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Welcome to Year 2!

 

In Year 2 we have four teachers. Miss McLaughlan in Class 7, Mrs Frost & Mrs Millington in Class 8 and Mrs Salter in Class 9.

 

We are lucky to have a team of talented support staff, Mrs Pike (HTLA,) Miss Cowton, Mrs Muller & Miss Foster who help us with our learning.

 

Year 2 library day is Friday.

 

PE days are as follows:

Class 7 - Monday & Friday

Class 8 - Tuesday & Friday

Class 9 - Monday & Friday

 

 

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Spring 2 Curriculum Letter

Spring 1 Newsletter

Fun and games on our Maths Day using technology

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Making and playing Toy Story top trump cards!

World Book Day Catwalk!

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In Geography we have been learning to use grid referencing.  We had the opportunity to look at the features of maps, focusing on Basingstoke and the surrounding area.  After this we played a game of battleships to perfect our grid referencing skills and to put them in to practice. 

Grid Referencing!

We retold "A tale of two beasts" using our story maps!

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We have been creating our own story maps!

We have been telling each other what makes us feel happy and sad!

In geography we have been learning to use a compass!

3D shape tower investigation!

We hope everyone is looking forward to our trip next week! Check back here for pictures! 

We have created alternative instructions in the style of 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth!'

We have been learning to tell the time! We focused on quarter to and past times and challenged ourselves to tell the time to 5 minutes!

In our Longitudinal Study for Science we have been investigating the birds in our local area. We have been going on bird walks and will be collating evidence over the rest of the academic year.

 

Which birds have you spotted at home? How is this the same/different to the birds we see at school? Do you predict that the type of birds we see will change over the year? How will the seasons affect this?

 

In science we have been using drama to explain the life cycle of a sunflower! We then drew this on sugar paper!

In Maths we have been partitioning two digit numbers to add!

We have been focusing on correctly using homophones in our spelling lessons!

In CC we have been looking at the life of Florence Nightingale. We ordered the key events in her life on a timeline!

Today we used a story map to talk through the middle section of the story 'Bubbles'. Here are some examples!

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Year 2 words to read & spell

Curriculum Letter Autumn 2

Class 9 did a fantastic job learning, memorising and reciting poems!

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Year 2 are learning about poertry. Class 8 have learnt a poem about being 6. Here is them in action!

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Science Day! We had an amazing day exploring lots of different scientific experiments like making slime, blowing bubbles and making eggs float!

We've got off to a great start this half term.  We have been loving our science lessons; we've been investigating what happens to different materials when forces are applied to them and continued our longitudinal study based around birds.

 

In geography we have already had a go on Google Earth and used this to label our map with significant landmarks in England.  We will be looking at Wales this week!

 

We are enjoying our first narrative piece of writing in English and will be using the new skills we have learnt in our Apprentice Pieces on Tuesday.

 

Remember to bring in your trip letters, check back here next week for photos!

We can't believe that's it's nearly half term!  We've had a super final week; completing our final lesson on The Great Fire of London and wrapping up our RE, health & wellbeing and music topics.  After the half term we'll be looking at shape in maths and in English we will be staring our first piece of narrative writing. We can't wait!  Have a safe and fun weeks break.

 

Mrs Salter, Mrs Frost & Miss McLaughlan

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Time to Shine! We have had such fun coming in to school in our bright clothes and have learnt lots about how to stay safe in the dark, winter nights.

Anti-bullying day!  4.10.17

On Wednesday we spent our day doing lots of different activities centred around Anti-bullying.  We reminded ourselves how to be good friends and what to do if we, or someone else, has a problem.  We also enjoyed a play called 'Just Joshing' by a theatre company which focussed on how to be a good friend.

What a great start you have all had in Year 2!  Your teachers are very proud with how well you have settled in and got on with your new learning.  We have so much to look forward to this term, including a visit from the Fire Service on the 21.9.17.  Watch this space for photos!

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