From Mrs V Doherty, Mrs Khan & Mrs Peryer
CLASS WEB PAGE UPDATE
7th November 2020
2020, what a year so far!
Getting back into the swing of school life since Lockdown Number 1 and the Summer Holidays has not been easy but the children are taking it all in their stride and adapting to the school running slightly differently to how they remember it before. We have cracked straight on with the curriculum and are making up for lost time whilst having lots of fun in the process.
We had an incredible time at our Year 2 Adventure Evening which we were so lucky to still be able to do as it was all outside and just for Beech and Cherry class. The children had the most amazing time and it was nice to do something ‘normal’ for them in these challenging times. The children enjoyed den building, marshmallow toasting over open fires and a nature walk around the grounds. The evening also enabled the children to produce some fantastic English work, recounting what they did using interesting sentences and descriptions.
In Maths Beech class have been practising a lot of number skills such as place value (how many 10s and 1s are in a number), 10 more and 10 less, 1 more and 1 less and learning/using number facts to 10 to help with more complicated calculations. Using lots of resources such as base 10 equipment, part whole models and tens frames have been really helping the children grasp the concepts in a practical way. Here is an example of some work where the children needed to use a basic number fact and see what other number sentences it could help them with; making these sorts of connections is what Maths Mastery is all about!
PE days – Tuesday and Friday
Sadly, due to COVID 19 we are unable to use the library safely with social distancing but hopefully it won’t be for too long!
16th March 2020
Dressing up, Sewing and Times Tables!
Children and teachers in Oakfield had lots of fun on World Book Day a few weeks ago. We all dressed up as our favourite book character and went to the local library to have a talk from the amazing author and illustrator Nick Sharratt. The children had a lot of fun at the library and were taught how to draw characters from Nick Sharratt’s books too! Amabel in our class won a prize for having the best costume as she was the lion and a cereal box from the book ‘There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes!’.
In English the children have started to learn a new model text called ‘The Rainbow Giant’ which they have been very much enjoying. It is a non-chronological text type and the children nearly know it all off by heart. We will then move onto writing about a class character in the same style and then the children will think of their own character to describe in the style of ‘The Rainbow Giant’ text.
In Maths Beech Class have been working extremely hard to learn their times tables and understand what the ‘x’ sign actually means! We have been looking at lots of different methods/strategies including grouping, clever counting and stem sentences. We are now using our times tables to help us learn how to divide numbers and have been looking at inverse operations; again, the children have learnt a lot of different methods and strategies to see which one they like best.
In Design Technology Beech Class have started designing and sewing parts of their puppets together. They have all now sewn the button eyes on their felt puppet shape templates and are very excited to complete them.
Library Day is: Wednesday
PE Days are: Monday & Thursday