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Year 2

 

'With ScratchJr, children aren't just learning to code, they are coding to learn.'

 

We have been using ScratchJr to retell the story of The Little Red Hen. 

Year 2 had to snap together programming blocks to make characters move, jump and speak. We learnt how to change characters in the paint editor, add speech bubbles and use the programming blocks to make the characters from our story come to life.

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Alan Chambers visits Year 2

Year 2 had a fantastic visit from local farmer, Alan Chambers. We have been looking at the story of The Little Red Hen and Mr Chambers came to talk to us about the Journey of Wheat. We watched a short clip showing Mr Chambers appearance on Rare Breeds and even got to see his tractor. Mr Glass kindly brought along his old tractor too, we had lots of fun comparing old and new farm machinery!

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Bee-Bot fun!

Year 2 worked in groups to create their own Three Little Pigs Bee-Bot mats. We used our instruction cards to program the Bee-Bot around the mat to retell the story.

Have a look at our great maps below.

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Our new topic is 'On the Farm'.

We have used our white thinking hat to come up with lots of great ideas for our topic.

 

 

Instructional Writing

Year 2 have been looking at writing instructions this half term. We have talked about how to use bossy words and time words and had the chance to write instructions on how to make a leaf rubbing hedgehog and a clay hedgehog.

Have a look at our art work below!

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Genevieve the Goat and the Farmyard Olympics

Article 24

'Children have the right to good quality health care – the best
health care possible – to safe drinking water, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and
information to help them stay healthy.'

Genevieve the Goat came to visit Year 2 to talk about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating. Year 2 read a story, took part in a quiz and participated in a healthy eating game. They also got stickers and bookmarks to take home to help them remember the key messages which they have learned.

 

 

Where is Rosy? 

Someone has taken Rosy, our class bear, from the Year 2 classroom. They left lots of picture clues in our classroom to help us find her. We sequenced the clues using a flow map and worked in pairs to create our own.

We got dressed up as police officers and used our magnifying glasses to follow the clues to the school library where we found Rosy! 

Keep an eye out for our wanted posters around school.

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European Day of Languages

Year 2 looked at the country of Sweden for European Day of Languages. We made and tasted delicious Swedish Crepes.

Article 30 of the UNCRC

'Every child has the right to enjoy their own culture, practice their own religion and use their own language.'

 

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Odd and Even

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Year 2 have been looking at Odd and Even numbers.

We have made Odd and Even houses, sorted Odd and Even numbers using Numicon and even learnt a rhyme to help us remember Odd and Even numbers.

0, 2, 4, 6, 8- Even numbers they are great!

1, 3, 5, 7, 9 - We love Odd numbers all the time!

 

People Who Help Us

Our topic for Term 1.1 is People Who Help Us.

This week in play we have been taking on roles, making police badges, 2D and 3D fire engines and painting People Who Help Us.

Have a look at all of our learning below!

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Numicon

Number ideas are very abstract, and children need to have these presented to them in a wide variety of ways. Numicon offers multi-sensory activities with patterned shapes, rods, number lines, and a broad range of everyday experiences.

Year 2 have been playing lots of games with Numicon this week including Numicon bingo.

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“I am like a flower that's raised with love by you. 
You help me grow up big and strong. 
Mummy, thanks for all you do!”

 

Year 2 enjoyed planting their flowers for Mother's Day

as a part of their outdoor play. 

 

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We enjoyed using a new App called Jelly Band on our iPads. We composed and recorded our music and enjoyed listening to our masterpieces on the Interactive White Board. 
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Year 2 celebrated red nose day and made their faces funny for money. 

Article 24

'Children have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.'

 

Have a look at our great sorting!

Year 2 used a decision tree to sort shapes by colour. 

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Year 2 celebrate World Book Day!

We dressed up as our favourite book characters, took extreme reading selfies and created our own hand puppets for our home learning. 

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Year 2 read Charlie Cook's Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and completed a literacy activity linked to our topic of Castles. We described the Queen's birthday cake from Charlie Cook and voted for our favourite Julia Donaldson book.

Our favourite book was The Gruffalo! Which is your favourite? 

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On Wednesday 11th February Year 2 went on a class trip to the Ark Open Farm. We were taken on a guided tour of the farm by a member of staff who had lots of knowledge about the farm and farm animals. Year 2 got to hold some baby chicks and feed a baby lamb called Joseph. We even got to feed some deer and hold a hedgehog! We learnt so many new things on our class trip and really enjoyed our day at the farm.
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Our new topic for this half term is The Farm. We have been reading lots of tradtional tales such as, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Little Red Hen.

Have a look at some of the things we have been doing in play!

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All children have a right to relax, play and join in a wide range of activities.

Article 31 Unicef Rights of the Child

 

Year 2 know how important it is to keep healthy and fit!

We have raised lots of money for Helping Hands by taking part in a dance class led by Fitness Freddie.

We also had a visit from Mambo and Jazz from Action Cancer.

Don't forget now that we are Health Action Heroes we must follow the three Golden Rules:

  1. Always eat healthily
  2. Be safe in the sun
  3. Do plenty of fun games and exercise
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Help! Santa is stuck in the chimney!

Year 2 did some creative writing and thought about what they would do if Santa Claus was stuck in their chimney at home. 

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Have a look at some of the things we did in play linked to our topic of Autumn.
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Year 2 created some lovely Autumn pictures during outdoor play. We collected natural materials outside and used them to create patterns and shapes. We hope you like them!
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This term we have been looking at 2D shapes and their properties. We used our bee-bots to try and find 2D shapes and made 2D shape pictures using playdough. 
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