Together we nurture the genius in everyone
|Megan Griffiths||Class Teacher|
|Sharon Tam-Alkis||Learning Assistant|
|Gillian Okello||Learning Assistant|
|Dee McGovern||Learning Assistant|
|Natalie Mablis||Class Teacher + Teaching Assistant|
|Cherry Forest||Learning Assistant|
Year 2 Blog
Stationery in School
All stationary is provided by the year 2 teachers. Please do not bring pencil cases to school.
Friday 18th October 2019
Year2 Meet the Parent Presentation at the bottom of this page.
|Week beginning: Monday 21st October|
• We are making our own castle fact books.
• We are learning and reciting poetry.
• We are using our known addition and subtraction facts for related number facts e.g 9 + 1 = 10 so 90 + 10 = 100
|Topic||We are learning all about castles. This week we will be learning all about the different parts of a castle and about castle life|
• Related number facts maths activity –please use the question prompts with children when helping them with their homework.
• We will not be sending home individual spellings this week. Instead, we ask that you use that time for reading with your child. We have sent home reading question prompts that may be useful to you.
Please see Year 2 common exception spelling list in your child’s bag. Please have this on display and encourage your children to use this word mat when writing in their homework diaries, shopping lists, letters etc.
Swans will be starting Forest School this week (Woodpeckers will be doing this next half term). Please see the board outside the classroom for which day your child will be doing this (either Monday or Tuesday). On these days your child needs to bring into school (in a labelled carrier bag) the following items:
-long sleeved top
-waterproof jackets/ coats and trousers (weather permitting/if available)
-tracksuit/ casual bottoms
Woodpeckers – Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor)
Swans – Wednesday (outdoor) Thursday (indoor)
Please ensure your child comes to school in an weather appropriate PE kit on their PE day.
Friday 25th October - Castle/Medieval dress up day. Children to come dressed up as a medieval character (e.g knight, princess, king, queen, we have even had a child come as a castle!). Please do not feel as though you have to buy an outfit, a white sheet and cardboard sword/shield will do!
12th November – trip to the Fire Station. We will be putting a signup sheet for parent helpers outside the classrooms shortly.
Peasants wore simple clothes made from coarse linen or wool. Wealthy people wore more elaborate clothing in finer fabrics such as silk. Knights wore chain mail and tunics, and princesses wore fine gowns and tall, conical hats. Create medieval costumes inexpensively by adapting items found in your closet or at charity stores.
Use a long dress as a base for a girl's medieval costume. If necessary, layer it over a long-sleeve shirt to cover the arms. Loose, flowing sleeves were popular. If the dress is too long, cut off a section from the hem and use it as a belt to cinch in the waist. Choose plain fabrics in natural colours for a peasant outfit, or more luxurious, richly coloured clothing for a medieval princess.
Add a large shawl or hooded cloak to complete a girl's peasant outfit and a leather belt at the waist. Hang a small leather bag and some large keys from the belt. For a medieval princess costume, add a tiara or tall, pointed hat. Make a tall hat by cutting a large semicircle of coloured cardstock and rolling it into a cone shape. Add coloured streamers hanging from the pointed top.
Make a tunic as a base for a boy's medieval costume by cutting away the arms and neck from an oversized T-shirt. For a peasant costume, use simple, earthy colours. Wear a long-sleeve shirt under the tunic and cinch it at the waist with a leather belt. Add tights or leggings underneath. For a knight costume, choose bright colours for the tunic and tights. Wear a light grey long-sleeve top under the tunic to look like chain mail. Glue a medieval cross or shield emblem to the front of the tunic cut from coloured felt.
Complete a boy's peasant costume by adding a wool cloak. Thread criss-crossed shoelaces through holes punched at the edges of an open-necked shirt or tunic. For a knight, buy a helmet and sword from a costume store. Hang the sword from a leather belt worn at the waist.
For both boys' and girls' outfits, add leather boots or sandals. Tie long strips of criss-crossed leather around long boots for an authentic finish.
Year 2 team