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Welcome to Year 2

 

Our Class Teachers are: Mrs Hemming (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning) and Mrs Dawkins (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lawrence

Below is a link to our Maths home learning. This is updated weekly so you can complete new tasks each day.

The package contains five lessons per week. Each lesson has a video introduction and activity to complete.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

In Year 2 we have had lots of fun during Science week. We have taken part in so many fun activities but our highlights of the week have to be the hands on workshop and the arctic explorer visiting us.

 

On Wednesday we had a visit from Pete Newland who told us all about his adventures when he cycled across the Arctic. We found out how he survived in the cold and loved his stories of wolves, moose and polar bears. We were amazed that he fitted all his gear on the bike and loved trying on the polar bear skin gloves. Listening to his stories has made us all want to be Arctic explorers when we grow up.

 

On Thursday we learnt about biodiversity. We were exploring why farmers need to plant wild flowers and we spent time looking at food webs.

In Year 2 we have been exploring the topic Frozen Planet. We have enjoyed stories such as Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. We have found out facts about penguins and have even learnt how to paint a penguin. We are looking forward to our visit to The Wild Place Project to explore different habitats. 

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In Year 2 we have been learning about hedgehogs and how they hibernate for the winter. Mrs West is a helper at the hedgehog rescue service so she came in and showed us a really cute baby hedgehog called Hetty. She told us that Hetty is a rescue hedgehog who was found near her home. Hetty was very weak and needed lots of care. She sleeps in a box with a blanket and hot water bottle to keep her warm. We made our own hedgehog house which we have sited in a secret location around school. We hope a prickly visitor will come and hibernate in our hedgehog house soon!

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On Monday 11th November we visited the Cartshed at Almeley. Although it was cold day, we managed to stay mostly dry by as we were under the trees. We had a wonderful time learning survival skills, building dens and trying a variety of woodland crafts. We even got to make our own pizzas then cooked them on a fire.

Year 2 have all settled in well and are quickly learning the rules and routines of the classroom. Year 2 love listening to stories and have completed a fantastic retelling of the story of Mr Magee and the camping spree.  Every day they have also enjoyed listening to The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.  They are looking forward to building dens in the woods next week.

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