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Week ending 25th April.

Welcome back to Year 2F's blog! We hope you all had a fabulous and well deserved Easter holiday and didn't eat too many eggs!!!!!

Everybody in Year 2F has come back to school switched on and ready to learn!!!!

This week we have been exploring Position and Direction in Numeracy. We learnt how to use coordinates to find and position objects on different maps.

We also explored how to describe the position of objects using language such as 'to the right of', 'next to', 'below', 'above' and 'in between'.

In Literacy, we have been finding out all about Woodland Animals.
Did you know that there are 17 different types of bat in the UK?
The Pipistrelle bat is the smallest breed and is only 4cm long and weighs the same as 11 paper clips!!!!!

We discovered that owls cannot move their eyes but are able to swivel their heads almost 360 degrees!!! Also, did you know that not all owls hoot? In fact some owls screech, hiss, yap or EVEN snore!!!!

Our Certificate Winner:-
Jessica S- for working really hard on our woodland animals topic! Keep it up

Don't forget!!!!

Year 2 are visiting the Walker Art Gallery on Monday. Children need to come to school early and wear full school uniform.

Please bring packed lunches in a carrier bag labelled with your child's name.

Have a fabulous weekend!!!!!
Love from Mrs Woodcock and Year 2F

Welcome to Year 2F's blog- week ending 4th April

Here are the highlights from our week-

In Numeracy we have been learning about angles- we used angle eaters to help us discover if objects and shapes contained right angles. Here we are on the playground completing our angle hunt!

In CFL we finished painting our houses- ready to go to the alps! The children were really excited to take the finished houses to the ALPs. When we arrived at the ALPs the children assembled the houses and created a bucket line.
The fire started in the Bakery- and then spread throughout the houses! The children passed the 'buckets' from person to person in order to put the fire out!

Have a look at the video of London burning on the ALPS. Click here.

Big well done to all children who entered an egg for the competition- they were 'eggcellent!!!'

We hope you all have a great Easter and enjoy the holiday! We will see you back at school on Wednesday 23rd April

Love from Mrs Woodcock

Welcome to Year 2F blog- week ending 28th March

Our week started on Monday with a very interesting production of Maths- throughout History! We discovered how each historic period had a link to maths!

In our Numeracy lessons this week we looked at symmetry- and the children were really good at completing symmetrical patterns by using mirrors.

In CFL we continued our Great Fire of London topic by considering eyewitness accounts to inform us about the past. We looked at Samuel Pepys as he wrote a diary- which we also completed and on Friday the children wrote a newspaper article!

Our certificate winner- Henley Hilton- for showing a good understanding of symmetry.

A big well done to all the children who have already completed some fabulous work in their learning log- please complete your lesson missions and return to school by Thursday so the winner can be chosen!

Love from Mrs Woodcock

Welcome to Year 2F blog- week ending 21st March

Another busy has been had in Year 2!!! Check out our highlights below-

We started the week with a visit from Nikki from Knowsley Safari Park. She brought in the following animals a stick insect, a bearded dragon, cockroaches, a frog and a snake!
We were able to touch the animals and we learned about what they eat. Here are some photographs from her visit!

In Numeracy we have been working on some very tricky calculations this week. Some children have been solving missing number problems such as
14 + ? = 24
We now know that you need to use the inverse of addition to solve the problem!

However, some children have been introduced to Algebra and balancing equations!

We discovered that the = sign means the same as for example-
12 + 4 = 15 + ?
We worked these calculations out by first finding the answer to 12+ 4 = 16
Therefore the calculation to the right of the = sign must also equal 16!
YES we are only in Year 2!!!

In Literacy we started to look at newspaper articles. We first thought about some great headlines related to the Great fire of London- here are some of the most exciting headlines-
London's blazing inferno!
FIRE! FIRE!
Street's are burning!

We then started to look at the features of a newspaper. We used real newspapers and we started to cut them up and organized them under the headings
Orientation
Photographs
Captions
Main body of text

Check out our photographs below-

Certificate Winner-
All of Year 2F for being super sensible, responsible and mature when some creepy, slithering, jumping visitors came into class.

BIG THANK YOU to all who supported Sports relief today by dressing up in their sporting clothes and donating money

Hope you all have a great weekend, Love Mrs Woodcock and Year 2F

Welcome to this week's blog- 14.3.14

Well what a busy and tricky week we have had in Year 2F! This week has been assesment week so the children have been REALLY BUSY completing some tricky Year 2 tests. BUT- the children have been so sensible and worked their socks off!!! We are so proud of them all and can't wait to tell you about their progress at Parent's evening.

In CFL- we have continued to learn about the Great Fire of London. We were introduced to King Charles II who, after the fire ensured that some very important changes happened.

The children talked about these changes and Jessica remembers that 'he started the fire brigade.'
Alexa remembers that 'he introduced houses to be made from bricks and to be built further apart.'

In Science we continued to look at our new topic 'Forces and Movement.' We started to look at different actions to decide whether we were exerting a push or a pull force.

Certificate winner-
Alexa Crompton- for simply being ALEXA! Amazing Listener Enjoys school eXceptional Attitude!!! So proud of her - and Alexa was chosen as pupil of the week!

Your child's parents evening slip has been sent home today (Friday) please check the time and I look forward to speaking to you on either Tuesday or Thursday

Love from Mrs Woodcock

Hello and welcome to our blog- week ending 7th March

We had a fabulous week in school with lots of exciting activities- here are the highlights.

In Numeracy we started to partition numbers (which means thinking about the number in tens and units)

We were given numbers and we had to partition it-
78 = 70 + 8
65 = 60 + 5

Some children even managed to partition 3 digit numbers-
123= 100 + 20 + 3
345 = 300 + 40 + 5

In CFL we have started our fabulous and very interesting topic- Is London Burning? This topic is based on the The Great Fire of London and we are extremely interested in finding out all about it!

On Thursday it was World Book Day- we all enjoyed dressing up for the day as our favourite book characters. Here are some pictures below.

Our certificate Winner was Chloe Simpson- for showing excellent listening skills in music

Have a great weekend

Week Ending 14th February

In Numeracy, we have continued our work on Fractions. We have moved to finding fractions of number. We have worked hard to find 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4 of different amounts.

In CFL, we created a set of instructions to show 'How to make a Pizza', using time connectives and 'bossy' words. We also evaluated the whole 'Ready Steady Cook' topic and all stated how much we enjoyed each part of the topic.

On Wednesday, we visited St Mark's Church. We met Will, who helped us explore different parts of the church.

Thursday and Friday was our "Bake Off" Competition...all I can say is WOW...what a lot of greatly talented bakers we have as our parents. Thank you so very much for your time and effort it was truly appreciated.
More pics to follow... Have a lovely half term... Take care Love from Mrs Forsyth and all the staff in Year 2  x x

Week ending 7th Feb 2014

Hi everyone and thanks for reading our blog!

In Numeracy this week we have been learning about Fractions!!
We started by looking at 1/2, then 1/4 and even 3/4!!

In Literacy we planned and wrote our own version of the fairy tale story the three little pigs! The children could change the animals to anything they wanted and also the materials to make their houses! We had some excellent stories!

In CFL we finally made our pizzas! The children really enjoyed chopping, spreading and preparing their pizzas - photographs to follow!
We even learned about kitchen safety and good hygiene rules!

Certificate winner-
Alexa Crompton- For writing and excellent story- she is a little sponge who absorbs everything she is told!

Have a great weekend everyone, Love Mrs Woodcock!

Week ending 31st January 2014!

Hello and welcome to Year 2F's weekly blog!

On Wednesday a theatre company came into school and we watched a super show- It was called The Countback Kid and yes you guessed it- it helped us in our numeracy work. We really enjoyed the show and it thought it was super!!!

In CFL we designed our own healthy pizza! Now this is something we are really excited about! We all selected the toppings that we think are healthy and tasty and next week we are going to make them! YUMMY!!!!

In Literacy we have been thinking of some super describing words to describe Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter. The children worked really hard completing their writing this week and really enjoyed talking about the behaviour and personality of these two different characters!

A big well done to David Kent on receiving our Certificate this week for mastering subtraction on an empty number line!!!

Enjoy the weekend- love from Mrs Woodcock xxx

We have been finding this difficult, however we have persevered and its starting to make a lot of sense!

In our CFL topic- Ready Steady Cook we received a letter from the Perfect Pizza Company. They need us to design a healthy, delicious and attractive looking pizza. So, we wrote a letter a Pizza Hut explaining to them that we are visiting them on Wednesday to taste a variety of pizza toppings. (Reminder- if you have not returned your slip for the trip please do so asap!)

In Science we continued to investigate a range of materials and sorted a range of materials into natural and man made.

Certificate Winner-
Daniel Komkovs- for making a BIG change in his attitude towards his work- he has been noticed by many teachers and has worked his socks off!
AND Daniel was chosen as pupil of the week! We are so proud of you Daniel- keep up the hard work!

Have a great weekend and tune in next week!
Love Mrs Woodcock and all of Year 2F xxx

Hello and welcome to Year 2F's first blog for 2014!

We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year and I think all of the children had a great break as they have all returned back to school refreshed and raring to go!!!!!

Our highlights of the week-

In literacy we started the week by looking at poems. We looked at tongue twisters- and they are quite difficult to say. After listening to Mrs Woodcock struggling to read them (only joking she was pretty good!!!) we worked in with a partner and decided which tongue twister we preferred the most.
Next we practiced reading the tongue twisters and some children performed their poem whilst being recorded-
to see the tongue twisters.

Maci-Lee and Henley's favourite tongue twister is
She sells sea-shells on the seashore

Cerys and Harvey's favourite tongue twister is-
Our Joe wants a banjo

Alexa, Jessica and Frank's favourite tongue twister is-
Shop chat

In Numeracy we started the week by looking at repeated addition. We realised that this meant adding the same number- for example- 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 =  and we used empty number lines to help us work out the answers.
Next we started to look at multiplication and learned that another word for it is-  'groups of'
We then were presented with an image and we had to 'say what we see'- or Catchphrase as Mrs Woodcock repeatedly called it!

In Science we have started a new topic called Grouping and changing materials.
We started the topic by creating a mind map and we remembered everything we were taught in Year 1.  After that we were given pictures of different materials and we had to decide if it is a natural or man made material.
Here are some photographs of us sorting through the materials.

Our certificate winner-
McKenzie Page- for staying calm during some tricky situations.

We hope you all have a great weekend love from Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Charnock and all of Year 2F xxx

Hello and welcome back to Y2F Blog.

On Monday we had our Christmas Party. We had lots of fun dancing, playing party games and eating yummy party food. We even made our own party hats! Check out our photographs below -

On Wednesday we went on a school trip to Southport Theatre to watch the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. It was fantastic and we really enjoyed it. All of the children were very well behaved.

We have had a Hand Writing Competition in school and our winner was Katy Burgess – Congratulations!

Our Achievement Certificate this week went to Alexa Crompton for “a truly exceptional term. You always work hard, behave outstandingly and are simply a pleasure to teach! Well Done!!” Alexa was also chosen to receive the trophy for pupil of the week! Well done!

We are all super excited about Christmas and would like to wish you all a super Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We will see you in the New Year on Tuesday 7th January 2014!!
Love from Mrs Woodcock, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Charnock, Miss Morrison and all of Year 2F xxx

Week ending 13th December 2013

Hello and welcome back to our Year 2F class blog!

We have had a super, exciting and enjoyable week at school.

The week began on Monday and Year 2 performed our good work assembly for the rest of the middle phase. As we really enjoyed watching Room on the broom we learned one of the songs!

Have a look at our Room on the Broom song here.

In numeracy this week we have started to learn how to tell the time. It's very tricky to read a clock and we impressed our teachers to read the clock at half past the hour!

Cerys brought into school a huge trophy. She told us that she had been chosen a gymnast of the year from the club she attends. We are very proud of you Cerys well done!

All of the children have started to become excited about Christmas. Some children have even been lucky enough to receive a letter from Santa. Jessica, Katie and Alexa even brought them into school to show us!

REMINDER-
We are visiting Southport theatre on Wednesday and we HAVE to leave school  at 8:45 to arrive on time! The school doors will open at 8:20 so please arrive extra early on Wednesday!

Certificate Winner- Harvey Meadwell- for always doing the right thing, always being a super role- and Harvey was chosen as pupil of the week!! WELL DONE!

We hope you all have a brilliant weekend, love from Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison, Mrs Stubbs and All of Year 2F xxxx

Week Ending December 6th

Well hello again....
This week in Maths we have been solving word problems...these can be rather tricky. However following the RUCSAC method (Read, Understand, Calculate, Solve and Check) the children were successful

In Science  the children were predicting which circuits would work and which would not work.

Then the children created each circuit to test and see if their predictions were correct. Teachers were delighted to hear the scientific vocabulary that the children were using.

We have also been rehearsing our Good Work Assembly that we will show to all the other children on Middle Phase on Monday morning. What lovely clear speakers and good singers we have. Have a lovely weekend Love from Mrs Woodcock, x

Week ending 29th November

Hello and welcome to our blog.

This week has been Assessment Week so we have had the chance to show our teachers how much progress we have made in Reading, Writing and Numeracy.

In Literacy we have been looking at fairytales and read the story of Cinderella. We have been working hard all week to create descriptions of the different characters.

On Tuesday we 'hot seated' characters from the story! We worked with a partner and thought of some questions and then we answered them like the character would! Here are some photographs.

We have also started some work on writing Super Sentences. This week we have been looking at 2A Sentences (which are sentences that contain 2 adjectives).

In Numeracy we have been using numberlines to help us find the answer to some tricky calculations.

In Science we made a working electrical circuit using bulbs, batteries and wires. Our teachers said we were all bright sparks!!!! We also learnt how to draw a circuit diagram using the correct symbols.

Here we are with the equipment trying to make the bulb light.

Our Certificate Winner this week is…..
Harvey Thompson- for astounding everyone in his writing and for thinking of 7 2A sentences!!!

Have a good weekend- and don't forget you can open your advent calender on Sunday!!!
Love Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Charnock and all of year 2F xxx

Friday 22nd November 2013

Welcome to Year 2F's weekly blog!!!

We have had an enjoyable yet busy week at school!!! Here are some of the highlights-

On Monday we were treated to a performance of Cinderella! It was a pantomime and so so funny!!! The actors even pulled Mrs Walton and Mr Sherbourne onto the 'stage' to dance with them!! Check out the photographs on the Westfield Home page!!!

In Literacy we have been looking at non-fiction writing. We were introduced to non-chronological reports and we started the week by talking about the features of them. We were given a report about Famous Pets and in groups we were able to cut it up in order to view the features of a report. We discovered that the features of a non-chronological report are-
*It has a title
*An introduction
*Pictures/images
*Writing (which we also learned is called text)
*AND can be read in any order!!

Here are our photographs of our group work-

In Numeracy we have enjoyed doubling and halving! Some of us even realised that they are the opposite of each other and the mathematical name for that is that they are the inverse!!!! YES WE ARE ONLY YEAR 2!!!

In Science we have started our new topic ELECTRICITY- the children were able to share lots of ideas about this topic even though they have never been taught it before!!!

Certificate winner-
Cerys Sumner- for settling in really well, she is hardworking, polite and has joined our class beautifully!

We have sent letters home about our next school trip to Southport theatre to watch Jack and the Beanstalk- please could you start to bring in your reply slip and the required amount before we go on the trip.

We hope everyone has a great weekend- love from Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Charnock and all of Year 2F xxx

Friday 15th November -

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who came to watch our Year 2 Remembrance Day assembly. We hope you enjoyed our songs, music, acting and the messages we wanted to get across. Our teachers were so very proud of us all and Mr Sherriff said it was outstanding!! So a HUGE well done to all the children in Year 2!!

We visited the Cenotaph on Monday 11Th November at Wigan Parish Church and again our children at Westfield were brilliantly behaved and again made us very proud. Here are some photographs of our visit.

In numeracy this week we have started to look at doubling numbers and next week we are going to look at the opposite of doubling- halving!!!!

Today (Friday 15th November) we have come to school dressed in our PJ’s for Children In Need! Check our photo- how great do we all look for a fantastic cause!

We hope to see you all bright and early on Monday morning because all of the children in Year 1-6 are going to be getting a SPECIAL TREAT!!!!
Would you like a clue about what it could be????

Can you guess what it is yet??

We hope you have a great weekend and tune in next week- Love Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Charnock and all the children in Year 2F xx

Week ending 8th November.

Hello again, hope you all had a lovely half term break.

We have been so so busy this week rehearsing for our Remembrance Assembly. We hope you can join us on Wednesday 13th November at 9.15 am. We don't want to spoil our assembly for you by telling you any more details..... just that it will be wonderful and hope to see all of you there.

Don't forget it is our trip to the Cenotaph on Monday, please make sure your child has brought his/ her slip back into school.

Congratulations to our certificate winner this week......
Kamilla Vismane- for her enthusiasm during rehearsals for our performance!

Hope you all have a great weekend love from Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison Mrs Stubbs and all of Year 2F

Week ending 25th October

Hello and welcome to our blog.

We have been working extra hard this week in all of our lessons.
In Literacy we read the story of Room on the Broom again because we love it so much!!! After reading it we thought of some excellent questions that we would like to ask the witch. We remembered to start our questions in different ways using question words such as WHY, WHERE, HOW, WHAT and WHO.
On Wednesday we travelled to Southport Theatre and watched a stage performance of Room on the Broom. It was FANTASTIC and we all enjoyed it immensely. All of the children behaved outstandingly and as a result Mrs Woodcock, Mrs Dougherty and Mrs Forsyth awarded each class the achievement certificate!!!!

Today (Friday 25th October) a special visitor dropped into our writing lesson. It was Mrs Witch!!! She had forgotten how to make a wonderful spell and asked the children to help. Check out the photographs below of her visit and some examples of our work!!

In mathematics we have continued to work in our new and improved way- which we all love!!! We have been using some special equipment to make a range of numbers and we cant wait to return after half term and continue to learn in this way.

In CFL we have started to think about our new topic Can you remember? This is because early into the new term (In November) the children in Year 2 will be performing our Remembrance Day assembly. Invitations will be sent out to inform you of the date and time.
We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable half term and we hope to see everyone in Year 2F back at school bright and early on Monday 4th November!!

Lots of love from Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison Mrs Stubbs and all of Year 2F

Week ending 18th October.

We have had an absolutely monstrous week in Literacy. We have been reading monster poems and have designed and described our own monsters. We used words like slimy, fuzzy, scary and creepy.

We have started using a new approach to learning in Numeracy this week. We have had lots of fun finding practical ways to explore Place Value.

In our CFL work we wrote about the features of Wigan, we learnt about Haigh Hall, DW Stadium and other famous Wigan landmarks.

On Wednesday we thoroughly enjoyed watching the Year 4 Harvest Assembly. It was an assembly with a rock and roll theme that really made us think about where our food comes from. Thank you Year 4.

We are really forward to our trip to Southport Theatre next week to watch Room On The Broom.

Congratulations this week to our certificate winner.........
Marley Tymon- for making a huge effort to arrive at school on time!!!
Marley was even chosen as pupil of the week!!!

Week ending- 11th October
Hello and welcome back to Year 2F blog!

This week we have been working on the theme of Autumn for our Literacy.

On Monday we went into the ALPS, looking at the effects of Autumn and thinking of lively, descriptive words and phrases.

Later in the week we worked in small groups and created some fabulous Autumn poems.

In Numeracy we have been working on different elements of number! We began the week looking at ordering numbers (some even looked at numbers to 100!), then we started to look at addition and subtraction- and it would be lovely if we could practice more sums at home!

In our CFL work we wrote about the type of house we live in, our addresses and who we live with. It was great fun using Google Earth to look at our streets and houses.

Congratulations this week to our certificate winner is Ruby Jo Kemp- for always trying her best and for being a pleasure to teach.

Reminder- don't forget its Parent's evening next week on Tuesday and Thursday- please attend so you can hear how your child has settled into Year 2.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend, love Year 2F xxx

Welcome back to the Year 2 blog!!

We have been busy bees this week and have been looking at different methods of handling data (that’s information) in Numeracy. We have used tally charts and block graphs to collect and present information about our favourite vegetables. We even used a computer to create a bar chart.

In Literacy we started to learn lots of facts about a famous person from our past, Florence Nightingale. Did you know she was a nurse who helped soldiers during the Crimean War? She became known as the Lady with the Lamp.

We have been thinking about healthy foods and have designed our own healthy lunchboxes and meals.

We have also been learning about a famous artist in CFL. His name was Vincent Van Gogh and we have been looking at his work on self-portraits. We have been practicing drawing our facial features to help us create our own self-portraits.

Certificate winner- Ellie Alker- for starting Year 2 with a fantastic attitude to her work

And for our fabulous news of the week.........In Year 2F we have achieved 100% attendance this week!!!!  This means we can wear our own clothes next Friday!!!!

Have a great weekend and see you soon xxx

Hello and welcome to our blog for this week- Friday 20th September!!!

We have been working so hard all throughout this week! In literacy we read a story called 'My Mum and Dad make me laugh.' The family visited a safari park and we used some ideas from the story to create our own story about a trip to the zoo.

In Numeracy- we have been using 100 square to find 1 more 1 less and then 10 more 10 less. We are so clever because we have discovered a handy way to use the 100 square- we can look at the number below to find 10 more and look at the number above to find 10 less!!!

In Science we have been talking about food groups. We looked at lots of pictures of food and sorted them into the food groups.

We now know that the 5 food groups are-

Fruit and vegetables

Meat, fish and eggs

Carbohydrates

Fat, sugars and oils

Milk and dairy

Certificate winner-

Alexa Crompton- for being a superstar worker- always working independently sensibly and accurately! And how fabulous Alexa was chosen as key stage 1 pupil of the work- she can now keep the trophy for 1 week!!! Well done!

Our 10 well done token winners for this week-

Tommy, Jack, Katie W, Alexa, Henley and Ellie- a big well done for working hard achieving 10 well done tokens!

Thanks for reading our blog please come back next week- hope you have a great weekend love Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison, Mrs Charnock and Mrs Stubbs

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Friday 13th September!

Hello and welcome to our weekly blog!!

We have all been working our socks off and tried our very best.

In numeracy we have been exploring the properties of 3D shapes. We have learned that 3D shapes are solid and may have faces, vertices (which means corners) and edges!!! At the weekend we could try and look for 'real objects' and describe its shape- such as a tin of beans are a cylinder- how many more can you find at home?

In literacy we have read the story 'A lion in the meadow.' We worked with a partner and pretended that we were having a phone conversation with our friend telling them about the lion in the meadow. We had lots of fun and used expressive voices.

This week we enjoyed our first PE lesson in Year 2!! Our teachers were amazed at how well we all listended and followed instructions. Well done YEAR 2!!!!

Our cerficate winners are- Kamilla- for a great phone conversation in drama
Chloe- for coming into Year 2 a changed girl- completing her homework, reading her book and working fantastically!!

We hope you all have a great weekend- see you next week love from Mrs Woodcock, Miss Morrison and Mrs Stubbs and all of Year 2F

Friday 6th September-

Welcome to Year 2F class blog!

What a super week we have had!!! We have all worked really hard and tried our best!

We think we are going to have a super time this year and we will all try our best and have lots of fun!!!!

In numeracy we have been learning about 2D shapes and in literacy we have read a story called Dogger.