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Welcome to Year 2, Spring Term 2021

 

Lockdown Learning for Year 2

Sign in to Google Classroom to find details of your daily learning tasks as well as regular updates and tutorials from Miss Lewis. You will also need to continue practising your basic skills on Mathletics, Spelling Shed and Maths Shed.

 

Please email me on sapssenco@st-andrews.plymouth.sch.uk or call the school on 01752 201660 if you need support with any aspect of home learning. 

 

Best wishes to you all.

Miss Lewis and the Year 2 team smiley

This week we've enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year celebrations. Here is a selection of our work for you to enjoy as this special festival approaches.

Are you ready for the dragon dance?

Chinese Zodiac Riddles: Guess the animal!

This week we were inspired by Kit Wright's poem; The Magic Box. We designed magic boxes linked to our feelings and emotions and filled them with an incredible collection of thoughtful, imaginative and personal items. We hope you enjoy reading our finished poems (click on the image to enlarge it).

This week Year 2 have been expressing themselves as part of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. We've explored yoga, mood music, mindfulness and poetry. We've made glitter jars, worry monsters and worry dolls and even written positive affirmations.

This week Year 2 have gone back in time to the 1950s to create some highly original 'Mr Potato Heads'! Some of you have also been busy bird watching for the RSPB. I'm so proud of all your hard work Year 2 - you are superstars! 🤩

Another busy week in Year 2! Thank you for sending in your photos. I am so very proud of all your hard work and I love to see what you've been doing.

Eve demonstrates how to play with a Victorian cup and ball toy. She makes it look easy!

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Let's celebrate the work of some proud poets in Year 2! Click each image to enlarge the poems.

From Art, to Science, to cardboard box creations, here's a flavour of some of this week's amazing home learning!

Here's Fred's cardboard box creation!

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08.01.21: Well done to everyone in Year 2 for all the effort you have put into Home Learning this week. Here are the first few completed poems based on Trevor Millum's poem 'What's in the Toybox?' I am so impressed with your imaginative ideas and the quality of your vocabulary. Great work!

Here's a treat... Fred reads aloud his completed poem. Click th link to watch. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CXZcz_79axLqy8bLbk3w_W6dAgno-UC_/view?usp=sharing 

 

Welcome to Year 2, Autumn Term 2020

Our cross curricular topic this term is ‘Where We Live’ as detailed on the curriculum poster below. We will be exploring both the geography and history of our local area, and thinking about its location within the South West and United Kingdom. We plan to take the children on some trips, within the immediate vicinity of the Hoe and Barbican to support their learning in art, geography and science. We will teach them how to use simple maps and plans and see things from a ‘bird’s eye view’.  We also want to develop the children’s sense of community and help them find ways to be good citizens.

 

Check this page regularly to see what we've been up to and to keep up to date with class news.

Merry Christmas from Year 2!

In Year 2 we are learning to choose the most efficient strategies when calculating. Here are the first of our addition ‘masterclasses’!

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Jasper adds by counting in steps along a blank number line.

Olly shows us how to use a visual tens and units approach.

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09.12.20: This afternoon we practised the skill of prediction in science. We predicted whether plasticine would sink or float, then tried to change its shape to make if float (we looked at the shape of Mr Grinling’s boat to help us!)

Here are Julia and Jasper’s results. You can really see the different shapes.

A few action shots from today’s basketball lesson...

Brooke and David worked really well in a team. Look how well they can dribble the basketball.

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08.12.20: What a calm afternoon we had today, adding the final details to our paintings of Plymouth Hoe. The children showed incredible focus and great control when painting at such a small scale.

With the arrival of December and some suitably chilly weather, Year 2 have started to get festive...

Santa Claus is coming to town!

18.11.20: Science was great fun today! We were sending Mr Grinling’s lunch basket down a rope, but he was very hungry so we needed to help it travel faster. We thought about the variables we could change and decided to test 3 different ropes.

Watch the basket speed down the rope ...

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11.11.20: We’ve all made a model lighthouse and in science today we thought about how we could make it light up. We were given a battery, two wires with crocodile clips and a bulb and had to find a way to light the bulb. It was very tricky, but eventually we did it! We learned lots of new words, like circuit, connect, bulb, battery.

11.11.20: We all made a poppy and created a beautiful wreath to commemorate Armistice Day.

Today we continued to develop our art skills, using the work of Brian Pollard to inspire us. Take a look at our drawings...

Meet our very proud Year 2 School Council representatives, Holly and Brodie. Following class presentations they received the most votes.

We’ve been exploring the work of local artist, Brian Pollard. Today we have been experimenting with different paints to try and replicate his bold, bright colours. We discovered that poster paints were the best and that we shouldn’t use too much water!

Although we couldn’t leave school to explore rock pools, we had a very exciting time discovering various plants and animals hidden within micro habitats in the school grounds.

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