Term 4 - 31st March 2021
Year 2 have really enjoyed exploring the artists Da Vinci, Picasso and Matisse and have since created some of their own Matisse inspired artwork. They have been trying hard with their story writing skills and have re-written the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ independently. In maths, Year 2 have started learning about fractions and can identify halves, quarters and thirds. Within science, the children particularly enjoyed their minibeast hunt across the school site whilst they were learning about habitats and what animals need to survive.
Term 4 - 18th March 2021
It was so lovely welcoming all of our Year 2 children back to school and they have all LOVED being back with their friends! We are so proud of all the work they have been showing us from their home learning. We are looking forward to getting back into developing their independence and resilience in the classroom again. Our first back to school story is ‘
A Message to Our Year 2 Children and Families - 4th March 2021
We are so looking forward to welcoming all of the Year 2 children back to school on 8th March - we can't wait to see you.
Click the link below to see a video message from Mrs Melhuish:
A Message From The Year 2 Team - 14th April 2020
It is so wonderful to see all of the amazing things that you are doing at home in the photographs and messages that your parents are putting on our Facebook forum. You are learning so much in so many different ways: cooking, drawing, painting, playing games as well as writing letters and playing shops. We think that you are brilliant. Everyone in school is so proud of all of the ways that you are helping to support our community.
Please make sure that you wash your hands regularly, stay safe and listen to your grown-ups. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces as soon as schools are open again.
I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine and doing lots of fun home-learning with your families. I’ve been to school and helped look after children, making clay hedgehogs and teaching them some card games. I’ve also been reading in my garden, weeding my borders, and sewing and cooking with my children.
I’m really missing all your happy smiles. Hoping you are all staying safe and well.
To all in Class 8.
Just a little note to say that I’m missing you very much and can’t wait to see you all again. I hope you are keeping busy and staying safe and helping your grown-ups as much as you can.
You are all amazing!
Mrs Webb xx
To Class 9.
Your smiles, cheeky grins, and laughs (although we never laugh and don’t ever have fun in Class 9!) are all being missed. Each and every one of you is hugely special. I hope that you are enjoying spending extra time with family and doing special things, creating happy memories.
My family and I have been enjoying the views, spring flowers and sunsets on our daily walks from home.
Term 4 - 27th February 2020
Exciting news! We have booked for Year 2 to go to the SS Great Britain on June 11th as part of our study of Brunel. This is advanced warning that unfortunately, due to the sharp rise in coach costs, this trip will cost £16 per child. Payment for this trip will not be until Thursday 7th May. More details will come home nearer this time.
Year 2 have had some amazing experiences in the past few weeks, these include learning about fire safety from Red Watch firefighters, making Great Fire of London cookies and making flame sculptures from a range of different materials.
STARS OF THE WEEK: Phoebe, Riley, Rosie, Mason, Daisy R, Ryan, Alicia, Daniel, Eva, Lacey, Lexi, Tyler, Daisy C
WORKERS OF THE WEEK: Darcie, Leah, Sienna, Hamish, Layla, Bobby, Molly, Max H, Kenzee
Term 3 - 16th January 2020
‘The Great Plague’ has captured the interest of Year 2 so far this term. The children have been immersed in: dance and drama activities, making cures from 1665 and using Rice Krispies and jam to create buboes. In the next few weeks, our learning will move on to the ‘Great Fire of London’. We look forward to inviting Avon and Somerset Fire Service in to speak to each class about fire safety and how fire-fighting has changed, due to what has been learnt over time, to make us safer. You will notice from our dates sheet that the KS1 (Year 2) SATs take place over two weeks. It is imperative that all Year 2 children are in school for both weeks. Please be reassured that we try to keep the children’s routine as stable as possible and do not draw attention to the assessments. We will not be using the phrases ‘SATs’, ‘test’ or ‘exam’ with the children. Assessment is a routine part of the school year and we do not want to cause any undue worry or anxiety for the children. We explain to the children that this is an opportunity for them to show us how ‘clever they are’ and that we expect them to ‘do their best’.
STARS OF THE WEEK: Olivia, Grace, Connor, Esmay
WORKERS OF THE WEEK: Scarlett, Lexi, Lily B, Lily-Faith
Term 2 - 28th November 2019
Christmas preparations are in full swing in Year 2. Play rehearsals are going well. A huge thank you to all of the parents who have been helping children to learn their lines. Our lanterns are designed and we are looking forward to making them at our shared learning craft event on Monday. Please join us at 2:30pm if you can. STARS OF THE WEEK: Evelyn B, Brianna, Izzy, Harvey, Jonah, Amelia, Ellie, Darcie, Sienna m, Felix, Amy, Austin
Term 2 - 14th November 2019
It may only be November, however, the preparation for Christmas has officially started in Year 2! The Christmas play has been cast and the practices have begun. This is such an exciting term. Classes 7 and 8 look forward to performing ‘Lights, Camel, Action’ to you on the morning of 11th December and Classes 7 and 9 on the morning of 12th December. Class 7 will be sending home a list stating which performance the children are in. The topic of ‘Our World’ continues this term with a focus on oceans as well as human and physical geographical features. ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ is the focus for our English for the first few weeks and we have been having lots of fun learning about money in maths. We look forward to seeing you for our Christmas Craft afternoon on Monday 2nd December at 2.30 pm.
ROLE MODELS: Bruce, Ruby, Poppy and Austin
WORKERS OF THE WEEK: Tom, Kellan
STAR OF THE WEEK: Oliver, Jasmine
Term 1 - 22nd October 2019
YEAR 2 It was an absolute pleasure to share our Geography learning with you at the Fashion Show on Monday. The children made us so proud. Every single child did their part beautifully and I am sure that you will find yourself humming the song at the most random times. Thank you so much for all of the time and effort that was spent on costumes and to all of those who joined us on the day. We are continuing with our Geography focus next term but turning our attention to human and physical features. Our focus text will be The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.
STARS OF THE WEEK: George K, Heidi, Evie, Sienna, Sophie, Skye, Archie B, Cooper, Elsie, Eva, Lily-May, Tyler, Isaac, Imogen, Catherine, Max S, Harry S
WORKERS OF THE WEEK: Mason, Rosie, Alek, Phoebe, Lydia, Noah, Dylan, Jamie-Lee, Jay, Lacey, Lexi, Mya, Yajat, Bobby N, Alicia, Brianna, Chloe
Term 1 - 10th October 2019
Year 2 are looking forward to our fashion show on 21st October. Thank you to all of those who have sent costumes in. If you are yet to send your child's costume in, we would be very grateful to have it as soon as possible. Please pop in and see us if you are experiencing any difficulties with this and we will be more than happy to help. The children have worked incredibly hard innovating the story of Cinderella. We look forward to sharing these with you at parents evening.
Term 1 - 26th September 2019
Year 2 are enjoying learning the story of Cinderella and will be writing their own version in the coming weeks. Each week we have focus continents. Last week’s focus was Europe and this week we have been focusing on North and South America. Hopefully, the children have been able to come home and talk about their learning. We look forward to seeing you at our ‘Round the World Fashion Show’ on Monday 21st October at 2.30pm.
Term 1 - 12th September 2019
YEAR 2 Wow! What an amazing start to the year, Year 2 have had. Their attitude to learning and enthusiasm has been an absolute pleasure to see. During the first week, we have had great fun focusing on the stories of Anansi the spider who is an important character in West African folktales. We have started the topic of ‘Our World,’ which focuses on continents and oceans, and we look forward to seeing the children's outfits from around the world in our fashion show at the end of this term.