Welcome to Netton Class
Term 3 2022
|Meet the Netton Team|
|Mrs K Higham
Class Teacher – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
|Mrs E Thom
Class Teacher Thursday & Friday
|Miss C Sainsbury
Teaching Assistant Monday – Friday
|Mrs H Evison
Teaching Assistant Monday & Tuesday
Behind the Castle Walls
This term we will be exploring the world of Castles. We will be looking back in history to find out about life in castles, how they were built and even putting on our very own Medieval Banquet.
|Topic overview||Class Newsletter||Parts of a Castle||Year 2 Reading Spine||10 things to do in Year 2|
Collins BooksOxford Owl
Buried Treasure Sentence substitution – play with words to change a sentence.Picnic on Pluto
Number sequencing and ordering to 100Mental Maths – addition and subtraction
Let’s learn about Castles
The whole school value we are thinking about this term is friendship . Here are some ways you could help your child think about this important value:
Draw a picture or mind map of what makes a good friend.
At the end of each day ask your child how have they have been a good friend to someone today?
Netton have decided on their class rules and have all signed to agree to them.
|E-safety is important to us and we have talked about it in class and signed our rules to show we are all in agreement.|
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a restful Christmas time. We were so pleased to see Netton class back in school so excited and eager to start our new topic!
This term we will be immersing ourselves into the world of Castles leading up to a Medieval Banquet later on in the term.
This week we have been settling back into the routines of school life and finding out what we have all been up to over the holidays.
Our learning this week:
Maths – This week we have been learning to subtract numbers which go across 10, it can be tricky so we did lots of practise using counters and tens frames to support the learning. As part of our fractions learning we have revisited recognising and finding 1/2 of a shape, object and amount and we also started to look at recognising 1/4. Perhaps at home you could practise splitting objects or groups into 2 or 4 equal groups.
English – This week we have started to explore the features of non-fiction books. We sorted fiction and non-fiction books and discussed the features and what their uses are. We looked at:
Maybe at home you could dig out some non-fiction books and see if you can hunt together for these features. Ask your child to explain what each one is for. We have used our non-fiction books to find out new facts about Castles to help kick start our learning about Castles.
We are also learning how to use a dictionary to support our spelling, if you have one at home, please do encourage your child to get familiar with using it.
We have also been recapping our cursive letter formation, with letters sitting on the lines and with capital letters that are larger than the other letters.
In guided reading this week we started a new book, The Tunnel by Anthony Brown. We will enjoy exploring and unpicking this book over the next few weeks.
RE – In RE this week we have started to explore the Holy Trinity and how Christians understand this. We will be looking at this in more depths over the coming weeks and using Art to help us to explore this in greater depth.
Celebrations this week:
Netton Class cup – Emily Langdown
Resilience award – Freya Smith
Don’t forget in this chilly weather to send your child to school with enough warm layers and hats and gloves for when they are outside for playtime.
Please bring spelling books back in on Friday 7th Jan as we will be sending out new spellings to support their application of their phonics.
This week we have been really getting our teeth into our Castles topic. We have started the book Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants. We will be reading a bit more each week and really immersing ourselves into the text. We now have a rather cool Castle role play area in our classroom!
English – In English this week we have been learning about writing commands. We have been learning about ‘bossy verbs’ aka imperative verbs which form part of writing commands to state clearly what must happen. So we decided to have a go at writing some Royal commands and used our Sir Scallywag story to explore these further.
In the story the King is worried that his breakfast will be ruined if his underpants aren’t found so we decided to make a breakfast of pancakes fit for a king. We then had a go at writing instructions/commands using our bossy verbs on how to make the pancakes for the King. We then used what we had learnt about writing commands to write instructions on how to brush your teeth.
While digging deeper into our story, we used drama to help us to learn about adding expression when reading aloud.
Maths – In our Maths learning this week we have been continuing to practise and become more fluent with adding numbers to a 2 digit number which crosses over to the next 10. E.G 79 + 1, 19 + 1. We have been using different resources to support our learning such as a hundred square, diennes and a number line. We have also been continuing our learning about 1/4 and beginning to look at 3/4 and what that is made up of. We look at fractions of shapes, numbers and groups of objects.
Geography – This week we have been learning about directional language such as clockwise and anti-clockwise turns. We used the beebots to help us with this which was great fun!
RE – This week we continued our learning about the Holy Trinity and we used the Snowman Poem to help us to explore this further. We then made snowmen using playdough and then the children had a go at making their own representation of the Holy Trinity using playdough. We explained to each other in small groups about our creations and what they meant to us.
Adwoa – Resilience Award
Georgia – Netton Class cup
Another fun week in Netton class has passed. This week we have enjoyed digging a bit deeper into our topic about Castles as well as celebrating the 60’s by exploring music, fashions and entertainment during the 60’s and in Salisbury at that time.
In English this week we read the next part of our story, Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants. We started to explore the setting of the story and pretended to be Knights Galloping through different settings. We then worked in groups to paint different settings and following that we did a shared piece of writing to describe the setting using lots of wow words aka adjectives! The children then had a go at writing their own descriptions of a setting and did a fab job, I really felt I was there! We have also been looking at nouns, adjectives and verbs so you could perhaps look for some of these words in the reading books this weekend.
This week in Maths, Netton have continued to build on their addition and subtraction by adding or taking away from 2 digit numbers. We also have been finding 1/4 of numbers and amounts and solving problems involving quarters.
We enjoyed PE and Gymnastics this week, and in PSHE we listened to the story of My Mouth is a Volcano to help us to explore what happens when we ‘erupt’ and interrupt people when they are talking.
60’s Day – Today we have had the best time! We looked at the fashions, music and dance moves of the 60’s and learnt about the entertainment scene in Salisbury at the time. We had a really good boogie and compared music of today to that of the 60’s. We also had snacks of Twix, Doritos and Pringles as they were snacks that were launched in the 60’s.
Netton Class cup – Toby
Resilience award – Percy T
This week we have had great fun delving even deeper into our Castles topic. We focused our learning on how to attack a castle this week and had great fun using drama to help us to explore different ways to attack. We then made Top Trump cards all about different ways of attacking and then played with our friends using our cards. In DT we had a brilliant time making our own trebuchets. This was tricky but we all did a fab job and were all ready to attack!
In our English learning this week we practised spelling some of our high frequency words (HFW). These are words that we use a lot that we need to spell correctly not just on their own but when writing independently in different contexts. Please practise the words that we have sent home in fun ways to help the children to embed these spellings.
In Maths this week we continued exploring fractions of half and quarters and we worked really hard to remember to put objects into equal groups. In Number, we were using the number bonds that we know already to help us to add single digit numbers to 2 digit numbers.
As part of our PSHE learning this week we were looking at safe and not safe situations that we might come up against at home, out and about or in school. For example: a spillage, hot pans on the hob, a baby brother or sister trying to play with electric wires etc. We sorted the situations and discussed how we could keep ourselves safe and when to ask for help. We talked about how to call 999 in an emergency. It is important for the children to know their own address just incase they ever needed to call 999 from home so please make sure they all know their home address.
Netton Class Cup – Jonas
Resilience award – Phoebe
Have a great weekend and see you next week for Week 5! Time is flying!
This week we had a great time building our own model of a castle and learning about the different parts of the castle. Last week we focused on attacking castles and this week we focused on defending castles. We explored the parts of a castle that help to defend it when under attack and enjoyed some drama to go with this. We also pretended that we were a person in the castle when it came under attack and we wrote a diary entry from the day of the attack. We worked hard on our sentences making sure that they had capital letters, correct punctuation, interesting sentence starters and interesting vocabulary, then all topped off with some super spelling! Well done to all of the Queens, Kings, Princes, Princesses, Jesters, Servants, Knights and Chefs of the castle.
In maths we have moved onto recognising 1/3 and explored this alongside the 1/2 and 1/4 that we have already learnt. In Number we have been solving problems involving addition and subtraction and using the number facts that we already know to help us.
In our Art this week we started to look at sculptures. What they are made from, why are they made, where can you find them… and what message the artist might be portraying. We will be using sculpture in the forthcoming weeks to create our own sculpture to represent what the Holy Trinity means to each of us.
Netton Class cup –
Reliance award –
Term 2 Week 1
Well what a paranormal week we had in Netton Class this week. On Tuesday morning when we arrived, the classroom was a compete mess!!! Something had been in and made a mess and caused all sorts of havoc! The children then discovered a letter from an alien who’s spaceship had crashed and it needed help to fix it, but he was a bit frightened by humans. So we wrote letters back to the alien to give him some ideas about how to fix his spaceship and explained that humans are not scary!!
This week we learnt about how to be safe and enjoy bonfire and firework night and it was great to see so many of you at the bonfire on Thursday evening. We also enjoyed some firework art using pastels.
In maths this week we have been getting to know numbers even better by partitioning numbers and working out one more or less and 10 more or less than a given number. In shape we selected a range of 2D and 3D shapes to make an alien. The children then had to explain and justify why they had chosen the shapes that they had and describe the properties of the shapes that they had used.
In RE we explored and discussed what we think the word ‘celebrate’ means. We used drama to show times that we had celebrated by doing a freeze frame. We had birthdays, Christenings, weddings, rugby team winning and new years eve.
Term 2 Week 2
This week we had the BEST time on our trip to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. The children were so beautifully behaved, polite and very inquisitive, and we were really proud of all of them. Well done Netton Class. Here are some snaps from the day.
Term 2 Week 3
This Week we have been learning about Mars Rovers. We designed and planned our own Mars Rovers and had a great time putting our DT skills to the test. The children had a challenge to make a moving part on their model and they did a great job at this. It was delightful to listen to the children problem solving and helping each other. They were so creative with their junk modelling, it was a really fab day! We then had a chance to showcase our models to the rest of the class before evaluating our models.
Term 1 Week 1
Although it was a short week, we had a great time in Netton class getting to know each other and settling into our new classroom. We created and collaged little versions of ourselves, we shared interesting facts about each other and we wrote about all of the lovely things that we did over the summer holidays. We also launched our new topic and started to get excited about all of the wonderful and fascinating things that we will be learning about as we go through the term. The children have written all of the things that they would like to find out about Space and we will use these questions to guide our topic.
Here is a sneaky peek at our Space role play area.
As we go through the year it will be lovely to celebrate the children’s birthdays so we all made a birthday card so that on their birthday, they all have a super card from the Netton class made by their friends.