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Autumn 1

The last few weeks the children have been busy answering their Big Question, “Is anybody out there?” We have made clay aliens, designing and evaluating our end products. We have learnt about the planets through song, fact finding and designing our own. They even created their own music to represent the planets using a range of percussion instruments.

In English, we’ve written some amazing three-part narratives about our clay aliens. The children used their new learning to include expanded noun phrases, conjunctions and really tried to remember their punctuation! Some of their fabulous pieces are displayed on the KS1 corridor.

In Maths, the children have been focusing on place value, using concrete materials and recognising the HTUs of a number. They are now moving onto using a number line to add, subtract and estimate.

It has been a fantastic start to the year and we are so proud of their hard work. They are showing brilliant independence and are rising to the high expectations of Year 2. Well done class!!


Conisbrough Castle

We had an amazing trip to Conisbrough Castle to kick off our new topic. We learnt all about the history of the castle, including who built it, then we had a turn at completing some Medieval jobs.

The sun shone for us whilst we were exploring – which was definitely appreciated!

Grab a cuppa and click our link to watch our super Animoto.


Great Fire of Totley!!

This week started off with a VERY exciting event at Totley Primary School!! The Y2s have been learning about The Great Fire of London. On Tuesday we had our very own Great Fire of Totley!!

We had a fantastic morning watching our fire, whilst remembering our fire safety rules! We have been using this as a hook for our diary writing this week.

Click here to watch our Animoto.

Mr. P. managed to capture some of our fire on film (Miss Goodbody’s technology let her down…). Click the link to watch his video skills!

Year 2 would also like to say a massive thank you to our fabulous firefighters (Steve and Jamie) for their help!!

 


Y2’s Fire Station visit!

Hello!!

I am sure that you are all just as excited about our new Great Fire of London topic as we are in school.

We kicked our topic off yesterday with a visit to the Fire Station. It made us think about how fire fighting has changed over the years. We had a great morning and learnt loads.

Click here for our Animoto!

We are also looking forward to our Great Fire of Totley – we have confirmed some fire fighters to help us out and I know some houses have already made their way into school. We are collecting the boxes from the office to create even more houses in class, so if you are struggling to find the materials you need – let us know and we can keep these for you!

Can’t wait for the rest of this topic – it is great to see how enthusiastic the Y2s are about it!


Y2’s Rocket launch!!

The Y2s had a great day with Mrs Holmes testing out some rocket designs to help send Beegu home. We started by deciding how we could improve Miss Goodbody’s then we built and tested them in small groups.

https://animoto.com/play/OkpL5z0bv4o2njT6Or4Jhw

Click on our Animoto link to have a peek at some of our amazing designs!!

 


Y2’s Tyrannosaurus Bridge!!

In our Guided Reading sessions we have been looking at the story ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’. Last week Miss Goodbody received a strange email… It was from the Tyrannosauruses asking if we would be able to build a bridge to help them get across the river so that they could gobble up the Duckbill Dinosaurs!

We decided that we would TRICK the tyrannosauruses by building them a bridge with a deadly trap!

Have a watch of our Animoto to see the fantastic bridges that the Y2s have worked so hard on designing and creating.

https://animoto.com/play/rPYenCY1dNazyvHi3UNJVA

 

 


Y2 Ugly Bug Ball

On Wednesday we had an Ugly Bug Ball to introduce our new ‘Minibeasts’ topic. We had a great day of exploring the school to find different bugs, creating our own minibeasts for the classroom and (a personal highlight) having a minibeast feast!

Thank you so much for all of the food brought in – it was delicious!

Enjoy our Animoto below…

 

 


Year Two’s Dinosaur Museum

Thank you so much to everybody who made it to our museum today. I am sure you will agree that the children have had a fantastic time learning about dinosaurs. They were so enthusiastic about showing off the great work they have done.

A huge well done to everybody for their AMAZING dance performance this afternoon. They have worked so hard to put the dance together. Charlie has been a great dance teacher and the children have absolutely loved the work she has done with them.

I am hoping the link below will work and you can enjoy watching our dance performance again!

https://vimeo.com/162853367

Miss G


Y2’s sewing work!

Last week Betsy’s Mum and Mrs Westnedge helped us with a sewing afternoon in Year Two. We had to decorate a patch of material for the shop White Stuff. This was for a competition they were running. Each patch that was brought in meant a £5 donation to their chosen charity. We were given a certificate and some chocolate Easter eggs to say ‘well done’ from the shop. As I’m sure you can see, these went down very well!!

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Thank you to our very patient helpers – we couldn’t have done it without you!!


Expanded Column Addition

This week in Y2 we have been learning how to use the expanded column addition method to solve problems. Some of the children have created a handy ‘how to’ video to help you with this at home!

Scan the QR code below to watch.

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