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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

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Miss Stead would like to welcome you to our fabulous               Year 2 class and introduce you to our wonderful team!

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Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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DT in Year 2!
In Year 2 we have linked our Science topic on ‘Materials’ and our story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ so the children have designed their own lighthouses using a range of materials. Once they had finished their designs, they were able to make them using the materials they had chosen. We will be looking at our lighthouses and writing evaluations on their designs and the materials they picked. 
Our Amazing Nativity!
Year 1 and 2 were amazing in their nativity ‘Jesus’s Christmas Party!’ They sang beautifully and all our actors worked so hard on their lines, which paid off! Thank you to all the parents who came to support us!
Professional Photographers!
Year 2 were fortunate to work with professional photographers to create Christmas scenes and take their own pictures, for Christmas cards. They worked in pairs to get the best angles, pick the props and create amazing photographs. 
Our Estimation Station!

In class we have an “Estimation Station” which consists of three jars. The 1st jar has one item in it, the 2nd has 10 items in it and the 3rd has an unknown amount in it - and every child is asked to estimate the amount in that jar. Each week the children have to make an estimation.  At the end of the week we order the children’s estimations from smallest to largest and we count out the unknown amount, often using our 2’s, 5’s or 10’s to help us count accurately. We can then work  out our estimators of the week.

This week it was Michael and Matthew! Well done boys!

Children In Need - 16th November 2017
Two of our children supporting our ‘spotty day’ fund raising for Children In Need. 
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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch!

The final part...

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This is the final part of our retell of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ using actions and pictures to help us.

The second part...

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This is the second part of our retell of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’
Our Autumn Art
To further explore the topic of Autumn in Science, we looked into the artist Andy Goldsworthy and using Autumn items to create artwork. We used his pictures as inspiration and looked into the shapes he created. The children had a great time working in groups to create their own pieces of artwork. 
Our Seaside Trip!
As part of out geography topic, ‘The Place Where We Live’, Year 2 went into Southport town centre to explore. We started on Lord Street and looked at all the interesting buildings. The children loved looking at the war memorials and seeing the giant poppy on the side of the Town Hall. Then we walked to Neville Street to see Queen Victoria’s statue. After that, we walked all the way down the pier and the children were able to see Blackpool. They had a fabulous time and were brilliantly behaved. Well done Year 2!
Winners!

Year 2 won the KS1 reading competition last half term. This meant that Mrs Clarke came into our classroom with milkshakes and biscuits, and read from our class novel ‘The Christmassaurus’ by Tom Fletcher. Thank you to all the parents who read with their children every night and helped us win. Let’s see if we can win next half term too!

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch!

In Year 2 we are reading ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda Armitage. To help us with our retell, we are learning the story through pictures and actions. Here is the first part of the story...

The First Part...

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French in Year 2!
In Year 2 we have been learning a French greeting song. We are sending the song to our exchange school, George de la Tour in Seichamps. The children are looking forward to hearing back from them.

Our Greeting Song

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Comprehension in Year 2
We have been looking at ‘Little Polly Riding Hood’ by Catherine Storr during our comprehension lessons. We decided to pick our favourite part of the story and explore how the characters would act by looking at the text. They used expressions and actions to help convey how the characters would be feeling. 

Comprehension Video

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Bike it!
The children were brilliant during our Bike It session. Our aim was to try and get every child to feel more comfortable riding on a bike without stabilisers. All of Year 2 tried their best and were brilliant at following instructions. We had lots of success and most of our class can now ride on their bikes safely without stabilisers. Well done Year 2!
Year 2 ‘The Door’ Poems
The children have worked hard to write their own ‘The Door’ poems. First, we focused on places we could have gone to if we had our own door to anywhere. This helped the children to structure and explore their ideas for each line. Well done Year 2 for working so hard! Here are some examples of our brilliant poems:
Our Year 2 Artwork!
As part of our whole school project on ‘The Door’ by Miroslav Holub, we created artwork to go with our poems. We used polystyrene to create stamps of our doors. Once we had carved in our designs, we used paint in only the primary colours to roll onto the back. Quickly, we pressed the stamps onto white paper to create these stunning pieces of artwork.
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Roles and Responsibilities in Year 2
Recently, we have been thinking about our rights and responsibilities as a class in Year 2. We realised whilst we have rights as children, we also have responsibilities for example: caring for our environment inside and out; being respectful; staying safe and looking after each other. 
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Poetry in Year 2!
Year 2 have been learning the poem 'The Door' by Miroslav Holub. We have used actions and pictures to help us remember it off by heart. Year 2 have also been thinking about the importance of performing the poem with loud, clear voices to keep the audience interested. Well done Year 2! You've done a fabulous job!

'The Door' by Miroslav Holub

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Our Year 2 Council Members!
Our children had a chance to vote for their School Council Members, Eco Council Members and our class Ethos Council Members. After we counted the votes, they had chosen Tamzyn and Corey as our School Council Members, Angel and Ryan as our Eco Council Members and Scarlett J and Adam as our Ethos Council Members. I'm sure our new council members will make our class proud!
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