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  • Diaries and News Reports

    Published 14/06/19, by Scarlett Everett
    What another great week of learning! We learned so much about the Great Fire of London this week that we turned into news reporters and imagined we were on TV reporting to the public about what had happened! The children all did such a great job,
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  • Walking Through History

    Published 07/06/19, by Scarlett Everett

    We have been experiencing life in 1666...

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  • Secret Agent Training Status: Complete!

    Published 24/05/19, by Scarlett Everett

    After working so hard on our Secret Missions, how could we not celebrate in style?!

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  • Deadly Dragon Descriptions

    Published 03/05/19, by Scarlett Everett

    What fabulous writers you are!

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  • Going On Safari!

    Published 26/04/19, by Scarlett Everett

    We are Geographers!

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  • We are artists

    Published 22/03/19, by Scarlett Everett

    What a messy week!

    First we made collagraph prints inspired by the abstract art of Kandinksy and Mondrain and then we made coil pots out of clay! They are all looking fabulous and the children have learned some great new skills as a result!

    In English we have begun shared-writing a formal letter to Mr Young. I have been impressed by the children's vocabulary and how we are using the model text to help us write this new letter! Keep it up as we will be using this shared write to innovate our own letters!

    In Maths we have been finding 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 of shapes and objects and I was pleased to see how much we'd remembered today when we had to  shade 3/4 and 2/3 of a shape too! The secret word is denominator.

    I have set another spag.com homework this week to be completed by Thursday 28th March. I have written it on the blackboard in the window of the classroom too and have nagged the children to tell you!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins (and Buddy!) and Mr Cuddles

    For parents and carers: Thank you to the parents who came to the KS1 SATs meeting yesterday. I hope you all found it useful. ! For those that were unable to attend I have attached the PowerPoint I used for your information. I have also attached the Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF) which is a checklist of objectives for Year 2 children to achieve by the end of the year which is what they are assessed against based on the whole year's work. If you have any questions, do ask! I haven't spoken to the children about SATs yet but when I do it will be that they are doing Secret Agent Training set by the government and they will be working with the teachers complete their tasks over a few weeks and will recieve a prize at the end of them for their hard work. I do not want them to feel it is something to worry about as it isn't and they will be prepared enough to feel they know what to do as we are already working towards this! 

     

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  • Map Masters

    Published 08/03/19, by Scarlett Everett

    Another week has flown by! We have now finished our Geography topic and can now name the continents and oceans of the world and explain what they are, and we can also use maps, make keys and explain why people use maps and how. Phew! Maybe your child can plan your next car journey?!

    We have been exploring formal letters in English and can now identify their features. If you have any books with letters in or any letters you are happy to share, please bring them in! We have also focused on suffixes (particularly -less, -ness, -ly and -ful) and I have set a spag.com homework that can help with these suffixes and more! I have given the children a slip to explain the homework and it also has their username and password on. If you need any help with this, just ask!

    In Maths, we have started looking at fractions, thinking about them being equal parts and how this links with our knowledge of division. We will continue looking at fractions over the coming weeks, focusing on halves, thirds and quarters.

    Our next topic is art and we will be looking at sculpture using clay and collagraph printing. I will send home a knowledge organiser on Monday to help with your child's understanding. The secret word is collagraph.

    Have a restful weekend and enjoy the Fashion Show on Saturday!

    Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and MR Cuddles

     

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  • Time Telling Talents

    Published 01/03/19, by Scarlett Everett

    Welcome back! I hope you all had a great half-term break!

    We have been on fire this week learning to tell the time and I was so impressed with how EVERYONE progressed this week that I just had to give you ALL the Growth Mindset award! You are amazing and I know you are all looking forward to being the Time Master of the Day (with our very own snazzy class watch) who is responsible for telling us what time it is and asking adults to ask them what the time is around the school. 

    In English we have written some great sense poems and some of you even managed to make them rhyme! One of my favourite two verses was:

    On the playground I can hear 

    a squirrel squeaking in my ear.

    On the playground I can see

    a squirrel staring back at me!

    We have started our new Geography topic of becoming 'Map Masters'! We have already explored the five oceans and seven continents that are in the world using atlas' to help us. Why not ask your child if they can name them? We will be looking at maps of the local area and keys which tell us what is on the map next week. Perhaps have a look at some maps at home and see what you can spot? The secret word is globe.

    Have a super weekend!

    Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Mr Cuddles

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  • Gyming around!

    Published 15/02/19, by Scarlett Everett

    Is it really half-term already? Where has the time gone! 

    This week, we had our last gymnastics lesson with Mr Carr using the equipment. The children really loved using it and demonstrated some great core strength, balance and movements! PE will go back to being on a Thursday and Friday after half-term so make sure you have your kits ready!

    We have loved exploring poetry this week. We have spotted where the rhyme is in poems, any repetition, alliteration and talked about verses being a change of idea. We enjoyed sharing our favourite poems, and especially liked one of Miss Everett's favourite ones - Strict by Michael Rosen! It was very funny! We worked in groups to perform a poem today called The Mud-Maker's Rhyme by Janet Paisley. We had to use our voices in difference ways to show expression, include actions and use our faces too! The children did such an amazing job, I put them all on gold!

    In maths, we have continued to explore division as sharing, answering word problems and making sure we could record our working out in a clear way and also be efficient with our method! 

    We have now finished our Great Yarmouth history topic and had fun learning about what the seaside was like 100 years ago and comparing it to now. We also looked at lots of books that had tons of old photographs of Great Yarmouth in. This helped us to really see what it would have been like when Great Yarmouth was becoming 'great!'

    It was lovely to talk to all of you at parents' evening this week and I said that I would send home a recommended reading list for Year 2 of books that are appropriate for this age group. I have attached the document below should you want to head to the library over half-term to explore some of the titles!

    I hope you have a great half-term and come back ready and enthusiastic to learn even more! 

    Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Mr Cuddles

     

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  • We are Historians!

    Published 08/02/19, by Scarlett Everett

    What another busy week! The children had a few mid-term assessments this week and worked so hard! We definitely learned to read the questions carefully but the children have demonstrated their learning well :) Well done!

    We have started learning about Great Yarmouth's tourism history and were amazed at how old some of the buildings and attractions really were after we tried to put them in time order! We also put ourselves in a tourists shoes, writing a postcard as someone from 100 years ago who had never been to the seaside before. We were shocked that men and women couldn't bathe on the beach together as it wasn't seen as appropriate!

    This week we have been learning about division and odd and even numbers. We investigated which numbers could be split equally between two groups, spotted a pattern and made a rule. We now know that even numbers are numbers which can be split equally between two groups and the ones digit will always end in a 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8. An odd number cannot be shared equally between two groups and the ones digit will always end in a 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9

    If you would like to bring in your favourite poem on Tuesday, we are looking at different 'sense' poems next week. I love poetry and think it can be a lot of fun, uses great vocabulary and love how it makes me feel! We will be aiming to write to entertain people with our poems too! The secret word is onomatopoeia! 

     I look forward to seeing you all next week for parents' evening, any questions, just ask!

    Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Mr Cuddles

     

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  • We are scientists!

    Published 01/02/19, by Scarlett Everett

    Wel done to all the children in Year 2 who took part in the gymnastics competition on Wednesday. I heard only positive things about you all and you should be proud of your fantastic efforts! Ms Studley has posted more about the event in the Sports Blog on the website so go and check it out too!

    This week, we have been doing some great scientific thinking, from planning and carrying out an experiment to test if older children have bigger hands, to matching up animals to their young, to writing instructions about how to grow cress and deciding what foods are good for us! We have done some great thinking this week. 

    In english, we have been writing our own Tunnel stories and we have got some lovely expanded noun phrases and veb choices so far! We will be moving onto poetry next week, so get those poetry books out at home and indulge!

    In maths, we have grown into multiplication masters, seeing multiplication as groups of things and using arrays to help us see these groups, drawing them , matching them up, spotting the odd ones out and solving a puzzle! Keep up the good work!

    We start our new local history topic next week, aiming to answer the question 'what made Great Yarmouth great?' Why not get talking to older family members and friends who may be able to tell you more about what Yarmouth used to be like when they were younger or even what their parents experienced! We will be looking back to when Great Yarmouth became a popular destination for tourists and what attracts people there even to this day. The secret word is Victorian.

     

    Have a great weekend!

    Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Mr Cuddles

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  • Will They GROW?

    Published 18/01/19, by Scarlett Everett

    What a busy week!

    The children impressed me with their gymnastic skills in their first lesson with Mr Carr on Monday. They remembered lots from last year and will learn lots more this year, I'm sure! We also had a PE enrichment session learning all about parkour. The children all came back buzzing from this great experience and it was great to try something new.

    We have been loving reading The Tunnel, predicting the surprising ending and writing great expanded noun phrases about the dirty, damp and endless tunnel. Then we read the mysterious book, 'The Garden of Abdul Gasazi' and loved that too! We noticed how the books were similar and enjoyed discovering links between the two. We are looking forward to writing our own versions next week!

    We have started to become money experts! We are feeling more confident making the same amount in different ways, solving problems with money and working with pounds and pence together. Please keep this up at home where you can as it's a great, useful skill! The secret word is multiplication, as we will be starting multiplication next week, thinking about groups of things and how many there are altogether.

    We have also enjoyed our new science topic about plants. We already knew what plants needed  to grow (light, warmth, water, soil/nutrients) so we set up an experiment to find out if the plants could grow without two or more of those things. We can't wait to find out if and how they grow! We also have become experts in the life cycle of a bean plant (that grows from a seed) and a tulip (that grows from a bulb). We now know that germination is when the seed begins growing.

    Keep warm and have a cosy weekend!

    Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Mr Cuddles

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