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Updated school day start times and finish times have been emailed and texted out. These will take effect from Monday 21st September . Thank you

Class 2

Please send your work to

homelearning@northcrescent.org 

Please write Class 2 under the subject on the email

Thank you - Mrs Barber

Click on the North Crescent logo below to access Home learning ideas sorted by subjects. I hope this helps you and your child to continue their education at home.

I will continue to add ideas over the period that school is closed.

I will also add a personal message on the 'Children's Home Learning' weekly pages.

My way of keeping in touch with you all.

Enjoy the activities and spending precious time with your families.

Keep safe. Mrs Barber smiley

P.S. Please remember that although I may have signposted downloadable resources these can often be copied onto paper, or used as a guide so that you do not have to print everything.

   

Whole school Sumdog competition starting 9:30am  until 2:30pm Monday to Friday

Children's Home Learning

during school closure. 

Thank you for all the Home Learning that you are sending me. It is wonderful to see the breadth of activities that you are obviously enjoying at home.

Please keep sending them to me, it is lovely to hear from you.

 If your work does not appear on the website please let me know by emailing  for the attention of Mrs Barber at admin@northcrescent.org

Thank you

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Mrs Coles has read this story especially for you.

In light of the recent news about school closure on Friday, I have given the children a range of tasks and activities to complete at home. These are a mixture of projects, websites and creative activities. The children can ‘pick and mix’ what they would like to do on a daily basis and access at their own level. All activities have been created to link to our curriculum provision and current learning in school. Please see below this message for information on the tasks /activities and downloads.

I will be updating the website regularly with messages and extra things that the children can be doing at home. This will be my way of keeping in touch with you. I would love the children to keep in touch with me too by sending  their completed work and any messages  using the email account

homelearning@northcrescent.org 

Please write Class 2 under the subject on the email

 This email account is for incoming mail only and has an automated out of office reply.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you need any support and I can send a reply using our  admin@northcrescent.org account.

Mrs Barber

The children have free access to Numbots for a month.

Look out for the login in your child's partnership book.

Go to https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/5808 

then enter user and password. 

If you were absent from school and would like your login please send me a message marked for my attention -  admin@northcrescent.org

Please read whilst you are at home, it is so important and it opens up a whole new world for you. The library has many online services that you can use if you are not able to visit them in person. Look on their website libraries.essex.gov.uk and download the information sheet below the posters.

   

Times Tables

Lots of ideas to help you to practise your times tables.

Download from link below.

Links to websites 

Free access to all of Sumdog (Maths and English) during school closures.

Sumdog is an online learning tool which provides personalised maths and spelling practice that children love. It adapts questions to each child, using engaging games to build their confidence, and it's been shown to accelerate progress.

Oxford Owl has many activities and fun ideas for the children in Reading, English and Maths. They also have a good selection of ebooks to read.

The children have a login at the front of their partnership books ( same login as Numbots). This is a fun way to practise  times tables.

A fun site to help the children with their phonics.

Lots of games to play using the different phases from Letters and Sounds.

Username: march20

Password: home

Spring 2 - Week 4 - 16-3-20

  Congratulations  

Congratulations to the star readers in our class for the Spring Term.

Luzanne  - 123 reads

Mischa - 96 reads

Emily & Louie - 81 reads

Ryan - 69 reads

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned  one or more Golden Tickets this week. 

Golden Ticket winners:

40 reads - Ellie J, Millie

50 reads - Dafina

80 reads - Emily, Louie

120 reads - Luzanne

William Shakespeare

     

We are celebrating Shakespeare Week.

The children have been learning about the life of William Shakespeare .

We looked at how to draw a portrait and the proportions of a face before drawing our own portraits of William Shakespeare. Look at the fantastic portraits by clicking on the artist palette below.

  Ojo de Dios  

The "Ojo de Dios" or God's Eye is an ancient symbol made by the Huichol Indians of Mexico and the Aymara Indians of Bolivia.

In Mexico, The central eye was made when a child was born.  Each year, a bit of yarn was added until the child turned five at which point the Ojo was complete.

 

We finished our Ojo de Dios.

   Skipping    

Skipping at Grange Primary School has been cancelled until further notice.

Spring 2 - Week 3 - 9-3-20

This week Class 2 have won both the Brilliance Cup and the Polite Penguin award.

You are all superstars!

 

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned  one or more Golden Tickets this week. 

Golden Ticket winners:

30 reads - Ellie J 

40 reads - Maisie, Jimmie  

50 reads - Ellie M

60 reads - Ryan

90 reads - Mischa

110 reads - Luzanne

    Skipping    

This week the children are busy learning how to skip ready for our Skipping Festival at Grange Primary School on Tuesday 24th March. The children are excited to be taking part and are working very hard to master their skipping skills. 

If there are any parents free to help walk the children to Grange Primary 

on this afternoon please let Mrs Barber know. Thank you.

    Maths - Measuring    

This week we have been measuring objects inside and outside the classroom using centimetres and metres. Then we used these skills to find out if a double decker bus would fit in our classroom. We found out that our classroom was wide enough for the bus but was 2 metres short in length and height. 

Click on red paint blob below to see our photos.

Spring 2 - Week 2 - 2-3-20

    Polite Penguin    

Well done Class 2.

You have been polite this week and won the Polite Penguin with classes 5 and 1.

 

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned  one or more Golden Tickets this week. 

Golden Ticket winners:

10 reads - Darcy

20 reads - Chelsea

30 reads - Maisie

40 reads - Dollie, Ellie M

60 reads - Louie

70 reads - Mischa, Emily, Louie

80 reads - Mischa

90 reads - Luzanne

100 reads - Luzanne

On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day.

We dressed up as our favourite book characters.

Click on book below to have a closer look at our outfits.

We chose our favourite Traditional Tale and read the story.

Then we made stick puppet characters and used them to retell the story.

Click on book below to see photos.

 

 

    Well done!    

Winner of our Travelling Book Fair Raffle.

£10 Book Voucher to choose books from our Travelling Book Fair bookcases.

  Brilliance Assembly  

Thank you to everyone who came to our Brilliance Assembly.

The children loved showing and teaching you all the things they have been learning.

Click on the star below to see our photos.

Spring 2 - Week 1 - 24-2-20

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned  Golden Tickets this week. 

Golden Ticket winners:

 10 reads - Chelsea, Logan       

20 reads - Ellie J,  Maisie         

30 reads - Jimmie, Millie            

40 reads - Dafina

50 reads - Louie, Mischa, Ryan

60 reads - Emily, Mischa

70 reads - Luzanne

80 reads - Luzanne

Well done to Class 2 for having the most 3PR Tokens this week.

 

Half Term Home Learning

Look at some of the brilliant home learning  from Class 2.

A Victorian Bathing Machine.

    

Peg Dolls

A Victoria Sandwich Cake

This cake was named after Queen Victoria who ate a slice of sponge cake with her afternoon tea.

Jimmie created his own Powerpoint presentation about Victorian Life.

Click on link below to view

It was great to see all the children back at school today and so eager to start our

Spring 2 learning.

We hope that you have a great half term holiday with plenty of fun and relaxation.

Remember to record your holiday reads on the slip in your partnership books.

 

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday 24th February.

 Mrs Woodford and Mrs Barber

Spring 1 - Week 6 - 10-2-20

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned  Golden Tickets this week. 

Golden Ticket winners:

 10 reads - Catherine, Ellie J, Maisie

20 reads - Georgie, Millie

30 reads - Dafina, Ellie M

40 reads - Louie, Ryan

50 reads - Emily

   History    

In History this week we looked at the lives of poor and rich Victorian children.

We found out that poor, young children worked in  coal mines, on farms, in mills, in factories, as chimney sweeps or domestic servants. Many of these jobs were unsafe, poorly paid and damaging the the children's health. We appreciated how lucky we are  that children's rights are in place to protect us today.

   Flour Tortillas    

On Wednesday we followed instructions to make Flour Tortillas a popular food in Mexico. The children found that it was important to follow the instructions in order and learned some new techniques like kneading the dough.  Finally the children ate their tortilla with some children adding salsa sauce and grated cheese too.

See our photographs by clicking on the link below.

The children were so excited to share their lunchtime with their parents and grandparents. Thank you  for supporting this event.

Today we looked at ways of staying safe when online.

We talked about the things we do when we are online and discussed what information was ok to share  and what information we should keep safe.

Self Image & Identity

We read the story of Digiduck’s Famous Friend where we learned that people online may not always be who they say they are, and that ‘friends’ made solely online are still strangers. It also reinforced the importance of

keeping our personal information safe.

Read the story below.

Finally we took part in the Snakes and Ladders Bee-Bot challenge. We threw the dice and moved the Bee-Bot on the board. When we landed on a square we read the online scenario and decided whether it was a safe choice or a poor choice. It was a bit tricky at times to program our Bee-Bot to slide down the snakes.

Look at the  photographs on the slideshow below.

Tuesday 11th February - Loved Ones Lunch 12pm (Open to parents / grandparents)

                                        Fill in lunch choices and pay  £2.40 on Parent Pay. 

Monday 17th to Friday 21st February - Half Term Holiday

Wednesday 4th March - Class 2 Brilliance assembly (am)

Tuesday 3rd March to Friday 6th March - Book Fair in school

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day - Non uniform Day

Spring 1 - Week 5 - 3-2-20

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned  Golden Tickets this week. 

20 reads - Seren

30 reads - Louie

40 reads - Emily & Mischa

Raising Awareness of

Young Carers

On Friday we all came to school with the funkiest hair styles and donated money in support of Young Carers. We were told about what young carers do and how it affects their lives.  The Young Carers charity helps to support these children so they can go to school and some are even given a mini holiday as a break.

Wow! How funky we look.

We had spiders, tiaras, dyed hair, spiky hair, glitter,

bunches and plaits,  pipe cleaner swirls and curls. 

Amazingly, we were all different.

We raised £125 as a school. 

Thank you for your support.

 

    History    

In History this week we looked at schools in the Victorian era.

We found out what their classrooms looked like, what they were taught and what happened if they were naughty. Look at the rules below.

Class 2 decided that they would not want to go to school in Victorian times.

Spring 1 - Week 4 - 27-1-20

Wow! What a great end to the week.

Class 2 won the Brilliance Cup.

and

Class 2 won the Polite Penguin

 

I am so proud of you all.

Well done Class 2.

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned  Golden Tickets this week. 

10 reads -  Georgie

20 reads - Dafina, Ellie M, Jimmie

30 reads - Dollie, Mischa

60 reads - Luzanne

 

On Monday we joined in the celebrations for Chinese New Year. 

We began the day by reading about how Chinese New Year is celebrated and completed a comprehension activity. This was followed by using our maths skills to solve Chinese New Year problems. In the afternoon we found out that 2020 is the year of the rat and that the other years are all named after different animals, twelve animals in total. We also found out that we were either born in the year of the dragon or the year of the snake. After this we designed and made our own pop up card to give to our families to wish them a Happy Chinese New Year.

 

Spring 1 - Week 3 - 20-1-20

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned one or more  Golden Tickets this week. 

10 reads -  Dafina, Mischa, Seren

20 reads - Louie, Mischa

30 reads - Emily,  Ryan

40 reads - Luzanne

50 reads - Luzanne

 

Power Thoughts Workshop

Today we had a Power Thoughts workshop where we found out that we had a ‘Thinking Brain’ and a ‘Feeling Brain’. Natalie taught us how we can use ‘Power Breathing’ and ‘Move it to lose it’ to help us to lose big feelings like anger or frustration.

      

    Mexico    

This week we continued our learning about Mexico. We compared Christmas in Mexico and in the United Kingdom and found some things that were the same and some things that were different. The children learnt that we say "Merry Christmas" and Mexico

say " Feliz Navidad"  because we speak English and Mexicans speak Spanish.

Science

Our science topic this term is Animals including humans. 

Today the children were introduced to a range of baby mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. The children were then given pictures and names for these and asked to identify and match the babies with the adult of each animal. Then the children chose an animal and drew the baby and adult of this animal and explained how the animal changes as it grows from baby to adult. 

Click on the owl below to see our photos.

On Thursday the children will be taking part in Power Thoughts. 

Power thoughts is a ' teaching, coaching and mindfulness based service aimed at empowering children to tap into the ‘power’ of their minds.Through the sessions, children as young as five are taught how to become confident, resilient and robust, developing a ‘can-do’ attitude that allows them to flourish both at home and in the classroom.'

More details may be found on their website https://www.powerthoughts.co.uk/#new-page

There is a Power Thoughts session after school on Thursday for parents and a creche is available. We would love to see you there.

Spring 1 - Week 2 - 13-1-20

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned one or more  Golden Tickets this week. 

10 reads -  Ellie M, Emily, Jimmie, Louie, Luzanne, Ryan

20 reads - Emily, Luzanne, Ryan

30 reads - Luzanne

English - Oliver 

In English this week we looked at the characters of Oliver and Fagin and compared them.

          

Then, in pairs,  we brainstormed vocabulary that would help us to describe the characters. Click on the book below to see our brainstorming.

 

    RE    

In RE this term we are learning about Special words and stories.

We continued our learning by looking at Bibles  and learning why this is a special book for Christians. The children learnt that the Bible is divided into the Old and New Testament and that there are many different types of Bible.

    Mexico    

In Geography this term we are looking at a country called Mexico.

Today the children used an atlas to find out where Mexico is in the world. Then they labelled a map of Mexico with its capital city and named the surrounding countries and bodies of water.

    PSHE    

In PSHE this week we  identified our feelings and emotions and thought about the different reasons why we experience these feelings and emotions. We looked at different ways we could help ourselves when we feel like this.

Spring 1 - Week 1 - 6-1-20

    RE    

In RE this term we are learning about Special words and stories.

We started by looking at our favourite books and talking about why they were special to us. We read a story together in our new library. Then we described how we looked after our special books.

English

In English we are looking at the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

We watched the Lego clip retelling the story of Oliver. Then the children retold the story in chronological order.

Oliver Twist (A 5 minute animation)

Our theme for the Spring Term is 

   A Look Back in Time    

We will be learning  interesting Victorian facts, find out what life was like for  rich and poor  Victorian children. and learn about the many changes and inventions  that took place during the Victorian era.

In our first lesson we looked at a picture of a person from the Victorian period.

The children then wrote some questions that we could ask her if she visited our classroom.

 

It was great to see all the children back at school today.

The children shared with the class all the exciting events of the last two weeks

and even told us about all of their lovely presents.

What a good time the children had over the Christmas Holidays!

With best wishes to you all for a very  Happy New Year.

May all your hopes and dreams come true in 2020.

     Christmas Holidays        

What a fun last day we had with lots of games, films and food!

We hope your parents will like their Christmas cards and calendars.

 

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas with lots of rest and fun.

Take care and keep safe.

Mrs Barber &  Mrs Woodford 

 

Autumn 2 - Week 7 - 16-12-19

     Congratulations        

Congratulations to the star readers in our class for the Autumn term.

Luzanne - 161 reads

Mischa - 152 reads

Louie - 106 reads

Emily - 103 reads

The Golden Ticket  Autumn Draw for the £10 WHSmith voucher took place today

and was won by Louie. Well done!

 

The Golden Ticket Scheme for the Spring Term will start on  Friday 20th December  so remember to sign the partnership book over the holidays as all your reads will count towards a golden ticket.

Who will be our Golden Ticket draw winner for the Spring term? 

      Christmas Dinner    

       and 

       Christmas Jumper Day          

We all had a great time on Wednesday. We had a delicious Christmas Dinner, sang Christmas songs,  pulled crackers and told cracker jokes as well as wearing paper hats.

Click on the star below to see our photos.

Can you spot all our different Christmas Jumpers ?

Pantomime Day

  

Today we went to the Towngate Theatre in Basildon to watch Dick Whittington .

We had a great time and joined in lots of the songs and dances that

Billy taught us.

Wow! Our school Christmas tree and Class 2.

It's panto time

The children are going to the pantomime on Monday morning. They will need a small snack to take with them.

We will be back at school for lunch,  usual Monday menu.

The children have earned their end of term treat and have chosen a Christmas Party. The party will take place on Wednesday 18th December and the children have been asked to bring in some party food to share with everybody.

As it is Christmas jumper day the children do not need party clothes to change into.

Thank you

Autumn 2 - Week 6 - 9-12-19

Congratulations to our super class readers

who have earned one or more  Golden Tickets this week. 

10 reads - Jasmine. Logan

70 reads - Ryan

100 reads - Louie

140 reads - Mischa

150 reads - Luzanne, Mischa

    Christmas Service at St. Andrews    

We all had a great time at our Christmas service.

The weather was kind to us as we walked to the church and there were lots of families there to greet us and join in our celebrations.

Thank you

 

Science - Materials

Which material is the most suitable to make a boat for Christopher Columbus?

 

We looked at four different materials, cardboard, fabric, wood and plastic and thought about which we would like to use to make a boat  for our investigation. Then we made our boats and predicted what would happen when we tested them in water.

Click on link below to see our photos and what happened when we put each boat into  water.

    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.

 

    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.

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. 

This week a girl was presented with the 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. 

This week a boy was presented with the 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. 

This week a girl was presented with the 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

Wednesday 18th December - Christmas Jumper Day & Class party

Thursday 19th December - 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.

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. 

A girl from our class 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!

    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 thought about our environment and what we could do to improve or protect it.

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

 

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.

  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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