Class 2 Blog

Class 2 Blog

  • 23
    Feb

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    I hope you have a had a great half term. This term's topic is called, When I grow up and the topic map has been added to the class page. I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Things you need to know: ï‚· Please remember to email in a photo of your child reading in an unusual place. There are lots of great ideas on line that the children will see in assembly. Photos will be shown in assembly, displayed in school and a winner will be chosen on Friday to receive a prize! ï‚· Children to bring in a book from home each day please. ï‚· Monday 24th February: Children to come to school in their pyjamas. ï‚· Please help your child to have an idea for a favourite quote from a story so that they are prepared to write this to make a display. ï‚· Friday 28th February: Children to come to school dressed as something from a nonfiction book. The most creative from each class will be allowed to go on the treat day with the winning house team! Woo hoo! ï‚· We are also running a sponsored read during this week in conjunction with Osborne books. We hope this will raise funds for more books for our children to enjoy in school. Please see a separate letter with a reading log and sponsorship form.
  • 14
    Feb

    Jenner Trip

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    It was lovely to get out of the classroom and take a walk up to the Jenner Museum on Tuesday. The children watched an introductory video, completed a trail around the museum and then created cures using Georgian ingredients. They showed a real understanding of the impact a vaccine has made to eradicate small pox and thoughtfulness to the poor people who suffer from diseases. One child wrote in his learning that Jenner was a real Gloucestershire hero!
  • 14
    Feb

    Safer Internet Day

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Year 2 started their internet safety lesson thinking about identity. We discussed what makes us us, our friends, family, school, hobbies, likes and dislikes. We then created our own profile 'This is Me' by drawing lots of logos to represent each aspect. Year 2 are a very arty class and enjoyed including lots of emojis, logos and doodles. We then discussed what parts of our identity are okay to share on line such as liking pizza for example and what is safer to keep private such as where we go to school.
  • 14
    Feb

    Maths

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have continued learning about measures, this week focusing on length. We have measured small things using cm and much larger things (like our bus!) using m. We then used our skills to estimate lengths using the correct unit and a sensible best guess.
  • 14
    Feb

    Science

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    As it is half term next week and because our onions were getting a little soggy- we have been doing some planting. We planted the onions out in a raised bed on the school field. We are hoping they do okay after being in the classroom and don't get hit by any frosts! I don't think our beans would have survived a week without water so decided to send these home. These won't be ready to go outside until much warmer weather. It will be a challenge to see who can keep theirs alive until then!
  • 14
    Feb

    Happy Half Term Everyone!

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    I hope everyone has a well rested break and lots of fun!
  • 06
    Feb

    Maths

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    This week we have been learning about mass. We have used scales to measure mass in g and kg. We then estimated using our knowledge and can explain why it is more likely a feather would weigh 2g rather than 200.
  • 06
    Feb

    Literacy: Tricky Words

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have been assessing what tricky words the children can read by sight. If they need any help learning them we have written this in their reading records and stuck the tricky words in the back, with the words they still need to learn highlighted. I will be making some words for them to take home after half term to help also. Thanks for your support.
  • 06
    Feb

    Literacy and Science

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We are now looking at explanation texts in literacy which links nicely to our science. We have been using an example text, 'How do Flowering Plants grow?' to find all the features of the genre, present the text to the class and map it out with pictures. We will continue to practice reciting the text with actions next week, before writing our own.
  • 06
    Feb

    History

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    In our history this week we focused on thinking about why people in the past acted the way they did. We found out more about Edward Jenner and why he wanted to find a vaccine due to his experiences as a child. The children are looking forward to walking up to seeing where he lived next week.