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Year 2

Welcome to Van Gogh Class!

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Welcome to Dali class

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If you or your child have any questions about starting Year 2 in September, please email them to faqs@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

2019-2020

Goodbye Year 2

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2019 - 2020

A very big welcome to Year 2!

 

 

The Year Two Team

 

Class Teachers:

Mrs Jan Figueiredo (Van Gogh)

Miss Sarah Millard (Dali)

Miss Martha Hall (Learning Lodge)

 

Teaching Assistant:

Ms Sally Dove

 

 

Important Days of the Week

PE will be taught on  Tuesday and WednesdayPlease remember all children need the appropriate school PE uniform on these days.

Music will be taught by a Specialist Music Teacher every Thursday.

 

Spellings and MyMaths home learning are set every Friday. Spellings are tested each Thursday to support teacher assessments. The spellings do not need to be returned, but if your child wishes to share their practise with their teacher, they can show us their sheets for a house point. 
 

Login details for MyMaths and Bug Club remain the same as Year 1. If you have any questions regarding these, please speak to a member of the Year 2 team. 

Week beginning 20.07.20

Hi Year 2! Hope you're all well. We would like to wish you a fabulous summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you in September smiley

 

Attached below is an overview of the transition learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 20.07.20

Week beginning 13.07.20

Greetings Year 2! Hope you're all well and enjoying the learning set!

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 13.07.20

Session four - The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds | Read aloud Book for kids

Snugglebug story time with Sarah. I hope you enjoy this read-along with your family. Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragemen...

Week beginning 06.07.20

Bonjour Year 2! Hope you're all well and staying safe! 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 06.07.20

Session four - OLIVIA Makes Memories | Bedtime Stories Read Aloud by GoodHeart Kids Books Read Aloud for Children

Week beginning 29.06.20

Hola Year 2! Hope you're all well and enjoying the glorious sunshine! 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 29.06.20

Week beginning 22.06.20

Greetings Year 2! Hope you're all well and staying in from the rain! 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 22.06.20

Week beginning 15.06.20

Hello Year 2! What a wet and dreary week it's been! Fingers crossed for some more sunshine soon smiley

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 15.06.20

Week beginning 08.06.20

We hope you're all happy, safe and well! 

 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - W/B 08.06.20

Week beginning 01.06.20

 

We hope you've all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed doing some of the challenges set. Below is the learning overview for this week, along with the resources you'll need. Keep challenging yourselves, and keep smiling! smiley

Home Learning Overview Week Beginning 01.06.20

Week beginning 25.05.20 - Happy Half Term!

 

Well done to you all for your hard work and dedication this half term. The term has looked very different to what we’re all used to, but we’re so proud of your resilience and determination to keep being successful!

 

Below are some challenges you might want to explore over the next week. Whatever you do, remember to stay safe and keep smiling! 

 

We hope you have a wonderful, restful half term break. ☀️ 

 

 

 

A great big hello from Mrs Figueiredo...

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Dance along with Miss Millard...

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Keep moving with Miss Hall...

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A cooking bingo challenge from Mrs Figueiredo! I'm going to start by making my own ice lollies... Which challenge will you choose?

Week Beginning 18.05.20

We hope you have been able to enjoy some of the sunshine this week and are all healthy and happy.

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

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Week Beginning 11.05.20

We hope you are all well and keeping healthy and happy. Don't forget to exercise your bodies as well as your minds. Miss Hall's challenge this week is to see how many 'spotty dogs' you can do in 30 seconds - see overview to see how many she did. Can you keep going for longer than 30 seconds? 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

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Week Beginning 04.05.20

We hope you are all well and keeping healthy and happy. Don't forget to exercise your bodies as well as your minds. Miss Hall's challenge to you this week is to see how many 'jumping jacks' you can do in 1 minute? Miss Hall did 90! Can you beat her?

 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

 

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Week Beginning 27.04.20

We hope you are all well and keeping healthy and happy. If you haven't visited the Official Round Diamond Facebook page yet, please take a look as we have posted a little video message for you!

 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Maths Resources - Session Five

Snow scene video

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Pine trees video

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Autumn leaves video

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Sunflower Video

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Mrs Gren (Year Two Science - Brilliant Habitats)

Learn about the characteristics of living things with Mrs Gren

Week Beginning 20.04.20

 

We hope you've all had a wonderful Easter break and are keeping healthy and happy!

 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and  afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

Weekly Overview 20.04.20

Maths Resources - Session 2

Maths Resources - Session 4

03.04.20 - Easter!

We hope that you have enjoyed accessing some of the learning from our class page at home over the last two weeks. We are sure you are all doing a fantastic job in these uncertain times.

Please now enjoy the Easter Holidays! There are some Easter activities/craft ideas if you wish to explore these together. Keep safe and have a very happy, restful Easter.

The Year 2 Team

 

19.03.20 - Information to Support Learning at Home

 

The children will be bringing home packs they can work through over the next couple of weeks. In addition to these packs, the Year 2 Class Page will be updated regularly with ideas, tasks, links and documents to support you with opportunities to learn at home with your child. As we are approaching the Summer Term, the learning shared will be a consolidation of what has already been taught in Year 2.

MyMaths and BugClub will continue to be updated during this period, so if you require any login details to be re-issued, please ask a member of the Year 2 team as soon as possible.

 

Twinkl, an educational resource website which is used at school, has also given parents a free-month access code to use during this period of school closure. The free access code is: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS and can be used at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

 

May we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support,

 

If you have any questions regarding this learning please email jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

The Year 2 Team

Useful Websites

Spelling and Grammar Resources

Reading VIPERS - Text Recommendations and Question Prompts

The English Faculty have been considering ways in which to make effective changes to our home learning expectations at Round Diamond. As part of this process, we have looked at opportunities to promote the enjoyment of high quality texts, both in school and at home.

To support this, each year group has created a ‘Summer Term Recommended Reading List’. The list has been put together by class teachers and has been designed to give children the opportunity to explore a range of texts at home, over the course of year.

Alongside this list are some question prompts which can be used to start discussions about what has been read. The questions are in line with our weekly VIPERS teaching, that focusses on individual skills within reading – Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Summarise.

Please note that this home learning is not compulsory. We hope that you will be able to enjoy some (or all!) of the recommendations by  buying the texts if you wish. Equally, the question prompts can be used with any book you choose to enjoy with your child.

The video 'Adventures Are The Pits' can be found here:

https://www.literacyshed.com/adventures-are-the-pits.html#

 

Week beginning 16.03.20

The children have been throroughly enjoying using the scratch junior app as part of our computing learning and several have asked me about how they can download this to use on a device at home. Below is the link to the website with details of how to download. Alternatively, search for scratch junior in the app store. 

Week beginning 09.03.20

In Computing we have been using the Scratch Junior app to create codes. This week we have been learning how to grow and shrink our characters. Meet the inflating chicken! 

Week beginning 02.03.20

This week in English, each group is enjoying exploring stories as part of our Take One Book unit - ‘Whats a Penguin to think when he wakes up Pink!’ and ‘The Last Wolf’. We are using these texts to support our written outcomes - a non fiction piece of writing about flamingos and wolves. 

Week beginning 24.02.20 - Spring Term Home Learning

Welcome back after the half term break!

As the children have been so engaged with their History learning this term, we have based our optional Spring Term home learning project on the Victoria era. 
We look forward to seeing the outcomes on Monday 23rd April 😊

Week beginning 10.02.20 - Exploring Electricity!

This week we have been learning about Thomas Edison. We explored circuits using wires, a lightbulb and a battery and had a go at drawing a complete circuit using the correct symbols. 

Washing Hands - Week beginning 03.02.20

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We’ve been exploring how germs spread (and how to prevent this!) in Science. We used glitter to see just how easily germs can move about, and learnt a song to remind us how to wash hands effectively. 

Week beginning 27.01.20 - Setting Targets

This week in PSHE, we have been discussing setting personal targets. We shared examples of and celebrated our skills/abilities, before talking about areas that we find challenging. We used our discussions to set personal targets and considered what we could do to achieve them. We thought also about who would be able to support and help us in achieving our goals. 

Week beginning 20.01.20 - Report Writing

This week we have started learning about non-chronological reports. We explored the features of non-chronological reports before sharing our existing knowledge on modes of transport, in a colour coded mind map. 
Over the next two weeks, we will continue to research information on modes of transport before writing our own reports. 

Week beginning 13.01.20 - Investigating Gravity!

Investigating gravity...

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This week in Science, we have been learning about gravity.
 

We learnt:

-gravity is a force

-it pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth

-gravity was discovered by Isaac Newton

-there is no gravity on the moon

-gravity prevents us from floating around!

 

We carried out an investigation to explore how weight affects gravity. We discussed ways to ensure our test was fair and enjoyed drawing conclusions based on our results. 

Week beginning 06.01.20 - Welcome Back!

Welcome back after the Christmas holidays! We hope you had a restful break and the children are ready for a new year of learning!

 

Please note that the PE days in year 2 have changed. PE lessons will now happen every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. 

Over the Spring term, we will be:

-Exploring maps in Geogrpahy, comparing Kadoma with Stevenage

-Learning about different techniques to create landscapes in Art

-Researching significant people of the past in History

 

Here’s to a happy and successful 2020! 

Week beginning 16.12.19

The children have had a fabulous time learning about the story of 'The Nutcracker' and they have enjoyed writing their own versions of the story. They even had time to watch a modern twist on the tale and we're sure you might enjoy it too!

Week beginning 09.12.19

Last week, Year 2 enjoyed a wonderful trip to All Saints Church. The children travelled back in time to Bethlehem and explored various parts of the Christmas story through story telling, drama and creative activities. 

Week beginning 02.12.19 - It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

Year 2 have enjoyed making their own advent calendar as part of our RE learning. We explored the significance of advent, then made our own felt stockings. Each stocking contains a ‘kindness message’ ready to open as we countdown to Christmas! 

Week beginning 25.11.19 - Animations

Animation 1

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Animation 2

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Animation 3

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This week, Year 2 have been exploring the app ‘StopMotion’ and have practised creating short animations using lego bricks. To be successful, we had to ensure that the background in each frame was clear and that our movements were subtle. 

Week beginning 18.11.19 - The Romans

Year 2 have enjoyed our cross-curricular days on the Romans! We have learnt about Roman numerals in Maths, created a sculpture of a god/goddess in D&T, written a descriptive piece in English and created special collaged portraits in Art. 
Van Gogh Class learnt about the goddess Vesta, whilst Dali Class learnt about the god Vulcan. We worked together in our classes to create these collage masterpieces! 

Week beginning 11.11.19 - Time

As part of our Maths learning on ‘Measures’, we will be exploring clocks and learning to tell the time. The below link may be a useful tool to support in making and telling the time at home:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Week beginning 04.11.19 - Our New Topic

Welcome back after the Half Term Holiday! Our new topic this term is ‘Toys’ where we will be:

-comparing old and current toys

-exploring materials that toys are made from 

-designing our own toys

-making our own felt toys

 

We will also use this topic to link to our English learning on ‘The Nutcracker’, in time for Christmas. We have a busy term ahead so watch this space! 

Week beginning 21.10.19

Just a reminder of the websites for Maths and reading home learning for during the holidays. Have a fantastic half-term and we'll see you soon. 

Week beginning 14.10.19 - Harvest Shotgun!

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Part two

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Part three

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Part four

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Part five

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The Finale!

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Week beginning 07.10.19

This week, Year 2 have enjoyed exploring Poetry! We watched Michael Rosen perform some poems like ‘Chocolate Cake’ and ‘Strict’, read a range of rhyming and non-rhyming poems and performed our own poems. 
 

Two groups had a go at writing and performing their own versions of ‘Caribbean Counting Rhyme’. We decided on the name ‘Round Diamond Counting Rhyme!’

Week beginning 30.09.19 - Expectations in Year 2

Now that the children have settled back into the routine of school life we would like to remind you of ways you can support your child with their learning at home. 
 

Please enjoy sharing books with your child as often as you are able to. Books are changed weekly at school but if your child needs to change them more frequently, they are able to do so during morning registration time. 
 

Spellings are sent home every Friday. These are a combination of words linked to the spelling rule that has been taught that week and common exception words (words that the children are expected to be able to read and write by the end of Year 2). To support our teacher assessment, the children will be tested on the spelling of these words in a dictation style exercise every Thursday. Please practice them at home on the sheets provided. 
 

MyMaths and Bug Club logins remain the same as those that were issued in Year 1. Tasks on MyMaths are set weekly and books on Bug Club are changed when your child moves onto the next reading level. 
 

As always, if you have any questions at all, please speak to a member of the Year 2 team! 😊

Week beginning 23.09.19 - Jessie and Friends

This week, as part of the Computing curriculum and our continued coverage on e-safety, the children have been introduced to ‘Jessie and Friends’. 

‘Jessie and Friends’ is a 3 part animation which aims to equip children in Key Stage 1 with the knowledge, skills and confidence to stay safe online. 
 

We have been learning that while the internet can be an exciting place full of fun and learning opportunities, this may not always be the case. The children were able to discuss their observations after watching the first episode - do ask them what they’ve taken from the animation so far!

Week beginning 16.09.19 - Online Safety

This half term, Year 2 are discussing online safety; we are learning about ways to stay safe when using the internet. 

As part of this learning, everyone has signed a copy of Round Diamond’s Online Safety Rules. We are committed to using the Computing equipment at school safely and transferring these skills into our online activity outside of school. 

Week Beginning 09.09.19 - Maths Fluency

Fluency Facts have been sent home this week! These can support in learning/consolidating the rapid recall of number facts. 

If you need another copy, please let your child’s class teacher know. 

Week beginning 02.09.19

Academic Year

2018-2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019
LI: To use online maps.
S.C:
*Locate app
*Locate search area
*Find route
CC Link Computing-Geography
We used Ipads and a mapping appto locate and find the routes to different places around the world.
 

Using Maps

Friday 28th June 2019

Year 2 enjoyed the warm weather on our trip to Shuttleworth. We were able to observe the plants and animals as well as take a ride in the open topped bus. 

Shuttleworth

Tuesday 7th May 2019

As part of our cross curricular learning Dali and Van Gogh explores the nature walk and courtyard to see what lived there. 

We will be using the laptops to make block charts. 

Animal Survey

Tuesday 30th April 2019

LI: To use a branching data base.

(CC link to topic "I’m Alive")

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*Answer yes/no

*Follow the key

*Name the minibeast

We used branching data bases to name and sort the minibeasts.

Computing

Spring Term Home Learning Projects

Thursday 4th April 2019

We shared our research projects linked to our topic 'People from the Past'.

You can see our projects in our cloakroom museum!

 

Home Learning Projects

Monday 1st April 2019

Sports on Tour

Year 2 enjoyed trying out a range of different sporting activities this afternoon. 

Sports on Tour

Monday 1st April 2019

We were delighted to receive a letter and present from our favourite author Martin Waddell this morning!

He wrote to say thank you for the letters that he received from us earlier this month. 

Letter From Martin Waddell

Thursday 21st March 2019

LI: To present. 

(CC link to History and English)

SC *Programme found *Titles made * Text used 

In Computing today, we used our research on our "People from the Past" topic to begin to make a presentation of our knowledge digitally. 

We opened Power Point, added slides and used text to begin to share our knowledge. We saved our learning and will be adding more information and images to our presentations. 

Presentations

Thursday 14th March 2019 and Friday
15th March
LI: To research
(CC Link to topic People from the Past)
SC
*Safe search engine
*Facts found
*Facts recorded
 

We used computers, ipads and books to research famous people from history.
We used a safe search engine especially for children.
 

People from the Past

Wednesday 13th March 2019

A team of Year 2 children from construction club attended the Lego Challenge. 

Our team did really well, they worked well to display their model moon base and talk about the elements they had built and what you would need on the moon. They enjoyed the activities during the afternoon as well as looking at all the other moon bases. They received a medal and certificate each and a team trophy for doing so well at explaining and describing their base. 

Lego Challenge

Thursday 7th March 2019

We had a fantastic time dressing up for world book day.

World Book Day

Friday 1st March 2019

As part of our English learning, Miss Cousins’ group chose the story Pig in the Pond by Martyn Waddell for their “Take One Book”. 

We really enjoyed making masks and then acting the story out. 

Pig in the Pond

Thursday 14th February 2019.

LI: To understand symmetry

SC *Shapes used *Line of symmetry *Accurate position

In Maths we looked at lines of symmetry and designed our own jumpers.

Thursday 7th February 2019

In Music today, Ms Thomas brought her violin to share with Year 2.

We talked about the different parts of the violin, how we play it and acoustics.

Ms Thomas also played some music and we had to use some powerful adjectives

to describe it.

Music Learning

Friday 1st of February 2019

In Art we thought about the sculptures made by the natural artist Andy Goldsworthy.

We had fun using the snow to create our own winter sculptures.

Andy Goldsworthy

Thursday 17th January 2019

In music we practised the skills of rhythm and pulse using the song “Engine, Engine Number Nine”.

Engine Engine Number Nine

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Entry Point From A to B 
Thursday 9th January 2019
Year 2 started their new topic from A to B today. We designed and made boats in teams to try and take our figures across the river. In the topic we will be learning about travel and transport in the past. 

Entry Point From A to B

Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 6th December 2018

Year 2 were joined by their parents for a super afternoon of making and creating together.

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Year 2 had a fantastic time at St Nicholas Church this morning!

We met The Three Kings, Mary, Joseph and even a real life baby Jesus!

We were especially pleased to meet Bishop Michael (The Bishop of Hertford) who commented on our superb behaviour.

 

St Nicholas Church

Thursday 29th November 2018

Year 2 enjoyed using their sense of taste to explore different flavours. We tried food with sweet, salty, umami, bitter and sour tastes. 

Taste Testing

Design and Technology

Design and Technology

Wednesday 21st November 2018

In Design and Technology we have been using lots of different techniques to make moving pictures.

We will use these techniques to design and make our own moving pictures.

Pudsey Children in Need Event

Monday 12th November 2018

Sporting Futures Pudsey Event

Year 2 had a fantastic morning taking

part in a range of sports and games hosted

by Sporting Futures.

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Year 2 enjoyed a Healthy Living Afternoon with Sporting Futures.

Thank you to all the parents that attended.

Sporting Futures Afternoon

Year 2 Performance Poetry

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Tuesday 16th October 2018
Van Gogh English class spent a lesson learning a verse each from the poem “Today”
They made their own actions to match the words.

Thursday 4th October 2018

LI: To use an atlas.

(CC link- English)

*Order the words

*Use the index

*Locate on the map

We used alphabetical order and the index of an atlas to try and locate different places.

Geography

Big Blue Tractor

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Friday 28th September
We enjoyed spending time preparing our Harvest Assembly here is one of our songs.

Thursday 20th September 2018

LI: to take photographs.

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*frames

*focussed

*effect used

Year 2 used the photo booth App to take portraits using effects. 

Photo booth

Thursday 13th September 2018

LI: To take photographs

(CC Link to topic Who am I?)

SC

*Framed

*Focused

*Permission asked

E-Safety tip:

Always ask a person’s permission before

you take a photograph or digital image of them.

Always let them know what you are going

to do with their image and get their

permission if you want to us it online.

 

Taking Photographs Safely

Who am I?

Thursday 6th September 2018

Who am I-Entry Point

Dali Class and Van Gogh Class enjoyed using the artist Andy Warhol as an inspiration for their self portraits.

We will be learning about different artists and their styles during this topic.

Fruit Salad!

Week beginning 16.07.18

Year 2 designed, created then evaluated their own fruit salads. We had a selection of fruits and juices to choose from when planning what to include. We discussed the importance of food hygiene and safety when using knives. The best part was tasting what we had made! 

Prove it!

Week beginning 09.07.18

Year 2 are developing their reasoning skills this week by using ‘Always, Sometimes, Never’ grids to sort mathematical statements. The challenge is to prove how we know we have sorted correctly. 

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Brave Nurses- Singing with Mr Meek

Year 2 have been busy perfecting their rendition of  the Brave Nurses song ready for thir performance at the Music Festival. 

Here is a snippet of what to expect. 

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Exploring Non-Fiction texts

Week beginning 18th June 2018 

We have been exploring non-fiction texts ready to write our own explanation texts about the digestive system. 

We created a colour coded mind map to share what we know already about non-fiction. 

Our Bodies

Week beginning 11th June 2018

Welcome back after Half Term! Year 2 have been busy in English and Topic this week, thinking about parts of our bodies and the amazing things they do. 

We labelled internal and external parts of the body then watched a short film to find out facts about our heart. 

Week beginning 21.05.18

Year 2 enjoyed a wonderful trip to Shuttleworth where we explored the gardens, planted acorns and played in the sunshine. Look at the fun we had! 

Saving and Retrieving

Week beginning 07.05.18

Over the past two weeks, Year 2 have been creating Minibeast pictures in our Computing sessions. We have learnt how to save our pictures, giving them a file name, and have practised opening them again to make changes.  

Minibeast Playgrounds

Week beginning 23.04.18

Year 2 created a Minibeast Playground in Design and Technology this week. They folded and curled strips of paper to create a 3D, imaginative model. 

Wednesday 18th April 2018

LI: To know about habitats

SC *Describe *Identify and name a variety of animals *Reason

Dali and Van Gogh enjoyed searching the school environments to look for animals in different habitats. 

We used a branching key as part of our Computing learning to help us identify and name animals that we were unsure of. 

Instructions

Week beginning 16.04.18

Welcome back after the Easter break! Year 2 have been busy exploring instructional texts in English this week. We discussed the features of instructions ready to follow instructions to build a ‘Bug Hotel’ next week. 

People of the Past Home Learning

Week beginning 19th March 2018

Year 2 enjoyed the theme 'Exploration and Discovery' as part of our Science Day this year. One of the investigations we carried out was to explore which material would be the best choice to build a shelter. We made a prediction then worked collaboratively to build a shelter using empty cans, lolly sticks, card, blocks and toilet paper. Surprisingly, we found that the toilet paper created the strongest shelter to survive a windstorm (a hairdryer!)

Flanimal Fun!

Week beginning 12th March 2018

We have been making our own 'Flanimals' and describing them using expanded noun phrases. We focussed on using a comma between our adjectives.

Telling the time!

Week beginning 5th March 2018

We have been learning to tell the time to 5 minute intervals. We used our clocks to make different times and focussed on accurately positioning the minute hand.

People from the Past - Paul Klee and Florence Nightingale

Week beginning 26th February 2018

As part of our Topic, we have been learning about Florence Nightingale and the important changes she made to Nursing. We looked at examples of Paul Klee's artwork and imitated his style to create portraits of Florence Nightingale using a mix of 'Hot' and 'Cold' colours.

Jill Murphy

Week Beginning 19th of February 2018

In Year 2 we have begun a new writing unit based on the author Jill Murphy. We enjoyed discovering some new characters and stories 

written by her. Have you got any Jill Murphy books at home? Which characters do you like?

Jill Murphy

Wednesday 10th January 2018

In Year 2 we are researching different types of transport in English. We will be writing a non-chronological report using what we have found out. Here is some of the key vocabulary we have found and will use in our writing. 

Transport Vocabulary

Entry Point From A to B 

Friday 5th January 2018

Year 2 started their new topic from A to B today. We designed and made boats in teams to try and take our figures across the river. In the topic we will be learning about travel and transport in the past. 

River Crossing Challenge

Year 2 Visit to St Nicholas Church

Year 2 Visit to St Nicholas Church

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Year 2 had a fantastic afternoon finding out about the Christmas story 

with the Bridge Builders Charity. 

We met the three kings, the shepherds and even the baby Jesus!

Parents Open Afternoon

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Dali and Van Gogh Classes enjoyed sharing their learning with their families.

They were able to make toys, play with old fashioned toys and look at our Design and Technology learning on pop up books.

Open Afternoon

Sporting Futures Pudsey Afternoon