It was great to be able to share a spelling lesson with our parents yesterday. Thank you for your help during the lesson. For all children I sent home a set of ideas for activities to ‘play’ with spelling and also a list of all the different spelling rules and common exception words we learn across year 2. Please check your child’s bookbag. Feel free to come and ask if you have any questions.
Thank you to everyone for sharing in discussions about the children’s learning at parent evening chats this week. It was great to review their progress and look at next steps.
We have enjoyed noticing how the roots and shoots are starting to appear from the bulbs we have planted. I wonder how they will change next week.
We have written some great stories this week, based on the Anthony Browne book ‘Into the Forest’ and our understanding of money is getting better as we are adding and making totals.
Pupils and teachers from all schools in our trust took part in the annual math conference today. There were workshops to get involved in, a show from the Magical Maths team, problem solving puzzles in the hall and a chance to play and meet new friends at playtime and lunchtime.
I was struck by how many smiles I saw today and how much laughter I heard.
It has been a lovely experience.
Happy New Year from the Chaffinches!
We saw real chaffinches outside our classroom window this morning. What a surprise! We’ve had a great first week back. We had our first Friday swimming lesson, which was great. We enjoyed using footballs in our games skills PE lesson.
Our new book is called Into the Forest and we have enjoyed thinking about the forest habitat in the United Kingdom. We have used our art skills and co-operation skills to create a class forest model.
When we looked at the difference between bulbs and seeds we noticed that one bulb had a shoot. When we went out to play we found lots of conkers on the ground that also had shoots. Some of us are going to try and grow conker trees!
We have already been giving out lots of Captain’s Coins and Mrs Hancock has had a visit from some of us already this term.
We have had a lovely week.
Wow! We have come to the last day of a busy term.
We held a secret vote to find out which book was the class favourite and would be bought by Mrs Chapman for the class as a Christmas present. There were two winners, and because Mrs Chapman liked both books and wanted to read them both to her class, she bought Rabbit and Bear by Julian Gough and Jim Field. as well as The Legend of Kevin by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
We can’t wait to read them after Christmas. We had a great time at the pantomime on Monday and our party on Tuesday was fantastic. Thank you for all the lovely food that was sent in. Our class enterprise was a huge success and we also loved having parents in class on Thursday morning to make decorations with us.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year,
love from the Chaffinches.
We have been contemplating all the extra things that have been happening in school this week.
We have been preparing for our class enterprise morning by creating lots of craft items.
Our Christmas lunch was delicious. We liked our crackers too. It was a lovely surprise when Santa arrived. We sang to him and he gave us all a Christmas present.
On Tuesday we were lucky enough to watch the dress rehearsal for the Owl class nativity. It was fantastic.
We also enjoyed sharing our Christmas play with our families this week.
Next week we are looking forward to our visit to the pantomime on Monday, our Christmas party on Tuesday, our class fair on Wednesday, making decorations with our parents on Thursday and wearing our Christmas jumpers on Friday.
Phew! It sounds like another fun, busy week ahead.
We have lots of thank yous to give out this week.
Firstly a big thank you to Miss Timmins for all her hard work in our class this term. She has helped our children’s learning in so many ways and it has been great to help her with her own learning journey too. We celebrated her successful term with an afternoon of games and cake!
Also a massive thank you to the children for working so hard to learn their Christmas Production. We can’t wait to share it with families next week.
Thank you to all who took their children to see the Christmas tree festival. They were excited to come back to school and say they had found our tree.
We still have lots of great things to look forward to in the next two weeks, including the pantomime, Christmas lunch, class party and our enterprise event.
Have a good weekend.
Please check your child’s bookbag tonight for a copy of a letter inviting you to our class Christmas get together.
It is the first day of December tomorrow and we are excited that it means we can start the Advent countdown to Christmas. We have been practising our Christmas Production and it is nearly ready to show the parents. We are going to practise on the stage next week.
We have also been trying really hard with some special work booklets this week. It will help us plan what we need to keep learning next term.
We hope you can go to the Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church at the weekend and find our school tree.
We have loved having Miss Timmins working with us this term, but sadly we will say goodbye next Friday when she finishes her placement here. We thank her and wish her well for the spring term.
Year 1 and 2 children brought home their letters today for you to order tickets for the Christmas Production. Don’t forget to look for it in their bookbag.