Welcome to our class page.
I hope you enjoy finding out what we are doing in class. This will be an area that will celebrate our learning and keep you up to date with the things we are doing in class. Please check this page as much as you can as there will be things for you and your children to see and do.
Miss Kinch and Mrs Scott
Week beginning 25/06/18
We have had such a busy few weeks. We have visited the beach and competed in our own Mini Olympics. Our dance night was a real success too where we danced a brilliant country dance!
Just a few photographs to give you a taste of what we have been doing below.
Next week we are looking at School of Sanctuary books and thinking about children who aren't as lucky as us and making sure that we keep up with our problem solving and reasoning skills in maths.
We have the Bake Sale, Summer Fair, Yr 2 Disco and visiting the Junior school in the coming weeks. Busy! Busy! Busy!
Week beginning 04/06/18
Welcome back everyone. Hope you had a lovely holiday and are raring to go for the last term before Year 3!
Our English this week was liked to an online animation called Adrift where we used our imagination to create our own story. The children needed to remember to include everything that we have discussed all year when writing well. Openers, story progression, noun phrases and different punctuation were used really well.
Mathematics has been about reasoning with number. If you know something how can you prove it? Can you be the teacher and mark some answers right or wrong? Can you say whether a statement is true or false?
E.g.When you add any 2 odd numbers together you will always get an even number as the answer.
True or False- Prove it!
Week beginning 21/05/18
It's been a full and exciting half term with lots of special events to remember. In English this week we have written a recount about the brilliant Royal Wedding that we witnessed and also the picnic in the afternoon. We have also innovated a special story about a machine. Harold was our Star Writer of the Week- Well done Harold!
Mathematics included a lot of problem solving again this week using fractions, multiplication and division- it's getting a bit tricky- especially when there are remainders!
Our topic has finished and next half term we start 'Buckets and Spades'. Guess where we are going on a trip?!
Have a lovely holiday and we'll see you back for the last half term in Yr 2
Week beginning 14/05/18
In English this week we read the book' The story machine' and began to innovate it to write our own. The children have begun their stories and will finish next week. Watch out for some Grammar and Punctuation homework this weekend.
Mathematics has been concentrating on Arithmatic skills this week- especially multiplication and and division- and using them in problem solving. Word problems can get tricky and you have to know which maths to use!
The Royal Wedding came early to our school as Father Gareth helped us find out about what happens in a church when people get married. We had a wedding with the children as guests and waved our flags and cheered when it finished. In the afternoon a picnic was had and the weather was great too.
Week beginning 07/05/18
Welcome back after the long sunny weekend. This week in English we began to use our own facts about animals to create a report. The children had worked hard at home to collect their information about their favourite animal. Next week we begin reading a new story called 'The Story Machine ' and we are going to write our own story too.
Mathematics has been all about time and measures as well as practising our arithmetic. This week's homework is all about using all our maths skills to solve problems. Watch out for it coming home.
Week beginning 30/04/18
This week we have used videos and reference books to collect information about Meerkats. We then used it to write a report using all the different facts we had found out. Did you know that a group of Meerkats are called a mob? Star Writer of the week is Isaac Nowland. Well done Isaac!
If you haven't collected your research about your favourite animal yet try and do it this weekend and bring it in on Tuesday as we are going to use it next week to create our own report.
Maths has covered lots of different areas including times tables. Who knew that so many of our class could count in 3s and 4s as well as 6s and 7s? Everyone loved how successful they were and didn't want to stop.
Our caterpillars have grown every day and today we found one beginning to change into it's cocoon. We think that after the long weekend all of them will have begun to change. Photos to follow next week.
Have a lovely holiday weekend and see you on Tuesday!
Week beginning 23/04/18
We continued our work on Meerkat Mail and Sunny the Meerkat wrote a postcard from the park. We included noun phrases,adverbs and conjunctions and even remembered to use exclamations and questions too! Our star writer for this week is very difficult to choose as everyone did so well so tune in later for the final decision.
Maths this week has been addition and subtraction with harder word problems involved too. We've also thought about fractions too. Watch out for the arithmatic practise coming home this week.
We also had our Family Learning sessions in maths this week.-see the photos below.
Week beginning 16/04/18
Welcome back everyone. We have been reading the story Meerkat Mail in English this week and using expanded noun phrases in our work to make it more descriptive. Next week we take Sunny the Meerkat on a journey to somewhere nearby so that he can write a postcard. Star Writer this week is Luke Travis. Well done Luke for a brilliant character description of Sunny.
Maths this week has concentrated on missing numbers in problems and remembering what different symbols are and what they mean- especially =. We found it tricky to make sure that each side of a number sentence balanced but got better as we practised. Next week we are thinking about addition and subtraction using different strategies and fractions.
We have begun out topic 'From Aardvarks to Zebra' and talked about different habitats and the animals and plants that might live in them. Geography was all about looking at and reading maps and music was linked to pitch using animal sounds. Everyone wrote their own composition showing high and low sounds and could then perform it.
Week beginning 26/03/18
A busy week was had by all as we finished off our Spring term topic and got ready for the holidays. As you can see from the Twitter feed for the school we have had a new library and an Easter competition this week. We then had a Easter Parade in the playground to show off our brilliant bonnets that the children had made at home. As you can see from the photos below we had some real Dazzlers!
Our topic will have finished and we begin a new one about Animals after the holiday. Watch out for the parent information booklet. You should have had a holiday homework letter home to give you information about what we would like the children to do. If you missed it we would like the children to make a fact and picture file about their favourite animal and bring it in after the holidays.
Have a lovely relaxing holiday and see you after the break!
Week beginning 19/03/18
This week has been very busy and it ended with a visit by Warburton's to talk to us about healthy eating and to make healthy pizza. Everyone enjoyed choosing different toppings and making their own pizza , some people even tasted olives and anchovies!
Mathematics this week has been brushing up on different skills such as addition, subtraction and place value and watch out for times tables practise for homework.
Don't forget to bring your Easter Hat for the parade next Thursday and you can wear your own clothes too for a donation to school. Then it's Holidays, Holidays, Holidays!
Week beginning 12/03/18
This week in English everyone has been finishing off our farm stories where something goes wrong. The children have made sure that their stories have the sentence punctuation, detail and description that they need to make a 'good' year 2 story. They have then edited their work and used words with suffixes and prefixes in too. Our Star Writer last week was Matthew Williams who did a great plan for his story using good story vocabulary. Well done Matthew!
Mathematics this week has been tricky, as the children have been continuing to learn how to tell the time and to the solve problems using time too. The trickiest was reading the time to 5 minutes. Keep practising at home.
Our topic work has been using data to create graphs in computing, planting seeds and recording germination and growth and evaluating different salads and whether we liked them or not. Potato salad was not very popular! We have a visit from Warburton's next week thinking about healthy foods and baking then on we go to Easter.
Week Beginning 26/02/18
What a start to the week. We had a visit by the author Nicola Senior who has written a book called Wolfie's Surprise. She brought some character outfits to match the ones in the book and then showed us some of the early illustrations that she had made when creating her work. She told us that the book had took her two years to make and have published! As you can see from our photos everyone had a good time. World Book Day tomorrow. What are you dressing up in? A character from a book costume or pyjamas and a bedtime book? See you tomorrow!
Everyone had a brilliant World Book Day. Some children dressed up as book characters, others came in their pyjamas and brought their favourite book to share too. We had quite a few vegetables as well that became book characters too.
Week beginning 12 /02/18
Just to say that we hope everyone in the class has a lovely rest over the half term and does some lovely things too. Our writer of the week is Harold Howarth who wrote a fantastic explorers story.
After the half term our topic changes and is 'The Farm Shop'. We will send a parent information leaflet at the beginning of next term with ideas and things that can be practised at home.
Week beginning 05 02 18
We have been learning about diaries and how to write an entry this week. The children had to remember to write in the past tense all the time which was trickier than we thought . We finished the week with us writing a diary entry as a sailor on Christopher Columbus' ship. Well done to Halle Hessian who was our star writer of the week.
Mathematics has been all about choosing the correct way to solve a number problem. Deciding whether we need to use addition or subtraction and whether we have to do 2 calculations to solve a problem or one. We are getting better at it. Watch out for homework.
Our moon buggies are finished! The children have worked really hard to design, make and then evaluate their work and as you can see they have been very successful. Next week we finish off our Explorers topic and think about having a good rest in the holidays.
Week beginning 29/01/18
Friday was Number Day. Lots of fun using our numbers in the classroom and playing games.
Our English work continued linked to The Great Kapok Tree. This week we wrote a persuasive letter to protect the Amazonian Rainforest and the children had a debate about the subject earlier in the week. They were very good at presenting the argument for and against. Next week we continue with our theme of Explorers and write a diary entry as Christopher Columbus.
Our moon buggies are coming along in Design and Technology. We have started covering them and getting ready to attach axles and wheels. Watch out for photos next week. The children created algorithms in computing and took photos to show the order of the instructions to build a model with Lego.
Wb 22/01/18-International week
We have been spending the week being explorers ourselves and have travelled to the country of Brazil. We have done lots of exciting things and found out lots of interesting facts. We have travelled down the Amazon, visited the rainforest, tasted different types of chocolate and danced the Samba to music we have composed ourselves. Check out the school's Twitter feed for videos of our dancing and playing. Friday afternoon will be Carnival time!
Next week in English we are reading'The Great Kapok Tree' which carries on with our Rainforest theme and how we can protect it. We will be writing persuasive letters. Our Star Writer this week is Levi Walters Dunn, who wrote a message in a bottle to a friend about his trip down the Amazon. Well done Levi!
Mathematics is all about addition after we tackled subtraction this week. Number squares,number lines and the facts we already know will be used to solve calculations and word problems.
Look out for the homework on Friday.
Week beginning 15/01/18
Our story'The Right Royal Disaster' came to an end this week and everyone wrote their own version of a party that went wrong. Riley Whitman was our Star Writer and used conjunctions,descriptive noun phrases and adjectives to write an excellent story. Next week is International Week and we are turning our attention to Brazil and it's physical and human features. We are going to be writing instructions about how to make a carnival mask and write postcards too.
Phonics next week
Miss Kinch-alternative spellings for 'or'
Miss Mangnall-compound words
Next week in maths we are tackling subtraction. We are going to use number squares, number lines and other strategies to help us solve problems. If you can practise counting backwards at home then that's a good skill to have.
This week was our Emotionally Friendly Week and we have taken part in lots of different activities to help us identify emotions and feelings and how we can deal with them. Below are some photographs of our children reading different scenarios and acting out how they might feel and then deal with their emotions. Powerful stuff. Next week International week and Brazil.
Week beginning 08/01/18
We are really getting into the swing of our new topic about explorers. We have found out about Neil Armstrong and next week we begin to find out about Christopher Columbus - we will be writing a 'message in a bottle'. Thank you for sending in boxes and junk for us to use when making our explorer's vehicles. Photos to follow when they are made.
We have read a really good story about 'A Right Royal Disaster' and are in the middle of changing the setting in the story to write our own. Next week we are going to learn about book reviews and how to write a really good one ourselves. Our Star Writer this week was Hannah Lane who created a really good new setting for her story to take place in.
Maths this week was all about using Kg and g for measuring. We measured practically and then moved on to solve number and word problems. Watch out for the homework.
Next week we move on to multiplication and division and if you can please practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home.
Welcome back to the new half term- Spring 1. We hope you have has a lovely holiday and that everyone is raring to go!
Our new topic this half term is Explorers and we have already begun to think about space explorers and what we know about this subject. Watch out for the Parents Information leaflet that will be coming out at the end of the week to give you more of an idea about the learning that will be taking place. Homework and spellings will be coming home as usual at the end of the week.
Our coaching session this week was all about gymnastics and as a starting point the children had to think about individual balances and then creating a sequence. Balancing and holding it steady for 3 seconds was harder than we thought but as we practised we got better.
Week beginning 27/11/17
This week we have been looking at the story of Little Red. It's slightly different from the version we know as a Traditional Tale. The children have learnt the story really well and the pictures below show the children working together to tell different parts in a sequence. They used excellent story language and hopefully they will use it in their writing later on. We begin changing the story this week and continue to finish next week too.
Mathematics has been all about money this week and it was a bit tricky at first but we soon remembered what we knew. We went to the toy shop and made totals, made the same amounts but using different coins and then began to give change and solve word problems. Watch out for the homework as everyone needs to practise this week!
It was our last week of tennis coaching from Mr. Tierney and we practised all we knew in a final lesson. Science was about food groups and the children sorted a range of different foods that they ate into the 5 different groups. We practised using different movements with our hands using playdough last week and this time we move on to clay-rolling, squashing, pulling and pushing and using tools too to create a pinch pot.
Don't forget our Carols by Candlelight on Tuesday and Thursday. Hope to see you there. Don't forget your tickets!
Week beginning 20/11/17
Our English work this week was devoted to writing more complex instructions involving good 'Bossy' verbs and adverbs. We wrote some very detailed instructions about how to play Scarecrow Tig. Next week we begin a new story called 'Little Red' which is a new version of a Traditional Tale that you might know.
Mathematics has been all about statistics, collecting information through tallies and making different charts. The children got very good at reading and making graphs and also answering questions about the information on them. Next week money- totals and change!
Our topic work contained lots of interesting activities this week including science experiments including exercise, our sponsored keep fit and some excellent tennis skills work from our sports coach. Yes- we have also been practising hard for our Carols by Candlelight show in a couple of weeks- It's getting closer!!!
Week beginning 13/11/17
We finished our story writing this week based on Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. The star writer of the week was Riley Whitman. Next week we move on to more complex instructions using adjectives, adjectives and commas in a list.
Mathematics this week was all about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. We learnt about angles and right angles and vertices. A bit tricky but everyone did well. Watch out for the homework this weekend.
We had visitors this week from Manchester Storm Ice Hockey team. It linked with our topic about keeping healthy, playing and working as a team and taking exercise. We have nearly completed our Paul Klee inspired art work on body shapes and line drawings and in science we are going to do some investigations involving measurement and fair testing.
Week beginning 06/11/17
We have had an interesting week writing instructions in English with a 'Bossy' verb first. We made Jam sandwiches then ate them and wrote some good instructions including adverbs too. Connie Murphy was our Star Writer of the Week. Next week we begin to write a story based on the Jack and the Baked Beanstalk format as story we have read this week.
Maths was all about multiplication and division- finding out the relationship between them- and solving problems too. Next week 2D and 3D shape and their properties.
Our topic work has included work on Living and non living things, keeping safe on the internet and Art and Design linked to Paul Klee line drawings. Thankyou to all those people who worked to create a poppy for our poppy field on the sandhills and photos to follow.
See you next week!
Week beginning 30/10/17
Back to school with a bang(literally) this week. Halloween was fun but made us all a bit tired and then we were all thinking about Bonfire Night too. Our English this week was all about writing a newspaper report about the Gunpowder Plot and Amber Barry was chosen as our Star Writer of the week.
Maths was linked to doubles as well as estimating and rounding numbers up or down depending on the number. Watch out for the homework that has come home linked to this.
Our topic has changed to 'Fighting Fit' now and we have begun all sorts of work in different curriculum areas. As part of our Art and Design work we created a watercolour backwash,just like Paul Klee used to do, ready for us to draw figures on next week. Here are just a few pictures of the children working hard to create these and you can also see how bright and colourful they looked in their different, bright clothes for'Glow Day'.
Week beginning 16/10/17
Our week has been full as usual. We completed our ebooks, wrote a postcard, learnt to tell the time more accurately and had an ICT afternoon as our Sunshine Time. Hope you caught the photo on our Twitter feed!
After the holidays we begin our 'Fighting Fit!' topic. Watch out for the Parents Information leaflet on the first week back.
Have a lovely holiday and a rest and we will see you in a week.
Week beginning 09/10/17
English this week has been linked to the trip to Ordsall Hall. We worked in threes to plan and create an ebook using digital content for photographs,text and effects(such as sound buttons).
They aren't quite finished yet but hopefully we will be able to publish some next week.
Next week's English uses the story of the Town Mouse and Country Mouse as it's basis.
Mathematics has been all about measures-length, weight and capacity and the correct units to use .Next week we turn our attention to the tricky topic of time- can you tell the time using a watch with hands? O'clock, half past,quarter to and past- we will meet it all including problem solving!
This is the last week before the holidays and our topic will end. Watch out for the parents information leaflet which will give you details about the new topic'Fighting Fit!'- all about exercise and healthy eating.
Just a final reminder that it is our Sunshine time on Wednesday 18th October when we are having our computing/ICT afternoon. Watch out for the letter coming home about it.
Wk beginning 02/10/17
Our poems about living in the city were really good and Matthew's was chosen as Writing Star of the Week for his. It used lots of adjectives and noun phrases and really gave you a sense of what he hears and sees as he travels around.
Maths was halving and doubling and we had to remember which was which. Watch out for the homework that will help with some additional practise and memory jogging. Back next week please.
It was our long awaited visit to Ordsall Hall on Tuesday and a good time was had by all. We learnt a lot about Tudor times and the similarities and differences between then and now. You can see from the photos how interesting it was. We took lots of photographs and next week as part of our English we are going to create an electronic report of our visit.
Week beginning 25/09/17
We continued this week to write our stories based on the Let's find Fred book. We thought of a different central character and then changed the places that he went to to have his exciting adventures. Next week a total change as we look at poems related to city life and write a poem of our own too using amazing adjectives.
Maths has been all about arrays, repeated addition and multiplication. A tricky idea but we seemed to do really well.
Week beginning 18/09/17
Our English this week used the book 'Let's Find Fred'. The story is about a panda called Fred who visits lots of places but is never where he should be! We wrote a letter to him to ask him to come and visit us in Salford and next week we are going to write a story, changing the places he visits.
Maths was all about partitioning numbers and also using the greater than and less than symbols. Watch out for the homework this week to practice using them.
Geography was about the local environment and the children looked at a map and found local features and landmarks. Below are a few pictures showing them working hard in pairs to find everything they could.
Week beginning 11/09/17
We have had a really good week finding out about places in Salford and creating a brochure for them. The children have been learning to use conjunctions (so, if, because, when) to make their sentences more interesting.
Maths has been all about numbers, number lines and number squares- Do you know the 100 number square so well that you can use the rows and columns to solve problems? That's what we will be practising. Next week we remind ourselves about place value and splitting numbers up into different combinations of 10s and 1s.(Tricky!)
In History we have been getting used to using historical time vocabulary-Long ago,recent past, present etc. We looked at photographs and artefacts and decided when they were used and the clues that told us this. Below are some of the objects we talked about.
Wb 04 09 17 Welcome Back everyone!
Well done to everyone this week. We have been working hard and learning new routines and have also been listening to The Twits by Roald Dahl.
One of the tricks played by Mrs Twit was feeding Mr. Twit worms in his spaghetti! As you can see we all enjoyed putting our hands in the spaghetti in our class and using adjectives to describe it.
Just a reminder that our PE sessions are Wednesday and Thursday so kit needs to be in for then.
Have a lovely weekend and Miss Kinch and Mrs. Scott will see you next week.