Year 2 Blog 02/05/2021

Bring flowers of the rarest, bring flowers of the fairest

From garden and woodland and hillside and vale;

Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling

The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

O Mary, we crown you with blossoms today,

Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

Today we celebrated the month of May by holding our May procession to honour Our Lady.  We reflected on the life of Our Lady and processed towards the Peace Garden where we placed our flowers.

In English, the children completed the first draft of their animal adventure stories. We are looking forward to editing our writing next week and making additions. We have been revising number and place value in Maths. I have been very impressed with everyone’s number facts and mental maths fluency.

There are plenty of green fingers in Year 2 and we have enjoyed planting onions and tending to the flowerbeds this week. There are many packets of seeds to sow next week… especially the giant sunflower seeds. We are hoping for a bumper crop!

Home Learning:

Spellings: Common exception words –

door
floor
poor
because
find
kind
mind
behind
children
wild
money
Science whole school home learning due for next Friday 14th May: Create your own A4 painting/drawing of a famous scientist, using any medium you like.
Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Davey

 

Year 2 Blog 30/04/2021

We don’t like cricket…. oh no.. We LOVE it!

The children have been learning about batting and fielding in their P.E. lessons this week. There was wonderful team-work on display in our Rounders games and a number of home-runs! Everyone really enjoyed their Cricket taster session this week. We loved it and we can’t wait to play some more cricket!

In Maths, we have been learning about fractions of amounts. We have been focusing on three quarters of an amount. The children have worked very well ensuring that when they are sharing out amounts, the amounts are the same.  We had a tasty Maths lesson during the week which involved some chocolate buttons and plenty of fantastic fractions!

In English, we have started planning our own animal adventure stories. We have taken inspiration from The Hodgeheg story. Watch this space!

Home learning:

Please see the school newsletter for the Whole School Science Home Learning project.

Have a wonderful Bank holiday weekend. See you on Tuesday.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 23/04/2021

What an exciting week it has been! The highlight of our week was the visit from Ark Farm! Year 2 enjoyed seeing and petting all the different animals… especially the sleepy hedgehog!

We thoroughly enjoyed this farm experience and we are looking forward to doing our big English write! Year 2 are basing their narrative write on The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith.

Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but it’s on the wrong side of the road from the Park where there’s a beautiful lily pond and plenty of juicy slugs, worms and snails!

The busy road is dangerous but Max is determined to make his way across. If humans can do it, why can’t hedgehogs?

His first attempt ends in a nasty bump on the head and, when Max tries to speak, he realises his words are all mixed up. He is no longer a hedgehog but a hodge-heg!

Everyone delighted in meeting the hodgeheg… I mean the hedgehog …and Year 2 came up with lots of wonderful adjectives to describe the hedgehog!

In Art, we made our own hedgehogs out of clay. We sculpted the bodies of our hedgehogs and we used clay slip to attach the eyes, legs and spikes.

Home Learning:

Study ladder Maths: Adding 10 and Subtracting 10

Spellings: Homophones and near- homophones

one
won
sun
son
to
too
two
be
bee
blue
blew
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 16-04-2021

We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song!
Welcome back! We started our first week back at school with a special assembly to celebrate the Risen Lord.
Well done to everyone for completing the Easter Home Learning project. It was wonderful to see all the beautiful Easter butterflies at the start of the week. We have been celebrating the Risen Lord by creating symbols of new life and retelling the Resurrection story according to the Gospel of St. Mark.
We had lots of fun decorating Easter Egg biscuits and completing the Easter egg hunt.
Home Learning:
Mathletics: Reasoning Test
Spellings: Homophones
there
their
they’re
here
hear
quite
quiet
see
sea
bear
bare
Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 26-03-2021

As part of our 5 ways to wellbeing, this week we have been focusing on Giving. The children participated in several Lenten charity events organised by the Year 6 House captains.  On Wednesday, Year 2 completed a  Lenten word hunt on the field and afterwards everyone enjoyed a Fairtrade chocolate or banana. On Thursday, the children took part in an obstacle course. Thank you for your generous Lenten donations.

This week we have been learning about the Passion of Jesus according to Mark’s Gospel.  We looked at all events of Holy Week. In Year 2, we focused on the Last Supper. Through Art and Computing, the children created wonderful storyboards of the Last Supper and in English they wrote beautiful retellings.

I look forward to seeing you all next term for plenty of fun and learning.

May all the blessings and joys of Easter be yours.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 19-03-2021

Did you know that an Axel is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear? We have been learning all about wheels and axels as part of our Design and Technology unit of work. The children came up with lots of examples of moving objects that have wheels and axels. We went on a wheel and axel hunt around the school and we were amazed with all the examples that we found. The children planned out their designs for their very own Moon Buggy. They thought carefully about what type of axel they wanted  – free moving or fixed. They chose from a variety of wheels. After making their moon buggies they tested them out and evaluated their designs.

We have continued with our 5 ways to Wellbeing. This week while completing our Golden Miles, we have been noticing all the beautiful blossom. #Blossom Watch 2021

We celebrated The Power of Funny with Comic Relief and Red Nose day. Everyone looked wonderful in RED. We had great fun listening to each others jokes. Well done to Sienna and Fraser for representing Year 2 in the Whole School Joke telling assembly.

Home Learning:

Mathletics: Fractions

Studyladder: Reading comprehensions – Poetry

Have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 12-03-2021

It has been a joyful week in school. It has been wonderful to welcome all the children back into the classroom. We have spent the week focusing on our Wellbeing. We have been learning about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Connecting with others, Learning new things, being Active, Noticing the world around us and Giving to others.

We Reconnected as a Year 2 class with a special Act of Worship at the beginning of the week and took time to notice the beautiful signs of spring all around us. We have enjoyed getting active with the Golden Mile.  We have been learning all about inventions and famous inventors for British Science Week, most notably John Boyd Dunlop, the inventor of the pnuematic tyre.

The children brought their favourite characters to life this week as we celebrated World Book Day. All of the costumes were brilliant and it was wonderful to hear the children talking about their characters and books with such enthusiasm.

Home Learning:

Whole School Home Learning on St Joseph.  Please see the school newsletter.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 18-12-2020

What a fun and busy week it has been! We had our popcorn at the ready to enjoy the premiere screening of our KS1 Christmas Nativity – Children of the World. We hope you all enjoyed it as well! We couldn’t help but sing along!

It was like a scene out of Santa’s workshop in Year 2 this week. Everybody was busy making their needlepoint designs. We have definitely perfected the running stitch, cross stitch and back stitch!! We also had time for some cooking this week. We washed, peeled, chopped and roasted our allotment potatoes and onions. Simply delicious.

It was wonderful to come together for our special Christmas dinner. Everyone was full of festive cheer. With our glow sticks at the ready, we danced away the afternoon.

As the wonder of Christmas surrounds you, 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

KS1 Nativity 2020

Year 2 Blog 11-12-2020

Children of the World.

It has been a joyous week in school. It was lights, camera and action for our KS 1 Christmas Nativity.

Every year, Gabriel and the angels celebrate the birth of Jesus by bringing children from around the world to visit the manger. Travelling from as far afield as China, Australia, Ghana and the Philippines, each group is brought to the stable where they tell of their special Christmas customs, singing songs and presenting gifts.

Year 2 along with Year 1, acted, sang and danced brilliantly and they should all be very proud of themselves.

The premiere of our KS1 Christmas Nativity film takes place on Monday 14th December at 2pm on the Year 2 Class blog! Don’t forget to tune in then!

There was great excitement in school today as we had a very special visit from Santa Claus! Everyone looked very festive in their Christmas Jumpers!

Well done to all the children for their hard work this week. No Home Learning!

Have a joyful weekend,

Miss Davey