Welcome to Athelstan Community Primary School

Welcome to Miss Pugh's Year 2 Class Page

We do PE on: Monday and Tuesday

Please ensure the children have indoor PE kits in school on these days - white t-shirt, blue or black shorts.

We test spellings on: Friday

Please return homework sheets on a Friday with both sides completed.

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure they make the best possible progress during their time in Year 2.

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. This will usually be linked to our topic.

This term our topic is 'Great and Ghastly Events'. pdfClick here to find out about the exciting things we have planned.



Useful Documents

Class Letters                                         

pdfPractising Spellings at Home

pdfYear 1 and 2 Common Exception Words          

pdfYear 2 Book List

pdfMeet the Teacher PowerPoint

pdfTopic Homework - Great and Ghastly Events

pdfExtreme Reading Homework

We have been learning about significant historical events, including child evacuees during the Second World War. Mr Ray Crewe was evacuated from Newcastle when he was ten years old and went to Penrith for a year. He came to school to tell us about his experiences as a child evacuee. We found it really interesting and had a chance to ask him lots of questions about what he did, what it was like leaving his parents behind, who he lived with in Penrith and what he took with him. Using his expereicnes we then planned and wrote a diary entry about a day in the life of a child evacuee living in the countryside.

During our Orchard Week we completed lots of fun maths challenges in the orchard using our knowledge and skills of shape, number bonds, measures, angles and different recording methods. We had lots of fun looking for right angles, making 2D shapes out of natural objects, estimating and measuring in centimetres and metres, creating number bonds for ten grids and drawing tally charts for objects we found. We also completed an English challenge in the orchard of creating our own 'Alphabetical Outdoor Word Book'. We looked for different nouns around the orchard and recorded them in the books alphabetically. We then added adjectives to descibe the nouns we had found.

Our theme this term is 'Great and Ghastly Events'. To launch our topic we had a delivery of five different time capsules to school. Each time capsule was about a different significant event in history: the first moon landing, World War I and II, the skinking of the Titanic, the Great Fire of London, and Guy Fawkes. In groups we explored the time capsules, recording the objects we found in them, what we think they told us about history, who they might have belonged to and an event we thought they represented. We will be learning about these events over the rest of this term.

In English we have been completing work on the poem 'What is Pink?' by Christine Rossetti. As part of our lessons we worked in small groups to learn the poem and create a performance of it by adding movement and actions. We really enjoyed it and had lots of fun creating imaginative actions. We performed the poems to the rest of the class.

We have continued our art projects this term based on Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies' painting and the colour green. Using the computer program 'Purple Mash' we used the paint option and created our own versions of the painting. In class we had read the story 'Once Upon a Lily Pad' about two frogs falling in love in Monet's garden whilst he was painting and so some of us decided to include the frogs in our paintings too! We have also made clay frogs to sit on painted lily pads and ponds.

As part of our Arts Week work we have begun to explore the colour green and Claude Monet's painting 'Waterlilies'. We have been creating our own version of his painting using collage.

Today we explored our new classroom and provision areas. We had great fun using the construction toys to build castles and marble runs. We enjoyed reading books to Cuddles, our class bear. We also talked about class rules and why they are important. We created our own classroom rules posters which we put up in the classroom. 

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