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Summer 2

Week beginning 25th July

 

Well that's it- Year 2 done! What a year! I am so proud of the children, and the way they have developed throughout the year. Every single one of them has worked hard, pushed themselves to get better at things and made my job so much fun.

 

Although it has been a very short week we had fun on the bouncy castles, took part in a leaving assembly (there were lots of tissues on hand) and we even went back to visit the Reception environment.

 

I hope you all have a great summer and enjoy the break from school. Thanks for all the lovely presents I received- I was completely overwhelmed with your generosity. It has been a pleasure teaching your children - they are going to be an amazing Year 3.

 

Mrs Dempsey x 

 

Week beginning 18th July

 

We've had such a lovely week. The hot weather brought some challenges- but we kept cool with ice lollies, stories in the shade and cold foot spas! We enjoyed watching the junior play on Tuesday, which was a medley of all different musicals. 

 

It was also our trip to the beach. The pictures give you an idea of how much fun we had.

Please can you return all reading and library books on Monday, so that they can be collected in. If you have any other books outstanding please return these.

 

Don't forget to return to school at 4p.m on Monday for the Leaver's Disco- the children do not need to bring anything with them apart from their dancing shoes.

 

On Tuesday something fun is happening...shh...it is top secret!

 

Wednesday will be our last day, so please can all the children bring in a plastic bag to take home their school books. They are also allowed to bring in their own toy, but nothing precious, expensive or electrical. 

Week beginning 11th July

 

The children have been busy this week working on non-fiction books about castles. They spent some time researching facts about castles using books from our reading corner and library. They used small booklets to create their own information books, including a contents page. We will be adding a glossary next week, with the aid of a dictionary.

 

In maths we have been looking at fractions of shapes and numbers. We used our division skills to make calculate fraction of numbers. 

 

In P.S.H.C.E we have continued to look towards moving to the juniors, and we were very excited to receive and read our letters from Year 6 children. The children read their letters to a partner. 

 

In art and design we have started to create our dragon eyes...watch this space!

 

In history we have looked at the different jobs people had in castles, thinking about how hard life was for some and a little easier for others. 

Week beginning 4th July 2022

 

Another busy week in 2D. We have had our Sports Day, Class Assembly and a visit to the Juniors!

 

I was so proud of the children competing in Sports Day. The children have never experienced this before but were all so brave, and performed brilliantly. Well done to the mums and dads that took part too!

 

We hope you enjoyed our assembly. The children did so well, after only being able to rehearse a couple of times in the hall. 

 

We then went to the Junior school on Thursday to meet Miss Garner, and her teaching assistant Miss Fitzgibbons- what lovely staff 2D are getting next year! The children had a tour of the school and the playground. They then had to complete an activity to tell Miss Garner lots of things about themselves.

 

In between all of this we have been learning about Islam in R.E with Mrs Hermans- we had lots of children who were very eager to contribute to these lessons.

 

Our P.S.H.C.E lessons naturally lend themselves to explore change and how we feel about going to the juniors. The children thought carefully about what advice they would give to a friend if they had a worry- just like Ruby in our story.

 

In maths we have been busy using our workbooks to practise mixed operation problems. 

 

We also created our own All About Me booklets for Mrs Garner. The children had to use their best handwriting and spell accurately- best impressions for Year 3.

 

In P.E we have been doing gymnastics and continuing with cricket with Mr Shingler.

 

 

 

 

******Please read the letter below regarding Sports Day*******

This week we have been taking part in some 'performance poetry', ready to show to you at our assembly on Wednesday. The children worked in groups to put actions to the poem, and then read it aloud as a group. 

In maths we have been looking at measures- this week was temperature. We have enjoyed tracking the weather, looking at how hot or cold each day was going to be. The children have been recording temperatures on thermometers. 

 

In P.S.H.C.E we have been talking about our 'worries', especially with regard to transitioning to the juniors. We discussed how we felt about the upcoming change in our circle time session. Mr Wilkinson is visiting us on Tuesday, and we will get to ask him some questions. We will then be visiting the junior school on Thursday afternoon, so we can become familiar with the classroom and staff.

Week beginning 20.6.22

This week we have been busy writing instructions on how to create a healthy sandwich. The children followed the instructions and the plans they created, in design and technology, to make their sandwiches. The children have also been working hard with their creative writing; creating narratives from a picture of a mysterious knight.

 

In maths we have been practising word-problems and working on handling data. The children have been looking at charts and answering questions.

 

The children are really enjoying the topic of 'Castles, Knights and Dragons'. We have been looking at castles around the U.K and writing about the land features they have. 

 

On Thursday the children got to make and eat their sandwiches. I was really proud of the healthy choices they made- the sandwiches looked yummy! 

                        

 

We continued cricket skills with Mr Shingler this week, and we also enjoyed a gymnastic session.

Week beginning 13th June 

 

It has been lovely to see the children back in school after our two-week break. We have started our new topic- Castles, Knights and Dragons. 

 

We started our English lessons with our holiday news but it involved a twist, as we talked about the things we didn't do too! 

 

Stephen came up with a great sentence-  I went to Wales but I didn't see any whales. 

 

In maths we have been working on units of time. The children have been looking at how many days in a week, how many weeks in a month/year, how many days in a month, how many months in a year, how many seconds in a minutes, how many minutes in an hour and how many hours in a day! 

 

In history we have been exploring castles. We learnt about motte and bailey castles and motte and keep castles. The children had to think about the land features needed to build castles, and the differences between the two different types of castles.

 

In PE we have started to practise our cricket skills.

                                

In technology we have been using the Scratch programme to create our own animations. The children have to create algorithms for their animation to move and change. You can access this programme at home-

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

In science we are looking at making a healthy sandwich for a very fussy king. The children have had to plan what sandwich they are going to make , which we will eat next week at our banquet on the royal lawn(also known as the grass in the playground!). 

 

Please can all children bring in a cereal box/es next week. We are collecting empty boxes ready to design and create our own castles. 

 

 

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