Category Archives: Year 2

Year 2’s athletics festival

Dear all,

I hope you have all had a lovely half term. It’s great to be back and the children have been telling me all of the exciting things they got up to over the week!

I just wanted to blog to tell you about the athletics festival that we attended the week before half term. All of the children demonstrated excellent behaviour and were great ambassadors for the school. They all gave every activity a go and had the opportunity to run, jump, balance and throw. I have uploaded photos of the afternoon in the gallery.

 

Welcome back!

Hello everyone and welcome back to school. I hope you have all had a well rested break.

Before the term ended, we had our very interesting trip to St Albans Abbey. The children showed excellent behaviour throughout the day and asked some excellent questions. We learnt a lot about the Christmas story and looked at Christingles which inspired us to make our own in school. Photos from the trip are now on the website.

I am looking forward to this term where we will be thinking about explorers!

We’ve been on a lion hunt!

Last week we began looking at the story ‘We’re going on a lion hunt’. To kick off our three week module, we went on our own lion hunt out on the field. The children made their own binoculars for the hunt and we discussed the things we might see.

The children were all really engaged and it sparked a lot of interesting discussion.

This week we have started to change elements of the original story in order to begin writing our own version next week.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

African drumming

What a great start we have had to kick off our new topic!

This afternoon we were very lucky to be visited by drummer Anthony who took them in groups to drum using African drums.

The children really enjoyed the session and came back into the classroom drumming everything in sight!

(Pictures in gallery).

Our final week before half term

Hello all, I hope you’ve all had a lovely week.

Thank you to all who came to parents evening this week. I really appreciate you taking the time to come in and it was a great opportunity to meet you all properly and discuss all of the children’s hard work.

If you were not able to come, please do get in touch and we can make a separate date and time.

I am looking forward to starting our new topic – Africa – after half term where we will be looking at African literature, artwork and some exciting sessions such as drumming and fruit tasting.

I hope you all have a great half term!

We’ve been making houses!

Hello everyone, hope you are all well.

Thanks to everyone who came to watch us perform our song and poem during the harvest festival. I was so proud of all of the children and how quickly they learnt the lines.

This week in science we have been making the houses from The Three Little Pigs to tie in with our literacy lessons. Each group made a house of straw, a house of sticks and a house of bricks. We then made predictions about which material would be the strongest and took turns trying to blow them down (pictures in gallery).

I hope to see many of you at next week’s parents consultations to discuss all the hard work your children have been completing.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Week four in year 2

Hello all,

I hope you’ve all had a nice week.

The children have really impressed me with their results from their spelling and times table tests. So many are getting full marks and all of them are trying their very best which is great to see.

Ukuleles lessons are going really well. The children are really engaged and have already learnt four new songs! (Photos in gallery).

Last week we were doing some sketching on the playground. The children really enjoyed shading and smudging.

This week we have been looking at estimation in maths and in one lesson we were estimating and counting pasta shapes in cups. I am very pleased with how hard all the children are working.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

A very Victorian Thursday

Hello all,

Just a quick blog to tell you what a fantastic day we had on Thursday for our Victorian day!

We started by writing on our own slates with chalk before discussing punishments and the use of the dunce hat! We talked about being left handed years ago and sometimes being made to write with your non-dominant hand – we even gave this a go on whiteboards!

After break we wrote with quills and ink and completed a very strict PE drill!

We finished by playing a classic Victorian game – Blindmans Bluff – and had a chance to play some old playground games like marbles. Please look on the gallery for more pictures from the day.

I would also like to thank all the parents that came to the welcome meeting on Tuesday. I compiled a pack with all the information discussed. If you were not able to make the meeting and would like a pack, please let me know.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Miss Wadmore

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Welcome back to year 2!

Welcome back everyone! I hope you’ve all had a lovely summer and that the children have enjoyed coming back into year 2. We’ve had an excellent first week and have jumped straight into our learning.

Our topic this half term is ‘What was Hemel like over 100 years ago?’ To start our topic with a bang we are having a Victorian day next Wednesday where the children will be off timetable and taking part in special activities.

All children should have been given their first set of spellings this week. This is for their spelling test on Friday. I have also laminated a time table square to help children learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Each Friday we will have a short timetable test. Next Friday it will be our two times table up to 2×6. Children need to know the whole number sentence for this test.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Wadmore

 

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A lovely week in Year 2

Hello everyone,

What a great week it has been! This week marked the last of our 3 week Talk4Writing module. We have been looking at Icarus the myth in detail and today, we finished writing our own myth! I am so impressed with how the class have embraced the new scheme and the work the children have generated!

Next week is creative week where we will be focusing on reduce, reuse and recycle. Thank you to those parents who have donated bits and pieces. If you do have anything at home that you could donate for things such as ‘junk modelling’ then we would love to have them 🙂

Lastly, at the end of next week we will be having a ‘book swap’ where each child brings in a book from home and swaps it with another child’s book. This will lead into our PSHE lesson highlighting the importance of recycling.

Hope you all have a lovely long weekend 🙂