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w.c. 23rd July

Well - your children were amazing in Pirates versus Merfolk and we saw some future Olympic athletes at our Sports' Day.  So much to be proud of!

This week we will be writing our memories of year 2 and finishing off bits of maths and topic, including making baby dragons to complete our Big Arts' Work. 

On Thursday we will say goodbye for the summer.  We hope you all have a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you in the Junior building in the autumn.  Wow - the end of an era!

We will miss you all.

Year 2 teachers.

w.c. 16th July

We will be doing various bits of catching up next week, dependent on what was missed because of swimming!

We are so looking forward to the play - Pirates versus Merfolk. 

Whales and Dolphins' play is at 2:15pm on Tuesday 17th July and

Turtles, Seals and Penguins' play is at 2:15pm on Wednesday 18th July.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at Sports' Day on Thursday 19th July.  It's at 9:15 on the field between the school buildings.  If you are able to help, please speak to your child's class teacher.  Thank you!

As if all of that isn't excitement enough, the Friday is our Fernwood Festival Day!  The children should come in their festival clothes and be ready to sing and dance their way through the day!  We have various workshops and activities and the afternoon will see whole school performances with the whole school joining each other on the field.

What a wonderful week!

 

w.c. 9th July

Swimming - Dolphins and Penguins - final swim Monday.

                - Whales - swim on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (and the following Monday).

Maths - Two step problems / Measurement

English - Descriptive Writing

Topic - Fitness

Don't forget the Teddy Bear's Picnic on Friday.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Open Evening on Wednesday.  Don't forget the tours of the Junior School that you can join.

w.c. 2nd July

INSET Day on Friday 6th July.

Wednesday 4th July is our Transition Morning and Year 2 will be going to their Year 3 classes and meeting their new teachers. 

Dolphins and Penguins will be swimming on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week.

English - Persuasive Writing / Writing for a Purpose - including writing posters

Maths - Statistics

Topic - we are learning some sewing techniques and making purses.  Some Big Arts' Work is still being done too!

Saturday 7th July is the Summer Fair.  The Year 2 Choir will be singing at 12.30pm

Sunday 8th July is the final day of the Wollaton Arts' Festival and the Year 2 Choir will be singing at 4pm.

As part of the Arts' Festival some of our children's art work is also on display near the playground in Wollaton Park - congratulations to all concerned!

 

 

w.c. 25th June 2018

Turtles and Seals are off swimming (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).

English - Lonely Planet Guide - we will be writing our own travel guides to Nottingham

Maths - More lovely fractions!

Topic - George and the Dragon Art continued

We will also be well into the swing of our rehearsals for Pirates versus Merfolk!

Saint George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello - our stimulus for Big Arts' Week

Saint George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello - our stimulus for Big Arts' Week 1

w.c 18th June 2018 BIG ARTS' WEEK

The excitement never stops!  This week is Big Arts' Week and we will be using the picture "Saint George and the Dragon" by Paolo Uccello as our stimulus.  The original is in the National Gallery should you ever go to London and get the chance to go!

As well as covering ourselves in glue, paint, inks and so on we will also be continuing with our English and Maths.

English - using "Saint George and the Dragon" we will be doing descriptive writing as well as honing our performance skills.

Maths - partitioning numbers.

Swimming starts on 25th June for some classes. If you are able to help, do let your child's class teacher know.

Swimming starts on 25th June for some classes.  If you are able to help, do let your child's class teacher know. 1

w.c. 11th June

We'll be testing the children on the Year 2 non-decodable words on Tuesday.

English - More lovely Julia Donaldson books - drama and persuasive writing

Maths - Addition and Subtraction

Topic - The History of Fernwood Primary School - including a mock lesson from 100 years ago!

On Tuesday Turtles, Penguins and Seals are heading off to the tennis first thing.  Dolphins and Whales go on Wednesday.  It's going to be a great day out - don't forget the sun cream!  (Or the rain coat!)

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Welcome back - we hope you all had a great half term holiday.

It's going to be a busy few weeks!

w.c. 4th June 2018 

English - Julia Donaldson books - comparing stories and writing book reviews

Maths - Geometry - making nets of 3D shapes, tessellation and coordinates

Topic - Local History 

As part of the topic we will be going on a history walk around Wollaton Village:

Monday morning - Dolphins and Penguins 

Wednesday morning - Seals and Turtles

Thursday morning - Whales

Please make sure children are dressed appropriately.  (Sun hats or rain coats...!)

 

 

w.c. 21st May

What a busy half term we're having!   It's been great to get outside so much in the lovely weather while we've been doing our plants' topic.

English - features of non-fiction texts

Maths - making Maths games...and playing them!

Topic - RE - Buddhism (and hopefully those pesky beans are also growing!)

Don't forget Friday 25th is an INSET day!  Enjoy the half term break!!

Royal Wedding - we were lucky enough to hold some precious pieces of lace which came from Princess Diana's wedding dress, we all enjoyed looking at this piece of history!

Royal Wedding - we were lucky enough to hold some precious pieces of lace which came from Princess Diana's wedding dress, we all enjoyed looking at this piece of history! 1
Royal Wedding - we were lucky enough to hold some precious pieces of lace which came from Princess Diana's wedding dress, we all enjoyed looking at this piece of history! 2
Royal Wedding - we were lucky enough to hold some precious pieces of lace which came from Princess Diana's wedding dress, we all enjoyed looking at this piece of history! 3
Royal Wedding - we were lucky enough to hold some precious pieces of lace which came from Princess Diana's wedding dress, we all enjoyed looking at this piece of history! 4

Summer term curriculum letter

w.c. 14th May 2018

Maths - Multiplication and Division

English - The Lost Thing

Topic - We will continue to monitor the growth of our plants and we will also look at the life and work of Van Gogh.

w.c. 7th May 2018

Enjoy the Bank Holiday Monday!

Maths - Money

English - More Instructions and Reading Comprehensions

Topic - We've planted our seeds and are watching them grow!

 

 

w.c. 30.4.18

Maths - choosing the correct operation, problem solving and reasoning - a bit of everything!

English - Reading comprehension, Writing Instructions and Using Headings.

Topic - Science - Plants - we will be planting and observing the changes to the plants as they grow over the next few weeks.

Minibeast hunting and visiting the school pond

w.c. 23.4.18

It's Green Week!

We will be doing various environmentally friendly activities and will join with classes from other year groups for a team challenge!

Literacy - Fantastic Mr. Fox - reading comprehension focus / Grammar and spelling

Maths - Fractions and Empty Box Calculations

Remember to wear something green on Friday!

 

w.c. 16th April

Welcome back!  We hope you had a good break.

Maths - reasoning, problem solving and arithmetic.  For the next few weeks we will not be focussing on a single area but rather on the children identifying what operation they need to choose and which strategy they can choose to solve the problem.

English - reading comprehensions and grammar.  As with maths we will be looking at a broad area of our English learning.

Topic - Science - Minibeasts and habitats.

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