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Coningsby St Michael's

Church of England

Primary School

Believe. Aspire. Succeed.

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Year 2

Welcome to the page for Year 2

 

In Year 2 our teachers are Mrs Clark, Mrs McDowell and Ms Manoucheri. We are lucky to have Mrs Walker and Mrs Harvey supporting our learning everyday. 
 

This page will keep you up-to-date with all the exciting things we get up to in our year, so please keep visiting it regularly!

 

In Term 6 we are asking the question, 'Who was Christopher Columbus?'

We are using a visual literacy approach in English and  'The Little Mermaid' will provide much of the inspiration for our writing.

Our church school value for this term is truthfulness.

 

Our Year 2 Council Representatives are:

 

James McDonnell (2M)  and Yasmin Bridge (2CM) - School Council

Freddy Knight (2M) and Elena Barwick (2CM) - Eco Council

Tiara-Mai Gretton (2M) and Lily Burns (2CM) - Collective Worship Council

Term 6 newsletter

Here is our newsletter for term five with information regarding our learning for this term.

Year 2 End of year Expectations

In Maths, Year 2 children have been learning to tell the time on an analogue clock. It is something that lots of us are finding hard. Today we played a time telling game on the Topmarks website and it is something that could easily be played at home. Here is the link to the website if you want to have a go: mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#
Year Two enjoyed a lovely celebratory picnic in the Mystical Garden this afternoon. For homework the children all had to make a picnic and we all shared our goodies in the Mystical Garden. The children have worked so hard this year but in particular this term and it was a lovely opportunity to celebrate all of that hard work.

Picnic in the Mystical Garden

This morning we made Jumping Bean Couscous Salad! The children all enjoyed measuring, mixing and chopping! We all tasted it too even though there were ingredients in there that we weren't sure about!

Art in the Mystical Garden - inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

Jumping Bean Couscous Salad

2M finally got round to making their vehicles to transport a giraffe. A lot of perseverance was necessary - as one class member said, "I thought it was going to be easy but it was quite complicated!" We finished our afternoon by testing out our vehicles on the playground. Well done everybody - it would seem we have some budding engineers in the class!

We have been reading 'One Night, Far From Here' in our English lessons. We enjoyed climbing trees and reading books among the branches, just like the little girl in the story!

This term we all made our own vehicles. We decided to make boats with wheels and axles for towing. We decided how we would make them float and worked hard on our designs. We were all really pleased that when we tested them they did float! 

Comic Relief

All the children enjoyed coming dressed as their favourite singer or in their party clothes today for Comic Relief. We had a danceathon in the hall which the children really threw themselves into as you can see from the photos and videos!

Danceathon photos

Danceathon videos

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World Book Day

For world book day the children were invited to decorate potatoes as their favourite book characters. Year Two did an amazing job as you can see from the pictures below! They were very proud of them!

World book day decorated potatoes

We have really enjoyed learning this song about the Great Fire of London

Great Fire of London: September 1666 - Children's song with words by Al Start

Awesome afternoon in the Mystical Garden today. We recreated the Great Fire of London by setting fire to our Tudor houses and watching how the fire spread from building to building..

We made Tudor houses today as part of our Great Fire of London topic. We had to learn how to turn the boxes inside out to ensure the paint would stick, then we had to measure and make a roof and then paint the houses with the traditional black and white Tudor design. We were really pleased with our finished houses.
We were really lucky today as we had a visiting artist in as part of Aviation Heritage in Lincolnshire. She is making a large poppy display to go around the church door and we each got to make a poppy out of waterproof material. We had to concertina the red material and fix it with a paperclip and then cut a fringe into the black material. Everybody worked really hard and the children really enjoyed. The poppies will be displayed around the door of St Michael's Church for Remembrance Sunday and the days around this if you would like to go and see them.

Poppy making with Ruth

Fantastic art lesson today! The children visited St Michael's church to practise their sketching skills using a variety of pencils. I was so impressed with their concentration and attention to detail.

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