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Welcome to Year 2, Spring Term 2019.

This term, our topic is ‘Where We Live’. We will become artists, map makers, historians and dancers as we explore fascinating aspects of our local area.

Take a look at the curriculum poster and letter below to find out more.

Year 2 wish you all a very Happy Easter. See you all on Wednesday 24th April.

Year 2 wish you all a very Happy Easter. See you all on Wednesday 24th April. 1

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! A big thank you to all our lovely mums. We hope you enjoyed your special tea party - we loved playing our ukuleles for you xx

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! A big thank you to all our lovely mums. We hope you enjoyed your special tea party - we loved playing our ukuleles for you xx 1
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! A big thank you to all our lovely mums. We hope you enjoyed your special tea party - we loved playing our ukuleles for you xx 2
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! A big thank you to all our lovely mums. We hope you enjoyed your special tea party - we loved playing our ukuleles for you xx 3

Old MacDonald had a ukulele ...

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A sailor went to sea ...

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08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally!

08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 1 All aboard!
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 2 This is so exciting!
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 3 Time to get comfortable...
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 4 ...and we’re off!
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 5 We journeyed around the city.
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 6 Finally we reached the depot.
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 7 We saw old buses,
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 8 open top buses
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 9 And shiny new buses.
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 10 Last of all...
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 11 it was time for...
08.03.19: What better way to learn about ‘Where We Live’ than aboard a double decker bus. Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to have a special trip provided by Plymouth Citybus... not the sort of trip they would experience normally! 12 the BUS WASH!

World Book Day: Our whole day was based on ‘The One Hundred Decker Bus’ - an exciting new story which Miss Lewis revealed to us bit by bit. Throughout the day, we listened, talked, predicted, imagined, created and generally had lots of fun.

Now we’re really looking forward to our adventure with Plymouth Citybus on Friday. Who knows where we’ll end up!

01.03.19: Our beautiful new playground is ready and this afternoon we tested it out! We feel so lucky.

01.03.19: Our beautiful new playground is ready and this afternoon we tested it out! We feel so lucky.  1
01.03.19: Our beautiful new playground is ready and this afternoon we tested it out! We feel so lucky.  2
01.03.19: Our beautiful new playground is ready and this afternoon we tested it out! We feel so lucky.  3
01.03.19: Our beautiful new playground is ready and this afternoon we tested it out! We feel so lucky.  4
01.03.19: Our beautiful new playground is ready and this afternoon we tested it out! We feel so lucky.  5
01.03.19: Our beautiful new playground is ready and this afternoon we tested it out! We feel so lucky.  6

14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2!

14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 1 Liam
14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 2 Tegan
14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 3 Hannah
14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 4 Riley
14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 5 Rihanna
14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 6 Holly
14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 7 Jessica
14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 8 Freddie
14.02.19: Here are a few of our finished paintings. Great work Year 2! 9 Ava Rose

13.02.19: We’ve shown exceptional focus today, painting with such care and attention. Our finished work will be on display very soon.

13.02.19: We’ve shown exceptional focus today, painting with such care and attention. Our finished work will be on display very soon. 1
13.02.19: We’ve shown exceptional focus today, painting with such care and attention. Our finished work will be on display very soon. 2
13.02.19: We’ve shown exceptional focus today, painting with such care and attention. Our finished work will be on display very soon. 3

11.02.19: Today we’ve been history detectives. We’ve been looking closely at this statue on the Hoe to see what we might discover about this important person. We asked lots of questions about him and will try to find out more about him later this week.

11.02.19: Today we’ve been history detectives. We’ve been looking closely at this statue on the Hoe to see what we might discover about this important person. We asked lots of questions about him and will try to  find out more about him later this week. 1
11.02.19: Today we’ve been history detectives. We’ve been looking closely at this statue on the Hoe to see what we might discover about this important person. We asked lots of questions about him and will try to  find out more about him later this week. 2
11.02.19: Today we’ve been history detectives. We’ve been looking closely at this statue on the Hoe to see what we might discover about this important person. We asked lots of questions about him and will try to  find out more about him later this week. 3
11.02.19: Today we’ve been history detectives. We’ve been looking closely at this statue on the Hoe to see what we might discover about this important person. We asked lots of questions about him and will try to  find out more about him later this week. 4
11.02.19: Today we’ve been history detectives. We’ve been looking closely at this statue on the Hoe to see what we might discover about this important person. We asked lots of questions about him and will try to  find out more about him later this week. 5
11.02.19: Today we’ve been history detectives. We’ve been looking closely at this statue on the Hoe to see what we might discover about this important person. We asked lots of questions about him and will try to  find out more about him later this week. 6

While we were at the Hoe we sketched the view ready to complete our Brian Pollard style paintings.

While we were at the Hoe we sketched the view ready to complete our Brian Pollard style paintings. 1
While we were at the Hoe we sketched the view ready to complete our Brian Pollard style paintings. 2
While we were at the Hoe we sketched the view ready to complete our Brian Pollard style paintings. 3
While we were at the Hoe we sketched the view ready to complete our Brian Pollard style paintings. 4
While we were at the Hoe we sketched the view ready to complete our Brian Pollard style paintings. 5
While we were at the Hoe we sketched the view ready to complete our Brian Pollard style paintings. 6

08.02.19: More amazing science in Year 2 today. We were trying to find out which rope would let Mr Grinling’s lunch travel the greatest distance - it needs to reach the lighthouse!

08.02.19: More amazing science in Year 2 today. We were trying to find out which rope would let Mr Grinling’s lunch travel the greatest distance - it needs to reach the lighthouse! 1 Kyle has to keep the rope taut.
08.02.19: More amazing science in Year 2 today. We were trying to find out which rope would let Mr Grinling’s lunch travel the greatest distance - it needs to reach the lighthouse! 2 Children considered fair test variables.
08.02.19: More amazing science in Year 2 today. We were trying to find out which rope would let Mr Grinling’s lunch travel the greatest distance - it needs to reach the lighthouse! 3 There were lots of important jobs.

Testing rope 1

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Testing rope 2

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Testing rope 3

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05.02.19: Today is Safer Internet Day 2019 and our Year 2 e-safety superheroes have embraced a range of challenges and activities...

05.02.19: Today is Safer Internet Day 2019 and our Year 2 e-safety superheroes have embraced a range of challenges and activities... 1

We started the day with group discussions ... what do we already know about keeping safe online? We had lots of sensible ideas, such as playing age appropriate games, using a safe search engine like Swiggle or not sharing personal information.

We started the day with group discussions ... what do we already know about keeping safe online? We had lots of sensible ideas, such as playing age appropriate games, using a safe search engine like Swiggle or not sharing personal information. 1
We started the day with group discussions ... what do we already know about keeping safe online? We had lots of sensible ideas, such as playing age appropriate games, using a safe search engine like Swiggle or not sharing personal information. 2
We started the day with group discussions ... what do we already know about keeping safe online? We had lots of sensible ideas, such as playing age appropriate games, using a safe search engine like Swiggle or not sharing personal information. 3
We started the day with group discussions ... what do we already know about keeping safe online? We had lots of sensible ideas, such as playing age appropriate games, using a safe search engine like Swiggle or not sharing personal information. 4

Later we played a game. Miss Lewis read out some scenarios of how people might use the internet, and we had to consider how that would make us feel and then move to different emoticon areas, e.g. 😂😩😔😃😴😡😯. There was a lot of debate as we all saw things in different ways!

Later we played a game. Miss Lewis read out some scenarios of how people might use the internet, and we had to consider how that would make us feel and then move to different emoticon areas, e.g. 😂😩😔😃😴😡😯. There was a lot of debate as we all saw things in different ways! 1 Marnie shares her ‘Pop up’ homework in assembly.
Later we played a game. Miss Lewis read out some scenarios of how people might use the internet, and we had to consider how that would make us feel and then move to different emoticon areas, e.g. 😂😩😔😃😴😡😯. There was a lot of debate as we all saw things in different ways! 2 Jess describes her poster.
Later we played a game. Miss Lewis read out some scenarios of how people might use the internet, and we had to consider how that would make us feel and then move to different emoticon areas, e.g. 😂😩😔😃😴😡😯. There was a lot of debate as we all saw things in different ways! 3 Loveday won a prize for her informative poster.

Here are a few examples of our creative and informative e-safety homework. Well done to everyone who entered the competition.

Here are a few examples of our creative and informative e-safety homework. Well done to everyone who entered the competition.  1
Here are a few examples of our creative and informative e-safety homework. Well done to everyone who entered the competition.  2
Here are a few examples of our creative and informative e-safety homework. Well done to everyone who entered the competition.  3
Here are a few examples of our creative and informative e-safety homework. Well done to everyone who entered the competition.  4
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22.01.19: We’ve been developing our art skills, drawing and painting in the style of Brian Pollard. We have experimented with different paints to reproduce his bold, bright colours and have tried drawing tiny characters and objects in his naive style. Soon we’ll be ready to produce our own paintings of Plymouth. Watch this space!

22.01.19: We’ve been developing our art skills, drawing and painting in the style of Brian Pollard. We have experimented with different paints to reproduce his bold, bright colours and have tried drawing tiny characters and objects in his naive style. Soon we’ll be ready to produce our own paintings of Plymouth. Watch this space! 1
22.01.19: We’ve been developing our art skills, drawing and painting in the style of Brian Pollard. We have experimented with different paints to reproduce his bold, bright colours and have tried drawing tiny characters and objects in his naive style. Soon we’ll be ready to produce our own paintings of Plymouth. Watch this space! 2
22.01.19: We’ve been developing our art skills, drawing and painting in the style of Brian Pollard. We have experimented with different paints to reproduce his bold, bright colours and have tried drawing tiny characters and objects in his naive style. Soon we’ll be ready to produce our own paintings of Plymouth. Watch this space! 3

Mr Grinling is taking hot chocolate to the lighthouse today, but he needs to find a way to keep it warm. Mrs Lane and the children planned a test to investigate which containers were best insulators.

Mr Grinling is taking hot chocolate to the lighthouse today, but he needs to find a way to keep it warm. Mrs Lane and the children planned a test to investigate which containers were best insulators.  1
Mr Grinling is taking hot chocolate to the lighthouse today, but he needs to find a way to keep it warm. Mrs Lane and the children planned a test to investigate which containers were best insulators.  2

Inspired by ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, the children have had fun creating electrical circuits to make their model lighthouses shine brightly. It was a great success!

Inspired by ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, the children have had fun creating electrical circuits to make their model lighthouses shine brightly. It was a great success! 1
Inspired by ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, the children have had fun creating electrical circuits to make their model lighthouses shine brightly. It was a great success! 2
Inspired by ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, the children have had fun creating electrical circuits to make their model lighthouses shine brightly. It was a great success! 3
Inspired by ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, the children have had fun creating electrical circuits to make their model lighthouses shine brightly. It was a great success! 4
Inspired by ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, the children have had fun creating electrical circuits to make their model lighthouses shine brightly. It was a great success! 5
Inspired by ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, the children have had fun creating electrical circuits to make their model lighthouses shine brightly. It was a great success! 6

                         

Look back at Year 2, Autumn 2018 

 

Our topic this term is 'TOYS WE LOVE'. Please take a look at the curriculum poster below for more details of the term.

We’re off to see the wizard ... what a show! We are so very proud of our confident and talented children. Well done everyone, you were AMAZING!

Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.

Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  1
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  2
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  3
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  4
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  5
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  6
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  7
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  8
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  9
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  10
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  11
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  12
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  13
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  14
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  15
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  16
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  17
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  18
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  19
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  20
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  21
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  22
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  23
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  24
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  25
Meet the stars of our Year 2 Christmas production. Oh, how they shine! Thanks to all the parents who helped to create such great costumes.  26

26.09.18: Today was the first of this year's two Internet Safety Days. We didn't dress up, but we learned all about our 'digital footprints' and different ways to stay safe when we're using technology. 

Don't forget that our class digital mascot - Webby Wolf will be going home with one of the Year 2 children each week. This year, Webby is trying to help the children be more resilient when using technology.

12.09.18: Today we’ve been thinking about play. We discussed lots of questions, such as;

What is play?

Why is play important?

When does play go wrong?

How can we play positively with each other? 

Then we played games to develop our skills of co-operation, listening and focus.

Pass the whisper: We really needed to concentrate and listen carefully.

Pass the whisper: We really needed to concentrate and listen carefully. 1
Pass the whisper: We really needed to concentrate and listen carefully. 2
Pass the whisper: We really needed to concentrate and listen carefully. 3

Balloon Bop: We had so much fun working in teams to keep the balloon afloat (without letting go of our hands). Tricky!

Balloon Bop: We had so much fun working in teams to keep the balloon afloat (without letting go of our hands). Tricky! 1
Balloon Bop: We had so much fun working in teams to keep the balloon afloat (without letting go of our hands). Tricky! 2
Balloon Bop: We had so much fun working in teams to keep the balloon afloat (without letting go of our hands). Tricky! 3

Winking wizard: oh no, everyone’s asleep! We needed focus and brilliant eye contact to catch the wizard.

Winking wizard: oh no, everyone’s asleep! We needed focus and brilliant eye contact to catch the wizard. 1
Winking wizard: oh no, everyone’s asleep! We needed focus and brilliant eye contact to catch the wizard. 2
Winking wizard: oh no, everyone’s asleep! We needed focus and brilliant eye contact to catch the wizard. 3

11.09.18: Today we held an election to choose our new Year 2 School Council representatives. The children had been given a chance to prepare their ideas for homework, and those who were interested showed great confidence when presenting their ideas to the class. We then had a secret ballot and announced the winners.

 

Holly and Clayton: Our proud Year 2 School Council representatives.

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