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Class 2 - Mrs A Chapman and Ms L Gadd

We are loving our new classroom and getting to know the new rules and routines of life in Year 2. Our main themes this autumn term are ‘What a Wonderful World’ and ‘War and Remembrance’. We are very excited for these themes and are looking forward to the creative and engaging activities Mrs Chapman has planned for us. We are also enjoying our current science topic on ‘Animals Including Humans’.

Through our RE lessons, we are learning the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer; this is being supported by the Reverend Peter in collective worship. We have also written prayers to be used in class and produced art work to develop our reflection area.

Our focused text ‘10 Things I Can Do to Help the World’ is highlighting to us the role we have in caring for God’s beautiful planet. We are hoping to make our own changes and encourage others to do the same. Watch this space!

In maths, we are extending our knowledge of place value, counting in steps of 2,5 and 10 and then moving on to addition and subtraction.

In music, we are looking at different sounds and musical vocabulary and expand our knowledge of rhythm. We enjoyed our trip to see the London Philharmonic Orchestra where we participated in a performance of Peter and the Wolf.

As always we are being kept very busy. Please check back from time to time to see what we have been up to.

Remember:

Make sure your home readers are in school every day and that they are signed. The children must develop the skill of putting their book in the box to be changed each day.

We have P.E. every Monday and Friday. Please have your full P.E. kit in school on these days and remove earrings.

Lovely News:

Bear, our class teddy, received a wonderful surprise at the weekend after going to visit one of the children's homes. He arrived back at school with his own, handmade, school uniform. As you can see from the photo Bear is over the moon with his new clothes. Having attended St. Michael's for 18 years he now feels like a true St. Michael's pupil. This gift is the handy work of the remarkable Nanny Cakes. Not only did Bear get a new uniform but also some comfy pjs and a lovely fashionable sweatshirt. Mrs Chapman would like to pass on her thanks for this wonderful gift and Bear thinks Christmas has come early. x Thank you Nanny Cakes x

Autumn 2

After a well-earned half term break, we started the term eager to learn and make progress.

Last week, we commemorated Remembrance Day through our literacy and art. We each created a large poppy from a paper plate; these are currently being displayed on the stair case.  We also wrote acrostic poems using the words poppies and remembrance. Our poems were amazing and Mrs Chapman is very proud of our work.

In history, we have also been researching World War 1. We have been finding out about Walter Tull, a star footballer and war hero.

In science, we are continuing to learn about animals and now we are investigating their habitats.  This all links perfectly with our new Power of Reading text, Leaf. Leaf is a story about a Polar Bear and we are keen to find out more about the world’s largest carnivore.

We are trying our hand at addition and subtraction of two digits numbers, in maths, using a range of methods, including; fact families, related facts and using the column method.

Our RE focus is The Nativity. We have been given our parts and we will be telling this story to our parents and the rest of the school in December.

So much to do and yet we are already getting excited about…

Shhhhh,

Christmas!

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