We were so proud of all the children last week in their nativity play ‘Behind the Stable Door’. We hope you too enjoyed the show as much as the teachers and the children.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Mrs Boyle, Mrs Rosso and Miss Burgess
Year 2 are in full swing with the rehearsals for our Nativity, Behind the Stable Door. Don’t forget to apply for your tickets this year. Thank you for helping the children to learn words that have been sent home – please keep going over these. We will be sending home costume letters this week so please look out for what your child will need, costumes to be in school on Tuesday 5th December.
In other news, we have been busy writing instructions to help Mr Wolf to make pancakes and also a recipe to help him to be a good friend. We have been looking at adding adverbs into our work and using bossy verbs to make command sentences.
- Front cover for our Nativity play homework to be in by Friday 1st December – we will choose a winner from each class to have their picture displayed.
- Maths homework due in Friday 8th December – Remember to take note of recommended website before handing this in.
Year 2 Team
Year 2 have been busy working on our new topic ‘Marvellous Materials’ and have taken this opportunity to get out and about in our school grounds looking at the materials that have been used and why they are fit for purpose. We completed a tally chart of all the materials that we saw and decided which material was the most frequently used in our grounds.
This half term our amazing artist is Morteza E. Sohi and she is famous for her book and illustrations ‘Look what I did with a leaf!’ From this we have enjoyed making our owls and have begun decorating leaves to create colourful patterns.
We have enjoyed putting our ‘Learning Behaviours’ into all our work.
– Last half terms interclass challenge was won by 2S. The children had to throw three bean bags into a hoop and the class with the most points won. Well done 2S!
– Mrs Spiers gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Tuesday. Both are doing well and we hope to see Mrs Spiers soon and meet Micah Harry.
– WANTED – Please can you bring in any 500ml plastic bottles you may have for our D&T activity this half term.
Year Group News
What a busy half term we have had in Year 2! We are so pleased with how quickly the children settled into the routines of Year 2 and have been working extremely hard. It was lovely to see so many of you at parents evening and share all of their work so far.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Mrs Spiers good luck as she begins her maternity leave and we look forward to meeting her new addition in November. 2S are looking forward to welcoming Miss Cameron to join their class on Thursday and Friday. She has meet the children several times and spent time getting to know them over the last two weeks.
Congratulations to 2R who won Mr Applegate’s ‘Tidiest Classroom Award’ along with 3C before parents evening this week; he has rewarded them with a small chocolate treat to bring home.
Enjoy your break, after all the hard work this half term.
Year 2 Team
We have had a busy couple of weeks and the children have been working hard in all areas of the curriculum. In English we have been learning about nouns, adjectives and verbs and using these within our poetry.
Green alien jumping
Green alien jumping and leaping
Green alien Jumping and leaping at me
Thank you for practising with your number squares at home, keep up this practise as it is really helping. In Maths, we have been solving different calculations and using blank number lines as a strategy to help us. Let your children show you what they have learnt.
In Art, we have started our rockets and we are continuing to use our paper and paste skills to cover these. Here are some of the stages of our rockets. We are looking forward to painting them soon.
In Science, Winnie the Witch has been asking the children to help her prepare for the launch of her rocket. She didn’t want to wake Wilbur when making a cup of tea so needed the children to investigate and find the quietest spoon to stir her tea in the morning. The children then made a ‘Noise-O-Meter’ to record their results.
- School Council and Eco Committee forms have come home with children who would like to apply to represent their class. These need to be in by Monday 9th October. Elections will be held on Friday 13th October.
- Maths homework will be coming home on Friday – to be returned by Friday 13th October.
What an exciting start to the year we have had! We are pleased with how well the children are settling into their new classes and learning the new routines.
The children are enjoying our topic about Neil Armstrong and have learnt lots of amazing facts about the Moon landing already. They have begun to develop their paper and paste skills by making planets and will soon be working on paper and paste rockets. With this in mind please can each child bring in a two litre or similar sized plastic bottle by Friday 29th September.
A couple of reminders:
- Homework will come home on Friday 22nd September.
- Please ensure children have a coat in school everyday and all clothing is named.
- Please read as regularly as possible and record in your child’s reading log.
Look at our wonderful display.
BY SOPHIE, YEAR 2 WEBREP
When did Queen Elizabeth stop being Queen? Queen Elizabeth 1 died in 1603 and that’s when the Tudor period ended so there were no more Tudor Kings or Queens
Did you know why the Tudor period ended?…because Queen Elizabeth didn’t marry anyone so no one became King.
Queen Victoria’s family
Queen Victoria had 9 children! She married someone called Albert who sadly died and Queen Victoria wore black for the rest of her life.
We learnt some Tudor dancing and every week we had to practise. We filmed it and we had a competition against 2B and 2S, 2B won! On Kings and Queens Day we performed the dance again. Everyone did a great job!
Kings and Queens Dressing Up Day!
All classes in Year 2 dressed up in special clothes. The choices of costumes were:
• Queens maid
The teachers took pictures of us in our costumes. Here are some of the activities we did during our special day:
• Fact file about Queen Victoria
• Our Tudor dance
• Designed a crown for Queen Elizabeth II
We all had a great time, you can see from the photos below!
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
We are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Year 2 and we have started helping Mr Willy Wonka in maths. We learnt about RUCSAC which is a way of helping us to solve maths problems.
Here are some rules about RUCSAC:
The children that worked really hard were rewarded with a golden ticket.
We are also learning about how to keep healthy so we helped Mr Willy Wonka persuade the Oompa Loompas to eat more healthy food because they were eating lots of sweets and it wasn’t good.
We made posters thinking about things like:
Why should we eat healthy food?
What sort of foods are healthy?
Click below to read about Mrs Rosso
In Year 2 we have been learning about space and the first man on the moon. The Americans and the Russians had a race to see who would be the first country to land on the moon. The first man was an American called Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins set off in July 1969 from Florida, USA. The rocket was called Apollo 11 and the Lunar module was called the Eagle. When the Command Module went back through the Earth’s atmosphere around it was fire and they landed in the sea.
In space there are lot asteroids hitting the moon which make lots of craters. There is zero gravity in space, which means that you jump super duper high.