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In English, we have been thinking about writing instructions. This morning, we have pretended we are bakers from 1666 and have followed instructions to bake our own bread rolls. We ate them when they were fresh from the oven and they were very tasty!

Today we pretended we were in 1666 and despite battle the wind and rain, we managed to re-enact a (albeit little!) Great Fire of London! We will have another try when the weather improves. Here are some pictures of our first attempt and some of our quill writing, where we wrote diaries in the style of Samuel Pepys.

Do you like our Tudor houses? We are going to re-enact the Great Fire of London with them!

On Wednesday, we visited Skillzone in Gloucester. We visited lots of different scenarios in the village and considered some dangers which we need to be aware of. We took a quiz before and after our tour, and learned so much about how to keep ourselves safe.

On Thursday, we had a visit from Gerald the Giraffe and the Life Bus. We thought about different ways to keep our minds and bodies healthy.

On Thursday, we had a visit from Gerald the Giraffe and the Life Bus. We thought about different ways to keep our minds and bodies healthy.  1
On Thursday, we had a visit from Gerald the Giraffe and the Life Bus. We thought about different ways to keep our minds and bodies healthy.  2
On Thursday, we had a visit from Gerald the Giraffe and the Life Bus. We thought about different ways to keep our minds and bodies healthy.  3

Digimapping- we have been looking at different local maps and trying to spot places we know. We have also compared maps of Christchurch with maps of London to spot the differences. This week, we have found our school and marked on our favourite places.

Digimapping- we have been looking at different local maps and trying to spot places we know. We have also compared maps of Christchurch with maps of London to spot the differences. This week, we have found our school and marked on our favourite places. 1
Digimapping- we have been looking at different local maps and trying to spot places we know. We have also compared maps of Christchurch with maps of London to spot the differences. This week, we have found our school and marked on our favourite places. 2
Digimapping- we have been looking at different local maps and trying to spot places we know. We have also compared maps of Christchurch with maps of London to spot the differences. This week, we have found our school and marked on our favourite places. 3

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Here are some videos of our tricks!

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We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks!

We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 1
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 2
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 3
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 4
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 5
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 6
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 7
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 8
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 9
We had so much fun meeting Paul Sturgess on our Basketball WOW Day. We practiced dribbling, controlling the ball and some spectacular tricks! 10

In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.

In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  1
In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  2
In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  3
In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  4
In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  5
In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  6
In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  7
In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  8
In Science, we have been making material robots and describing what different objects are made from.  9

Our next topic is:

Fire! Fire!

                                                   

 

In History and English, we will be focusing on The Great Fire of London, and the events of the fire through primary sources, such as the diary of Samuel Pepys. Our Role Play area will begin our topic as the Pudding Lane Bakery where the fire began in 1666. 

In Science, we will be thinking about different material properties, and we will use apply our learning in Design and Technology by making vehicles to help Londoners escape the Great Fire. We will also recreate the fire by building our own 'London', before setting fire to it!

 

We will also be going on a trip to Skill Zone in Gloucestershire, where we will think about how to keep ourselves safe through a variety of different scenarios. 

 

Stay posted for pictures of our learning throughout the topic. 

Mrs Parker

Today, our classroom turned into a Potions Shop! We read instructions and followed recipes carefully to make potions that created dinosaurs, superheroes, mermaids, villains and even Harry Kane!

Today, our classroom turned into a Potions Shop! We read instructions and followed recipes carefully to make potions that created dinosaurs, superheroes, mermaids, villains and even Harry Kane! 1
Today, our classroom turned into a Potions Shop! We read instructions and followed recipes carefully to make potions that created dinosaurs, superheroes, mermaids, villains and even Harry Kane! 2
Today, our classroom turned into a Potions Shop! We read instructions and followed recipes carefully to make potions that created dinosaurs, superheroes, mermaids, villains and even Harry Kane! 3
Today, our classroom turned into a Potions Shop! We read instructions and followed recipes carefully to make potions that created dinosaurs, superheroes, mermaids, villains and even Harry Kane! 4
Today, our classroom turned into a Potions Shop! We read instructions and followed recipes carefully to make potions that created dinosaurs, superheroes, mermaids, villains and even Harry Kane! 5
Today, our classroom turned into a Potions Shop! We read instructions and followed recipes carefully to make potions that created dinosaurs, superheroes, mermaids, villains and even Harry Kane! 6

Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!

Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!  1
Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!  2
Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!  3
Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!  4
Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!  5
Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!  6
Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!  7
Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today. We met Abie Longstaff and she talked about how she is able to write magicals stories using things from her life. We even wrote out our own magical potion recipes which we will develop further next week in our English lessons. We enjoyed exploring the Beano Trail and left with our own comic each!  8

Samba drumming!

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Samba drumming! 6
Samba drumming! 7

In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us?

In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 1
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 2
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 3
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 4
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 5
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 6
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 7
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 8
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 9
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 10
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 11
In Art, we have designed our own fruit and vegetable sculptures based on the work of Arcimboldo Giuseppe! Do you think they look like us? 12

We have had a busy couple of weeks! In Topic, we have had a visit from a real doctor and she taught us how to tie bandages properly. We became doctors and nurses too and we learned how to do CPR, which we practised on teddies. We have thought about how Florence Nightingale changed the hospitals in Scutari, and we had an amazing time acting out her life when she visited us this week. Here are some photos of all of our fun.

We had so much fun when the ladies from Paint it Yourself pottery came to see us. We sketched self portraits and then used pens and paints to turn our sketches into paintings. We can't wait to see how they turn out!

Hygiene experiment- In Science this week, we have considered the importance of being hygienic and have been doing experiments with different ways to wash our hands. We used 'glitter germs' to observe the differences of a quick hand wash with water and compared it with using soap and water. Can you tell which picture shows the best hand wash?

Hygiene experiment- In Science this week, we have considered the importance of being hygienic and have been doing experiments with different ways to wash our hands. We used 'glitter germs' to observe the differences of a quick hand wash with water and compared it with using soap and water.  Can you tell which picture shows the best hand wash?  1
Hygiene experiment- In Science this week, we have considered the importance of being hygienic and have been doing experiments with different ways to wash our hands. We used 'glitter germs' to observe the differences of a quick hand wash with water and compared it with using soap and water.  Can you tell which picture shows the best hand wash?  2
Hygiene experiment- In Science this week, we have considered the importance of being hygienic and have been doing experiments with different ways to wash our hands. We used 'glitter germs' to observe the differences of a quick hand wash with water and compared it with using soap and water.  Can you tell which picture shows the best hand wash?  3

In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.

In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.  1
In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.  2
In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.  3
In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.  4
In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.  5
In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.  6
In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.  7
In English we have been looking at 'Superbat' by Matt Carr. We have learned the text by heart, and have been using role play to ask Superbat questions.  8

We are investigating if doing a little more exercise each day helps us get fitter. Here we are doing a workout with Joe Wicks!

We are investigating if doing a little more exercise each day helps us get fitter. Here we are doing a workout with Joe Wicks! 1
We are investigating if doing a little more exercise each day helps us get fitter. Here we are doing a workout with Joe Wicks! 2
We are investigating if doing a little more exercise each day helps us get fitter. Here we are doing a workout with Joe Wicks! 3

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Welcome to our Year 2 website page. 

Adults in class are: Mrs Parker, Mrs Slee, Mrs Jaynes and Miss Freer. 

Our first topic this year is: Everyday Heroes.

 

      

In English, we will be learning and making links between different Superhero texts, and then we will write our own stories based on Matt Carr's 'Superbat'. We will be thinking about what it means to be healthy, and we will be designing our own workouts to improve our fitness. 

In Topic, we will be looking at how Florence Nightingale improved hospitals in Scutari, and then we will compare her with other modern day 'Everyday Heroes'.

 

Our Role Play area began the year as a Doctor's Surgery, but has already changed to a Superhero City at the children's request!

We have lots of exciting things planned for this term, and are looking forward to our visit from a real doctor, a workshop with Florence Nightingale and a trip to Cheltenham Literature Festival. 

 

 

Reading and Spellings

 

Reading records need to be brought into school daily so that we can record your child's reading.

Spellings are set on Monday and they will be tested on a Friday.

Your child will have one copy of spellings to practice at home and one for in school.

Homework is due in on a Monday, where it will be marked and filed.  

Please remind your children that reading folders go in the blue box when they need to be changed and homework folders are placed in the yellow box.

Also, please make sure that important letters are handed to an adult or taken to the office, rather than left in book bags.

 

If you have any questions, please just ask. 

Please keep checking the page for pictures and updates. 

Mrs Parker

 

Useful websites

 

Maths

https://www.mathplayground.com/games.html A good website for practising addition and subtraction. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting Lots of fun games to practice on. 

http://www.ictgames.com/multiBounce/index.html Times table practice- 2, 5, 10x

http://www.ictgames.com/numberFactFighter/onlineVersion/index.html Addition fluency practice

 

 

Phonics and Reading 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/what-is-letters-and-sounds.html  If you would like some information on how we teach phonics, this website details the different phases. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm Some good games for children to play independently. 

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html Lots of different activities for reading and spelling. 

 

 

Writing

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar A useful website for spelling and grammar. 

https://www.storybots.com A great website where you can make your child the star of their own story. 

 

 

 

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