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.