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Week Beginning 17.12.18

 

Literacy: We will be looking at the structure of a wishing tale and having a go at writing one with our own ideas.

 

Reading: We will be reading a variety of short texts and answering some comprehension questions.


Maths: We will be looking at money and recognising coins. We will also be doing some maths investigations.

 

Project: We will be evaluating our instruments that we made last week.

 

Notices

Unfortunately next week we are saying goodbye to the lovely Miss Cox who has been working in Honeybee class, as she is going to be spending more time with her young family.

From January, Miss Bond will be based in Honeybee class with Miss Porto and we are welcoming Miss Thompson who will join Froghopper class with Miss Capstick.

 

Imogen

Belle

Jacob

Adriana

 

 

 

 

Layla

Zain

Sophie

James

 

Week Beginning 10.12.18

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own finding tales using our own ideas. We will be focussing on creating really good setting descriptions within their stories.

 

Reading: We will be reading a variety of short texts and answering some comprehension questions.


Maths: We will be learning about multiplication and division fact families.

 

Project: We will be making our own instruments that we designed last week.

Week Beginning 3.12.18

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own version of 'The Bear and the Piano', focusing on the different features of finding tales.

 

Reading: We will be reading a variety of short texts and answering some comprehension questions.


Maths: We will be learning to double and halve numbers up to twenty, using multiplication and division facts.

 

Project: We will be performing our Nativity and designing our own instruments.

 

Junk Modelling

Towards the end of the autumn term, the children will be making their own instruments using junk modelling. If you are able to bring any materials in from home they would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

 

Nativity

The nativity performances will take place as follows:

Millipede & Honeybee

Wednesday 5th December at 2pm

Thursday 6th December at 6pm

Dragonfly & Froghopper

Wednesday 5th December at 6pm

Thursday 6th December at 2pm

 

Costumes:

Narrators – Please wear black/grey trousers or skirt and a white shirt or polo shirt with a collar

All other parts – P.E shorts and plain white t-shirt

 

Afternoon Performances:

Please bring your change of clothes in a named bag ready to change into after lunchtime.

 

Evening Performances:

ALL children to arrive at school at 5.30pm.

Children to be dropped off at at the following reception classroom doors.

Froghopper and Honeybee – Wren (the first classroom on the left facing the lower playground)

Dragonfly and Millipede – Robin (the second classroom on the left facing the lower playground)

After the performance, please collect your child from the same classroom door.

 

 

Week Beginning 26.11.18

 

Literacy: We will be looking at the different features of finding tales and developing some setting and character description skills.

 

Reading: We will be reading a variety of short texts and answering some comprehension questions.


Maths: We will be learning about the relationship between multiplication and division for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

Project: We will be doing lots of rehearsals for our Nativity performances and designing programmes.

 

Junk Modelling

Towards the end of the autumn term, the children will be making their own instruments using junk modelling. If you are able to bring any materials in from home they would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

 

Nativity

The nativity performances will take place as follows:

Millipede & Honeybee

Wednesday 5th December at 2pm

Thursday 6th December at 6pm

Dragonfly & Froghopper

Wednesday 5th December at 6pm

Thursday 6th December at 2pm

 

Costumes:

Narrators – Please wear black/grey trousers or skirt and a white shirt or polo shirt with a collar

All other parts – P.E shorts and plain white t-shirt

 

Afternoon Performances:

Please bring your change of clothes in a named bag ready to change into after lunchtime.

 

Evening Performances:

ALL children to arrive at school at 5.30pm.

Children to be dropped off at at the following reception classroom doors.

Froghopper and Honeybee – Wren (the first classroom on the left facing the lower playground)

Dragonfly and Millipede – Robin (the second classroom on the left facing the lower playground)

After the performance, please collect your child from the same classroom door.

 

Reminders

30th November - Christmas Fair donation day - UNIFORM

30th November - Christmas Making Morning 9.30-11.00

Week Beginning 19.11.18

 

Literacy: We will be learning the story of The Bear and the Piano and looking at the features of finding tales.

 

Reading: We will be reading a variety of short texts and answering some comprehension questions.


Maths: We will be learning to recall and use division facts for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

Project: We will be doing some artwork based on pictures from the story The Bear and the Piano.

 

Junk Modelling

Towards the end of the autumn term, the children will be making their own instruments using junk modelling. If you are able to bring any materials in from home they would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

 

Nativity

The nativity performances will take place as follows:

Millipede & Honeybee

Wednesday 5th December at 2pm

Thursday 6th December at 6pm

Dragonfly & Froghopper

Wednesday 5th December at 6pm

Thursday 6th December at 2pm

 

Reminders

23rd November - Christmas Fair donation day - OWN CLOTHES

30th November - Christmas Fair donation day - UNIFORM

30th November - Christmas Making Morning 9.30-11.00

Week Beginning 12.11.18

 

Literacy: We will be using all of the things we have learnt about persuasive writing to write letters asking people to come to the Nativity performances.

 

Reading: We will be reading Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson and answering questions based on the text.


Maths: We will be learning to recall and use multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

Project: We will be investigating putting water in jars and seeing the sounds that are made and comparing music from different countries.

 

Junk Modelling

Towards the end of the autumn term, the children will be making their own instruments using junk modelling. If you are able to bring any materials in from home they would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

 

Reminders

16th November - 'Wear Spots' for Children in Need

23rd November - Christmas Fair donation day - OWN CLOTHES

30th November - Christmas Fair donation day - UNIFORM

30th November - Christmas Making Morning 9.30-11.00

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Week Beginning 5.11.18

 

Literacy: We will be adapting part of the story The Day the Crayons Quit to write our own letters. We will be using persuasive writing text features.

 

Reading: We will be reading Patrick by Quentin Blake and answering questions based on the text.


Maths: We will be looking at the relationship between addition and subtraction and using what we know to solve missing number questions.

 

Project: It is science week so we will be doing lots of different investigations into how different materials change, for example, by melting.

 

Junk Modelling

Towards the end of the autumn term, the children will be making their own instruments using junk modelling. If you are able to bring any materials in from home they would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

 

Reminders

9th November - 'Wear Blue' for Anti-Bullying week

16th November - 'Wear Spots' for Children in Need

23rd November - Christmas Fair donation day - OWN CLOTHES

30th November - Christmas Fair donation day - UNIFORM

30th November - Christmas Making Morning 9.30-11.00

Week Beginning 29.10.18

 

Literacy: We will be learning part of the story The Day the Crayons Quit and looking at the different text features.

 

Reading: We will be reading The Musical Life of Gustav Mole and answering questions based on the text.


Maths: We will be learning about subtracting two two-digit numbers using concrete and pictorial representations as well as subtracting numbers mentally.

 

Project: We will be listening to and comparing lots of different types of music and doing some expressive art to music.

 

Mystery Readers

We have had some more mystery readers this week, which the children have really enjoyed! Thank you to those of you that have come to read to the classes.

If this is something you would like to do, or if you know anybody who would be interested in this, please contact your child's class teacher.

 

Junk Modelling

Towards the end of the autumn term, the children will be making their own instruments using junk modelling. If you are able to bring any materials in from home they would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

Earlswood Lodge Art Competition

Earlswood Lodge Art Competition 1

KS1 Assessment Information Evening

We hope you found the information evening helpful last week. If you couldn't make it, or would like to have a look at what was shown and given out, please follow this link:

http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/information-workshops/

Week Beginning 15.10.18

 

Literacy: We will be learning about the different word classes (nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives).

 

Reading: We will reading George's Marvellous Medicine and answering questions based on the text.


Maths: We will be learning about subtracting numbers using concrete and pictorial representations as well as subtracting numbers mentally.

 

Project: We will be using lots of different resources to create our own art pieces to finish off our topic.

 

Visit the Classroom

On Wednesday 17th October you are invited to visit your child's classroom after school to see the work they have done in Year 2 so far. We hope to see lots of you there!

 

Mystery Readers

We have had some more mystery readers this week, which the children have really enjoyed! Thank you to those of you that have come to read to the classes.

If this is something you would like to do, or if you know anybody who would be interested in this, please contact your child's class teacher.

Week Beginning 8.10.18

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own recounts about something we have done.

 

Reading: We will reading George's Marvellous Medicine and answering questions based on the text.


Maths: We will be continuing to add numbers using concrete and pictorial representations as well as adding numbers mentally. We will also be using our knowledge of addition to solve word problems.

 

Project: We will be thinking about how different materials can be changes. We will also be looking at collages by famous artists, then designing, making and evaluating our own collages.

 

Mystery Readers

We have had three mystery readers this week, which the children have really enjoyed! Thank you to those of you that have come to read to the classes.

If this is something you would like to do, or if you know anybody who would be interested in this, please contact your child's class teacher.

Week Beginning 1.10.18

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own recounts of our Messy Morning using descriptive words and phrases.

 

Reading: We will reading George's Marvellous Medicine and answering questions based on the text.


Maths: We will be adding numbers using concrete and pictorial representations as well as adding numbers mentally.

 

Project: We will be looking at artwork by Henri Rousseau and Henri Matisse and using their ideas to create our own art pieces.

 

Mystery Readers

We are looking for 'mystery readers' to come into class and read a short book to the children. If this is something you would like to do, or if you know anybody who would be interested in this, please contact your child's class teacher.

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Week Beginning 24.9.18

 

Literacy: We will be discussing ideas and planning for writing our recounts of our Messy Morning.

 

Reading: We will reading George's Marvellous Medicine and answering questions based on the text.


Maths: We will be using place value and number facts to solve number problems. We will also be counting 2, 3, 5 and 10 from 0.

 

Project: We will be talking about online safety and making some art work using string printing.

 

Mystery Readers

We are looking for 'mystery readers' to come into class and read a short book to the children. If this is something you would like to do, or if you know anybody who would be interested in this, please contact your child's class teacher.

 

Week Beginning 17.9.18

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own adapted versions of The Naughty Bus.

 

Reading: We will be looking at a range of picture books and answering questions based around the pictures.


Maths: We will be comparing and ordering numbers from 0 to 100 using <, > and = signs.

 

Project: We will be using our primary and secondary colours skills to create some artwork. We will also be looking at some artwork by Kandinsky and using his ideas to create our own art pieces. 

 

Spelling Books

Your child will have brought home a green spelling book. This is to be used to practice their spellings and then needs to be brought back into school every Thursday for their spelling quiz. Their new spellings will then be stuck in and the books will be given back to the children on Fridays.

 

 

Week Beginning 10.9.18

 

Literacy: We will be reading and learning the story of The Naughty Bus.

 

Reading: We will be reading The Messy Magpie together and answering questions about the text.


Maths: We will be practising our knowledge of place value, including identifying, representing and estimating numbers in different ways.

 

Project: We will be looking at primary and secondary colours then using those skills to create our own colour charts. We will also be having our Messy Morning. 

 

Messy Morning

On Thursday 13th September we will be having our Messy Morning. This will involve exploring different messy materials. Please can your child come to school in old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. They will need to bring their PE kit to school to change into for the afternoon.

Week Beginning 6.9.18

 

Literacy: We will talking, drawing and writing about some of the exciting things that we did over the holidays.

 

Reading: We will be reading a variety of books together, the teachers and children will be listening to each other read.

 

Maths: We will be practising our knowledge of place value and playing some games using different resources.

 

Project: We will be starting our new topic Muck, Mess and Mixtures which will include exploring lots of different materials and creating a range of artwork.

Welcome to Year 2!

 

We hope you've all enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to starting Year 2, the staff are all very excited to get to know their new classes.

 

The Year 2 PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays so please can your children wear PE kits and trainers on these days. Please also tie long hair back and remove earrings.

 

We will be going to the juniors every Friday for our Music and Cooking/Woodlands lessons. The children will need a pair of wellies and a waterproof coat every Friday. 

 

We will be sending home reading books which will be changed on a Tuesday and Thursday.

 

If you have any questions please come and speak to your child's class teacher!

 

The Year 2 Team

 

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