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Science Week Experiments

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Take a look at some of our exciting experiments during Science week...

Teddy Bear Hospital

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Year 2 visited the Teddy Bear Hospital! We worked in small groups to learn about different parts of the body and how to keep them healthy. For example, we learnt the recovery position, how to keep our teeth healthy, how to keep our heart healthy and more! We practised applying bandages and taking care of our teddy bears to show what we have learnt. We had lots of fun and learned so much about the human body. Take a look at some of our pictures...

Life Long Ago - Dinosaurs!

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Year 2 took part in a 'Life Long Ago' workshop, where they explored prehistoric life! Using sandboxes, the children located and identified fossils from some iconic dinosaurs from the past. We saw fossils of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and a lots more! We then learnt about when each dinosaur lived, where they came from, what they ate and much more. Year 2 loved being paleontologists for the day! In Friday assembly...we even had a couple of exciting visitors! Take a look at our photostory to see our learning from the day...

Wiggly Worms

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Our upcoming Science topic is 'Animals including humans'. For this, we had a workshop with 'Mad Science' learning all about wiggly worms! During the workshop, we looked at the internal workings of a worm - discovering that they have five hearts - we learned about the diet of a worm, how worms move/travel and compared them to humans. We then got to observe worms in their habitat, before taking our own worm to look after carefully. What a super start to our new topic!

Sensational Science Week!

Sensational Science Week!

Wow...what an incredible week we have had developing our Science knowledge in Year 2! 

With photostories to follow, I wanted to share some quotes from our Year 2 pupils at the end of this amazing week:

- "I loved mixing liquids to create a reaction. We saw a volcano erupt and all the lava bubbles came out of the top."
- "We got to learn about how fossils are made. I liked learning about dinosaurs from the past and what they left behind."

- "I found out all about Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. They helped us with science today."

- "I know that worms have five hearts and they eat different food to us."

- "I was so excited to make our own slime. We mixed things together to make something new. It was a bit tricky but we did it."

- "We saw that sugar melts in warm water. It was so exciting to see the colours mix together!"

Bowland Farm Visit

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In anticipation of our Science week, we had a visit from Bowland farm! During our time, we learned lots of information about the animals and even got a chance to feed them all. Year 2 had a wonderful time and asked some insightful questions about the animals. Take a look at the pictures from the visit!

Our Creative Curriculum! Year 2 Afternoon Tea

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This half term, our Geography topic is 'What countries make the United Kingdom?' This week, we were focussing on the country of England and celebrated all things English by sharing afternoon tea together, alongside our families. We have studied the physical features of England, including discovering what the longest river and highest mountain in England is.
During our afternoon tea, we participated in lots of activities which explored the human features of England. We made traditional English roses, sketched portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, made English flags, researched about St George and read books by English authors. In addition, we used the construction materials to recreate Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, whilst listening to English music. Outside, we were able to participate in traditional maypole dancing which was lots of fun! During our afternoon, we learned so much about England and enjoyed doing it alongside our families.
Well done Year 2!

What a super first week!

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Wow Year 2, I am so impressed with how wonderfully you have immersed yourselves in learning this week! What a fantastic start to the year! We have been asking lots of questions about our new topics, discussing artwork, joining in with collective worship and having lots of fun learning new things. In our Geography this week, we have been learning about the United Kingdom. At home, I wonder how many of you can find...

Which countries are close to the United Kingdom?

Have you visited any of these countries?

How long would it take to travel there? 

Well done again for a fantastic first week! I cannot wait to continue our wonderful journey in Year 2 smiley

smiley Welcome to Year 2 smiley

 

I am extremely excited to be working in Year 2 this year! I have planned lots of wonderful, fun-filled activities which will continue to fuel your love of learning even further! I know that you are all eager to begin a brand new school year and embrace all the challenges of Year 2.

Below, I have outlined a few important things which will help you get off to a wonderful start this year:

 

*Never doubt yourself or your abilities. I know that you all have the ability to achieve anything that you set your mind to. Always believe in yourself!

*PE lessons will usually take place twice a week. Please ensure that your PE kit is in school at all times, so that if our usual PE day changes, you are always able to participate readily. The indoor kit is as follows: White top and black shorts. Outdoor kit: Black tracksuit, white top and trainers.

* Read at home every night and discuss what you have read in great detail...remember to aim for quality over quantity. Make a note of what you have read or if you enjoyed a particular book/theme at home, then we can explore this further in class. I always like to share one of my favourite quotes at the beginning of the school year...

 

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go."

– Dr Seuss

 

* Practise your spellings at home each day. The spellings follow the patterns we are learning in class and really will enable your children to develop an embedded understanding of the spelling patterns. Spellings shall be tested on a weekly basis in school in order for us to identify when spelling patterns can be applied independently.

*Learn your number bonds to 20 and your times tables (In Year 2, we focus on 10s, 2s, 5s and 3s)

*Ensure that your weekly homework or Learning Log is completed and handed in on time.

* Come to school every day ready to learn! The doors open at 8.35am and registration begins promptly at 8.45am. 

 

I know these are things you all can achieve. Year 2 is going to be a year filled with laughter, development and

excitement. I cannot wait to see each and every child flourish in confidence, knowledge and independence!

 

Please see our class newsletter for details of our 'Meet the Teacher' meetings, which will help to inform you as parents/guardians for the year ahead.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Gledhill

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