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Welcome to Red Kites Class

Teachers

Mrs Parry - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Anderson - Monday

 

Our classroom assistants are:

Mrs Jacques (HLTA)

Mrs Shaw and Mrs Bogon

 

PE Days

This half term, PE will be on Monday and Tuesday

NEW Home Learning Grid - Autumn Term 2

 

Now children can investigate Espresso to help with their home learning challenges.  It's jam-packed with interesting videos, news, activities and games.  Have fun!

Home Learning Grid - Autumn Term 1

 

We have lots of new, exciting topics to learn in Year 2 beginning with Fire and Ice, this Autumn Term. 

 

 

 

Our classroom rules are:

To be Ready

To be Respectful

To be Safe

 

We made a classroom pledge, to help us be the best learners we can and make our classroom calm, learning environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the final half term of this year, Year 2 will be looking at the topic 'Home and Away'. They will be learning about the wide world, comparing our country to another and looking at maps. They will also be learning about the Titanic which will mirror the topic beautifully.

Our trip to the Forest Centre - June 2017

We had a fun morning in our intra KS1 sports tournament May 2017

We had a fun morning in our intra KS1 sports tournament May 2017 1
We had a fun morning in our intra KS1 sports tournament May 2017 2
We had a fun morning in our intra KS1 sports tournament May 2017 3
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We had a fun morning in our intra KS1 sports tournament May 2017 5

Summer Term - We have been looking at Animals (including humans). Look at some of the animal prints we have been doing in art and computing.

Summer Term - We have been looking at Animals (including humans). Look at some of the animal prints we have been doing in art and computing. 1
Summer Term - We have been looking at Animals (including humans). Look at some of the animal prints we have been doing in art and computing. 2
Summer Term - We have been looking at Animals (including humans). Look at some of the animal prints we have been doing in art and computing. 3
Summer Term - We have been looking at Animals (including humans). Look at some of the animal prints we have been doing in art and computing. 4

Spring 2

Look at some of our examples of alliteration.

 

Read our examples of alliteration

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 Fronted adverbials 

SPRING 1

 

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.

Red Kites at night, shepherds...

 Retelling Stories Using Adverbs 

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:

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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.

Autumn 2

This term we are working on the topic Flying High

Our Visitors from Virgin Atlantic!

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!

Measuring fun!

 

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. 

Measuring Ourselves

How far did our planes and gliders travel?

How far did the cars travel?

 

In English we have had lots of fun reading, sequencing and writing instructions. We have made gliders and paper aeroplanes.

Making aeroplanes

Autumn 1

 

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.
 


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