Swallows class page 2022-23
Miss Blick, Mrs Bennet, Mrs Charles and
Welcome to Swallows Year 2!
Monday 13th January
This week in Swallows:
We will be having forest school again this Thursday! Make sure you you come in wearing your outdoor clothes and bring your wellies and waterproofs in a separate bag to keep on your peg.
Mrs Lock will be with you on Wednesday mornings teaching RE and Science.
This week is an exciting learning week in Swallows. We are now starting to learn about Money in Maths. In Writing, we will also finish drawing and retelling our Friend Wanted poster inspired by our class text The Lonely Beast and write a final version!
All of you are really putting in 100% in your lessons and producing some brilliant work! Well done!
Scroll down to see some recent examples of our fantastic learning in class :)
Please scroll down for our curriculum overview for the year, our time table for Term 3 and list of Y1/2 spelling words.
Breaks/Lunch: KS1 morning break is at 10:30am, where a fruit snack is provided. Lunchtime is at 12:00pm (please see the recent menu for the food choices for lunches). We also have an afternoon break at 2:00pm in KS1.
PE will continue to be on a Monday and Tuesday - please come to school dressed in the appropriate PE kit.
PE kits must be school colours.
Forest School will start first week back on Thursday 5th January.
Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday- this will be on the Learn Platform and must be completed in homework books and handed in.
Please CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Year 1 and 2 spellings which your child needs to know.
Some of the amazing learning and activities we have been doing in Swallows...
Our Term 1 Writing has been inspired by Roald Dahl books TheTwits and The Enormous Crocodile. We absolutely loved reading these chapter books and our classroom was filled with laughter at all the funny and silly things that happen!
Inspired by these books, we wrote some short stories. We practiced using noun phrases, time connectives and a range of conjunctions. To help us with our sentence structure and punctuation we used story maps to retell the story we wanted to write.
Here is a super story that we wrote about one of the tricks that Muggle Whump played on the terrible Twits!
Design & Technology
Inspired by local jeweler Claire Vowell and her story Nurdle, we designed and made eco-friendly magnets by using plastic bottle tops. Everyone's magnet was unique and brilliant!
We have also been learning about Shapes in Maths. Throughout this topic, we have been carefully learning about 2d and 3d shapes and their properties, drawing shapes and completing shapes using lines of symmetry. Everyone has tried their best to be an accurate and careful learner and shown a fantastic level of understanding. Well done all of you in Swallows!
Here are some pictures of our lesson counting vertices and edges on a 3d shape.
We quickly learnt that counting edges on a hexagonal prism can be tricky as there are so many of them! But we came up with some good strategies to help us! ;)
Term 3 -
Writing - We have been learning how to write subordinate clause sentences this week in Swallows and have made a super start and shown good understanding. We wrote them from the perspective of The Lonely Beast describing his character.
History - we have started our new History topic on World War 1.
We have been historians and used a historical building to help us look for clues to understand more about our local history and how the WW1 affected the lives of people where we live.
Here are some pictures of your classroom!