Year 2: The Penguins: Blog items

SATs Meeting 17th January 2018, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 18th Jan 2018 @ 2:32pm

Second week back, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 15th Jan 2018 @ 7:06pm

Hope everyone had a good weekend, what are we up to this week?

English - reading more Anthony Browne books, Silly Billy and The Tunnel. Discussing how charac  feel and making worry dolls

Maths - time, learning to tell the time, o' clock, half past, quarter to and past, then to 5 minute intervals

PE - space dance, looking at clips of space men walking on the moon, zooming off in to space and partner work walking on the moon. Thursday - orienteering 

Jigsaw - looking st successes and making treasure boxes, seeking goals

ICT  - key board  skills, typing names and alphabet, using space bar and shift key

History - looking at Atlases for the places famous explorers explored and recapping continents and oceans

Keep  practising x10 tables , we are learning x 2 this week🙃

 

Second week back, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 15th Jan 2018 @ 7:05pm

Hope everyone had a good weekend, what are we up to this week?

English - reading more Anthony Browne books, Silly Billy and The Tunnel. Discussing how charac  feel and making worry dolls

Maths - time, learning to tell the time, o' clock, half past, quarter to and past, then to 5 minute intervals

PE - space dance, looking at clips of space men walking on the moon, zooming off in to space and partner work walking on the moon. Thursday - orienteering 

Jigsaw - looking st successes and making treasure boxes, seeking goals

ICT  - key board  skills, typing names and alphabet, using space bar and shift key

History - looking at Atlases for the places famous explorers explored and recapping continents and oceans

Keep  practising x10 tables , we are learning x 2 this week🙃

 

Expedition fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 12th Jan 2018 @ 3:56pm

Yesterday as part of our PE for this half term, we had our first orienteering session. The children learnt about symbols on maps and started to use a key. This afternoon we took out bears 🐻 on an expedition, we talked about what would be useful equipment to take and what wouldn't. The children used their maps well to find hidden objects around the playground. We discussed how exciting it was to discover something and that must be how explorers felt. We then looked at some famous explorers and talked about what they achieved.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Pratten

Tuesday news, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 9th Jan 2018 @ 5:24pm

Today the Penguins enjoyed a taster of Sreet dance.They should have bought a flyer home tonight about an after school club.It is always popular so first , come first served.

This  afternoon we were practising our key board skills with Mrs Atkinson , we had to try to type the alphabet and our name.

I am not in tomorrow, Mrs.  Robinson will be taking the class. I will see you all on Thursday😀

Welcome back and Happy New Year!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 8th Jan 2018 @ 5:12pm

Welcome back to all the Penguins, sounds like they have all had a great Christmas and some were up to let in the New Year too, all good fun!

This Week in our learning we are thinking about:

English - stories by Anthony Browne  great stories but brilliant illustrations

Maths - place value - writing numbers, estimating numbers on a numberline

Jigsaw - setting goals and looking at successes 

History - finding out what an explorer does and learning about some famous explorers

PE - team games and orienteering 

Project theme is Explorers 

We will be finding out about Neil Armstrong , anything related to space, space ships, rockets,other Space explorers planets etc

We will also be learning about Christopher Columbus  and his discoveries.

The projects do not have to relate to our topics , choose something that interests the children , a favourite author, hobbies, sports clubs, rainbows etc

We hope you enjoy spending time with your child creating something together, remember it does not have to be a model it can be a poster, small booklet, photos, a story, feel free to use your imagination🙂

Welcome back and Happy New Year!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 8th Jan 2018 @ 5:12pm

Welcome back to all the Penguins, sounds like they have all had a great Christmas and some were up to let in the New Year too, all good fun!

This Week in our learning we are thinking about:

English - stories by Anthony Browne  great stories but brilliant illustrations

Maths - place value - writing numbers, estimating numbers on a numberline

Jigsaw - setting goals and looking at successes 

History - finding out what an explorer does and learning about some famous explorers

PE - team games and orienteering 

Project theme is Explorers 

We will be finding out about Neil Armstrong , anything related to space, space ships, rockets,other Space explorers planets etc

We will also be learning about Christopher Columbus  and his discoveries.

The projects do not have to relate to our topics , choose something that interests the children , a favourite author, hobbies, sports clubs, rainbows etc

We hope you enjoy spending time with your child creating something together, remember it does not have to be a model it can be a poster, small booklet, photos, a story, feel free to use your imagination🙂

A big Thank you, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd Dec 2017 @ 3:58pm

Mrs Regan and I would like to say a big thank you for all our lovely presents, you are very generous, so thank you. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and our best wishes for 2018 x

Apologies, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Dec 2017 @ 11:35am

I would like to apologise for the SATs meeting having to be cancelled last week. You will be receiving a parentmail with the rearranged date which is Wednesday 17th January.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year

Mrs Fletcher

More festive fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th Dec 2017 @ 3:33pm

We enjoyed another breakfast with Santa this morning and had fun decorating our mini Christmas cakes, hope they taste good!

Feeling Christmassy, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 19th Dec 2017 @ 3:43pm

The Penguins 🐧 enjoyed making their Christmas cakes and are looking forward to decorating them tomorrow. Breakfast with Santa was fun and our party was fabulous! Thank you Thomas and Sam you did a great job as DJ's🙂👍👍😎

Last week reminders, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 15th Dec 2017 @ 5:15pm

Just a few reminders for next week.

Christmas party 🎉Tuesday afternoon.The children should come to school in their uniform as usual and bring their party things to change into.

Breakfast with Santa 🎅 is on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Christmas carol service is Thursday afternoon, please note school closes on Friday.

A big thank you to those parents/ grandparents who have volunteered to help on Monday and Wednesday morning. We are making mini Christmas cakes, baking them on Monday and decorating them on Wednesday, we really do appreciate your support and help.

Hope you all have a fab weekend 🙂

Christmas dinner fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 14th Dec 2017 @ 8:11pm

We all enjoyed our Christmas lunch today, thank you Sylvana and the team👍

Week beginning 11th December , by Mrs Pratten

Date: 11th Dec 2017 @ 8:29am

This week we are :

Maths - using a number line to help us add up coins and work out change

English - some imaginative writing based around Christmas adverts, Mogs calamighty Christmas, The greatest gift

Science - finishing off our topic by looking at keeping clean and safety around medicine

Jigsaw - continuing work on  bullying and looking at being a good friend

Christmas crafts 

...and of course we have our pantomime trip tomorrow and Christmas lunch and jumper day on Thursday.

Wedding day fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 7th Dec 2017 @ 5:42pm

Thank you for helping the Penguins look super smart for the wedding day, they all looked 😉

First we looked at how Christians traditionally plan and celebrate marriage.We then looked at how Hindus celebrate marriage,we found out the bride wears a purple and white dress,the groom,white. They move round a flame 4 times, the bride receives a necklace to show she is married and they give garlands to show the joining of the 2 families.We had a go at making our own paper garlands, we had to use a growth mindset because it was tricky! By the end we were experts and they looked great.

 

Lights,Camels,Action!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 7th Dec 2017 @ 7:56am

A big well done to the Penguins for their fantastic production, you were fabulous darlings, definitely a 10 from me!

Lights, Camel, Action!, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 6th Dec 2017 @ 10:20pm

I am so proud of all the Bongos and Penguins, they have all been Superstars this week for their Christmas Play.  Fantastic singers, dancers and actors, we truly have some very talented children.  Well done everyone x 

Mrs Catterall 

Penguins looking good!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 30th Nov 2017 @ 6:42pm

The Penguins had a fab visit today from Warburtons, we learnt some of their history, about eating healthier and made our own "rainbow" sandwich. We had to wash our hands and put on hats to stop germs from spreading. We got to taste our fillings first and then choose, best of all we could eat it! 

To help with homework I have photographed some facts and the healthy eating chart.👍

Wednesday learning, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 29th Nov 2017 @ 7:17pm

Today the children enjoyed playing the "cup game" in Maths.Filling up a cup with cubes and then investigating whether their cubes could be divided  in to 1/2. 1/3 and a 1/4. If it could they scored 2, 3 or 4 points. 

In Science we were thinking about why excercise is important and what happens to our heart rate. We set up different activities, thought about how they would affect our heart rate and then tested it out. Some of the activities definitely got our pulses racing!

Week beginning 27th November, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 27th Nov 2017 @ 4:35pm

This week we are busy putting the final touches to our fabulous production, please send costumes in by the latest, Thursday. We are practising on Thursday in our costumes so the children get used to them and we can see what we still need. Tickets are on sale at the office.

In Maths we continue with our fraction work.

In English we are using our imaginations in some creative writing.

We have our visit from  Warburtons on Thursday afternoon.

In Jigsaw lessons we are thinking about what bullying means and how it makes us feel if people are unkind.

In Science we are getting our hearts beating with some excersises and understanding how important excercise is to keeping healthy.

Survival!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 4:05pm

The Penguins were stranded on a desert island this afternoon and had to think what they would miss, what would make them happy and what they would absolutely need to survive. They had to write a note asking for things and ssend it out in the sea in a bottle and hope that someone would find it.

Yesterday we looked at road safety and discussed things we should do to keep safe around roads and crossing the road.

Hop you all have a lovely weekend 😀👍

Fraction fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 7:13pm

We had fun this afternoon with fractions, we folded paper in different ways to show halves and quarters. Next we shared "sweets" between different numbers of children and used different grids, we even found a quarter of 48! Last but not least we had to choose whether we would rather eat half or a quarter of a chocolate bar and explain why. Then we could eat half but had to take half home. A big thank you to those parents and grandparents who were able to make it, a copy of notes and example questions will be coming home tomorrow in the homework bags.

We also had fun and did some really amazing thinking finding fractions of amounts on Tuesday. Our challenge was to find different ways of making half - we came up with some really clever ideas👍

This weeks learning, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th Nov 2017 @ 8:19pm

This Week in our learning we are in:

Maths- finding out about fractions - shading fractions of shapes and sharing objects, using the term numerator and denominator.

English - work based around Prince Cinders, our stories with a twist continue.

Science- what we need to survive if we were on a desert island, what are the essentials for survival?

Jigsaw - celebrating our differences, starting to understand that people make assumptions about boys and girls. Understand some ways in which boys and girls are different and that this OK.

We are continuing with our Christmas rehearsals , tickets are on sale from the office, don't forget to send in costumes and let us know if any problems.

On Wednesday you are invited in to class for a lesson in Maths, hope you can join us.

 

 

 

Parliament week, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 5:10pm

This week it has been Parliament week and the Penguins have been finding out about the Houses of Parliament, who the Prime Minister is, the House of Common and the House of Lords and what colour the seats are. Today we had a debate discussing if we should let people bring in chocolate, crisps or sweets as a snack at playtime. We designed posters to persuade people and then discussed the ideas. The children then had to vote by marking a "ballot paper" and I have counted them and..........17 votes for keeping snacks healthy  (the chocolate,sweets and crisps 12) so the Penguins have definitely got the healthy message😀

Our learning so far this week, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 15th Nov 2017 @ 7:01pm

This week so far we have enjoyed another story with a twist, The true story of the three little pigs. We are writing our own versions changing some parts of the story , today we thought about our story maps.

In Maths we have been finding out all about pictograms and  collected some data on our favourite fruit - which was a resounding vote for strawberries. We had to think about what to do when the picture was worth more than 1 and how to make the different amounts.

Today we have looked at finding out the different stages we go through as we grow older , the children enjoyed looking at some photos of me with my family when  I was their age. The children are welcome to bring in some baby photos so we can see how they have changed! ( And can see how cute they were, sorry still are of course!!)

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

School Ln
Longton
Lancashire
PR4 5YA

Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495
Bursar@longton.lancs.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Iain Pearson

SEN Email: 'deputy@longton.lancs.sch.uk