Welcome to Year 2.
Our Teachers are Miss Ellis and Miss Farley and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Restell, Mrs Da Palma, Mrs Redgwell and Mrs Pasarica.
Place Value and Pirates!
This week in Literacy we have been writing our own Pirate stories based on the book ‘How I Became a Pirate’. We created our own story plan drawing each part of the story. We used our story plan to help us begin to write our story. We have been practising using noun phrases, adverbs and verbs in class to make sure our stories are really interesting.
In Art, we created a front cover for our pirate story. The children were challenged to only use 2D shapes to create these covers.
In Maths, we have been revising our place value knowledge and have been using a place value grid to help place our understanding of tens and ones. We played a game to help us understand what happens when a number over 9 is in our ones column – the children were experts!
In Literacy, we will be going on a pirate adventure around the school using a treasure map & clues to help them. We will creating our own puppet show based on our exciting adventure.
In Art & Design, we will be looking at toys and how the wheels move in different ways based on their design. We would love for children to bring in any example of toys with wheels on and sharing these on Monday (Crimson) & Tuesday (Scarlet).
We hope you enjoyed your summer holidays and have all had a lovely first week back at school! In Maths, we have been reviewing our fluency to 20 using numberlines, numicon and other resources. Next week, we will be reviewing our number and place value knowledge. In Literacy, we are about to write adventure stories based on the book “How I became a pirate”!
Spellings will go out on Friday and it would be great if everyone could take the time this week to continue practising handwriting and letter formation before homework is handed out next Thursday.
Eco-rep and School Council applications have been handed in and are due in on Tuesday 17th September.
Parent Information Meeting
Here is the PowerPoint from the Year 2 Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday Morning.Transition meeting PP year 2 final
School Council and Eco Representatives
Pupils are being given the opportunity to apply to either become a class council or Eco representative. The application forms will be handed out today and need to be returned to class teachers by Tuesday 17th September 2019, where they’ll be shortlisted. Pupils shortlisted will be allocated time to present their application to the class to support a final decision. Those successful will be announced in assembly on Friday 20th September 2019.
Have a happy holiday!
We hope you all have a great holiday, enjoy the sunshine!
Thank you so much for all the kind words, lovely cards and gifts from the Year 2 team.
See you in September.
Roald Dahl Museum Trip
Despite the rain, we had a great visit to the Roald Dahl museum. We went for a village walk to see some of Roald Dahl’s inspiration for his stories and we had a crafting characters session in the museum, which was excellent! The children were fantastically behaved and a pleasure to take on the trip.
Thank you so much to all the parent helpers who came along to help us.
On Thursday, Year 2 enjoyed their visit to Year 3, meeting their new teachers and finding out more about what they’ll be doing next year.
In Year 2 they have had a busy week, tasting different types of bread, planning and designing their own bread, making their own bread and evaluating it.
They were finding right angles in maths and drawing and describing a setting from a Roald Dahl book.
Here are the children ready and excited to fly their aeroplanes.
During creative writing week the children have designed and made a plane out of junk modelling.
We will be testing how well they fly on Friday!
An amazing production of an Inspector Calls
Well done to all the Year 2 children this week for an amazing production of ‘An Inspector Calls’. You were all fantastic!