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Chiddingstone Church of England School

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Year 2

19.7.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

Year 2 have had a lovely final week of term and we have been able to celebrate all the lovely achievements that we have made throughout the year. I cannot believe how quickly time has passed and how much the class has changed. It has been a pleasure to teach the class.

 

For the summer holidays we would like to give the children a colouring competition. Over the summer holidays can your child carefully complete some or all of the colouring sheets that they will have been sent home with. After the summer holidays please can you return the completed sheets to school where the pictures will be judged on the neatness of their colouring in and their individuality. There will be a small prize awarded by Mrs Glover.

 

I hope you all enjoy the summer holidays and I look forward to seeing the children as they embark on Key Stage Two.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jack Vaughan

Year 2 Forest School

Year 2 Forest School 1

Year 2 Forest School

Year 2 Forest School 1

Year 2 Homework

12.7.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

Class two have been very lucky over the last few weeks and have been on two great trips. I would like to say a huge thank you to the children for absolutely impeccable behaviour during both trips. The children showed fantastic engagement with the opportunities that they were given and never needed to be reminded how they should be behaving. It has been a pleasure to take the children on these trips.

 

It was great to see so many parents at the Open Evening last week and a lovely way to start to bring the term to a finish. Can you please send in any spare bags with the children so that they can take their school books home with them. They have been working hard and there are a lot of books that will require transporting!

 

This week the class have used the experiences that they gained from their trip to The School at Somerhill to theme our classroom learning. The children created some beautiful pieces of writing based on the trip. We have also used our artistic skills to create some beautiful pieces of art work.

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework.

 

Kind regards,

Jack Vaughan

Year 2 Forest School

Year 2 Forest School 1

Year 2 Homework

5.7.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week the class have finished off their amazing costumes for the summer production. They have worked brilliantly at following instructions to create some beautiful accessories to their costumes.

 

We were able to use our time at Forest School this week to link in with the theme of our summer production with the class creating arrows and a range of different woodland animal themed pieces.

 

We are very excited about our upcoming trips to Hall Place and Somerhill. The class will participate in a selection of different garden based activities during our time at Hall Place, engaging with the beautiful surrounding of the venue. During our trip to Hall Place the children planted their own runner beans in the vegetable garden section of the garden. This is located near the entrance to Hall Place and is free to enter. We encourage you to go up and visit with your child to check on the progress of the plants!

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework and the classes Forest School picture.

 

Kind regards,

Jack Vaughan

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Year 2 Homework

28.6.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

Due to Mrs Woodhouse and myself being away at the end of last week with Year 3 camping I apologise for not sending home this week’s homework. To enable everyone the chance to practise their spellings, we will reset the same homework from last week this week.

 

Year 2 have continued to have a busy week with Mrs Frederick taking the class for some topical learning on Monday. The class explored symmetry in shapes and also in nature. They were able to use this topic to theme their maths learning and their creative curriculum time.

 

The class continued to use our topic for their work during Tuesday when Mrs Wetz took the class for a nature based science morning.

 

Next week the class will be visiting Hall Place in Bexley. The day is planned to be an exciting and interactive experience. The class will be leaving after registration and will return in time for normal end of school arrangements. Please can you ensure that your child wears suitable school uniform for the weather conditions, including a red school hat. The children will need two snacks and a refillable water bottle. We will be able to spend some time in the shop so please can you send in no more than £5 with your child in a named envelope or named wallet.

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework and the classes Forest School photo.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jack Vaughan

21.6.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

During this week the class have worked hard practising their Maypole celebration. The children have learnt their words perfectly and have been able to recall the dance steps brilliantly, fingers crossed the weather helps us to perform at our best!

 

This week the children have been reviewing their maths learning from throughout the year. The class completed some work thinking about the place value of numbers from 0-100 and how we write these numbers in words. We have also continued to develop our understanding of time and counting in multiples.

 

For our literacy learning this week the class used our topic to theme their own floral poems. Everyone was able to remember where we need to position the rhyming words to enable our poems to have maximum impact.

 

Next week Year 2 will be having their Forest School sessions during Tuesday afternoon. This will remain this way, unless otherwise informed, for the rest of the term.

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework. Also please see this week's Forest School photo.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jack Vaughan

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Picture 1

14.6.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

It was lovely to welcome back the class from a lovely half term holiday. It was great to hear the adventures that the children have been up to. We have used the different activities that we participated in over the holidays, to create sentences that include a noun, verb and adjective.

 

In our maths learning this week the children have looked at the properties of 2D shapes. The class have specifically worked on lines of symmetry and how the amount of symmetry changes depending on the shape. We have also continued to develop our understanding of time.

 

Thank you very much for practising ‘In an English Country Garden’ with the class over the half term. The children have started this term knowing the words, which is a great help. Please see attached for a copy of the lyrics, we will be singing this verse three times through. This week we have practised our dance for the maypole and we hope to see you next week for our maypole celebrations.

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework.

 

Kind regards,

Jack Vaughan

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Year 2 homework

In An English Country Garden

24.5.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

The class have achieved some great work this week with their SATS assessments. They should all be very proud of their achievements and hard work. The half term is a very well earned rest for the children.

 

During our maths learning this week the children have continued to work on their ability to tell the time. The class have applied their understanding of fractions to help them with different times.

 

In our literacy learning this week the children have used a variety of different punctuation to add expression to their writing. We have explored exclamation marks and question marks and it has been lovely to see these being used in the classes writing.

 

For this year's Maypole celebration Year 2 will be performing the topical song of 'In an English Country Garden'. Can you please practice the attached lyrics with your child over the half term break. 

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework. I hope you all have a lovely restful two weeks off and I look forward to seeing everyone on their return for the Summer term.

 

Kind regards,

Jack Vaughan

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Year 2 homework

17.5.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week the children have worked really hard completing some of their Year 2 SATS assessments. It has been great to see the children feeling confident with the learning that they have achieved during this Key Stage and applying it in the papers. The class will continue to finish off their papers during next week.

 

In our maths learning this week the class have thought about their number bonds and how they can see patterns within them to help increase the range of numbers that they use.

 

For our literacy learning we have focussed on our reading skills and using our inference to deepen our understanding of the stories that we have explored.

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jack Vaughan

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Year 2 Homework

Dear Parents,

 

We started this week with an exciting and engaging workshop at the literature festival. The class enjoyed the opportunity to listen to and meet Maz Evans. She read her book Rosie Harker Nosey Parker to the group with great enthusiasm. Maz then allowed the children to explore what they would find if they were being nosey.

 

In our maths learning this week the children have been developing their skills at recording and representing their calculations on paper. We have looked at number sentences using all the different operations and also worded number problems.

 

For our literacy lessons this week the class have used their editing and reviewing skills to help improve and develop pieces of work that they have already started.

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework.

 

Kind regards,

Jack Vaughan

3.5.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week in our maths lessons we have looked at a range of different subjects. The class have explored scales and where we use them in life. We are remembering to start reading our scales from 0 and then looking to see what jumps the scale is going up in. The children have also explored using money to measure the amount something is worth and how we can make the same amount using different coins.

 

For our literacy learning this week the children have continued to develop their comprehension skills. We have had a lot of classroom discussion about the different questions that we are being asked. Encouraging the children to read the question before they start reading has helped to increase their speed with answering.

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework.

 

Kind regards,

Jack Vaughan

Year 2 Forest School

Year 2 Forest School 1

Year 2 homework

26.4.19

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week for our literacy learning we have focussed on planning and creating good structure within our written work. The children have used a variety of different starting points to start their writing. The class have impressed us all with some beautiful handwriting during their work.

 

In our maths lessons the class have worked on their ability to visually represent the number sentences that we are completing. The children have looked at a range of different process and what we need to draw to help us work out the calculations.

 

For the start of this term we will be continuing with our castles topic. The children have shown great engagement with the topic and we feel that we haven’t accessed all the learning opportunities that are available.

 

Please see attached for this week’s homework and Year 2's Forest School photo.

 

Kind regards,

Jack Vaughan

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