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Friday 23rd February 2024

Welcome back to Term 4. We have made a good start to the term and in particular are delighted that we've completed our puppets. The children have been so engaged in the lessons and activity and are rightly proud of what they have achieved. This term our new creative endeavours are working with clay making 3d sculptures and houses. This links with our overall termly topic of the Great Fire of London. Please look at the Big Project details in our Home Learning section to find out more about the children's Great Fire of London homework challenge.

 

 

Important information:  

 

Church Service: Year 2 church service Wednesday 6th March - all welcome. We will be rehearsing on Tuesday 5th March if anyone was able to accompany us to the church in the afternoon please let your class teacher know. Thank you.

 

FOFs Make the Rules day: Friday 22nd March

 

World Book Week dressing up day: Thursday 7th March

 

Swimming:  Swimming WILL NOT take place next term or term 5 but will resume in term 6.

 

Forest School: No Forest school this term.

 

Spelling & Phonics: Don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 9th February 2024

Well done we've finally made it to the end of what we consider the hardest, darkest term!  We've had a fun week working hard on our puppets and we're looking forward to sharing them with you next term. Thank you to all the parents who came in to offer their support and sewing expertise; they had just as much fun as the children.  Please note next term there is NO swimming or forest school for year 2. We will begin our Great Fire of London topic so advanced warning to save a box for your big homework project.

We all hope you have an enjoyable and restful half term. See you on 19th February.

 

love 

The Year 2 team

 

 

Important information:  

 

Church Service: Year 2 church service Wednesday 6th March - all welcome.

 

Swimming: Thank you to those of you who have helped with our new system and volunteered. We could not have done it without you.  Swimming WILL NOT take place next term or term 5 but will resume in term 6.

 

Forest School: No Forest school this term.

 

Spelling & Phonics: You should now have received confirmation of phonics group for the next unit, don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 2nd February 2024

The children have made a marvellous start to their puppets cutting out their puppet templates as per their designs. Next week the real work begins as we start to select the materials they need for the details and bring everything together with the joining and sewing.  We will be concentrating on the sewing on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon next week.  Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help, it isn't too late if you feel you are able to lend us a few hours of your time.

 

 

Important information:  

 

Church Service: The next service is on Wednesday 7th February - Year 4. Date for your diary: Year 2 church service Wednesday 6th March - all welcome.

 

Swimming: Next week is 2C only. Thank you to those of you who have helped with our new system and volunteered. We could not have done it without you.  Swimming WILL NOT take place next term or term 5 but will resume in term 6.

 

Forest School: No Forest school this term.

 

Spelling & Phonics: You should now have received confirmation of phonics group for the next unit, don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 19th January 2024

It's been a productive week as the children have been learning about the history of nursing and the significant female nurses who have paved the way for the profession over the last 150 years.  May we remind you that this term's big homework project is for the children to make a medal for either Mary Seacole or Florence Nightingale - due in the last week of term. Well done for those of you who have bought one in already, they look fantastic!  This week we also began our puppet sewing unit in DT. We had so much fun looking at the puppets.  We will begin sewing the week after next so if any of you were able to give some time for a few hours to help the children with some basic stitching over the last few weeks of term could you please let your class teacher know.

Swimming request: thank you for those of you who have volunteered to help with swimming, we would still welcome more volunteers so that it isn't left to the same people each week. If you are still able to volunteer once or twice please speak to your class teacher. Only three more swimming sessions and then Year 2 are not swimming again until term 6.

 

 

Important information:  

 

Church Service: The next service is on Wednesday 7th February - Year 4. Date for your diary: Year 2 church service Wednesday 6th March - all welcome.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming this term. (Year 2 will also swim in Term 6). Please remember to bring a swimming costume, hat and towel (goggles if required) in a separate bag.

 

Forest School: No Forest school this term.

 

Spelling & Phonics: You should now have received confirmation of phonics group for the next unit, don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 12th January 2024

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our parent phonics morning. It was lovely to see you all and allow the children to show you what they can do and how we teach phonics. This week in our Maths lesson we have begun our Money unit. Challenge: could you ask your child if they could identify the cash you have on you.  Could they tell you how to make up an amount? e.g. £8 and 49p (we have not introduced the decimal point at this stage), how many different types of coins could they use to make this amount?

Swimming request: could we please remind you that we are always desperate for volunteers during our swimming sessions. We are required to have at least two volunteers per session otherwise unfortunately we may not be able to proceed with the lesson. If you are able to help we would really appreciate you informing your class teacher. (in year two it is just for this term and the final summer term).

 

 

Important information:  

 

Church Service: The next service is on Wednesday 7th February - Year 4. Date for your diary: Year 2 church service Wednesday 6th March - all welcome.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming this term. (Year 2 will also swim in Term 6). Please remember to bring a swimming costume, hat and towel (goggles if required) in a separate bag.

 

Forest School: No Forest school this term.

 

Spelling & Phonics: You should now have received confirmation of phonics group for the next unit, don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

TERM 3

Friday 5th January 2024

Welcome back and Happy New Year to all our Year 2 families.  Despite the shock of the early, dark, mornings the children have returned with positive enthusiasm and are already showing a willingness to learn whilst thinking about how we learn. 

Things to note this term: swimming will resume from Monday and we will be hosting a parent phonic morning.  Please see details below.

Can we please remind you that children should not bring rusk sacks to school as we are unable to facilitate these in the room we have for their pegs. All school related items should be in their book bags with PE clothes in their PE bag and wellies in a NAMED carrier bag.  As swimming resumes this week that will also need to be in a swimming bag or carrier bag.

 

Important information:  

 

Phonics parent visit: 9.05-9.25 on Thursday 11th January.

 

Church Service: The next service is on Wednesday 10th January - Year 4. 

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming this term. (Year 2 will also swim in Term 6). Please remember to bring a swimming costume, hat and towel (goggles if required) in a separate bag.

 

Forest School: No Forest school this term.

 

Spelling & Phonics: You should now have received confirmation of phonics group for the next unit, don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 15th December 2023

 

Thank you all so much for you wonderful and generous gifts. We hope you all have a happy and healthy Christmas and look forward to seeing you back in the New Year!

 

love from the Year 2 team

We had fun this week thinking about a balanced meal for Father Christmas, we planned, prepared, made and evaluated tasty wraps.

Friday 8th December 2023

What a week! We started off with the amazing Nativity which we are so proud of. The children really stepped up and despite some nerves showed such passion and enthusiasm.  Thank you again for all your support, this is a team effort and we couldn't have done it without the Year 2 family pulling together.  Today has been another epic day with a visit from Father Christmas. Next week will hopefully be calmer but hopefully just as much fun! We will be spending the week exploring celebrations with our DT - Food technology unit.  The children have been given a very important menu design remit by Father Christmas - let's hope they're up to the challenge ;) 

 

Important information:  

 

Church Service: The next service is on Friday 15th December which will be our end of term celebration. 

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming in Term 3 after Christmas  (Year 2 will also swim in Term 6). Please see below for more information regarding swimming at Sir Henry Fermor.

 

Forest School: is on Thursdays. Next week will be 2C

 

Spelling & Phonics: You should now have received confirmation of phonics group for the next unit, don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

 

Swimming information:

First, I would like to say Hello! My name is Elliott Stevens, and I am the owner of Swim Stars South East and founder of Heathfield Swim School. I am also one of the teachers that are now delivering swimming lessons and a new swimming programme to your children at the school. I just wanted to spend some time to give you all a quick update regarding the progress of your children this year to date. So far, the last two terms that me and my team have been delivering lessons at the site we have seen a huge increase in water confidence, technique, and swim skills so to everyone who has been participating I just want to say a HUGE WELL DONE, you are making excellent progress.

 

A small overview on what we have been doing:

 

Reception – Have been working on building Water Confidence, introducing Movement Skills and learning to stay safe in the water.

Year 1 – Have been improving water confidence and introducing leg kick on front and back. Also working on swim skills such as floating and push and glides.

Year 2 – Have been working on developing stroke leg kick and introducing arm actions. We have also worked on Push and Glides, Flotation and a range of swim skills.

Year 3 – Have been introduced to all four stroke kicks and are developing arm action/technique.  We have also introduced forward rolls, backwards rolls, submersion and handstands.

Year 4 – Have been working on improving all four-stroke leg and arm actions, we have also introduced breathing + swim skills such as sculling and handstands.

Year 5 – Have been working on all four strokes breathing and timing. We have also worked on swim skills this term improving handstands, forward rolls, backward rolls and movement shapes.

Year 6 – Have been working on improving technique across all strokes, improving swim fitness and developing stamina.

 

We will be adding in a Water Safety element to all classes over the next two terms to include personal survival skills, lifesaving skills and how to stay safe when in and around the water. I look forward to seeing you all continue with the great progress and want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Elliott Stevens - our swimming instructor

2C had such fun making Christmas wreaths in Forest School this week

Friday 1st December 2023

December has finally arrived and we are so excited to show you what we have been working on for the past few weeks. Thank you again for all your help and support and we look forward to seeing you at our Nativity. Tuesday (2M) and Wednesday (2C)

 

Important information:  

 

Nativity dates: PLEASE COME IN THROUGH THE YEAR 4 ENTRANCE (swimming pool entrance) 5th December (1K and 2M) and 6th December (1P and 2C) - due to health and safety we will be limited on the numbers per family. To confirm we are only able to accommodate 2 people per child. Please DO NOT bring any babies or toddlers. Thank you.

 

Church Service: The next service is on Friday 15th December which will be our end of term celebration. 

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming in Term 3 after Christmas.

 

Forest School: is on Thursdays. Next week will be 2M

 

Spelling & Phonics: You should now have received confirmation of phonics group for the next unit, don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 24th November 2023

As well as practising performing our Christmas play, Year 2 have also been performing in class this week, using 'Readers' theatre'. We read aloud sections of our story, 'Leaf' in groups and focusing on reading with expression and adding actions and sound effects to enhance the storytelling. It was great fun! 2M made Christmas wreaths in Forest School. Your turn next week 2C!

 

Nativity information: you should have received your child's nativity costume requirements in their contact books.  If you do not know what your child needs please contact your class teacher.  Thank you also for those of you practising your words and songs at home, all your efforts are really beginning to show!

 

Important information:  

 

Nativity dates: 5th December (1K and 2M) and 6th December (1P and 2C) - due to health and safety we will be limited on the numbers per family the hall can accommodate so please look out for separate correspondence regarding this.

 

Church Service: The next service is this Wednesday 29th November which will be led by Year 5.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming in Term 3 after Christmas.

 

Forest School: is on Thursdays. Please look out for a separate email regarding which week is your child's class. If you would like to volunteer to help please can you check with the office that your DBS is up to date.

 

Spelling & Phonics: You should now have received confirmation of phonics group for the next unit, don't forget homework is posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

2M Forest School - Christmas wreaths

Friday 17th November 2023

This week we began one of the most exciting events in Year 2 the Nativity rehearsals. The children have approached the singing and acting with enthusiasm and we're really looking forward to polishing it over the next couple of weeks. If your child has words to remember we will be forwarding their part of the script to you in their contact books over the next few days so please look out for this. 

 

Nativity information: you should have received your child's nativity costume requirements in their contact books.  If you do not know what your child needs please contact your class teacher.  

 

Important information:  

 

Nativity dates: 5th December (1K and 2M) and 6th December (1P and 2C) - due to health and safety we will be limited on the numbers per family the hall can accommodate so please look out for separate correspondence regarding this.

 

Church Service: The next service is this Wednesday 29th November which will be led by Year 5.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming in Term 3 after Christmas.

 

Forest School: will begin in Term 2 on Thursdays. Please look out for a separate email regarding which week is your child's class. If you would like to volunteer to help please can you check with the office that your DBS is up to date.

 

Spelling & Phonics: are posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 10th November 2023

Year 2 consolidated their castles learning with an energetic Castles workshop this week. The children got into an imaginary time machine which sent them back to 1066. They pretended to be farmers, jesters, servants, Kings and Queens, learnt about medieval feasts and reenacted a jousting competition. We then wrote recounts of the workshop in our English lessons this week.

 

Nativity: you should have received your child's nativity costume requirements in their contact books.  If you do not know what your child needs please contact your class teacher.  

 

Important information:  

 

Nativity dates: 5th and 6th December - full details which dates you can attend and times will follow.

 

Church Service: The next service is this Wednesday 29th November which will be led by Year 5.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming in Term 3 after Christmas.

 

Forest School: will begin in Term 2 on Thursdays. Please look out for a separate email regarding which week is your child's class. If you would like to volunteer to help please can you check with the office that your DBS is up to date.

 

Spelling & Phonics: are posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Castle workshop

2M Forest school

Friday 3rd November 2023

Welcome back to Term 2.  This is a very busy term for year 2 but we're all very excited about the events coming up. We have begun the process of practising for our key stage Nativity and will shortly be forwarding to you your child's part and costume requirements. We will also from next week publish the Nativity song words on this webpage so that your child can practise them at home as much as they can. They are already very excited to find out what part they have and get down to the serious matter of rehearsals.  Before the Nativity however we have next week's Castles workshop on Tuesday.

 

Important information:  

 

Castles workshop: Tuesday 7th November - please remember to confirm via parent pay. 

 

Church Service: The next service is this Wednesday 8th November which will be led by Year 6.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming in Term 3 after Christmas.

 

Forest School: will begin in Term 2 on Thursdays. Please look out for a separate email regarding which week is your child's.

 

Spelling & Phonics: are posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 20th October 2023

Year 2 were lucky with the weather with our sunny walk to Crowborough library this week. The librarian, Suzy,  talked to us about types of books and how they are categorised, all of the different things we can borrow from the library (including micro-bit kits) and read us a story. We then all chose a book and brought it back to school to read! Thank you to all of the parents who helped us we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

 

Important information:  

 

Castles workshop: Tuesday 7th November - please remember to confirm via parent pay. 

 

Church Service: The next service is this Wednesday 8th November which will be led by Year 6.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will resume swimming in Term 3 after Christmas.

 

Forest School: will begin in Term 2 on Thursdays. Please look out for a separate email regarding which week is your child's.

 

Spelling & Phonics: are posted on our Home Learning page every Friday. Spellings are also placed in contact books with a practise sheet.

Friday 13th October 2023

Thank you all for the prompt response regarding the help with our library visit. We are thrilled that it can go ahead.  We want to continue to encourage these library visits so we are delighted that the library were able to offer us another opportunity this year.

 

Important information:  

 

Library visit: Tuesday 17th October - thank you to those parents who have volunteered to assist. Please meet us by 9.50am to leave at 10am. We aim to return to school by 12pm in time for lunch.

 

Castles workshop: Tuesday 7th November - please remember to confirm via parent pay. 

 

Church Service: The next service is this Wednesday 8th November which will be led by Year 6.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will be swimming this term on Mondays. Make sure your child has a swimming costume, towel, hat (and goggle if desired). We would also like children to bring flip flops to help their transition from the pool to the classroom.

If you are able to volunteer every or some afternoons could you please let your class teacher know.

 

Forest School: will begin in Term 2. Please look out for a separate email regarding this.

 

Spelling: will be posted every Friday on the Learning page. Please check your child's contact book  to see which group they are in and for the practise sheet.  Phonics groups will be detailed in your child's contact book.

Can we create an aerial perspective of our classrooms using lego?

Friday 6th October 2023

 

Year 2 have been exploring how Fox is feeling this week in our English lessons. He has lost his friend Star and is all alone! We have been thinking of interesting adjectives to describe how he feels inside but also role playing how we show our feelings with our bodies. Teddy wrote, "I felt so disappointed. I curled up and used my tail as a blanket." Mila said, "All around me the forest was lonely, dark and dense, how could Star do such a thing? So, I curled up into a frightened ball hiding in my dark den.

 

Important information:  

 

Church Service: The next service is this Wednesday 8th November which will be led by Year 6.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will be swimming this term on Mondays. Make sure your child has a swimming costume, towel, hat (and goggle if desired). We would also like children to bring flip flops to help their transition from the pool to the classroom.

If you are able to volunteer every or some afternoons could you please let your class teacher know.

 

Forest School: will begin in Term 2. Please look out for a separate email regarding this.

 

Spelling: will be posted every Friday on the Learning page. Please check your child's contact book  to see which group they are in and for the practise sheet.  Phonics groups will be detailed in your child's contact book.

Friday 29th September 2023

 

We are now fully immersed in the Year 2 routines.  This week the children had fun in science searching for mini-beasts and their micro habit across the school grounds.  We managed to find a lizard, a frog, a slug and many, many worms!

 

Important information:  

 

Church Service: The next service is this Wednesday 4th October which will be our Harvest Festival.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will be swimming this term on Mondays. Make sure your child has a swimming costume, towel, hat (and goggle if desired). We would also like children to bring flip flops to help their transition from the pool to the classroom.

If you are able to volunteer every or some afternoons could you please let your class teacher know.

 

Spelling: will be posted every Friday on the Learning page. Please check your child's contact book  to see which group they are in and for the practise sheet.  Phonics groups will be detailed in your child's contact book from today.

Friday 22nd September 2023

 

It was lovely to see so many parents at our Meet the Teacher meetings last week. If you were unable to attend but are able to help us by volunteering to help with swimming or hearing children read, please let your child's class teacher know.

Year 2 have been busy making paper pumpkins to decorate All Saints Church for our Harvest Service next Wednesday. Making the pumpkins involved teamwork to hold and attach the top and base, then we wrote on the leaves what we were thankful for and attached them to the stalks. 

 

Important information:  

 

Swimming: Year 2 will be swimming this term on Mondays. Make sure your child has a swimming costume, towel, hat (and goggle if desired). If you are able to volunteer every or some afternoons could you please let your class teacher know.

 

Spelling: will be posted every Friday from Friday 22nd on the Learning page. Please check your child's contact book next Friday to see which group they are in and for the practise sheet.  Phonics groups and homework will be published from next Friday 29th September.

Friday 15th September 2023

 

The children have continued to settle in well and have adapted to the new routines. They have had fun creating their own self portraits and exploring the school grounds as part of their Science looking for things that are 'alive', 'once alive' and 'never alive'.  You will see some of the photos below.

 

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend this mornings 'Meet the parent' session.  For those of you who were not able to attend please look at the 'presentations' icon for a copy of the presentation power-point.

 

Important information:  

 

Swimming: Year 2 will be swimming this term starting Monday 18th September. Make sure your child has a swimming costume, towel, hat (and goggle if desired). If you are able to volunteer every or some afternoons could you please let your class teacher know.

 

Spelling: will be posted every Friday from next Friday 22nd on the Learning page. Please check your child's contact book next Friday to see which group they are in and for the practise sheet.

Friday 8th September 2023

 

Welcome to Year 2!

 

This week, we have been busy settling back in and establishing routines. 

Year 2 started our History learning this term by looking at our History timeline and learning about the history of Sir Henry Fermor CE School. They learnt that the children used to wear silver badges with the school emblem on and that the girls wore long skirts. They were very happy that they didn't have to wear the thick, woolen uniform this week! We look forward to learning more about the History and Geography of our school and local area this term.

 

Important dates:  We are looking forward to meeting you next Friday 15th September at 9am for our Meet the Teacher session where hopefully we can answer any initial questions you have about the year ahead.

 

Swimming: Year 2 will be swimming this term starting Monday 18th September. Make sure your child has a swimming costume, towel, hat (and goggle if desired). From this year we are encouraging children to bring in flip flops for pool side for their comfort - please look out for a separate email regarding this.

 

Term 6 - Friday 14th July 2023

 

Year 2 had a visit this week from Sammy the dental nurse (Harry and Max's mum). This was part of our science unit: understanding good hygiene is part of a healthy lifestyle.  Sammy spoke to the children about the importance of brushing our teeth twice a day for 120 seconds each time and we had fun trying to estimate how long 120 seconds was. We all came away with a better understanding of dental health and some of us were reminded that it was time we made our next appointment to visit our dentist!  Thank you again Sammy!

 

 

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Friday 14th July is our last swimming this year - the children WILL NOT be swimming on the last day of term

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Friday 21st July

 

 

End of Term 6: Friday 21st July

 

Our learning next week


English: The children will be writing up their favourite memories of year 2.

 

Maths: consolidating this year's learning we will be having some fun Maths games to end the year

 

RE: Let's compare the sacred places of worship we have learnt this term.

 

DT: We finally get to build our vehicle with the wheels and axels.

 

 

Term 6 - Friday 7th July 2023

 

The children were amazing this week with their Transition morning and we have had glowing reports from their new year 3 teachers - well done all! Well done also to everyone for bringing in their resources for their explorers vehicles. They are coming along nicely and we will continue with their construction next week.

 

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Please let us know if you are able to spare a few hours to help this Friday.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Friday 21st July

 

 

End of Term 6: Friday 21st July

 

Our learning next week


English: What is a riddle? Inspired by our love of Meerkats the children will be watching a video of Meerkats lovingly tending some pomegranates and creating their own riddles using this as their inspiration.

 

Maths: How do we add fractions? The children will be developing different techniques to solve this mathematical problem

 

RE/art: Sacred Places of Worship - what is it like in a synagogue? 

 

DT: We will be working on the finishing touches of our chassis and then building and fixing our axles and wheels. 

 

 

 

Term 6 - Friday 30th June 2023

 

We had a fantastic time at Drusillas Park and were so lucky with the weather.  Well done everyone for being so well behaved and focusing on our learning and enjoyment.  A big thank you to all the parents (and Nanny) for supporting us on the day, we couldn't have done it without you!

 

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Swimming is back again on Friday afternoons.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Friday 21st July

 

 

End of Term 6: Friday 21st July

 

Our learning next week


English: We will be intrepid news reporters looking into a local incident!

 

Maths: We will be looking at fractions, consolidating our learning from this year.

 

RE/art: Sacred Places of Worship - what is it like in a mosque? The children will continuing with their mosaic creations.

 

DT: We will begin to construct the chassis of our vehicles.

 

 

 

 

DRUSILLAS - JUNE 2023 - 2C

Term 6 - Friday 23rd June 2023

 

 

Thank you all for your support this week with all the sporting activities, particularly Sport's day.  This was the first full Sports Day for Fermor since lockdown and we were proud of how the children embraced the day with such enthusiasm!  Next week is an equally exciting one as we have our trip to Drusillas Park and for many of the children it will be their first trip on a coach - very exciting!  Can we please remind those of you who have not done so to complete your payments and lunch options.

 

 

 

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Do to the Sports Week timetable there was no swimming this week but it will resume as usual next week.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Friday 21st July

 

Year Group trip to Drusillas:

Wednesday 28th June.

 

End of Term 6: Friday 21st July

 

Our learning next week


English: The children will be writing a recount of their trip to Drusillas plus a postcard from Sunny the main character in Meerkat Mail.

 

Maths: Continuing our focus on the 3 times table.

 

RE/art: Sacred Places of Worship - what is it like in a mosque? The children will be recreating the colourful patterns common in mosques using wax and paint.

 

DT: Designing and planning our 'explorers' vehicle.

 

Science: We are looking to understand what to eat to keep healthy.

Term 6 - Friday 16th June 2023

 

Please note that it is our Fermor Sports week next week (week beginning 19th June). We have asked the children to come in sports wear all week, apart from Tuesday 20th June as they will need to be in their uniform for photo day and have their sports wear packed in a bag. On Sports Day (Wednesday 21st June) the children must wear their PE kits to compete in their house colours! Any further information regarding sports week and day you can find here on the PE page of our website.

 

 

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Do to the Sports Week timetable there will be NO swimming next week only but will resume the following Friday.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Friday 21st July

 

Year Group trip to Drusillas:

Wednesday 28th June.

 

End of Term 6: Friday 21st July

 

Our learning next week


English: Using Meerkat Mail as our class reader the children will be exploring different ways to communicate when you're travelling e.g. writing a letter or sending a post card.

 

Maths: We will be focus on counting in 3s and multiplication of 3.

 

RE: The children will be making a word cloud as they consider what makes a sacred place so special to people.

 

DT: We will begin our explorer's vehicles project looking at different modes of transport and elements of vehicles eg chassis, wheels and axels.

Term 6 - Friday 9th June 2023

 

Welcome back to the final term in Year 2. We have made a good start and have enjoyed delving into new units. Can we please remind, if you have not already done so, to check parent pay for the Drusillas permission, lunch and payment page.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will resume this term on Friday afternoons. Although we do have volunteers we could always do with more so if you are able to assist us on Friday's could you please let us know as soon as possible..

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Wednesday 14th June

 

Year Group trip to Drusillas:

Wednesday 28th June.

 

End of Term 6: Friday 21st July

 

Our learning next week


English: This term in preparation to our trip to Drusillas we have been collecting facts about Meerkats. Next week we will be pretending that we are working in a zoo and will recall our experiences.

 

Maths: We will be looking at directions and graphs

 

RE: What do we consider a sacred place.  The children will be looking at sacred places of worship in different religions around the world.

 

History: Comparing polar explorers from now with explorers in the 19th century.

 

Term 5 - Friday 26th May 2023

 

We made it to the end of the 'quiz' term!  Well done one and all. We all hope you have a well deserved restful half term break whatever you are doing and we look forward to seeing you next term.

 

Can we please remind you that we will resume swimming next term on a Friday so please let us know if you are able to volunteer even if it is only for one of two Fridays.  Also a reminder, if you have not already done so, to check parent pay for the Drusillas permission, lunch and payment page.

 

Look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday 5th June 2023.

 

best wishes

The Year 2 team

Term 5 - Friday 19th May 2023

 

We have now completed our 'quizzes' and have enjoyed a fun 'movie and popcorn' day to celebrate, this added to the fun of pj day! We are now counting down to the end of this epic term and looking forward to next term.  As some of you may be aware we are planning a trip to Drusillas Park next term.  Full details will be sent to you next week.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will resume in term 6 on Friday afternoons.  If you are able to assist us on Friday's could you please let us know as soon as possible as the more volunteers we get the more sessions we will be able to complete for each class.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Friday 26th May - Founder's Day Service.

 

End of Term 5: Friday 26th May

 

Our learning next week


English: The children have loved  The Secret Legend of Black Rock. Next week they will complete a book review where we will encourage them to explain their views and opinions.

 

Maths: Next week we will continue to consolidate our learning on telling the time concentrating on time to the nearest 5 minutes and calculating problems with time.

 

RE: What is Jesus' Good News? The children will consolidate their learning from this term.

 

 

Term 5 - Friday 12th May 2023

 

We have all been working so hard this week, the majority of the quizzes are out of the way for most but we will still have a few more next week. The children have been amazingly mature with their approach to their work. Well done each and every one of you.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will resume in term 6 on Friday afternoons.  If you are able to assist us on Friday's could you please let us know as soon as possible as the more volunteers we get the more sessions we will be able to complete for each class.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be 26th May - Founder's Day Service.

 

FOFs Dress Down Day: PJ day - 19th May

 

Our learning next week


English: The children are loving  The Secret Legend of Black Rock. Next week they will be retelling the whole book.  They will also be preparing and completing the grammar 'quiz' paper

 

Maths: Next week we will be consolidating our learning on telling the time concentrating on time to the nearest 5 minutes and calculating problems with time.

 

RE: What is Jesus' Good News? How do we know God loves us? How do we feel about ourselves? Do we love ourselves?

 

Geography: We are explorers, we will be tracing some of the journey's of explorers and discovering which oceans and continents they are travelling through.

Term 5 - Friday 5th May 2023

 

The children have worked very hard this week and have started the 'quizzes' with the Arithmetic paper.  We are all very proud of how they have conducted themselves and how much effort they have put into doing their best.  Next week we will continue with some Maths, Reading and Grammar papers.  We had a lovely end to this week with our Coronation red, white and blue day. Even though the weather forcast is looking like rain we all hope you have a lovely long weekend however you are celebrating this historic event.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 5 but will resume in term 6.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School next term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be 26th May - Founder's Day Service.

 

Bank holidays:  Monday 6th May.

 

FOFs Dress Down Day: PJ day - 19th May

 

Our learning next week


English: The children are loving  The Secret Legend of Black Rock. Next week we will be making a poster to help Erin save Black Rock.  We will also be beginning our SATs reading and grammar papers.

 

Maths: Next week we will be recapping our Year 2 learning. Some of the children will then complete Paper 2 Reasoning and Problem Solving.

 

RE: What is Jesus' Good News? This week we are going to be looking at how Jesus explained thankfulness.

 

History: We are explorers, we will look at Captain James Cook and what made him significant.

Term 4 - Friday 28th April 2023

 

We are beginning to prepare for the coronation, thank you Nanny Pat for helping with the King Charles collage!  Don't forget Friday 5th May is red, white and blue day.  Although we will be starting the 'quizzes' next week we will not be doing them on 5th as we want the children to enjoy the celebrations.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 5 but will resume in term 6.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School next term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Year 1's service on Wednesday 3rd May.

 

Bank holidays: Monday 1st and Monday 6th May.

 

Our learning next week


English: The children are loving  The Secret Legend of Black Rock. Next week we will be retelling parts of the story thinking about shades of intensity to get stronger adjectives.

 

Maths: Next week we will be recapping our Year 2 learning. Some of the children will then complete Paper 1 Arithmetic.

 

RE: What is Jesus' Good News? This week we are going to be looking at parables and how they encourage forgiveness

 

History: We are explorers, we will look at the North African explorer Ibn Battuta.

Term 4 - Friday 21st April 2023

 

 

Welcome back to the penultimate term in Year 2.  This term we are building up to our 'quizzes' and the children have continued to work diligently towards this goal.  Please continue to practise your times table rock stars and reading comprehension but if you have any queries regarding these please as usual to your class teacher in the first instance.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 5 but will resume in term 6.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School next term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Year 1's service on Wednesday 3rd May.

 

Bank holidays: Monday 1st and Monday 6th May.

 

Our learning next week


English: We will be delving further into  The Secret Legend of Black Rock - and looking at how the characters of Erin and Archie are feeling. We will be examining how we can use questions in a piece of writing.

 

Maths: We will be looking at fractions.  How can we work out a 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, & 3/4 of a number?

 

RE: What is Jesus' Good News? The children will be looking to understand the story of Luke 11:9-13 in the context of Good News.

 

History: We are explorers, what is an explorer?

Term 4 - Friday 31st March 2023

 

We finally made it to the end of term, let's hope the weather improves for the holidays.  Can we please direct you to the SATs page of our class page where we have set the children some Easter homework. If you are able to, we would really appreciate them dipping into some of the questions to keep them fresh for next term.  Thank you so much for all you kindness and support this term, we really couldn't do it without the help of parents and grandparents.  In particular we would like to say thank you to the amazing Nanny Pat who has been in every week to support and we would also like to thank Nanny Cathy, Nanny Janet and Vicki Russell who have helped with the puppet sewing, it really has been a fantastic and relaxing way to end a very busy and sometimes intense term.  Have a lovely break and we will see you on 17th April.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 5 but will resume in term 6.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School next term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be Year 1's service on Wednesday 3rd May.

 

First day of term: Monday 17th April

 

Our learning next term


English: Next term's reader will be The Legend of Black Rock - please do not show the children the book in advance as we will be gradually revealing the story throughout the term.

 

Maths: Measurement unit - we will complete this unit looking at telling the time before reviewing all that we have learnt this term.

 

RE: What is Jesus' Good News?

 

History: We are explorers, looking at different explorers from a variety of eras and parts of the world. 

We have loved making our puppets!

We met a puppy today!

Term 4 - Friday 24th March 2023

 

It was lovely seeing you all this week for parent consultation and thank you to all of you for your support.  Today was grandparents book look, it was so lovely seeing the pride in the children as they showed what they have been doing recently.

 

Important notices

 

Sewing: The children will be sewing their puppets on the last week of term so if you are able to volunteer your services to help any afternoon that week could you please let your class teacher know - thank you.

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 4 but will resume before the end of Year 2 - you will be notified when it is Year 2's turn again.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be the Year 5 Easter celebration on Thursday 30th March.

 

Last day of term: Friday 31st March

 

Our learning next term


English: Inspired by this term's class reader - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas the children will be looking at non fiction texts on robots as they explore more information on the subject. They will complete the unit by planning and creating their own story about robots.

 

Maths: Measurement unit - next week we will be looking at volume and capacity.

 

RE: Salvation - The culmination of the build up to Easter the children will be discussing what they have learnt this term.

 

DT: The big sew!  We will spend time creating the base of our puppets shaping by cutting and sewing.  All volunteers welcome if you are free Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.

 

Science: Human and animal life cycles. The children will be writing instructions on how to look after and keep healthy a new puppy. We may possibly have a visitor on Friday!

Term 4 - Friday 17th March 2023

 

Thank you for those of you who were able to attend today's parent book.  We hope that your child was able to show you what they have been doing this year and how proud they are of their progress.  It was lovely catching up with some of you.  Don't forget that next week is parent consultation week so please remember to book your appointment time.

 

Important notices

 

Sewing: The children will be sewing their puppets on the last week of term so if you are able to volunteer your services to help any afternoon that week could you please let your class teacher know - thank you.

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 4 but will resume before the end of Year 2 - you will be notified when it is Year 2's turn again.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be the Year 5 Easter celebration on Thursday 30th March.

 

Bring your grandparents to school: Friday 24th May at 2pm. More information to follow. 

 

Our learning next term


English: Using our class reader - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas the children will consider how the illustrations add to the text. We will then be looking to see if we can predict the remainder of the story and recount what has happened. Can we use some of the descriptive language to create a poem?

 

Maths: We will begin our new measurement unit looking at weight and the mass of objects.

 

RE: Salvation - considering the meaning of salvation how does this fit in with the events of Holy Week?

 

History: We will be introducing Vlad and the Florence Nightingale adventure where the children will be looking at Scutari hospital where she tended the wounded soldiers.

 

Science: Human and animal life cycles. We will be naming the off spring of a variety of animals.

Term 4 - Friday 10th March 2023

 

We've had a full week completing assessments in Maths and Reading comprehension.  The children have worked very hard and should be proud of how well they are progressing in Year 2.  Well done in particular to 2C for winning Reggie the Rabbit for having the highest attendance of the week.

 

Important notices

 

Book look: Friday 17th March - 9.00 - 9.30 am

 

Make the rules day: Friday 17th March

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 4 but will resume before the end of Year 2 - you will be notified when it is Year 2's turn again.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be the Year 5 Easter celebration on Thursday 30th March.

 

Sewing: We will be returning to our design technology sewing unit this term where the children will be creating their own bird or robot inspired by their English reader 'The Robot and the Bluebird'.  We are hoping to have a few sewing afternoons towards the end of term and would appreciate any budding needlework volunteers who would be able to volunteer some time in year 2 to assist the children.  If you were able to offer your time could you please let your class teacher know. thank you

 

 

Our learning next term


English: Using our class reader - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas the children will concentrating on letter writing.

 

Maths: We will begin our new measurement unit looking at height and length.

 

RE: Salvation - we will consider the meaning of salvation as save and talking about how Jesus 'saved'.

 

Geography: As part of our Florence Nightingale unit the children will be completing their leaflet on the culture, geography and history of Turkey.

 

Science: Human and animal life cycles. We will be looking at the stages in the life cycle of a butterfly and a frog..

Term 4 - Friday 3rd March 2023

 

It's been a very busy week. We're so proud of the children's performance in church on Wednesday. Thank you to all of those who were able to attend it means a lot to the children.  On the same day we had a lovely 'little' visitor who arrived asleep and awoke to 60 year 2 children staring at her.  She was the calmest toddler we've ever seen so thank you so much for helping us with our science topic!  The week continued with World Book Day which was a fantastic celebration of the wonders of books, well done for all those amazing costumes.  We've put a mixture of photos of our week below.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 4 but will resume before the end of Year 2 - you will be notified when it is Year 2's turn again.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 The next service will be the Year 5 Easter celebration on Thursday 30th March.

 

Sewing: We will be returning to our design technology sewing unit this term where the children will be creating their own bird or robot inspired by their English reader 'The Robot and the Bluebird'.  We are hoping to have a few sewing afternoons towards the end of term and would appreciate any budding needlework volunteers who would be able to volunteer some time in year 2 to assist the children.  If you were able to offer your time could you please let your class teacher know. thank you

 

Book look: Friday 17th March - 9.00 - 9.30am

 

Our learning next term


English: Using our class reader - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas the children will be retelling the story and then pretending to be the robot and considering how he will act and what he will say.  We will be focusing on adverbs and words with suffixes.

 

Maths: We will be completing our unit on money considering problem solving and reasoning.

 

RE: Salvation - we will be sequencing the events of Holy Week.

 

Geography: As part of our Florence Nightingale unit the children will be creating a leaflet on the culture, geography and history of Turkey

 

Science: Human and animal life cycles. We will be looking at the stages in the life cycle of a chicken.

Term 4 - Friday 24th February 2023

 

Welcome back, we are now entering the second half of the year and working hard. There is lots to look forward to in the coming months but foremost in our minds is next week's church service lead by year 2.  We would love to see as many of you attend as the children have been practising their songs and readings.  

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 4 but will resume before the end of Year 2 - you will be notified when it is Year 2's turn again.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

 Wednesday 1st March. You are very welcome to come along to watch your child(ren).

 

World Book Day: Thursday 2nd March. Please see separate email regarding competitions and events. Don't forget to come dressed as a character from a book. You are also invited to bring in a book of your choice for the 'stop, drop and read' sessions.

 

PE: This will be on Friday's  term.

 

Our learning next term


English: Using our class reader - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas the children will be describing characters and settings with the focus on using apostrophes in contractions.

 

Maths: Next week will be concentrating on assessing their understanding of problem solving and reasoning questions.

 

RE: Salvation - we will contemplate why Easter matters to Christians.

 

Geography: As part of our Florence Nightingale unit the children will be identifying where Crimea and Turkey are on a map and considering their similarities and differences to the UK.

 

Science: Human and animal life cycles. We will have our first (human) guest to visit the children.

Term 3 - Thursday 9th February 2023

 

We made it through the coldest darkest term and hopefully can look forward to the warmer spring term.  We hope you have a lovely restful half term whatever you are doing and we will see you back on Monday 20th February.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place during term 4 but will resume before the end of Year 2 - you will be notified when it is Year 2's turn again.

 

Forest School: Year 2 WILL NOT be doing Forest School this term.

 

Church Service:

Please note that Year 2's church service where your child will be performing on the class value of PEACE is on Wednesday 1st March. You are very welcome to come along to watch your child(ren).

 

PE: This will be on Friday's next term.

 

Our learning next term


English: Next term we will be looking at a new class reader - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas

 

Maths: In Maths we begin our unit on money including recognising coins and notes, adding and subtracting money and answer reasoning and problem solving questions.  We will also be assessing their learning from terms 1, 2 & 3.

 

RE: Salvation - we will be beginning our countdown to Easter.

 

Science: Human and animal life cycles. We will have a few surprise guests for the children too!

Term 3 - Friday 3rd February 2023

 

We have had an exciting end to our week with the 'big burn' of our own Great Fire of London models.  The children discussed how the fire started, what materials their models were made of and the weather conditions in September 1666 compared to today.  We then went outside with Mr Strand to recreate the streets of London.  We grouped the houses into streets of 8-10 houses and waited. It didn't take too long before we spotted smoke appearing amongst the 'timber framed' building and not before long flames began to appear.  Many of us were surprised at how quickly the fire took hold and before long all that remained were the smouldering ashes.   Afterwards we all made our way to the outdoor classroom to reflect on our experience and how we thought the people of 1666 would have felt.

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term.

 

Forest School: Please remember to bring in appropriate clothing and footwear as well as your child's school uniform. Next week will be invite only so please look out for the email to see if your child has been selected for the extra session.

 

Church Service: Our next church service date is now Wednesday 8th February. 

 

Please note that Year 2's church service where your child will be performing on the class value of PEACE is on Wednesday 1st March. You are very welcome to come along to watch your child(ren).

 

PE: This will be on Friday's this term.

 

Our learning next term


English: The children will be recounting their exciting 'great burn' experience focusing on adverbs and past tenses. They will then complete their Great Fire of London learning with a final summary of all that they have learnt this term.

 

Maths: Linked to E-safety day the children will be discussing their favourite online computer game and then using this to make tallys and creating a pictogram.

 

RE: The children will be consolidating all their learning on Islam for term's one and three and recalling what they have learnt.

 

Science: working with materials, how do they change shape and how can they be manipulated?

Term 3 - Friday 27th January

Thank you to all of you who have brought in your Tudor house.  We have extended the deadline to Thursday 2nd February so a few more days to get creative! 

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term.

 

Forest School: Please remember to bring in appropriate clothing and footwear as well as your child's school uniform. Next week is 2Cs turn.

 

Church Service: Our next church service date has changed and is now Wednesday 8th February. Please check the main newsletter for further details.

 

Please note that Year 2's church service where your child will be performing on the class value of PEACE is on Wednesday 1st March. You are very welcome to come along to watch your child(ren).

 

PE: This will be on Friday's this term.

 

Our learning next term


English: We will be considering Londoners as refugees and imagining that they were in the Great Fire of London. What would they have needed to take with them?  The children will be concentrating on writing lists using commas.  They will then use this list to write an informal letter detailing their experience of the fire and what possessions they managed to save.

 

Maths: Thinking Mathematically the children will further their understanding of multiplication and division by looking at 5 & 10 x tables and their related division. We will be looking at how we can apply this to problem solving questions  Well done those of you using Times Table Rock Stars, it has been a great start.. Keep it up!

 

Design Technology: We will continue practise how to thread a needle and make simple stitches on binca material. The children really enjoyed starting this week and we already have some amazing sewers! 

 

RE: The children will be discussing how Muslims show compassion and then as a class attempting to create a Islamic inspire mindfulness picture.

 

Science: Continuing to understand materials the children will investigate which material will be best to block a hole in a bucket!

Term 3 - Friday 20th January

It's been a busy and productive week.  2C had fun outside during their first Forest Day of the year. Despite the chilly weather they enjoyed listening out and trying to spot what birds were in the area.  Some of us also had fun at the Beacon multi skills afternoon.  The children were a credit to the school showing maturity and leadership skills - well done! 

 

Important notices

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term.

 

Forest School: Please remember to bring in appropriate clothing and footwear as well as your child's school uniform. Next week is 2Ms turn.

 

Church Service: Our next church service is this Wednesday 1st February.

 

Please note that Year 2's church service where your child will be performing on the class value of PEACE is on Wednesday 1st March. You are very welcome to come along to watch your child(ren).

 

PE: This will be on Friday's this term.

 

Our learning next term


English: This week the children will be looking at the diary of Samuel Pepys. They will be understanding what we can learn from a diary then pretending to be Mr Pepys and writing their own Great Fire of London diaries concentrating on past tense verbs

 

Maths: We will continue with our unit on multiplication, expanding our knowledge of grouping equally. We will then begin to experiment with sharing and discover that this is what we mean by division.  Thank you to those of you who have begun the Time Table Rock Star challenges. Keep it up!

 

Design Technology: We will begin to think about sewing as going forward the children will be designing and creating their own puppet. Next week we will begin to explore and practise how to thread a needle and make simple stitches on paper and/or material.

 

RE: We are going to look at how Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

 

Science: Looking at materials used to make building in 1666 we will further explore materials in modern building and consider the materials found in the school building and if modern buildings are safer than 17th century buildings.

 

Multi - skills at Beacon Academy

Fun with Forest School - 2C

Term 3 - Friday 13th January

We are now back into the swing of school life and have completed our first 5 day week.  2M have thoroughly enjoyed their first Forest School of Year 2 and despite the wet and windy weather had a fantastic time.  We have added a few photos of their muddy explorations!

 

Important notices

Multi skills: If your child has been selected for this year's multi skills afternoon at Beacon could we please remind you to return their signed letter of authorisation.  If any parents are able to volunteer for 15 minutes to help walk them down to the school we would really appreciate it.  Unfortunately because we are restricted with numbers we can only have 2 members of staff and one already selected volunteer to stay with the children.  Please remember to collect them at 3:30pm FROM BEACON ACADEMY.

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term.

 

Forest School: Please remember to bring in appropriate clothing and footwear as well as your child's school uniform. Next week is 2Cs turn.

 

Church Service: Our next church service is this Wednesday 1st February.

 

Please note that Year 2's church service where your child will be performing on the class value of PEACE is on Wednesday 1st March. You are very welcome to come along to watch your child(ren).

 

PE: This will be on Friday's this term.

 

Our learning next term


English: This week the children will be sequencing the events of the Great Fire of London and recounting the events. In grammar we will be focusing on how to use exclamation marks. We will then be looking at questioning and how to write open questions.

 

Maths: We will continue with our unit on multiplication, expanding our knowledge of grouping equally. We will then begin to experiment with sharing and discover that this is what we mean by division.  Thank you to those of you who have begun the Time Table Rock Star challenges. Keep it up!

 

Computing: We will continue to look at our coding curriculum using Espresso coding.

 

RE: Returning to Islam we will be looking at Ramadan and why Muslims celebrate the festival linking it to the phases of the moon.

 

Science: Developing further our understanding of properties of material the children will be linking their learning to the Great Fire of London and considering how the fire started and then spread by discussing what flammable means. 

 

 

Term 3 - Friday 6th January

Welcome back to another year and another term.  Please note that the children will be attending Forest School this term so look out for the email detailing which session your child will be attending. If you are able to volunteer on a Thursday morning or afternoon could you please let you class teacher know (even if it is just for one day.) We are starting our new 'Emergency Services' unit which includes the Great Fire of London.  Can we please refer you to the 'Home Learning' page where we have detailed the exciting 'big project'. This is due in a little earlier that usual as we need this for the finale of the project - the great burn! More details to follow.

 

Important notices

Home learning: Please also click on the home learning icon for this week's new spelling and the new Maths termly challenge.

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term.

 

Forest School: Please remember to bring in appropriate clothing and footwear as well as your child's school uniform.

 

Church Service: Our next church service is this Wednesday 11th January.

 

PE: This will be on Friday's this term.

 

Our learning next term


English: This term's English is linked to The Great Fire of London. The children will be delving into Vlad and the Great Fire of London.  This week we will be looking at verbs and adverbs in the story and developing our own poem based on this

 

Maths: We will begin our unit on multiplication and division. We will be looking at equal groups, how to add equal groups and recognising the multiplication symbol.

 

Computing: We will continue to look at our coding curriculum.

 

RE: Returning to Islam we will be looking at how they use stories to discuss morals. 

 

Science: This term we are starting our Materials unit and revisiting what we learnt last year and identify and naming properties of materials.

 

Geography: Linking with The Great Fire of London we will be looking at a grid map of London to locate and describe a location.

End of Term 2

 

What a full and exciting week, well done for those of you who managed to be in for four days or one day, we really appreciate it.  We've struggled in through colds and snow but through it all the children have remained happy and enchanted in their excitement for the Christmas festivities.

 

We would like to say a big thank you for those of you who have been so generous with your gifts and card. We appreciate each and every one and do not take them for granted.

 

We want to wish you all an amazing Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.

 

We will see you all again on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

 

Love

Mrs Miller, Mrs Crumbie, Mrs Birkby and Miss Crush.

Term 2 - Friday 9th December

Such a busy week, thank you so much for you support at both the nativity, Father Christmas and the fair.  We have put as many photos as we can below.

 

Important notices

Church: End of Term service - please arrive usual church time on Thursday 15th December.

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings, a Maths challenge and this term’s ‘big project’.

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term due to time needed for the Nativity.  We will confirm to you when your next sessions are at a later date.

 

Our learning next week

 

Next week we will be completing all units and reflecting on what we have learnt.

Key Stage 1 Nativity 2022

Term 2 - Friday 2nd December

The dress rehearsals have been a marvellous success and we're really looking forward to seeing you all on either Monday or Tuesday to show you what we have been doing over the past few weeks.

 

Important notices

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings, a Maths challenge and this term’s ‘big project’.

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term due to time needed for the Nativity.  We will confirm to you when your next sessions are at a later date.

 

Nativity: 

2C parent attending on Monday 5th December 2pm - 2 - 3pm

2M parent attending on Tuesday 6th December 9:30am - 10:30am

 

PLEASE CHECK THE CLASS WEBSITE WHERE WE HAVE PUBLISHED THE SONG WORDS. IF YOU HAVE TIME COULD YOU PLEASE PRACTISE WITH YOUR CHILD. Thank you.

 

Father Christmas: Wednesday 7th December - you may wear a Christmas jumper too!

 

Christmas Fair: Friday 9th December

 

Our learning next term


English: Looking at our class reader 'Leaf' the children will be considering how to ask a question and then writing a diary where the children will pretend to be the character Leaf and recounting what adventures have happened to him in the story.

 

Maths: Looking at faces, edges and vertices in 3d shapes.  We will also be considering how we know if a Maths problem is an addition or subtraction equation. 

 

Computing: We will return to look at our coding curriculum.

 

RE: Why does Christmas matter to Christians? This week we will be discussing why Christians enjoy Carols at Christmas and will listen to a few examples. What adjectives can we think of when we listen to these songs?

Term 2 - Friday 24th November

What a fantastic afternoon with zoolab. The children had so much fun looking at different creatures and were a credit to the school.  Please look below where we have published some of the photos.

 

Important notices

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings, a Maths challenge and this term’s ‘big project’.

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term due to time needed for the Nativity.  We will confirm to you when your next sessions are at a later date.

 

Nativity: 

2C parent attending on Monday 5th December 2pm - 2 - 3pm

2M parent attending on Tuesday 6th December 9:30am - 10:30am

 

PLEASE CHECK THE CLASS WEBSITE WHERE WE HAVE PUBLISHED THE SONG WORDS. IF YOU HAVE TIME COULD YOU PLEASE PRACTISE WITH YOUR CHILD. Thank you.

 

Father Christmas: Wednesday 7th December

 

Christmas Fair: Friday 9th December

 

Our learning next term


English: We will be writing recounts based on our Zoolab visit.

 

Maths: When to exchange when adding 2 digit numbers and methods for subtracting two digit numbers. We will also begin to look at symmetry in shapes.

 

Nativity: Our rehearsals coming along nicely, please remember to continue to practise your words.  We will need ALL costumes in by Monday 28th November.

 

RE: Why does Christmas matter to Christians? This week we're looking at understanding ways in which Christians use the nativity story in churches.

Zoolab

 

We had fun meeting  Slinky the snake, Twinkle Toes the Millipede, Echo the Gecko, Turbo the giant snail and Rose the Tarantula. 

Term 2 - Friday 18th November

We've had such great week starting with the library visit which was such fun thanks to the hilarious Henry who explained to the children the function of a library, the difference between a library and a book shop and what kinds of books you can find in a library.  The school was given a year 2 library card so the children were able to borrow a book which we have kept in the classroom.  They have enjoyed reading these books and are now swapping them with some of their class friends.  Don't forget that the library is free and they encourage you all to make a trip with your child to join up at anytime. We ended the week with dress down day for Children in Need, thank you so much for your kind donations to our Christmas Fair.

 

Important notices

 

Parent Book Look:  We are looking forward to seeing as many of you who are able to come into class on Monday 21st November at 2.30pm.  This is a lovely opportunity for your child to show you what they have done particularly in Maths and English and your child's teacher will be available if you have any questions. 

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings published as well as some new Maths challenges.  We will post the 'big project' next week.

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term due to time needed for the Nativity.  We will confirm to you when your next sessions are at a later date.

 

Zoolab: Please refer to the email which will have been sent to you today - Friday 25th November. Can we remind you to register and pay for this on parentpay.

 

Nativity: 

2C parent attending on Monday 5th December 2pm - 2 - 3pm

2M parent attending on Tuesday 6th December 9:30am - 10:30am

 

PLEASE CHECK THE CLASS WEBSITE WHERE WE HAVE PUBLISHED THE SONG WORDS. IF YOU HAVE TIME COULD YOU PLEASE PRACTISE WITH YOUR CHILD. Thank you.

 

Father Christmas: Wednesday 7th December

 

Christmas Fair: Friday 9th December

 

Our learning next term


English:  Returning to our class read Leaf the children will be discussing how the character's feel using the correct tense in their writing.

 

Maths: We will continue with addition and subtraction - adding in 10s and subtracting 2 digits from a 2 digit number.

 

Nativity: Our rehearsals are well under way, please remember to practise your words ready to use without your prompt sheets next week.

 

RE: Why does Christmas matter to Christians? Why do we think Jesus may be thought of as a King?

 

Term 2 - Friday 11th November

Can we please direct you to your child's contact books this week. Along with the usual spelling sheet you will find a note outlining your child's costume for their Nativity along with highlighted parts of the script if your child has to learn some of the line.  If you have any questions regarding any of this please speak to your class teacher at the beginning or end of the day or if you are unable to speak to us then please email the office who will forward your question on to us.

 

Important notices

 

Year Group visit to the Library: This will take place on Monday 14th November. We are really looking forward to this trip.  Thank you so much for all of you who have volunteered to join us. We will proceed to the library as soon as we have completed the register in the morning.

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings published as well as some new Maths challenges.  We will post the 'big project' next week.

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term due to time needed for the Nativity.  We will confirm to you when your next sessions are at a later date.

 

Zoolab: Please refer to the email which will have been sent to you today - Friday 25th November

 

Father Christmas: Wednesday 7th December

 

Christmas Fair: Friday 9th December

 

Our learning next term


English:  This week the children will be recounting their trip to the library and editing their work

 

Maths: We will be looking subracting 1 digit numbers from 2 digit numbers by exchanging

 

Nativity: We will begin our rehearsals which will take up a lot of our time over the next few weeks, please keep practising those lines!

 

RE: Why does Christmas matter to Christians? We will be looking at what makes a King

 

 

Term 2 - Friday 4th November

Welcome back to term 2 - The Christmas Term as we like to call it.  We have started to dip our toe in the water regarding the nativity and correspondence will be out to you as soon as we've firmed up dates and details.  At present we can confirm that the performances will be week of the 5th December (the penultimate week of term). Once we have the definite dates and times we will of course forward this on to you.  We will also allocate the children's parts next week and you will be notified in your child's contact books what part they are playing and the costume they will need.

 

Important notices

 

Year Group visit to the Library: This will take place on Monday 14th November as part of our English curriculum, the children will also be playing Geography 'eye spy' along the route looking for Physical and Human features of Crowborough.  If you are able to volunteer to assist with this trip and are able to attend please speak to your class teacher if you have not already done so.

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings published as well as some new Maths challenges.  We will post the 'big project' next week.

 

Swimming: Will not take place this term due to time needed for the Nativity.  We will confirm to you when your next sessions are at a later date.

 

Church: The next Church service will be Wednesday 9th November

 

Zoolab: Information to follow - Friday 25th November

 

Father Christmas: Wednesday 7th December

 

Christmas Fair: Friday 9th December

 

Our learning next term


English:  The term our class reader is Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. We will be focusing on non-fiction writing particularly information linked to our Science.

 

Maths: We will be looking at adding and subtracting across 10.

 

Science:  Continuing with animals and their habitats we will be looking at conditions animals need to live in to survive.

 

History: Continuing to look at time lines we will be ordering castle styles in their chronological order.

 

RE: Why does Christmas matter to Christians? We will be looking at what characters make up the Nativity story.

 

Computing: How to navigate our way around a tablet safely.  The children will begin their journey into the world of coding.

Sharing fun facts about Polar Bears for Science

Term 1 - Friday 14th October

Wow, what a busy but fun week. Celebrating the culture and language of Mexico and the USA year 2 have immersed themselves in the art, food, geography, music and language of these fascinating counties.  We will put as many photos up as we can this week but if we run out of time we will add some more next week. We hope that they had an enjoyable time.  As Teddy in 2M said, it was the "best week ever!"

 

Important notices

 

Spelling Test: due to Culture and Language week the children did not have their weekly spelling test so this weeks words will roll over until next week. 

 

House Group Day: Will take place on the last day of term when the children come to school in their PE colours. We will send their PE bags home beforehand so that you have them for the morning.  The day will be full of fun activities and lunch which they will share with other year groups across the school who are in their house.

 

Year Group visit to the Library: This will take place on Monday 14th November as part of our English curriculum, the children will also be playing Geography 'eye spy' along the route looking for Physical and Human features of Crowborough.  If you are able to volunteer to assist with this trip and are able to attend please speak to your class teacher if you have not already done so.

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings published as well as the full detail of this term's big project.  Thank you to all of you who have already sent in your 'big project' please remember we would like as many in by Monday 17th October.

 

Swimming: Will be on Wednesday's this term.

 

Church: The next Church service will be Wednesday 9th November

 

Our learning next term


English:  The children will complete the story of The Fox and the Star and retell the story in their own words.  We will be looking in particular at when we use exclamation marks in our writing.

 

Maths: Looking at fact families and related facts e.g. if 3 + 8 = 11 then 11 - 8 = 3 and 11 - 3 = 8. We will also be relating number bonds to 10 to number bonds to 100.

 

Science: We will discuss and investigate which habitat woodlice prefer. 

 

History: We will look at the history and founding of Mexico or USA

 

Art: We will be completing our Gustav Klimt paintings.

 

RE: The children will be discovering the meaning behind Muhammed's stories

 

Computing: In preparation for next term the children will be discussing their understanding of e-safety.

USA - making Brownies, recreating Manhattan with Lego, researching and writing up the Geography of the land, creating artwork.

Mexico: Speaking Spanish and creating our own Frida Kahlo self-portraits

Term 1 - Friday 7th October

We've had a busy week, please do look at the photos below where you will see the children exploring outside looking for micro-habitats, pretending to be Fox from The Fox and the Star and recreating the school and classrooms as part of their Geography topic aerial photography and 'plan perspective'.

 

Important notices

 

Culture and Language Week: We are all very excited to be spending a whole week diving into our chosen countries.  As a reminder 2C are exploring Mexico and 2M the USA. 

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings published as well as the full detail of this term's big project.  Thank you to all of you who have already sent in your 'big project' please remember we would like as many in by Monday 17th October.

 

Swimming: Will be on Wednesday's this term.

 

Church: The next Church service will be Wednesday 9th November

 

Our learning next term


English:  

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s but we will also be leaping into the world of counting in 3s.

 

Geography: The children will be exploring the Geography of Mexico or USA looking at the physical and human features. We will be labelling a map and researching some fun facts.

 

History: We will look at the history and founding of Mexico or USA

 

Art: Each class will be discovering and recreating art from their chosen country.  2C will be looking at the work of Frida Khalo and 2M Jackson Pollock. 

 

DT: Each class will be creating food from their chosen country. Please let your class teacher know if there are any allergies that we need to be aware of.

 

RE: The children will be discovering who the Prophet Mohammed is. 

Culture and Language Week

 

Next week the school will be celebrating the culture and language of a variety of different countries across the world. Each class has chosen a country to explore and celebrate.  Year 2 will be concentrating on the following countries so if you and your child would like to do some additional research at home we would love to see what you have done.

 

2C   - Mexico               2M - USA

Term 1 - Friday 30th September

Thank you with your patience as we navigate the new swimming schedule. We will continue to swim every Wednesday across the year group but will move PE back to Friday afternoons so that the children get the full benefit of the PE curriculum.

 

Important notices

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings published as well as the full detail of this term's big project.

 

Swimming: Will be on Wednesday's this term.

 

Church: The next Church service will be our Harvest Festival on Wednesday 5th October.

 

Our learning next term


English: Continuing to explore the wonderful book The Fox and the Star the children will be predicting what happens next. They will be getting in touch with their creative side as they role play the part of Fox as we consider how he feels.

 

Guided Reading: The children are considering the meanings of words and answering comprehension questions on a text. This is being done as a whole class experience but will eventually develop into an independent activity.  This term we are looking at the Katie Morag series of books by Mairi Hederwick. 

 

Maths: Are we brave enough to estimate a number? The children will be attempting this as we look at number lines. We will also continue with place value and writing numbers to 100 in an expanded form.

 

Geography: The children will be introduced to aerial photographs and plan perspectives as they attempted to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features of the area around the school.

 

History: Using a time line of real historic events including when Sir Henry Fermor School was founded. 

 

Science: We are investigating micro habitats in the forest area.

 

RE: We will be thinking about the Muslims represent the image of Allah with art.

Term 1 - Friday 23rd September

Even though it's been a shorter week we've been very busy and the children have worked really hard. Despite the weather turning colder and wetter we will still endeavour to go out as much as possible so can we please remind you to make sure your child has a coat and suitable footwear at all times.  Could we also remind you that PE kit needs to remain in school until half term as we experiment with PE and swimming schedules.

 

Important notices

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings published as well as the full detail of this term's big project.

 

Swimming: Will be on Wednesday's this term.

 

Church: The next Church service will be our Harvest Festival on Wednesday 5th October.

 

Our learning next term


English: Digging deep into our new reader The Fox and the Star we will be putting Fox in the hot seat asking questions about his friend Star.

 

Maths: Continuing with our place value we will also be exploring greater than and more than and recapping what we mean by odd and even numbers.

 

Geography: The children will be introduced to aerial photographs and plan perspectives as they attempted to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features of the area around the school.

 

Science: Understanding what a habitat is. Looking at habitats as a home for an animal and a plant and considering the environments that dictate these habitats.

 

RE: We will be thinking about the many names for God/Allah.

Term 1 - Friday 16th September

We have had a busy and productive week and the children have really settled into the routines of Year 2. Thank you for all your positive comments at the start of term.  Please remember that we will be closed next Monday 19th September in respect of her Majesty the Queen's funeral.

 

Important notices

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details, you will find this week's spellings published there.

 

Swimming: Will be on Wednesday's this term.

 

PE: PE will also be on Wednesdays until further notice. This term's sport will be team building games, we will be outside as much as possible so please can the children bring in tracksuit bottoms as the weather is unpredictable.

 

Our learning next term


English: We will be describe the setting of our new book The Fox and the Star using expanded noun phrases.

 

Maths: Recapping on recognising tens and ones revisiting our number bonds to 20. We will also practise partitioning two digit numbers to 50.

 

Geography: We will be learning new Geographic language and looking at the location and landscape of Crowborough.

 

Science: No science this week due to the bank holiday.

 

RE: Discussing the fact the fact that Muslims call God Allah.

Sorting objects for Science

Term 1 - Friday 9th September

Welcome to the first newsletter of this academic year. We all hope you have had a restful summer and are ready for this next chapter.
It is always a daunting prospect starting a new year with an unfamiliar class room and new routines to navigate. For most there have been new teachers or teacher assistants to get to know but the children have adapted brilliantly.  

 

In class we have started to reacquaint the children with their new timetable and curriculum:

 

Important notices

 

Home learning: Please click on the home learning icon for further details.

 

Swimming: Will be on Wednesday's this term.

 

PE: PE will be on Wednesdays. This term's sport will be team building games, we will be outside as much as possible so please can the children bring in tracksuit bottoms as the weather is unpredictable.

 

Our learning next term


English: We will be refreshing our knowledge of nouns, verbs and adjectives by looking at some interesting pictures.

 

Maths: We will be assessing their arithmetic and problem solving skills.

 

History: We will be looking at timelines and sequencing our timeline up to and including our first week in Year 2.

 

Geography: We will be learning new Geographic language and looking at the location and landscape of Crowborough.

 

Science: We will decide how we know if someone is alive, has never been alive or is not alive.

 

RE: We will be starting our termly topic of Islam discussing what if anything we know about this world religion.

We had fun exploring Sir Henry Fermor School's history timeline.

Friday 22nd October 

 

 

Friday 24th September 2021

 

 

Week ending Friday 11th September 2021

 

Welcome to the first newsletter of this academic year. We all hope you have had a restful summer and are ready for this next chapter.
It is always a daunting prospect starting a new year with an unfamiliar class room and new routines to navigate. For most there have been new teachers or teacher assistants to get to know but the children have adapted brilliantly. In particular we would like to welcome the new children who have started with us this term, they have been amazing and although understandably nervous on day one they have settled really well and are already making friends and learning the Fermor routines. Well done everyone for making them so welcome!

 

In class we have started to reacquaint the children with their new timetable and curriculum:

 

English

We began the week by talking about our summer holidays and sharing with the class where in the United Kingdom we have travelled to. The children then identified on a map where they had been and wrote a few sentences about their summer. This links well with our Geography topic but also consolidated the UK work they did last year. We have also been introduced to the Katie Morag stories. The children were able to predict what they thought would happen in the first story ‘Katie Morag Delivers the Mail’ and as part of their guided reading lessons we were identifying and clarifying the meaning of new words in the text. We also revisited nouns and adjectives as we began to described the Isles of Struay. Next week we will continue to explore the books of Katie Morag and develop our knowledge of nouns and adjectives eventually moving on to expanded noun phrases later in the term.

 

Maths

This week has all been about consolidating the children’s place value knowledge. We have had lots of fun with manipulatives including diens bricks and bead strings trying to find new and innovative ways to make two digit numbers. We have also been reminding ourselves how to count in twos, fives and tens. At the end of the week we began to work as a whole class looking at how to read a variety of Maths questions. Next week will be focusing on assessing what they have remembered from last year and this will inform the planning for the remainder of the term.

 

Science

We had fun in the sun this week as we began our topic of living things and their habitats. We went out into our wooded area to explore what living things, dead things and none living things we could find and then sorted them into categories back in our classrooms. We had much fun trying to decide whether a feather was living or dead or if a twig was dead once it fell off the tree. Next week we will continue this theme and will examine some of the different habitats of animals and plants.

 

Geography

We began this term's topic Time Team by comparing the aerial views of Crowborough and the Isle of Coll which is the inspiration for Katie Morag's Isle of Struay. We used Google Earth to find Crowborough and had fun trying to find the school and All Saints Church which we had been to that morning. The children also challenged themselves to remember the four countries that make up the UK.

 

Swimming

Please make a note to look at the letter regarding swimming. Children will need to bring in their swimming costume/shorts, hat, towel and goggles (if the children wish).  The first lesson is with 2M  on Tuesday 14th September. (2J will be the following week). If you are able to volunteer to support and help with this please can you let the office know. 

 

Walk into Crowborough - Wednesday 22nd September from 1:30pm

Finally we have sent you a letter regarding the year 2 walk into Crowborough as part of this term's topic. We would really appreciate some helpers to support us and the children as they walk into and back to town.  Please could you let your class teacher or the office know as soon as possible if you are able to help us in this regard.

 

The children have worked really hard this week so we hope that they and you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday.

 

Best wishes

The Year Two Team.

Newsletters

Our first newsletter for this academic year will go live on Friday 10th September. Please check back then to see what interesting and exciting things the children have been doing during their first full week back.

Swimming

Swimming will start next week (week beginning 13th September) and the Year 2 swimming day is Tuesday, running alternate weeks for each class.  Please ensure that your children have a full swimming kit to include a swimming costume/ shorts, a towel, a hat and if your child would like goggles please send these also.

You will receive a letter to remind you about the dates that each class are in the pool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 16th July

Year 2 have been very busy this week! We have finished our marvellous wheeled vehicles, following our plan carefully. Thank you for all the junk bought in so that the children could achieve their creation! We have also been able to watch the James and the Giant Peach film to sum up our learning in English this term! We had an exciting visit from author David Fuller and had a snippet of one of his stories, starring the main character Alfie Jones!

Friday 9th July

As you know, we have had our sports week this week and we have had a fantastic time taking part in various sporting activities! We started the week with the Sussex games on the field, learning and trying different games like 'under and over' and a assault course challenge! We then had a HIIT workout in the hall. On Wednesday it was our swimming gala, which was a fantastic event and everyone tried really hard! Finally we ended the week with our sports day and the daily mile challenge!

We are beginning our exciting DT project next week, can we kindly ask for your child to be sent into school with a variety of junk modelling materials to create their vehicle! 

English

This week we have continued with part to of the story Lakshmi and the Washerwoman. We had a go at clarifying any words we did not know by ourselves and noting these down to look up in a dictionary later. We then wrote a couple of our own comprehension questions, predicted what the sequel to this story might be and then summarised what had happened. We also had a go at sequencing the story.

 

Maths

We have been continuing subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number using number-lines and then solving the problems mentally using the column subtraction method. We have also learnt how to tell the time to quarter to the hour.

 

History

We have been learning about some 20th century explorers: Jessica Watson, David de Rothchild and Ellen MacArthur. We looked at their early life and their exciting explorations! We then wrote about our favourite 20th century explorer and why.

 

Geography

We have been diving deeper into the continent of Asia, by learning about the country India. We found India on the globe and then learnt about ways of life in India and looked at some pictures. After that, we wrote about some similarities between India and a country in Europe using conjunctions.

 

Key dates:

Transition morning - Monday 12th July

There will be no forest school for either class on Tuesday 13th July.

Friday 2nd July 2021

 

English

This week we have been continuing our learning on poetry. We had a look at the features of a listed poem and how they have numbers and repeat until the end. We used our prior knowledge of mini-beasts and chose one we would like to write a poem about. We mind mapped ideas for adjectives and verbs related to the mini-beast of our choosing and wrote our own poem about it using these words. Next week we will be sequencing stories and reading the next part of Lakshmi and the Washer woman. 

 

Maths

We have been continuing how to subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number using tens and ones and number-lines. We learnt how to subtract doing more than one jump at a time using our tens and ones knowledge. We have also continued learning about time and how to tell the time to quarter past. Next week we will continue with subtraction and will be learning how to tell the time to quarter to the hour.

 

PE

We have been busy preparing for Sports Day this week and making sure we have practised all the activities ahead of Wednesday! We also took part in the charity day hour group challenge and had t try and throw five bean bags in a bucket! We have raised lots of money for the wonderful charity NSPCC.

 

Important messages

  • As it is sports week next week (week commencing 5th July) please send your children to school in sports clothing every day that week, except for Friday 9th July as there will be a special service taking place due to the Bishop Ruth visiting, so they will be required to wear their uniform that day.
  • On sports day (Wednesday 7th July) please make sure your child comes to school with their house group colour t-shirt on.
  • The swimming gala for year 2 will be taking place on Wednesday 7th July in the afternoon. Please send your child to school that day with their full swimming kit
  • May we also remind you to please order your child's lunch the day before, to avoid disappointment as the kitchen staff order enough for the orders that have come in. Many thanks.

 

Key dates:

Sports week: Week beginning 5th July

Sports day: Wednesday 7th July

Swimming gala for all of year 2: Wednesday 7th July

Transition morning - Monday 12th July

Forest school for both classes - Tuesday 13th July - 2J in the AM, 2N in the PM.

Friday 25th June

 

English

This week we have been incorporating our creative week into our English lessons through acting out James entering the giant peach and then exploring poetry. Next week we will be exploring poetry further and writing our own poem.

 

Maths

This week we have been learning how to subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number. We have been using our tens and ones to help us solve these problems and have also drawn them in our books to show the process of exchanging a stick of ten for ten ones. 2J have also been exploring Rangoli patterns which 2N will look at next week. Next week we will be continuing subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number using tens and ones and number-lines. We will then be learning how to tell the time to quarter past the hour.

 

Creative week

Year 2 have fully embraced creative week! We have made some amazing pieces in Art and DT, also linking to our learning as well as the theme 'flying high'. We have made some butterflies out of wire and tissue paper that will be used as a whole school display in the future. We have created some paper aeroplanes for the challenge of whose can fly the furthest and who has designed the best one. We have also created some food chain mobiles to link to our Science learning.

 

Important messages

  • PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather.
  • As you know, swimming has started back up again for year 2. You should have now received a letter explaining what children need to come in with on their swimming day and what each class' swimming dates are. If you have not received this letter, please let your class teacher know.
  • As you know, forest school has started back up again for year 2 this term. Please send your child to school with their clothes for forest school.
  • As you may know, there is also plans for our school to have a reflection garden. Mrs Strand would love some ideas and inspiration for how we can utilise the space. If your child would like to contribute, please get them to complete a sketch/picture of their ideas and send in after half term. 
  • May we also remind you to please order your child's lunch the day before, to avoid disappointment as the kitchen staff order enough for the orders that have come in. Many thanks.

 

Key dates:

Forest school 2N: Tuesday 29th June

Swimming 2J: Monday 28th June

Swimming 2N: Thursday 1st July

Sports week: Week beginning 5th July

Sports day: Wednesday 7th July

Swimming gala for all of year 2: Wednesday 7th July

Friday 18th June 2021

English

This week we have been continuing reading James and the Giant Peach and focusing on all thing peaches! We have looked closely at a peach in our groups and written some adjectives to describe the peach using our senses. We mind mapped our adjectives and then wrote some similies inspired by Roald Dahl. We have been looking closely at vocabulary and grammar this week, learning about the terminology verb, adjective, noun and adverb. We identified these words on some posters advertising different places and then were inspired by these to create our own poster as if we were Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker  advertising the amazing giant peach!  Next week we will be focusing on creativity as it is creative week and acting out the next chapter of James and the Giant Peach and exploring poetry.

 

Maths

This week we have been learning how to add two 2-digit numbers using column addition and exchanging. We have solved problems using pictures, number-lines and then had a go at solving them mentally. We have also begun learning about time and how to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and have had a go at reading clocks, drawing hands on the clock to show the time and solved some word problems. Next week we will be learning about subtraction and having a go at some creative Maths!

 

RE

We have continued learning about Hinduism and the law of karma through the game snakes and ladders. We explored the concept of reincarnation through playing the games on tables labelled different things: fish, plant, human, animal, reptile, bird and explored how Hindus are taught that good karma leads them up the ladder to God and the process of moving between the tables represents the process of being re-born. Next week we will be learning about how karma affects an individual.

 

Design and Technology

We begun our DT project this term, preparing for when we create our own wheeled vehicle. We looked at a variety of vehicles and had a go at drawing one of our own and labelling it with the appropriate vocabulary. Next week we will be planning our vehicle.

 

 

Important messages

  • PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather.
  • As you know, swimming has started back up again for year 2. You should have now received a letter explaining what children need to come in with on their swimming day and what each class' swimming dates are. If you have not received this letter, please let your class teacher know.
  • As you know, forest school has started back up again for year 2 this term. Please send your child to school with their clothes for forest school.
  • As you may know, there is also plans for our school to have a reflection garden. Mrs Strand would love some ideas and inspiration for how we can utilise the space. If your child would like to contribute, please get them to complete a sketch/picture of their ideas and send in after half term. 
  • May we also remind you to please order your child's lunch the day before, to avoid disappointment as the kitchen staff order enough for the orders that have come in. Many thanks.

 

Key dates:

Forest school 2J: Tuesday 22nd June

Swimming 2N: Monday 21st June

Friday 11th June 2021

 

English

This week we have begun a new text: James and the Giant Peach. We have read the first few chapters and will begin chapter 6 next week. We have been writing up descriptions of how James must be feeling working at his Auntie's, descriptions about Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker and made some predictions about what will happen in chapter 6! Next week we will be continuing learning around this story.

 

Maths

This week we have learning how to add two 2-digit numbers with column addition and exchanging. We have been using tens and ones to help us solve these questions. Then we have been looking at writing simple fractions of shapes and amounts, for example: 2/4, 1/2 and 3/4. Next week we will be adding two 2-digit numbers using pictures and number-lines and time.

 

RE

We have begun our new topic of Hinduism and have written up some key questions we want to find out during this topic. We then played a game of snakes and ladders and how we felt playing this game. We will explore this game further next week and how it links to karma.

 

Geography

We have begun looking at a new continent, Asia! We had a 'flight' to New Delhi, India and have been using atlases to locate different countries in Asia. We have learnt about some landmarks in Asia and which countries these are in, for example: Batu Caves, Rice Terraces, Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China and Dragon Bridge.

 

Important messages

  • PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather.
  • As you know, swimming has started back up again for year 2. You should have now received a letter explaining what children need to come in with on their swimming day and what each class' swimming dates are. If you have not received this letter, please let your class teacher know.
  • As you know, forest school has started back up again for year 2 this term. 2N will go first on Tuesday 15th June and 2J will be the following week, Tuesday 22nd June. Please send your child to school with their clothes for forest school.
  • As you may know, there is also plans for our school to have a reflection garden. Mrs Strand would love some ideas and inspiration for how we can utilise the space. If your child would like to contribute, please get them to complete a sketch/picture of their ideas and send in after half term. 
  • May we also remind you to please order your child's lunch the day before, to avoid disappointment as the kitchen staff order enough for the orders that have come in. Many thanks.

 

Key dates:

Forest school 2N: Tuesday 15th June

Forest school 2J: Tuesday 22nd June

Swimming 2J: Monday 14th June

Swimming 2N: Monday 21st June

Friday 28th May

 

English

This week we have been building up to our big write! We all chose and research an African animal we would like to write about. We then planned our fact-files and use our plans to write up a fact file full of information we had learnt about the African animal we had chosen. Next term our English focus will be on James and the Giant Peach.

 

Maths

We have been continuing learning how to add and subtract 1-digit numbers using sticks, stones and number-lines. We will continue with this next term and will also be moving on to adding 2 digit numbers together.

We have also been learning about non-unit fractions of shapes, for example, shading 2/3 of a shape. Next term we will be learning about equivalent fractions.

 

History

We have been researching a female explorer called Mary Kinglsey. We learned about her life and produced a timeline showing the events of her life. Next term we will continue learning about explorers.

 

Important messages

  • PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather.
  • Next term we will be starting swimming back up again. You should have now received a letter explaining what children need to come in with on their swimming day and what each class' swimming dates are. If you have not received this letter, please let your class teacher know.
  • As you may know, there is also plans for our school to have a reflection garden. Mrs Strand would love some ideas and inspiration for how we can utilise the space. If your child would like to contribute, please get them to complete a sketch/picture of their ideas and send in after half term. 
  • May we also remind you to please order your child's lunch the day before, to avoid disappointment as the kitchen staff order enough for the orders that have come in. Many thanks.

 

Key dates:

Make the rules day - 28th May

Swimming (dry week) for both classes - 7th June

Friday 21st May 2021

 

English

This week we have been learning about meerkats and looking at some non-fiction fact files about meerkats. We started by looking at various fact files about African animals and then eventually wrote our own fact-file about a meerkat using all we had learnt. Next week we will be writing a fact-file about an African animal of our choosing. 

 

Maths

This week we have been learning how to add a 2 digit number to 1 digit number using tens and ones to help us. At first we used manipulatives to solve the addition problems, then we moved on to drawing sticks (tens) and stones (ones) to help us. We focused on how this helps up cross ten in the ones. We have also learnt about unit fractions, which are fractions with a 1 as the numerator. Next week we will be looking at division as the inverse of multiplication and looking at adding 2 digit and 1 digit numbers together and non-unit fractions.

 

History

This week we have been learning about the explorer Christopher Columbus. We spoke about his discoveries and also how even though someone is significant it doesn't always mean all the things they have done are good.

 

RE

This week we continued learning about Eid and how Muslims celebrate this special day. We watched some videos that showed different families celebrating Eid and then we wrote a 'three in a bed' poem about the events of Eid, which means writing three words in one line. 

 

Music

This week we listened and played some African music! We looked at some different African instruments and then had a go at playing these whilst our partners set a beat with their feet.

 

 

Important messages

  • PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather.
  • Next term we will be starting swimming back up again. There will be a letter to follow soon. As you may know, there is also plans for our school to have a reflection garden.
  • Mrs Strand would love some ideas and inspiration for how we can utilise the space. If your child would like to contribute, please get them to complete a sketch/picture of their ideas and send in after half term. 
  • May we also remind you to please order your child's lunch the day before, to avoid disappointment as the kitchen staff order enough for the orders that have come in. Many thanks.

 

Key dates:

Virtual fire safety talk - 24th May

Make the rules day - 28th may

Friday 14th May

A huge thank you from all the year 2 team for all the junk that was sent in for our junk modelling flowers and plants. The children had a fantastic time and created some wonderful masterpieces! 

English

This week we have been looking at the story Meerkat Mail and have made some predictions, written about character feelings, described the settings in the story, clarified new words and answered some questions about it. We have also watched a fantastic short film involving meerkats called Catch It and wrote some expanded noun phrases about the meerkats and used conjunctions to compare the characters from the film to the ones in Meerkat Mail. Next week we are looking at non-fiction texts about wildlife.

 

Maths

This week we have been learning how to divide by 2 and 10 and looked at numbers that are odd and even all the way to 100. We have also been learning how to recognise a third of shapes and find a third of amounts using bar models. Next week we will be learning how to divide by 10, add a 2-digit and 1-digit number and unit fractions.

 

Geography

This week we have been learning more about the continent Africa. We looked at a map of Africa and found lots of countries within it, 54 to be exact! We then learnt about the country Nigeria and wrote some descriptive sentences using geographical language. Next week we will be focusing on History, learning about some explorers.

 

RE

This week, as it has been Eid we have been learning about how Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan. We then worked in pairs to create some full moons  and crescent moons! Next week we will be learning more about how Muslims celebrate Eid.

 

Science

This week we have been creating some amazing flower models using junk! We made sure we had all the main parts of the flower in our creations. Next week we are learning about roots and their purpose.

 

Important messages

PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather. We all enjoyed our PE lesson together on the field today and have also been pleased to use the field for our break times too (with a picture included) - please remember to send in an extra pair of wellington boots to remain in school during the term to avoid damp toes!  During these year group sessions together we will be observing their interactions in preparation for the mixing of classes ready for September.  We will also be talking about this change to the children over the next weeks and will give them many opportunities to select friends that they wish to be placed with next year.  Please speak to your children to prepare them for the transition to Year 3 and speak to us if you have any concerns or considerations.

 

Key dates:

Virtual fire safety talk - 26th May

Friday 7th May 2021

The children had a fantastic day celebrating number day! The day was full of plenty of practical and hands on activities and ended on a high of eating our fraction biscuits!! Thank you for all the wonderful Maths accessories!!

 

English

This week we have been continuing our learning on non-fiction texts, focusing on writing fact-files. We completed our collaborative fact file on Mark Beaumont and then moved on to learning about the famous explorer Ibn Battuta. We read some facts about Ibn in Guided Reading and highlighted a lot of new words that we learnt the defintion of, like Mecca and pilgrimage. We then wrote up some facts we could remember about Iban and wrote these under specific sub-headings. Next week we will be reading the story Meerkat Mail and making predictions and writing descriptions.

 

Maths

This week has been a very Maths filled week with Number day! We continued our learning on division by looking at how to share objects into equal groups and how t his corresponds to a division sentence. We then learnt how to recognise a third by looking at showing a third on different shapes. Number day was full of a times tables tournament between classes, scavenger hunt on the field to find number bonds to 10, 20 and 100, creating pictures using 2D shapes, coin rubbings, making fraction biscuits and finished with different Maths related PE exercises: timing ourselves doing different activities, adding with quoits, finding the multiplication sentence and matching answer on cones and counting how many chest passes we can do! Next week we will be continuing with division and fractions.

 

Science

This week we looked at the process of cress maturing by ordering pictures and writing a sentence for each picture. Next week we will begin creating our own plant/flower out of junk modelling!

 

RE

This week we learnt about the month of Ramadan and what this teaches Muslims about compassion. We wrote some sentences about what Muslims do during the month of Ramadan and watched a video of a family explaining what happens. Next week we will be learning about Eid-ul-Fitr.

 

History

This week we learnt about what makes a person 'significant'. We recapped our knowledge on Florence Nightingale and Neil Armstrong and why they are considered 'significant'. Next week we will be returning to Geography, learning about the continent Africa.

 

 

Important messages

PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather. We all enjoyed our PE lesson together on the field today and have also been pleased to use the field for our break times too (with a picture included) - please remember to send in an extra pair of wellington boots to remain in school during the term to avoid damp toes!  During these year group sessions together we will be observing their interactions in preparation for the mixing of classes ready for September.  We will also be talking about this change to the children over the next weeks and will give them many opportunities to select friends that they wish to be placed with next year.  Please speak to your children to prepare them for the transition to Year 3 and speak to us if you have any concerns or considerations.

 

Key dates:

Bring in junk modelling to make 3D flowers - week beginning 10th May

Virtual fire safety talk - 26th May

Friday 30th April 2021

The week beginning 10th May, the children will be making some 3D flowers. To do this, we kindly ask you to send your child into school with materials to enable them to do this. Things like: string, card, straw, foil, straws. If the items chosen could be sent in, in a named bag please. Many thanks for your help with this.

 

English

This week we have been learning about non-fiction texts, specifically focusing on fact-files. We have been reading a fact-file about a man called Mark Beaumont who set himself lots of bike riding challenges, particularly cycling around the world in 79 days! We then looked at a variety of other fact-files, highlighting the features: title, sub-headings, pictures, facts/fun facts, paragraphs, text boxes. We had a go at writing some questions we would ask Mark if we were to interview him. We then researched to see if we could find answers to any of these questions and wrote up these facts onto a fact-file about Mark with our partner. Next week we will be finishing our fact-files and then moving on to learning about Ibn Battuta. 

 

Maths

We have been continuing learning about fractions, focusing on how to find a quarter or a number or amount. We used pictures to find a quarter and had a go at using the 'find half, then half it again' method. We also used sharing a number or amount into four equal groups. We had a go at using money to half and then quarter. We have also finished up our learning on multiplication by looking at some multiplication word problems and doubling numbers up to 20 and beyond. Next week we will be learning about thirds and division.

 

Science

This week we looked at the results of our experiment! Both classes were very surprised to see that the cress that was put in the dark grew the most! We wrote up the results of the cress that had water and no water, the cress in light and dark and the cress in the heat and cold. 2J's cress definitely grew the best! Next week we will be looking at the process of germination and growth of cress.

 

RE

This week we have continued our learning about Islam, hearing some Islamic stories involving the Prophet Muhammad and how we would describe the Prophet in the stories. Next week we will be learning about the month of Ramadan.

 

Geography

This week gave been recapping our knowledge of the seven continents of the world and the five oceans. We have been looking at the continent of Europe and some of the countries that make up Europe. We then looked at some landmarks in Europe and what a landmark is. Then we organised some landmarks into those with human features and those with physical features. Next week we will be learning about the continent of Africa and significant individuals in History.

 

Important messages

PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather. We all enjoyed our PE lesson together on the field today and have also been pleased to use the field for our break times too (with a picture included) - please remember to send in an extra pair of wellington boots to remain in school during the term to avoid damp toes!  During these year group sessions together we will be observing their interactions in preparation for the mixing of classes ready for September.  We will also be talking about this change to the children over the next weeks and will give them many opportunities to select friends that they wish to be placed with next year.  Please speak to your children to prepare them for the transition to Year 3 and speak to us if you have any concerns or considerations.

 

Key dates:

Number day - 7th May

Bring in junk modelling to make 3D flowers - week beginning 17th May

Virtual fire safety talk - 26th May

Friday 23rd April

 

English

This week we have launched into our new topic 'We are Explorers'! We began the week listening to a snippet of the story 'Around the world in 80 days' where we wrote up some predictions of what we thought might happen next. We then highlighted some words we did not know the meaning of like: announced, despite, exactly, butler, acrobat, coast and we have looked at the definitions of these words. Next week we will be learning about a man called Mark Beaumont and his adventures and looking at writing fact-files. 

 

Maths

We have continued our learning on multiplication and fractions. This week we have been learning how to use arrays to write repeated additions and multiplications. We have also been learning how to recognise a quarter of a shape and how this means it is 1 out of 4 equal parts. Next week we will be looking at doubling, division and finding a quarter of amounts and numbers.

 

Geography

This week we have been learning about the 7 continents and the 5 oceans of the world. We labelled a map and learnt about the equator and what this means for continents near and far away from it. We then made some ocean collages to represent the 5 oceans of the world. We also had an exciting trip to Africa this week, we had our own boarding passes and passports and checked in on a flight to Africa, watching the journey on the big screen! Next week we will be learning about the continent Europe.

 

Science

This week we have continued learning about plants. We have focused on the word 'germination' and what this means. We wanted to experiment what plants needed to germinate. We have conducted an experiment this week to see if the cress seeds will germinate without water, with heat and with light. We will check on the cress seeds every day to see what happens. Next week we will be looking at the findings of our cress experiment.

 

RE

This week we have launched into our topic of Islam and our key RE question this term is: How do Muslims show Allah is compassionate and merciful? We wrote up some questions we would like to find out this term and then listened to the story of The Crying Camel and wrote about what this teaches Muslims about compassion to animals.

 

Important messages

PE will continue as normal every Friday. Please send your children in with full PE kits which are: Fermor PE T-shirt, black/blue joggers, black/blue shorts, black/red/navy PE jumper for the colder weather. We all enjoyed our PE lesson together on the field today and have also been pleased to use the field for our break times too (with a picture included) - please remember to send in an extra pair of wellington boots to remain in school during the term to avoid damp toes!  During these year group sessions together we will be observing their interactions in preparation for the mixing of classes ready for September.  We will also be talking about this change to the children over the next weeks and will give them many opportunities to select friends that they wish to be placed with next year.  Please speak to your children to prepare them for the transition to Year 3 and speak to us if you have any concerns or considerations.

 

Key dates:

Number day - 7th May

Virtual fire safety talk - 26th May

Friday 26th March 

 

English

This week we have been continuing our learning on Jim and the beanstalk. We have used a planning sheet to plan out our own version of the story by changing two of the items the giant asks Jim for. We also noted down any key words and phrases we wanted to include in our versions of the story. We have been writing these up this week using all we have learned!

 

Maths

This week we have continued learning on multiplication, division and fractions. We have been learning how to use the multiplication symbol by looking at arrays and repeated addition. For example, if we had an array the represented 2 lots of 5, this would be written as: 5+5=10 then 2x5=10. We have also been halving quantities and numbers, looking at how we can use pictures and counters to support us. We then looked at some larger numbers and practised partitioning a number into tens and ones to help us half it. For example - 24: 20+4, half of 20=10, half of 4 =2, 10+2=12. 

 

Science

We have been continuing learning on plants and had a look at the progress of our radish seeds and discussed in our groups the changes. We then checked in on the tulip bulb too! We discussed seed dispersal, focusing on seeds in fruit. We learnt about how seeds are dispersed to re-grow else where. We then predicted how many seeds were in different pieces of fruit, we looked at: a pear, a satsuma, a pea pod, a tomato and an apple. We wrote down our predictions, then we open them up and had a look how many there were and to see how close our predictions were!

 

RE

We have been looking at the key question 'why does Easter matter to Christians'. We have learned about the events of Holy week and acted these out. We then looked at the parable of Zacchaeus and how salvation came upon him due to the decisions he made to ask for forgiveness. We linked these to changes we would like to make in our lives, like helping with chores around the house.

Friday 19th March

 

English

This week we have been continuing to explore fairytales. We have read two new versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, titled: Molly and the Beanstalk and Jim and the Beanstalk. We have been enjoying comparing these stories and finding similarities and differences between them. We have been writing sentences using conjunctions like: and, or, but and subordinations like: when, if, because. Finally, we wrote about our own opinions of the three stories, writing down which was our favourite and why and what we liked about it. 

 

Maths

We have been continuing our learning on multiplication and division as well as fractions. We have been learning about 'arrays' and what this means and counting how many are in a column and a row and how we use arrays to write a repeated addition sentence and a multiplication sentence. We have also been drawing our own arrays and testing our partners to work out the repeated addition and multiplication sentence! In fractions, we have continued learning about one half and have been investigating how to fold an oblong in half in different ways.

 

Science

This week we had a look at the progress our radishes had made that we planted last week! We discussed in our groups what changes had happened and took a picture of its progress. We then spoke about the differences between planting a seed and planting a bulb and that a bulb provides its own food, which is why tulips and daffodils re-grow after the Winter. We then wrote sentences about the life cycle of an onion and a tulip.

 

Design and Technology

This week we have begun our project on puppets in preparation for making our puppets at home! We have been learning about puppets, how they are made, how they are used and why they are used. We looked at a variety of puppets and chose our favourite, we then draw a picture and wrote about it, explaining what it is made from and why we liked it. This then helped inspired us to design our own puppet, which had to based on a fairytale character.

Friday 12th March

 

Year 2 have had a fantastic first week back in school! We have had a lot of exciting events this week! To name a few: a mysterious crime scene in the library, planting radishes, nature walks, working with clay and Fermor book day! 

 

English

This week we have continued our learning on the well know story of Jack and the Beanstalk. To our surprise we came in to find there had been a crime committed in the library! We could see mysterious footprints from a human and an animal and some golden beans had been left on the ground! We wrote a recount of what we had seen to help us find out who could have done this! Next week we will be looking at different version of this traditional tale. 

Maths

This week we have begun learning about multiplication and division, focusing on recognising equal groups, making equal groups and adding equal groups. We have also continued learning about fractions, focusing on the fraction one half. Next week we will continue looking at these topics.

Art

We have had lots of exciting art projects this week! First, we created some nature stamps in clay by collecting pieces from the woodlands to print into some clay, which created some really effective pieces. Then we created some 'wild' pictures, using photographs of the Ashdown Forext for inspiration. To create this we used oil pastels and chalk. We also were inspired by the Fermor book day story - The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. We created some wonderful self portraits using a straw as a quill and black paint to create a drawing similar to the illustrations in the story. 

 

Thursday 17th December 2020

 

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new year! We will see you in 2021!

 

Important information 

  • PE will take place on a Friday, alternate depending on if your child's class is doing forest school that week. Swimming for year 2 will not be happening for the last two weeks of term as there is a lot to fit in from now until then. Swimming will continue for year 2 in term 3, 2J will be the first week back. Thank you for your understanding. 
  • Forest school will not be taking place in term 3 for year 2.
  • Krispy Kreme doughnut day will take place on Thursday 17th December. The forms were given in November and should have all been handed in already.
  • If you purchased a nativity CD, this will be handed out at the end of the day today (Thursday 17th December).
  • We will be watching the movie the BFG next term on the first week back as our English writing is based upon this story. Any issues or queries with this, please let us know. Thanks.

 

English

We had a very exciting start to our week this week as we had Andrew the fire investigator in to demonstrate how the Great Fire of London spread so quickly by burning our 17th century houses! We had a fantastic time listening about fire safety and telling Andrew all that we had learnt about the fire of London. We then wrote up about our day using exciting adjectives and verbs.

 

Art

We have had a VERY art week, creating Christmas cards, wreaths and calendars!

Friday 11th December

 

Thank you so much for all the costumes that were sent in and the support and patience as we filmed and produced the nativity in a very different way than previous years. We hope you enjoy watching it when we have finalised the finishing touches! Thanks again, from the year 2 team. The children's big homework project this year was to make a 17th century house and we are so impressed with how these have turned out!! The children have clearly spent a lot of time and effort on these and are very proud of their creations! We would also like to let you all know that we are able to still do class Christmas cards this year, but only to children within our classes. These will be put in our class post box and given out at the end of term to allow time for them to decontaminate. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this. Please let your child's class teacher know if you would like a class list.

Important information 

  • PE will take place on a Friday, alternate depending on if your child's class is doing forest school that week. Swimming for year 2 will not be happening for the last two weeks of term as there is a lot to fit in from now until then. Swimming will continue for year 2 in term 3, 2J will be the first week back. Thank you for your understanding. 
  • Forest school will not be taking place in term 3 for year 2.
  • Both Christmas dinner and Father Christmas' grotto will be on Wednesday 16th December. There has been an email sent out regarding booking your child in for the grotto. Please ask your child's class teacher if you are unsure on what this is. 
  • Krispy Kreme doughnut day will take place on Thursday 12th December. The forms were given in November and should have all been handed in already.

 

English

This week we have been finishing and editing our diaries of the Great Fire of London, inspired by Samuel Pepys' diary. We have also looked at acrostic poetry and what these look like and how you write one. We have written one for the word Winter. 

 

Maths

We have been adding and subtracting a two-digit number to a one-digit number this week using manipulatives and number-lines to support us with this. We have also continued learning about money by comparing amounts using the < > or = symbols that we learnt about last term.

 

Art

Year 2 have had a very creative week this week, getting into the festive spirit! We have completed some wonderful Christmas symmetry, calendars and the letter Y to be put out in the advent calendar at the front of our school!

Friday 4th December

Thank you so much for all the costumes that have been sent in this week! We have been overwhelmed with wonderful costumes and the children are so excited to wear their costume in the coming days! Please do not worry if your child has not got a costume for their part, we have been able to supply children without, with one. Thank you for you support with this, from the year 2 team. We would also like to let you all know that we are able to still do class Christmas cards this year, but only to children within our classes. These will be put in our class post box and given out at the end of term to allow time for them to decontaminate. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this. Please let your child's class teacher know if you would like a class list.

Important information 

  • PE will take place on a Friday, alternate depending on if your child's class is doing forest school that week. Swimming for year 2 will not be happening for the last two weeks of term as there is a lot to fit in from now until then. Swimming will continue for us in term 3, 2J will be the first week back. Thank you for your understanding. 
  • Forest school be finishing next Friday, the 11th December for 2N. 
  • Christmas jumper day is taking place on Friday 11th December for the Save the Children charity.
  • Both Christmas dinner and Father Christmas' grotto will be on Wednesday 16th December. There has been an email sent out regarding booking your child in for the grotto. Please ask your child's class teacher if you are unsure on what this is. 
  • Krispy Kreme doughnut day will take place on Thursday 12th December. The forms were given in November and should have all been handed in already.

 

English

This week we have been learning about how to write a diary, using Samue Pepys diary of the Great Fire of London as our inspiration. We have been acting out the events of the fire over the five days as well as interviewing each other as if we were there. We have been focusing on how to write in the past tense to support us in writing our diaries, which will also feature lots of past tense verbs as well as adjectives. Next week we will be editing our diaries and writing an acrostic poem about Winter.

 

Maths

We have continued with our learning on addition and subtraction as well as money. At the beginning of the week we were looking out how to calculate 10 more and 10 less than a number, we used our 100 squares to help us. We then related this to adding and subtracting tens in a vertical format. In money, we have been counting and adding a mixture of pounds and pence. Focusing on adding the pounds first then the pence and writing it as follows: £4 and 17p. Next week we will continue with adding and subtracting vertically with a two digit number and a 1 digit number as well as continuing with money.

 

Science

We have continued our learning on materials, focusing on metal and plastic and how there are different types of these materials. For example, the plastic used to make our rulers and the plastic used to make our chairs and which plastic has to be stronger and why. We looked at a variety of objects made of these materials and spoke about why they had to be made from plastic or metal. 

This weeks learning!

Friday 27th November 

You may now be aware that a letter was sent home in contact books on Tuesday regarding roles in the upcoming nativity. As you can imagine, the nativity will look very different this year due to the current situation. To be able to continue to keep the nativity running we will be filming both classes doing separate roles, giving them all a part unless they have said otherwise. Please refer to the note in your child's contact book about the part they have and if you have any costume/s at home that link to their part, these would be greatly received, by Tuesday if possible. If not, please do not worry but just let us know as soon as possible and then we can supply your child with a costume if need be. Many thanks, year 2 team.

Important information 

PE will take place on a Friday, alternate depending on if your child's class is doing forest school that week. As you know, swimming sessions for year 2 will now take place on a Tuesday afternoon. 2N will be swimming this coming Tuesday, Tuesday 1st December. 2J will swim the following Tuesday, Tuesday 8th December. Please ensure your child has a full swimming kit, including swimming hat, costume and towel, goggles are optional. As they can no longer borrow items due to the current situation, so it means they will not be able to swim without the full kit. Forest school will continue taking place on a Friday, alternate weeks for each class. However, this will run differently this week2N will have forest school the following Friday, Friday 11th December. If your child is in Forest and Brook they will be attending the morning session, please send them in, in their forest school clothes (warm, waterproof coat, old, warm clothes, waterproofs, wellies, hat, scarf, gloves, etc.) If your child is in Warren and Ghyll they will be attending the afternoon session, please send them to school in their uniform and pack their forest school clothes for t