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Week beginning 11th June

In English this week we have finally finished our leaflets and have taken them to the Tourist Information Centre for all to see! We have also started our new topic of 'Traditional Tales' and explored what these are! In Maths we have been revisiting lots of concepts we have covered in Year 2 including; subtraction, multiplication, division and shape. In Art we have created tissue paper backgrounds for our Brusho Sealife Animals! In Science we have been writing about planting sunflowers and have been measuring them carefully! In RE we have finished our topic of 'Rules' and will be looking at Hinduism next week! We have also had 'World Cup Fever' in Year 2! We have all picked and researched about a team and will be following how they get on over the next few weeks! A busy week in Year 2 once again!

Week beginning 4th June

Welcome back! Can you believe we are in the last half term of the Summer Term!? In English this week we have been writing up our amazing leaflets all about Burnham! Miss Bishop thinks it is important to write for a purpose so next week we will be taking them up to the Tourist Information Centre so tourists can read them over the Summer! In Maths we have been revisiting lots of concepts we have covered in Year 2 including; place value, addition and subtraction. In Art we have created Brusho sea creatures and we will be making their backgrounds next week with tissue paper! In Science we have planted our sunflowers.... we are taking good care of them and we will be watching them grow over the next few weeks!

 

Week beginning 21st May

In English this week we have been writing about Burnham-on-Sea attractions over the week, we will turn these into leaflets after 1/2 term! In Art we have finished creating our 3D Lighthouses. We have been going out of class with Miss Bishop and Mr Fisher this week to complete some mini assessments, the children have all done amazingly! I am SO proud of them all! This week all of the children in Year 2 won the Golden Book! We have also performed a fantastic class assembly this week too!

Enjoy the 1/2 term holidays!

Week beginning 14th May

In English this week we have started our topic of 'Leaflets'! We visited the Tourist Information Centre to find a leaflet on Wednesday and have read and worked on features of leaflets.  In Maths we have been looking at all of the Maths we've done in Year 2 so far and recapping it all. We have also touched on time and scales this week too! We've also been practicing our reading and comprehension skills too this week! In Art we have been creating 3D Lighthouses.

Next week, we will be practicing our Class Assembly ready for 25th May @ 9am all welcome! 

Week beginning 7th May

In English this week we have written up our stories into our Exciting Writing Books! We have also written poems with the theme of 'God's Wonderful World', we used 'Raindrops on roses' as inspiration.  In Maths we have been looking at all of the Maths we've done in Year 2 so far and recapping it all. We enjoyed an Athletics Coaching session on Tuesday this week by a professional coach, we did the pursuit relay, guide running and hurdles! We've also been practicing our reading and comprehension skills too this week!

Next week, we will be practicing our Class Assembly ready for 25th May! We will also be visiting the 'Tourist Information Centre' to kick start our English Topic of Leaflets!

Week beginning 30th April

In English this week we have written up our stories, they really are fantastic! Miss Bishop is really pleased!  In Maths we have been looking at money and have also been recapping addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. We have also had an Art lesson with Miss Cooper where we added our silhouette lighthouses to last weeks sunset setting. In Topic we have been using drawing and creating our own maps for journeys to the seaside! We enjoyed an Athletics Coaching session on Tuesday this week by a professional coach, we did paced running, relays, speed bouncing, long jump and javelin throwing! We have enjoyed some RE/Art too this week! We have also been signed up to and have played times table rockstars! This is a new initiative to encourage the children to learn key times tables at home on the Ipad/Tablet/Computer/Phone. More information on how you can access this with your child at home will come out over the following weeks.

Next week, we will be given our words to learn for our Class Assembly! It is also Bank Holiday Monday so we will be enjoying an extra day off!

Week beginning 23rd April

In English this week we have started to change our story, thinking of a change of animal, setting and characters. Our plans are fantastic and Miss Bishop is excited to start writing next week! ! In Maths we have been looking at length and measure and have secured our understanding of centimetres and metres. We have also had an Art lesson with Miss Cooper where we have made sunset settings and silhouette lighthouses. In Topic we have been using compasses to locate directions. We enjoyed an Athletics Coaching session on Tuesday this week by a professional coach. We have also been to Mass!

 

Week beginning 16th April

In English this week we have started our new story of Dolphin Boy’. We have sequenced the story and considered characters thoughts and feelings through role play! In Maths we have been looking at shape this week. We have looked at 2d and 3D shapes and counted edge, vertices and faces. We have alsohad a brilliant Art lesson with Miss Cooper where we have made jelly fish. In Topic we have been locating places in the UK and seaside towns using atlases. We have enjoyed a brilliant seaside safety talk with Tony Deahl and learnt all about how to stay safe at the seaside.

Next week we will have our first special athletics lesson on Tuesday and will also be attending Mass on Wednesday.

Week beginning 9th April

Welcome back! Our new Topic is 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...' In English this week we have been writing recounts about our Easter Holidays! They were fantastic and the children have made so much progress in their writing! In Maths we have finished off our fractions topic and have been finding fractions of amounts and have been ordering fractions, tricky but we tackled it well! In RE we have started our new 'Spreading the Word' Topic and have explored different ways of passing on messages and have looked at Jesus' resurrection. We have also had a brilliant Art lesson with Miss Cooper where we have made beach collages, thank you for your donations.

We have made a fantastic start to the Summer Term and have lots of fun planned ahead!

 

Key Texts we will be using this term are:

- Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo (English: stories in a familiar setting)

-At the Beach by Roland Harvey (English: postcards)

-Gracie the Lighthouse Keeper's Cat by Ruth Brown (History: Grace Darling)

-Katie Morag and the New Pier by Mairi Hedderwick (Geography: Similarities and Differences)

-Jack and the Beanstalk (English: traditional stories)

 

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