Weekly Update: 21/10/2021
We have had a lovely final week of Term 1. We have been looking at the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright and have been learning all about alliteration. We have been writing our own spooky Halloween sentences that include alliteration. Ask your child if they can tell you a sentence that they wrote. In PSHE, we were thinking about what we can do if we have an argument or a disagreement with a friend. We made a poster that included suggestions for how to make friends after a falling out. We loved looking at each others 50 Point Projects, we created a gallery and had the chance to look at everyones. Some children were happy to keep theirs in school for the display. They have worked really hard. Have a great half term, get some rest ready for a busy Term 2. Have a frightful halloween!
This week in Pine Class...
Weekly Update: 15/10/2021
This week in Pine Class it has been our Commando Joe's unit. Our missions have been based on the story of Pocahontas. They included: protecting the children of the tribe by carrying them to safety - Pine class had to carry a soft toy across a set of obstacles and it was great to see them showing how kind and caring they are. The children had to work together in two teams, the Native Americans and the English. The English had to try and free John Smith and the Americans were trying to keep him captured. Our final mission was to create a sturdy bridge that the Native Americans could use to cross the treacherous, rough river. Below you will see how they got on! It was great to meet with lots of parents this week and we hope you found it useful. As mentioned to a number of parents, in the next week or two we will add some resources to the website that you could use to support your child at home.
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Weekly Update: 08/10/2021
This has been another busy week in Pine class. We have been enjoying our new book 'The Magic Porridge Pot'. The children have been thinking about which parts of the story are the beginning, middle and end in preparation to retell the story in their own words. In Science the children completed an investigation. They had to see if they could make a bridge for a toy car using only 8 sheets of paper and sticky tape. It was great to see all children joining in and working together as a team. Ask your child if their group were able to complete the challenge! In History the children continued to find out about the Great Fire of London, this week they found out how is started and how it spread. Have a great weekend.
Term 1 - Week 5
We have had a fun week in Pine class. We have been exploring the book ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and thinking about lists and instruction writing. The children had great fun weighing out the ingredients and making their own gingerbread men. We then wrote instructions to explain to someone how you to make gingerbread men. See if your child can remember the ingredients and equipment needed to make them. Can they tell you the method? In Maths we have been making connections between numbers, for example… if I know that 5+3=8 how can this help me to work out 50+30? In RE, we have been thinking about Moses and considering the type of leader that he may have been.
Term 1 - Week 3
Another great week in Pine Class. The children have been working really hard and we are feeling really proud of them all. In Maths we focused on using the part-whole model to partition numbers and towards the end of the week we used place value charts to compare numbers. See if your child can tell you about one of these! In PSHE we spent time discussing ways to make new friends and the best ways to keep a friendship. We have been continuing to look at Materials in Science and we were thinking about man-made and natural objects. Have a lovely weekend. Let’s hope the sun shines.
Term 1 - Week 2
What a wonderful first full week in Pine Class. The children have become great at following the routines and all seem happy and settled. We hope they have been coming home in the same way. We have been reading the well known story, The Three Little Pigs and rewriting parts of the story in our own words. In Science, we started thinking about our new topic ‘Materials’. The children identified objects made from: wood, metal, plastic, glass and fabric. Friday afternoon was great fun starting our Art unit. We compared work by various artists and used pencils to recreate our favourite images. Ask your child which picture they drew!
Welcome to Pine Class!
A huge welcome to Pine Class!
Hello everyone, I am Mrs Dunn and I teach in Pine Class on a Wednesday afternoon, a Thursday and a Friday. This is my 6th year working at CPS, I have loved meeting all the wonderful children and helping them learn during this time. I live with my husband and my daughter Penny. We love spending our time going for days out.
Hello, I'm Mrs Lewis and I teach Pine Class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. I've worked at Carterton Primary School for many happy years and I've taught lots of wonderful children. I live with my husband, my daughter, our dog, Buddy and our house rabbit, Twinkle.
To find our classroom please come into the school by the small pedestrian gate to the left of the driveway and line up on the path. A member of staff will meet you at the bottom gate and the children will walk into their class.
Our day starts at 8:40am and finishes at 3:10pm. We have lunch between 12:00am and 1:00pm
PE Days are: Wednesday
This Term’s Topic is: London's Burning
We are really pleased that you are joining Pine Class and look forward to seeing you soon!
Mrs Dunn and Mrs Lewis
50 Point Projects
Below you will find a list of words that Year 2 children are expected to be able to read and write by the end of Year 2
Mr T's Phonics