Year 2: Blog items

Summer 2 Week 3

Date: 22nd Jun 2018 @ 4:54pm

Another lovely week in Year 2!

In Collective Worship this week we continued with our monthly value Perseverance. We talked about what perseverance means and linked it to our theme topic ‘Who were the greatest explorers?’ We identified how explorers in the past had to persevere with their journey and how they didn’t give up even when they found their exploration tricky. We identified that Christopher Columbus persevered when he was sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.

In Maths we’ve had great fun solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We loved working in teams to solve the answers and answering questions on Kahoot. In English we read a text all about food, which links to our Science topic 'How can I be a masterchef?' We then worked together to identify all the features of information texts.  

In Theme we continued with our topic ‘Who were the greatest explorers?’ We identified that Christopher Columbus is a great explorer because he went on a voyage to the unknown. In Art, we enjoyed creating a sketch of his ship ‘Santa Maria’. We then used water colours on our sketches. They look beautiful! 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Summer 2 Week 2

Date: 15th Jun 2018 @ 3:35pm

Wow! What another amazing week! 

In Collective Worship we talked about Perseverance and what it means to persevere. We shared times when we have worked hard, even if something is a little bit tricky. We talked about the importance of not giving up and discussed how we have all shown great perseverance this week! 

We were very excited to receive our letter from the children in Primary Three at Kalule St. Peter's, Uganda. We enjoyed learning about their favourite lessons and what they like doing in school. We loved looking at photographs of the children with their pencil cases.  

What a wonderful end to the week with our magnificent musical performance. We have loved performing 'Its the Hard-Knock life' and had such fun. We hope you enjoyed the performance as much as we did! This week we have really lived out our school value shine. Well done Year 2!

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Summer 2 Week 1

Date: 8th Jun 2018 @ 4:53pm

What a brilliant start to this half term! Year 2 have worked incredibly hard again this week.

We led a lovely collective worship in which we made a promise to turn over a new leaf, ready to start our final term of Year 2. We enjoyed adding our promises to our collective worship tree and sharing them with the class.

In Maths, we have worked hard completing addition and subtraction calculations. We used different strategies to answer these calculations and explored different ways of completing missing box problems. We also used Cuisenaire to help us with our bar modelling and we enjoyed investigating related facts.

We have been very creative in Theme lessons this week. We had lots of fun in Computing and enjoyed learning how to create our own background, insert a text box and change the size and colour of the font. In Art we looked carefully at photographs of the Iron Men and thought of some great adjectives to describe them. This inspired us to discuss and explore ways in which we can create patterns and textures in our own art work.

Rehearsals for our performance of ‘It’s the hard-knock life’ from Annie are going really well. We have been working hard to listen to the music and we are very excited to perform to our families next week. We have really lived out our SHINE value this week and have shown lots of creativity. We have enjoyed every step of our journey this week.

 Well done Year 2!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Summer 1 Week 7

Date: 25th May 2018 @ 5:36pm

Year 2 have had another incredible week and what a brilliant way to celebrate the end of the half term with a wonderful last day.

This week have enjoyed writing stories all about ‘Travel’. We have explored natural features and human features of our wonderful world.  

We completed our Theme topic ‘What are the seven wonders of the world?’ by visiting our local wonder at Crosby Beach. We had a brilliant time at the beach learning all about the Antony Gormley’s art work ‘Another Place’. When we were at the beach we dressed the statues to stay safe in the sun. We discovered that all of the statues have a number and that our shadows looked like the statues too! We were so excited that we decided to complete some more research about this art installation when we returned to school.

Today we had great fun making statues from clay and we enjoyed using different tools to add texture to our models.

We have worked incredibly well this half term and in particular the last couple of weeks so we decided to celebrate our hard work with an afternoon in Clubhouse. We had so much fun!

Well done for all of your hard work this half term!

Have a wonderful week off!

 

Summer 1 Week 6

Date: 18th May 2018 @ 4:34pm

 

Year 2 have been working incredibly hard this week!

In RE we have talked about Church and identified some of the features of a Church. In Collective Worship  we further explored truthfulness and we enjoyed discussing Bible passages in which Jesus teaches his followers to be honest. 

We have demonstrated our creativity through planning our own story all about 'Travel'. We have also enjoyed designing posters about the Seven Modern Wonders of the World, which we have proudly displayed at the front of our class. They truly are wonderful! 

We are continuing with our Science investigation and are carefully observing the growth of our seeds. We are excited to watch them grow even more. We had lots of fun celebrating The Royal Wedding and we are looking forward to talking about it on Monday. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

Summer 1 Week 5

Date: 9th May 2018 @ 7:18pm

Another amazing week in Year 2!

As part of our Collective Worship, we continued exploring our monthly value of 'Truthfulness'. We listened to the story 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' and discussed the importance of being honest. We talked about how this links to our school value SHINE; serving with a kind heart and being honest.

In English we shared our exciting news from the weekend and enjoyed writing a recount about how much fun we had. In Maths we enjoyed playing totality with our friends, trying to reach our target score!

In Science we had lots of fun carrying out an investigation. We planted seeds and are looking forward to watching them grow. We decided to change one variable in our investigation and placed some seeds in different locations, now we can investigate which conditions are best for our plants to grow.  In Theme we explored 'The Seven Wonders of the World' and enjoyed locating the wonders on a map. Well done Year 2!

As you are aware, from the Year 2 parent meeting in autumn term, Year 2 children undertake Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) at the end of Key Stage 1. These assessments will be carried out week beginning 14th May until Wednesday 23rd May 2018.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Summer 1 Week 4

Date: 4th May 2018 @ 3:59pm

 

What another amazing week!

This week we led a wonderful Collective Worship to complete April's monthly value of 'Reconciliation'.  We explored 'The Lost Sheep' and reflected on the times when we have made a mistake and asked for forgiveness.  We enjoyed writing our thoughts into our Collective Worship Scrapbook. We also explored our new monthly value of 'Truthfulness' and talked about what being truthful means to us. 

In English, we have been working hard to complete our independent write with a letter to The Queen. We have written a letter to inform her about the wonderful adventures her handbag has been on and all the local wonders it has been to. We even included exclamations and questions in our letter! 

In Science, we have enjoyed learning about different seeds and plants. We looked at different seed packets and discussed the information we can find on seed packets. We then designed our own seed packets. They look wonderful! We worked in teams to design a poster about how plants grow. We then presented our posters and were very confident speaking in front of the whole class.

We have been very creative in Year 2 this week! 

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine! 

 

Summer 1 Week 3

Date: 25th Apr 2018 @ 9:18pm

What another wonderful week!

In RE, we continued our unit 'The Church' and explored why Church is a special place. We talked about what we might find in a Church and what happens in Church. We feel very lucky because we have St. Peter's Chruch and Holy Trinity. We enjoyed looking at different images of our Churches and thought it would be a great idea if we could visit one of them. Linking in nicely with our English topic, the children suggested writing a letter asking if we can go and visit the Church. What a brilliant idea!

In English we've been continuing with 'The Queen's Handbag' and had great fun planning our letter to the Her Majesty The Queen. We have thought of many creative ideas about where we have spotted her handbag. We can't wait to write a letter to Her Majesty next week, telling her about the many adventures her handbag has been on and informing her of all the local wonders it has visited. Keep your eyes peeled because you might spot the handbag this weekend visiting another local wonder!

On Wednesday, we enjoyed participating in a PE challenge day where we ran as fast as we could to a target and back, we had fun throwing and catching and seeing how far we could jump. Jumping was tricky because we had to make sure that we landed with both feet together. We even had to pretend that our feet had sticky glue on them so we couldn't move once we had landed. This made it easier for us to measure how far we had jumped to make sure it was accurate. What a brillaint effort we have made to our learning this week!

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Summer 1 Week 2

Date: 20th Apr 2018 @ 5:31pm

What a wonderul week!

In RE, we created a scrapbook all about our special places. We designed our prayer area outside and enjoyed writing prayers for our prayer tree. We had a lovely Collective Worship in the sunshine linked to to our monthly value of 'Reconciliation'. We discussed times when we have asked for forgiveness or times when we have forgiven others.

We had lots of fun in English, further exploring 'The Queen's Handbag' and discussing the 'wonders' around the United Kingdom. We then looked at the handbag around our local 'wonders' in Formby. In Maths we enjoyed intepreting information on tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams. Today we started our new Theme 'What are the seven wonders of the world?' with a WOW! We had a visit from Captain Chaz who talked about his job as a pilot. He showed us some great photographs, interesting artefacts and even told us about some of the amazing Wonders of the World he has visitied. We are very grateful for our gifts. Thank you Chaz!

Have a lovely weekend!

Summer 1 Week 1

Date: 13th Apr 2018 @ 4:21pm

I am delighted to have joined Trinity St. Peter's and thank you all for the warm welcome I have received. It has been a pleasure to teach the children this week and I am looking forward to an exciting term in Year 2.

During Maths we revisited telling the time to reinforce our understanding. We have read the story 'The Queen's Handbag' which travelled around the United Kingdom. We enjoyed describing the places the handbag visited and we selected Snowdonia as the location to send a postcard from. We also had fun making maps of the UK from Play-Doh.

In R.E. we talked about special places and why they are special to us. We decided to create our own special place in our learning environment. We are going to create an outdoor prayer area where we can write our prayers and hang them on a prayer tree. We can't wait to relax in our special place.

What a great start to the term!

Spring 2 Week 5

Date: 23rd Mar 2018 @ 4:41pm

                                    

This week has been a wonderful end to another superb half term and it was finished off with a wonderful last day. 

This week, we celebrated and raised money for Sport Relief by taking part in a class event. We took part in an inflatable obstacle course, pushing ourselves to the limit and working hard to complete the course in record time! We worked alongside the school's Sports Ambassadors and the SMSC committee to complete the event, even participating in a cat and mouse time trial where we were chased by some children from Year 4! We really enjoyed the event and raised a lot of money for such a worthy cause. 

Whilst this week was a wonderful send off to the half term, it is quite sad for me in that this will be my last day with the wonderful Year 2 class! I am so proud of every one of the children in the class and I know that they will all continue to succeed in all they do. Thank you so much for the gifts and cards, whilst it is not necessary it really is much appreciated. Keep shining Year 2 - I will certainly miss you! 

Spring 2 Week 4

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 11:25am

                                                        

Another brilliant week in Year 2!

This week, we took part in National Science Week and learnt all about the amazing Scientist Mary Anning! Year 2 learnt about the work that she did regarding fossils and were fascinated how fossils help us to learn lots about the past. We became archeologists and excavated our own digs, finding different fossils inside that may help people in our future learn about today's world! We also created our own play-doh, adding different layers on topic to represent how the fossils form! Excellent work from the wonderful scientists in Year 2!

In RE, we continued to learn about the symbols that represent the Easter Story. Year 2 designed their own cross that depicted the Easter Story using different pictures and symbols. They used lots of different ideas such as: palm leaves, coin bags and trees to represent the different sections of the story. We then thought about the symbols that we have  for Easter now and what these symbols show, such as: Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny and hot cross buns. 

We also took part in the Body Coach's live lessons, pushing ourselves to complete his fitness circuit and having a lot of fun in the process!

Year 2 have also worked incredibly hard this work on Sumdog and their hard work was rewarded when they came second place in all of Sefton schools, behind our very  own Year 4. It was a close race to the top and for coming second we won  a three month subscription to Sumdog! Well done to all, and for everyone at home for making this possible! 

Please find the homework below: 

Maths homework is all about addition! It can be found on MyMaths. 

Spellings are as follows: 

 Group 1                             Group 2:

 fur                                      can't 

curb                                    don't 

purr                                     won't 

curl                                     you've

curve                                  he'll

nurse                                  you're

burn                                   couldn't

                                          haven't

                                          pass

                                          move

Have a lovely weekend! 

 

Spring 2 Week 3

Date: 9th Mar 2018 @ 11:10am

Another wonderful week in Year 2!

This week we celebrated Careers Week! In order to begin learning about different careers, Year 2 were tasked with identifying the previous jobs of their teachers. From cleaners to assistants, librarians to life guards, it was fascinating learning about the previous careers of the staff in the school! After this, Year 2 were visited by different parents who kindly gave up their time to explain to Year 2 all about their jobs. We listened to Mr and Mrs Williams who spoke about careers in medicine, Mr Smith who taught us all about careers in dentistry and Mrs Smith who spoke to us about the different careers learning a language can open us up to. We have had an inspirational week indeed!

This week, we also took part in a Mad Science Workshop in which we learnt all about stored energy and active energy. We took part in lots of different activities that showed our stored energy and the reaction that happens when this energy is released. We can't wait for our Mad Science Assembly next week!

We also continued to learn about the symbols that represent the Easter Story. We learnt about the Paschal Candle and the symbolism behind its decoration. We thought about how the light shows that Jesus is the light of the world and why we light this candle at Easter time in church. 

It has been another wonderful and busy week! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. 

Spring 1 Week 2

Date: 1st Mar 2018 @ 12:30pm

                                              

What an exciting week. 

This week, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book characters. We read the book "The Day the Crayons and explored the letters that the crayons wrote to their owners. Year 2 retold the story, identifying the complaints that the crayons had. They thought about the ways in which Duncan, the crayon owner, could resolve these  issues and help the crayons. Year 2  used their creativity to design a scene in which every colour crayon was used in the way that they would like to be. What wonderful creativity! We then wrote a letter from Duncan to the crayons to try and persuade them to stay as his colours. After this, Year 2 conducted an investigation into the class's favourite colour. We then represented our findings in a bar chart - Year 2 really loves red!

This week, we also began  our new RE unit about Easter. We looked at the Easter Story  and Year 2 were able to re-tell this in detail. We then thought about the ways in which we represent Easter and celebrate it. Year 2 learnt about the  Paschal Candle and discussed the importance of the symbols that represent Easter. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

Spring 2 Week 1

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 12:31pm

We have kicked off our half term in style!

This week in RE, we focused on Judaism and the importance of the Synagogue. Year 2 explored an interactive synagogue and highlighted the important areas. Year 2 looked at  why the Synagogue is used and how Jews use it as a meeting place to pray and worship God. We looked at the beautiful stained glass windows in the Synagogue and created our own using the Star of David as a design. It was lovely to listen to the children discussing the differences and similarities between the Church and a Synagogue. 

This week, we also continued our learning in Science about push and pull forces. Year 2 were given different objects and were tasked with changing their shape! In order to do this they had to use movements such as: twisting, bending and stretching. They then had to decide whether the force that they were applying was a push or pull force! We certainly have investigative minds in Year 2!

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

Spring 1 Week 5

Date: 8th Feb 2018 @ 10:50pm

                                                                     

Another fantastic week to end our wonderful half-term. It absolutely flew by!   

This week, we learnt about Chinese New Year which will be celebrated this year on February 16th! In order to celebrate in school, we teamed up with our Year 1 buddies and took part in different activities. We painted masks that could be used in a Chinese New Year parade and learnt how to write our names and school values in Chinese. It is always fascinating to learn about other cultures and their different celebrations. 

We also had the amazing opportunity to welcome Anna Jackson, a Paralympian Wheelchair Basketball player, into TSP. We took part in a sponsored fitness circuit which involved burpees, star jumps and even press ups! We were also given the opportunity to listen to Anna and ask her questions about her amazing career. It was inspirational to listen to her talk us through her career and any obstacles she had faced and overcome. What a brilliant role-model and an excellent demonstration of the power of a Growth Mindset!

This week, we continued to learn about algorithms  in Computing. Year 2 were able to use Scratch and design the own sprite and background. They were then tasked with creating some algorithms that would move their sprite and even make it talk! There are definitely some budding game designers in Year 2.

Have a lovely half-term everyone!

Spring 1 Week 4

Date: 2nd Feb 2018 @ 4:05pm

                                              

Wow - another busy week has flown by!

This week in Year 2, we continued our Science learning about push and pull forces. We looked at the impact that these forces can have on objects and the changes that they can cause. Year 2 were able to experiment with push forces. They were each given a straw and a small jelly baby and were tasked with testing how far this jelly baby could go when blown out of the straw. Year 2 pushed air down the straw at different strengths and learnt quite quickly that the greater the force, the farther the jelly bean flew. 

In RE, Year 2 looked at how Jesus was a good friend. They learnt about the story in which Jesus healed a paralysed man and explored how this story, and the others we have learnt, show us the ways in which Jesus is a good friend. Year 2 talked about how he is kind, how he never gives up on people, how he always listens to others and much more. We then talked about the importance of thinking WWJD before acting and how this can help them to be a good friend just like Jesus was. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Spring 1 Week 3

Date: 26th Jan 2018 @ 4:03pm

Wow - another amazing week filled with exciting opportunities!

In Science this week, Year 2 explored the idea of "forces". We learnt about push and pull forces and the impact that they can have on objects. A particular focus was that of gravity and air resistance. Year 2 were tasked with greating a paper fish. They then dropped this fish from eye level. After they had recorded how long it took to drop, Year 2 were given the task of changing their fish in different ways and finding out how that affected the length of time it took to fall to the ground. The children soon realised that the greater the surface of the fish was, the longer it took to fall. The more contact the fish had with the air, the greater the level of air resistance! Excellent fair testing Year 2!

In RE, Year 2 continued to think about how Jesus was a good friend. They explored the story of the Ten Lepers in greater detail and were shocked to find out that only one of them had said thank you! They discussed why it was important that they showed gratitude when someone shows them an act of kindness, just like Jesus had! In order to give our thanks, we created a thank you gift tag for someone in their life who had shown similar characteristics to Jesus. What thoughtful comments from Year 2 - they were a pleasure to read!

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

Spring 1 Week 2

Date: 19th Jan 2018 @ 7:04pm

                                           

Another wonderful week in Year 2!

This week, we explored how Jesus shows us how to be a good friend. We looked at the Bible stories: "The Ten Lepers" and "Blind Bartimaues" and discussed what these stories tell us about the character of Jesus. Year 2 connected these characteristics with our SHINE values and how we can think WWJD when faced with a choice in our friendships. Year 2 watched a video clip about a group of birds who were being unkind to another bird because he looked different. They used the teachings of Jesus to help these birds and created ideas for what they could have said. They then used the teachings of Jesus and applied these to their daily lives and friendships, creating rules to help them be a good friend. 

Year 2 continued to explore algorithms in Computing. They designed an obstacle course and worked hard to programme bee-bots to make its way around the course. The children were able to find bugs in their commands and change them to ensure the bee-bot successfully returned back to the starting point. 

In Science, Year 2 continued to learn about materials. We tested the properties of different materials and used this knowledge to design items that would be unfit for purpose (a chocolate teapot, a paper umbrella). The children were able to explain why the material they chose would be unsuitable. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

Spring 1 Week 1

Date: 12th Jan 2018 @ 12:12pm

                                   

We have had such a wonderful return back to Year 2! It was lovely to see such smiley faces returning back to school raring to go!

This week, we continued our Science unit on materials. Year 2 looked at the properties of different materials and discussed what they could be used for. They were tasked with designing an animal out of play-doh and finding out what material would be the best to make a raincoat out of. After they had created their design, they tested the protection that plastic, foil, paper, cardboard and cotton wool could give. They used these results to test whether their prediction was accurate and were able to explain why some materials kept more water out than others. 

This week, we also began our new Theme: "Where do animals live?". We learnt about the different continents and explored the home of the Emporer Penguin: Antarctica. Year 2 learnt about the climate there and the different features the penguin has to survive there all year round. We did lots of research and learnt lots of interesting facts! 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

Autumn 2 Week 8

Date: 20th Dec 2017 @ 1:55pm

What a wonderful term in Year 2, jam-packed with highlights! We have learnt so much, had lots of fun and worked incredibly hard! 

We have had so many wonderful experiences, such as our trip to the Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre where we expanded our understanding of materials and our visit from Guy Fawkes who came to share his side of the story with us. We were able to Skype with Mike Otter from the Bible Society, welcome Reverend Anne and Nathan into our classroom and design and begin creating our own tote bags! We have explored the different areas in the world, such as the Rainforest and the Coast, discussed and debated whether Guy Fawkes was a hero or a villain and to top it all off, performed in our very own amazing Nativity!

We have also participated in many fundraising activities including Bring Your Bear to School Day for our Kindness Week and the creation of the TSP Kindness Video: Fame! We have taken part in Children in Need and also were visited by Willy Wonka on Roald Dahl Day!

We truly have had the most wonderful term, full of smiles, enjoyment and hard work. Myself and Mrs Crebbin are incredibly proud of what the children have achieved and we are looking forward to seeing what the Spring Term brings!

We would also like to give a big thank you to all the parents who have been so incredibly generous. It really is much appreciated. 

We hope you have a fabulour Christmas and a brilliant New Year!

Autumn 2 Week 7

Date: 15th Dec 2017 @ 2:48pm

                                     

What another wonderful week. We are truly on the countdown to Christmas!

We started our week with a bang as we went on a school trip to the Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre as part of our Science unit on materials. It was a fascinating experience as we learnt all about the importance of recycling and how we can work to make our world a happier and healthier place! We used a dance to remember the six key materials that are recycled in that factory. We were able to look at how the machinery worked and the children even saw an elf helping out! We had a fabulous time and the chldren really enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot! 

This week, we have continued to learn about the Nativity Story and looked at how there are different versions of this. We decided to create our own story using the Curious Sheep as inspiration! We looked at the different characters in the story and used our wonderful vocabulary to compose superb stories. They show a real understanding of the importance of the Nativity Story and the joy that the birth of Jesus brings. 

We have also started our DT project this week. Our task is to design and create our own bags for Christmas! Year 2 looked at different materials that bags can be made out of and evaluated them. They were tasked with designing bags for specific purposess, thinking about handles, comfort, practicalities and looks. They then used their knowledge to design their own bag for Christmas to hold small trinkets and gifts. Year 2 have begun to make them and we can't wait to test and evaluate their success next week. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

 

Autumn 2 Week 6

Date: 8th Dec 2017 @ 2:56pm

                                  

Another festive week in Year 2! 

This week, we were able to showcase our amazing Nativity performance, "Hey Ewe". What a wonderful way to continue our advent countdown and it truly made us feel very Christmassy! Year 2 performed alongside their buddies twice to a large audience! They sang beautifully and performed their lines with such expression; true actors and actresses! It was clear how much we all enjoyed putting on this performance and this was contagious; everyone left with a huge smile, well and truly in the Christmas Spirit. 

This week, we continued to learn about the story of the birth of Jesus. Year 2 thought about how Mary would have felt when she was visited by the Angel Gabriel, and also the emotions that Angel Gabriel might have had. It was lovely listening to the children showing a great understanding of the feelings of others and thinking about how they themselves might have reacted. They used their knowledge of the story to discuss different questions that they would have asked Mary and Angel Gabriel. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

Autumn 2 Week 5

Date: 1st Dec 2017 @ 4:27pm

                                         

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Year 2!

This week, we felt incredibly festive as the start of advent began, signalled by the arrival of our Christmas decorations (and a rather mischievous elf)! Year 2 have had a wonderful time this week, exploring the excitement of Christmas time! We thought about why we get excited, and what Christmas really means. Year 2 used their excellent knowledge of the Nativity Story to think about how the birth of Jesus was good news, and how that news spread. We thought about how the birth of Jesus has affected others in the world and the impact that it has had on us. Year 2 showed their amazing creative and critical thinking when discussing this.

This week, we also continued to think about Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes. Year 2 used their wide and wonderful vocabulary to create their own "WANTED" posters for Guy Fawkes. They described him brilliantly and even offered rewards for those who may have spotted him!

Year 2 have also been hard at work with their Year 1 buddies putting the finishing touches to their own nativity story: Hey Ewe. We were able to put on our first performance to the school on Friday which has made us even more excited for our final performances next week! 

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

Autumn 2 Week 4

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 4:41pm

                            

What a creative week we have had!

This week, we learnt about the importance of Angel Gabriel in relation to the Nativity Story. We talked about how the Angel Gabriel acts as a messenger of God, spreading God's word and news. Year 2 looked at how angels are depicted in different ways and thought of ways that we could represent them ourselves. We also talked about how many people have angels on their Christmas tree, as a way to remember the work of Angel Gabriel. We created our own christmas decorations, using salt dough and moulded them into the shape of an angel. We then thought about the colours we could use to paint them and decorated the angels carefully. 

We have also been hard at work practising our own performance of the Nativity Story. There has been a lot of singing, acting and dancing this week and we can't wait to share it with everyone that attends our performance! Year 2 have been working incredibly hard and are thoroughly enjoying themselves whilst retelling the story of the birth of Jesus. 

We have also created recipes for kindness, using our knowledge of the possessive apostrophe to identify ingredients, such as "Miss McGuire's love" and "a fairy's sparkle". What brilliant recipes, with superb imagination shown!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.