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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Year 2 News

Spring Term 1 - Week 3 - 18th January 2020

Wow. Another very busy week. We have been so impressed by how many of you are joining our livestreams, submitting work and posting your news.

We are so glad that you are enjoying learning at home, seeing you all smiling makes us incredibly happy. Please remember, we are here to help and we miss you very much.

Here is just a snippet of what you have been up to this week!

Here is Daisy who created a theatre and puppets! We wish we could see your show Daisy. 

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Here is Elliot, who has been enjoying playing snooker with Matt, he is getting very good!

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Year Two very much enjoyed making positivity cubes this week. Have a look at Harry's brilliant example.

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Tamika loves gymnastics. This week she learned a new move! How impressive!

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Well done for such a great week Year Two. Not only have you completed a huge amount of great quality work, you have enjoyed many extra-curricular activities too! 

 

Spring Term 1 - Week 2 - 11th January 2020

Wow Year Two. We are such proud teachers. You have engaged so well with your home learning. You really have hit the ground running. Please say a huge thank you to your adults at home for supporting you with your learning. We have received many lovely messages of support and we feel very lucky teachers. 

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Autumn Term 2 - Week 14 - 10 December 2020

 

The children have continued to learn about writing instructions in their English lessons. Next week, they will be writing instructions on how to make Christmas decorations. 

We have had lots of fun making Christmas decorations in preparation for this. Another key experience in Wooden Hill’s Year 2 Curriculum is to raise money for a Charity. The children learnt all about the work that local charity ‘First Days’ do and we have raised over £60 from our Christmas Decoration Morning. 

Well Done Year 2!

Autumn Term 2 - Week 13 - 3 December 2020

This week, the Year Two children have started exploring instruction texts.

To engage them in their learning, we followed some model instructions on how to build dens.

The children loved this activity and enjoyed following instructions closely and using motor skills to build their dens.

Both classes showed great team work and the end results were fantastic- some dens even had two levels!

Autumn Term 2 - Week 12 - 26 November 2020

We have had a very busy week in Year 2!

In English the children have been starting to plan their own story based on ‘Little Red Reading Hood’. As a class we look at the plot points of the story over the unit of work, then children create their own story maps. This time they are going to be writing a traditional tale with a twist. Here are some photos to show the start of the planning process. 

In the afternoons we are working hard getting ready for our nativity, the children have already really impressed us with how well they are speaking and singing. As well as this the children have started to learning about Frieda Kahlo in their art lessons. Here are some photos of their self portraits with a border which is significant to them.

 

Autumn Term 2 - Week 11 - 19 November 2020

This week, it has been anti-bullying week.

Alongside our weekly PSHE lessons, this week we focused on awareness around bullying and how to be a kind friend.

The children felt very lucky to have had no experience of bullying and commented how lovely the children are at Wooden Hill.

We discussed how important it is to stand up to bullying and tell an adult if they witness any issues.

During the lesson the children created jigsaw pieces, as we all have a part to play in the fight against bullying.

On their jigsaw piece they wrote an ‘I choose’ statement to describe how they are going to individually ensure bullying doesn’t happen at Wooden Hill.

Some statements included ‘I choose to be kind’, ‘I choose to stand up for other children’ and even ‘I choose love. I want to celebrate everyone’s differences’.

The children also decorated their own jigsaw piece to represent their interests. We love to celebrate everyone’s differences! 

We are so proud of our lovely year two children.

Here are some photos of the jigsaw pieces in progress

Autumn Term 2 - Week 10 - 12 November 2020

This week, the children have loved learning about two inspirational nurses- Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.

This has particularly inspired the children, who show a huge appreciation for the NHS. 

They have been shocked to discover that over 200 years ago hospitals were not as clean and modern as they are today.

On Wednesday afternoon, the children loved reading a historical comic comparing the lives of the two nurses.

Next week, the children will have the opportunity to ‘zoom’ Miss Smart’s mum who is a nurse in a hospital in Bristol.

They will be able to ask questions about modern-day nursing which will allow them to draw further comparisons.

Here are some pictures of the children enjoying their fact-finding!

Autumn Term 2 - Week 9 - 5 November 2020

What a lovely first day back we had on Monday!

The children all came into school wearing their pyjamas for our reading experience day. They read and listened to lots of stories and poems, wrote book reviews, designed front covers for their favourite stories and even enjoyed some delicious hot chocolate. The children are so enthusiastic about reading, just like the main character in our new English text, "Little Red Reading Hood."

 

Autumn Term - Week 8 - 19 October 2020

On Thursday, the Year Two children enjoyed 'Science Day'. They explored the properties of materials and sorted materials into different categories; shape, colour, size, texture and if it were natural or man-made. Rabbit Class enjoyed a nature walk to find natural materials. 

To fit in with our toys topic, the children had to design and create a toy being careful to choose materials using their expert knowledge. 

The children also enjoyed designing a test to see how strong the different materials were.

What a fun day!

Autumn Term - Week 7 - 12 October 2020

In English this week we are coming to the end of our class story.  The children have been using adjectives, commas in a list and onomatopoeia! On Wednesday the children brought in their collections for show and tell. We were so proud of the way they spoke clearly and listened to their peers. 

In maths we have been using dienes for addition and subtraction before we move on to more formal methods. 

In topic the children have continued to learn about Victorian toys in History and they found out about the different continents in Geography.  

Autumn Term - Week 6 - 5 October 2020

The children have really been enjoying our English text. We have been retelling the story together and in the final week the children will using what they have learnt to write their own stories. Here are our 'sentence stacking' displays which are made up of the childrens' fantastic work.

In RE this week the children have been learning about the religion Judaism and found out about the story of passover. They explained why Passover is important to Jewish people.

Autumn Term - Week 5 - 28 September 2020

This week, the children have loved continuing our key text in English. On Tuesday, the children enjoyed an experience lesson, thinking of amazing vocabulary surrounding delicious cakes. The children explored their senses to generate impressive words to use in their writing. Here are some pictures of the lesson!

Autumn Term - Week 4 - 21 September 2020

Over the last week in topic, the children have started to learn about the Victorians. In History they will be comparing new and old toys. To start the topic children were 'fact detectives' and used different sources to find out about Queen Victoria. Look at this amazing writing!

In English we are creating our own story based on 'The The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty' Each day a different child's sentence is chosen until we have built up the whole story. By the end, each child will have their work on the wall. Here is the start!

In Maths the children have been working hard, recapping counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Autumn Term - Week 3 - 14 September 2020

This week, we have introduced our new key text 'The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty' by Beatrice Alemagna. The book is based on giving as the main character Eddie searches for a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty for her mother's birthday!

To start the week, we focused on giving and how giving and receiving feels. The children made lovely, handmade bookmarks as part of an experience lesson. The children thought carefully about the recipient of their gift and selected colours that they would like best. It was lovely to see the children being incredibly thoughtful. We are so proud of them. 

The children thought of lots of exciting vocabulary to describe their gifts which will be used in their writing. 

Autumn Term - Week 2 - 7 September 2020

Worry Dolls

As part of our recovery curriculum, the children were read 'Silly Billy'.

Billy worried about lots of things including hats, shoes and giant birds! His grandmother gives him worry dolls to help with these worries.

Inspired by this story the children have learnt all about worry dolls, their history and where they come from. They have also been doing work on emotions. Here are some pictures of their amazing creations!

Autumn Term - Week 1 - 1 September 2020

What amazing learning!

Wow. It has been a very exciting term so far. It has been lovely to welcome the children back and introduce them to 'the new normal'. The children are loving being back in school and we are so pleased that they are loving being in Year Two.

Over the past few weeks, we have enjoyed starting our 'recovery curriculum' where we have eased the children back in to school life through the use of key texts. The children have loved the books we selected, which focus on PSHE and mindfulness. So far, we have explored 'Silly Billy' by Anthony Browne and 'Three by the Sea' by Mini Grey. 

We have also been amazed by the amount of children that have completed our weekly phonics challenge (and to a brilliant standard)! Please see below some of the fantastic examples that have been sent in through Google Classroom. Please do ensure that your child completes our phonics challenge, it will really support their in-class learning.

Welcome back Year Two!

We have been so impressed by the new Year Two children. They have settled incredibly well; showing great resilience and kindness. We are such lucky teachers. We are thrilled that your children are enjoying being in school.

Below, is some of the English learning we have been doing this week. We have enjoyed looking at the book 'Silly Billy' by Anthony Browne. The book is based on managing anxieties and different ways that we can self-soothe (including by making worry dolls)! 

Here is a 'Shade-o'Meter' which helped us to understand synonyms and how different words can be positive or negative, strong or weak. The children loved exploring new words and thinking of impressive vocabulary. We then though of adjectives to describe 'Silly Billy' and thought if the words we were selecting were physical adjectives or emotional adjectives. What impressive work! 

Well done Year Two, you are all superstars!