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Welcome to Year 2

 

Foxes Diary - Keeping you up to date with what we have been learning about.

Happy New Year from Foxes!

So far this half term we have learnt what our new topic is, the Titanic. We have learnt the key events that happened during this historical event.

We have then thought about what we would have seen through a port hole of the Titanic and created our own art work based on this. We did this by using water colours to create the scene and then adding texture just like the artist Monet.

This is our work so far. Please look out for our finished port holes around school.

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Tuesday 19th December 2017 

We are enjoying our Christmas activities this week. We have made melting snowman biscuits, Christmas hats, designed a Christmas jumper and there is still lots more to come. 

We would like to thank everyone that came and supported us in the Christmas play. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

 

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Friday 15th December 2017

Throughout this week we have been looking at symbols and what they can represent, specifically the symbol of light. We have looked at how we use candles when we celebrate something for example a birthday and also to remember someone or something. We have also looked at the importance of light for Jewish people at Hanukkah and Christians in the lead up to Christmas.

We will continue to look at the symbol of light to produce some art work next week.

 

We are also enjoying performing our Christmas Play to you, “Whoops-a-daisy angel”.

Monday 4th December 2017 

In topic we are looking at different continents in the world. Today we found different landmarks and said whether they are in Europe by using maps. We will continue this continent work later on this week.

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Monday 4th December 2017

Today we started looking at time. We first looked at the features of the clock and made our very own clocks. We then showed Miss Grover what we know about telling the time. Over this week we will be practising to tell the time to the nearest quarter of the hour, it would be great if we could continue to practise over Christmas at home.

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Monday 27th November 2017 

In year 2, we have been looking at where we are in the world. We started off by looking at the village of South Wonston and then locating this in the county of Hampshire. We then looked at where Hampshire is in England and the other counties we have visited between us.

This week we discussed how the United Kingdom was made up of 4 countries. We named these countries and identified their capital cities.

We looked at an aerial photograph and noticed the cities were the brightest areas because they are busiest.

We researched what there is to do in the city and created adverts for why the ‘Go Jetters’ should visit there.

Monday 20th November 2017

In English we are looking at fairy tales. In particular we are looking at the story of Hansel and Gretel. On Friday we wrote questions for the Witch and then asked the Witch our questions when she came to visit to find out a little more about her. Today we have used what we know about the story and what we found out about the Witch to decorate our very own sweet house. We then wrote descriptions to describe our sweetie house by writing the setting of our story. We had great fun creating them and writing about them but the most exciting bit was getting to take them home and eat them.

Tuesday 14th November 2017

 

This morning we had some visitors from Winchester University who helped us further our geography learning. We developed our topic by looking at different things locally. We then learnt the meaning of local, national and global and compared what the difference were.

 

We are also getting very excited about our Christmas Play and rehearsals are in full swing.

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Thursday 9th November 2017

This week we have been focusing on multiplication in maths. We have used the timetables we know to recall facts and started looking at odd and even numbers. We have also looked at real life examples of arrays and recognised what number sentence it is showing. This meant we could use lego during our maths!

 

In topic this week we have focused on the county of Hampshire. We noticed how big Hampshire is and what towns, cities, ports, roads and national parks it covers. We also located our school within Hampshire using google maps. We plotted on our own maps where all these things are and noticed that compared to other counties Hampshire has lots of green spaces.

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Thursday 2nd November 2017

This week in English we have been focusing on the season Autumn and how we can describe this by writing noun phrases. To do this we took inspiration from a song and then went on an Autumn walk around our school thinking about our senses. We are looking forward to using these to write Autumnal poems.

Wednesday 17th October 2017

This week, we have been completing our DT projects. We have researched, designed, made and evaluated our own moving toy. We have used language such as chassis, body, wheel, axle and axle holder. We enjoyed creating these and have offered Father Christmas our skills if he is short of elves this year.

Thursday 12th  October 2017

 

We have completed our Golden mile this week for our sponsorship with Mrs Freeland. We have also made marmalade sandwiches to gain understanding of the process to inform our instruction writing later this week. Take a look around school to see our instructions for Mrs Bird to make a perfect marmalade sandwich for Paddington.

Wednesday 4th October 2017 

 

This week Foxes have joined up with Woodpeckers and become reading buddies. We have partnered a child from year 5/6 and have shared our reading book with them. Thank you for visiting us Woodpeckers and we look forward to seeing you next Monday.

 

In topic we have looked at the history of teddy bears comparing similarities and differences between sources. In particular we focused on how Winnie the Pooh has changed over time and made observations on how his appearance has changed. We are looking forward to investigating the history of teddy bears in more detail.

Tuesday 26th September 2017 

 

In Foxes, we have celebrated European languages day by looking at France and the language that is spoken which is French. We first located France on the globe and then on a map. We identified that France is within the continent of Europe. We also looked at what landmarks are in France and located them using Google maps and transferred this information on to our own maps. We found the Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland and more. Finally, we looked at which other countries also speak French and also learnt 2d shape names. We sorted the shapes under the French labels. In the afternoon, we continued looking at shapes but within art as we focused upon Auguste Herbin who is a French artist. We created pictures using shapes that spelt out our names. We all thoroughly enjoyed today, especially finding out who had been to different countries. 

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This week in Foxes, we have been partitioning numbers. We have had fun building and breaking numbers into tens and ones using resources and recording the results in our books. We have begun to look at how we can partition numbers in different ways other than tens and ones too.

 

We have continued our work in dance with Miss Grover creating a dance to ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We have used the narrative to form movement and can tell the story through our bodies. This has been enjoyed by all and allowed us to be very creative. However we have been practising our scary bear faces so watch out!

In Foxes, we have launched our topic. We learnt about Miss Grover’s favourite toy currently and from the past. Then we shared our own toys from home explaining why they were our favourite.

 

In English, we have been writing about teddy bears. We have been learning to correctly punctuate our sentences, as well as using adjectives and the conjunction ‘and’ to write a description. We have thought about using our senses to help us think of suitable adjectives.

Key Stage 1 Maths Information Evening 22nd November 2017

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