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Dear 2B, 

I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, while keeping safe. I have loved seeing all of your photographs of the activities you are doing. I have seen sewing, baking, creating erupting volcanoes, building dens and gardening, all on top of the school work we have been setting. Well done!

Keep up the hard work. You are all superstars!
Love

Mrs Bettam

Hellosmiley

It has been wonderful being able to keep in touch with you while we are away from school. I have been sent some amazing photographs showing me what you are doing at home with your families, you are also getting very good at writing your own emails telling what you have been doing. It would be amazing to have contact with all of you, if you are speaking to your friends on the phone or through texting, please ask them if they have emailed Mrs Bettam on year2@stedward.bham.sch.uk

Stay safe.

Lots of love

Mrs Bettam x

Class 2B Story Faraway Tree- Curious Connie Comes to Stay

Class 2B Story Faraway Tree- Curious Connie Comes to Stay 1

Chapter 1 - Curious Connie Comes To Stay

Bedtime Stories Chapter 1

Chapter 2 - Up The Faraway Tree

Chapter 3 - Connie Meets A Few People

Class 2B Challenge

Dear 2B, 

I have been onto Numbots today and 2Y are top of the league table! We need to change this asap as Mrs Bettam is very competitive! smiley

Get playing/learning.

Hope you are all working hard and enjoying lots of fun activities with the adults. Don't forget...I'd love to hear what you are getting up to and would love an email from you.

 

Stay Safe

Love Mrs Bettam

Spellings 13/3/2020 (to be tested Monday 23rd March)

Group 1 Group2
playful play
careful care
happily happy
sadly sadly
colourful badly
harmful  
careless

 

hopeless  
badly  
hopeful  

 

English homework 13/3/2020

Spellings 6th March (to be tested Monday 16th March)

Group 1

Group 2

everybody when
whole there
improve where
clothes our
climb they
gold  
class  
again  
would  
after  

 

Thank you to all of Year 2 who were SO well behaved on our trip to Warwick Castle. Everyone listened to Mrs Bettam telling them every tiny bit of historical information she knew about the castle (we love History in 2B) and asked lots of questions about what they saw.

I was SO impressed with every single child climbing all those steps to the top of the highest tower!

You really are amazing children and I loved today! Hope you all sleep well tonight, you're probably shattered.

 

A huge thank you to my parent helpers as well. Sure you'll all sleep well too. 

A big thank you to all my parents who have volunteered to come on the trip to Warwick Castle. I can only take so many, will try to have other parents when we have another trip. Nancy, Harvey, Kemaeah, Alex, Esther, Sophia and Joseph's parents thank you...could you please arrive for 9am? Please also wear comfortable clothing/coats and bring a packed lunch for yourselves. Children will be wearing their uniform. Looking forward to having a lovely day. 

English Homework 28/2/2020

Spellings week beginning 24th February

Group 1 Group 2

was

was
wash wash
watch squad
watching quad
squash want
quarrel  
squabble  
wander  
quality  
quantity  

 

Homework for 7th February

For this week, please could all children learn the words to the two songs they have been given? Can you feel the love tonight? and Love Love Love by the Beetles. Thank you.

Spellings Week Beginning 10th  February

 

Group 1

Group 2

slipped

drop

dropped

slip

sadder

sad

saddest

run

fattest

hum

running

 

runny

 

hummed

 

clapped

 

patted

 

George's Marvellous Medicine Homework Spring Term 1

 

We would love you to be as creative as possible for our next homework topic!

Every week please select an idea from this sheet, or even come up with your own, and hand your work into your teacher by Thursday of each week. If making items, photographs may be stuck into your red homework book.

You might like to do the  bigger craft activities during the half term holidays when you have more time.

 

Book review- write a book review about ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine

Letter writing- write a letter to the farmers from Mr Kranky telling them all about the marvellous medicine

Newspaper articles- reporting about the giant animals on the farm

Design a poster- design some colourful posters to advertise the marvellous medicine to farmers

Character writing- various sheets to write about each of the main characters

Grandma’s view- draw and write about Grandma’s view from the roof of the house

Marvellous medicine- write about a different effects of the medicine

New story ending- Think of a different ending to the story of George’s Marvellous    Medicine

Instruction writing- write instructions for making the marvellous medicine

Medicine effects- Draw the chickens after the medicine experiments

Label the jar- Design an exciting label for the bottle of marvellous medicine

What were George’s thought- draw and write the different things George wanted to do to Grandma

Mixing pot chant- write your own chant to say when the mixture is stirred

Describing worksheet- describe what happened to Grandma after she was  given the medicine

Shopping list- write a shopping list for ingredients for the medicine

George’s life- Write two diary entries by George- one when Grandma lived with them and the other when Grandma had disappeared

My marvellous medicine- write about your own marvellous medicine and what is in it and what it does

Character facts- write fact files about each character

Write your own story- make up your own   marvellous medicine story

Make your own medicine or medicine bottle.

Create a 3D model of grandma sitting out the roof.

 

Christmas

Thank you SO much for the lovely presents, you have all been very kind and thoughful. It is much appreciated. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your families.

 

Over the holiday we have one piece of homework we would like you to do...please take a photograph of yourself reading your favourite/or new book in an interesting place.

 

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and we are looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

 

Love Mrs Bettam and the rest of the Year 2 team. 

Great Fire Of London Homework Projects

We've had some absolutely amazing Homework Projects handed in and in so many different formats, from lego to baking bread...each one is special in its own way! The children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic and continue to talk enthusiastically about what they have learned. Thank you so much to all our parents, who have contributed greatly also!

Outdoor Learning Day

We all had an amazing day today, despite the horrendous weather! It was so lovely to see the children having great fun running and splashing in the rain, but also thinking about habitats animals might live in. This was linked to our Science topic of materials and we tested different materials as to how waterproof they were. We also went on a 5 senses Treasure Hunt, looking and feeling for different properties such as smooth, rough, hard, soft, flexible and whether or not they would be appropriate building materials. This afternoon, we searched for signs of animals within our school grounds and we were thrilled to see the den hidden deep in the trees. 

We rounded off our day by creating prayer spinners, thanking God for all the wonderful things He has created for us, especially the rain to help the plants and flowers grow. We are looking forward to our next outdoor adventure. 

Warwick Castle

As part of our upcoming theme of 'Once Upon A Time' we have planned a visit to Warwick Castle on the 2nd April. Please look on our Trip page of the website for the consent form and return it to school as soon as possible. Thank you.

Spellings 2019

Outdoor Learning Day Year 2

We had an amazing day last week on our Outdoor Day. Even though it was a cold, frosty start to the day, we all dashed outside in our warm clothes to do some rubbings. We got some amazing patterns off the trees, rocks, ground, walls and manhole covers.  

After break, we had a Money Treasure Hunt. Our teachers called out an amount and we had to go looking for the correct coins to add together. It was made more difficult because we weren't allowed to have more coins than necessary and we were working in large teams...we had to show good team work!

We spent dinnertime inside to warm up and finished watching George's Marvellous Medicine. 

In the afternoon, we did a senses walk through the forest area and wrote our ideas onto whiteboards as to what we could see, hear and smell. (We didn't taste things for obvious reasons)We then used these ideas to write prayers about nature for our end of the day prayer circle. 

We all agreed that we can't wait for our next Outdoor Day, especially as we didn't get to make our Mudpies as the ground was too hard.

Picture 1

George's Marvellous Medicine

This term we are studying George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. It will allow us to focus on developing our sentence construction by including expanded noun phrases, greater use of punctuation such as commas for lists, exclamation marks and question marks and also writing in role as a character. Our art work and homework projects are reflecting the wonderful colours that can be used to replicate the disgusting medicine that George created. 

Our Outdoor Learning day will continue the theme of George's disgusting concoctions where we will create our own mixtures and also develop our teamwork skills to  build structures in the forest school. We will also be using the inspiration of God's wonderful world and the school grounds to create our own prayers for our collective worship time. Please ensure we have suitable clothing and footwear for the day as we will be outside all day. (Thursday 31st January)

Spring Term 2019

We've had a wonderful start back to life in Class 2B this term and are ready to learn! We have focused our work around The Day The Crayons Quit and The Day The Crayons Came Back by Drew Daywalt. Duncan (the little boy in the stories) struggles with the crayons in his box as they all want to explore the world and are cross with him. The children have written postcards and stories as if they were a disgruntled crayon, describing the adventures they go on around the world. This has also helped us with our Geography skills as one of the crayons thought that Newcastle had pyramids! We had to prove him wrong! 

In Maths, we have continued to develop our addition and subtraction skills, and have recently moved onto money. Please help us to improve our knowledge of coins by letting us help with the shopping, paying for items and trying to work out how much change we should get. 

In Religious Education we have been learning about the difficult journeys Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the kings had to see the new born king. God tested them all in their own way, but their faith and devotion shone through and we have been able to see how our own journeys in life my have obstacles to overcome, but it is worth the hard work. 

Our Gymnastic skills have progressed really well and we have enjoyed creating sequences of movements, both individually and in pairs. We look like true gymnasts now and are able to provide ideas as to how we can improve our own work and that of our friends.  

 

Science and D&T in Class 2B

As part of our topic The Great Fire of London this term, we have been looking at the properties of different materials and their suitability for rebuilding London Bridge. Today we focused on which structural design would be the strongest and why. Each structure was tested for rigidity, amount of weight it could hold and length of span from one table to the next. We were all budding engineers, taking our roles very seriously, but we were only allowed to use paper and sellotape for our designs.

Homework Projects

We have had a fantastic response from the children this term with their homework projects based upon the Great Fire of London. Thank you so much for all of your effort. It has been wonderful listening to the enthusiasm shown by the children and the factual information they have remembered. We are looking forward to their topic and wonder what interesting ideas they can come up with.

Pizza Express in Moseley

 

Class 2B had a fantastic visit to Pizza Express in Moseley to learn all about making pizzas and the history behind the colours. Did you know that the Margarita Pizza is coloured red, white and green because Queen Margarita insisted that those colours were used? We also learnt about the safety of hot ovens, much better than Thomas Farynor did at the start of the Great Fire of London in Pudding Lane! We had as much fun eating our own pizzas as we did making them. A BIG thank you to the wonderful staff who helped us to have such a fun, but informative, time.

Welcome to Class 2B. We are a class of 28 children working with Mrs Bettam and Mrs Connaughton and we have settled in extremely well already. We have quickly learnt new class routines and are working hard together as a team to be the best we can! 

 

As the children are now Year 2 we are encrouraging them to try and be a bit more independent and to think about what they can do themselves to prepare for the school day. Please could you help us by checking that we always have our correct uniform, drink bottle and reading bag, fillled with our reading book, diary and LSCWC spelling list every day? 

 

We have been working extremely hard on our topic of Katie in London, helping us to learn all about the main landmarks in London and powerful verbs. Already, there have been some amazing pieces of writing re-telling the story in their own way! This topic then leads us into The Great Fire of Lodon, a topic we're all very excited about starting. Please look at our Curriculum Overview Sheet on the website so you can have as much information as possible about upcoming topics...perhaps you might like to have a trip to the library for some research in preparation? Birmingham Central Library is fantastic and is one of the landmarks wer have studied in comparison to those in London. 

Other news we have is that our class Saint is Saint Anthony of Padua. We have been learning all about his life and why he is such a special Saint for us. Our Prayer Leaders have been very grown up already, helping us to think about what our daily intentions are and demonstrating a good understanding of our Gospel Values, "Compassionate and Loving." 

We would like to extend a warm invitation to any parents, or family members, who could perhaps volunteer some time to help us in class. This would be very appreciated in terms of hearing our children read, walking us up to church when we have Mass, or to come on trips with us. Perhaps you love craft/art or have another skill that would be us full to our learning? If so, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bettam. A huge thank you to those parents who are already volunteering!

We look forward to sharing our special Year 2 journey with you.

Year 2 Pizza Express Trip

Maths - Multiplication

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