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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Our Class Teacher is Miss Knott.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs O'Beirne.

 

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Year 2 Non-negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Welcome Meeting for Years 1 and 2

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Earlier this week we visited our local Tescos to find out about where different food comes from. We found out lots of facts about fruit, vegetables, fish and cheese. Our favourite part of the trip was when we tried different food and also when we visited the large freezer room at the back of the store!

The BFG came to visit Gade Valley! During Take One Book Week we went to the woods and discovered lots of jars full of dreams! We then used these dream jars to help us draw and write about our own dreams. We also loved creating our own BFG!

We had a great time singing, acting and playing games with Playfeet drama company!

Year 2's learning journey from 2016 - 2017...

What an exciting Sports Week we've had!

As part of our topic 'Global Gardens' and Science topic 'Plants', we have been growing our own cress!

This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.

This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.  1
This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.  2
This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.  3
This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.  4

Geography Day: world map cress, story telling and music from the Caribbean, and a mystery trail around the local area.

We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind.

We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind. 1
We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind. 2
We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind. 3
We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind. 4

Making chocolate Easter nests - delicious!

We created our own seascapes inspired by the work of William Turner.

Our fantastic trip to The National Gallery!

Science Week: we made our own notebooks out of recycled materials and also took part in a fun fruit workshop.

Celebrating Reading Week: World Book day, buddy reading and much more!

In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.

In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  1
In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  2
In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  3
In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  4
In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  5

Our trip to Cavendish School for the indoor athletics competition.

We really enjoyed celebrating National Storytelling Week!

History Day: Children's games in 1986. We learnt all about the playground games that children used to play in 1986. We then recorded videos explaining our favourite games from 2017.

We practised counting in twos, fives and tens by bouncing a ball and jumping on targets.

Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday!

Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday! 1
Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday! 2
Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday! 3
Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday! 4

Inter-class Sports Week: we took part in a skipping workshop, multi-skills with Year 5 and the Daily Mile.

To end our topic 'Fire! Fire!', we created our own Great Fire of London!

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We learned all about the Nativity Story - we created our own stable with the characters from the story and also our own book of the story.

Christmas tree festival at St John's Church, Boxmoor. We decorated our KS1 tree with our fantastic snowflake decorations.

Thank you for coming to watch our Christmas performance of 'Santa's Hat'. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

In science we investigated the question 'What do worms prefer to eat?' We made our own wormeries and discovered that they like to eat tea bags, leaves and vegetable peels.

London's burning, London's burning...we really enjoyed our History off the Page day this week. We learned so many facts about the Great Fire of London.

In Science we investigated which is the best way to remove bacteria from your hands. We found out that you should always wash your hands with soap and warm water to remove the germs.

Thank you for joining us for our class assembly and guided reading session. We hope you enjoyed sharing our reading activities with us.

Remember remember the 5th November...gunpowder, treason and plot! This week we have been learning all about The Gunpowder Plot and finding out why we celebrate Bonfire Night.

During our Stay and Learn session today, we created crosses which represent Christianity. We have been learning all about the signs and symbols for different religions in our RE lessons.

Maths Week: We really enjoyed taking part in problem solving activities. Our first investigation was to find out whether taller children always have bigger feet. Later in the week we had lots of fun completing the smarties investigations!

In Maths this week we have been using number bonds to help us solve more difficult additions.

In Maths this week we have been using number bonds to help us solve more difficult additions. 1
In Maths this week we have been using number bonds to help us solve more difficult additions. 2
In Maths this week we have been using number bonds to help us solve more difficult additions. 3

What a great day at Paradise Wildlife Park! We saw so many different animals including the White Tigers, the Snow Leopards and the Meerkats.

We had a great time during our drama workshop this week! We joined Phileas Fogg on an adventure to Australia and acted out different parts of the journey.

During our trip to Tescos, we learned all about where our food comes from. We tried lots of different fruit and cheeses, and we were even allowed to explore the fridge and freezer store rooms!

We've had a fantastic week exploring the story of The Twits written by Roald Dahl. We used adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe the food that we might find in Mr Twit's beard. After that we wrote a set of instructions explaining how to make his beard.

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