Welcome to our class page!
We are a Year 2 class and our teachers are Mrs Potter (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs Tomlinson (Thursday, Friday). We also have Miss Roberts with us, who is training to become a teacher.
Messages from Mrs Potter and Mrs Tomlinson
What a busy time we are having in Poppy class! Our Time Machine travelled back to 1666, and the children have been learning all about the Great Fire of London, and how Samuel Pepys was able to record the event in his diary, as well as playing an influential role in stopping the fire. The children are loving this topic and have amazed us with how well they understand how this significant event has influenced how we live today.
In maths we have been focussing on multiplication and the relationship it has with division. The children know that multiplication can be represented pictorially (for example as an array), as well as a repeated addition. They also know how multiplication is commutative, and that for example 3 X 4 is the same as 4 X 3. The children are working hard and we are really pleased with their progress this term.
And of course, we also have our Christmas concert that the children have been working very hard on! Rehearsals are going well, with most children remembering most of their lines, and we are now working on clear, loud voices! Please encourage your child to practise their lines whenever possible at home - thank you!
We are also looking forward to our visit to St Mary's Church on Friday 7th December for 'Experience Christmas'. As this is a Year 1 and 2 event, there will be three groups going at different times of the day. Poppy class will be split up, with around 10 children joining one of the other classes. Many thanks if you have volunteered to come along with us. We still have spaces for helpers on the third visit (leaving at around 1pm) if you are able to join us.
Our Parents Consultation Evening is next Wednesday, and we look forward to meeting you then to discuss your child's progress.
Many thanks for your support,
Mrs Potter & Mrs Tomlinson
Our topic this term is:
Who will we meet in our Time Machine?
This term we will zoom back in time to find out about famous people in history. We will be learning about well-known authors, scientists, sportspeople, explorers, inventors and also finding out about important events in the past. Keep checking our class page to see where our Time Machine takes us next!
Our current class book is:
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Useful information about our timetable:
We do PE on Wednesdays (outdoor) and Fridays (indoor).
Spelling tests are on Wednesday.
Autumn 1 Spellings
Autumn 2 Spellings
Reading – please read at home with your child as often as you can.
MyMaths homework is set fortnightly.
Please support your child with Spelling practise and learning Times Tables.
Use the following link to help with your Times tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/
Information about Year 2 Spellings:
In Year 2, most children will be practising spelling words which are taken from the statutory list of words that they are expected to be able to spell by the end of the year. We have broken this list down into half term lists of 30 words, 10 of which are selected each week at random for our spelling test. Although this list may seem overwhelming at first, please bear in mind that there are fewer words to learn throughout the half term (compared to 10 new words a week in Year 1), meaning that there are lots of opportunities for children to practise and be tested on each word.
We don’t expect children to learn all of them at once! We suggest you choose 5 words each week and practise them thoroughly (ideas are included in the Spelling List booklet). While it is unlikely that those 5 words will come up in the next test, what we will hopefully begin to see is an improvement in spelling test scores over the half term, and more importantly, children will be remembering to use correct spelling in their work! If you require further information please do not hesitate to ask us.
Key diary dates:
Wednesday 28 November – Tuesday 4 December – Book Fair
Wednesday 5 December - Parents Consultation Evening
Friday 7 December - 'Experience Christmas' at St Mary's Church
Tuesday 11 December (PM) - Christmas Concert
Wednesday 12 December (AM) - Christmas Concert
Thursday 13 December (PM) - Christmas Concert
Wednesday 19 December 1.30-3.00 - KS1 Christmas Party
Friday 21 December – Break up for Christmas
Look at what we have been doing:
Before the half term break, we had lots of fun making our own rockets as part of D&T - thank you for all of your junk modelling materials you sent in! The children really enjoyed designing, planning and making their own rocket creations!
We had lots of fun when we made our own rocket explosion by adding some mints to a bottle of cola! We made some great predictions as to what we thought would happen and it was very exciting to watch!
Our topic question this term is: Who will we meet in our Time Machine? Over the holidays we thought about what our own time machine would look like... have a look at our creations!