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Hi my name is Charmaine Henny, our blog page will have information on the interesting things that we have been doing in class and also details of the fantastic trips that we go on. Our latest year group newsletter can be found under the News and Events page. There you will find the work we are planning to do this term.

Charmaine Henny

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Created Monday 16th January

Hi everyone, It seems like it has been such a long time since we last spoke to you. We have been so busy in Year 2 there has been no time to stop and chat. Well it has been a very busy half term the highlights are what we will share with you.

In English it has been so exciting. Miss Henny attended a course and we have been focusing on a story about an alien called Beegu.

We have explored so much; we completed character descriptions and also some drama linked to the story. We love this picture and have really grown to love picture books. If you have some spare time please read the story as there are so many things to explore - bullying, feeling lost and alone and also belonging are a few themes we focused on.

We have something exciting to share with you all. Guess what we had in our school? Can’t guess? Chicks! We actually watched the chicks hatch so that we could follow their life cycle journey. It was so fascinating. The chicks hatched after two days of being in school! It was amazing to watch and we learned so much from this experience.

Observing changes that happened when some of the chicks hatched.

This is day 2 of the chicks being at school. As you can see some of the chicks have hatched.

The incubator that kept the chicks warm and at the correct temperature.

The chicks had food and still needed warmth after 4 days of being at GG.

The chicks huddled up together.

Anti-Bullying Week
We had our AFW which was linked to anti-bullying and also the British Values. We learned so much about bullying. We learned a method to beat the bullies – STOP, Talk and Walk! We created drama pieces about these. We had an anti-bullying showcase. All classes showcased something linked to anti-bullying. Our class made up a rap to Juju on that beat. (We know that our rap was the best!) Mr Gordon gave every class £20 to create something and make money for our enterprise. We decided to make biscuits. The pictures are below. We made £70 so thank you to all that bought our biscuits. They tasted delicious.

Well these were some of the highlights of the fun learning that has taken place in our class. We will talk to you soon. If we do not talk to you before the New Year, have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Year 2

Created Monday 5th December 2016

Hi everyone it’s year 2, we have had another busy and exciting month.

In Literacy, we have started learning to write biographies. For our home learning, we chose to write about a famous person that inspired us. Here are a few examples of our work.

We just finished an inspiring AFW. The whole school focused on careers. For stimulus day, we visited different classes and found out about engineering, gaming, accounting, law, architecture, play leaders, IT consultants and TFL representatives. We really enjoyed finding out about engineering and we decided what we aspire to be when we are older.

We had a visit from Nurse Henry who works with babies at St Thomas hospital. We listened to each other’s heartbeats.
Year 2 focused on Health care and we created our own company and also made up a song about staying healthy.

The picture we used for our t-shirt design.

In history we also focused on a famous person - Neil Armstrong. Here are a few facts about Neil Armstrong

  • He was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969
  • He was born 5th August 1930 in Ohio
  • Neil began going in planes when he was 5 years old
  • He flew Apollo 11 to the moon
  • At aged 15 he learned to fly planes
  • He died aged 82 25th August 2012
  • He flew the fastest rocket
  • Neil Armstrong is a national hero
  • He joined NASA in 1955
  • He left NASA in 1971
  • When he left NASA, he became a professor and taught aerospace engineering for eight years

In PE, we have been break dancing and learned a dance as a class. We enjoyed learning the new moves.

In RE, we have been learning about Hinduism and we made biscuits in the shape of diva lamps and we also made salt dough diva lamps to take home. We went to visit the Lewisham Kovoli Mandir. We saw when they demonstrated the puja and we learned a lot.

Year 2