

    Chaplin Lodge    

On Thursday  Explorers, Year 1 and Year 2 visited Chaplin Lodge to sing Christmas songs to the residents. The children enjoyed singing their songs and were thrilled when some of the residents joined in the  songs and even asked us for an encore. 

Each class presented the residents with a large Christmas card from the children.

The residents gave each of the children a Christmas tree wooden decoration which they had made for us.

 

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    Christopher Columbus    

On Tuesday the children learned about the explorer Christopher Columbus and his journeys. Then they sequenced and acted out the different times in his life.

    Shared Reading    

This week  our book  is

 

   Please Help    

Please could you let Mrs Barber know, by Tuesday, if you would be able to help walk the children from the school to Chaplin Lodge for our Christmas singing to the residents (also for the return journey) on the morning of Thursday 5th December.    

If you are also available to walk with us to the St. Andrews church for our Christmas service on the 13th December please let Mrs Barber know.

Thank you.

Autumn 2 - Week 4 - 25-11-19

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned one or more  Golden Tickets this week. 

10 reads - Catherine

30 reads - Millie, Swaley

40 reads - Ellie M

60 reads - Dafina

80 reads - Emily

90 reads - Louie

120 reads - Mischa

130 reads - Luzanne & Mischa

   Christmas Performance    

Operation Christmas

On Thursday the children performed their Christmas play to the school and again to their parents on Friday morning and afternoon. The children worked so hard and some children even took on a different character brilliantly to cover children that were absent. Well done everybody.

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Seren and Louie won the competition for designing the front cover of the

Production programme.  Look at their designs below.

          

 

Southend United Football Club

On Thursday afternoon Southend United Football Club worked with Class 2 for a fourth fantastic PE session followed by listening to the children read. The children loved the afternoon and cannot wait for a repeat next week. 

Chelsea was presented with a trophy for working really hard.

    Shared Reading    

This week we are continuing our book 

Autumn 2 - Week 3 - 18-11-19

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned a  Golden Ticket this week. 

20 reads - Darcy

30 reads - Edward, Georgie

60 reads - Ryan, Seren

80 reads - Louie

110 reads - Mischa 

120 reads - Luzanne

Story Teller

    

 

Today we welcomed Hannah to our class for a great story telling session.

On Wednesday Class 2 took part in the World's Largest Lesson.

The World’s Largest Lesson introduces the Sustainable Development Goals to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action to help to :

End extreme poverty

Fight inequality and injustice

Tackle Climate change

There are 17 Global Goals to achieve these 3 extraordinary things by 2030.

We discussed what we wanted our planet to look like in the future and how we could look after our planet now.

United Nations Rights of the Child

We looked at right number 31 - Every child has the right to rest, relax, play and to take part in cultural and creative activities.

Then we decided to make something that would make us talk to each other and discuss the process - A snowflake for our Christmas performance.

Look at out photos by clicking on  the blue swirl below.

 

Southend United Football Club

On Thursday afternoon Southend United Football Club worked with Class 2 for a third fantastic PE session followed by listening to the children read. The children loved the afternoon and cannot wait for a repeat next week. 

Swaley was presented with a trophy for working really hard.

    Shared Reading    

This week we are continuing our book 

Autumn 2 - Week 2 - 11-11-19

Congratulations 

Class 2 won the 3PR Cup this week

Well done! Keep on walking to school Class 2.

Photo to follow soon.

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned a  Golden Ticket this week. 

20 reads - Ellie J, Swaley

30 reads - Ellie M,

40 reads - Jimmie

50 reads - Dafina, Seren (50p banked)

70 reads - Emily, Louie

100 reads - Mischa (£1 banked)

110 reads - Luzanne

Dress Down Friday

Thank you to everyone that supported Children in Need on Friday.

Southend United Football Club

On Thursday afternoon Southend United Football Club worked with Class 2 for a second fantastic PE session followed by listening to the children read. The children loved the afternoon and cannot wait for a repeat next week. 

Dollie was presented with a trophy for working really hard.

The idea, No Pens Day Wednesday,  comes from the charity the Communication  Trust who raise awareness and support speech, language and communication needs.

On this day pens and pencils are put to one side and the day is devoted to speaking and listening. We started our day by reading our book Jasper and the Space Dog and then in pairs we debated whether statements about the story were true or false. This was followed by drama  for our play Operation Christmas. In the afternoon we worked in pairs again describing properties of shapes so that our partner could  listen and guess the shape they were talking about. We then challenged ourselves by giving instructions to our partner to make a shape out of art straws. It was a great day and the children did not touch a pencil once! Click on pencil below to see some photos.

11-11-19

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day marks the date and time that World War 1 ended.

It finished on 11th November 1918 at 11:00a.m.

We  made poppies which we stuck together to make a wreath to display in the hall ready for our assembly.

In assembly today we had a two minute silence to remember the people who have died in wars.

    Shared Reading    

This week our book is

Friday 15th November - Children in Need Day

        Dress down Friday and money raised will go to Children in Need.

Friday 22nd November - Storyteller visit

       Hannah Brailsford will be visiting the children today for a story telling session.

Friday 29th November - Christmas Performances @ 9.30am and 2pm

              Parents are invited to watch the Christmas performances today.

Thursday 5th December @11am - Christmas songs at Chaplin Lodge

The children will be singing Christmas songs to the residents of Chaplin Lodge. If any parents are able to walk with us please speak to Mrs Barber. Thank you

Friday 6th December - Christmas Fayre 2.30-4.00pm

              Come to our school Christmas Fayre and have a go on Class 2's stall to 'Guess the weight of the cake'.

Friday 13th December pm - Christmas Service at St. Andrews Church

Monday 16th December am - Christmas panto Towngate Theatre Basildon

Thursday 19th December - Christmas Jumper Day and last day of term.

 

Autumn 2 - Week 1 - 4-11-19

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned one or more  Golden Tickets this week. 

Our two top readers over the half term holiday were Mischa and Luzanne.

Excellent reading girls.

20 reads - Millie

30 reads - Dafina, Jimmie, 

40 reads - Dafina, Ryan, Seren

50 reads - Dollie, Emily, Louie, Ryan

60 reads - Emily, Louie

70 reads - Luzanne, Mischa

80 reads - Luzanne, Mischa

90 reads - Luzanne, Mischa

100 reads - Luzanne

 

Athletics   

Mr Baker invited some children from Classes 1 and 2 to go to Wickford Town Football Club for an athletics session.  The children selected from Class 2 were Seren, Emily, Dollie, Tom, Jimmie and Louie. They had a wonderful time at the football club and we were very proud of their behaviour and good sportsmanship.  

Two of our children were awarded certificates for first and third place.

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Southend United Football Club

On Thursday afternoon Southend United Football Club worked with Class 2 for a fantastic PE session followed by listening to the children read. The children loved the afternoon and cannot wait for a repeat next week. 

Rihanna was presented with a trophy for working really hard.

Who will be awarded the trophy next week? 

 

Half Term Creative Homework

Wow! What an amazing surprise you gave me this morning.

Look at all the photos of your excellent models, fact files and holiday diaries.

Excellent work Year 2!

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    Shared Reading    

This week we read a selection of Firework poems.

    Half Term Holiday   

Wow! How quickly this first half term has gone. You have all settled into Class 2 so well and we know that in the next half term you will show us more of your brilliance.

 

We are really looking forward to seeing your creative home learning when you return to school and we know that you will have lots to tell us about your adventures and places you have seen. Remember to record your holiday reads on the slip in your partnership books.

 

We hope that you have a great half term holiday with plenty of fun and relaxation. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday 4th November.

 Mrs Woodford and Mrs Barber

 

PE for Autumn 2 will  be on Wednesday and Thursdays 

PLEASE ensure all jewellery including earrings are removed on these days.

Thank you

 

Monday 4th November - First day back at school

Tuesday 5th November - School Disco 3:30-4:30pm Tickets £2.50

    The children can bring party clothes ready to change into at the end of the school       

    day.  Tickets include a snack and unlimited drinks The children can be collected from

    the school office at the end of the disco.

Autumn 1 - Week 7 - 14/10/19

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned a Golden Ticket this week. 

10 reads - Darcy, Swaley

20 reads - Edward

30 reads - Seren

40 reads - Emily, Louie

50 reads - Mischa

60 reads - Mischa and Luzanne

 

    North Crescent Harvest Celebrations    

The children collected food for our Harvest Celebrations. 

On Thursday morning we all went to St. Andrews Church  to sing Harvest songs,  play piano recitals, read poems and prayers.  It was a wonderful celebration and thank you to all the parents who joined us for this event of thanksgiving.

    Harvest    

This week we have been learning about  Harvest.

We identified and named fruit and vegetables and talked about how and where they were grown. Then we looked at how we get these fruit and vegetables and the children were introduced to harvesting words e.g. cutting, picking, gathering, collecting, netting etc..

We read the story of The Little Red Hen together and discussed whether her friends should share the bread if they had not helped her.

After this we  looked at what a Christian Harvest Festival is and why Christians like to say thank you to God for the harvest. We sung the Harvest Samba below.

Harvest Samba

Out of the Ark Music, Zane Colquhoun and New Hope.

    Come Dine with Me    

Thank you to all the parents who came to join their children  for lunch.

Everybody enjoyed themselves and had  some delicious food too.

     

   Please Help    

Please could you let Mrs Barber know, by Tuesday, if you would be able to help walk the children from the school to the church for our Harvest service (also for the return journey) .   Thank you.

    Shared Reading    

This week our book is

Autumn 1 - Week 6 - 7/10/19

Brilliance Cup

        

Winners of the Brilliance cup for the 2nd time this term.

Well done Class 2 I am so proud of you.

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned a Golden Ticket this week. 

10 reads - Millie

20 reads - Dafina, Ellie M, Georgie, Jimmie,

30 reads - Ryan

40 reads - Dollie, Luzanne

50 reads - Luzanne

Monday 14th October:

Flu immunisations for the children today

Partnership Meetings 3.30-6.00pm

     Book appointments  on the school website

Tuesday 15th October:

Come Dine With Me 12.00 - Please book with the office and come and have lunch with your  child.

Partnership Meetings 5.30-7.00pm

       Book appointments  on the school website

Thursday 17th October : 9.30am Harvest service

     Parents  are invited to come and join us for our Harvest celebrations at               

        St. Andrews Church, London Road, Wickford, 

Friday 18th October :

Come Dine With Me 12.00 - Please book with the office and come and have lunch with your  child.

Last day at school before half term holiday.

     DT Day    

The  children researched  rockets using a safe search engine called Kiddle.  They noted things they liked or disliked about the designs and then we created a list of design criteria to use to create our own rockets.  Next the children drew their designs and shared them with their peers to check that they met all the design criteria.

Finally the children made their rockets and evaluated their designs.

Click on the  shooting stars below to see their fantastic models.

On Wednesday we had a visit from Roger who works at the Cats Protection. He talked to us about his job as a feral and domestic cat collector. Roger also helped us to understand how to take care of a cat and the things that a cat would need. He gave us a cat mask to colour and a booklet with fun activities and information about cats. The children loved talking to him.

    History   

This week in history we looked at Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake, two astronauts. We compared what was similar about them and what was different. It was really interesting to learn more about how the astronauts had to change the way they carried out activities, like eating, sleeping, going to the toilet etc.. when they were in space.    

Fantastic Manners

  

Well done Class 2

    We won the Polite Penguin.    

Please  could the children bring  any unwanted boxes, tubes, cardboard etc.. into school for the children to make their space rockets.

Thank you

    Shared Reading    

This week our book is

Autumn 1 - Week 5 - 30/9/19

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned a Golden Ticket this week. 

10 reads - Edward, Georgie, Tom

20 reads - Luzanne, Ryan

30 reads - Dollie, Emily, Luzanne

40 reads - Mischa

Our Feelings

Today we talked about the different feelings that we can experience in our lives. We then talked about how we could deal with those feelings and suggested  ways that can help us understand those feelings in ourselves and in others.

We read a story called 'The Huge Bag of Worries' and discussed the contents together. We met our Worry Buddy who sits in the corner of our classroom and his friend who is always there for us to have a hug.  

Parent Workshop

It was lovely to see some of the children's parents and grandparents at our class parent workshop on Thursday.

The children  enjoyed sharing their Science lesson with you.

The children investigated what properties a material has if we are able to change its shape. We looked at a sponge, playdough, paper and plastic straws, a cork, plastic cotton reel, cotton wool, crepe paper, tissue paper, writing paper, elastic band, bubble wrap, aluminium foil and a wooden wheel. 

         

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ 

This is a fun game where children are taken on a magical journey, they meet colourful characters along the way and collect fantastic rewards. When children are engaged, they are motivated to learn. As the children progress, they rehearse a range of essential reading skills: Matching letters to sounds, blending, segmenting, tricky words and reading full sentences. This is suitable for children on Phases 2-5 of Letters and Sounds. The app version of this game is free to download at the moment.

    Shared Reading    

This week our book is

Autumn 1 - Week 4 - 23/9/19

Wow!

What a great end to the week.

Winners of the Brilliance Cup and the most lunchtime  reward stickers.

Well done Class 2.

       

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned a Golden Ticket this week. 

10 reads - Ryan

20 reads - Dollie, Emily, Louie, Seren

30 reads - Mischa, Louie

 Grandparents Tea & Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to all the grandparents who came to support our Coffee Morning .

We hope you enjoyed Class 2 singing our songs which were both related to our theme of exploring space.

There are three parts to a rocket, yes there are

&

We're all getting ready for an adventure 

 

We supported the BBC Music Day on Thursday 26th September.

The theme this year was  music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact.

We celebrated by singing together some fun action songs from the BBC Music Day link. We talked about how we felt when we were singing and when we listened to songs and music. We all agreed that music can be an uplifting and inspiring experience that brings us together and makes us feel good.

   Talk and Share    

Thank you for coming into  the classroom  to share your child's learning.

The children were very excited to talk about their books with you. 

    A Hoctopize Invasion!    

Class 2 was invaded this week.

             

The Hoctopize is an alien in the book we are looking at in English called Toys in Space by Mini Gray. The children made a Hoctopize for homework and we are using them in school to help us with our descriptive writing. 

 

    Shared Reading    

This week our book is

 

Autumn 1 - Week 3 - 16/9/19

 

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned a Golden Ticket this week. 

10 reads - Dafina, Dollie, Ellie M, Emily,

Jimmie, Logan, Louie, Seren

20 reads - Mischa

 

    The Book Bus    

On Friday the Book Bus came to visit our school.

     

The children were very excited to go and visit the Book Bus and to look at all the beautiful books inside. There were so many books to choose from and the children even found some books to help us with our exploring space theme.

 

Global Climate Change

 

Today we joined millions of children across the world in  the  largest      environmental protest in history  which  demanded urgent action to save our planet.

After  playtime we all formed a heart shape with our bodies on the field to represent our love and concern for our planet.

 

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School Elections

Today we had our school elections. The children went into the hall to vote for the children they wanted to be School Councillors, Eco Warriors and Sports Ambassadors.

The winners of our school election were announced in Brilliance Assembly.

Congratulations to our winners.

School Councillors

Eco Warriors

Sports Ambassadors

   Science - Materials    

In science this week we sorted materials by type e.g. wood, plastic, paper, fabric and metal.  Then we found different objects that were made from these materials. We discussed why objects were made from particular materials and what would happen if they were made from alternative materials.

Click on  orange spot below to see some photographs of our lesson.

Reminder

Friday 20th September:

        Jeans for Genes DayNon uniform £1 donation

Every year 30,000 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder. Help us make a difference and wear your jeans with pride.

            Reading BusCome and browse the book shop  before or after school  or send children in with some money to purchase books when the class visit the Book Bus.

    Shared Reading    

 This week our book is

 

Autumn 1 - Week 2 - 9/9/19

Wow! The children looked great today in their character fancy dress.

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  Willy Wonka   

Today the children met Quentin Blake (the illustrator of Roald Dahl's books)  online and followed his step by step tuition on how to draw Willy Wonka.

Click on the artist palette below to see the children's fantastic drawings. 

    Reading Time    

We finished our Roald Dahl Day by going outside to the gazebo and reading Fantastic Mr Fox. The children loved being outside and could not wait for their parents to join us.

Year Two Theme for the Autumn term

 

 

    Shared Reading    

 This week our book is

Autumn 1 - Week 1 - 4/9/19

Thursday 12th September - Children's individual photographs.

Friday 13th September -  Roald Dahl Day

Friday is a fancy dress day with everyone dressing up as a character from one of  Roald Dahl's books. We are looking forward to an amazing Roald Dahl Day at school with lots of exciting activities.  Year 6 will be selling Roald Dahl character badges/key rings for 50p.

Friday 20th September:

        Jeans for Genes Day - Non uniform £1 donation

Every year 30,000 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder. Help us make a difference and wear your jeans with pride.

            Reading Bus - Come and browse the book shop  after school or send children in with some money to purchase books when the class visit the Book Bus.

Tuesday 24th September - Talk and Share 3:15 - 4:00pm

Come into the classroom after school to look at the children's books and chat to your children about their learning.

Friday 27th September 9-11:00am - Grandparents Tea/Macmillan Coffee Morning  

Please join us for a drink and some cake whilst listening to each class' performance.

Tuesday 15th September 5:30-8:00pm - Parent Partnership Meetings

Wednesday 16th September 3:30-6:00pm - Parent Partnership Meetings

Well done to:

Dafina

Jimmie

Luzanne

for completing the library Summer Reading Challenge.

Welcome to our school website and Class 2's very own page. 

Well done to all the children for completing the first week in Year 2. They have all been so good and enjoyed exploring their new classroom. The children have been eager to embrace all of the new experiences in Year 2 and have proved themselves to be very grown up and ready to start our theme learning next week.

Keep looking at this web page to see all the exciting news and photographs of our learning and events we take part in during the year. There will also be information about class routines, homework and reminders about future events.

 

    Reminders   

Please make sure that every item of clothing is clearly marked with your child's name      (including shoes, bags and PE kits). PE kits should be in school every day.

PE in Class 2 is on Tuesday and Wednesdays, please ensure all jewellery including earrings are removed for these days. Thank you.

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