2HJ 2018 - 2019
Can you believe it is our last term now in Year 2?!
Our topic is ..... BEACHCOMBERS
Our main text is 'Jack and the FlumFlum tree’ by Julia Donaldson although we have other texts too.
Starrting next week, children will complete SAT's booklets. These will be used to support our teacher assessments. The booklets consist of two reading papers, a maths arithmetic paper and a maths reasoning paper. Your child will complete these booklets in small groups as part of the classwork (and probably wont even realise that they are doing anything different!) They have done a couple already and have been introduced to them as a 'quiz' and lots of children have enjoyed doing them!
During the last week of last term the children who have read 4 times a week at home for 11 weeks since Christmas, got to take part in the reading treat. This is a whole school reward and has been happening in school each term for the past few years. Well done to those who took part, we would really love it if the children who didn't manage this term, do next term. All you have to do is read at home 4 times a week and it written in your diary, and you will recieve a sticker. Then, at the end of the term, those children with a set number of stickers (decided by Mrs Casey), they get a treat. Reading only has to take 5 minutes per night, and for those children who are fluent readers, it could perhaps just be you asking them questions on what they have read. For parents who want example questions...here are a few...(depending on the text type)
Find a word on your page that is another word for 'quickly'
Give me 2 adjectives in the text to describe.....'the bridge'
How was the character feeling at the end and why?
Where was 'Lucy' going and why?
Tell me 2 things you learn about diving from this book.
Who might want to read this text?
This week, we have been comparing Julia Donaldson books and thinking about their similarities. We have been discussing the use of ryhme in the stories as well as repetition. We have thought about how all of the stories are an adventure and the characters always have a problem that their friends help them to solve. We have then written a book review on 'Jack and the Flum Flum Tree'. The children have worked really hard.
In Maths this week, we have been learning about positioning and direction. We have been thinking about NESW and also learning about coordinates on a map. We have been creating our own maps for the Isle of Blowyernose and we are creating one large coordinates map for one of our displays.
The children had a fantastic day on Wednesday. Great sportsmanship from everybody and thank you to any parents that came to support the event.
In Music this week we have been learning how to play the recorder as well as the glockenspiel. The children are really enjoying learning these very different instruments.
In Art this week we have carried on our work on patchwork pictures. We have begun to make our big patch work art through using the skill of weaving.
In Science this week we have created a journal page to show what we have learnt about Plants during this term.
In ICT this week, we have carried on researching, using google chrome, facts about our sea creatures. The children then had a second session on the computers to then begin to create a powerpoint to give their information
Mrs Harrop (was Miss Munro until last year!)
I have worked at Offley for about 13 years. I have mainly been in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3, but have had the opportunity to teach in all year groups for a couple of terms too. I live in Scholar Green with my husband, 2 little girls and our Lhasa Apso dog called Harley. We designed and built our own house and it is an ongoing project that we are very excited about and enjoy doing. We love to go out for walks and finding new places to visit for days out!
I have been teaching now for 9 years. I have been at Offley for 3 years. I have mainly taught years 1 and 2, however last year I had the opportunity to work in Year 4. I live in Congleton with my husband and my two little boys (Jack and Tyler). We also have a dog called Barney so our house is a very busy household! In my spare time I take part in Amateur Dramatic shows down at the Daneside Theatre in Congleton. I also enjoy going skiing with my family and spending time with family and friends.
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