Mountfields Lodge School

Aim High, Reach for the Sky

Mountfields Lodge School


Welcome to Ruby!


We are a fantastic Class of Year 2 children with two teachers called Mrs deRijk and Mrs Tolley.


We have Indoor PE on a Friday afternoon now and Outdoor PE on another dry afternoon. We should make sure we have our PE kit with us AND that it is labelled!


We are encouraged to change our books by ourselves whenever we need to. We are allowed to borrow 2 books from the library; we can go and have a look on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  


We have Phonics homework and spellings every Thursday and this is due in on the following Tuesday. 


Our theme this term is 'How does your garden grow?' and we will finding out about plants and how they grow.


Monday 3rd - Friday 7th June - RE Celebration week

This week we have been talking about celebrations that are important to us. We created mind maps to explore our ideas. We talked about some important religious celebrations and children were able to share their personal experiences.  On Wednesday some children in our class celebrated Eid. We all enjoyed learning more about this celebration. Thank you for our Eid gifts!  

Eid Mubarak

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Friday 3rd May

Kirstian Thomas (a bronze medal Olympian) came to visit our school. We did lots of exercises. It was tiring, but fun! He is an amazing gymnast and showed us some wonderful flips and rolls.



Sport for Schools

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Beaumanor Hall 2019

What a fantastic residential visit...with wonderful weather!  The children and staff all had a great time visiting Beaumanor Hall - the children were well behaved and great company.  

Here is just a snap shot of the activities over the two days...

Comic Relief at Mountfields Lodge 

A HUGE thank you for all of your support.  Today we raised a phenomenal £932 for Comic Relief!  The children really enjoyed the variety of activities that were organised by our School Council.  The day was a big success and lots of fun! 

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Tuesday 5th March - The Jungle Book

This afternoon M&M Theatrical Productions performed The Jungle Book to our Foundation and Key Stage 1 classes.  The children were immersed in the story and really enjoyed clapping along to some familiar songs.  

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Friday 1st March - Class Ruby's Wild Rumpus!


On Friday we acted like 'Wild Things' and had a wild rumpus just like Max and the Wild Things from the story we are learning in English.  

We made wild masks and wild music sticks and went exploring outside.  

We are really enjoying immersing ourselves in this story and will be writing our own stories based on the book 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak.

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04.02.19 Our wind vanes in action!

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Friday 25th January 2019

Weather Inspiration Day!

Today we talked about meteorologists and why they study the weather.  We then made our own weather measuring equipment - rain gauges and wind vanes.  We're really looking forward to using these to gather information about the weather at Mountfields Lodge. 

Fingers crossed it rains! 

Monday 14th - Friday 18th January 2019 - RE week


This week the children have been learning about the sacred texts for different religions.  Children have spent time being taught by all the different teachers in Key Stage 1 - something both the children and teachers have really enjoyed!  

We have been thinking about what is sacred to us and the children made their own special book.  

Happy New Year! 

8th January 2019


Today we went outside into our 'tree cave' to listen to the story Can't You Sleep Little Bear?  This story kick started our science unit on Light and Dark.  We took blankets, cushions and lanterns into our tree cave to help us understand how Little Bear might have been feeling in his cave at night.  

Since starting this unit the children have been carrying out lots of science investigations and have been learning what makes a great scientist.  

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Class Ruby Presents... Baubles! A Tree-mendous Nativity.


We have been busy practising for our Year 2 Christmas Production.  We have loved learning our lines and all of the songs.  We hope you enjoy the show! 



Friday 16th November - Children in Need Day


We raised money for Children in Need by paying money to wear our pyjamas and spotty clothes to school.  We also baked and donated cakes to sell.

Our buddy class came to see us and together we wrote Pudsey Bear acrostic poems.  Class Ruby were able to include lots of exciting adjectives, verbs and adverbs - the focus of our learning over the last two weeks!

Remember Remember, the 5th of November! 

On Monday afternoon we were joined by parents and carers for our KS1 Inspiration Day.  The children have been learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot and were keen to share this knowledge and Bonfire Night traditions with their grown-ups.  

Thank you to everyone who helped out by donating clothes to make the Guys, gave up their time to help us make them and to everyone who came along on Monday afternoon.  The children are really enthused by this historical event and are retaining facts, posing questions and creating fantastic pieces of writing about Guy Fawkes.    

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Picture 3 Sequencing historical events.
Picture 4 Looking for clues to spell out Gunpowder.
Picture 5 Toasting marshmallows over the fire pit.
Picture 6 Burning our Guys!

Bug Club is now live!

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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. 

Art Day - Wednesday 10th October

We have been learning how to mix primary colours to make secondary colours.  We found out how to make tints and tones, by adding white or black. 

We put all of these colours together to make a colour wheel.  

Finally we blended the colours to paint autumn leaves.  

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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. 


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Power Maths 

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. 

We used lots of equipment to explore place value.

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