Welcome to Chestnut Class
Christmas Show, Friday 14th December:
Chestnut Class are going to be sheep in our performance of The Inn Crowd! They need to wear plimsolls/black shoes, black trousers and a plain white top. We will be making a sheep headdress in class. Please make sure all costumes are in school in a NAMED bag by Thursday 13th December. See Mrs Green or Mrs Allan if you have any questions.
Week beginning Monday 10th December 2018
- Monday: Spelling test. Green spelling books in please. (See red words to learn below. Last test before Christmas.) + Secret Santa.
- Wednesday: afternoon trip out- singing at the Vine luncheon and at Pinehurst Care Home- smart school uniform please. (See email for details; all within school time.)
Thursday: Deadline for costumes to be in school.
- Friday: Christmas Show!!
- a change of shoes for the field (or wellies if you prefer)
- a fresh water bottle every day
- all belongings are named
We have new spellings each Monday to learn for a test the following Monday.
Spellings for the test on Monday 10th December: (no new words now until after Christmas).
run, runny, runner, big, bigger, biggest, sad, saddest, ever, every. We are also practising our and they.
Please try to hear your child read and read with your child every day as it helps them so much.
I am really enjoying sharing books with your children: they are really enthusiastic readers! Feel free to use the Reading Records to write any communications as I will try to look at these most days.
We are learning about Number and Place Value, now focusing on addition and subtraction.
We are loving using the new iPads to play Times Tables Rock Stars! The children are very quickly learning their multiplication and division facts, as well as earning coins for correct answers and designing their Rock Avatar.
Your child's username and passwords are stuck into the back of their Reading Records.
They can play online at Times Tables Rock Stars via the 'Students only!!' login, or by downloading the App.
Recently we enjoyed our Active Maths session, ordering numbers from 0 - 100.
We were also thinking about number facts: e.g. 63
- Is our number odd or even?
- How many tens and how many ones?
- What is one more/one less?
- How is it written in words?
- How can I show my number using concrete resources?
- Where does my number go on a number line?
- Can I half it?
- Can I use it in a number sentence?
Phonics and Writing
We love to write in Y2! We sound out our words really carefully and thinking hard about our phonics when we are writing.
Next, we need to focus on making our written sentences as fantastic as our spoken sentences!
The children all looked AMAZING in their outfits on Roald Dahl Day. All the children were interviewed in their book character roles and they really got into it. We had a lot of fun! They thoroughly enjoyed their bug hunt in the afternoon too.
We have been looking at words with the sounds:
ay and ai
ou and ow
ea and ee
oy and oi
ir and er.
Eventually in Y2 we will be joining our handwriting, but we start off by practising our letter formation and the size of our writing in case we've got a little rusty over the summer.
We enjoyed our English tea party with Promise, who is from Zimbabwe. She answered lots of our questions and showed us some wonderful photos. We are looking forward to learning a lot more about Zimbabwe as part of our learning in geography.