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Welcome to Leeds class page!

 

Class Teacher: Miss Dally        HLTA: Mrs Taylor

 

                                       

 

Mrs Taylor and I are very excited about the year ahead and can't wait to welcome Leeds class to year 2. Keep up to date with homework, learning letters and all the exciting learning that takes place.

Term 3

Star of the Week

 

This week's super star is...

 

Fabian

Fabian has just joined us at Drapers and is settling in well. He has already shown contribution within class activities and is enjoying being at school.

Literacy

This week the children have been introduced to our new discussion text, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. The children have been learning the features of a discussion text and learnt the new text through actions.

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Maths

This week the children have been exploring 2D shapes. They have identified the properties of a 2D shape and been able to sort 2D shapes according to their properties.

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Topic

This week the children spent each lesson exploring different continents. They were able to travel between the classrooms collecting information for their fact files they were creating.

South America

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Star of the week

This week’s super star is…

Jayce-Rai

 

For his contribution and endeavour during literacy.

He is constantly trying to improve his handwriting and works really hard to achieve his targets.

Literacy

This week the children have written their own portal stories and did an amazing job!

Maths

In maths the children have been learning about block diagrams, they collect their own data and display it as a block diagram.

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Topic

This week in Topic the children planned their own sandwich, making sure it followed a balanced diet. They learnt the food groups and where their ingredients came from.

Then on Thursday they were able to make their own sandwiches.

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Attendance

This week Leed's class won the third place trophy!

 

Great Work Everyone!

Star of the week

This week’s super star is…

Oliver

Oliver is a model pupil, he consistently brings his homework in on time and always reads each night at home.

Keep up the great work!

Pantomime

 

This week the children saw the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

They all had a brilliant time and the children left with big smiles.

Literacy

 

This week the children learnt a new story called Superkid.

We used props to act out the story. Then the children were able to adapt the story and write their own innovated version.

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Maths

 

This week the children created a pictogram. On Thursday the children completed their own maths investigation where they had the opportunity to choose how to display their own data by using and applying the skills learnt so far.

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Welcome back!

 

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and can't wait to start term 3!

 

 

Our topic this term is...

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Have a look at our exciting new learning environment!

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Star of the Week

This week’s superstar is…

Kieran

For his endeavour to read at home and improved behaviour.

Literacy

 

This week the children had to use their imagination to complete a cold write of a portal story, selecting a character and a portal they would travel through.

 

The children also took part in our hook day, where they were surprised by the year 2 staff dressed in superhero costumes. The children then spent the morning making their own superhero mask.

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This terms book is called...

 

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Over the term the children will be looking at rhyming words and applying these skills within their portal story.

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Maths

 

We have started the term by looking at statistics. This week the children have created their own tally chart and pictogram. They have learnt the features of these charts, how to construct and how to interpret the data shown. One of the tasks this week was to construct and collect data based on the children’s favourite superhero.

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Topic

 

The children have been focusing on exercise and what our bodies need to stay healthy.

 

In P.E. we asked the question: Do tall children run faster than shorter children?

 

The children then completed the investigation by doing the beep test. The results showed that height does not mean you are a faster runner.

Term 2

Star of the week

 

This week’s super star is…

 

Viktoria

 

For her hard work in literacy and maths

Literacy

 

This week the children have been inventing their own instructions on how to catch their character. Within my set we have had a range of characters from mermaids to skeletons. The children planned their instructions and then completed a hot write.

Maths

 

In maths the children have been exploring doubling and halving. They have used concrete and written methods.  The children were able to link their knowledge of dividing and multiplying by 2 to their halving and doubling lessons.

 

The focus has been on the children being able to explain their reasoning. This is a very important skill they will need for future maths skills.

 

Ask your child:

 

Can you half odd numbers?

If not, why?

Nativity

 

Thank you to all the parents who attended

Strictly the Nativity!

We are so pleased that so many of you attended and we really hope you enjoyed it!

 

The children were great and had a great time preforming for you all.

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Reading

 

The children have all been working hard reading each day, keep up the good work!

When reading with your children ask questions about what they have read or what they think might happen next in the story. This will show whether your child has understood the text and helps prepare them for SAT's.

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Star of the Week

This week’s super star is…

 

Nikolas

 

For his positive attitude and endeavour shown towards his learning

Literacy

 

In literacy this week the children have been creating instructions on how to catch a Christmas character. The children have planned and described traps that they would use to catch their characters.

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Maths

 

This week the children have been introduced to division. They started off the week by sharing objects equally between groups of 2, 3, 5 and 10’s. The children were then able to draw their jottings and complete division word problems.

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Christmas is here!

 

This week some of the children decorated the classroom.

We have a class advent calendar and each day a child’s name will be picked and they will receive the chocolate treat for the day.

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Nativity

 

Welcome to…

Strictly the Nativity!

 

The children have been working hard practicing their nativity dance and songs this week.

 

It is starting to look fantastic!

 

Please can the children bring in  blue jeans, a white school shirt and black shoes.

 


Remember you are able to come and watch your child preform:

1st showing - Tuesday 12th December - 9:30 to 10:30

2nd showing - Wednesday 13th December - 1:30 - 2:30

Star of the Week

 

This week’s super star is...

 

Riley

For the respect he shows to all staff and peers.

Well done for winning the 2nd place attendance trophy!

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Literacy

 

The children completed an instruction treasure hunt to make a Christmas wreath.

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This week the children have been introduced to the instruction text, how to catch Santa.

The children have created a text map and written their imitated version.

Maths

 

The children have been introduced to multiplication and learnt how to create equal groups.

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Reading

Fantastic!

 

This week three of the boys have received their red teds.

Keep up the great work!

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Star of the week

 

This week’s super star is

 

Marek

 

For the enjoyment and enthusiasm he shows in his learning.

Literacy

 

Non-fiction text

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This week the children have started to look at instructional texts. They completed a cold write on how to catch the tooth fairy, writing a set of instructions. Then we introduced them to the theme of Christmas by them expanding their understanding of the different types of questions.

Hook Day!

 

The children created their own snow globes.

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Maths

 

This week in maths the children have continued looking at money and were able to find the differences between amounts.

Topic

 

This week in Design technology the children continued making their door signs. The children were looking at the different ways of joining the salt dough letters  and identified which material will be strongest.  Later on in the week they were able to paint the lettering making sure they kept to their design.

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In history the children have been learning about the queen and sequencing key events that have happened in the Queens life. They were able to compare life in the 1950’s to current day.

Reading

 

Well done, two of the children this week have received a Red Ted for reading 50 times.

This is an amazing achievement!

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Star of the week

This week’s super star is…

Stefania

For her enjoyment in learning and her positive attitude towards her work.

Literacy

 

In literacy the children have been inventing their own stories. The children gathered ideas for their writing through setting and character description then created their own best maps.  All the children have produced amazing stories this week!

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Maths

 

This week the children have been learning about money. The children started by finding the totals of coins using their knowledge of pence, pounds and notes. They were able to find different ways to find the totals.

What coins will you use to make 41p?

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Topic

 

The children have been designing and making door signs in Design Technology. The children enjoyed getting messy with salt dough when creating their letters for their sign.

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Reading

 

Some children have received their 9th bead this week which means they are so close to achieving a red ted.

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Children in Need

 

Thank you to all the children for dressing up and paying £1 towards the amazing charity, children in need. We all had a fun day meeting Pudsey bear and eating lots of cakes and the cake sale.

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Kindness Week

 

This week the children have shown acts of kindness for kindness week. All the children have consistently shown kindness to each other and thought of lots of ways in which kindness can by shown by everyone.

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Star of the week

 

This week’s super star is…

 

Dymitr

 

For his endeavour in reading!

Parents Evening

 

Thank you to all the parents who booked in to see me on Thursday.

 It was a pleasure to meet you all.

 

Thank you again!

Literacy

 

This week the children have been innovating the story of how to catch a dragon.

Some children have changed the setting and others have added in a new character.

They have created a best map to help them innovate their stories.

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Maths

 

This week we have been focusing on the operations addition and subtraction. The children have used inverse to solve missing number problems.

Can your child solve this:

 

Jan has this equation

18-5 = 13

Which of the following could she use to check her work?  Why?

13 + 5     18 – 13

13 – 5      5 + 13

Topic

 

In science the children have been exploring different fruits and looking at where they come from. The children have tried different types of fruit such as avocado, mango, apples, passion fruit etc.

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Reading

 

The children are making great progress and some children have nearly reached their 45 reads.

 

Keep going!

Welcome back!

Term Two


Our topic this term is…

 

Dragons!

 

Here is a sneaky peak at our classroom this term.

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Star of the week

 

This week’s super star is…

 

Daniel

 

For his contribution in all lessons and the support he  has shown towards the other pupils

Literacy

 

This week the children have been introduced to our new story...

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As a class we have created a best map to help them retain the story. We have been exploring the vocabulary used within the text and created actions to help the children remember the sequence of the story.

Hook Day!

 

To hook the children into their learning, we created dragons out of clay. The children were able to identify the features of a dragon and used adjectives to describe them.

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Maths

 

At the start of the week the children were looking at addition and subtraction word problems. Then we moved onto missing number problems and the children used their jottings to help solve them.

Topic

 

In geography this week the children have been looking at the differences and similarities between coasts and towns. Then they furthered their comparisons by looking at pictures of Margate in the past and compared it to the present.

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Homework

 

Thank you to all the children who have brought in their homework.

The dragons look amazing!

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Mrs Taylor and I hope all the children have a lovely and safe half term and will see you all in Term 2.

Term 1

Star of the Week

 

This week's super star is...

Abbie 

 

For showing all the school values!

 

Dinosaur Experience!

This week the children got the opportunity to meet Pete!

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The children had lots of fun stroking the baby dinosaur and holding fossils. 

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Maths

 

Who wants to be a millionaire?

This week the children took part in the game show who wants to be a millionaire. All the questions were based on what the children have been learning throughout this term. The children had lots of fun working in partners to answer the questions.

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Literacy

 

This week the children planned using the boxing up method and created a text map to help them write a non-chronological report.

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Reading

 

Fantastic work to all those children who have six beads on their necklaces, you have been reading each night!

Keep up the good work!

Fantastic!!

Well done to all the children again, you have achieved another full week of 100% attendance. The children have received a medal to congratulate them on their hard work of coming into school each day. 

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Star of the Week

 

This week's super star is...

 

Reagan!

 

For his improved behaviour in term one.

Music 

 

This week the children have been learning the cup song. They have been making music from objects found around the classroom. The children have adapted using cotton wool or rice to change the sound produced by the cup. 

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Reading

 

Well done to all the children who are reading on a regular basis and bringing their books back into school. 

Some of our children have won their fifth bead on their necklace this week. 

 

Keep up the good work!

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Literacy

 

This week the children have been innovating their text using the boxing up method.

 

Maths

 

This week in Maths we have been looking at time. The children have been finding quarter past and quarter to the hour. 

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Well Done Leeds Class!!

 

We have achieved 100% attendance!

Thank you to all the parents for your support and bringing your child in each day. All children have received a 100% attendance badge.

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Literacy

 

This week the children have been introduced to a non-chronological report, looking at the features and structure. The children have learnt part of the report  and as a whole class we created a best map and learnt the actions. 

 

 

 

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Maths

 

This week the children have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. Some children have taken part in a shape hunt around the school. Later on in the week they took their learning to the next level by discussing the similarities and differences.

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Reading

 

Thank you to all parents for your constant support and listening to your children read. Some of the children are starting to use amazing vocabulary and this is from them reading each day.

 

Well done to the three pupils who have got their fourth bead this week, keep up the good work!

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Design Technology

 

In Science this week the children have been looking at dinosaur habitats and what they would have needed to survive. 

 

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Star of the Week

 

This week's superstar is...

Benjamin

 

For constantly showing respect to all adults and children and being the perfect role model

Design Technology 

 

In DT we have used folding techniques to make a Pterodactyl that could flap it's wings. Last week the children explored using paper to make the dinosaur and this week we have made it out of card. The children were able to compared the two materials and explain what material they preferred to use and why. 

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European Languages Day!

 

On Tuesday the whole of year 2 studied Italy. We learnt how to say numbers to 10 in Italian and tasted traditional Italian food, PIZZA! The children got to listen to some traditional Italian songs and we explored different cities within Italy. 

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Grandparents Afternoon

 

Thank you to all of the Grandparents that came along on Thursday to celebrate Grandparents day.

All the children enjoyed sharing their learning with you. 

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Literacy

 

This week the children have been inventing their own 'defeating the villain' stories. Each child is very proud of their own story and have been sharing it with the rest of the class. 

 

Maths

 

Subtraction!

 

This week the children have been solving subtraction problems using jottings. The have started to solve subtraction word problems!

 

Can you solve this problem?

 

36 - 22 = ____

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Reading is an important part of a child's imagination

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Star of the week!

 

This week's super star is...

 

Sarlota

 

For her ENJOYMENT in lessons

 

Design Technology

 

The children have been exploring movement and had the opportunity to use a range of materials to make their own dinosaur. They used different folding techniques to create a 3D dinosaur. 

 

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Literacy 

 

This week the children have impressed us with their creativity in writing.

As a class we have innovated part of the story. We have chosen to change the villain from the Pirate T-Rex to a mad Professor. The children were able to think of adjectives to describe the villain and showed understanding  of the role of the villain in a story.  

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Maths 

 

Addition!

This week the children have learnt how to add two digit numbers together using jottings. 

 

Can you complete the calculation?

 

25 + 13 = ________

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Reading

 

Children have been showing determination in reading and have been reading each night with someone at home.

Some children now have three beads on their necklaces!

Thank you to those parents and carers who read with their children each night. 

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Star of the week!

This week's super star is...

Emily

 

For her changed behvaiour and ENDEAVOUR within writing. 

Dinosaur Eggs Diary

 

The eggs have hatched!

 

The children have been very excited this week to see the dinosaur eggs slowly opening throughout the week. 

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This week we have celebrated Roald Dahl Day. 

I would like to say thank you very much to all of our parents that dressed their children in amazing costumes. They all looked great!

Our day consisted of reading parts of the book 'The Twits' and exploring the foods which were in Mr Twits beard. The children described how the food smelt, felt and even tasted!

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Maths

 

This week we have been looking at measure. The children have been using scales to find the weight of objects in the classroom.

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Star of the week!

 

This week's super star is...

 

Tiffany

 

For her CONTRIBUTION in lessons and being the perfect role model. 

Important Information:

 

The head teacher will be sending a news letter out this Friday which will have information of upcoming events and dates for the diary. 

 

We will also be sending home spellings and a counting in 2's activity sheet for the children to complete. 

All homework will be placed in a new purple homework book. This is to be completed and then returned by Wednesday. It is very important that children continue their learning at home. 

 

Inside your child's homework book will be their log in for education city where they can access more homework online from home.

Reading

 

This week some children have won their first bead for their necklace which means they have read five times. 

 

Well Done!

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Have a look at our exciting new classroom. Can you guess what topic we are studying?

Have a look at our exciting new classroom. Can you guess what topic we are studying? 1 Meet Rex
Have a look at our exciting new classroom. Can you guess what topic we are studying? 2 Reading Area
Have a look at our exciting new classroom. Can you guess what topic we are studying? 3 Bringing Dinosaurs Alive

 

Dinosaur Eggs Diary

 

Leeds class are waiting for the dinosaur eggs to hatch. 

 

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Hook Day!

 

In today's lesson the children were introduced to our dinosaur topic. They were able to explore a whole range of different dinosaur activities. 

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Book of the Term

 

Our book of the term is Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.

 

 

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Maths

 

This week in maths we have kicked off the learning with place value. The children used deines blocks to help them partition numbers into tens and ones.

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Star of the week!

 

This week's super star is...

 

Riley

 

Riley has come back to school with a positive attitude and has demonstrated all the school values.

 

Important Information:

 

PE days - Wednesday and Tuesday

All children need a PE kit in school. 

 

Year group learning letters are going home with the children on Friday as well as spellings to practice and a timetable sheet. All homework is to be returned by the following Wednesday. 

Reading

 

Reading is a very important part of education and supports learning across all subjects. 

Please take time to read with your children each evening.

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