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Year 2 - Buttercups

Buttercup Class 2022-2023

 

Hello and welcome to our class page! Our Class Teacher is Mrs Fazey and our LSP is Mrs Clark. In our class we have lots of fun and love learning new things! smiley

 

On this page you will find our class news and lots of interesting pictures showing you what we have been getting up to. We look forward to an exciting academic year. smiley

 

 

For additional information on what happens in Year 2, please see the attached information which was shared during our Meet the Teacher meetings. If there are any additional questions, feel free to come and speak to either Mrs Fazey or Miss Slater on the playground. smiley

 

 

Important Information

 

*If there are any queries, please email Mrs Fazey on the class email which is: buttercups@reddalhill.sandwell.sch.uk

Thank you for your continued support. smiley

 

Diary Dates:
*Wednesday 30th November - Parents/Carers' Meetings.

*Monday 12th December- Breakfast with Santa.

*Tuesday 13th December- Christmas Dinner.

*Wednesday 14th December- PTA Christmas Shop.

*Friday 16th December- Christmas Wonderland. Children to come to school in their own clothes.

*Monday 19th December- Christmas Break.

*Wednesday 4th January- Spring Term Begins.

*Monday 20th February- Half Term.

*Monday 3rd April- Easter Break.

*Monday 15th May- KS1 SATs.

*Monday 20th May- Walk to School Week.

*Monday 29th May- Half Term. 

*Tuesday 6th June- Summer Term Begins.

*Monday 12th June- Year 2 Phonics Screening Resists.

*Wednesday 19th July- Parents' Meeting.

*Tuesday 25th July- Last Day of Term.

*Thursday 22nd June- Class Assembly

 

 

School Uniform:

Please make sure that your child’s name is written inside all school clothes (cardigans, jumpers, trousers, t shirts and coats). This makes it easier to give out misplaced clothes back to their rightful owners. Remember if your child takes their jumper/cardigan off in class, then it is their responsibility to keep it safe!

 

 

Homework:

Children will be given 1 piece of homework every week, along with spellings to learn. Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned the following Wednesdayso we can monitor your child's learning. If you need any help completing your child's homework then there is a homework club you can attend on a Monday after school with Mrs Whitehurst. 

 

Handwriting:

Reddal Hill follow 'Kinetic Letters' handwriting scheme. Your child will have daily handwriting lessons. If you need any support with this, please speak to your child's class teacher. 

 

 

Changing Books:

Reading books are changed weekly, but this is not on a set day so it is very important that your child brings their book bag to school every day. Please write a comment in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read.

 

 

Reading at home is extremely beneficial for your child. We are holding a reading challenge this year! Every time you read, write it in your reading record. For every comment, you will earn a point. When you reach 45points, you will be awarded the Bronze Level; when you reach 90points, you will be awarded Silver Level and for 135 for you be awarded Gold Level! 

Good Luck Buttercup Class! 

 

P.E Day:

P.E days are on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure that appropriate footwear is worn and PE clothing is appropriate for the weather as our lessons will be outdoors on the playground. Please make sure that your child's name is written inside all PE clothes.

 

 

Additional Information:

All children in Year 2 have usernames and passwords for Mathletics, TimesTable Rockstars,  Purple Mash and Bug Club. These can be found in their reading records.

Please encourage your child to use Mathletics in order to enhance their Mathematical progress. Purple Mash is a fantastic resource as it covers all areas taught across the curriculum and helps children consolidate their learning. By the end of Year 2 children should be confident at reciting their 2,3,5 and 10 times tables, hit the button is a fantastic resource that allows children to consolidate their times tables knowledge in a fun way!

 

 

 

School and Eco Councillors:

A huge congratulations to Sajed and Acer who are our School Councillors, and Yousif who is our Eco Councillor. smiley

 

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Celebrating Our Achievements

Every Friday at 9:00am we have our Praise Assembly. We celebrate our successes by having a VIP, Write of the Week, Maths Mind and Sports Player of the Week.

 

This week our congratulations go to:
VIP-Trayvon

 

Maths Mind- Rehan

 

Writer of the Week- Elena


Sports Player of the Week- Crystal

 

 


Caring and Kindness Award- 

 

 

 

A huge congratulations to these children in our class who have achieved the 'Caring and Kindness' award for how they treat other children all of the time whilst being at school.

It is an amazing achievement to have earned this award; you should be really proud of yourselves. Well done to Ava and Daniella who have achieved this award. smiley

 

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Children in Need

 

On Friday 18th November, we all came to school in spotty clothing to celebrate and raise money for Children in Need!  We created a Pudsey bookmark, coaster and completed some colouring to celebrate the amazing charity! A brilliant way to highlight the importance of Children in Need; well done Buttercup Class! smiley

 

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Science

On Thursday 17th November, we had a very special visit from Alesha's mum! We are currently learning about the basic needs of animals and Alesha's mum kindly brought in a selection  of her pets. We had a brilliant afternoon, learning all about these animals! smiley

 


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Anti-Bullying Week

During the week commencing Monday 14th November, we took part in Anti-Bullying Week. 

On Monday 14th November, we all wore odd socks to school to highlight that we understand that even though we all have different traits, we all still need to be treated equally and celebrate how unique we all are! We also completed a range of activities to highlight the importance of this event. We discussed what it means to be a good friend and how we can help each other. 

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Parliament Week

On Tuesday 15th November, we participated in a lesson all about parliament, the government and prime ministers to celebrate UK Parliament Week.  We had our very own democratic vote to choose two school councillors. The speeches were absolutely amazing, and it was really difficult to choose the two children to represent our class this year!

Well done, Buttercup class! smiley

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Road Safety Week

 

 

On Monday 14th November, we discussed the importance of road safety and how to avoid danger when crossing the road! We took part in some quizzes where we looked at safety on the road. We then completed a 'safe/unsafe' activity where we had to look at the pictures and decide if it was safe or unsafe to cross the road. We also ordered the Green Cross Code pictures.

You are all road safety heroes. Well done, Buttercups!smiley 

 

 

 

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 Remembrance Day

On Friday 11th November we discussed the importance of Remembrance Day. We spoke about how we remember the soldiers who unfortunately lost their lives during the war. We then collaged a poppy to help us remember.

 

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P.E

This half term in during our PE lessons, we are learning to play cricket. We are extremely lucky as we have a cricket coach every Tuesday who teaches us the fundamentals of this sport. So far, we have learnt how to correctly bowl a ball using underarm and overarm techniques. We can't wait for the rest of the term. smiley

 

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DT

During our DT lessons this half term we will be looking at sliders and levers. We are hoping to create our own Great Fire of London inspired design at the end of the term. On Friday 4th November, we made our own sliders in preparation for our final project. smiley

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Diwali

 

On Tuesday 1st November, we learnt all about Diwali - The Festival of Light.  We then created our own Rangoli patterns and Diya lamps. Well done Buttercup class; your creative Rangoli patterns were amazing! smiley

 

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Show Racism the Red Card

On Thursday 20th October we came to school wearing an item of red clothing, this was to support the initiative 'Show Racism the Red Card'. We discussed the importance of coming together with purpose and without prejudice. Join us and say NO to racism. smiley

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Inspire

On Wednesday 19th October we had our maths inspire. We had so much fun completing a carousel of 2D shape related activities with all of the grown ups! Thank you to all of the grown ups who were able to make it. smiley

 

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Mental Health Day

 

On Monday 10th October we celebrated 'World Mental Health Day'. During the afternoon, we had some great discussions about what mental health is and how we can look after the mental health of ourselves and others. As mental health is all about how we are feeling, we discussed our emotions, the thoughts we might have and how these feelings affect the choices we might make and how we behave. We played 'The Rainbow Game' where children had to choose a colour and say something that makes them feel happy/sad/excited/angry etc. Then the children completed some calming colouring and wordsearches. Well done, Buttercups. smiley

 

 

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Black History Month

 

October was Black History Month. On Monday 3rd October, we spent some time learning about a range of inspirational black people and what impact their actions have had on the world. We researched Mary Seacole and how she helped all of the soldiers during the Crimean War. The soldiers called her 'Mother Seacole' as she nursed them back to health and comforted them. 

 

Which material would be the best for a raincoat?

 

Our topic this half term is materials. On Tuesday 27th September, the children learnt all about the scientist Charles Macintosh and took part in an experiment. The children predicted, and then tested a range of materials to investigate which material would be the most suitable for a raincoat. All of the children came to the conclusion that the most suitable material was plastic, as this was the most waterproof and wouldn't absorb. smiley

 

 

 

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Languages Day

 

On Monday 26th September, we celebrated Languages Day. Our focus language was French and we had so much fun learning the language. We learnt how to say the names of a variety of fruit in French and then had a go at writing some sentences in French. Tres Bien, Buttercups! smiley

 

 

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Spring - Science Exploration

Autumn - Breakfast with Santa

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