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Keeping Healthy

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Year 2 are starting to rehearse for their Class Assemblies. Homework this week is to learn your words. We have been enjoying singing this healthy eating song that we learnt as part of our Science topic last half term.

We look forward to seeing parents at the assemblies on Friday 15th November  in the Acorns hall.

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A busy final week for Year 2. In Maths we have continued to focus on subtraction using the number line which children are really starting to understand. In Literacy our topic has been Instructions and we were able to get outside (when the rain relented) to complete a sports course. The children had to complete the course as their partner guided them with the instructions. The next day, the children then produced a written set of instructions.
We hope you all have a good break.
The Year 2 team

Hip To Be A Square

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This week is Shape Week and Year 2 have taken part in many fun lessons all about shape! On Monday we all went outside to investigate shapes around the school. Raindrops were falling on our heads but that didn't stop the children enjoying finding 2D and 3D shapes. On Tuesday we then looked at making 2D and 3D shapes using straws. The children had great fun and found it interesting to make the shapes. We have also started to learn time during the week. In Literacy we have started our unit on Instructions and on Wednesday the children had to follow instructions to make a jam sandwich. I think we have some potential chefs amongst us!

Have a great weekend,

The Year 2 Team

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Pirate Ships and Year 2 Work

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"Ahoy there ship mates!" Year 2 has been a hive of activity this week. In Maths we have been learning to add numbers using the partitioning method and because the children have become so good at it, we had to include addition word problems to keep them on their toes! In Literacy, we have continued our Traditional Tales unit and produced stories about a horrible little girl called 'Little Red Riding Hood' Some super work was produced and I think we might have some future authors!

The highlight of the week was making our pirate ships during Topic. We had to cut out sails, the boat and back all of this onto the blue sea background. The children really enjoyed doing the activity and can't wait to create another one using chalk next week.

Have a great weekend ship mates! The Year 2 Team

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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.


We had great fun!

These are some of the words we learnt:



Come ere me beauty

Aye aye, captain

Blige rat

Davey Jones' locker

Do you know what they mean?


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!


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.



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!

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