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Year 2 Class 10 Miss Kinch/Mrs Scott

Welcome to our class page. On here you will find out about the different things that we do in the classroom and the visits and visitors that make our curriculum exciting. Most weeks there will be an update on our learning and details about our Star Writer, Maths Magician and sometimes homework.

Miss Kinch

Week beginning 12/11/18

This week we are reading Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. We have talked about how this is different to the traditional tale and will be writing our own versions of the story. 


In Mathematics we are counting coins, looking at different ways to make the same total and buying things from the class shop. If out shopping let your child handle money and pay at the till. Have a look at the power point below and look out for the homework on Friday.



We carry on with our topic of 'Fighting Fit ' this week. In Science we are sorting things that are living, non living and once lived. Ask you child can they find things from each of these groups when walking to/from school.


Week beginning 05/11/18

We hope everyone had a lovely weekend going to bonfires and firework parties. If you are going out tonight remember to keep safe.

This week's English is all about writing and reading instructions. Knowing that a 'Bossy' verb goes at the beginning of the instruction and also that including adverbs such as carefully, slowly and quickly gives more information to the person following them.

Mathematics is tallying and statistics this week. Can we use information to gather data and can we then change these into a graph to answer questions about? We will learn about picture and bar charts and also 'find the difference' between data that has been collected- can be tricky!

We carry on with our topic of 'Fighting Fit ' this week. We have a special visitor coming on Friday so watch out for photos at the end of the week to see what we have been doing. Just a reminder too- keep collecting those sponsors for our sponsored activity- it's only a couple of weeks away. 


Week beginning 29/10/18

Welcome back everybody after the half term break. We hope that you have had a fantastic holiday and are raring to go with our new topic- 'Fighting Fit!'. This half term is really busy, filled with lots of different activities.

This week our English is all about the Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes. We will make sure that we are writing in the past tense and then write our own Newspaper reports about what happened and what we saw. Before we do this we need to make sure that we know all the important facts about the events. If you can find out any information at home through research then please bring it in to school.

Maths this week is all about shape- both 2D (flat) and 3D (solid) . We will be looking at sides,right angles, faces,vertices and other properties that the shapes have. Being able to sort the shapes is really important and also being able to identify and name the different shapes we use. Look out for the homework at the end of the week.

Lots of our work this week is related to the Gunpowder plot including making Firework Safety posters. Watch out for photos later on in the week to see what we make. smiley

Week beginning 08/10/18

This week we have been continuing with our ebooks about Ordsall Hall. The children have worked in pairs or threes to make their title page and are continuing to use photos, text and sound to create fantastic books.

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Mathematics has been all about measuring-weight, length and capacity and reading different scales in Kg, g,cm, m,ml and l. Next week we move on to telling the time-always tricky!

We have had a busy week with a collection for a mental health charity on Wednesday when everyone looked fabulous wearing something yellow and bringing in a money donation. On Thursday it was our Harvest Collective Worship with visits from some of the Year 2 parents and donations of food being collected for the Wood Street Mission.

Next week we will be finishing off all our topic work before the holidays. Our next topic is 'Fighting Fit'. 

Have a good weekendsmileyno

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We have used our English time this week to think about adjectives and how they can improve our writing. We then wrote a city poem thinking about what we heard,saw and smelt in the city and used fantastic adjectives to really imagine what it was like.

Edie wrote a brilliant poem and was our Star Writer this week. Well done Edie!

Maths was lots of arithmetic skills and knowledge this week. Number bonds to 10, 20 and beyond using patterns,number juggling with addition and subtraction (we found this a bit tricky) and quick recall of halves and doubles of numbers. Watch out for the homework linked to this this weekend.

Aleena was our maths master this week- she was very good at seeing the number bond pattern to 20. Well done Aleena! 

We went on our trip to Ordsall Hall and found out lots of differences between Tudor times and now. The photographs we took will help us next week to create e books on the ipads.

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Next week is our Harvest Collective Worship on Thursday and our class are singing a Harvest song. We have sent home words for you to practise with your child. Please have a go!smiley

Week beginning 24/09/18

We have finished our stories linked to 'Let's find Fred'. The children changed the main character into their favourite animal and they then visited lots of different places. A tiger at Disneyland, a bear at the Trafford Centre anyone?

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Mathematics has been linked to drawing arrays and linking this to multiplication. We did really well recording them on whiteboards to match a 'lots of' statements-5 lots of 2. Problem solving on Thursday was really enjoyed and see the school Twitter page for photos of this.


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We had fantastic weather for the Fun Day and the children demonstrated all their different skills from stilts to the obstacle course. Watch out for homework coming home this weekend and the Ordsall Hall trip is next week too.smileysmiley 
Our Star Writer this week was Kole, who wrote a brilliant story using lots of openers and well done to Armaan too who was our Maths Master- some brilliant partitioning of numbers and drawing arrays for repeated addition.  

Week beginning 17/09/18

This week in English we have been learning about using conjunctions and reading the 'Let's Find Fred' book. We wrote a letter to Fred and asked him to come and visit Salford. We told him about all the different places that he could visit. Next week we use the story as a basis to write our own, changing some of the main events and characters.

Our Star Writer this week was Lena who wrote a great letter to Fred. Well Done Lena! no

Topic work this week was a mixture of Art, History and Geography. We went outside and used our pencil shading techniques to draw an observational drawing of the sand hills. We had to look really carefully. Geography introduced us to the points on a compass- North South East and West- and History found us putting events on a time line, including when we were born too. 

Maths has been all about partitioning ( splitting numbers into tens and ones) and place value. Here are some of the children working hard to master these maths skills.

Our Maths Master this week is Maxwell. Well done Maxwell!


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Week beginning 10/09/18

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. 

In Geography ,linked to our topic of 'The Place Where I Live', we began looking at maps of the local area and finding key features.

Our Star Writer this week was Aleena and our Maths Magician was Sam- Well done to both.

Have a fantastic weekend!smileyno

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