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

Year 2 Blog 04-12-2020

This week was National Tree Week!

Year 2 have been learning how trees are a very important part of our ecosystem. They take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and put out oxygen. We thought of all the kinds of wildlife, like birds, bugs, and squirrels as well as other kinds of plants that live in or on trees. Without trees, countless animals would lose their homes or sources of food. Year 2  decided to do some wonderful observational drawings of the trees in our Peace Garden.

In Geography, the children worked together to create their own models of a waterfall. We used the Victoria Falls in Zambia as our inspiration.

The children also compared the weather and climate of Antarctica with Zambia and then created a beautiful Antarctic scene complete with Emperor Penguins.

Home Learning:

Spellings – week 5

Nativity – Please continue to rehearse your lines for the Nativity.

Thank you for your generous donations to our class hamper.

Have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog – 27-11-2020

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.

In Geography, we have been learning all about the white continent – Antarctica. Year 2 have identified the key geographical features of the Antarctic environment and have learnt how the Emperor Penguin has adapted to live in this harsh environment.

Please bring in a pair of wellington boots or old shoes on Monday 30th November as we will be planting bulbs in our class garden.

Whole School Religion Home Learning:

Home Learning:

Spellings week 4. Spelling test on Wednesday 2nd December

Nativity: Learn your lines for the Nativity play.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog – 20th November 2020

What is a scientist?

scientist is a person who studies or has expertise in science. A scientist tries to understand the world around us. Scientists make observations, ask questions and do extensive research work in finding the answers to many questions others may not know about.

Year 2 have been learning about the type of work scientists do. In particular we have looked at the work of the food scientist, Dr. Charlotte Armah. Dr. Armah leads experiments involving human volunteers to learn whether eating particular foods, especially broccoli, can protect us from diseases!

In Maths, we have been looking at measures. The children have been estimating and measuring using different scales as well as using standard and non standard units of measure.

As part of our anti-bullying week, Year 2 learnt how to identify bullying and the children created some wonderful posters. We also looked at the issue of cyber-bullying and what to do if something happens online. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35506689

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.

Home Learning:

Spellings week 3

Mathletics: How full? Ordering lengths. Which measuring tool?

Nativity: Please start to learn your lines.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 13-11-2020

This week Year 2 took part in the whole school virtual Remembrance Assembly. It was very special to come together and pray for those who lost their lives serving their countries and for our loved ones who are no longer with us. May they rest in peace. Amen

In Maths we have been learning all about balancing and rebalancing. 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 bead string to rebalance their calculation.

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 thought carefully about what the witch says in the story. They had great fun role-playing the wicked, nasty witch from this tale.

Home Learning:

Spellings week 2

Mathletics: Problems – Add and Subtract, Adding to 2-digit numbers

Study ladder: I’d like to fly – Narrative, Synonyms 2:1

Wishing you all a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 06-11-2020

Remembrance

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 Religion table. Year 2 took part in a special class Act of Worship on Remembrance. The children wrote the names of people they are praying for on poppies and hung them from our prayer tree.

 

In Religion this week, for Other Faiths Week, we have been learning about Judaism. The children learnt about the Jewish Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies.

In P.E. we worked on our throwing and catching skills. The children perfected their bounce and chest passes. There are some talented netball players in our midst.

Home Learning:

Spellings: Autumn 2 – Week 1

Mathletics: Add 3 single digit numbers. Add 3 numbers using number bonds

Study Ladder: Spelling rule ‘y’ and The Wool Mill Reading text

Have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 23-10-2020

Year 2 have been learning about Egypt for One World Week 2020. We used simple maps and atlases to locate Egypt.

In Maths, Year 2 investigated the properties of  some 3D shapes: Square based pyramids, tetrahedrons and prisms.

In English, the children created some wonderful fact files about the River Nile.

We learnt about the different physical features of landscapes. The children created some beautiful patterned landscapes of Egypt, including the famous river Nile.

We ended our week with a very special Harvest Act of Worship. Thank you for all the food donations.

Have a restful half-term.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 16-10-2020

Year 2 have been learning about the Sacrament of Confirmation. The children used their computing skills to create some beautiful Confirmation cards.

In History we have been learning about the different ways of keeping in touch. This week we focused on the development of the telephone. The children had great fun testing acoustic string telephones.

This week for our Mental Health and Wellbeing lesson, we focused on Anthony Browne’s book ‘Silly Billy’. It is a story about a little boy called Billy who worries about everything.  Billy is so anxious that he can’t sleep. But Grandma has just the thing for a boy like Billy — tiny, colorful worry dolls, made to do his worrying for him. That night when Billy put the dolls under his pillow, he slept like a log. Year 2 created their very own worry dolls and shared their feelings during a circle time activity.

Home Learning:

Next week is One World Week and our country is Egypt. We will be focusing on the River Nile.

Research five facts about the River Nile to share in class next Wednesday.

Mathletics: Fact families. Add three 1 digit numbers. Complements to 10 and 20.

Spellings: Week 6. Spelling test on Wednesday

Study ladder:

Reading comprehension: Australian Marsupials

Grammar: Synonyms

Have a peaceful weekend.

Miss Davey