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Welcome to Year 2 Booklet

Spring 2022

Where could an adventure take you? 

This term we will discover some famous explorers who have travelled around the world. We will look at the continents, equator and location to the North and South Pole. Robert Falcon Scott is a British explorer that we will study of his adventures to Antarctica.

 

Before the end of term, we will go for a hike, like these famous explorers. We will need to be prepared for the weather and what we might need to take. What fun we will have!

English - Talk for Writing 
This term we are learning to describe a setting. So far, using The Tin Forest as our starting point, we are in a forest setting with magnificent animals ans sights. We will be adding adverbs to add detail. 

Self-Isolation Planning

Below is a weeks worth of planning should your child be isolating due to a positive Covid-19 result.  I will aim to call at least once, but if you need to speak further please email through to the office: enquires@harlaxton.lincs.sch.uk and I will call at my earliest convenience. 

 

If your child is unwell, please do not feel pressured to complete all of the learning. 

 

Take care, 

Mrs Harper

Autumn 2021 

Nativity 2021
Here is our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Nativity called Shine Star Shine

 


 

 

What wonders lie in the

enchanted woods?  

What a fun term we have planned! We will begin looking at the Gruffalo and character descriptions before creating a Wanted poster for a creature that may be found lurking in the woods. We will investigate and learn names of trees and classifications, knowing which trees are evergreen and deciduous. As well as this, in DT we will be conducting market research to find out the most popular sandwich filling in Harlaxton school. We might even get chance to make one!

 

 

Weekly Timetable - Here is a guide of our activities set out throughout the week

Our Woodland Exhibition 
wow! Thank you so much for the great participation at the woodland exhibition. The children were so proud to showcase their work to you all. 
I hope you enjoyed looking and learning what we have been up to including:

  • wanted posters for a missing troll with descriptive language 
  • maps of a woodland similar to the Gruffalo story 
  • What we found out from our fieldwork around the village on human and physical geography
  • Our visit to Gunby woods including art work influenced by Andy Goldsworthy
  • The woodland riddles / poems
  • Our market research and making of scrumym sandwiches
  • The science leaflets explaining features of plants and trees found in our local area
  • Plus much more…! 

Harvest Festival 

Recently we visited church to celebrate Harvest.  Thank you for the generous donations of food, this has been greatly received by the food bank.  We sang some beautiful songs including Autumn Days and performed our poem.  Watch the video link below to see our performance!

We have enjoyed exploring art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy

English 

Here we are enjoying creating wanted posters to protect the children in school from the terrifying, ugly and stinky troll that is lurking nearby. So far, we have learnt that a wanted poster needs: 

  • a bold title 
  • an introduction 
  • facts about their looks
  • where they were last seen
  • what they are wanted for 
  • a reward! 

 

We decided to stain them to make them look old and special!

Maths

We are learning to add and subtract 2-digit numbers using our understanding of place value of tens and ones. We are trying to exchange and carry where we swap ten ones for a ten or one ten for ten ones. Using manipulative is helpful! 

Christmas Story time - Dear Santa

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Home Learning - w/c 7th December

Friday - English

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Phonics 

Here are some resources should you wish to further support your child with finding the special  friends in words. We are recapping Set 2 and Set 3 sounds following RWI. 

 

 

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. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

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. 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

 

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 - Don't forget to comment on the blog

https://www.purplemash.com/harlaxton

              

Education City - lots of games and activities to use

https://ec1.educationcity.com/

 

Our School Values - 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. 

 

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