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Spring 2 Week 2 - World Book Day

This week Year 2 have enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. They all came dressed as their favourite character from a book and enjoyed a full day of learning which was book-centered. The book that we were exploring was 'A Child of Books' and the children created artwork based on the phrase , 'We can lose ourselves in forests of fairytales'. The children enjoyed using well-known phrases from fairy tales within their artwork. It was a great day! 

Spring 2 Week 2 - World Book Day

 


Spring 2 Week 1 - Challenge 2020

This week year 2 have enjoyed running for four minutes each day as part of their #Challenge2020. They are getting better at continually running and are pushing themselves to keep going even when they are finding it hard.

Spring 2 Week 1 - Challenge 2020

 


Parents Evening

Parents evening will take place on Tuesday 17th March and Wednesday 18th March.  Please make your appointment via the parent mail app or contact the school office.

Parents Evening

 


Spring 1 Blog

Year two have enjoyed a wonderful half term of learning. In reading, the children have read a range of text types and have enjoyed exploring their background knowledge and making predictions. The children have learnt how to answer more complex inference questions which has allowed them to engage with how a character is feeling and why. As part of their writing learning, year two children have innovated a diary entry from our key text, ‘Olga De Pola’ and they have written an innovated adventure story based on The Great Fire of London. The children will publish their writing using the computers as they have learnt how to use Microsoft Word and save documents as part of their computing theme. Through the use of concrete resources, the children have explored the concepts behind multiplication and division which has led to opportunities for reasoning and problem-solving activities which are helping to build their maths fluency.

 Our wider curriculum theme has been ‘The Great Fire of London’ and the children have studied History as part of this. The children have enjoyed retrieving and summarising information about the events of the Great Fire of London. The children were very fortunate to have a visit from the National Emergency Services Museum who explained the mechanics of a fire engine and furthered the understanding of why the Great Fire spread so quickly.

In science, the children have investigated what happens to their bodies when they exercise. They have explored animals including humans, including looking at the life cycle of animals, the diet of animals and they will continue this by exploring habitats of animals next half term.  

As you can see, Year two have had a wonderful half term. We are very excited to continue our fantastic learning next term. Have a lovely break.

Spring 1 Blog

 


World Book Day - 5th March 2020

Dear Families,

 

            On Thursday 5th March 2020 we will be celebrating World Book Day. This is a day where children throughout the world will celebrate their favourite authors and books.

 

To celebrate this day in school we are asking that children dress up as a character from one of their favourite characters from their class books. If children choose to dress up, we are asking that they donate £1, which will then be used to buy new books for their book corners. If a whole class come dress-up then they get 2500 class points.

 

We would really like children to make their own costumes and we will be looking for the most creative costume. Any children who make their own costume will win a house point ball for their house.

 

Here are some websites to help you create a great world book day outfit.

 

https://bookaid.org/support-us/world-book-day/world-book-day-dress-up/

 

https://www.madeformums.com/toddler-and-preschool/last-minute-easy-world-book-day-costumes/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/07/readers-world-book-day-costumes-from-the-cat-in-the-hat-to-mr-tickle

 

Throughout the day, children will be taking part in activities based on the joy a book brings.  This is a special day where all around the word can share their favourite stories.  Your child may also bring in their favourite story to share with their class this could be as a reading a book, reading their own story or telling a story aloud from their family.

 

If any parents would like to tell a story in their home language to the children, please let your child’s class teacher know.

 

Thank you

Mrs Hodgkins

(Reading Lead)

 

World Book Day - 5th March 2020

 


Y2 Parents SATS Meeting 9am & 2.30pm

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

In May 2020 the children in Year 2 will be required to sit their KS1 SATs tests. In preparation for this we will be holding a parents meeting where you can find out what the tests look like and what the children will be expected to do. We will give you some useful advice as to how you can help your children and some booklets to take away with you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

 

The meetings will be held on Monday 9th March 2020 at 9am and 2.30pm in the Infant school Hall. You will only be required to attend one meeting. Coffee will be available.     

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask the year 2 team.

 

                                               

Yours sincerely

 

 

Miss J Hinds

(Year 2 Lead)

 


Spring 1 Week 5 - Computing

This week Y2 have started their  computing theme this week.  They learnt how to turn on their computer, log on locate Microsoft Word and type their name.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to typing up parts of their writing

Spring 1 Week 5 - Computing

 


Spring 1 Week 4 - Olga De Polga

'This week, year 2 have written, edited and redrafted a diary entry from the point of view of Olga De Polga. The diaries included events such as Olga returning to the pet shop, Olga getting lost and Olga going on holiday. The children then performed their writing to their peers.'

Spring 1 Week 4 - Olga De Polga

 


Y2 Times Tables Club

Y2 Times Table Club

Thank you to the Y6 pupils who are helping to run a lunchtime club to help Y2 learn their times tables. They love coming to play on TTRS and are making fantastic progress with their multiplication facts. Here is what some of the children said,

“I like TTRS because it’s really fun and it helps you learn!”

“My favourite thing is the battles.”

“Sometimes I challenge my friends, its fun!”

“I like winning lots of coins.”

“I’m much faster now and I’m happy because I know my 2 x tables!”

Well done Y2 and Y6 -  keep up the hard work!

 


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