GSO Test

 

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Our Teacher is Miss Murphy.

Our teaching assistant is Ms Browne.

 Year 2 Timetable

                                                                   

Thank you

23rd July 2021

Thank you so much for all of your support this year. Well done to all of the children for working ever so hard this year. I will miss them I hope that you have a lovely summer holidays.

Miss Murphy

 

A spoonful of sugar

16th July 2021

We have had a lovely week in Year 2. We have taken part in some more workshops, which were great fun. On Tuesday, we learnt about how we can lead a healthy lifestyle and had a go at some simple workouts. We learnt about the different food groups and how we can eat a healthy diet. Today, we also took part in a Ballet Fusion class, learning about ballet techniques.

In maths, we have been answering different addition and subtraction questions using the methods that we have learnt throughout the year. In English, we have been answering questions based on ‘The Sea monster’ and designed and described a new sea monster.

Please continue to practise ‘A spoon full of sugar’ for the Mary Poppins show next week. Please also bring your costume for school the dress rehearsal on Tuesday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

 

A lovely week in year 2!

9th July 2021

We have had a wonderful week in year 2! We started the week with a super fun sports day in Ravenscourt Park! We took part in lots of brilliant activities, including javelin, sprints, obstacle courses and even many fun races. We were brilliant at the egg and spoon race and definitely enjoyed the sack race! We also loved balancing beanbags on our heads and worked very well as a team in our house teams.

In English, we started a new story called ‘The Sea Monster’. We listened to the first part of the story and write brilliant descriptions about the sea monster and the setting. We also focused on new vocabulary, such as content and used these words in our descriptions. Next week, we will continue learning about the text and plan a new sea monster story- including designing a new story.

In maths, we have been revising multiplication and division methods for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We challenged ourselves with different challenges and marked our answers as a class. We also thought about how we can find the missing numbers in divisions and multiplications.

Next week we have lots to look forward to, including a ballet fusion workshop and a circuits workshop with lots of different exercises.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

 

A  wonderful week in year 2!

2nd July 2021

Wow! What a creative week we have had. This week it was Arts week and we took part in many fantastic workshops. Our arts week was based around an artist called Henri Rousseau and we focused on his painting ‘Tiger in a storm (surprise!)’. We have had a wonderful week learning about his art.

We took part in many great workshops! We had a wonderful dance workshop where we learnt about traditional dancing and followed a routine. We then performed the routine to the class. We also took part in a great online workshop where we learnt fun rhymes and poems and even created our own funny poems. We all thoroughly enjoyed the street dance workshop, where we learnt a short routine and performed it to the class. Today we tried our hand at circus skills! It was very entertaining watching the leader perform some tricks, such as making the scarf disappear and juggling skittles! Wow! We then had a go at some of the skills for ourselves. We had to balance plates on the end of the stick, balance a peacock feather and had a go at juggling with scarves and balls.

Yesterday we went to St Peter’s Square to sketch the different plants that we could see. It was wonderful to be outdoors and practise our observational drawing skills. Throughout the week, we have also been creating our own dioramas. We planned the rainforest diorama and created our own plants, trees and animals to go inside. We worked with different materials, such as crepe paper, felt, card and tissue paper to create different textures. Our final pieces were brilliant!

2ND JULY ARTS WEEK GALLERY

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy

Health and wellbeing week

We have had a wonderful week in year 2, full of activities and workshops all about health and wellbeing. Take a look at the gallery to see all of the fun things that we did:

25TH JUNE YEAR 2 GALLERY

We took part in a wonderful dance workshop and later on in the week, we also had the chance to make up our own dance routines. We had time to practise and then performed them to the class.

In yoga, we went on a safari! We saw many different animals and learnt different moves and poses. During in our session with Coram Education, we learnt about different feelings and how we can manage them.

In the classroom, we also took part in lessons learning about the different parts of the body and their function. We also thought about what we can do to keep our bodies and minds healthy and why this is important. In our money sense lessons, we thought about where money comes from and how we can keep our money safe. Furthermore, we also learnt about basic first aid and what to do in different situations. We know that it is very important to help others, but we must ensure that we are safe first.

We also took part in some fun workshops about recycling, led by WRWA. In our session, we read the story of ‘Michael Recycle’ and thought about how we can become recycling superheroes to help save the planet. We created our own recycling superheroes to take home- we even used recycled pens!

We have even more to look forward to next with, with Arts week! If you haven’t managed to yet, could you please bring in a shoe box for our art project. If you have any spares at home, we would be grateful if you could also bring these in as well as any thin cardboard packaging (cereal boxes etc).

I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy

 

A lovely week in year 2!

18.06.21

A lovely week in year 2!

We have had a lovely week in year 2! A highlight was DT textiles day. We designed a book mark and used a needle and thread to sew onto the bookmark. We tried different stiches, like the running stich and cross stich. We also learnt how to use a needle threader- even Miss Murphy!

Yesterday, Charles invited us to church and we did a pretend baptism for a doll, named ‘Molly Ella Potter’. We learnt the names for the different parts of the baptism and the promises that are made. We learned that Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan, but John the Baptist. We then did a pretend marriage for ‘Molly Ella Potter’ to ‘Felix Dumbledore’. We re-enacted the ceremony and discussed what promises are made when Christians get married. We had a lot of fun and want to thank Charles for leading the RE lesson.

18TH JUNE YEAR 2 GALLERY

18TH JUNE YEAR 2 GALLERY

In English we have been answering questions about a text and marked our answers together. We have also looked at the present and past tense, and how verbs are changed between tenses.

In maths, we have been answering reasoning and arithmetic questions. Today, we also created a bar chart based on data we had collected about our favourite colours.

Next week it Health and Wellbeing week, which is very exciting! We will be taking part in lots of fun and inspiring workshops and classes, about how we can look after our physical and mental health. The children can wear their PE kit for the week (no need to bring uniform in).

On the 28th June, we also have Arts Week. Please bring in a shoebox to use as part of the art work we will be doing. If you have any spares, please bring them in too!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

 

 A lovely week in year 2!

11.06.21

I hope that you had a lovely half term and that you enjoyed the sunshine. We have had a lovely first week back in year 2. Thank you ever so much for learning the poem for our poetry recital over half term. Today we had a lovely virtual reading session with author Dapo Adeola, who read his new book 'Hey You!' to us. Inspired by the message of the book, we created our own portraits and write an inspirational message.

In English this week, we have been writing our own poems based on ‘The Sea’ by James Reeves. We thought of a new animal that the sea could be like. We came up with excellent ideas, like a cheetah and a lion and thought of interesting adjectives to describe the animal. We created a word bank using literary features, such as onomatopoeia, alliteration and powerful verbs. We used the word bank to create our own poem- they were brilliant!

In maths, we have started out new unit of work about statistics. We have learnt about how to complete tally charts and how we can represent the data in pictograms. Furthermore, we answered questions about the data, including finding the difference between two totals.

In RE, we have started our new unit of work about Christian baptism and marriage. Today we learnt about the symbols that are used in a baptism and why they are important. Next week, Charles has kindly invited us to church to re-enact a baptism and marriage, using teddy bears.

Next week we have school photos. The children are to come to school in their school uniform and we will change after the photos for PE.

We have many things to look forward to next week, including DT Day, a trip to church and sports day!

I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy

 

A lovely week in year 2!

28.05.21

We have had a lovely week in Year 2. A highlight was our wonderful sharing assembly all about the seaside. We shared some great songs, a particular favourite being ‘We are all going on a summer holiday’. The children all said their lines beautifully.

In English this week, we have been learning a new poem ready for our poetry recital next half term. Our poem is called ‘The Sea’ by James Reeves. In the poem, personification is used to make the sea have dog-like features. Over the holidays, I would like you to practise the poem and learn it off by heart.

In maths, we have been learning about multiplication and division and today we practised out times tables.

On Wednesday, it was environment day. We found out about the animals that live in our local area and focused on butterflies. We created our own butterfly feeders and designed a poster to tell people how we can protect butterflies. Ideas included, planting seeds that grow into nectar rich plants.

I hope that you have a lovely half term.

Miss Murphy

 

A lovely week in year 2

21.05.21

We have had a lovely week in year 2. Despite the weather, we have got into full ‘summer’ mode through our sharing assembly. Our sharing assembly is going to be all about the seaside in the past and present. We have done a wonderful job so far at learning our lines and can’t wait to show you all what we have been practising next week. Get your sunglasses ready, as we have some great songs to share- which we are sure you will love!

I have sent home a letter in the reading books today to tell the children what they will need to wear. Please bring it in on Tuesday for our dress rehearsal. On Thursday 27th May, I would like the children to arrive at the hall at 8:45am in their costume. Many thanks.

In English, we have been writing instructions about ‘How to trap a seagull’. We had fun designing our trap and looked at the key vocabulary to use. We also learnt about using adverbs to tell the reader more about the verb and using noun phrases for the things we will need to make the trap. Next week, we are going to edit and improve our instructions.

In maths, we have been doing work on multiplication and division. We have been looking at how multiplication can be done in any order, but division can’t. We also looked at finding the inverse from a number triangle. Next week, we will continue to look at multiplication and division, including solving problems.

In art, we painted our clay leaves, which was great fun! We thought carefully about how we can mix the colours and paint the detail of the leaves accurately.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

 

A lovely week in Year 2

14.05.21

We have had a lovely week in Year 2. Take a look at the gallery below to see all of the fun activities that we have been doing!

YEAR 2 MAY GALLERY

This week in English, we have been looking at instructional texts. We learnt about the different features of instructions and instructional language. With a partner, we annotated a set of instructions to find imperative verbs, adverbs and adjectives. We had great fun yesterday following a s et of instructions to make a toy ice cream! Today we wrote the instructions for others to follow. Next week, we will be writing instructions about how to stop seagulls from eating the lunch, based on the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.

In maths, we have been learning about time and practising telling the time. We have also looked at different units of time, for example, there are 24 hours in a day and 365 days in most years. We had to match the statement to the correct answers about days, months and years. Next week, we will be looking at multiplication and division.

In art, we have been looking at sculpture. Last week we had a go at sketching leaves outside and using detail and shading in the drawing. This week, we had a lot of fun making clay models of the leaf and investigated using a range of tools to show the patterns on the leaf.

Our sharing assembly is on the 27th May. I have saved a poem on Google Classroom for the children to learn, as well as links to two songs to practise. When we start rehearsing, extra lines will be added in and all the children will have acting opportunities.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

 

A lovely week in year 2!

07.05.21

We have had a wonderful week in year 2 and have been enjoying the sunshine at playtime. A big well done to everyone in year 2 for their amazing efforts for 'The Big Pedal'. We have a great certificate to showcase in our classroom. This week we have been working very hard in all the different subjects.

In English this week, we have been writing stories about ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We used our plans from the previous week to help guide our writing and we used paragraphs to organise the story for the reader. We focused on using adjectives to add description to nouns and using commas in lists. We included our new inventions to stop the annoying birds from stealing the lunch!

In maths, we have been continuing to learn about position and movement. We had great fun using grids to give directions and using directional language, like forwards, backwards, left and right. We also looked at moving objects clockwise and anti-clockwise. We especially enjoyed learning about compass points and moving from different places on a grid using north, east, south and west. At home, you could make your own treasure map grid and write instructions to get to the treasure using the compass directions!

In art, we have great fun sketching leaves that we found outside and looking at the detail on the leaf. We then used chalk and charcoal to colour the leaf and practised blending the materials to give different effects. In PSHE, we revised the importance of washing our hands and blowing our nose safely and wrote our own instructions of how to do this.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend and I will look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Miss Murphy

 

A lovely week in Year 2

30.04.21

We have had a lovely week in year 2. A particular highlight was completing observational drawings of natural objects outside. We looked closely at the details on leaves and flowers and drew what we could see.

In English, we created a new invention to stop the pesky sanderlings from stealing the lunch. We shared imaginative ideas, including a robotic cat and sound recordings to scare the birds away. We then planned a new version of the story, including a new delicious lunch and other ways they tried to stop the birds. Today we started to write a descriptive opening to our story, focusing on describing the setting and characters. Next week, we will continue to write our stories and work with a partner to further improve our stories.

In maths, we have been finding fractions of quantities, lengths and shapes. We used the sharing method to find the answers and even answered some challenging extension questions. Today we had great fun practising whole, half and quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise!). Next week, we will be continuing to learn about position and movement, including recognising right angles as quarter turns and compass points on a grid.

In RE, we have been reflecting on the things that we need in our life and the things that we want. We discussed what is important to us and why.

The homework this week is maths based. I have numbered the questions so that they can be answered in your yellow book. Please upload a photograph once it has been completed. There will be no spelling homework on Monday due to the bank holiday.

Thank you and have a lovely bank holiday weekend,

Miss Murphy

 

 Happy Friday!

23.04.21

I hope that you had a lovely Easter holidays. We have had a wonderful week in year 2 and the children have settled back into the summer term very nicely.

In English, we started learning about a new story called ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We read the story together and answered questions about the text. We had great fun yesterday, re-enacting part of the story and creating freeze frames. Next week, we are going to think of our own inventions to stop the pesky seagulls from stealing the delicious sandwiches!

In maths, we have been continuing our work about measures. We practised reading scales on thermometers and answering word problems about measures. We also thought about which units of measure we would use for capacity, mass, height and temperature. Next week, we will revise and learn about fractions, position and movement.

In RE we started our new topic about Buddhism. We learnt about the life of Siddhartha and reflected on what is important in our life. We thought about the importance of family, friends, safety, health, love and kindness in our life. We also discussed the importance of looking after our planet.

Homework books have been sent home today and are to be kept at home. Once you have completed the homework task, please upload it onto Google Classroom by Monday 9am to be marked. Also, just a small reminder to make sure that you are reading with your child every day at home. I have put some useful comprehension questions that could be asked at the back of the reading diary.

Thank you and have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy

 

 Happy Easter!

01.04.21

 

We have had a lovely week in year 2. Well done to all of the children for their hard-work this term, I am very proud of them all! Thank you also for your kind support this term and the wonderful Easter gifts.

We had a lot of fun this week. A highlight was the egg rolling competition! Look at the gallery below! We also made some wonderful Easter cards.

 In English, we published our final stories of ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’. Next term in English, we will be focusing on the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We will be reading the story and also designing new inventions to stop the seagulls eating the lunch! In Maths, we continued our work on measures and looked at measuring capacity. We also answered questions about comparing capacity. Next term in Maths, we will continue learning about measuring in degrees and answering questions about measures, using the four operations.

In we also designed an Easter cross using different Easter symbols. We talked about why the symbols are important.

I have not sent any work home for over Easter, but please ensure that you are reading each day at home and write it in the reading log. You can also use Mathletics, TT Rockstars and Readiwriter. You might want to also keep a little holiday diary too.

Thank you again for your support this term. I hope that you have a lovely Easter and I will look forward to seeing you on the 20th April.

Miss Murphy

 

Happy Friday Year 2!

26.03.21

We have had a lovely week in Year 2. We have especially enjoyed learning about the symbols in the Easter story and what they mean to Christians. We have learnt about what happened in Holy week and why the cross is a very special symbol. The cross means forgiveness, salvation and eternal life. We also looked at crosses from around the world.

In Maths, we have been practising measuring in cm and g. We also learnt how to compare measures by finding the difference. Next week, we will learn about measuring in ml and l.

In English, we have been writing brilliant stories based on ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’. We have planned and written our very own wishing tale. We had wonderful ideas to use in our writing and used great vocabulary and adverbs. Next week, we will be practising our spelling and grammar.

Next week, we have lots of lovely things to look forward to, including the ‘Easter Egg rolling’ competition and the Easter Service. We will also be writing Easter prayers and making Easter cards. Please don’t forget that we finish at 1:50pm on Thursday!

Have and a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

Happy Friday!

19th March

We have had a wonderful week in Year 2. We had great fun today raising money for ‘Red Nose Day’. We wore our own clothes and put our hair in a crazy style.

Yesterday, we visited Ravenscourt Park to find different plants and animals that can be found in the local habitat. We had a checklist of things to spot and created a tally chart. We saw lots of beautiful spring flowers, like crocuses and snowdrops and we even saw some ducklings!

 In Maths this week, we have been learning about units of measure. We measured the height of different plants in the park and answered questions about measures. Next week, we will be comparing measures and learning about measuring mass, capacity and temperature.

In English this week, we continued out work about ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’. We sequences the story and thought about what the characters are thinking and saying at different parts of the story. We used thought bubbles and speech bubbles. Today we planned a new wishing tale and next week we will write the new tale.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

 

Happy Friday Year 2!

12th March

It has been a lovely week in year 2 and it has been wonderful to be back together after so long. This week we created hot air balloons and wrote something that makes us wonderful. We had fantastic ideas and it was lovely to share all of our unique skills.

In English this week, we have been writing descriptions based on the story ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’. We looked at the setting of the story and also photographs from a range of settings in Kenya. Today we sequenced the story and wrote descriptive sentences to retell the story. We also included fronted adverbials.

In maths, we have been revising techniques to answer questions based on the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times table. We looked at methods to quickly answer multiplication and division questions and also how to use the inverse.

In RE, we have started our new unit of work about the meanings of symbols n Holy Week. We learnt about what happened in the Easter story and used symbols to help retell the story.

Next week in maths, we will be practising answering questions from reasoning papers and arithmetic past papers using the methods that we have learnt in class. In English, we will be planning and writing our own wishing tale, based on the story of Lila and the Secret of Rain.

Well done to you all for a wonderful first week back.

Have a lovely weekend and I will look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Miss Murphy

 

Happy Friday Year 2!  

5th March

Happy Friday Year 2! I am very much looking forward to seeing you next week. I am very proud of all of you for how hard you have worked over the last few weeks with your online learning. You should be extremely proud of yourself too! I am a very lucky teacher to have such a super class!

Next week, we will start of new unit of work based on 'Wishing Tales'. We are going to base our work on a lovely story called 'Lila and the Secret of Rain'.    We will take part in speaking and listening activities as well as writing descriptive phrases about the story and the characters. In maths, we are going to look over methods for multiplication and division, as well as solving word problems.

Thank you so much to the parents/carers at home who have helped with all of your learning. I am looking forward to seeing your smiles at 8:45am on Monday morning.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy

Happy Friday Year 2!  

Well done for another wonderful week!

I have really enjoyed reading your sentences based on our book for Meetkat Mail and also well done for your great Maths work. I wanted to share a few pictures of 'The Happy News' and the brilliant blankets that you designed for the elephants- I loved the new designs!

Next week, we are going to be focusing on writing letters and postcards based on Meerkat mail. At home, see if you can find any examples of letters and postcards that you or your family might have received. In maths, we will also be looking at addition and subtraction, including solving two step words problems.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy

 

Happy Friday Year 2!  

Happy Half Term! It has been a very different half term but I am so proud of you all and how hard you have worked!

It has been lovely to see the pictures and work of the activities you got up to this week in STEM week. I saw some great paper planes, bubble making and DT activities. Well done for your great work!

In English this week we have been writing our own 'Sound Collector' poems. It was wonderful to read your final poems and hear some of you perform them in the lesson. Well done for your great Maths work too on addition and subtraction.

After half term, we will look at place value of numbers. In English, we will start a new unit of work based on the story 'MeerKat Mail'. If you can get hold or borrow the book for the unit, that would be very useful. I will also post a youtube and video link of the story.

Thank you for you support this half term. It has been wonderful to teach such a lovely class the last few weeks and the children have shown great enthusiasm. I hope that you have a lovely half term

Miss Murphy.

 

Happy Friday Year 2!

05.02.21

'Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think' - Winnie the Pooh

Well done for another wonderful week Year 2! I have been so impressed with your work this week. I have enjoyed reading the new ideas for your 'Sound Collector' poem and you have also done so well with our work in money. Keep up the great work!

Next week in maths we are going to look over methods for addition and subtraction as well as using the inverse to check our answers. In English, we are going to become sound collectors (and poets!) and write our own poems about sounds we can collect in school and other settings.

Next week it will be STEM week. I have uploaded a new timetable for next week on Google Classroom. Maths and English will continue live as normal in the morning. Then will be completing an array of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical activities. We will have a guest speaker and we will also be incorporating Safer Internet Day. We have also planned a few recorded session to design new products. It will be a lovely and fun week to end the half term.

I am looking forward to seeing your lovely smiles on Monday. Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy

 

Happy Friday Year 2!

29th January 2021

Happy Friday Year 2! It has been so lovely to see you in live lessons this week and looking at all of the brilliant work that you have completed. I have also enjoyed chatting to you all and finding out about what you have been doing at home during our 'check in' groups. I have seen so many great pieces of work this week. I also feel like you have taught me lots of facts about animals that I did not know! Also, well done for the great answers you have been sharing during our maths lessons. Money can be quite tricky to learn about, but you have done brilliantly with the new learning. 

Next week, we will continue to learn about money, including finding the difference between totals and calculating change. In English, we will start a new unit of work about poetry.

I will look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces on Monday. I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy

 

Happy Friday Year 2!

22nd January 2021

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 for another brilliant week of online learning. It is lovely to see you all each morning for a live English and maths lesson. The work you have submitted this week has been brilliant! I have read many excellent reports about a new animal superhero and I have also been very impressed with the maths work that you have completed about division. I can see that many of you have been practising your times table and also practising division facts. Well done!

Next week, we will be doing some lessons on money in maths and we will also be writing reports about an animal of your own choice. We will have to research to find facts about the animal and then we will present the information in a report.

Well done for your brilliant work. I will look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy.

 

Happy Friday Year 2!

15th January 2021

 

 Well done for another brilliant week of online learning! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your new Traction Man stories! There were so many wonderful and imaginative ideas. There were new adventures of Traction Man on the moon and deep sea diving. I was also very impressed with your Maths work, looking at multiplication. I can see that many of you are starting to learn your times tables and multiples of different numbers.

Next week, we will start a new unit of work about division. We will learn how to divide by 2, 3, 5 and 10 and also how multiplication and division are the inverse.

In English, our next unit of work will be about writing reports. We will design a new animal superhero and write a report about all of its powers!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

Happy Friday Year 2!

8th January 2021

Happy Friday Year 2! Well done for all of your fantastic home learning this week. I am ever so proud of you all with how well you are doing! I have seen so many excellent pieces of work. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your work about Traction Man's new action hero suit. There were so many wonderful ideas, like space suits, diving suits and climbing suits! You Maths work has also been super and you have shown a brilliant understanding about number and place value.

Next week, we are going to be continuing our writing about Traction Man, including writing about a new adventure he could go on, wearing his new suit. In maths, we will start to look at multiplication and division. It would be great to start learning your 2, 3 5 and 10 times table for this unit of work. We will learn how to answer arithmetic questions and also word problems.

Well done again for this week! It has been lovely to see your smiling faces each morning and I will look forward to seeing you on Monday. Thank you to all of the parents/carers for your support this week with the children's home learning.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

Merry Christmas! ðŸŽ…  

18th December

Well done to all of the children in Year 2 for such a wonderful term. Miss Murphy is so proud of each and every one of you for your hard work, perseverance and the kindness that you have shown each other.

This week we have had lots of fun. In English we wrote persuasive letters to Father Christmas and have completed lots of fun Christmas crafts. We also had great fun our KS1 Christmas Party!

Over the holidays, I have sent home a few optional activities for the children to complete and being back when we return to school. During our first week back, we are going to start our new text ‘Traction Man’ and, in maths, we will be learning at multiplication and division.

Please keep reading over the holidays too!

Thank you so much for your kind support over the last term and I will look forward to seeing you in the New Year. 

Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

11th December

It has been great fun preparing and performing our Nativity this week! The children have worked ever so hard and have put on a showstopper of a performance! On Thursday,  we the Nativity was filmed and will be available to watch at home soon. Thank you ever so much to the parent volunteers who have filmed and edited the show. We hope that you enjoy the Nativity next week!

In English this week, we have been editing and improving our work about a space souvenir. We wrote our final pieces of work. Our next unit of work will be based on the story of ‘Traction Man!’. We will be planning and writing our own adventure stories.

In Maths, we have been answering arithmetic questions, using the four operations. We will start to look at multiplication and division in our next unit of work. Over the weekend try to practise your 2, 5 and 10 times table.

In geography, we completed some field work to answer the question, ‘What do people think of our street?’. We looked at the quality of two locations and used emojis to share our emotional response to the location.

On Monday, we are going to make Christingles as part of our work in RE. I would like the children to each bring an orange to school so that we can make them. We will be learning about what each part symbolises.

Celebrate me book

The ‘Celebrate Me Book’ is an opportunity to share your authentic and unique self with the rest of your class. Remember, there is only one you and you should have the chance to shout out about it and celebrate! You are wonderful!

Every Friday, one child will have the opportunity to take this book and record something inside. You could share something you love, share something you are proud of or ultimately, just share something that makes you, you!

The book will be due back on the Monday.

We have lots of things to look forward to next week, including the KS1 Christmas Lunch, Year 2 Christmas party and watching our Nativity DVD!

I hope that you have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

Live life with a song every brand new day! – Our Nativity

4.12.20

This week, our Nativity rehearsals have been in full swing. I am so impressed with how quickly the children have learnt their lines and the songs. Keep practising over the weekend so that we are ready for filming next week!

This week in English, we have continued our unit about ‘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! Today we planned a piece of persuasive writing to encourage people to buy our souvenir and next week we will write our final piece.

In Maths, we have started to learn about telling the time to the nearest quarter of an hour. Next week, we will be looking at telling the time to quarter past and quarter to, as well as ordering things that we do in the day. Keep practising telling the time at home, including telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

In art, we have been creating a collage of a fruit bowl in the style of Cezanne. All the children have been working so hard to create a beautiful piece of work!

Don’t forget to bring in the items for the costume that you need on Monday!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

‘I’m shining as brightly as I can, as bright, as bright, can be’

27/11/20

We have had a very busy in Year 2 practising for our fantastic Nativity ‘A Midwife Crisis’. We have read through the script together and have been practising the songs. Miss Murphy has sent the scripts home today, along with the letter for costume. Please note, that many of the costumes we have in school already (we have built an impressive collection over the years!), so you only need to bring what is specified on the letter. Please make sure that the bag is clearly labelled with your child’s name. Next week, we will start to get rehearsals into full swing!

Please click the link below to practise the songs at home.

Nativity Songs and Lyrics

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 learnt about what a persuasive text is and learnt a persuasive text about ‘The Roaring Rocket 3000!’. Next week, we are going to design a new space souvenir and write a persuasive text to persuade people to buy our new toy.

In maths this week, we have continued to find fractions of objects and shapes. We practised answering trickier reasoning questions and today we completed arithmetic questions. Next week, we are going to practice answering other arithmetic questions using addition, subtractions and fractions.

In RE, we have looked at Nativity paintings by different artists from around the world. We have been discussing how light is used in the paintings to depict holiness.

Foodbank Advent Collection

Our School Council is currently collecting items to give to the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank to support the local community over the Christmas period.

Children can bring any items they wish to donate into school and give them to their class teacher. We are hoping to make a final collection on the 11th December.

For a list of food items the foodbank accepts, please follow the link below.

https://hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

‘No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted’ – Aesop

20.11.20

This week has been Anti-Bullying Week. On Monday we all came to school in odd socks to show how unique and special we all are. We also were very lucky to take part in an online workshop delivered by Chelsea football club. Will, who delivered the workshop, taught us about different types of bullying and how we can help others who may be being bullied. In class, we learnt about how we can celebrate our differences and the importance of showing respect to others. We thought of ways that we can ‘Unite against bullying’ and the qualities of a good friend.

In English this week, we have been learning about changing adjectives to adverbs and using them in sentences to make our writing even more interesting for the reader. We planned and wrote a new story about ‘How to Catch a Star’, using our great ideas from last week. Some particular favourites of our ideas was going up in a hot air balloon and building a giant lego tower to try and catch a star. Next week, we will start our new unit of work based on the story ‘Bob Man on the Moon’. In this unit, we will be writing a persuasive text to encourage people to buy a new space souvenir that we have designed.

In maths we have been finding fractions of a number, including halves and quarters. We have also been developing our understanding of equivalent fractions, such as 2/4 is the same as ½. Next week, we will be learning how to find fractions of shapes and objects.

Today we held our Nativity auditions and started to practise the songs for the show. Well done to all of the children that auditioned! There were so many beautiful singing voices! I was very impressed! Next week in RE, we will start exploring our new unit of work based on the big question ‘Where is the light at Christmas?’. In the unit, we will explore how light is portrayed through art and why Jesus is called the light of the world.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.


This week in Year 2…

13/11

A highlight this week was DT Day, where we made fantastic moving cars. 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 by carefully following instructions to assembly the tech card and we even used a junior hacksaw to cut the dowel. Our final product was fantastic! Take a look at the gallery below:

In English this week we have been learning how to use apostrophes to spell words with contractions. We have also started to learn about a new story called ‘How to Catch a Star’. In our lessons, we practised answering questions about the text and writing sentences about the story using conjunctions.

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.

Next week in English, we are going to be thinking of new ways for the boy to catch the star in the story and writing our own version of the story. In Maths, we will be learning how to find fractions of an object or an amount.

In RE we have been learning about who St. Peter was and why he is special. We have learnt about the different symbols associated with St. Peter, including keys, the upside down cross and the rock.

A few reminders:

It is nearly Nativity time! Next Friday we will be doing auditions for the Nativity play. This year, our Nativity will be ‘A Midwife Crisis!’. There is a short speech to learn from the Nativity and the children may 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.

 

Once a mighty dinosaur, came to dine with me...

6.11.20

Welcome back! We hope that you had a 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 ‘The dinosaur’s dinner’ with great expression and the audience enjoyed your actions.

In English, we’ve been reading poems about bonfire night and writing our own poems about fireworks. We wrote an acrostic poem and a poem with a repeated line. We used lots of imaginative vocabulary, including onomatopoeia and ever personification. The poems were a joy to read!

In maths this week we have been naming 3D shapes and looking at their properties including number of edges, faces and vertices. We also sorted 3D shapes and practised answering reasoning problems about shapes.

In RE, we have started to learn about St. Peter and his life. We looked at key events that took place and discussed why our school is names after him.

House Athletics Competition

We would like to congratulate all of the children for their wonderful sporting skills in athletics. Mr Cotton was so pleased with the determination and sportsmanship he saw. We would like to give an almighty congratulations to the children in Keys who received the most points in the competition, well done.

We look forward to running the next house sporting competitions at the end of this term. Thank you, Miss Cook.

Christmas Cards

We loved seeing all of the amazing artwork for the Christmas Cards homework and we're sure that all of the pieces which were sent in are going to make absolutely beautiful cards!  Above is a gallery of a selection of artwork from across the school and we hope that you enjoy!

I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

Happy Half Term!

23.10.20

This week, St Peter’s has been celebrating Black History Month. We took part in a great Caribbean dance workshop. We learnt about significant black figures in history, focusing on Mary Seacole. We also learnt about the ‘Windrush generation’ and the impact it had on our lives today. Oli Moore from Chelsea football club also did a great presentation about famous footballers in history.

In English, we have been learning a poem for our poetry recital called ‘The Dinosaur’s Dinner’. We had great fun reciting the poem and learning the actions to the words. We also created our own poems about an animal that comes for dinner. We had great ideas, like a fearless rhino and a furry bear. In Maths, we have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We also learnt that some shapes have right angles and thought of ways that we could sort shapes.

Don’t forget to log into Mathletics and Readiwriter over half term.

Well done to all of the children for a brilliant half term!

Have a lovely half term.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

‘Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart’ – Winnie the Pooh

We have had a lovely week in Year 2. The children have been working ever so hard!

In English, we have been writing the final versions of our newspaper reports about ‘The Great Fire of London’. We had to choose an interesting headline and included many interesting facts. Today we also had a go at answering questions about a story and marked our answers together.

In maths, we have been continuing to use the column method to add and subtract two numbers. We learnt about borrowing or carrying a ten. We also learnt about how we can find the missing number in a number sentence by finding the difference between two numbers.

Today was wear red to ‘Show racism the red card’. We discussed what makes us special. We all know that we are unique and should always treat others how we would like to be treated.

A few reminders:

Our PE lessons are now on a Tuesday and Wednesday (not Thursday). Please make sure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days.

 Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

‘No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted’ – Aesop

In English, we have been become newspaper reporters! We travelled back to 1666 to discover what The Great Fire of London was like. We started by collecting facts about the fire and what happened. We also came up with questions to ask people what it was like and interviewed people in the group.

In maths we have been adding by partitioning numbers into tens and units. We have also been practising using the column method to add 2 two digit numbers, including when we have to carry a ten.

In RE this week we have been learning about the parable of ‘The Good Samaritan’. We thought about how we can be a good neighbour to others.

Thank you ever so much for the Harvest Festival donations. The children took the donations to church on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 


If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely – Roald Dahl

2.10.20

We have had a very busy week in year 2! In English we created our own version of ‘The Gigantic ‘ story. We had to think of new characters and a new enormous vegetable. We also practised using commas to list items and using an adjective to create an expanded noun phrase. Miss Murphy was very impressed with our stories!

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, including partitioning and using the column method.

In RE was have been learning about the parable of ‘The wise man and the foolish man’. We discussed why it is important to follow instructions and times that we have followed instructions.

WALK WITH US
ON W/C 5 OCTOBER!

Get your happy feet on, it’s time to celebrate.
Living Streets, have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.
The five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life. 

Walk to School Week is now scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month.

The class with the most amount of children and staff walking to school will receive a lovely, sparkly certificate.

Thank you,

Miss Cook - happy walking!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

A Pirate’s Life For Me!

25.9.20

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 writing, drama and art! We had lots of fun inventing new pirate names and we completed lots of speaking and listening activities.

In Maths we have been practising how to add onto a number, including ones and tens. We also revised our number bonds to 20. 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 started our new story called ‘The Gigantic Turnip’ and answered questions about the story.

In RE, we continued our work about parables. Today we learnt about the ‘Parable of the Sower’ and discussed what the parable means to Christians.

A few reminders:

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. Please also ensure that you are reading daily with your child and at home sign the reading diary.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.

 

This Week in Yer 2...

18th September

Well done to everyone in Year 2 for another wonderful week!

We’ve have had a wonderful week in Year 2! The children have all worked ever so hard in our activities and produced many pieces of work to be proud of.

In English, we have been learning how to use an expanded noun phrase to describe the characters and setting. We also planned a new story with a new character and setting. We will look forward to writing our stories next week.

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! We also looked at how we can order numbers by looking at how many tens and ones it has.

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the virtual open classroom on Tuesday. I hope you found it useful and that you have all received the email with the class information.

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! We will still have PE on Thursday, so please make sure that you bring your PE kit to school.

Thank you,

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2

 

 Oh! The places you'll go!' - Dr Seuss

11.9.20

Welcome to Year 2! We have been in year 2 for a week 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 assistant Ms Browne.

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 practising finding the place value of numbers and counting on and back to 100.

Today we also learnt about what a parable is and we look forward to exploring parables that Jesus told over the next few weeks.

A few notices:

PE lessons will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Can children please come into school in their PE kits on these days (PE kits will mostly be kept in school and we will send them home on a Tuesday ready for Wednesday). Can I please request that the front of the PE bag is clearly labelled on the outside so that we can quickly identify the children’s PE bags.

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 ‘Virtual Open Evening’ will be on Tuesday 15th September from 5:20 – 5:40pm. In the session, we will share key information about Year 2 and what we will be doing throughout the year.

Well done for a wonderful first week Year 2! Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.