22/07/2015 at 6:51 AM
This is a wonderful picture of all thechildren in 2F, drawn by Yusuf. It has the brilliant message- ‘ We are all different, but we all share a smile.’ We have shared so many smiles this year. It has been such a wonderful year and the children have all worked so hard and made such excellent progress. I am so proud of them all.
Thank you for all the kind messages and gifts which the children have given me over the last week. Thank you too for all the support you have given your children and the school over the year… It really does make a huge difference. 🙂
All the Learning Support Staff have asked that I send a special, big ‘Thank you’ from them too for all the kind gifts and cards that they recieved.
The children are bringing home a transition leaflet and also a ‘Summer Challenge’ booklet. When your child completes a task they cut out the hexagon badge and stick it in the booklet. After the summer, bring in your booklets to share with your new teachers. The booklet has been put together as a fun project for the children, please do not worry if your family are busy or your child does not wish to do the challenge. It is completely optional.
Sorry for the brief nature of this post- written on my phone from the ferry terminal at Portsmouth! Pictures & details will be added later…. in the meantime have a wonderful holiday & thank you again. Mrs Fisher
– Back home and time to add the pictures from the last few days.
Everyone bought in fantastic games they had made as their last Learning Log task. We played the games together and shared our ideas.
On the final afternoon, we shared the story ‘Going Places,’ by Peter and Paul Reynolds. Below is a video based on the book.
I gave all the children identical LEGO kits, but with no instructions. Some of the children chose to work alone, others worked with friends. Everyone persevered, they created and tweaked, and kept going until they had made a model that they felt really proud of. It was a brilliant end to a wonderful year.
We had lots to celebrate during our final Special Mention. Our Mathletics celebrations included an award for Mathlete of the Year, Mathlete of the week and another 2nd Gold award! Our final Special Mentions were awarded to 4 children who has been the best they could be, putting in effort and determination into all their learning. A huge WELL DONE, is deserved by all the children, it’s been a wonderful year and I know they will all continue to shine in yr 3.
2F 2014 -15 🙂
17/07/2015 at 9:44 PM
Most Friday afternoons, 2F enjoy a Circle Time together. We take time to reflect on the weeks learning, listen to each others news and show each other things we are proud of. Over the year, a favourite part of the Circle Time has been watching the boys perform their street dances. This week the class have asked that these final street dance performances are shared with everyone on our blog…..
17/07/2015 at 10:33 AM
What a wonderful time we all had on Wednesday afternoon, when Year 3 invited all the children in Year 2 and their families to join them for a special picnic. Thank you to the children in Year 3 who all were wonderful hosts and who had cooked such delicious cakes and potatoe snacks. Many thanks, also to all the Year 3 families who brought in delicious food to share. It was a wonderful opportunity for us all to get together and celebrate the end of another wonderful year. Finally a huge thanks goes to Mrs Daniels and Mrs Charlesworth for organising such an enjoyable event.
16/07/2015 at 4:40 PM
A huge well done to all the children for competing today. There was great energy and enjoyment coming from everyone. Also a big thank you to all the spectators – it really does make the day very special for the children!
The videos below sum up the day perfectly…
I would also like to give my congratulations to Ireland who were the overall winners!
Until next year…
16/07/2015 at 3:41 PM
This morning the children had a brilliant time at Sports Day. Everyone was so enthusiastic and did their very best. All the children and teams enjoyed the events and cheered the winning team, Ireland!
After Sports Day, we cooled down by listening to a poem called the ‘Sound Collector.’ You can hear the poem in the video below.
Each team shared their ideas about the sounds of sports day and we began to create a class poem. After lunch the children worked independently on Purple Mash to put their own ideas into a Sound Collector at Sports Day poem. At the top of the post, you can see some of the wonderful writing they did.
Well done to all the super athletes and poets in 2F 🙂
14/07/2015 at 8:29 AM
Mathletics and Mangahigh are two excellent online Maths websites which give children the opportunity to practise their Maths skills in a fun way. The two programs are quite different; Mathletics has an excellent maths dictionary, concept search and excellent resources for teachers, while Mangahigh has some fun games and different resources.
We would like to know what you think of each game, so that we can plan how we will use these games to support Maths learning next year. Please can all children who have played the game, complete the survey below. Parents views would also be very useful; please could you leave a comment on this post or contact Mrs Fisher.
14/07/2015 at 6:07 AM
All parents and families are invited to a meeting tonight to find out about the transition from Year 2 to Year 3. There will be a short presentation in the hall, with time for questions and answers. After this there will be a tour of the junior building and an opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher.
Don’t forget tomorrow, Year 3 have invited the children in Year 2 to join them for a very special picnic at 2.00pm. Families and younger siblings have also been invited.
Below is the presentation we will share tonight and also a leaflet which the children will bring home.
13/07/2015 at 6:32 PM
We’ve had a brilliant day today at the Co-op farm near Goole. The children learned about arable farming, the crops that are grown on this farm and the many food items these crops help to produce. As well as exploring the farm, the children also got to make some delicious healthy pizzas. Here are some of the photos from our trip… more will follow in the next couple of days.
12/07/2015 at 1:49 PM
It’s been another very busy week in 2F. The children have enjoyed a visit to their new classroom and also welcomed a group of visiting Head Teachers to our class and school. The Head Teachers from Buckinghamshire had come to find out about Growth Mindsets, so in the morning they spent time in 2F and 6W playing a Growth Mindset Game and then later in the day they joined 2F for a PE lesson with Mrs Loveridge. On Friday we all thoroughly enjoyed watching the dress rehearsal of the Year 6 performance.
In between all these special events we have been busy learning about how chocolate and bread get to our shops. On Monday we visit a farm near Goole and we will find out even more about the important role farms play in providing us all with food. In Maths we have continued to work on problem solving and reasoning. The children have also enjoyed trying a different Maths game called Mangahigh and they have completed a range of tasks which I have set for them. We are taking part in a challenge with other schools and if your child achieves 100 points on Mangahigh they will receive a medal in the post!
Below are our Mathletics Celebrations – 2 Second Gold Awards, a first Gold Award and our Mathlete of the week. Well done to you all.
Here are the ‘Readers of the Week’ and this week’s three Special Mentions. Well done to these children for all their hard work and effort.
Reports will go out soon. Here is a word cloud of the contents of the reports.
On Monday, we are off to Goole to the farm. Don’t forget to bring outdoor shoes. The doors will open earlier on Monday and we will be back in school for 4.00pm.
Tuesday, at 4.30pm is the Transition Meeting in the South Hall. All families are welcome and we will be doing a tour of the South Building.
Wednesday, at 2.00pm we have a special picnic. We have been invited to join Year 3 for a picnic over at KS2.
Thursday is Sports Day! So you can see it will be another busy, fun week.
12/07/2015 at 8:30 AM
On Friday the Year 2 recorder groups all played in assembly. Here are videos of their wonderful performances. We were all very impressed with the progress the children have made over the year; it was evident that everyone has worked hard and has practised regularly at home. Well done to all these super recorder players and thank you to Miss Howells.
04/07/2015 at 11:00 AM
What a busy week we have all had! I hope that parents and families have enjoyed the results of our hard work over the week!
Inspired by our work on ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ we have been busy creating our own special boxes of sweet treats!
Having surveyed the boxes used for chocolate packaging we improved upon our designs and created a second, larger box. The boxes were created using 2Design and make, one of the programs on Purple Mash. In Maths we explored the net of the box, measuring and working out the perimeter of the faces.
In Literacy the children the children looked at the use of adjectives, alliteration and persuasive writing in food advertising. Using a range of ingredients, they designed their own recipes for their special sweets and then thought of descriptions that would make their sweet sound delicious. The children used the blank leaflet template on Purple Mash to create their own leaflets about their treats. I think you will agree, they have done an excellent job in making them all sound simply scrumptious!
Click to open an ebook with some of our leaflets in it.
On Thursday we had an incredibly busy time, creating all the different chocolates together. Finally on Friday, the children finished off their boxes and leaflets and got to take them home full of the sweets we had created together. We hope you all enjoyed these gifts; the children all worked really hard using their Maths, ICT, Design and technology and Literacy skills all together in this one project.
As an extra chocolate challenge we also looked at these 2 puzzles in Maths.
In this game you have to use some clues to help you fill the box with chocolates. It is a brilliant game for reasoning; the children had to explain WHY they chose to put a chocolate in a particular place. (Click on the image to link)
In this game, you have to pretend you have 3 chairs set out with chocolate bars as they are in the picture. As each person enters the room, you have to decide, which would be the best chair for them to stand at, if they wanted as much chocolate as possible. (Click the image)
Special Mentions this week went to Manroop, for her brilliant Learning Log work and to Miles and Umayyah for the effort they put into their chocolate leaflets. Mathlete of the week was Ben, with an amazing score of over 7,000 points.
Have a wonderful weekend, and let’s look forward to another fun filled learning week, next week and hopefully I will have my voice back! 🙂
04/07/2015 at 10:43 AM
This week every class got to spend a little bit of time in their new class rooms and met their new teachers for September.
Miss Cuthbert was in school for three days and she really enjoyed meeting all the children, especially the children in 1S, who will be her class in September.
In 2F the children did some Learning Log work about what it is like in Year 2. Below are two fantastic videos which were made as part of this home work.
The children in 2F did a sharing circle with the children from 1GJ and showed them either their Learning Logs or their Literacy books.
I shall post some extracts from the Logs when I have finished marking them. It has been lovely to meet all the children in Year 1 and all the Year 2 staff look forward to welcoming them into Year 2 next September. Should you have any questions about your child’s transition to their new class, please speak to a member of staff or email myself.
03/07/2015 at 5:43 AM
Learning maths facts is a vital part of becoming a good Mathematician. In lessons the children learn key facts, such as number bonds and times tables, but it is only with repeated practise that these facts become embedded in their brain’s wiring. Once the fact is really understood and learned, they can retrieve it quickly and then their brain can focus on the problem they are applying it too.
Maths computer games are a brilliant way to have fun and practise your Maths at the same time. Mathletics is a great program for this and it is wonderful to see so many children now regularly getting a weekly certificate.
Playing for a short amount of time, regularly, is the best way to practise. Just 15 minutes, a few times a week, really make a difference.
Mangahigh is another online Maths game. It is similar in some aspects to Mathletics, but different in others. As a school we are currently thinking about possibly using Mangahigh at Upper KS2, and Mathletics for KS1 and Lower KS2.
Mangahigh are holding a special competition next week, called ‘ Boss of the North!’ We have set up Mangahigh accounts for children from Year 2-6 using their Mathletics passwords, so that they should find logging in fairly simple. They also need the schools Mangahigh ID – 278209
Click on the image below to access Mangahigh
At the end of the week we will run a Survey Monkey to see what everyone has thought about the program.
If you would like to read more about the ‘Boss of the North Competition’ click here.