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School finishes for the Summer break at 1:15pm on Friday 21st July - Have a wonderful Summer everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you all at our Year 2 assembly on Wednesday 21st June at 9.15am!!

A huge congratulations to last term's superlearners - Maya Shah and Benjamin Lewis in 2CC & Josh Smith and Maelys Gaudin in 2ID

YEAR 2

Welcome to the web page for 2CC and 2ID.

We hope you enjoy learning about our happy and friendly classes.

Please take a look at our learning.

Let's talk here about your learning...

YEAR 2 NEWS...

  • Children are settling in well to their weekly swimming sessions. We are sending P.E. kits home on Tuesdays so that children can come to school in them on Fridays. Please ensure your child has a change of underwear and a towel with them and that they bring a coat to school, even if the forecast is sunny. Swimming hats may be worn. If you would like your child to wear goggles please send a letter in to your class teacher, ensuring it includes the key phrase mentioned in the letter we sent home.

 

  • Thank you to all the parents who have been supporting us with swimming. We appreciate that it is hard to commit to every Friday and are really grateful to the parents who let us know in a timely manner if they are unable to help with certain weeks. We would be unable to access these opportunities without parental support and communication as we do need to have a certain ratio of adults to children in order for trips to go ahead.

 

  • Now that the sunny weather is finally upon us we would like to remind you that children should have a labeled water bottle and hat  at school every day. It would be helpful if they had a small, labeled bottle of suncream in their book bags which they could apply themselves.

 

  • Well done Year 2 for great Sportsmanship in our Sports Afternoon on Thursday 25th May. We were really impressed by the behaviour  of all children and how supportive they were to their friends and teammates. It was a fantastic afternoon. Thank you to all who attended, especially those parents who entertained us in the races!! 

 

  • Parent Helpers -If you have a few hours to spare, we would be grateful for some help with listening to children read and generally supporting in the classroom. If you think that you may be able to help, please speak to your child’s class teacher and collect a DBS from the school office.

 

  • Upcoming dates for your diary:

 

Monday 19th June - INSET Day. No pupils at school.

Wednesday 21st June - Year 2 assembly 9.15am

Tuesday 4th July - Exhibition Evening

P.E.

In the Autumn term we learnt rugby skills in our Friday P.E. lessons. We learnt how to hold, throw and catch the rugby ball accurately, and the importance of our footwork in supporting this.

Our Learning this week...

Maths

We have been consolidating knowledge the past few weeks, supporting children to become even more confident with their mental math fluency.

Literacy

Over the next few weeks we will be reading the Rainbow Fish and planning and writing our own adventure stories based on this beautiful book. To support our planning we will begin by creating storyboards and use our knowledge from our Seaside topic to support our ideas and thinking.

Science

This half-term the children are investigating ‘plants’. This topic provides an opportunity for the children to develop their knowledge of the lifecycle of plants and get some hands on experience planting their own seeds and watching them grow. 

Topic (History)

This half-term our main topic focus is Seaside holidays.  We will be comparing going to the Seaside at different periods of time and discussing similarities and differences. Our topic will culminate in a year group visit to the seaside at Southend.

Art and Design Technology

In Art the children are exploring texture and will be designing and creating their own seaside clay tiles and modrock star fish to link in with our current topic.

In DT we have just completed designing and making our own puppets.

 R.E.

We are currently learning about religious leaders; what they are called, where they work and what their role entails.

Computing

We will be learning to be photographers over the next few weeks and will be discussing what makes a good photo before going out into the wild to take our own!! Stay posted to see our fantastic images.

 

Reminders...

  • PE is now on Tuesday afternoons for both classes and Friday mornings (swimming). This will include one indoor session and one outdoor session (weather permitting). Please ensure full PE kits are in school. This term we will be focusing on athletics and swimming.
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday and is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
  • Children will have a weekly spelling test on Thursdays. Please help your child to learn their spellings at home using the look, cover, say, write, check technique.
  • Please encourage your child to read every day where possible and please initial your child's reading record.
  • Please also encourage your child to use Mathletics. If you need your child's logon please speak to one of the staff. The link to the website is below:
  • Please look at our class news which we send out to parents in the first week back for more information.
  • If you ever have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask.

Please look at our information evening presentation for more information...

Year 2 photo gallery!

Fruit Workshop

We were very lucky to participate in a fruit workshop. We had the opportunity to taste a range of different fruits, some we were already familiar with and others which were more exotic! We spoke about the importance of having 5 portions of fruit and veg a day and how each portion should be roughly the size of our palm. A pupil from each class got to ride on the 'smoothie bikes' and blitz fruit into a smoothie as they pedaled. Mrs Ingrey and Mrs Cooper also competed to see who could make the fastest smoothie!!

Year 2 trip to Southend - Wednesday 7th June

We had a successful day in Southend and were really proud of all of our pupils and felt they were great ambassadors for Cranborne School!

We got to look around the aquarium and see a variety of different fish and sea creatures and then got to meet and stroke Bob the common starfish!

In the afternoon we had a lovely time on the beach shell collecting, building sandcastles and eating choc ices!