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W/c 11th December & 18th December

Class 2 Kudus
For week beginning: 11th December 2017

I will be in class on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday this week and Wednesday (last day of term) the following week. 

Nativity costumes – we are so close now.... and we have all had great fun rehearsing!  Please see our blog for a sneak preview! We are very proud of all the children and are really looking forward to putting on the performance.  Don’t forget to get your tickets from the office.   PLEASE NOTE:  ALL costumes need to be bought into school on Monday 11th December.  Thank you for your support.

This will be my  last intended learning of this academic year as I am only in the class next Wednesday and the morning will be filled with Christmas activities.  I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Y2 this term; they have really settled down, have understood (and our following) our boundaries and most of all, having fun.  I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing Christmas and that 2018 is a good year for us all.

Merry Christmas,

Mrs Donoghue


I will be combining these two subjects this week and we will continue focusing on Incarnation and the Christmas Story.  We have already acted out the story from the viewpoint of the Shepherds and this week we will be talking about the gifts the kings gave and why they were suitable gifts to give baby Jesus.  We will then list together the sort of qualities that pupils in the class might possess and would be excellent to share with others.  And finally, we will discuss how charitable projects for Christmas, one of which will be the shoebox appeal which so many children donated to, benefit those less fortunate.


This week the children will complete a ‘puzzle book’ which will allow us to assess their learning so far.  We will also be counting on in 10s from any given number and talking about how the ‘ones’ remain the same but the ‘tens’ change.


I will be sending home an A-Z list of words that all Year 2 children need to be familiar with, and can spell by the end of the academic year.  Our spelling lists going forward will relate to these words too.  Perhaps once the Christmas decorations are down, you could put the list in an obvious place and test your child at every opportunity!  We have found that many children can spell the word on its own but are falling back on phonetic spelling at every opportunity!  This is great for YR and most of Y1 but Y2 children should now be more familiar with different digraphs and be applying them.


The children will be having their last drumming session this week – they have all enjoyed it but are happy to hand the sessions over to Y1 to enjoy.   

Online links to support learning in class


Maths Rockstar:  

Squeebles: – an excellent app to be used on ipads - £2.99

Table Mountain: (evaluation version) to be used on a laptop/computer.