We have had an amazing morning with Martin, an illustrator. He has taught us how to draw people as they move during a sporting activity, how to make flip animations, how to make x-ray pictures and how to draw animals and objects using familiar shapes as a starting point.
Have a look at what we are learning about in Autumn 2.
For our cross-curricular Maths day we have been using left and right in directions, writing directions for our journeys to school, locating places using co-ordinates on a map of Katie Morag's Isle of Struay and drawing our own maps of the Isle of Struay.
This week we were lucky enough to have Gemma visit our class from 'Little Zoo to You'. She showed us some amazing animals and told us about their habitat. Some of our class will be taking part in her after school club after half-term.
We celebrated Language Day on 26th September. We went to different classrooms to learn about France, Italy and Germany. With Mrs Ewens we learnt about Paris and completed some artwork in the style of Monet. With Mrs Dixon we learnt about Italy and made some delicious pizzas and with Mrs Hill we learnt about Germany and practised a German folk dance.
On Wednesday 25th September we welcomed some parents and family members to our Welcome Meeting. We had lots of fun playing Maths games and reading books together.
Autumn 1 homework based on last year's Robots topic. Spellings will be given out next week.
19.12.18 Today has been PARTY TIME in Year 2 . We played lots of games, had party food and a dance competition. We all had a brilliant time.
Congratulations to all the amazing and talented children in Year 2 for their Christmas play. It was absolutely fabulous and really enjoyed by everyone. We're sure we will see some of you on the TV in years to come!!! A massive thank you to all our wonderful parents for their support.
Elfis the Class 2 Naughty Elf has been up to no good!!! Check back to find out what he has been up to.
6.12.18 Christingle parent workshop- what a wonderful afternoon! A big thank you to all the fantastic grown ups who helped make the time so special for the whole class. We hope you enjoyed our rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
4.12.18 Today we had a very special visitor, Diane from Kandy Corner. She brought in an Elf who had been playing havoc in her shop. She asked us to keep an eye on him as he gets into all sorts of trouble! His name is Elfis!!
28.11.18 Today we had a visitor from RAFT which is a volunteer organisation in Rawtenstall that provides grocery parcels for those in need. Thanks to the generosity of all our parents we felt happy to give Caroline from Raft 24 selection boxes and 30 calendars. Well done Year 2.
19.11.18 Spellings- Miss Tattersall's group will be having a spelling test each Monday based on the common exception words for year 2. Ten words will be randomly picked to test on.
16.11.18 Today we have been discussing Children's Rights. We were thinking about children in Rossendale who might be less fortunate than us. The children thought it would be a nice idea to collect advent calendars and donate them to the food bank in Rawtenstall. Therefore if possible can you, if you can spare a pound send one into school before the end of November.
Please note for those children who I have given a letter about IDL the website has changed. To log in type into your search engine https://idlsgroup.com and then log in using the original username and password. Thank you Mrs Rothwell.
We have taken part in a Diwali workshop. We have had great fun learning a traditional Bollywood dance.
Today we remembered all the brave men and women who lost their lives in all the wars especially World War 1 with it being the centenary. The children have designed and made their own poppy fields. As we have found out that we wear a poppy at this time of year because poppies were the only flowers which grew on the battlefields. We also observed a two minute silence at 11 o'clock with the Last Post to start and finish. We were so proud of the whole class as everyone showed tremendous respect.
16.10.18 Harvest Festival Today we celebrated harvest with a special assembly. We sang songs and each class performed. Year 2 told the history of the harvest celebration.
15.10.18 Today we had the charity group called Vision in school. We all enjoyed a puppet show called Lite Nites. The children have brought leaflets home regarding free activities in Waterfoot for Halloween.
12.10.18 Thank you for sending in your amazing pumpkins. We voted as a class for the winner. Miss Tattersall and Mrs Rothwell were glad it was like this as we really couldn't have made that decision! We were blown away by the creativity and imagination of them.
The cat is as big as Hannah.
Who is looking at you?
Harry Potter at Northern.
Two in one!
11.10.18 Please can we ask that each child writes down their address and brings it into school. This is part of the fire safety talk the class had.
11.10.18 Today was be a Superhero day to think of the Hospice as well as collecting chocolate for the Autumn fair. We always have a class of Superheroes!
8.10.18 Fire service visit. Today we had fire officers in to school and talked about what to do in an emergency.
4.10.18 Please note that those children with Read Write Inc spellings do NOT need to practise the spellings sent home from Miss Tattersall.
28.9.18 Homework- Well Miss Tattersall and Mrs Rothwell were blown away by the amount and standard of homework brought into school so far this half term. We really appreciate your support in consolidating the learning we do in school. A big thank you to you all.
26.09.18 Today has been Languages Day. Year 2 looked at Portugal and the language they speak-Portuguese. We found out that Barcelos the Rooster is the national symbol of Portugal and is also the symbol for Nando's!
20.09.18 Welcome meeting. We had a lovely afternoon reading with our families.
Music week This week has been a fantastic opportunity for all the school to become immersed in music. Year 2 had fun making our own instruments at home with help from their amazing parents, family members and carers. We then used these to accompany the song that we have been learning...Jitterbug!
Monday 6th February was Safer Internet Day, a day dedicated to talking about and making sure children know how to stay safe online. In Year 2, we know lots of things we can do to make sure we are safe.
Remember to be SMART:
S Stay Safe: Never give your name, address or passwords out to anyone online. They may say they are the same age as you but they could be lying!
MMeet: Never go to meet someone you have made friends with online. If an online friend wants to see you, talk to an adult. Remember that they might not be who they say they are!
A Accepting: If someone sends you a photo, or a file, ask an adult before you open it. It could have a virus! Don’t accept it!
R Reliable: Remember that you can’t trust everyone who uses the Internet. Not everyone is kind. They aren’t reliable.
T Tell: Tell an adult if something online upsets you or makes you worried.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Many thanks for the cards and gifts that Mrs Rothwell and I have received! We hope you enjoy this holiday period with your friends and family - Merry Christmas!
Christmas Jumper Day
This year's Christmas Jumper Day, in aid of Save The Children, was a great success and put us all in the festive mood! Thank you for all your donations.
Christmas bauble workshop
Today, Year 2 had a great time painting their own ceramic baubles. It was wonderful to see the concentration and attention to detail that the children showed when decorating their very own bauble, which I'm sure will take pride of place on your Christmas tree!
A Magical Christmas Journey!
This week we were treated to wonderful performances from the children in year 1 and Year 2. Our play for this year, A Magical Christmas Journey, was a fun retelling of the Christmas story with fantastic acting and singing from all our children - well done! Many thanks to everyone for helping with costumes and learning lines with your children.