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Hello Everyone! 

Below are the spellings which will be tested on Thursday 23rd March 2023:











Good luck learning your spellings! Have fun! Year 2 Team

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Zircon Class

Hello Families,

I hope you’re managing to stay warm and safe during this crazy weather we’ve been happening. Hopefully it’s starting to look up!

Zircon class have been doing lots inside and warm these past few weeks.

In Maths, we have been continuing our focus on Fractions while recapping on our arithmetic in small tasks throughout the week. We have been exploring different representations of the fractions 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 in numbers and shapes.

In English, we have been following our theme of Women’s History by looking at the book ‘Greta and the Giants’ and talking about Greta Thunberg and her role as an environmental activist. We have been looking at possessive apostrophes and writing short paragraphs explaining what she does. For World Book Day, we redesigned the covers of our favourite stories. We also wore lots of fantastic costumes.

In Geography, we started looking at the seasons! Understandably, we’re a bit confused as to why it’s snowing in Spring. However, we know that the weather can be unpredictable in our country, and that usually it is getting warmer by March.

In RE we have been looking at Ramadan, which is getting close, and all that entails. The children are still remembering lots from our trip to the Mosque.

In PE, we’ve moved on to basketball and we’re learning dribbling, passing and shooting!

In computing we’ve been learning about how to do research on the internet. We’ve been researching more about Greta Thunberg, as the class have become very interested in her since reading ‘Greta and the Giants’.

In DT we’ve been exploring food and different food combinations. We’ve learned how to grate vegetables, and we’ve been brave and tried some things we wouldn’t normally, like olives!

In Music we looked at the history of Reggae music as being important to expressing hope for Jamaicans. A class favourite is definitely Three Little Birds by Bob Marley.

Over the weekend, if you have free time, it would be fantastic to see a fact file about Greta Thunberg using internet research and what we have learned in class!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Rutter 🙂

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Handwriting Workshops

Dear Year 2 Parents/Carers.

Handwriting is an area we are focusing on across the school and want to work with parents and carers to support pupils. We will therefore be holding a handwriting workshop for Year 2 Parents on Thursday 9th of March between 8:50 – 9:15am that you are invited to attend. These will take place in your child’s classroom with their teacher.

Apologies but this session will have to be postponed due to staffing issues. Urgent!

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Have a great weekend Zircon!

This week Zircon class have been continuing learning about time. We have been looking at telling time to the nearest 5 minutes as well as the ‘quarter to’ and quarter past’ hand positions.

We had our fantastic trip to the London Central Islamic Mosque! Thank you to all of the volunteers, we couldn’t have done it without you. The trip was a very long day, with lots of travel, but the children did fantastically. It was a beautiful experience and the children had lots of fun.

We have been learning about the ‘Djembe’ in music.

In English, we continue to practice our writing skills. This week we made missing posters for a lion. Lets hope we find him!

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This Week in Zircon

This week in Zircon we’ve been consolidating our knowledge of division as ‘sharing’ and division as ‘grouping.’ We’ve been practicing sharing amongst ourselves and making sure that we are giving each other a fair (equal) amount!

We’ve been able to enjoy going outside more as we practice defending goals in hockey in small groups!

In DT we’ve learned about preparing food hygienically, and even learned how to wash up! Hope that helps at home 🙂

In music we’ve been learning ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ and ‘My Bonnie’. The children are fantastic and love this! This is in the context of our traditional folk music unit. We’ve also been looking at what sounds can inspire us from our environment and composing our own body and vocal music using these sounds.

Have a fantastic weekend Zircon Families.

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Amber Class In Action

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well! Amber class had a great week showing great fitness and adapting to new situations.

This week, in PE, we are all holding our hockey sticks in the correct way and we have started to push pass and shoot. We have also worked in small teams to tackle the ball. A very active lesson which resulted in smiles on everyone’s face , including the teachers.

Some children were super skilled and have even tackled the teachers. Super star work!👏🏼

We have come along way in our use of skills since last week’s lesson, some children have obviously been practising at home. Remember, you don’t even need a hokey stick!

Have a lovely weekend! Don’t forget to work on your spellings!

Miss Fonseca

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Computing in Amber Class

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the Spring term! I can’t believe we are already halfway through January! Time flies when you are learning!

In English, Year 2 have been really busy learning how to retell a story, using talk for writing and how to make their writing more interesting using verbs, adverbs and correct punctuation.

In today’s lesson, the children were being punctuation detectives, using the clues found in books to learn all about exclamation marks and how to use these effectively.

Can you spot the exclamation marks? How are they being used? Ask your child to pick one of the sentences from a book and read it using expression.

We all had a great time reading with expression, our neighbours may have had to cover their ears!

In Computing, we have identified, created and shared algorithms using a treasure map. The children worked in groups to create treasure maps and then worked with a partner giving and following a set of instructions to get the treasure.

The children used forward, left and right to give instructions to each other on how to get to the treasure, avoiding obstacles such as crocodiles and snakes.

It was tricky to use left and right when giving instructions but with some more practise we will get there. Can you help us with this?

If you have any ideas or comments to support our learning, please comment on the blog.

We would love to hear from you!

Miss Fonseca and the Year 2 team

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International Women’s Day

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well.

This half term we are learning about Women’s History. We had some lovely assemblies about this theme and the children are really enjoying learning about women that have made a difference to us.

Today, we carried out some online based research about Greta Thunberg and have started to prepare our podcasts.

Our Rainbow moment this afternoon, was definitely creating a paper flower to give to the women in our life who inspire us.

On behalf of year 2, thank you for being in our life!