Welcome to Year 2
Our teacher is Mrs Kelsall.
We are helped by Ms Cooper
It is very important to support your child's learning at home. You can do this in many ways, including sharing books with your child, supporting them with spelling and other pieces of work that is sent home and playing educational games, including learning online. With this in mind, I have put together a list of useful websites for supporting your child at home. Your child's log in details for sites we have subscribed to are in your child's reading record. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Spring Term 2020
After a very busy first half term, learning all about Africa, we have come back refreshed and ready to start some new topics. Our Topic for this half term is People Who Care For Us, focusing in on the life of Florence Nightingale and how she nursed the soldiers during the Crimean War. We compare her story with that of Mary Seacole thinking about how their experiences were so different and why.
We recently held a parents' information evening as preparation for SATs 2020, if you were unable to make it, please see the PPT added to give you some updated information about how the assessments work and what you can do at home to help.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
Don't forget to watch our powerpoint below!
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!
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.
We have been doing some math's challenges in the Nature Area and we had lots of fun!
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!
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.