Year 2

Class Teacher - Mrs Oke - m.wilson@walkern.herts.sch.uk

Teaching Assistant -  Miss Roper and Miss Eastwood

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Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 2!

 

Hello Year 2’s, welcome back to school!  We have an exciting term ahead and I’m sure that we are all so pleased to be back at school.

This term we have a big focus on phonics and reading, so please practise your reading at home every day, and remember that you will earn a sticker to add to your bookmark for every time that you read to an adult at home. 

We will enjoy having extra PE sessions this term, so remember to have your PE kit, including jogging bottoms, in school every day.

 

In history this term we will begin by learning about the Great Fire of London.  We have already had fun making 1666 houses to add to our class display, which look great!

We have worked hard to complete a list poem all about 'Fire!'.  All of the children have worked so hard to write and present their poem.  We have added two poems to our 'WOW Wall'.

In art we have been using chalks to create a city scene set during the time of the Great Fire of London.

Carrying on with our theme of the Great Fire of London, we have set up a 'Pudding Lane Bakery' in our role play area.

We have really enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London and have concluded our learning by recreating the Great Fire itself (with Mr Dalton's help!)  

We have enjoyed learning all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot.  We especially liked the gruesome parts!  We have made 'Wanted' posters, written warning letters to Lord Mounteagle and have made firework pictures. We also enjoyed toast and marshmallows around the fire.

Today, Friday 24th September, we have been thinking about recycling.  We have sorted everyday items into recycling bins, heard a story about 'Eco Joe', and have reused materials to make Rapunzel's tower.

We have used a 'Marble Day' to launch our new 'Castles' topic.  We will be writing stories based on a book about Knights and dragons, and learning all about the Normans and the castles they built.  We have had fun using blocks to make our own castle.