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Welcome to Year 2!

Our teacher is Miss Murphy and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Browne and Ms Mason.

 

 

Happy New Year!

10th January 2020

Firstly, happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a very festive and restful Christmas holiday. Thank you so much for your generous gifts, it was very kind of you all.

We had a fabulous start to the term on Tuesday morning when we shared what our favourite memories of our Christmas break were.

In English, we have been learning about Adventure stories. We have been reading the story ‘Traction Man’ and focusing our writing around the characters. We discussed how the characters all felt and decided Traction Man was not keen on his green romper suit and bonnet! He then went on an adventure and we wrote a letter form Traction man explaining what happened.

In Maths, we have been leaning about how to tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour. At home, keep practising telling the time and what you do at different parts of the day.

In Humanities, we have been thinking about famous people in history. We discussed people that we already know who are famous and why. Next week we will start learning about Florence Nightingale. Your homework this week is to do some research about Florence Nightingale and why she is remembered today.

In RE we have been learning about why Christians go to church and what they do there. We thought about communities that we are part of and why they are important to us.

Request from Reception

Reception class are wanting to update their collection of fancy dress clothes. If you have any costumes (Ages 5 -6) at home that you no longer want then please donate them to the Reception class. Any costumes would be welcome but we would really like some more costumes that are book characters, professions or from traditional tales. Thank you, Mrs Noonan  

Nativity DVDs

For those of you who ordered a copy of ‘I’m Gonna Shine’ on DVD before the holidays and didn’t collect your copy then please see the school office to collect your disc and pay for the DVD.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

Merry Christmas! 🎅  

20th December 2019

A HUMUNGOUS well done to all of the children in Year 2, 1 and Reception for their outstanding performance of our nativity: ‘I’m Gonna Shine’. You all danced, sang and acted like true professionals and entertained the audiences with such confidence. Miss Murphy is so proud of each and every one of you for telling the story of Christmas to the children and our wonderful audience. 

Take a look at the gallery below!

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for your kind support over the last term. We have had a wonderful autumn term in year 2- it has flown by!

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year. 

Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

It’s nearly show time!

13/12

We have had a very busy in Year 2 practising for our fantastic Nativity ‘I’m Gonna Shine!’. We have all been working very hard to make sure that the performance is perfect! Today we performed for the school in our costumes and we did brilliantly. All of the teachers and children thoroughly enjoyed the show! Don’t forget that the show will by on Tuesday 17th December at 10am and 2pm. There are no tickets for the performance please just come along before the show to take a seat or find a space to stand. We hope to see you all there!

In English we have been practising our handwriting and using the correct joins in our letters. We also thought about a toy that we would really like off Father Christmas and we have planned a persuasive letter to send him. In Maths, we have been looking at how we answer test questions, focusing on addition, subtraction and finding fractions of a number.

On Tuesday we looked at different paintings depicting the Nativity. We discussed how holiness is shown through light in the paintings.

Dates for your diary

Nativity play on 17th December at 10am and 2pm in the Scott hall

Carols by Candlelight on 17th December  in the Church (KS1 are not involved in this but if you wish to join the school community and celebrate Christmas with KS2 you are welcome to come and watch)

Friday 20th December is our Christmas service in the Church at 9am please come and join us.

..and don’t forget we finish at 2.00pm on Friday 20th for Christmas.

 

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

6th December

This week has all been about preparing for our Nativity! Rehearsals are well under way and we are doing a fantastic job with our roles! A letter has been sent out today informing you about but costumes you need to bring in.

In English this week we have been revising our spelling and grammar. In maths we have been practising our mental calculation skills as well as finding halves and quarters of shapes.

On Thursday we made Christingles in class. We learnt about what each part of the Christingle represented and we thought of a new symbol we could add. We came up with fantastic ideas like a love heart to show God’s love for us and a dove to symbolise peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much to everyone so far that brought in the items for ‘The Baron’s Court Project’ ‘Soap and Socks’ Appeal. We will be collecting until Monday 16th December and all donations are greatly appreciated!

Dates for your diary

Out Nativity play will be on 17thDecember at 10am and 2pm in the Scott hall.

 

 Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

‘I’m Gonna Shine!’

29/11

The KS1 Nativity is nearly upon us! This week we have been practising our roles and singing the very catchy songs. Don’t forget to keep practising your lines over the weekend!

In English this week we have been revising our spelling and grammar. We learnt about what an adverb is and how it can tell us more about a verb. We also have practised answering questions about a story. In maths we have been practising our mental calculation skills as well as finding halves and quarters of shapes. We also learnt a new method to find halves and quarters of a number. We know that 2/4 is the same as ½.

In RE was having started our new unit exploring the big question of ‘Where is the light at Christmas?’ Today we discussed why Jesus is the light of the world and why light is an important symbol for Christians.

Next Thursday we are going to be making Christingles. Please bring in an orange for the Christingle and we will learn about why they are special to Christians at Christmas.

Don;t forget the school Christmas fair is tomorrow!.

Have a lovely weekend ,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

Eco Day 2019

22/11

Wow! What a fun filled week we have had in year 2! On Monday The Strand on the Green Infant school kindly invited us to take part in their Great Fire of London project. We took our houses to the school and an adult set them on fire starting from the bakery. We discussed why the fire spread and how people the people who were there would have felt. We had a great afternoon and also really enjoyed getting to know children from another school. Thank you so much to The Strand Infant school for having us!

On Thursday we took part in an Eco Day! In our house groups, we visited different classrooms to learn about how we can help to look after our planet. We took part in lots of fun activities, like making an eco-bag, sorting different materials for recycling and listening to stories and rhymes about the world. The day reminded us how special and precious our planet is.}

In English this week we have been writing a persuasive text about our new space souvenir. We also read our work and corrected our spelling and punctuation with our partner. In Maths we have been continuing to practising reading scales in 2s, 5s and 10s. We also learnt about different equipment to measure volume, height and temperature.

The script and lines for our Nativity play have now been sent home. Please keep practising the lines at home! We are also learning lots of fun new songs in school which we are sure that you will enjoy!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

A wonderful week in Year 2!

15/11/19

In English this week we have started our new unit of work about ‘Persuasive texts’ focused on the story of ‘Bob The Man On The Moon’. We received a mysterious letter from Bob asking us to design a new space souvenir for him to sell on the moon. We came up with all sorts of brilliant ideas, like talking alien toys, flashing rockets and maps of the universe! It will be very difficult for Bob to choose which is best!

In Maths we have been practicing measuring in cm and m. We used a ruler to estimate and measure length and also decided which unit of measure (cm or m) would be best to measure the length of different objects. Today we looked at reading different scales in 2s, 5s, 10s and 100s when we measure liquid in ml and L.

This week has also been Anti-Bullying Week. On Monday we all came to school in odd socks to show how unique and special we all are. We attended a workshop about how we can show kindness and how we can use words to communicate if something is upsetting us. In class, we learnt about how unique we all are is talked about 'What makes us who we are?'. We all created a puzzle piece to illustrate what makes us special and then built the puzzle together as a class.

On Thursday we also enjoyed movie night. Thank you so much for the PTA for organising the event! We loved Toy Story 4!

Visit to The Strand on the Green Infant School

On Monday we will be visiting The Strand on the Green Primary School for a project about the Great Fire of London. The children have been busy this week creating their own 17th century houses that we are going to burn on the school’s playing field. This will be a great opportunity to safely see what happened in the fire. We will be stood very far back and fire extinguishers will be at the ready! We will need some parent helpers on the day, so if you are available then please let me know.

 Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2

 

This week in Year 2…

08/11

A highlight this week was DT Day, where we made fantastic bird feeders. We drew out four initial designs to see what colours and materials we wanted to use and then choose our final design. We made the product and decorated it using special pens for wood material. Our final product was fantastic! Take a look at the gallery below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have had a very busy week in year 2. In English this week we have been learning how to use apostrophes to show possession. We have also been continuing our poetry about fireworks. We wrote fantastic poems that used a repeated line and onomatopoeia. The poems were fantastic!

In Maths, we have been exploring the properties of 3D shapes. We have been identifying how many 'faces', 'edges' and 'vertices' each shape has. We have also been exploring how to find lines of symmetry in shapes.

In RE we learnt a Buddhist story called ‘The Tiger and the Lion’. The tiger and the lion had a disagreement but they managed to resolve it. We thought about disagreements that we might have and how we can resolve them in a calm way.

A few reminders:

It is nearly Nativity time! Next Wednesday we will be doing auditions for the Nativity play. There is a short speech to learn from the Nativity. ‘I’m Gonna Shine’ and children may also perform a song if they wish.

On Monday it will be ‘Odd Socks Day’. Get your odd socks ready to celebrate how unique we are for anti-bullying week.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

Don’t put confetti on the spaghetti!

1/11/19

Welcome back! We hope that you had a fun and relaxing half term. It was lovely to hear about all of the activities the children did during their holiday. The children have all settled back very well into the second part of our Autumn term. Well done to all of the children for a fantastic poetry recital on Thursday. You read your poem ‘Don’t’ with great expression and the audience enjoyed your actions- especially the funny faces!

In English, we’ve been writing and retelling traditional tales. We thought of a new character and objects to add into the tale. We wrote super stories and used commas to list adjectives to describe the characters. Today we proof read our stories with our partner to check you spelling and punctuation.

In maths this week we have been naming 2D shapes, looking at their properties as well as recognising regular and irregular shapes. Today we started to investigate the properties of 3D shapes, including number of edges, faces and vertices.

On Wednesday, Year 2 visited Holland Park Ecology Centre. In science, we have been learning all about animals and their habitats and at Holland Park we had the chance to explore two contrasting habitats. We met our guide for the workshop and looked at the different creatures that we can find around the ecology centre. We discussed how they survive in their habitat and their special features. We then put on our coats and went to a special part of the park. We went on a minibeast hunt, and used an animal identification sheet to recognise what minibeasts that we had seen. We even found a toad sleeping under a damp log! It was very difficult to spot because of its camouflage. We then had the chance to go pond dipping. We used long nets to swirl a figure of 8 in the water and emptied the net into a tub filled with water. We then looked at what pond creature we could find. It was a super trip and we really enjoyed identifying new creatures. Thank you ever so much to the volunteers that joined us on the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget that it is Parent's Evening on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

This week in year 2...

18/10

This week, St Peter’s has been celebrating Black History Month. We took part in a great workshop where we learnt about significant figures in history. We learnt about Rosa Parks and re-enacted scenes of the ‘Bus Boycott’. We also learnt about Martin Luther King Junior’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech and we then thought about own dreams for our life.

In English, we have been writing and retelling traditional tales. We wrote super stories and used commas to list adjectives to describe the characters. We also learnt about how we can shorten words, such as can’t and shouldn’t. In maths we have been adding by partitioning numbers into tens and units. After half term, we will continue this for subtracting and also learn how to work out answers using the column method.

Don’t forget to log into Mathletics, Spellodrome and Multiplication Rockstars over the holidays.

Art Competition

The Art Ambassadors are running an ‘Art Competition’ for the whole school to promote art and to celebrate the amazing talents we have in our school. To enter the competition please make a piece of art based on the theme ‘Fantasy’ on an A4 piece of paper. Please write your name and year group on the back of your artwork. All entries must be given to an Art Ambassador or Mrs Noonan by Tuesday 29th October. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and the winning pieces of work will be displayed in the Art Room for everyone to see.

 

Well done to all of the children for a wonderful half term in Year 2! Thank you for your support!

Have a lovely half term!

Miss Murphy

A great week in year 2…

We have had a wonderful week in year 2! On Wednesday we went to the Primary Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. We were wowed by a range of bands and music from around the world: from orchestras to choirs!  During the concert, we learnt about the different instruments that make up an orchestra and joined in with the singing. On group even used a typewriter as a musical instrument! It was a wonderful morning that really captured our imaginations in the world of music. Thank you to the volunteers that joined us on the trip, we hope that you had a good morning with us.

In English we planned and wrote instructions about ‘How to trap a dragon’. We focused on using powerful verbs and writing an engaging introduction to hook the audience into reading our writing. We also re-red our writing to check our capital letters, punctuation and spelling were mostly correct and published our instructions using cursive handwriting.

In Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 20 and how to add tens to 2-digit numbers. We have also been developing strategies to add a one digit number to a two or three digit number. Next week, we will be looking at written methods to add and subtract two numbers.

In Humanities, we have been learning about who Samuel Pepys was and why his diary was a very important source. We learnt that during the fire, Samuel Pepys buried his important papers and parmesan cheese! We had to decide what important objects we would bury to keep them safe and explain why.

In RE we have been learning about ‘The Eight Fold Path’ that Buddhists follow. We discussed the different ways that we could lead a good life and look after our world. We came up with great ideas like showing kindness to others, using the car less and making sure that we recycle.

Well done to all of the children for their wonderful work this week and being role models to our school during our trip to The Royal Albert Hall.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

 

‘You’ve got a friend in me’.

04/10

We have had a very bust week in year 2. A highlight was our class sharing assembly all about parables. We retold two parables that Jesus told and had great fun learning new songs. Including Toy Story’s ‘You’ve got a friend in me’. Well done to everyone is year 2 for such a wonderful sharing assembly and we hope that everyone enjoyed it.

In English we have been reading, following and writing instructions. We very quickly learnt how to list items, use imperative verbs and time connectives! We planned a set of instructions about ‘How to Trap a Dragon’ and came up with some brilliant ideas! Today we also took part in a brilliant workshop learning new poems, including 'Please Mrs Butler'. We had great fun learning the poems with new actions.

In Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 20 and how to add tens to 2-digit numbers. We have also been developing strategies to add a one digit number to a two or three digit number. Next week, we will be looking at written methods to add and subtract two numbers.

In Humanities, we have been learning about who Samuel Pepys was and why his diary was a very important source. We learnt that during the fire, Samuel Pepys buried his important papers and parmesan cheese! We had to decide what important objects we would bury to keep them safe and explain why.

In RE we have been learning about symbols that are important in Buddhism. We thought about symbols that are important in our own lives and explained why they were important.

A few reminders:

Please make sure that reading books are in every day so the children can read with our volunteer readers.

 

Upcoming events and dates for your diary:

Harvest festival

Please join us on Monday 7th October 9am in St Peter’s Church for our Harvest Festival. If your child is bringing donations for the festival then please bring them into school on Monday morning and the children will carry them over to church before making their offering at the beginning of the service.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2

This week in Year 2…

27/9

We have had a very busy week in year 2! In English we have been reading, following and writing instructions. We very quickly learnt how to list items, use imperative verbs and time connectives! To help us write our own instructions, we made our very own marvellous recipes!  We had to think of our own ingredients for our recipe and explain to the reader how to make it.

In Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 20 and how to add tens to 2-digit numbers. We have also been developing strategies to add a one digit number to a two or three digit number. Next week, we will be looking at written methods to add and subtract two numbers.

In Humanities, we have been learning about who Samuel Pepys was and why his diary was a very important source. We also created a timeline to show the order of events.

Keep practising the lines for our sharing assembly next Thursday. We hope to see you all there!

A few reminders:

Please make sure that reading books are in every day so the children can read with our volunteer readers.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

A Pirate’s Life For Me!

 20/09

What a swashbucking-ly fun week we’ve had in Year 2! On Thursday, it was ‘Talk like a pirate’ day and we all came to school kitted out in our finest pirate costumes, complete with hats, hooks and eye-patches ready for a morning filled with song, drama, art and bee-bots! In our house groups, we travelled between Mrs Noonan’s, Miss Murphy’s, Miss Cook’s and Mrs Browne’s cabins and worked together to complete lots of speaking and listening activities.

}In Maths we have been ordering and comparing 2 and 3 digit numbers. We have been looking out how we can split a number into its tens and units and write a corresponding sum. In English, we have been writing a new adventure story about Alfie the tortoise. We focused on using capital letters and the correct punctuation at the end of the sentence. Today we also looked at using expanded noun phrases to describe setting and character.

 The script for our sharing assembly has been sent home, along with the song words. Please keep practising you lines and we will start rehearsals next week.

 A few reminders:

Please make sure that you wear your PE kit into school on Monday ready for our PE lesson.

The children have been doing very well with their homework. Please make sure that blue homework is returned on Monday/Tuesday and green homework is returned on Friday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

Our first full week in year 2!

13/9

We’ve have had a very busy full week back at school as we have now started our English and Maths lessons.

We have been immersed in the imaginative world of Roald Dahl in English. We read Esio Trot this week and were inspired to write amazing character descriptions and write letters from Mr Hoppy inviting Mrs Silver (and Alfie the tortoise, of course!) over for tea and biscuits! In maths, we have been counting on in 2s, 5s and 10s. We also continued number sequences and wrote the rule for each one. Keep practising your times tables at home!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the open classroom on Thursday. We hope you enjoyed looking around our lovely classroom and looking at all the work we have been doing in year 2.

Next week promises to be another fun-packed week as on Thursday it’s ‘Talk like a pirate day!’ Don’t forget to come dressed as a pirate if possible (a plain t-shirt and trousers will be fine if not), and be ready for some swashbuckling activities!

On Monday we have our PE lesson. Children are to come to school in their PE kits ready for our lesson after music.

Thank you,

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2

 

Welcome to Year 2! 6/9

Welcome to Year 2! We have been in year 2 for three days and have enjoyed every minute of it! We have all settled in very well into the new school year. It has been wonderful getting to know our new teacher Miss Murphy and our teaching assistants Ms Browne and Ms Mason

We have been very busy this week. We have done some amazing writing what we did in our summer holidays. We focused on using a variety of punctuation and capital letters for the names of people and places.

In Maths we have been revising our numbers to 100. We have been practising our addition and subtraction.

In addition, we had great fun in our Humanities lesson learning about The Great Fire of London. We also did some art work based around the topic. 

In RE we write some prayers about our Christian values and also reflected on how we can 'Walk Humbly With Our God'. We shared some very thoughtful ideas.

 

A few notices:

On Monday we will be starting our PE lessons so can I ask all parents to make sure all children have their PE kits in school, including a pair of trainers or pumps. Please make sure the items are clearly labelled.

Reading books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that you read with your child each night and sign the reading diary. Please also write when the book is finished, so that we know to change the reading book. Thank you.

Our Open Evening will be on Thursday 12th September. Join us for a look around the classroom.

 

We are all looking forward to next week at school!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Murphy and Year 2.