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Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to the Year 2 page. Please take the time to have a look at what we have been doing so far in Year 2 and also what we will be doing as the year progresses. 

 

Our Teaching Team consists of Mrs Smith, Miss Ward, Miss Stott, Mrs Cox, Miss Jackson, Mrs Quantrill and Miss Webster.

 

Important information

  • Year 2 P.E - Thursday
  • Homework is due in on a Monday.
  • Spelling test - Thursday.

 

We will be updating this page regularly, so keep your eyes peeled for all the exciting learning we will be sharing with you.

Mini Olympics Day - Year 2 were super stars!

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Mini Olympics - It's safe to say that we have some super athletes in year 2.

Year 2 have been very lucky this week as we have been visited all the way from India by Sunita Patel who has given the children an insight to Indian culture and religion, worked with them to create colourful Rangoli patterns and taught them some Bollywood dancing. Children and adults have had a fantastic time, please ask your children to tell you all about our Indian experience and what they have learnt.

Check out our Bollywood dance moves!

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Take a look at our beauitiful chalk Rangoli designs!

Entry Point: Hooray... Let's go on holiday!

 

Year 2 have started their new topic this morning. The children have turned their classrooms into travel agents and have gained an insight into how to book a holiday. The children looked at variety of different holiday types and destinations; they worked collaboratively to complete a booking form for a holiday of their choice. 

Conscience Alley

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Year 2 have been comparing the original 'Three Little Pigs' text to a version called 'The True Story' which is told from the point of view of the wolf. We then discussed whether we thought the wolf was innocent or guilty. We explored these arguments through a technique called 'Conscience Alley'.

Year 2 had a special visitor, all the way from Ohio in America. Neil Armstrong came to tell us all about his adventures in space!

We learnt how to do the moon walk!

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Year 2 SATs

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This useful video provides parents with all of the current information about the year two SATs. For those of you who couldn't make the year 2 information meeting, we hope you will find this short clip informative.

Entry Day - Super Humans. Today was our entry day for our new topic, Super Humans. We learnt first aid with Mrs Dickinson, had our eyes tested with Miss Walmsley, Miss Taylor tested our fitness levels using stethoscopes and we had our hearing tested with Mrs Ellis.

Wear Red Day Friday 2nd February We are supporting Wear Red Day for the charity Keeping the Beat. We all came to school wearing red. Keeping the Beat is a charity which helps children and their families who need special care to look after their hearts.

Instructions for our jigsaw puzzles. Using numbers to order them and bossy verbs to make them clear, we have written instructions on how to solve our jigsaw puzzles. After writing the instructions we followed each other's instructions and solved the puzzles we had made.

We are going to be writing some instructions for solving jigsaw puzzles. We have learnt that puzzles are good for exercising our brains. Look out for examples of our super writing next week.
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Children came to school dressed as scientists and enjoyed solving puzzles in Professor Spark's Laboratory. It was a super way to begin our new topic and the children were extremely enthusiastic and creative!

Year 2 are loving their new homework project linked to their topic 'Brainwaves'. They look fantastic! Many thanks to our very creative parents for helping their child!

Year 2 Christingle Celebration
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Year 1 and 2 held a Christingle making workshop with parents. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle.Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand  the importance of Jesus and its relevance at Christmas time.  

  • The orange represents the world
  • The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
  • The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
  • The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness

Afterwards we held a traditional Christingle parade on the school playground with children, parents and grandparents whilst singing Christmas carols. 

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