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Look out for our latest newsletter ........................Enjoy the half term break.........................stay safe...................... and we'll see you on Monday 4th November

Class 2

Autumn 1 - Week 7 - 14/10/19

   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. 

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.

 

Picture 1
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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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Picture 4

  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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