2HJ 2020 - 2021

Ms Jones

Welcome to 2HJ’s Class Page!

Autumn Term - 2020

We look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Wednesday 2nd September.


Our topic this term is 'Enchanted Forests.' Our big question is:

Remember that you have 2 teachers in 2HJ - Mrs Harrop for Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Jones for the rest of the week. 

Mrs Harrop

I have worked at Offley for about 17 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 and our 2 little girls. One of my daughters is just starting Year 2 like you and the other has another year left at pre-school. We have a Lhasa Apso dog called Harley who is always up to mischief and taking himself on little adventures and is quite well known where I live, and 6 chickens.   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 hide and find painted stones, especially love visiting the seaside for days out and spending time with our family and friends...when we can. I love most food and drink but particularly love any kind of fruit, a bowl of ice cream, garlic, halloumi and a cup of real coffee!

Mrs Jones

I have been teaching now for 11 years. I have been at Offley for 5 years. I have mainly taught years 1 and 2, but have also done 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. 

We know that some of you will not have been away from school for some time and that you may be a little nervous about coming back. That is totally normal - us teachers feel like that too!  It has been a very strange time for everybody. Together we will work through this and we will all work as a team to help each other!  We will spend the first few days getting to know each other and getting used to some of the new rules and routines in school.Thank you for your journal pages, they have really helped us to get to know you all a little bit better and we have them up on our windows for you all to see. We hope that you liked our videos about us and can remember at least 1 thing about each of us!?

When we go back to school we know that you might have forgotten one or two things or missed out when school was closed due to lockdown. For this reason we will start off by completing some catch up work and reading a different story before we get started on Troll Swap. We will start with a story called Look Up!

Our main text for the first half term will then be Troll Swap. This is book is so much fun to read and lots of our learning will be based on this story.

We are lucky to have Mrs Carlidge and Mrs Green supporting in our room at different times during the week as well as Mrs Clarkson who will cover our PPA sessions and teach Music and P.E. 

A few reminders: Your PE kit will stay in school and come home at half term for a wash. You will need to bring your own clean water bottle to school with you every day. If you want to have a snack please bring a healthy snack from home as the snack trolley will not be available. Please could we also ask that book bags or small bags come in and no big rucksacks - there is just no space and they all end up on the floor being trampled on.

We are looking forward to being in school and getting to know you and would love to see happy smiles coming through our door and leaving each day. 

Mrs Harrop and Mrs Jones 



We have been learning about the features of a report. We boxed up the features of a report about Cats. We looked for features such as subheadings, facts and interesting words to describe cats. We have then recapped our facts on Owls and started to plan for our own reports on Owls. In our reports next week, we aim to include: adverbs, commas in a list, conjunctions such as 'because' and 'or' and adjectives.





In Maths we have finished off our unit of adding and subtracting two digit and 1 digit numbers. We had to solve problems using real life context such as measuring rain water and also using problems involved weight. We then recapped our knowledge of adding ten more and ten less to any given number. We did this by completing sequencing missing number problems and also puzzles such as missing number 100 squares.

Our STEM sentence this week was:

'When we add ten more, the tens digit changes and the ones stay the same'.

'When we subtract ten, the tens digit changes and the ones stay the same'. 




Guided reading


This week we have been looking at a poem about owls. We have looked at the poem with missing words and predicted what words we could use to fill in the gaps. We have then looked at the adjectives used within the poem to describe the owl and the moon.





We looked at a few sketch maps, the use of symbols and keys. Then we created our own maps  using symbols and keys for an emchanted forest.


This week we have planned what we want our blubber gloves to have inside them. We have thought about which materials we could use to insulate the gloves and keep them warm. We have worked in pairs to make our blubber gloves ready to test them in freezing water. Most of the children chose to test lard and some wanted to test wool.









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