Infant Agility in Year 2

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On Wednesday 25th April, ten children from Year 2 represented our school at the Dartford School Games: Infant Agility Festival. This is a competitive event aimed at children in Key Stage 1. The children took part in a series of field events, demonstrating their balancing, throwing, bowling and jumping skills. Each school was scored on a points system and the overall highest achieving team goes on to represent Dartford at the Kent School Games final.

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How The Story Ends…

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This week in Year One we have continued exploring the text, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and have considered how the story may end. They first used drama to act out their own ending to the story before mapping the ideas. The children then used their story plans to retell the original story with their own alternative ending.

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Budding Tennis Players in Year 2!

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This term we have been learning all of the skills required to play tennis in PE. We have learnt the ready position, how to hold our racket correctly and how to serve the ball over the net. We have really enjoyed playing lots of skills-based games to help us towards playing a proper game of tennis. We are still working on our hand-eye co-ordination (some have mastered this better than others!)

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Letters from the Crayons!

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This week the children have been learning about the features of letter writing such as where to put the address and who the letter is to. The children have written persuasive letters pretending to be a crayon who has quit and what Duncan needs to do to make things better. The children wrote letters in role as Duncan begging his crayons to return to him! We then edited our letters before publishing them in our best writing, to help us edit we made a checklist about what the best editing would be. Our list included things such as:

  • Checking our spellings are correct
  • Using the correct punctuation
  • Checking our sentences make sense
  • adding in appropriate describing words

At Home Task: Can you write a letter to someone?

In Maths the children have consolidated their learning from the previous term and have moved onto learning about numbers beyond 50. We have begun to look at counting first tens and then ones. We are learning to use different resources, including a number line, to help us count.

At Home Task: Can you divide a number into tens and ones at home?

In our Topic we have looked at Christian beliefs about God and written sentences about what God is to Christians. For History we have sorted objects into the past and present and for DT we have looked at wheels and axels. In PSHE we have made books about our development in our six years and what important milestones we have reached.

Yet Another Busy Week in Year 2!

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In Maths this week we have been tackling a range of different style questions, both arithmetic and reasoning. We have also had a big focus on using jottings and checking our answers in different ways.

In English we have started our new book ‘Charlotte’s Web’. The children have really engaged with the story so far and have been able to provide strong, balanced arguments for different scenarios along with showing empathy for Wilbur and Fern. Ask your children which characters we have met so far and what they think of them.

A team of ten year 2 children had a very exciting event on Wednesday morning. They represented our school at the Infant Agility Festival! This is a competitive event where the children took part in a variety of multi-skills activities and are scored. The scores were combined with the afternoon festival and we finished 6th place out of 14 schools. A huge well done to the children involved, you did our school proud!

News About the Sing-Up Award!

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At Joydens Wood Infant School we love to sing! Staff and children have been working hard to collect evidence of how much singing we incorporate into our school life, from curriculum songs, to routine songs and preparing songs for assemblies and productions. We are collecting this evidence as we have pledged for a Sing Up Gold Award and we are nearly there! So please keep encouraging your children to enjoy their singing and we hope to have good news on achieving our Gold award very soon!

The Crayons are Quitting in Year 1!

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This week Year One have thoroughly enjoyed the Art and Music week. They have been expressing their feelings to different pieces of music through different art media and had a visit from an artist who taught them different skills in layering media in order to create different effects. We are looking forward to displaying our work in an exhibition for parents to see on Friday afternoon.

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Going Wild in Year 1!

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This week the children have been looking at the illustrations inside Emily Hughes book ‘Wild’. The children have generated ideas and question about the strange character and considered her story. The children had the opportunity to use a wide range of media to recreate two illustrations that show the character feeling different emotions.

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