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Welcome to Year 2

2019-2020

 

 

Welcome to our Year Two page dedicated to Dragonfly and Firefly class. Throughout the year pictures and updates will be posted here as well as news and any useful links. If you have any suggestions for this page please leave any comments.

 

Dragonfly Class

Class Teacher- Mrs Martin

Teaching Assistant- Ms de Vulder 

Aspire Teaching Student- Mrs Mackay 

 

 

Firefly Class

Class Teacher- Mr Creagh-Barry

HLTA - Mrs Wolf

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                 

Happily Ever After Hook

 

For our hook for the project 'Happily Ever After' the children went on a walk around the woodland walk. The children were very excited about finding objects relating to  different traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood's cape, a fairy wand and the Three Little Bears.  This week the children will look at different traditional tales in more detail and start reading our key text 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy. 

Happily Ever After! 

 

Pre-Learning 

 

 

Our Key Text 

 

'Laszlo's Lightbulb' outcome 

 

This half-term the children have been working hard and have been learning about nocturnal animals. They created their own non-chronological reports about different nocturnal animals and published these to show to Year One children. Year Two loved showed their finished work to Year One and were very proud. 

 

Newman Court Visit

 

On Wednesday a group of Year 2 children visited Newman Court Residential Home and spent the afternoon with the residents. After initial shyness the children soon gained confidence and were being shown how to make and launch(!) paper airplanes and also how to create paper snowflakes. They also shared with the residents their Starry Night collages and chatted to them about things ranging from the home's garden to what was required to send a rocket into space!

Rounded off with lemon squash and biscuits it was a really fun visit and I know those children who didn't attend this time are looking forward to our next visit in 2 weeks time (December 4th).

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The Dark , Lemony Snicket , LittleBrownBooks , Booktrailer

http://www.bookmovies.tv/en/book/dark Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does. This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

Pre-Learning for Autumn 2 Project

 

'Welcome Aboard' Outcome

On Tuesday 22nd October we had our 'Welcome Aboard' project outcome. The children performed their Titanic dance that they had been learning with Becky in 'Movin Monkeez' and presented their posters where they had been working in teams to research an aspect about Titanic. The Year 2 team were very proud of the children's hard work and thank you to all the parents that came. Please see below some photos of our wonderful outcome.

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Welcome Aboard 

 

This term the children will be learning about the significant historical event 'Titanic'. They will learning about the different passengers on board, ordering events in chronological order and creating their own artwork to represent the ship 'Titanic' based on the artist 'Jim McDonald'. Please find below the project overview and information about the home learning. 

 

 

Introduction to Year 2 and Expectations

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Your child will receive a log in sticker inside their green reading record books. Each week your child's class teacher will assign spelling and words for your child to practise at home. 

 

The link to spelling frame is:

 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Reading

Please read with your child as much as possible, every night would be great, but we do understand that sometimes this can be tricky.  When you have read please write in your child's green book so we can see and this helps with the children receiving their reading certificates.  Reading at home is really important to your child's reading development, when we read with the children we can tell the ones that have been practising and the ones that haven't.  Reading is fundamental to everything, if you child struggles with reading they will find lots of the curriculum tricky as reading is everywhere!

 

PE days

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school for these days. Please can you also ensure earrings are removed or your child is happy to take out their earrings by their themselves.

 

Tuesday is Movin Monkeez with Becky

Wednesday- Dragonfly PE with Mrs Martin / Firefly PE with Mr Creagh-Barry

 

Library

We aim to visit the library once a week, usually on a Thursday. 

 


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