Well done everyone! Four days to go. Class 2 are all still trying their very best but are definitely ready for a break! This week will be working on the Easter story and subtraction and on Thursday we will have an 'Easter craft and activity day'.
BUG Club - read at least two books and answer the questions.
Read two books or a few chapters if children are reading longer books.
Times Tables Rockstars
Try and spend ten minutes at least twice a week.
These spellings may seem quite tricky for some children but don't worry. We spend time breaking the words down all week so children do really well having a go at their spellings and it is important that they access the Year 2 coverage. Children that need extra support receive it during 1:1 and small group interventions throughout the week.
We are all back in a 'normal' school routine now and children are continuing to amaze me! We will now be recording children's times tables and children will progress to their next times table when their times table grid is correct. Children are doing well in their spellings and are picking up the strategies that they are being taught to help them to spell in their work, rather than just for a spelling test. The class are also spotting their spelling words in their reading books! All children have had their reading assessed and are reading with an adult each week.
A polite reminder that children really need to be in school uniform for school days and PE days. Please discuss with me any problems that you may have with this.
BUG Club - Please read at least one book each week. Children are keen to receive a gold card on a Monday for doing so. Please also listen to children read physical books 4 times each week.
TTRockstars - Encourage children to spend at least 15 minutes throughout the week to help them with their times tables. Children are expected to know their times tables up to the 12 times table by Year 4.
adding -ing and -ed when the consonant is doubled
We are looking forward to another week of normality! I'm sure that the children were all ready for the weekend after a busy week. There were some tired looking little faces! It is fabulous having everyone back together again and everyone has managed the change superbly. I am really noticing a difference in children's spellings and breaking them down in to sounds and syllables is really helping children to think about the sounds in words. Thank you for your support with helping children to learn their spellings. Please help children to learn their times tables with TTRockstars. 'Hit the button' is another great website for times tables too.
We are going to be re-visiting calculations over the next few weeks in Maths and writing letters in English using the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.
Here are next week's spellings:
'al' as in 'or'
This week's spellings:
What a way to start the year! This week has been extremely challenging to say the least and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for incredible support and hard-work with home schooling. I am trying to make it as manageable and workable for all of us so let me know if you would prefer one input at the start of the day or a few little ones across the morning and I'll see what I can do.
Spellings - adding -er and -est
We made it! Well done everyone. The children have been incredible this term, absolutely amazing. Enjoy the Christmas break and spending time together, relaxing, watching films and just resting.
After Christmas I will be teaching Monday to Thursday and Miss Thrower will be teaching on a Friday. Miss Jackson will be in the class full-time and Mrs Doel will be doing some catch-up work. Miss Thrower is really looking forward to getting to know the class and says that Year 2 is her favourite!
Thank you so much for our cards, gifts, smiles and support - we are truly grateful.
See you in 2021,
Mrs Charlesworth and Miss Jackson
1) Watch at least two Christmas films.
2) Read on Bug club or any new books that you get for Christmas (record in organisers).
3) Go on 2paint on Purple Mash, TTRockstars if you feel your brain needs a little wake up.
4) If you want to do some work then do as much of the CGP Reading Comprehension Book 1 as you like.5
5) Play, be kind, rest, relax and get some fresh air.
6) Spellings for 8.1.20
bubble If they are tricky: of, said, says, are, were, was
middle If you want a challenge - Yr 3/4 words
One more week to go! I know the children will be very excited about Christmas Jumper and Christmas dinner so today we will be writing a little bit of our fabulous Christmas stories and enjoying the excitement with Christmas activities! A lot of children are looking quite tired this week and there are a few minor playground 'disagreements'. This is normal for the time of year and for Year 2 but if there ever is anything that may be a little bit more than general falling out, please let me know.
Children are continuing to be the best people to be around, it is such a lovely environment in the classroom. I'm not sure if they are doing this at home, but they are really starting to spot word patterns and things we have learnt in places such as their reading books!
Next Wednesday will be our party. Children will come home with a paper plate which will need to be returned on Wednesday with a little party food on it, named and securely sealed. It is a shame that we can't do our normal 'sharing' but we will still make it special and lovely! Children are more than welcome to come in their own clothes that can be everyday/party/Christmassy!
1) Array worksheet to build on some of the work covered in class this week. We have also looked at the numberline method for multiplication. Have a go on TTRockstars to get used to it for January.
2) Aim for three books on BUG Club and own reading book. Record in organisers please.
3) Purple Mash - Free choice!
4) Spellings - wr
wreck *Challenge - Yr3/4 words If they are tricky..... enjoy, boy, foil, coin, pie, fried, beans, seaside, was, were
We have had another busy but extremely productive in Class 2 this week. The whole class have a fantastic attitude to their learning and make teaching and learning a joy! Thank you so much for absolutely brilliant support and efforts with reading and homework.
1) Read at least 4 times (reading book and BUG Club) and record in organiser.
2) Purple Mash - Create a musical sequence. Can you make a sequence for 'Jingle Bells'?
3) TTRockstars - Try and spend ten minutes three times this week please.
4) Spellings - adding ed/ing to words ending in /y/.
copying Challenge - Year 3/4 words If the spellings are too hard:
copied rain pain
worrying green screen
worried fright bright
studying float coat
studied one two
Thank you everyone who has recorded reading in your child's organiser. We are really pleased that we can now have this form of communication. Please make sure that organisers are returned every Thursday, even if reading books have not been completed.
We are approaching that busy and exciting time of year and I cannot wait to start doing Christmassy activities that the class so definitely deserve! On Tuesday, children are welcome to come in 'sparkly' clothes, a Christmas jumper or bring a little tinsel to add to their beautiful singing voices for filming our KS1 Christmas performance.
We have been learning about money over the last few weeks. It is a tricky concept to grasp and therefore this week's homework is linked to this.
1) Read at least three books on Bug Club as well as the school book. Record in organisers and return on Thursday.
2) Children and parents to sign the Home/School agreement in the front of organisers.
3) Complete the money task on Purple Mash.
**** Play with money at home. Set up a shop and spend time selecting the correct money to 'buy' items.
4) Spellings - challenge Year 3 and 4 statutory words
Thank you to all of those children that are regularly completing work and parents for your incredible support. It really does make a huge difference and I am extremely proud of all of those children who are working fantastically hard and have such a positive attitude to their learning both in and out of school. The progress in the class is astounding!
This week's homework:
1) Complete at least three books on BUG Club and answer the questions.
2) Complete the tasks set on Purple Mash. Have a go on TTRockstars. You could even show your grown ups how Daily 10 works!
gnome Challenge - Year 3/4 statutory words
1) Read at least 3 books on Bug Club and answer the questions for each bug.
2) Complete the science quiz on Purple Mash about Animal Habitats.
Log in to Microsoft Teams and send me a message.
3) Spellings: adding 'es' to words ending in 'y'.
flies Challenge - Yr 3 and 4 statutory words
6. 11. 20
1) Complete tasks set on Purple Mash. Well done to all who have been going on there regularly!
2) Read 3 books on Bug Club.
3) Spellings -
edge Year 3/4 words
Read between 3 and 5 books (at least) on Bug Club.
Spend some time on Purple Mash - can you complete the '2do's' that I've set?
I can't wait to see you all next week!
1) Read at least one book on BUG Club. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems but it would be great if a few more children were accessing it, at least once a week.
2) Log in to Purple Mash and complete one of the 2do's.
Well done to everyone who has been using Bug Club!
1) Read two books from Bug Club and answer the questions.
2) Complete the Great Fire of London activity on Purple Mash.
1) Phonics - read the words and tick the ones that you can read. Can you read them faster? Without sounding out? These can be kept at home to help prepare for the phonics screening that will be carried out at the end of term.
2) Spend time logging on and off to Purple Mash.
Read at least one book on Bug Cub.
4) Spellings -
1 - Make sure that you can log on to BUG Club.
Class password - class2018
2. - Read two books on BUG Club and answer the questions.
3. Learn the first set of words from the Year 2 common exception words. These will be informally tested on Friday.