Year 2 - The Little Einsteins
The Little Einstein class consist of 18 clever, ambitious pupils with a thirst for new knowledge.
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☠️ Pesky Pirates! ☠️
Pesky Pirates! Topic Web.
📆 Spring 1 Dates for the Diary 📆
- 14th January – School Closure
- 24th January – INSET day
- 31st January – Pirate day
- 6th February – Art Gallery
- 7th February – Year 2 parent SATs meeting (straight after school in year 2 classroom).
- 12th & 13th February – Parents Evenings
Spring 2...Key Stage 1 visit to Sudbury Childhood Museum - Monday 2nd March
Ahoy me hearties!!! The year 2 children started their topic by learning how to talk like a pirate. There's lots of new, wonderful and weird vocabulary to learn like doubloons, booty, marooned, landlubber and swashbuckler. In PE, we're learning how to move like strong pirates and are learning new dance techniques such as mirroring. Our class quality text, 'Pirate Pete' by Kim Kennedy, is keeping us very entertained. We've innovated the middle part of the story and are writing our new versions. In our grammar lessons, we've been practising using noun phrases and conjunctions, as well as learning how to use direct speech in our writing. We're looking forward to getting in to role and dressing up on our Pirate Day!
🔥 Fire! Fire! 🔥
To kick start the topic the children enjoyed taking part in a firework experience morning. They put their coats, hats and scarves on to get cosy, watched a firework display on the board and ate sizzling sausages. Throughout the activity the children thought of fun and exciting adjectives to describe nouns at a firework events. They then used these adjectives to write their very own descriptive poetry, using noun phrases.
In History, we learnt about Thomas Pepys and his bakery in 1666 and how it set London on fire! We worked hard to write historical recounts that we then performed as news reporters. We decided to test out what happened by making our own '1666 London' and the firefighters came to set it alight! This really helped to bring our learning to life!
📚 Twisted Tales 📚
The children made a shocking discovery in key stage 1! They found a den in the corridor with lots of suspicious items in. Amongst the den we found hay, twigs and a brick! We then discovered some diary entries that told us that this creature had eaten not only a grandma and little girl but also three pigs! It didn’t like the tails or ears as they were gristly so he spat them out in this den! Disgusting!
After looking closely at all the evidence, our little detectives decided that our visitor had to be THE BIG BAD WOLF!
Throughout the topic the children were sent a number of Science and Design and Technology challenges from the Three Little Pig's cousins. They were relieved when they received a letter that explained that the Big Bad Wolf had finally been caught! To celebrate they had a Fairy Tale dress up day and a tea party.
🏠 Homework 🏠
At Meadow Farm we are committed to establish strong links between home and school. We know that children who are supported at home by family achieve well. As well as other enrichment activities, we know that homework plays a positive role in raising a child’s level of attainment. Therefore, we ask that you plan time in during the week to encourage your child to complete homework tasks. In year 2 we will send homework out on a Friday and expect it to be handed in by the following Thursday to be marked.
The homework expectations in year 2 are as follows:
- Reading - Please listen to your child read and sign their reading record 3 times each week. Reading with your child gives them confidence to read in school– please correct reading errors where possible and ask questions/have discussions about the story and characters. Please also encourage your child to go on Reading Eggs each week to complete their homework task. Please record any Reading Egg Activity in their reading records.
- Spelling – Please encourage your child to practise their spellings each week. Use the speller’s homework menu (in homework folder) for fun ways to practise spellings at home!
- Maths – A maths activity will be sent home each week for your child to complete. This will be something relating to the learning they have completed in class, so it is a chance to practise and apply their new skills.
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