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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.
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.
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.
Friday 17th November - Children in Need
We all looked fantastic in our pyjamas and raised lots of money for the charity too!
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.
03.11.17 Our new text for English is Amazing Grace. A lovely story about a little girl who doesn't let anything stop her aiming high for her dreams. Please have a look at the story maps and help your child to read through and learn this wonderful story.
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.
Wednesday 11th October - Share a book and Flapjack sale.
Thank you to all our parents who came in to share a book with your child and to those of you who bought the flapjacks that we made during Monday's workshop. The children really enjoyed having the the opportunity to read a book with you. We shall be sending all the money raised from the sale of the flapjacks in all three Year 2 classes to UNICEF so that they may use it to help support more vulnerable children.
Monday 9th October - Parent Workshop
Thank you to all the parents who came in on Monday to help us bake flapjacks and create the packaging for them. By selling these on Wednesday we hope to raise lots of money for our Year Group charity, UNICEF; a charity that supports vulnerable children to access the opportunity of an education.
We hope you enjoyed the workshop as much as your children did.
In year 2 we are now learning to write a set of instructions. Our new Talk4Writing maps below tell us how to make flapjacks. Please help your child to learn these instructions (I have again included the text to go with the maps below).
19.09.17 We have been learning the lovely story 'The Unstoppable Maggie McGee' in our English lessons, using the talk4writing maps below to help us.
Please spend some time sharing these with you child and encourage them to use the actions they have learned as they retell the story to you.
I have included a transcript of the text, to help support your child if they happen to forget a little part of it.
I zoom back to Earth after another busy night in space… Before I even open my eyes, I know that today is a good day. We’re finally going outside, into the garden. And if we’re really lucky, we’ll see Sol’s bird.
I open my eyes and it is raining. NO! What about our garden trip? I am going to close my eyes and start today all over again… It is raining on the moon so that’s where we’re heading. Ready for lift off Sol?
Three… two… one… ‘’We’re flying!’’ Cheep, cheep cheeeeep!
Beep, beep, beeeep! I open my eyes. Climbing and flying is hard work. ‘’ Don’t worry, Sol. We’ll go back again later…’’I must have slept for ages because Mom is here and Dad has to go. ‘’ You won’t see Sol’s bird’’ I say sadly.
Then Herb comes and cheers me up. A little while later, Mom calls ‘’The rain has stopped, we can go outside!’’ Outside, Sol’s eyes dance with excitement. Everyone waits. And waits. And then… Sol’s bird perches on his lap.
After Sol’s bird flies off, a magic sound bubbles up from inside Sol. It is the sound of love and family and everything that is good. Soon it is bedtime and I am ready for my next adventure. Three…two…one…
Roald Dahl Day
Wow, what fantastic Roald Dahl character costumes you all wore! I was really sorry to have missed seeing you all dressed up but it was great to hear all about the fun you had deciding what to wear and who to be.
Welcome to a brand new year!
What a lovely start to we made to Year 2 in Saturn classroom. We started this year having an art day, creating kite pictures based on the work of the artist Carol Thompson as a link to our topic 'Aim High.'The children learnt how to use chalk pastels to create their backgrounds; using a colour wheel they chose contrasting colours and then learnt to blend from a strong colour through to pale. To finish their pictures the children created block colour kites to attach to the foreground. We think our kite display is a great illustration of what we can achieve if we all 'Aim High.'