Welcome to Year 2 2018-19
Autumn Term 1
We began Year 2 exploring our new classrooms and reacquainting ourselves with our classmates. We thought about how we would create a happy and safe learning space and how we need to keep safe online. We learnt how we could work cooperatively and achieve results in a team. We reflected on the story of creation as told in the Bible and thought about how Christians would describe this world maker. We explored outside, with all this in mind and drew the best bits of our special world.
Stories and Toys
In English we had fun acting and playing games assisting The Jolly Postman deliver his letters. This helped us to understand what makes a traditional tale. We became authors; writing our own stories using fantastic adjectives to help our readers picture our settings and characters in their heads. Our imaginative writing was improved by studying toys through the ages. Everyone (even the adults!) learnt something after exploring the amazing historical toy box from St Neots museum and listening to Ann from The Farmland Museum. Many of the children went home and raided their parents and grandparents attics to share some lovely old toys and compared them to their own toys, using big voices and answering interesting questions too! We also investigated which material was best to make an umbrella to keep teddy dry and used our number bond knowledge and measuring skills to create a moving, model vehicle using a chassis, axles and wheels.
Year 2 will be performing their Christmas Nativity "The Inn-Spectors" on
Thursday 13th December 2018 2pm
Friday 14th December 2018 2pm
It will be the same performance on both days.
Tickets are not required, but please bring a donation to our Year 2 charity and enjoy refreshments afterwards.
Please assist your child in learning the song words and any speaking part they are given.
Year 2 Christmas Performance
In the second half of the autumn term the English focus in Year 2 was recounts. We explored newspaper articles and wrote, as eyewitnesses, about how the Great Fire of London started. We stepped into the shoes of Samuel Pepys and wrote a diary entry about our day. Now we have written an article about our Christmas Performance “The Inn-spectors”.
On Thursday and Friday, the 13th and 14th of December 2018, Year 2 performed our Christmas play to family and friends. It was called ‘The Inn-spectors’. We had practised for weeks and were very excited. The story is that the Inn-spectors were inspecting the inns of Bethlehem and were shocked to discover that at one inn there were guests staying in the stable, who had a baby! However, once they found out how special the baby Jesus was they were very happy.
First we put on our amazing costumes. We had travellers and soldiers as well as the six Inn-spectors and a flock of noisy sheep and a singing donkey! We walked into the hall and got into our positions. The stage was big!! It was like a theatre. We proudly spoke our words and tried to use our big voices. Our singing was amazing! Everyone was smiling and clapping.
Here are some of our thoughts:
When I was singing I felt so happy – Frankie
It was really nice to perform the play with all my friends together – Lillyanna
I was nervous before our dress rehearsal, but now I just want to keep performing it again! - Max
The singing and dancing were groovy! – Luca
It was fun! – Mark
I felt amazing when the audience was clapping – Haroon
Thank you to everyone who came to watch the Year 2 nativity!
We had such a wonderful time performing.
We would also like to say a huge THANK YOU for raising
through the donations you made for tea,coffee and gingerbread.
This money has been sent to
Cancer Research UK
This is the charity the pupils voted for in their PSHCE learning.