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

European Day of Languages

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Year 2 have had another busy week. As part of European Day of Languages each class looked at a different language. 2HB looked at French, 2MW did German and 2VT found out some Italian. Everyone enjoyed sharing what they had learned in a special assembly.

In our Spanish lessons we have all enjoyed looking at Zoo animals. If you would like to sing the song at home please [click here].

Numicon in Year 2

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Year 2 have had a busy week in Maths this week! We have been using a hundred square to help us find more and less and partitioning numbers into tens and units. We used the Numicon to help make different numbers and find how manyt tens were in the number and how many units. It was great fun!

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Traditional Tales

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In Literacy this week we have started to look at 'Traditional Tales'. We listed as many different traditional tales as we could and thought about their features. We worked in a group to identify good and bad characters, the problem and the setting. Everyone worked really hard!

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A Super Start!

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All the Year 2 children have had a super start to the year! We have been looking at the artist Pablo Picasso as part of Art Week. We have looked at different pieces of his work and tried to create our own. We found out about his life in Spain and enjoyed creating Picasso inspired symmetrical patterns. If you would like to create your own Picasso face at home please [click here].

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Our last week in Year 2

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Year 2 have had a fantastic last week! We have enjoyed lots of special assemblies where we celebrated our achievements. The highlight of the week was making our own Fire Engines as part of our Design Technology work. We thought about how the Fire Engines today are different to those from 1666, used in the Great Fire of London. We used old boxes, turned inside out, and decorated them with ladders and lights. Then we painted them and added lights. The finished engines all look fantastic!

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What a fantastic end to the year!

Thank you for all your support over the year and we wish all the children of 2HB and 2MW good luck in Year 3 :-)

Time in Year 2

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This week Year 2 have been looking at time. We worked with a partner and used the clocks to help us solve different time problems. Everyone worked really hard! If you would like to try and solve some time problems at home please [click here]. In Literacy we have continued to look at Voices in the Park, which we will continue in Year 3 as part of our transition work. Well done to all the children who were awarded their Summer term 100% Attendance certificates this week. Who will achieve their 100% Attendance for the whole year?

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Voices in the Park

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This week, in Literacy, we have been looking at the story Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne as part of our transition to Year 3 work. The story shows a day at the park from four different perspectives. Listen to how the voice for each character is different. 

We will be continuing to look at the story in September when we are in Year 3.

Report Writing

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This week in Year 2, we have been learning about the features of a report text. We collected information and on Friday we used Purple Mash, 2Publish to create our own online reports. Everyone worked really hard and some fantastic reports were created!

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Sports Day

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What a fantastic day we have had! Everyone tried really hard in their different races, a huge well done to everybody. Many thanks to all the parents and supporters that came to cheer everyone on. We were even treated to a delicious ice lolly once all the races had finished. The PTA generously donated these. Have a great weekend!

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Great Fire of London Topic

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Our topic in Year 2 this half term is Fire!

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We are looking at the Great Fire of London. In our ICT lesson this week, we use 2animate to produce an animation showing how easily the fire spread through the wooden buildings because they were so close together.

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Health Week

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Year 2 have had an absolutely fantastic week! We have learned all about being healthy, thinking about diet, exercise, sleep and having a healthy mind. On Monday we watched a 'Food Education Show' where we found out how to make different foods and everyone got to taste something. We have enjoyed Yoga in PE and thought about how music and reflection can help us relax and stay calm.
We also visited the Life Education bus and met Harold the giraffe who taught us that it is important to talk to people about our feelings. We finished the week outside playing tennis with some visiting coaches from Sutton Tennis Club.

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Super sewing!

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Year 2 have been busy designing and making their own butterflies.

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First we had to thead the needle -that was quite tricky!

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Next we sewed the two pieces of felt together to create the butterfly.

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We left a hole in the edge so we could put some stuffing inside it.

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When we finished sewing we had to decorate them. They all look fantastic!

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