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Welcome to class 2M!

 

Miss McGee and Mrs Blekinsopp would like to welcome you to class 2M.

 

This page will be updated regularly to let you know all about the exciting learning we have been doing and update you on any important news.

 

Year 2 will no longer be going swimming. Our PE lesson is now on a Monday afternoon, so please make sure your child has their PE kit, including gym shoes, in school every Monday.

 

 

 

 

Incredible Instructions!

Last half term, in English we learned all about instructions. We had a lovely time giving our partners clear and simple instructions to make a jam sandwich. The best part was eating them, of course! We learned a lot about instructions, the things they need and how to write our own.

After lots of hard work learning all about how to write instructions we wrote our own all about How to make a seaside in a bottle! (Thank you all for your contributions of empty bottles for this project). We remembered to use all of our time connectives and bossy (imperative) verbs and wrote some excellent instructions. Well done Year 2! 

Happy New year!

 

I hope you all had a lovely holiday and its great to see everyone back in school excited to start their new topic for Spring.

We are beginning our learning around our new topic:

What does it mean to be green?

In topic:

We are beginning to look at recycling, conservation and sustainability, and the role we play in helping our planet. We are leading up to our key task for the term, which is to make a recycled musical instrument and put on a performance.

 

In science:

We are learning all about 'Material Monsters'. We are looking at every day materials, what they are used for, how they are made, their properties and suitability. We will be carrying out experiments to decide which materials are good for certain purposes.

 

In English:

Our first text for this half term is 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson. We will be putting on our writers hats and writing lots of different texts including stories, news paper articles and instructions. We will also be working hard on our spellings!

 

In PE:

Our PE lesson will take place on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their PE kit, including gym shoes, in school every monday. In PE we will be learning to dance and move like some of our favourite toys. We will be rolling like play doh and marching like toy soilders. 

 

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It's Christmas!

Here in year 2 we have had a fabulous run up to Christmas. Lots of crafts, learning about the birth of Jesus and how Christmas is celebrated and raising money for our school with the Santa fun run and Christmas Fayre. We worked very hard learning lines and songs for Magical Christmas Journey and put on an amazing performance for our families and friends. We had a great time at our Christmas party playing games and dancing! What a brilliant way to end the year! 

 

Merry Christmas from all of Year 2!

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

We had an amazing time at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. We spent some time on the 'messy deck' drawing artifacts, painting aboriginal art and writing using a quill. Our favourite part was using the Google Expedition VR Headsets to see all the wonderful things Captain Cook would have seen on his travels. We were shown around the museum and learned lots of new facts about the famous Captain Cook. Finally we went on an Aboriginal hunt to find objects and facts about this culture.

Fantastic Fireworks!

 

We had a brilliant time learning all about bonfire night, Guy Fawkes and firework safety. We closed our eyes and imagined all the things we will see, hear, smell and feel at a firework display on the 5th of November.

We created fabulous bright and colourful pieces of firework writing and are very proud of them!

 

Peter Pan!

 

We had a great half term learning all about Peter Pan and his magical adventures! We described Peter Pan using exciting adjectives, imagined what it would be like to fly through the sky like Peter Pan and wrote our very own adventures to a magical world.

To finish off the topic we wrote book reviews for Peter Pan, letting everyone know how much we enjoyed the book.

Bee Bots

 

This week we had a brilliant time beginning our learning in computing. We used the Bee Bots to begin to understand algorithms and coding. We learned a lot about how to give instructions and directions and had a great time using the treasure maps and building mazes.

National Poetry Day

Thursday 28th September

This week we celebrated National Poetry Day.

In year 2 we have been learning about pirates.We picked a silly pirate poem to focus on.

We had a brilliant time writing our own pirate poems, singing pirate songs and performing in assembly!

 

 

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Our class welcome Newsletter

Our Class Charter

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In Class 2M we worked together to come up with our class rules and all agreed to follow them.

Our class eco rangers

Our class eco rangers 1 Lexi
Our class eco rangers 2 Evan

Our School Council Reps

Our School Council Reps 1 Jake
Our School Council Reps 2 Ava L

Please remember:

 

We do PE on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their kit with them every week.

 

This term we go swimming on a Monday morning. Please make sure your child has their swimming kit with them every week.

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