We finished the half term off in style by dressing up and having a spooky party. The children all looked amazing and we had a very special day.
The children in Year 2 have been enjoying the great outdoors in their Forest School sessions. They collected party objects for a mythical creatures birthday party. They created balloons, presents, cakes, party hats and decorations.
School's 50th Celebrations
To celebrate the school being 50, we held a 70s day in school! We had talks from people who knew the history of the school, had a 70s music inspired Wake Up and Shake Up with the parents, and had a 70s party with lots of dancing in the afternoon.
Year 2 leavers parts 1
We had a wonderful day celebrating the King's coronation. The children looked spectacular in their costumes and we even had sunshine in the afternoon for our street party on the playground.
This week we very lucky enough to be visited by author and illustrator Sarah Parkinson. She showed us how to draw some different objects relating to the King's coronation, which we'll put together as part of our coronation display.
The children looked fabulous and we raised lots of money too!
World Book Day 2023
We've had a fantastic World Book Day in Year 2. The children all looked fabulous, dressed as book characters or new words. We read with our friends in Year 5 and did lots of fun book activities besides!
In Year 2, we've started a weekly book review. This is a short presentation about a book the children have read at home to the rest of the class. So far, it's been very popular!
We've also given the opportunity to write a book review of a story we've read in class. A winner is then selected at random to win a copy of their chosen book!
Clay Pinch Pots
We've had great fun recently making vases using 2 clay pinch pots. We'll decorate them using oil pastels and a black ink wash!
Childrens' Mental Health Week
This week we have been focusing on our mental health. We had a whole school Wake and Shake on the school playround where children and parents danced together to start the day in a positive mindset. It certainly put a smile on everyones' face. Afterwards parents were invited into the hall for coffee and a chat while the children went back into class for a french breakfast and a social chat. We read The Invisible String, made our own 3D hearts and watched the film Inside Out. It was a lovely way to end the half term.
Forest School Skills
We've been learning new skills in Forest School in Spring Term-including making sparks, tying knots, whittling and building dens!
We've also been team building while making spiders' webs, as well as pruning trees.
Super Snow Day!
A light sprinkle of snow made for lots of fun on the field!
KS1 Christmas Show
We had lots of fun in the run up to Christmas. As well as performing our wonderful Christmas Show for all our parents, we took part in a very chilly Santa Dash around the field, had a surprise visit from Father Christmas, did a class scavenger hunt around the classroom to find facts about Christmas in other countries and of course enjoyed a fun-filled party day!
Spooky Day 2022
The children looked amazing in their spooky costumes for Halloween. We had a lovely day.
This half term the children have been using Forest Schools for their Science lessons. We had fun learning about microhabitats, food chains and living things.
Matt Goodfellow Visit
On Tuesday we were visited by poet Matt Goodfellow, who read from his collection of poems in a fun assembly! He then helped us write some poetry of our own by encouraging us to write in our own voices and about our own lives.
We all had a fantastic time at Chester Zoo. We saw lots of different animals, including giraffes, elephants, lots of monkeys and penguins. The children were all amazing and it was a lovely way to spend a sunny day! We found out lots about the different animals, and wrote about our day when we returned to school.
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
The whole school looked amazing on the last day of term as we celebrated the astonishingly long reign of Queen Elizabeth II. We had a celebration assembly and then we had a parade across the field to the juniors where we were welcomed with a huge round of applause. Years 1 and 2 then went into the junior hall to learn all about the many decades of the queens reign.
After lunch we gathered on the field for a 'street style' party with rocket lollies in the sunshine. The juniors joined us with a picnic. The children have all made some very memories that will last a lifetime.
Fun Times and Treats after the SATs
Wonderdome Planetarium Visit
It was out of this world in Year 2 today. We had a visit from Wonderdome Planetarium and learned all about the Solar System. We watched astronauts living in the space station, learned all about the moon landing and wondered at the galaxies and planets. The children are going to use the visit to write an exciting recount in their literacy lessons.
World Book Day 2022
The children had a wonderful World Book Day. They all brought in their favourite books and dressed as characters from fiction. They looked brilliant!
We were lucky enough to have a visit from the illustrator, Penny Neville-Lee.
The children looked at some of her beautiful illustrations and she read an extract from the story her pictures feature in - The Night Train by Matilda Woods.
Then the children had a masterclass in drawing with Penny, recreating the adorable yeti from the story.
In the afternoon, Year 2 visited the juniors and had stories read to them. It was all very exciting.
Dare to be Different Day
The children were surprising good at breaking the rules on 'Dare to be Different Day' also known as 'Break the Rules Day'. They dressed in their own unique style, brought chocolate for snack time and all kinds of other mayhem!
This week, the children learnt lots of different techniques using clay, such as rolling out evenly, joining pieces using a slick and decorating using different tools. We created all kinds of Valentines gifts for our loved ones, and then painted them with special acrylic paints.
Year 2 had a visit from superhero Safety Seymour. They had a great time and learned all about how to detect carbon monoxide and what to do if they suspect there is a leak. They acted out scenarios and mimed being appliances and cleaning chimneys. The morning finished with a conga (obviously).
Lunar New Year
The children in Year 2 celebrated the Lunar New Year by making dancing dragons using paper craft. We learned about the animals in the chinese zodiac. One of the children in class gave gifts of red and gold envelopes containing sweets. These symbolise good luck and prosperity for the year ahead.
The children took part in lots of fun activities over the Christmas period. We performed Christmas songs on Seesaw, watched a pantomime, had a great part day and we even had a visit from Santa!
We've been very lucky to have Mr Outhwaite taking Year 2 for Forest School this term. To mark the end of our outdoor Science lessons, we had toasted marshmallows and sweets around the camp fire!
We were very lucky to have a visit from children's author and illustrator Sarah Parkinson. We heard her read her Christmas book 'Monty McFlew' and then Sarah showed us how to draw Monty! The children really enjoyed meeting a proper illustrator and we had some great examples of Monty by the end!
The children brought in wellies and warm clothes for messing about in the snow. It didn't stay long so it was lucky we were prepared!
We have spent our Autumn term science lessons in our Forest School area. We have studied life processes and living things as well as habitats and microhabitats. We also completed a seed investigation looking at a variety of seeds both in the classroom and in Forest School.
Spooky Day at the end of the first half term was awesome! The children looked very scary (cute scary) and really enjoyed our party games. They have worked hard and deserved a treat.
YEAR 2 AUTUMN 2021
We have had a great start to the new school year and the children have settled in really quickly.
We have been looking at the characters created by the marvellous Roald Dahl and the children are very excited listening to all his silly stories.
We have created some stunning art work and some revolting recipes too.
We have a football coach this half term teaching the children the basic skills needed to play the game. We hope this will encourage all children (boys and girls alike) to continue to enjoy football throughout the year.
Year 2 Leavers 2021
Well, we’ve come to the end of the strangest of years and we’ve survived.
In recent weeks we have been singing as a year group and we wanted to show you how talented we are.
We have put together some clips of different songs and also the traditional end of year powerpoint which is always a tearjerker. (This will go on later today or tomorrow)
We have also put some clips of the ocarina concert that Mrs Hanley’s class took part in last week with our wonderful ocarina teacher, Mrs Peacock.
Thank you for all your support this year we couldn’t have got through it without you !
Have a wonderful summer .
Hip Hip Hip Hooray
Days when we remember
Power In Me.mp4
Londons burning ocarina.mp4
Hot Cross Buns (1).mp4
mary lamb part 2.mp4
Do re mi(1).mp4
Year 2JH Class Sports Day Photos
SINGING IN THE SUNSHINE
Birthday Party Day!
As all of our children have missed a birthday party with their school friends over the last year, we celebrated in style at the end of term. We had an egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, games and even a birthday cake!
Spring Lockdown Learning
We have been so impressed with all of our children, both in school and at home. They have worked so hard and produced outstanding work! Here's just a selection:
We've found out about human and physical features in Geography, and even made canal barges!
We have written amazing pieces of work! We have used different texts to inspire us to write outstanding letters, descriptions and recounts.
We have designed and, in some cases, made healthy meals!
We learnt about the life cycle of a frog at school, and at home!
We made rakhi bracelets and gave them to brothers, sisters and loved ones:
The children had a great time on our
Santa Dash for Save The Children
This term, we've been looking at the stories of Roald Dahl and using his stories to inspire our creative writing!
We studied the techniques of Quentin Blake's famous illustrations and had a go at some of our own:
A walk down memory lane for our Year Two leavers.......
Seesaw journals- Please connect
World Book Day 2020!
The children have been treated to 2 amazing visitors this week as part of our World Book Day celebrations! First, we were lucky enough to be taught some new skills by illustrator Penny Neville Lee, who came and taught us how to draw some of her amazing characters, and also how to draw different emotions.
OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Today Year 2 had a special visit from a mobile planetarium. We crawled inside and learned lots of interesting facts about our solar system. It was AMAZING!
This term, we've been taken all our Science outside! Our Forest School teacher, Sarah, has introduced us to different habitats. The children have learnt lots about various insects, and what a habitat needs. We even made our own wormery and looked after them for a week!
Anti Bullying Week November 2019
The children in Year 2 took part in a Philosophy lesson where we discussed the question 'Should we be friends with everyone?' The children also took part in a role playing exercise where bullying was discussed and acted out. The children finally then used what they'd learnt to make some Anti Bullying posters to put up around the school. Mrs Hanley's class made a Powerpoint presentation linked to this year's antibullying theme "Change starts with us" too.