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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

 

Miss Bishop is our Teacher.

 

Mrs Crenol is our class Teaching Assistant, she works Tuesday-Friday.

Miss Heal, a Teaching Assistant, helps in our class on Monday morning and Wednesday morning.

Miss Cooper teaches us on Tuesday Afternoon (Phonics, Multiplication Challenge & Music/Art) and she also teaches us from 10am until lunchtime on a Wednesday (Maths & Art).

 

Topic
Our topic in the Autumn term was On this day... a History based topic!

Our topic for the the Spring Term was Julia Donaldson a Science driven topic!

Our Summer topic is Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... a Geography based topic!
Please have a look at our Topic Web to see an overview of some of the exciting things we will get up to!

Homework
This will be handed out on a Friday and is due back on Wednesdays. The homework will be linked to what the children have been learning about that week or will prepare them for what they are about to learn.

The 'Multiplication and Division Challenge' takes place on a Tuesday afternoon with Miss Cooper. The children are speed tested for 3 minutes on their times tables (one per week e.g. 2s) and once they score high enough will move on to learn the next times table. This is to improve the children's fluency. There will be practice sheets for the children to take home if they desire- which we will be encouraging!

Spellings are also handed out on Fridays ready for a test the following Friday. Please make sure the children are practising their spellings every week.

 

Writing Journals

Year 2 have been chosen to trail a 'Writing at Home' initiative. At home there is a lot of emphasis on the children reading daily to improve their reading skills and knowledge. However, we do not ask the children to write at home. It is the same as with reading the more the children write the more progress they will make. Therefore, writing journals (which the children have decorated) have been sent home to encourage the children to have a special place to write. The children can write in these as often as they wish, they will not be marked. The journals will be collected towards the end of every half-term to see how the children have got on and what they are writing about. They can write about anything... stories, recounts, menus, football scores, presentations, explanations, facts, gymnastic reports, family, friends, poems, animals & the list can go on! Please encourage your child to look after these journals and write neatly in them (can they join their writing up!). I hope you will support your children with this journal and if you have any questions then do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Reading

Please continue to try and read with your child 5 times a week, this can be for 10minutes whilst they settle into bed! Please remember to sign your child's reading record so we know they have read! We will continue to change books daily!

 

Presentations

The Spring and Summer 1 Presentation List went home on Friday 15th December. The presentation can be anything up to 10 minutes long and be about something of interest to your child. These presentations take the place of show and tell and are only in-front of the class. Please ensure your child is preparing their presentation with your help and not the other way around! 

Please see below for the new Spring Term and Summer Term 1 lists.

Important dates...

9th April- INSET Day

10th April- Children return to school

25th April- Mass

7th May- Bank Holiday Monday

25th May- Class Assembly @ 9am

25th May- Break-up for Half-Term

4th June- Children return to School

20th June- Mass

18th July- Whole School Mass

20th July- Last day of the Summer Term

 

Curriculum Letter- Summer Term

Summer Term Topic Web

Spring 1 & 2 and Summer 1 Presentation List

Curriculum Letter- Spring Term

Spring Term Topic Web

Curriculum Letter- Autumn Term 2017

Autumn Term Topic Web

BARB Seaside Safety Talk- Mr Deahl came in to talk to us about how to stay safe at the seaside! This fits perfectly with our topic!

English- Role Play Hot Seating! We made the most of the sunshine this week and took our role play outside! We pretended we were Jim from our story ‘Dolphin Boy’ and a news reporter!

English- Role Play Hot Seating! We made the most of the sunshine this week and took our role play outside! We pretended we were Jim from our story ‘Dolphin Boy’ and a news reporter! 1

Jelly Fish!

Using an Atlas- This afternoon we loved using and exploring atlases to find new places, countries and landmarks!

Clay rainbow fish- this afternoon we have made clay rainbow fish don’t they look brilliant!

Seaside Collage

‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ Summer Term Topic Board, thank you for the postcards! Look where we’ve been in the holidays!

‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ Summer Term Topic Board, thank you for the postcards! Look where we’ve been in the holidays!  1

Writing for a purpose: I can make a poetry book

Zog Moving Dragons

Easter Cards

Easter Cards 1

Tiddler Fish Bowl Art

The Food Train- Performance Poetry

World Book Day 2018

Our Lent Display- We have thought about Lent promises and everyday we move Jesus and follow the kind gesture for that day

Our Lent Display- We have thought about Lent promises and everyday we move Jesus and follow the kind gesture for that day 1

Sharing/Grouping- Today in Maths we used our new 'snap cubes' to share between groups. We had to make sure each group was equal!

Writing for a purpose- This afternoon we went to Reception to read our own versions of 'The Ugly Five' to them! We loved it and they did too!

The Celebration of Mass- Today the children acted out the Mass. They remembered what happened when we went on Thursday and then acted it out in groups. They remembered key phrases such as "the body of Christ" and "the blood of Christ".

English- Reading about animals from different habitats to help us to re-invent the story of 'The Ugly Five'. We read about Rainforest, Mountain, Farmyar, Arctic, Desert and Woodland animals!

Maths- Making equal groups! Today some of the children used concrete resources to make equal groups!

The Ugly Five Acting- Today the children used a simple script to act out the story of The Ugly Five! They did a marvellous job and used lots of expression and movement to bring the story to life! Some even made up a song to go with it!

Animal Masks- We have made animal masks this afternoon as part of our English work! We are reading The Ugly Five and have made masks of the animals to retell the story!

Sock Puppets- Look at our amazing woodland animal sock puppets we have made in art! Thank you for your donations of socks!

Posting our letters to Julia Donaldson! Today we walked to the post box in Town to post our letters into the postbox!

Writing our letters to Julia Donaldson ready to post!

WOW Day! Noah's Ark Zoo Farm! We had a fantastic day at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm exploring and looking at the animals. We were really well behaved and had a lovely day!

Journey Strings- Today the children went on a journey, they collected items at certain places to help them to remember where we've been. We then drew our own maps!

ICT- Beebots! We were understanding how they work by pretending to be one and programming each other! We then took what we learnt inside to try it out!

WOW Afternoon- We have met a Gruffalo this afternoon! We went to Forest School and created our own clay Gruffalos, then we had hot chocolate!

Christmas Pudding Rice Krispie Cakes

Christmas Pudding Rice Krispie Cakes 1

Laminated Star & Angel Cards

Laminated Star & Angel Cards 1

Commas in a list- to learn how to use a comma in a list we used our Christmas list as inspiration!

Commas in a list- to learn how to use a comma in a list we used our Christmas list as inspiration! 1
Commas in a list- to learn how to use a comma in a list we used our Christmas list as inspiration! 2

Nativity 2017- We had our final Nativity Performances this week and we were absolutely fantastic! Miss Bishop is very proud of us all!

Nativity 2017- We had our final Nativity Performances this week and we were absolutely fantastic! Miss Bishop is very proud of us all! 1

Christmas Cards- We have made our Christmas Cards with Miss Cooper this week. We have depicted the stable scence from the Nativity story.

Christmas Cards- We have made our Christmas Cards with Miss Cooper this week. We have depicted the stable scence from the Nativity story. 1

Peg Angels- This afternoon we made peg angels to sell at the Tea @ 2 next Friday 8th December! We have also made one for ourselves that we can peg on our own trees! We will bring all of our Christmas craft home on the last week!

THANK YOU! Thank you so much to everybody who helped to source us a brand new 6ft Christmas Tree with lights & beautiful decorations!

THANK YOU! Thank you so much to everybody who helped to source us a brand new 6ft Christmas Tree with lights & beautiful decorations! 1

Mary and the Angel Gabriel Collage Art- Today we worked brilliantly with Miss Cooper to create the Angel Gabriel and Mary to celebrate the Annunciation. We have created some fantastic art and Miss Bishop is very proud!

Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy!

Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 1
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 2
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 3
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 4
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 5
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 6
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 7
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 8
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 9
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 10
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 11
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 12
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 13
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 14
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 15
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 16
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 17
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 18
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 19
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 20
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 21
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 22
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 23
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 24
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 25
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 26
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 27
Information Texts- We would like to share our Information Texts all about the Great Fire of London with you! We have been working hard on these over the last 3 weeks and are very proud of them! Enjoy! 28

Poppy Pictures- To help us to think about the significance of Poppy Day we created some fantastic Brusho Poppy Pictures!

"Shabbat Shalom" the children used the Jewish greeting to greet one another this week as part of our Judaism Topic

"Shabbat Shalom" the children used the Jewish greeting to greet one another this week as part of our Judaism Topic 1

Carnival Float Art & Design- After our visit on Monday to the Carnival Floats we created our very own carnival float designs in Art!

Carnival Float Visit- This afternoon the children went on a trip to the Carnival Floats! We saw Masqueraders Carnival Club and tried on costumes and helped paint it! Then we saw lots of others including Ramblers Carnival Club who put the lights and movement on for us to see! We had a brilliant time and can't wait for carnival tonight!

Guy Fawkes Toilet Roll Puppets- In preparation for Bonfire Night we have made Guy Fawkes toilet roll puppets by carefully colouring, cutting and sticking a template!

Respond Worship- Signs and Symbols. The children planned their 'Respond' session as a class in RE and took part in a worship to help us to consolidate and apply our learning.

Respond Worship- Signs and Symbols. The children planned their 'Respond' session as a class in RE and took part in a worship to help us to consolidate and apply our learning. 1
Respond Worship- Signs and Symbols. The children planned their 'Respond' session as a class in RE and took part in a worship to help us to consolidate and apply our learning. 2

Blow Art & Brusho Art! To mark the start of November and Firework season we created blow and brusho firework pictures! They look fantastic! We are very excited about Fireworks and Carnival and have been learning all about Guy Fawkes to prepare!

Recipe Books- We have turned our biscuit instructions recipe books! We are very proud of them and hope to enjoy them at home.

Recipe Books- We have turned our biscuit instructions recipe books! We are very proud of them and hope to enjoy them at home. 1

Our 1st Class Assembly

RE- Recreating a Baptism. Can you spot the Priest, Mother, Father, Baby and Godparents?

Great Fire of London Big Art! On Wednesday 18th October we had a 'Big Art' session and worked in groups on whole class art activities!

Biscuit Making- Today we have made biscuits as part of our instruction writing! We will write what we have done into instructions and turn it into a recipe book!

Making our own Scratch Art Great Fire of London

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DT Morning- Making London!

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Roald Dahl Day Chocolate Making

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