Year 2 Blog Week 17

This week Year 2 led the school in an assembly all about our school’s patron saint – St. Paul VI. The children reflected on the life and work of St Paul VI and how he worked for Peace and Justice throughout the world. Year 2 sang beautifully and everyone delivered their lines with great confidence! Well done Year 2!

Home Learning

Spellings: Rule 7 – table, fable, apple, topple, bottle, little, middle, fiddle, juggle and double.

Year 2 common exception words: old, hold, every, even, great.

The Year 2 SAT’s presentation is now available on the class page in the drop-down menu.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 16

Welcome back everyone!

I hope you had a lovey Christmas and I wish you every blessing for this new year ahead.

It has been a busy first week back in Year 2. We have been focusing on the celebration of the feast of the Epiphany. The children examined the story of the wise men visiting the baby Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel and we thought very carefully about what their gifts revealed about Jesus.

During our class Act of Worship, the children thought about what gift they will bring to our school and their homes this year.

Congratulations to Vincent – 1st Place winner of the Knights of St Columba’s Nativity Art Competition. 

Home Learning:

Spellings: Rule 6 – write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap, wrapper, wreck, wrestle, wrinkle and wrist.

Year 2 common exception words: door, because, mind, child, most.

Mathletics: Statistics.

Have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 15

To start our week, we attended the Sleeping Beauty Pantomime in the Wyllyots theatre – Oh no we didn’t! OH YES WE DID!

On Wednesday, we put our Christmas jumpers on and we sat down together for a delicious Christmas meal. After lunch, we gathered in the hall for our annual school talent show. Pope Paul definitely has talent! Year 2 had two amazing entries in this years talent show – Christmas Jokes and A Christmas poem. Congratulations to Ellis and Thomas for winning the show.

 

As the wonder of Christmas surrounds us, may your spirit be renewed with special joy at the miracle of his birth.

Thank you for your generous gifts and beautiful cards.

Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and happy New Year.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 14

I’m Gonna Shine!

It has been a joyous week in school. It was lights, camera and action for our KS 1 Christmas Nativity. Gloria, the brightest star in all of heaven, took centre stage on a tricky journey to Bethlehem as she lit the way for the three wise men. As Mary, Joseph and the shepherds also made the long journey, we met Gabriel, the other angels and an angry King Herod.  Happily Mary and Joseph reached Bethlehem safely and we celebrated the birth of baby Jesus. Year 2 along with Year 1, acted, sang and danced brilliantly and they should all be very proud of themselves. Thank you to everyone for attending and for your generous donations to The Passage.

Have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

 

Year 2 Blog Week 13

What a lovely week of learning! Year 2 have been thinking very carefully about the Nativity story and looking at the differences between Matthew’s and Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus. The children created some beautiful nativity scenes in Art. We continued our work on portraits and we focused on the faces of the visitors to the stable.

Our Author of the Month for December is the wonderful Julia Donaldson. Her rhyme is sublime! We particularly enjoyed the tale of Superworm. In Science the children investigated different habitats in our school gardens and observed the humble earthworm. It was a wriggly good time!

Well done to all the performers in the KS1 music concert. What talent!

This Advent we are supporting the Caritas Food Collective – Building Communities and Improving Lives. Please support by choosing any star on our Advent Giving Calendar and donating to this appeal. Bring your star product into school next week to fill our class hamper. Thank you.

I look forward to seeing all you on Wednesday 11th December at 9:30 a.m. for the big show!

Have a peaceful weekend.

Miss Davey

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Blog Week 12

This week we have been thinking about how during Advent we are preparing for the coming of God. Year 2 created a beautiful Advent display for our sacred space in our classroom and thought very carefully about their Advent promises.

We have been reflecting on Pope Francis’s call in Laudato Si’ to be stewards of our beautiful world. Year 2 created some wonderful labels for our packets of harvested Runner beans. We are encouraging everyone to sow beauty not destruction and care for our common home. Look out for the Laudato Si’ stall at the Christmas Fair!

We are now in the final stages of preparations for our KS1 Christmas Nativity. Please see below the list of costumes the children require. We have some costume accessories and props in school however if children have a complete costume for their part at home they may use that if they wish.

Storytellers – Red clothes, Christmas hats

Trader – Black or white top and trousers,

Customer – Festive clothes

Angels & Stars – White top, leggings, tights

Shepherds – Black or white top and trousers

Sheep -Black or white top and trousers

Wise Men –  Black or white top and trousers

Herod – Red top and Black or white trousers

Servant & Jester – Black or white top and trousers

Inn Keepers – Black or white top and trousers

Mary – Blue top, leggings, tights

Joseph – Black or white top and trousers

Please bring in costumes by Monday 9th December, in a bag with your child’s name on it, ready for the dress rehearsal on Tuesday 10th December. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.

Home Learning: Rehearse lines and songs for the play. No spelling test!

Have a lovely weekend.

I look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Fair!

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 11

In English we have turned our attention to fairy tales. We have been looking at the tale of Rapunzel. The children generated plenty of amazing adjectives to describe Rapunzel in Beth Woolvin’s version of this tale. Rapunzel is an adventurous, brave and crafty character.  The children wrote some fantastic alternative story endings for this tale.

On Sunday we celebrate The Feast of Christ the King. Year 2 made some beautiful crowns and thought very carefully about the type of King Jesus is.

 

 

In P.E. we have continued work on our balances. We focused on the including different levels in our team balances.

 

Home Learning: Learn lines for the Nativity.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 10

In Religion this week we have been learning about the Liturgical Year and the start of Advent. This is Year A and we will be concentrating on the Gospel of St. Matthew.  We have been finding out about St. Matthew and the children used their computing skills to create a word cloud about him.

It has been all about balancing and rebalancing this week in Year 2. In maths, the children have been looking at rebalancing number sentences. The children identified the number in their calculation that was near a friendly number (multiple of ten) and used a beadstring to rebalance their calculation

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In P.E. this week we have continued work on balances. The children worked together to produce some amazing team balances!

 

Home Learning: Learn lines for the Nativity play.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 8

In November we pray for the people we love who are no longer with us. This week Year 2 created a beautiful display of poppies for our sacred space. The children also wrote the names of people they are praying for on poppies and hung them from our prayer tree.

This week was UK Parliament week and Year 2 had great fun role-playing in the The House of Commons and The House of Lords. There were some great candidates for the role of Speaker!

In P.E. this week we started gymnastics. The children had great fun on the mats perfecting their forward rolls and their log rolls! There are definitely some talented gymnasts in our midst!

We thought about ways to care for our Common Home and give back to the Earth. We planted some bulbs and we await to see the flowers in Spring.

Home Learning: Spellings Wk 5

knee, know, knock, gnat, gnaw, knit, gnome, knot, known
Mathletics: Number line order
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 7

One World Week 2019

It has been a wonderful week of learning in Year 2. Well done to everyone in Year 2 for their wonderful Home Learning projects on Iceland! We have enjoyed learning all about this wonderful country and it’s amazing landscapes!

Glacier cupcakes were on the menu in Year 2 and the children rolled up their sleeves and whipped up these tasty treats. Everyone went on to write up some wonderful instructions.

We thought very carefully about how Climate Change is affecting our common home. The children learnt about being Zero Heroes and created some beautiful Zero Hero portraits.

Thank you for your generous donations for the Harvest assembly.

It was great to see so many of you at our celebration morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Enjoy the half term!

Miss Davey