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Year 2 Autumn Newsletter

End of Year Expectations

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Class Teacher: Mrs Poxon

Year 2 Learning

Learning Challenge: 

Why did London burn?:
Year 2 have been looking at The Great Fire of London and are able to sequence the events that
led up to the event. They can also explain which different sources of information could be used
to tell us what happened. Using the information they have learnt, Year 2 have written their own
newspaper articles as though they were writing at the time the fire happened. They have also
written about their trip to St Paul's Cathedral where they looked at the Great Fire of London in
more detail through an interactive workshop.


Less than, greater than and equal to:
Year 2 have been learning how to correctly use the mathematical symbols < to mean a number
is less than another, > to mean a number is greater than another and = to mean the numbers
have the same value. 

Digit Arranging with number bonds to ten:
The children have been looking at their number bonds to ten and have used bar models with
missing values to show their learning. They are also able to use up to three different numbers
that make a total of ten and demonstrate that the numbers can be added in any order to reach
the same result.

The children have been looking at how thermometers are used to measure temperature. They
are able to look at the intervals shown on the thermometer and calculate how much the
temperature is increasing between each line to read it accurately.


Christingle Reflection:
Year 2 have been reflecting on the celebration of Christingle. They can accurately recall what
each symbol is on the Christingle and what it represents. 

The Light of the World:
Year 2 have been studying the Christmas story in depth and talking about the birth of Christ on
earth. They are able to say why Jesus is sometimes referred to as 'The Light of the World.'
Using a picture of a candle, they can talk about their own thoughts and feelings about Jesus
and what 'The Light of the World' means to them.

What does a Priest wear?:
As part of their RE Focus Week the whole school were visited by Father Taemin who spoke
about the different vestments that a Priest wears. The children could describe the different items
of clothing and what they represented.

Rabbi Jacobi visited the children to talk about the Jewish festival of Passover. Year 2 were able
to describe what happens during the festival of Passover and why it is celebrated. 

Maundy Thursday Church Service:
The whole school commemorated Maundy Thursday at the Church. Year 2 could describe what
happened during the service and how it made them feel.


Predicting the story:
Year 2 have been reading the story 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl and can recall the key details of
the plot. They can use what they already know about the story to make a prediction about
what might happen next in the story. 

Twisted Fairy Tales:
In their English learning, the children have been looking at traditional fairy tales and looking at
the text "Prince Sinders," which is a re-telling of the story Cinderella. The children have used the
text to inspire their own 'twisted' fairy tale where they have written about a male main
character rather than a female one and ugly stepbrothers rather than ugly stepsisters. They
have built on their knowledge of grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling to produce
their text.


How high does the ball bounce?:
Year 2 have been conducting scientific experiments to see which balls will bounce the highest
when they are dropped. They were able to predict which ball they thought would be the
bounciest and record the results of their experiment in a graph. They accurately used their data
to order the balls according to how bouncy they are. Some of them are beginning to suggest
reasons as to why some of the balls are bouncier than others.

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