## Autumn 1 – Week 2

Stars of the week: Heidi & Kayden

In English this week, we have been describing dragons and designing our own. We have drafted descriptive poems about our dragons and will be editing and publishing them next week.

In Maths, we have been looking at number and place value. We have been exploring the different ways of representing numbers with dienes. Next week we will continue representing numbers to 100 and partitioning numbers into their tens and ones.

Last Friday, we completed our motivational posters. These will help inspire us throughout the year, when we need to show resilience in our learning.

## Autumn 1 – Week 1

Stars of the week: Charlotte and Maxwell

Well done Class 2 for such a brilliant first week back at school. You are showing really mature behaviour in class and focusing on your learning. Keep it up!

This week we created our Class Charter and used drama to show the different rules we think we need in our classroom and at playtime.

In English, Class 2 wrote a letter to Porsha and Miss Campbell all about themselves. Next week, we will begin exploring the book “Tell me a Dragon”.

In Maths we have been recapping place value understanding and looking at the representation of tens and ones.

## Summer 2 – Week 6

Stars of the Week: Masroor and Eyoel

Year 2 have had another wonderful week of learning. This week we have been finishing off all of our topic work and recapping our brilliant learning. We have written up some instruction work for a display on making a fruit salad. Well done Year 2 – you have done an outstanding job! And a massive thank you Porsha for making the board display look so wonderful.

Here are some pictures of us making this healthy and tasty treat!

Yesterday we made flags for our Sports Day which will take place later on today! We are very excited about it and we are looking forward to showing off our sporting skills! Please check our blog later on for photos of this.

## Summer 2 – Week 4

Stars of the Week: All of Class 2

Class 2 have had a very exciting week this week. On Tuesday we recorded our collective worship where Year 2 performed beautifully! I was so proud of each and everyone of you.

On Wednesday, we checked on how our Science experiment is getting on. Here are our results.

Our sunflower with water and sunlight

Our sunflower with no water and sunlight

Our sunflower with water but no sunlight

And finally our sunflower with no water and no sunlight!

We realised that we needed plants need sunlight and water in order to grow so we then set up an experiment to grow our own seeds – cress!

On Thursday we had our school trip to the Tower of London. Here are some of our photos of the day.

Thank you so much to our lovely volunteers who came with us on the trip (Mariana, Lisa, Kate and Maitri).

Well done Year 2 for your outstanding behaviour and your hard work! I received a lovely email this morning from the Tower of London that said this:

Dear Mrs White,

I hope you and your class enjoyed the visit to the Tower of London yesterday.

We had some lovely feedback from our Yeoman Warders who said that your class has been very well behaved, asked very clever questions in general were a great group to have on site.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Kind regards,

The Tower of London

They even gave us a Certificate! Well done Year 2!

## Class 2’s Collective Worship

Here is Class 2’s Collective Worship. Well done to every single person of Class 2 – you did a fantastic job and you should feel very proud of yourselves!

## Summer 2 – Week 3

Stars of the Week: Jacob and Ava

This half term in Science, we are learning all about Plants. We have begun our topic by using our observation skills and setting up an experiment to investigate what makes the ideal growing conditions. We have planted 4 sunflower plants, 4 spinach plants and 4 daffodil plants and put them around the classroom with different variations.

Once we had planted our daffodils, our spinach and our sunflowers we then had to decide where to put them in the classroom for the best position for our experiment.

Now we need to keep an eye on our plants and remember to water the plants that need watering! We will let you know the results of our investigation. Great Science skills Year 2!

Spellings for Wednesday 30th June 2021

• be
• bee
• quite
• quiet
• bare
• bear
• one
• won
• son
• sun

Don’t forget to keep practising the songs for our collective worship. We will be recording it on Tuesday so please make sure you have learnt all of the words.

Breakout

Vegetables and Fruit

## Summer 2 – Week 2

Stars of the Week: Javon and Gabrielle

This half term in Geography we are learning all about mapping skills. We began last week by using Google Maps to find local locations in London. We then found these landmarks on an aerial map. We discussed what it meant to have a ‘bird’s eye view.’ A bird’s eye view means what an object or a landmark looks like from above. We then drew our own ‘bird’s eye view’ of our classroom on a map. It was very funny to think about what the shape should be for a ball, or even a door! Great mapping skills Year 2! Now I can always use your maps to find my missing orange pens…

Also this week we have began practising for our collective worship. Please remember to practise your lines! I have uploaded the music for our songs to help with this.

Vegetables and Fruit

Breakout

Spellings for test on Wednesday 23rd June (Homophones)

• there
• their
• they’re
• here
• hear
• see
• sea
• to
• too
• two

Don’t forget to learn which word to use in what context!

## Summer 2 – Week 1

Stars of the Week: Tabitha and Lacey

This week, Year 2 have been finishing off their Clay Masks that they have been working on.

Once we had finished, we needed to wait for the clay to dry.

Then, we were ready to paint!

Ta da! They look absolutely amazing! Well done Year 2 for all of your hard work!

Spellings for test on Wednesday 16th June

• any
• many
• clothes
• water
• pretty
• Christmas
• beautiful
• busy
• poor
• kind

Take extra care with the word ‘beautiful’ as this is a tricky word to spell!