Welcome to Hawks Class - Yr2/3
Mrs Hughes, Mrs Buttery and Mrs Shadwell
PE kits and book bags should be in school everyday
23rd April 2018
What a great day we've had. We walked over 4 miles this morning!!!!!! and had some bonus animal treats too!
We are very proud of your attitude whilst walking along the country roads and also the amazing pencil sketches you drew around Nether Wallop. We shall use these sketches in our next art lesson!
Can you remember the link between St George and Nether Wallop Church???
We would like to say a huge thank you to Vanessa, Mrs Wells and Mrs Woodrow for supporting us on our walk, along with Alix from the village for providing refreshments for us in the village hall.
20th April 2018
We hope you had a great time at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard yesterday! Thank you to Mrs Lovell and Mrs Francis for joining us. What a great day!
Please check back later for photographs!
On Monday we are walking to Nether Wallop Village to explore the building types and find out the link between the church and St George! Make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes and bring a sunhat! The church will be providing refreshments.
Please try to read at least 3 times a week! We would love to win the school reading competition! 28 marbles in the jar if we can!
Below are the spellings to be learnt for Friday 27th April. The spelling words are based upon the spelling activities we are doing in class during that week. Don't forget you can practise them in the following ways....
- look, cover, write, check
- rainbow writing
- pyramid words
- make a matching game
- cut up the word and remake
- make the word with play dough / magnetic letters.
MAKE IT FUN!
Easter Holiday Challenges
Earn 5 house points for each challenge you complete
Next half term we are going to be
Challenge 1 - send Hawk Class a postcard about where you have been exploring over the Easter holiday.
Challenge 2 - research an 'explorer'. What facts can you find out about them? We will share this research on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th April.
Challenge 3 - read at least 3 times each week of the holiday. Don't forget to ask Mum or Dad to sign your planner.
Don't forget to keep practising your times tables.
We all hope you have a great holiday! Happy Easter.
10th January 2018
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas!
1st October 2017
Hello from Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell,
How has everyone got on with their earthworm survey? See the previous blog for our hyperlink about what to do and how to take part. This offers a fabulous pre-learning opportunity for Hawks pupils.
We endeavour to change reading books as often as is appropriate, however the curriculum demands much more than the ability to decode. In this blog we would like to suggest some discussion questions to support your child. These questions can be used on a school, home or library book. Using these questions at home would greatly support how much your child can get out of their guided reading lessons in class.
Finally maths we cannot stress enough how learning times tables (and their division equivalent) is. Songs are more fun to learn and we would recommend the app called Maths Rockx.
Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell
17th September 2017
What a busy week we have had in Hawks class. In maths we have been learning about patterns in numbers for example what is the pattern for the digits in the ones column for the two times tables? We have extended this to see how far we can count, then we have asked ourselves can I add 1, 10 or 100. Can I count backwards in 1's, 10's and 100? Challenge - always start at a different number! An underlying theme in maths will be place value, so as well as being able to read, write (including spelling) and use numerals we are expecting to be able to identify the value of any digit in a number. Please make sure you learn all your times tables. We will be having speed times tables tests regularly.
In English we have reminded ourselves about neat handwriting; spelling; when to use capitals and full stops. Some children will have an extra book in their reading bags. This is from our class please look after it, the purpose of the book is to share reading of a more challenging text. We now look at other reading skills than being able to decode. We will try and share our foci as we work in class. At the moment they are; choose five nouns from your book and create five silly sentences using your nouns; one of your characters is wanted by the police, create a wanted poster include a portrait, name and description; scan your story and make a list of three and five letter words record them in a list; choose your favourite part of the story you are reading, describe what happened and explain why you like this part.
We have also explored where in the world different fruit and vegetables come from. At home it would be good to extend your learning by examining your weekly shopping, identifying where your food comes from in the world.
We will be carrying out an earthworm watch in science and reporting the results to the Natural History Museum and the Earthwatch Institute. An investigation pack is available for you to do this at home http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/british-garden-wildlife.html.
Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell