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MRS WEST AND MRS HOLMES SAY WELCOME TO TORNADO AND TYPHOON CLASSES.

Welcome to Term 5

We hope you had a great Easter holiday and we're really looking forward to our learning this term. We will be finding out about Florence Nightingale and Mary Secole in our Nurturing Nurses topic and exploring what plants need to grow in our science investigations.

The learning overview for this term can be found below. 

The Typhoons have been looking at making halves of objects and numbers in maths. In science we have set up a hydrophonics experiment with bean seeds. Ask a Typhoon what hydrophonics means!

Welcome back to the Classroom!

It has been great to have everyone back in school this week. There have been lots of Typhoons in school during the lockdown period and it has been lovely to work more closely with them over the past few weeks. However I've really enjoyed catching up with those who've been working from home now we're all back together. I can tell lots of people have been working hard at home and have done some amazing learning. Thank you so much to parents and carers for all their support with remote learning and their engagement with our SeeSaw platform. I have loved seeing what people have been doing at home.

During our first week back we have been focusing on re-establishing our learning behaviours and getting to know each other again. The children have settled back into classroom routines really well and we are enjoying reminding ourselves about number and place value in maths. In English we have been using the Colour Monster book to polish our sentence writing skills and writing descriptions of our monsters. We've begun our Topic of Explorers and fitted in some PE, Art and Science too, On Friday we are working on our "Going for Goals" day.

Now we are back at school we will be using SeeSaw to set home learning tasks so I hope you will be able to continue to support your child using this approach. I will be uploading an overview of our learning for the next three weeks shortly so you will be able to see what we will be focusing on up to Easter. In the meantime please continue to hear your children read, ideally everyday but if that's not possible at least three times a week. This will really help them with all their other learning.

Here are some pictures of the Typhoons on their shape hunt.

Below are some examples of home school learning from this week.

Last week Year 2 in school were been busy learning about making tints and the stages of human life. Below are some pictures showing what we've learnt.

Below is some of the work Year 2 have been doing over the last 2 weeks.

Over the coming weeks our class page will be updated with some work the children have been doing during this period of lockdown.

Year 2 Tornado and Typhoon Classes

Welcome back to 2021.

The start of the new term has been slightly different but we are encouraged by the fact we know the children are good workers and will adapt to this new way of learning very quickly. We will miss those not in school but can not wait for the day Tornados and Typhoons are back together again. Until then stay safe.

Year 2 Tornado and Typhoon Classes

Welcome back to Term 2.

Yesterday the Typhoons learnt a traditional Bonfire Poem and our new classmate taught us some actions he had been shown at his previous school. Here is a video of us performing the poem.

Year 2- Tornado and typhoon classes

Welcome to the Tornado and Typhoon classes. It is lovely to see you all back at school and we are really looking forward to our learning together this year.

The Tornado class teacher is Mrs West and Mrs Wingfield and Mrs Bartlett support the Tornados with their learning.

The Typhoon class teacher is Mrs Holmes and Mrs Hart supports the Typhoons with their learning. 

We use a home learning grid in Year 2. There are three regular literacy and numeracy tasks for each week which are: reading to an adult, practicing spellings and counting. In addition there is a choice of one activity from the grid each week. These are related to our current learning. Homework should be returned by Thursday each week.

Tornado PE lessons are on Monday and Wednesday.

Typhoon PE lessons are on Monday and Friday.

We have had a very busy term discovering the properties of different materials, building fire engines and finding out about London. We have really enjoyed writing letters to Paddington and to celebrate our amazing writing we will be enjoying marmalade sandwiches and watching the Paddington film at the end of the last week of this term.

Tornado Class's special visitor

Some of you may have spotted a special visitor when dropping your children off this morning. Paddington made the long journey from London to visit our class and taught them how to make his favourite snack...marmalade sandwiches! We made sandwiches and tucked into our tasty snacks just before play time. We were then able to write a class set of instructions for how to make marmalade sandwiches - please ask your children about these as I'm sure they will be excited to share them with you. Paddington had a lovely time visiting the children, although he wasn't very impressed with being left with the crust for his sandwiches!! We are hoping he will come back and visit soon as we have had a lovely day

Today we have been exploring wheels and axles in preparation for building our fire engines..

This week we have been learning about London and how it looked now and in the 17th Century. Here are some of our home learning models of current landmarks.

We have made a great start to our learning. Here are some of the Typhoons exploring materials to investigate their properties.