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Author Archives: westend

World Book Day…

Year 2 would like to say a massive thank you to all their parents/carers who helped them to find out more about their lifestyle as home to enable them to calculate their Carbon Footprint! The children had lots of fun taking part in the online quiz before using this information to research ways to reduce … Continue reading »

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Putting ourselves in Katie’s shoes…

This term, we have been reading books by the author James Mayhew. In these narratives, Katie finds herself travelling into different pictures to experience what life is like inside them. We explored Katie’s reaction when she travels to a peaceful field filled with poppies. Unfortunately, Katie was unaware there was a bull lurking in the shadows! … Continue reading »

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Working collaboratively…

During indoor PE, Year 2 have been taking inspiration from the language that they have heard in stories to create a range of shapes and balances. The language they chose were twist, bend and stretch. They have been working collaboratively with a partner to try to remember and repeat these shapes and balances in an … Continue reading »

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Everyone in Year 2 has been working incredibly hard when editing their own writing using the acronym CUPS. They have all made massive improvements in correcting and preventing errors in their own writing. By using her CUPS prompt and checking spectacles, Ivy has been able to edit her writing independently. She has followed our steps … Continue reading »

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Engaging Debate!

This week, Year 2 have been engaging in a debate to explore the issue, ‘Should all animals be cared for in the same way?’. The children listened to each other’s opinions before respectfully sharing their own views. Lots of the children felt that animals shouldn’t be cared for in the same way as they all … Continue reading »

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Retrieving for research…

Last week, Year 2 have been really busy using and applying the skills they have been developing in their reading retrieval lessons to answer the questions they generated about our topic the ‘Great Fire of London’. The children could explain how they skimmed and scanned for key words on the content page to help them locate … Continue reading »

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Self-assessment super stars…

This week, we have been writing a story about the very annoying elephant Sam adopts from the zoo. We have been trying to vary our sentence types to include both statements and questions. After the lesson, we shared our work with a peer to help us to identify what we had got better at and … Continue reading »

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Getting closer to nature…

Last week, we all visited a nature reserve to find out more about plants and animals that live in British habitats. We discovered lots of different types of plants and trees e.g. lavender and sycamore. Then, during our pond dipping workshop we were able to identify and classify different types of species that live in … Continue reading »

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Would you like to make Ghostbusters slime? 

This week, Year 2 have been busy creating Ghostbusters slime! To do this, the needed to follow a set of instructions. After this, the children have written a set of instructions so that other children or adults at home can make this great creation too. Everyone had tremendous fun! Take a look at a set … Continue reading »

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Daisy and the trouble with zoos…

Recently, Year 2 have been reading their class book ‘Daisy and the trouble with zoos’. They have used ideas from the story to write about the time that Daisy visited the penguin pool on her birthday. The children worked on using a range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to extend their sentences. Take a look … Continue reading »

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