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19/11/18 - Wassily Kandinsky Art 

This week we have continued to explore our topic of 'A splash of colour' and have been learning about the famous Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. We spent time observing and discussing his use of colour and how we could emulate his artistic style in our own work. We looked carefully at his famous painting 'Squares with Concentric Circles' and used bright and colourful pastels to create our own artwork. 

15/11/18 - Class Assembly 

Thank you very much to all the visitors who came to watch our class assembly. We worked really hard and tried our best, we hope that you enjoyed it and that you are looking forward to coming to see our Christmas concert! 

14/11/18 - Paul Klee Artwork 

This week in our topic 'A Splash of Colour' we have been learning about the artist Paul Klee. Paul Klee used bright colours to create his wonderful artwork and we have been exploring the different types of colours that we have such as: primary colours; secondary colours, shades and tints. To create our piece of artwork we used oil pastels and focused on ensuring that our artwork was bold and colourful, we hope that you like it! 

 

12/11/18 - Class Assembly Practise 

Today we have been busy practising for our class assembly. We have been working very hard to learn our lines and lyrics ready for Thursday! Please continue to support the children at home with learning their lines and poem. We hope to see you on Thursday 15th November at 2:45 pm for our class assembly performance! 

12/11/18 - Multiplication in Maths 

This week in our Maths lessons we are learning about multiplication and have begun to solve multiplication number sentences using the circle method. Please practise this method at home with your children and refer to the Yr 2 Maths calculation policy available on the website! Thank you for your continued home support. 

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 10/11/12 - Computing 

As part of our computing curriculum this half term we have been learning about coding. We have been using an app called 'ScratchJr' to explore this and have been busy creating simple programs. The children have greatly enjoyed beginning to explore this app and it would be beneficial if they could continue to access the app at home. If this is not possible please do not worry as we will be continuing to practise in school!

 

Please note: The internet browser version differs to the app version and we will not be using the internet browser version in school. 

07/11/18 - Diwali Dancing 

Today we were very lucky to have a visit from the dance teacher 'Dancing Darren'. Darren taught us some traditional dance moves and we learnt about some of the traditions and activities which take place during the Hindu festival of Diwali. 

06/11/18 - Remembrance Art 

This week we have been learning about the importance of Remembrance Day and why we remember it. The children have explored this topic through a range of subjects including Art. We have created silhouette artwork to help us to remember the brave soldiers who fought bravely for us. First we created a sunset with paints and later used stencils to create our silhouette figures, we hope that you like them as much as we do! 

06/11/18 - Reminders

Tomorrow there is a meeting for Y2 parents.  Please sign up to attend a session via Survey Monkey.  

We hope to see you there as we feel it will be a really beneficial session for ideas when supporting your child at home in English and maths. 

 

Next week are our class assemblies to parents, please check the dates section to find your class.

 

See you all soon!

Y2 Staff 

05/11/18 - Welcome Mrs. Tatum 

On Friday we sadly said goodbye to our class Teaching Assistant, Mrs. Morement. We wish her all the best and luck in her new job! Today we welcomed Mrs. Tatum into the Penguin class as our new Teaching Assistant. We are very lucky that Mrs. Tatum is already familiar with the children from her time in the Kingfishers last year and we are looking forward to working together again in Year 2. 

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31/10/18 - Firework Instructions 

Today we have been continuing to practise following instructions and have followed instructions to create a moving firework picture. We identified imperatives such as: cut, put and draw. 

01/11/18 - Sparklers

Today we continued to learn about how to follow instructions and created a sparkler. We also learnt about the importance of staying safe when using sparklers and when going to firework displays. Please ask the children about how to keep safe when using sparklers before heading out to a bonfire night display! 

30/10/18 - Firework Biscuits 

Our new topic this term is 'A splash of colour' and we have begun to explore this by looking at Bonfire night, Guy Fawkes and fireworks. This afternoon we followed instructions to create a firework biscuit. We decorated our biscuits with different coloured icing sugar and we really enjoyed tasting them! We hope that you like our creative patterns! 

30/10/18 - Instructions

This week in our English lessons we have been learning about how to write and follow instructions. We first learnt about how to use imperatives and then followed a set of instructions to make a penguin.

17/10/18 - Reading

Just a reminder that in Y2 we are focusing on the children's understanding of the text that they are reading, not just their fluency.  Please continue to use the bookmarks provided, to ask your child questions about the book.  If they are bringing chapter books home, they can keep these for more than one day which will allow you to discuss the text in more detail. 

Thank you for your continued support

Y2 Staff

05/10/18 - Mathletics and Reading Eggs Meetings

Thank you to those of you who attended the refresher meetings.  If you were unable to attend and would like a copy of the information sheets, please put a note in your child's yellow diary. 

Just a reminder, on our school website under Parents Information, Useful Information, there is our school Calculation Policy.  Please refer to this when supporting your child at home.

Thank you for your continued support

Y2 Staff 

02/10/18 - Fruit Trees

This week we have been learning about hygiene, healthy eating and safe cooking practices. We discussed how to keep our bodies healthy and how to ensure that we have good hygiene. We practised washing our hands and chose different fruits to create a fruit tree. We discussed how to safely prepare food and carefully chopped the fruit for our fruit trees. We hope that you like our colourful and creative fruit trees! 

26/09/18 - Spelling Quiz

This Friday our quiz will consist of all 10 words given so far this year, so please keep learning your spellings at home.

Many thanks,

Y2 Staff

24/09/18 - Parts of a Leaf 

We have been continuing to learn about our topic 'Woodland Warriors' and have been learning about the different parts of a leaf. To help us to remember the different parts of the leaf we went outside to collect different leaves and completed leaf rubbings. We labelled our leaf rubbings and discussed how the parts of a leaf are different to the parts of a tree. 

21/09/18 - Parent Consultations 

Your child's letter will have been sent home in their book bag today.  Appointments are allocated on a first come, first serve, basis so please return as soon as possible.  
Thanks in advance

Y2 Staff

20/09/18 - Jeans for Genes Day

Tomorrow we are wearing non uniform to include something denim, in support of Jeans for Genes Day.  This could be jeans, a denim dress, denim shorts or a jacket.  There is an optional donation, if you wish to donate please send money into school in a named and labelled envelope.   

Thanks in advance

Y2 Staff

18/09/18 - Pointillism 

This week in our Art lesson we have been learning about the famous artist Georges Seurat.We have been studying his technique of pointillism and have attempted to create our own pointillism paintings. We used paint and cotton buds to produce our paintings, we hope that you like our creative paintings! 

17/09/18 - Tree Observations and Bark Rubbings 

This week we have been continuing to learn about our topic 'Woodland warriors' and we have been comparing different types of trees. We first looked at a range of different trees in books and on the computer in the classroom. Next we went outside to observe the trees in the playground. Later we completed bark rubbings  and compared the similarities and differences between each tree and bark rubbing. 

 

11/09/18  Vincent Van Gogh Trees 

This week in our Art lesson we have been learning about the famous artist Vincent van Gogh. We looked at some examples of his work and discussed the different techniques that he used to create his paintings. We later tried to create our own Vincent van Gogh inspired tree paintings. We used short wavy brush strokes and used a range of different coloured paints to create an autumnal tree. 

06/09/18 Tree Photography 

As part of our topic 'Woodland Warriors' we went outside to explore our school grounds. Whilst we were exploring we were photographers and took pictures of trees on the school Ipads. We discussed what makes a good photo and considered how we could use the different editing features available on the school Ipads to edit our photos, we had lots of fun! 

04/09/18 Welcome 

Welcome to the Penguin class page, we are really looking forward to a great year ahead and hope that the children enjoy their first week back at school! 

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