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Year 2 Oak

Wrens Bubble with Mrs Holmes

Puffin Bubble with Mrs Holmes

Have you seen our new Oak Class page on Google Classrooms, you should have had an email invite.  If you haven't let me know and I'll contact our ICT technician.  It's lots of fun and you can interact with each other and me - mostly in the form of jokes at the moment!!

Online Safety

Reminder: whilst you are all being busy having fun online, listening to stories, following Joe Wicks' PE lesson and visiting our online Oak Class, remember how to stay safe online.  If something happens that you don't like, tell an adult straightaway and they can sort it out.

Joke Of The Week

Here's a funny one ....
Harold Hedgehog and Herbert Hedgehog were standing at the edge of the road by a zebra crossing. Harold says, "Don't cross here!"
Herbert says, "Why not?"
Harold says, "Well, look what happened to this zebra!"

"Groan ...." I hear you say!

Do you think that the joke is terrible, email with a better one and I'll post it on our class page.

Hello from Oak Class

If you have any questions about the work that has been set please feel free to email Mrs Bassett or Miss Eddy on: 

year2@strathmore.herts.sch.uk

We will aim to respond to you the same day (during school hours).

Hello and welcome to the Spring term, our topic this term is Castles and Dragons, more information will follow on the curriculum newsletter.  Also coming this term is a parent workshop and parents' evening, 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 half term will usually be on a Tuesday and a Thursday.

Show and Tell  will be on a Tuesday.

Forest School happens fortnightly in KS1, usually on a Thursday afternoon (this does change sometimes.)  Our last sessions this term will be on the 26th of March. 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.     

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 - we go to the library every Friday, library books need to be bought in each week even if your child would like to renew it for another week. 

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, Mrs Hudson, Mrs Parmar, Mrs Morris or Mrs Saleem.

Oak Class Allotments

Here is the year 2 plot at the school allotment.
We planted onions, garlic and carrots.

Dragon Machines

We read The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward
and designed our own dragon machines.
We painted egg box bodies.
Here are our finished dragon machines.

Sport Relief 2020

walking the mile
finishers' photo
dance-a-thon

Dragon Traps at Forest School

Data Handling - Counting Cars

We counted cars on Old Hale Way
and made tally marks.

Making Bridges

We worked in teams to design
and make a bridge for the
Billy Goats Gruff.
Will they be strong enough?

World Book Day

reading to Ash class
reading to Elm class
Don't we look amazing.
Happy World Book Day

Outdoor Maths - Fractions

Feeling Good Week - We Are Strathmore

We decorated biscuits with delicious sweets
and then we ate them!

Feeling Good Week - I Am Active

a snowy mile
activities with Luke the athlete

Feeling Good Week - I Am Healthy

walking and running a mile - healthy bodies
making fridge cake - part of a balanced diet
My Magical Garden visualisation
having some down time - in the dark den
colouring and singing

Feeling Good Week - Pancake Day

Put flour and salt in a bowl.
Add an egg.
Gradually mix in the milk and beat.
Heat the oil and pour in the batter.
Cook on both sides
and eat, delicious!
pancake race heats
Y2 pancake race final
pancake race winners - KS1

Feeling Good Week - I Am Creative

observational drawings of dragons
creating music to go with a song
painting pottery leaves

Making Worry Dolls

Making Sculpture at Forest School

Making Pottery Leaves

We designed and made clay leaves
with a potter called Andrew.

Making Arrays

We used arrays to solve
multiplication number sentences.

Chinese New Year

Using chopsticks to eat prawn crackers,
quavers and noodles!

Dragons at Forest School

Decorations Day

Decorations at Forest School

Measuring with Metre Sticks

Burn Up Night

Fire Cakes

Leaf Fun at Forest School

making leaf mountains
leaf angels
being buried in leaves

Measuring

We used string to measure more than a metre,
less than a metre and about a metre.

George's Marvellous Medicine

We made potion no. 6.  We had to measure the
ingredients very carefully!!!!
We read the scales accurately
and measured out the ingredients.
Team leaders measured half a cup for
each team member.
After a count of three we all tried
medicine no. 6.
Some of us began to shrink!!

Making Bread Rolls

First put the bread mix in the bowl.
Then pour in warm water.
Next mix the dough.
Let the dough rest.
Shape into rolls.
Leave to rise.
Bake in the oven.
Take them out carefully.
Put on a wire rack to cool.
mixing the dough
kneading the dough
shaping the rolls

Children In Need

Pudsey Bear came to visit.
Some of us went to cheer on the rickshaw.
It was ridden by Matt Baker and Kelsey.

Leaf Data Handling

Taking advantage of the Autumn sunshine
and sorting leaves using different criteria.