Year 2 Blog

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

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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We are Detectives!

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In Year 2 we are being detectives trying to help Miss Maugham solve the mystery of the missing maths money!  We are learning about how emails can be used to communicate and have send and received emails from Miss Maugham explaining the problem.  We are hot on the case to find the suspicious man, who may or may not have stolen the plastic money, using the clues she has emailed to us.  

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Charlie and Lola visit London

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Continuing with our London theme we have been reading the text 'We Completely Must go to London' during our Literacy lessons.  We have really enjoyed reading the text and using it for our writing as well as thinking about all of the things that can be seen in London.  

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Our science topic has also got off to a fantastic start and we are enjoying learning about Animals Including Humans.



The Great Fire of London

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We are about to begin our new topic on 'The Great Fire of London'.  We are really looking forward to finding out about what happened on that fateful date - how the fire began, who it affected and how the fire was finally extinguished.  It is a very famous event in our history.  

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Welcome Back Year 2

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We want to say a huge well done to all of the children for a fantactic start to Year 2 yesterday.  We worked really hard writing pirate theme acrostic poems and designing flags.  Our team games in the afternoon really challenged us to work together and co-operate with each other in order to solve problems.  Our pirate theme is going to continue for the rest of the week linking to our book 'The Night Pirates' by Peter Harris.  

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Celebration of Dance

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What a fabulous performance today! We hope you enjoyed our celebration of dance assembly today for those of you who managed to come and see the show. We are really proud of everyone! All those weeks of rehearsals and practising really paid off. The children all performed confidently and enjoyed themselves.

The Horta Family

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This week we have been continuing our work on Mexico as part of our 'Going Loco!' topic. We found out about the Horta family who live in Tocuaro. The Horta's live in a house originally built by Gustavo's father, Jesus Horta (who is now 79 years old). Jesus and his wife Guadalupe (aged 78) still live there, but the house has been extended to give space for the rest of the family. The family work together to make mexican masks so we had a go at designing our own! Please [click here] to learn more about the Horta family.

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