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Blast off!

After learning about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, Year 2 have had lots of fun making junk models of the Saturn V rocket he travelled in. Unfortunately, we don't think they will get us to the moon, but we think you'll agree that they look amazing!

Look how much our beans and peas have grown!

Bulbs, beans and seeds!

Year 2 have been investigating bulbs and seeds in science. We have dissected them to see what is inside and planted our own beans - check back soon to see how they are growing!

Amazing Algorithms!

We have started learning about algorithms in Computing this half term. We worked on the ipads to input simple instructions using Purple Mash.

Happy Easter!

We have had another egg-citing week! We are now on the count down to Easter so we have been taking part in lots of fun Easter activities including an Easter bonnet parade. Everyone worked really hard at home to create amazing Easter bonnets - thank you to everyone at home who helped! Well-done for another fantastic week year 2. Have a wonderful Easter holiday!

British Science Week

It was British Science Week between 5th - 14th March so year 2 became inventors, thinking of new ideas. We looked at reduce, re-use and recycle, creating inventions that would make the world a better place. The children designed a water saving device for when they brush their teeth or use the shower (reduce). The children took part in an experiment to find out how much water is wasted if the tap was left on during the time it took for them to brush their teeth. They also looked at the affect of plastic on the world and made their own recycle bin (recycle), we did another little to test to show how plastic is harmful to living things using mustard seeds. For the third activity we had lots of fun upcycling objects (re use).

Another Fun Week!

Our second week back has been lots of fun, being inventors as part of British Science Week activities and designing Faberge Eggs leading up to Easter.

A Wonderful Week Back!

Well-done everyone for a brilliant first week back after 8 weeks of lock down. We are all so very proud of how you have settled back into the school routine really well. We have been taking part in a variety of activities this week including African animal art, making thank you cards and learning about British Science Week. We also managed to have our belated Christmas party!! Keep up the hard work Year 2!
Before Christmas we made poppies out of clay, thinking carefully about the shape of the petals, stem and the inside. Once the clay was dry, we painted them. 

Pretty Poppies!

World Book Day 2021
We all had a fun World Book Day this year - at home and in school. Look at our amazing costumes - thank you everyone - you looked great! Year 2 really enjoyed taking part in a variety of World Book Day activities including guessing the masked reader and some of us managed to take part in a live webinar event with the author Nathan Bryon and illustrator Dapo Adelo.

Spring Term Update

 

All our online learning has moved to our TEAMs platform. The children have been engaging so well with our home-learning and sending lots of examples of their work. 

Please see the Monthly Mention Newsletter for more examples of our home-learning journey in Year 2.

January Monthly Mention

Happy New Year

 

So... an interesting start to 2021. Thank you for all your support so far. We will truly miss not seeing you all in school. However, we are looking to starting this 'Home Learning' journey with you.  

 

Our 'Home Learning Platform' is Microsoft TEAMs so we will now be contacting you through TEAMs. If you have any problems accessing your TEAMs account please contact us via the Year Group email Year2@springfieldprimary.net. In addition to your TEAMs Home Learning there is a star above which has a vast amount of information on that you can use to continue and support learning at home. Good luck!

 

We will see you for the register on TEAMs tomorrow Wednesday 6th January 2020.

Year 2 Rosen's Christmas Movie.

To view this movie please enter your child's school network password (this is the same password as their Purple Mash account).

Year 2 Wilson's Christmas Movie

To access this movie please enter your child's school network password (this is the same as their Purple Mash account password).

Year 2 Dahl's Christmas Movie

To access this movie please enter your child's school network password (this is the same as their Purple Mash account password).

A Christmas Story - The Dinosaur that pooped Christmas!

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Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for your lovely gifts! Here are a few Christmas pictures from Wilson.

Merry Christmas!

We hope you all have a lovely Christmas break. Thank you very much for your kind gifts. See you in 2021.

Crazy Hair Day!

We were very impressed with the hair designs! Thank you everyone for all of your efforts including the children at home too!

Hedgehog Home Learning

Here's Lottie's hedgehog! Well-done Lottie!

I READ ME: MORE BLACK AUTHORS IN SCHOOLS

 

As part of Black History month, year 2 learnt about Rosa Parks who made a difference in history in the fight for equality. We also read the book Look Up by author Nathan Bryon and did a guided drawing to create one of the characters from his story. 

 

Now, one of our Year 4 children has co-curated an exciting event with her favourite authors including Nathan Bryon and along with Hannah Lee and Peter Kalu. On Saturday 28th November at 2pm  these authors will be online via Zoom ready to read their books and talk with Manchester school children. It is an organised event recommended for children aged 4 - 8 and their grown ups. If you would like to find out more click on the link below:

 

 

 

Many Thanks!

 

Thank you to those parents who have kindly already emailed their child's Xmas photograph to the Year 2 email address. We look forward to receiving the rest of the year groups by Friday 27th November.

 

You will find your child's line for their xmas song in their reading record. Please take a photograph of your child that represents the line they have been given - you can be as creative as you like! We are going to collate the photographs into a Christmas movie that we would like to share with all our year 2 parents. Please remember if you do not wish your child to included in the movie do not email a photograph of your child.

 

Kind Regards,

Year 2 Team.

 

 

What's Coming up?

 

After parent's evenings this week, lots of parents have asked for an overview of some of the things we will be learning about in Year 2 maths this term. Please find below a list of the topics we are going to cover. Whilst we teach objectives in the same order as the White Rose scheme of work, we continue to use our own weekly plans for maths and supplement these with White Rose and Classroom secrets materials. We have now moved onto money, making different amounts in pounds and pence and recognising coin and note values.

 

 

Sphero Challenge!

We were very lucky to have MGL in school teaching us all about algorithms, programming and debugging. The children learnt how to drive a Sphero and navigate it by inputting a program in a variety of challenges. 

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Christmas is on it's way!

We have had a great day in our Christmas jumpers! Thank you very much for bringing in the chocolate for our chocolate tombola!

Worry Dolls.

In PSHCE we have been learning all about our emotional well-being and how to identify and manage our emotions. Today we have been learning about 'worries' and strategies to help us! We enjoyed reading the story 'Silly Billy by Anthony Browne' and each child was given a worry doll to take home. To develop coping strategies we practised a range of relaxation techniques including deep breathing, guided meditation and some cosmic yoga. Simply sharing our worries with a trusted adult or friend seemed to help many of our children.

Living and Non-Living

 

We have been learning about living and non-living things this week in science and the seven life processes. We finished our lesson by investigating living things in our school garden.

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Remembrance

Can forces change the shape of materials?