Welcome to Cherry Tree Class!
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
We are a class of hard working Year 2s who are taught by Mrs Moore and supported by Mrs Bellwood.
PE: We have P.E. on a Monday and Tuesday. Children need to have their kit in school on those days, including trainers for outside lessons.
READING: Reading books need to be brought to school each day in book bags. They will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children should be reading at home at least 3 times a week.
HOMEWORK: Spelling and Maths or English homework is given weekly. Homework is sent home on a Friday and must be handed in by the following Thursday. Homework is usually based on things we have been learning in school that week. Homework must be completed in pencil. Children are tested on their spellings in school on a Thursday.
All children have a Mathletics password and are encouraged to use this website to work on their Maths. They also have a login to use the spelling app accessed via the school website. Children are encouraged to use this, especially to work on their word walls 1 and 2, as these contain the most commonly used words.
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES:
What an exciting start Year 2 had half term! We had an afternoon of skipping with 'Jodie'. We worked on our individual skipping and started to learn some group skips. We will be having another Skipping Workshop later in the year ready for our Skipping Festival in June (more information to come nearer the time).
World Book Day 2019!
Key Stage One and Reception had a great start to World Book Day with a special visitor coming to school. Lynne Chapman, who is a children's illustrator, came to school and spent an afternoon with us. She read some of the stories that she has illustrated and also did some drawing for us. The children got the opportunity to invent a character for Lynne to draw.
Children also had the chance to buy a signed copy of one of her books.
On World Book Day we had a book theme. Cherry Tree Classes book was 'James and the Giant Peach'. We all dressed up as characters from this book. All the children did a fantastic job and we had some very imaginative costumes.
We had a fantastic day doing 'James and the Giant Peach related work. We designed a new book cover and wrote postcards from New York.
We had a parade in the hall so everyone could see each others costumes.
Year 2 had a 'Superhero' half term! We found out about fictional, real life and historical Superheroes.
We ended our topic with a Superhero Day where we all came to school dressed as Superheroes.
We had historical Superheroes like Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale. We had real life Superheroes; Police, Nurses, Firefighters and Doctors.! And of course we had lots of fictional Superheroes like Batman, Wonder Woman and Spider Man. Some children even came as their own invented Superheroes; Parrot Girl, Flamingo Girl, Thunder Girl and Bird Girl.
In science the children investigated the 'Best Material' to make a Superhero Cape from. We made story boards and moving characters and shared our stories with a partner.
The children and staff all had a fabulous day.
During our topic the children enjoyed writing Superhero Stories. We read the book Traction Man and then wrote our own Traction Man stories. We also invented our own Superheroes and wrote stories about them and their special powers. We also wrote some Superhero inspired poems.
The children learnt about historical Superheroes. We learnt about Grace Darling and how she was a Superhero because she saved the lives of 9 passengers who were stranded in the sea after their steamship sank off the North East Coast in 1838.
We also found out about real life Superheroes and had a visit from some Paramedics from the Leeds Ambulance Service. They talked to the children about their job and some of the emergencies that they get called to. The children enjoyed trying on some uniform, administering some basic first aid and learning about how and when to make an emergency call.
During our topic about 'Florence Nightingale' the children enjoyed using maps to follow her journey to the hospital in Scutari.
We also had a visit from Florence Nightingale herself who talked to the children about her life and why she wanted to be a nurse. We pretended that we were working in the hospital. We made beds and cleaned the wards.
We sorted objects in groups of what we might find in Scutari Hospital before and after Florence Nightingale arrived. We talked about how her changes saved the lives of many soldiers and how after the war her work changed hospitals in England too.
The children had a fantastic time in our Christmas Performance 'Hey Ewe'. The singing, dancing and acting was amazing.
We all enjoyed our Christmas Party and of course our visit from Santa!
During our topic 'Down the bottom of the garden' the children enjoyed exploring the school grounds to find small animals. We explored the habitats that they were living in and investigated why different animals like different types of habitats.
We had great fun designing and making our own 'Shoebox Habitats'.
The children listened to some stories inspired by animals. We wrote descriptions of different settings and animal characters in the stories. We even wrote some of our own stories based on the books read, changing some characters and settings.