Mrs Harris and Mrs Tipper welcome you to our class page.
Please keep checking our page to see what we are learning about and for useful and exciting information regarding the children in Class 2.
We will do our very best to keep this page updated
We welcome Miss Shafaq into our class who will be covering Mrs Tipper. She has really enjoyed her first week in Class 2 and has enjoyed getting to know the children
Forest School will continue for the fith group of children every Monday afternoon - please make sure they bring wellies for these sessions.
Can we please ask that all school uniform is labelled, we are having lots of children lose cardigans and jumpers and it would help with finding them
The children have now all received their 'real' reading book for you to share with them. Please can we ask for you to keep them in your child's bookbag for them to get changed once a week as we can't guarantee this will always be on the same day.
Phonics groups have changed again due to the children making great progress! If your child is in a 'ditty' group then in addition to their 'real' reading book they will also be bringing home the ditty they have read that day in school. This is text that your child can read and is therefore used to increase fluency and accuracy. If your child is in 'Red, Green, Purple or Pink Group' they will be bringing home their 'reading book' every three days for them to read.
If you have any queries at all, please do come and see me at the end of the day
Our Learning ...
Week beginning 16th April - Welcome back to the Summer term - I hope you had a lovely Easter break! We have had a great first week back in Class 2 and have thoroughly enjoyed our outdoor curriculum with the nice weather. We have been learning all about Spring and discussing the signs of Spring that we have seen out and about. We have had great fun following instructions to plant our own bean stalk and discussing what plants need to grow. We have also enjoyed using mathematical language when using a programmable toy such as 'whole turn, half turn, forwards and backwards' to direct him correctly.
Have a lovely weekend and lets hope the lovely weather continues
The last two weeks of our Spring term - In Reception we have been learning about the continent Africa! We learnt about a little girl called Fatou who goes to school in a place called The Gambia in Africa. We talked and wrote about the similarities and differences between her life and our own. Everybody in class 2 loved talking about the animals that live in Africa. Some of our favourites were the lions, hippos and monkeys. We recorded our findings using a tally chart, recognising how many animals in total. On Friday we explored African instruments and watched African dancing. We loved using the steel drum to make different sounds.
In our build up to Easter, we have thoroughly enjoyed our morning workshops with our grown ups. I think they were very impressed with our creative skills and how independent we are! We have also enjoyed learning about the Easter story and how Christians celebrate Easter. We have had such fun taking part in a class Easter egg hunt, making chocolate nests and having a visit from the Easter bunny. Thank you for all your help in making your child's Easter bonnet. Our Easter bonnet parade assembly was really enjoyable as a whole school and we celebrated Cole and Lucas being our class winners
Thank you for all your support and hard work during the Spring term - have a lovely Easter break and we look forward to seeing you for the beginning of our summer term!
Week beginning - 26th February - We have had a great week in class 2 learning about recycling and road safety. We have had great discussions about what materials can be recylced, what colour bins they go in and even had a look at what happens at the factories when they are collected. We also looked at road safety, how to cross the road safely, and designed our own posters for this.
We had a fabulous day on World Book Day and looked amazing in our book character costumes. We loved our teachers dressing up as crayons from the story - 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.
In Maths this week we have been focussing on recognising all our numbers to 20, adding and subtracting two single digit numbers in addition to doubling and halving a number.
Week beginning the 12th February - We have had a fabulous week learning about our final traditional tale of the 'Gingerbread Man'. We have produced some lovely work around this topic included our own book. We sequenced the pictures first and then added our writing for the beginning, middle and end of the story. We have also thoroughly enjoyed learning about 'Chinese New Year'. We looked at special items from our Chinese box and even had a go at using chopsticks. We learnt about the Chinese zodiac and how the years got named after an animal and found out that this year is the name of the dog! We had a go at painting our name in chinese letters and realised their letters are very different to ours!
Thank you to everyone who came to see me for a parents evening. Thank you all for your continued support, positivity and kind words about Class 2 - I hope you all have a lovely half term, stay safe and have lots of fun!
Week beginning 29th January - We have thoroughly enjoyed this week of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We worked in groups to read instructions to make porridge - and then we got to try a little bit . We used our creative skills to make a Goldilocks - we used lots of different materials to make her hair, eyes, body, arms and legs. We also tested different materials to make a new chair for Baby Bear - we discussed which material would be the strongest and the weakest and then we tested them out!
We have also had a great discussion of the different types of bears we know of and discussed their different habitats! We have found out that polar bears live in the Arctic and they are white so they are camouflaged into their enviroment. We used the internet to find out where panda bears live and found out they live in bamboo trees in China! This week we have also been rewarded the school bear - George for all of our fabulous work around 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'; we are looking forward to have him in our classroom to learn about the traditional tale next week of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.
Have a lovely weekend!
Week Beginning 22nd January - We have really enjoyed our second traditional tale of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We have discussed the characters and how the Wolf is a bad character because tricked Little Red Riding Hood. We thought of questions that we would like to ask the Wolf and these were super questions! The children then enjoyed pretending to be the Wolf to answer these questions in a game of 'hot seat'. On our independent activities we have made fantastic creative wolves, using materials to give him evil eyes, sharp teeth and fur. These are displayed on our new corridor display of Little Red Riding Hood along with wintery trees we created using paint and different tools and techniques. We have also learnt to tell the time to o'clock and practised subtraction number sentences using cubes or a number track to find the answer.
Have a great weekend!
Week beginning - 15th January - We are thoroughly enjoying the beginning of our Traditional Tales topic, and have started with some fabulous learning of the Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed making the Three Little Pig's houses using a range of media in our creative area. We have also completed some great speech bubble writing for the characters in the story! In Maths we have been learning about addition and how to add two single digit numbers together. We have been using objects to find the answers and have introduced how to find the answer to harder number sentences using a number track.
Have a great weekend!
Week Beginning 8th January - We have enjoyed welcoming the children back to school this full week! Our topic has been 'Healthy Me' and we have been thinking about the foods and exercises that keep us healthy. We have thoroughly enjoyed discussions around being healthy and have enjoyed sorting different healthy and unhealthy activities. We have read the story 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra and have really enjoyed it. We can't believe what the Evil Pea got up to!
Thank you for your continued support with the children's homework and reading book. If your child is in 'Ditty' or 'Red' group for Read Write Inc, they will also be bringing home their text that they can read to you - hopefully with accuracy.
The last few weeks of Autumn Term
We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Christmas and the Christmas Story. We have enjoyed discussing ways of celebrating Christmas and different celebrations such as Eid and Diwali. We also enjoyed our Christmas Nativity play and want to thank you for all your help with costumes and helping the children learn their lines. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a lovely holiday!
Week beginning - 13th November
We have had another fun-filled week this week with it being 'anti-bullying' week and 'Children in Need' on Friday. The children are still continuing to enjoy our topic of Space and have thoroughly enjoyed the story 'Aliens Love Underpants'! On Monday in particular we were celebrating differences and the children loved wearing odd socks! In Maths we have introduced addition to the children and beginning to understand that it means: more, altogether, increase in number, a larger number. The children have became confident in combining two groups of numbers and even began reading simple number sentences such as 4 + 3 =.
Thank you so much for all the fabulous homework you are supporting your child with, and for supporting 'Children in Need' by donating a £1. The children really enjoyed the start of our 'daily dash' and were really sensible jogging around our playground for 5mins. Pudsey Bear chose two names out of the hat for everyone who took part and picked out the winners: Molly and Yaseen
Have a lovely weekend!
Week beginning - 30th October
We have had a great first week back from our October half term. We thoroughly enjoyed the halloween disco, learning about 'Percy the Park Keeper' and learning about different ways to stay safe on bonfire night. We have completed our first piece of writing in our English books and are enjoying our new Read Write Inc groups.
Week Beginning - 15th October
This week we have been learning about the Harvest festival and Diwali. We have had great fun learning a Harvest song for our Harvest assembly and learning all about the Hindu and Sikh festival Diwali - we loved making diva lamps
Have a great half term everyone!
Our first half term in Reception
We have had a fantastic first half term in Reception. We are now all coming in with really smiley faces and enjoy coming to school. We have all settled really well and have made lots of new friends .
This half term we have been learning all about 'Under the Sea'. We have learnt lots of rules and routines about our classroom, and we love trying to get to the star on our behaviour chart to get a prize.
Take a look at all of the fun, busy things we have been up to.
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