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12th October

This week we have been adapting our own Pokemon reports. Here is the class version…

Miss Ward has been challenging us to improve our vocabulary choices. We have been inspirational and have been starting to choosing more ambitious words in our writing.

In Maths clinic we have been playing our dice games to improve our rapid recall of number bonds to 10 and 20. Also, double facts. In addition to this, we have been trying to beat our top scores on hit the button…. Our new favourite game.

 

 

 

 

5th October

On Monday morning, we set off to Sainbury’s bakery. We enjoyed learning about how bread and cakes are made. Katie explained how the machines have special attachments in case of a fire.

Here we are back at school making ‘Great Fire of London’ cakes…

This week, we have started our new English unit on Pokemon. Here is our Pikachu report. Why don’t you ask us to retell it to you at home?

In Maths clinic, we have been playing some super cool dice games. This is what you do:

1.) Get a 0-9 sided dice ( You can play with a 6 sided dice too!)

2.) Roll the dice.

3.) Shout out the number bond that matches to make 10. ( e.g. if you roll a 6 shout out 4)

The other game is to shout out what double that number is. ( e.g. if you roll a 6 shout out 12)

‘Hit the button’ number bonds has been set for Maths homework this week. You can play to 10, 20 or 100.

Year 2 – 28th September

We have been working extremely hard planning, writing and publishing our adapted stories this week. We used the model text Little Red Riding Hood and created a class version called Little Ginger Cat. We chose this title because there has been a little ginger cat wandering around our school grounds.

Our own titles include: Little Blue Shark, Little Brown Horse, Little White Tiger, Little Green Chameleon, Little Pink Pig and many, many more. We changed the characters and lots of other things including the setting and our language choices.

Miss Ward has been overwhelmed with the amount of Topic homework being produced. There has been copious amounts of Pokemon top trump card, gorgeous adapted songs to the tune of ‘London’s Burning’ and some beautiful wind chimes.

We are looking forward to visiting Sainsbury’s bakery on Tuesday morning. It’ll be interesting to see a real life bakery and understand more about how the Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane.

 

The last hurdle…

What a busy couple of weeks it has been!

In English, we have been planning our adapted story based on Pie Corbett’s ‘Gussie goes bonkers.’ Next week we will be writing our versions. In Maths, we have been revisiting fractions. In Music, we have been learning and rehearsing our Graduation songs. In Science, we have been thinking about how to stay fit and healthy.  In PE, we have been continuing to improve our hand eye coordination in tennis rounders.

On Wednesday, the children had a lovely day with Miss Beebee for their transition day.

Next Friday 20th July Year 2 will be having an Infant Graduation Ceremony. Family members are invited to attend in the hall from 2pm onwards. The children are all very excited to celebrate their past couple of years with you. There will be singing, sharing of books, individual certificates for all children and obviously the children will be wearing mortarboards! 

ROBOTS, ROBOTS, EVERYWHERE!

Over the past couple of weeks we have learnt a lot about our topic.

In English, we are currently reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We have written lots of about text so far: poems, letters and diary entries.

Here is a video link:- https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/z878q6f

We are totally loving our end of the day reads and can’t wait to find our what happens next.

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Did you know that technology has changed loads over the past 50 years? The way we travel, communicate and shop have all changed. So have our home comforts, appliances and entertainment. Just think about it! Toys have also changed dramatically over the past 50 years just take a look below.

 

We have been learning an interesting song called ‘I’m a friendly robot’.

Here is the video link:-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hilKzY_0euY

 

 

WE CANNOT CONTAIN OUR EXCITEMENT FOR LEGOLAND ON MONDAY!!!

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Sports enrichment week

What a fantastic week it has been! We have made some lovely memories…

I certainly had a lot of fun! My favourite part was definitely Go Bananas because I felt like a child again. What was your favourite part of the week?

 

Our new topic: Africa & Asia

We have had great fun with learning ‘Jambo Bwana’ with Mrs Booth. Some of us already knew the lyrics because we had learnt it as a Topic homework task. Josh even typed up the lyrics to stick into his Topic book. Here is the YouTube link if you fancy listening to the song and learning it…

In English, we have been looking at Handa’s Surprise as inspiration for our writing. We have all thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to our next text.

In Maths, we have been learning to tell the time. The children are all secure with o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. We have been pausing during the day at random 5 minute intervals  to tell the time.

In Science, we have been sorting objects into the categories:  dead, alive or never been alive. In addition to this we’ve been looking at plants and animals out in Forest School.

As part of our Topic work, we’ve learnt about Nelson Mandela and have compared the life of a child in London and a child in Tokyo.

Our past couple of weeks …

We have been using money a lot in Maths this week and are starting to get to grips with how we can use different combinations of coins to make the same total. It would be brilliant if your child could help you this weekend when you are out shopping. Can they pay for items by totaling amounts?

We have been busy bees in English as we have been planning our adapted stories of The Tunnel. We have lots of new titles including: The Rabbit Hole, The Secret Door and The Puddle. Yesterday we retold our stories in preparation for writing them and today we started on our opening.

In Science, we have been looking at the different parts of plants and flowers and their jobs. In Geography, we have been looking at where we live and what it’s like as a place. In PE, we have been exploring different balances in gymnastics. In Computing, we have word processed our front cover pages for our Topic books. Finally, in Design Technology, we have been exploring different types of puppets and comparing them to see what kind of puppet we would like to make during our STEM enrichment week.

Several homework tasks come in recently especially the one which was to draw a map of your journey to school. It would be lovely to have some more coming in over the next few weeks.

Don’t forget it’s our class assembly next week…we literally can’t wait to share it with you!!!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome back.

Our new Topic is ‘Our Town: Stroud.’ Below is a copy of the homework tasks that can be completed this term.

Yesterday, we had a very interesting English lesson which involved us all travelling through a portal! The portal led us into a quiet wood which soon turned into a menacing forest. We had great fin acting out the story and thinking about the different character’s behaviours and feelings. Our story is called ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne.

Born in a Barn

Today, all of us received the Certificate of Achievement for our wonderful performances of Born in a Barn. I hope you all enjoyed watching us act as much as we enjoyed performing to you…


Nativity and more …

We have been very busy practicing, without our scripts, for the Nativity performances. Please don’t forget to secure your tickets for Wednesday 6th December & Thursday the 7th December at 2pm.

A selection of cake and bread has filled the classroom recently. Of course this all links to the children’s homework on how the Great Fire of London started in a bakery. Here is Oscar and Liam with their delicious delights…

Yesterday, we enjoyed visiting the KS2 classes to retell our adapted stories based on Rudyard Kipling’s ‘How the elephant got its trunk.’ Our new stories link to our topic on Earth, Air, Fire and Water. These are the titles we chose from:

  • How Pidgeot got its wings
  • How Bulbasaur got its bulb
  • How Charmander got its fire
  • How Squirtle got its shell

Pokemon

This week we started our new English unit all about Pokemon. 

We ABSOLUTELY love it!

This is our report …

Pikachu

Pikachu is a species of Pokémon in the electric type. What a friendly Pokémon they are! However, if threatened or angered, they can be quite aggressive. Do you want to know more? If so read on!

What does Pikachu look like?

Pikachu is a short, chubby rodent that is covered in yellow fur with two horizontal stripes on its back. It has a minuscule mouth and long, pointed ears with black tips. Pikachu has stump like arms and three toes on each foot. At the base of its lightning bolt-shaped tail is patch of brown fur. Incredibly, there are pouches inside its rosy, red cheeks where it stores electricity.

What is Pikachu’s habitat like and what does it eat?

At times Pikachu travel in groups. It raises its tail to check its surroundings and is occasionally struck by lightning in this position. Living in forested places, Pikachu can be found hunting for berries which it roasts with electricity. Funnily enough, Pikachu has been known to have a fondness of ketchup and has been spotted eating telephone wires.

What are Pikachu’s special powers?

Pikachu is able to release high voltages of electricity. It has many types of attacks including thunderbolt, rocket punch and volt tackle. Weirdly, Pikachu can electrify itself to use its signature move the Volt Tackle.

Did you know?

Pikachu will evolve into a Raichu when it has come into contact with a Thunderstone.

 

We have explored and painted our own Pokemon too. We will plan and write our own adapted reports based on these Pokemon. 

Today we had a go at 11 club. This is done throughout the whole school. It starts at 11 club then progresses to 22 club, 33 club and so on. The children have 4 minutes to complete 11, 22, 33 etc number sentences. They ALL have to be correct to become part of the club. Well done to those children who got their badge today. Don’t worry those who didn’t this time. We will try again in two weeks time. TOP TIP – Practice your doubling!

 

 

 

3 weeks in …

This term each child in Year 2 will have the chance to bake ‘The Great Fire of London’ cakes with Mrs Terret. The lucky children this week thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

We’ve been busy adapting the story of Little Red Riding Hood this week. Not only have we created a class version but we have also planned our own stories. Once we finished story mapping we retold them to the Year 6 class.

Finally here is Josh playing and singing London’s Burning on the piano.

 

New year, new classroom!

Welcome back!

The children were very excited to see not only our new classroom on Tuesday, but also their friends. We had a lovely discussion about what we had all been up to throughout the summer. Afterwards, the children wrote about what they did in their Writing Cafe books. It sounds like they all had lots of fun!

As always, the children were enthusiastic about our new topic and couldn’t wait for our first Topic lesson. We compared London in 1666 and 2017 in preparation for our learning about the Great Fire of London. The children were so excited and eager to know more that Miss Ward couldn’t keep up with all the questions they had!

Below is a copy of the ‘Earth, Air, Fire, Water’ Topic Homework sheet that went home on Friday.

Hot, hot, hot!

We have been continuing with our hard work, even though it has been hot!

Today, as a reward for being fantastic, successful learners, we had ice lolly reading time outside under the shadiest tree!

 

In English, we have been innovating the story of Little Charlie, by changing characters and locations.  Everyone worked so hard to do their very best. Ava did a fantastic piece of work, trying hard to catch the reader’s attention.

In Maths, we have been working hard to explain our reasoning about number and also solve missing number problems.

In Art, we started painted some fantastic self-portraits, working hard to position facial features correctly. Pictures will follow!

Science, hats and maths

We’ve started our final half term in a really busy way. In Science we are investigating plant growth, we’ve set up an experiment to see what conditions seeds need to germinate.  We will keep a watchful eye on them throughout the next few weeks.

     

In Maths, we finished the week with a Maths circus which we always enjoy.

We’ve been reading the story about a bear who lost his hat. After writing letters to the Woodland Court to protest the rabbit’s innocence, we made puppet shows and filmed our work.

Enrichment week.

Wowsers! We’ve had the most exciting week.

On Monday, we had our wheelie day, whizzing around the playground on our bikes and scooters.

We also were introduced to the Digiwall. It was fantastic, we loved playing all the games and we really began to work as a team to solve the problems.

On Thursday, we challenged ourselves to complete the inflatable obstacle course in the morning and in the afternoon, we went to Jumptastic. What a fantastic time we had!

We’re all a bit exhausted now!

Legoland fun

Willow class had an amazing time at Legoland last week.

Here is what Tobias wrote in his recount about the day:

 

Last Wednesday, Year 2 went on an incredible trip to Legoland. Would you like to find out more about it? If so, read on.

First, we went on the coach and me, Ruben, Freddie and Jack played the Mini game. When we arrived, we went to the robot workshop. We built robots out of Lego and made them move by controlling them with iPads.

Then we had a bit of time to explore the rest of the park. We went on the Lego cars. We crashed a lot (especially Jamie!) Finally we went on the logflume and we got soaked. When we went down the ramp, my tummy tingled.

When the trip was nearly over, mummy bought me an icecream. What a fantastic day we had!

 

 

Robots, robots everywhere!

This week we started work on our new topic, Robots. We designed and made our very own robot pals.

 

It was a hectic, but really enjoyable afternoon.

The next day, we wrote some amazing descriptions of our robots to put on display.

In Maths, we have been dividing numbers, we find it’s the trickiest of the four operations, but we persevered and made good progress.

I hope that you have a restful and sunny Easter break! We’ve got lots to do in the new term, starting with our trip to LEGOLAND!