2NF 2018 - 2019
Welcome to 2NF's class page!
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!
Happy New Year and welcome back!
We've had a fun first week and got stuck straight into our new topic 'China'.
In English, this week we have used talk4 writing to learn a traditional Chinese tale called 'The Willow Pattern Story.' We created a story map to help us to remember the story and help us to retell the story by ourselves.
In Guided Reading, we have read information about our new author of the term, Tony Ross and then answered some SAT's style comprehension questions based on what we' read. A huge thank you to those of you who have bought in some of the books that Tony Ross has either written or illustrated to share with us. I've been very impressed with your enthusiam.
In Maths, we have been working on our addition skills and been using STEM Sentences to help us to remember what to do. Here are some examples with a quick recap on what they mean.
If the whole is unknown, we need to add the parts. E.g. 9 + 8 = ?
If a part is unknown, we need to subtract. E.g. 8-5=?
If an addend (one of the parts) is increased and the other descreases by the same amount then the whole stays the same.
This week our class won the battle against 2HJ on 'Times Table Rockstars'. The results were shared in celebration assembly and we were very proud. Please play again this week to continue our success and learn your tables. Your login details should be stuck into the front of your planner. Click here to login to TT Rockstars
In Science, we have begun a new unit of work. We started on Monday by learning about and comparing things that are living, non-living and have never been alive. We then went on a hunt around our school grounds to find things that would fit into each catergory. Here is a short video clip to remind us Is it alive? Short video
In R.E. we have had an introduction in Buddhism as it is the biggest religion in China. We have learnt that some of their beliefs are different to Chrisitan beliefs.
In Geography, we are learning about the culture of China. We started off by using our previous knowledge and located China on a world map. We were able to work out China is in the continent of Asia and the Pacific Ocean surrounds it. We also learnt lots of interesting facts about the population, animals, food, language learnt and even had a go at Tai Chi!
In P.E. we have been learning a Chinese dragon dance with Mrs Clarkson, which we hope will be ready to show you as part of our class assembly on Thursday 31st January.
Spring term - General information
Our topic in the Spring term is China.
P.E. will continue to be on a Tuesday with Mrs Forrester and on a Friday with Mrs Clarkson. Please make sure that long hair is tied back and any earrings removed on these days if possible.
Every Friday is ‘Free Friday’ in Guided Reading. To encourage reading for pleasure you may bring a book in from home of your choice. You can then share this book with your friends, talk about it or recommend it to others.
Science Week: It has come to that time of year again when we are looking for volunteers to come into school for Science week w/b 11thMarch. During Science week all children throughout school carry out experiments, have workshops and talks that link to areas of the curriculum. We are looking for any volunteers who would like to come into school and carry out a short activity with the children which relates to science/engineering. If you think that you can help, then please let us know. Thank you for your continuous support.
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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