Year 2 Blog

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

Back to School!

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The children have had a fantastic start to their Year 2 adventure.

They have been finding out all about the Paralympics... they have created factfiles about Brazil, written postcards from the Amazonian Rainforest, tried some paralympic sports and looked at the symmetry in flags of some of the participating countries.

What an exciting year ahead too...

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Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

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We are really enjoying our transition text 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne.  We are exploring the four character's  feelings and thoughts about the same incident and are doing lots of writing surrounding this.  The illustrations are also very interesting and have allowed us to explore hidden meanings and emotions even further.

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Look at our Special Visitor!

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One young man in 2DH was especially proud of his show and tell yesterday.  He brought in Sutton Coldfield's Lady Mayoress to visit us.  Mayoress Hodivala shared her special chain of office - it was beautiful.  We enjoyed talking about her role and responsibilities and how she is the first Mayoress in Sutton Coldfield for 42 years. Wow!  What a special visitor!

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Our trip to Lichfield

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Year 2 have enjoyed a fabulous trip to Lichfield today.  We have learned about Tudor buildings, Erasmus Darwin and Samuel Johnson.  We were lucky enough to visit Samuel Johnson's house and learn all about his love of reading and how he pioneered the first dictionary.  We also learned all about the things Erasmus Darwin invented and about his life. We were then very lucky to have a trip around Lichfield Cathedral with a special member of the church.

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Happy Birthday to the Queen!

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We really enjoyed teh Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations last week.  We dressed up and had a fabulous party to celebrate this very special occasion.  We took part in some very enjoyable activities and had a lovely day.

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Planetarium Visits Year 2

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We really enjoyed a vivist from the Planetarium.  We learned lots of different things about Space and all of the planets and stars.  We thought it waas amazing and it felt like we were flying through Space ourselves!




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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