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Welcome to the Year 2 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

The Horta Family

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This week we have been continuing our work on Mexico as part of our 'Going Loco!' topic. We found out about the Horta family who live in Tocuaro. The Horta's live in a house originally built by Gustavo's father, Jesus Horta (who is now 79 years old). Jesus and his wife Guadalupe (aged 78) still live there, but the house has been extended to give space for the rest of the family. The family work together to make mexican masks so we had a go at designing our own! Please [click here] to learn more about the Horta family.

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The Singing Mermaid

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In Literacy this week we have been reading 'The Singing Mermaid'. We enjoyed listening to the story, finding the rhyming words and sorting parts of the story into 'trash' or 'treasure'. We identified the speech in the text and thought about how we could change the ending. [Click here] to listen to the story.

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Sports Day 2015

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Well done to all of the children in Year 2 for their fantastic efforts in Sports Day! Everyone had great fun, tried really hard and cheered each other on. We were also lucky that the rain held off for us. A huge thank you to the PTA for the lovely lollies.

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Speech Marks

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In literacy this week, Year 2 have been looking at speech marks. We listened to the story of Little Red Riding Hood and thought about what the characters would say to each other.

Health Week 2015

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Year 2 have had a fantastic week for Health Week. Children look part in tennis lessons, football and even yoga! They enjoyed designing and making their own healthy fruit salads. We thought about where food comes from and sorted different foods into plant or animal. A fun filled week!

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Lichfield Visit

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What a fantastic trip we had! On Wednesday, Year 2 children travelled to Lichfield to investigate historical pioneers from the local area. We found out about Samuel Johnson and Erasmus Darwin. All the children were really well behaved and everyone really enjoyed the trip. You can find out more about the places that we visited using the links below.

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Súper Español

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This week Year 2 have finished their SATs!! Well done to everyone for their super effort and hard work.

In Spanish we have been looking at 'en la playa'. Can you work out what we were asking?

¡Hola! Una limonada por favor. ¿Cuánto esta?

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SATs Week 1

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All of Year 2 have worked really hard on their SATs tests this week. Remember that we are continuing the SATs next week too. In the afternoons this week, we have been busy designing and making our own felt butterflies. They look fantastic!

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Working Hard

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Year 2 have had another busy week! In Literacy, we have been thinking about what we need to do to improve our writing; similes and adjectives, correct punctuation and verbs and adverbs. We used the clocks to help us solve time word problems in Maths.

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Please remember that we will be starting our SATs on Tuesday 5.5.15-Friday 15.5.15. They will only complete one section or part of a test each day. Please [click here] to access past papers.

Night Topic Day

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What a fabulous day Year 2 have had! This morning we had a visit from the ThinkTank Planetarium. We looked at the constellations in the night sky and then went in a Space Ship to travel up to our Solar System. We looked at each of the different planets and found out what they are like. Apparently Earth is sometimes called the 'Goldilocks' planet because it is just right!. If it was any closer to the sun, it would be too hot and if it was any further away from the sun, it would be too cold. It is also the only planet to have liquid water.

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This afternoon we also had a visit from the 'Animal Man'. He showed us lots of different nocturnal animals. It was a great day!

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Clay Work

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Year 2 have had a lovely first week back at school after the holiday! Each class spent an afternoon in the Art room creating their own pot, using clay, as part of our Night topic work. Can you guess what they are?

We are really looking forward to our special 'Night Topic Day' next Wednesday when we are having visits from ThinkTank planetarium AND an 'Animal Man' who will be showing us different nocturnal animals.

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Happy Easter!

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What a fantastic end to the Spring term Year 2 have had! We started the day with our fabulous Eater Bonnet Parade. There were so many amazing creations. A big well done to all the children for taking part. We finished this afternoon with our annual Whitehouse Common Talent Shows. It was an outstanding show that even had a suprise guest performance!

Happy Easter to everyone! We look forward to seeing your Birmingham projects and Big Hoot designs.

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