Class 2 2020 - 2021

Mrs Entwistle

Mrs Garnham

Staff governor

 

8th March 2020,

We are so pleased to welcome you all back to school. The last few weeks have been hard on us all, but we are really proud of how well you have coped and how hard you have worked at home and in school. A big thank to all the grown ups for all their support and help with online learning. 

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at fractions in maths, where once again we will be able to use our knowledge of multiplication and division. In literacy, we are starting a new class book, Rhythm of the Rain. I am really looking forward to sharing this altogether as a class, back where we should be! Our Science topic continues to be Electricity and now we are back in school, we can complete all the practical investigations that we had planned. 

On Thursday, we will be celebrating World Book Day and we have lots of activities planned around books and reading. Please send me your Masked Reader videos, I have already received a brilliant one. Remember adults can also take part in this, the more the merrier! Have fun disguising yourself and then read a story or short extract from a book. If you have made a toilet roll book character, please bring these into school too.

Please bring your Maths and Literacy books into school with you on Monday. We are also looking forward to seeing all the things that you have made such as your fish for the river display, your river posters and your electricity posters.

Thank you once again for all your hard work, enthusiasm and positivity, We are very lucky teachers. 

See you on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you have all had a lovely, relaxing half term holiday. As I have said many times, we are all so proud of the way you have coped with last term. I don't think any of us expected this year to start off this way, but you have all worked so hard, whether you have been learning at home or in school. A huge pat on the back to you all!

This half term, we are continuing to learn about Rivers and will be starting a new shared text in Literacy. We will also be using a beautiful picture book to inspire us in our art work.  We will also be continuing our Science topic, Electricity. In Maths, we are continuing to use our multiplication knowledge to help us with other topics such as statistics and the Year 4's will be completing long multiplication with larger numbers. 

I know that you will all continue to work to the best of your abilities and be the best that you can be!

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year 2021

I hope that you all had a relaxing and happy Christmas and have enjoyed the New Year so far. 

Like I have said on Google Classroom, it is a very different start to term than we anticipated, but we all have to stay safe and look after each other. As I write this, we have literally had minutes to digest the news so please bear with us as we adjust to the new situation.

I have already put some work onto Goggle Classroom, please ensure that you can all log on and let me know if you have any problems by firstly emailing me or ringing school. I have tried to ensure that the work that we are doing is as closely matched to that I had already planned this term. The children had made great progress before Christmas and I really want to ensure that this maintains. This is a tricky situation for us all, but little and often usually works best. I was very impressed with progress the chidren made in reading during the last lockdown, so please try and ensure this area is prioritised again. Sharing books together provides children with the tools to be more confident writers, helping vocabulary and general compositon of writing.

Maths games such as Snappy Maths, Hit the Button and Daily Ten also provide children with fun interative and engaging ways to develop and maintain their fluency with numbers. The children are also very familiar with these sites, so they should be able to complete these without your help.

This term, we are finishing off the Stone Age to the Iron Age and hoping to read all of the Iron Man story. This will now be done online and children can access this via YouTube. I will be posting more deatils later in the week. 

I will be checking in with you to ensure that you are all ok, so I'll be in touch.

As always please contact me if you need any help.

Many thanks

Claire Entwistle

 

 

 

16th December

Wow!  The children performed their play today and they were fantastic. They have worked so hard over the last few weeks and have learnt their lines, poems and songs so well. All of their dedication and motivation has been amazing and I felt so proud, that I may have got a bit teary. With cast members missing the children carried on regardless. I will update regarding posting a video ASAP.

To you all, parents, grandparents, governors, thank you so much for your amazing children, your support and your kind words over the last few months. 2020, certainly is a year that we will not forget, and with two classes islolating it isn't the end of term, or year that we had planned. I do think we need to celebrate the chidren and our whole school community for facing the challenges together and staying strong and smiling throughout.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021. 

All in Class 2.

 

 

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Class Two. We have been practising our Christmas performance, the children have helped to write it and it is all about 2020, a year we won't forget. We have started our Christmas crafts and are going to decorate the classroom. The children have also enjoyed making  items to raise funds for school, we have made some beautiful bags which will be on sale next week. We also have lots of ideas for activities for our Christmas fair in a few days time.

 

What a busy few weeks. We have explored Remembrance Day, Anti Bullying week and discussed our feelings about another lockdown.  We are also starting to think about the C word, creating scripts, dances and poetry for a performance and talking about how Christmas may differ slightly this year. The children have been amazing, they have been so understanding and accepting of the situation and have even devised their own solutions to problems. We are extremely proud of them. 

We have started our book, The Iron Man  ( we love it!) and we are on the last few chapters of The Wild Way Home. In Maths, we have explored a new method for addition and subtraction and we have learnt all about soil in Science. The children also really enjoyed sketching the wolf from the Wild Way Home and then creating another picture using pastels.

I have added a few new pages to the photographs.

 

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be continuing The Stone Age but also moving onto the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We will be finishing  our book, The Wild Way Home, which the children are really enjoying.  To complement the Iron Age, we will also be reading the Iron Man and learning about electricity. Exciting times ahead. 

Thank you so much for your support last term, I realise that it has a strange return to school. Thank you also for your patience and understanding. As a school, we have always been proud of our communication with parents and in these circumstances it isn't always as easy. Please don't hesitate to contact us ( by emial) if you have any worries or messages to pass on. I am looking forward to speaking to you over the phone for parent's evening and sharing just how well your children are doing. 

Claire Entwistle

 

 

 

 

 

I really can't believe that we only have one week before half term. The children have worked so hard and we are all really enjoying our topics, I am really glad that we are continuing the theme through to next term. The children are now rock experts and can name the three different types with confidence and we made the Metamorphic, Sedimentary and Igneaous rocks from chocolate. This week, we are going to explore fossils. 

In Literacy, we have enjoyed writing dairy entries and postcards and now we are looking at speech. We reached a very exciting part of our book, Where the Wild Things Are,  where Charlie met a boy. The children have illustrated excellent predictions and inference skills and they believe that the boy is from the Stone Age. They have created their own cpnversations between the two characters and we have learnt how to punctuate these correctly. 

In Maths, we have finished Place Value and we have moved onto Addition and Subtraction. The children's previous knowledge of Hundreds, Tens and Ones has certainly helped them and they are all really impressing us. 

Although we are all tired and looking forward to half term, we will have a super last week. 

A huge well done to you all!

Mrs Entwistle xxx

 

 

 

We have all been back to school for a few weeks now and the children have settled really well. We are all really enjoying our class book The Wild Way Home. The children are also really engaged with our topic, The Stone Age and our Science focus, Rocks and Fossils. Thank you to all of you who have sent in homework or emailed work to me. 

Mrs Garnham and I have been so impressed with the children's reading and all children have improved since March. This is amazing and is thanks to all the hard work and commitment from parents during the lock down period. Other areas require more support within school, such as spellings,  different styles of writing and times tables. We will be working on these in school and sending home activities where you can support this at home. 

Thank you again.

Mrs Entwistle, Mrs Garnham, Mrs Kinsey and Mrs Laming.

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back- Autumn Term 2020.

A very warm welcome back. I hope that you have enjoyed the last few weeks of the summer and are looking forward to returning to school.  I am certainly looking forward to seeing you all again and hearing all your news. The last few months have to very strange to say the least, but we are really looking forward to joining back together and working together in a safe and secure way. 

The first few days will be getting to know each other again, learning new rules and routines and exploring our new classroom. Things might be a little bit different to normal, but you all coped brilliantly before the summer and I am sure that we will all work together to help ensure that everyone feels settled. 

Our topic will be the Stone Age to the Iron Age and we have lots of practical and fun tasks planned as well as lovely literacy texts. Our Art and Design tTchnology will be particularly exciting and I can't wait to start creating our displays together. In Maths, we will be concentrating on Place Value and recapping on our Times Tables together. Science will link with the History topic and we will be exploring Rocks and Fossils, so there will be lots of investigations. We will keep you up to date with all our activities through the website. 

Spellings will not be sent out straight away and tests will start form the 18th September after assessments have been made in school. 

We really look forward to seeing you all again. 

Many thanks

Mrs Entwistle, Mrs Garnham and Mrs Laming

 

 

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Duddon St Peter's Primary School

Tarporley Rd
Duddon
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 0EL

Head teacher:
Paul Hudson B. Ed., NPQH

Main Contact: Julie Novak

Tel: 01829 781366
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