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Year 2

WELCOME TO YEAR 2!

 

 

Our class teachers are Mrs Spolander and Miss Hill. Our teaching assistant is Miss Weatherhead.

Mrs Spolander can be contacted on:

 

rspolander@warrendell.herts.sch.uk

Daily Messages from your teacher during school closure:

10/07/2020

 

Hi Year 2! Looking forward to seeing you at assembly today J

It’s Friday! Today’s task is a bit of mindfulness!

It’s important to look after our mental wellbeing so here are a few ideas of what you could do today.

Yoga- You tube have lots of ‘cosmic kids’ workouts designed for children.

Colouring- quiet time colouring can be very relaxing.

Making playdough – there are lots of simple recipes online and you can add vanilla or lavender to make it smell nice.

Music- make a cosy place in your house and listen to some relaxing music.

Positivity jars- Find a jar to add all the great things that happen to you. Each time you have a good day, write it down on a piece of paper. At the end of each month or so, look back at all the great things you have done!

Just a few ideas, I’d love to hear about anything else you might do to be mindful too!

Have a lovely weekend if I don’t see you this morning!

 

Mrs Spolander

 

Spring Homework Projects

Children worked very hard on their Spring Term homework projects but didn't have a chance to share them with their class so we will be putting them here for everyone to see.

Amazing Pirate Projects

Curriculum information can be accessed here:

Pirate Day 

Year 2 had a fantastic day on their Pirate Day. They explored role play scenarios including ‘pirate ship’ ‘walk the plank’ and ‘shark attack’!

They made treasure maps, and solved clues around school in a treasure hunt,played games and  heard pirate stories! Arrrrrr!

This half term our topic is Land Ahoy! and we will be learning all about pirates. We will be exploring maps, compasses and directional language. we'll explore coordinates, treasure maps and famous pirates from the past. We will also be taking part in a 'Take one book' project involving some creative writing and art work based around 'Flotsam' by David Wiesner. We are writing letters to Mrs Morley to ask for a pirate themed day we will we working hard on our sentence writing and mental strategies for multiplication and division. 

 

In the first half of the Spring term, our topic was 'Wriggle and Crawl’.

We thought about all of those wiggly, wriggly creatures. We described them, using bug based stories and found out more about their micro habitats. We designed and made bug 'hotels', examined an animal's basic needs, and completed some animal themed fitness training. 

 

Previously, our topic was Muck Mess and Mixtures! We were busy getting very messy. We learnt about famous artists from history and attempted our own versions using their style. We investigated how plants grow and planted some seeds. In English we read George's Marvellous Medicine and made our own concoctions on our very own 'Muck Mess and Mixtures' themed day! How exciting!

 

We had so much fun in STEM week, investigating with eggs, building gliders and making towers or bridges. 

 

 

Year 2's Stay and Learn with our grown ups- we used role play to help us write some spooky descriptions. 

 

 

We had so much fun making a mess on our 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures Day'. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been creating artwork inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. 

 

 

We had lots of fun on 'No Pens Wednesday' learning through practical activities.

 

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We have made clay sea creatures as part of our Beachcombers Art and Design topic. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP AT HOME

To help your child with their learning you could:

 

  • Make sure your child reads at least 4 times a week, completes their homework and spellings.
  • When reading with your a child , please ask them questions about the book. Eg who is the main character?
  • Test your child's times tables at least twice a week.
  • Encourage your child to keep a daily diary. 
  • Use Sam Learning - please ask if the children have forgotton their passwords.
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