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This week in Year 2…

Last week our Grimsdell family celebrated Sports Relief

An enormous thank you to all children who participated in the afternoon’s colourful events, and to the friends and family who sponsored them. You are all incredible!

Mrs Suarez organised the events which consisted of a rotation of activities including a fun and challenging assault course, walks in our glorious grounds, mindfulness with Ms Moir and a Dance-a-thon! Thank you so much Mrs Suarez for a delightful afternoon.

Our creative curriculum is intertwined with marvellous fiction and non-fiction books throughout each topic. The children’s learning is linked to those texts, through which they are taken on a deep dive journey crossing all areas of the curriculum. Our last text of this topic is the very fabulous ‘Sadie the Airmail Pilot’ by Kellie Strom.

Ms Moir stumbled upon this book when she visited the RAF museum when her children were young, and it became a family favourite. She was lucky enough to meet Kellie who is also the incredible illustrator of this tale.

Using this book as a guide, the children have been participating in the following lessons:

Geography – revising continents and oceans

Art – designing their own airmail headquarters

Computing – using Keynote to get planes to fly around their Headquarters design

We have been learning about the naughty ‘ey’ grapheme in Phonics this week (for example, monkey). Can you spot any of these words in your reading books this weekend? Please practice these words in your Take a Closer Look sentences at home this weekend. Can you challenge yourself to complete one of the additional tasks at home? You might like to use Seesaw to present your work.

In English this week, the Year 2 team have noticed that children have needed reminding about when to use capital letters and full stops, so our grammar lesson was focused on helping to remind the children of these necessary skills. If you are working at home with your child, please make sure they are using a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence and a full stop at the end. Many thanks for your support with this.

The excitement of science week dribbled over into this week as Mrs Patel had bought each Year 2 class their own caterpillars. We have been watching their transformation intently over the last 10 days and our caterpillars have grown so much!  They have now stored enough energy, they have climbed to the top of the cup and attached themselves to the underside of the lid. There they will hang in a “j” shape, moult one last time and harden into chrysalides.  Hold your breath for the next stage of their magical transformation…