Welcome to the Yellowhammer Class
Hello and welcome to the Yellowhammer class page. My name is Mrs Lilley and I am really excited about teaching Year 2 this year. I am currently in my 6th year of teaching and have taught in Year 1 and I have taught Year 2 for five years. I am the Maths, Science and PSHE leader in School this year.
I am particularly interested travelling to new and exciting places. Last year I have visited New York City at during winter, and it reached as cold as -23c! I have also travelled to Norway to visit different forest schools and nurseries. In my spare time I enjoy reading (especially Harry Potter!), going out for afternoon tea and cake, and spending time with my family and friends.
I cannot wait to meet you all in September and begin teaching you some exciting topics this year.
I just want to say...
I am so proud of how hard all the children in Yellowhammer's class are working towards their End of Key Stage Assessments. I am so pleased with the effort everyone puts in daily and I just want to say keep up the hard work! Well done Yellowhammers!
British Science Day
Exploration and Discovery!
Today we have had a fantastic day celebrating British Science Week with our own science day.
We have explored and discovered lots about the Arctic and our frozen planet. We investigated which way would be the quickest to melt the ice cubes, found out about different polar animals and observed close up snowflakes and drew them in chalk.
Come along on Friday to look at all our fabulous work at the Science Learning Market on Friday 16th at 2.45 pm.
A Honeybee talk...
We were very lucky this afternoon to have our Chair of Governors Mr Howe come in to talk to us all about his Bees today and how he looks after them. We learned lots of facts about the different types of bees there are and their jobs in the hive. We got to look at a hive and some different types of honey comb and honey!
We loved learning about honey bees!
In Yellowhammer class we had a fantastic day celebrating our topic China. We learned all about China and Chinese New Year from a special visitor Christine who came in to talk to us. We practised some symbol writing with some special brushes.
After lunch we created our own dragon puppets and flew our lantern festival kites.
Over this term we have learned all about the Terracotta warriors and how detailed and delicate they were. The children in Yellowhammer class have made some fantastic clay models of their own designs to make a Yellowhammer Terracotta Army. I am really proud of how hard the children worked on these.
Roald Dahl Day
In Yellowhammer class had a fantastic time learning about Roald Dahl. We came in dressed up our as favourite characters and enjoyed a day themed around the BFG.
We designed our own dreams in dream jars and created our own BFG ears. In PSHE we learned about friendships and how not to judge other people on their looks.
Teach your Monster to Read!
We have a fab new platform for the children to practise their phonics skills at home and at school. It is called Teach your Monster to Read. It is free to use on an internet browser. The children have been shown how to use it and are very excited to use it!
Please see the link below.
I would love the children to use Bug Club at home to help them with their reading skills. There are lots of fabulous texts: comics, stories, plays, information texts and poems. Please encourage your child to read at home using Bug Club. It can be found following the link below. I will be sending home the children's log-in with the school code- wklh.
All of the reading stages have been updated there are lots of books to discover!
Weekly homework challenges include: spellings, reading, Mathletics and Bug Club.
Children are expected to read at home regularly and bring their reading book to school every day.
Half Termly homework projects: these are set at the start of every half term. Children are to choose at least 3 of the activities to complete at home. Completed homework is to be handed in on the Monday of the last full week of each half term.
PE will be on Wednesday and Mondays. Could you please send your child into school in their PE kit on Wednesday mornings, so that the children can get the most time out of their PE session first thing.
If your child is having a school dinner then please share the different options available with them so that they know whether they are having the meat, vegetarian or salad option.
During the Summer term the children will complete their SATs. These are National tests which all children in Year 2 are required to complete. We will be working towards these throughout the year.