Half Term Challenge

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We have been learning about apostrophes for contractions and possession. Can you think of any spellings that use an apostrophe to join or shorten words? How about writing a sentence that uses an apostrophe to show something belongs to someone?

For example:

Would not = wouldn’t

Philippa’s was very excited to see a koala in the wild.

Leave a comment on this post with your responses…

Zeraffa Giraffa Soiree

This term our English work has been based around the book Zeraffa Giraffa,

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To celebrate finishing this topic we hosted a soiree in Year Two on Wednesday. Before the special event we wrote invitations to our friends in 2R and rehearsed a dance in our PE lessons to perform during the soiree. We also brought in our special outfits and some delicious treats to make the day even more special.  Did you enjoy having the soiree? Why? What was your favourite part? Why? Leave your responses by commenting on this post!

Brixton Windmill

On Monday, we visited Brixton Windmill and learnt about the stages of flour production. 

We were lucky enough to grind the grains with milestones, explore inside the Windmill and dress up in outfits worn by bakers, farmers and millers. 

Throughout the session we learnt about the role three main characters have in flour production; the miller, the farmer and the baker. Can you remember what each job is? What one would you rather be? Why? Leave your ideas by commenting on this post… 

2S Sharing Assembly

Friday the 12th of January is our class sharing assembly.

This week can you please practice our class song ‘Animals Went In Two By Two’.

The Song words are attached below, along with the music for the song- Happy Singing!

Lyrics:
The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in two by two, the elephant and the kangaroo
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.
The animals went in three by three, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in three by three, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in three by three, the wasp, the ant and the bumble bee
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in four by four, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in four by four, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in four by four, the great hippopotamus stuck in the door
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in five by five, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in five by five, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in five by five, they warmed each other to keep alive
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in six by six, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in six by six, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in six by six, they turned out the monkey because of his tricks
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in seven by seven, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in seven by seven, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in seven by seven, the little pig thought he was going to heaven
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in eight by eight, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in eight by eight, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in eight by eight, the turtle thought that he was coming late,
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in nine by nine, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in nine by nine, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in nine by nine, marching up in a long straight line,
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in ten by ten, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in ten by ten, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in ten by ten, the last one was a little red hen,
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

 

 

Gold!

It’s panto season in Year 2 and we will be performing in the end of term production of ‘Dick Whittington’ in December.

Our class’ song is ’Gold’. Song words are attached below, along with the music for the song (it’s a little different to the original so don’t use YouTube versions!)

Song words:

Gold Lyrics Yr 2 (1)

Music:

 

We will be practising our dance and organising costumes over the coming weeks. Information about performance times and tickets will be in the school newsletter.

Happy singing!

Sumdog

Sumdog is a great website where you can practise your maths skills. We can see at school how well you are progressing and what activities you have been practising. Sometimes there are competitions and certificates awarded too!

We have stuck your username, password and school code in  your home learning books.

Here is the link to log-in to Sumdog and get started: www.sumdog.com 

 

Deen City Farm Excursion

This week we visited Deen City Farm to deepen our knowledge and understanding of  living things. We learnt about how animals are adapted to their habitats.

Take a look at the photographs of the things we saw and did and leave a comment on this post explaining what you found most interesting. What did you find out about? What was your favourite animal? Why? Was the farm what you expected? Share your thoughts…

 

Synagogue Excursion

This week we visited South London Synagogue as part of our Religious Education study around Judaism. Prior to the trip, we had studied Jewish festivals such as Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat.

At the synagogue, we explored the signs and symbols which are traditional in Jewish religion. Can you remember the name of any of the Jewish signs and symbols in our photos? Why are they important? Leave your thoughts by commenting on this post…

Here are some other photos of 2S enjoying their time at the Synagogue.

Toy Adverts

This term we are reading ‘Traction Man’ by Mini Grey.

This week we brought our own toys into school. In pairs we created adverts to try and sell our toys. This required us to describe the toy and show the audience what it can do and why it is special. Here are some pictures taken during the performances. Whose advert did you like the best? Why?

Take One Picture

Take One Picture is a competition for schools run every year by the National gallery in London. The gallery chooses a picture from its collection, and challenges schools to create artwork inspired by that piece.

Take a look at this years painting:

2S focused on the feelings of Penelope and created prints on tear drops. We used stencils, lace and rollers to create our teardrops. What do you think of our designs? 

Our work will be on display with every class’ Take One Picture artwork in an exhibition later this term. Last year some of our school’s work was displayed in the National Gallery, do you think we will make it this year?