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Year 2 Weekly News: 4.2.22

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We've had another fantastic week in Year 2. This week has seen us become recount writers, digital artists and interfaith explorers...

In Reading and Phonics we continued to recap key sounds, spellings and practised our comprehension skills. We also continued to leave lots of book reviews – a fantastic effort!

In English this week, we completed a recount write around our trip to Chester Zoo. We started by recapping the events of our day with pictures and videos. We talked about our favourite moments and from this built our toolkit. We got into our hot writes straight away and they were brilliant to read. They were full of adjectives, punctuation and fun tales about your trip – well done!

We also practised our letter formation and handwriting throughout the week, as well as having a big focus upon Year 2 spellings, keep working hard! On Friday, we completed a spelling quiz of 30 of our Y2 spellings, we did so well!

In Maths, we completed our short unit on statistics. We continued to read and draw our own tally charts, as well as a big focus upon pictograms once more. We looked at the keys for our representations and were able to answer a range of questions around these. We then moved onto looking at block diagrams, these are similar to bar charts. Again, we labelled, filled in and read these types of charts really well. What a fantastic week of learning you all had!

In Art, we wrapped up our investigations into the artist, Vincent Van Gogh and his Starry Night artwork. We finished by bringing his artwork into the modern day and used the iPad app, Brusho, to create digital versions of The Starry Night. It was amazing to see you all still using techniques such as pointillism and blending via the iPad. They looked incredible. We spent a whole afternoon perfecting our artwork and helped one another along the way. 

In French, we built upon our knowledge of counting to 10. We scored an all time record on our counting to 10 games. We had to go around the whole class in a huge circle, counting to 10, in the quickest time possible. 

We also spent time taking part in a number of worships throughout the week. Our favourite was where we thought about The Golden Rule, as this linked into our InterFaith work this week. We learnt that all religions share a similar rule of treating others as you would be expected to be treated yourself. 

In R.E, we spent time thinking about "The Golden Rule." We learnt all about how lots of different religions share this rule. Simply put, the rule requires you to "love thy neighbour" and treat others the way you would like to be treated yourself. From this, we thought about how we could show the Golden Rule ourselves. We created posters and thought of 13 different ways to spread and share the golden rule. Listening to others, being kind and giving others space were all great suggestions. 

In music this week, we annotated our 'Lumps and Bumps' space song lyric sheet. The annotation was for the actions we voted for. Ideas for actions were put forward and a fair vote was carried out for each section of the song. We had a quick run through of the song with actions. We are sounding great!

We also spent time continuing our courageous advocacy mission to stop littering once and for all. We picked up lots of litter throughout the week and some of us even litter picked in our local villages, well done!

Have a lovely Sunday,

Mr Dale

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