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Year 2

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Hello Year 2!

 

We hope you and your families are well.  We hope you enjoyed the work on the weather (we ordered the variety of weather on purpose πŸ˜‰!).  The next two weeks on animals 🐻 🐼 🐨 🐯 🦁 & dinosaurs πŸ¦– πŸ¦• are your last before the Summer holidays.  We have been so proud how you have embraced all your home learning as well as finding time do all sorts of other wonderful things.  We have loved seeing all your photos, chatting on the phone and reading your emails.  WELL DONE YEAR 2! 

 

Some of you are coming back to school this week, either on Tuesday or Thursday.  Below are some photos of how the school and classroom looks so you can have a peek before you come in.  

 

Your home learning continues with another two weeks worth of work (06.07.20 & 13.07.20) βœοΈπŸ—’πŸ“.  If you scroll down you will find all the documents πŸ“‘, links πŸ”—, games πŸ•Ήand activities βœ‚οΈ you will need.  We have organised the webpage with more headings so these should be easy to find and access.  The documents etc for the next two weeks will be at the top of each subject section. Remember there are also some great mindfulness 🧘‍♀️ 🧘‍♂️ exercises you could try too.

 

We hope you are enjoying the videos, activities and facts we are putting onto the webpage.  Please keep sending us your photos. 

 

 β›”οΈπŸ– Please remember to always make sure an adult knows which websites you are accessing and if you see something that makes you uncomfortable, minimise the screen and tell your grown up straight away. πŸ€šβ›”οΈ

 

Take care, keep safe, keep washing your hands and remember to social distance!

Love from Mrs Vickery and Mrs Hawkins 

How the Year 2 classroom will look if you are returning on Tuesday 7th July or Thursday 9th July. Can't wait to see you. 🀩

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While We Can't Hug

LEGO Batman | Be like Batman: Wash your hands | PSA

How to wash your hands NHS song | NHS

A child friendly song explaining how to wash your hands. For a written version of the full technique, head to The NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/h...

My Back to School Bubble Book - A story to help explain returning to school

⛔️ Keep safe online ⛔️

 

 

Monday 6th July 2020

 

 

🌈 πŸ’š πŸŒˆ πŸ’šπŸŒˆ πŸ’š πŸŒˆ πŸ’š πŸŒˆ

Monday 6th July marks the start of 'Great British Pea Week'.  If you're lucky enough to have homegrown peas then enjoy popping those pods and if you haven't then why not enjoy some frozen peas! 

 

 

Supertato - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

Supertato Evil Pea rules - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for children

⛔️ Keep safe online ⛔️

 

Home learning w/c 06.07.20 & 13.07.20

Home learning and well-being activities w/c 22.06.20 & 29.06.20

A colourful fish with a surprise!

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Agatha makes a 'calming jar' 🀩

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ELSA activities - Thank you Mrs Dalby 🀩

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Kindness Chain from Mrs Dalby 🀩

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Get to Know your "Inside Out" Emotions: Joy

Get to Know your "Inside Out" Emotions: Fear

Get to Know your "Inside Out" Emotions: Disgust

Get to Know your "Inside Out" Emotions: Sadness

Get to Know your "Inside Out" Emotions: Anger

Mrs Dalby created this beautiful pattern. She said it was very calming, relaxing & quiet activity for busy minds β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ 🀩

Mrs Dalby created this beautiful pattern.  She said it was very calming, relaxing & quiet activity for busy minds β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ 🀩 1
Mrs Dalby created this beautiful pattern.  She said it was very calming, relaxing & quiet activity for busy minds β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ 🀩 2
Mrs Dalby created this beautiful pattern.  She said it was very calming, relaxing & quiet activity for busy minds β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ 🀩 3

A lovely calming trip around Mrs Dalby's garden. She's been very busy. 🌻🌱🌳🌺

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A lovely calming ELSA activity

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Part 2.

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The Kindness Jar

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Where is your happy place?

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Part 2

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The Sleepy Spiral

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Emotions wheel

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Crafty corner

For information about the ‘Bunting Challenge’ click on the link below.

Friendship bracelets by Mrs Dalby. 🀩

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Bea's brilliant 'Art Attack'. Thank you Bea! 🀩

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How to draw a Minion by Martha (& Mrs Dalby). 🀩

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Thank you Mrs Dalby & Martha for this brilliant idea. 🀩

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How to make a rainbow 🌈 card & draw the perfect circle ⭕️! Mrs Dalby you’re very clever 🀩

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Mrs Dalby and Martha make newspaper bunting! 🀩

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Part 2.

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Book making with Mrs Dalby & Martha 🀩

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Part 2.

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Surprise!

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How to make your own surprise. This might be Mrs Vickery’s favourite experiment/ craft so far...

Can you draw your own comic strip? All drawn by Mr Hardie. Thank you 🀩

Can you draw your own comic strip?  All drawn by Mr Hardie. Thank you 🀩 1
Can you draw your own comic strip?  All drawn by Mr Hardie. Thank you 🀩 2
Can you draw your own comic strip?  All drawn by Mr Hardie. Thank you 🀩 3
Can you draw your own comic strip?  All drawn by Mr Hardie. Thank you 🀩 4

Mrs Vickery and Agatha make a dream catcher. It only took 20 takes!!! Thanks to Albert for directing us 🀣🀩

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Part 2

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How to make a secret message book

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Mrs Dalby’s Stick family

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Home learning w/c 06.07.20 & 13.07.20

Maths

 

How Many Legs | Books for Kids Read Aloud

How many legs in total in this book?

One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab

Home Learning Pack Summer Maths Booklet Answers

Maths parent help PPT

Congratulations to Oliver, Nyssa, Jacob, Oscar, Rylee, Dorothy, Seb, Ben, Tyler, Aurelia, Keyra, Agatha, Finley & Martha for being eggcellent maths eggsperts!

Congratulations to Oliver, Nyssa, Jacob, Oscar, Rylee, Dorothy, Seb, Ben, Tyler, Aurelia, Keyra, Agatha, Finley & Martha for being eggcellent maths eggsperts!  1

Literacy

Writing 

 

T4W Y2 'The Quangle Wangle's Hat'

Answers to Home learning pack Summer English Activity Booklet

T4W Y2 'Superheroes'

T4W Superhero poem πŸ’ͺπŸ‘‚

T4W Year 2 unit 'Rainbows, Rainbows Everywhere'

Talk4Writing Rainbows 🌈 Talk -Super Challenge

Your T4W booklet is all about β€˜Rainbows’ & it talks about opitcal illusions. Last summer Mrs Vickery, Agatha & Albert visited Edinburgh & went to β€˜Camera Obscura & World of Illusions’. Here’s some of the optical illusions we saw...

Agatha & Albert made Mrs Vickery go in this opitcal illusion tunnel. The floor stayed still but the walls went round & round & round! You can decide if Mrs Vickery enjoyed the experience! πŸ€ͺ

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Remembering rainbows 🌈

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T4W Year 2 unit 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'

Happy Days Theatre presents β€˜The Elves and the Shoemaker’ Act 1

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Act 2

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Mrs Coles has been busy with her home learning. She’s written her own version of a familiar story.

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Thank you Mrs Coles 🀩

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T4W Year 2 unit 'The Magical Teaching Box'

Handwriting formation - Year 2 should be using both the entry & exit tails

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Handwriting formation - Year 2 should be using both the entry & exit tails 2
Handwriting formation - Year 2 should be using both the entry & exit tails 3

Phonics/ Spellings 

 

Year 2 Summer Phonic Plans.

Accessing activities on Espresso

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Accessing activities on Espresso i

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Reading

 

Login access for home access to Collins Connect

Login access for home access to Collins Connect 1

 

Other lovely literacy websites, activities & videos

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Congratulations

to

Dorothy

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During our time away from school Dorothy has been busy writing stories.  Everyone in Year 2 know how great Dorothy is at writing stories but not a few others have realised how good she is because Dorothy has won FIRST prize in a writing competition.  

Dorothy won first prize in the 5-7yr category at the Minehead Literary Festival.  Click on the website to hear what published children's author, Sam Angus said about Dorothy's story.   

 

Well done Dorothy Mrs Vickery, Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Philp are super proud of you.

Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts and published by Macmillan Children's Books

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Part 2

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What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Lydia Monks and published by Macmillan Children's Books. πŸžπŸ–οΈ

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Part 2.

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Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Lydia Monks & published by Macmillan Children's Books 🐚

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A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Published by Macmillan Children’s Books. Read by Mrs Vickery & her very own wise old man!

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Part 2.

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Dotty Detective Book Review. Thank you!

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Part 2.

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Part 3.

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Part 4.

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Part 5.

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A poem for us all to enjoy. Thank you! 🀩

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Foundation Subjects 

 

Science

 

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Identifying animal tracks (RSPB)

Identifying animal tracks (RSPB) 1

Life cycle of a butterfly

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Life cycle of a frog

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Mrs Vickery has had a delivery πŸ“¦ What could it be? πŸ€” Maybe these? πŸ› Which will hopefully turn into these! πŸ¦‹

There must be some serious growing & changing going on in there!

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The πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› are beginning their metamorphosis into πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹.

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This happened on the Monday of the half term holiday. See if you can hear πŸ‘‚ just how excited Mrs Vickery is?

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And this had to happen on the Thursday of the half term holiday. πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

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Templates for recording the weather

Make your own rain cloud!

Make your own weather station (RSPB)

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Mollie’s caterpillars πŸ› to butterflies πŸ¦‹. Well done Mollie 🀩

Ben's AMAZING space video. Researched and written by Ben. Filmed and edited by Ben and his Dad. Thank you Ben! πŸš€πŸ›°πŸ›ΈπŸŒ‘πŸŒ™β˜„οΈπŸ’«πŸ€©

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Thank you Charlotte (Ben’s mum!) for this awesome video! 🀩

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A description direct from Charlotte: β€œSo this is the shuttle Endeavour leaving Florida (Kennedy space Center) August 2007. It was going to the international space station. We couldn’t be any closer to the launch as basically the noise, gases, temperature etc would kill you!”

Not sure πŸ€” if Mrs Dalby’s rocket will go as high or far as the moon πŸŒ‘ but it’s still pretty impressive!

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And here’s how to make your own rocket πŸš€!

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Planet Song for Song/Solar System Song

Remembering the order of the planets.

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Another great way of remembering the planets.

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What’s in Mrs Hawkins’ pond?

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Can you guess what Mrs Hawkins found while out on her walk at the weekend?

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Year 2’s pet corner (& Mrs Hickman’s & Mrs Philp’s, oh and Fluffy & Snuffles from Reception didn’t want to get left out either)

DT

 

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Finley’s fantastic boat. 🚀 Well done! 🀩

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Morning from Mrs Dalby. Just how many beach pebbles can she balance? Can you beat her? πŸ–οΈ πŸ’ͺπŸ₯‡πŸ€”

Morning from Mrs Dalby. Just how many beach pebbles can she balance? Can you beat her? πŸ–οΈ πŸ’ͺπŸ₯‡πŸ€” 1
Morning from Mrs Dalby. Just how many beach pebbles can she balance? Can you beat her? πŸ–οΈ πŸ’ͺπŸ₯‡πŸ€” 2
Morning from Mrs Dalby. Just how many beach pebbles can she balance? Can you beat her? πŸ–οΈ πŸ’ͺπŸ₯‡πŸ€” 3

Neil Armstrong would have loved to have explored the moon using this buggy.

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Part 2

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Music

 

Carnival of The Animals Complete Full Version Le Carnaval des Animaux Complet Camille Saint-SaΓ«ns

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: I. Introduction of the Persons and the Instruments

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: II. The Story Begins

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: III. The Bird

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: IV. The Duck, Dialog with the Bird, Attack of the Cat

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: V. Grandfather

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: VII. The Duck Is Caught

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: VIII. The Wolf Stalks the Bird and the Cat

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: IX. Peter Prepares to Catch the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: X. The Birds Diverts the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: XI. Peter Catches the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: XII. The Hunters Arrive

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: XIII. The Procession to the Zoo

Martha playing 'Minuet' by Leopold Mozart πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸ‘πŸ€©

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Martha playing 'Little Brown Jug' by Joseph Winner πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸ‘πŸ€©

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Mrs Vickery wishes she could do this! How talented is Mrs Hawkins? πŸ‘πŸŽΉπŸ€©

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Mrs Vickery’s super talented cousin, Felicity is in it playing her oboe in this orchestra.  She’s playing in front of white doors with the butterfly on them.  Can you spot her?

 

REMOTE ORCHESTRA - Rachmaninov's Paganini Variation 18.

Remote Orchestra, a virtual orchestra made up of 40 players from around the world plays Rachmaninov's Paganini Variation 18. You can support the musicians an...

Thursday singing with Mr M!

Mr M!

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More Mr M

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And a bit more!

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History

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Mini book template

A visit to the seaside. 🀩 πŸ–οΈ

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The Beach - Magic Grandad

Seaside Entertainment - Magic Grandad

The Promenade - Magic Grandad

Geography 

See science section.

Features of the seaside. You only need to complete one of each activity

World Capital Song for Kids | Learn Capital Cities of the World | Kindergarten Song | JunyTony

Seven Continents Song

Five Oceans Song

Around the world 🌍 with Mrs Hawkins πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

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We've had more post from Paddington!

Paddington Post keeps coming! πŸ‘ πŸ’Œ

Art

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moon buggy design project lesson introduction

Mrs Vickery was inspired to have a go at painting β€˜Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh's Starry Night painted on dark water by Garip Ay

Thank you Martha & Mari for finding this amazing video. 🀩

Mrs Vickery’s David Hockney inspired art using a picture from a walk round the woods.

Mrs Vickery’s David Hockney inspired art using a picture from a walk round the woods. 1
Mrs Vickery’s David Hockney inspired art using a picture from a walk round the woods. 2
Mrs Vickery’s David Hockney inspired art using a picture from a walk round the woods. 3

PE

Carnival of The Animals Complete Full Version Le Carnaval des Animaux Complet Camille Saint-SaΓ«ns

Ben's weather dance! πŸ•Ί 🀩

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RE

The Countryside Code (2004, UK)

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Home Learning w/c 22.06.20 & 29.06.20

Home learning w/c 08.06.20 & 15.06.20

Home learning & well-being activities w/c 15.06.20

Jacob's been fishing! 🐟

Well done Jacob! 🀩

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Home learning & well-being activities w/c 08.06.20

Home Learning w/c 18.05.20 & 01.06.20 (Half term w/c 25.05.20)

Home learning & well-being activities w/c 01.06.20

Home learning & well-being activities w/c 18.05.20

Home learning weeks 04.05.20 & 11.05.20

Home learning and well-being activities w/c 11.05.20

A fantastic lesson on the different parts of the body. Thank you! 🀩

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Part 2.

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Jacob has been busy hatching some Brine Shrimps. They are tiny so look closely. Thank you Jacob!

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Home learning weeks 20.04.20 & 27.04.20

Home learning Year 2 20.04.20 & 27.04.20

Home learning & well-being w/b: 27.04.20

Easter holiday fun!

Easter bonnets

Home learning Weeks 23.03.20. & 30.03.20

Home learning w./c 23.03.20 & 30.03.20

Your Home learning photos w.c 30.03.20

Your home learning photos w/c 23.03.20

Staffing in Year 2

Year 2 is taught by Mrs Hawkins on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Vickery on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Our LSA's are Miss Turton and Mrs Dalby. 

Year 2 Curriculum Information 2019/ 20

TT Rock Stars Letter

Archery - September 2019

Archery - September 2019 1
Archery - September 2019 2

Building Workshop (Three Little Pigs) - October 2019

Building Workshop (Three Little Pigs) -  October 2019 1
Building Workshop (Three Little Pigs) -  October 2019 2
Building Workshop (Three Little Pigs) -  October 2019 3
Building Workshop (Three Little Pigs) -  October 2019 4

Superhero Day October 2019

Superhero Day October 2019 1
Superhero Day October 2019 2
Superhero Day October 2019 3
Superhero Day October 2019 4

Christmas Play 'Hosanna Rock' December 2019

Christmas Play 'Hosanna Rock' December 2019 1
Christmas Play 'Hosanna Rock' December 2019 2
Christmas Play 'Hosanna Rock' December 2019 3
Christmas Play 'Hosanna Rock' December 2019 4

DT Weaving February 2020

DT Weaving February 2020 1
DT Weaving February 2020 2
DT Weaving February 2020 3
DT Weaving February 2020 4
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