Year 2 Mrs Moore

The class are learning to tell the story 'The King and the Cockerel' using story-telling actions. They are extremely good at this and have come up with their own actions for certain words.

'little'

Little

 

'brave'

brave

 

'old'

old

 

'cockerel'

Thank you to Dexter for showing the class his fantastic didgeridoo skills. We were all very impressed.

 

Fantastic knowledge of countries by Year 2 this week! Well done on naming 35 different countries :)

We will be continuing to learn about Australia in our topic work and will be finding out the answers to your questions.

Mrs D'alessio

 

Arts Week

Dear parents and carers,

Arts week is rapidly approaching and year 2 have now decided on our activities for arts week, however; we need your help with some recycled resources. Our activities and resource list is below.

Activity

Resources required

African Animal Masks

·        Large cereal boxes / cardboard (not too thick)

·        Wool

·        Pipe cleaners

·        Elastic

·        Plus any other bits you have lying around which you think would be good to decorate an African Animal mask.

Samba Instruments

·        Pringle tubes for drums

·        Any wood, plastic or metal container with ridges on the side for scraping a pencil down to make different sounds.

·        Milk cartons, lentils, split peas, rice, pasta etc. to fill the milk cartons to make a shaker instrument.

·        Any metal container, e.g. coffee containers for creating different deeper sounds.

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

·        Cornflakes

·        Chocolate we can melt

·        Paper cake cases

African Animal Patterns

·        Any material / paper you have lying around with animal patterns on.

If you can help with any of these resources it will be greatly appreciated.

Please could you bring them into school by Friday 29th June?

Thank you for your help

From the Year 2 staff and Children

 

Relationships and Sex Education

Thank you to all the parents that attended the meeting before half term. As promised, here is a list of books that might be suitable to share with your children.

Let’s talk about the birds and bees – Molly Potter

Hair in funny places – Babette Cole

Secret Girls’ Business - Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson & Rose Stewart

Secret Boys’ Business - Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson & Rose Stewart

Puberty Girl - Shushann Movsessian  

Puberty Boy - Geoff Price

 

 For older children

 It’s perfectly normal – Robie H Harris

The Period Book - Karen Gravelle

What’s Going on Down There - Karen Gravelle

 

Story Maths Give me Half!

We have had a fabulous day and a half learnImg this week with our maths linked to a story. We planned and made fraction pizzas using our knowledge on halves and quarters, we shared out cakes using our knowledge on thirds and measured out juice using our knowledge on capacity and shared the juice out equally between 2, 3 and 4 by measuring the juice out carefully. We used lots of maths language and had so much fun. 

Cinema Pledge

We have now completed another one of our pledges. We had a fabulous time At the cinema today with year one watching Sherlock Gnomes.

 

Literacy

 

Each week we introduce new words to the children to help expand their vocabulary. We encourage them to use these in their writing or in class discussions.

Our words this week are:

Assume (Verb)

To think something is true without being sure of it.

Discover (Verb)

To find something by chance or for the first time.

Personality (Noun)

A persons characteristics

Secure (Adjective)

Firm and safe.

SATs

To all our wonderful Year 2's who are completing SATs this week. You have worked so hard and I know that you will be awesome!

 

Reading  

 

Well done to everyone who has completed their 20 reads and have achieved their leaf on our Reading Tree!

 

 

Assembly

Today in assembly we learnt about Ramadan. A Muslim festival that will start very soon. We learnt that during Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until sunset, they increase their prayers , they perform good deeds and give to charity. We even listened to some words from the Quran. It was very interesting.

We look forward to learning about other festivals from other cultures.

 

 

Pledges

Each year group has chosen some activities that they would like to do before the end of the school year. Year 2 have already ticked off two of theirs and after the end of the term and our visit to the cinema to watch Sherlock Gnomes we will have ticked off three!

 

 

Maths

 

We have being looking at different types of measurement in maths including time, temperature, weight and capacity....

 

 

Literacy / Topic

 

Our topic this term is Space. We have researched space and Tim Peak in order to write a non-chronological report. We had to extract the important information, break it down into sub-headings and then include a diagram. Here is some of our wonderful work...

 

Orange Day - Cake Sale

 

 Our Orange 'Stand up to Cancer' day was a huge success! The School Council had decided they wanted to support this charity to help fund research into cures for cancer. With our orange mufti day and the cake sale we raised approximately £440! Thanks to all who contributed and supported the cause!

 

Art  

 We have enjoyed painting our spiral pots. They will soon be ready to bring home for us to display proudly!

 

 

Literacy

 

Our Language of the Term is Norwegian. Click the link below to help you learn some basic words!

http://www.newburyparkschool.net/langofmonth/norwegian/player.html 

 

Orange Day!

 

We enjoyed supporting Stand Up to Cancer by dressing in orange and donating some money.

 

 

 

 School Council - Stand up to Cancer

 

The School Council have decided they would like to support Channel 4's 'Stand up to Cancer' campaign so on Friday 11th May we will be having an orange mufti day. You can wear anything you like, a scarf, a tie, glasses, tights or anything else that is orange with a suggested donation of £1.

We will also be holding a bake sale after school so we would really appreciate donations of cakes, cookies, donuts etc. (baked or bought!) that we can sell to help raise even more money for important cancer research.

We look forward to seeing you at the cake sale!

 

Maths

 

We went outside for our maths lesson. We were learning all about temperature. We used thermometers and discovered that it was 30 degrees Celsius!

Sponsored Bounce

We enjoyed our bouncing today!

 

 

Science  

 

In science we have been learning about micro-habitats so we went searching around the school to see what we could find!

 

Art

 

We have been studying Hundertwasser in art. He was fascinated by spirals so we made some spiral clay pots based on his ideas. it also ticked off one of our pledges!