Year 2 Blog Week 5

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!

It has been a wonderful week filled with amazing learning experiences for the children. The highlight of our week was our trip to London Zoo. The children delighted in visiting the Reptile House and seeing the legacy of Joan Procter’s incredible work. There were plenty of amazing animals to see! The Komodo dragon was a firm favourite. The children returned to school fully inspired to write all about Joan Procter and her favourite gentle giant. Thank you to all the parent volunteers for their assistance on the day.

Home Learning: Spellings – rule 4, Mathletics – Addition

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Davey

 

Year 2 Blog Week 4

This week in school we launched The Year of The Word – The God Who Speaks. In Year 2 we found out about St. Jerome and how he translated the Bible into Latin, a language that ordinary people could understand. We reflected on how St. Paul VI helped to spread the Good News and the children created a beautiful collage of our patron saint for our classroom.

In English we have been focusing on the book Joan Procter, The Dragon Doctor, as part of our whole school writing project. We concentrated on one of Joan’s most interesting reptiles, the Komodo dragon and everyone thought of fantastic adjectives to describe it. Hopefully we will catch a glimpse of the Komodo dragons in London Zoo next week.

Our author for the month of October is the very famous Children’s Laureate, Sir Michael Morpurgo. We whizzed through Fox Friend and we are looking forward to reading This Morning I Met a Whale.

In Maths, we have continued work on Place Value. The children have solved problems using the maths resources as well as drawing pictorial representation.

Home Learning: Spelling rule 3 and Mathletics.

If you have any small cardboard boxes at home in your recycling … please send them in for an art activity next week. (No bigger than a cereal box)

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Davey

 

Year 2 Blog Week 3

It has been another week of creative learning in Year 2. In Religion, we have been looking at the life of St. Vincent and the children role played scenes from his life.  We thought very carefully about how St. Vincent taught us that it is not what you give but the way you give. We also looked at Creation story 2 and everyone created some wonderful story maps before going on to retell the story.

In English we have continued work on adjectives and the children composed lots of descriptive poems about Autumn.

There was plenty of problem solving taking place in P.E. and everyone worked very well together to complete the tasks.

Home Learning:

Spelling Rule 2

R.E. Whole School Home Learning project.

Have a peaceful weekend.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 2

It has been a busy week of learning in Year 2. In Religion we have been learning about the Bible and the children used their computing skills to create some wonderful mind maps. We are now focusing on the story of creation in the book of Genesis.

In maths we have been looking at number and place value. The children used different resources to help them recognise the value of each digit in 2 and 3 digit numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In P.E. we have been concentrating on our teamwork skills. Everyone had great fun working together to complete the tricky tasks.

This week we are enjoying the story of James and the Giant Peach by our author of the month. Roald Dahl’s writing is providing us with plenty of great adjectives to use in our own writing.

Home learning: Please find usernames and passwords for Spag.com in the Home Learning wallet. Also included are the spelling lists for this half -term. The first spelling test will be on Friday 27th September. You can practise spellings on the spelling frame website,spellingframe.co.uk, there is no login required.

Mathletics – Number.

Spag.com – Sentence types (A)

Spellings – Spelling rule 1 – ge and dge.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 1

It has been a busy first week of learning in Year 2. The children enjoyed their first week by taking part in a special class Act of Worship welcoming the new school year.


In Maths we have been looking at number and place value. The children used different resources to represent numbers. There were plenty of resourceful beavers in Year 2 this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Year 2 Author of the Month is the very talented Roald Dahl. So far we have enjoyed the wonderful Esio Trot and marvelled at the tales of Fantastic Mr Fox. We have now moved onto The Magic Finger.

Home Learning: Mathletics – Number.

I look forward to seeing you at the Meet the Teacher meeting on Monday 16th September at 3pm.

Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Davey

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

It has been a pleasure to welcome your children into Year 2 and to begin the next stage in their learning journey. I look forward to working with parents/carers to help the children to achieve their full potential in all areas. You are invited to celebrate the children’s learning in our Year 2 blog, which will be updated on a weekly basis.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and successful time in Year 2.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 38

Year 2 Blog Week 37

Who rocks the house?
There were lots of cheerleaders on hand this year to warm-up for Sports Day 2019! Following a fabulous dance routine Year 2 took to the field to take part in the KS1 Sports Day. The children showed off their throwing skills at the beanbag station and there was plenty of concentration required for the egg and spoon race. The children conveniently finished up at the refreshment station where they enjoyed some refreshing orange slices. Congratulations to St. Bernadette House, the overall winners of KS1 Sports Day 2019.

 

One of the highlights  of the week was harvesting our potatoes and onions. We had a bumper crop of potatoes and our onions were enormous!

After digging up our potatoes and onions there was only one thing left to do…. get them into the oven to roast! They were delicious!!!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 36

This week in R.E. we have been learning about the Cardinal Virtues. The children created some beautiful mobiles to display the Virtues and thought carefully about the symbols they used to represent the different virtues.
We have made the most of the beautiful weather this week with plenty of outdoor learning. Year 2 have been watering the vegetable plots and observing how much our sunflowers have grown.  We  are  looking  forward  harvesting  our  crops  next  week  and  creating  some  healthy  dishes!
Year 2 are sew amazing! Everybody has been working very hard on their needlework pieces and the designs are coming along very nicely!

 

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy all the fun of the fayre.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 35

This week in Year 2 we have been looking at the story of the Good Samaritan. The children have been thinking about what it means to be a good neighbour and they created some wonderful wanted posters.

We had a very exciting Science workshop this week and Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed learning about footprints, fingerprints and fingermarks.

 

 

 

There are definitely some forensic scientists in our midst!

We finished the week with some intricate needlework.

Please continue to send in reading records.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Davey