Year 2 is a very exciting year for all of us in Class Diamond. We have lots to learn and many exciting activities to enjoy. We will try to post some of these as the year goes on. You are always welcome to pop in and have a chat with Mrs Dimmick or Mrs Shephard if you have any concerns or require information.
Just a few reminders
We have PE every Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure you have your named PE kit with you.
Phonics homework comes home on a Thursday and needs to be returned to school the following Tuesday. Spellings to learn are sent home with the phonics homework and we check the spellings with the children on Thursdays.
Books can be changed whenever the children need to and children will soon be visiting the library to choose their own library book to share with you.
This term our themes are 'Food Glorious Food' and 'Keeping Healthy'. Please check this page regularly to see what we are up to!
BUG CLUB IS NOW LIVE!
Week beginning 15th October 2018
User names and passwords are going out this week. Login details can be found in the children's reading diaries and on special bookmarks. You should be able to login on computers or tablets. If you are having any difficulties please let us know. This is a fantastic resource and we hope you enjoy using it.
Autumn term 2018 - What do we need to stay healthy?
We are beginning our work in Year 2 by looking at how we can keep ourselves healthy. On our Inspiration Day we tasted lots of different fruit and vegetables, finding out about where they came from and how they are grown.
This term we have introduced an exciting new way of teaching Mathematics called Power Maths. It is a whole class mastery approach that challenges children to use their reasoning skills to problem solve. We are enjoying using lots of equipment to support our learning and enrich our understanding.
Art Day - Wednesday 10th October 2018
We spent the whole day working on our art skills. We learned how to hold a paint brush and how to make careful strokes with our brush. We mixed primary colours to make secondary colours and we used black and white to add tints and tones.
We created colour wheels on silver foil and then we tried some colour matching. We had to try to recreate the colours of some objects. It was harder than it looked but we did really well. In the afternoon, we used all the colour mixing skills we had learned in the morning to create some autumnal leaf pictures using different media.