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Tuesday 17th January 2023

 

As part of our English work today, we recapped vowels and consonants. We listened for a letter to be called out and then decided if it was a vowel or a consonant and raced to the correct area in our outside garden.

In Science this week, we have been looking at the properties of different materials. We tested which was the most absorbent out of kitchen paper, toilet paper, blue paper towel and washing up cloths. We had mixed results but found that generally kitchen paper was the most absorbent.

Tuesday 20th December 2022

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you all.  From the team in Year 2 (who are very happy to say Goodbye to our cheeky elf!)

Monday 19th December 2022

 

It was all aboard The Polar Express in Year 2 yesterday.  The children had a brilliant time making reindeer food, melted snowman biscuits and travelling to the Arctic on the train.  We watched sections of the film between drinking hot chocolate and taking part in art and craft activities.  Every child received a bell as their first gift of Christmas and we had a surprise visit from the busy man himself!  It was a wonderful, festive day and very comfy to enjoy it in our pyjamas!

Friday 2nd December 2022

 

As part of our Great Fire of London topic, we have had a fantastic morning watching our homemade houses burn. We set them up close together, just as they were in London in 1666. We watched the fire spread (from a safe distance) as we sang London's Burning!

Friday 21st October 2022

 

Today, Year 2 all wore our jumpers, cardigans or shirts back to front to support our friend Bryoni and Spina Bifida Awareness Week. We discussed what Spina Bifida is and used our reversed tops as a talking point to raise awareness. 

To find out more about Spina Bifida and the amazing charity ‘Shine’ have a look at their website:  

https://www.shinecharity.org.uk/ 

Wednesday 5th October 2022 - Florence Nightingale Day 

Friday 23rd September 2022

 

It's been another great week in Year 2.  We have had some very exciting visitors into school.  On Thursday, we met the characters from our class text: Esio Trot, by Roald Dahl. The children had prepared their own questions to ask them.  On Friday, we were very lucky to meet Bert and Betty, Mrs Begley's pet tortoises.  We were able to meet, touch and ask questions about them.  Next week, we will be writing a non-chronological report about tortoises.  

Friday 9th September 2022

 

It's been a really exciting first full week in Year 2.  As part of our English focus on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, we have been trying to find a mystery creature spotted in the school grounds.  We think it is a big, bad wolf and the children have been making posters and traps to catch the wolf.  

 

 

News update: We put these traps out after school and are pleased to confirm that the wolf, who was actually really friendly and simply lost, has been caught.  Thank you to all the children for their help.  We will tell you all about it when you come back to school on Monday.  

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