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REACH FOR THE STARS! Thanks for all the support with our Christmas Fayre - we raise nealy £2000. All the funds raised will be utilised to support learning activities for the children in the future - this will include trips, residentials, visitors and super learning experiences.. What's going on at Westerhope? Have a good look at our 'class pages' and 'curriculum in action' tabs to view our latest interstellar learning posts! ATTENDANCE. Our new attendance initiative begins this week - remember you have to be in it to win it! Last week class 13 achieved the class prize with 99.1% and 95.3% attendance across the school for the week - well done everyone. For autumn term overall attendance is at 96%.

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Wednesday 18th October

 

We love having visitors come into our classes. Today we were very lucky and had 2! Thank you for coming to share stories with us for reading week smiley We LOVED it!

 

Reading Week

 

What a great start to reading week! We were greeted by Beatrix Potter herself today. She gave us a challenge which was to bring our stories to life!

She came to our classrooms and discussed our books- The tale of Jemima Puddleduck. We decided it would be nice to create our own nests for Jemima so that's what we created! The children all looked amazing smiley

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Wednesday 11th October

 

Science

 

Today we looked VERY closely at materials. We used magnifying lenses to observe closely. We found that some materials were different and that it was to do with their properties.

 

 

 

English

We read our new traditional tale today - Mulan. We stopped at a certain point when Mulan was thinking about going to war. We discussed the benefits and drawbacks about her doing this. Then we used drama to express our opinions. Someone walked down the alley as Mulan and everyone had to shout their thoughts if she should join the army or not! We were very noisy... but a good noisy!

 

 

Maths

 

We have been looking at how to add tens. Today we looked at how to add 10s using a number line. First of all we learnt that a number line is just a number square cut up!

 

After that we had a go at doing some ourselves... ask them to show you at home!

 

English

 

We are enjoying our new unit in English- traditional tales! We have been reading lots of different stories and identifying the features..

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 28th September

 

English

 

Today Miss Holisz and I received a strange email from Tesco asking us for our help! Now, Tesco's has been terrorised by a different vegetable this time! We received a link to a video too.... you wont believe it!!!! We must write a wanted poster for this character asap!

 

 

Who is the new bad guy in our story????

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Wednesday 27th September

 

Topic - Art


We have been looking at different artists and comparing their style of pop art- Warhol and Lichtenstein. We started to create our own pop art...

 

Tuesday 26th September

 

Maths - counting in 3s

 

The children have been using different models and images to help them learn to count in 3s. In year 2, the children need to know to count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Keep practising at home! smiley

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Monday 25th September

 

ICT

 

 

We have been practising logging on and off the computers. Today we worked on our keyboard skills. We played a game which helped us to ensure our fingers were placed correctly on the keyboard and we had to find all of the keys quickly.

Have a go at home!smiley

 

Dance Mat Typing Game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

French Day

 

 

 

 

 

Science

 

We started our materials topic this week. We  met a materials monster who LOVES everything about materials. We had to sort them according to their properties.

 

 

Maths 

 

We have been focusing on our place value in maths. We have represented numbers using different models and images and compared lot of different numbers using the greater than and less than symbols. 

 

Can you compare numbers at home with your children??? 

 

Science - Seasonal change

Tuesday 12th September

 

Guided reading

We had a few strange characters visit our class this morning! During our guided reading session the children had to come up with what questions and thoughts they had about it...

Can you guess what book we will be looking at?

 

Monday 11th September

 

Thank for all the parents who came to our welcome meeting today. It was lovely to see lots of you. Our next meeting is on Wednesday morning so I hope to see you there!

 

Wow! What a fun Monday morning!! We had the opportunity to take part in Hoop Stars today. We practised how to hula hoop and then tried some skills such as jumping with the hoop... I was very impressed! The children were definitely much better than the adults...smiley

We enjoyed our celebration assembly at the end of the day too.

 

Friday 8th September

 

School Council

The children all had a chance to be a school councillor. They told the classes why they would like to be one and then we all had a vote.

 

 

Class 5 school councillors are........

 

Handwriting

Year 2 have been practising their handwriting today. It is important children are forming their letters correctly because it will help them when we start joining up our writing.

 

 

Maths

After that we played some maths games to help us remember our number bonds to 10.. Keep practising at home with your children. You can make songs, dances, anything to  help them remember!

 

Summer Challenges

 

Look at these amazing summer challenges! We asked the children to create their own superhero as it is our new topic. We are all SUPER excited to start our topic smiley

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th September

 

We read a story about a land with no rules or laws and discussed what would happen in a land like this. We decided it is better to have rules so we made our own class rules. We had a group discussion about what rules are applicable to our classrooms.

 

First day in Year 2

 

We have enjoyed getting to meet all of the children today! They have loved their first day and have had lots of laughs already.

The children have got their new reading diaries and 2 new books. These will be sent home today for you to read with the children smiley When the children have read both of the books, make sure you comment in their diaries so we know they are ready to be changed.

 

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