Blog November 2017

31st October-3rd November 2017
 
On the last day of half term your children completed their short animations. Particular congratulations go to Thomas Brown and Emily Dunlop who produced a good quality animation with little support. All the children loved doing the ICT project work and learned a lot about the length of time required and some of the skills necessary to tell a story in this format. During our cinema trip on the 16th November the children will have a better insight into the film process that has lead to this film. Mrs Wood will post some of the films onto the school website over the next couple of weeks. I will keep you updated on this.
This first week back has started well with the children looking at measurement and data collection in maths and how to conduct a fair test in science. Within our writing we are focusing on explanations this week alongside remembering our basic punctuation, presentation and spellings.
In RE we have been discussing Sacraments and in PE we are looking at indoor team sports. Ready for our Remembrance service trip to County Hall next Thursday we are designing poppies in art.
A busy but enjoyable start to Autumn 2!
6th-10th November 2017
 
This week the children have really enjoyed drafting out instructions on "How to  make a monster friend" - inspired by a home book that Sam Haysom brought in as part of his home learning. We used the book as a stimulus to turn a fiction text into a non fiction piece of writing. On Tuesday we will write the text out in our final draft together with our illustration of the monster.  
On Thursday we had the pleasure of taking part in a Remembrance service  based in the grounds of the County Hall. The children laid a wreath and behaved impeccably.  
In maths we have been working with money and exploring how to make the same amount of money in different ways. Any additional practice with this at home would be very welcomed. We are looking at telling the time next week, so again any help from home would help your child in this tricky area of maths.
In PE the children are learning multi skills and concentrating on precision of passing and readiness to receive the ball.
In RE we have been thinking about Sacraments and learning about the first miracle that Jesus performed at the wedding in Cana. The children enjoyed acting this out and asked lots of questions about miracles.
 
Next week is the cinema trip and the school PTA disco,both on Thursday! 
6th-10th November 2017
 
This week the children have really enjoyed drafting out instructions on "How to  make a monster friend" - inspired by a home book that Sam Haysom brought in as part of his home learning. We used the book as a stimulus to turn a fiction text into a non fiction piece of writing. On Tuesday we will write the text out in our final draft together with our illustration of the monster.  
On Thursday we had the pleasure of taking part in a Remembrance service  based in the grounds of the County Hall. The children laid a wreath and behaved impeccably.  
In maths we have been working with money and exploring how to make the same amount of money in different ways. Any additional practice with this at home would be very welcomed. We are looking at telling the time next week, so again any help from home would help your child in this tricky area of maths.
In PE the children are learning multi skills and concentrating on precision of passing and readiness to receive the ball.
In Re we have been thinking about Sacraments and learning about the first miracle that Jesus performed at the wedding in Cana. The children enjoyed acting this out and asked lots of questions about miracles.
 
Next week is the cinema trip and the school PTA disco,both on Thursday! 
13th-17th November 2017
 
This week we all enjoyed our cinema trip to see Cars 3 in 3D and thought about how long it would have taken to make. We talked about our own animations and how we are looking forward to showing them to you soon.
 
We have been discussing world wars and the jobs that men and women did in them. We have been designing images that depict war scenes and acting some out. We related this to our remembrance service trip last week.
 
We are all looking forward to visiting Lulworth Castle on Tuesday and discovering how people used to live. Please remember to make sure your child has a warm coat to bring.
 
In Maths we have been learning to tell the time and our aim is  to be able to tell the  time to the nearest 15 minutes. Those of us who are really confident are learning to the nearest 5 minutes. Any extra help at home would be really useful.
 
When we are writing at the moment we are concentrating on getting our spellings correct so we would really appreciate your continued support at home with learning these common exception words. These are the spellings that come home every Friday. In yr 2 it is expected that the child can spell most of these words correctly in their everyday writing.    
 
Thank you for your support with reading alongside your child at home. I will be sending home next week some top tips on what sorts of things to look out for and to write in the reading link book so that it can be of maximum help to your child and us in evidencing their reading ability. Any questions about this then please do not hesitate to ask  
 
Thank you and have a lovely weekend.