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Welcome to Year 2, Summer 2020 

Monday 29th June

Hello Year 2 - I hope you and your families are all well and have had some fun out and about this weekend. I travelled to Wales and visited my mum and dad for the first time since early March - it was such a treat to see them but strange not to give them a hug. I expect you're all starting to meet up with a few friends or family in small, safe gatherings and am sure you're having fun and enjoying long chats with each other. 

I'd love to chat with all of you and see your smiley faces again! If any of you would like a phone call with me, then ask your parents to email me on admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk and we can arrange a time on Monday/Tues/Weds next week.

 

There are three more weeks of school left, so three more weeks of home learning. This week you can try some poetry, more fractions, learn about mosques and create some natural sculptures.Try to keep up with your studies Year 2 as it will prepare you for Year 3 in September. 

 

With love from Miss Lewis smiley

Freddie and Theo sent these in last week. Glad to see you're still busy with your home learning boys!

Freddie and Theo sent these in last week. Glad to see you're still busy with your home learning boys! 1 Theo harvests his first radish!
Freddie and Theo sent these in last week. Glad to see you're still busy with your home learning boys! 2 Chopped and ready for his first taste ... mmm!
Freddie and Theo sent these in last week. Glad to see you're still busy with your home learning boys! 3 Theo discovered this in his garden.
Freddie and Theo sent these in last week. Glad to see you're still busy with your home learning boys! 4 Look what he discovered about centipedes.
Freddie and Theo sent these in last week. Glad to see you're still busy with your home learning boys! 5 This beetle is rare in the South West.
Freddie and Theo sent these in last week. Glad to see you're still busy with your home learning boys! 6 ...read this to find out more.
Freddie and Theo sent these in last week. Glad to see you're still busy with your home learning boys! 7 Working hard Freddie - well done!

W/B 29.06.20 English: This unit is a poetry unit from the Talk for Writing team is based on 'The Quangle Wangle's Hat' by Edward Lear. It is a nonsense poem - great fun to listen to and to read aloud. This is a two week unit, so take your time on each activity and develop your ideas fully.

W/B 28.06.20: Maths 

Congratulations to Cayde who has earned his second gold certificate in Year 2! 

 This week 11 children also received a bronze award; Rehaan, Theo, Yohan, Amber, Wojtek, Delphine, Catherine, Andrei, Nathan and Audrey. Great work Year 2!

W/B 29.06.20 R.E: We are continuing to explore sacred places and this week will focus on mosques, a sacred place where Muslims worship. Look at the powerpoint and discuss features of a mosque with someone in your family.

You could also design your own Islamic patterns using the geometric paper below.

W/B 29.06.20 Art: How have you been getting on with your natural art? Please send me photos of any pieces you've produced. This week we're looking at Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures. When you're out walking this week, see what sculptures you can produce.

Monday 22nd June

 

Good morning from Miss Lewis!

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W/B 22.06.20- English: Please continue to work through the talk for Writing booklet about 'Superheroes'. Some of you may wish to create your own superhero comic story using the character you have created. Here are some templates which might help you.

W/B 22.06.20: Spelling - This week our focus is to learn how to use the suffixes -er and -est in comparative adjectives, e.g. smaller/smallest. Please practise this week's spellings on Spelling Shed.

Suffixes - part 1 | Primary English - Wonderful Words

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. A fun, animated guide to the rules for adding the suffixes 'er', 'ing', 'ed', 'est' and 'y'.

Maths: It's been another busy week on Mathletics - well done Year 2! We've achieved 1 gold, 2 silver and 9 bronze certificates in 7 days. yes 

Congratulations to Audrey for earning a bronze, silver AND gold award and to Rehaan for earning bronze and silver. 

Nathan, Tatiana, Yohan, Cayde, Theo, Andrei and Wojtek all earned a bronze certificate. Good work!

    

 

W/B 22.06.20 - Maths: Log on to the White Rose Home Learning page and use lessons from the week commencing 1st June. Contact me if you would like a copy of the corresponding worksheets. 

W/B 22.06.20 - R.E: Session 2 about sacred spaces - this week we're looking at a church. Read the powerpoint and try to discuss the questions with someone in your family. The learning clips will also help you.

Tour of a Church - Part 1

Andi & Jack take a tour around a Church with Rev. Liz, who explains what a font is.

Tour of a Church - Part 2

Rev. Liz explains about the Pulpit and the Organ.

Tour of a Church - Part 3

Andi & Jack learn about Communion and Stained Glass Windows.

W/B 22.06.20 - ART: Andy Goldsworthy Lesson 2/3 - Look at the slides to discover more about creating art in nature.

Task 1: Find a quiet spot outdoors and create winding paths, rivers etc using your natural materials. Take a photograph and email it to me so I can share your art with the class.

Task 2: Use paper/paint or crayons to re-create a piece of Andy Goldsworthy's work

The Duchess of Cambridge to lead an online assembly on mental wellbeing among children 

On Thursday 18th June, the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly during which she will speak about the importance of mental wellbeing among children. The theme of the Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’.

The assembly will be live on the Oak National Academy website at 11 a.m on Thursday 18 June and can be accessed here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/

A recording of the assembly will be available to view on the Oak National Academy website following the event.

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Monday 15th June

Hello Year 2 and welcome to another week of home learning. 

This week, I've been learning too! We have an apple tree in the garden and it is covered with millions of tiny green aphids, feasting on the sap of the new leaves. There have also been many bees, enjoying the aphids' sugary secretions, and this week we realised that the tree was a habitat for a different insect ...

We had no idea what they were so we researched them on the internet and discovered that they were ladybird larvae. Unfortunately, they are not from native British ladybirds but Harlequin ladybirds which arrived in Britain in 2004. They are bigger and stronger than our British ladybirds and are sadly overtaking other species. 

That said, it's been interesting to see their life cycle. The larvae shed their skin several times, then eventually attach themselves to a sheltered spot on the tree, becoming a pupa. Finally, the adult ladybird hatches out.

 

Later in the week we think we spotted a pupa and a newly hatched ladybird.

           

It's a fascinating world out there Year 2 ... what can you discover about micro-habitats in your garden? Maybe you'd like to try this week's science investigation that Mrs Lane has found for you.

 

Please share some of your superhero pictures and ideas with me this week and remember to get in touch if you have any questions; use admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk. Have a great week.

Miss Lewis smiley

 

W/B 15.06.20 English: Here is another brilliant home learning pack from the Talk for Writing team (we have contributed to GOSH to be able to access this pack). This is a really creative unit based on superheroes. It is a 2 week unit so you can take your time completing the activities.

Maths: A huge well done to Audrey who has excelled herself on Mathletics this week - she has a bronze certificate, but earned 10,024 points ... WOW! Congratulations also to Tatiana, Cayde, Catherine, Rehaan, Wojtek, Noah and Nathan who also earned bronze certificates and Andrei and Yohan who earned silver certificates. Super work!

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W/B 15.06.20 Art: Next time you are out walking, start to collect some different natural materials (don't pick living things). When you get home, have a good look at the materials (artists look carefully at the shape, colour and size of all materials before using them). How many different ways can you find to sort the materials?

Year 2 have been very busy! Let's see what they've been up to ...

                                                         

Monday 8th June - World Ocean Day

Bore da Year 2! I'm sending everyone a big virtual hug and a pat on the back for all the effort you are putting into your home learning. I know it's not easy to keep motivated, but you're doing a great job.

Give yourselves a gold star! 

 

Below you will find ideas to help you celebrate World Ocean Day, details of our first whole school Oracy competition, White Rose maths links as well as an introduction to this term's RE unit on sacred places. Remember that these activities are a learning guide and you don't need to complete everything - just do your best and try to enjoy your learning.

 

After so many weeks without shops and libraries being open, I'm sure that lots of you would like some different books to read. Plymouth Schools' Library Service has lots of ebooks available to borrow for children of subscribing schools. If you would like a password so that your child can access this service, please contact the school and we will provide a personalised password for you to use.

 

Have a great week, and remember that you can contact me using admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk. I would love to hear from you.

 

Miss Lewis smiley

 

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W/B 08.06.20: English - you can continue to work through the 'Rainbows' activity booklet. You may also like to plan, prepare and submit a piece for our first St Andrew's Oracy competition!

W/B 08.06.20: English - you can continue to work through the 'Rainbows' activity booklet. You may also like to plan, prepare and submit a piece for our first St Andrew's Oracy competition! 1

W/B 08.06.20 Maths: Well done to everyone who is working hard on Mathletics. Look at all the certificates you have earned since school finished on 23rd March ...

Well done to Amber, Catherine and Nathan who earned silver certificates last week yes

     

W/B 08.06.20: RE - I've created a PowerPoint to introduce you to our topic about sacred places. There are lots of questions to think and discuss, as well as a short written task.

Monday 1st June - Welcome back Year 2!       

Hello everyone ... I hope you had a fun week, enjoying a little more freedom and getting out and about in the sun. I know that many of you have been swimming, have walked on the moors or been to the beach. I'm sure that a week away from home learning has given you and your family a much needed break and you are feeling refreshed and ready to crack on with this week's activities. Remember that these activities are a guide - you can work through them as you wish and don't need to complete everything. Just do your best!

I have had some lovely emails from many of you and have really enjoyed hearing your news. I truly miss each and every one of you and think about you every day. This week we are opening school for children in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 6. I'll be helping Mrs Boyle teach the Year 1 class, but will also continue to support all of you with your learning. If you have any questions or would like to speak to me, contact me through admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk.   

Stay safe everyone and keep in touch,

Miss Lewis smiley

 

W/B 01.06.20 English: Here is another brilliant home learning pack from the Talk for Writing team (we have contributed to GOSH to be able to access this pack). This is a non fiction unit based on rainbows. It is a 2 week unit - there is no need to rush through the work this week.

W/B 01.06.20 Spelling: This week we are starting to learn about homophones. Use the overview to see a sequence of home learning sessions and practise this week's spellings on Spelling Shed.

Monday 18th May

 

Hello Year 2 - it's Monday again! There was great excitement in our house this weekend. Do you remember the vegetable seeds I planted at the beginning of lock down? Well we were able to harvest the first plants last night and eat them for our tea; spinach, rocket, lettuce and crisp radishes ...DELICIOUS!

 

                  

 

Sadly, this reminds me how long it has been since we have been at school together and I am still missing you all so much. It has been lovely to bump into some of you in the supermarket or out on your walks and I have also loved the emails that have been sent to me. I am so very proud of everything you are doing at home and the work I have seen is superb!

 

This week's 'turtley terrific' home learning ideas are below - as ever, try to do what you can, but don't worry if you can't do it all. Remember that next week is half term and a chance for you to take a break from home learning and have some fun and relaxation. 

 

Please keep in touch via admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk and let me know if I can do anything at all to help you at home. Take care everyone.

 

Miss Lewis smiley

 

 

                         

 

World Turtle Day is coming up on May 23rd. The theme of world turtle day 2020 will focus on bringing attention, greater respect and knowledge for tortoises and turtles. In addition, different ideas will be shared about the conservation of this magnificent sea creature. This international event will be celebrated worldwide in various ways – including through our English unit this week!

Turtle Bay by Saviour Pirotta

Listen to the retelling of this special story.

The Box Plymouth: Here is challenge 2. It's a measuring challenge which links beautifully to last week's maths work.

Monday 11th May

Hello again Year 2! It's Monday again ... the start of another week of home learning. It amazes me how quickly the weeks pass by and I very much hope it won't be too long before we can all be together again. As usual I have set some tasks to give you a focus for your learning this week. Please do what you can, but don't worry if you can't complete everything.  I know many of you have been busy completing your own projects and of course it's also important to try and read every day, exercise and find ways to be creative. I hope you are being kind and helpful to your family members and try to appreciate all the lovely you do for each other every day.

 

I miss you all and have really enjoyed hearing from some of you. If you haven't contacted me, then please send me an email at admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk . Tell me what's going well for you at home, share some photos and suggest how I can help make your home learning better.

 

Keep safe everyone. With very best wishes,

 

Miss Lewis 

The Box Plymouth: 

The Box Plymouth have produced a new series of Creative Curriculum Challenges; weekly learning challenges for children to try at home, inspired by the vast collections held at The Box. Each time a child completes a challenge and sends the team a photograph, they will be entered into a weekly prize draw to win a prize from The Box shop. Find out more at http://ow.ly/GMB850zA1uT

The Box Plymouth: Here is this week's 'alphabet' challenge. I think we could try the stretch task in Year 2! Competition entries need to be submitted by the end of Sunday.

W/B 11.05.20 Maths: Time to hunt for a ruler as this week our maths focus is measuring length in cm and m. Here are some daily activity sheets and the supporting videos can be found below.

W/B 11.05.20 Science: Mrs Lane has found some additional activities to support those we gave you a few weeks ago. 

Look who came out to see me while I was eating my lunch in the garden today! Why not sit very still, keep your eyes open and see what you can spot in your garden or local park.

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Monday 4th May

A big hello to everyone in Year 2 and all your mums, dads and carers,

I hope you are well and have had a positive week. Whilst it can be tricky juggling home schooling with working from home and other household activities, I know that many of you are enjoying the extra time with your family and the new routines and activities you have established. Below you will find a range of home learning ideas to keep your minds active this week, but as usual, please don't feel pressured to complete all of them. This week I have included some VE day ideas in light of Friday's commemoration and don't forget that there are also lots of online lessons on BBC Bitesize.

I was thrilled to communicate with so many of you last week and really enjoyed finding out how you're getting on at home and sharing some of your learning. For those of you who haven't been in touch yet, please email me using the school email; admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk and let me know what you've been up to. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Best wishes to you all. Stay safe and happy,

 

Miss Lewis laugh

W/B 04.05.20: English - Please complete any outstanding activities from the two previous units; Pandora's Box and The Elves and the Shoemaker - there's lots to keep you busy! Here is an additional Oracy activity. Show your mums and dads how well you can speak in clear sentences, expressing your ideas confidently and expanding your ideas.

W/B 04.05.20: Maths - This week we will move on to study 'Position and Direction'. There are lots of online games which will support your learning, but you can also have lots of fun around the house, making treasure maps or directing each other from A to B.

W/B 04.05.20 Spelling: This week we have been looking at contractions - shortening words using an apostrophe to replace missing letters. You can practise these on Spelling Shed.

V.E Day: On Friday 8th May the nation will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.  Why not do some research to find out a little more about VE day and WW2. Here's a powerpoint and quiz to get you started; 

You could make some bunting to hang in your window. Here's a great link to help you;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

Monday 27th April

Hello again Year 2! Last week seemed to fly by. I've been busy working on school tasks at home and have also had 2 days at school looking after the children of keyworkers. I've also been busy in the garden and have enjoyed watching my vegetable seeds sprout and grow. We have Magpies nesting in a neighbour's tree and a family of mice in the garden wall - there's lots to watch! I've been walking every day and have waved to some of you in the park or in your gardens. 

I hope you all managed to try some of the activities I gave you last week.  I'd love to hear from you - maybe you can send an email to the office (admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk) and let me know how you've been getting on. Did anyone sing along with Gareth Malone? Did you enjoy the story of Pandora's box? Have you been chopping apples into thirds or quarters?

I look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have. In the meantime, here are some new learning tasks to keep you busy this week, but don't worry if you can't complete them all. Remember that you can also dip into the original home learning activity ideas, or try some of the lessons on BBC Bitesize.

 

Miss Lewis wink

 

W/B 27.04.20 English home learning: I know how much you enjoy this story Year 2 - remember the puppets you made last year? Here is a great unit of work based on 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'. We have donated money to charity for this planning, so you're also helping Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital!

W/B 27.04.20 Maths Home Learning: Here are the next 5 power point lessons to help you develop your understanding of fractions. Don't forget, you can also complete fraction activities on Mathletics or other online sites, such as Topmarks.

W/B 27.04.20 Spelling: This week we will continue to learn about suffixes. Look at the following plan for learning ideas. Please practise this week's spellings on Spelling Shed - I will set up a Hive game on Spelling Shed on Friday 1st May at 10.30 a.m for those who wish to join in.

W/B 27.04.20 R.E. Home Learning: Here is a short, creative unit based on the story of Noah and the Ark. It's about God's promises, the promises we can make to each other in this difficult time and hope for the future.

Monday 20th April

Hello Year 2! It's now been 4 weeks since we've all been together and I'm missing you all. I hope you are all well, are having some exercise and fresh air every day and are being kind and helpful at home. I know you've all being doing lots of learning and fun activities with your families and have been keeping in touch with each other in various different ways. I'd love to share some of your great work on our web page, so feel free to take photographs of your activities and send them to our school email: admin@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk 

I have set some new learning activities for this week below and will do the same each Monday. These are intended to be a guide - try to do what you can and feel free to adapt the activities, but don't worry if you can't complete them. A little maths and English each day, along with some physical exercise and creative activities will keep you busy!

 

I'm thinking of you all and look forward to seeing you all again sometime soon.

 

Miss Lewis smiley 

W/B 20.04.20 English Home Learning: Here is a super unit of work based on the ancient story of Pandora's box. Read the story in sections (on your own or with an adult) and complete the activities linked to each part.

W/B 20.04.20 Maths Home learning: Fractions. These power point lessons will consolidate and continue to build on the work we had started in class. You can also complete Fractions activities on Mathletics.

W/B 20.04.20 Spelling home learning: Suffixes -less and -ful

W/B 20.04.20 Music Home Learning

BBC Bitesize are publishing daily online lessons for all ages from Monday 20th April.  I particularly like the activities on 'Start Singing' - why not join Gareth Malone to warm up your vocal chords and learn 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'. Ask your family to join you in some singing fun! 

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and go to the Year 2 lesson pages.

 

ONGOING HOME LEARNING IDEAS: dip into these whenever you have spare time.

                

Welcome to Year 2, Spring 2020 

The spirit of adventure prevails once again in Year 2 this term! Our cross curricular topic is ‘To the Edge of the World’ as detailed on the curriculum poster below. Whilst it has a strong historical focus, it is also a perfect springboard to examine human courage and resilience in the face of adversity. We will be celebrating Mayflower 400 and learning about the voyage of the Mayflower, as well as comparing the lives of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong - two well-known explorers who lived in very different times.

Please log in throughout the term to share our learning and experiences.

05.02.20: Today we journeyed back in time to September 1620. The Year 2 pilgrims set sail upon the Mayflower in the hope of finding a better life in the New World. We packed our bags with the items we’d need in our new lives, baked hardtack for the journey, planned some games for our time at sea and plotted our journey on a map. Then it was anchors away!

03.02.20: Delphine’s mum and dad think she’s swallowed a dictionary! They are so impressed with all the unusual words and phrases she’s using at home, such as; pay no heed, tedious or farewell. Great work Delphine ... we love how well you’ve absorbed the language from the Mayflower diary we’ve been studying. Let’s hope you don’t have any reason to use today’s new phrase; foul stench!

30.01.20: Well done Year 2 - you planned, prepared and delivered a superb R.E trail based on everything you’ve learned about the Islamic faith. You showed great knowledge and confidence - in Amber’s words, “I was a bit worried at first, but then it was ok and I LOVED it!”

30.01.20: Well done Year 2 - you planned, prepared and delivered a superb R.E trail based on everything you’ve learned about the Islamic faith. You showed great knowledge and confidence - in Amber’s words, “I was a bit worried at first, but then it was ok and I LOVED it!” 1
30.01.20: Well done Year 2 - you planned, prepared and delivered a superb R.E trail based on everything you’ve learned about the Islamic faith. You showed great knowledge and confidence - in Amber’s words, “I was a bit worried at first, but then it was ok and I LOVED it!” 2
30.01.20: Well done Year 2 - you planned, prepared and delivered a superb R.E trail based on everything you’ve learned about the Islamic faith. You showed great knowledge and confidence - in Amber’s words, “I was a bit worried at first, but then it was ok and I LOVED it!” 3

15.01.20: Guess where we’ve been today? There was lots of excitement as we spotted plaques, memorial stones, flags and monuments that all gave us valuable clues about the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620.

15.01.20: Guess where we’ve been today? There was lots of excitement as we spotted plaques, memorial stones, flags and monuments that all gave us valuable clues about the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620. 1
15.01.20: Guess where we’ve been today? There was lots of excitement as we spotted plaques, memorial stones, flags and monuments that all gave us valuable clues about the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620. 2
15.01.20: Guess where we’ve been today? There was lots of excitement as we spotted plaques, memorial stones, flags and monuments that all gave us valuable clues about the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620. 3
15.01.20: Guess where we’ve been today? There was lots of excitement as we spotted plaques, memorial stones, flags and monuments that all gave us valuable clues about the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620. 4
15.01.20: Guess where we’ve been today? There was lots of excitement as we spotted plaques, memorial stones, flags and monuments that all gave us valuable clues about the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620. 5
15.01.20: Guess where we’ve been today? There was lots of excitement as we spotted plaques, memorial stones, flags and monuments that all gave us valuable clues about the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620. 6
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08.01.20: ‘Piecing together the past’ - to introduce our new topic the children worked in groups to piece together 3 mystery pictures. This stimulated lots of amazing discussion - will we be learning about Sir Francis Drake? Is the ship travelling to Africa?

08.01.20: ‘Piecing together the past’ - to introduce our new topic the children worked in groups to piece together 3 mystery pictures. This stimulated lots of amazing discussion - will we be learning about Sir Francis Drake? Is the ship travelling to Africa? 1
08.01.20: ‘Piecing together the past’ - to introduce our new topic the children worked in groups to piece together 3 mystery pictures. This stimulated lots of amazing discussion - will we be learning about Sir Francis Drake? Is the ship travelling to Africa? 2
08.01.20: ‘Piecing together the past’ - to introduce our new topic the children worked in groups to piece together 3 mystery pictures. This stimulated lots of amazing discussion - will we be learning about Sir Francis Drake? Is the ship travelling to Africa? 3

One or two very knowledgeable children helped us out, and we soon learned that the pictures all linked to the journey of the Mayflower. There was lots more we wanted to find out. Here are some of the children's historical questions;

 

                                                                

 

What was his name?

(Freddie) 

Why is he famous?   

(Nathan)

Where was he born? When was he born?

(Leela)

What job did he have?

(Tabitha)

 

Was the ship fast?

(Christopher)

Does the Mayflower still exist?

(Yohan)

Where did the ship travel to?

(Rehaan)

How many people were on board?

(Catherine)

Did the Mayflower return? 

(Leela)

                Who are these people? Why are they here?

(Hugo)

Where are they?

(Luke)

Why do they have guns? 

(Esmee)

Why did they go there?

(Florence)

What are some of the people's names?

(Tabitha)

 

      

Welcome to Year 2 - Autumn 2019  

There are many adventures to come this term, as Year 2 embark on a 'Grand Tour' of Great Britain, travelling the length and breadth of the country from Land's End to John O'Groats. We will be exploring the landscape, finding out about famous landmarks and people, sampling local foods, learning new languages and discovering what makes our islands special. The children's KS1 Supersaver travel passes are all ready for their first trip on board the Magical Mystery Tour Bus ... keep checking our class page to join the adventure!

Happy Christmas from everyone in Year 2!

Happy Christmas from everyone in Year 2! 1

18.12.19: If you’re ever looking for party caterers, then come to Year 2. Just look at the delicious food we prepared for our Great British Christmas Party!

18.12.19: If you’re ever looking for party caterers, then come to Year 2. Just look at the delicious food we prepared for our Great British Christmas Party! 1 Scottish smoked salmon sandwiches
18.12.19: If you’re ever looking for party caterers, then come to Year 2. Just look at the delicious food we prepared for our Great British Christmas Party! 2 Union Jack biscuits
18.12.19: If you’re ever looking for party caterers, then come to Year 2. Just look at the delicious food we prepared for our Great British Christmas Party! 3 Cornish pasties
18.12.19: If you’re ever looking for party caterers, then come to Year 2. Just look at the delicious food we prepared for our Great British Christmas Party! 4 Scones with clotted cream
18.12.19: If you’re ever looking for party caterers, then come to Year 2. Just look at the delicious food we prepared for our Great British Christmas Party! 5 Cucumber sandwiches fit for the Queen!
18.12.19: If you’re ever looking for party caterers, then come to Year 2. Just look at the delicious food we prepared for our Great British Christmas Party! 6 Rice crispy cakes

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We even wrapped our own ‘pass the parcel’ gift and wrote fun facts from our journey around Britain to put in each layer (with a chocolate coin!).

We even wrapped our own ‘pass the parcel’ gift and wrote fun facts from our journey around Britain to put in each layer (with a chocolate coin!). 1
We even wrapped our own ‘pass the parcel’ gift and wrote fun facts from our journey around Britain to put in each layer (with a chocolate coin!). 2
We even wrapped our own ‘pass the parcel’ gift and wrote fun facts from our journey around Britain to put in each layer (with a chocolate coin!). 3

They were fun to open and the food was scrumptious! Great job Year 2.

They were fun to open and the food was scrumptious! Great job Year 2. 1
They were fun to open and the food was scrumptious! Great job Year 2. 2
They were fun to open and the food was scrumptious! Great job Year 2. 3
They were fun to open and the food was scrumptious! Great job Year 2. 4
They were fun to open and the food was scrumptious! Great job Year 2. 5
They were fun to open and the food was scrumptious! Great job Year 2. 6

Webby Wolf has had a transformation this week. He’s been staying with Florence to help her learn about staying safe when using technology, but it seems he’s also been learning about fashion! Looking good Webby!

 

02.12.19: In R.E we have started to consider what Christmas means to Christians. Today we sorted a pile of old Christmas cards into two groups; those that reflect the Christmas Story, and those that don’t. Look what we discovered ...

02.12.19: In R.E we have started to consider what Christmas means to Christians. Today we sorted a pile of old Christmas cards into two groups; those that reflect the Christmas Story, and those that don’t. Look what we discovered ... 1 We had lots to talk about when we saw the results!

Inspired by the castles of Wales, Year 2 have designed and made their own castles, including defensive features and even a moving flag. They have developed cutting, scoring and folding skills and experimented with ways to join card. Most children used split pins to move their flags and string to raise the drawbridge. Some even built a sliding portcullis!

A HUGE thank you to Amber’s mummy who made these beautiful cushions for our Talking Tree woodland area. It is looking rather magical and is a calm and peaceful place to relax and reflect.

A HUGE thank you to Amber’s mummy who made these beautiful cushions for our Talking Tree woodland area. It is looking rather magical and is a calm and peaceful place to relax and reflect. 1
A HUGE thank you to Amber’s mummy who made these beautiful cushions for our Talking Tree woodland area. It is looking rather magical and is a calm and peaceful place to relax and reflect. 2

This term we have been developing our basketball skills in P.E, helped by Ben from Stoke Damerel Community College.

This term we have been developing our basketball skills in P.E, helped by Ben from Stoke Damerel Community College. 1 Preparing to catch the ball.
This term we have been developing our basketball skills in P.E, helped by Ben from Stoke Damerel Community College. 2 A chest pass at a target.
This term we have been developing our basketball skills in P.E, helped by Ben from Stoke Damerel Community College. 3 Creating a ‘w’ shape to catch/pass the ball.
This term we have been developing our basketball skills in P.E, helped by Ben from Stoke Damerel Community College. 4 Using our skills in a simple game.
This term we have been developing our basketball skills in P.E, helped by Ben from Stoke Damerel Community College. 5 Attack and defence
This term we have been developing our basketball skills in P.E, helped by Ben from Stoke Damerel Community College. 6 We needed to be alert!

Audrey shows how well she can dribble the ball using her fingertips.

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Yohan shows how to ‘push’ the basketball with control and not ‘slap’ it.

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06.11.19: The Elves and the Shoemaker may be heading to Plymouth’s Theatre Royal in December, but today they made an early appearance in Year 2! We were so lucky to have a puppet making workshop with Holly from the Theatre Royal, and thoroughly enjoyed creating our own elves. We learned lots of new skills and had fun bringing our puppets to life.

06.11.19: The Elves and the Shoemaker may be heading to Plymouth’s Theatre Royal in December, but today they made an early appearance in Year 2! We were so lucky to have a puppet making workshop with Holly from the Theatre Royal, and thoroughly enjoyed creating our own elves. We learned lots of new skills and had fun bringing our puppets to life. 1 Drawing around the mouth plate template.
06.11.19: The Elves and the Shoemaker may be heading to Plymouth’s Theatre Royal in December, but today they made an early appearance in Year 2! We were so lucky to have a puppet making workshop with Holly from the Theatre Royal, and thoroughly enjoyed creating our own elves. We learned lots of new skills and had fun bringing our puppets to life. 2 Carefully cutting each part.
06.11.19: The Elves and the Shoemaker may be heading to Plymouth’s Theatre Royal in December, but today they made an early appearance in Year 2! We were so lucky to have a puppet making workshop with Holly from the Theatre Royal, and thoroughly enjoyed creating our own elves. We learned lots of new skills and had fun bringing our puppets to life. 3 Designing ears and hands.
06.11.19: The Elves and the Shoemaker may be heading to Plymouth’s Theatre Royal in December, but today they made an early appearance in Year 2! We were so lucky to have a puppet making workshop with Holly from the Theatre Royal, and thoroughly enjoyed creating our own elves. We learned lots of new skills and had fun bringing our puppets to life. 4 Now it’s time to glue the pieces together.
06.11.19: The Elves and the Shoemaker may be heading to Plymouth’s Theatre Royal in December, but today they made an early appearance in Year 2! We were so lucky to have a puppet making workshop with Holly from the Theatre Royal, and thoroughly enjoyed creating our own elves. We learned lots of new skills and had fun bringing our puppets to life. 5 We helped each other out.
06.11.19: The Elves and the Shoemaker may be heading to Plymouth’s Theatre Royal in December, but today they made an early appearance in Year 2! We were so lucky to have a puppet making workshop with Holly from the Theatre Royal, and thoroughly enjoyed creating our own elves. We learned lots of new skills and had fun bringing our puppets to life. 6 Meet our finished elves!
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18.10.19: Look at the focus on our young scientists’ faces as they test the absorbency of different materials. We were impressed to hear them using scientific vocabulary such as fair test, pipette, absorb or results. Leela even drew a diagram to show what she had done.

18.10.19: Look at the focus on our young scientists’ faces as they test the absorbency of different materials. We were impressed to hear them using scientific vocabulary such as fair test, pipette, absorb or results. Leela even drew a diagram to show what she had done.  1
18.10.19: Look at the focus on our young scientists’ faces as they test the absorbency of different materials. We were impressed to hear them using scientific vocabulary such as fair test, pipette, absorb or results. Leela even drew a diagram to show what she had done.  2
18.10.19: Look at the focus on our young scientists’ faces as they test the absorbency of different materials. We were impressed to hear them using scientific vocabulary such as fair test, pipette, absorb or results. Leela even drew a diagram to show what she had done.  3
18.10.19: Look at the focus on our young scientists’ faces as they test the absorbency of different materials. We were impressed to hear them using scientific vocabulary such as fair test, pipette, absorb or results. Leela even drew a diagram to show what she had done.  4
18.10.19: Look at the focus on our young scientists’ faces as they test the absorbency of different materials. We were impressed to hear them using scientific vocabulary such as fair test, pipette, absorb or results. Leela even drew a diagram to show what she had done.  5
18.10.19: Look at the focus on our young scientists’ faces as they test the absorbency of different materials. We were impressed to hear them using scientific vocabulary such as fair test, pipette, absorb or results. Leela even drew a diagram to show what she had done.  6

11.10.19: For those of you who missed our performance in the Harvest service this morning, here is our class poem, based on a famous poem by Christina Rossetti. The children looked closely at beautiful autumnal photographs, then worked in pairs to create descriptive couplets which we combined to make a class poem. 

 

  What Colour is Harvest? By Year 2   

What is brown? A conker is brown

Popping out of its spiky shell.

What is black? A blackberry is black

Hiding in the prickly thorns.

What is ginger? A squirrel is ginger

Scampering up a bumpy oak tree.

What is gold? A leaf is gold

Dancing in the chilly breeze.

What is scarlet? Berries are scarlet

Being nibbled by hungry birds.

What is purple? A cabbage is purple

Tucked into its vegetable bed.

What is orange? A carrot is orange

Growing in the squishy soil.

What is beige? A hedgehog is beige

Hiding under the crunchy leaves.

What is chestnut? Why, a chestnut

Just a chestnut!

 

07.10.19: How lovely to see members of Year 2 so inspired by the poems we’ve been reading. Amber brought an acorn to school last week, so I read the children ‘Acorn Bill’ by Ruth Ainsworth. Lo and behold, a little family of Acorn Bills has appeared ... wonderful!

07.10.19: How lovely to see members of Year 2 so inspired by the poems we’ve been reading. Amber brought an acorn to school last week, so I read the children ‘Acorn Bill’ by Ruth Ainsworth. Lo and behold, a little family of Acorn Bills has appeared ... wonderful! 1
07.10.19: How lovely to see members of Year 2 so inspired by the poems we’ve been reading. Amber brought an acorn to school last week, so I read the children ‘Acorn Bill’ by Ruth Ainsworth. Lo and behold, a little family of Acorn Bills has appeared ... wonderful! 2

03.10.19: Tabitha was inspired to create her own stop-frame animation after watching an episode of Bagpuss. Its creators; Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin would have been most impressed Tabitha - we are!

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25.09.19: Our St Andrew’s Safer Technology Day. What amazing costumes Year 2! Make sure you tell your mums and dads everything you’ve learned about staying safe when using technology.

25.09.19: Our St Andrew’s Safer Technology Day. What amazing costumes Year 2! Make sure you tell your mums and dads everything you’ve learned about staying safe when using technology. 1
25.09.19: Our St Andrew’s Safer Technology Day. What amazing costumes Year 2! Make sure you tell your mums and dads everything you’ve learned about staying safe when using technology. 2
25.09.19: Our St Andrew’s Safer Technology Day. What amazing costumes Year 2! Make sure you tell your mums and dads everything you’ve learned about staying safe when using technology. 3
25.09.19: Our St Andrew’s Safer Technology Day. What amazing costumes Year 2! Make sure you tell your mums and dads everything you’ve learned about staying safe when using technology. 4
25.09.19: Our St Andrew’s Safer Technology Day. What amazing costumes Year 2! Make sure you tell your mums and dads everything you’ve learned about staying safe when using technology. 5
25.09.19: Our St Andrew’s Safer Technology Day. What amazing costumes Year 2! Make sure you tell your mums and dads everything you’ve learned about staying safe when using technology. 6

23.09.19: Year 2 have spent the last two weeks immersed in poetry, exploring the poems of two great British poets; A.A. Milne and Michael Rosen. We’ve had lots of fun reading poems aloud and have explored rhyme, rhythm and repeating patterns. We’ve used two of their well known poems as models for our own writing. Here’s a flavour of our amazing work...

 

Now I am Six   By Leela

When I was one,

I ate a chocolate bun.

When I was two,

I went to the loo.

When I was three,

I jumped in the sea.

When I was four,

I went on a tour.

When I was five,

I jiggled and jived.

But now I am six,

I’m as perfect as perfect,

So I think I’ll be six now

For ever and ever!

I’m Just Going To The Library    By Yohan

I’m just going to the library.

Why?

Because I love to read.

Why?

Because I love words.

Why?

Because the library is shutting this year.

Why?

Because it needs to be repaired.

Why?

Why don’t you stop saying why?

Why?

Library time why. High time you stopped saying why time!

What?

I’m Just Going to Sleep    By Josephine

I’m just going to sleep.

Why?

Because I’m tired.

Why?

Because it’s the weekend.

Why?

Because we need to rest.

Why?

Because we need to get ready for school.

Why?

Why don’t you stop saying why?

Why?

Sleepy time why. High time you stop saying why time!

What?

Meet our Year 2 School Council representatives! Tabitha and Yohan showed great confidence when they spoke to the class, explaining why they should be voted as this year’s representatives. We then held a secret ballot to vote for our favourite candidate and Tabitha and Yohan had the most votes. Well done to both of them and to all the other children who put themselves forward. I’m sure they’ll do a fantastic job!

Meet our Year 2 School Council representatives! Tabitha and Yohan showed great confidence when they spoke to the class, explaining why they should be voted as this year’s representatives. We then held a secret ballot to vote for our favourite candidate and Tabitha and Yohan had the most votes. Well done to both of them and to all the other children who put themselves forward. I’m sure they’ll do a fantastic job!  1

11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems.

11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 1
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 2
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 3
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 4
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 5
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 6
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 7
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 8
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 9
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 10
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 11
11.09.19: This afternoon Year 2 were lucky enough to have a STEM workshop with an engineer called Tina. We worked in teams on lots of tricky challenges; balancing 14 nails on one upright nail; building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows; and making a strong boat from tin foil. We needed to try things out and not give up because engineers find solutions to problems. 12

We've worked our socks off in maths this week, exploring place value, partitioning numbers in different ways, reasoning and solving problems. Here's a sample of our work...

We've worked our socks off in maths this week, exploring place value, partitioning numbers in different ways, reasoning and solving problems. Here's a sample of our work... 1
We've worked our socks off in maths this week, exploring place value, partitioning numbers in different ways, reasoning and solving problems. Here's a sample of our work... 2
We've worked our socks off in maths this week, exploring place value, partitioning numbers in different ways, reasoning and solving problems. Here's a sample of our work... 3
We've worked our socks off in maths this week, exploring place value, partitioning numbers in different ways, reasoning and solving problems. Here's a sample of our work... 4
We've worked our socks off in maths this week, exploring place value, partitioning numbers in different ways, reasoning and solving problems. Here's a sample of our work... 5
We've worked our socks off in maths this week, exploring place value, partitioning numbers in different ways, reasoning and solving problems. Here's a sample of our work... 6

05.09.19: This morning we’ve been thinking about our behaviour and how we can make our class a happy and productive place where everyone can thrive.

05.09.19: This morning we’ve been thinking about our behaviour and how we can make our class a happy and productive place where everyone can thrive.  1
05.09.19: This morning we’ve been thinking about our behaviour and how we can make our class a happy and productive place where everyone can thrive.  2
05.09.19: This morning we’ve been thinking about our behaviour and how we can make our class a happy and productive place where everyone can thrive.  3

Here is our finished agreement.

 

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