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Summer 2

Melbourne class enjoyed our Jubilee Olympics Day on the field in our bubbles.

We were all excited to compete in each of the various  events . It was lots of fun and we enjoyed our morning.

In Design Technology (DT)  we designed furniture for the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) from our focus text in English, ' The BFG by Roald Dahl. We worked in teams to  design each piece of furniture. We  carefully selected suitable resources and used our rulers to measure the length, height and width of each design.

We then evaluated our finished product to ensure that it was suitable for a giant.

Summer 

This term during Science Week children across the school took part in an outdoor  'Silly Science workshop.' The event was held on our  enormous school field and we were able to participated in a range of science experiments. We learned about  exploding volcanoes and the science connected to the making of bubbles. We had a fantastic time engaging in the workshop.

 

Welcome back Melbourne Class!

We are now in our summer term and will be using this time to explore the topic, 'Incredible Individuals'. 

You may have some individuals in your lives, maybe  your family, friends and neighbours, who are incredible themselves. In this topic we will learn about other inspirational and 'Incredible Individuals,' who have contributed to our society ,by making it safe and more accepting place to be.

This term we look at the two Jubilee Keys: Tolerance and Aspiration these will help to shape our characters and make us  all 'Incredible Individuals.'

 Sir Captain Tom 100

 

 

The children in Melbourne Class had a lot of fun completing the challenge of doing 100 star jumps or 100 giant steps. Great effort and determination was put in by everyone and we were proud to be a part of raising money for the Sir Captain Tom Foundation.

 Reading activities in Melbourne Class.

 

 'Reading widens and deepens our thoughts.'  MWW

The pupils in Melbourne Class enjoys reading for  a variety of reasons including reading for fun.

 

'The more you read. The more things you'll know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go.'

Dr.Suess. 

Spring 2 :
In PE. we have been developing our football skills. Over the last two weeks the children have been using the sides of their feet to pass the ball accurately .
In English over the last couple of weeks, we have been exploring the features of Traditional Stories; in-line with  the topic Kings, Queens and Castles. Children read the text and role-played  key events from the  the story. For our focused writing the children wrote their own versions of a Traditional Story making  gender changes to the original characters. They also wrote Nonsense Poems based on Traditional Stories that they enjoy.

In Science we have been exploring the topic Plants. Over the last weeks, the children identified different types  of plants and the factors that plants need to grow. The children have worked in pairs, planting  seeds and have placed them  in different points around the classroom. In pairs, they will take care of these seeds and observing  their growth ; as they mature into full sunflower plants. They will also had the opportunity to suggest factors that might have prevented some seeds from growing.

In Maths we have been exploring Fractions by dividing .The children used the strategy for sharing equally to find a half and a quarter of amounts. Children worked in pairs and in groups of 4 to use cubes counters and strips of papers to practically solve calculations. 

 

 

Autumn Term 1

 

Welcome to Year 2 Melbourne Class !  We hope that you had a fantastic holiday and we are so excited to have you returning to school. Over the course of this academic year, we will be learning lots of new things and having lots of fun together!  We know you will make yourselves  proud, with your outstanding learning over this year. Ms Jefferies and myself  look forward to sharing some of these memorable moments on your learning journey, across the range of subjects on our class page. Please share some photographs of your proud moments  with us, so that we can post them to our class page. You will be able to share  some of your learning with your grow-ups by accessing this page from home.

 

                                                               Welcome to Year 2 !

Mrs. Wint -Wilson and Ms Jefferies

 

 

This half term, we were engaged in developing our football controlling skills.

In Literacy, we explored non-fiction text .Students created a number of research questions and used these to create a fact-file on different types of bears and their choice of animal from the cat family.

In Literacy, we used the features of an instructional text to write instructions for making sandwiches. In our cross curricular activity, we linked our English with Design Technology and used these sequences of instructions to make our own sandwiches.

For Remembrance Day, we made poppies to show our appreciation to the many soldiers who have fought  in various  wars of the past and those still fighting to protect our freedom.

              Physical Education Lessons

 

This half term, we focused on Tennis Skills in our Physical Education lessons.

Here are some of our highlight moments!

                               Melbourne's Class Circus Poem's Performance 

 

 In our English lesson, we looked at the features of poems with a focus on circus poems.

The children practised  a range of circus poems and performed their favourite to an audience - our Melbourne classmates.

The children listened carefully to each group's performance and were encouraged to say two positive comments and one 'even better if' comment on each performance.

 

  Year 2 Mathematics Lesson in progress.

Autumn1  Term Topic: 'The Circus is Home!'

 

We have been enacting events from our current  novel, 'Dumbo'. Here we see our class creating freeze frames to share how a character might be feeling . The students used facial expressions and body language as tools to share their  fantastic ideas about how the main character could be feeling based on what was read and discussed.

 

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