2NF 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 2!
Hello. My name is Mrs Forrester and I am one of the Year 2 teachers at Offley. I started working at Offley in 2005. I've taught throughout the school but I have a passion for teaching infants so I am delighted to be teaching Year 2. I am also Key Stage 1 phase leader at the school and now English Leader for KS1 too. I have three young children of my own, one at high school, one which attends Offley and one at Nursery! This means you will often see me taking them to various activities around Sandbach. Please do say hello if you see me!
Our first theme is Enchanted Forests!
This is the book that we will be basing our literacy on during the first half term...
- PE is taught on a Monday and a Friday; however, the children will need to keep their PE kit in school as occasionally the timetable can change.
- Every Tuesday morning, the children will be taught by Mrs Bennion.
- Our teaching assistants will be Mrs Clarkson and Mrs Perry.
- Mrs Clarkson will teach the class for the last hour on a Friday afternoon.
- Spelling tests will take place on a Friday and new spellings will be given out at the same time
Every Friday is ‘Free Friday’ in Guided Reading. To encourage reading for pleasure you may bring a book in from home of your choice. You can then share this book with your friends, talk about it or recommend it to others.
We've continued to work hard this week and I am blown away by the attitude of all of the children in 2NF. We've enjoyed some outdoor learning in PBL and Science this week, making the most of the decent weather whilst we still can! Homework has come home today, so please check bags. Well done everyone on another impressive week!
This week started off very strangely in 2NF… we returned from assembly on Monday to find a pair of deely boppers in our room! Not only that, we also found some wet, blue fur too. Someone or something had been in there! Harley thought he saw a glimpse of a troll walking away from the classroom around to the juniors so we were all a little bit worried as we tried to guess who had been to visit! Then we found a letter from a nice, kind troll called Timothy Limpett. He left us a photo and explained that he has given us the deely boppers as a present and told us he’s in a book called ‘Troll Swap!’
We wrote sentences predicting what sort of troll he might be and what we think might happen to him in his story. We discovered he is an unusual troll who has excellent manners. The other trolls aren’t happy about this and want him to become a proper troll. This led us to writing sentences telling Timothy how he should behave. Our sentences had to be expanded noun phrases to describe to him exactly how to act. e.g. Live in a dirty cave and have tiny bugs on the walls. Brush your teeth with mud and pick your snotty nose! We had lots of fun thinking of what we could write.
Finally, we’ve designed our own trolls. We’ve named them and worked in groups to think of noun phrases to describe our trolls.
We completed our place value work this week. We used our knowledge of tens and ones to order numbers in sequences. We had to work out if the number sequence was getting greater or less and then had to work out if the sequence was in two’s, fives or tens.
We then continued to use our knowledge of place value to partition two digit number. We can all partition a 2-digit number easily (Mrs Forrester was very impressed!) so we then practised finding different combinations of tens and ones to make the same number.
In Science we’ve been learning about habitats and microhabitats. We enjoyed searching for microhabitats in our school grounds and recorded which ones we found onto a chart.
Our Project Based Learning question is 'What makes a forest enchanted?'. So this week, we have begun our project by discussing what forests are and comparing them to woodlands. We went into our wild area and discussed the features. We came up with ideas of what we want to learn about so that we can begin to plan our project further at creating our own forests.
We looked at what is meant by the word 'portrait' and looked at some examples of portraits. We looked at portraits that had been created using different media - pencil, graphite, chalk, pastel, pen and paint. We then created our own unique page for our scrapbooks selecting our favourite portraits.
We learnt the names of colours in French this week!
We had our first lesson with Mrs Bennion this week. We thought about people who were important to us.
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