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Year 2 Autumn

Welcome to Year 2 everyone.
It is great to see you all back from the summer. You all look fantastic in your uniforms and very well equipped with PE bags, reading bags and coats at the ready.  Thank you to all your families for making this happen.
The Year 2 team are looking forward to creating lots of pictures with you for our class page so that we can share what we are learning each week from the classroom. 
Let's get started. Scroll down to read what's been happening so far .....
MEET THE TEAM
 
Autumn 1  2022
 
SCIENCE
This term we are looking at animals, including humans, how we develop and survive. We will be learning about how animals may change over time, how we may be similar or differnt to our parents, our friends or other animals, and how to stay healthy. 
What came first the chicken or the egg?
Watch the video to help you answer.
How many different animals can you name that came from an egg?
We have been busy looking closely at chicken eggs, looking at the embryo and watching it develop to show growth.  Watch the video 
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COMPUTING
 
Year 2 are being safe on the internet. We know not to share any of our personal information online. Watch Lee, Kim and Sid  to help remember what to do and not do online.
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Personal Social Health Education
 
We have worked hard in groups with Mrs Sheridan to list our responsibilities and what it means to be responsible for something. What are you responsible for?
- Responsible for brushing your own teeth? Washing your hands?
- Responsible for feeding the cat? Walking the dog? 
-Responsible for putting the bin out? Tidying your bedroom? 
-Responsible for your own reading bag and lunch box?
-Responsible for the class fruit or milk delivery?
- Responsible for your own behaviour? 
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GEOGRAPHY
 
What is a peninsula?
We live on a peninsula with water on three sides of land. Can you name the three sides of water? Listen to the song about the Wirral to find out. Can you recognise any local landmarks? 
What features make up the Wirral Penninsula? 
P.E.
This week in P.E we have been concentrating on chest passes in our throwing and catching games. We have tried to judge the direction, force and speed of the ball so our team mates can catch the ball accurately.
We have played 'hot potato' to quicken the game up.
P.E.
We look brilliant in our house colours of VIKINGS, ROMANS, SAXONS and NORMANS.
Which team are you in? 
 
P.E. days are TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS
 
This term we are working on our skills in GAMES. 
We've been busy practising our throwing and catching with Miss Yardley and testing our hearts with agility games with Mrs Sheridan. 
MATHS
We have been busy making 2digit numbers using different apparatus so that if we have to add these numbers in our head, we can partition them into tens and ones, adding the tens first then combining the ones. For example 23= 2 tens and 3 ones or 20 + 3
We've also been practising writing numerals and writing them in words. Watch the videos to help you with your spellings in maths.
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ENGLISH
We have had a poetry week to start the term.
We have loved using Shel Silvertein's poem Zebra Question to write our own questions, find synonyms (opposites), describe people or animals in riddles using the kennings style of poetry. 
I wonder if you know what and who we have been writing about in class using two word phrases? 
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GEOGRAPHY
 We have many flags in our classroom hanging from the ceiling. They belong to England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and a Spanish flag for our new language to learn. We have been learning to match the correct capital city to the correct country flag. Can you recognise the flags? 
We have learned to spot what is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the British Isles. It's very confusing but we are learning to remember. 
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ENGLISH
 
In our reading about trolls we have used different adjectives to describe nouns to make them more interesting- called expanded noun phrases.
For example: The stinky, warty troll has bumpy, spottty skin and disgusting, bad breath
Hola! Buenos Dias !
 
Today as part of our whole school European Languages Day, Year 2 have a had a busy time finding out some facts about Spain- the language, the food, the flag and some famous people and landmarks there. We listend to a spanish narration of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson to hear some familiar words. We drew our families and described who belonged to them in spanish. We even had time to taste some traditional homemade churros dipped in chocolate and had a great time whacking the pinata for some added treats. 
Muy Bien!
MATHS
 
We are learning our three times tables song... join in with us.
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