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Hedgehogs – Summer 2: Week 6

We’ve had a very sporty week in Hedgehogs class and have worked well as a team throughout.

Beginning on Monday, we had great fun practicing our football skills in PE and working on our abilities to send and receive a football from partner to partner. The children quickly got to grips with how important this skill is as those who did not pay attention spent a lot of their time chasing after the ball instead of passing it back! Never the less the children giggled all the way through each mistake and learnt from them well.

On Wednesday we had a great time during our cricket competition for KS1. Unfortunately I was unable to make this competition but I have heard the children worked well as a team and were supportive towards our friends in Year 1. Well done on representing Year 2 so well Hedgehogs!

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Thursday was our final farewell to the field and a chance to raise some money for Cancer Research. Again, being unable to be there in person, I have been told the children did their best and had a good time saying goodbye to the field. Please rest assured, there will still be a grassy area for the children to play in on site however we are now more excited than ever for our new school to be on the way!

In English, we have been re-imagining the classic ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ poem as part of our work on poetry for the next two weeks. The children have developed a good understanding of pattern, rhyme and timing when reading and writing poems and we look forward to seeing what they come up independently next week!

In Maths, we have been building upon our multiplication and division skills by using pictures and arrays to secure our understanding. Lots of clear reasoning going on here and it’s been lovely to see a real boost in confidence for some when tackling times and divide based problems!

Finally, we would like to say it has been great having some help from Jack and Elliot, two Year 10 students from the college, who helped us out as part of their work experience week. Both were very supportive and the children really enjoyed learning with them this week.

Next week we are looking forward to our final week in Year 2 (Where has that year gone!?) by making our own silly poems, problem solving and playing games with maths, finally opening our time capsule that we started in September and enjoying lots of other exciting things as well.

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Best wishes,

 

Joe Skinner and the Year 2 team.