Miss Keatman's Class 2019 - 2020

Miss Keatman


Miss Keatman

I have been at Alsager Highfields for 10 years now and this is my second year in year two. I thoroughly enjoy the challenges of year two and helping to prepare the children for their transition into the juniors.
Out of school I have two boys who keep me very busy and much entertained! If I'm not at school, I can usually be found at skateparks up and down the country as my youngest son is a sponsored skateboarder. If I have sometime for myself, I enjoy  watching a film or curling up with a good book.

Miss Keatman's Class


Continuing the learning journey at home... 

Monday 20th January 2020

As you can see from these wonderful creations, the children loved expressing their emotions through primary and secondary colours, in the style of Mark Rothko.  We have also been recording the growth of our beans and had a great time pretending to be Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk and writing a diary as Jack.


This week we will be continuing to work on writing great sentences.  We will continue to write in our bean diaries and create weather diaries daily.  We will look at good features of narrative so that we can use them in our own writing.


This week we will be moving onto multiplication and division and we will be looking at recognising and making equal groups.We will then be adding equal groups and using the multiplication symbol.

We have been using songs to help us to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  Please feel free to practise them at home with your children.





We will be discussing difference and diversity.  We willl be looking at the positives that we get as a class from diversity.


We will continue to be observng our plants and recording what we see. We will be observing closely the difference between bulbs and seeds and we will be drawing them and labelling them.  We will hopefully be able to plant some amaryllis bulbs in our own pots if time allows.


Last week we designed our our expeiments on each table.  Some children will be measuring the temperature change throughout the day, some the sunshine times, some the rainfall and some documenting the weather itself.  What a busy week!


This week we will be learning about spreadsheets.  We will be navigating around spreadsheets, explaing what columns and rows are and entering data into cells.


Last week we looked at the artist Mark Rothko and his use of block colour to express his emotions.  This week we will be looking at the artist Paul Klee and the toal colours that he used.  We will be moving on to adding tone to our primary and seconday colours by adding black and white.


PE this term will be dance and multi-skills.  Your child will need a t-shirt, pair of shorts and pumps for dance.    Jewellery should be removed prior to our sessions and long hair should be tied back.


To be completed and handed in by Thursday at the latest please.

1. Spellings weekly in our purple books for our test on Friday.

2. Grammar pages 6 and 8 please.

3. Reading and recording in reading diaries.  

4. My Maths on the website.

Important dates for your diary

Thursday 13th February 2020 - Trip to Wheelock Farm (Science Theme)

Friday 14th February 2020 - Finish for half term

Monday 24th February 2020 - Return to school

Messages for the week ahead.

We have an open door policy here at Alsager Highfields so please come and speak to one of us should you have any questions or concerns.  After school is usually best for myself as I have more time then, the mornings are fine for quick messages. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Keatman 

Please see the new Spring Curriculum Overview file below.


Dates for your diary

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th March Parents' Evening

Our class assembly will be on Thursday 2nd April 2020 9.15am

We finish for the Easter Holidays on 3rd April 2020.

Back to school for the Summer term on Monday 20th April

WB 6th July Activity Week


Please could you provide a healthy snack for your child to eat at playtime.

In Year 2, children are encouraged to be more independent and are entrusted to look after their own snack money. They go to the dinner hatch at break time to buy toast and various other items.    There are even bacon butties available on a Friday!  The costs vary, depending upon what is available.




 End of KS1 expectations - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/740343/2018-19_teacher_assessment_frameworks_at_the_end_of_key_stage_1_WEBHO.pdf 




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