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Year 2 Mrs Cuthbertson

Welcome to Year 2 with Mrs Cuthbertson and Mrs Dixon. We are ready for an exciting term exploring and learning some amazing new facts linked to our topic 'Up, Up and away'. 

Our PE days will be Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure your child has their PE kit on those days.

The children will have reading time everyday as they begin on the Accelerated Reading programme, so it is extremely important that they bring their reading folder to school every day.

We have lots of fun activities lined up for this half term so let's get off to a flying start.

Year 2 Autumn Term 2

 

 

Get ready for another fun filled half term.

This half term we will be exploring where our food comes from. We will identify the countries of the UK and the continents of the world and we will begin to look at which foods are grown where and why. We will continue our theme by looking at plants and identifying different plants and trees. We will also look at plants in different environments with a trip to The Botanical Gardens in Durham.

Then of course we have the run up to Christmas where we will be very busy learning the Christmas play and creating lots of Christmas crafts to bring home.

Our PE days are still Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure your child has their PE kit on those days.

Please remember to send your child with their reading folder every day as there is a time every day for the children to read or quiz on their Accelerated Reader book. Thank you for your support with Accelerated Reader - the children are really enjoying it and as a class we have won many extra play times for our effort in the first half term.

In science we have been looking at the different properties of materials. We have been sorting materials and investigating how materials can shape by bending, twisting, squashing and stretching them.
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This half term we have had fun learning how to programme the Bee Bots to get from Earth to different planets. We learnt how to use our instructions and how to programme a sequence of instructions so that we didn't need to put each one in at a time.

We also began to explore how to debug a programme. We followed the instructions and looked for the mistakes and then corrected them.

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As part of our English work we looked at poems about Autumn Time. We went on an Autumn walk and collect different leaves that were signs of Autumn. On our walk we also stopped and used our senses to identify different signs of Autumn. Back in the classroom we looked at the different leaves and the different patterns and colours they had. We also thought about all the different signs of Autumn we had spotted when we were outside. We then wrote Autumn poems and painted Autumn leaves for our lovely display outside our classroom.
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As part of our science topic on plants we visited The Botanic Gardens in Durham. We had a great day out.

It started with a tree hunt to look for the best tree for Jack to climb. We saw many different trees with interesting features including a cherry tree, red oak tree, red wood tree from Canada and a monkey puzzle tree. Next we went on a walk through the gardens identifying different plants and trees. After Lunch we planted crocus bulbs and explored the desert and rainforest. Finally, we looked at the stick insects and unusual animals within the gardens. The Golden frog was the favourite with the children.

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