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Year 2 – Sequoia - Miss Glynn

Welcome to Year 2 - Sequoia Class

 

 

Class Teacher: Miss Glynn

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gavin

 

Our class eco warriors are: Cian and Laura

Our class school council representatives are: Daisy and Rory

 

Year 2’s Daily Routine

8.45-9am

Doors open- morning activity

9am-9.10am

Register and morning prayer

9.10am-9.30am

Phonics

9.30am-10.30am

English

10.30am-10.45am

Break

10.45am-11.05am

Guided Reading

11.05am-12pm

Mathematics

12pm-12.15pm

Handwriting

1.15pm-1.30pm

Spellings

1.30pm-2.15pm

RE/PE/TOPIC/Science/Music/Computing/PSHE

2.15pm-3pm

RE/PE/TOPIC/Science/Music/Computing/PSHE

3pm-3.08pm

Shared class story/Newsround

3.08pm-3.10pm

End of day prayer

Children are provided with a mid morning snack of fresh fruit or vegetables and milk or water. Playtime is from 10.30 am to 10.45 am and is supervised by two members of staff, with a third member of staff on first aid duty.

Lunchtime break is from 12:15pm until 1:15pm where the children are supervised by Mid-day Supervisors.

Reading Books

In Miss Glynn's class, books are changed once a week during 'Guided Reading' sessions. Please ensure that you have signed your child's orange reading record book when you have heard them read. Please comment on how they have read and also how they have responded to the comprehension questions that you have asked them. For examples of comprehension questions at your child's reading level, please refer to the example questions under the 'Useful Resources' section on our class page. Please note that the books your child takes home are books that they are fluent in; this is to encourage reading for pleasure but also to give them the opportunity to work on their understanding through comprehension questioning.

 

Book change days:

Monday - Crash

Tuesday - Splat

Wednesday - Bang

Thursday - Whizz

Friday - Splash

 

   
P.E. Days Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday. P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Long hair needs to be tied back and earings are not allowed to be worn in school at any time. It would be helpful if girls could have a pair of white ankle socks in their PE bag for the days they come to school wearing tights.
Morning Routine When children arrive in the morning they are expected to come into the classroom themselves and change out of their coats and outdoor shoes, putting their things away. The children then go to their places where they can do 'Early Morning Work' or read a book for pleasure. At 9:00 the classroom door is closed and registration is taken, finishing with morning prayer. Any child arriving after 9:00 must enter school through the Main Reception Area.

We will always strive to maintain these routines. However, on rare occasions, circumstances prevent us from following them exactly.

What we have been up to...

 

Week commencing 19th March

Last week we celebrated St. Patrick's Day and focused our English learning around creating a St. Patrick's Day themed shape poem. Our home learning was to create a fact file about St. Patrick and to make something green. Katie created a fantastic bag which she sew herself!

 

Well done to Daisy who was the first to reach the first reward stage of our Handwriting Heroes with 5 ticks. We have been really focusing on how we sit at the table and using all our taught joins.

Weeks commencing 26th February and 5th March 2018

Wow! What fun we have had in school lately! We were very lucky to be joined by Year 5 from St. Cuthbert Mayne to do some buddy reading. The children in Sequoia class loved being able to share their fantastic reading. Following this, we celebrated World Book Day. I was very impressed with the efforts that and gone into all the children outfits - they were fantastic. This really showed how much we love reading in our class and the wide variety of popular books!

 

Year 2 also had a different kind of school day on Thursday when their classroom was transformed into a Victorian classroom. They children loved experiencing what school was like for the Victorians. Their costumes really helped them get into the frame of mind of a Victorian school child. They learnt all about The Suffragettes to coincide with International Women's Day and explored different Victorian artefacts to enhance their learning. The children continued their fun day by making Victorian toys and also made Fair-trade Chocolate Brownies to link into their current Maths (measurement) and English (report writing) work.

  

 

Week commencing 5th February 2018

Secret Readers...

What an exciting week! To celebrate the Book Fair coming to school, some parents sneakily came into our classrooms to read a story! The children have loved seeing a familiar face in the classroom to listen to a book that their friends enjoy at home! Thank you to those parents who could take part, the children loved it!

 

 

Report Writing

This week, in class, we have begun to write our own reports. We have thought about how plastic is effecting our environment and thought about ways we can help solve this issue in school and in daily life. To help us, we wrote a letter to Miss Ryan informing her of the problem and suggesting ways that we could solve the issue. The children used a wide variety of sentence types to get some good quality writing.

 

Handwriting Heroes

This week, we awarded our first 'Handwriting Hero'. This goes to the children who have successfully gained the most 'ticks' by the end of the week. Children can achieve this by having the correct posture when sitting at the table writing ( legs under the table, body fully on the char, head up), correct letter size and spaces, good pencil grip and ensuring that their letters sit correctly on the line. It is even better if they use their joins correctly and apply what they have learnt during their handwriting sessions in all pieces of written work. 

 

Handwriting heroes 2/2/18 - Finn and Henry

Handwriting Hero 9/2/18 - 

 

Week Commencing 22nd January 2018

Writing Workshops!

Thank you to all our wonderful parents for visiting our class this week! We have been really excited to show off to you our amazing writing skills. During our sessions we have been playing bingo with words that have a suffix. We have changed the meaning of a piece of text from past to present. We have recognised the noun and adjectives in a sentence to make them even more exciting! We have made sentences really detailed with time adverbs and conjunctions. Finally, we have been testing our spelling of words and included them in our writing. These are skills we continually use in all our writing and always try our best to make them even better!

 

  

 

To add to this, Sequoia Class have created a brand new 'Handwriting Heroes' space. This is full of activities to help us develop our handwriting and fine motor skills to make all our writing skills be presented amazingly! 

 

Week Commencing 8th January 2018

Watering fun!

This week, it has been our turn to water our Jubilee Garden. We have had lovely watering cans to fill up and spend some time making sure all our flowers had enough to drink. It has been great to see all the flowers bloom right out side of our classroom!

 

   

 

 

Maths Investigations

 

This week we have been using a variety of equipment to support our maths learning. We have been investigating whether or not multiplication and division is commutative and trying out different addition and subtraction sums. The children have great fun using tens frames and base ten to help further their understanding.

 

   

 

 

Statutory Assessments in Year 2
Children will be working throughout the year towards the final end of Key Stage 1 Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). Children will be assessed on Reading; Writing (including Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar); Mathematics and Science.  All subjects are teacher assessed but some judgements are supported by tests.


Following the Curriculum Information Sessions, held for Year 2 parents at the beginning of the Autumn Term, parents will receive:
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