Ash Class Updates

Ash Class

Welcome to Year 2!

Our Teachers are Mrs Parsons on a Monday and Mrs Bolton for the rest of the week. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Palmer.

     Notices & Reminders

This week we have open books on Tuesday from 3.00.

Parents evenings are on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Our annual harvest festival service is on Friday at 2.30 in the church.

We have PE on a Tuesday and Friday so please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school on these days.

Week commencing – 14th October 2019

We are learning to…

Maths: Fact families and revision.

English:  Using conjunctions in our sentences / write a bubble adventure story.

Science: Investigate world habitats.

Week commencing – 7th October 2019

This week we went to Space and continued to learn about the famous explorer Neil Armstrong in History. We made ourselves into spacemen!

In music, we had great fun using the glockenspiels.

 

In Science, we had great fun creating habitats for minibeasts.

Take a look at what we have been up to over the past few weeks – September 2019.

I have been so impressed with the children, they are stepping up to my  year 2 expectations really well.

In History,  we have been learning about the explorer Christopher Columbus. This week we made ‘fact boats!’

I have been really pleased with maths – the children have been building on last years knowledge of numbers to 100.

In RE the children have started to learn about the Jewish religion and saying sorry. The children experienced ‘Rosh Hashana’, a traditional Jewish celebration.

In art, the children have started to design their own leaf  using pointillism.

We have been finishing our pointillism paintings.

  

We have been looking at conjunctions in literacy and played a game of ‘conjunction tennis’ on the playground. We also edited last weeks dream story!

In maths we have been ordering numbers.

In RE we have been making our own whales from story ‘Jonah and the Whale’.

In Science, we investigated habitats (and micro habitats) and looked around our local area (the school grounds). 

In literacy, we have been writing our own dream story based on the story The Darkest Dark’. They were amazing! The children had to remember to use adjectives and expanded noun phrases. They also used ‘Kung Fu’ punctuation to help us remember full stops and capital letters.

We have enjoyed our  tennis sessions with David Hall.

On Friday afternoons, we read with other classes in the hall. The first week Year 5 came and read with us, last week it was year 4.

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 – Year 2

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 2018

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