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

Day Monkey Night Monkey

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Year 2 have loved reading Day Monkey Night Monkey by Julia Donaldson as part of our Literacy linked to Topic this week.  Why don't you try and find a copy at your local library?

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Year 2 Autism Raffle

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Year 2 have worked really hard to oraganise a raffle to raise money for Autism West Midlands as part of our 'Autism Awareness Week'. Well done to the winners who were picked in today's assemblies! Thank you to all the Year 2 children for their efforts and all the children who purchased raffle tickets. For more information about the charity Autism West Midlands please [click here].

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Easter Celebrations!

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We have had a lovely day celebrating with an Easter Hat Parade and going on an Easter Egg Hunt.

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Shakespeare in Year Two

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We have had a fantastic few weeks learning all about Shakespeare.  We have read some of his plays, learned all about him and his life and visited Stratford Upon Avon.  The trip was great fun and we learned so many new things abou thim.  We have thoroughly enjoyed this half term's topic.

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World Book Day in Year 2

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We had a great time on World Book Day - we all looked fabulous in our outfits and thoroughly enjoyed the lessons that we took part in.  It was a great day!

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Roald Dahl in Literacy

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This week in Literacy we are producing writing based on the stories and characters by Roald Dahl.  This is in preparation for World Book Day on Thursday.  We have produced writing based on George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG.  We are really looking forward to dressing up this Thursday! 

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Look at our Igloos!

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As part of our homework we have made some amazing igloos.  They are made will all sorts of different materials -  clay, cotton wool and paper mache, some are even made with marshmallows!  We have even eaten some of the marshmallow igloos that have been made!  We now have a vast array of amazing igloos  displayed in the classroom. Wow!

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Inuit Stories

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This week we are writing quest stories based on an Inuit story we have read together as a class.  We have read the story Atuk which is about a little boy who goes on a quest to hunt a wolf.  We have planned our stories based on this and are really looking forward to writing our own at the end of the week.  As we approach the end of our 'Poles Apart' topic we have reflected on everything that we have learned about the North and South pole, Scott and Shackleton and animals living in the polar regions.

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Rocks and Soils in Science

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In Year 2 we are really enjoying our new science topic ‘Rocks and Soils.’  We have been to the Phiz Lab and carried out investigations in there to discover which rocks are permeable and which are impermeable.  We then suggested uses for the rocks depending on what we found out.  We all agreed that slate is a good rock for roof tiles because it is impermeable.   

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Happy New Year!

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We have an exciting time back today an have got straight back in to our learning.  We have begun our new topic 'Poles Apart' and we are learning about our topic through literacy this week.  We have been identifying the features of a non-chronological report and analysing different texts.  

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The Snail and the Whale

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We have based our literacy on 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson over these last two weeks.  We have thoroughly enjoyed using 'talk for writing' to support our learning and help our understanding of the text.  We have composed some fabulous pieces of writing. 

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Tinsel and Tea-towels!

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Now that our class assembly has been shared we are very excited to be going on to our Christmas production.  The children were invited to auditions and following this we have given out the scripts.  This week we are starting to practise and learn the songs.  Prepare yourselves for plenty of tea-towels and tinsel!!

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