Mrs Parry - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Mrs Anderson - Monday
Our classroom assistants are:
Mrs Jacques (HLTA)
This term, PE will be on Monday and Friday
Welcome back everyone! We hope you have had super holidays and feel well rested, ready for our exciting new year ahead in Year 2. We have lots of new, exciting topics to learn this year beginning with Fire and Ice, this Autumn Term.
The children have already settled beautifully and we have agreed our classroom rules:
To be Ready
To be Respectful
To be Safe
We have also agreed our first 30 day classroom pledge, to help us be the best learners we can and make our classroom calm, learning environment. See our posters below:
Look at some of our examples of alliteration.
An adverb describes the verb. An adverbial can be several words that describe a verb. So a fronted adverbial describes the action in the sentence - it describes how something happens.
This writing is about the pictures underneath and is on the wall in our classroom.
Can you spot the fronted adverbials?
On Wednesday night, as the teachers worked late, Mrs Hulbert came quickly to our classroom to ask Mr Lester if he had seen the sky outside. Immediately, he reached for an iPad and they went outside to take some photographs. After downloading and printing the photos, Mr Lester put them together so the Red Kites could see what a beautiful sky there was that night. Once they had read this, the children went to thank Mrs Hulbert for alerting Mr Lester because she knew we were studying weather.
We've been telling the story of 'The Hare and the Tortoise'.
If we start our sentences with a fronted adverbial, in this case an adverb (by time), then our sentences sound much better.
Listen to these sentences:
These clever children each chose an adverb (by time) to put at the front of their sentences, which told us when the action happened.
Without the fronted adverbials our story starts:
The hare got up and went to work. He asked everyone if they wanted to race. They all said no. The tortoise thought he could beat the hare.
With the fronted adverbials it reads like this:
In the morning, the hare got up and went to work. It wasn't long before the hare asked everyone if they wanted to race. Immediately, they all said no. All of a sudden, the tortoise thought he could beat the hare.
Which one do you think is better and why? First, tell your parents. The next day, come and tell your teacher.
Lucy's Auntie Caroline and her friend Tanya came in to tell us all about their jobs as Cabin Crew for Virgin Atlantic! They explained what they have to do before, during and after a flight, including giving a safety message. We asked lots of questions and got to dress up in real uniforms!
We have been very busy using the rulers and metre sticks in Maths to measure all around the classroom and ourselves! We measured how far our paper aeroplanes few across the hall, then investigated which car travelled the furthest. We also found out we could measure our hand span, the length of arms, the circumference of our head and our height.
In English we have had lots of fun reading, sequencing and writing instructions. We have made gliders and paper aeroplanes.
We have had a very exciting term so far. We have been very lucky to have a visiting sports coach from Premier Sports. Mr Smith has been teaching us about balancing, jumping and gymnastics. We have learnt many new skills and are looking forward to our next session.
On Tuesday, a visiting theatre company came in to do their Little Princess Show. We all really enjoyed seeing the four actors act out their story based on the value of kindness.
In Science we have looked at things that are living, non-living and things that have never been alive. We sorted objects and were amazed that cotton came from a plant and fossils were once living creatures.