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Autumn 2017

Ukulele Club provided the Year 2s with a concert on Wednesday. Well done, what great musicians!

w.c. 18.12.17

Literacy - continuing with Instructions

Maths - continuing with Statistics and data handling

Topic - continuing with Christianity and Christmas

Don't forget our Christmas Party on Thursday afternoon.  Wear your party clothes!

We break up on Friday.  Have a lovely Christmas everyone and see you on Monday 8th January.

w.c. 11.12.17

Literacy - Instructions (appertaining to all things "Christmassy")

Maths - Data handling / statistics (also appertaining to all things "Christmassy")

Topic - Christianity - the festival of Christmas

We are also looking forward to watching the F2 Nativity and to our Elf walk on Friday 15th: get sponsored and wrap up warm!

Week commencing 4th December.

We are looking forward to sharing our "Festival of Christmas" with you on Wednesday at Grangewood Methodist Church.

9.30am - Turtles and Whales

2.45pm - Dolphins, Penguins and Seals

As well as last minute preparations for our Festival of Christmas we are continuing to look at Hot and Cold colours in Art.

In maths we are exploring fractions - of shapes and of a quantity.

In English we are continuing to use Flat Stanley as our inspiration and are writing sentences using conjunctions, writing post cards and retelling part of the story using exciting vocabulary.

Don't forget to come along to the Bramcote Lane Christmas Tree Lights' Switch On when the Year 2 choir will be singing.  5.30 for 5.45pm.
We look forward to seeing you at our events this week!

w.c. 27th November.  In our Art topic we are investigating hot and cold colours.

In maths we are multiplying and dividing.

In English we are sharing the book "Flat Stanley" and creating our own Flat Stanley stories.

We are also busy rehearsing our songs and poems, ready for the Year 2 Festival of Christmas at Grangewood Methodist Church on the 6th December.

w.c. 20th November 2017

It's Science Week!  Across the school we have been set a challenge to save Humpty Dumpty (well, an egg) - it's called The Egg Drop Challenge.  We will be exploring gravity, motion, speed and acceleration. 

Literacy - The Great Fire of London - diaries

Maths - Telling the time

 

No Year 2 Choir on Tuesday 14th November because of Parents' Evening.

w.c. 13th November

Parents' Evening on Tuesday and Wednesday

Literacy - Information texts about The Great Fire of London

Maths - Addition and Subtraction

Topic - History - The Great Fire of London

 

w.c. 6th November

Maths - Patterns

English - Poetry about fire

Topic - Geography - Mapping

w.c. 16th October 2017

Maths - Multiplication and Division using arrays

English - Poetry (linked to Diwali)

Topic - Hinduism and Diwali

w.c. 9th October.

English - Stories from another culture: Anansi the Spider 

Maths - 2D and 3D shape

Topic - Black History, including Martin Luther King

Week commencing 2.10.17 - Literacy - Poetry (continuing to use The Way Back Home as our stimulus).  Maths - Money.  Topic - Designing a Space Buggy.  INSET on Friday.
Everyone who has signed up for Year 2 Choir can attend as numbers are not limited. (This was part of the reason for moving choir rehearsals to a slot after school.)  A letter will come out confirming details this week, with our first rehearsal on Tuesday 10th October.
We've had a wonderful time at Beaumanor.  Thank you for entrusting us with your fabulous children; they were a credit to you.  We hope you all have a restful weekend.

Well done to all the Year 2 children for completing their NSPCC workout. Sorry about the blurred action shots!

Well done to all the Year 2 children for completing their NSPCC workout.  Sorry about the blurred action shots! 1
Well done to all the Year 2 children for completing their NSPCC workout.  Sorry about the blurred action shots! 2
Well done to all the Year 2 children for completing their NSPCC workout.  Sorry about the blurred action shots! 3
Well done to all the Year 2 children for completing their NSPCC workout.  Sorry about the blurred action shots! 4
Please check your child's bag for the NHS flu vaccination letter and return it to school if required.  Thank you.

Week commencing 25th September.  We are really looking forward to next week!  The children and staff are SO excited to be going to Beaumanor.  Those children not attending will have a terrific time in school with Mrs. Finlayson on Wednesday and with Mrs. Alcock on Thursday.  On Friday Penguins and Turtles who are not at Beaumanor will join Whales, Dolphins or Seals.

Before we get to Beaumanor though, we have our NSPCC Sponsored Workout on Monday afternoon.  If, for some reason, you have not got a Sponsor form, let your class teacher know. The five Year 2 classes will be undertaking circuit training in teams.   

 

Week commencing 18th September.  In Year 2 we will be sharing the book "Aliens love Underpants" and beginning to look at the book "The Way Back Home".  We will be sharing what we think about the stories and listening to the views of others.  In Maths we will be focussing on subtraction and our ScienceTopic next week looks at natural and man-made materials and materials to be used for a particular purpose.

We have now started our daily phonics lessons (from Tuesday to Friday) and the children are getting used to going to their respective classes for this.

Aliens crashed in our woodland area!  We carefully looked for clues of their whereabouts in the wreckage of their space ship.
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ALIENS IN SCHOOL!

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Penguin Class have had a brilliant start to Year 2! We have found mysterious aliens in the woodland area, investigated how to stop ice from melting on far away planets, written our own version of the story 'Aliens Love Underpants', painted beautiful self portraits to decorate our classroom and measured items using different equipment!

Dolphin Class have had a busy start to the year. We have learned about oceans and continents, explored the landmarks in our playground, worked out number bonds, found out about units of measure and investigated the best materials to insulate an ice cube as well as doing lots of fabulous writing.

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