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Oak religious symbols

Oak Pop Art

Dear Parents

The children are all settling into class routines and have been doing amazing work, well done year 2.  In English we have been role playing and writing dialogue between Rapunzel and the witch: "Why don't you use your broomstick Winnie?", they had some great imagination.  We've just begun our second unit in maths, addition and subtraction.  Can your child explain what the fact family is for 4+7=11?  Also the children have been developing their creative skills: pop art portraits and collaborative group religious symbols, very impressive!  Can your child tell you the name of the symbol their group created and name the associated religion?  Can you recognise your child from some of their pop art portraits?

Enjoy this weeks' maths homework which is on SUMDOG: count within 100.  

Have a lovely weekend everyone

Mrs Robinson, Ms Bozier and Mr Bridges


Fun this week!

Anthony Gormley inspired sculptures.
Comparing 2 digit numbers
Ordering 2 digit numbers
Comparing 2 scenes from Rapunzel

To Ash Class carers,

Another successful week here at The Grove.  In our English lessons we have been comparing an old and new version of Rapunzel.  We have enjoyed acting out The Father and the Wicked witch in the traditional version and writing about the modern twist by using suffixes - Rapunzel was fearless.  We have also used a range of verbs.  I was locked in the tower, thinking about how the witch could be defeated.

In maths we have been continuing with place value, partitioning 2 digit numbers and ordering them.  We have had great fun using a range of manipulatives including dominoes today.

In art Ash class have made their Anthony Gormley inspired sculptures which look fantastic.

We are continuing with our nurturing nurses topic by learning all about Edith Cavell this week and marvelling at what a brave woman she was.

In RE we have learnt about the symbols that represent the 6 main faiths and drawing them in our books.

Dear Parents

Week 2 done and dusted and the year 2 team have been mightily impressed with how the children have settled into the new routines so sensibly and in good spirits.  The weather has been grand so children and teachers alike have been making the most of their outdoor time.  P.E. has been lots of fun this week, focussing on catching and throwing skills and working as part of a team.

This week we have completed our sketches planning our clay sculptures in the style of Antony Gormley (who designed the famous 'Angel of the North').  Some of the pencil and shading work shown by the children was brilliant, and we shared some fantastic ideas.  In English we wrote about something we had lost, how it made us feel and if we ever found it again or not.  Some happy and sad outcomes! smileycrying  In maths we continued to practise counting two-digit numbers in 10s and 1s.  Counting up to 35 would go like this: 10, 20, 30, 31,32,33,34,35.  Give your child a two digit number and watch them go!  Time for a rest this weekend - plenty of sleep please and ready to go again next week.  Stay well and keep safe!  Mr Bridges, Mrs Bozier, Mrs Robinson.     

Pine at work week 2

Story planning
Talking maths
Designing clay sculptures

Oak 2020 torn paper portraits

Dear Parents

Thank you and well done year 2 for completing their first full week.  Ms Bozier, Mr Bridges and myself have been delighted to see the children coming in happily and showing great attitudes towards their learning.

We have been busy working on our place value in maths - we should all know that in a two digit number the first digit tells us how many tens and the second how many ones.  Can your child explain to you what the digits in 24 represent and how this is the same and how this is different from 42?

In English we have been using the story 'Voices in the park' to learn about commas and synonyms and to help with ideas for recounting your visit to the park.

In Oak this week we have been creating portraits by tearing paper which was very enjoyable.  Maybe you can recognise your child from the images?  Didn't they all do a great job?

Oak have their first Forest school session on Wednesday - remember children come in wearing their forest school clothes please.

Have a lovely weekend following the latest advice carefully.  All the best from the year 2 team.


Year 2 Information notes September 2020 and Curriculum map