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Welcome to the Year 2 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Science Investigations

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This week, as part of our 'Health and Growth' Science topic, we have completed an investigation. We wanted to find out how exercise affects our heart rate. First we had to plan our investigation. We talked about the importance of making it a fair test by keeping some things the same. We made predictions about which type exercise would make our hearts beat fastest.

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We had lots of fun completing the investigation outside!

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Can you guess which type of exercise made our hearts beat fastest?

Pirate Talk in Year 2

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On September 19th last week it was 'International Talk Like A Pirate Day'. Year 2 had great fun talking like pirates as part of our topic work.

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We had great fun!

These are some of the words we learnt:

Ahoy!

Avast

Come ere me beauty

Aye aye, captain

Blige rat

Davey Jones' locker

Do you know what they mean?

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Numicon Fun In Year 2

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Year 2 have had great fun this week with our first Numicon lesson in Maths. The children had to create numbers using various Numicon shapes and then represent these numbers using pictures on a worksheet! The children really enjoyed using the Numicon and can't wait for next Tuesday when we will be using the shapes to add numbers!

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We have also continued our Silly Poetry unit writing tongue twisters and riddles as part of the week, which was thoroughly enjoyable and some super work was produced.

A busy week in Year 2!

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We have had another busy week in Year 2! In Literacy we have been thinking about the features of poetry. We read a poem called 'Spaghetti, Spaghetti' and used it to help us write our own silly poem. In Maths we have been using a hundred square to help us when finding more and less as well as partitioning numbers.

Topic this term is Pirates and this week we found out about the famous pirates, Blackbeard and Anne Bonny. Did you know that Blackbeard's favourite drink was rum mixed with gunpowder?! Anne Bonny ran away from home at 16 and became a pirate onboard Calico Jack's ship.

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Welcome to Year 2!

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Welcome to the new Year 2!

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We have had a great start to the new school year with lots of fun and hard work ... starting as we mean to go on!

This week we have revisited our rules, routines and expectations and have been busy beginning our topic for this half term which is "Pirates". We started this week with learning about the famous pirate 'Blackbeard' and his ship.

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My Money and Business Enterprise Week

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Welcome back to everyone in Year 2 for our 'last' half term!

We have had a busy first week back as this week at Whitehouse Common, it is Business Enterprise and My Money Week. We were very lucky to visited by Mr Murray and Mr Reekie from Skanska who talked to us about what their company does. We found out that Skanska built the Gherkin in London and they 'greened' the 32nd level of the Empire State Building. We completed a quiz to show our learning. It was a really interesting morning. Also this week, we have found out about the value of money, what currencies are used in other countries, designed our own currency, designed our own charity and logo, completed money word problems and invented a new chocolate bar (the highlight of the week for most children!!!)

Both classes are also completeing their products (salt dough plaques and butterflies) ready to be sold on Thursday 20th June at our school shop in the Mall. Make sure you get there quick to buy these anazing products!

SATs, Middleton Lakes and The Great Fire Of London

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Hi to everyone associated with Year 2.

Another Half Term is nearly over and the last few weeks have been very hectic! The children have completed SATs tests. They worked really hard during these tests and we are all extremely proud of their hard word, effort and achievement. Results will be published on their end of year reports!

This week, the children visited Middleton Lakes as part of the 'It's A Bugs Life' Topic. We all had a fantastic day searching for mini-beasts in different forest and pond habitats.

We are ready to start our new Topic on 'Fire' in Summer 2 and we are all very excited for this Friday which is History Day where we will dress up and take part in activities on The Great Fire of London!

Have a great break and we look forward to seeing you for our 'last' half term in June!

The Black Death!

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As part of our Topic work, we are enjoying finding out about how the plague was spread by fleas in 1665. We have enjoyed watching the video below that has helped us learn about what would happen if you had the plague!

Busy times in Year 2!

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This week we started a seed investigation in Science, began our new topic 'It's a bug's life', looked at the four operations in Maths AND started our SATs tests!!! We have all tried really hard in the Maths papers this week and are looking forward to completing the writing and reading papers next week Laughing

Summer!

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Welcome back to everyone in Year 2. Our first week back has flew by and the children have made a super start to the Summer Term. In Literacy we have been looking at Explanation Texts. On Monday, we researched work on Space before writing up our explanations on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the children, as groups, presented their explanations to the class. All of the presentations were excellent! In Maths, we have been working hard to improve our skills in Fractions, Money, Problems and Missing Numbers and Signs.

Nocturnal Animals

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On Thursday we had a visit from lots of different nocturnal animals as part of our Night topic.

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The racoon is an animal that uses it's sense of smell to help it during the dark nights.

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The royal python uses its tounge to help it sense where things are.

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Chameleons can change colour to match their surroundings.

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We also met a tarantula....

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we were very brave!!!

Planetarium Fun!

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Today Year 2 have enjoyed a session in a Planetarum from Think Tank.

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We went on a journey into the night guided by a friendly Owl who answered questions on what we could see as well as telling us about the constellations and planets.

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We found out that night time is when the sun has set and we can see other stars.

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We how stars are grouped together into pictures called constellations.

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We travelled into Space and looked at the eight planets and one dwarf planet. It was a super way to start our Night topic!

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