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In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work like you are working for the Lord, not for people.

Colossians 3:23

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General Information

 

 

The school day begins with registration at 8.55 a.m and we really appreciate prompt time-keeping to get the children off to a good start.

 

Reading books should be brought in daily as we hear pupils read on different days of the week. Please read a little each night with your child and ask them questions about each page as this really helps to develop their understanding of what they have read. It also helps to prepare them for SATS in May. Please also sign the diary as a record of how they got on.

 

Homework for English, Mathematics and Spellings are given every Friday to be handed in on Monday. We really appreciate you sitting with your child as the homework reinforces what they have been learning in class, handwriting and spelling are also very important to think about. 

 

Children keep their spellings for a week and are tested on Fridays.  Some of the spellings will be given in a sentence to check that the children can apply the spellings to their own work.

 

Dinners are free for all children in year 2. Could you please inform us if your child is changing their choice of dinner on a Monday to help us with ordering lunches.

 

We have an action packed year planned and we will be posting pictures and information about school trips and activities very soon- so watch this space and enjoy finding out what your children have been up to so far!

Important Dates

Autumn Term

11.9.17 - Yr1 & Yr2 Welcome meeting for parents 9am

12.9.17 - Polling day for school council representatives

13.10.17 - Non-uniform day (donation of unwanted gifts)

16.10.17 - Pupil progress meetings (pm)

19.10.17- Chester Zoo

20.10.17 - Finish for half term, Harvest Festival and Say no to Racism own clothes day

 

31.10.17 (Tuesday) - Children return to school

10.11.17 - Friendship assembly 9am Years 1, 3, 4 (parents of those years groups welcome)

24.11.17 - Non-uniform day (donation of chocolates)

8.12.17 - Non-uniform day (donation of bottles)

13.12.17 - Yr1 & Yr2 Christmas Performance for parents 2pm

15.12.17 - Christmas Jumper Day, Santa Dash, Christmas Fair!!!!!!!! 

20.12.17 (Wednesday) - Finish for Christmas 1.30pm

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

What have we been up to during the Autumn term?

 

School Council 

 

At the beginning of the year we thought about how we are a democratic society and how our school shows democracy through the school council. We were all given the opportunity to submit an application to become the year 2 representatives for our school council, the school council then shortlisted 4 candidates after reading these. The candidates made a speech to our class, setting out our aims and goals. Our class then had a difficult job. They had to think very carefully about who they thought would be best candidate to represent year 2. On Tuesday 12th September we went to the polls where we were all given the opportunity to vote for who we thought would do a great job for our class and school. Our two new councillors have been decided! Good luck to you both.

Well done to our two new school councillors!

Well done to our two new school councillors! 1

Place Value

 

We started the year learning about numbers and the value of the digits that make them. Our first activity was to create a museum using a variety of resources as a prior learning task to show what we already knew and understood.

 

Canonical Partitioning

 

First we identified the numbers that we were working with on a hundred square. We made this number using base 10 and recognised that this is the whole number. We learnt that a two digit number can be partitioned into tens and ones. We used base 10 equipment to show the tens and ones as the two parts.

Using base 10 to partition numbers into tens and ones

Chester Zoo

 

Year two visited Chester Zoo to find out about different types of animals, this will help us when we write animal information texts. We saw animals from all around the world and looked carefully at African animals because our next geography topic is about Africa. When we returned to school we looked carefully at the different colours, shapes and patterns on each animal and reproduced these in art lessons.

Animal Art

Following on from our trip to the zoo and as part of our geography topic about Africa we decided to use the ipads to investigate the pattern, colour and texture of animals found in Africa. We made notes about this to use when we produce our own animal prints.

Show racism the red card!

 

Our school supported the show racism the red card initiative. We thought about what racism meant and what we should do to stop it. We wore red or blue clothes to show our support.

Give racism the red card

Nature Art

 

We began by looking at the different seasons. We used mother nature to help us in our art work. First we used flowers to help us with our shading technique. Then we had great fun looking at the different types of leaves and their shapes and lines. Next we produced leaf rubbings using autumn colours, to promote teamwork we worked with a partner and took it in turns to hold the leaf still and shade it in. We thought about special times in Autumn like harvest and what they mean, then we made pumpkin masks following instructions.

Ordering and Comparing Numbers

 

We have been learning about the language we can use to order and compare numbers and the symbols that represent this vocabulary. We thought carefully if a number is greater, less than or equal to another number and how we could make them equal if it they were not. We also thought about what needed to be added to make a number that is greater than. We proved our decision using concrete equipment or pictorial representations.

Comparing and Ordering Numbers

Friendship Week

 

Every year we think about the importance of friendship and how we can all be good friends to each other. During this week we work with lots of different groups and people to help us improve.

 

Superhero School!

Altru Drama presented a play called Superhero school which taught us all about what bullying is  and how our actions can upset people whether we mean them to or not. We realised that we must think about the things we say and do.

Superhero School

Friendship

 

This week our school has thought about friendship and how we can all be better friends. We also investigated bullying learning what the definition is and what we should do about it if we are victims or bystanders. This was shown clearly through the play that Altru Drama performed called Superhero school and our session with Bully Busters! We also all came to school wearing odd socks to celebrate the fact that we are all different but all equal!

Friendship Week

Remembrance Day

 

Year Two carried out a beautiful collective worship for Remembrance Day. We showed great respect and love.

Remembrance Collective Worship

Remembrance Collective Worship 1
Remembrance Collective Worship 2
Remembrance Collective Worship 3

Judaism

 

As an introduction to studying Judaism we visited the Princes Road Synagogue in Liverpool city centre. This is the oldest synagogue in Liverpool. We learnt many facts from the guide.

Princes Road Synagogue

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