Women's Rights Day
We had a wonderful time celebrating the history of the Suffragette Movement today.
Our day began with the children voting for the book that they wanted to be read to- however, only boys were allowed to vote! Straight away the children could discuss the idea of inequality and how it would have been to have been a woman before the Suffragette movement. The girls had their chance to vote later, after our whole school assembly.
The children loved finding out about Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes. They made rosettes to show their support for the Suffragette ideas.
They then had the choice to find out about different women who had changed the world, and made some brilliant posters to display the information they found out. What a super day we have had!
Today we visited the Edward Wilson museum in Cheltenham. We heard about Edward Wilson's life in Cheltenham and his two trips to Antarctica. We had lots of fun dressing up in different Victorian outfits, and we learned about how he liked to paint different animals and creatures in Leckhampton. We thought about the different things he and Captain Scott packed on their trip to the South Pole, and looked at different artefacts, including the snow shoes he may have worn, his heavy sleeping bag and where he stored his paint sets.
We observed lots of his different paintings and drawings, and practiced his skills in our own pictures. We had a brilliant time!
Our new topic this term in Year 2 is 'An Icy Adventure'.
In History and Geography, we will be looking at Captain Scott's adventure to Antarctica and thinking about how he travelled to the South Pole and what he might have seen on his journey there.
We will be walking to the Edward Wilson museum for a workshop on our local explorer, Edward Wilson. Here we will learn about his life and complete a watercolour painting workshop.
In Science, we will be looking at different polar animals and learning about how they are adapted to live in such extreme climates. We will be designing our own polar animals and making habitats for them too during our Art sessions.
Our class service is on 31st January at 9:15am , which you are all invited to share with the children. We will be presenting our own ideas about our school value, perseverance.
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.
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/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.
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.