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A great start to Autumn 1

 

Year 2 have had a great start to the new term. Our book corner is a popular spot for reading about Florence Nightingale and for enjoying lots of different alien stories. Lots of great maths resources are being used to show number composition and our green editing pens are busy checking and editing our alien descriptions.  Watch this space for our WANTED posters…. We have been busy using our basic shapes in gym and practising holding them for 5 seconds.

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 2 for 2022-2023

 

Welcome to Year 2. We are very excited to welcome all the children back to school. Please check the class blog regularly as it is updated with lots of photos and information about what the children have been learning in school.

 

Miss Armstrong, Mrs Skinner & Miss Fletcher

Meet the teacher 2022

Year 2 camp - Under the sea

 

Year 2 enjoyed a fun filled day making crafts and trying the marble paper boat challenge. 

Once the rest of the school had left for the day, we loved having the whole school field to ourselves to play on and joining in the fun of the water games.

Once we had eaten a tasty dinner cooked by the teachers, it was time to move into the tents and become familiar with life under canvas. The end of our evening was rounded off with a movie night with delicious hot chocolate and snacks. It was a great adventure sleeping in a tent and waking to the litter patter of rain drops. We are really proud of all the children for taking part in the new experiences and being amazing campers.

 

Year 2 camp presentation

Lepe Beach trip

 

Year 2 enjoyed a fabulous trip to Lepe Beach today.  We spent the day learning about the seashore, woodland and meadowland habitats and had a brilliant time going on bug hunts and a seashore safari to find, count and identify all the living things in these environments.  We used the beach materials to design and create our own beautiful art sculptures.  What a wonderful day!   Thank you very much to all our parent helpers.

Summer 1 term

 

It's been a busy term of learning and activities.  Here are a few photos of us enjoying our cricket coaching, printing onto paper to create an aboriginal dot effect and aboriginal symbolic background and finally some of our wonderful jubilee celebrations today.  

Science day

Year 2 learnt all about Gentoo penguins and their habitat this morning. We had lots of questions about penguins and did some fact finding.  The children were challenged to build a nest that would withstand rain and wind and they could only use their beaks to collect their nest materials (a peg).  We had some extremely strong structures that protected the penguin eggs well against the weather and could appreciate how hard the penguins work to build their nests.  We used our previous Science learning to ensure the tests were fair, testing each nest in the same way and using a 1m ruler to measure the distance. It was great fun and a brilliant way to be scientists.

World Book Day

We really enjoyed sharing our book characters today. Well done Year 2 for your fabulous costumes and props.

 

We have enjoyed reading the story ‘The way back home’ and writing our own version from the alien’s point of view.  
 

We also made a leaf template, cut out, stitched and embellished our leaves as part of a whole school art project based upon books about trees and forests.

The children worked really hard to build a strong, stable structure with a working winding mechanism. They followed their designs, they experimented, investigated, problem-solved and used trial and error to build, adapt and improve their brilliant wells.

Drama workshop - a jungle adventure!

Gym - strong shapes and balances

Science - exploring which materials make the best mop and catapult

The children designed their own cup cake and used a pinch pot technique to create the base.  They then moulded and joined the frosting and added decoration before finally painting their creations. 

Christmas 

 

It was busy December. First we had our fantastic Nativity performances where Year 2 excelled themselves with acting, learning words and singing brilliantly.  After that we all enjoyed our Christmas lunch, activities and and party games. Lots of fun was had by all.  

Puppets

 

Year 2 did a fantastic job designing and making their own finger puppets based on fairytale characters. The children used templates to cut out the felt parts and joined the parts using running stitch and glue. 

Clay cupcakes

 

We designed our own cup cake inspired by the fairy tale story of Hansel and Gretel.  We learnt how to make a pinch pot and created the base of a cup cakes.  We then moulded the clay to create the decorative top part of the cup cake. Our amazing creations are now  drying and we are looking forward to painting them after Christmas.

Remembrance

 

Year 2 walked to the war memorial today for a moment of quiet reflection and to leave their poppies.

Everybody has also made a poppy for our iron soldier at school with many thoughtful messages of thanks and gratitude. Well done Year 2! 

The children enjoyed taking part in the Starlight Gymnastics Festival today. They all put in lots of effort and were enthusiastic about learning new movements, shapes and balances.

We have been using charcoal and sketching pencils to investigate and create light, dark, shapes and lines in our Art lessons. Here is some of the fantastic work so far.

 

In Science, our investigation surprised us when the bread that had been touched by clean hands had the most mould on it! We are observing changes over time so we will make further observations and maybe our prediction that the bread touched by dirty hands will have the most mould, will turn out to be correct in the end.

 

In PSHE we have been thinking about keeping safe, all of the children had a go at tying shoelaces and created posters to warn about the dangers of making risky choices.

Well done on an excellent start to Year 2 everyone! Our book corner is proving very popular and we have been doing lots of fabulous learning all about adjectives and conjunctions in English and counting and partitioning with tens and ones in Maths. 
 

From Monday 20th September, the door will be open from 8:35am and the children can come straight on in to the classroom.  We will meet them there.

Welcome to Year 2 - 2021/2022

 

Welcome to Year 2. We are very excited to welcome all the children back to school. Please check the class blog regularly as it is updated with lots of photos and information about what the children have been learning in school.

 

Miss Armstrong, Mrs Rafferty, Miss Moore & Mrs Skinner

Meet the teacher - Y2

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