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Welcome back to Term 5

Week 1

This week we have looked at capacity in Maths. 

We estimated how many different sized cups it would take to fill a jug. 

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Today we looked at a map of the United Kingdom.

We marked on the map all the capital cities and found where Weston-Super-Mare and Bristol was.

 

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This Term in PE we are learning netball skills.

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Week 2

We are all working incredibly hard with our reading comprehension. We know how to find the answers in the text and underline our findings. We also know how to put our answers into full sentences. 

Unfortunately, due to our awful weather of late our beans have taken a turn for the worst. This however encouraged a very interesting conversation about our poor farmers who lose lots of their crops due to poor weather.

We were lucky enough to save a few of our beans so we used them to continue with our bean diary entries.

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This week we have read different versions of the story

" The Princess and the Pea."

The children enjoyed reading "The Pea and the Princess."

We then wrote a diary entry in the life of the poor green Pea who had been placed under twenty mattresses.

We had to remember to include our apostrophe words, adverbs and adjectives.

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Welcome back to Term 4!

 

 

Week 1

What a busy start to Term 4!

We have started to look at multiplication. 

We are using methods such as arrays, repeated addition and

groups of. 

 

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Happy Chinese New Year to you all

We had so much fun when Riley Hunt's Mum kindly came to share lots of interesting items and facts with Key stage 1.

 

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We have been imagining

"if all the world were pink"

We have had lots of fun using similes to describe our world of pink candy.

We challenged ourselves to use our senses and to include a rule of three.

The clouds are fluffy and creamy like cotton wool.

(Archie)

The roof was as colourful as a birthday cake.

(Alfie)

 

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Week 2

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We have started our seed diary. Our first step was to look carefully at our seed and put it into a plastic bag with tissue paper and water. We will watch closely and enter our findings into our diaries.

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This week the children have looked at division in Maths. They used unifix cubes to share into groups. They completed some head scratching word problems and all tried their very best. 

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Week 3

This is Year 2 enjoying an afternoon brain break.

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We have had so much fun this week investigating shape. We have looked at different properties and have been introduced to new shapes like heptagon, oval and rhombus.

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We just love our Gymnastics sessions. 

Look at the photos to see how exciting Gymnastics can be. 

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Year 2 were delighted with their completed "special day" cards. They showed off their English skills and added a rule of three, simile and beautiful adjectives to their messages. I'm sure you will agree they were an absolute joy to read.

Week 4

We have looked at our beans and recorded our findings into our Bean Diaries. We discovered some interesting findings with

Our group bean investigations that we put in a dark place.

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We have been blown away by the beautiful castles the children have made for their projects.

In Maths this week we have found different lines of symmetry on 2D shapes. We worked well with our partners and made a tally for each shape.

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Week 5

What an exciting day we have had!

Our class dressed up in our very best clothes and had a day of fun activities. We made symmetrical shields, threaded jewels using a repeated pattern and used our measuring skills to make delicious scones for our afternoon banquet.

We loved our WOW day. 

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Easter Egg Hunt

 

  

 

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E-Safety 

On our E-Safety afternoon we learnt how to stay safe online and never play games that are too old for us. 

Always look at the age rating on the box.

Always tell an adult if something makes you feel unsafe. 

 

 

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This week we have practiced telling the time. We looked at different times of the day and have been trying really hard to make different times on our clocks. 

We have looked at  O'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to.

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Bridge Building 

 

In Year 2 this week we were testing materials to see which ones would be best for building a bridge. We had so much fun working as a team. We used: Straws, Tin Foil, Spaghetti and Bricks. 

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M Shed 

What a fantastic day we've had! We have had an amazing time at M Shed looking at all the transport. 

 

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The Pigs, a Wolf and the perfect Christmas house!

 

 

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ELF Jumping

This morning Year 2 enjoyed visiting the drama studio and practicing their measuring skills. We measured an ELF jump using a meter stick and cubes. We are learning all about CM. 

 

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Christmas Jumper Day

 

What a fantastic week Year 2 have had, the Christmas play was a huge success. We had so much fun performing to all the parents and carers.

Thank you to everybody that helped with the Play. 

Year 2 enjoyed wearing and showing off their amazing Christmas Jumpers today.           ONLY 10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!

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This week in Year 2 we have been busy practising for our christmas production.

 

 

 

How many Vertices and sides do these shapes have?

How many Vertices and sides do these shapes have? 1

In our cross-curricular learning this week we tried to build houses strong enough to keep out the Big Bad Wolf.

As part of our materials topic we tried out the suitability of straw, sticks and bricks.

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Maths-

In maths this week we are looking at different directions.

Can you have a try at home and see how many you know?

 

 

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Thank you to all the children who participated in FAIRYTALE dress up day, we had a blast in Year 2. We enjoyed a fun day full of exciting things.

The children loved dressing up and talking about their favourite fairy-tale.

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The Great Fire of London

 

Year 2 are really enjoying their topic on The Great Fire of London, we have produced some amazing work. We have all been writing some fantastic Diary enters and amazing statements about the Fire.

 

 

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The Great Fire of London 

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We can write about Fireworks using a Rule Of Three..

We have used three adjectives;

 

I can see the flickering, zooming and exploding bonfire everywhere - Maya

 

I can smell the smoky, burning and spicy fire that is scorching hot - Lukasz

 

The smoky, crackling and flickering sparkler is glowing in the air - Lily-Rose

 

The scorching hot, popping and crackling bonfire is keeping me warm - Jack 

Using our SENSES to write a Firework Poems 

 

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We are learning to DOUBLE and halve...keep practicing at home!

 

Don't forget...we are getting dressed up! What characters will the Year 2 turn into?

Don't forget...we are getting dressed up! What characters will the Year 2 turn into? 1

Remember  to learn these common exception words for 5 minutes EVERYDAY.

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Diwali Day

Today we had so much fun, we learnt all about Diwali. We have learnt a special Diwali song, we've made Diva Lamps, we have made firework pictures and we have look at repeating patterns. 

 

Maths this week : 

The children have been challenging themselves at their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

Here is a game you can play at home, give your child a number between 0-20 and ask them to find its pair. The aim is to be able to zap the number back as quickly as possible.

 

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Big Day Out

 

What a fantastic day we had at the tropicana and the beach. We took part in some great sports activites, before moving onto creating our own sand sculptures. We also watched a fantastic show from the 'Balloon Man' he was amazing and he even fit inside a balloon!!! WOW! 

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We went on a Bug Hunt🐛🐞🐜🐌

What an exciting afternoon we had, we went on a hunt to find as many different bugs as we could. We explored all the different habitats where bugs live.   

 

 

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English

 

This week in English we have been looking at describing words. I can describe my ice lolly, so we enjoyed some refreshing, sticky and colourful ice lolly's.

 

We then looked at writing super sentences using these describing words.

In Year 2 we have to remember Capital letters and Full stops as well as including adjectives.

 

An amazing result, What super writers we have become.

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Maths

 

We have learnt to find 1 more and 1 less on any number given, some of us have even challenged ourselves to finding 10 more and 10 less from any number!

We can use a number square to help us.

 

Year 2 can recognise number bonds to 10. WOW what a fantastic and busy week we have had!

 

Term 1

This week the children have got stuck into their learning. 

We have been looking at the book Only One You.

 

Today we picked a fish from the water bowl and used adjectives to describe the fish. 

 

Remember not to forget Capital letters and Full stops.  

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