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Class 2CR

Welcome to Class 2CR!

We are one of the Year 2 classes.  Miss French is the class teacher and Miss Gibbs is the teaching assistant.  Mrs Ames, Mrs Pykett and Mrs Oliver also support children in Class 2CR.  

  • PE is on Thursday
  • Reading Books - Please bring your reading book to school each day.
  • Water bottles -  We encourage the children to bring in a bottle of water (not juice or flavoured water) and drink regularly throughout the day. 

Tuesday 23Mar22

London's Burning

The children enjoyed a music lesson and tapped along to the slow beat of the memorial procession music played after the great fire of London.  The children also learned how to sing a familiar song in rounds.

 

 

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Tuesday 22Mar22

1666 Firefighters

We are continuing to learn all about the Great Fire of London in history today. We have learned about the different equipment that was available in 1666 for putting out fires. Here we are showing how the fire squirt was used.

Fire squirts

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Fire squirts

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Collecting water from the Thames in leather buckets to put the fire out.

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Collecting water from the Thames in leather buckets to put the fire out.

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Working together to operate a manual fire engine.

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21Mar22

Non-chronological reports

The children worked in groups of four to read a variety of fact files about different animals. We worked together as a class to identify the key features of a non-chronological report. Today, we looked at a fact file about wolves and found all of the features that we discussed yesterday.

Friday 11Mar22
Book Worms

The children in Class 2CR loved sharing their books from our book nook with Class 2SF.

Friday 11Mar22

Worker of the Week

Congratulations to Phoebe who was awarded Worker of the Week on Friday for working scientifically to test which materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

9Mar22
Fire! Fire!

Miss French split us into teams of 3.  The orange team were given one copy of a painting from the Great Fire of London and the pink team were given another.  From the clues in the painting, we had to come up with 8 reasons why the fire spread so quickly.  Only one person from each team was allowed at of their seats at a time, we each had to take turns to add a reason to our poster and we were allowed to steal answers from other people's posters.  When we had 8 reasons, we had to shout 'Fire! Fire!'.

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Tues8Mar22
Tints and Shades

We worked carefully to mix one colour with white to create tints of a colour and then added small amounts of black to the colour to make different shades.

Tues8Mar22

Making 2D and 3D shapes

We had fun making 2D and 3D shapes.

Tues8Mar22
3D shape origami

The children have been exploring 3D shapes by folding paper.  It was really tricky!

Mon7Mar22

Squash it! Bend it! Twist it! Stretch it!
The children worked carefully to test which solid objects are made from materials that can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Friday 4Mar22

This week's learning

 

Phonics
We are now working in our new RWI groups and have settled into our new groups well. Can your child tell you which sounds they have been learning this week and what story they are reading?

Reading
This week, we have mostly focussed on the skill of sequencing for our fiction text 'Gorilla'. We have been ordering events and answering questions about what happened first, last, after and before other events.

Writing
We have used the story 'Red' and have identified the best bits to create a toolkit of skills to include in our own versions of the story. We have started by looking at the opening and have been changing details to create a plan.

Maths
We have completed our statistics unit this week. We have continued with pictograms but instead of each picture representing one thing, our pictograms this week have represented two, fiver or ten things. We discovered we needed to look at the key to find out what each picture represents. we have also looked at block diagrams and have been learning which direction is vertical and which is horizontal.

Science
We have continued to investigate properties of materials and have been sorting objects into manmade and natural materials. Can your child explain what they learned about sand and glass?

History
We have continued our learning about the Great Fire of London. We have sequenced the events and identified which information and artefacts provide the best evidence to support statements about the Great Fire of London to help us build up a reliable picture of what happened.

World Book Day
We looked amazing dressed as our favourite characters from a book. We each took turns to explain who we were dressed as and why. We read the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and drew our favourite colours and used speech bubbles to show how the characters were feeling. We also designed a book token for the World Book Day competition. Miss French had to apologise to us profusely on Friday because she realised she had entirely forgotten to take any photographs of WBD. We forgave her, even though she felt really sad about it.

Special Visitors
We had some special visitors in school this week and it has been very, very busy! All of the adults in school have been incredibly proud of the children who really showed off what a wonderful school Scartho Infants and Nursery is.

Friday 4Mar22
Worker of the Week

Congratulations to Vinnie who was awarded Worker of the Week this week for sharing his knowledge of the Great Fire of London with his class.

Wednesday 2Mar22

Great Fire of London Timeline

Also in history we have been looking at different historical documents and artefacts to decide which are the best sources for providing evidence to support statements about the Great Fire of London.

Wednesday 2Mar22

Great Fire of London Timeline

We have been using our knowledge of the Great Fire of London to sequence the events to create a timeline. We did one together as a whole class first and then worked in our teams to create our own timeline of events.  The children were quick to realise that sequencing is also a reading skill that we have been learning in reading this week.

Wednesday 2Mar22

Block Diagrams

The children have been exploring block diagrams this week.  We used cubes to create towers to represent quantities.  We then compared the towers to identify the most, the least and to find differences.

Monday 28Feb22
PSHE

We have been looking at how to stay safe in PSHE.  The children worked in their teams to decide if to say 'yes, 'no', 'I'll ask' or tell in certain situations.

21Feb22

Our learning this week

Phonics

Mrs Trafford has been assessing the children's progress in RWI this week and some of children will be moving groups!  We regularly assess the children's progress to ensure the children are grouped to ensure they are making accelerated progress at all times.  

 

Reading

This week, we have mostly focussed on the skill of retrieval for our fiction text 'Gorilla' (another story by Anthony Browne).  We have also read a non-fiction text all about Gorillas to revisit the skill of retrieval.  When exploring vocabulary, we discovered the meaning of 'foot of the bed', tingling, tropical, extinct and protected.

 

Writing

We have been introduced to a new text for writing this week.  We haven't read all of it yet but we have predicted that it is a version of the story, 'Little Red Riding Hood'.  We have been describing settings and characters and have explored alliteration and similes.  Some alliterations that made us all smile were 'Brilliant Blossom', 'Jumping Jathu' and 'Lazy Louise'.  The children sounded very poetic when coming up with similes, such as 'As sparkling as a diamond', 'Beautiful like a rainbow' and 'Hair as yellow as a banana'. 

 

Maths

We are learning about statistics.  We are finding it difficult to say 'statistics' but we are getting very good at using them.  We have explored tally charts and pictograms.  Ask your child if they can explain how we tally data.

 

Science

We investigate the properties of materials.  We passed objects around our circle and discussed the materials from which they are made and thought of as many words as we could to describe them.  We then sorted the materials into groups, according to their properties

 

History

We have revisited our previous learning about the Great Fire of London.  We could remember lots of information but our teacher asked 'How do we know this is what happened?'  We explained that our previous teacher had told us but then our teacher asked 'How did they know what happened?'  We thought about it for a while and decided that teachers must learning it when they do their teacher training.  Our teacher told us this does not happen.  We then looked at lots of different sources and found clues that helped us form a theory about The Great Fire of London.  We realised that historians use different sources from the time to be able to find out about the past.

 

RE

We have continued to consider rules in religion and have explored the ten commandments which are the rules that Christians believe God set out for them to follow.

 

Art

This week we have looked at colour theory.  We discussed how we can make new colours by mixing paints.  However, we found out that red, blue and yellow paint cannot be made by mixing two colours so are called primary colours.  We found out that if we mix red and blue we make purple, mix blue and yellow and we make green and mix yellow and red to make orange.  The colours that are made by mixing primary colours (orange, green and purple) are called secondary colours.  We made our own colour wheels using primary colours only.  

 

RE

We have been investigating different religious and non-religious ceremonies.

 

PSHE

We have been thinking about how rules and restrictions help to keep us safe.  We made our very own safety posters.

 

Music

We have been learning a song called 'Over the Ocean'.

Friday 25Feb22

Worker of the Week

Congratulations to Blossom who received a Worker of the Week certificate for some fantastic ideas for alliteration.

Friday 25Feb22

Music

The children learned a song about historical explorers and enjoyed practising singing it.

Why not practise the song at home - here's the link...

Wednesday 23Feb22

Pictograms

We have moved from tally charts to pictograms.  We quizzed our friends to find out what their favourite colours are.  We recorded our results by drawing a triangle to represent each child's answer.

Tuesday 22Feb22

We are real historians!
Here is our class theory for the Great Fire of London that we created using the evidence available to us.

Monday 21Feb22

Super Scientists

The children have been exploring materials and their properties today.  We passed objects around the circle and discussed what each object was made from and which words could be used to describe them, including flexible and rigid, opaque and transparent and smooth and rough.  We then worked together to sort the objects into hard and soft materials.

Monday 21Feb22

Maths - Statistics

We have been learning about tally charts in maths today.  We asked all of our friends what their favourite fruit is and recorded our results using tally marks.

Monday 21Feb22

RWI

The children are really enjoying working in their RWI groups for phonics and reading.  The children are beginning to develop fluency and confidence as they read and reread their books with their learning partners.  It's great to see all of the children joining in all of the time and trying their absolute hardest.

Friday 11Feb22

Dress to Express

Wow! What a cheerfully expressive bunch of fabulous children Class 2CR are! The children were very excited to be at school wearing their own clothes and looked incredible.

Friday 11Feb22

Celebration Assembly

 

Congratulations to Aadya who was awarded the Scartho Citizen certificate for consistently making excellent behaviour choices and helping others in the class to do the same.

 

Congratulations also to Bettsy who was awarded the Worker of the Week certificate for working with care and consideration to write each of the ten commandments in Christianity in the order that she felt were the most important.#

 

Finally, thank you to Hettienne and Jathu who stood in front of the whole school and shared their 'I am lucky because I can..., I do... and I have...' posters that they completed for Children's Mental Health week.

11Feb22

Our learning this week

Phonics

Wow!  The children are really impressing us in our RWI lessons.  We are working in phonics groups with children from across the whole school which means that children have to all move around to the building sensibly to get to their own group.  The staff cannot believe how quickly the children have settled into this routine and the work going on in lessons is fantastic.  I and Mrs Trafford work with the majority of children in Year 2 and we are already blown away by how much quicker and more confident the children are with their word and book reading.  Great job everybody!  

 

Reading

This week, we have mostly focussed on the skill of sequencing for our text 'The Tunnel'.  We have also read a non-fiction text all about 'Mother Shipton's Cave' to revisit the skill of retrieval.  We also explore vocabulary everyday and this week have learned the meaning of the word 'petrified'.  Why not ask your child if they can explain what this word means?

 

Writing

We have been using Hannah Smith's letter to Pirate Tom to help us write our own letters telling him why we would make fantastic pirates.  This has helped us with our hot write which we completed on Thursday.  Mr Rushton has asked for an assembly helper and we have written letters explaining which qualities we have that would make him choose us.  We are hoping that our own letters have been persuasive enough and that he chooses one of us.

 

Maths

We have been practising arithmetic this week.  In particular, we have been practising drawing tens and ones in our books instead of using concrete material.  Miss French has been really impressed with how neatly we have been setting out our work in our school books.

 

Science

The children have been looking at food chains this week and identifying 'producers' (living things that produce their own energy - usually plants) and 'consumers'.  They have also considered which animals might be herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.  They have then completed a food chain, considering how the energy from one living thing is passed onto another.

 

RE

We have continued to consider rules in religion and have explored the ten commandments which are the rules that Christians believe God set out for them to follow.

 

Computing

As it was 'Safer Internet Day' on Tuesday, we looked at how we leave a digital footprint and thinking about how to stay safe online.

 

PSHE

We have been thinking about what jobs we might want to do when we are adults and have identified our likes, dislikes and skills that would make those jobs suitable for us.

 

Friday 11Feb22

Children's Mental Health week

We have been discussing emotions for Children's Mental Health day today. We spoke about how we cannot control our emotions but we can control how we react to them. We also talked about how emotions always change and we can do things to help our emotions change when we experience negative emotions. We tried some 'box breathing' to help us feel calm, dancing, to help us have fun and listened to calming music to help us feel content. Here the children are dancing along to a 'Just Dance' video on YouTube.

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Tuesday 8Feb22

Digital Detectives

For safer internet day and the children were introduced to Penelope.  Penelope is a girl who likes to use the internet for lots of different reasons and is always careful with the information she shares.  However, she has unwillingly given away lots of clues that the children were able to piece together.  They found out her full name, where she lives, where she goes to school, who she lives with, what she likes to do and who her friends are.  The children learned all about our 'digital footprint' and now know to be more careful with what they share online.

Monday 8Feb22

Worker of the Week

Congratulations to Freddie who was awarded last week's Worker of the Week certificate on Monday for working hard in all areas of learning and being a supportive learning partner.

4Feb22

Our learning this week

Phonics

This week we have had a taster of Read Write Inc (RWI) in phonics.  The children have really enjoyed the quick pace of the lessons and have all joined in with enthusiasm.  We are looking forward to continuing with RWI and seeing the fantastic progress that we expect all of the children to make over the coming weeks.

 

Reading

We have been looking at the reading skill of 'inference' this week.  Can your child explain to you what it means when we infer?  I bet they can!

 

Writing

A poster has been sent to the children in Year 2 inviting them to apply to be a member of Pirate Tom's pirate crew.  We have looked at an example of a letter someone has already sent in support of their application to work out how we should write our own letters.  Next week, we are going to write to Pirate Tom in the hope that one or some of us will be chosen.

 

Maths

We have completed our division unit in our White Rose Maths lessons this week.  We have learned about sharing, grouping and the commutative law.  Your child should be able to explain what this means.

 

History

We have revisited The Titanic.  We have been trying to understand why life was so special on The Titanic and used lots of historical evidence to explore this.  We learned that there were three 'classes' on the ship and chose which photos provided the best source for supporting statements about life on The Titanic.

 

Science

The children have been finding out how animals can sometimes rely on each other in a process called symbiosis.

 

RE

We have been continuing to explore different ways people believe and looking at the rules people follow depending on their religion.

 

Computing

Children have continued to learn how to take and edit digital photographs.

 

PSHE

We have been exploring the different jobs people do, our goals and how to achieve them.

 

 

4Feb22

Kind and caring friends

Alyssa decided her friend Phoebe has been so kind that she deserves a certificate.  I am so impressed with how supportive the children in Class 2CR are to one another.

Thursday 3Feb22

PE Superstars

Congratulations to Betsy, Blossom and Mahir who each received a PE certificate for putting in their best effort.

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