Welcome to Class 2 - Early Years
Class Teacher: Miss Emma Barber
Welcome to your new term and we hope you enjoyed your Christmas break.
Information about our new topic and other information will follow shortly.
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Week Beginning Monday 18th July
The time has flown so fast!! Can't believe that this is going to be our final week together as a class. The children will be continuing their learning this week by looking at 'The Crunching Munching Caterpillar' in English work and consolidating those tricky exception words so we can read and spell them more accurately. They will be looking at money work and problem solving in maths and completing some transition work in topic ready for new classes in September. We have both enjoyed every minute we have spent with our classes this year and wish them luck and success as they enter Year 1 and Year 2. Well done you have been brilliant!!!
Week Beginning Monday 11th July
This week the children will be looking at bees and the different types that we might see. We will be looking at the jobs they do and how they make honey. In English we will be continuing with some high frequency word work to read on sight and spell. In maths we will be looking at halving and doubling and applying halving work to begin to explore fractions with 2D shapes. We are hoping that the weather is kind to use this week and that we will get to complete our Sports Day on Friday 15th July at 1pm. Fingers crossed the rain stays away!!!
Week Beginning Monday 20th June
This week the children will be using the well known Eric Carle story: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". They will be using this to help with their topic work which involves looking at the life cycle of a butterfly. We will be continuing to cover some of the trickier sounds in phonics such as 'ire' and 'ew' and how these appear in words and applying them through our spelling work. In maths we will be using butterflies to help us explore shape and symmetry work. We look forward to finding out about the life cycle and ask that if you have any other Eric Carle stories at home for the children to bring in and share to help us explore this author further too.
Week Beginning Monday 13th June
The children will be enjoying a Science Week on Worms this week. They will be looking at where worms live, what they eat, how they move and who their predators are. They will be using a non fiction book in literacy and writing fact files and reports about worms, measuring and comparing lengths of worms in maths and looking at habitats and wormaries in Science and topic work. We look forward to an exciting week of investigation and curiosity.
Week Beginning 23rd May
We hope that the children enjoyed their visit to Snettisham Farm Park last week. It was a lovely day and we were very proud of the children. This week we will be concluding our farm based topic. We will be looking at the process of making flour and the products this can be used in. We will me looking at the text for The Little Red Hen to support this. We will also be looking at how wheat can play a part in making pizza bases in "The Little Red Hen makes a Pizza". With this in mind our Maths work this week will be looking at fractions of Pizzas.
Week Beginning 16th May 2016:
This week we will be going to Snettisham Farm Park on Thursday. We will be sending out a note this week to remind you of things your child will need for their trip. In preparation for the trip during topic this week we will be looking at farm animals and looking at some farm yard tales in English. We are very proud of how well the children have coped with the introduction of big writing on a Friday. This week the children will be writing a recount of our trip. In maths we are beginning to calculate using numbers to 100 and understanding worded problems.
Week Beginning Monday 9th May 2016
The children will be continuing with their topic work, Do Cows Drink Milk? They will be looking at a story all about a cow who lays an egg??? and continuing their phonics work applying this to help them read sentences and captions. They will be continuing to consolidate calculation work and look at capacity work with water, measuring with ml and litres and comparing. The children will be trying and tasting different milkshakes to compare and explore ways of healthy eating as well as thinking about different fruits and how they grow. We will also be getting ready for our trip to Snettisham Farm Park on Thursday 19th May which we are very much looking forward to.
Week Beginning Monday 18th April 16
This week we are looking forward to catching up with Piggle and Dave, the pugs to see how they have developed and sharing a story about them with the children. We will also be enjoying some more handling sessions with our chicks and taking care of them until they leave us on Friday. The children will be looking at the story, Chicken Licken in literacy and continuing with phonics, this week looking at sounds that look different but make the same sound and how we make the right spelling choices. In maths we will be consolidating some time work and our number bonds to 10.
Week Beginning 14th March
This week as part of our transport topic we are focussing on road safety. The week will begin with a visit from an arctic lorry. We will be going on to find out about how to keep safe on the roads and how to make ourselves seen. We are looking at money as part of our maths work and will be looking at some alternative spellings of sounds we already know as part of our phonics.
Week beginning Monday 7th March 16
We will be looking at some non fiction work this week on vehicles in Literacy as well as continuing our phonics work to look at he sounds, ear and oi and applying these to our reading and spelling work. In maths we will be using clock faces to make o'clock and half past times and comparing these to our daily routine. Also we will be looking at days of the week and the seasons. In topic we will be looking at air and water transport together with holidays. We look forward to learning more about this interesting topic and finding out what Miss Kenyon might pack in her suitcase!!
Week beginning 29th February
This week we will be planning a few surprises as part of our topic this week (for a certain celebration on Sunday, but shhhh don't tell mummy). We will be continuing our work surrounding emergency vehicles we are hoping to have a visit from a real life firefighter. During our maths this week are moving on to some simple o'clock times and sequencing. In our PE we are introducing gymnastics, if your child wears earrings please either remove for PE days or provide tape to cover to ensure safety.
Fairy tale celebration
Classes 1 and 2 enjoyed their consolidation of their fairy tale topic. The children dressed up as their favourite characters and enjoyed an afternoon of fun. During the afternoon the children enjoyed a picnic with sandwiches that they had made earlier in the day. The children took part in a few party games and dancing to some iconic Disney songs. Class 2 enjoyed sharing their choreographed dance to "High Ho". The children were brilliant at a game of "who am I" with fairy tale characters. The afternoon was a truly enjoyable way to finish of a fantastic topic.
Week Beginning Monday 8th February
The children will be using the tricky sounds that they have learned this term in English and applying these to their reading and writing. They will also be looking at pattern work linked to 2D shape in maths. They will be celebrating their learning on Thursday 11th February using a Fairy Tale Celebration Afternoon where they are able to bring in a costume to wear in the afternoon. Pleas remember that they need to have returned the slip from the letter giving permission if they want to take part in this activity. Through this the children will be looking at how to write instructions to make a sandwich to eat and writing invitations. We will be breaking up for the half term holiday on Friday 12th February and returning on Monday 22nd February. The children will have some homework to complete where they will be looking at words that they need to be able to read and spell.
Week Beginning Monday 1st February
This week the children will be using the traditional tale, The Three Billy Boats Gruff. They will be looking at the story as part of literacy work together with a recap on tricky phase 3 sounds that we have covered so far, concentrating on applying them to our reading and spelling work. They will be tasting goats milk and goats cheese as part of their topic work this week as we look at goats and how they help us, what they provide and what they are used for. In maths the children will be continuing with some calculation work as well as looking at positional language. they will be linking this to story work such as, the troll is UNDER the bridge, the goats are standing BESIDE one another.
Week Beginning Monday 25th January
The children will be continuing their work on fairy tales this week with looking at the story, Jack and the Beanstalk. They will be predicting what they think might happen when we plant different sorts of beans and looking at different characters from the story. The children will be continuing to look at tricky sounds, 'ar', 'or' and 'air' and applying these to spelling and reading. They will be using measuring to compare how tall and long the different beanstalks are. We look forward to seeing what might happen when we plant jelly beans!!
Week Beginning 18th January 2016
This week our focus is on settings and looking at Castles in particular. During maths this week we are working towards the Early Learning Goal of doubling numbers we will be doubling numbers to 10 and incorporating some of the number lines work we have been doing. During English and topic we will be looking at features of castles and drawing comparisons to how we live today. We are have invited children to bring in pictures from home to make these comparison. We will also be making some castles of our own so please bring in any junk modelling materials that you have to hand.
Week Beginning Monday 11th January 2016
This week in Class 1 and 2 we will be looking at the story, 'The Gingerbread Man' and will be making and tasting gingerbread. The children will be looking at the story and acting it out as well as making puppets. They will be weighing out ingredients and testing gingerbread to see what happens when it is dipped in water. The children will be making predictions and testing their ideas. This week we will be looking at 3 new sounds, 'ay', 'ee' and 'igh' and applying these to reading and spelling across the week.
Week Beginning Monday 14th December
We cannot believe we are approaching our final week of the Christmas term and are so proud of what the children have achieved. This week we will start with the children being part of Christmas Celebration Day where the children will mix across the Academy and complete different Christmas crafts. The rest of the week will involve consolidation of word building and phonics skills together with reading captions and sentences. In maths we will look at 3D shapes and recap calculation work. We will complete our term with carols around the tree on Thursday 17th December. We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the holidays. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year when we return on Tuesday 5th January 2016.
Week Beginning Monday 7th December
This week we will be looking at the Nativity Story in English as well as role playing this in class. The Early Years children will be performing the Nativity for parents and carers on Tuesday 8th December at 6pm and then again for Academy pupils on Wednesday 9th December. In maths the children will be looking at 3D shapes and linking this with presents and wrapping ready for Christmas. Also on Tuesday 8th December the children in classes 1 and 2 will be joining the rest of the Academy at UAH for Christmas Dinner. We will close our week with Christmas Jumper day and a Christmas Service at All Saints Church on Friday 11th December at 10:45 am and hope you are able to join us.
Week Beginning 30.11.15
This week we will be busy preparing for our nativity. As part of our phonics we will be looking at 3 new sounds; qu, x, ng. The children will be looking at sizes as part of our maths this week.
Week beginning 16/11/15
This week we will be looking at autumn and hibernation, we will be finding out what the term means and making our very own nests and dens. The children will be continuing to look at subtraction during maths and developing this to use the picture method. During phonics we will be looking at the sounds; v, w and y alongside continuing to word build and blend. You will shortly be reviving information about the upcoming nativity we would appreciate if you could practice lines and songs at home when you have them.
Week Beginning 9/11/15
this week we are celebrating Amistice Day in Classes 1 and 2. The children will be finding out some information about why we celebrate Remembrance Day and will be making their own poppies. In maths this week we will be continuing to work on addition and then moving onto some subtraction. In phonics this week we will be learning the new sounds; sh, r and j alongside word building and blending.
Week beginning 2/10/15
We hope that the children have enjoyed their half term break. This week we will be focussing on Bon fire night. We will be looking a bough the gun powder plat, and looking at some fire safety. This week we will be looking at the sounds e, l, h and continuing our word building work.
Week Beginning Monday 19th October
We can't believe how quickly the first term for the children has flown and how well all of the children in class 1 and 2 have settled. They will be sharing their learning with the rest of the Academy through an Assembly on Wednesday and we will share photos of this with you on the website. The children will be starting to build, spell and read simple words and will be bringing some of these home for the half term holiday to practise at home. There will be a training day for staff on Friday 23rd October so the last day for the children will be Thursday 22nd October. They will return to the Academy on Monday 2nd November.
Week Beginning Monday 12th October
The children will be looking at the Traditional Story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and will be making and tasting porridge, making decisions about toppings they could add and continuing work on letter sounds, looking at u, b and f. They will be continuing to work on their numbers to 10, consolidating their formation and counting skills.
Week Beginning Monday 5th October
This week the children will continue to look at new letter sounds such as, 'o', 'c' and 'k' and in maths will be finding out about sizes and how we order these and the vocabulary connected with this. In topic they will be revisiting some work they did on babies and how we take care of them. Thinking about what a baby needs and how to make sure they stay safe. Please don't forget that Thursday 8th October is photo day at the Academy.
Week Beginning 28/9/15
this week as part of our topic we are moving on to look at houses and homes. On Tuesday we will be going on our local walk to look at houses. We will then be comparing the houses that we see to our own homes. As part of our maths work this week we will be looking at 2D shapes. We will be continuing our phonic work and looking at the sounds 'n, p, g' .
Week Beginning Monday 21st September
In Early Years this week we will be having 2 more special visits. The first will be from the Lincs Free Press on Monday morning to take our photo for the newspaper and the second will be on Tuesday afternoon from Mrs H with her dog 'Piggle' who will be helping us find out more about how to take care of pets. This will help us with out topic work and the children will be encouraged to share any experiences they have had with pets in their homes. We will also continue to look at our letter sounds, concentrating on recapping 'm', 'a' and 's' as well as starting to look at 'd', 't' and 'i'. We will be continuing our recognition, ordering and counting work with numbers to 10.
Week Beginning 14/9/15
This week as part of our topic we will be finding out how we care for babies. On Monday we have a visit from a real life baby, we will encourage the children to ask his mother questions about how she cares for him. We have also asked children to bring in their own baby photos on Thursday to try and spot how they have changed since they were babies. In our phonics this week we will be learning the sounds m, a and s. During maths this week we will be looked at numbers to 10. We have stared to up load some observations on to Tapestry so log in to see what your child has been doing in the class.