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

Year 2's Inspire Workshop

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A huge thank you to all of the people who came to Year 2's Inspire Workshop, I'm sure you will agree the children loved working having you in the classroom, and we have seen that they have all gained a lot from it. You should have also received a pack containing a step by step guide for each of the calculation methods, it would be great if you could use and refer to this when helping your child from home.

Have a great weekend, 

The Year 2 Team

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Folk Tales!

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Over the last two weeks we have been learning about folk tales. We began by reading the traditional version of Beauty and the Beast, identifying the features, and then started to develop our own characters and setting. Today we will be creating a story map using Talk for Writing, which will help us when it comes to writing our new folk tales on Thursday and Friday!

We very much look forward to speaking with you all at the Inspire Workshop next Tuesday!

See you soon,

The Year 2 Team

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Art in a Day!

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This week, Year 2 have had their Art in a Day, we looked at Andy Warhol and his famous artwork - Popart! We created some of our own Popart by printing using ink. We created a warm background, and then a silhoutte of the London skyline!

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First week back!

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We have had a great first week back after half term! We have been learning about London in Engllish, as well as completinga range of  tasks, such as writing different types of sentences. In maths we have been focussing on place value and 'greater than' and 'less than', we've been working really hard!

Of course, coming up next week is our class assembly, we have been practising our lines, dances and songs. We are very excited to show you what we have done! Costumes for the class assembly were due in today, if you have not brought them in, please ensure they are brought in by Monday. It would be great this weekend if you could continue helping your child learn their lines and dance.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

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Our Planetarium Visit

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This week in Year 2, we have had a visit from a Planetarium. Inside the dome it was pitch black! We learnt all about the solar system, including the moon, planets and different galaxies.

 

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Here are some of the award-winning photos that we were shown, this visit will help us next week when we begin learning about the different planets!

Roald Dahl Day

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Year 2 celebrated Roald Dahl's 100th birthday with lots of exciting Roald Dahl themed activities... We had fun dressed as our favouraite Roald Dahl book character and even our teachers dressed up!

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At the moment we are reading George's Marvellous Medicine which incidentally is on at Birmingham's Alexander Theatre in November!

 

Back to School!

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The children have had a fantastic start to their Year 2 adventure.

They have been finding out all about the Paralympics... they have created factfiles about Brazil, written postcards from the Amazonian Rainforest, tried some paralympic sports and looked at the symmetry in flags of some of the participating countries.

What an exciting year ahead too...

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Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

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We are really enjoying our transition text 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne.  We are exploring the four character's  feelings and thoughts about the same incident and are doing lots of writing surrounding this.  The illustrations are also very interesting and have allowed us to explore hidden meanings and emotions even further.

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Look at our Special Visitor!

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One young man in 2DH was especially proud of his show and tell yesterday.  He brought in Sutton Coldfield's Lady Mayoress to visit us.  Mayoress Hodivala shared her special chain of office - it was beautiful.  We enjoyed talking about her role and responsibilities and how she is the first Mayoress in Sutton Coldfield for 42 years. Wow!  What a special visitor!

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Our trip to Lichfield

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Year 2 have enjoyed a fabulous trip to Lichfield today.  We have learned about Tudor buildings, Erasmus Darwin and Samuel Johnson.  We were lucky enough to visit Samuel Johnson's house and learn all about his love of reading and how he pioneered the first dictionary.  We also learned all about the things Erasmus Darwin invented and about his life. We were then very lucky to have a trip around Lichfield Cathedral with a special member of the church.

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Happy Birthday to the Queen!

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We really enjoyed teh Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations last week.  We dressed up and had a fabulous party to celebrate this very special occasion.  We took part in some very enjoyable activities and had a lovely day.

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Planetarium Visits Year 2

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We really enjoyed a vivist from the Planetarium.  We learned lots of different things about Space and all of the planets and stars.  We thought it waas amazing and it felt like we were flying through Space ourselves!

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