Hello and welcome to Year 2!
We are really pleased with how well the children are coming into school and how quickly they are settling into the new term. We are enjoying getting to know the children and are already excited about our new topic of ‘Everyday Heroes’ where we have started our learning using the adventures of the hero, Traction Man, from the books of Mini Grey.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Curriculum Morning next week, Thursday 19th September, between 9am and 10am. We will give you a brief overview of the Year 2 Curriculum followed by a focus on Maths; where you will be invited into the classroom to join the children in their Maths activity. We hope to see you there but if you can’t make it there is also a Year 1/2 Curriculum Evening between 6.30pm and 7.15pm on Wednesday 18th September.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that PE kits are in school on a Monday morning.
We look forward to getting to know all of you over the coming weeks. Please come and see us if we can help in any way.
Year 2 Team
Mrs Rosso, Miss Burgess, Miss Tamblyn
What a busy few weeks we have had! Our bottle top collection is fabulous, thank you to everyone who has made a small difference and brought in one or more bottle tops. We now have enough bottle tops to create our ‘Change the World’ project. Rest assured that we will be recycling the unused ones and others used in the display eventually. The children have enjoyed sorting these at our bottle top recycling centre. We have also focused some of our English on letter writing by writing some letters to our local supermarkets. In these letters we asked the supermarkets if they would support our project to reduce the amount of plastic used and look forward to working with them to promote positive change.
Following our Portsmouth trip, we have generated many amazing art projects, looking at the key features of Portsmouth. We have also used our RE topic of special places as a stimulus to discuss how we should look after special places in our world and this has linked beautifully with our changing the world project.
Year 2 Team
Thank you for the bottle top lids so far. We are still looking for any size, any colour plastic lids. The more colours the better! Please keep collecting and sending in to help us with our Change the World Project. Thank you Year 2.
What a wonderful trip we had! We found the sun whilst on our walk around Old Portsmouth and learnt so much in Portsmouth Cathedral. We looked at all the things in the cathedral that make it ‘a special place’ for people to visit. We had a tour of the cathedral where we learnt about the Pulpit, Altar, Organ, Font and Golden Barque. We were proud how the children behaved throughout this visit and it didn’t go unnoticed by the staff and visitors we met.
The sun shone as we walked down to the sea front looking for signs of this seaside town. From the wavy benches, the smell of the sea and the boats sailing past. We had a chance to draw what we could see after enjoying our lunch.
We had a super day and would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parent helpers and staff who made this trip possible. We were proud to show off how fabulous the children in Year 2 are!
Year 2 Team
What an exciting start to our English we have had! On Tuesday we started reading ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ by Gareth Edwards. From this we then wrote some expanded noun phrases to describe different insects like ‘a crunchy, red ladybird’. Today we surprised the children with making their own disgusting sandwiches, writing expanded noun phrases as they added lots of different ingredients. Would you want to eat our sandwiches?
KS1 were delighted to listen to the talents of the recorder club during a worship last week. The children shared their music with us all and it was great to see so many children enjoying learning a new instrument. Thank you Miss Hall and Miss Jamieson for all your efforts.
Year 2 have really enjoyed our recent RE unit on Salvation. Whilst exploring what many Christians believe about the Easter story, we loved acting out Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We also had great fun exploring the different ways that Christians remember Jesus during Holy week, and how they think that Jesus came to forgive their sins and provide a bridge back to God. We loved washing each other’s feet just as Jesus washed the disciples before the last supper, we sang hymns that Christians would sing in Church, we carried out reflective tasks as many Christians would on Good Friday and shared the jubilation that they feel in services on Easter Sunday.
Have a lovely Easter Break
Year 2 had a fabulous day on Thursday celebrating World Book Day 2019. We completed many activities including a postcard to Mr Applegate, covering a door in our classrooms with a favourite book and a book swap. We enjoyed listening to stories and watched a super version of Matilda by Mrs Chapman and Mrs Bridle.