Summer Fair

We had lots of fun at the Summer Fair on Thursday. The children loved visiting all the stalls and especially enjoyed sponging the teachers. They won so many toys and we raised lots of money for the school so thank you!!

 

English

In English this week we finished off our topic on non- chronological reports. We chose an African animal and researched lots of facts about them using Ipads. We then boxed up our ideas and chose our own sub-headings for our report and started writing them. I have been super impressed with the children’s enthusiasm with this topic and their writing has been fantastic. We also wrote a recount about our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park! Here are some examples of the children’s work.

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Thomas

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Topic

In topic this week, we have been finishing off our topic about Africa. At the beginning of the week we learnt about animal adaptations and how they survive in Africa. Then, we started learning about African culture and the children learnt some excellent African songs. Below are some videos and links to the animal adaptations and the songs so the children can practise at home!

 

Writer of the Week

Writer of the week this week is Thomas. Thomas has been trying really hard with his handwriting this week and wrote a superb recount about our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife park. Great work Thomas. Keep it up!

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Lacey. Lacey is always ready to learn and has made excellent progress over the last two years. She is a fantastic role model for our class and has an excellent attitude to learning. Brilliant work Lacey, keep it up!

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Topic

This week we started recreating a piece of art by a famous African artist called Martin Bullinya. The children sketched and labelled their pictures and then re-drew them ready for painting. The children’s art work is amazing and they worked so hard to make sure that their piece was as bright and colorful as Martin’s work! Here are some of the children’s brilliant paintings.

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Jamie’s fantastic art work

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Sadie’s superb painting

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

We had a fantastic trip on Wednesday to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The children were so well behaved and we had a superb time and learnt lots about African animals. Who knew giraffes only sleep for 5-10minutes at a time? Here are some snap shots of our day and some of the animals that we saw!

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English

In English this week we researched facts about Lions and started writing up a non-chronological reports on Lions using the facts that we had learnt.  The children’s reports are brilliant and they have all used sub-headings and structured their reports perfectly. Here are some brilliant examples.

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Lacey’s

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Sadie’s work

Writer of the Week

Writer of the week this week is James.F. James has made so much progress in his writing and is really putting his flare into his sentences by adding interesting adjectives. His facts about Lions were brilliant for his report and he as been working really hard on his capital letters and finger spaces. Keep up the good work James!

 

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Sadie. Sadie always tries hard and is always ready to learn. She has really impressed me this week especially in art, which is something which Sadie excels in. Her Martin Bullinya painting was awesome and she took so much care and time on it like she does all her work. Great work 🙂 Sadie keep it up!

Topic

In Topic this week we have continued learning about Africa and have been studying African art. We found out about a famous African artist called Martin Bullinya and have studied some of his works. We then started to re-create his work and add our own extra original features to our pictures. Here are some of the children’s brilliant examples.

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Lacey’s art work

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Thomas’s art work

English

In English this week we started our new topic and started learning about non-chronological reports. We watched a documentary about Lions and used what we learnt to write a non-chronological report without any helps from me as I wanted to see what the children already knew. Then we looked at the features of report writing and highlighted the features ready for writing our own next week. Here are some examples of the children’s cold writes without any help or teaching. They are so impressive.

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Sophie’s work

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Lacey’s work

Maths

In Maths this week we have been re-capping time. We have looked at o’clock and half past and quarter past and quarter to times and have been identifying the time and drawing the hands on the clocks. The children have remembered so much and are now getting more and more confident with telling the time. Here are some of the children’s brilliant work.

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Ryan’s time work

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Ella’s time work

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Sophie. This week we started our new topic on non-chronological reports and I asked the children to write one about Lions without any help. Sophie’s report was phenomenal. She remembered to use sub-headings and used most of the features required for this type of writing. Great work Sophie. Keep it up!

 

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Harrison. Harrison always tries hard and is always helps others which is lovely to see in the classroom. He has worked extra hard this week and was a great sportsman during the World cup tournament earlier this week. Super work Harrison. Keep it up!

 

Sports Day

Thank you so much to all of the parents and carers that cam to watch our sports day. The children worked so hard and we had so much fun in the sun. Here are some action shots of the children from the day.

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Maths

In Maths this week, the children have been re-capping division and have been solving division problems and writing the alternative division calculations. It’s amazing to see how far they have come and how much progress they have made, as we struggled with this topic early last year. Here are some brilliant examples of the children’s work.

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Ella’s work

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Owen’work

English

In English this week we have finally finished our topic on persuasive letters and we decided this week that we would write our own letters to Mrs Cook trying to persuade her to let us go to Yorkshire Wildlife park. We discussed the different features that we needed to use and boxed up our ideas before siting down and writing our letters whilst listening to Disney piano music. Our favourite part of the week. The children’s letters are amazing, I can’t believe that some have them have been written by Year Two students. They have worked so, so hard. Here are some sensational examples.

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Scarlett’s work

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Rileys work

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Daniels work

Topic

In topic this week we have continued learning about Africa and started learning more about the Massai tribe. We learnt about the difference is traditions, religions and beliefs and it was really interesting to see how people in other countries live and how different their lives are to ours. It made us really appreciate what we have, especially when we saw their mud huts. Here are some examples of the kids excellent topic work.

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Ryan. Ryan has written an excellent persuasive letter which is presented beautifully. It has all of the correct features that I need and some well thought out rhetorical questions too. Excellent work Ryan . Keep it up.

 

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Daniel. Daniel always tries hard and has produced some excellent independent work this week. He always helps others and his enthusiasm for learning is lovely to have in the class. Great work Daniel. Keep it up!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been recapping multiplication.  We started looking at multiplication as repeated addition and then looked at how we can use arrays to help us multiply. Here are some examples of the children’s excellent work.

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Harrison and Scarlett.T’s work

English

In English this week we adapted our class persuasive letter and the children decided where they would like to go on holiday. We looked at the features of persuasive letters and decided what we wanted to steal and change in our class letter which we learnt last week. The children have done amazingly well and it has been really hard to choose outstanding writer this week. Here are some examples of the children’s superb work.

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Scarlett .P’s work

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Topic

In topic this week, we have continued our topic on Africa which the children are really enjoying. We have been looking at the different vegetable and fruits that we eat which grow in Africa and why they grow there instead on in England. We also started learning about the Maasai tribe in Kenya and how their lives are different to ours. Here are some examples of the kids work:)

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Riley’s work

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Janes Ferguson’s work

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Lily. Lily has tried really hard this week in all of her independent tasks and has written an excellent persuasive letter in her best handwriting. Super work Lily. Keep it up!

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Billy. Billy is always so well mannered and he is a fantastic role model for our class. He has made so much progress this year and he has really impressed me this week especially in his independent work. Great work Billy. Keep it up!

 

 

Welcome back

Welcome back after a lovely break. I hope that you all had a lovely holiday and are ready for the last half term of the year!

 

English

In English this week we have started our persuasive letter topic. The children have been writing persuasive letters to a person of their choice asking them for something that they really, really want. I have been so impressed with the children’s ideas and reasons why they think they deserve what they want. I would definitely be persuaded after reading some of their letters. We then learnt a class letter and rehearsed and performed it to the rest of the class. Here are some examples of the children’s performances.

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Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about position and direction. The children have made so much progress from last year and now know the difference between left and right more confidently. We also learnt about different compass directions and practised moving using different directions to check our understanding. Here are some examples of the children’s brilliant work.

Billy’s work

Lacey’s work

Topic

In topic this week we have started our new topic on Africa. We went on a hunt to discover our new topic this term and then  used iPads to create fact files all about Africa and Kenya. We are really looking forward to visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park and learning about all of the animals in Africa to help us learn even more about Africa.

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Paige. Paige always presents her writing beautifully and always tries really hard to use all of the correct features in her writing. She’s been trying so, so hard to get outstanding writer and this week her hard work has paid off. Excellent work Paige. Keep it up!

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Wayne. Wayne has really impressed me this week. He always works really hard in all of his independent work and every lesson this week he has been extra focused and ready to learn. Super work Wayne. Keep it up!

SATS

Finally, SATS are over. The children have done themselves proud. They have all tried really, really hard and that’s all that matters:) If you do want to find out how your child did you are welcome to come and ask me at any time:)

We celebrated with some more biscuit time this week and some extra rounders 🙂 They deserve it after all their hard work.

 Topic

In Topic this week we have started planning and writing an explanation text about how we can stay healthy. The children have loved this science topic and really know all the things they need to do to keep healthy:) Here are some fantastic examples of the children’s plans!

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Jamie’s work

English

In English this week we have been finishing off our adapted versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. I have been so so so impressed with the children’s writing. They have used adverbs, lots of description and have written in perfect paragraphs! Here are some examples of the children’s fabulous work!

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Molly’s story

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Jada’s story

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Rosie’s story

 

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Molly. Molly always tries hard in everything she does and always helps others. She has tried extra hard in all of her work this week especially in her English and has written a superb adapted version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Great work, keep it up!

Molly Thompson

 

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Ella. Ella has worked really hard this week in her English writing and has written a superb adapted version of Jack and the Beanstalk. She has used some fantastic adverbs and description. Super work Ella!

Ella Calvert

 

SATS

The children will be sitting their final reading SATS test next week. Please make sure that your child reads each night so they can practice their speed and fluency in reading.

Below are some of the previous SATS papers for the children to complete at home.

For the first paper the children will be provided with a test which includes the questions. This is the easier of the two. There is an example below.

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In the second test the children will be provided with their own reading booklet and question booklet and they have to try and answer the questions using the information they have read from the booklet. There are page numbers for the second test next to each question which the children can look for to help them know which page they can find the information on. There is an example below

 

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Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about capacity and volume and have been measuring and comparing the capacity and volume of different objects. The children have worked really hard especially when reading accurately off the scales. Here are some examples of their fantastic work.

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Sophie’s work

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Hannah’s work

English

In English this week we have continued our topic on poetry and have written an acrostic poem and rhyming poem about Summer. I can’t believe how well all of the children have done and they’ve all used the correct features and structure for each type of poem. They have been superstars! Here are some excellent examples!

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Ella’s summer poem

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Harrison’s summer poem

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Riley. Riley has been trying really hard to make sure that his handwriting is nice and neat and this week he has written not only a fantastic poster explaining the benefits of exercise but also 2 superb poems on Summer. Each piece was lovely to read! Great stuff Riley!

Riley Hall

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Heidi. Heidi has really impressed us this week. She has been trying extra hard in every lesson and has been so resilient when things have been difficult. She has made so much progress this year it’s wonderful to see. Great work Heidi!

Well done!

The children have been absolutely fantastic this week in their Maths tests. They have all sat their two tests and have really tried their hardest and have been so sensible under test conditions. Keep it up guys! Only the reading tests left to do!

Homework for this week is for the children to read each day!!!

It’s really important for their reading test (which they will be taking at the end of next week and into the last week of the term) that the children can read fluently. So please, please make sure that they are reading each night!:)

English

In English this week we have continued learning about poetry and have finished our poems and have looked at different types of poetry and their features. Next week we will be looking at acrostic poems and will be writing our own acrostic poem about Summer. I am looking forward to seeing what the children come up with as they have impressed me already with their creativity during this topic.

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Paige’s features work

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Ashley’s super poem

Maths 

In Maths this week we have been studying hard for our arithmetic and reasoning tests. It is finally over and we celebrated with a bit of biscuit time and rounders on Friday which was well deserved! The children have been working their socks off and I am so proud of how well they have all done:) Super stars!

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Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Oliver. Oliver has written a superb rhyming poem and has used all of the correct features. It was lovely to read and beautifully presented. Great stuff Oliver!

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Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is James.W. James has really impressed us this week. He has been working so hard in all of his independent work and it has definitely paid off. Super work James!

James Woodruff

SATS

I have tested the children this week and they have done fantastically in their mock Maths tests so we are going to start testing the children in Maths next week. They have made so so much progress and I am so proud of every single one of them. I have provided the past Maths papers below which the children can practice ready for next week.

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(The first 5 questions will be read to the children during the reasoning test so the script has also been attached)

English

In English this week we have started our poetry topic. We learnt a poem about the colours of a rainbow and performed the poem in groups. The children did fantastically and then we started to change the poem and create own own rhymes. Rhyming is really difficult but the children have done so, well. Here are  some snapshots of them performing.

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Scarlett. P’s work

Topic

In Topic this week we have started our science topic and have been looking at the basic needs of humans and animals. We discussed what the difference between a want and a need is and we all quickly realised that we could live without an Xbox but not without water or food. We also looked at the life cycle of a butterfly and the children wrote some super explanations. Here’s some examples of the children’s excellent work.

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Felicity’s work

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Lily’s work

Writer of the Week

Writer of the week this week is Scarlett.P. In English we are writing rhyming poems and Scarlett wrote a superb poem which was punctuating perfectly and presented beautifully.  She really thought about the poem and making sure that each stanza linked perfectly to the topic of rainbows. Brilliant work Scarlett!

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Pupil of the Week

Pupil of the week this week is Felicity. Felicity has worked really hard in all of her independent work and her hard work has really paid off. She wrote a fantastic rhyming poem in English and has done super in all of her Maths work this week.

F Earnshaw