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Talk for writing text - Film review
For the next three weeks we will be learning about the features of a persuasive review. So far, we have explored alliteration, emotive and persuasive language. We will apply these features when writing our own review about the story 'Father Christmas' by Raymond Briggs.
Week beginning 4th December.
In Geography we have been learning about the countries that make up the United Kingdom. We created our own maps of the United Kingdom and added the seas that surround it. We used laptops and a range of information books to research the different countries. We then recorded our presentations to show to the rest of the class.
This term in Maths we have been working very hard to become 'masters'. We are gaining lots of confidence in using a wide range of equipment to help us solve some really tricky Maths problems. This term we have explored place value, addition, subtraction, money and multiplication.
Walk of the local area
13th November 2017
As part of our Geography topic we went on a walk of the local area. During our walk we created a map of the local area. We placed local landmarks and added road names to our map. We also recorded our route on an i pad and used the footage to help us create a more detailed map back at school.
Friday 20th October
After researching what local birds might like to eat we all made bird feeders. We used meal worms, peanuts, sunflower seeds and raisins, all in lard, in different feeders and Mrs Pearson took these up to the Eco Park. Today we walked to the Eco Park to see what had been eaten. Our observations informed our conclusions and we had lots of discussion about why some feeders might have been emptier than others, why some feeders had disappeared altogether and what might have taken them.
Year 2 sleepover
Thursday 19th October
45 year 2 children had a wonderful time at the sleepover in the school hall. We enjoyed eating tea, watching a movie and a night time walk with torches.
Mercury's class assembly - Wednesday 8th November
We hope you enjoyed our assembly about recycling. We learnt a lot about materials and where they are recycled and now understand how important recycling is and how it helps to keep our world a greener place.
Wednesday 11th October - Year 2 reading with parents and bake sale.
Thank you to all parents who attended another successful parent reading session and to those of you who bought the flapjacks that we made during our parent workshop. All of the money is going to our year 2 charity Unicef. The charity supports children around the world and provides them with education, clean water, vaccines, protection from violence and relief during natural disasters.
Monday 9th October - Parent Workshop - Make a flapjack
Thank you to all the parents who attended our year 2 workshop. We had a lot of fun following a recipe to make flapjacks.
English - Talk for Writing
For the next three weeks we will be learning to write instructions. Below is the text that we will be learning in class so have a go at home!
25.9.17 - P.E
Today during our P.E. session we experienced what it would be like to live without being able to see. We completed challenges with our eyes closed and became aware of the challenges that some people face.
We loved Roald Dahl Day! Our favourite thing about the day was having the opportunity to dress up as our favourite character.
Roald Dahl Day
Welcome to a brand new year!
Welcome parents! This week we have been settling in to our new class and we thoroughly enjoyed our art day based on the artist Carol Thompson. We are looking forward to starting our 'Aim High' topic, which we will begin by reading the story 'The Unstoppable Maggie McGee'.
Throughout the year we will be adding photographs and information about all of the exciting things that we are doing in Mercury, so please join in the fun by following Mercury on our web page. You will also have fantastic opportunities to work with us during our parent workshops.
You are welcome to learn along with us using our story maps, which will be available on our class page for you to enjoy.