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‘Love Your Garden’

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Travelling back in time…

Last week, Year 2 have really enjoyed their visit to the Thackray Museum. When they arrived, they were greeted by a mystery visitor who turned out to be Florence Nightingale. They spent time discussing her legacy and working with museum objects to discover how she helped to improve hospital conditions. Finally, they took part in some role play. Everyone worked together to improve conditions in the hospital and make things better for the injured soldiers in the Crimean War.

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Investors in Pupils target mid-term review…

At the start of every term, Year 2 chose an IIP individual target to work on. We have taken part in our mid-term review. Using the strategy guide, our books and reading records, we have reviewed the progress we have made towards our target. I was incredibly impressed with Georgie, Toby, Amelia, Leah and Brandon for clearly explaining why they had made progress towards, but not fully met their target yet! Well done!

 

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Parent Inspire…

Last week, Year 2 were really excited to take part in an Inspire morning with their parents/carers to teach them how to edit writing using CUPS. Everyone worked extremely hard during the session! We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents/carers who took the time to attend.

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 Helping our science co-ordinator…

Mr Johnson has asked our science co-ordinator, Miss Fidler, to develop the flowerbeds to create a beautiful garden for our school to help attract more wildlife. Year 2 have been busy helping her to carry out a fair test to work out the best conditions for a plant to grow. They have been observing their results carefully and drawing detailed diagrams to record their findings.

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Word class wonders…

This week, Year 2 have been identifying the four different word classes in a GPS style activity. I was really impressed by how everyone used their knowledge in the challenge to offer a clear, detailed explanation to prove how they knew they were correct! Take a look at Shelby’s brilliant work from the lesson…

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A basket full of surprises…

In art, Year 2 have been taking inspiration from the African story Handa’s Surprise to create their own woven basket. After exploring colours and patterns native to Africa, they selected a particular style and used their weaving skills to complete their creations.
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IIP budget…

As part of the Investors in Pupils award, Year 2 have been using and applying their skills of adding numbers using the column method. They have calculated how much it will cost each child to learn in a lesson. The average cost of resources such as a whiteboard pen, rubber, pencil, book etc would be around £8.84.

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Superb attitudes…

Last week, Year 2 have been using Poppy’s parrot steps to retrieve information from a wide variety of non-fiction texts. One of the most important, yet challenging steps is to be able to read around the key word to find the best possible answer to the question. Everyone showed some fantastic determination and resilience when reading up to three sentences before and after the key word.
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Magnificant Magna

Year 2 recently attended Magna to explore the wonderful sights and sounds of air, fire and water. Whilst at the musuem, the children were excited to find out all about how steel can be moulded into different shapes. Also, they were fascinated by the show ‘The Big Melt’ which informed them all about how steel is recycled and reused.
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