Autumn Term 2019!
Week Beginning 9th December
The children are looking forward to having an audience for the their sharing ‘Children Of The World’ this coming Tuesday 10th December at 2.15pm and 5pm. We will send the children home in their costumes after the first performance – please send the children back in at 4.45pm dressed ready for the 2nd performance. We will be meeting the children in the Year 1 classrooms for the evening performance.
We will be going to the cinema this Friday 13th December and it is also Christmas Jumper Day. Lunch arrangements are as normal on Friday.
This week in Maths we will be doing some problem solving activities linked to the Christmas Market.
We are continuing to make Christmas craft items for our Christmas Market. We hope that you will join us on Wednesday 18th December for this.
Week beginning 2nd December
We are looking forward to the (postponed) ‘Burning’ on Tuesday (the weather is looking more promising than last week!). We hope that you will join us for ‘The Burning’ and Open Day on Tuesday 3rd December at 2.15pm. We will start in the classroom, where we will share a song and poem with you. Please use the gate nearest to Year 2 (next to the main entrance / car park). We will be starting promptly at 2.15pm and will open gates from 2pm.
We are continuing with our Samuel Pepys diaries this week and when we have finished the children will self and peer assess their work.
In Maths we are going to be continuing using money, counting amounts to £2.
We are starting to make Christmas craft items for our Christmas Market. We hope that you will join us on Wednesday 18th December for this.
Here is a copy of the Christmas Dates we sent home in a letter last week.
Year 2 End of Topic Celebration and Open Day
We would like to invite you to share in ‘The Great Fire Of London’ which will take place in the main yard on Tuesday 3rd December (amended). We will meet in the Year 2 classrooms at 2.15pm to share a song and poem with you, and then go down to the yard. Please use the gate by the main entrance (near the car park) – this is the only gate that will be open from 2.10pm.
Afterwards, we will have Open Day in the classrooms where the children can share the work they have done in their books so far in Year 2.
Year 2 Christmas Sharing
Our performances will be on Tuesday 10th December at 2.15pm and 5pm in the school hall..
Costumes – please could all costumes be in school on Friday 6th December. We are unable to store them sorry before then. Please send them in, in a named carrier bag.
Christmas Trip – Cinema (to see Frozen 2)
This will be on Friday 13th December during school hours – please return the consent form and payment as soon as possible for us to confirm numbers (letter for this was sent home on Monday). This is also Christmas Jumper Day!
Year 2 Christmas Market
The Year 2 children would like you to join us in the Year 2 classrooms for their Christmas Market on Wednesday 18th December at 2.30pm. On sale will be festive wares that the children have made – the children will be the stall holders and are hoping for plenty of customers! We will open the gate near the main entrance (near the car park) at 2.20pm. The children can wear their Christmas Jumpers for the day.
Week Beginning 25th November
In Maths this week, we will doing some word problems where the children will apply their times tables knowledge to real contexts. We will also be starting a unit on Money as our Christmas Market is fast approaching!
The children will be writing Samuel Pepys diary this week, and next, during Active Learn. This will pull together all the facts they have learnt this term in the style of a diary.
Year 2 enjoyed their science activities so much last week, they have asked if they can repeat them independently as a challenge during Active Learn!
Week Beginning 18th November
We are continuing our Science fortnight, where the children will be carrying out investigations linked to our topic. They will be building newspaper bridges to carry people across the River Thames (using only 4 pieces of paper) and also making boats out of plasticine to carry people across the water.
In Maths, we also continue concentrating on ‘doubles’, and learning how to double larger numbers by breaking the numbers down into tens and units.
We are also going to start to learn about Christmas in other countries this week, linking to the theme of our Sharing. This is also linked to the International Schools project we are part of.
The children have done an amazing job so far learning their lines and songs for the sharing! We are looking forward to sharing our performance with you on 10th December.
We are coming to the end of our very popular topic The Great Fire Of London, and the children are busy making their model of London.
A letter will be sent home later this week with other important dates on for the upcoming Christmas season.
Week Beginning 11th November
This week is Anti-Bullying Week and we have a lot of related activities planned. We will be thinking about what attributes we want in a friend, what makes us a good friend, cyber bullying/ keeping safe when gaming and celebrating diversity on Odd Sock Day .
We are having a Science fortnight, where the children will be carrying out investigations linked to our topic. They will be building newspaper bridges to carry people across the River Thames (using only 4 pieces of paper) and also making boats out of plasticine to carry people across the water.
In Maths we are concentrating on ‘doubles’ and learning how to double larger numbers by breaking the numbers down into tens and units.
Friday is Children In Need day and we have asked the children to wear something spotty!
Week Beginning 4th November
Welcome back to what promises to be another very busy term!
We will be continuing with our topic work about The Great Fire Of London as well as starting to think about Christmas (particularly the Christmas Sharing!).
We will send home parts and costume requests by the end of this week.
This week the children will be writing firework poems as their language focus. They will be completing their Great Fire Of London artwork as well as continuing with our model of London for the ‘Burning’ later in the term.
We will send home dates for this term asap once they have all been finalised.
In Maths this week and next we will be revising doubles and halves of numbers to 10 and moving onto larger numbers (up to 20). They will also be practising tessellating shapes in out Active Learn sessions.