View our virtual Art Exhibition for a sneak preview of some of the children’s amazing artwork. All children have created their very own piece of artwork which has been presented in a glass frame. Artwork in the frames can be purchased for £3.50!
Another brilliant week in Year 2!
The children have worked incredibly hard and we’re getting more into the Christmas spirit with our Nativity rehearsals. Scroll down to find all the songs we’ll be singing… try to practise them all at home without the lyrics!
Today’s (very smiley!) Merit winners are:
Ezra for throwing himself into this week’s learning, showing great independence with his reading and in Maths. Well done SUPERSTAR!
Emily for applying her learning so well in Science. Emily always shows role-model behaviour by listening carefully on the carpet, working hard at her table and helping others. We are so lucky to have her in our class!
Please check your child’s book bag for their spellings and a copy of our new nativity script. There is also an important letter about nativity costumes for parents to read.
Have a lovely weekend,
Here are all the songs and lyrics for our nativity. Some songs everyone will sing together and some songs will just be sung by Year 1 or Year 2.
Miss Hallgarten and Miss Gilbey
Another wonderful week in Willow Class…
In PE we’ve been perfecting our passing skills! We took on lots of challenges that involved practising under-arm and over-arm throws.
In Maths we’ve continued our learning on adding 2-digit numbers when an exchange is needed. Can your child tell you when and why we have to exchange 10 ones for 1 ten?
In English we are finishing our non-fiction unit by writing our own information texts about an amazing role models. The children have chosen between Wilma Rudolph, Katherine Johnson or Alma Thomas. On Thursday we hooked our brains into the learning by making medals for Wilma the Olympian, directing ‘rockets’ like Katherine and making colourful collages like Alma!
In Science we explored different materials and spoke about their properties. We recapped old Year 1 words like hard, soft and smooth and then learnt some new words like transparent, opaque and brittle.
This week’s Merit superstar winners:
Isaiah for moving up 6 reading book bands since September! Isaiah reads so much at home and always uses his phonics learning to try out trickier words. Because he is such an amazing reader, his writing is improving loads too!
Aila has been trying super hard all week, especially in Science and English. Amazing effort in challenging herself to always make every piece of work better than the last and using words like ‘translucent’ to describe objects!
Have a nice weekend,
We have been soooo busy in Willow Class this week! Highlights include:
In Maths we used resources to explore exchanging 10 ones for 1 ten when we add bigger numbers. The children grasped this SO quickly – I was blown AWAY by their understanding of place value. Next week we’ll take on the challenge of adding 2-digit numbers using the column method!
In Collective Worship this week we learnt about Diwali and how Hindus celebrate the festival of light. The Year 2 children at Craft Club really enjoyed making colourful Rangoli Patterns collages!
Our Merit winners this week:
Aiden for amazing improved listening on the carpet which is leading to AMAZING independent learning at his table!
Kaitlyn for producing brilliant writing, remembering to focus on her phonics, handwriting AND finger-spacing!
This week’s homework is to learn the song ‘Such a Perfect Moment’ for our Nativity show. Here is an audio of the song:
Your child will come home on Monday with a script and their highlighted lines. They will need to memorise their speaking parts and practise using their big loud voice!
Have a lovely weekend!
Willow class have launched themselves back into learning this week! The children have enjoyed role-playing in our new doctor’s surgery this week – our nurses and doctors have carefully been checking their patients’ eyes, teeth and ears!
In Maths this week we have been exploring different strategies for adding and subtracting in our heads. We worked with resources to visualise the ‘make ten’ strategy. ‘Go up to the next ten, then how many more?’
In English we’ve begun our new unit on non-fiction information texts. Linked to our Heroes and Villains topic, we’ll be learning all about famous nurses in history. Our new text is all about Mary Seacole. We’ve enjoyed learning the text map and broadening our vocabulary… can your child tell you what the words established and unaccompanied mean? This week we tried some of Mary Seacole’s herbal remedies… the children were keen on the cinnamon but not so much on the ginger to cure an upset tummy!
In Art we’ve continued our work on the human form. This week we made collages using Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale’s faces, then layered other facial features on top. We ended up with so many hilarious combinations of face parts!
This week’s merit winners are:
Ruby for trying super hard all week with her handwriting. She is really trying to perfect her letter joins!
Baria for being SO helpful around the classroom all week. Thank you Baria for keeping the place so nice and tidy!
Well done also to Ruby and George for being Handwriting Heroes this week!
We have started rehearsing songs for our Christmas Nativity show – stay tuned for more information about this next week.
Have a great weekend!
We’ve had another great week of learning and fun!
Maths: The children have been busy learning about 10 more and 10 less. We played games using the hundred square and dienes to help us understand the link between place value and addition.
Science: We imagined we had been washed up on a desert island… all we had was materials to build a den! We made our dens then wrote lists of supplies we’d like the boat to bring. We thought about everything we might need to survive. A lot of children thought ipads and TVs would be essential… we learnt that actually all animals need is air, food, water and shelter!
PE: Linked with our Science learning later on in the week, we thought about the importance of exercise. The children decided on 3 activities which they had to do for a minute, then thought. about the effects it had on their bodies. They soon discovered that ‘burpees’ and push ups are much harder than they look!
Congratulations to Cheyenne who is this half term’s Star Merit winner! Amazing consistent effort in all her learning, especially in her English book. SUPERSTAR!
From now on all Year 2 homework will be uploaded onto Seesaw. You can find your child’s password stuck on their homework folder, or use the QR code which you’ll find on their reading record book. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any trouble with this. Every child has successfully logged on at school so they should be able to show you how it all works.
Have a lovely half term break. See you in November!
Year 2 have had another great week of learning.
We have been writing more instructions, practising our 2, 5 and 10 x tables, learning about animals and their offspring in science and all about different climates around the world in Topic!
In Phonics we have been learning new Phase 5 sounds. We’ve been using this song to help us remember the different graphemes and their sounds: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UQHdBMLk
This week’s Merit winners are:
Abigail for improving her handwriting and trying so hard to present her work neatly. Abigail is really trying to get that licence to sparkle…!
Lio for great effort and enthusiasm in PE this week. Lio showed fantastic teamwork with his group and really improved his balance during our yoga session!
Please check your child’s homework folder for a Sumdog password reminder this week. There is a Sumdog challenge for all Wandsworth schools and we are taking part!
Have a nice weekend,
What another great week we have had.
In Maths we have been representing numbers up to 100 using resources. The children have progressed from Year 1 and can now partition any 2-digit number in lots of ways, not just into tens and ones!
Today we went had a DT day! Our task was to design a healthy wrap that can be given to school children for lunch.
First we tasted the different foods, trying out various combinations of proteins, vegetables and dairy. A lot of the children tried kidney beans for the first time…opinions were mixed!
Then we designed our wraps, making sure they fit with the design brief. Finally this afternoon we made our wraps, being careful using the knives and remembering the ‘claw grip’ to cut the vegetables. DELICIOUS!
Well done to Romain and Millie who received Merits today. Romain has been trying SO hard with his handwriting all week and Millie has blown me away with her fantastic phonics. Superstars!
Any questions, please email me at [email protected]
Have a lovely weekend,