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Tawny Owls (Year 2)

Welcome to Tawny Owls - Year 2!

 

 

The year 2 grammar police were busy checking the suffixes in their poems!
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As part of our music, we looked at the traditional Aboriginal instrument, the didgeridoo. We had great fun trying to get a note out of it. It is much harder than it looks!

Deadly 60 - Australia

This term we are studying Australia and comparing it to where we live. We will also be studying different habitats in Science.

 

Art

We will be looking at the art of the Aboriginal artist Emily Kngwarreye and her dreamtime paintings. Today we took our art outside and started to understand the meanings of the Australian dreamtime symbols.

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Welcome back to our Summer Term!

Please find below our newsletter and curriculum map for this term.

Year 2 explored the meaning of Christian symbols linked to Easter this past half term and practised making commoncraft videos to shown the knowledge they had gained.

(We may need a little more practise at videoing!)

We have loved our Great Fire of London topic.

Have a look at the photos of our great 3D Tudor houses and our tie dyed fabric and Tudor prints depicting London during the fire.

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As part of our topic of The Great Fire of London and also finding out about people who help us, Year 2 had a fabulous trip to Reydon fire station.

 

Apart from discovering information about the job of a fire fighter, they looked at the equipment, tried some on and also used the hoses! Thank you to the fire fighters who gave up their time to help us extend our learning.

Did you know............

The world record for stretching a curly wurly is 311.5cm?

Year 2 have been using their scientific knowledge of stretching, rolling, bending, twisting and squashing materials to find the Year 2 class record for stretching playdough. The children had three attempts to breakthe class record, having excellent conversations to improve their performances.

 

They also used their excellent maths skills to measure accurately.

 

Ayden,Chloe and Lacey - Mai were the record holders with their playdough measuring 52.5cm.

 

Parents Maths and SATs  share afternoon 

Thank you for coming and joining us for our maths and SATs share and afternoon.

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Our exciting new topic is The Great Fire of London. Ask your child about the picture below........

 

What do they know?

What do they think they know?

What would they like to find out?

 

Year 2 are super thinkers and have thought of some excellent ideas to explore this term!

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Welcome back! Spring Term Newsletter and Curriculum Maps

We have been looking at the work of Walter Crane and William Morris in our art lessons and have produced some amazing nature prints based on their art.
Year 2 had an excellent trip to Norwich Cathedral to learn all about Edith Cavell, a local inspirational person. The children found out about her life through drama whilst exploring the cathedral and then considered how she had shown all of the Reydon 5 R learning behaviours!

Edith Cavell trip Norwich Cathedral

Black History Month

We decided to research and create art based on the Angolan black artist António Ole. He is a famous artist who produces large scale art on sides of buildings using doors, windows and signs.

 

He produces art to celebrate people in his country. Rather than being negative about the shanty towns and the lives of the people who live there, he focuses on the positiveness of their lives and his paintings reflect the colour, texture and shape he sees. People compare his work to that of the Pop artists.

 

Year 2 have used his ideas to produce their own large scale door art around the school. See if you can spot it!

Today in year 2, we have been showing fantastic relationships in our work and have been proud of what we have achieved.

In Science we have been wondering, "Are the oldest people in a class always the tallest?"

In Science we have been wondering, "Are the oldest people in a class always the tallest?" 1
In Science we have been wondering, "Are the oldest people in a class always the tallest?" 2
In Science we have been wondering, "Are the oldest people in a class always the tallest?" 3
In Science we have been wondering, "Are the oldest people in a class always the tallest?" 4
We have been using our measuring skills to find out our heights in metres (m) and centimetres (cm).

I wonder who our year 2 school councillors will be?

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Getting active with our maths! Counting in 2,5,10 and 3's

Getting active with our maths! Counting in 2,5,10 and 3's 1

Welcome to Year 2 class at Reydon Primary School. We are pleased to see how hard the children are working and showing wonderful learning behaviours this term. We have been enjoying our topic work. Please see our curriculum newsletter below, together with some pictures of their learning.

 

Thank you for the support you give your child with their homework, this helps to reinforce the learning taking place in the classroom.

 

If you need to speak to us regarding your child, please let us know and we can arrange a time at the end of the day.

 

Mrs Ellis and Mrs English

As part of our learning in maths, we are looking at the value of numbers. To support your child at home, there is a really good game on ICT games called shark numbers. I have enclosed the link below for your child if they would like to play this to support their learning.

 

The web link is

 

http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html

 

 

Curriculum Plan for Year 2 Autumn 2017

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