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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 Cooper is also working with us this year and will be our class Teaching Assistant on a Monday. She also teaches us on Alternate Tuesday Mornings 10-12.10 and on a Friday afternoon 1.15-3.15.

 

Topic
Our topic in the Autumn term is Epic Explorers a History 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.

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. 

 

The children will be introduced to 'Times Table Rockstars' this year to practice times table fluency- please encourage your child to play on this app/website when possible.

 

Reading

Please try and read with your child 5 times a week, this can be for 10 minutes 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 Autumn Term Presentation List will go home on Tuesday 4th September. 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! 

 

Important dates...

3rd September- INSET 

4th September- Children return to school

3rd October- Mass

21st November- Mass

Autumn Term Topic Web

YEAR 2 2017-2018

Carymoor Visit- Today we had a workshop all about composting and worms! We even made reusable paper plant pots to grow lettuce!

Sandals and Flip Flops- In Art with Miss Cooper this week we have designed and made sandals/flip flops with Miss Cooper! We can even wear them!

Sports Week Day 4- Tai Chi

Tri Golf with Shane- our third sports week activity this year was Tri Golf with Shane! We loved it!

Sports Week Day 1- Ultimate Frisbee

Part of our Dance with Carrie

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Our Final Week of Dance with Carrie

World Cup Fever! In Year 2 today we found out all about the upcoming Football World Cup! We watched a video all about it and learnt about Russia! Did you know it has 11 different time zones!? We have all drawn a team to follow and have researched where this country is in the world and which flag it has! We have then designed football kits and boots based on what we have found out!

Taking our leaflets up to the Tourist Information Centre- today we took our fabulous leaflets to the Tourist Information Centre, we wonder who will read them...

Learning how to use the playground markings with Mr Holmes and the Year 5 sports leaders!

Sunflowers! This afternoon we planted our sunflowers with Miss Bishop! We will observe how they grow over the coming weeks!

Sunflowers! This afternoon we planted our sunflowers with Miss Bishop! We will observe how they grow over the coming weeks! 1
Sunflowers! This afternoon we planted our sunflowers with Miss Bishop! We will observe how they grow over the coming weeks! 2

Dance Week 2- We enjoyed another fantastic dance lesson today! We thought about movements of sea animals, can you guess which animals we are moving like?

Art- Painting our Britain in Bloom Entries! This year the theme is ‘Bugs Life’

DT- 3D lighthouses! Look at the fantastic lighthouses we have made out of the materials we bought in from home!

Seaside Wave Dance- This morning we began to learn a special choreographed dance based on the seaside! We used a technique called 'cannon' to make our ribbons looks like the waves lapping up to the shore! Miss Bishop & Carrie were both really impressed with us and we can't wait to learn more next week!

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Seaside Dance with Carrie! We enjoyed a fantastic session of sea themed dance with Carrie this morning using ribbons!

Royal Wedding- wearing red, white and blue! We looked fantastic!

Royal Wedding- wearing red, white and blue! We looked fantastic! 1

English: Reading and Sharing our Leaflets. In pairs we shared and read the leaflets we collected yesterday!

Tourist Information Visit- This afternoon we visited the tourist information centre to find leaflets. We picked up a leaflet and have bought it back to school to do some work with later in the week!

Making our 3D Lighthouses! We had a brilliant time this morning creating our lighthouses with Miss Cooper! Thank you for all of your donations!

Telling the Time: Today we learnt how to tell the time in o clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. Some of us even managed to tell the time in 5 minute intervals! We had a very practical lesson with lots of concrete objects before we attempted to read pictorial clocks!

PE Athletics Coaching- Persuit Relay, Guide Running & Hurdles

Art- Lighthouse silhouettes. We have drawn our lighthouses onto our sunset backgrounds!

Professional Athletics Coaching! We have been so lucky this week to have a professional athlectics coach in. We did relays, paced running, speed bouncing, long jump and javelins this week!

Maths- Finding objects greater than and less than a metre! To secure our understanding of what a metre is we used metre tape measures to find objects greater than and smaller then a metre.

Powder Paint Lighthouse Backgrounds- we will add the silhouettes next week!

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

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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

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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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