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Year 2

The Great Fire of London

We have all loved learning about The Fire of London.  It has been a fabulous topic.  We hope you like our artwork as much as we do.  We drew houses from the 17th Century and created collages from tissue paper, pva glue and black paper. 

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Year 2 have been testing different paper to see which is the most absorbent.

We had lots of fun and got a little bit wet in the process!


This week we have been ordering 2 digit numbers and using the vocabulary 'greater than' and 'less' than' to describe their position.  We have also used the symbols < > and =.


The fun in gymnastics continues as we develop new skills.  This weeks we learnt how to do a handstand safely and last week we followed steps to a perfect headstand (see photos). 

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down you hair!


In our Talk for Writing this week we have been learning the story of Rapunzel with actions and a visual story map.  It is amazing how much of the story we can remember.  Why not ask your child to show you?  We think you'll be impressed!

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In Maths this week we have been looking at regrouping numbers.



Year  2 are loving our gymnastics lessons.  Last week we learnt how to do a safe backward roll and this week we practised our cartwheels.  

Talk for Writing

This week in Year 2 we have been exploring an alternative version of Rapunzel, by Bethan Woolvin.  The children have shown a lot of excitement about the story and have used some amazing adjectives in their writing.  Their excitement began when they were asked to predict what the story was going to be about from looking at the front cover.  They couldn't wait to find out the answers following day.  A great, inspiring start to our Talk for Writing work.  



We have been using the 'think 10' strategy to help our calculations, using lots of different resources to help us visualise the numbers.



We now know when the Great Fire of London took place, why it spread so quickly and how many days it lasted, by placing all the events on a timeline.  Ask your child to tell you all about it.  




Year 2 have settled in well! 

Keep an eye on our class page for future updates!

In Science we have started our topic on Materials.  Today we are going to make the most of the sunshine and go for a material hunt around the school. 


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