I hope you all had a really wonderful Easter break and are ready for all of the fun and learning we have planned for you!
Our topic this half term is "High and Low". We will start by looking at things that are high, basing much of our English around "Jack and the Beanstalk" and learning about mountains in Geography.
After half-term, we will be learning about things that are low, focusing on our wonderful Cornish coast.
Our PE day this term will be on a Wednesday, so please remember to come to school in sports kit on this day. We will have weekly Maths homework and spellings (uploaded on Google Classroom). There is also a termly topic grid - please try to complete one piece of topic homework each week. It is also very important that children read at home every day - reading is the key to all learning; books should be read twice before being returned to school. Year 2 children should also continue to work on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables - little and often is best!
As the weather gets warmer (hopefully!), please remember to bring a water bottle and a hat to school.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Arnold, Mrs Hatton and Mrs Bartlett
Hello Class 2 families,
It’s the end of the half-term, and what a great one it’s been! Your fabulous children have settled in beautifully and are a delight to teach and spend time with. We have been so impressed with their enthusiasm for all we have done and are delighted with the progress they are making.
This week, alongside all our normal learning, we have been busy recording our mini play, “London’s Burning”. The children have worked very hard to learn their lines in an extremely short amount of time! Keep an eye on Google Classroom over the next week for the finished production!
The Class 2 team wish you all a lovely, restful half-term break and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 2nd November.
Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you’ve all had a lovely week – we certainly have in Class 2. The children have written some fantastic diary entries, imagining they were a character in our Great Fire of London story. They have really impressed us with their phonic skills in reading and so many children have had 100% on their AR quizzes this week (several more than once)! We’ve started to look at addition and subtraction in maths and have used Times Table Rockstars to work on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. The children made some super mini books retelling the Christian creation story and they enjoyed making up ball games for their friends to play in PE.
This week’s spellings and maths homework are now on Google Classroom.
Have a lovely weekend,
We’ve already reached the end of another week – the time seems to be just flying by! This week, we have finished our Great Fire of London silhouette paintings (they look fantastic!) and had fun pretending to be characters from our English text in some “hot seating” activities. The children practised their throwing, catching and dribbling skills with some team games in PE and imagined they were architects in 1666, designing a newer, better London.
Spelling scores were amazing again this week – thank you for all your hard work at home. 3 more children earned their “11 Club” certificate today and Theo was the first in the class to earn his “22 Club” certificate – well done, Theo.
This week’s maths homework is now on Google Classroom, as are the spellings. Please continue to support your child in submitting these, as well as topic homework from the grid. We've also been really impressed with the amount of reading children have been doing at home. Keep it up! Year Ones will be bringing home some sound packs to practise with you at home - they should know all of these sounds, so this is just revision.
If anyone has any cardboard boxes (not huge!) that they are willing to donate to us next week, we would really appreciate it. Thank you.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,
Brrrrr...hasn't it turned chilly? Thankfully, we've been toasty warm in Class 2 as the heating has been put on this week. Now that the weather is changing, please send your child to school with a coat every day, so that we can continue to take our learning outside where possible. Please also ensure that they are able to fasten it themselves as the adults in school do need to try to maintain social distance.
Class 2 have enjoyed reading Toby and the Great Fire of London this week and have used their knowledge of awesome adjectives to write fantastic character descriptions! We've had fun with "crocodiles" (greater than and less than signs) in maths, counted in 2s, painted fantastic fire scenes and practised our dribbling skills in PE. Well done for another great week!
Thank you so much for your amazing Google Classroom submissions - we really enjoy celebrating these in class, so do keep them coming. Spelling results were fantastic again this week and five more children earned their "11 Club" certificates in maths - well done! These will be awarded in class on Monday.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend,
Hello Class 2 families.
I hope you've all had a good week and are keeping safe and well in these strange times.
We've had another great week in Class 2. The children have enjoyed learning about Samuel Pepys and wrote some fantastic newspaper front pages about the Great Fire of London. These are now proudly displayed on the wall in the frames that they have decorated in art. They were delighted to exchange the letters they wrote in the first week, based on the book, "While We Can't Hug". In PE, we practised our throwing and catching skills, and in Science we learnt what characteristics a mammal has and saw how many we could name. Lots of children earned their 11 Club certificate in Maths (these will be presented in class on Monday), and most had fantastic marks in their first spelling test. Thank you for all your support at home. We enjoyed sharing the homework submitted through Google Classroom. This week's Maths homework is now on Google Classroom for you to have a look at.
SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER
We provide a piece of fruit as a snack to have at breaktime each day. If your child does not want this, please ensure that you send in a healthy snack to keep them going until lunchtime - no crisps. Please also ensure that they have a water bottle to keep in the classroom - this must only have water in, not squash.
If your child wears school shoes with laces (or trainers with laces on a Thursday), please ensure that they know how to tie these. The adults in school must try, where possible, to maintain social distance. Thank you.
Have a fantastic weekend,
Hello Class 2 families,
What a great second week we've had in Class 2! The children have worked really hard and are getting used to the new routines and ways of learning.
Your children should have brought home today their spelling sheet and homework grid - these are also on Google Classroom. In addition to this, there is weekly Maths homework (nothing too onerous!) on Google Classroom.
We also ask that you read as regularly as possible with your child (preferably every night) as this skill is the key to accessing all other subjects. All children should have a reading book by Monday, and these should be returned on Fridays (or when they are ready to quiz if on the Accelerated Reader scheme).
Have a lovely weekend,
Hello Class 2 families!
Welcome back to the Autumn Term at Whitemoor Academy! It has been so lovely to meet you all (albeit from a distance!). Your wonderful children have settled into their new class beautifully over the past two weeks and we are very proud of them all for the positive way they have approached everything - they have certainly made me feel part of the Whitemoor family already!
From Monday, your child will bring home a book each week to read with you. Please send this back on the following Friday so that we can quarantine books over the weekend before re-issuing them to other children. If your child is on the Accelerated Reader scheme (they should know this!), they can bring their book back in when they have read it at least twice and you feel that they are ready to take their quiz. We are not currently sending reading records home due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Your child will also be set weekly spellings which will be tested each Friday - these will be accessed through Google Classroom and we will also send a practise sheet home - this should be kept at home and not returned to school. As with times tables, practise little and often is best - 5 minutes each evening rather than half an hour on a Thursday night is much more beneficial and likely to result in spellings be retained!
Maths homework will be set weekly on a Friday on Google Classroom. This is due to be completed by the following Friday.
Topic-based homework this half-term is being set on a grid - again this will be on Google Classroom and we will also send home a paper copy. Children should choose one activity a week to complete and share what they have done with us on Google Classroom - we will celebrate these together in class. (Please do not send completed homeworks in to school at the moment.) Each task is worth a certain amount of house points, depending on its difficulty and the length of time/effort it will take to complete. Please encourage your child to choose a range of activities over the course of the term, rather than all of the easy ones!
PE day is a Thursday - Please send your child to school in PE kit on this day each week.
Could any children who had plastic wallets with sounds and words in (from last academic year), please return these to school as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Quick questions can be answered at the door in the morning. If you have something that requires some discussion, please telephone the office and I will be in touch as soon as I am available.
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Last Edited: 22nd April 2021
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