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Welcome to Miss Stabler's Class

This year we have 17 lovely children in our class.

Below are a few reminders for Year 2 children

  • PE is on a Monday- children must have their full kit, shoes and jewellery must be removed
  • Violin lesson are on a Tuesday morning- children must have their violin in school on this day
  • Toast is available on a Tuesday and Thursday at 10p per slice
  • Fruity Fantasy is on a Friday playtime
  • Reading books should be brought in everyday. We recommend children read 4 times a week for 10 minutes. Once your child has read please sign their reading record so we can change it if need be.

April- Making Bear Toast

As part of our continued topic the children have made delicious Bear Toast! the children followed the simple instructions to create their toast using the different ingredients. Once they had sampled it and wiped the chocolate from the their mouths they wrote another set of instructions with more detail to explain precisely how to make it.

March- RNLI Visit

On Tuesday 26th March the RNLI visited school to talk to us about how to stay safe at the beach. We learnt all about the various dangers that can be found at our local beaches and what we can do to ensure we look after ourselves. We found out about the role of the RNLI and the lifeguards. We all now know how to avoid dangers that might hurt us, what to do if we get lost at the beach and what to do if someone else is in trouble. We played lots of fun games and got dressed up. The children really enjoyed the session.

March- The Bear and the Piano

To continue topic the children have begun to tell the story off by heart and are using this to help them plan their own story. We have had some excellent ideas including 'The bear and the Boxing Gloves', 'The Bear and the Ballet Shoes', 'The Bear and the Paints' and even 'The Bear and the Recipe Book'. Using all of the fantastic vocabulary we have learnt and adjectives I am sure our stories are going to be amazing!

February- The Bear and the Piano

Our topic this half term is ‘The Bear and the Piano’ written by David Litchfield. The story is about a young bear cub who finds something strange as he wanders through the forest. He practises the thing until it makes beautiful sounds. One day a young girl sees the bear and tells him it's a piano. The bear travels to the big city and becomes very famous!

To start our topic off the children have taken part in lots of discussion work to make inferences and predict what might happen in the story. They have also wrote diary entries as though they were the bear that discovered the strange object.

 

The topic has strong links to the English curriculum as well as Art and Design.

January- Frozen Planet

Our topic this half term is all about the coldest places on Earth. We have linked our learning so far to the story of the 'Little Penguin' by Patrick Benson. In the story an Adelie penguin called Pip is feeling rather lonely as the other penguins won't play with her because she is too small. She sets out on an adventure to find a new friend. The children have learnt all about the Antarctic and what it is like there. Did you know that people don't live there as it is far too cold!

As well as Antarctica the children have discovered the 7 continents of the world and the 5 oceans that surround them. Follow these links if you would like to sing the songs we have used.

7 Continents -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

5 Oceans -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ

December- Nativity

I would just like to say a huge well done to all the boys and girls in EYFS and KS1. They performed our Nativity 'Whoops a Daisy Angel' amazingly. I would also like to thank parents and carers for all their support and help with learning lines and providing costumes. 

 

November- The Wonderful World of Wizardry

Our new topic started off rather strangely as when we returned from the half term holiday there was lots of objects lying around in the courtyard. Upon closer inspection and using the clues we came to the conclusion that a witch had crash landed in the bush! This made us think of the story Room on the Broom written by Julia Donaldson.

The children had great fun acting out the different characters and even wrote their own version of the story! To help track down the witch we wrote a wanted poster which included lots of adjectives to help the other boys and girls find her.

We also had a very magical day where we got the chance to become witches and wizards and attend Grangetown's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There were lots of fun activities which we had to complete in order to become a fully fledged witch or wizard. We made exploding potions, created our very own wands, produced slime, wrote spells and our favourite part- a flying lesson!

October- Beamish Museum 

The children have had a fantastic time during our recent visit to Beamish Museum. It really helped bring the past to life and helped us to understand what people did all those years ago. We spent lots of time in the town looking at the different shops and businesses. Our favourite shop was the clothes shop as the lady let us watch how they collected the money and gave change using a special system of pulleys. We also enjoyed the dentist. Did you know people in the past used soot to brush their teeth! 

We all got the chance to go down the mine and see where coal comes from. We all agreed we wouldn't like to work down there as it was too cold and too dark! In the school we got to write on slate and the teacher even showed us what would happen if we misbehaved-the cane!

We had a lovely day and everyone was on their best behaviour. we can't wait for our next visit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September- Blast from the Past!

 

This half term Year 2 are learning all about what life was like in the past. To help us understand this better we have read a story by Shirley Hughes called 'Daisy Saves the Day'. It is all about a little girl who has to go and work as a scullery maid, in a big house in London. Daisy doesn't like it and she has lots of chores to do. One day there is a fire in the kitchen and Daisy comes to the rescue and saves the day. 

We have also used this story to help improve our sentences in English. We have retold the story in our own words using super sentence openers and awesome adjectives.

In design technology we looked at toys from the past and discussed what children played with 120 years ago and what children play with now. One toy that is still used today is a hand puppet. The children have designed and begun to make their very own using a simple stitch. Watch this space for the completed things!