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16th October 2020

I'm very pleased to say that we've had two weeks in a row of 100% attendance. Well done Year 2! 


In English, we have finished looking at 'Little Red' and are now reading 'Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention'. Having met some of the characters from the book yesterday, we wrote some diary entries from their point of view today, which we will edit and try to improve next week.


We have been learning that subtraction is the inverse of addition, in Maths this week, and using this fact to help us to check that calculations are correct. 


We've been making the most of using the Ipads this week, using them in both our Art and Science lessons. You can see what we've been up to on the photos below.


You'll also see that some of the children have been helping me out by doing some teaching in one of our Maths lesson! All the children were fantastic and showed their brilliant Maths understanding by explaining what to do to the rest of the class.


Have a great weekend everyone!

Hockney inspired Ipad art
Creating our own animals
Switch Zoo
More animal creations on Switch Zoo
Playing the glockenspiels in Music
Teaching Maths to the class
Another new Maths teacher
And our final new Maths teacher

25th September 2020


We've had a wonderful week this week in Year 2: the whole class managed to get on gold as everyone has been working hard and behaving brilliantly! 


In English, we having been stirring up some noun phrases to use in our own poems about some marvellous medicine, inspired by George's Marvellous Medicine. We have also been revising the different phonemes that make the long vowel (a e i o u) sounds. 


Our work in Maths lessons has been all about place value and understanding how many tens and ones are in a number and all about the days of the week. In Geography, we have been thinking about human features and physical features in the UK and the difference between them and we have been thoroughly enjoying exploring the world using Google Earth!


We've linked our art and RE work this week by using our shading and toning skills to paint the lions in Daniel's den.


That's all for this week. Enjoy your weekend!


Zumba time!
Collective Worship
Our turn in the hall in Friday's assemby.

Welcome to Year 2!

We have had a wonderful start to the new school year! The children have returned to school with a fabulous attitude and have quickly settled down to the new routines. 


Over the last week and a half, we have been revising all the phonics that the class learned last year. We have also been reading George’s Marvellous Medicine together and on Friday did lots of Roald Dahl based activities, in celebration of Roald Dahl day, which is September 13th. 


In Geography this term, we are exploring our local area and comparing it with Rotorua in New Zealand’s North Island. We’re very lucky to have some pen pals in Tauranga, which is about an hour away from Rotorua. All the children received a postcard from a child in Year 3 at Pillans Point Primary School and we have written a letter back to them. It took a couple of months for our postcards to arrive from them - I wonder how long our letters will take 🤔!


In Maths, we’ve been revising some of our learning from last year: looking at numbers up to 50 and practising number bonds.


Finally, with Mrs O’Hara in RE, the class have started their topic about ‘The Chosen People’ by thinking about all the things that make them special. 


Thanks for a great start back Year 2!