Mrs Tinsley (Class Teacher), Mrs Oxford (Teaching Assistant) and the children of class 2 welcome you to our class page! We use this page to share photos and videos of what we have been doing in class 2. Please see reminders below for reading, Times Tables (Year Two) and homework.
Please listen to your child read each day even if this is just for 5 minutes. Write in their Reading Records what page your child has got up to and a comment on how they read. Once your child finishes their book it will be swapped for a new one.
Homework will be set on a Friday and will alternate between a Maths and an English activity based on what the children have been learning that week. Completed homework needs to be returned to school by the THURSDAY the following week so it can be marked before the next piece of homework is set.
Children are tested on their spellings on a Friday morning. New spellings are stuck into the front of their orange spelling books following each test. Children are to bring their spelling books into school each day so they can practise these first thing every morning. Please support your child to practise their spellings every day even if you only focus on a few words each time.
Times Tables (Year Two)
Your child's current set of times tables can be found at the front of their green times tables book. Children are tested on their times tables on a Friday morning. Tests are completed at the back of the book. Children are to bring their times tables books into school each day so they can practise these first thing every morning. Once children have achieved full marks on a set of times tables, they will be given the next set. It is important that children are secure with the times tables they are on before moving on to the next set. Please practise little and often at home. Mix up how you practise them so they are not just rote learning them.
We had a fantastic time at Nottingham Castle to end our literacy topic on traditional tales and story-telling. The children travelled back in time to learn more about the legend of Robin Hood through role-play, played on the mixed-reality games, explored the castle-themed adventure playground and finished the visit spending their pocket money in the gift shop. The children were so enthusiastic and well behaved. Castle staff kept commenting on how polite the children were - well done Class 2!
The children followed maps of Clifton village, identifying landmarks and recording their observations. They walked as far as the Shrovetide goal and enjoyed a game of Pooh Sticks before returning back to school.
Once upon a time in Class 2 the children made reversible characters and settings having thought about twists in Fairy Tales. Some then used their puppets to tell their own tales full of princesses, magic, castles and of course plenty of villains! Luckily they all ended their tales with "and they all lived happily ever after".
As part of our poetry unit 'Pattern, Rhythm and Rhyme' we have been learning lots of poems with repeating parts and rhyming words. We happened to be learning the poem 'Splish, Splash, Splosh' on National Poetry Day (7th October) 2021!! We took inspiration from Michael Rosen and performed our poem using actions. We watched a video of Michael perform his poem 'Chocolate Cake' which we found hilarious!
Linking to our focus text, The Day the Crayons Quit, Class 2 had quite a surprise this morning when our chairs decided to quit! They left a letter telling us how upset they were with not being pushed in, being rocked on or dragged and one was cross at Mrs Tinsley for standing on it when reaching up to a display! We quickly made a plan. We wrote letters of apology to the chairs and drew pretty pictures, and luckily after lunch the chairs returned - phew!
Class of 2021 - 2022