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Archive | 2016

Happy Christmas

This week the children have finished their ‘Take One Picture’ art projects, which you can see displayed in the classrooms.

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Thank you for all the lovely gifts. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

Panto fun!

This week the children have taken part in a range of Christmas activities including our carol service, pantomime and Christmas Lunch. Well done to all those who did a reading in the church.

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In English we have been looking at using commas in lists. The children enjoyed looking at Christmas objects gathering data on tally charts and pictograms in maths. As part of our ‘Take One Picture’ project the children made their mats/seat coverings using their symmetrical pattern designs.

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French post

Chers parents,

Here are the links to the two Christmas songs that the children have been learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p41FBlsE2KA (traditional Christmas song for children)

Paroles Petit Papa Noel C’est la belle nuit de Noel La neige etend son manteau blanc Et les yeux leves vers le ciel A genoux, les petits enfants Avant de fer…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-PD5iz7qdE (French version of Jingle Bells)

Abonnez-vous pour ne manquer aucune vidéo karaoké → http://bit.ly/1hl2uAM ♫ Chantez avec nous les plus belles chansons de Noël avec toutes les paroles → ht…

Joyeux Noël

Madame Annis

Christmas begins

This week in English the children have been exploring noun phrases and expanded noun phrases. They used these to write a shape poem.


In maths the children have been telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Please encourage the children to practise telling the time at home.


The children enjoyed the Christmas theme in French which resulted in someone being decorated like a Christmas tree.



Grace Darling’s heroic adventure

In English the children have enjoyed being reporters using interesting vocabulary to write a newspaper article about Grace Darling.


In maths the children have been looking at fractions of a shape and then applied their knowledge to find fractions of numbers.


Following on from our lessons about giving and receiving gifts the children had a visit from Judith who talked about a Christians perspective of giving and receiving at this time of year.

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Sustainability week

This week in maths we have been making amounts and adding amounts together using money.


In English we have planned a newspaper report about Grace Darling.


The children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in different activities for sustainability week. Thank you for sending in a variety of resources to support the activities.

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Chers parents,

Year 2 children have been learning about ‘les fruits’ and ‘les legumes’ and here are links to some videos to help your child practise these topics at home whilst having fun.


Pomme de reinette et pomme d’api Tapis tapis rouge Pomme de reinette et pomme d’api Tapis tapis gris Pomme de reinette et pomme d’api Tapis tapis rouge Pomme de …

(song – Pomme de Reinette)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJ1GDTCNZU (song – Mon petit lapin)

http://www.mondedestitounis.fr/ La comptine “Mon petit lapin” pour les enfants Paroles: Mon petit lapin S’est caché dans le jardin Cherchez moi Coucou coucou…



With this fun video, young children will be able to learn the fruit in French. Le citron (lemon), la framboise (rasberry), la fraise (strawberry), la poire (…

(vocabulary practice and game– fruits)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6uhkfW_wso&t=44s (vocabulary practice and game- legumes)

Madame Annis

Spotacular week

The children came to school dressed in spots and have enjoyed wearing their bow-ties that they have been making in soft start this week.


In English we have been learning how to use apostrophes for contractions ( joining 2 words e.g. I will – I’ll) and possession (belonging to e.g. Fred’s bat.)


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This week in Maths we have been dividing by repeated subtraction and arrays.


The children enjoyed getting messy using clay to make their mythical creatures.

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Next week we will be participating in St Albans sustainability week.

On Tuesday Crimson class will be cooking apple crumble. If anyone has any spare apples please bring them in on Monday.

Wednesday we will be working on our creative project. To help us with this we will need some recyclable objects.

Crimson: boxes, cartons,  empty food containers, plastic pots etc. (Please bring in on Monday.)

Scarlet: leaves (Please bring in on Wednesday morning.)




Little Red Hen

This week in English the children have writing their own versions of the Little Red Hen story. They have been challenged to use a variety of punctuation including: inverted commas for speech, question marks and exclamation marks. Many of the children were also able to use synonyms for said.


In Maths they have been doing multiplication using different methods, such as: repeated addition and arrays. The final session was a problem solving activity using all their knowledge they had learnt earlier in the week.


The children have begun to research Grace Darling on the I-pads using safe search. Their homework this week is to find out more facts about her.

Welcome back

This week in English the children have been looking at the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and have planned their own version ready to write next week. In maths the children have enjoyed finding numbers around the classroom and rounding them to the nearest ten or hundred. The children have enjoyed designing their own mythical creatures as part of the ‘Take One Picture’ project that the whole school are taking part in.


Autumn (term 2) homework – Year 2

Homework will be posted on the blog every half term showing you the day it will be discussed with the children and the task. Each task will relate to an objective covered during the week.


Friday 4th November 2016: Practise writing these words; oh, looked, Mrs, called, Mr, people, their, could, asked, putting them into a sentence when you feel confident. Remember to join some of your letters. A good method to use is ‘look, say, cover, write, check’.


Friday 11th November 2016: We have started to find out about Grace Darling and children used the internet to help them complete their own research. What else can you find out? You can use the internet or non-fiction books.


Friday 18th November 2016: In Maths we have been looking at using repeated subtraction and arrays to divide. However other possible methods can include drawings or sharing objects such as sweets or raisins.

Find as many ways as you can, to divide the numbers 12, 20 and 15 equally.


Friday 25th November 2016: Last week in English we looked at apostrophes. Read a book and list the words that use an apostrophe. Extension: Sort the words into those that use the apostrophe for contraction (do not = don’t) or possession (Hannah’s ball).


Friday 2nd December 2016: Next week in Maths we will be looking at time. To prepare for this practise writing the days of the week thinking about spelling and making sure it starts with a capital letter. You could extend further by writing a sentence about each day of the week.


Please bring the homework books back on the week beginning of the 5th December 2016 to be marked.


Thank you