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Welcome to Year 2!

Creating sequences using rolls, balances, shapes and travelling in gymnastics

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Teddy bear roll

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Forward roll

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Year 2 designed and made fruit salads as part of our Healthy Humans topic

Physically Active Learning - Making Arrays in Maths

In PSHE Year 2 acted out scenarios to show why sometimes friendships break down. As a class they then came up with possible solutions to the problems.

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Scenario: Accident in the playground.

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Scenario: leaving someone out

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Year 2 acted out the story of: The Great, Big, Enormous Turnip

Year 2 acted out the story of: The Great, Big, Enormous Turnip 1

Year 2 wrote their own versions of The Twelve Days of Christmas and recited them in front of the class

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The new Twelve Days of Christmas

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The new Twelve Days of Christmas

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In Computing Year 2 made their own computer games. At the end of the topic they played each other's games and reviewed them.

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Game review

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Game review

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Game review

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Designing, playing and reviewing the Year 2 computer games

In Design Technology this half term Year 2 looked at freestanding structures. They designed and made a 3D Christmas Tree.

In Geography Year 2 looked at the United Kingdom and its constituent parts

UK Jigsaw

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UK

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Year 2 played 'Tiggy Triangles' to quiz each other on the capital cities of the parts of the United Kingdom. They each had a random combination of a country and a different capital.

Learning about England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In PE Year 2 looked at different jumps and then created their own sequences with a partner

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PE sequence

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Key Stage One's Christmas Production

The Elf on the shelf was very naughty when he changed all the points on Year 2's behaviour system. He had to write the class a letter of apology.

The Elf on the shelf was very naughty when he changed all the points on Year 2's behaviour system. He had to write the class a letter of apology. 1
The Elf on the shelf was very naughty when he changed all the points on Year 2's behaviour system. He had to write the class a letter of apology. 2
The Elf on the shelf was very naughty when he changed all the points on Year 2's behaviour system. He had to write the class a letter of apology. 3

Year 2 created migrating butterflies after learning about the long journey that monarch butterflies take each year

Our topic this half term is Marvellous Migration. The children acted out how some animals migrate and some hibernate in winter.

Pretending to be humpback whales migrating

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Music Making

The children have been learning about musical terms- dynamics ( how the volume of a piece of music changes) and tempo- ( how the speed of a piece of music might change).They experimented using untuned percussion and started to write their own graphic notation (using symbols to determine if their musical piece was going to be loud or soft). 

Information from the Year 2 information session

Homework Timetable

All homework is due in a week after it is set (but can be handed in sooner)

Monday Spellings
Tuesday Handwriting
Wednesday Reading at home (with an adult)
Thursday Reading at home (with an adult)
Friday

Maths

*Reading Comprehension (*approx. every two weeks)

 

Year 2 investigated which would be the best type of paper to make a bag handle in our science morning

In our topic lessons we have looked at famous explorers. We discovered how Captain Scott explored Antarctica and kept a diary of what happened.

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Captain Scott's Diary

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Exploring Antarctica

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After practising one legged balances (including with their eyes closed) the children in Year 2 challenged themselves to create their own tricky balances.

Year 2 used multilink cubes to practise giving each other instructions. They had to design a shape and instruct their partner on how to make it. No peeking!

Year 2 practised giving instructions by telling Mr Thompson how to make a jam sandwich

Year 2 practised giving instructions by telling Mr Thompson how to make a jam sandwich 1

Model making

Year 1 and 2 completed the sponsored activity in aid of the NSPCC campaign: Speak Out. Stay Safe. With Buddy.

Our topic this half term is: Explorers!

Our topic this half term is: Explorers! 1

Sorting out significant people in history. Who do you think is the most important?

Los Colores

Year 2 have been revising their Spanish colours this week. 

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Greetings

Year 2 have learnt songs and had a conversation in Spanish focusing on greetings. They were fantastic!

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