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Year 2

Virtual Harvest Festival

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Thank you for the donations fo food, we will donate them and further donations to the food bank!

Welcome to Year 2! 


What a fantastic start we have had to our new school year and adapting to the new norms. This is one of my favourite projects which is 'What makes Britain GREAT? We have begun looking at Great Britain and will go into the four countries over the next few weeks. So far we have compared country and town. We were surprised that Harlaxton and Grantham had some similarities such as schools, shops and pubs!


I have been so proud of how the children have adapted to the new way of schooling and our expectations. Below is a slideshow of some of our work so far. 



Mrs Harper

Classroom Tour - Video

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The Gingerbread Man

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We are learning to retell the story The Gingerbread Man In Talk for Writing. Ask us to show you!


As we are due the Phonics screening test shortly, here are some resources should you wish further guidance to support your child with alien words (nonsense) and the sounds that might require further practice. 



Online Resources


Reading - If you need extra reading materials, use this online platform with many age related books including Biff and Chip and Read Write Inc. books used in school. 


Useraname: harlaxton2 password: harlaxton




Online stories - Daily stories are vital to support a child's development. We love audio books so we can drift into an imaginative land. Enjoy using the link below. 





You have your logins for Purple Mash and Education City (in your homework books) which you can use as you require. There are a range of subjects that can be explored and learning enhanced or consolidated with. Sometimes I will set 2Dos and Cities for your homework task.


Purple Mash - We will establish a new blog in September. 



Education City 




Should we go into Lockdown again, you can access online learning through Oak National Academy. Further information with regard to Remote Learning will be available as needed.

Some lessons will have links to this school, alternatively you could watch the videos if you are unsure of the learning concept. 



Leader In Me


On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)


Growth Mindset and Well being 


We are continuing to use Growth Mindset to encourage resilience and perseverance for all our children to support and further their learning. Our Collective Worship this term will support this by focussing on mental wellbeing, healthy life-style and positive relationships which links our seventh value of Sharpen the Saw. Further information can be found by following the link below. There is a story and activity below that can be used to support children that are worried and suffer anxiety as a result of Covid-19. 

British Values
Useful Websites for additional homework ideas.
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