2HJ 2021 - 2022
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Here is what we’ve been up to in 2HJ this week:
Week commencing 13th September 2021
We have carried on reading Troll Swap this week and compared Timothy Limpet to other trolls. We have found out that Timothy is NOT like all the other trolls. The other trolls are loud, messy and nasty. Whereas Timothy is polite, kind and tidy. We have been focussing on using adjectives lots in our writing this to describe trolls, and to give him instructions about how he should behave. We then met a new character called Tabita Lumpit in her story and thought of which adjectives might describe her.
We have started the text ‘The Troll’ by Julia Donaldson. We read the first few pages and were introduced the troll in this story. The troll doesn’t eat goats but eats fish instead! We also met a group of pirates who live out at sea. We used our inferencing skills to write a postcard about how the pirates were feeling at sea.
This week in maths we have been continuing our work on tens and ones. We have been really working hard to gain a solid understanding of what each digit represents in a two digit number. We have worked practically counting tens and ones. We have also been positioning numbers on a number line and discussing how we know that 65 is greater than 32. We have talked about breaking the number down into its tens and ones and also where the numbers fit on the number line to help us to explain our reasoning. We have also been comparing numbers and partitioning numbers.
We have been thinking about what makes a good friend this week. We thought about what a good friend might do or say.
This week we have started learning about portraits. We have learnt what a portrait is and also had a look at some interesting examples. We then created a scrapbook of examples of portraits.
Mrs Harrop took us for PE. On Monday afternoon and we worked on our co-ordination skills.
In PE this week we have been learning about Volleyball. We have worked in pairs to learn how to ‘strike’ the ball and also how to ‘volley’ the ball. Everyone had a lot of fun.
This week, we have been learning about different types of maps and the features we find on the maps. We have also learnt what a compass is, discussed who would need a compass and how they would use it. We learnt the compass points ‘NESW’. We then spent time outside following instructions/directions using our compass to lead the way.
In ICT this week we thought about how we could stay safe. We talked about how lucky we are to have IPads but there are some rules in place about taking photographs and who we can share them with. We learnt a song to help us remember what to do if there is something we don’t like: here is the link to a short video and the song is at the end. You need to click on Episode 2. www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/
In Music this week, we have been listening to 3 different pieces of music. All three were based around our topic of 'Enchanted Forests'. We listened and compared the music- thinking about the dynamics- tempo, pitch and thinking about what instruments we could hear. We also tried to describe/imagine what we thought was happening in the forests while the music was being played to tell a story.
Our topic this term is enchanted forests. Our big question is:
In English our main text is a story called 'Troll Swap'
In reading our whole class text will be 'The Troll' by Julia Donaldson.
P.E. will be on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon.
Office 365 log in (TEAMS) You will be added to the Year 2 team. You will be able to access homework and spelling from here.
Reading Eggs – All children have now completed a placement test to make sure they’re working on the right level. If your child does not change their reading book at school, please read using one of the books from this app.
We will also use reading eggs / reading eggspress to set particular home learning activities.
Numbots – This is a new maths robot game that focuses on number, addition and subtraction. All children start from the beginning and it will gradually get harder.
Prodigy – This is another maths game that the children will be familiar with from Year 1. Their details have transferred over and we can set maths activities and assignments though this website.
Here are many more links: Recommended links to support home learning
A little bit about us:
I have worked at Offley for about 17 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 and our 2 little girls. One of my daughters is just starting Year 2 like you and the other has another year left at pre-school. We have a Lhasa Apso dog called Harley who is always up to mischief and taking himself on little adventures and is quite well known where I live, and 6 chickens. 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 and hide and find painted stones, especially love visiting the seaside for days out and spending time with our family and friends...when we can. I love most food and drink but particularly love any kind of fruit, a bowl of ice cream, garlic, halloumi and a cup of real coffee!
I have been teaching now for 11 years. I have been at Offley for 5 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.
Mrs Harrop and Mrs Jones
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