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

Shakespeare in Year Two

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We have had a fantastic few weeks learning all about Shakespeare.  We have read some of his plays, learned all about him and his life and visited Stratford Upon Avon.  The trip was great fun and we learned so many new things abou thim.  We have thoroughly enjoyed this half term's topic.

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World Book Day in Year 2

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We had a great time on World Book Day - we all looked fabulous in our outfits and thoroughly enjoyed the lessons that we took part in.  It was a great day!

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Roald Dahl in Literacy

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This week in Literacy we are producing writing based on the stories and characters by Roald Dahl.  This is in preparation for World Book Day on Thursday.  We have produced writing based on George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG.  We are really looking forward to dressing up this Thursday! 


Look at our Igloos!

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As part of our homework we have made some amazing igloos.  They are made will all sorts of different materials -  clay, cotton wool and paper mache, some are even made with marshmallows!  We have even eaten some of the marshmallow igloos that have been made!  We now have a vast array of amazing igloos  displayed in the classroom. Wow!





Inuit Stories

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This week we are writing quest stories based on an Inuit story we have read together as a class.  We have read the story Atuk which is about a little boy who goes on a quest to hunt a wolf.  We have planned our stories based on this and are really looking forward to writing our own at the end of the week.  As we approach the end of our 'Poles Apart' topic we have reflected on everything that we have learned about the North and South pole, Scott and Shackleton and animals living in the polar regions.


Rocks and Soils in Science

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In Year 2 we are really enjoying our new science topic ‘Rocks and Soils.’  We have been to the Phiz Lab and carried out investigations in there to discover which rocks are permeable and which are impermeable.  We then suggested uses for the rocks depending on what we found out.  We all agreed that slate is a good rock for roof tiles because it is impermeable.   


Happy New Year!

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We have an exciting time back today an have got straight back in to our learning.  We have begun our new topic 'Poles Apart' and we are learning about our topic through literacy this week.  We have been identifying the features of a non-chronological report and analysing different texts.  

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The Snail and the Whale

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We have based our literacy on 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson over these last two weeks.  We have thoroughly enjoyed using 'talk for writing' to support our learning and help our understanding of the text.  We have composed some fabulous pieces of writing. 


Tinsel and Tea-towels!

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Now that our class assembly has been shared we are very excited to be going on to our Christmas production.  The children were invited to auditions and following this we have given out the scripts.  This week we are starting to practise and learn the songs.  Prepare yourselves for plenty of tea-towels and tinsel!!


Class Assembly in Year 2

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We have been really busy practising our class assemblies in Year 2 this week.  We are looking forward to performing them for everyone this Friday.  2MW is at 9.15am and 2DH at 2.45pm both in the Acorns Hall on Friday 13th November 2015.  We look forward to seeing you.

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Beauty and the Beast

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This week our literacy continues to be based on Beauty and the Beast.  We are really enjoying writing descriptions of settings, characters and diary entries.  we are using the Disney adaptation of the film to support our writing.

2DH are also really pleased to have the 'Walk to School' trophy again this week!  Well done!

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This Week's Learning

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The hunt continues for the missing money - we have been busy sending emails to various member of staff around school to help us find the culprit.  We have also been learning about animals and their babies including what they are called. We have learned about what babies need to be cared for and looked after.  In literacy we have been reading about Beauty and the Beast and looking at the key features of fairy tales.  We really enjoyed the story and wrote book reviews for it. 

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