Year 2 Class - 2L - Autumn - 2019 - 2020

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Our class teacher is Miss Little.
Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Walters.

 

 

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  • P.E. is on Thursday and Dance is on Wednesday. P.E kits should remain in school all week.
  • Homework is given out on a Monday and is due in on a Friday. Dojo points are awarded for the return of completed homework.
  • Children will be tested on their spellings and times tables every Friday.
  • Please read with your child every night and bring their book to school every day! Children will receive Dojo points for reading at home!
  • Music is on a Monday.

Please practise reading and spelling the words below with your child.

 

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Please read with your child every night.
Class 2L earn points and rewards for their reading efforts at home. Reading records should be signed by an adult to earn these points!
Please bring your reading book to school every day.
 
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Please use TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed to further consolidate learning!
They are a fun and engaging way for your child to learn their times tables and spellings.
Your children will have their personal login and can access these resources via the internet or an app. Children can practise relevant times tables and spellings, including their homework spellings in a fun, interactive way.
 
 
Link to Spelling Shed:  https://www.spellingshed.com  
 
Link to TT Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
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The children said a prayer today to God thanking him for his support this week to help them to be more responsible and mature. They thought about why they want to be more mature and looked for strength from God to be responsible in difficult times.
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The children used their observation skills to draw different human and physical features around our school. We went on a walk around the school and worked together to identify human and physical features before drawing them carefully.
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In Collective worship the children have been discussing responsibility. They talked about how they could be responsible in school and at home and asked and talked about how this could impact their lives and the lives of those around them.
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The children have been pratising their oracy skills. They have been using their language skills to explain different things in our classroom in 30 seconds. The children listened carefully to be able to identify the item that was being described before giving feedback on how well they did and how to improve.
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In Literacy the children are looking at the different between question sentences and statements. The children identified different examples before correcting several examples and then creating their own.
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The children have been looking at aerial maps and identifying the human and physical features they can see. The children enjoyed looking at aerial maps of Liverpool after looking closely at an aerial map of their school grounds!
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In Literacy the children are learning about stories with familiar settings. After writing their own story the children read  The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy. The children will be using this story over the next few weeks to improve their story writing - capturing language ideas to improve their writing structure and vocabulary. They will use Talk for Writing to learn the story by heart with actions and use this to help create their own stories. Stay tuned to see us learn the story and see how our writing improves!
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In Music the children are discussing the them of fire. They are listening to different songs that use this theme and are identifying the instruments used and their families. The children are learning and rehearsing the song London's Burning as they learn about the Great Fire of London through music. They have used actions and have began projecting their voices to improve their performance. 
 
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The children have been using directional language to direct their peers around the classroom. The children had to use their communication skills to ensure their friends could carefully navigate the space.
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The children have been talking about the responsibilities they have as God's children and discussing why it is important to be responsible for the world and others. We reflected on ways we can show we are responsible and considered how doing this makes us and others feel.
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The children used their dienes (their tens and ones) to represent different numbers and recognise how to add one and ten more.
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In collective worship the children talked about how they show their thanks to God for all the wonderful things he has given us and blessed us with. We reflected on how we can show our thanks moving forward.
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In RE the children have been learning about the wonders of God's creations. The children identified what God created through a Psalm before demonstrating the Psalm through music. 
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In Maths the children have been learning about place value. The children have been learning to represent numbers using dienes (tens and ones). They have enjoyed working together to show different numbers using different methods and resources.
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In Geography the children are talking about Maps. The children identified different types of maps before using one to direct different characters to treasure on a treasure map. The children used directional language to describe the route to their peers. They had fun placing the chest in different places to make the journey harder!
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In P4C the children composed their own question about maps. The children asked whether maps show us everything as well as whether maps help us when we are lost. The children enjoyed using their communication skills to share their ideas and form a conclusion.
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In R.E the children have been learning about new beginnings. We worked together to gather a list of new beginnings we have experienced recently including a new pet, new baby and new class/groups.
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Congratulations to Lottie who has been elected as 2L's student councillor. It was a tough decision but we are sure she will do very well representing our class and sharing our ideas!
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In collective worship the children talked about and thought about how they could show respect to others. We talked about Jesus' Golden Rule and thought of ways we could follow this, this week and throughout our new school year!