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PE: Children have PE on Wednesday and Friday.

PE kits should be in school in preparation for these lessons.

Autumn 2 Week 4 Review: Friday 25th November 2022

What an exciting week this has been in Tigers Class!

In English, we have started our new topic retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We used drama to help us think about what happened when Jack brought beans back to his mum instead of money. We made giant footsteps, planted beans in different ways in our class and created a story map.

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 In maths, we have been working on adding number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. We used ten frames to help us create our number bonds.

In IT, we looked at our favourite subjects and how we could use IT to paint a picture, take a picture or video, complete physical activities and be creative.

In Re we found out about the story of Daniel and the lion's den. This story helped us realise how strong Daniel was when he stuck to what he believed in even though he was thrown into the lion's den.

Huge thanks to all the grandparents that came in to visit our class! It was lots of fun and children completed a variety of  Christmas activities with their grandparents and we all thoroughly enjoyed seeing them.

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Nativity:

Please practise lines at home so that children can remember them for their performance. An email will be sent out shortly with information about costumes for the performance.

Please see this week's spellings below:

shout  one
bouncy who
pound anyone
proud there 
couch want
bedroom over
house does
washing wasn't
hours were
garden they

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Week 3 Review: Friday 18th November 2022

It's been another busy week for Tigers!

We started off our week on Monday by wearing odd socks! This was to show our support for Anti-bullying week.

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In English, we completed our topic on Information writing with our hot write and started a cold write on our new topic of character description for our portal story on Jack and the Beanstalk.

In maths we have been adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers crossing the tens boundary. We used base ten equipment to help us with our additions.

In DT we wrote about our bread making experience last week with a set of instructions on how to make it. We also added some useful top tips for anyone who might want to make bread.

In history we luckily had another visitor this week who was a local expert from the village. He told us so much more about the local history of the shoe industry in Bozeat. We all thoroughly enjoyed speaking with him and asking him loads of questions!

In PHSE we discussed the theme of the week which is anti-bullying week. We know what the definition of bullying is and what to do if we ever need help. We have our five special people in school to help us.

Nativity practice: Thank you to all the parents who are supporting your child learning their lines at home in order for us to have successful rehearsals at school. Please remember to add them to school bags ready for regular rehearsals at school.

Reading logs: Are checked weekly and books can be changed any day during the week. Please remember to fill in the reading log when reading the phonics book and the levelled book for your child.

Please find this week's spellings below:

squirted water
chance one
thirsty any 
wrong wash
choose could
first watch
always some
look would
fantastic their
brushed said

 Shoe visitor 4 2Shoe visitor 2 2 

Shoe museum 14 2Shoe museum 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Week 2 Review: Friday 11th November 2022

This week has been a busy, full week of learning and fun for Tigers.

In English, we have been preparing our introduction for our own information text about woodlice. 

In maths we have continued with our topic on addition and subtraction. We have been subtracting two-digit numbers.

In shared reading we have continued with our story 'The Big Bad Book' and also enjoyed reading our Christmas story 'Think like an Elf' by the same author Lauren Child.

In DT this week we made bread. We looked carefully at our instructions and made sure we had the right ingredients. Then we measured out the flour, yeast and warm water. We think we are ready to open a bakery as we demonstrated some excellent skills in kneading the dough until it was lovely and stretchy. We were amazed how the dough doubled in size after proving for one hour!

In History, we had a visit from Northampton Museum to show us their vast collection of shoes. This helped us find out more about the history of shoes to support our topic on local history and the shoe industry. We found out that they have over 23, 000 shoes in their collection!

Nativity rehearsals: Please practise lines at home to support our nativity this year. Children have brought home their words to practise at home. Please remember to return them daily in their book bags so that they are prepared for rehearsals in school.

Please see this week's spellings below: Spelling test is on Friday and results are recorded in your child's reading log.

hairy could
fairy there
money any
unfair what
children said
almost one
stuck  call
lights ball
wrong they
cold two

 

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Autumn 2 Week 1 Review: Friday 4th November 2022

In English this week we have been working hard on planning our own information texts about woodlice. Children have created their own introduction using facts that they have found out about woodlice. Our English topic links in with our work in science on habitats.

In maths we have been adding and subtracting two-digit numbers and one-digit numbers using resources to help us. Children also worked with a partner to create number bonds to 10 and 20.

In Science we have been finding out about how animals change as they grow. We looked at the life cycle of a frog and a butterfly and discussed metamorphosis. 

In shared reading we have started a new book called ' The Big Bad Book'. Children are really enjoying this book by Lauren Child about a character called Herb.

Reading logs: Reading logs are checked every week so please complete these when you have read with your child. Reading books will be changed every Thursday -Friday. Children will also have their phonics books to read every Wednesday until Friday or Monday when they need to come back to school.

Nativity: We are very excited to have started rehearsals for our Nativity play this year. Children have brought home their words to practise at home. Please return them daily in their book bags so that they are prepared for rehearsals in school.

Please see this week's spellings below:

goose their
Sport they
Know two
store other
thorn said
guess watch
chat want
chatting your
bored was
honked are

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Autumn 1 Week 7 Review: Friday 20th October 2022

We have had a very busy final week of term full of learning and fun!

In English we have thought about the features of information texts and looked at the present tense and topic language in the model text about the sun.

In maths we have been adding and subtracting 10s. We have also been adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers and 1-digit numbers. We have also used resources to find number bonds to 20.

In Science we went on a mini-beast hunt to find lots of exciting mini-beasts! We observed them in their habitats. This helped us to discover more about them. We had some fantastic mini-beast experts in class who knew where to find them under leaves, logs and on the bark of trees.

In reading we have completed our reading on the Magic Paintbrush. Children have been reading to each other and sounding and blending unknown words and discussing the characters in the story.

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In Art we evaluated our work on 'Concentric Circles' by Kandinsky. We thought about what we did well and how we could improve using colour and shapes. 

Art work Year 2

Spellings: Spelling results are recorded in their new reading logs this week and reading logs have been updated.

ripped does
charged where
postcard are
barks were
postman said
pinch watch
shelf of
arm your
chunk their
scar you 

Have a wonderful half term!

Miss Cheriton

 

 

Autumn 1 Week 6 Review: Friday 14th October 2022

In English this week children have been looking at the features of our new topic on information texts. Children have found the meaning of unknown words and grammar used in our model information texts. 

In maths we have continued with our topic of addition and subtraction. We have looked at number bonds to 10 and 100 and finding ten more or ten less than two-digit number.

In RE children found out about what harvest means and how Christians celebrate this festival at this time of year.

In Geography this week we started looking at a compass and the different points on a compass. We found out where North is and labelled 8 points of a compass.

In Science we researched and described different world habitats. Children described the features of animals in those habitats and the conditions of a habitat.

Next week in Science we will have a mini-beast hunt. If your child discovers any mini-beasts in their garden before our next lesson on Tuesday, it would be wonderful to bring them in in a safe container to share with the class.

In computing children identified kind and unkind behaviour online. They discussed different scenarios about online behaviour and what to do when if they think someone is being unkind online.

Spellings are taking a new format this week. These are linked to children's phonics work in class. The spelling test words are to be practised for the spelling each Friday. The red words are common words that are helpful to practise if children are not fluent with the spellings of these words. If children want to, they can create a sentence. 

Spelling test results are published in your child's reading record each week.

some
water
were
all
where
said
your
there
watch
any

 

Friday 7th October 2022

This week started off with our virtual book fair. I hope every child managed to get online and purchase a book!

In English we started off our week writing the ending to the story 'Lila and the Secret of the Rain' independently. We have now moved onto our new topic of information writing. We started this topic by looking at an information text about the sun. This helped us to identify the features of this genre of non-fiction writing.

In maths we also started a new topic of Addition and Subtraction. We have been adding and subtracting numbers to 20 and checking and comparing our calculations.

In music children have developed a sense of a steady beat through chants, actions and instruments. Children learnt to sing a chorus and play the steady beat.

In computing children found out about how we use IT in school and the rules around IT to keep us safe.

In Science children identified that most living things live in habitats and described how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants.

In Reading we have started looking at the story 'The Magic Paintbrush'. Children read the story and made inferences from the text during our shared reading lesson.

In History, we continued to plot our timeline of different shoe styles and started researching our topic on the shoe industry in Wollaston.

This week's spelling test results are updated in reading logs. 

Please see this week's spellings below:

Week 5 Year 2

 

 

 Friday 30th September 2022

This week Tigers were lucky to have a harvest experience at our local church in the village. The children thoroughly enjoyed finding out about harvest through the lovely activities that the wonderful church volunteers provided. A huge thank you to everyone involved in providing this lovely experience for our class.

In maths this week we have completed our topic on place value by counting in 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's. We are beginning to  develop fluency with counting by solving problems using these concepts.

In English we have started to write the ending of our story 'Lila and the Secret of the Rain'. Children thought of their own exciting ideas for their endings and have been using lots of exciting adjectives to edit and improve their writing.

In shared reading we have completed the fairy tale of Rumplestiltskin and enjoyed finding our more about the characters and looking at the vocabulary in the story.

in RE we looked at the symbols of Judaism and Christianity in a synagogue and a church.

Please see this week's spellings below:

Year 2 spellings Week 4

 

 

 

Friday 23rd September 2022

This week has flown by especially as we've had a shorter week after our bank holiday. Children have been working very hard!

In English we have planned our own version of the ending to our wishing tale based Lila and the secret of the rain. It has been an adventure and we've had some really exciting ideas!

In maths this week we have been learning about comparing objects and numbers to 50 and 100 by using symbols. We have also used place value charts and a variety of resources to support our learning.

In art, we continued to look at our artist Wassily Kandinsky and discussed how his paintings made us feel and how many shapes and colours we could see in them.

In Science we observed different varieties of fish and identified the parts of a  goldfish and described the structure  of this common pet. Children labelled and described the different parts of a goldfish.

In shared reading lessons, we have continued reading our fairy tale of Rumplestiltskin and found out more about the main character Lily and the goblin.

Reading:

I have given out temporary reading records until we receive our delivery of new ones. When children read with their parent/adult they can record this into the reading records.

 We have started to practise our Harvest song. Please see the words below:

Harvest song for Tigers class
Cabbages and greens,
Beans and broccoli,
Cauliflower and roasted potatoes
Tastes so good to me!
Apricots and plums,
Ripened in the sun,
Oranges and yellow bananas
Good for everyone!
It’s another Harvest Festival,
When we bring our fruit and vegetables,
‘cause we want to share the best of all,
The good things that we’ve been given
It’s another opportunity,
To be grateful for the food we eat,
With a samba celebration,
To say thank you to God the father.

Golden corn and wheat,
Oats and sugar beet,
Fluffy rice and tasty spaghetti,
Wonderful to eat.
Coffee, cocoa, tea,
Growing naturally,
Herbal plants and all kinds of spices,
Very nice indeed!
Thank you for the harvest,
Thank you for the goodness,
For all the fruit and vegetables and the all the wonderful things that grow.

Spelling test results have been recorded in the reading records this week.

Spellings for this week please see below:

 Spellings week 3 Autumn 1

 

Friday 16th September 2022

This week has been another fun week of learning for Tigers.

In English we have continued with our wishing tale of Lila and the Secret of the Rain. Children have continued to study the text and looked at adjectives, nouns and verbs within the text. Children created human sentences in small groups to support their understanding of creating expanded noun phrases.

In maths children have used resources to support their learning of counting, ordering and using tens and ones to represent numbers to 100.

In Science we continued to look at a variety of birds that are visiting bird feeding tables in our gardens. We observed the parts of a Robin and completed a labelled a diagram. 

In RE children continued to discuss the Old Testament of the Bible and were able to identify the types of stories that we would find. 

In PE we worked in teams to collect PE objects in a relay style activity. Children worked collaboratively in a fun 'rock, paper, scissors game. 

In PHSE children participated in circle time to discuss their feelings. Children worked in small groups to act out different emotions and respond to each other to react positively to support their peers.

Thank you to all parents who attended the parent orientation evening on Tuesday and thank you to all the parents that sent their apologies who could not attend. Please see a copy of our weekly timetable below to give you an overview of your child's typical day at school. As discussed in the meeting, Northampton museum will be visiting Year 1 and 2 on November 10th 2022. This will support our topic of the History of shoes in Northamptonshire.

Spellings: Spellings will be sent out on Friday and available on the school blog. There will be ten spelling words per week. Spelling tests will take place on Fridays and the results will be written in your child's reading log weekly.

 Spelling Year 2 week 2

Timetable

 

Hello and Welcome to the New Academic year for Tigers!

We have had an amazing start to the year and been working very hard during our first week of school.

This week in English we have started to look at the story of Lila and the Secret of the Rain which is set in Kenya. We have started reading and mapping out the story. We made wishes and put them into our wishing jar. Lila (the main character from the story) was so concerned about the lack of rain in her village that she sent our class a letter!

In maths we have been studying place value and used resources to compare, write and count numbers to 100.

In PHSE we discussed what would make an ideal classroom and made pledges to make it a positive place for us all to learn and thrive.

We thoroughly enjoyed our music lesson where we created performance poems about our feelings. Children confidently performed their poems to the class.

In Re we studied the Bible by looking at the New and Old Testament.

In Art we looked at mixing colours to make secondary colours and we will be studying the artist Wassily Kandinsky to observe shape and colour. 

In Science we observed and identified birds and that visit our bird feeding table at school. We will be keeping records of frequent visitors to the table.

 

Reading

Whilst we  are waiting for a delivery of new reading records, children will be given their reading book today. Where possible, please continue to use their old reading record until our delivery arrives. Children are expected to read at home every day and write in their reading record. 

This week were lucky to be introduced to a taster session of archery and dodgeball.

Tigers thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had lots of fun!Archery 6 3Archery 1 2  

 

 

Please see this week's spellings below:

Spellings week 1 Autumn 1

 

Friday 18th July 2022

Welcome to the last blog of the academic year for Tigers! They have been amazing students and I'm sure they will continue to shine in year 3.

Tigers have had a wonderful start to the week with Sports day. We met the inspiring athlete Ezekiel Ewulo who put us through our paces with a short workout at the start of the day. We had an amazing time and learnt so much about diet and training to be an athlete. A huge well done to all our amazing students for participating in the scorching weather for sports day. Also, a huge thank you to parents who came to support on the day. 

We had a wonderful treat during the week with the Rock Steady concert. Well done to Ethan, Isla, Dylan and Caitlyn who showed off their wonderful talents in their different bands.

In English we have continued with our instructional writing and started to structure and plan our own writing on how to make a rocket. We have looked at all the key features of writing instructions and our model text on how to build a castle to support our writing.

In maths we have been revising measures and looked at telling the time and adding money. We have used money resources to make different amounts of money and used part- models to represent the different amounts of money.

In PHSE we created a timeline of our lives so far for our topic on growing and changing.

In RE we created a set of instructions on how to make a samosa which made us very hungry as they looked so delicious! This was part of our topic on Hinduism and Hindu food.

In Science we have identified the trees in our environment when we became leaf detectives! We compared the sizes of the trees and observed the similarities and differences between the different trees. It was great fun to discover the different patterns of the bark when we did some  bark rubbing.

I hope you all have a lovely summer!

Miss Cheriton

Maths money 3 Leaf detective 3

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Welcome to Tigers' Blog!

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PE: Children have PE on Wednesday and Friday.

8th July 2022

 I am excited to be working with Tigers class until the end of term whilst Miss Dudley- Thomas has started her maternity leave after the birth of the wonderful baby Theo.

Tigers class have a had a wonderful week of learning as they started off their week with two transition days with their new teacher. They thoroughly enjoyed their time with Miss Sanders in the Year 3 classroom and it's clear that they can't wait to start Year 3! 

This week in maths we have been continuing to look at measures with time and money topics. 

In English we have continued with our topic of instructions and looked at interesting vocabulary in preparation for our writing.

In art we have completed our drawings of plants and went onto start still life drawings and adding details to those drawings. Children did an amazing job and we clearly have some budding artists in Tiger's class!

In PHSE we discovered how much we've grown. We estimated our heights and then measured ourselves to compare with all the children in class.

In Reading we have continued with our book 'The fantastic Mr. Fox' which is a thoroughly enjoyable read.

In Science we have explored trees in our environment and discovered how tall they can grow. 

In computing we have continued with our topic on programming using the Sprite resource. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Cheriton

 

 

 

 

10th June 2022

This week we have been reading the book 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. We have be answering questions about the first 3 chapters and asking meaningful questions to help us further understand the text. 

We have also been completing our 'Meeting Tale' stories. We are almost ready to hot write and share our creations. 

In Maths we are learning about measurement. We have been problem solving questions about mass in grams and Kilograms. Next week we are going to move on to Capacity. Over the weekend see if you can find any bottles in your house and put them in order of size. Can you tell which bottle has the largest capacity? How do you know? If the bottle is not full then what is the volume inside the bottle? 

 

Out of this world trip!

Year 2 travelled to Leicester on Thursday to experience the Space Centre. They learned about the incredible discoveries that have been made by mankind in Space. 

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Miss Dudley-Smith 

 


Water: Children are encouraged to bring in a bottle of water each day which they can access at any time. Please ensure your child’s name is on their bottle.



Snack: KS1 children are provided with a piece of fruit at playtime if they want it. The Snack Shack is on the playground every breaktime from Tuesday-Friday for children to purchase a snack and a drink. Prices range from 20p to £1. 


Reading: Year 2 children read to adults at school, in pairs or independently everyday. They are able to change their reading book on any day of the week. Please ensure that they have their reading folder, reading book and reading record with them everyday. Children on the phonics programme need to also read their phonics book daily. 

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