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Welcome to Class 2

 

Staff: Mrs P Hardwick, Miss A Pike and Mrs C Holdaway

Communications

 

Thank you for your continued support and communications. 


At this time, the best way to communicate with the school is through the school office.  Please either phone 01934 852446 or email office@churchill-pri.n-somerset.sch.uk

Thank you to everyone

 

It's hard to believe we are at the end of another school year. No one could have predicted that at the beginning of this academic year that we would be coping with a global pandemic in 2020. Thank you so much for all your support during this time. Everyone has worked incredibly hard and deserves a relaxing summer break. If you have a moment over the holiday, can we recommend spending some time reviewing our class page with your child. It is a lovely memory of all the things that they have achieved in Year 2.

Best wishes.

The Year 2 team

 

Thank you also for all our kind gifts, cards and messages which we received today. We have been humbled by your generosity.

The best gift of all though, was to see the sea of smiling, excited faces looking up at us during our picnic. smiley They've all grown up so much! We're really glad that we got this opportunity to come back together again, albeit for a very short time. Your children are super and we've told them that they're not allowed to forget us in the excitement of moving up to Year 3!

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The annual Summer Reading Challenge produced by the Reading Agency and delivered by libraries………IS BACK. It encourages 4 – 11 year olds to keep reading throughout the summer holidays.

 

This year’s Silly Squad is a celebration of fun, happiness and laughter for children.

The Silly Squad, designed by award winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, is a team of animals who love going on adventures and getting stuck into different funny books.

 

This year, The Reading Agency has created a new online platform to help children to keep track of the books they are reading and collect rewards along the way.

Sign up at…….... www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

 

Term 6 Week 7

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Aflie's assault course

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 Term 6 Week 1

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Half term fun pictures smiley

Summer Term Week 5

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Arthur's egg experiment

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Summer Term Week 3

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Alfie's Football Interview

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Easter Holiday and Summer Term Wk 1 Home Learning Pictures

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Week 1 Home Learning Pictures

(click on each image to enlarge it so you can read the amazing stories)

Year 2's Dance Their Socks Off Performance 2020

 

On the evening of Monday 9th March, we performed a dance in front of hundreds of people at the Playhouse in Weston Super Mare. The audience was full of mums, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents and friends. The theme of the show was the Olympics and we performed a dance about the Olympic Torch Relay.

 

Most of our costumes were tie dyed red, pink, orange and yellow. We wore flame coloured tassels on our wrists, wore them in our hair or waved them on sticks. Some of us wore coloured t shirts- red, blue, green and yellow- the colours of the Olympic rings.

 

We thought our performance was great, excellent, extraordinary and brilliant. We felt very proud and our parents were extremely proud of us too. As a reward from Mrs Rees (Churchill Academy) we received a class shiny golden medal and certificate.

 

A special mention to Kate, who took over the part of a torch bearer as one child was taken ill hours before the performance.

Written by Year 2 

 

World Book Day 2020

What wonderful costumes the children had! Here are a few snaps from our day...

puppet making and puppet shows, painting new book characters or settings for stories, making our own books and showing our 'new' book swap books.

A sneak preview of our amazing DTSO flag.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 DAYS.....England. In Art, we have been looking at the work of English artist Amber Locke. Amber is a 'vegan' artist who creates geometric designs from fruit, vegetables, leaves, flowers and herbs. We created our own designs using fruit and vegetables.

Fourth 500 Reading Points Achieved

 

We have achieved another 500 points for reading regularly at home. This time we decided to have extra golden time as our fourth treat.

 

At the end of term 3, we currently have over 2300 points for reading.

 

WELL DONE to everyone in Year 2!

Big Schools' Bird Watch 2020

On Friday, we took part in the RSPB's Big Schools' Bird Watch.

We went out in small groups to see how many birds of each species we could spot.  We quickly found out that we had to be very quiet!  Next week, we will be inputting our data onto the RSPB's website. 

 We are loving how many children are also bird watching at home, on their way to school and at playtimes! 

On Friday 31st January 2020, Author Ade Bowen came to speak to us in Assembly. We listened, acted, took part in magic and had lots of fun and laughter.

Year 2 took part in an adjectives workshop with Ade. We created our own characters, really thinking about adjectives to describe them.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 DAYS.....Australia. Aboriginal art is fascinating with all the colours, shapes and patterns. We have really enjoyed creating our designs in response to exploring aboriginal symbols.

Here are some photos of our visit from the Tarmac lorry last week. The mat on the floor shows how far away from the front of the lorry you need to be for the driver to be able to see you!

We have been having fun with Miss Green practising our DTSO dance.

Bird Watch 2020

This term we will be taking part in the RSPB Bird Watch 2020. We have been learning the names of some common British birds and learning some of their features. Alongside this we have been thinking about what birds need to survive. Last week, the children made bird feeders to take home to attract more birds to their gardens.

We have started learning all about FRACTIONS.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 DAYS....France. We have been looking at the amazing paintings of French artist Georges Seurat. We have used his technique of pointillism in our work.

Dance Their Socks Off 2020

 

Year 2 will be taking part in the annual Dance Their Socks Off show at the Playhouse in Weston, on Monday 9th March 2020. Tickets are on sale (£9 per adult, £7 per child) and can be purchased via www.theplayhouse.co.uk or by calling 01934 645544. From previous experience, it is advisable to obtain tickets as early as possible.

 

Statistics- we have been sorting, recording and comparing information in block graphs.

We wish you all a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. 

 

Thank you for all the support you have given us this term. We really appreciate your contributions at home and in school.

 

We hope you all have a restful and enjoyable Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

 

The Year 2 Team

Third 500 Reading Points Achieved

 

We have achieved another 500 points for reading regularly at home.

 

Since September 2019, the children have earned a grand total of 1614 points for reading and have earned 3 special treats.

 

Well done everyone!

This is a sneak preview of what our hand made Christmas cards may look like. We were all brilliant at weaving with paper.

Second 500 Reading Points Achieved

 

Before the end of term 2 2019, Year 2 achieved their second 500 reading points for reading regularly at home. As a class treat, the children voted to bring their favourite teddy to school for the day.

 

Well done everyone!

 

Year 2 are well on their way to achieving their third 500 reading points for reading regularly at home. Let's see if they can do it before Christmas. Happy reading!

What a great morning we had cooking bread at the farm! The children collected their own equipment, weighed and measured out the ingredients, followed the recipe to put it all together and then washed up afterwards! The general agreement was that the bread was scrummy :) 

In maths, we have been learning to tally and construct tally charts using boxes of smarties.

Look at our amazing houses from 1666. We are really proud of our London scene. We think all the houses look very realistic.

Creating 1666 Houses.....Work In Progress- drawing, measuring, cutting and sticking

We finished our maths topic on money by having a money challenge outside in the playground.

Virtual Reality 1666

This afternoon we were treated to a virtual reality extravaganza from Mr Kingston-Lee

who had produced a virtual reality representation of London in 1666. Each child had a

chance to 'look round' using the virtual reality glasses while the rest of the class talked (incredibly knowledgeably!) about the differences between 1666 and today. 

Our Great Fire of London visit from Jethro Knuckleskull

                          First 500 Reading Points Achieved

 

Before the end of term 1 2019, Year 2 achieved their first 500 points for reading regularly at home. As a class treat, the children voted to watch a film on dvd.

                                                        

Well done everyone!

Art

 

So far this term, we have been experimenting with collage and responding to the work of artists like Kurt Schwitters and Henri Matisse.

 

Kurt Schwitters used 'non art' materials and we created great masterpieces linked to our topic of 'Not On Our Watch'. We created our own litter collector monsters.

 

We have also looked at 'The Snail' by Henri Matisse and used his technique of tearing papers and arranging them by overlapping. We used only the primary and secondary colours in our work too.

 

We worked really hard on our learning. See if you agree.

 

 

 

Please open to view our amazing masterpieces

Year 2 Homework Expectations

Our Weekly timetable

Year 2 Autumn Term Topic Web

Not on Our Watch!

 

In Year 2, our 'Not on Our Watch!' focus is litter. On Thursday we went litter picking around the school grounds and were shocked with all the litter that we found! On Friday, we thought about the different ways we could separate the rubbish and then sorted it according to what material it was made from.    Finally, we used the data we had gathered to produce tables and bar charts on the ipads. We will be sharing these results with you at our T@3 celebration service on Friday 27th September.

Litter picking

                      Welcome 2019/2020

 

What a busy first day we had. We started the day by sharing news about our summer holidays and finding our way around the Year 2 classroom. We played some team games, pass the clap, don't sit down, heads down thumbs up and even learnt a hand rhyme to remember the 5 vowels of the alphabet. Encourage the children to talk to you about their daily learning and share some of their great experiences.

 

In Year 2 we have PE every Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school so that they can take part.

 

Children will have many opportunities to change their reading books throughout the week. Please aim to hear your child read at least 5 times a week and sign the reading diary so that books can be changed.

 

We look forward to a fun filled year!

Thank you to everyone

 

It's hard to believe we are at the end of another school year. Your continued support has been greatly appreciated. Everyone has worked incredibly hard  and deserves a relaxing summer break! If you have a moment over the holiday, can we recommend spending some time reviewing our class page on the school website with your child - it is a lovely memory of all the things they have done. 

The Class 2 Team

The final Class 2 photo!

In Art, we have been designing and creating Australian animal hand puppets. These ranged from koalas and crocodiles to a spectacled flying fox. We cut all the parts of our designs from felt then sewed everything together. Once complete, in groups, we were tasked to devise a short play with our characters. After talking together and planning our plays, we made some props and a title banner, had a quick practise and then performed to the rest of the class. Well done to all our groups for some original and entertaining ideas.

Testing our geographical knowledge, we had fun with a playground challenge answering questions about our world.

Last Friday, Mr Cooper visited the class to talk to us all about Australia: its landscape, animals, weather and what it's like to live there. The children had a lot of questions which Mr Cooper kindly answered as homework! After his visit, we carried on with an Australian theme exploring aboriginal art by designing a boomerang and recreating the story of Tiddalick.

 

 

This afternoon class 2 have been creating a musical composition, using only sound effects and movement, for the story of Tiddalick.

Last reading book change

 

Unbelievably, we have almost reached the end of the year. Our last reading book change for Year 2 will be Friday 12th July.

 All reading books must be returned on Monday 15th July so that our reading boxes can be replenished for our new class!

Taking advantage of the warm sunshine on Monday, Class 2 enjoyed  an orienteering style 'Playground Challenge'. Working with a partner, each pair had to be detectives and find objects in the playground from a photograph. They then had to tell an adult what the object was and where it was found. It was quite tricky as some of the objects had changed slightly since the photos were taken!

Last Friday we had a fun, if warm, morning baking Australian Damper bread (a kind of scone) at Lower Stock Farm.

In Maths, we played 'push penny' to practise adding three numbers together.