2HJ 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 2! 2019-20
Our first theme is Enchanted Forests!
This is the book that we will be basing our literacy on during the first half term...
and we will follow on after half term with this text...
Remember that you have 2 teachers in 2HJ - Mrs Harrop for Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Jones for the rest of the week.
If you have any questions or concerns, no matter how big or small, come and see one of us after school. (If it is really quick then mornings are fine but we are usually busy rushing around then and can spend more time with you after school!)
Our timetable is mostly the same each week although we will swap and change sometimes. To keep it easy for you at home, PE is ALWAYS going to be on a Monday and Friday afternoon so please ensure PE kits are in school BOTH of these days. (Just leave it all term if you can!)
Please name ALL clothes - yes even socks - you would be surprised where socks can end up!
Remember a water bottle everyday, and a snack or snack money if you wish, but we always have a bowl of fruit on offer too for playtime so please don't worry!
I have worked at Offley for about 15 years. I have mainly been in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3, but have had the opportunity to teach in all year groups for a couple of terms too. I live in Scholar Green with my husband, 2 little girls and our Lhasa Apso dog called Harley who is always up to mischief and taking himself on little adventures! We designed and built our own house and it is an ongoing project that we are very excited about and enjoy doing. We love to go out for walks, especially love visiting the seaside for days out and spending time with our famiy and friends.
I have been teaching now for 10 years. I have been at Offley for 4 years. I have mainly taught years 1 and 2, but have also done Year 4. I live in Congleton with my husband and my two little boys (Jack and Tyler). We also have a dog called Barney so our house is a very busy household! In my spare time I take part in Amateur Dramatic shows down at the Daneside Theatre in Congleton. I also enjoy going skiing with my family and spending time with family and friends.
This week have written our very own non-chronological reports: 'All About Owls.' We have written an introduction to our report and three paragraphs with the sub-headings, Apperance, Diet and Habitat. Our paragraphs are packed full of facts but we've been using our mastery keys to think really carefully about how we write the sentences in our them. We've included commas to seperate items in a list and subordination (but. or) and adverbs too. As you can see these are looking great.
On Friday our reports were finished. We learnt about what it means to be an editior. We chose one paragraph from our report that we thought that we could improve, looked at the mastery keys checkist against it and rewrote it with improvements!
In phonics we are currently learning about Suffixes and focusing on the suffixes ed, er, est and ing. We have been focusing on rules that we need to apply to help us to do this.
We have learnt these rules:
If the base word ends in an ‘e’ you drop the e and add the suffix
If the base word ends in a ‘y’ you turn the y into an i and add er. (unless the suffix starts with an i (ing) then we leave the y and and just add the suffix)
If the base word has the pattern ‘consonant, short vowel, consonant’ you double the last consonant and add the suffix.
Our class text has been a Minibeast Encylopedia. We compared the features of it to a fiction book and the focused on the define gem and defined words in the text. We created our own glassries for it. Then we used our retreival skils to retrieve information from the text to write 'What am I clues?'
In maths this week have have begun looking at measure and had practice at measuring in cm and m. We have discussed which unit or measure is appropriate to use depending on the size of the object we're measuring and talked about the need to be accurate. If we are not accurate when measuring something this can go wrong e.g. our carpet might be too small for our lounge, the dress we make might be too big etc... We came up with some great reasons about why it's so important to measure carefully and accuratly.
Our STEM sentence to help us to remember this was: We always start at 0 cm/m.
We then moved onto comparing lengths, saying which was longer than or shorter than and by how much. We also put objects into order of their length.
By the end of the week we were able to apply our knowledge to solve problems involving measures and use what we'd learnt previously about multiplication and division to help us.
Our ongoing D.T projects has now come to its end. We've spent quite a bit of time on them this week making sure they work welll and doing a few final tweaks to them to make sure the wheels and axels are working together to make our well move.
Once working we moved onto decorating our well and adding final touches to make them look more like a well in an enchanted forest or garden.
Our Nativity is coming together nicely and parents/ careres are in for a real treat. We have a few costumes outstanding. These must be in school on Monday morning as we are performing a dress rehearsal to the rest of the school. Please let us know if your child cannot have their face painted for this.
A great week. Next week will be busy with our Nativity performances to auduences!!!! Thursday school is shut for polling and on Friday we are allowed to wear a Christmas jumper with our school uniform.
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