Welcome To 2W
Teacher - Miss A Wilson
Teaching Assistant - Miss C Blackburn
On our page you will find lots of exciting information about what the children are learning in class. We will also be sharing all the exciting events that are coming up throughout the year. We will share with you any special activities, exciting learning opportunities and examples of children's work.
Miss Wilson and Miss Blackburn
Happy New Year!
Welcome back and we hope you have all had a wonderful break. It is lovely to see everyone refreshed and ready for the exciting learning taking place this term.
Our topic this term is......
What does it mean to be green?
We will be looking at recycling, conservation and sustainability. We will be learning all about the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). To complete our topic we will be making our very own musical instruments using completely recycled materials. Any donations of recycled materials will be greatly appreciated!
Our focus this term is ‘Material Monsters’. We will be learning all about different materials and what they are used for. So far we have identified some important materials used to make everyday items and we even went on a walk around school to see if we can find some materials being used.
Our book for this term is ‘The Snail and the Whale’ written by Julia Donaldson. We will be using this story to help us practise all the skills we have learned. We will be writing stories, newspaper reports, instructions and many more.
To listen to this story at home, follow this link...
This term PE is will taught on a Tuesday afternoon by one of our wonderful Sport’s Coaches. All children will need to bring in full PE kit every week.
We had an incredible time at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. We were shown around the museum and learned lots of new facts about the famous Captain Cook. We went on an Aboriginal hunt to find objects and facts about this culture. Finally we were given the chance to draw, paint and write using a quill. Our favourite part was using the Google Expedition VR Headsets.
This week we have had a wonderful time looking at the Hindu celebration of Diwali. We learned all about the different ways this festival is celebrated and heard the story of Rama and Sita. As Diwali is known as the festival of light, we made our own Diva Lamps which are used to show good defeating evil.
As part of our computing we have been exploring simple algorithms and instructions. We explored giving the Bee Bot's simple instructions then worked towards using a treasure map and making our own treasure maps for the Bee Bot to explore.
For National Poetry Day we decided to look at poems about pirates. We found a funny poem called 'Meet The Pirates'. We enjoyed this poem because it was all about a bunch of useless pirates. We especially enjoyed Pirate Pete and his smelly feet. We worked hard to write our own verses to include in this poem, which was a challenge since we had to rhyme our words.
Here are some of our wonderful verses.
Can you spot the words that rhyme?
In Year 2 we are reading the traditional story of Peter Pan. We are excited to learn about the adventures of Peter Pan. We will be talking about the story, putting the story in order and exploring different characters and settings. We will even write a book review to share what we enjoyed the most about this story.
In our new class we have spent the past few weeks getting settled in to new routines and getting to know each other. We have all worked very hard and are looking forward to all the exciting new learning opportunities we will have this year. Our topic this term is Pirates and we already know one famous pirate, Captain Blackbeard!
PE - In 2W we have PE on a Thursday afternoon. Children must bring in their PE kit every week.
Swimming - 2W are not swimming this term
Reading - We encourage children to read 3 times a week and have this signed by an adult. We award a prize to all children who achieve this.
Homework - Reading, maths and spelling homework will be handed out on a Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday. We award prizes to all children who manage to complete all of their homework.