Year 2

Welcome to Term Three.  If you have any concerns, I still encourage parents and carers to book an appointment to see me or a member of SLT at  the office. This is to help ensure smoother transitions take place at the end of the school day.

As athletes we have PE on Wednesday and Friday so please remember your kits!

Mrs Thomas

Meet the Teacher Presentation

Download: 2019-20 Welcome to year 2 – Meet the teacher

Homework

Every Thursday, spellings will be given out for children to practice at home. This will be followed with a spelling test on the following Wednesday. Year 2’s are also expected to practise their timetables on TT Rock stars.

Core Learning

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Term 3 – Reach for the stars

  • I can choose resources to support my learning.
  • I can identify what I have to do to complete a task.
  • I can keep my belongings safe during the day.

Dates for the Diary

13.1.20– Maths Enterprise week begins
17.1.20– Maths Enterprise Fayre
21.1.20– Christmas Performance 2.15pm
23.1.20– Christmas performance 9.30pm
3.2.20– Fair trade fortnight begins
5.2.20– Year 2 class assembly 9am
(Parents and Carers are welcome)
14.2.20– End of Term 3

Gallery

Maths enterprise week- we had so much fun this week preparing for the maths enterprise fayre. We enjoyed going around to each class and collecting data about the most popular prizes. We then became engineers and built our different games to be played at the fayre. Some of these games were lucky dip, splat the spider, guess the name of the toy and pin the horn on the unicorn.

Our first week back was full of excitement! After using our favourite colour to be artists, our pencils decided to quit and they vanished! They wrote us letters explaining that they were not happy as we had used them too much. They were exhausted! We discussed the thoughts and feelings of each colouring pencil and then wrote them letters persuading them to come back. Our letters were so persuasive that they actually delivered us brand new pencils AND felt tips.

Our new enquiry is ‘how can we help?’ We started with discussing random acts of kindness. The thoughtful Year 2’s decided they wanted to write notes to all the teachers. The notes included lots of positivity!

We loved being scientists and exploring different habits and different features of animals. We used our skills to make classification grids and created posters about how animals features were matched to their habits and how animals would keep their offspring safe.

During diversity month, we explored what life would be like in Kenya. We were lucky enough to have Mrs Mohamed come in to tell us about what her life was like when growing up in Nairobi. We were even lucky enough to taste some mandazi that Mrs Mohamed had made for us. They were delicious!

We had another tag rugby taster session with coach.

If you want to join the tag rugby club, please speak to Mrs Wilde about it in the office.

Our school learning council representatives confidently took charge of our class assembly this week. They were asking their classmates to share ideas about what we could do to raise money for children in need.

Year 2 enjoyed being an audience for Reception. They told us the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Our trip to Leigh Court Farm- Bristol Forest School. Year 2 had an enjoyable day in the forest. We made and baked bread, played games, foraged for berries and tomatoes, used natural objects to create artwork and even built a den!

Spanish Day! We enjoyed working alongside the Year 6s to learn some salsa and flamenco dance moves.

We enjoyed our dance workshop with Rachael from Funk It Up!

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Funk It Up – Take a look at us making some moves!

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Year 6 have paired up with Year 2 as reading buddies. Today, the children shared their books with each other. This opportunity will continue across the school year – they are all really looking forward to it!

Today we voted for our School Learning Council Representatives. Here are just a few of them, sharing why their class should vote for them.

We have been practising working as a team. Here we are exploring a challenge that required resilience, patience and a lot of communication. 

Year 2 enjoyed mark making. Here they are taking their pencils for a walk!