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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Week beginning 7th October

Design and Technology - The Fire of London

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The children had lots of fun this afternoon making Tudor houses. They learnt the skills of turning a box inside out and joining two sides together. They used masking tape to secure the joins and they all worked very well with their partners. The children decorated their boxes and covered them with flames. We are looking forward to burning them all down! 
The children took part in an assembly where we discussed ways to stay safe. We recapped who they can talk to if something makes them feel unsafe. We also went over the PANTS rule, which is a simple way to help children stay safe from sexual abuse. The NSPCC website below offers some useful advice about how and when to talk to your child about this.  
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In English, we have been learning about diary entries. The photos below show the children working with a partner to identify features of a diary entry in an example page. This week they are going to write their own diary entry, imagining that they were present during the Great Fire of London. 
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Week beginning 30th September 

We are taking part in Global Diversity Awareness Month, which honours and celebrates the achievements of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We are taking time to discuss what makes people unique and support global diversity. 

 

The class have been researching Dina Asher-Smith and the children have written facts about her and her recent sporting achievements. The children were excited to discover that she is the first British woman to win a major sprint title, which she did at the World Championships this week. 

 

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Week beginning 23rd September
In English we are now moving on to our 'innovation' phase with our fairytale work. The children know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk really well and are now thinking about how to change the middle of the story. Today they worked in groups to develop this change and act it out. They had some fantastic ideas and worked together really well. As the week continues, they will plan their own stories and write them, complete with a change to the middle of the traditional tale. 
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Spellings are now being stuck in homework books so please look out for them.
Week beginning 16th September

Spellings will now be given out on a Friday for the following week. Next week we are focusing on the sound /r/ spelt ‘wr’ at the beginning of words. Spellings for next week are: write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap, wrist, wreck, wrestle, wriggle.

 

In maths this week, the children used two tens frames and counters to help them work out addition calculations. They were encouraged to 'think ten' and fill up the first tens frame to make the sum easier to work out. See if your child can remember the rhyme that Mrs Cohen taught them about this!

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Our School Councillors attended their first meeting this week and proudly reported back to the class. Through the School Council, the children are learning more about democracy and how to be good citizens. 
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Spelling lists are going home on Monday. The words this week are:

knock, know, knee, knitting, knife, gnat, gnaw, gnash, gnome, gnarled.

 

We will be working on these words throughout the week, exploring their meanings and the spelling rule associated with them. Please work with your child to practise these words, ready to be tested on Friday. 

 

 

 

Week beginning 9th September 2019

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The class have learnt lots of facts about The Great Fire of London.

Over the weekend, see if they can answer the following questions: 

- When did it start? Where did it start? Who started it? What happened? Where did the baker and his servants escape to? 

What was the problem with the houses? 

Challenge- What was different about life then an d now? 

 

Homework books have gone out and spelling sheets will be given out next week. Please return the books by Wednesday. Every child has a reading book. Please make sure you read with them over the weekend and keep it in their bags. 

 

Today the class formed their own rock bands!!! The videos will be posted soon! 

On Monday we had our first PE lesson of year 2. We had a fun warm up where we worked in partners. Partner one was the leader and partner two followed the actions. We then swapped over. Great actions including side stepping and high knees. After that we played a game of 'fox and chickens' where one person in the team pretended to be a fox, collecting the tails of the 'chickens'. 
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In English we have started learning about Fairy Tales. We read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and used a story map to retell the story with actions. 
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Week beginning 2.9.19

We are so proud of the class, they have all settled in extremely well! Over the last couple of days, they have written accounts about themselves and their dream bedrooms. They thoroughly enjoyed designing their dream bedrooms...We apologise in advance for any requests they may now have. Many designed rooms with private pools and roller coasters!!!

In Maths we explored doubling and they learnt how to access the resources in the Maths trays. 

In Art they learnt how to mix paint colours and paint a portrait. Today they were very excited to learn the first song in our new music curriculum and we finished the day thinking about what makes a good friend. 

We have taken lots of photos but they won’t load at the moment!! Please bare with us and we will get them all up next week. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to meeting you next week. 

Welcome back to school! We have had a great first day. The children discussed the rules and demonstrated that they have a good awareness of the school rules and values. We spent time exploring the new classroom and finding out where everything goes. The children were excited to receive their very own pencil boxes and special Clore Shalom diaries. We are looking forward to a successful term. 
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