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Thank you 

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Parent Meeting this week.  We hope you found it informative.  Please see below for the slides we used, for those of you who requested it.

 

Quite a few parents asked for support with Maths; we hope to plan in another meeting for this later in the school year.  In the mean time, please come and speak to us if you have any specific questions.

**New learning alert

Maths

This week we have been busy looking at sequences. We started the week looking at completing the next numbers in a sequence. Throughout the week, we have progressed this and have looked at missing numbers in a sequence. Our attendance has been really good this term so we won an Ipad session. We used this to look at mathletics and times tables rockstars. We had lots of fun!! 

 

Challenge: can you find the missing numbers?

2, 4, 6, ___ , ____, _____

50, 45, ___ , ____, _____

 

3, 6, ____,12, 15, ____, ____

10, ____, _____, 40, 50, _____

 

Super challenge:

2, 5, _____, _____, ______

63, 43,  _____, _____, ______

 

 

 

English

We have gone back to looking at the 'ingredients' of a sentence. We started the week of looking at what a sentence is. We then have moved onto looking at adding adjectives to make our sentences more exciting. 

On Friday, we have wrote our own sentences about Mrs Tiggy-Winkle. Take a look at our fantastic work.... 

 

 

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Leeds Library Trip

On Monday, we went to Leeds Library to attend a workshop on Nick Sharratt. We only enjoyed our trip and found out lots of information on him. We then had time at the end for lots of fun activities! 

 

Science Day

We have been busy making sling shots for Peter. We took a trip to the garden and gathered our outdoor and indoor resources. The children could use anything they wanted in the classroom. We had some creative ideas! We talked about our designs and why some worked better than others.Here are a few pictures...

 

Sling Shot Design / Testing

New learning alert

 

Maths

We have been recapping place value and consolidating our counting knowledge. We have been looking at adding/taking away tens and are starting to understand that when we add tens the ones digit never changes.

 

e.g. ten less       number      ten more

         14                 24               34

 

We have also been learning our times tables (Year 2 curriculum - x2, x3, x5 and x10). 

 

English 

We have been innovating the story of Peter Rabbit. The children have a structured model to change. This week we have been focussing on consistency of capitals letters, full stops and cursive handwriting. 

 

PE

The children are really enjoying PE this term. Our sport focus this half term is basketball. The sessions breakdown the key skills of basketball. 

 

Harvest Festival

Our class have been very busy getting ready for Harvest. We have been creating posters and  decorating boxes for our donations to go in.

 

Thank you so much for donations they have been shared between St George's Crypt and Trinity Day Centre! 

 

Have a lovely weekend. Remember our Class trip is on Monday the 8th. We will be back to school at a slightly later time of 3:45pm. 

**New learning alert**

 

Maths

This week we have been continuing with our place value topic. We have been comparing numbers using symbols (<,> and =). To do this, we worked out you need to look at the tens digit first and then the ones digit. We have also been looking at ordering numbers which follows the same rule (looking at tens and then the ones). 

 

English

This week we have been writing a wanted poster for Peter Rabbit. We have been writing it from Mr McGregor's point of view. We have been thinking of some great adjectives to describe Peter in our shared write. 

 

Science

We have started our science topic -materials. We have been investigating properties of materials through a practical investigation. 

 

Attendance award

As a class, we have won an attendance award  for being in school every day.  We have had an extra garden session. In this session, we have created a mini village. We linked this to our science and discussed properties of our houses. We decided they need to be hard, waterproof and flat to be the perfect house!

 

 

 

 

Garden Session - Class Attendance Award

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English

In Maths, we have still been looking at place value and exploring what the tens and ones represent. We have extended our learning and partitioned numbers in different ways. 

Look at this example below: 

 

CHALLENGE: can you partition these numbers in different ways? 

*45

*51

*62

 

English

In English, we have been learning our text, Peter Rabbit! We are really enjoying learning all about Peter Rabbit. Throughout this term, we will be focusing on warning tales. This will lead up to a hot write at the end of the term.  

 

Topic

We have been finishing our Victorian topic by comparing Victorian times to present now. 

 

 

 

**Learning alert **

 

We have had a jam-packed week full of learning!

 

Maths

In Maths, we have been looking at place value and exploring what the tens and ones represent. We have been making different numbers in various ways to consolidate learning. We have also started looking at partitioning numbers into tens and ones. 

 

English 

In English, we have been looking at sentences and what makes a sentence. We have also been looking at poems. We have rehearsed and performed poems, we have written a shared poem and written our own personal poems. 

 

Topic

Our topic is Queen Victoria and the Victorian times. We have been researching about Queen Victoria and what it was like for a child in the Victorian times. The children were shocked when they realised there were no TV's and Ipads. We acted out what it might have been like for a child in the Victorian times. 

 

 

 

                                           

Welcome Potter class! We hope that you have had a lovely Summer break, the children have told us all about their jam packed holidays! 

 

Please check this page every week, it will be updated with key information and children's work regularly so that you know all about what you child has been doing in class. We are really looking forward to working with you all throughout the year and we have lots of exciting activities planned. 

 

You should have a weekly timetable and half term newsletter in your child's book bag, please read this carefully. It will also be on our door. 

 

 

A Typical Week in Potter Class

 

Please be aware that Outdoor PE will take place on a Monday and that Indoor PE will take place on Wednesday. We recommend that children bring PE kit on Monday and take it home again on Friday, this way we can fit in extra PE if weather is an issue.

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