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Koalas - Year 2

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Welcome to Koala Class' page! Here you will find lots of information about our class, and you will also find photos of us learning. Visit often so you are always up to date with Koalas!

Class Information:

Teacher: Mrs Brough

TA: Miss Cox

 

PE

Our PE day is TUESDAY. Please ensure your child has NAMED kit in school during term time. As weather can be quite unpredictable, we advise that both shorts and jogging bottoms are kept in PE bags, along with a sweatshirt for cooler days. 

 

Homework

Homework is set on WEDNESDAYs and returned on TUESDAYs.

 

Reading

We would like children to read as much as possible- every night would be perfect! We will continue to award raffle tickets for those who read at least 5 times a week. Those children will also be able to choose a small prize from Mrs Brough's special box! We will collect in reading records on a MONDAY to count up how many reads your child has for that week. 

 

Children are responsible for changing their own books. They can do this every morning before they do their morning challenge. We encourage children to reread books for pleasure, and to develop fluency which comes with reading familiar books. 

 

We will regularly review reading levels to see if children are ready to move on. It is important that children read widely within their book band so they have a broad diet of books. Please encourage your child to read information texts, poetry and stories.

 

Reading can be done anywhere- cereal packets at breakfast, signs on the roads, etc. It is easy to get 5 reads in a week if you include all of the little bits that you do daily without even thinking about it!

 

While we would like children to read their book band books, please also feel free to share favourite or new books at home. These can also count towards daily reading.

 

Belongings

Please could you ensure tat all of your child's clothes and other belongings are named. This will help at the end of warm days or PE sessions when we have jumpers etc left over.

 

Water Bottles

Water is very important for health and learning! We have cups in class, but a named water bottle in school daily would be great!

 

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Fire: Friend or Foe?

Our first topic is all about fire! We will be learning about the Great Fire of London in our History lessons, as well as about using maps and symbols in Geography. Our art will be about creating fiery images using paint and collage. Our DT lessons will be all about bread! We will be tasting different breads then baking our own flavours in the Great Eye Bake Off! We will be linking our English work with our topic, beginning with writing a story about a boy who lived in the times of the fire! Our maths work continues on the Maths No problem! journey. We begin with counting, adding and subtracting. 

 

History off the Page

We will be having a very exciting day where we all get into role as Londoners at the time of the Great Fire! We will dress up and become craftspeople who gossip about who might have caused the fire! Then we become archaeologists, digging for evidence! History off the Page will be on Friday 8th December. We will need lots of adult helpers, so please let us know if you are able to come and dress up with us!

Pulling down houses as fire breaks

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Bring out your dead!

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Making a water line to put out the fire

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15/09/17 Look at our amazing maths! We were working on place value in our co-op groups. Then we went on a Galloping Gallery to peer-asses our learning. We gave smilie faces if the group had 6 different representations, or we added things in if needed.

15/09/17 Look at our amazing maths! We were working on place value in our co-op groups. Then we went on a Galloping Gallery to peer-asses our learning. We gave smilie faces if the group had 6 different representations, or we added things in if needed.  1
15/09/17 Look at our amazing maths! We were working on place value in our co-op groups. Then we went on a Galloping Gallery to peer-asses our learning. We gave smilie faces if the group had 6 different representations, or we added things in if needed.  2
15/09/17 Look at our amazing maths! We were working on place value in our co-op groups. Then we went on a Galloping Gallery to peer-asses our learning. We gave smilie faces if the group had 6 different representations, or we added things in if needed.  3

22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.

22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  1
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  2
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  3
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  4
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  5
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  6
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  7

22/09/17 Today we learned about Rainbow sentences to helpus write in sentences which make sense. Here are the sentences we wrote in co-op groups. Children: can you explain what each colour is?

22/09/17 Today we learned about Rainbow sentences to helpus write in sentences which make sense. Here are the sentences we wrote in co-op groups. Children: can you explain what each colour is?  1
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