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Monday 19th July - Thursday 22nd July

Year 2 had such a great time at our sports day. They took part in running races, an egg and spoon race, javelin throw, a relay race, throwing bean bags into hoops and a water race (filling the container to the top first).

Please go to the gallery to view all the photos of the day. 

 

Year 2 had a great morning with Miss Lee in Year 3. They enjoyed learning about Year 3's routine's and Miss Lee answered all of their questions about what they can expect in Year 3. 

 

It has been a very short but lovely time with all the Year 2 children and I will miss teaching them. 

I wish them the best summer holiday and I look forward to seeing them around Langrish next year. 

Take care everyone

Mrs Wood :) 

Home learning for the summer:

On the children's Year 3 passports there are some ideas for what the children could do in the summer holidays in preparation for Year 3.

Reading: Complete the 'Petersfield Library Challenge or Oxford reading owl. 

 

 

Friday 16th July

Notices:

  • Well done for getting most of your library books back into school. Please can any other library books that are at home be returned to school asap, Thank you.
  • Reading books are to be collected in on Wednesday 21st July, please ensure these are in their book bags by this date. 
  • PE kits to be worn on Tuesday next week for sports day. 
  • Next Tuesday morning the children have a transition session in Year 3.  It will be outside and socially distanced.                   If anyone has a clipboard and a pencil case, please could they bring this in on Tuesday. 

Thank you 

Mrs Wood 

A Taste of Our Learning

 

Olympics Week!

This week we have been learning about the Olympics.

We have been learning about the history of the Olympics such as how it originally started over two thousand seven hundred years ago in Ancient Greece. The modern Olympic Games were then resurrected in 1894 and the games have taken place every 4 years ever since. Year 2 enjoyed researching about the Olympics and the different sports that take place. They created their own sports and gave a description about how to play it, the rules and how many players.

We had lots of great ideas such as 'Archball' which is a mixture of Archery and Football!

Year 2 then learnt about the Olympian 'Ella Williams' who is a surfer from Whangamata in New Zealand. They enjoyed learning about her and the town of 'Whangamata'. They created amazing fact files about her. 

 

RE day

 

We had an RE day on Friday where we explored key events in Jesus' life. We read different stories about Jesus and discussed how in these stories he displayed authority with his disciples and other people. 

We discussed and wrote down different people who show us authority such as teachers, parents and firefighters. We talked about how these different people show us authority in a positive way. 

 

Home learning:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child every day. 

All reading books need to be returned by Wednesday 21st July please. 

Spellings: I have added some new spellings on Ed Shed.

This week we have been reviewing the extra Year 2 common exception words. 

Maths: This week we have continued the topic 'Measurement' The children have been learning about measuring the volume of liquid in ml and l. Play the game 'Capacity countdown' on ICT games reading measuring jugs in ml and l. 

https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/capacity/index.html

Friday 9th July

 

A Taste of Our Learning

English:

The children really enjoyed their fact writing last week about Meerkats. This week the children had the freedom to write a leaflet about an animal/s of their choice. We started the week by reading for research about their chosen animal/s. The children made notes about this animal and shared facts with their friends. We then looked into how leaflets are presented and what we need in our leaflets to make them interesting and exciting to read such as using captions, photos, headings, sub-headings, questions, short facts and fun quizzes. The children organised their leaflet how they wished which was full of great facts about their animal. 

Here are some examples of our leaflets. 

 

Design Technology:

This week we have started sewing finger or hand puppets based on a character from a story. The children have really enjoyed sewing different book characters. The children planned their book character thinking about the materials they were going to use, colours and other items such as buttons. The children then prepared all of their materials by cutting them up for the different parts of the puppet and choosing their coloured thread. They then used a running stitch around the edge of their puppet to sew it together. The children added other bits of material to their puppet by gluing and then sewing it on, such as the eyes, nose, mouth and hands. 

Here are some of our puppets!

 

Home learning:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child every day. 

Reading books can be changed as often as they need to so keep reading! Children are reminded throughout the week to change their books, but it is important they try to remember to change them independently. 

Spelling: I have added some new spellings on Ed Shed. This week we have been reviewing the Year 2 common exception words. 

Maths: This week we have started a new topic 'Measurement' The children have been learning about measuring mass in grams and kilograms. Play the game 'Mostly Postie' on ICT games to review measuring different items in grams and kilograms.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

 

Notices:

Library books are going to be collected in next week. Please search for any overdue books at home, Thank you. 


 

Friday 2nd July

 

A Taste of Our Learning

English:

 

This week we have started a non-fiction topic about Meerkats. The children read lots of interesting facts about Meerkats and made notes about what they found out. The children then wrote their own non-fiction report about Meerkats. They thought about an exciting title which would capture the readers attention and thought of fantastic ideas for an interesting introduction to their report. The children then wrote about Meerkats appearance, habitat, diet and other facts. They included lots of detail in their reports and used did you know questions. 

Here are some examples of their reports! 

 

Maths:

This week we have continued learning about 'Time'.

The children have completed numerous time activities such as reading the time, writing the time by drawing hands on a clock and completing problem-solving activities. Throughout the week they have used their own clock to help them with learning about the positions of the longhand and the shorthand when finding the time. 

This week we have been reading the time at all the 5-minute intervals. The children have also looked at hours in the day and how long it takes to complete activities. They have looked at the start and finish times and counted how many hour/minutes activities have taken. 

 

Art:

The children completed some observational drawings of the landscape around Langrish Primary. We have beautiful grounds here at Langrish and the children had the choice of drawing a landscape or a close up of different flowers or trees. This was inspired by looking and learning about the artist 'Monet' in particular looking at 'Monet's garden'. We looked at some of his beautiful landscape paintings and talked about the different skills he used to make his art work so beautiful.

Here are some of our drawings! 

 

Home learning:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child every day. 

Reading books can be changed as often as they need to so keep reading! Don't forget to note all of their reading in their reading logs. We do look at your comments when we are considering whether to benchmark the children on the next level.

Spelling: I have added some new spellings on Ed Shed. This week we have been learning words which begin with 'gn' or 'kn'.  

Maths: At home practise telling the time at different parts of the day. Can you remember all times of the clock including all the 5-minute intervals? Consider how long things take at home e.g. Football club starts at half past 4 and finishes at half past 5. How long did the club last? Think about how long other activities take too! 

Notices:

Please ensure that your child has a hat and sun cream. It is important they reapply their sun cream at least once more in the day. Thank you

The children will change their library books on a Thursday, so please make sure their books are in school.

PE will continue to be on a Tuesday this half-term. 

Friday 25th June

Year 2 have had a very active week. We have enjoyed taking part in 'Hampshire's games week'. Each day we have completed an activity, which we have really enjoyed taking part in.

Games Week

Leadership Monday: The children discussed the skills that make a great leader such as being a team player, fun, creative, inclusive, reliable, patient and decisive. The children made a 'Leadership pizza' and chose 6 toppings (skills) that are most important to be an effective leader. 

Competition Tuesday: We played a game called 'Vocabulary recap memory game'. The children had different words on the board to do with game activities such as; pass, compete, throw, jump etc. The children had 30 seconds to look at the words. They then had to write down as many words as they could remember.

The best memory was Alice S with remembering 11 words! 

In their PE session on Tuesday the children also completed numerous activities which promoted them to improve their personal best. 

 

Well-being Wednesday: We completed a twenty-minute yoga session in the hall. At the end of the session we made time to listen to calm, soothing music to help us feel more relaxed and centred. 

Culture Thursday: We talked about different cultures and beliefs. The children made their own flags which represented Langrish and the values that they believe are important in our school. 

Physical activity Friday: The children completed a dancing activity for 15 minutes. Year 2 thoroughly enjoy dancing so were very excited about this challenge. In the afternoon we also completed a skipping challenge to see how many skips we can do in different time frames. 


A Taste of Our Learning

English:

This week we have finalised our topic called 'Catch it'. This unit of work is based on a short clip of some Meerkats and a Vulture fighting over a passion fruit. This week the children have planning and writing their commentary.

The class planned their verbs and adverbs that they wanted to use plus exclamation and question sentences to make their writing as exciting as possible. 

The children created their own comic strip of the Meerkat clip and wrote their questions, as a commentator would, to add excitement to what might happen next. 

They enjoyed writing their commentary's which were fun and full of imagination. Year 2 enjoyed performing their commentary's to each other too! 

Maths:

This week we have been learning about 'Time'.

The children have completed numerous time activities such as reading the time, writing the time by drawing hands on a clock and completing problem-solving activities. Throughout the week they have used their own clock to help them with learning about the positions of the longhand and the shorthand when finding the time. 

This week we have been learning o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.

We also used clocks to practically learn the 5-minute intervals and will continue activities on this next week. 

Home learning:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child every day. 

Reading books can be changed as often as they need to so keep reading! Don't forget to note all of their reading in their reading logs. We do look at your comments when we are considering whether to benchmark the children on the next level.

Spelling: I have added some new spellings on Ed Shed. This week we have been learning the rule of dropping the 'e' rule and adding an 'ed' 'er' or 'ing'. 

Maths: Practice telling the time to the 5 minutes. This can be a bit trickier so would be good to practise before we learn about this next week e.g. 5 past 10 ten past 10, quarter past ten, twenty-five to 11, ten to 11 etc. 

.Notices:

Please ensure that your child has a hat and sun cream. It is important they reapply their sun cream at least once more in the day. Thank you

The children will change their library books on a Thursday, so please make sure their books are in school.

PE will continue to be on a Tuesday this half term. 

 

Friday 18th June

We have had another busy week, filled with tricky maths and exciting writing too!  The children have been fabulous with their amazing and unique ideas and have been working hard despite the heat. Well done everyone. 

Home learning:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child every day. 

Reading books can be changed as often as they need to so keep reading! Don't forget to note all of their reading in their reading logs. We do look at your comments when we are considering whether to benchmark the children on the next level.

Spelling: I have added some new spellings on Ed Shed. This week we have been spelling different contractions such as can't. We have also been learning the different suffixes ment, ness, ful and less. These are also on Ed shed.   

Maths: This week we have started learning about Time. At home it would be helpful to encourage your child to use a clock. Tell them what time it is? What activity do we usually complete at this time? e.g  breakfast, lunch, dinner, bed time etc. Reinforce talking about the long (minute) and short (hour) hand. If they are confident start talking about o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. We have only just started the unit on Thursday so any help will be great :) 

.Notices:

Please ensure that your child has a hat and sun cream. It is important they reapply their sun cream at least once more in the day. Thank you

A reminder that the learning for this half- term is attached at the bottom of the page. 

The children will change their library books on a Thursday, so please make sure their books are in school.

PE will continue to be on a Tuesday this half term. 

 

A Taste of Our Learning

English:

This week we have continued our topic called 'Catch it'. This unit of work is based on a short clip of some Meerkats and a Vulture fighting over a passion fruit. This week the children have been learning about the different sentence types: statement, exclamation and question sentences. They watched part of the clip and recorded their own exclamation sentences when something exciting or scary happened in the story. The children then wrote a short recount of the story capturing the learning so far. They used expanded noun phrases, verbs, adverbs and exclamation sentences. I was so proud of them all, every child's writing was fantastic. We enjoyed an extra treat after this piece of writing. We played duck, duck goose to celebrate!

Here are some of their lovely pieces of writing. 

  

After completing our recount we continued the week with learning about the writing genre 'Commentary'. We watched different sport clips focusing on different commentators. We worked in groups and began to think about how we would commentate different parts of the meerkat clip. We ordered different parts of the story and discussed this well in groups. 

Maths:

This week we continued to learn about position and direction.

The children looked at patterns of shapes and described the turns and positions of the shapes using the language ‘full turn’, ‘half turn’, ‘quarter turn’, ‘three-quarter turn’, ‘clockwise’ and ‘anticlockwise’. 

We then started a new unit called 'Time'.

We started the unit by looking at what they know already about Time. 

We discussed times of the day and activities we complete. We looked at units of time: seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and year.

We then started to discuss the features of a clock; looking at the long (minute) hand and the short (hour) hand. 

We will continue learning time next week!

Geography

We have started a new topic called 'Why don't penguins need to fly?'

We reviewed the seven continents and five oceans then discussed where Antarctica is and how it is south of the Earth.  

We researched about Antarctica and found out that it is the coldest and windiest place on Earth alongside many other facts. 

We then discussed 'Penguins' and spoke about their characteristics and what they need in order to survive. The children labelled a penguin picture thinking carefully how a penguin survives. When we discussed it as a class, we spoke about how they have thick fat which keeps out the cold, webbed feet to help them balance, thick oily feathers to keep water off, small flippers for swimming fast and a pouch for keeping their eggs warm. 


Friday 11th June

 Hello to you all.

It has been a busy but fun week here in Year 2. I have enjoyed my first week  at Langrish and have been made to feel very welcome from the children, staff and parents. It was great to have the opportunity to meet Year 2's parents on Tuesday and to have a good chat about the children. It was also lovely to see some of the work that the children have completed so far in Year 2.

The clay models of the Titanic were particularly fantastic!

The children have been working hard this week and have all made my first week a real delight. Thank you everyone.

Mrs Wood 

 

Home learning:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child every day. 

Reading books can be changed as often as they need to so keep reading! Don't forget to note all of their reading in their reading logs. We do look at your comments when we are considering whether to benchmark the children on the next level.

Spelling: I have added some new spellings on Ed Shed. This week we have been spelling different Homophones.  

Maths: This week in maths we have been learning about Position and Direction. Can you direct a friend or family member around your house or garden? Remember to use the language we have learnt this week: left, right, above, below, quarter, half and full turns. Extension: Can you direct using clockwise and anti-clockwise?

.Notices:

Have a look at what your child will be doing this half-term (the half-termly newsletter is attached at the bottom of the page). 

The children will change their library books on a Thursday, so please make sure their books are in school.

PE will continue to be on a Tuesday this half term. 

 

A Taste of Our Learning

English:

This week we have started a three-week topic called 'Catch it'. This unit of work is based on a short clip of some Meerkats and a Vulture fighting over a passion fruit. Overall the unit captures and revisits most of the Year 2 writing curriculum. This week the children have been concentrating on finding nouns in the clip and then deciding the best adjectives to describe them. They then used these nouns and adjectives to write expanded noun phrases about the meerkat, passion fruit or the vulture. 

Throughout this week the children also searched for verbs and adverbs in pieces of text. They are able to explain the meaning of all of these types of words. We also learnt how to develop words using suffixes and how to change the meaning or tense to different verbs.

Maths:

This week we have been learning about position and direction.

The children started off the week by learning to use the language: left, right, middle of, below and above. They first completed different directions practically and then completed numerous activities which involved them using this language. 

They then moved onto using position and direction vocabulary in 2d grids by directing a person or animal to a route, e.g. 2 squares forwards, turn left, 3 squares back. 

We finished the week by using the language ‘full turn’, ‘half turn’, ‘quarter turn’, ‘three-quarter turn’, ‘clockwise’ and ‘anticlockwise’. 

Have a lovely weekend

See you all next week

 

Friday 28th May

We are sending home some of the children's work in a zippy wallet. In the wallet, there are some assessments that the children have done. We have completed these to help us see which children need support and interventions.Please don't worry about the scores but if you would like to discuss them with us, please email us. Thank you.

Please use the zippy wallet as your new reading wallet if the old one has seen better days!

It has been a pleasure to teach your children this half-term. We have been so proud of the way they have coped with different teachers and have tried so hard with all their learning. Thank you to you all for your support. Have a lovely, relaxing half term. Hopefully the sun will continue to shine.

Mrs Rawlings, Mrs Wright, Ms Rigden, Mrs Ponting and Mr Wright.

Staffing for next half-term:

Mrs Wood: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Rigden: Wednesday

Mrs Ponting: All week in the mornings

Mr Wright: Monday and Tuesdays

Don't forget to come in and see the children's work!

At 2:30pm on Tuesday 8th June we would like to share all our fantastic Titanic work with you. We will set it up outside so it will be weather dependent. Please come along as we are very proud of what we have done! It will also be a chance to chat to the Year 2 team and meet Mrs. Wood, the new Y2 teacher.

.Notices:

After half-term, the children will no longer require a pencil case in school as we can share equipment. They will need them again when they go into year 3. 

The children will change their library books on a Thursday, so please make sure their books are in school.

Reading books can be changed as often as they need to so keep reading! Don't forget to note all of their reading in their reading logs. We do look at your comments when we are considering whether to benchmark the children on the next level.

 

Home learning:

There is no formal home learning this half-term but don't forget to keep reading!

A Taste of Our Learning

English: 

This week in English, we have continued with our 'Beasts' unit. We have learnt the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff with actions. We changed one part of the story and then wrote our own version. We also found out the difference between past and present tense. 

Maths:

We have continued to learn about fractions. This week we have been looking at ways to work out a quarter and three quarters of a number. We used bar models to help us and had to remember that finding a quarter is the same as dividing the number by 4. We enjoyed doing an addition investigation. 

World Faith and Philosophy:

Our unit this half-term is, special food. We discussed which foods are special to us and why. We then looked at the role of food in different religions. We found out what the bread and wine symbolise in Christianity. We worked in pairs to research special foods from other religions. 


P.E.

We also enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt around the field, we needed to use our spelling skills to help decode the letters that we found and win our egg. It was great fun! The Easter fun continued by making some beautiful Easter baskets.

Friday 26th March 2021

A Taste of Our Learning

Another week has flown past in Year 2! On Monday we learnt all about a census. We learnt how the information is used and why it is important for it to be completed. Then we decided to create our own Year 2 Census. We chose four questions to investigate, looking at where we live and what we enjoy at school. We collected the data in a tally chart and then presented it using block graphs and pictograms. It was a great chance to practise the statistics skills that we had learnt whilst we were home schooling. Then we took time to look at our data and work out what it was telling us. We thought about why we might have certain results and how they might change in the future. We were so proud of our work that we presented it into census books!

We have been continuing our explorers topic by learning about space explorers. We enjoyed finding out all about Neil Armstrong and his adventure on the moon. This inspired us to find out more about the history of space travel and create our own space exploration timelines. We had to use the two parts of the date to help us order them.

In English we have continued our work on the book 'Ocean Meets Sky' and have been thinking about technical accuracy and editing. We took a trip to library island and wrote some brilliant descriptions of the towering books and wonderful birds. Mrs Lawry was very impressed with our writing!

 

Friday 19th March 2021

A Taste of Our Learning

This week we have enjoyed getting back into familiar routines. In maths we have finished off our work on 3D shapes. We enjoyed consolidating our new knowledge by writing shape riddles for our friends to guess and playing shape games.

In English this week we started the wonderful new book Ocean Meets Sky. We have loved reading about Finn's magical adventure and exploring the stunning illustrations. We have used the book to help us think about specific and accurate vocabulary and used this to describe some of the amazing boats. We had to think really carefully about our word choices so that our friends could guess which boat we had described.

On Friday we marked Red Nose Day with our best jokes. We enjoyed writing these and sharing them with the class. We also talked about where the money from Red Nose Day goes and how it is used to support people around the world.

We've also loved getting active this week! We practised sending and receiving in our Activate session and have been working on a dance based on the book The Snail and the Whale with Mrs Lawry.

 

 

Friday 11th March 2021

A Taste of Our Learning

The highlight of our learning this week has simply been the chance to spend time together. We have enjoyed lots of opportunities to talk about our lockdown experiences and consider how we feel about the return to school. We have been thinking about working together and reestablishing friendships, thinking about playground games we could all play together.

We have begun our mini history topic about great explorers. We had to think carefully about what an explorer needed to be like and what we would take with us if we were going exploring.

We have also been looking to the future and considering our hopes and dreams. The children have each created a balloon of hope, sharing their hope for the future. I'm sure you will agree that they are looking beautiful!

Friday 5th March 2021

I'm sure that lots of you are starting to think about getting ready to come back to school on Monday. I thought it would be a good time to give you a few reminders about the things you will need. Please bring in a pillow case to use as storage on the back of your chair, this will help keep our tables and the space under them much tidier!

In you pencil case you will need:

HB Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Pencil sharpener (with a collector)
Red, black and green biro pen
Glue stick
Whiteboard pen
A small selection of coloured pencils

I'm really looking forward to seeing you next week :)

Mrs Lawry

Friday 18th December 2020

Merry Christmas! As we reach the end of our first term in Year 2 we would like to say a huge well done to everyone in our wonderful class (including all of their super grown ups)! This term has been strange with lots of new routines to get used to but the children have taken everything in their stride and approached every day with a huge smile. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday, enjoy some family time and stay safe. 

Mrs Lawry and Mrs Ponting x

A Christmas Treat from Year 2

 

 

On Monday we enjoyed our Christmas party. Despite a few changes of plan due to the weather, we had a wonderful day of Christmas fun and excellent team work. We played games, solved puzzles and even had a team paper chain building competition. Well done to the winning team who made a paper chain that was 5 meters long! Here are some of our favourite memories from the day.

Friday 11th December 2020

Taste of our Learning

Today we completed our world faith and philosophy day all about angels. We discussed what we thought angels were before looking at how they are represented in different bible stories, carols and paintings. We looked at their role in the nativity story and why they are important. Throughout the day the children thought really carefully and reflectively about their own views of Angels as well as how Christians view angels. We really enjoyed role playing different bible stories featuring angels, especially when we all appeared as angels to the shepherds!

In Maths this week we have continued looking at money and have been totalling amounts in pounds and pence. We have been practising our recognition of the coins and notes and recording amounts using the correct notation.

We have been using the video of The Snowman to support our English this week. We have made inferences and predictions and thought in depth about the character of the snowman. As the video didn't contain any words we had to be detectives to find out other information by looking closely at the actions and feelings of the characters.


Friday 4th December 2020

Taste of our Learning

 We have had such a busy first week of December! We were thrilled to find a Christmas tree and advent calendar in our classroom. Each day our advent calendar helps to tell the story of the nativity and gives us a little book to hang on our Christmas tree. We also created our class postbox. We worked as a team, creating pictures to decorate it. The year 2 Christmas card box is now open and ready for cards!

English this week has seen us finish our work on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We have practised using exclamations in our writing and then ended the week by using all of the skills we had learnt this unit. We imagined that our book box wanted to quit and write letters explaining why it had done this. There were some really creative ideas!

In maths this week we have moved into the world of money! We have been reminding ourselves of the value of each of the coins and have started thinking about equivalent amounts we could make.


Friday 27th November 2020.

Taste of our Learning

In English this week we have continued to enjoy the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We were shocked to find on Tuesday morning that our own crayons had gone on strike! We had to write apology letters to encourage them to start working again. We promised not to chew the end of them and not to sharpen them too much. Luckily they came back the next day. Phew!

In Science this week we learnt about how animals move in different ways and how this helps them to survive. Using this we created our own role plays for others to guess. We had to show really carefully how they move.

We continued our history of Petersfield topic by looking at how the square has changed over time. We had to be time detectives and look for clues about the age of the pictures. We had some brilliant discussions about how the square had changed and why this might be.


Friday 20th November 2020

Taste of our Learning

The highlight of our week was our visit from Petersfield Museum. We enjoyed learning about life in Petersfield in the past and how it has changed over the years. Earlier in the week we used digimaps to look at maps of Petersfield in 1900 and compared them to today. We were surprised to see how much Petersfield had grown and how many features were still there today.

In maths this week, we have been learning how to add two digit numbers together. We've shown great resilience as this hasn't always been an easy task. We had to think carefully about the different parts of the number and even partitioning the ones to cross 10. Mrs Lawry was really proud of us.

English this week has seen us enjoying the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We've enjoyed thinking about how the different crayons are feeling and what the reasons for this might be.



Friday 13th November 2020

Taste of our Learning

Another busy week in Year 2 has gone past in a flash! Friday was Children in Need day and the children looked amazing in their outfits! We enjoyed reading a story all about Pudsey and Blush for guided reading this week and reading about their fundraising exploits. In the afternoon we made our own Pudsey superhero capes! It was great fun!

We have also been thinking about remembrance this week and using the story 'Where the Poppies now Grow' to lead our discussions. We have been exploring the story and using this to write our own descriptions of a World War 1 battlefield.

In Science we have investigated the impact of exercise on our body. We learnt that the more strenuous the exercise we do, the faster our heart beats. We discovered this by measuring our pulse when resting and after walking, jogging and running.


Friday 5th November 2020

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term. At the bottom of the page you will find the updated Curriculum Newsletter for this half term, giving you a taster of what lies ahead for us this half term. We also have Miss Webb, a student teacher from the University of Winchester, joining us this half term.

Our new music unit this half term is Ho, Ho, Ho. This has been set as a YUMU assignment if you find yourself isolating at home. Please do not complete it unless this is the case.

 

Taste of our Learning

We have loved getting involved with 'Take One Picture' week this week and have used it to lead our learning across the curriculum. We have been mixing colours, making origami boats and writing as the person in the picture to list just a few of the exciting things we have done. Take a look at our page in today's Nutshell to find out more!

In maths this week, we have started to use our understanding of place value to support addition and subtraction. We have been counting in tens from any two digit number, noticing that only the tens digit changes. We have also used our number bonds to 10 to help us practise number bonds to 100. Remember to keep practising these for your home learning.

We enjoyed a very cold and foggy PE lesson on Thursday morning. We are currently practising our basketball skills in preparation for entering the Virtual School Games Challenge in a few weeks time. This week we were looking at the bounce pass, improving our accuracy and technique.


Friday 23rd October 2020

Taste of our Learning

After learning about the different articles that form the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child, we have completed our class charter. We chose which rights we believed to be most significant to our class this year and compiled these onto our display. We hope you like it!

In English this week we finished our work on the Zahra video. We worked in pairs to write effective openings for the story and then to plan our own versions. We shared ideas for how to change the story by swapping the character, setting or problem.

In Gymnastics we have been making the different gymnastic shapes and practised travelling on different pieces of apparatus. We had to think carefully about how we were travelling and which shapes we were making.

This week we have been talking about mindfulness and thinking time. We enjoyed some mindfulness time on Friday and reflected on our first half term in Year 2. We have bought our colouring sheets home incase the children want to take some mindfulness time over the half term break.

 

 

Friday 16th October 2020

Taste of our Learning

It was an exciting time in Year 2 this week when the time finally came to make our sandwiches! The children loved building their creations and then packing them safely inside their boxes. We practised spreading, cutting and assembling. It was a super afternoon!

 In Science this week we have been learning about how humans grow and change as they get older. We were curious to know at what point in life we grew quickest so created a giant graph on the playground. We were really surprised to find that once we were fully grown we also started to shrink!

 

 

 

This week we were thinking about the difference between teasing and bullying. We tried to think of different incidents and sorted them into bullying or teasing. Some things were tricky to decide but we decided that if things happened more than once and on purpose then they were bullying.

 

Friday 9th October 2020

Taste of our Learning

We have had another busy week in Year 2! We started our new English unit inspired by the video Zahra. We have enjoyed asking questions about the video and retelling it using story mountains. We've also been improving our expanded noun phrases by creating posters for the film.

Our work on place value has continued this week and we really enjoyed using this knowledge to help solve problems. We showed great teamwork and resilience when doing this, as well as showing how much we have learnt about two digit numbers.

 

This week we have enjoyed 'The Paper Dolls' in guided reading. We finished off our work on this lovely book by making our own paper dolls!

 

Our geography unit has been taking us around the world this week, exploring where bananas come from and how they reach our supermarkets. We used world maps to find the country of Costa Rica and thought about why bananas are grown there. We also learnt about what happens on a banana farm - it was really interesting!

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Taste of our Learning

This week the children have continued to enjoy 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. We have enjoyed reading different books in the series and identifying what they all have in common. Using this we have planned and begun to write our own Lighthouse Keeper stories. The children had some wonderful ideas for problems for the Lighthouse Keeper. These included:

A lost lunch
Hamish gets sick
The light stops working
Getting stuck in the little, white cottage

In Maths we have continued our work on place value and begun to think more about the tens and ones in two digit numbers. We have learnt all about part whole models and place value charts and have started to use this knowledge to solve some interesting problems.  We have spent a lot of time talking about challenging ourselves to move onto trickier challenges if we are finding something easy. Year 2 have been amazing at this!

 

 

In PE this week we have learnt to play some new playground games. These have included a sequence challenge, the captain game and 'What's the Time Mr Wolf?'. See if the children can teach you these games at home!



 

Friday 25th September 2020

Taste of our Learning

It's been another busy week! In English this week we have been enjoying the story of 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. We have been predicting what might happen next in the story and using these predictions to write the next part of the story. We also had great fun creating ways to stop the seagulls from eating the lunch. There were some very creative ideas! Here are some pictures of some of our predictions.

It has been great to get involved in some more maths this week. We have been looking at two digit numbers and representing these on ten frames. We have learnt how this can help us to count the numbers more easily and how we can identify their tens and ones. In the copse we made two digit numbers by using sticks to represent tens and leaves to represent ones. We have also been learning about the more and less than symbols and practised using these.

We've also enjoyed starting out new geography unit about where our food comes from. This meant we took a virtual visit to a dairy farm to learn all about where milk comes from.

Friday 18th September 2020

Taste of our Learning

We've enjoyed more time getting to know each other this week. We have thought really carefully about what good friends are like and how we can be good friends to each other. The children wrote some beautiful friendship recipes and thought carefully about why a good friend needed these ingredients.

In English this week we have enjoyed the book 'The Koala Who Could'. It has led us to some fantastic descriptive writing and has helped us to discuss self belief. We have also used the book for a little Science work and designed new habitats for Kevin the koala.

We have also completed our Successful Learner display. We hope you enjoy seeing all of the key words we thought of!


Friday 11th September 2020 - Welcome to Year 2!

The children have had a fantastic first week back and have settled really quickly into the new normal. Thank you for helping them to be so prepared with all of the various equipment! We have spent the week catching up and getting to know each other and all of our new routines. The children have enjoyed demonstrating what these new class rules look like and have created a photo guide for you.

We have used the book 'The Rainbow Fish' to guide our learning this week and have used this to think about what a successful learner is like. They had some wonderful and thoughtful ideas which we combined into a class fish to put on display. This will help us to remember the words throughout the year.

Reading Updates

Today the children have bought home a copy of this term's reading challenge. You will find this stuck in the back of their reading records. There are lots of fun activities that we are sure the children will enjoy.
Our routine is that the children will now change their reading books on a Friday. During the week their reading wallet will stay at home and we will have a separate book for them to read at school. Please help your child to remember to bring their books and reading record in on a Friday.

Pencil Cases

Thank you so much for the well stocked pencil cases you have provided for the children. As a reminder the core items they need are:

HB Pencil
Ruler
Pencil sharpener (with a collector)
Red, black and green biro pen
Glue stick
A small selection of coloured pencils

Here are some photos of what our classroom looks like

Here are some useful websites that you might enjoy!

Scratch

Interactive resources

IXL

Purple Mash

Spelling shed

BBC Bitesize

Oxford Owl

 

Our Awards

  • Arts Mark Gold
  • Music Mark
  • RRSA Silver
  • Gold Sports Mark