Hello and welcome to Nessa class.
We are a year 2 class and our teacher is Mrs Earley.
We are lucky to have Mrs Duke as our teaching assistant.
Our PE day is Monday morning taught by Go Active. We ask that PE kit is in school on Monday morning, and kept in school all week.
We have no homework books this year, but we ask that you practice your times tables weekly. For year 2 these are x2, x3, x5, and x10 tables, these will also be practiced in 99 club in school. We ask that children read 5 times a week with an adult at home. Please make sure reading diaries and books are in school daily. There will be spellings, and a weekly test.
Watch this space, as topic based homework for the half-term, along with spellings will be on a half termly newsletter.
This half term, our topic is the Inventing Room and our text is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Week Commencing 15th October
What an exciting end to the half term. On Monday, we were very concerned when we realised how much chocolate we eat, and the thought of the Oompa Loompas leaving the chocolate factory was enough for Nessa class to know that was not going to happen! The children have produced some great persuasive writing, and we knew their hard work had paid off when the Oompa Loompas wrote a letter to say they were staying.
Maths this week has linked to the half term’s learning with children using what they already know and applying this to new concepts. Friday brought a whole class challenge, and it is safe to say, the sheep are in the correct fields.
We were very excited when a lighthouse appeared in the class, this was a big clue to next term’s learning. The children are already wondering what we might be learning about...
Enjoy the half term break and we will see you back in class on Tuesday 30th October.
Week Commencing 8th October 2018
Nessa were very excited this week when they received post. The excitement quickly turned to concern when they learnt that the Oompa Loompas had decided to leave the chocolate factory and return home. As we speak the children are working very hard on persuading the Oompa Loompas to stay.
Math has shown great problem solving with fact families, and deciding which problems Mrs Earley can't get right. We were very proud of our three, 99 Club movers. However, we had six children who were only a couple of questions away. We are very proud of the determination the children have in moving onto the next club. Well Done!
Apparently I am the best teacher ever, but I think it has more to do with our chocolate bar making this week, and then designing and making our very own chocolate bar covers. Watch out next week as the children will be bringing their home made bars home. I can't guarantee that any will be shared.
Please remember that we have our parent consultations next week, and I look forward to seeing you all then.
Stay safe in the blustery weather.
Week commencing 1st October 2018
Another hardworking week in Nessa. Please ask the children about the lickable wall paper they designed this week.
Our science has led us to understand the different properties of materials, which will help next week when we choose the best wrapping material for our chocolate bars.
Math continues to challenge the children but they are tackling it head on. We have been looking at greater than and less than, comparing number and groups of objects.
'Good morning Star Shine, the Earth says hello', this is how Willy Wonka greets the golden ticket winners, and we have been looking at the moment they enter the factory for the first time. This has led to some great expanded noun phrases which will lead on to their recount writing next week.
Please sign up for the parent consultations if you have not already done so.
It has been brought to my attention that some children have had paint on their clothes this week. Could I please ask that you send in an old shirt or large t-shirt that they could keep in class to protect their uniform, as we will be doing a lot of craft lessons over the coming weeks.
I have attached a letter this week regarding next terms project, and your support for some junk modelling.
Week commencing 24th September 2018
This week we have been re-combining our partitioned numbers, and the children have shown great understanding and questioning in their math lessons. It has meant a lot of manipulating concrete objects (Base Ten and Numicon), and completing math sentences by drawing on the tables.The end of the week the children were able to show off what they had learnt and were very proud to show Miss Sweet how to recombine 2 digit numbers. Well done Nessa you have shown great determination and confidence in all your math lessons.
We were really lucky to have a Pobble Day on Wednesday morning where we were able to write some amazing stories 'I am a window and I can see'. We were very impressed by the different settings the children chose. Our other English lessons have focused on our recount of part of the Charlie story, we have learnt all about expanded noun phrases,verbs and subordinating clauses. Both myself and Mrs Duke are looking forward to reading the recounts next week.
Please can I ask that you continue to read with your children daily and you keep practicing those times tables.
Outside Miss Sweet’s office, the sign up sheets are ready to book appointments for parent consultations.
Week Commencing 17th September 2018
As another week goes by myself and Mrs Duke continue to be amazed at how hard the children are working, and showing great determination in all they do. We have spent the week looking at 2 digit numbers and how we can partition these. As we move into next week we will be looking to partition and recombine. It is really important that children understand the value of numbers and where they fit in relation to one another. Can I please ask that you can find some time to practice your times table, we are focusing on the 2's this half term, and knowing these will help with the children's fluency in their math lessons. There are lots of free apps that can support learning of the tables.
Please ask the children about their character descriptions of either Charlie or Augustus. There has been some amazing adjectives for Augustus, 'plump' being my personal favourite. The children have made their own characters and added their writing. Watch this space for some photos once the display is up in class.
We continue to use Charlie as our inspiration in our lessons, with some wonderful art wok on the creatures that lived in Loompaland. We are beginning to look at Roald Dahl and all his wonderous books he wrote.
Don't forget individual photos on Monday and family groups from 8am.
Week commencing 10th September 2018
Another week and it has flown by. Both myself and Mrs Duke have been very impressed by the attitude of the whole class. We are working very hard on using our virtues, with many children showing kindness, determination and perseverance. Please ask them about our class promise.
We have nominated our class school council member, and we are sure they are going to be a great asset to the council.
Do you know your verb from your noun or even your adjective? Well Nessa class do and they have been using some amazing adjectives to describe Charlie and Augustus from our topic. We are looking forward to their completed character description next week.
Math has proven tricky this week, and we have showed great determination and team work to begin to understand place value.
Keep up the good work Nessa you have all been amazing this week.
It was great to be back after the summer break, the children have certainly grown. We have spent the first two days settling into our new classroom and admiring the finished building work throughout the school. The children were very excited to finally use the new trim trail in the playground.
Just a reminder that PE is on a Monday, don't forget your kits next week. Spellings will start from Monday, so we will be having our first test on Friday. If you misplace the newsletter it is available on our class page.
We will start reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory next week, so it would be great if you wanted to share this story at home as well.