2NF 2018 - 2019
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Hello. My name is Mrs Forrester and I am one of the Year 2 teachers at Offley. I started working at Offley in 2005. I've taught throughout the school but I have a passion for teaching infants so I am delighted to be teaching Year 2. I am also Key Stage 1 phase leader at the school and and now English Leader for KS1 too. I have three young children of my own, two of which also attend Offley. This means you will often see me taking them to various activities around Sandbach. Please do say hello if you see me!
Week beginning 12th November
It's been a busy and varied week in 2NF this week with many different activities going on in class. It all started with wearing odd socks on Monday, in support of anti-bullying week and ended with us watching a pantomime whilst dressed in spots for Children In Need.
In English, we've continued our work on Non-Chronological Reports. We learnt that the information is grouped into paragraphs underneath sub-headings. We decided that this made facts much easier to find. We recapped last weeks talk for writing and recalled a non chronological report about a pigs. We then used this same structure to plan and then write our own non-chronological report about houses.
In Guided Reading, we continued to focus on a non-fiction book about houses and homes from around the world. This helped enoromously with our writing in English as it meant we were able to find out lots of facts that we were able to use in our reports. This also fed into our Geography lessons this week. We used our knowledge of the seven continents to place different houses on a world map and showed these using a key
In Maths, we have worked hard again to understand division. We have focused on the language grouping and sharing. E.g if we are dividing by 5 we can either group into groups of 5 or share between 5 groups. This image demonstrates how we can either group or share to work out 30 divided by 5.
We will continue next week and develop our focus a little to look at the relationship between division and multiplication.
In History, we learnt about remembrance Sunday and know why we wear poppies at this time of year. We made posters to show what we had learnt and in art created our own poppies to contribute to a whole school display in the main corridor.
We have come to the end of our PBL project this week. We used our knowledge of what happened to the houses we built with different materials during our fan experiment last week to help us to plan another project. The three little pigs wanted help to build their planes ready to beat the wolf in the pie in the sky race. We used a fishbone graphic organiser to help us to really think hard about this.
We planned and then made our planes this week.
They are all fantastic!
In ICT we used the app sketch nation to create our own games. If you want to show off what you can do at home, this is the picture of the app that you’re looking for.
We have started to learn our Christmas songs for our Nativity. We have also sent out words for your children to learn if they have been given speaking parts. Please can you help your child to practise their words so they are confident. We are really looking forward to our Christmas production this year.
Have a lovely weekend,
P.E. days are on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that hair is tied back and any earrings removed on these days if possible.
On Fridays Year 2 children are trialling out something new in Guided Reading. The children are going to be encouraged to bring in any text from home that they enjoy reading. This can be a favourite book, a comic, an annual etc. I look forward to seeing what they bring.
In the Autumn Term our main text is a story called 'Pigs Might Fly'. It is a clever take off from the classic tale 'The Three Little Pigs'. In this story the pigs go on a new faster paced adventure.
On their transition days into year 2 the children saw the front cover of the story and on one of our transition days came up with lots of questions that we will work hard to find the answers to this term. The chidrens questions cover a wide range of subjects, although many are science based as the story naturally lends itself to investigating materials. These questions are already up on display in our classroom so that we can get started straight away.
Please take a look at our curriculum map to find out more about what we will cover over the course of the year. (You can download by clicking on the link below).
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