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Robins - Year 2

Welcome to Robins Class!

 

We are the year 2 class at Motcombe Primary School. 

 

Our teaching team:

Miss Edwards - Class Teacher 

Mrs Eslick - TA who joins us every morning to assist with teaching in the class. 

 

Feel free to look through this page to see the learning we have done this year!

This is the behaviour system that we use in Robins class. The system explains the rewards for when a child makes a good choice or the consequences if a child needs to think about their choice. 
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Spring Term!

 

Welcome back Robins, hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas! This term we are going to be learning all about the Great Fire of London! Here is a Topic Poster and a Medium Term Plan to give you an idea of what we will be looking at throughout the term! 

 

Looking forward to the new term!

4.1.18 - We have been doing some excellent gymnastics this afternoon! We have tried out some new positions and jumps by moving our bodies in different ways.

10.1.18. We have been learning about London in the past and what it is like now as a result of the plague and the Great Fire of London.

23.1.18. We have been doing super subtraction this week using blank numbelines - the class even chose maths over snack time today!

25.1.18. We have finished our artwork of the Great Fire of London! We have used paint for the back ground, strips of cards for the silhouette houses and tissue paper for the fire - they are now up in the classroom on display!

26.1.18. This week we have been learning about Kings and Queens of England. We compared King Charles II to our Queen now!

26.1.18. This week we have been learning about Kings and Queens of England. We compared King Charles II to our Queen now! 1

In RE we have learned the salvation story by acting it out!

1.2.18. We have continued to learn rolls and jumps in gymnastics today!

2.2.18. We have been learning the song ‘London’s burning’ in a round and on the xylophones! We even managed to play outside.

6.2.18. We put the finishing tounches to our Tudor houses in the Great Fire of London!

7.2.18. We have been learning how to record and read data in statistics. We used the tally chart method to record how ticklish our peers are!

8.2.18. We set up the city of London with our Tudor houses. The palace at the end did not get burned down because the King blew up the houses before it meaning the fire could no longer spread!

8.2.18.  We set up the city of London with our Tudor houses. The palace at the end did not get burned down because the King blew up the houses before it meaning the fire could no longer spread! 1

Autumn 2!

We have had a great term so far and I am looking forward to the next half term in Robins! So far, we have explored the rainforest as a habitat for animals and studied lots of the animals that live there!

 

This half term we will be looking at comparing the rainforest with other parts of the world - the climate, physical geography and the culture in these places. We will also be investigating materials and which materials will be best to make a den in the rainforest!

 

In art, we will be discovering "Natural Art" using the patterns, colours and textures from natural objects to form artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

 

For a more detailed plan of the term, please have a look at the Medium Term Plan below. 

13.11.17 - Our new story for the term is "The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. We have started our learning by acting out the story using puppets we made ourselves and performing to our peers.

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We have been learning ball skills in our PE lessons this term! We have looked at different ways of passing the ball to another player.

Our snakes are finished!!

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In Science this term we have been investigating different materials. We looked at the properties of paper when we wet, scrunch, twist and rip it to see how the material changes. We then used paper to see who could make the tallest tower using the knowledge of its properties.

20.11.17 - We have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy this term. He creates artwork using natural objects so we began by drawing sections of natural objects using a viewfinder.

4.12.17 - We tried to recreate the colours and shapes of Andy's sculpture - 'Rowan leaves laid around a hole' using paint and tissue paper.

4.12.17 - We tried to recreate the colours and shapes of Andy's sculpture - 'Rowan leaves laid around a hole' using paint and tissue paper. 1
4.12.17 - We tried to recreate the colours and shapes of Andy's sculpture - 'Rowan leaves laid around a hole' using paint and tissue paper. 2
4.12.17 - We tried to recreate the colours and shapes of Andy's sculpture - 'Rowan leaves laid around a hole' using paint and tissue paper. 3
4.12.17 - We tried to recreate the colours and shapes of Andy's sculpture - 'Rowan leaves laid around a hole' using paint and tissue paper. 4
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Then we made our own nature sculptures out of the Autumnal natural objects we have collected.

It's Christmas!!

We have continued with our learning this week while getting into the spirit of Christmas!

11.13.17 - In Maths, we have been measuring presents for Santa using cm on a ruler and recording them in a table.

It’s Christmas!!!! We have designed and made our very own clay decorations. We then used paint to make them come to life!

It’s Christmas!!!! We have designed and made our very own clay decorations. We then used paint to make them come to life! 1

 

Autumn Term!

 

Welcome to Robins! I hope you've all had a great summer and I look forward to the term ahead! Below is a short welcoming letter to you all, a brief plan for the term and a poster describing our topic - Rainforests! 

 

Plans may change throughout the term depending on the children's progress and what they would like to explore further.

4.9.17 - We started the term off with a whole school focus on a book called Willy the Dreamer! We chose our favourite part and wrote our own stories. The class made puppets to act out their story and even made their own monkey by following a list of instructions. 

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5.9.17 - We started by looking at number in maths. The children have made good use of the resources in the class and practiced strategies together and individually.

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8.9.17 - In RE we have been looking at what makes a good friend after looking at Luke 5:1-11 Jesus Chooses his First Disciples where Jesus chooses those that are hard working and who do not think they are worthy of anything. We also wrote our own prayers for our class prayer book.

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11.9.17 - In music, we have been looking into the sounds of the rainforest. We listened to a piece of music based on these sounds and discussed what we could hear. The children decided the storm was the noise they heard the most so we decided to make the sounds of a storm with our hands and feet and then moved on to musical instruments.

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13.9.17 - In Science, Robins are looking at materials! We investigated the environment - in the classroom and outside in the playground - and discovered which objects were made out of each material we had discussed. Robins recorded this in a table. 

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18.9.17 We focused on shape in maths this week! Robins explored the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

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19.9.17 - Robins have been attending gymnastic sessions throughout the term. They have learned floor, bar and beam skills and have all passed the sessions they completed!

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22.9.17 - In Geography, we have been looking at the layers of the rainforest and finding out about the animals that live there as part of our Science topic. We worked together in groups to match the correct labels to the diagram and research about the animals using non-fiction books from our rainforest reading corner. 

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25.9.17 - We've been practicing to write common exception words so that we can spell them correctly in our writing. Robins enjoy playing the 'tricky word game' where there is a race to find the correct common exception word from our display. This helps recognition of the word as well as familiarity for spelling.

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2.10.17 - We celebrated the Harvest Festival as a class and as a school. We found out what happens during the festival period for RE and made some vegetable pictures using different mediums in art. 

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5.10.17 - In Maths, Robins have been learning about money. We have labelled and ordered coins, looking at the new forms of money that has recently changed. We then moved on to adding and subtracting values of money and finished with problem solving to find the amount of change needed after a calculation. 

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9.10,17 - In Literacy, we have been looking at poetry. We learned a class poem about the rainforest and performed actions as we recited it. 

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