## Recognising money

We are learning the value of all the different coins so we can add and subtract the values. This is very important skill to know so we can go shopping!
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Forest Schools

We love our lessons in the woods. We found lots of signs of Spring, including bluebells and daffodils. We know the days are now getting longer and we will see more sunshine.
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Spelling

The sounds this week are:  igh, ie, i-e, y ure, are
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Next week

English -We are looking at explanation text linked to our senses. Maths -We are looking at finding fractions of amounts and symmetry.  Science -We are looking at what happens to our body when we exercise and how to keep healthy.  Next Thursday 23rd March is our last...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Next week

Maths – We  will be looking at finding fractions of amounts and symmetry.  English – We will be looking at explanation text linked to healthy eating.  Science – We have looked at body parts, the senses and now we will be investigating animals and...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Spellings.

The sounds this week are:  igh, ie, i-e, y ear, ure
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Subtraction skills

We are using the Chrome books to consolidate our subtraction skills. We can find the missing number in a sum by using a number line to count back. It’s great to see how many we get right in two minutes. Class 2 are making such good progress.
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Recognising money

We love to go shopping and spend some money so we are working hard to recognise and name the different coins we can use. Our next step is to add and take away different values using our money cards.
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Forest Schools

We loved our nature trail through the wood discovering the first signs of Spring. We discovered bluebells and daffodils. The trees have new shoots and are beginning to wake up. Very exciting!
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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## Homework

Spellings this week are the sounds Year 1 ‘ee’ ‘ey’ ‘ea’ ‘e-e’ ‘u’ Reception  ‘oo’
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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## Using all the areas of provision

We love our areas of provision and being creative in the painting area. We are learning how to mix colours to create effect.
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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## Beebots

We have enjoyed using the Beebots this week. We can program them using directional language.
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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## Wanted Poster

Have you seen Grandma Swaggs? Our Wanted Posters will tell you exactly what she looks like and why she is wanted. Look out she could be anywhere in school. Beware!
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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## Next week

Maths – We will be looking at money, how to subtract and take away using different coins. We will be using lots of money to buy fruit and vegetables. English – As part of our topic work we will start looking at heathy eating. We will explore the story of...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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## Next week

In Maths we will be looking at problem solving using addition and subtraction. We will also consolidate our time telling skills.  In English we will continue to look at books by Allan Ahberg. In particular, we will focus on the story ‘Cops and Robbers.’  In...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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## Homework

The sounds this week are: ai, ay, a-e, a, ey  oi, ur
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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## Forest schools planting carrots

As part of our healthly eating we planted carrots seeds in our forest garden. We worked in pairs to decide who would dig the hole and who would plant the seed. We can’t wait to see the seeds grow and eat the carrots.
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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## Multiplication using Arrays

Arrays can be tricky but this did not stop Class 2 being very determined. We used peg boards to start with until we felt confident enough to write arrays in our maths books. On the second try we got it. Well done Class 2.
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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## Making Pancakes

Class 2 used bossy verbs to give each other instructions to make pancakes. We looked at the recipe and decided what we needed, we then mixed and whisked to make the batter. Of course we had to try our pancakes and they were delicious!
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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## Half term holiday

Have a wonderful half term holiday and a good rest. Don’t forget to do your reading and we will look forward to seeing you on Monday 27th February.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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## Homework

Spellings this week are the split digraphs, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e. The digraphs ‘or’ and ‘ow’
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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## Library visit

The children throughly enjoyed the visit to York library. We listened to a story and had lots of time to explore the hugh selection of different books on the shelves. We all want to visit the library again with our mums and dads.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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## Making porridge for the Three Bears

We decided it was about time we made more porridge for Baby Bear, since naughty Goldilocks ate it all! The children followed instructions very carefully and made some excellent porridge using bossy words. Baby Bear was very happy and told the children it was just right.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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## 3D shapes.

We explored properties of 3D shapes using matching cards. We had to decide how many edges, faces and vertices a shape has. We also had to name it correctly. The best bit was discovering all the different 3D shapes in our classroom.
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
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## Next week

English  We will be writing our own instructions for making bridges. Class 2 have designed their own bridge and are busy putting it together using  various materials. Since we like the story of Goldilocks so much we will be following instructions on how to make...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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## Homework

Spellings this week  are the sounds ‘ear’ ‘eer’ ‘ier’ and ‘ere’  Don’t forget to access your Maths homework.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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## Instructions

Class 2 are brilliant at using bossy words. Their challenge was to give clear and precise instructions to get their team from one side of the room using some equipment. We had great fun and became very imaginative with our instructions.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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## Changing liquids to a solid

Today in science we were great investigators. We wanted to investigate how to turn solids to liquids and back again. We melted chocolate and turned it to a liquid. We melted ice with a hairdryer and watched it slowly turn to a liquid. We decided if we put the liquids in the...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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## Dressing up

We love our topic Happily  Ever After, we can role play all our favourite characters, dress up and act out the stories. Who are we today?
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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## Happily Ever  After

We love our topic Happliy Ever After. We dress up as all the characters and act out the traditional stories. The best one so far is Goldlicks and the Three Bears because Goldliocks is so naughty.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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## Next week

English  We will be looking at instructional text.  Maths   We will be looking at fractions and finding half and a quarter of objects, amounts and quantities.  We will also find time to investigate telling the time in different ways.  Please make sure...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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## Homework

Spellings this week are ‘air’ ‘ear’ ‘are’ ‘ere’  Please don’t forget to login into Abacus for your latest Maths homework.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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## Comparing capacity

We discovered you can pour the same amount of water in different containers and although the container looks different it is  still the same amount!  We were very careful with our pouring using eye level to help us.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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## Comparing capacities

We poured water into various different containers to measure the capacity. We realised capacity is the measurement of how much water is inside the container. We had great fun using our vocabulary cards to measure the capacity and compare the amounts.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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## Looking at ways to display data

We are using Purple Mash 2Count to look at data and how it is displayed. We can collect data on fruit and construct pictograms. Super work Class 2.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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## Next week

Maths – We will be looking at estimating and comparing capacity as well as different ways to display data using graphs. Don’t forget to have a go at the maths game on Abacus. English – We will continue to explore traditional tales using speech bubbles. We will...
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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## Spellings

Our spellings this week are the sounds ‘oi’ and ‘oy’.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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## Estimating

We are working very hard at estimating how many reindeer are on the paper. We did some brilliant and and sensible guesses. Well done!
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Class 2 love working on the IPads during our ICT session. We can chose Maths or Phonics games. We can also choose fun building games where we can construct a city using different Lego bricks. Our teacher is always asking us questions so we have to be able to explain what we are...
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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## Measuring biggest to smallest

In our Maths groups we ordered pieces of string by length. We decided which was the biggest and which was the smallest. We then measured the length of the string using a ruler. To measure correctly we made sure the string was straight before we measured. Finally we put the whole...
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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## History lesson

We loved finding out all about a wonderful scientist called Albert Einstein. We made a fact sheet all about his life but didn’t understand why he never wore socks!
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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## Next week

English – We will be exploring the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. We will, of course, be making some porridge and writing our instructions.  Maths – We will be exploring addition and also looking at recording length.  Science – Lots of...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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## Spellings

This week we are learning the sounds: ‘ow’ ‘ou’ ‘ough’
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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## Partitioning numbers

After lots of hard work with the base 10 rods we can now partition a 2 digit number. We can write it in our books showing the tens and units and the sum to put the number back together again. Brilliant fun.
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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## The Three Billy Goats Gruff

We are becoming excellent at acting out our stories and using lots of expression in our voices. The wolves in Class 2 certainly know how to roar and our story ended happily ever after. We are becoming very confident at story telling and even invented a new character to live under...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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## Repeating patterns

We used 2d shapes to create repeating patterns using two, three and four shapes. We were able to say what a repeating pattern is and name the shapes too!
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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## Next week

We will be looking at the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff  and retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood.  Also, we will be learning how to partition numbers and compare numbers. We have started our science work on Materials and will be investigating how they...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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## Spelling

We are learning the sounds ‘ur’ ‘er’ and ‘ir’ Also, the sounds ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ for the Reception children
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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## Drama

Class 2 are learning to use their acting voices clearly and with expression. We acted out The Three Little Pigs using a scary voice for the big bad wolf and a high pitched voice for the three little pigs. Our favourite phrase was ” Not by the hair of my chinny chin...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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## Comparing objects by weight

We used our hands to compare the weight of objects we found around our classroom. Then we used the balancing scales to make sure we were correct and finally sorted the objects into light and heavy. We can say which object is the heaviest and which is the lightest.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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## Retelling a story.

Class 2 worked extremely hard today retelling  the tale of The Three Little Pigs. They remembered all the key events and phrases and wrote loads! So proud of you all for your amazing writing.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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## Christmas holidays

A very Merry Christmas to everyone. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday and see you all on the 4th January 2017.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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We have had such a busy week making Advent calendars, Christmas paintings, mince pies and to round it all off we had a super Christmas dinner with party hats and crackers. To end the week we had an amazing Christmas party and a visitor from someone who lives in Lapland!
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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## Design Technology

We finally managed to make our moving vehicles. We drew our design and then made our vehicle using wheels and an axle. Finally, we evaluated our product to see if we could improve it. Overall, they are pretty good. What do you think?
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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## EYFS Singing  Concert

The singing was absolutely brilliant. You all looked wonderful in your costumes and there were lots of proud parents. Well done Reception children! The mince pies were delicious too.
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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## Spelling

This week we are learning the ‘or’ sounds and alternate spelling ‘al’ ‘oar’ ‘or’
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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## Next Week

We will be doing lots of Christmas activities next week so our classroom will be very busy. As a special treat Class 2 are having a chocolate fountain to celebrate all their hard work. (Lots of fruit too!)  EYFS Nativity Concert will be on Thursday at 9.15 and you should...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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## PE moving in different ways.

In P.E we have enjoyed experimenting moving in different ways using the apparatus. We twisted, turned, rolled and jumped our way around the hall.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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## Science – observations

We have finally finished our bean diaries and the children have written some very good observations. They understand how a bean changes into a plant and what it needs to grow. The plants are now coming home so hopefully the children will remember to keep watering them.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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## Nativity play

We are sure you will all agree the children did a fantastic performance and their singing was amazing.  Well done Class 2 we are so proud of you. We loved the songs so much we couldn’t stop singing them for the rest of the day. ( but we still got all our work done...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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## Next week

English – We are looking at poetry and reading poems using an expressive voice. Maths – We will continue to consolidate our addition and subtraction skills. Nativity Performance. The children have been working very hard and can’t wait to show all the parents...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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## Spelling

The sounds this week are:  or, aw, al, au,
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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## St Johns students

Class 2 were very lucky to have some trainee teachers visit and play maths games on Monday. They brought some fabulous resources and the children really enjoyed their learning. Here we are making shapes using different materials.
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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## Is greater  than / is less than

Using the greedy crocodile to help us we worked with numbers to find ‘greater than’ and ‘less then’.  We practised on whiteboards using building bricks before we wrote in our books. Well done Class 2 as this can be abit tricky.
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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## Making clay faces

In Forest schools the Reception children made clay faces using various materials they found in the woods. Please come and have a look at them in our classroom. They are amazing!
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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## Railway museum visit

Class 2 had the most amazing day at the Railway museum. There was so much to see and we particularly loved the Punch and Judy show.
Posted On 25 Nov 2016
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## Next week

English We will continue exploring our class story The Polar Bear Express using Talk for Writing. Maths We will be consolidating our counting skills using adding and subtraction. Also, we will be preparing for our Nativity Concert and look forward to sending out our invitations....
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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## Money

We have loved  finding out about different coins and their values. We tried adding coins together so we can buy some toys. It was abit tricky but we tried really hard.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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## Which one is the heaviest.

The Reception children are finding out how to balance different objects. They have great fun deciding which object is heavier and which way the buckets will move. Great team work as well.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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## Spelling

The spellings for this week are the sounds ‘wh’ and ‘ph’.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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## Children in Need Day

Children in Need Day It is lovely to see so many children dressed in spots today to raise money for Children in Need day. They look great and a big thank you for all your donations.
Posted On 18 Nov 2016
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## Observing Plants Grow

Following our science lesson last week we are very excited to see our kidney beans beginning to sprout roots. We have started a diary to map their progress and watch them grow into full plants.
Posted On 18 Nov 2016
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## Next week

Railway Trip. We are looking forward to our trip to the Railway Museum on Monday. Please ensure your child has sensible shoes as it is a long walk there and back. Maths – We will be looking at solving word problems using our calculation skills. English – We will be...
Posted On 18 Nov 2016
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## Observing plants grow.

Following our science lesson last week we are very excited to see our kidney beans beginning to sprout roots. We have started a diary to map their progress and watch them grow into full plants.
Posted On 18 Nov 2016
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## Children in Need Day

It is lovely to see so many children dressed in spots today to raise money for Children in Need day. They look great and a big thank you for all your donations.
Posted On 18 Nov 2016
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## Spelling

Spellings for this week is revision. Please go through your spelling book and complete any spellings you missed or are unsure of. Thank you.
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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## Forest Schools

We collected sticks to make stick men and attached a face using different materials. We had great fun collecting sticks for the legs and arms. We are so proud of our stick men.
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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## Next Week

Maths We will continue to look at partitioning, adding and subtracting.  English  We are really enjoying our book ‘The lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and will use the characters to write our own story.  Children in Need  Don’t forget it is...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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## ICT

We love working on our new Chrome books to consolidate our learning. Here we are using a counting game to check our counting skills.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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## Place value

In Maths we are working hard to understand how to partition a number into tens and units. We used base 10 to help us see how a number splits. We think we need a little more practise but super effort all round.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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## Science

As part of our science topic on observing plants we discussed how we could observe a plant growing. We decided to plant a kidney bean or chickpea in a transparent cup and see what happens. We added a small amount of water and placed the bean in a dark cupboard. We can’t...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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## Forest schools

The Reception children took part in our Urban Buzz project and planted spring bulbs for a flower display next year. They all listened very carefully and did some great planting. Well done Class 2.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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## Spellings

This week we are revising all the split digraphes a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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## Pumpkin Soup

It is lovely to see Class 2 back rested after the half term break and very excited about Halloween. We had great fun today reading our book  ‘Pumpkin Soup’ and exploring the characters. We thought of good questions to ask Duck, Cat and Squirrel. Watch out we are...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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## Lego building

We have loved all the areas of provision in our classroom. Here we are enjoying building with Lego and love showing our modelling skills.
Posted On 20 Oct 2016
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## Theatre trip

Class 2 had a fantastic day at the theatre Royal taking part in a drama workshop. We acted out the story of Peter Pan, we added new characters and explored what happened in the story. Everyone joined in!  In the afternoon we watched a production called ‘ Under the Magical...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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## Happy holidays

Half term holidays – hope you all have a peaceful and restful half term. Don’t forget Friday is a training day for the staff and we will see you all on Monday 31st October.
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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## Pirate Hats

We made our own pirate hats so we could defeat Captain Hook and free Peter Pan. Walk the plank Captain Hook and look out for the crocodile!
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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## Mrs Honey’s hat.

We have loved our story ‘ Mrs Honey’s Hat’ by Pam Adams and finding out all the different things that happened to her hat. We acted out the story, wrote what happened and painted lovely colourful hats to decorate our classroom.
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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## Spelling

The spellings this week is the ‘igh’ phomene using the graphemes ‘ie’ i-e’ and ‘y’.
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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## Next week.

Quick reminder – Next Friday is a training day so please don’t bring your children to school.  Class 2 are going on their theatre trip next Tuesday and we are all very excited. Please make sure you have returned your permission slip. Also, we have parents’...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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The Reception children worked very hard at using addition. They added numbers together to find a total and know the number gets bigger. They filled a plate full of food and then added more to find the total. Finally they wrote a number sentence.
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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## Harvest Festival

Well done Class 2! You all sang brilliantly at the Harvest Festival and were so well behaved. Thank you to all parents who contributed to our Harvest Festival table.
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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## Spelling

This week our spelling are the sounds: ai,  ay, a-e
Posted On 07 Oct 2016
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## Next week

English – We will be looking at stories from familiar settings and using a story map to retell our class stories. Maths – We will be looking at odd and even numbers, counting in multiples of ten and 2D shapes. Harvest Festival – On Thursday we will be...
Posted On 07 Oct 2016
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## Science discussion

We love our science lessons and yesterday had a very interesting class discussion on how to keep healthy. We wrote examples in our science books and decided which was the most popular activity.
Posted On 07 Oct 2016
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## How to look after our teeth

Today we were very lucky to have a dentist to come and talk to us about how to look after our teeth. We had lots of sensible questions to ask and discovered lots of food that is good for our teeth and how to keep them heathy.
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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## Health and Wellbeing Week

As part of our Health and Wellbeing week the children took part in a sports lesson taught by Axiom Sports. They loved the games, all the sports challenges and all joined in. Thank you Axiom Sports is was brilliant to see the children so active.
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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## Number bonds to 10

The children are learning to use a number line to count on and add two numbers together. Great for adding number bonds to 10. Super work Class 2!
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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## Spelling

Spellings this week focus on:  ee, ea, e-e, y
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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