WELCOME TO CLASS 2GT
We are learning about VOLUME. We will be learning how to measure in litres and millilitres, reading scales and converting measurements. We will be looking at different types of graphs and charts, reading the charts and making charts of our own.
We are learning about persuasive writing. We will be making persuasive posters to display around school so keep an eye-out for those!
We will also be looking at suffixes and spellings. Please check that your child is having a good try at their spelling homework when it comes home, this will really help them to apply their learning in their writing work in lots of lessons.
As well as Healthy week for the whole school starting 17th June, we will be looking at healthy eating and exercise within Science work. We will be discussing how to keep our bodies healthy and hygienic.
In Geography, we are learning to name and identify oceans, continents and countries. The children will be using maps, atlases and globes to search for different features. We are learning to use compass direction vocabulary to give directions to others.
This half term we are working on fractions. We have been discussing how to record fractions of shapes and numbers. We are moving onto ordering and adding fraction next.
Keyskills to be practising at home-
- Recoginising 1/2, 1/4 of shapes or food e.g pizza etc
- Finding 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 of a number
- Times tables 2,5,10,3 and 4
Useful websites for games and ideas
We are looking at different types of words
Noun- the name of a place, person or object e.g table, London, Brian
Adjective- a word used to describe a noun e.g smelly, wonderful, unhappy
verb- a doing word e.g skip, hop, jump
adverb- a word used to describe how an action is done e.g. slowly, happily
Expanded noun phrase- a phrase made up of a noun and adjectives to describe the noun. e.g huge, smelly dog
We are looking at seasides in the past and present. Looking closely at Blackpool. The children will be examining artefacts form Victorian beach holidays and looking at old photographs to show what Blackpool was like in the past, Have you got any old photos of you or your family on holiday in the past?
This half term we are focusing on sending and receiving emails. The children will be helping me to investigate a mystery in school by sending and receiving emails. Can you spend some time at home showing the children how you communicate through email?
A huge thank you to every one who joined us at our open morning this week.
We had a great time and the children all enjoyed it. There were some very competitive dads who took the Blackpool tower construction very seriously!
Check out some of the pictures below.
KS1 Christmas party.
KS1 Polar Express Day
Thank you to everyone for joining us for a great day!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Christmas craft afternoon.
We all had lots of fun!
Here is our general information pack for anyone who was unable to attend our welcome afternoon. If you have any questions, please come see Mrs Toddington or Mrs Grimshaw.
This half term, we have been learning how to write instructions. We have looked at lots of examples and then wrote our own, 'how to look after a pet'.
What instructions could they write and try out at home? How to make a sandwich? How to clean up after tea?
We have been working on solving addition and subtraction word problems using the bar model.
We are also learning our 3 and 4 times tables. Any extra practise at home would be great!!!
In Art we have looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy, discussed his use of nature and recreated some of his work. Also, we have been learning the primary colours and how to mix them to make lighter and darker shades.
Science is all about materials. We have been investigating which materials have the best properties to be used to build a raft.
This half term we have been learning to write a story with a familiar setting. We have been reading PEACE AT LAST.
The children have been changing the story with their own characters and writing a new story.
Can they write a story at home about a familiar place?
Have they remembered to use capital letters and full stops?
Have they used any conjunctions to join their sentences? (and, but, or, so)
In maths we have been learning about money. We have been using column addition and column subtraction to show that we can add and subtract money. We have been working out how much money we need to buy items from the shop. We have also been working out how much change we might get once we pay for our items.
In science we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We have been to the forest and observed the microhabitats and investigated what lives there.
We have seen lots of spiders, flies, wasps and worms on our minibeast hunt.
What minibeasts can you find in your garden or at the park?
Here are some future dates you may like to put in your diary.
Tuesday 27th Nov- KS1 Christmas craft afternoon for parents ( please look out for the letter with more details)
Thursday 29th Nov- Christmas market 6:30pm-come and buy your Christmas Gifts Tickets £1 from the office all profits to PTA
Monday 3rd Dec- Parents Evening
Thursday 6th Dec- KS1 Polar Express Day -parents invited for the morning session, please look out for the letter with more details) Get your PJs ready!!
Wednesday 12th Dec- Christmas fair 3:15pm
Monday 17th Dec- KS1 Nativity 9:30 am
-Christingle at Church 1:30pm-parents welcome in Church
Tuesday 18th Dec- KS1 Nativity 2pm
Thursday 20th Dec- KS1 Christmas party day
Friday 21st Dec- Christmas Dinner School closes for Christmas 2pm
More information about the Christmas Events will be sent home nearer the time.
Your child will have one guided reading session and one individual home reader session each week. Your child's reading day will be written in the front of their purple reading record.
PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please remove earrings.
Your child will be given homework on Fridays and it will be collected the following Friday.