Welcome to Miss Dooner’s Year 2 class.

Our topic for this term is ‘London and The Great Fire of London’.

In Autumn 1 we will be learning about The Great Fire of London and how London changed as a result of the fire.

In Autumn 2 we will be learning about the geography of London and comparing the city of London to the town of St Helens.

Homework and book bags will go out on Friday and need to be returned to school on Wednesday.

P.E. will be on a Tuesday afternoon. Pupils can come to school in their P.E. kits all day.

If a child needs to isolate but is well enough to complete some school work, Miss Dooner will contact them via Teams and send a timetable of work. All children have received a card with their Teams, RM Maths and Purple Mash passwords on them. 

The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit

Our current class novel is 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywelt. We have really enjoyed sharing this story together during ERIC (Everybody Reading In Class) time.  

Palm Oil Conga

Palm Oil Conga

Year 2 have been flashmobbing around school by doing the 'Palm Oil Conga' to raise awareness of deforestation due to palm oil and the problems that the hornbills are having. Check out the school Twitter page to see the video.

Palm Oil Project Art Work

Palm Oil Project Art Work

Year 2 had a visit from an artist called Laura-Kate who showed us how to make hornbill masks for our Palm Oil project. She showed us how to use  techniques to make different effects with our pencils and brushes. Our masks looked wonderful when they were finished.

Hornbill Poetry

Hornbill Poetry

Miss Dooner's literacy group have been looking at poetry including kenning poems and shape poems. We had a go at writing our own kenning poems about hornbills and made them into a shape poem. They look wonderful!

Wonder Garden

Wonder Garden

The whole school has been doing a very special Chester Zoo project about endangered animals and the on the book 'The Wonder Garden'. Year 2 have been finding out about the hornbill. We made our very own wonder garden for our class hornbill to live in. We tried to make...

Spanish Lessons

Spanish Lessons

We have begun learning Spanish with Senora Oakes. We have enjoyed learning to count, colour and how to introduce ourselves in Spanish. Why not ask us to speak some Spanish at home so we can practise.  

Transport Timeline

Transport Timeline

This week in History, we have been looking at how transport has changed through history and when things were invented. We then ordered the events to make our own timelines.

Plants

Plants

As part of our Science topic on Plants, we have started an investigation. We have planted some cress seeds in different materials to see which will grow. We have planted some in soil, sand, cotton wool and a paper towel. We are keeping the seeds in class in a sunny...

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

This term we have been taking part in Outdoor Learning. In our first few lessons we worked on team-building skills and looked for different types of leaves that we could find in the school grounds.

Music – I Wanna Play in Band

Music – I Wanna Play in Band

We have really enjoyed our current music topic called 'I Wanna Play in a Band'. We have listened to and appraised a variety of rock songs and then learned to sing and play a new song. This was us playing the glockenspiels along with the music.


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