10th June 2019

Well done to all of the children who took part in the tri-golf. They had a fantastic day and won an award for team work and co-operation!

 

In English this week the children have been learning about riddles. Here is a great video to watch…https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z84p97h The children have all worked really hard to write their own riddles and we have been amazed at their creativity! Here’s a fun game you can play at home…https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/bp-radzi-riddles-and-quizzes

 

Here are some mini riddles for you to try…

What has hands but doesn’t clap?

What has to be broken before you can use it?

 

 

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our final maths event- what a shame about the weather! We appreciate all of your feedback you have given.

In maths this week the children have been recapping and exploring positional and directional language. They have been using maps and bee-bots to give directions. The key language they have learnt this week is…

 

Mrs Ellis has £1. She goes to the shop and buys a lolly for 15p and a banana for 17p. How much does she spend altogether and how much change does she get? 

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

fairy tale

once

climbed

walked

found

appeared

 

 

 

Please remember that all children are taking part in different enrichment activities over the next few weeks. All children were given options and we have tried our best to make sure everyone takes part in one of their choices. Please send forms back ASAP.

**THIS FRIDAY** Sing Up – Friday 14th June (letters have been sent home)

Airport visit – Wednesday 19th June (letters have been sent home)

Norfolk Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters have been sent home)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters have been sent home)

End of year show – Wednesday 10th July (RE parents) and Thursday 11th July (JW parents)

Summer Fair – Friday 12th July 

Sports week – Monday 15th July (all week)

Sports Day & Family Picnic – Friday 19th July

Last day of term – Wednesday 24th July

3rd June 2019

Welcome back to the final term of Year 2! What an amazing year it’s been so far and we still have lots more to try and squeeze in!

 

This week is International Week and we have been learning all about India. Can your children share with you which continent this is in? Here’s another reminder of the continents with a very catchy song… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

 

The children this week have been…

  • comparing India and the UK
  • making and baking Naan bread (India) and soda bread (UK)
  • learning about Indian block printing
  • using maps and atlases to label parts of India
  • learning about Sikhs and the 5 Ks
  • learning about a very popular sport which is played in India but originated in the UK!
  • listening and dancing to Bollywood music

We hope your children have enjoyed this week and are keen to share lots of new information with you. A big thank you to all the children and families who have shared photos, clothes and their experiences of India- the children have loved it!

We have a bag of flour weighing 600g. Mrs Ellis weighs out 300g of plain flour to make Naan bread. Mr Whitehead weights out 200g of flour. How much flour is left in the bag? 

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

Asia

Africa

Europe

Antarctic

Australia

North America

South America

 

 

 

Please remember that all children are taking part in different enrichment activities over the next few weeks. All children were given options and we have tried our best to make sure everyone takes part in one of their choices. Please send forms back ASAP.

**THIS FRIDAY** Tri-Golf – Friday 7th June (letters have been sent home)

Sing Up – Friday 14th June (letters have been sent home)

Airport visit – Wednesday 19th June (letters have been sent home)

Norfolk Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters have been sent home)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters have been sent home)

 

 

Monday 10th June is our final maths event. Please come along from 2pm and enjoy a fun maths activity with your child(ren) outside.

Wednesday 10th July – Year 2 concert (RE parents)

Thursday 11th July – Year 2 concert (JW parents)

Friday 12th July – Summer fair

Friday 19th July – Sports day and picnic

Wednesday 24th July – last day of term

20th May 2019

This week in English we have continued to look at instruction writing. We all planted some seeds and thought about different conjunctions, adverbs and adjectives we could include to make our writing more exciting. The children will be writing their final instructions on how to plant seeds and make it thrive this week.

 

In maths we have been continuing to think about time and 5 minute intervals. Here is a fun video to watch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGtBYUQKF4M 

 

In maths we have been completing lots of word problems and recapping lots of the things we have already learnt. Can you solve this problem?

Millie has 100 stickers. She gives 10 to her brother and 15 to her friend. How many has she got left?

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

parents

Christmas

every

everybody

even

 

We have completed the SATs! The children have been working so hard and we are really proud of their super efforts. Thank you for your support with this.

 

Please remember that all children are taking part in different enrichment activities over the next few weeks. All children were given options and we have tried our best to make sure everyone takes part in one of their choices. Please send forms back ASAP.

Tri-Golf – Friday 7th June (letters have been sent home)

Sing Up – Friday 14th June (letters have been sent home)

Airport visit – Wednesday 19th June (letters will be sent out after half term)

Norfolk Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters will be sent out after half term)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters will be sent out after half term)

 

 

Monday 10th June is our final maths event. Please come along from 2pm and enjoy a fun maths activity with your child(ren) outside.

 

 

Friday 24th May is the last day of half term and we come back to school on Monday 3rd June for our final International week! We hope you all have a lovely half term.

13th May 2019

This week the children have been recapping on how to write a set of instructions. They have been creating instructions on how to play games, writing instructions on how to build a snowman, thinking about the different features of instructions and learning about imperative (bossy) verbs (e.g. mix the eggs, sit on the floor, fold the paper). Next week they will be planting some seeds and writing instructions on how to do this and also how to make the plant thrive.

In science we have been comparing bulbs and seeds. Can your child share with you the differences between bulbs and seeds? We looked at lots of different types of bulbs and seeds and completed a Venn diagram to show the things that were the same and different.

 

In maths we have been completing lots of word problems and recapping lots of the things we have already learnt. Can you solve this problem?

Bob has 26 toy cars. His brother Sam gives him another 13. Bob gives 7 of his cars to his friend.

How many toy cars does he have altogether?

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

water

again

half

money

Mr

Mrs

 

The children have been working so hard completing their SATs and we are nearly finished! Please remember that we may not be able to hear your children read as often as normal. Please remember to listen to them read daily and remind them to regularly change their books. We have opportunities for children to do this every day but they are welcome to do so both before and after school. Thank you for your support with this.

 

Class photos are Monday 20th May

Friday 24th May is the last day of half term

6th May 2019

This week in English we have continued to look at different leaflets and have been planning to write our own. We have thought about the different features and which we would like to include. This week the children will all be creating their very own leaflet to promote the lovely outdoor areas we have here at Garrick Green. What’s your favourite outdoor area at Garrick Green?

 

In maths we have continued to look at time and quarter to and quarter past the hour. We have been thinking about where the big minute hand is when it is o’clock (12), quarter past (3), half past (6) and quarter to (9).  Here is a great online resource to help with telling the time… http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/clock/

Please continue to look at clocks and the time as part of your home learning. If your child is confident at telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes then you can begin to talk about 5 minute intervals such as 5 past, 10 past etc.

Don’t forget to also talk about digital time as well as analgoue. For example- it is quarter past 12, it’s 12 fifteen  (12:15).

 

 

This week we would like the children to write their own maths challenge question. If they bring it in we can share it with the class and see if anyone can work out the correct answer to their problem!

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

any

many

clothes

busy

people

 

We are now in May and the year 2 children will be doing their Reading and Maths SAT papers over the next few weeks. If your child is poorly or needs time off please come and speak to a member of the year 2 team.

Also during this time we may not be able to hear your children read as often as normal. Please remember to listen to them read daily and remind them to regularly change their books. We have opportunities for children to do this every day but they are welcome to do so both before and after school. Thank you for your support with this.

 

Class photos are Monday 20th May

Friday 24th May is the last day of half term

29th April 2019

Related imageThis week in English we have been looking at leaflets. Can your children tell you what leaflets are used for? Can the tell you some of the features? Next week we will be making our very own leaflets to promote Garrick Green and the lovely outdoor space we have. Could you give your child a quote to include on their leaflet?

 

In maths we have been recapping time and how to tell the time to o’clock and half past. We know that when the minute hand is on the 12 it is o’clock and when the minute hand is on the 6 it is half past. We have been thinking about what the time will be one hour earlier and later, half an hour later and earlier and also beginning to think about where the minute hand is at quarter past and quarter to. Here is a great online resource to help with telling the time… http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/clock/

As part of your home learning it would be really useful if you could talk about the different things you do in a day and the times they are done. For example, we get up at 7 o’clock. We have breakfast at 8 o’clock. We leave for school at half past 8 (8:30).

It is also useful to talk about digital time as well as analgoue. For example- it is half past 12, it’s 12 thirty (12:30).

 

 

Mrs Ellis gets to school at 7.30am. An hour later she has a cup of tea. What time does she have a cup of tea? 

Mrs Wade leaves school at 4pm and it takes her half an hour to get home. What time does she get home? 

If your child can show us or share the answers with us they could get a team point!

 

 

This weeks words are…

could

should

would

who

whole

 

Monday 6th May is a bank holiday

 

Next week is Art week and we will be working as a whole school to create new art work for the corridors.

 

We are now in May and the year 2 children will be doing their Reading and Maths SAT papers over the next few weeks. If your child is poorly or needs time off please come and speak to a member of the year 2 team.

 

Class photos are Monday 20th May

Friday 24th May is the last day of half term

 

23rd April 2019

Welcome back – we hope you all have a wonderful Easter break. We can’t believe it is the final term of the school year!

 

This week is science week and the children have been chemists, geologists and biologists. We have been asking and answering scientific questions and have found out the some amazing things! Can your children tell you the answers to these questions…

 

Can you make a dull coin shiny?

How many drops of water can you fit onto a 1 pence coin?

What living things can you find outside?

 

 

As the weather gets warmer we are hoping to be outside more. This will include PE so if you please send in some suitable outdoor shoes- otherwise we will get children to wear their normal school shoes. Thank you.

 

Pens come in packs of 10. I buy 5 packs. How many do I have?

I give 3 packs away. How many do I have left?

If your child can show us or share the answers with us they could get a team point!

 

 

This weeks words are…

move

prove

improve

sure

sugar

 

***TOMORROW*** Thursday 25th April – Year 2 Reading Event 9am – 10am in the school hall

Friday 26th April – Film Club

Tuesday 30th April – Library van is at school

 

1st April 2019

With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, talking PANTS is a simple way to teach your child how to stay safe from abuse. You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from sexual abuse is just as easy with the PANTS rules. Click the link to watch the video but be warned- it’s very catchy! https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

 

In English we have spent the week thinking about our senses and using these to write poems about castles. The children really got into character and have written some great poems!

 

In maths we have been recapping number bonds to 10 and 20. We have talked about commutative law (4 + 6 = 1o is the same as 6 + 4 = 10) and also using this knowledge to solve simple problems. For example…

4 + 6 = 10

6 + 4 = 10

10 – 4 = 6

10 – 6 = 4

 

We have 60 cakes and 32 get eaten. 24 more get baked. How many cakes are they now? 

If your child can show us or share the answers with us they could get a team point!

 

 

This weeks words are…

after

father

plant

bath

path

 

Friday 5th April – Last day of Spring term and our parent drop in from 915am

 

Tuesday 23rd April- Back to school for the Summer term

 

Thursday 25th April – Year 2 Reading Event 9am – 10am in the school hall

 

Friday 26th April – Film Club

 

We wish you all a very happy end of term. Thank you for all of your continued support. Please enjoy a lovely relaxing break and we will see you back to school on Tuesday 23rd April. 

 

 

25th March 2019

This week in English the children have been re-writing the story George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell. WOW- is all we can say. The children have all worked SO hard to write some fantastic stories using their own characters and settings. We will be seeing lots more pen licences and writer of the week certificates!

 

In maths we have been doing some practice SAT papers to see how the children have been getting on. We have also been recapping on money- recognising the different coins and seeing how we can make the same amount using different coins (below is an example).

 

 

In ICT we learnt about computer animation –  animation is a series of still pictures put together to create the illusion of movement. We watched this short Pixar clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4NPQ8mfKU0&safe=active

and then used 2 animate on 2 simple to create our own short animations. Purple Mash logins are in home learning books but we also sent them home this week so they children can have a go at home.

 

We are absolutely loving the new playground markings! The team captains helped to pick some of the different designs and were also involved in helping to lay some of them out onto the playground.

 

There are 30 children in the class. 5 children have a school packed lunch. 6 children have a home packed lunch. The rest have hot dinners. How many children have hot dinners?

If your child can show us or share the answers with us they could get a team point!

 

 

This weeks words are…

last

past

fast

class

grass

pass

 

Friday 29th March – Film Club (see a member of staff for a letter) 

 

Friday 5th April – Last day of Spring term and our parent drop in from 915am

 

Tuesday 23rd April- Back to school for the Summer term