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‘Be The Best You Can Be’

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Annual Attendance
• F1 Cygnet Class AM 88.5%
• F1 Cygnet Class PM 88.5%
• F2 Flamingo Class 91.4%
• F2 Starling Class 89.8%
• Y1 Robin Class 91.8%
• Y1 Wren Class 95.4%
• Y2 Owl Class 91.5%
• Y2 Woodpecker Class 92.8%
• Y3 Hummingbird Class 95.8%
• Y3 Merlin Class 96.5%
• Y4 Peacock Class 96.3%
• Y4 Raven Class 96.9%
• Y5 Macaw Class 94.7%
• Y5 Penguin Class 96.4%
• Y6 Kestrel Class 96.1%
• Y6 Kingfisher Class 94.2%

# Autumn Term

Autumn 2 Week 5

English

This week in English, we examined how to write instruction texts. Throughout the week, we discussed the different features of instruction texts before starting to write instructions on how to make a bubble machine.

Maths

In maths this week, we continued our topic of 'Money'. This week, we learned how to add money together using coins and notes. We also began to use bar models to add money together.

History

In history this week, we examined how different modes of transport have changed. To do this, we examined what different transport looked like when it was first invented. We then compared these to our modern modes of transport by discussing how the designs have developed.

Christmas Performance

This week we took part in our Christmas Performances. Well done to all of the children for their hard work over the past few weeks!

Autumn 2 Week 4

English

Ths week in English, we completed a recount of our trip to the Harley Gallery. In our recounts, we made sure that we used chronological order, time connectives and wrote in the past tense.

Maths

In maths this week, we continued our topic of 'Money'. Throughout the week, we took part in practical activities based on recognising the value of different coins.

P.E.

This week in PE, we worked with Mr Scott to learn about different invasion games.

Music

In Music, we continued our work with Mr Oakton to learn how to play the ukulele.

Christmas Performance

This week, we continued to work on our upcoming Christmas Performance. Keep visiting our class page to find out more!

Autumn 2 Week 3

English

Ths week in English, we completed a recount of our trip to the Harley Gallery. In our recounts, we made sure that we used chronological order, time connectives and wrote in the past tense.

Maths

In maths this week, we began our new topic of 'Money'. Throughout the week, we took part in practical activities based on recognising the value of different coins.

Science

On Thursday, we took part in a science day. First, we finished our science topic from before half term by taking part in an experiment to show how our oceans can become polluted. After this, we started our new topic of 'Everyday Materials'. Throughout the day, we learned how to describe and recognise everyday materials and how and where these have been used throughout the school.

Christmas Performance

This week, we continued to work on our upcoming Christmas Performance. Keep visiting our class page to find out more!

Autumn 2 Week 2

English

Ths week in English, we continued to work using our class book, 'The Story Machine' by Tom McLaughlin. Throughout the week, we planned and began to write a story that could follow on from the end of The Story Machine. To do this, we thought about what Elliot, the character of the story, could find next and how he could use this new object to help create stories.

Maths

In maths this week, we continued with our topic of 'Addition and Subtraction'. Throughout the week, we worked on our skills in subtracting by finding the difference between two numbers.

The Harley Gallery Trip

On Wednesday, Year 2 went on a trip to the Harley Gallery to take part in activities based on their current exhibition 'Little Machines' by artist Martin Smith. When we arrived at the gallery, we were shown around the exhibition by Martin Smith himself! We were lucky enough to examine and test some of the amazing machines that he had made. After this, we went into the gallery classroom and made our own bubble machine using wire and aluminium!

Christmas Performance

This week, we started work on our upcoming Christmas Performance. Keep visiting our class page to find out more!

Autumn 2 Week 1

English

Ths week in English, we completed work based on one of our new class books 'The Story Machine' by Tom McLaughlin. At the start of the week, we predicted what we thought might happen in the story by looking carefully and discussing what we could see on the front cover and the first page of the book. After this, we wrote a letter to the Elliot, the main character of the story, to tell him how we thought the Story Machine works. Finally, after discussing the use of language used in the book, we then created our own stories by drawing a range of pictures.

Maths

In maths this week, we continued with our topic of 'Addition and Subtraction'. Throughout the week, we revised what we had learnt before the half term break by going over how to use the column method to both add and subtract two 2-digit numbers.

Design and Technology

This week we started our new half term topic of 'Marvellous Machines'. In our design and technology lesson, we found out about how aeroplanes fly. We then followed instructions crarefully to design and create our own paper aeroplanes. To evalaute our aeroplanes, we will be taking part in a competition next week to see whose aeroplane can fly the furthest!

Music

In music this week, we begun learning who to play the ukuleles with our music teacher, Mr Oakton.

Christmas Performance

This week, we started work on our upcoming Christmas Performance. Keep visiting our class page to find out more!

Autumn 1 Week 6

English

In English this week, we examined how to write news reports. To do this, we learned all about the events of the Great Fire of London. We then used this to plan and create a news paper report that listed the events of the Great Fire. We also attempted to include a quote from an eyewitness, Samuel Pepys.

Maths

In maths this week, we continued our maths topic of 'Addition and Subtraction'. This week, we began to add 1-digit numbers as well as adding a whole tens together. We also began to learn how to use the column method.

Science

This week in science, we continued our topic of 'Scientists and Inventors'. In our lesson, we found out about the work of Charles Macintosh. Throughout the session, we found out about the work of Charles Macintosh and how he invented waterproof material.

Art

In art this week, we examined how to create different effects by using water colours. To do this, we examined how to use the paint and brush to create different patterns using a range of bright colours.

Autumn 1 Week 5

English

In English this week, we examined non-fiction texts. Throughout the week, we found out about the life of Florence Nightingale and her work to improve the hygiene of hospitals. We then compared her work to the work of Mary Seacole and Pauline Cafferkey.

Maths

In maths this week, we started our new maths topic of 'Addition and Subtraction'. This week, we examined how to use fact families to help solve different additions and began to discuss how to use the inverse operations to check answers.

Horrible History Day

This week we took part in our Horrible History Day. Our first activity was to find out about all the costumes that the children had come to school in. We then found out about how the Vikings used to write using Runes. The children then wrote their names in Runes.

Harvest Festival

On Thursday afternoon, the children took part in our Year 1 and 2 Harvest Festival. The children worked exceptionally hard throughout the week to learn our harvest song and dance and did very well when performing in the festival.

Autumn 1 Week 4

English

In English this week, we continued to use our experiences from our Perlethorpe trip. Throughout the week, we discussed the features of a diary entry such as using past tense, time connectives and chronological order. After we had done this, we then planned and created a diary entry to recount what we did during our Victorian School experience whilst at Perlethorpe.

Maths

In maths, we continued to work on our place value topic. This week, we examined how to compare groups of objects and numbers by stating which is 'greater' or 'less'. At the end of the week, we began to discuss how to count in 2's 5's and 10's.

Art

This week in art, we continued our topic of portraits. This week, we examined Picasso's work on Cubism and discussed how to create an abstract portrait. We then were given a set of facial features to colour and cut out. Once we had cut out features out, we then stuck them onto a piece of paper to create an abstract portrait.

Science

In science this week, we continued our topic of 'Scientists and Inventors'. This week, we examined the importance of washing our hands to prevent the spread of germs. To show how germs spread, we conducted an experiment using glitter to demonstrate how touching surfaces or other people can spread germs.

Autumn 1 Week 3

English

In English this week, we used our experiences from our Perlethorpe trip to create a recount text. Throughout the week, we discussed the features of a recount such as using past tense, time connectives and chronological order. We then used this to create a recount text of our Perlethorpe Viking Experience as part of our History lessons.

Maths

In maths, we continued to work on our place value topic. This week, we examined how to add tens and ones. We also began to examine how to use place value charts to work out how many tens and ones are in a 2-digit number.

Art

This week in art, we continued our topic of portraits. This week, we attempted to create a portrait of ourselves dressed in our viking costumes whilst at Perlethorpe.

Perlethorpe

On Monday, Year 2 went on our first school trip to Perlethorpe. Whilst on our trip, we found out about the lives of Vikings and the school lifes of Victorian children.

Autumn 1 Week 2

English

In English this week, we continued to help the stranded Time Traveller 'Mr Time'. As a result of our hard work in Week 1, Mr Time was able to travel back in time to the time of the dinosaurs. To help him, Year 2 researched information baout dinosaurs to help Mr Time stay safe. After this, we used our five senses to create a description.

Maths

In maths, we began our first topic of Place Value. This week, we examined how 2-digit numbers are made using groups of tens and ones. To do this, we used a range of physical resources such as bead strings, base tens and digit fans to create and compare 2-digit numbers.

Art

This week in art, we continued our topic of portraits. This week, we discussed how we could use colour to show how people are feeling. We then created portraits by using bright colours such as yellow, orange and red to show happiness and blues to show sadness.

Science

Our topic in science this half term is 'Scientists and Inventors'. This week, we asked the question whether doctors are scientists. To answer this, we discussed what doctors have to do in their daily jobs. We then explored how we can stay healthy.

Computing

In computing this week, we examined how to use the internet to find child-friendly information. We discussed how to use the internet to research a given subject. We then added the term 'for kids' to our searches to ensure that our search results were suitable for children.

Autumn 1 Week 1

English

In English this week, Year 2 received a strange message from a time traveller called Mr Time. Throughout the week, we wrote messages to Mr Time to ask him questions about where he had come from. We also write him a letter telling him who we were and that we would help him.

Maths

In maths this week, we revised some of the areas of maths that we did in Year 1. In our sessions, we took part in four different activities based on either place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and shape.

Art

In art this week, we compared different portraits by famous artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci. We then examined how to draw a self portrait. After this, we used a photograph of ourselves to help us draw our very own self portraits.

Science

Our topic in science this half term is 'Scientists and Inventors'. To start our topic, we examined the work of Jane Colden and found out about what botanists do. We then went into the playground to find different parts of plants for us to observe and sketch.

History

In history this week, we discussed who we were. To do this, we answered questions about what we enjoyed and what we want to get better at and achieve whilst in Year 2.

RE

This week in RE, we discussed why it is important to have rules and routines. To do this, we first talked about why we have rules and what could happen if we don't follow them. We then compared these rules to our routines. Finally, we discussed our daily school routines.

Computing

Our computing focus this half term is e-safety. In our first lesson, we discussed what a browser is and who to use these to find information online. We then used 'Safari' to find information about Woodpeckers. We also began to discuss how we can stay safe when we are using technology.

This Is Us
Annual Attendance
• F1 Cygnet Class AM 88.5%
• F1 Cygnet Class PM 88.5%
• F2 Flamingo Class 91.4%
• F2 Starling Class 89.8%
• Y1 Robin Class 91.8%
• Y1 Wren Class 95.4%
• Y2 Owl Class 91.5%
• Y2 Woodpecker Class 92.8%
• Y3 Hummingbird Class 95.8%
• Y3 Merlin Class 96.5%
• Y4 Peacock Class 96.3%
• Y4 Raven Class 96.9%
• Y5 Macaw Class 94.7%
• Y5 Penguin Class 96.4%
• Y6 Kestrel Class 96.1%
• Y6 Kingfisher Class 94.2%