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Class 2P

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Miss. Palmer's

Year 2 class

We are a friendly, bubbly class who enjoy learning and trying to reach our potential in all that we do.

We have 2 teaching assistants who work in the mornings - Mrs Hoare (Mon-Wed) and Mrs. Brown (Thurs and Fri). Mrs. Hoare also covers the class on Thursday afternoons and is our TA on Tuesday afternoon. We currently have one voluntary helper (Mrs.Turner) who helps with reading and some class-based activities for an hour and a half on Wednesday mornings. Any additional offers to come in and help are very welcome.

We  also really appreciate the support of parents working with their children at home to reinforce learning through hearing their child read, helping them learn their spellings, doing maths and literacy homework tasks with their child, and offering to help with events.

 

PE days are Wednesday and Friday, (in the afternoons).

 

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE WHAT WE ARE LEARNING THIS TERM AND OUR WEEKLY HOMEWORK (weekend reading, a literacy homework, online maths activity and spellings). I have also added some guidance to help you to support your child in maths. If you have any questions about this, or anything else, please ask me after school and if a longer period is necessary we can make an appointment for a mutually convenient time. 

 

🌷 Spring Term🌷

Our topic during the Spring term is 

🔥 The Great Fire of London🔥

 

Maths - We will be covering the year 2 maths curriculum which can be found online. Each week the maths homework will reflect an aspect of the maths coverage from lessons during that week. See below for the maths we have been covering so far this half term. Please reinforce these learning methods. It can become confusing if the children are taught different methods at home to those we have been learning in school eg we do not teach column addition or column subtraction until the children are in the juniors as they need a firm understanding of number first. With year 2 SATs looming your help is really appreciated. Thank you.

 

In maths this half term we have been:

  • Learning our 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables by chanting in order but also knowing them out of sequence as ‘quick fire’ questions too ie 4x5, 8x5, 6x2 etc
  • Applying the understanding that multiplications and additions can be completed in either order ie you don’t need to know your 8 times table to know 5x8 as it is the same as 8x5  and with addition 2+87 is an awful lot of counting on but 87+2 is much easier to handle!
  • Improving our quick mental addition and subtraction of single digits ie 9+7 or 9-6 etc, and double/single digits ie 37+4 or 45-8 etc by counting on or back from the largest number.
  • Counting on and back in tens from ANY number to improve quick calculation when adding/subtracting multiples of 10 ie to be able to work out 56+30 or 94-20 quickly in their heads.
  • Finding easy ways of Adding and Subtracting 2 two digit numbers by keeping the first number but using partitioning the second number Eg to work out 36+48  we split the second number into tens and ‘ones’ (no longer called ‘units’) so 36+48 becomes ... 36+40+8. The children can then easily work out 36+40=76 then must remember to complete the second step ... 76+8=84 so they have worked out that 36+48=84. 

Please continue to practise these with your child at home. There are lots of fun games online which you may wish to use.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Regular things to practise in order to speed up calculations and enhance mental maths fluency are:

Numbers that go together to make 10

(and how this affects/helps knowing numbers that go together to 20 etc)

Doubling numbers up to double 10 (and beyond, if you can)

Halving numbers

(and how this links to understanding doubling/ dividing by 2)

Knowing and naming 2D and 3D shapes and their properties

(Numbers of sides, vertices (corners), faces and shapes of bases on 3D shapes eg Square based pyramid)

Measuring - using scales, rulers/measuring tapes, and telling the time

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Literacy - We will be following the year 2 curriculum and using the school's chosen approach to literacy called 'Talk

for Writing'. We will be focusing on the grammar required for year 2 and will continue to build the children's confidence with using punctuation, reading with clear understanding and expression as well as choosing to use more adventurous word choices in their written work. This half term we are/have been focusing on non-fiction writing such as letters and newspaper reports, with a quick recap on diaries and a little diversion into non-rhyming poetry. We have also been looking at song lyrics in music as being rhyming poetry put to music.

 

Our spellings each week are based around a phoneme which we have worked on in class, or a selection of high frequency commonly used words which are listed as year 2 words in the National Curriculum. we will also be looking at pre-fixes (un, etc) and suffixes (ing, ed, ful, ly etc).

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Other subjects and how they link/cross -

In Science this term we have been learning about keeping fit, clean and healthy and we will also be covering a unit of work on types and uses of different materials. This links well to our History  work on the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the Great Plague of 1665.

We are continuing to learn greetings in many languages and singing songs/playing games and adding/subtracting verbally in French as well as having a daily French cafe for our healthy snack. In D&T we are exploring healthy snacks and different fruits (fresh and dried) and their uses. We are designing our own fruit biscuit recipes in groups to make for each other to then taste and evaluate.

In Art next half term, we will be exploring using charcoal and inks and creating monochrome images with these as in Tudor times (1666) but also in modern art through printing and photography.

In ICT we will be becoming digital researchers; using the internet safely to find out more about 1665 and 1666.

Safety is also the theme of our PSHE  unit again linking to our topic with reference to fire safety as well as linking to the current campaign by the NSPCC to understand ways of staying safe. 

Our school scheme of work guides the progressive lessons taught in RE and this term we are looking at symbols used in a range of religions.

PE is also taught from a scheme chosen by the school and includes outdoor and indoor PE (weather and hall availability permitting). Miss. Palmer teaches gymnastics/dance in the hall on Friday afternoon, and outdoor games is on Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting).

 

The class are taught by Mrs. Hoare during Miss. Palmer's PPA time. 

 
Important information

  • Please remember that your child needs a jumper in school every day which MUST be named. Jumpers found around the school without names will be put into lost property and it can then be hard for you to retrieve them accurately.
  • Please remember to provide a full NAMED water bottle for your child each day, to avoid cross contamination of germs if children drink from each others' bottles.
  • Please also provide a NAMED coat - this  especially important as the weather gets colder
  • Remember earrings and nail varnish can not be worn at school and long hair must be tied back. Hair accessories must be in school colours.

 

HOMEWORK

Please look in your child's orange homework book each weekend for their Literacy homework. This book should be handed in for marking every Tuesday.

The maths homework is set online each Friday and can be found at mymaths.co.uk, using your personalised user name and password login details. The site automatically marks the work but can be accessed by school staff to check how well your child is getting on with their maths homework.

Spellings are also sent home each Friday in your child's small blue spelling book. Please practise these at home throughout the week on any paper you have at home, and discuss the spelling pattern if there is one. Spellings practise sheets do not have to be shown to the teacher. We trust that you will be practising these spellings at home, in order to support your child's spelling, handwriting and reading.

 

Spellings for this half term (by date set) -

2/2/18 - Contractions (using an apostrophe to show that two words have been combined and some letters removed. The apostrophe is put in place of the missing letters) eg didn’t (did not) or isn’t (is not) or it’s (it is) or I’m (I am). This is different to an apostrophe showing possession eg It is Sophie’s choice. An apostrophe for possession is not the same as a contraction because in a contraction the apostrophe represents missing letters.

 

26/1/18 - Silent k when paired with n eg knock and knife.

 

19/1/18 - Silent w at the start of words beginning with wr eg wrestle and wrong.

 

12/1/18 - Words ending with le eg vegetable and people.

 

15/12/17 - Words which will be helpful when writing a Thank You letter (including some words which we have been mis-spelling recently).

 

Our fantastic ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’ dance

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Rachel came to teach us this dance in just half an hour! Wow! Amazing work class 2P.Thank you Rachel for an excellent dance workshop.

Spring term photographs

Spring term photographs 1 NSPCC PANTS campaign
Spring term photographs 2 PTA coin trail. Almost £800 raised
Spring term photographs 3 PTA coin trail. Almost £800 raised
Spring term photographs 4 PTA coin trail. Almost £800 raised
Spring term photographs 5 PTA coin trail. Almost £800 raised
Spring term photographs 6 Sample of SATs maths questions
Spring term photographs 7 Please refer to guidance given on class page
Spring term photographs 8 Ask for support on how to help your child
Spring term photographs 9 Sample of SATs maths questions
Spring term photographs 10 Encourage showing HOW you work it out too.
Spring term photographs 11 Sample of SATs maths questions
Spring term photographs 12 Sample of SATs maths questions
Spring term photographs 13 Learn your 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables
Spring term photographs 14 Know how to use + to solve - missing number sums
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Spring term photographs 16 Know how to rearrange additions to work out
Spring term photographs 17 Sample of SATs maths questions
Spring term photographs 18 Game - How many ways can you use these to make 24
Spring term photographs 19 Making amounts in different ways. Keep practising
Spring term photographs 20 Team work - making amounts with coins
Spring term photographs 21 Team work - making amounts with coins
Spring term photographs 22 Team work - making amounts with coins
Spring term photographs 23 Team work - making amounts with coins
Spring term photographs 24 How many ways to make the same total with 3 no.s
Spring term photographs 25 Place value game In a group - decisions!!
Spring term photographs 26 A really fun game to understand place value.
Spring term photographs 27 Place value game with a partner.
Spring term photographs 28 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 29 Place value game with a partner.
Spring term photographs 30 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 31 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 32 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 33 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 34 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 35 Place value game with a partner.
Spring term photographs 36 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 37 Place value game In a small group with Miss P
Spring term photographs 38 Winner stays on
Spring term photographs 39 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 40 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 41 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 42 Place value game with a partner
Spring term photographs 43 Challenge the TA ...!
Spring term photographs 44 Dance workshop with Rachel
Spring term photographs 45 Dance workshop - .Cotton-Eyed Joe
Spring term photographs 46 Dance workshop - .Cotton-Eyed Joe
Spring term photographs 47 Dance workshop - .Cotton-Eyed Joe
Spring term photographs 48 Making a fire line; 1666 style
Spring term photographs 49 Making a fire line; 1666 style
Spring term photographs 50 The advances in fire safety/fire fighting
Spring term photographs 51 The advances in fire safety/fire fighting
Spring term photographs 52 Tudor houses made from wood & plaster burn easily!
Spring term photographs 53 Class gathering of information about Sept 1666
Spring term photographs 54 Great Fire of London History day
Spring term photographs 55 Great Fire of London History day
Spring term photographs 56 Which Tudor job was this?
Spring term photographs 57 Which Tudor job was this?
Spring term photographs 58 Which Tudor job was this?
Spring term photographs 59 Which Tudor job was this?
Spring term photographs 60 Which Tudor job was this?
Spring term photographs 61 Which Tudor job was this?
Spring term photographs 62 How will we deal with the fire?!
Spring term photographs 63 Doctor’s appointment anyone?
Spring term photographs 64 There’s no cure. Chop his arm off!
Spring term photographs 65 The barber-surgeon
Spring term photographs 66 A busy street in Tudor London
Spring term photographs 67 We need to mend the broken pumps at the Thames!
Spring term photographs 68 Chandler (candle-maker)
Spring term photographs 69 Chandler (candle-maker)
Spring term photographs 70 The perfumery. Making nosegays.
Spring term photographs 71 A Dutch weaver
Spring term photographs 72 Get out of London! Which way is best?
Spring term photographs 73 Pull down the houses to make a Fire gap!

1666

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Fixing the over-worked water pumps.

1666

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Chandlers (Candle makers)

1666

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Raking the embers of burnt homes to try to limit the spread of the fire.

1666

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Leather workers

1666

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French seamstresses and tailors

1666

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Bakers

1666

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Ink makers and scribes

Festive photos

Festive photos 1 Christmas Present Sale by the PTA
Festive photos 2 PTA Christmas Present Sale
Festive photos 3 Christmas Dinner
Festive photos 4 Christmas Dinner
Festive photos 5 Christmas Dinner
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Festive photos 14 Christmas Dinner
Festive photos 15 Christmas Dinner selfie!
Festive photos 16 Mrs. Marrion in her pinny!
Festive photos 17 Nativity
Festive photos 18 Nativity
Festive photos 19 Nativity - Mary, Joseph and the donkeys
Festive photos 20 Nativity - Inn Keepers
Festive photos 21 Nativity - Inn Keepers
Festive photos 22 Nativity - Jesus is born in the stable
Festive photos 23 Nativity - Stable occupants
Festive photos 24 Nativity - Mary, Joseph and the angels
Festive photos 25 Nativity - Shepherds and their sheep
Festive photos 26 Nativity - Kings and their camels
Festive photos 27 Nativity - Kings and their camels
Festive photos 28 Nativity - Narrators
Festive photos 29 Nativity - Percussion team
Festive photos 30 Nativity
Festive photos 31 Nativity

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