YEAR 2 TERM 5 2017/18

Year 2 have had a wonderfully busy and exciting term. We absolutely loved our amazing trip to Chew Valley Farm a few weeks ago and since then, in literacy, have been busy writing animal fact files for all the animals we found out about. We have been looking at animal life cycles in our topic lessons and been very excited about our class tadpoles, closely observing them turn into frogs!

Some children in Year 2 have been really busy preparing for their show, The Magic Shoes, which will be performed this Friday at The Wickham theatre. All of our class will be watching the show which all parents are welcome to come along too.

In Maths children have been learning about time focusing on half past, quarter to and quarter past.

In PE we have been busy practicing our summer dance and also learning new tennis skills.

All of the children tried really hard with their SATS this term and we are very proud of them.


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YEAR 2 TERM 4 2017/18

A fantastic term with lots happening. For our work on Judaism we visited a synagogue where we learnt all about the Torah and the ark used to keep the scrolls in.
Our visits to the computer suite have seen us learn how to code.  You can see a screen shot of Sulayman’s and Nada’s design: pressing the keys makes the creatures move. They even added their own trees.
The cross country picture shows Flora at the back of the leading group – her weekly 2km parkruns have certainly paid off as she ran the whole way at a steady pace without walking.
The whole school has been learning a new skill to help us understand how we learn best (metacognition). Y2 have been learning to use chopsticks – Rachel has shared her expertise and was able to make a tower from small cubes.
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YEAR 2 TERM 3 2017/18

This term we have been learning about the properties of materials through carrying out  a variety of hands-on science investigations. As part of this topic we have also looked at the  work of artists and crafts people who use different materials to weave with. Children created Mexican God’s Eye (Tzicuri) stars by weaving wool around two sticks. They then moved on to creating their own looms using shoe boxes. They explored using a variety of materials to weave through their looms.

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YEAR 2 TERM 2 2017/18

We’ve had such a busy term here in Year Two and fitted so much in. In Talk for Writing we wrote our own stories based on ‘Owl babies’ and created our own leaflets about other nocturnal animals. Since then we have been reading the story of The Jolly postman and created our own story maps following his journey to different fairytale character’s homes.

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We even created our own Year 2 postbox so we can send cards and letters to each other!

In maths, we have been focusing on subtraction and looking at both column addition and subtraction methods to work out different number problems.

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We have also been busy practising for our Christmas nativity The Christmas Recipe! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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Year 2 Term 1 2017/18 part 2

We designed a structure for the nest we found at the Royal Fort Gardens. It needed to be: tall so the nest would be safe up high; strong so that it wouldn’t collapse; wide enough for the nest to sit on and level so the nest would not slide off. Not all of us were successful!IMG_3321 IMG_3327 IMG_3325 IMG_3331 IMG_3334 IMG_3335 IMG_3336 IMG_3337 IMG_3338 IMG_3339 IMG_3342 IMG_3343 IMG_3347 IMG_3350

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Year 2 Term 1 2017/18

We have had a fantastic start to the new school year this term in Year 2. WE have been learning all about animals and their habitats in our topic lessons and went on a trip to the Royal Fort Gardens to hunt for mini-beasts and both design and build our own animal shelters. In literacy we have been writing about nocturnal animals . We have learnt how to write Non-Chronological reports  and have used these to create a class book on nocturnal animals for our reading corner.
In Maths this term we have been focusing on place value and how to represent two digit numbers in different ways. using a variety of resources.
In RE we have been learning about belonging and thinking about how having a sense of belonging to different people and places makes us feel.
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Year 2 – 2016/2017 – Term 6

This term, Chestnut Class have been learning about transport. We travelled to the MShed where we found all sorts of vehicles, and found ourselves on a map of Bristol.

We also took a moment to hang out with Morph outside!



Year Two made the most of the sunny intervals this week, by taking our painting outside. Inspired by our story, ‘The Magic Brush’, we tried out painting simple pictures with a brush and watered-down paint, just as our main character might have done. In the story, his paintings come to life and leap off the page!

 We have also been learning about plants, and we each had the opportunity to plant seeds and saplings. In the coming weeks we hope to spot some tomatoes, beans and peas popping up!



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