Ash Class Updates

Ash Class

Welcome to Year 2!

Our Teacher is Mr Noonan. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Palmer.

   Notices & Reminders

PE lessons: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

This week we are learning to…

Week Beginning: 28th September 2020

Maths: Place Value within 100. 
English: Vocabulary and Short Narratives.
Phonics: Recapping the reading and spelling of phase 3 sounds. 
Science: Researching Habitats

Look at what we did this week…

Week Commencing: 21st September 2020

English

This week has been awesome for English. We have finished the much anticipated unit of Beegu with the children recreating their own version of the story. I was so impressed throughout their planning and application. The use of their expanded noun phrases and sentence structures were phenomenal and they all made me very proud.

Maths

Some complex learning in our Maths this week. We have been looking at how place value is represented in a range of different visuals such as the part-whole model and the ‘place value charts’ which the children agreed were so much better! We later looked at comparing both objects and numbers as well as ordering numbers up to 100.

Art

Our papier mache part is complete! Now just the wait to find out what they finished dried product is like.

PE

We continued our theme of athletics but this week we moved on to looking at the skills involved in running and application rather than our speed and strides. They were really motivated, despite the rain!

History

Alas, our learning on Columbus is nearing its end. We have done a lot of knowledge absorbing and the children have been so fantastic at recalling their facts. This week, we created some ‘True or False’ questions about Columbus based on our own knowledge. We had great fun challenging each other as well as Mrs Bolton!

Collective Worship

We had our collective worship via zoom with Mrs Lamb!

Week Commencing: 14th September 2020

English

A successful week in our English! Unfortunately, Beegu went missing this week. She just disappeared without a trace and we didn’t know where she had gone. Fortunately, she later appeared and told only Mrs Palmer about what she did and where she went. This meant only one thing: detective interview time! We wrote a large range of questions we wanted to ask Beegu to see if she would tell us. We then stood up one-by-one and interviewed her with our own microphones but practiced on each other first.

The later part of the week showed us that Beegu wants to return home to her original planet but she’s not quite sure if she wants to come back. We’re all desperate to see Beegu again and so we have been planning and writing letters/postcards to invite her back to stay with us and all the things we would do.

Maths

A very busy week in Maths! We’re still working towards our unit of place value and have been looking at ways of representing numbers and looking at them in tens and ones. One of our most challenging areas was how to represent the same number 3 times, but with different amounts of tens and ones. This took some work, but we all grew a lot more confident the more we approached the learning.

PE

We continued to explore circuits of fundamental skills with Mr Bigg and in Mr N’s lesson we explored techniques for running by using hurdles, ladders and cones to develop our high knees, pace and strides.

Science

This week we created our own local school habitat! We visited areas in the school and identified what it looked like before identifying what was living, dead or never alive. When we returned, we began creating our own through the use of Art and intricate details. We were all able to specify what was living, dead or never alive in our own creation.

History

We continued our learning of Columbus this week and in particular, his journey West in hope to find Asia. We explored the horrible lives the crew lived and the jobs they had to complete. We then turned this into diary entries which were AWESOME!

Week Commencing: 7th September 2020

Look at this year’s lovely cohort, all ready to board our mission to the topic of Explorers!

English

We have worked really hard this week in English. It’s taking us a bit of time to get back into the swing of writing, but small steps are happening and by Friday, we’d all done something fantastic. The children were introduced to Beegu this week and have spent the week applying adjectives and expanded noun phrases. We also applied these to sentences, planning our pieces out and executing them into sentences. We worked hard this week, but we all made it and I’m really proud.

Maths

This week, we’ve been very busy. We’ve been looking at place value and in particular, numbers as far as 50. We’ve refreshed our counting forwards and backwards techniques, spotted the mistakes and added more to reach a set number. Well done, Ash!

History

Ahoy crewmates! We explored Christopher Columbus and the differences between our era’s this week, but before we were able to do that, we had to have a little makeover. Meet Columbus’ new crew!

Art

Ash were so excited to start their 3D planet unit this week, but before the craft started, we had to make some plans first!

PE

Tom focused on some fundamental skills this week, whereas Mr N looked at running techniques and thinking about how to extend our speed and strides.

Week Commencing: 31st August 2020

Look at this year’s lovely cohort, all ready to board our mission to the topic of Explorers!

English

I have been so impressed with Ash Class and their return to school. They have come back with the best attitudes, ready for a year in Year 2. We completed our recount write alongside a phonics activity. The children know all about the different spelling patterns and variances that sounds make and had to identify all of the different sounds that sound the same but are represented differently. Look at the stunning co-operative team work that we have in this class!

Useful Links

Here you will find a useful website, should you be interested in finding more interesting texts for your children to read. You can browse by age so that you know they’re appropriate, as well as finding some above or beneath. Sharing stories with your children is such a powerful tool and can accelerate their reading, vocabulary, writing and general outlook.

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Newsletters

Additional Home Resources

Common Exception Words

Two or more syllable words

Common Suffix Endings

As part of Year 2 expectations, children should (by the end of the year) be able to read and write these words. Please find attached a copy for you to use at your leisure at home. We will be working towards these in our spelling sessions too.

Ash Class Presentation 2020

For any of you who weren’t able to make our session about Ash Class, please see the presentation available in a PDF above.