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What a fabulous World Book Day we had in Year 2!

We started the day by sharing our favourite stories and books from home with each other. Then Mrs Clarke shared her favourite story – The Twits by Roald Dahl. After that we then split into two teams – boys vs girls and competed against each other in ‘name that story!’ This was a fun game where Mrs Clarke read a short blurb and the children had to know the name of the story. Both teams were excellent and their knowledge of infant stories was very impressive. The boys won by one point and enthusiastically celebrated their victory!

 

Later on in the day, we contributed to the first ever Corpus Christi collaborative story. Each teacher brought in a mystery object which was to be incorporated into the story. Nursery began the process before passing the story to Reception class, Year 1 and then to us. We added our ideas to the story and passed it onto Year 3. At the end of the day in our whole school assembly we got to listen to what happened next in the story.

 

As a reward for their excellent efforts, all of the children got a yummy hot chocolate to enjoy while listening to even more stories!

 

World Book Day

What a fabulous World Book Day we had in Year 2! We started the day by sharing our favourite stories and books from home with each other. Then Mrs Clarke shared her favourite story – The Twits by Roald Dahl. After that we then split into two teams – boys vs girls and competed against…Continue Reading

Crazy Creatures

This half term, as part of our science topic on Living Things, we were lucky enough to be visited by Crazy Creatures. The children loved the opportunity to be up close and personal with such weird and wonderful creatures and really appreciated the hands on experience.Continue Reading

Land use in our local area

In Year 2 we looked at the land use in our local area. We thought about different categories, such as: Public services, Economic activity, Residential, Transport and Open spaces. The children looked at maps of our local area and planned a route so that we could see examples of each land use. We went out…Continue Reading

Portraits

Earlier in the year, our art topic was ‘Portraits’. We started by sketching our self-portrait, trying to space things out correctly on our face using lines. Next, the children designed their self-portraits using a variety of mediums – an interactive paint package, clay and felt.Continue Reading

Chinese New Year

In Year 2 we welcomed the Year of the Rat by listening to the legendary story of the Chinese Zodiac and having a class quiz. We watched video clips of daily life in a Chinese school and compared it to our school day. To end our day of celebrations, The Imperial Restaurant in Low Fell…Continue Reading

Smudging and Shading

In Science, Year 2 have been learning about animals and their habitats. We have studied a wide variety of British and Global habitats including: woodland, urban, desert, ocean and the rainforest. We have researched how a polar bear is suited to the artic. In art, the children explored how to smudge and shade and we…Continue Reading

Number Day in Year 2

We celebrated Number Day by playing lots of maths games. The children enjoyed learning traditional games such as: snakes and ladders, dominoes and 21. We also accessed interactive maths games on the ipads which helped us practice our times tables and division facts. A game that we all enjoyed was ‘Roll a fraction’ as we…Continue Reading

Here comes Santa Claus!

Key Stage 1 celebrated Jesus’ Birthday with a fantastic Christmas party. Games were played, we saw some wonderful dancing, food was eaten and then to cap it all guess who made an appearance? Santa Claus himself! The children were even convinced that they saw the reindeer disappearing into the clouds at home time. We hope…Continue Reading