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Slyne-With-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

Listen, learn, love and laugh as part of God's family

Year 2 (Willow)

Welcome to Year 2

Our teacher is Mrs Kelsall.

We are helped by Ms Cooper 

Year 2 Curriculum Information

Welcome to Year 2 as another busy year starts.

The children have made an excellent start to the year. They have been busy exploring our  wooded Nature Area and have discovered an Old Enchanted Tree! What wonderful imaginations the children have! They've come up with some super ideas for Art work (involving clay) and we've already started to link some written work and comprehension activities into it too.

We'll add some pictures for you to look at. 

 

Our Topic this half term is Castles and the children have already engaged in it with lots of questions and excitement at exploring the old Motte and Bailey castles through to the castles built in Medieval times. The children will get the opportunity to go and visit Hoghton Tower as part of the topic and this has always been a firm favourite as a class trip. Once the date has been set, a letter will be sent home.

 

Some homework will be sent home  to help reinforce the learning objectives taught in class. I will mark the top of the page H/W so that you are clear which is homework and which is just extra sheets the children have chosen to take home.

 

As always, any questions or messages you need to pass on, just pop in and see me after school.

Thank you

 

 

Hoghton Tower

Another fantastic day out at Hoghton Tower to round off our topic work on Castles. We saw the Great Hall, where some of our children were 'knighted' and some had to be 'smelly peasants' paying money to the king in order to be made well. We also found out that King James 1 visited Hoghton Tower in August 1617 and he refused to get off his horse once he was inside the house, even riding it upstairs to his bedroom!

A particular favourite was the visit to the dungeons! Very dark and damp down there and not a place we wished to linger!!

The children have obviously been listening well in lessons as they asked some brilliant questions and they were praised for their amount of knowledge. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photographs inside most of the rooms so you'll need to quiz the children to find our more facts. 

Well done all Year 2 children - you joined in, behaved beautifully and made us proud.

Our enchanted fairy doors inspired by the story of The Magic Faraway Tree

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Using our magical imaginations, we created some fairy door designs! We made them come to life by molding clay and painting them with bright colours.

Exploring our magical nature area and using our imagination as we learn our own enchanted names

In class we are reading the story 'The Magic Faraway Tree' so we ventured into the nature area to explore our own old wise tree. We thought of lots of interesting adjectives to describe what we could see, then we heard the tree whistling in the wind and it whistled an enchanted name to each of us. Now that we have our very own enchanted names, we can use our imaginations to get creative!
The information below is from Year 2 in 2018 - 2019.
Today we had some members of the Morecambe FC club visiting our school. They joined in our PE lesson and we had a great time. Thank you to Zak, Alex and Piero, we thought you were pretty good!

Morecambe FC visits our PE lesson

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Our Special Letters

Wow! We had some exciting letters arrived by post today! The Duchess of Cambridge has written to us to thank us for our letters and designs for new underpants or knickers for George or Charlotte (we sent them as part of our themed work on the text 'The Queen's Knickers). She wrote an individual letter to each child in the class referencing their design and thanking them for their letter. She even included a photograph of her family for everyone - what a special letter to receive. The children were beside themselves with excitement! 

Welcome back to a new school year. The children have settled in nicely and are working hard.

We have solved the mystery of the Queen's missing knickers and we're pleased that our news reports were not leaked to the BBC! Keep a look out for those police helicopters and sparrows children! If you need more of an explanation, you may need to ask your child!

 

 

We enjoyed the Fire Service coming into our class to talk about fire safety. It linked perfectly with our topic on The Great Fire of London. 
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We had an amazing time at Hoghton Tower today! The children listened well and asked some super questions - the people showing us around even offered some of the children a job! We saw the room where King James 1 stayed in and some 'smelly peasants' had to go and pay a penny to touch the king's hand in the hope that they would be healed from their diseases!

We especially enjoyed going down into the dungeons where it was very cold and damp. We even spotted 'Jimmy' sleeping in the corner.

Unfortunately, we were only allowed to take photos in specific places so you will have to ask the children to describe the Great Hall, the well and the state bedrooms. Below are some photographs. A perfect day out!

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In our Topic work, we've been learning all about Castles. If you look carefully around the classroom, you will see some very familiar knights! 

Don't forget to return your permission slips for our trip to Hoghton Tower on Tuesday 9th October, it should be a great day out.

 

This is some work from 2017 - 2018:

Class Assembly

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Well done to our Year 2's for their amazing class assembly. I think we can all say we thoroughly enjoyed it and are so proud of them!! 

 

Don't forget to watch our powerpoint below!

 

Fleetwood Museum Trip

Our Seaside Classroom

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A reminder that Year 2 are doing their Seaside Assembly tomorrow and we promise it will make you smile!  All of our costumes and props are ready and we have had great fun practicing! Once it's over, please feel free to pop into the classroom and take a look at some of the work we have been doing.

Tr-Golf Competition

Well done to the 4 boys and 4 girls that represented our school at the Tri-Golf competition at Heysham Golf club. We had a brilliant afternoon and they had a very good team spirit. We are very proud of you all!

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WORLD WEEK

Year 2 had a fun and creative week during world week! Our country was Australia and we chose the book Tiddalik the Frog which is an Australian aboriginal tale to inspire us to do some drama, writing and art work. We were also lucky enough to learn about another country called Brazil and had a go at some traditional samba drumming. 

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Maths Challenges

We have been doing some math's challenges in the Nature Area and we had lots of fun!

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In RE Year 2 had a brilliant time visiting St Luke's Church. Mr Wakelin kindly showed us around the church and allowed us to explore the different features inside and outside. The children had fun completing some challenges which involved finding out how many crosses there are inside and outside of the church and when the church was built. After that, year 2 had a chance to look around the prayer spaces inside of the church. We had a fabulous time! 

Our visit to St Luke's Church

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With the weather warming up, what better topic to look at than Seasides Past and Present. The children are already excited about going on our class visit to Fleetwood Museum where we will explore Seaside holidays in the past. Please remember to return their permission slips to school as soon as possible.

As part of the topic, we will be making Mr Punch puppets, writing some playscripts to use in our Punch and Judy Puppet Theatre and our classroom will be transformed to look like we are at the seaside! We are hoping to create a class assembly linked to the our Seaside topic so be prepared to put on your summer outfits and come along to learn some more.

 

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