Big Money Week in class 2

We have had some visitors in class 2 today to help the children understand about the role of banks, earning and saving money, disposable income and self-employment. The children loved the interactive role-plays and really learned lots of key information – especially about why mums and dads sometimes have to say ‘we can’t afford it’. Louise and David Dunning have many years experience in the banking sector between them and are now mortgage advisors. Karen is a self-employed driving instructor. We are very grateful that they gave up their time to help us today.

We shall remember …

On Friday Brandesburton held our Remembrance service in honour of those that gave their lives in order for us to lead the lives we do. Class 2 did lots of work on Remembrance Day last week and as well as discussing words like remembrance and armistice and the significance of the poppy,  the pupils wrote their own poetry, painted a remembrance stone and made their own poppy. Some children had also made their own poppies at home and we were also honoured to be able to see some medals from World War One.

 

Autumn artwork

Class 2 drew, painted and collaged some brilliant artwork over the half-term holiday for their homework. We have got some of it on display but some children were so proud of their work that they wanted to take it straight home again. Luckily we have lots of photos to share. There are still one or two more that weren’t finished when we took these photos, so they will be posted soon. Which one is your favourite?

 

Class 2 are working hard!

We had a very successful library/maths games session last Friday and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible again this week. We are hoping to make the most of the extended good weather by going on a mini-beast hunt tomorrow to link to our science work on habitats. The children have impressed me with their knowledge of continents and oceans which we are focusing on in geography before starting our weather work. The long-awaited papier mache project should also be starting on Friday too!

I have set the class a challenge this week which is to find any examples in their reading books of the spelling pattern we are learning. The pattern is ‘c’ used for the ‘s’ sound before i, e or y. Already I have given out lots of stickers for pupils who have found the following words; nice, places, decided and city in their reading books.

Class 2 have also written a series of ‘dear teacher’ letters with lots of imaginative ideas for why they might not be at school for a couple of weeks! These include zip-wiring around the world, visiting penguins in Antarctica, flying on a rocket to the moon and visiting the Queen at Buckingham Palace. You will be able to read all of the children’s letters as we are putting them into a class book to go on show at library time and on the upcoming parents’ evenings.

Spelling

This week our spelling pattern is words ending in the ‘j’ sound spelt ‘ge’ or ‘dge’. Your challenge is to write an interesting sentence with correct punctuation that uses one of our spelling words. See me for the card to write it on and then we can display it on our spelling wall.