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Welcome to Year 2

2018-2019

 

 

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- Miss Young

Teaching Assistant- Miss Butler

 

 

Firefly Class

Class Teacher- Mr Creagh-Barry

HLTA - Mrs Wolf

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                 

Our Wonderful World!

 

Our new project this half-term is 'Our Wonderful World'. This half-term the children will be learning about ways we can help and look after our world. We will also be learning about life-cycles in science and making clay sculptures in Art. 

 

Our Key Text this half term is: 

 

Castle Quest 

 

Our key text this half-term is 'The Clockwork Dragon'. In literacy the children have enjoyed reading the story and learning about how Max the dragon slayer defeats Flamethrottle the dragon. In literacy we will be creating our own job advertisements for our own dragon slayer and we look forward to sharing them with you on our class page. 

 

 

 

Year 2 visit to Newman Court Residential Complex

 

As part of our commitment to developing confident, responsible and respectful youngsters, we brought together a group of Year 2 children to visit Newman Court and meet some of the residents there. The children shared their biographies of Roald Dahl and chatted with the Newman Court residents about their childhoods. Adults and children then bonded over a shared love of art, with all concerned having an enjoyable and fun afternoon.

Hopefully this will be an experience than we can repeat in the not-so-distant future!

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Awesome Authors Home Learning 

 

Thank you to all our parents for your fantastic effort with the home learning. The Year Two team are so proud of all the brilliant models that have been created! Thank you for your ongoing support. 

 

 

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'Awesome Authors Hook'

 

This week the children received a letter from Mrs Pietrzak with the challenge of writing a biography about her favourite author 'Roald Dahl'. This week the children have been working in teams to be researchers and have found out lots of information about Roald Dahl. Next week they will begin writing their biographies. 

One of the texts we will be reading this half-term! 

 

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Week beginning 28th January 

 

This week the children have been learning about the features of instructions in order to help them to create their own fairytale map. Using the bee-bots the children practised giving and receiving instructions using the correct directional language. Following this, using their knowledge of maps they had learnt in Geography they created their own fairytale maps. Next week the children will continue writing their set of instructions to help guide a friend around their map. Please look on the website next week on the curriculum page 'Geography' for photos of their wonderful fairytale maps! 

Fun with the Bee-Bots!

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Happily Ever After! 

 

This week we introduced our new project 'Happily Ever After' to the children. We went for a walk around the woodland walk and found a range of different props from different traditional tales. Following this in literacy we have been learning about different characters in traditional tales and different ending styles. The children enjoyed being creative to role play and write  an alternative ending for the story 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have started exploring and reading our key text 'Lost Happy Endings'. We are looking forward to reading more and finding out about the main character 'Jub'. 

 

Our Key text this term 

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Project Outcome

The Year 2 children loved sharing their nocturnal animal fact files with Year 1 today. The children showed them their plans, drafts and final published reports. The Year 1 children were so impressed and invited us back in the Spring term to read their fact files which they will create in the new year.

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Laszlo's Lightbulb

 

Project Overview

 

Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo but mostly it spends its time in the basement. It doesn't visit Laszlo in his room. Until one night it does. Through the work The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen.

 

Our Key Text Driver this half term

 

 

 

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This week in Dragonfly and Firefly Class the children have been busy editing their non-chronological reports about nocturnal animals. Once the children revised their writing they published their reports. The children have worked very hard with their handwriting and presentation and we are very proud of them. Please see below a few examples of their amazing work. 

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Letters from the children to the protagonist of The Dark, a boy named Laszlo.

Our learning journey through 'The Dark'.

Our learning journey through 'The Dark'. 1 Exploring light and dark
Our learning journey through 'The Dark'. 2 Exploring light and dark
Our learning journey through 'The Dark'. 3 Re-enacting the story
Our learning journey through 'The Dark'. 4 Laszlo's fear of The Dark
Our learning journey through 'The Dark'. 5 Laszlo hunting for The Dark
Our learning journey through 'The Dark'. 6 Laszlo with his gift from The Dark - a lightbulb

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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.

Welcome Aboard Outcome and Learning

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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 parent information and home learning sheet. 

 

 

Year 2 Information Meeting

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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 Miss Young/ Firefly PE with Mr Creagh-Barry

 

Library

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

 


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