Year 2 Oak

Hello and welcome to the Summer term, our topics this term are Marvellous Maps and Global Gardens, more information will follow on the curriculum newsletter.  Also coming this term is a parent workshop and our year 2 production, look out for details on the weekly newsletters.

PE -  Your child will need their PE kit in a named bag hanging on their peg; this should be in school everyday.  We try to go outside when the weather is dry, so as well as a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, your child will also need a pair of jogging bottoms or leggings; they will need plimsolls or trainers to run around in.  PE sessions for this term will be on a Monday and Wednesday.

Show and Tell has been replaced with talks (Easter holiday homework), there is a timetable for your child to sign up for their talk; these will still be on a Tuesday.

Forest School happens fortnightly in KS1, usually on a Wednesday afternoon (this does change sometimes.)  Our final Summer term sessions on the  Monday 22nd July. Your child will need a warm change of clothes (layers are good) that you don't mind getting muddy, a pair of wellies or old trainers, a waterproof coat and a spare bag for dirty boots, all of which needs to be in a bag on your child's peg.  Look out for the Forest School poster in the classroom window.   

Your child should be reading daily to an adult, which can then be recorded in their green reading record book.  This needs to be in school everyday and placed in the green reading box as you come into the classroom in the morning. If your child reads their library book, a book of their own, listens to a story tape/CD or any kind of reading related activity, please also note it in their green reading record book. 

Library books need to be returned by Friday 12th July. 

Homework is given out on a Friday in a folder, it needs to be completed by the following Thursday at the latest, returned in the folder and placed in the yellow tray.

If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and speak to Mrs Bassett, Miss Burtenshaw, Mrs Courlander or Mrs Murphy.

Happy Birthday Strathmore

Muddy Forest School

A Stick Problem

Outdoor Maths Workshop

Shepreth Wildlife Park

STEAM week

We were very busy at the maths workshop.
All flowers have an odd number of petals...
or do they?
We planted runner bean seeds.
Making desk top tidies
from recyclable materials.
We wanted to find out how tall the trees
are at Strathmore.
We measured using metre sticks
and trundle wheels.
We had to look through our legs to see
the top of the tree.


Monday 3rd June - five duck eggs arrived today.
They are in an incubator set at 37C.
We all went to have a look.
Wednesday 5th June - three ducklings hatched
last night.
Number four joined them at lunchtime.
Thursday 6th June
Now there are five.
Monday 10th June - we have grown lots.
Wednesday 12th June - the ducklings first swim.

Eid Mubarak

Sports Morning

Fairy Gardens at Forest School

Telling the Time

Killer Cats

We listened to the story
Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine.
We used clay to make our own killer cats.

Nursery Rhyme Gardens

We worked in teams to design and make gardens.
Hickory Dickory Dock
Little Miss Muffet
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty
Hickory Dickory Dock
Baa Baa Black Sheep

Long Jumper - Ezekiel Ewulo Visits

circuit training
standing long jump
We met Ezekiel, wow!

Gosh, it was wet!!

Jumping and splashing!
1, 2, 3 jump!
Boots filled with water!
Making a chocolate river.....

Happy Children's Day - 5th May

Children's Day is celebrated in Japan.
We made Samuri hats, which represent strength.
We decorated them with carp, the sun or oak leaves
which are also symbols of strength.

STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths)

We used rainbow pebbles.

Towers for Rapunzel

Catapults to destroy the castle wall .....

recording our singing with a BBC sound engineer

Motte and Bailey Castles at Forest School

The lords and ladies of Strathmore Manor.
Finished castles ready for occupants.

Dragon Machines

We read a story called 'The Dragon Machine'
by Helen Ward.
We designed our own dragon machines
and painted the bodies.
We attached the wings and tails.
We made necks and heads.