Welcome to Year 2!
Well done to all the children in 2KL that received their attendance certificate today. Keep it up!
We had a fantastic time with Miss Black making rockets for our DT day. Thank you to everyone that brought in boxes etc for us to use!
Well done to these children for receiving attendance certificates in assembly today.
Key Stage 1 Christmas Nativity 2018
Here are some pictures of us ready for our Christmas Nativity. We hope you enjoy our performances!
This year the KS1 Christmas production is taking place on Monday 10th December and Tuesday 11th December at 2pm in the FE hall.
There will be a maximum of 2 tickets allocated per child. These can be collected from the school office from Friday 30th November. When collecting your tickets, please state your child’s name, class and your preferred performance date. Please note tickets for either performances are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
We look forward to seeing you there!
In History we have been learning about Neil Armstrong and how he landed on the moon. In Design and Technology we have been very busy designing and building our own rockets. We had to think carefully about what features to add and how we would attach things to our rocket. Everyone worked really hard and the finished rockets look amazing!
Today Class 2JS took part in a lantern making workshop for the Illuminate festival. The Illuminate festival is part of the wider Mayflower 400 programme - celebrating the anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. The parade takes place tomorrow evening in Harwich. For more information see https://www.mayflower-pri.essex.sch.uk/community-events/
The children had a fantastic morning creating their lanterns. Have a look at our photos below.
In assembly and in class we have been learning about Remembrance day and poppies. Have a look at our class poppy wreath that we have made. We have also been busy creating poppy pictures using pastels.
Well done class 2JS for winning the attendance trophy for the week of 8th - 12th of October with an attendance of 100%.
We were very excited to use the brand new iPads that have been bought for us. We learnt about churches and their features. Miss Lilley showed us a 360 degree view of the inside and outside of a church using the iPads.
This term, in PSHE and science, we are learning about how to keep healthy and eat healthy. We were very lucky to have Mrs Scott come in from Asda to let us try some fruit and vegetables we might not have tried before. We have lots of fun learning the names of new fruit and vegetables. We made our own fruit and yogurt pots and described what the fruit and vegetables tasted like. Thank you Mrs Scott for coming in, we had a great time!
Year 2 Art
We have been really busy in our Art lessons. Take a look at some of our fantastic Art work that we have been doing this half term.
No pens Wednesday
On the 2nd October it was no pens Wednesday so we didn't use pens or pencils all day! Instead we had a fantastic time learning by doing lots of other interesting and fun activities. In Maths we made our own repeating shape patterns and we described them to a partner.
We hope you had a lovely summer holiday and are looking forward to this year as much as us!
Meet the Teachers
Miss Lilley and Mrs Simmonds will be holding a meet the teacher morning from 9am on Monday 10th September. You are all invited along to hear about the expectations of Year 2 and what the children will be learning about this year.
Thank you to everyone that attended our meet the teacher morning!
Our PE days are:
Indoor - Tuesday
Outdoor - Wednesday
Please ensure your child has the correct indoor and outdoor kit, earrings are removed and hair is tied back for these days.
This term our topic is 'Explorers'. We will be learning about the world, continents and oceans. We will also be learning about famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus. We will be recreating art from around the world.
This year, homework will be given out on a Friday.
Don't forget to read at least 5 times a week to be in with a chance of winning the Reading Challenge. It is really important for your children to read as any times as possible in order to secure the learning they do at school, aid their comprehension and confidence when reading.
If you are in 2KL, you will also be entered into Mrs Smith's Reading Raffle each time you read!
This year we have started a new spelling scheme. We have sent home the spellings we will be learning during Autumn term. Please practise these at home with your child, we will be looking at the spelling patterns and rules in class every Friday.
Flapjack will be sold at break time at a cost of 20p.