Kusama Year 2
Important Spellings for Children to Read and Spell
Here is some important information regarding homework for KS1.
- Children need to bring in book bags everyday please.
- Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The children will be given a phonics book linked to the sounds from the previous or the current week, or choosing their own book from the Accelerated Reader library.
- Children need to be reading for at least 20 minutes each day.
- PE is on a Wednesday. Children need to come to school dressed in PE kits. NO EARRINGS are to be worn or your child will be unable to participate.
- Homework (English, Maths, Spellings, Times Tables) will go out on a Wednesday and is due back on the following Monday. Homework will be uploaded onto Google Classroom and should be completed in the homework books.
- Spelling and times tables test will be on Monday.
- Times tables will be set via Times Tables Rock Stars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/)
- Children can also practice your number bonds using hit the button (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
24th September 2020
It has been a lovely but busy start to the term! During the first week we looked at the artist who the class is named after (Yayoi Kusama) and created our own dotty butterflies using cotton buds and various paints.
We also created a team flag. We watched a video about Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012 and created an acrostic poem based on Kusama. Ask your children what the letters represent!
In English, we have been learning about The Royal Family. We completed a family tree, identifying the different royals and labelling them. We then focussed on The Queen; we learned and wrote some lovely facts. Did you know that The Queen does not need a passport or a driving licence? We learned that she was a mechanic and that she was born in 1926! We linked this learning to London landmarks. We had to identify and label the different landmarks in London. This included Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The London Eye and The Houses of Parliament. We talked about the different landmarks and why they are special.
This week we received a call for help from Paddington Bear! He needed us to write instructions for a marmalade or jam sandwich, as he was really hungry and needed to know how to make it. We’ve learned about imperative verbs and time conjunctions and how we use these in our instructional writing. We had great fun telling Miss Laughland how to make a sandwich! We had to be clear and use simple instructions. We realised that we needed to specific about things, otherwise people might get confused and just put the tub of butter on the bread!
CCTV Footage Found
Today, we watched the CCTV footage of the dinosaur entering our playground and our classroom. We used adjectives to describe the dinosaur and then tomorrow we are going to create a wanted poster to find the dinosaur so we can give them back their egg.
What a morning! When we came into our classroom this morning, it was completely wrecked. There were dinosaur footprints on the ground and the tables and chairs were all turned over. We used our detective skills to find clues to find out who had created this mess. We found a dinosaur bone and a dinosaur egg. Hopefully tomorrow we will find more clues!