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Congratulations picture - click below to see our congratulated children

What a fantastic half term we have had in year 2!

 

ALL of our children have worked to the best of their ability and impressed us on a daily basis. We have been lucky enough to congratulate a number of them today. We are now looking for who we can congratulate next time... 

 

Congratulations to: 

Helen for your organisation

Natalia for your confidence 

Mati for getting along 

Jimmy for your persistence 

Jesse for your organisation 

 

Andrei for your handwriting 

Harvey for your improved reading 

 

Ruby for your citizenship 

Leighton for your resilience 

 

I would like to take the time to thank you for all your support over the last half term, it has been a pleasure getting to know you better and talking about the progress your children are making. If anyone is looking for extra homework, the websites below are an excellent starting point. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8

 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/brook-ca1

 

I hope you all have a fantastic half term, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you in a weeks time! 

 

Mrs Taylor 

 

Year 2 - an update  08.10.2020

 

In year 2 we have been working exceptionally hard over the last few weeks, below is a summary of some of the things we have been busy doing! 

 

In our English lessons we have learnt about the features of a traditional tale with a twist. We looked closely at the text 'Emily Brown and the Thing' by Lauren Child and we have used the story line to create our own (innovated) versions. In order to do this, we created story maps in the shape of mountains and used actions to help us remember the key events. 

 

In our maths lessons we have been learning about greater than, less than and equal to. We have also been using our knowledge of these concepts and applying it to measures -  we measured the mass of objects in our room and put them in ascending order. We have also been thinking about addition using an empty number. Using our knowledge of place value, we have been jumping along the line using a small number of jumps - we found this quite challenging initally. 

 

In our history lessons we have been learning about Florence Nightingale. We have learnt about the time in which she was born and the important job she did in improving hospital conditions during the Crimean war. We have been using words such as; long ago, century and change. 

 

Classroom Routines: 

  • In year 2 we are set 10 spellings every Monday which are tested on a Friday morning. 
  • We change our reading books twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays. We have a quarantine box for our books to go into to ensure they are safe. 
  • Our PE day is Monday  - we are currently learning about invasion games and have been practising our throwing, catching, attacking and defending skills. 

 

Drake the dragon - attached below is a picture of Drake the dragon. He is our class pet who would usually go home with 1 child each week. Due to covid restrictions, Drakes diary and picture can come home but he unfortunately cannot. Please read a story to him  and draw pictures or write what you have done with him over the weekend if you are lucky enough to be chosen! 

 

Parents evening - If you do not have an allocated slot please get in contact with school and I will arrange one for you. 

 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

 

Mrs Taylor 

Blaze the dragon - our class pet

Hello and Welcome to year 2 :) 

 

I hope you have had a brilliant first week in year 2! I have really enjoyed getting to know you all, finding out what you can remember from year 1 and starting some really good work too. 

 

This week we have been learning about Georgia O'Keeffe. We discovered that she painted huge flowers, we commented on our likes and dislikes of her work and then used her ideas to inspire our own artwork. We have experimented with oil pastels, collage material and we are going to be using paint next week too. Alongside our work on Georgia O'Keeffe, we have read a book called 'The Flower' by 

John Light. In maths we have been looking at closely at place value using practical equipment. We have learnt how to use 10 frames, bead strings and base 10 equipment to represent a number and to partition. It has been a busy week! 

 

Starting next week (W/C 14th September) we will be doing PE every Monday afternoon. Please bring your PE kit into school and leave it on your peg; we will send it home at the end of half term. We will also be starting to learn about the life of Florence Nightingale in our history lessons - she was a very significant person; I wonder what you already know about her?

 

Mrs Taylor 

Telephone:
01228 558724
Email:
office@brookst.cumbria.sch.uk
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