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Welcome to the class page for 2D and 2M.
Have a look and see what we have been up to so far this year!
Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned on Wednesday morning.
If your child is given a daily reading book, please ensure this is returned to your child's class teacher each morning.
Important dates for your diary:
Beatles Story Trip (info to follow) - Monday 1st April 2019
For safer internet day, Michael from Altru Theatre Company worked with each year 2 class to talk about how we could be safer when using the internet. We learned about surfing the internet, followers, blocking and reporting and who to talk to if we're unsure about something online. The drama we used helped us to really participate in each activity and remember all of the safety rules. A great morning was enjoyed by all of us!
Let it snow!
Our topic this half term is Let it snow! We have been finding out about different types of animals including reindeer in our science lessons and in our topic lessons we have been researching where reindeer live, what the arctic is like and where in the world it snows.
As part of our topic, we had a special visit from Santa, 2 of his elves and reindeer Biscuit and Freddie. We had a chance to ask lots of questions and take some pictures with our visitors.
Children from 2D presented them with a christmas card they had made to say thank you.
Have a look at our photographs below!
This week in Year 2 we enjoyed some fantastic activities to celebrate Book Week. The theme for Book Week this year was 'Books that take us on a journey'.
In class, we explored a new book called 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. The book was unusual for us because it had no words, just pictures! This meant that we could really investigate every page and dig deeper to find out what could be happening and build our own story. We dived into the book and wrote descriptions of the beautiful settings in the story, using some great adjectives to build our creative writing.
We also had the opportunity to have 2 special visits this week - a visit from our local librarian, who showed us how to join the library and read some lovely stories with us, and a visit from Altru Theatre Company who performed 'The Road to Respect' which explained all about how to show respect for eachother.
Finally we enjoyed a lovely morning in class reading with our families. It was lovely for teachers and staff to see so many family members come into class to share a book with the children. Thank you all for coming!
The children had such a fun and exciting time today when two very talented scientists from
'Inspiring Science' came to teach the children the importance of hygiene and hand washing. The children were amazed to find out that a common sneeze can travel 7 metres, highlighting the way germs are spread so easily. The children made their very own 'snot' (ewww) and their very own germs to take home to show their families and discuss what they had learned in such a fun way.
This was a wonderful way to get the message of hygiene and how to stay healthy across to the children.
Luke was our merit winner today so he had double celebrations!
The children in Year 2 had a fantastic afternoon celebrating the Jewish Sabbath meal 'Shabbat'
According to the Torah, Shabbat commemorates the day that God rested from creating the world; the word Shabbat literally means “he rested.” Exodus 34:21 states: “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest.” Shabbat is considered a day of peace and holiness. The children shared kosher food, prayer and holy songs to celebrate their learning and get a true understanding of this wonderful Jewish tradition.
We all loved having our special objects in school this week. The children really enjoyed choosing a book from the reading area and reading it to their special objects. Keep up the good work year 2!
We have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s this week and used the resources around us to help us count. Lots of practical activities this week in year 2 are helping us to build our skills!
We used hundred squares in class to count forwards and backwards in tens from any number. Eg. 16, 26, 36 etc.
We played splat, splatting a number and counting forwards and backwards in tens as quick as we could!
Throughout this week, we have been looking at counting in tens and recognising the importance of place value when we count forwards and backwards in tens. We used multilink cubes to make sticks of ten and then represented a number using different maths resources. Keep up lots of practice at home in counting forwards and backwards in tens!