Welcome to the Chichester Class page
This page is where you will be kept up to date about the learning that your child is taking part in in class, as well as important dates and information such as letters and homework.
Class Teacher: Miss H Johnson
HLTA: Miss Z Kirkpatrick
Well done to Rohan for achieving the first Red Ted in the whole school so far this year!
Well done to those of you that dressed up ‘spotty’ for Children in Need this week. You looked fantastic!
We looked at Mondrian Computer Art this week and design our own!
In Literacy this week, we have all been working on inventing our own stories, based on our original story, but with our own ideas. The children have produced some amazing best maps for their individual stories and are able to retell them independently. They have also written some fabulous stories from these!
This week’s Maths has been all about MONEY! We have started by finding the totals of pence and pounds and have then applied our knowledge of money by selecting the correct coins to make a total and they have also make totals in different ways.
Ask your child which method they could use to find the totals of 5 5p coins, or 6 10p coins.
DT has been great fun this week! The children started off by designing their own door signs and then created the lettering for their names using salt dough that they made themselves!
It has been kindness week this week and Chichester class have really taken this on board. They have been actively trying to be more kind to each other and to complete random acts of kindness. They have also worked with the rest of year 2 to create a kindness box. It is fantastic!
For showing endeavour with her reading by taking 2 books home every day and for her changed behaviour for learning, she is making a lot of great choices.
Thank you so much to Elliot’s parents for joining us on Wednesday afternoon. We spent the afternoon painting out clay dragons that we had made last week and made poppy head bands for our Remembrance Day service.
This week, we have continued to learn our story and created our best map. We have now innovated our story by changing some elements of it. We decided to change the main character and the warning that is given to them.
We have continued to solve missing number problems and have looked at how we can use the inverse to check problems and to help us solve missing number problems.
Can your child tell you what inverse means?
We have started our Science learning this term by looking at fruit. We have looked at which fruits grow in the UK as well as fruits from around the world.
We also got to try a range of different fruits from the story ‘Handa’s surprise’, they were so tasty!
This week’s star of the week is…
Elliot consistently endeavours to succeed, is kind and friendly to absolutely everybody and can ALWAYS be trusted to be doing the right thing and make the right choices.
To hook us into our Literacy learning for the next few weeks, we created dragons out of clay! We manipulated the clay to create the different features and used adjectives to describe them.
This term, we have started to learn about ‘Pixel Pointillism’. Can your child remember what a pixel is and why it is called pointillism?
The children had great fun try to recreate a picture of either Margate town or Margate coast, whichever one they thought that a dragon would prefer to live.
They then used their geographical knowledge to justify their reasoning.
In maths this week, we have covered trickier maths questions and started to learn about missing number problems. When solving a missing number problem, we can still use our jottings to help us, but we have to use them a bit differently.
How can we solve 13 + ___ = 20?
In geography this week, we have started to learn about the features of coasts and towns. We have discussed their similarities and differences and spoken about why they have the features that they do.
Well done to Cass for winning our termly homework prize! Well done for completing your homework this term!
This week’s star of the week is…
Jacob is always kind to others and makes the right choices. He also loves his learning and will put a great amount of effort into everything he does.
This week in Literacy, we have been building up to our Hot Write. We have been boxing up our information and creating our own best maps before writing our Non-chronological reports. The whole class tried amazingly hard with their reports and they produced some fabulous writing. Well done all of you!
Maths has been a revision week this week. We have been recapping all that we have learned this term so have been looking at addition, subtraction, place value, shape and time.
Our star of the week this is…
Ronnie shows real enjoyment, he loves being at school and this is infectious. He is a joy to have in the class and makes all of the right choices. Well done Ronnie!
Literacy has been a tricky one this week! We have been innovating our text by collecting ideas and boxing them up, ready for writing.
Can your child remember what they innovated their text to?
Maths has also been a challenge this week! We have started learning about time, which is tricky, but the whole class have shown endeavour and tried their best. We have looked at o clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
We have had a great week of music learning this week. We have been looking at the beat of music and how sounds can be changed. We have done this by learning the cup song and adapting our cups to change the sound that they make.
Star of the week
Our star of the week this week is...
Rohan ALWAYS shows an amazing amount of contribution in lessons. He is eager to learn and achieve, which are great qualities to have in the classroom.
This week in Literacy we have started to learn about a new text ‘Dino Dinners’. This is a non-chronological report.
We kicked started our learning with a hook day where we created a dino dinner for a dinosaur of our choosing! This was great! We have also learned our new text and created a best map and actions to help us imitate it independently!
SHAPE! This week we have started learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have explored their properties an compared them to each other, as well as creating them for ourselves using nets!
Ask your child to tell you the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.
The last couple of weeks, we have had great fun in gymnastics exploring the different apparatus and exploring different ways of travelling.
To continue our science learning this term we have started exploring a range of different habitats. We learned about what animals (and dinosaurs) need to survive and designed a habitat for a dinosaur. We also explored microhabitats in our own pond area!
Star of the week
This week’s star of the week is….
Victoria for showing endeavour. She always puts 100% into her learning, on the carpet and in her book. She can always be relied on to do her best.
In maths this week, we have started looking at SUBTRACTION! We started the week by solving subtraction problems using deines, practically. We then practised these using our jottings, which we are all now fabulous at doing! We have even started to solve word problems involving subtraction!
See if your child can hsow you how to solve
This week, the children have invented their own stories based on the Captain Flinn story in order for them to write their own defeating the villain stories.
Thank you to all of the grandparents that came along on Thursday to celebrate Grandparents day. The children created acrostic poems about their Grandparents, which linked to the fact that it was also National Poetry Day.
To finish off our module of learning we used a range of different construction materials to create an object, ideally one that could move!
On Tuesday, we studied Italy to celebrate European Languages Day. We learned some numbers, learned about the food that they eat and even tried some! We also looked at their traditional dance called the tarantela and tried it for ourselves!
Star of the week
Logan S for showing ALL of the school values. He is unfailingly trustworthy and can be relied on to make the right choices all of the time.
Egge for his endeavour and respect for others. Egge has been trying his best in lessons, even when something proves to be tricky and is always willing to put the needs of others before himself.
This week in Literacy, we have innovated part of our text by changing the VILLAIN! We discussed what a villain is and the role that they play within a story. We then started to invent our own stories to write ourselves!
We have had an exciting week this week in Maths, we have learned about addition. We have used jottings to help us with our calculations, we have practiced these and learned how to count them to find the answer.
Can you solve this?
14 + 17 = ___
This week and next week we will be exploring different materials that we can use to construct a dinosaur. This week, we started by exploring a range of materials independently and discovered different ways in which we could make them move.
We then use folding techniques to create a 3D dinosaur that we will continue to embellish next week.
PE was amazing this week! We explored different ways in which we could TRAVEL across apparatus today. We had great fun moving like a dinosaur around this apparatus!
This week's star of the week is....
Daisy is always engaged in lessons, and because of this, contributes massively to class discussions. She is a great thinker and is keen to share her ideas with others. She is also a fabulous role model to others, at ALL times. Well done Daisy!
In Literacy this week, we have continued to learn our story with actions and pictures. We have also been learning about a range of different sentence devices such as verbs, adverbs, adjectives and more! We have been trying our hardest to include these in our writing.
We also looked at a picture of a pirate ship and re-created it using our bodies. Chichester were so fantastic at this and used lovely adjectives to describe what they were.
See if your child can remember which object they were within the picture!
In Maths this week, we have started to look at measuring using grams and counting in different steps.
It is so important for your child to know their times tables for aspect of Maths learning such as this. Please could you ensure that you are practising their 2, 5, and 10 times tables at home as this will benefit them greatly!
How many grams is this showing?
13th September 2017
Thank you so much to all of the parents that dressed their children in such magnificent costumes today, they looked fabulous!
We have an amazing day in Chichester class. We started off by exploring the book ‘The Twits’ and looked at the description of Mr Twits beard. We the explored all of the different things in his beard by smelling, touching and even EATING them! We used adjectives to describe them. It was gross!
We also created our own Mr Twit beards and spent the afternoon exploring other Roald Dahl creations.
Miss Kirkpatrick and I are very excited to welcome Chichester class into Year 2. We have already had a fun filled first week back with loads of learning taking place!
This week's star of the week is...
Kyle has been amazing this week. He has shown all of the school values and has been an amazing role model to all of his peers. He has also been showing amazing endeavour in his lessons, well done Kyle!
We kick started our Literacy for the term with a fabulous Hook Day! Our Literacy learning for the term is going to be all about DINOSAURS as this is our topic for the term, therefore, we spent one lesson exploring a whole range of different dinosaur activities to help us with our writing. We have also worked on adjectives and used these in our writing!
This week in Maths we have started by learning all about PLACE VALUE! We have used deines to help us identify how many tens and how many ones there are within a two digit number and we have started to represent these with jottings independently. The whole class have done so well at this!