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Thursday 20th January
 
Week 3

Welcome to week 3’s blog! Here’s all the exciting things we’ve been doing this week:

 

Music: The children have loved the, ‘Animal Pageant’ sessions. They really enjoyed singing and exploring different beats and rhythms using the drums. It was lovely to listen to!

 

Maths: We have continued learning about unit and non-unit fractions and the Year 2’s have enjoyed our practical maths lessons calculating fractions of amounts. As always, we have applied our fluency understanding to problem solving and reasoning questions.

 

English: In English, we have started a new topic based on explanation texts. The children have enjoyed exploring a range of explanation texts and their features. We are excited to write our texts explaining how to look after our school dog – Poppy!

 

Well done for all your great work Year 2! Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Thomas

Thursday 13th January
 
Week 2

Welcome to Week 2’s blog. Here’s what we’ve been doing this week:

 

English: We have come to the end of our English topic based on the text, ‘The Tunnel’. The children have created their own character profiles, explored the feelings of the characters and today, we have written our final piece. The children have written a brilliant story describing each stage of the fictional story. Mrs Nealings was very impressed with our writing!

 

Maths: In Maths this week, we have been exploring a number of fractions including halves, quarters and thirds. The children have enjoyed recognising and finding different fractions using resources to support their understanding.

 

Science: In science this week, we have continued our topic based on, ‘Animals including Humans’. This week we have recapped the life-cycles of different animals and learnt about human life cycles and the changes that happen to humans over time.

 

Music: The children had great fun in music this week! They loved singing songs and learning different rhythms and patterns on the drums.

 

Well done for all your hard work this week Year 2! Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Thomas

Thursday 6th January
Week 1
Happy New Year Year 2! I hope you all had a relaxing Christmas break and it is so lovely to welcome you all back to school. We have done some great work this week, here's what we've been doing:
 
English: In English we have started our new fictional topic based on the text, 'The Tunnel'. We have enjoyed exploring both the text and the characters in the story. The children have created character profiles using expanded noun phrases. We have also explored the feelings of the characters at different stages in the story.
 
Maths: This week we have been recapping and building upon our place value knowledge. We have been partitioning, comparing and ordering numbers. We have then applied this knowledge when answering problem solving questions.
 
History: This week we have started our new topic learning about significant explorers. We have explored our prior knowledge and discussed what an explorer is and what impact explorers have on modern day. We are looking forward to learn more about explorers over the next few weeks. 
 
RE: We have started our new topic learning about books. To introduce our topic we created spiritual art using illuminated letters. We are looking forward to learn more about books and the Bible over the next few weeks.
 
Well done for all of your great work this week, see you on Monday.
 
Miss Thomas
Thursday 16th December
 
Week 7
Welcome to Week 7's blog. Here's what we've been doing this week: 
 
We have enjoyed a festive week of pantomimes, magic shows and lots of crafts. Year 2 created some beautiful Christmas cards and calendars earlier this week which they were excited to bring home. We had great fun wearing our party clothes for our Christmas party day too!
 
Well done for all of your hard work this term Year 2 - you have done some brilliant work! Have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year. 
 
Miss Thomas
 
Thursday 9th December
 
Week 6
Welcome to Week 6's blog. Here's what we've been doing this week:
 
English: This week we have been exploring a range of alternative traditional tales. The children have enjoyed reading stories from different perspectives. The children have then written their own alternative traditional tale based on the book, 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. They have written some fantastic alternative tales!
 
Maths: This week, we have continued our 'Statistics' unit. The children have looked at a range of ways to represent data including: block diagrams, pictograms and tally charts. Year 2 enjoyed interpreting and constructing their own charts.
 
DT: In DT this week, the children have created their own sliders in preparation for creating our moving books. The children were very reflective and evaluated their sliders well.
 
On Tuesday, the children performed their Christmas performance. They were absolutely brilliant and we can't wait for the video to be shared. Well done Year 2 and thank you families for your support at home!
 
We are very excited for Christmas jumper day tomorrow! Well done for all of your hard work Year 2.
 
Miss Thomas
Thursday 2 December
 
Week 5
Welcome to Week 5's Blog. Here's what we've been doing this week: 
 
English: This week we have started our new topic based on alternative traditional tales. We have enjoyed reading a range of familiar texts from different perspectives and have explored how different characters have felt at different stages in the stories. 
 
Maths: We have started our new topic based on statistics this week. So far we have been exploring what data means and how we can collect data in different ways. We then interpreted and constructed tally charts.
 
Science: We enjoyed taking part in a scientific enquiry this week as a part of our, 'Changes in Everyday Materials' unit. We investigated which material would be best to keep us dry in the rain. We wrote a prediction, conducted our experiment and then came to a conclusion.
 
Year 2 have put great efforts into their Nativity performance and are so excited to share this with you all next week! 
 
Well done Year 2,
 
Miss Thomas
Thursday 25th November
 
Week 4
 
Welcome to Week 4's blog. Here's what we've been doing:
 
English: We had a very exciting lesson in English this week as we used the nowpressplay headphones! We listened to the audio tapes and took part in the interactive lesson. We had so much fun listening and taking part in the traditional tales. 
 
 
RE and Collective Worship: This week we had our first advent liturgy in school to prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas time. We sat in our advent spiral, lit the first candle on the advent wreath and sang hymns. During our RE lesson, we created some beautiful spiritual art. We used watercolours and different coloured card to create our own advent wreath. They looked fantastic!
 
Great work Year 2! 
 
Miss Thomas
Thursday 18 November
 
Week 3: Anti-Bullying Week

Welcome to Week 3’s blog. Here’s what we’ve been doing this week:

 

Maths: This week, we have started our new topic based on division. We have been sharing and grouping numbers. The children have done a great job when dividing numbers by 2, 5 and 10.

 

English: We have started our new topic this week based on persuasive writing. The children have explored the features of persuasive texts and have written the opening to their persuasive letter.

 

RE: We have come to the end of our Baptism unit. To celebrate all that we have learnt, Year 2 organised a reflective, thoughtful liturgy which recapped our learning.

 

We are so excited for Children in Need Day tomorrow!

Thursday 11 November
 
Week 2

Welcome to Week 2’s Blog! Here’s what we’ve been doing this week:

 

English: In English this week we have been writing our traditional tale based on, ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We have been incorporating the grammatical features we have learnt throughout the unit into our writing. Year 2’s writing was fantastic!

 

Maths: In maths this week, we have introduced multiplication. We have explored the meaning of multiplication and made arrays to match with number sentences. We have used lots of concrete materials to help us with this.

 

Geography: In Geography this week we explored the human features in our local area. We walked through Gosforth High Street and made a tally chart to see which were the most and least common human features in our local area.

 

Today we held a 2-minute silence for Remembrance day to remember those who lost their lives. We enjoyed watching Year 6’s thoughtful assembly.

 

Well done for all of your hard work this week Year 2. See you on Monday!

Thursday 4 November
 
Autumn 2 -Week 1

Welcome back to school Year 2! Here’s what we’ve been doing this week:

 

English: In English this week, we have started our new topic learning about traditional tales. We have explored a range of texts and discussed their features. We have looked closely at the tale, ‘The 3 Billy Goat’s Gruff’ and we have written both character and setting descriptions.

 

RE: In RE, we have started our new topic learning about Baptism. We did some role-play and created freeze frames to re-enact the special sacrament.

 

Geography: We have started our new topic, ‘Street Detectives’. We have explored a variety of maps of our local area and we are looking forward to our field trip next week!

 

Great work this week Year 2!
Thursday 21 October
 
Week 7

I can’t believe we have come to the end of the first half-term! The children have worked so hard and have done some fantastic pieces of work. Here’s what we have done this week:

 

RE: We have started our new topic learning about Baptism. The children created some beautiful spiritual art representing God as the light of the world.

 

MADD Days: The children have thoroughly enjoyed the MADD Days this week! Year 2 learnt all about the American Artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. We looked at a range of her paintings and then sketched and painted our own. The children’s paintings were fantastic!

 

Well done for all of the great work you have done this half-term Year 2! Have a lovely half-term.

 

Miss Thomas

Thursday 14th October
 
Week 6

Year 2 have had a brilliant and busy week! Here’s what we’ve been doing:

 

Maths: In Maths this week, we have been using concrete and pictorial representations to subtract 2 two-digit numbers when crossing ten. We have also learnt how to subtract 3 one-digit numbers. The Year 2’s have been working so hard! We have also applied our fluency understanding to solve problem solving and reasoning questions.

 

English: In English this week, we have started our new topic based on instructions. We have read the book, The Pirate Cruncher as a writing stimulus and over the next few lessons, we will be writing a set of instructions to help pirates find their missing treasure.

 

Science: Special visitors came into St Charles’ this week to deliver a scientific workshop to consolidate our learning based on the topic, ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’. We had a fantastic afternoon learning interesting facts about different organisms and habitats.

 

We are so excited to take part in our Commando Joe's Day tomorrow. We have lots of missions and obstacle courses for the Year 2’s to complete! We will have to use communication, teamwork and resilience in order to complete the tasks.

 

Great work this week Year 2. I look forward to our MAD Day activities next week!

Thursday 7th October
 
Week 5

Welcome to Week 5’s blog! Here’s what the children have been doing this week:

 

English: This week, the children have come to the end of their topic based on the text, ‘Flat Stanley’. The children have written two letters from Flat Stanley including all of the features. They have included the address, date, greeting, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions. Mrs Nealings was so impressed with their writing that she gave everyone a headteacher’s award. Well done Year 2!

 

Maths: This week in maths we have moved on from addition to subtraction. The children have been subtracting ones and tens from two-digit numbers using concrete and pictorial representations. We then applied this knowledge when answering reasoning and problem-solving questions.

 

RE: This week in RE, we have been learning about other faiths. We loved discussing interesting facts about Judaism. The children did a great job when learning about the Jewish day of rest, Shabbat.

 

History: In History this week, we have been learning about the significant individual, George Stephenson. The children wrote an information report about who he was and why he was significant.

 

Well done for another great week of learning Year 2!

 

I’m looking forward to Commando Joes next Friday,

 

Miss Thomas

Thursday 30th September
 
Week 4

I can’t believe it’s Week 4 already! Here’s what Year 2 have achieved this week:

 

English: In English this week, we have started a new topic exploring a new text and a new genre! We have explored a range of letters and discussed their features. We have also introduced our new text, ‘Flat Stanley’. We have enjoyed reading the first few chapters and we are excited to write our own letters from the perspective of Flat Stanley.

 

Maths: In Maths this week, we have started our new topic based on Addition. So far, we have recapped on our previous learning of number bonds to 20 and number bonds to 100. Then we moved on to adding ones and tens to two-digit numbers using concrete materials. We are moving on to subtraction next week!

 

Science: In Science this week, we have taken part in another scientific enquiry. The children have explored different microhabitats to see which habitat has the most minibeasts. The children have made predictions and evaluated their findings. We had great fun exploring the different habitats!

 

RE: In RE this week, we have come to the end of our topic based on, ‘Beginnings’. We celebrated our learning journey by taking part in a Class Liturgy. The children were very thoughtful and shared some lovely prayers with the group.

 

Tomorrow is World Multiplication Day and we are really looking forward to taking part in the competition across school!

 

Well done for all of your hard work Year 2!

Miss Thomas

Thursday 23rd September
 
Week 3

Another busy yet wonderful week for the Year 2’s. Here’s what we’ve been doing:

 

English: In English this week, we have come to the end of our fiction topic based on the text, ‘The Pirate Next Door’. The children have written fantastic stories describing how the character felt when the pirates moved in next door. The children have done a fantastic job when adding expanded noun phrases and conjunctions to their writing. Well done Y2!

Science: In Science this week, we have enjoyed a visit to the forest school area to explore what living-things we can find in a range of micro-habitats. We made lots of observations about the creatures and discussed why we found many of the bugs under rocks and logs. The children loved visiting forest school and we look forward to our next visit!

RE: The children have been very thoughtful when learning about beginnings. On Wednesday, we read different psalms, discussed the meaning behind them and then wrote our own psalm. We then explored the beauty and wonder all around us and listed ways in which we can help the world to remain full of awe and wonder.

This week, we re-launched house points across school. We are so excited for the St Charles’ Elections to take place tomorrow so that we can vote for our House Captains! Well done to all of the Year 6s taking part.

 

Well done for another great week Year 2!

 

Miss Thomas 

Thursday 16th September
 
Week 2

Year 2 have had another great week. Here’s what we’ve been doing:

 

Maths: In Maths this week, we have been continuing our Place Value topic. We have been partitioning in different ways, ordering numbers and comparing numbers. We have also made different representations of two-digit numbers and compared them.

 

English: In English this week, we have started our fiction topic based on the book, ‘The Pirate Next Door’. The children have been including expanded noun phrases in their writing to describe both the characters and the different settings in the story. I can’t wait to read their final piece!

 

History: This week we have continued our topic learning about our local area. We have compared photographs from the past and the present and discussed both the similarities and differences between them. We then ordered key events on a timeline to show when certain buildings were built in Newcastle.

 

Well done Year 2!

 

Miss Thomas 

Thursday 9th September
 
Welcome back!
 

Welcome back Everyone!

 

It is so lovely to have all the children back in school. We have really missed them! The Year 2’s have done some fantastic work this week. Here’s what we’ve been doing:  

 

RE: In RE this week, we have started our new topic learning about beginnings. We discussed the different beginnings that we have each had and then we learnt all about the beginning of the world and God’s creation. We then made some beautiful spiritual art with watercolours and oil pastels.

 

English: In English this week, we have explored a range of pirate poems. We have annotated the features of different styles of poetry and described the characters using adjectives. We can’t wait to write our own pirate poems tomorrow!

 

Maths: In maths this week, we have started our place value topic. We have been using concrete resources to recognise the tens and ones in a two-digit number and we have also been learning about how to write numbers in words. We are learning how to partition numbers next week!

 

It has been lovely getting to know all of the children this week and I can’t wait to see all of their great work this year!

 

See you on Monday,

Miss Thomas