Class 2 – Mrs Chadburn & Mr Townsend

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Welcome to Class 2 where Mrs Chadburn/Mr Townsend and the year 2s have fun working together.
In our classroom we love learning creatively and want everyone to feel happy to always have a go! We learn through challenging our brains and trying to reach that next goal. All this is done with a big smile because we love coming to school!

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Document folder

 

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Remembrance

In Year 2 this half term we have been learning about Remembrance Day and the significance of poppies. We all made our own poppy and created a class display. We also had a go at creating a piece of artwork on the computer. We used 2Paint a picture on Purple Mash and created poopy fields using the technique of pointillism.

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GIST Lorry Visits Class 2.

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Terry Lowell – Author

Today we had a visit from the author Terry Lowell. He had a tour around our school and even had the honour of judging our book reading corner! The winner of the competition was Class 5. Well done.

He then presented an assembly to the whole school. Thank you to Terry for visiting Tankersley. The children have been inspired!

 

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We’re all going to the Zoo!

This week in English we have been continuing to read the Anthony Browne book  ‘Zoo’.  The children wrote in the first person pretending to be a caged animal. The children wrote a brilliant descriptions of what an animal might feel like to be in captivity.

In SPAG this week we have been looking at adverbs. The children have been adding the suffix –ly to adjectives in order to make adverbs.
E.g.  quiet + ly = quietly                 quick + ly = quickly           slow + ly = slowly
We looked at the spelling rule: If a word ends in ‘y’ you replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before adding the suffix –ly.
E.g.  happy + ly = happily               easy + ly = easily
 
In Maths this week we have been continuing with our topic based around addition and subtraction.  The children have been trying to use the column method.
In our topic work we have been learning about the life of the Horta family who live in Tocuaro. Dad is a craftsman and makes Mexican masks; we all had a go at designing a Mexican mask.
On Wednesday we all went to Twycross Zoo. We had a wonderful day and the children were brilliantly behaved. We saw lots of exotic animals and learnt about the conservation work that Twycross Zoo does. 
Well done Class 2.
 
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Rumble in the Jungle

Well done to all the children in Class 2. You have made a brilliant start to the new academic year!

In English this week we enjoyed listening and reciting poems about jungle animals. The children loved picking out the rhyming words and identifying the verbs and adjectives in the poems. In May when the children are tested they will have to know what a verb and adjective are.

E.g. High light the verb in the sentence.

The monkey was jumping  from tree to tree.

On Thursday the children had a go at writing their own poems about a lion, monkey or elephant. We will be displaying these poems on large cut outs of monkeys which are going to hang from the ceiling in our classroom. So look out for the cheeky monkeys in Class 2 next week!!

Thank you to all the children who have completed some brilliant homework.

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This week, we went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

Despite the rain, we had a fun packed day and saw lots of animals. Some children even held some creatures!

 

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