Willow Class – Year 2
Hello and welcome to Willow Class! From Monday to Thursday our class teacher is Miss Beardshaw and on Friday it is Mrs. Clements. Our TA is Mrs. Densley.
In Willow Class we love to learn, play, discover and explore together.
Our mornings consist of phonics, maths and English lessons followed by a fun and nurturing wider curriculum focus in the afternoons. We love to read and have lots of opportunities to do so throughout the school day, whether this be in small groups or a 1:1 session with our teachers. We have creative and engaging lessons with lots of opportunities for hands-on activities and we love getting involved with all the school-wide activities as well!
Welcome to Term 5
Welcome back everyone, I hope you had a lovely and relaxing break, it’s hard to believe it is term 5 already! We have lots of exciting things planned this term.
In maths we will be building on our knowledge of counting in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s and beginning our look at fractions before moving on to geometry. Our class novel this term is The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy and in English we will be exploring The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson, after which we will write our own story. In science we will be continuing our topic of plants and get to make predictions, observations and grow our own bean plant, you can see photos of this uploaded below throughout the coming weeks. In RE we will be looking at Christianity and the Christian story of creation. In geography we will be building on our knowledge of the UK by comparing it to Hong Kong, looking specifically at their respective populations, climates and cultures.
As always, it is imperative that children in Willow Class read at least 4 times a week at home. Children must bring their book bags in on Friday ready for a change of book.
Children are also encouraged to take part in Times-Table Rockstars and Numbots – these are easily accessible online and are a great way to improve times tables and number bond knowledge.
Term 5 Pictures
Growing our Bean Plants
With the help of Bill (the watering can!), we have planted our beans. We will be making careful observations in the coming weeks can’t wait to watch them grow over term 5. Building in from last terms learning, we came to the conclusion that they should grow best in soil with lots of sunlight and daily watering.
TERM 5 SPELLINGS
Reading at Home
It can be really tricky knowing how to support your child with reading so with the help of some Willows, we have made two videos to give you some ideas on how you can help. It is also good to read the same book with your child at least 3 or 4 times, this enables them to develop fluency when reading a book that has become more familiar.
DUNDRY BOOK WEEK
During the week beginning 1st March we will enjoy a whole week of book themed fun, to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 4th March. Each afternoon the children will choose an activity or two to try from an exciting menu created by their teachers. See the video below to hear Dundry teachers reading some their favourite stories and poems.
A DINO DISCOVERY
In term 4 we learnt all about dinosaurs. In one lesson, we were able to use our map reading skills to locate some dinosaur eggs! We had to be very careful when extracting them from the egg.
SCIENCE WEEK 2021
We have had such fun during science week this year. Each afternoon we have conducted experiments and investigations and recorded our results. On Monday we predicted which material would be best to protect an egg from an egg drop and on Tuesday we practiced colour mixing by making slime. On Wednesday we thought about what it means to be healthy and taste tasted some exotic fruits including papaya, physalis, dragon fruit and passion fruit. On Thursday we observed how we could mix two different colours using some food colouring, two cups of water and some kitchen roll. What a fun week!
Celebrating Home Learning.
There has been so much fantastic home learning completed during lockdown and we have been so impressed and proud of Willow Class’ efforts. You can check out some of their fantastic work below. Well done Willows!
Term 3 Week 6
Term 3 Week 5
Term 3 Week 4
Term 3 Week 3
Term 3 Week 1 & 2