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2S: Superstars! Keep checking the blog to see what is new ... what will you find?! :-)

The Week that was ...

Published Friday, March 01, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, March 01, 2013

Although this week has only contained 4 days, we have managed to fit a lot in! 

At the beginning of the week, we started to look at poetry, and the children used the iPads with Mr. Andy to go on a Poetry Walk. The teachers have all read a poem of their choice and then, using an iPad App called Aurasma, have been recorded. This has made an "Aura" which the children have been able to watch and listen to whenever they have pointed the iPads at the poems in the Year 2 corridor. As you can imagine, they have really enjoyed listening to different styles of poetry being read by their teachers.

One of the poetry styles we have used to write our own poems in has been Acrostic Poems. The children were wonderful and managed to write at least one each! Here is one for you to read, written by Ken:

Pirates like to kill people for treasure.

Lonely pirates sail their ships with no one!

A pirate knows how to use coordinates on a map.  

New pirates don't know how to act like mean and nasty pirates.

Kind pirates don't steal treasure, they protect treaasure and fight bad pirates.

Data Handling has been the focus in our Maths sessions this week. We have collected data, collated it, drawn graphs about it and then answered questions about it. We have also sorted it using complicated Venn diagrams with 3 circles! The children have done a great job.

At the end of the week, we all went into the Theatre to watch a preview showing of the "Race to the Treasure" Pirate DVD that many parents have bought a copy of. The children enjoyed seeing themselves on the big screen and all joined in with the finale. It was a lovely way for them to 'see' the show for the first time!

We look forward to seeing lots of you at the Patana FUN DAY tomorrow - it is one of the biggest events on the school calendar and there is always lots to do and see.

Have a great weekend.

Smile

Kind regards,

Mr. M.

The following photos show the children in the theatre - having a great time as the audience!


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Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter - Term 2B 2013

Published Friday, March 01, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, March 01, 2013

Dear Parents,

The link that follows will take you to the latest Curriculum Newsletter, sharing the learning that the children will be doing this half term. I have also copied it as a link, which you can find on the left hand side of the Blog.

Y2 Curriculum Term2b

Smile

Kind regards,

Mr. M.


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2S Superstars on Show!

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
Last updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We had a wonderful Sports Day, which the children thoroughly enjoyed! They were able to showcase all of the skills they had learned in their PE lessons over the course of this year and did a really good job of encouraging each other in each of the activities. It was fantastic to see the way in which they had a go at every event and loved their successes.

Smile

The children leaving the Year Group getting ready for their first event - the 3-Spring Jump + Hurdles!

The hot and thirsty athletes quenching their thirst.


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Some Extra Pirate Show Photos

Published Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
Last updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The following clip is the same one that was on show on the day of our performance. I hope you enjoy it again!

Smile


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Some Extra Pirate Show Footage

Published Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
Last updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Mr. Andy (EAL) made this fabulous "Stop Motion" video of one of our rehearsals - the whole show in just under 1 minute and 30 seconds!!
Smile


Comment By LeeLa Courtright 

Thanks Mr. Andy! This is great!

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013
Comment By Alice 

Fantastic show!! Good job!

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Holidays!

Published Monday, February 11, 2013.
Last updated: Monday, February 11, 2013

Our Chinese New Year Assembly last Friday (the 8th of February) was a wonderful occasion, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. It was an excellent way to bring the half term to a close.

Have a wonderful week with family and friends - I look forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 18th February.

Smile

Kind regards,

Mr .M.


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