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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

"In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work like you are working for the Lord, not for the people"

Colossians 3:23

Mrs Connell and Mrs Bonner would like to welcome you to our Year 2 class page for 2019-2020. Our aim is to keep you informed of things that are happening in our class.

Autumn Term

Dates for Your Autumn Diary

 

 

Autumn 1

 Friday 10th September: Mission Day

 Friday 17th September: St Robert Bellarmine Feast Day

 Friday 1st October : Non – uniform day (unwanted gifts)

 Wednesday 6th October: Play in a Day –

      Liverpool The Pool Of Life

  Monday 18th October: Pupil progress meeting

  Wednesday 20th October: Y2 DT

 Friday 22nd October: Harvest Festival,

    wear red/blue for racism, school closes for half term 3pm

 

 

Autumn 2

Tuesday 2nd November: School reopens

Wednesday 3rd November: Y2 DT

Friday 12th November:  Friendship Assembly

Friday 19th  November: Children in Need Day

Monday 22nd November: DT Textiles week

Friday 26th November: Non uniform Day (chocolate)

Wednesday 1st  December: Trashion Show

 Friday 3rd  December: Non Uniform Day ( bottles)

Wednesday 8th December: Christmas Play pm

Friday 10th December: Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 17th December: Christmas Fair 1pm

Tuesday 21st December: Christmas party

Tuesday 21st December: School closes for Christmas (1:30pm)

 

 

 

 

English - An Author Visit

 

We loved meeting Paula Fletcher the author of Doughnut's Adventure today. We enjoyed the story and were very interested in discovering where she got her inspiration from and what the writing process was like. We even gave her some suggestions for her next book!

Design & Technology - Textiles 'Trashion Show'

 

Well done to everyone who took part in this years 'trashion show' - your designs were fantastic. The children have been working hard to design and make a new stylish product from an old T. shirt. Some people made new creations, cushions, bags and hats.. The project made us think about the importance of recycling, so that we can cut down on the waste we produce and look after our world better. 

PSHE - Children in Need

 

We had a pyjama day today to support Children in need, we all appreciate how lucky we are and very generously donated money to help those less fortunate. So far our school has raised over £500! Thank you so much.

History - Liverpool Landmarks

 

When we worked with Altru we found out the names of some famous Liverpool Buildings and we identified some more when we produced Liverpool skylines in art. We were all really interested so we carried on our learning at home. Thank you so much for supporting us with our learning.

Odd Socks Day 2021 - Anti-Bullying Week

 

Today the whole school wore odd socks as part of an initiative run by the Anti-bullying Alliance. The purpose is to spread the message that we should encourage people to express themselves, celebrate individuality and be unique! #oddsocks #antibullying week.

Remembrance Day Collective Worship

 

Today we took part in a Remembrance Day Collective Worship to remember those who have suffered and those who have lost their lives in wars. We observed a minutes silence at 11 O'clock.

 

History - Chronology

 We revisited the concept of chronology and examining a source. We began by looking carefully at 8 pictures and identifying something that they had in common, year two decided they were all linked by Liverpool.

We sorted the photographs into two piles, one of pictures that we knew something about and one of the pictures we did not recognise. We carried out a brain dump of all the facts we knew then researched the ones that we did not,  a picture of the old docks and a portrait of King John. We researched these and were happy that we had knowledge about them. Once we had done this we revisited the term chronological order and tried to put the images in chronological order discussing why we made those choices. We thought this was difficult so we added years and captions to our images. We tried to re-order the pictures using this information and were much more successful than before.

DT - 4 wheeled Vehicles

 

We worked with Steph to design and make a 4 wheeled vehicle. Steph gave us all a design criteria for our vehicles. They had to fit a toy driver in, carry the driver when moving without the driver falling out and the bearings must hold the axle in the correct place securely. We made the chassis then used cardboard to make the body because we knew that the properties of cardboard meant it could be cut, bent and folded. We all learnt some new vocabulary  like axle, bearing, chassis, boot, bonnet and body. Thank you so much Steph.

PSHE - Say No To Racism

 

Today we all came together to wear red and blue to support the 'Say No to Racism' campaign. We thought carefully about how we all deserve to be treated fairly and are welcome in our school.

Our school supports everyone and does not accept any forms of racism. 

Book Character Fun Run

 

Today we took part in a book character fun run. We all thought carefully about the characters in our favourite books and dressed up as these to complete a fun run. The sponsor money that we raised will be used to buy more books for our reading graduate scheme. Thank you for your generosity!

Science - Materials

 

We were set a challenge to sort objects into groups, we then discussed what criteria we had used to do this. When we talked about materials we resorted the objects into groups according to the material that it had been made from. We could then label the groups. We can identify an object and the material that it has been made out of.

DT - Desk Tidies

 

We worked with Steph to design and make desk organisers today. We thought about the shapes that we wanted to make the containers and selected a template to divide the cardboard into the correct number of sections. Then we folded the sections and stuck the tab down to make the outside of the container. We used pegs to hold the tab in place until the glue had dried. We did this for three different sections. When we had finished we attached the containers to a base board so that we can use them. 

Hello Yellow! - PSHE

 

We raised awareness of mental health by wearing yellow and discussing ways in which we can have positive mental health. We reminded ourselves that we have got lots of things that make us happy and that we should treat everyone with kindness.

History and English - Learn and Present

 

Today we worked with a drama company called Altru to produce a play called The Pool of Life. This documented the local history of Liverpool from the ice age, King John, The Beatles, football and  history of important buildings! We loved having fun while learning historical facts and improving our speaking and listening skills. At the end of the day we performed our play to another class. Thank you AD!

Macmillan Coffee Morning and Collective Worship

 

Today we celebrated the Macmillan Coffee Morning a little bit differently. We started off by thinking about all of those people who help us when we are sick especially those people who work with Macmillan. Then we took part in a Collective Worship where we prayed for those people who help us when we are sick and those who are sick. At playtime we bought cakes to raise money for the charity. Thank you so much for your generous donations!

Maths - Finding All Possibilities

 

In our maths lessons we have been solving problems. This week we have been looking at how we can solve problems by finding all possibilities. We learnt that to do this we needed to work systematically so that we knew that we had them all and could identify any repeats. We also looked for any patterns that we found.

PE/PSHE - National Fitness Day

 

We supported National Fitness Day by taking part in the 'in it for a minute' challenge from Get Set 4 PE. Throughout the day we carried out challenges off the card for a minute at a time. We found that the more activity we did the faster our hearts beat and we became warm! We took the cards home to carry on there.

RE - St Robert Bellarmine's Feast Day

We held a collective worship today to learn all about the saint who our school is named after. We asked for his help at the start of this new school year to make it a happy and successful one.

PSHE - Zones of Regulation

 

We started the year by reminding ourselves what the zones of regulation are and how we can use them to help us take control of our own feelings. We decided that we should aim to be in the green zone as this is where we feel happy, proud, thoughtful and are interested in what we are doing. 

British Values - Democracy

 

This week we went to the polls to vote for our new year two school councillors. All of the children who wanted to be considered for the job had to complete an application form saying why they would make a good school councillor and what they would like to do. These application forms were submitted and then shortlisted. Those children on the shortlist presented their ideas to the class before voting. Well done to our two new councillors!

Mission Statement - Art and PSHE

 

At the beginning of every school year we think about our Mission Statement and how we can carry it out in our daily life so that our school is a safe and happy place to be.

 

We linked it to a book called We're All Works of Art by Mark Sperring, this book made us think about how dull the world would be if we were all the same! It used works of art to celebrate how each and every one of us is a work of art.

 

Our artwork was inspired by the contemporary artist Anthony Gormley who is mentioned in the book. We thought his artwork was relevant as his Another Place exhibit is close to our school! 

 

We used paint with sponges to create different shades of blue for the sea and added glue to give texture. We also used tie dye techniques to create the sand and we decorated our own statues to make them individual to remind us that we are all God's work of art. 

 

Every child thought carefully about how they can follow our Mission Statement this year and wrote this down.

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