Thursday 30 November 2023

Shire hall trip and reminder about tomorrow - Year 2

Hi all, we hope you are well. 

We had the most amazing trip yesterday to the Shire Hall. Every single child represented the school incredibly and behaved so well. Well done Year 2! We learnt about The Great Fire of Dorchester and linked this in with The Great Fire of London that we have been learning about. We found out where in Dorchester it started, how it started and how it affected Dorchester. 

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Christmas Craft Day. We are asking that children come into school dressed as an elf, wearing a christmas jumper or in non-school uniform. Children will be taking part in 3 activities across the day where they will be mixing with other years and making christmas crafts.

Children will be coming home tomorrow with a costume list with some ideas on what they should wear for our Winter show.

Any questions, please let me know.

Miss White, Mrs Bernard, Mrs Burgess, Mrs Thomas and Miss Hooton

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Reminder - Shire Hall trip tomorrow - 29th November 2023

Hi all, just a reminder ahead of the trip tomorrow. Please can you ensure your child has a snack, water bottle and waterproof coat. 

It is important that you also send your child in with a packed lunch.

We will be leaving school at 9:15 and will be returning in the afternoon.

Any questions, please let me know.

Miss White 

Sunday 19 November 2023

Year 2 - Week 3

Hi everyone! We hope you have had a great weekend. We have had another super week in Year 2!

In Maths we finished our addition and subtraction unit, looking at mixed calculations and missing number sentences. This week we will move on to our next unit - 2D and 3D shapes. In English we started to explore diary writing and wrote a diary about what we did on the weekend and focussed on writing in past tense. We will be continuing with diary writing this week. In Science we continued to look at the use of everyday materials and explored which materials would be best for curtains. We will be starting to learn the songs for our Winter show from tomorrow!

We look forward to another week in Year 2!

Miss White, Mrs Bernard, Mrs Burgess, Mrs Thomas and Miss Hooton

Friday 10 November 2023

Autumn 2 - Week 2

Hello everyone, we hope you have a lovely weekend!

This week in Year 2 we have been busy with lots of fun and lots of learning.

In Maths we have continued to look at addition and subtraction. We have been using different resources to help us add and subtract two 2 digit numbers and looking at how many more and how many fewer. In English we have been focussing on the book 'somebody swallowed Stanley' and making predictions about how the story ends. In Science we have started a new topic all about everyday materials. We looked at which material would be best for a waterproof coat. 

Next week is the start of our therapeutic thinking week and we will be taking part in different activities related to this.

Please can you ensure your child has their PE in school, as we still have some children without these. Also, as the weather is getting colder please can you ensure children have a suitable coat.

Friday is also children in need, please see the email that was sent for the details about this day.

Any questions, please email!

Miss White, Mrs Bernard, Mrs Burgess, Mrs Thomas and Miss Hooton

Monday 6 November 2023

Unit 2.2 – Online Safety - Lesson 1

In Y2 Computing today we started our new unit on 'Online Safety'.

The aims of our session were - 

- To know how to refine searches using the Search tool.
- To know how to share work electronically using the display boards (on Purple Mash).
- To use digital technology to share work on Purple Mash to communicate and connect with others locally.
- To have some knowledge and understanding about sharing more globally on the Internet.

We all did a great job of accessing Purple Mash and using the 'Search' tool -

Purple Mash is an example of SAFE SEARCH.

In our lesson today, we talked about the importance of only using SAFE SEARCH tools.

Google or Bing is NOT a SAFE SEARCH tool and should not be used by children without adult supervision.

We also talk about the dangers of searching the Internet today -

It would be great if everyone could continue this discussion on at home.

Would your child come to you if they did come across anything inappropriate or upsetting online?

How would you respond if this happened?

These are all important things to think about in our increasingly digital world.

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Exhibition of learning - Year 2

Hi everyone, just a quick reminder of Year 2's exhibition of learning tomorrow. We will be meeting in the hall at 2:30 to take part in a whole group activity. We are all very excited and looking forward to seeing those who can make it tomorrow!

Any questions, please let me know!

Miss White

Sunday 29 October 2023

Autumn Term 2 - Year 2

Hi everyone, we hope you have had a lovely half term and are feeling ready to come back for the second half of the Autumn Term!

Just a reminder about our exhibition of learning on Wednesday 1st November at 2:30 in the school hall. If you have any cardboard boxes laying around at home please bring these in either on Tuesday or Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you there.

See you all on Tuesday for the start of a fun filled half term in Year 2!

Miss White, Mrs Bernard, Mrs Burgess, Mrs Thomas and Miss Hooton