Welcome to Scott Class!
Homework – Homework will be given out on Friday. There will be spellings for your child to practise and they will have the opportunity to assess their learning on the following Friday.
Reading – Children are responsible for changing their reading book and recording their new book in their reading record. Children should be reading for at least 15 minutes at home every day. Please write in your child’s reading record if you read with them.
Maths – We will be sending out a login for your child to access RMEasimaths soon. More information will follow. The expectation in Year 2 is that your child can count in 2s, 5s and 10s in and out of order. They should also know their number bonds to 20. There is a club run at lunchtime where children can practise these skills.
PE - We have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school which includes trainers/plimsolls, jogging bottoms, shorts and a t-shirt. If your child has long hair, please tie it back on these days. If your child wears earrings, we would be grateful if these could be removed at home on PE days.
Water Bottles - To help make sure your child is drinking enough each day they could bring in a water bottle to keep on our lunch time trolley. They can access this between breaks and at lunch.
Health and Well Being week
In school this week we have been thinking about what we need to do to stay healthy and happy. We have been walking our daily mile on the school field. On Wednesday, Year 2 walked their daily mile together, we really enjoyed exercising in the sun! We stopped for a break, a read and a drink of water in the shade.
Here are some pictures of our daily mile walk from Wednesday.
Our topic for our last half term is 'All Creatures Great and Small'. We will be studying animals, their habitats and life cycles. We started by building some model houses for different kinds of animals, thinking of their needs and requirements. Here are some pictures of us building our animal houses.
During Summer 1 our topic has been 'A Grand Day Out'. We have been looking at how a day out at the seaside has changed over the last hundred years. We have learned about seaside entertainment and have enjoyed watching a Punch and Judy show as well as writing about how exciting it must have been for people to travel on a train for the first time to get to Southend.
We hope you have a wonderful Easter break - we will see you back on Tuesday 18th April.
This week has been World Book Week - we have celebrated by reading some of our favourites. We also wrote some fantastic stories and poems of our own.
Here are some pictures of our amazing costumes that Scott Class wore. Can you guess the character and name the book they come from?
Our topic this half term has been ‘What is the best way to travel?’ where we have learnt about different forms of travel. We were challenged by Mrs Armitage to design her a new, four wheeled vehicle that had room for all her things and of course her dog, Breakspear. Mrs Armitage is very pleased with all of our designs and is finding it hard to choose a favourite! Here are some pictures of us constructing our designs.
We hope that you have a wonderful break and a happy new year. Children are back to school on Thursday 5th January and will need their PE kits for Thursday.
Don’t forget you can login to RM Easimaths to keep up your number skills and try to read every day if you can! Happy holidays!
Christmas in Scott Class
We have really enjoyed this half term in Scott Class. We have rehearsed and performed our Christmas Show ‘It’s A Baby’ to an audience of parents, carers, friends and family members. We have also enjoyed our Class party which we planned, for our topic, Party Planners. As part of our topic we evaluated healthy party foods, decided which games to play and what the theme of our party would be. We chose Traditional Tales as our theme and came to school in fancy dress. Here are some pictures of us at our party. It was fantastic fun!!
This is our modern take on the classic fairy tale where we have imagined what it could be like for Cinderella if she was a pupil at our school. We used the app halftone 2 to make our comic strip and then using final cut x we added a voice over and some music to our video.
In Scott class we take our maths seriously and nothing more seriously than our doubling. After hearing this song on another video we asked Mrs Bermon if we could make our own unique version. She loved the idea and told Mr Cutler who thought it was brilliant. So we learnt the song and our moves, Put on our cool gear and made this video for you to enjoy. We hope you like it.
Autumn Term 2
Welcome back we hope you all had a wonderful half term. This week in Scott class we have begun our new topic ‘Party Planners’. We will be finding out what a balanced diet is and how to eat healthily. We will be evaluating and designing some of our own party food – which will be healthy, of course.
In literacy we have been studying how to write engaging recounts. We needed something exciting to write about, so we visited the outdoor classroom and toasted marshmallows. The children enjoyed singing ‘London’s Burning’, the song we learned last term whilst studying the Great Fire of London.
Here are some pictures of our very enjoyable afternoon!
Art in Autumn
We have been studying abstract artists this half term to help us understand how we can use colour. We looked at the work of Piet Mondrian who liked to use primary colours and some of our work is now on display outside the school hall. We have also looked at how Mark Rothko mixed paint to make secondary colours to create his Colour Field paintings. Here are some pictures of Scott class making their own Rothko inspired paintings.
We can cook Gingerbread Men
We have been studying instructions and how to give and follow them. We have also looking at the story of the gingerbread man. So combining them together we came up with this amazing cooking show.
Learning to Learn
We have had a fantastic start to this school year with our learning to learn week. We have focused on cooperation, how to work with learning partners and within a team. We have worked hard to understand how we can foster a growth mind-set in the classroom, where mistakes are welcomed as learning opportunities and effort is rewarded. Scott class took part in several STEM learning challenges – the most enjoyable was the ‘Spaghetti Challenge’. Children had to work with learning partners to build the tallest structure possible, using 20 sticks of spaghetti, play doh and masking tape. As you can see from the pictures we had some really imaginative ideas and ingenious engineering!
We also had a Lego building challenge which made us think ‘outside the box’. The imagination the children showed in their creations was really impressive.
Another fantastic website that we have been using to help us to learn is Brain POP Jnr. We love learning with Annie and Moby! There are loads of fun videos, games and activities that teach us about lots of different things.
This is an American website and therefore some lessons (e.g. money) may not be suitable for us in England. However, this is a fabulous website that our children can learn a lot from.
You can access Brain Pop Jnr from home by clicking on the picture below and logging in.
Username: Miltonhall Password: Brainpop