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Term 1

Half-term fun: Today we enjoyed going on a Halloween scavenger hunt around our classroom and made chocolate apples with sprinkles!! Yummy! A well deserved day of fun for working so hard this term! Well done! Have a fantastic half-term break Year 2

Art & Design: Year 2’s first time using Oil Pastel and what experts they were with it! Beautiful autumn trees, inspired by the artist Kandinsky!

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Numeracy: Awesome Addition in Year 2! We can practically add within 10 using numicon, dice and rekenrek and record a number story! Super work!

Mindfulness: ‘Being in the moment, focusing on the present activity, letting go of any thoughts about the past or the future.’ We have been taking time to be mindful in Year 2. We love to do mindful breathing, colouring and especially yoga! Watch the video to see our mindfullness colouring. Such a calm and quiet class room!

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Literacy & Drama: We discovered some budding actors in Year 2 this week! We acted out the story of Cinderella using puppets!

Literacy & Play Based Learning: We have been learning about the Fairy Tale, Cinderella. We carved a pumpkin and turned it into Cinderella’s sparkly carriage! Some of us found the pumpkin a bit yucky and slimy to touch!

Art & Design: Leaf rubbing using the leaves we collected on our Autumn Walk!

Autumn Fun in Year 2!

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Autumn Walk: Today we went on an Autumn walk to the People’s Park! We had the best day ever! Firstly, we listened to the story called ‘The Last Leaf’ to help us think about signs of Autumn and the leaves falling off the trees. Next, we enjoyed eating our healthy snack at the picnic tables. After, we looked for orange, yellow, red and brown leaves. We also found pine cones, berries and fungi. To top the day off we finished with a visit to the play park! We had so much fun!

Numeracy: We have been showing off our addition skills this week using Rekenrek! We can record all the number bonds of 5 and make number patterns within 10! Well done Year 2!

World Mental Health Day: Year 2 classroom was very bright and beautiful today! We celebrated World Mental Health by wearing yellow and completing lots of fun activities. We talked about our feelings and Buddy told us who to speak to when we feel upset! You can tell by all the smiley faces in Year 2 we are all HAPPY!

Numeracy: We can sort 2D shapes for 3 sides and 4 sides.

Outdoor Play: We are so excited to open the digging area and mud cafe again! The welly boots and waterproofs are on and the children can’t wait to get stuck in! Year 2 are very pleased to be outside and enjoying our fantastic area, we enjoyed the mud cafe, digging area, water, climbing frame, house corner, literacy area and construction areas.

Numeracy: 2D Shape Hunt

Numeracy: Can we remember all our 2D shapes from Year 1? We guessed each 2D shape by thinking about its properties. Using the feely bag we felt how many sides and corners the shape had. We then sorted our shapes by name. Super start to 2D shape Year 2!

ICT & Numeracy: Our first iPad session! We had so much fun putting our iPad skills to the test to login to Mathletics and complete some number quizzes for the first time!

Play Based Learning: Enjoying our transport and shape play based activities this week!

Language & Literacy: Using the story ‘A Shark in the Park’ as a stimulus for our writing! Year 2 have been working super hard at writing sentences this week. Today, we described our own scary character at the park using descriptive sentences!

Physical Education: We enjoyed our Healthy Kidz session today in the sunshine! Super effort from everyone!

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Play Based Learning: We’ve been having lots of fun with our transport topic during play this week!

Numeracy: We had lots of fun making number necklaces to 20! Well done!

Numeracy: Number Stations! We can form numbers to 20, order and make numicon shapes to 20 and make sets with counters to 20. What a clever bunch!

Language & Literacy: We have been using the sentence starters ‘I went to’, ‘I went with’ and ‘I played with’ to write about our weekend! Wonderful writing Year 2!

World Around Us: We have been learning all about the topic, Transport! We worked as a team to complete a Traffic Survey. We observed and recorded different types of transport driving past our school using a tally. We reported back to the class and discussed our results! It was a terrific team effort! We found out that cars were the most popular type of transport.

An exciting afternoon watching traffic!!

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Numeracy: Hop on to the subtraction bus! We have been using counters, bears and a human bus to help us record subtraction sums! Jesse and Kason the bus driver’s dropped us off at lots of different stops! How many are there altogether? How many hopped off? How many are left?

Outdoor Play: We really enjoyed our first Outdoor Play session today! Can you spot the new edition to our outdoor play area? We had so much fun on our new climbing frame!