Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'? Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school. This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.
Week commencing Monday 9th March
It is science week this week! Our pupils in Year 2 will be focusing on plants and will be given the opportunity to sow 'super' seeds and learn about what plants need to grow. In Maths this week we will be learning about position and direction.
Week commencing Monday 2nd March
Our pupils will be continuing their new text and learning how to answer retrieval and inference questions. In SPaG sessions we will be looking at verbs and adverbs. Our music sessions will focus on tempo, pitch and dynamics. In Maths this week we will be learning about 2d and 3d shapes, particularly the language used to describe them.
Week commencing Monday 24th February
This week we start our new superhero topic. The children will begin their art sessions learning about Roy Lichtenstein and the pointillism method. We will also start a new text called Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero in literacy lessons. In Maths this week the children will be finishing their sessions on fractions, looking specifically at non-unit fractions.
Week commencing Monday 10th February
This week we are hosting a Valentines event for parents where the children will be sharing their chocolates and design technology packs. The children will also be finishing their research on Ghana and other countries that grow cacao trees. In Maths the pupils are learning about fractions and being able to recognise and make 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3.
Week commencing Monday 3rd February
Our D.T project is now in full swing and the children will beginning to make their chocolates this week. In Maths we are looking at statistics and linking it to our chocolate making e.g. making tallies of which type of chocolate we need to buy.
Week commencing Monday 27th January
This week we are focusing on our design technology project, the pupils will be designing and finalizing plans for their chocolates and discussing the health and hygiene issues surrounding food preparation. In Maths this week we will be looking at division and how this links to the inverse operation multiplication.
This week the following pupils were chosen for celebration assembly: In 2B,Oscar.S and Harvey.G for showing great enthusiasm for the new accelerated reader and completing lots of quizzes. 2M, Akritee for improvement in literacy, extending sentences and Ethan Fudge for improving his handwriting and tackling targets.
Week commencing Monday 20th January
In Maths this week the children are learning about arrays for multiplication and practicing the 2's, 5's and 10 times tables. They will be continuing to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and doing some personal research into a country that grows cacoa trees. We will also be looking at how Chinese New Year is celebrated.
Week commencing Monday 13th January
This week the children will begin to learn about healthy living and the food pyramid. They will be continuing to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Literacy and multiplication in Maths. The children will be completing mock test papers this week.
This week the following pupils were chosen for celebration assembly: In 2B, Mason for making good progress in writing and always having a fantastic attitude to learning and Khanak for always tackling tasks with enthusiasm and for her times table knowledge. 2M Adelaide for working extremely hard in Maths lessons and making progress and Isla-Rose for increasing stamina in Maths and Literacy.
Week commencing Monday 6th January
Happy New Year! We welcome all our children back for a fabulous fun term learning all about chocolate. This week the children will be learning about where chocolate comes from and beginning the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In Maths the children are learning about multiplication and linking it to equal groups and repeated addition.
Week commencing Monday 9th December
This week is a busy performance week for Year 2. We will be performing the Christmas show to the school and parents and ending the week with a visit from the Pantomime to watch others perform! In Maths this week, the children will continue their learning about money and be able to make amounts using different coins.
This week the following pupils were chosen for celebration assembly: In 2B, Petal for settling into Brompton-Westbrook really well and being a wonderful dancing angel in the school nativity and Harrison for working really hard in Maths, particularly his reasoning skills.
Week commencing Monday 2nd December
This week, in Maths, the children will be learning about money and being able to recognise coins and notes. They will be using the skill of counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to find the total value of coins. They will continue music classes with Mr Lock and practice songs, poems and lines for the Christmas show.
Week commencing Monday 25th November
This week the children will become scientists and conduct ice experiments and they will be learning about the Nativity story in RE. In Maths this week, the pupils will be learning column method subtraction (including borrowing from the tens column).
This week the following pupils were chosen for celebration assembly: In 2B, Ronav for his fantastic dragon writing and Cameron for his amazing stamina in work, especially Maths . In 2M, Harry.K for his increased stamina in Maths and following the whole school value of responsibility and Isla-Rose for always being a fabulous role-model and working hard in all lessons.
Week commencing Monday 18th November
This week pupils will be having their fortnightly music class with Mr Lock on Thursday and continuing their discovery of facts about the Arctic. In Maths this week the children will be learning how to use column method for addition.
Week commencing Monday 11th November
We will be taking part in some anti-bullying lessons this week as it is National Anti-Bullying week. We will be discovering facts about the Arctic in geography and continuing our work on color mixing in art. In Maths this week we will be adding 1's, 10's and multiples of 10 (e.g. 20,30,40) to any number up to 100.
This week the following pupils were chosen for celebration assembly: In 2B, Alexa for being enthusiastic in art and taking pride in creating a colour wheel and Lily-Mae for always working hard and setting out her work in her numeracy book beautifully. In 2M, Tiba for always trying hard in Maths and showing good stamina and Akritee for always beautifully presenting work and taking pride in creating her dragon collage.
Week commencing Monday 4th November
We are looking forward to our first week back after half term break and have lots of exciting things to discover! We have an autumn walk on Thursday which is Outdoor Classroom day and the children may stumble across a gigantic egg in the school grounds. This hook begins our dragon theme in our 'Fire and Ice' topic. In Maths we are finding number bonds to 100 and finding related addition facts e.g. 8+2=10 and 80+20=100.
Week commencing Monday 21st October
We have a very busy week for the Year 2 pupils this week, they will be taking place in a road safety workshop on Monday and visiting Chatham library for a Great Fire of London session. They will be having a History workshop from the Guildhall museum and also going on an Autumn walk. In Maths they will be learning to check addition and subtraction questions with the inverse operation. We look forward to sharing the children's progress with you at parent's consultations this week.
Week commencing Monday 14th October
This week the children will be having having a poetry themed day based around Tyger Tyger Burning Bright by William Blake. They will be performing the poem to residents from a care home at the end of the day on Tuesday. They will also be taking part in a history workshop with the Guildhall museum Rochester on Friday. In Maths they will be learning about addition calculations.
This week the following pupils were chosen for celebration assembly: In 2B, Odin, for hugely increasing his stamina in all lessons as well as excelling in art and science this week and Ellis for being a fabulous learner who has worked hard in all lessons as well as completing lots of work at home to share with his class. In 2M, Layla for coming into school every day with a smile on her face. For trying really hard in all lessons and being a good role model and for doing some amazing home learning this week. Ankur, for trying hard in Maths and for doing some fantastic home learning.
Week commencing Monday 7th October
This week the children will be finishing their work on place value and begin to look at fact families for addition and subtraction e.g. 10+5=15, 5+10=15 and 15-5=10, 15-10=5. They will be conducting science investigations linked to materials and continue to practice hockey skills and build a fire dance in PE lessons.
Week commencing Monday 30th September
This week the children will be writing and reciting poems as part of National Poetry day (watch the Year 2 page for examples). In numeracy this week the children will be continuing their place value work by placing numbers in the correct place on a number-line and counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
This week the following pupils were chosen for celebration assembly: In 2B, Rhys for working hard in Maths lessons, completing lots of work and extra challenges and Khanak for working extremely hard in all lessons, especially Math. In 2M: Sarvsukh for working hard in Maths and Kimberley for always being a good role model and improvement in Maths.
Week commencing Monday 23rd September
This week the Year 2 children will be experiencing a real campfire (Thursday) to hook them into writing fire poetry later this term. They will discuss fire safety and learn more about the event that took place in the Great Fire of London. In art they will be using charcoal to create smoky pictures for display. They will be learning how to pass and receive a ball in hockey lessons. In numeracy this week the children will be comparing numbers using the greater than and less than symbols (< >). They will also start to practice counting in 10's, 5's and 2's.
Week commencing Monday 16th September 2019
This week the Year 2 children will be starting their 'Fire' topic. They will begin learning about The Great Fire of London and in PE they will be learning hockey skills. In numeracy this week the children will be learning about place value with a particular focus on how to partition numbers into tens and units e.g. 25 = 20 + 5.
This week the following pupils were chosen for celebration assembly: In 2B, Jake for always being an excellent role-model and working hard in all lessons and Jayden for working hard in numeracy and setting an outstanding example of good presentation in his Math book. In 2M, Felix for settling into our school beautifully and being an excellent role-model to others and Hania for working extremely hard in Maths.
Week commencing Monday 9th September 2019
This week Year 2 pupils are continuing to get to know their new classes and recapping the expectations of behaviour and learning at school. This week the children will be writing their aspirations for the year, thinking about what they would like to achieve and how they will do it. In numeracy, the children will be focusing on recognising, comparing and ordering numbers.