|Teacher||Miss Jennifer Livanos||Mrs Mary Shaw||Miss Georgina Davis|
|Learning Support Assistant||Mrs Hazel Evans||Mrs Tara Stone||Mrs Hayley Brooker|
Our children begin to develop collaborative discussion skills by engaging with high quality texts and they are provided with a variety of opportunities to practise and apply their reading and writing skills. These well-established skills are displayed when completing the phonics screening check at the end of the year.
Year 2 is a stimulating year with lots of positive challenges for the children.
In Year 2 our children start to become more independent learners; continuing to develop their skills in reading, writing and maths through collaboration, discussion and structured activities. As Year 2 progresses, our children work towards preparing themselves to showcase their very best in the end-of-year statutory assessments (SATs). We use a topic-based approach to learning which, allows all to become immersed in learning.
In maths we follow the White Rose scheme. This has been carefully planned to develop and deepen maths fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
This week in D&T we started to learn about mechanisms, we created . This lesson was an introduction to our topic, teaching us skills that we can use to help create our final project. The children enjoyed making Rabbit and Hat puppets using a slider mechanism in DT.
Tuesday 14th November was World Diabetes Day. Evie was a superstar and shared her knowledge of Type 1 diabetes with KS1. Well done, Evie!
The children then had a go at creating their own diabetes awareness ribbons.
Otter Class had great fun following instructions to make bouncy spiders this week.
This week in English we have been writing instructions. We have written instructions for ‘How to Clean Your Teeth’ and ‘How to Make a Bouncy Spider’. On Wednesday we created our spiders, thinking about the different steps we used to make them. As well as thinking about the language we would use to make our instructions clear and precise.
In Cooking Club this week we made pitta bread pizzas! We got to choose our toppings and put on as much cheese as we liked! They smelt so delicious coming out of the oven!
In Rabbit Class we have been learning about ordering in Maths. First, we ordered our Numicon from smallest to greatest and then from greatest to smallest. After that, we chose three random Numicon and asked our partners to order them. Then we looked at ordinal numbers, we did some races outside to see who would come 1st , 2nd , 3rd and so on. Afterwards, everyone was given a number card and we had to get ourselves in order, we did a fantastic job!
This week in the KS1 cooking club we made chocolate cornflake cakes. First, we melted the chocolate and butter and then we mixed it into the cornflakes with golden syrup. Then we made our own cases and wrapped them up to take them home. They looked delicious!