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Year 2 - Great Gables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Great Gables  page!

Your class teacher is Mrs. Bayliss with an amazing Teaching Assistant Mrs. Tye.

We have had a very productive first half term with our initial focus being The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl with a focus on reptiles. We had a very exciting start to the topic with a visit by Ange's Animal Antics whereby the children got to meet a range of different reptiles and small creatures. This then led into fact finding research about reptiles with geographical links, reporting and alternative story writing. 

Our current topic is Wicked Winter which started just after October half term. Our rich text focus has been Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. This has been a springboard for scientific investigation, researching explorers in history and learning about compass points, locational and directional language. This topic will continue until February half term.

The children are currently working very hard on a non-chronological report about penguins. They have independently researched facts and divided the information into different sections.  They will include diagrams, labels and captions. We cannot wait to see the finished pieces. The purpose of this topic is not only to refine our non-fiction writing and research skills but also for us to go and teach Reception all we have learned about penguins. We will have to think about our audience and  how we present to younger children but we will make sure they know exactly what to do if a penguin knocks on their door!

Ingenious Inventors

After February half term, a mysterious crash site appeared in our playground. The children used their observations and inference skills, and discovered that a cheese-copter had crashed! The cheese -copter belonged to Rosie Revere the engineer and she left us her book to tell us all about her crazy inventions.

This term, the children will use all of their scientific knowledge, their imagination and their creativity to become just like Rosie. They have tested out rockets fired by air, designed their own flying machines and invented their own printing blocks to make wrapping paper. They have really put their Learning Powers to the test!

Twisted Tales-Summer Term

Rosie Revere wasn't the only unexpected visitor into our school. The three little pigs asked the children to help them with a little 'wolf' problem that they had. The children described the wolf and created wanted posters to help catch him. The children retold the story, but is the wolf as big and bad as we think? We read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, from the wolf point of view. Then the trial began......

In science we focused on identifying parts of a plant and learning what plants need to grow and survive. In art, we sketched and painted plants, making careful observations and choosing our brushes and pencils for effect.

Year 2 - Great Gables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Great Gables  page!

Your class teacher is Mrs. Bayliss with an amazing Teaching Assistant Mrs. Tye.

We have had a very productive first half term with our initial focus being The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl with a focus on reptiles. We had a very exciting start to the topic with a visit by Ange's Animal Antics whereby the children got to meet a range of different reptiles and small creatures. This then led into fact finding research about reptiles with geographical links, reporting and alternative story writing. 

Our current topic is Wicked Winter which started just after October half term. Our rich text focus has been Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. This has been a springboard for scientific investigation, researching explorers in history and learning about compass points, locational and directional language. This topic will continue until February half term.

The children are currently working very hard on a non-chronological report about penguins. They have independently researched facts and divided the information into different sections.  They will include diagrams, labels and captions. We cannot wait to see the finished pieces. The purpose of this topic is not only to refine our non-fiction writing and research skills but also for us to go and teach Reception all we have learned about penguins. We will have to think about our audience and  how we present to younger children but we will make sure they know exactly what to do if a penguin knocks on their door!

Ingenious Inventors

After February half term, a mysterious crash site appeared in our playground. The children used their observations and inference skills, and discovered that a cheese-copter had crashed! The cheese -copter belonged to Rosie Revere the engineer and she left us her book to tell us all about her crazy inventions.

This term, the children will use all of their scientific knowledge, their imagination and their creativity to become just like Rosie. They have tested out rockets fired by air, designed their own flying machines and invented their own printing blocks to make wrapping paper. They have really put their Learning Powers to the test!

                    

   Our Topics

Spring 2 2019 - Ingenious Inventors

Topic Plan - Spring 2 19

Autumn / Spring 2019 - Wicked Winter

Topic Plan - Autumn 18 / Spring 19

Expectations

We expect the children to be reading at least three times per week at home and for it to be recorded in their reading diary. We already have lots of names in the raffle prize box. Please keep  up the good work and keep loving those books!

It can include any genre of book, comics,newspapers, fiction, non-fiction or whatever takes their fancy.  We just want it to be a pleasurable time for them and to develop a love of reading.  We really enjoy listening to the children's conversations about the  books they are enjoying at home.

Homework

Homework is set on a Tuesday and is to be brought back into school the following Monday in the yellow folder, along with their spelling book and reading diary. Everything on the same day to keep it nice and simple. The homework is to support and extend what they have been learning about in class.

Our Topics

Spring 2 2019 - Ingenious Inventors

Topic Plan - Spring 2 19

Autumn / Spring 2019 - Wicked Winter

Topic Plan - Autumn 18 / Spring 19

Expectations

We expect the children to be reading at least three times per week at home and for it to be recorded in their reading diary. We already have lots of names in the raffle prize box. Please keep  up the good work and keep loving those books!

It can include any genre of book, comics,newspapers, fiction, non-fiction or whatever takes their fancy.  We just want it to be a pleasurable time for them and to develop a love of reading.  We really enjoy listening to the children's conversations about the  books they are enjoying at home.

Homework

Homework is set on a Tuesday and is to be brought back into school the following Monday in the yellow folder, along with their spelling book and reading diary. Everything on the same day to keep it nice and simple. The homework is to support and extend what they have been learning about in class.