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WELCOME TO YEAR 2!

 

Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 2.

Our cross curricular theme this term is ‘To the Edge of the World’ as detailed on the curriculum poster below. It has a strong historical focus. The key question we will be considering throughout the term is ‘What does it mean to have courage?’ Children will consider this when they learn about the lives of significant individuals from history as well as considering this question in relation to their own lives. Children will learn about and compare the lives of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong - two well-known explorers who lived in very different times. Children will also consider the contribution of Mae Jemison to modern day space travel. They will learn about Ernest Shackleton when studying our science unit on ‘Animals Including Humans’ and will learn about survival in cold environments.

What are the most important items needed for survival in Antarctica? We used our oracy skills in groups to rank items in order of importance.

We love to visit our school library every Friday.

Look back at Autumn 2021 in Year 2...

Merry Christmas from Year 2!

Away in a manger.

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This term our topic is 'From Land's End to John O'Groats'. Have a look at our curriculum poster below to see what we will be learning when we take our 'bus' from Land's End all the way to John O'Groats.

Here is a copy of the letter and poster about what we will be up to this term.

13.12.21: What a wonderful ‘Great British’ cookery day and party we’ve had. We made cucumber sandwiches fit for the Queen, scones, iced biscuits in the flags of the United Kingdom and made smoked salmon and cream cheese. Yummy!

Ukuleles: we hope you enjoy our song ‘Row row row your boat’!

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A sailor went to sea sea sea!

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Castle homework: Year 2 were challenged to draw or make a model of a castle with at least 4 defensive features. I think you’ll agree that they have excelled themselves. These castles are AMAZING!

25.11.21 Austen from Central library came in today to read us some stories, share information about the library and to leave us a pile of books to enjoy 😊

Children in Need walk. We walked ‘ from Land’s End to John O’ Groats’ and raised OVER £600 with some money still coming in- an AMAZING effort from everybody 😊

10.11.21: Have you ever wondered what happened in the Great Fire of London? Well look no further and read our non-chronological reports all about the fire!

3.11.21: We have been celebrating the similarities between us. Look at some of our super similarity shields!

2.11.21:Inspired by the London landmark Tower Bridge, we investigated the strongest shape to make a bridge out of just a piece of paper. We were surprised about how strong just one sheet of paper can be if you fold it!

Poetry

We love poetry in Year 2 and have had a brilliant time studying and being inspired by poems written by some great British poets including Michael Rosen, A A Milne and Christina Rosetti. 

We also were inspired by Roger McGough's Sound Collecter poem on National Poetry Day and wrote and performed a class poem called 'The Sound Collecter at School'.

Our Year 2 Poetry Anthology. The purpose of our poetry writing was to entertain. We hope that you enjoy them!

28.9.21: Today we learnt about properties of materials. We sorted Mrs Boyle’s rubbish then decided why different materials are used for different purposes.

24.9.21: Today we had our 1st ukulele lesson. We learnt about about plucking and strumming. We also learnt to play a tune using GCEA called Greedy Caterpillars Eat Alone!

We enjoyed taking the ‘bus’ today from Land’s End to Camborne where we learnt to use clues to find out about the 1st steam locomotive which was invented by engineer Richard Trevithick.

We have been having so much fun in our poetry work where we are studying poetry by some of our great British poets. Here are our performances of 'I’m Just Going Out’ by Michael Rosen.

I'm Just Going Out!

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I'm Just Going Out!

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I'm Just Going Out!

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I'm Just Going Out!

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I'm Just Going Out!

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I'm Just Going Out!

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