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?
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.
Year 2 have enjoyed the start of our new topic and have started their research on British Queens. They completed a timeline of Queen Victoria I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. They have started to learn some of the key facts linked to these queens.
We introduced our new ‘Amazing Artist’ this week where the children started to create their own pictures inspired by ‘Karla Gerard’.
On Friday, Year 2 continued to develop community links and carry out acts of service by preparing cakes and flapjack for the Golden Years group that meets at Immanuel Church.
They also took the members on an informative tour around the school. These activities were very much appreciated by these important members of our local community and the children who represented each class were very excited to get to know them and show them around.
We are looking forward to strengthening and continuing these connections and will be involved in supporting their 20th Anniversary Celebrations later in the year.
Thank you to Mrs Bull (School Governor) for also helping with these tours. There were some lovely comments about our tour guides including ‘How proud the children are of their school’.
Year 2 Team
We are really pleased to see so many children using Times tables Rockstars at home. Currently most children have 2 times and 2 divide tables set. When logging on make sure you select either:
Teacher Garage is single player where the children get to improve their own scores and Teacher Arena is where the children can play against other Year 2 children if they are logged on.
Those who haven’t been on yet there is plenty of time still, you can find your child’s login in the back of their reading log.
SAVE THE DATE
We would like to invite you to spend some time in school with us on Friday 15th February from 2-3. More information to follow soon but please save the date. Due to space restrictions we will need to set a limit of one adult per child.
Year 2 Team
Year 2 have settled quickly into the spring term and are working hard. They are enjoying our new geography based topic ‘Near and Far’.
In English we have been reading ‘Traction Man’ and seeing what adventures he has been on. This is leading to us writing our own adventure story for Traction Man. We have been focusing on handwriting in all of our lessons.
We have completed some wonderful paintings linked to our amazing artist this term. We started by recreating the sunset and then looked carefully at the shapes of the animals.
We have now started sending home a comprehension task every other week. Please help your child to look carefully at the text to justify their answers.
Year 2 Team