Year 2 - Holly
- Class Teacher – Miss Inskip
- PPA Cover Teacher (Tuesday pm) – Mrs K
- Other adults in Holly class: Mrs Ganson, Miss Wharton, Miss French and Mr Pope
PE is outside on a Wednesday afternoon and inside on a Friday morning. Please ensure that your child has appropriate PE kit in school for all PE sessions.
- Please try to write in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read at home
- Weekly tasks are set on MyMaths
- Children are working towards their Bronze times tables award (2s, 5s and 10s) and can use TTRockstars to help them
- A new set is sent home at the end of every week to practise
The past few days, we have been reading ‘Silly Billy’ by Anthony Browne and looking closely at the worry dolls. We discussed our worries and who we can talk to if we feel worried. Then, we designed and created our own worry dolls who live in our trays at school! When we are worried about something, we can put our doll on Miss Inskip’s desk and she will speak to us in the day about our worry to help us feel better.
We had a visit from the local fire station to teach us how to stay safe. They showed us the clothes they have to wear to protect themselves and taught us some reminders.
If your clothes are on fire – STOP, DROP, ROLL! If there is a fire in your house – GET OUT, STAY OUT, CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE OUT! If there is smoke – STAY LOW!
Then, we went outside and saw the fire engine but unfortunately, they got called on a job, we hope everyone is okay!
We have been thinking about how to care for each other in RE and today we had a visit from a nurse to talk to us about how they care. We had lots of questions and were able to link in our understanding of Florence Nightingale.
This afternoon, some of us had a go at gardening! We have a little area outside our classroom, which we look after, and we were lucky enough to have some of the Year 3’s come and help us. A big thank you to Mrs Ganson who bought in some plants for us to set.
This morning, Mr Burraway found a hedgehog in our outside area near our classroom. We gave him a cardboard box to put the hedgehog in and he said we could look after it for the day. We named her ‘Holly’ and gave her a soft jumper to sit on, some food and water. We spoke about hedgehogs hibernating, their spikes and what nocturnal means. Having Holly hedgehog was a good start to our English lesson, where we read ‘Piggybook’ by Anthony Browne, as Mrs Ganson taught us the similarities between hedgehogs and pigs. A big thank you to Miss Litchfield who very kindly took Holly hedgehog afterschool to someone who could help her get better! 🦔
We have been using Andy Goldsworthy’s art as inspiration to create our own using natural materials (feathers, conkers, flowers, leaves, twigs etc). We have enjoyed going outside to arrange natural materials, cutting and sticking pebble-shaped paper and we are looking forward to using clay to recreate some of his work.
We are rehearsing for our class assembly, which is on Thursday the 14th of November. Please could you learn your lines at home and rehearse our GoNoodle dance to ‘Best Time Ever.’
This morning we performed our class assembly to KS1 and our parents, displaying everything we have been doing so far in Year 2. We showed some artwork, our singing, our dancing and read our lines clearly. Miss Inskip and the adults in Holly class are very proud of us all!
We have also been exploring the book Traction Man and thinking about the story settings that he visited. We created our own setting and used our imagination to think about how some items could be other things. For example, the scissors became terrifying sharks!
We are exploring colour in Art and have been looking at the artist Kandinsky and their work. Have a look at some of our representations below which we created on the computer!
We have earned 100 stars on our class 100 square, which meant we got a treat today! This afternoon we watched ‘Toy Story 4’ and had some yummy snacks. We enjoyed signing along to ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me.’
We are enjoying learning a sign (British Sign Language) of the day and have already learnt over 30! If you would like to join in at home, there is a link below to a website, which updates their BSL sign, daily.
In English this week, we have been reading and creating a range of winter poems, including acrostic and shape poems. We have enjoyed learning about the different features of poetry including rhyming words, alliteration and similes.
Here are some links to some of the poems we have read.
Today we went on a walk around Kempston to look for the human and physical features to support the work we are doing in Geography. We followed a map and stopped regularly to talk about what we could see. We enjoyed pointing out some of our houses and some of the human features that we have been in, e.g. The Co-Op. We discussed zebra crossings, the war memorial and general road safety. Some of us worked out how you can identify the different types of houses and which type we lived in. The main physical feature we identified was The Spinney but it was flooded with all the rain we have had recently! Thank you to all the adults who came and helped. Have a look at some of our photos below…