It's been a busy week here in class 2 (as usual!) - lots of rehearsals for our Nativity 'Mary's Knitting' and a lovely Advent Assembly with Father Declan. We've still managed to squeeze in in lots of fun learning too though!
In our maths lessons, we have been finding fractions of shapes and amounts through lots of different fun activities. We played Roll a Fraction, Fraction Bingo and we really enjoyed an online game called Fraction Finder.
We started our week with a local visit to see a panto called 'Back in Time for Christmas' - (Oh yes we did!) We had a wonderful time and we even received a lovely goody bag each thanks to 'Churches Together'. An amazing experience which inspired some lovely writing this week.
We also finished publishing our funny poems this week which were based upon a poem called 'My name is...' by Pauline Clarke. We really enjoyed performing our poems for the rest of the class.
This week we have been spending some time reflecting upon all of the knowledge and skills we have learnt in our topic 'Memory Box'. We completed a mind map and talked about the various things that we have learnt and how we can use these new knowledge and skills in the future.
On Thursday, Father Declan joined us in school to talk about the sacrament of Baptism and then we had a lovely Baptism celebration to end our Come and See topic about 'Belonging'.
From 18.11.19 our new topic and class reading book will be ...
Week 2 - Anti-bullying Week
We were even busier than usual on Monday morning. First Miss Beedham launched Anti-bullying week with the Odd Socks assembly and competition, then we had two minutes silence for Remembrance Day.
Teach your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games which help children to master the key first stages of reading. We're using it at school and your child will benefit more from the game if they can play at home. It’s free to play on a PC and laptop, or you can download the Teach Your Monster to Read app from the app store on phones and tablets. To play on the website, visit teachyourmonstertoread.com and start playing in seconds. Your child has been given a letter to take home this week, along with password card, so that they can log in at home with you. Keep reading together, it really does help your child’s development in ALL areas of learning.
This week we have been exploring various types of poems. We shared poems from a collection by Paul Cookson, who worked with us in school last year. We talked about the different poetry styles and discussed why we liked each poem.
'Our Love of Reading'
In our school, we strive to inspire a love of reading in every single child. In our class this is nurtured by ensuring that every child has access to a wide range of books that are linked to the children's interests. Each child also takes home two books every day. The first book is very closely linked to the child's phonic ability and will challenge the child to apply the skills and knowledge that they are currently developing in their 'Read Write Inc' phonics group. The second book has been chosen by the child, from an appropriate selection of books in our school library, to share with an adult at home. We hope that you will encourage your child in their love of reading, and please do share your success by making a note of any shared reading in your child's reading record.
Our current book of choice for afternoon story-time, is
'The Christmasaurus' by Tom Fletcher.