Year 2: Blog items

Year 2- Spring 1- Week 6

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 4:49pm

Wow the half term has flown by! We have had many wonderful highlights and shown consistent determination and resilience in everything we have done.

This week in RE, we completed our topic all about Jesus being a great friend to everyone. We summarised many of the healing miracles he has performed and created a tree map to explain what this shows us about his character. We all agreed that Jesus has so much love to give!

In Maths, we carried out an investigation which involved us measuring in kg. We then connected our knowledge and learning of mass to answer some tricky reasoning questions.

In English, our imaginations and creative juices flowed when wrote our own stories inspired by Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Gruffalo’. We worked very hard on these and our creative juices flowed. The children created their own characters and setting and followed the language and style of ‘The Gruffalo’. Their stories were a joy to read and they were all very proud to read them aloud to the class.

On Friday, we enjoyed celebrating Valentines day. We learnt all about St. Valentine and the reason behind this significant celebration. As our collective worship value is joy, we decided to design and create some wonderful valentines cards for our friends and family. We hope that they will spread joy and happiness.

Well done on another fantastic half term Year 2! I hope you all have a relaxing break and come back refreshed.


Spellings for the week are below:

spied

happier

funnier

chilliest

luckiest

frying

skiing

happiest

hour

eye

Year 2- Spring 1- Week 5

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 5:13pm

 

What a fantastic week it has been! We have been ever so busy, learning about microhabitats in Science, investigating mass in Maths and researching the Victorian Period in History.

On Wednesday, we enjoyed a wonderful collective worship led by Nathan which introduced us to our new monthly value of ‘Joy’. In response, we wrote down some of the things that give us joy in our life and shared these with the class. It was lovely to see so many smiles on the children’s faces as they read out their post-it note. As we reflected on what gives us joy, we reminded ourselves that ‘gratitude is the best attitude’.

In RE this week, we enjoyed retelling the story of ‘The Ten Lepers’. We identified this story as one of the many stories where Jesus performs healing miracles. We discussed what a miracle is and explored how they make people feel. We thought about what Jesus teaches us through this story and we were surprised to discover that only one of the Lepers said ‘thank you’ after he had been healed. This led us to discuss the importance of saying thank you and appreciating what people do for us. In response, we wrote a class thank you letter to Jesus from the Leper.

In English, we continued our topic exploring different stories by the author Julia Donaldson. We learnt how to create expanded noun phrases to improve our writing and identified these in the text. We then created our own expanded noun phrases to describe a scene from the Gruffalo and the children proudly read these aloud to the class. Following this, we used the IPADs to create our own Gruffalo inspired characters for our stories. We can’t wait to see what adventures they will go on when we begin to write our own stories next week!

Have a lovely weekend Year 2! See you on Monday!


Spellings for the week are below:

medal

capital

hospital

animal

national

fossil

April

pencil

grass

bath

Spring 1- Week 4

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 4:08pm

A fun-filled week in Year 2! From learning some yoga to measuring mass, we have been very busy. Year 2 have worked incredibly hard yet again this week and have demonstrated a real love for learning!

In RE this week, Year 2 enjoyed listening to the stories of ‘The Ten Lepers’ and ‘Blind Bartimaeus’. They discussed in groups what Jesus was trying to teach us when he acted this way. Year 2 were given a situation and were tasked with exploring how they could help the people involved using Jesus’ teachings. They then applied these to their own lives and created a recipe for a good friend to ensure that they are always a good friend.

In Collective Worship, we concluded our monthly value ‘Wisdom’. After exploring some important and historical wise figures including Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi, we decorated owls and wrote some wise pieces of advice.

We started our week with a visit from the author Jude Lennon who delivered a wonderfully interactive session on how to write a story. Our creative juices were flowing and our imaginations came alive when we used story boxes and characters to create ideas for a story. We were truly inspired and we can’t wait to start writing our own stories!

In English, we began our new topic ‘Different Stories by the same author’ in which we are focussing on the author Julia Donaldson. On Tuesday, excitement filled the classroom when we discovered Coco dressed as a witch and holding a mystery parcel. After much discussion, we opened the parcel to find ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. This was just one of the many books that we have enjoyed reading this week as a class and with our Year 1 buddies. It is wonderful to see the children’s love for reading.

Spellings for this week are below:

  1. towel
  2. level
  3. squirrel
  4. tunnel
  5. camel
  6. caramel
  7. travel
  8. cancel
  9. father
  10. class

Spring 1 - Week 3

Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 4:59pm

A brilliant week in Year 2!

In RE this week, we listened to more Bible stories about Jesus and his friends. We then used a Bubble Map to describe what a good friend is and linked this to our school values. We are really enjoying this topic and are excited to continue it next week. Following on from our whole school collective worship on Wednesday, we continued to discuss our monthly value of wisdom. We talked about the characteristics of a wise person and then we drew and described a person who is wise to us. We decided that a wise person doesn’t have to be old, instead they are someone who makes the right choice and helps others to do so.

In Maths, we continued our learning of length. We had lots of fun measuring different objects outside using metre sticks and measuring the playground using trundle wheels. We then applied our learning to answer some reasoning problems. We have shown great perseverance with this tricky concept and we will keep practising this.

In Science, we have been learning about habitats. This week, we focussed on seaside habitats. We connected our knowledge of the seaside to name different plants and animals that live there and determined why they are best suited to this environment. We felt very lucky that we live near a beach with a huge diversity of wildlife.

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week!

 

Reminder- Both outdoor and indoor PE kits are required for this term.  

Spellings for the week are below:

wriggle

nettle

sizzle

beetle

table

steeple

crumple

candle

beautiful

fast

Spring 1- Week 2

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 4:34pm

Another brilliant week in Year 2! From learning about measurement in Maths to coding a story in Computing, we have been very busy!

In RE this week, we began our new topic that explores how Jesus is a good friend to everyone. We loved sharing numerous Bible stories about Jesus and his friends. Following this, we created a circle map to identify his friends.

On Monday, we enjoyed our first lesson with Formby Hockey Club. We had lots of fun practising our hockey skills and learning how to correctly hold a hockey stick. We can’t wait for next week’s session!

This week, excitement filled the air when we discovered a royal banquet in our very own classroom! After much discussion, we found out that this term, in Theme, we are learning all about the Queens of England! This also led us onto our new topic in English in which we will be writing biographies on Queen Elizabeth II. To begin, we became researchers and discovered lots of interesting facts, including that Queen Elizabeth II has sat for her portrait to be painted over 130 times! We also couldn’t believe that she has 2 birthdays!

On Thursday, we were treated to a visit from the author Fay Evans. We enjoyed helping her retell the wonderful story ‘Bob’s Beard’ with puppets and actions. We then had the opportunity to ask her lots of questions about her life as an author. We were very interested to learn that she has a special room where she does her writing and whenever she is stuck for an idea, she spins around on her chair! We thought this was a marvellous idea! She also reminded us of the importance of reading and editing our work in order to be superstar writers. We were definitely inspired to become authors ourselves.

Have a relaxing weekend and see you all next week!

Spellings for the week are below:

spy

spies

try

tries

parties

fry

fries

why

steak

pretty

Spring 1- Week 1

Date: 10th Jan 2020 @ 5:27pm

 

Happy New Year and a very warm welcome to the new term!

We have made an excellent start to the term. We’ve been wonderful role models and worked very hard. There has been so much great learning taking place, from learning about coordinating conjunctions in Grammar to developing our gymnastic skills in PE. What a lovely way to start the new year and the new term!

In RE, we have had a multi-faith focus as we explored Judaism. We had a special visit from Samuel (the doll) who taught us about his religion and his special trip to a Synagogue. We then we read the story of Passover and about how God cast 10 horrible plagues on the Egyptians and saved the Israelites from slavery. Following this, we learnt about the significance of the story of Passover in the Jewish calendar and how it is celebrated. We discovered that it is celebrated for 7 or 8 days and on the evening before Passover starts, Jews have a special service called a Seder. This takes place over a meal with family and friends at home. We had lots of fun decorating our own Seder plates and learning about the meaning of each part.

In Maths, we continued our learning about Fractions by completing some tricky reasoning questions and playing some ‘Free-range’ fractions games which involved us making and finding fractions of different coloured eggs!

As part of our music lessons for this term, we began our singing lessons with Miss Dilworth from Formby High School. We had lots of fun practising our technique and singing in rounds. Miss Gray was very impressed!

Our PE slots for this term will be each Monday and Thursday.

Well done on such a great first week back. Have a lovely weekend Year 2 and we look forward to seeing you on Monday!

 

Spellings for the week are below:

queen

very

early

England

habitat

sure

poor

house

January

famous

Autumn 2- Week 7

Date: 19th Dec 2019 @ 1:58pm

 

Wow! The Autumn term has flown by! Well done to all the children in Year 2 for their consistent hard work and determination over the past few months. They have faced challenges and embraced new learning opportunities with resilience. They make me proud everyday and it is an absolute pleasure teaching them.

In Collective Worship, we enjoyed reading ‘Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers’ by Mairi Hedderwick. We discussed how the story shows compassion for the elderly and how caring for another person, is an act of displaying kindness.  

On Tuesday, we enjoyed a visit from Alder Hey Children’s Charity who spoke to us about all the incredible work they do. We were proud to be courageous advocates for this special charity which is very to close to our hearts.

Naturally, glitter and sequins filled the classroom this week when we created lots of Christmas crafts. We really enjoyed sewing and decorating our beautiful Christmas finger puppets and using our hands to paint to some amazing Christmas cards.

We had lots of fun at our Christmas party, dancing to our favourite Christmas songs and playing some of our favourite party games including pass the parcel.

Today we visited St. Peter’s Church for our Christmas service. Well done to Year 4 for their beautiful Nativity performance. All the children sang their hearts out and it was wonderful to see so many family members there. As we grow closer to Christmas, it is important to remember its true meaning and to take time to pause and reflect.

From everyone at Trinity St Peter’s, have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will see you in 2020!

Autumn 2- Week 6

Date: 13th Dec 2019 @ 6:37pm

What a fantastic week it has been Year 2, filled with festive cheer and many exciting learning opportunities.

In Collective Worship, we continued our monthly value ‘Compassion’ by discussing how we can show compassion to people, animals and the everyday environment. We recognised the importance of empathy and that small acts of kindness can go a long way. We also made links to Christmas and recognised how Jesus was a gift from God to care for his people.

In Maths this week, we developed our knowledge and understanding of fractions. We carried out lots of practical activities including molding and cutting playdough into different shapes and sharing halves, quarters and thirds with our shoulder partners. We then worked as a team and applied our learning to recognise and identify different fractions. Who knew fractions could be so much fun?

This week, we took part in our DT project to create some Christmas finger puppets. Our creative juices were flowing when developed our designs. It was wonderful to see the variety and uniqueness of the children’s designs. We then took on the tricky challenge of threading the eye of the needle and practiced our sewing skills before creating the final product. We can’t wait to decorate them next week!

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week for some Christmas fun!

 

Spellings for this week are a recap of previous weeks.  

Autumn 2- Week 5

Date: 6th Dec 2019 @ 4:37pm

What a wonderful week it has been! How is it December already? We have been very busy this week, solving some tricky inverse calculations in Maths and completing our recounts in English.

What a magnificent performance Year 1 and 2 put on for their Nativity! They acted, danced and sang their hearts out! It was an absolute joy to see their smiling faces. They truly shone like the stars they are and we were all bursting with pride!

In Collective Worship, we began our new monthly value: Compassion. As we near Christmas, we think of those less fortunate than ourselves and remember that gratitude is the best attitude. On Wednesday, we were treated to a wonderful performance by The Bible Tales that reminded us of the importance of believing in ourselves and being resilient. With a positive mindset, we can achieve anything!

In RE, we role played the Nativity story and explored why the birth of Jesus was such good news. We all agreed that the news of Jesus’ birth was very important because he was the Son of God and the saviour of our world. We then drew some beautiful pictures of the Nativity scene which we made into lanterns to show that Jesus is the light of our world.

In Theme, we continued our learning of the Great Fire of London and worked together to create a timeline of the events. Our creative juices were flowing when we painted some beautiful art work of the London skyline. We enjoyed mixing together the brightly coloured gel paint in water to create a marble effect to represent the roaring flames of the great fire.

 

Have a relaxing weekend and see you all on Monday!

 

Spellings for this week are below:

very

partner

stepped

walked

our

could

think

little

does

climbed

Autumn 2- Week 4

Date: 29th Nov 2019 @ 5:15pm

What a brilliant week it has been in Year 2! Nativity rehearsals are in full swing and we can’t wait to perform to you all next week!

In RE, we created a double bubble map to describe how Mary felt when the Angel Gabriel visited her and told her that she was going to have a baby. We all agreed that it would have been very frightening for Mary but that she would’ve also felt happy as the angel brought her good news.

In Science, we connected our knowledge of properties to identify the suitability of a material for a purpose. We used our white and grey thinking hats to think of advantages and disadvantages for different objects including a swimming costume made of sponge! We then used our creative thinking hats and thought about how we would design objects differently.

We brought our week to a close with a visit to Holy Trinity Church to celebrate our school. All the children performed beautifully and they made us all very proud. They truly shone like the stars they are!

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week!

Reminders:

If your child is a narrator in the Nativity, please ensure they bring a Christmas jumper.

Monday 2nd December- Nativity Filming

Tuesday 3rd December- Nativity Performance

Thursday 5th December- Nativity Performance

 

Spellings for this week are below:

whole

children

people

once

first

second

after

December

serve

baker

Autumn 2- Week 3

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 4:23pm

 

What an exciting week it has been in Year 2! From investigating properties of materials in Science to planning our recounts in English, we have been very busy!

In RE, we learnt about the Bible story when the Angel Gabriel visited Zechariah and told him the good news that his wife Elizabeth was to have a son. We put on our green thinking hats and discussed how we might feel if an angel appeared before us. We decided that it must have been very frightening for Zechariah. We then retold the story by writing an email to Elizabeth from Zechariah’s perspective.  

This week we celebrated Road Safety Week by wearing stripes to raise money for ‘Brake’ and towards funding a banner for the ‘Formby Road Safety Initiative’ that we are involved in. ‘Brake’ is a road safety charity that helps to make streets and communities safer and supports the victims of road crashes. A fantastic £97.60 was raised!                                                  A big thank you to the STAR committee who taught us about the importance of road safety and helped us create some excellent maps of our local area with lots of safety features.

In Maths, we had lots of fun sharing out some yummy sweets between our friends to understand the relationship between sharing and division. We also put on our black thinking hats and connected our knowledge of multiplication to division in order to check our answers.

Have a relaxing weekend and see you all next week!

 

Spellings for this week are below:

share

material

push

there

came

Science

love

put

says

museum

Autumn 2- Week 2

Date: 15th Nov 2019 @ 5:32pm

What a wonderful week we have had!

On Monday, delicious smells filled the air as we started our ‘Celebration of Kindness Week’ with our Year 1 and Year 2 ‘TSP Bake Off’. All the cakes looked amazing and our judges were truly spoilt! Thank you to all the children for all their hard work and effort. We definitely gave the Great British Bake Off a run for their money! Our bake sale was a success and we raised an incredible £355.61 for ‘Children in Need’.

This week, in RE, we started our new topic, ‘Why do we give and receive gifts?’ We discussed the idea that gifts don’t always have to be an object, they can also be kind and thoughtful actions, such as helping a friend. We remembered that ‘gratitude is the best attitude’ and that we should always be grateful for the gifts we receive.  

In English, we had lots of fun planning and writing our own versions of the nonsense poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ by Edward Lear. We shared our creative ideas as a class and used different poetic devices to create rhythm in our poems. Afterwards, we enjoyed performing our poems to our friends. They all put a smile on our face!

We brought our week to a close with a trip to the Science and Industry Museum, as part of our new Science topic ‘Materials’. In the morning, we went back in time to the working mills of 150 years ago and found out what life was like for thousands of mill workers. We were shocked to learn that children as young as 5 worked in the mills and that they worked in poor conditions. We reflected on how lucky we are that we don’t have to work and we get to go to school. In the afternoon, the children attended a workshop about the history and the power of the Sun. We also had lots of fun in the interactive experiment gallery, where we explored the hands-on exhibits and saw science in action. It was a fantastic day and an excellent start to our new topic!

Have lovely weekend and see you all on Monday!

Spellings for this week are below:

ask

Thursday

here

was

your

London

water

because

beautiful

today

Autumn 2- Week 1

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 5:27pm

What a fun and exciting first week back!

It was wonderful to see all the children smiling when they came into school on Monday. They all had lots of stories to share about what they got up to over half term.

This week, in Collective Worship, we explored our new monthly value ‘Justice’ which we defined as being fair and helping others. We had a very passionate debate when Miss Gray said that the girls could have extra playtime whilst the boys had to clean the classroom. It was lovely to see the children stand up for what they believe in and realise the importance of fairness and equality.

On Thursday, there was mystery in the air when we discovered Coco holding an interesting map. After some investigating, we discovered that the map was from the Great Fire of London 1666. We can’t wait for our new History topic to come alive!

In Maths, we have been focusing on subtraction. As well as conquering some challenging inverse calculations, the children also applied their knowledge to solve some reasoning questions involving money. On Friday, we had lots of fun participating in our Active Maths challenge in which we became subtraction heroes! Our mascot, Motty, was very impressed with our team work and quick subtraction skills.

There were lots of smiles and giggles this afternoon, when we watched our Celebration of Kindness music video. Well done to all the children for their enthusiasm and exceptional dance moves! They definitely looked the part!

Have a great weekend and remember to get sharing our music video!

Celebration of Kindness Week 2019 - Music Video

Reminders:

Monday 11th November- TSP Bake Off!- Celebration of Kindness Week.

Friday 15th November- Year 2 school trip to the Science and Industry Museum.

 

Spellings for this week are below:

were

where

come

some

house

our

friend

mother

anyone

Tuesday

Year 2 - Autumn 1 - Week 8

Date: 25th Oct 2019 @ 4:47pm

Wow! The first half term has flown by! Year 2 have worked incredibly hard and they should be very proud of everything they have achieved so far.

We have been very busy this week. On Monday, we visited St. Peter’s Parish Hall as part of the Christmas shoebox appeal. Year 2 put lots of thought and care into filling each Christmas shoebox with gifts for children that are in need. We reflected on our monthly value of thankfulness and took some time out of our day to remember how grateful we are for the things we have.

In English, we went on an autumnal walk around school to inspire us to write our autumn sense poems. Our creative juices flowed and we wrote some beautiful poems which we were very proud of. We enjoyed reading them aloud and listening to our friends.

Thank you Year 2 for an amazing first half term. It has been a pleasure teaching you and getting to know you all. Have a restful break and I look forward to seeing you all when we get back.

Spellings for the week are below. The spelling words are a recap of previous weeks’ spellings.

behind

children

only

both

break

father

plant

whole

eye

improve

Year 2 - Autumn 1- Week 7

Date: 18th Oct 2019 @ 4:13pm

Another busy yet exciting week in Year 2!

As part of our collective worship, we explored the Jewish holy day ‘Shabbat’. We learnt that Shabbat is the Judaism's day of rest and commences at sunset every Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday. During this time, Jewish people refrain from doing any work and they have a special meal with their family. In response, we drew some beautiful pictures of Kiddush wine, Challah bread and Shabbat candles. We also wrote a class prayer thanking God for making our lives exciting and to ask him to help us find time in our busy lives to rest and spend time with our family.

In RE, we learnt about Sikhism by comparing and contrasting the Holy Bible to the Guru Granth Sahib. We discovered that Sikhs treat the Guru Granth Sahib with great respect just like a living Guru. We were fascinated by the different ways in which Sikhs worship their holy book.

In Maths, we became ‘Addition and Subtraction Detectives’ when we completed our ‘Active Maths’ lesson. It definitely brought out our competitive spirits! Our mascot, Motty, was very proud of our quick addition and subtraction skills!

For Hate Crime Awareness week, we decided to spread love and celebrated our uniqueness by paying each other a compliment and creating a kindness tree. We had lots of kind things to say to one another. We also enjoyed reading ‘My World, Your World’ by Melanie Walsh. We discussed the importance of diversity and talked about how we are all special.

Today we donned our favourite pyjamas and fundraised for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. We had been eagerly anticipating it all week! Year 2 agreed that the staff at Alder Hey do an incredible job and we felt very grateful to live in a city with such an amazing hospital. Thank you for all you donations and support. We raised an incredible £212!

Well done Year 2 for your hard work this week! Have a restful weekend and see you on Monday.

Please note that we now do PE on Thursday and Friday mornings.

Spellings for the week are below. Some of the spelling words are from previous weeks to reinforce our learning.

because

beautiful

money

Christmas

climb

said

hour

special

pretty

sugar

Year 2- Autumn 1- Week 6

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 5:49pm

What an action packed week it has been in Year 2! In Maths, we learnt our number bonds to 100 by taking part in an Active Maths challenge in our playground. We learnt about online safety in Computing and we celebrated World Mental Health Day.

Our week started with a visit from our Patron of Reading, Jude Lennon, who led a storytelling session which released our imaginations! There were lots of smiles as we made actions and listened to some traditional tales with a twist. The stories inspired us to write our own traditional tales about Rotten Red Riding Hood. Our creative juices were flowing and we created some excellent twists to our tales which we should be proud of!

In RE, we explored the importance of the Bible to Christians by reading and retelling the incredible journey that Mary Jones took to get a Bible. We were amazed to learn that she saved for six years and walked twenty-five miles to own a Bible in her own language.

We had lots of fun in Science this week as we continued our topic ‘How do we keep ourselves healthy?’ We joined in with a workout from the Body Coach and we created own workouts to keep our minds and bodies healthy.

Well done for another amazing week Year 2! Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.

Spellings for the week are below:

clothes

busy

people

water

again

half

parents

even

every

everybody

Year 2 - Autumn 1- Week 5

Date: 4th Oct 2019 @ 5:02pm

 

Another fantastic week in Year 2!

In Maths, we ordered and compared numbers from 0-100 by creating a human number line. In Theme, we continued our topic ‘Where in the world are we?’ We learnt about the country Ecuador and compared its climate and geographical features to the UK. 

In collective worship, we focussed on our new monthly value ‘Thankfulness’. We explored its different meanings and the ways in which it can be expressed. We also learnt about the American holiday of ‘Thanksgiving’ and we compared it to the ways we give thanks in the UK. We also linked it to our wonderful Harvest Festival where we gave thanks to the harvest.

In English, we were very excited to start our new topic ‘Traditional Tales’. We read some of our favourite traditional tales and we had lots of fun using props and puppets to role play them. We definitely have some born performers in the class! As well as this, we celebrated National Poetry Day, in which we were inspired by Richard O’Brien’s ‘Iguanadon’t’ to write our own poems about dinosaurs.

Well done Year 2 for your hard work this week! Have a restful weekend and see you on Monday!

Please find below the spellings for this week:

pretty

after

father

sure

sugar

eye

any

many

Mr

Mrs

Year 2- Autumn 1- Week 4

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 6:12pm

Another wonderful week in Year 2! From learning about place value in Maths to standing on different continents in Geography.

In RE this week, we discussed how the Bible is a Holy book for Christians and we talked about which Bible stories are special to us. We then explored the Bible further by sorting pictures of Bible stories into the Old and New Testament.

On Wednesday morning, we were very excited when we found Traction Man hiding in our classroom with a top secret message! Our mission was to plan Traction Man’s next adventure. Year 2 let their creative juices flow and wrote some excellent stories which they are very proud of.

This week, we had lots of fun celebrating European Languages Day! We realised that in Year 2, we can speak 6 different European languages! After learning how to say thank you (Grazie) in Italian, we spread our gratitude around the school.

There were lots of smiling faces this morning as we enjoyed our yummy cakes after visiting the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Thank you for all of you donations and support. We raised an incredible £333!

Well done for your hard work Year 2! Have a lovely weekend and see you next week.

Please find below the spellings for this week:

plant

path

bath

hour

prove

improve

could

should

would

who

Year 2- Autumn 1- Week 3

Date: 20th Sep 2019 @ 4:47pm

What an action packed week it has been! From counting sweets in Maths to learning some Taekwondo, we have been very busy!

In English, it was time to start our new book ‘Traction Man is here!’ We really enjoyed exploring the adventures that Traction Man goes on, from searching for lost wrecks to rescuing toys from Wicked Professor Spade. We thought of some creative adjectives to describe the setting of the washing up sink where Traction Man has to save scrubbing brush from the poisonous dishcloth.

In collective worship, we watched a video that released our imagination. We discussed how living in a grey world would be very boring and the importance of imagining with a curious mind. In response, we had lots of fun creating our own imaginary worlds.  

On Friday, it was ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ which funds revolutionary research that helps diagnose and find treatments for children with genetic disorders. In class, we learnt about genes and we watched and discussed Max’s story, a little boy who was born with no teeth and hair. We connected our learning to the British values and talked about how we should respect everyone’s differences.

Well done Year 2 for another amazing week! Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday!

 

Please find below the spellings for this week:

child

children

wild

climb

most

both

old

steak

great

break

Year 2- Autumn 1- Week 2

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 5:21pm

What an excellent week it has been in Year 2! From exploring Trolls to learning Irish dancing with Miss Emmett, we have been very busy!

In Collective Worship, we began our new monthly value of ‘Creation’. After exploring the creation story, we discussed how beautiful our world is and we all felt strongly about the importance of protecting the environment.

Following on with our Trolls theme, we created a bridge thinking map about the obstacles that Poppy and Branch face and overcome. We also created our own Troll heads by planting and nurturing cress seeds.

Remembering that gratitude is the best attitude, we had lots of fun creating our own recipes for happiness. We enjoyed sharing these with the class and discussing what makes us happy. 

Our week concluded with a celebration of Roald Dahl. The children were bursting with excitement to share their favourite Roald Dahl books. It was wonderful to see their love for reading! Having learnt about Roald Dahl, we were inspired to create our own characters. Our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sweet collages were also a delight!

Well done for your hard work this week Year 2. Have a fantastic weekend and see you on Monday!

 

Please find below the spellings for this week:

find

kind

mind

behind

fast

past

last

class

grass

pass

Year 2- Autumn 1- Week 1

Date: 6th Sep 2019 @ 5:28pm

Wow! What an amazing start to Year 2! It has been a very busy week and we have enjoyed lots of exciting activities. At the start of the week, we found a message with hidden clues which led us on a treasure hunt to find our class bear Coco dressed as a Troll! We were all very excited to explore the journey that the Trolls would take us on. We discussed what we knew about the film and explored how the Trolls spread happiness through the power of music and laughter. We linked this to our 4 step gratitude model which reminds us that ‘Gratitude is the Best Attitude’ and explored how we can show our gratitude towards others, recognising how important it is to thank others and return small acts of kindness.

In collective worship this week, we explored how happiness is found inside all of us. We discovered that Trolls love to hug each other, and do so every hour! We talked about how we show love to one another and wrote a message on a Troll heart to someone we were thankful for.

We loved getting creative this week when we experimented with mixing lots of brightly coloured powder paint to create a colourful rainbow background for our Trolls that we designed. Our art work was an explosion of colour that the Trolls would be proud of!

Well done Year 2 for an amazing start to the school term!  

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Please find below the spellings for this week. We use the flipped-learning approach to spellings which means that the children should first learn these spellings at home. Then, on Monday, we will have our weekly spelling session to learn these spellings in preparation for a quiz on Thursday. This will happen every week.

  1. door
  2. floor
  3. poor
  4. cold
  5. gold
  6. hold
  7. told
  8. whole
  9. only
  10. move

Welcome to Year 2!

Date: 3rd Sep 2019 @ 4:29pm

Miss Gray would like to wish you a special welcome to Year 2!

During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on Monday and Friday mornings. Children must have the correct indoor and outdoor PE kits with them on both of these days.

Children are encouraged to bring a snack each day to be eaten at break times. Please remember to provide your child with only a healthy snack – e.g. fruit, vegetables.

Bottles of water with a sports cap type lid are also encouraged so the children can drink as and when they need it throughout the day.

Please see the Powerpoint below for all additional information to ensure your child has the best start to Year 2.

I am very excited to see what wonderful things the new academic year brings!

Thank you!

Miss Gray

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