Our School and Community
Our topic for this half term is 'Our School & Community'. We will be learning about the area that we live in and our local community. One of our core books for this term is ‘The Lost Acorns’ and we have enjoyed reading about the squirrels’ journey to finding his acorns. We have also been finding out about ‘Surrey Rocks’, which is a project based around our local area and in various places around England. We each collected pebbles and stones as part of our home learning, which we are going to paint and hide around the school for other children to find. We will learn about the use of prepositions to describe where our stones have been hidden, for example next to, behind, and underneath. Following this, we will be writing letters to our ‘stone buddy’ in another class, to help them find the location of our stones.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
In ICT we have been have been learning about programming using a set of simple instructions called an algorithm. We have carried out lots of fun activities using iPads, Computers and Bee-Bots.
Internet Safety Day
On Monday the 5th of February, it was our Internet Safety day. During the day we carried out lots of activities which taught us how to stay safe on the internet. We worked in groups to create role plays about watching videos online without asking a grown up, along with making up and performing our own song about the importance of keeping your details safe when online.
SATs & Information Talk
Thank you to those of you that were able to join us for our year 2 information talk. For anyone who was unable to make it, below is the PowerPoint that was used to share key information. Please come and see me if you have any questions.
Our topic for this half term is 'Beginnings'. We have some stick insect eggs that will soon be hatching and we are very excited to learn more about them! We will be researching key facts about sticks insects, such as what they eat and where they live, and we will learn to write a fact file. In Science, we will continue to learn about different habitats and we will also think about animals that have offspring that grow into adults. In Music, we will begin to learn how to play the recorder, including how to read some notes and how to hold a recorder correctly.
In Year 2, we are very excited as we have some stick insect eggs and we are very eagerly waiting for them to hatch. Keep checking on here for updates!
On Monday 19th February, 10 eggs were delivered to our school in an incubator. Over the next few days, we hope to see the chicks hatch out of their eggs. We are very excited to learn more about them, but mostly to hold them when they are big enough!
Children from Red Class & Orange Class will be helpers and will have the responsibility of cleaning the chicks out every day, checking they have food and water and making sure they are healthy and happy.
Check on here for updates over the next 2 weeks to see how they are getting on.
Today we enjoyed a visit to our school from a farm. We really enjoyed seeing lots of different animals including turkeys, rabbits, sheep, pigs, goats and donkeys and we were even given the opportunity to stoke and brush some of them. Farmer Sarah and Farmer Holly answered lots of our questions about the animals and showed us how to make butter and cheese using cow's milk.
The Giant Sing
Year 2 had a great time at the Giant Sing which took place at the Anvil in Basingstoke. We had been busy learning lots of songs about Barnaby Bear going into Space and it was lots of fun singing the songs together with other schools from all over Hampshire and watching the performance of Barnaby Bear on stage. Have a look at our photos. Perhaps we could even sing some songs for you at home!