Autumn Term 2018
Welcome to Year 2
Letter Writing - Imani's Moon
We have loved reading the book "Imani's Moon," by Jaynay Wood-Brown. We enjoyed the book so much, that the children worked together to compose an e-mail to her in California. Mrs Kent sent it from her computer later that day. A week later, we were delighted to receive a very interesting reply from her. She told us a bit more about the book and also answered our question. You can read our e-mail and her reply here.
Praying the Rosary
We have been very busy in RE this week. Brother Julian taught us all about using the Rosary to pray. Read on to find what else we have been doing . . .
We have been learning the story of Moses. The children remembered lots of details from Year One and we created figures of different characters so that we could act out the story using Godly Play.
The children wrote some lovely prayers for homework last week. We have also been learning the Glory Be in our RE lessons.
The children enjoyed a lovely story with Miss Lewis, who read one of her favourite books - "The Jolly Postman."
Emotions - How Do You Feel?
As part of our IPC topic, we played a game about the different emotions we feel. We imagined how we might feel at different times and took some pictures. Can you guess how we are feeling?
Year Two Parliament Members
Mrs O'Neill presented our two Member of Parliament with their new badges. We know they will do an excellent job of representing the class.
Well done, St Paul's Class!
We had a very successful Celebration Assembly this morning. Mrs Kent was very proud to read out the "Writer of the Week," work from a member of Year Two. Punch has joined us in class to celebrate our winning punctuality. Well done to everyone for coming to school on time every day. We also won Mrs Ellement's learning award for the second week running! Mrs Kent, Miss Duncan and Miss John are very proud of you all. Keep up the good work!
Our IPC topic this half term is "All About Me." The children brought in photographs of themselves as babies and we had a competition to see if we could guess who was who. A big "thank you" to all of the families who supported this activity and shared their photographs with us. It was a lovely afternoon and the children really enjoyed it.
We continued to learn about micro habitats in Science by visiting our school pond and making sketches of animals and plants we observed. We were delighted that Brother Julian was able to join us on his first visit to our class.
In Literacy, we have been reading two wonderful books. "Amazing Grace" and "Imani's Moon" both tell stories of children who work hard to achieve something when other people have told them that it is impossible. We have drawn story maps, collected powerful vocabulary and acted out our favourite scenes.
We have been enjoying learning about place value in our Maths lessons. This week we have been ordering numbers. We have also been learning our two times tables by singing and dancing along to a clip by Bridget the Lioness.
Habitats - What do we need to survive?
This half term, our Science topic is "Habitats." Today we learnt what animals need to survive; water, air, food and shelter. We worked together as a class to create actions to help us remember this. Can you guess which action is which?
We Are Year Two!
We have already started to have fun learning. Take a look at some pictures of our first few days in Year Two.