Our Super Nature Sleuths have been exploring some of the trees in our school grounds where Arron found an incredible number of caterpillars. They are in seven of the trees and they have woven huge nets to protect themselves. The trees look absolutely amazing with all the white netting hanging from the trunk and branches.
We think that the caterpillars may be the larvae of the Ermine Moth but we will have to wait until they emerge to find out. More Nature Sleuthing needed!
Please do take some time to look at the year 2 non negotiables… these are what we must know confidently and independently by the end of the year. I wonder which ones you will practise over the holidays!
Good Luck year 2!
Keep me updated with how you get on!
Miss Bell xx☺☺
Here are some passages for you to read at home with an adult. You might even want to use some of our guided reading games to help you improve your pace and fluency …
👍 jump in
👍 mirror read
👍 echo sentence
👍 echo paragraph
Ask an adult to time you and see how many words you can read in a minute. Can you beat your score?
Let me know how you get on using the comment box below!!
From Miss Bell x
60 words a minute challenge…
End of year two challenge of 90’words a minute …
Now challenge yourself to 100 words a minute! How exciting!
Can you retell the story of this famous dog? Write some sentences you would use below and collect your housepoints back in class!
MISS BELL’S WISH LIST
👍 Openers (Suddenly, As minutes passed)
👍 Noun phrases (midnight sky full of twinkly, shooting stars that where dazzling like diamonds)
👍 Conjunctions (because, so, but, when, with, yet)
Why not surprise yourself and try and learn your three times tables for when we return after half term. Special prizes are to be won from the treasure bixes for those that can complete 3x multiplication and division questions ! I know some of you have already started practicing so I best bet to the shops and fill those treasure boxes up with new prizes!
Good Luck 2SB… remember to keep me updated with how you’re getting on in the comment boxes below!
From Miss Bell x
Off we went to the ICT suite where we spent some time on different maths games developing our all important fluency nod mental strategies. We had so much fun in some breakdown new games…
Here are some links for you to have a go at home over the holidays !
Addition – http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zwv39j6
Subtraction – http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zj3bkqt/resources/1
Multiplication and division – http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zqbg87h
Fluency with number facts – http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
This week we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We found the challenge using place value quite tricky. Please have a look at the challenge below.. if you can solve it, comment below and collect your house points from me on Monday!
If you can complete it can you try another example using three of your own numbers?
Happy weekend 2SB!
Love Miss Bell x
Dear parents and carers,
Every two weeks a parents Values newsletter is added to the school’s website to help keep you informed about the values that we are doing in school?
Our latest values newsletter has been posted this week on Forgiveness
This week our value is Democracy. We were all given a class coin which represented ‘our voice’ and ‘our say.’ We thought about all the achievements Captain Cook had made during his three brilliant voyages. Using ‘our says’ we decided to vote for which achievement was his greatest.
After we all had our ‘say,’ we counted the coins to see which three achievements were most successful. Using these three, we went again and had our say to decide the final three most greatest achievements of Captain Cook.
The results were
Third place – Finding the North West Passage.
Second place – Meeting the Maori Chiefs.
First place – Drawing incredibly accurate maps of his travels and making them public.
We really enjoyed our class democracy activity. It taught us that we are all entitled to our say and that we all say different things.We have the right to express our say and that we all respect the different opinions we have.
What a great value to explore! Thank you year 2!
I wonder what we may vote on this week….