Welcome to Nessa Class
We are a mixed year 2 and year 3 class of 30 children.
Our class teacher is Miss Curnow.
Our wonderful classroom assistant is Mrs Trembath and occasionally we are lucky to have Miss Bellis and Mrs Duke come to help us.
On a Tuesday afternoon we are taught by Mrs Duke while Miss Curnow has her PPA.
We hope you enjoy sharing our learning as much as we enjoy getting stuck in to learn!
During this half term Nessa's topic is The Great Outdoors. I will be aiming to get the children outside as much as possible to explore our environment in a cross-curricular way. Due to the unpredictable weather I would suggest that your child brings to school (and can leave here for the half term if you wish):
The weather will not stop us getting green fingers while gardening, making a natural masterpiece in art or designing/building bug hotels so the more prepared we are for getting outdoors, in all weather conditions, the better.
If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to come and see me.
Week beginning 21st May
Where do I start? Firstly thank you to Nessa for their brilliant behaviour, representing the school superbly. A big thank you to the adults who helped out and a massive shout out to Claire Scott at Great Scott Adventures for her creative thinking and activities in the woods. On Monday Nessa class went to Penrose National Trust woodlands near Helston for a day of team building and outdoor learning. We built dens, made our own fires, made and toasted bread, drank hot chocolate, told stories and we even got to use a saw to chop up wood and decorate with our favourite memory of the day. Miss Curnow got to test whether our dens were waterproof by pouring a watering can over the dens while we were inside, thank goodness for our new outdoor skills to stay dry!!
Week beginning 14th May
We've had such a lovely week in Nessa working alongside Sally Crabtree to create some interesting poems. We've made sunflower puppets, written poems on a blackbird to hang onto the 'Poet-tree', drank a magic potion to wake up our imaginations and above all had a lot of fun along the way. Our own sunflowers are growing quite quickly with the warmer weather. Miss Curnow will be handing out the Star Grower badge and prize this week!
A massive well done to our year 2's who have not only completed their Secret Agent Training with amazing effort but also with a smile on their faces throughout. Miss Curnow is very proud of you!
Week Beginning 30th April
We have had a busy week in Nessa preparing for our Secret Agent Training in the upcoming weeks by using our detective eyes to find clues in different pieces of text in order to answer questions about it. Reading and the discussions about books are so important for this - the children's book reviews for homework were fantastic!
We've also been planning stories this week and making sure they have lots of detail to describe the characters and setting. I look forward to the final pieces next week!
Trip letters have been sent home with the children about our trip to Penrose woodlands. Please make sure these are returned as soon as possible so that your child can join our adventure in the woods. If you have any questions about the trip or about SATs please do not hesitate to come and speak to Miss Curnow.
Week beginning 23rd April
We have had a really busy week in Nessa! We started the week looking at number bonds to 10, 20, 50 and 100. Then we learnt how to use these number facts when solving mental maths problems. In English we have created our own characters and are improving our writing by adding more detail and similes. We've been out onto the field planting flowers and vegetables - thank you for completing this homework, we are SO impressed with your beautiful plant pots!
Week beginning 16th April
Wow - what a great week settling back into school for the Summer term! This week we have been exploring the characters in The Wind in the Willows and creating character descriptions. We have had lots of maths lessons outside giving each other directions using words like 'forward', 'backwards', 'right' and 'left'. We've even started exploring angles - how many angles have you got in your first name?
We hope you enjoy sharing our artwork - below is just a selection of our outdoor inspired portraits...
Week Beginning 19th March 2018
We've had a very busy week in Nessa as the Year 2's have started their Secret Agent Training (SATs). The children have been developing their detective skills to work out what the questions are asking us to do and remembering different strategies in order to solve the problems. I've been particularly impressed with the determination and general positive attitude towards both learning and team support this week. It's hard to believe we're coming to the end of our Walking with Dinosaurs topic - we hope you enjoy looking at the fossils we made! Next week we look forward to using our imaginations to get stuck into story writing!
Weekly news, week beginning 12th March
This week in Nessa Class we have been working on fractions in maths looking at thirds of numbers and shape. In Literacy we have been learning how to punctuate correctly and writing in the first person. In topic we have been studying real fossils to become curators. We have made our own fossils using salt dough.
We've also had a lot of fun exploring how light reflects in a mirror by writing a message and then turning it into a secret code by copying what the message looks like upside down and back to front in the mirror. We had to work out what our friends had written!
We've been using The Lighthouse Keeper's rescue to develop our descriptive writing skills. We hope you've been keeping an eye on Pobble to look at our writer of the week because we've worked so hard to edit and up-level our writing. This is a skill that takes lots of practise to recognise how to make our writing even better.
Have you seen our lighthouses around the classroom? After learning about Grace Darling's rescues, interviewing lighthouse keepers, finding out how a lighthouse works and practising our painting skills with Pointillism, we've had a go at making our own lighthouses as part of our homework. Miss Curnow is very proud of the effort Nessa class put into their creations. Some of them even have working lights!