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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Follow our learning journey below, here you will find regular updates from our time in class  and any useful links and documents you may need.  

 

 

29/01/2019 - We had a visit from the road safety team who came to check we remember how to stay safe around roads and cars.

29/01/2019 - We had a visit from the road safety team who came to check we remember how to stay safe around roads and cars.  1

Like Charles Darwin, we have been studying animals and learning about how they grow.

The children have learnt lots about Charles Darwin.

Look at some of our fact files below: 

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PE NOTICE - 

There will be no PE on a Thursday afternoon for this term. Children will only need their kits on a Tuesday and Friday as normal. Thank you. 

Science day - 04/01/2019

We have had a great start to the term, today we started our new topic 'Eureka!' with a science day. 

I set the school the following investigation: 

 

After being voted - ‘teacher with the best hair’, I started to think about the products I use that make my hair so spiky.

I recently visited the beach for a morning swim. I went in with gel in my hair but after my swim, my hair was completely flat. I presumed the water had washed all the gel out of my hair. The next day while walking home from the shop it started to rain and I got soaked. I thought all of this rain would wash the gel out of my hair again but it didn’t, my hair wasn’t as spiky as before but there was still a lot of gel left in it.

Why is this? What does the sea have to do with my hair gel?

I need you to find out. I have given you some of the hair gel I use…. Investigate this for me please and see if you can have a 'eureka’ moment. 

Investigating and testing our predictions.

We discovered that it was the salt in the seawater that reacted with the hair gel. This reaction caused the gel to turn into a liquid, it was then easily washed out by the sea. Water without salt in would did not the same reaction to the gel. 

Eureka!

Our whole school topic for this half term is - 'Eureka!' 

We will be learning about Charles Darwin and the impact he had on our thinking of the world. We will start by learning about his life before moving our learning onto his theories about animals and how they grow and survive. 

   

Curriculum mind map for Spring term 1

Thank you for your kind messages, gifts and cards. 

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

 

Christmas Homework 

The children have worked extremely hard this term so I have decided not to set them any homework. Rest and enjoy the Christmas break!  

 

If you would like to complete some optional homework tasks I have set some 'to dos' on Purple Mash. 

I have also attached a list of Year 2 'common exception words' that they could practise spelling.

Children could also practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables if they would like.  

 

Some of Year 2 treating us to a performance!

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Year 2 had a lovely last day of term making snowflakes and listening to Christmas music

Let There Be Light

 

Our new whole school topic for this half term is 'Let There Be Light'

We have already discussed the different ways in which light is made and the importance of it.

We are now looking at different materials and how they react different to light - some let light through, some block light and some reflect it back.  

On Thursday 29th November Year 2 visited Blofield church. We had lots of fun and also learnt all about the church and what it is used for. We did some brass rubbings, learnt about the stories in the stain glass windows and went on a hunt for all the things you may find in a church.

We have been working really hard in gymnastics. This week we have been practising our jumping.

Does light travel through all materials? We gathered data to answer this question. We found that you can see light through some materials but not all - we noticed that if the light could not travel through then a shadow was made.

Spellings

 

May I remind parents that we do the spelling quiz in our school spelling books, this is marked straight away. 

The children then need to bring me their home spelling book and I will write their mark in for them - this is their responsibility.

Thank you. 

 

 

We have been exploring the word 'Light', what it means and what links we can make to it. 

See some of our ideas below:

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Medium term planning for Autumn 2

The book fair is visiting Blofield this week! We got some time on Monday to look through some of the exciting books.

In English this week we have been learning about four different types of sentences: 

 

  • Command 
  • Exclamation 
  • Question 
  • Statement 

 

We have been writing examples of these sentences and been hunting for them in books. It is important to understand these so that when writing longer pieces ( like narratives) we can include different types of sentences. 

There and back again... 

 

Our whole school topic for this half term is called 'There and back again'. We will be travelling back in time to learn about what life was like during the 19th century. We will learn about Queen Victoria and why she was such an important individual. We will also look at famous Victorian inventions and how they have impacted our lives today. 

We are looking forward to our trip to the Norfolk railway on the 20th of September where we will have the chance to see what life was like for a Victorian child. 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 had another great science day in which we learnt the science behind the famous 'Coke and Mentos' experiment. 

We learnt about different states of matter and how coke is filled with a gas called carbon dioxide. When the Mentos are dropped into the coke lots of tiny gas bubbles form around it and as the mint drop this gas is released and pushes the coke out of the bottle. 

 

We made lots of different predictions and tested these in the afternoon. 

Science Day 10.10.18

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Science Day 10.10.18

WC: 17.09.18: Year 2 had a great trip to the North Norfolk railway on Thursday. We started the day by boarding an old steam train that took us from Sheringham to Holt. We learnt what it was like to be a Victorian child at school and at home. We also spoke to a man who worked on the railway who told us what his life was like. It was great fun and the weather didn't dampen our spirits! (more pictures to follow)

WC: 17.09.18. We have been learning about Queen Victoria and will be writing a newspaper article about her. This week we have been reading newspapers and learning about what features you may find in one

WC: 10.09.18: In computing this week we have been learning how to make pictographs. We took a list of numbers and turned that into a pictograph using a programme called 'J2Code'.

Learning objectives for this topic

Long term curriculum coverage. National curriculum objectives. These documents may change as we progress through the year and some objectives will be repeated.

Useful links

Blofield Primary School Values

Fairness
  • “Win or lose, do it fairly.” Knute Rockne
Respect
  • “Everyone should be respected as an individual” Albert Einstein
Challenge
  • “We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges” Joyce Meyer
Perseverance
  • “No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” Ramana Maharshi
Thoughtfulness
  • “A little attention, a little kindness, a little thoughtfulness are worth more than all the wealth in the world.” Avijeet Das
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