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 17th September
In English this week we started off using drama to role play the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'
We then used our knowledge of the story and our talk for writing to help us to retell the traditional tale.
First, we boxed the story up into the different parts to help us to understand the structure of the story.
Then, we wrote the WHOLE story. This took a long time but the children worked extremely hard and should be very proud.
In Guided reading this week we have read the book ' The True Story of the Three Little Pigs'. This story tells the story from the point of view of the wolf. We compared similarities and differences between the wolfs version of events with the traditional tale. We have also completed a reading comprehension on this story and familiarised ourselves with multiple choice style questions.
In maths we used our knowledge of place value to help us to add two numbers together. We have focused on starting with the biggest number first and then drawing our own number lines to help us to count on.
In Science we have once more looked at materials and their properties and familiarised ourseves with some really grown up words like transparent and opaque. We thought hard about why different materials were used for different objects.
In Music, we have recapped our knowledge of the musical vocabulary such as Dynamics, Beat, Pulse, Rythm and Tempo. We then learnt the 'Poor 3 little pigs' song (to the tune 3 Blind Mice) and practised beating out the rythm and changing the dynamics of the song.
In PE, we have continued exploring with movement to go with the beginning of the story, where the pigs leave home. We worked in groups to create a sequence of movement to perform to the music 'Skipping Along'.
P.E. days are on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that hair is tied back and any earring removed on these days.
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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