Thank you for everyone who came to our class assembly today.
We really enjoyed sharing all of our learning with you.
Thank you to all our families for helping us with our costumes.
We all looked incredible!
Here are some pictures from our assembly so if you weren’t able to come, you can see some photos of our fantasic acting!
We are so confident now, you can really see home much we’ve grown and how confident we’ve become.
We also hope to see you at our Tuned Percussion music concert on Monday at 10.45am.
Please carry on learning about nocturnal animals. Can you look for different animals around your house and neighbourhood this weekend? Can you look in the garden at night time and see if you can spot any hedgehogs, foxes, owls or other nocturnal animals?
Miss Smillie’s Phonics Group – Use the ‘ful’ suffix to change base nouns like ‘care’, ‘play’, ‘rest’, ‘mouth’ into words like ‘playful’, ‘painful’.
How does it change the meaning of the word? Look at words with the ‘ly’ suffix. Can you sort them by how the base word has been changed?
Miss Hele’s/ Mrs Wickes’ Phonics Group– Practice writing sentences using the ‘n’/’ng’ sound e.g. ‘sing’, ‘thing’, ‘thin’, shin’. Practice spelling tricky words from my home learning diary.
Miss Stinton’s Phonics Group– Find words with different spellings of the /ee/ sound – ‘e_e, ‘ey’, ‘y’, ‘ea’, ‘ei’, ‘e’, ‘eo’, and ‘ie’.Which is the most common? Can you find which spelling is usually found in the middle or at the end of words?
Bug Club is still out of action from the upgrade until next week. We will send out a Parent Mail when we know it’s ready for you to use again.
You can still use Abacus this week for your online learning.
We have started our new topic ‘Nocturnal Animals’.
Children have a new Home Learning Adventure Book with the Pyramid of activities for the topic.
Please spend some time looking through the pyramid and thinking about what you are going to have a go at this coming term.
Miss Smillie’s Phonics Group – We have been learning about using mnemonics to help remember a spelling e.g. BECAUSE – Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants.
Can you make your own mnemonic to remember a spelling you find tricky?
Miss Hele’s/ Mrs Wickes’ Phonics Group– Find words with the /ow/ sound spelt ‘ou’, ‘ow’ and ‘ough’.
Practice spelling the words ‘some’, ‘come’, ‘where’ and ‘who’.
Miss Stinton’s Phonics Group– Find words with different spellings of the /ai/ sound – ‘a_e’, ‘ai’, ‘ay’, ‘a’, ‘eigh’, ‘ey’, ‘ei’, ‘aigh’ and ‘ea’.
Which is the most common?
Can you find which spelling is usually found in the middle or at the end of words?
Think about making your Lenten promises as a family. What other things can you do to distract you from temptations during Lent? Perhaps plan some family time away from the TV or games consoles!
Miss Smillie’s Phonics Group – Find base words that end in ‘y’ e.g. happy, carry, worry – can you change the suffix (ending) to create new words e.g. carry – carried and think about the spelling.
Miss Hele’s/ Mrs Wickes’ Phonics Group– Find words with the /ew/ sound spelt ‘ue’, ‘oo’ and ‘u_e’.
Miss Stinton’s Phonics Group– Practice spelling the tricky words: mouse, once, because, please and work.
During our mental maths today, a lot of children still struggled to ‘find the difference’ between two numbers. Please practice finding the difference between numbers like 11 and 4 or 5 and 13. You can put the smaller number in your head and then count on using your fingers to the larger number. As a number sentence this would look like:
4 + ___ = 11 or 11 = 4 + ___ or 11 – ___ = 4 or 4 = 11 – ___
Bug Club, Abacus
We had some very exciting visitors in Year Two this afternoon!
It was Reception’s last day with their ‘Living Eggs’ so we borrowed them for half an hour to cuddle and get to know a little bit more about the lifecycle of a chicken.
It was very egg-citing!
We have added some photos below for you to chick-out!
Why don’t you use this as a starting point to get your child to talk all about the experience…
Apologies for the delay in putting the photos up, we have been very busy in Year Two!
At last, here they are! We hope you enjoyed our concert.
Thank you to all parents that were able to attend.
We appreciate that not all of you were able to come so hopefully these pictures will help you to see what the children could do.
Thank you everyone for your amazing contributions to World Book Day. The costumes were, as always, fantastic and very creative!
The children had a great time, I’m sure they told you all about it yesterday evening.
Below is a picture of Elephant class dressed as their favourite Fantasy story characters.
Try to give up something this weekend that you really love doing like watching TV or playing on your games consoles. Think about how Jesus would have felt in the Wilderness and how this helped him get closer to God.
Miss Smillie’s Phonics Group – Find words ending in ‘ing’ and explore the three rules to add the suffix ‘ing’ to a word.
1) Taking off the ‘e’ e.g. love-loving, take-taking.
2) Doubling the consonant e.g. hop-hopping, sit-sitting.
3) Adding an ‘ing’ e.g. play-playing, say-saying.
Miss Hele’s/ Mrs Wickes’ Phonics Group- Find words with the /ow/ sound spelt ‘ow’, ‘ou’ and ‘ough’. Remember words are always spelt with ‘ow’ when followed by an ‘n’.
Miss Stinton’s Phonics Group- Practice spelling the tricky words: many, any, different, eyes, friends and laughed. Can you spot them in your reading books?
Choose two numbers like 9 and 15. Practice finding the difference between them using different skills like drawing a numberline and counting on from 9 to 15, the difference would be 6.
Bug Club, Abacus