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Year 2



This week in Maths we have been learning about measurement and scales. The children estimated how much water it would take to fill a container, measured to check their estimations and began to make their own scales.








Year 2 have had a brilliant first week back at school and we have already been very busy! We began looking at our new text in literacy 'Man on the Moon' and created our story maps which will help the children to better learn and follow the text.






KS1 had their Nativity on Wednesday afternoon and evening and did absolutely brilliantly. Year 2 had the tricky task of the speaking parts but the children all learnt and delivered their lines perfectly. The children have worked so hard on this production over the last few weeks and we are incredibly proud of them!


We really hope that you enjoyed the performances as much as we did!



In D&T we began experimenting with materials for making our toy cars. We tested which materials would be the strongest and most suitable for wheels and axles.





In Literacy we have begun looking at our new text 'How the Camel Got His Hump'. We learnt the text along with some actions and created a story map to follow!






We created a Camel fact file in Literacy in preparation of our new text which we are being introduced to next week!






Year 2 and 3 had a wonderful day at Kidzania on Thursday where the children had the chance to try out a variety of different jobs such as news presenters, rockstars, postmen, fashion designers and police officers! We all had a brilliant day and the children were so well behaved throughout!











In our first Geography lesson this week we focused on location and the continents around the world. The children chose four countries and used their atlases to find the continent, capital city and flag of their chosen countries!








We have been looking at our new text 'Augustus and his Smile' in Literacy which is about a Siberian Tiger who goes on an adventure looking to find his smile. We created a poster encouraging the conservation of Siberian Tigers and the children produced some brilliant work!






We are nearing the end of our History topic 'The Great Fire of London' and wrote some amazing diary entries as if we were in London in 1666!








This week we combined our History topic 'The Great Fire of London' and our Art topic 'Collage' to make some amazing fire collages. We created our own drawing of the London skyline and used tissue paper to create a flame effect. You might be able to see the collages on the wall in our classroom when you are outside!



We have had another brilliant and busy week in year 2. We have continued to develop our knowledge of ‘collage’ in Art this week and focused particularly on Henri Matisse’s ‘The Snail’ in which the children each created their own wonderful snail collage inspired by this piece. 

We were also very lucky to have a Circus Skills workshop earlier this week where the children had the opportunity to try out lots of circus activities and learn numerous incredible tricks! We all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and it was lovely for the children to have some time out of the classroom where they could be silly and have lots of fun!



We have had two wonderful weeks in Year 2 in which the class have settled in incredibly well and have gotten stuck into their work with great enthusiasm!


We begun looking at our first text in Literacy, ‘Frog and the Stranger’ and the children are thoroughly enjoying it. We are in the process of writing multi-clause sentences with conjunctions to describe the sequence of events.


We had our first art lesson on Thursday in which we began focusing on ‘collage’. The children had a chance to make their own mini collages and do some painting which will be put towards a whole class collage project which we begin next week!

We also came up with lots of exciting ideas about other collages the children would like to make throughout this half term and will hopefully be able to find time to squeeze this into our busy week!

Miss Fletcher and Mrs Malik have been so impressed with the children’s determination and energy these past two weeks and are very much looking forward to the rest of this half term in Year 2!

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