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In maths we have been learning about multiplication. The children have used counters and cubes as well as pictures to show how to find the answer to multiplication questions.
Last week Lewis and Harry were both awarded Star of the Week and Joshua was awarded Dojo star. Well done! We would also like to say a big well done to all of the children for their behaviour at the pantomime last week. They were a credit to our school.
Just a polite reminder that our parents open evening is next Monday at 4pm. Don't worry if you can not attend as a newsletter will come home the following day.
Happy New Year to all.
Just a reminder that our parent information evening is on Monday 21st January at 4pm. Letters have been sent home this evening regarding our school trip on Thursday 31st January.
Our Year 2 party last week was a huge success. Thank you to all the parents for sending in items of food, the children had an amazing time. We also had great fun decorating the school Christmas tree. We sang carols and had juice and biscuits. It was a lovely time.
Next term we will have a student trainee called Mrs Pinder who will be joining Year 2 in Mrs Nicholson's class. She will be with us for the half term.
Don't forget to send in pantomime money. We are very excited to see 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. Also if you haven't laread can you please send in Christmas jumpers and tinsel as soon as possible.
We are also organising a school trip to Shildon Railway Museum for the end of January with more information to follow in the new year.
Thank you for your support through this first term and we wish you all a merry Christmas.
Mrs Nicholson and Miss Golightly
What a fantastic start we have had to our new text 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. The children have created wonderful predictions using the title, blurb and pictures as evidence, they have used inference and deduction and have dressed up as Grandma to look at her appearance and personality in order to be able to write a description of her. The children loved this activity and using new vocabulary from the story and their own ideas, have created a wonderful plan. We will be writing our descriptions this week.
In Maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction. We have been using practical resources, 100 squares, number lines and drawing out tens and ones to support our calculations. We have been trying really hard with this and are moving on to subtraction with an exchange this week.
Just a reminder that tomorrow children will need to bring a coat as we are visiting the local church for our 'Christmas Story'. The children are really excited and we will then work on this in next week's R.E lesson.
Last week 2N visited a local building site to look at materials and to see a finished property. The children were so well behaved and we all had a fantastic afternoon. We were led by Hayley who showed us around the site and looked at the various machines that were there on the day. We also met the site manager who showed us how they build various properties.
We also returned our library books and took another one for this half term. We would love for you to join us on Monday 10th December for our reading breakfast so we can read them to you. We are becoming much better at choosing the right books for us and has a lovely time reading stories and accessing the library.
Last week Year 2 were introduced to the column addition method. We used concrete objects, such as cubes and pasta, as well as pictures to help us complete calculations. The children really impressed us with their confidence and resilience.
In PE this half term we are focusing on invasive games. The children are going to build up different skills which can be applied in games such as football, basketball and netball. For our first lesson, the children took part in a carousel of activities where they worked on their accuracy in passing and shooting.
Our topic 'Australia' has allowed the children to use their artistic skills again by painting hand prints using the pointillism method. The children included an aboriginal art design from the work of Walangkura and used natural colours to create their paintings. We were so proud of the finished products.
Well done to Matthew, Harriet and Kate who were our Halloween fancy dress winners.