Welcome to Year 2 - Team Whales
Welcome to Team Whales,
We will update our class page regularly with the exciting things we are learning about. We will upload photos and videos of the activities we do to enhance our learning and share some of the amazing work we produce.
If you have any questions about what you see on our page, or in general, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff in class.
Mr Ward, Mrs Doyle and Mrs Hopkinson
Team letters 2019-20
Our school is closing just for a while,
But our learning will not stop, just change in style.
There's a very nasty virus which we don't want you to get,
So it's best to stay at home but try not to get upset.
It's okay if you feel a little scared or sad,
It's hard when things are different but not everything is bad.
We will be at our houses and you will be at yours,
You will carry on with learning and play and help with chores.
Be sure to write a timetable of what to do each day,
Include our Maths and English tasks but don't forget to play.
Whilst many things are changing some things will stay the same,
We are still your teachers and Team Whales is still our name.
We'll help support each other and keep in touch for sure,
Once everything is safe again we'll run back through the door.
We'll be back with our friends again at school and parties too,
but whilst things are different we'll send you lots to do.
With love from
Mr Ward, Mrs Doyle, Mrs Hopkinson and Mrs Newton
This poem was copied from a teacher from another school.
Today we had great fun reading Superbat by Matt Carr. We discussed what type of story it was and found the key sections of a "wishing tale". In groups we then acted out these key moments and recorded them to help us write our own story.
Today we were visited by a secret reader; Miss Boden! We loved hearing one of her favourite stories about a girl called Georgie and her quest against a dragon. The book was called Georgie and the Dragon (Jets) by Julia Jarman.
Monday 13th January - carnival headdresses
Today we began looking at the culture of Brazil; particularly life at the carnival. We watched a short clip of a carnival in Rio de Janeiro and discussed the outfits that they wear. We used these ideas to design and create our very own masks so that we can have our own carnival.
Thursday 19th December - Hand Puppets
Following our work with toys and hearing "The Elves and the Shoemaker" story, we designed and sewed our on puppets. First, we planned what our puppet was going to look like and considered who might use it. Then, we spoke about the best way to join our decorations and added detail. Finally, we followed the pattern and holes to sew our puppets together.
Children in Need - Friday 15th November
The children loved bringing their teddies into school and reading with them. Thank you to all those that offered donations to support a brilliant cause. We hope the children continue to read with their teddies at home.
Sunday 13th October - Junior Parkrun
A huge congratulations to those children from Team Whales that took part in a very wet and muddy Junior Parkrun this weekend. It was great to see so much support from family and friends for the children as they completed their 2km run around Forest Recreational Ground. Head over to the Gallery section of the website to see a video and some pictures of the children in action.
We would also like to congratulate all those children that have been regularly attending the running club after school on Thursdays. We understand that not all children were able to get to the Junior Parkrun but want to acknowledge all the hard work and effort the children have put in over the past six weeks.
Wednesday 9th October - Making jam sandwiches
This week we have been looking at the features of instructions. In particular we have learnt that an imperative verb is a bossy, doing word and usually found at the start of a command type of sentence. Today we got to make jam sandwiches and thought about the order of the steps it takes to make them - we even got to eat them!
We will be writing our instructions tomorrow.
Monday 16th September - The Magic Paintbrush
Last week we learned the ancient tale of Ma Ling and The Magic Paintbrush. Today we practised retelling the story as a class before we start to make improvements to the tale and change key events. We have filmed our retell and you can view it via a QR code on one of our classroom displays.