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Clore Shalom School

Year 2

Pop Art Inspired By Roy Lichenstein

JS - learning the story of Pesach.

IVRIT 20/3- Reading and playing games with the vowel “Ah”

JS - Shavuot acrostic poems

Please can you bring in any comics, magazines or newspapers you no longer need for our art lesson next week. Thank you. smiley

IVRIT: We celebrated Purim today by acting out the Megillah, making crowns and masks and singing songs

JS - we arranged the story of Esther and had fun trying masks on.

Ivrit- we finished learning all the Alephbet letters and we celebrated with lots of fun activities and yummy biscuits and popcorn

JS - learning about the four species.

Year 2 have started learning about the time. We learnt how long a minute is and we estimated and then completed activities within the 60 seconds. Here they are seeing how many time they can write their name, how many numbers they can write and how many times they can sing ‘head shoulders, knees and toes’

JS - learning about Sukkot.

IVRIT - recognising letters that have the same sound by colouring them with the same colour.

JS - We planted flowers and made tree collages for Tu BiShvat

IVRIT : We celebrated ‘Tu bishvat’ today with lots of fun activities with the Ivrit letters and songs.

Creating rollercoaster inspired art and developing our painting skills!!

This week is National Storytelling Week. We have had so much fun immersing ourselves in the story ‘The Smiling Princes’ through acting and hot seating!

JS - Learning about Joseph and his coat of many colours.

IVRIT - We practiced how to write the last letter of the ׳Alef - Bet ‘ (Taf - ת)

IVRIT - We practiced how to write our own names in Ivrit👏

We have had a busy week here in Year 2.


In English we have been writing our own warning stories. The children have used similes to describe their characters as well as adverbs and nouns. Please see some fabulous work below. 


In Maths, we have continued to practice addition using column method and bar models. Next week, we will be learning about subtraction. 




IVRIT We played board games in partners using all the letters that we have learnt

The children created the letters shin and sin from multi link cubes and Pom poms.

Ivrit The children creating the letter shin and sin using their body.

JS - Creating Jacob’s family tree.

ART- Creating plates in the style of Clarice Cliff

JS - The children chose the correct statements reflecting on the story of Jacob’s dream.

JS - We talked about Jacob and Esau. The children learned the facts using fact sheets.

Art- Making Clay Tiles

This week we have learnt about how to stay safe on the internet. The children created posters to show what you need to do if you come across something inappropriate.


Staying Safe on the Internet

We have really enjoyed tasting, making and evaluating our savoury wraps. The children enjoyed testing different types of cheese and vegetables and chose what they wanted to use in their wrap. 

They enjoyed cutting the vegetable themselves and then building their snack. 

D&T week - making savoury wraps

WOW! What an amazing term at school! Firstly, Thank you so much for your kind gifts!!!

We have had a wonderful term filled with exciting learning opportunities!

We have learnt all about

  • The Great Fire of London
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Materials
  • Number bonds to 10 and beyond#
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Times Tables 
  • Stable Structures
  • John Boyd Dunlop and much, much more!

We are so excited to see what the next term will bring!

Have a wonderful break and we will see you in January.

Mrs Brahams, Mrs Athersych and Mrs Oliveri

D&T Challenge - To end our D&T topic on stability the children worked in teams to apply the skills they had learnt to make a strong and stable chanukiah!! They all passed the ‘Wobble Test’! Great teamwork everyone!!

Year 2 created art work based on the Great Fire of London. They had lots of fun blending the colours together

Year 2 children using the inverse to check their sums

We had the most amazing trip to Mill Green (Home - Mill Green Museum & Working Mill). We got to see how flour was made in 1666 and bake our own bread, just like Thomas Farriner would have! We explored artefacts from 1666 and thought about which we would have saved if we lived then. We had lots of discussions about the difference between London now and then and why the fire was so catastrophic and spread so quickly.  In the afternoon we looked at how we know about the fire and what evidence was used to learn about it. We partook in an archeological dig and read a newspaper report. We filled in our own reports using quills, just like Samuel Pepys. Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at Mill Green Museum and our fantastic parent helpers - we all had a fun and memorable day!

Great Fire of London trip

The Mill

The Mill

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The Mill

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The Mill

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The Mill

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This week has been super busy! Year 2 have been practising our songs for our ‘Festival of Faith’ to make sure we are ready to give a fantastic performance!

In our maths lessons we started the week by rounding to the nearest multiple of 10 and then explored rebalancing for an equal sum. 
English focused on calligrams and we created some fantastic calligrams of our own. Next week we will be writing a recount of our trip on Wednesday. We are so excited to make our own bread at the mill!!! 

Have a lovely weekend

mrs brahams mrs athersych and mrs rathbone


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African call and repeat song

This week we have had a busy week learning all about how to be kind to our friends during Anti-bullying week. 

In Topic we have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and why he had decided to plot against the king. In Maths, we have been revising our number bonds to 10 and 100 and using addition to complete these sums. 


We sent children home with their Rotary boxes and appreciate all the gifts and boxes you have already returned. 


Wishing you a lovely weekend

Mrs Athersych, Mrs Brahams and Mrs Rathbone 

Children creating their Rotary boxes which they will be bringing home with them.



Our week has been full of some really exciting learning!!


English - This week we have written an explanation text about keeping healthy. Over the past few weeks we have looked at the features of an explanation text and used these to write out own. 


Maths - In maths we learnt about placing numbers on a number line. 


History - We have started out new topic on 'The Great Fire of London'.


Our exciting design and technology lesson about stable structures!

Our Budda pillars

Yesterday we learnt all about past and present tense.

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We can NOT believe it is half term already! What a fantastic start (and lots of stops!) to the school year!

We hope you all have a wonderful break and are looking forward to next half term and some more exciting learning!


Mrs Athersych, Mrs Brahams and Mrs Rathbone

Our final 3D drawings after completing our Art topic!

Science experiment testing materials and how absorbent they are. Thank you to my wonderful helpers

Creating 3D space pictures during our art lesson in The Studio!

Time in The Studio

Year 2 in the Succah

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Congratulations to Sophie and Oscar who are going to represent Year 2 on the School Council!yessmiley


We cannot believe how quickly this term is going! The children have all made an excellent start in Year 2!


Our music theme this week was 'friendship'. We really enjoyed singing songs about being a good friend. 



This week we have written our own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. We innovated the story and changed the characters! Next week we will move onto our new English topic about poetry.



We continued exploring tens and units. We used lots of different manipulatives (cubes, Dienes, Numicon, coins) to separate numbers into tens and units. 


Have a lovely weekend and see you on Wednesday!

Mrs Athersych, Mrs Brahams and Mrs Rathbone





In JS we learned about the holiday of Sukkot and had fun making Sukkah decorations.

W/C 26.9.2022

Another busy week comes to a close! We hope you all had a lovely start to the week. Shana Tova!



This week we continued with Jack and the Beanstalk, and the children worked in groups to sequence the story.



We continued with numbers to 20 and focused on putting ones into groups of 10. E.g., 10 ones -1 ten!



In our art lesson we looked at tone. The children drew a ribbon and used different tones with a range of pencils to create a 3D effect. 


Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Athersych, Mrs Brahams and Mrs Rathbone


The children are enjoying painting a tree and writing about their chosen seasons

Children enjoying time table rockstars

Our Jack and the Beanstalk stories

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We have had a jam-packed week full of exciting learning!



We started the week learning about speech. We acted out the moment Jack came home with the beans and mum was very cross with him. Later in the week we sequenced the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We are now FANTASTIC at retelling the story using our story map. 



We recapped subtraction using a part whole model and practiced taking away the units from teen numbers to get to 10. We also had our first times table rockstar lesson which was so much fun! We are very good at our 10 times table!!



We learnt about the scientist John Boyd Dunlop who created the first pneumatic tyre.



We learnt about why the weather changes, and we now know that the north wind brings cold air and the south wind brings warm air. 



In our art lesson we learnt about the artist Max Ernst and the term 'frottage'. We created rubbings of different textures and then carefully tore these to create a picture. 


We hope you have a wonderful weekend and wish you a Shana Tova!

Mrs Athersych, Mrs Brahams and Mrs Rathbone

Rosh Hashanah for Kids: Dip the Apple

A great Rosh Hashanah song for kids is "Dip the Apple in the Honey" - it's easy to learn and really fun for children to sing while they celebrate the sweet Jewish New Year by dunking apples in honey. Join the cast of Shaboom! for a singalong your kids - and you - will love.

Dip Your Apple - Fountainheads Rosh Hashanah

Welcome to YEAR 2!!

We have had a fantastic start to the year and the children have settled in beautifully. This term we will be exploring the story "Jack and the beanstalk" so if you have any versions of the story at home please read them together. We would love to hear about different versions of the story the children encounter. 

In our Maths lessons we have been recapping some previous learning and securing our knowledge of 1-20. 

Our Geography topic this term is Seasons and we really enjoyed creating our own weather forecasts... we wonder if they will be accurate?

In Science we are learning about Everyday Materials and went on a material hunt around school and identified plastic, rubber, metal, glass, wood and brick. Can you find any of these materials at home? 

This morning (9.9.22) was RE Morning and we learnt about Buddhism and their places of worship. We even made our own Buddha temples.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday!!


Mrs Athersych, Mrs Brahams and Mrs Rathbone