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Year 2: Hughes Class

Welcome to Hughes Class

 

Teacher: Miss V Jeebooah Teaching Assistant: Miss E Landridge

 

Our class is named after the famous children’s author Shirley Hughes. She has written more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and has illustrated more than two hundred. Hughes won the 1977 and 2003 Kate Greenaway Medals for British children’s book illustration and her 1977 winner, Dogger, was named in 2007 the public favourite winning work of the first fifty years.

 

 

 

Term 6 - Enchanted Woodland

On Tuesday 6th June, we visited Lullingstone Country Park. Despite the wet and windy weather, we had a great time building dens, drinking hot chocolate, writing sense poems and making clay woodland sculptures. Thank you to all parents who made a contribution towards the trip and a huge thank you to the parents who came with us on the day. Here are some pictures of what we got up to:
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We are all sad about it being our last term in year 2 before we go up to the juniors but we have some great things to look forward to like:

 

1) Fire-Talk

2) Sports Day 

3) Doing lots of writing to try and get our pen licenses

4) Art Week. Our chosen animal is a frog!

5) Meeting our new teachers

Term 5 - Wriggle and Crawl

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Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt!

Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home.

On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!

 

On Monday 24th April, The Wiggly Wild Show visited our children. They were able to get up close and personal with all creatures great and small! Here are some of the pictures from the day.

Term 4 – Dinosaur Planet

 

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl!

They are rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth…

 

Our topic this term is Dinosaur planet and on Thursday 2nd March we will be visiting the Natural History Museum. Please ensure you provide your child with a packed lunch if you stated you would do so. Please check back to see pictures from our exciting adventure out of school!

 

In term 4 we will also be learning:

 

English – Poetry and Stories

 

History – Significant people – Mary Anning

 

Science – Plants and Animals

 

D&T – Designing and making using textiles

 

Geography – Comparing and contrasting a small area of the UK and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

 

Music – Performing music to the theme of animals

 

Computing – Word processing skills

 

PE – Football

 

Please click on the links to see two letters that were sent out at the end of term 3.

Class Assembly

 

On Thursday 23rd March, we performed our class assembly to the rest of the school and our parents. It was based on our learning from last term, all about space. Here are some pictures from the morning in case you didn’t manage to attend.

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Dinosaur Hunt

 

We took part in a dinosaur hunt for a mysterious egg that had been left in our school garden. We will look after it by keeping it in a warm and safe place. Ask us in a few weeks time what hatched!

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Term 3 – Moon Zoom

 

 

To kick of our new topic of Moon Zoom, we had an astrodome in school for the children to get a taste of what it is like in Space. In our class, we have a display of all the things we engaged with on the first day of term. In case you can’t come in to see it, here are a few pictures from the display.

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ALIEN INVASION

 

On Monday 9th January, the children discovered a spaceship crashed into the climbing frame in our playground. Evidence left, leads us to believe that aliens have landed on Earth and are in our school!

 

This is what we saw…

 

 

We became newspaper reporters and wrote newspaper reports on this exciting event – come into Hughes class at the end of term to see our writing which is out of this world!

 

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Term 2 – Splendid Skies

Our topic this term is Splendid Skies and on Thursday 3rd November we will be going on a ‘Weather Walk’ to Wilmot Park. We welcome parent’s accompanying us on our trips so please let us know if you can help when we return to school. We will be looking at how the weather is changing as we head into Autumn, the changes in colour of the leaves and we will be keeping a weather diary for the remaining of the year to see the seasonal changes.

 

Weather Walk

We went on a weather walk to Wilmot park to observe the weather and seasonal changes. Here are a few pictures from our morning. A special thank you to Mrs Grimwood who accompanied us on the trip.

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When we got back to school, we had received a letter from Mr Weatherman asking us to record the weather for his research.  We used a weather station to find out how to read the temperature, measure rainfall and measure wind speed and the direction of the wind. We even learned what the word humidity means. We will be recording the weather on a weekly basis to see how it changes as the nights get darker and the air gets colder.

 

Weather Poetry

 

This term we have been learning to recite poetry focusing on using expression, pace and actions.

We will also be writing our own poems about the weather to link with our topic.

 

We will be learning to use:

Rhyming

Similes

Descriptive language

Alliteration

 

Come back to check out some of our awesome poetry!

 

Art Gallery

 

At the end of term we will be inviting parents in to view our Art Gallery. This is a chance to view some of the spectacular artwork the children have been producing. I’m sure there’s a Da Vinci or Van Gogh amongst the children somewhere! Here is a sneaky preview.

 

 

KS1 Christmas Production

 

This year our Christmas Production is ‘A Miracle in Town’. The children have been given their script so please ensure they are learning their lines and bringing their scripts to school every day in case we get the chance to rehearse. Return your letter regarding tickets quickly FOA Mrs Springett to avoid disappointment!

 

 

You’ll find the song words here:

News from Term 2:

 

  • PE is still on a Thursday. Please make sure your child always has their full PE kit in school during term time especially if they use it for any after school clubs.
  • Homework is set on Fridays and is due in on Thursdays.
  • Maths Challenges are on Thursdays.
  • Spelling tests are on Fridays.
  • We elected our vice house captains across year 2 – Congratulations to Libby and Max who were elected for St. Patrick and St. David!

 

Term 1 – Bounce

 

We kicked off our topic with a fun-filled inflatables day. We bounced around, jumping like horses and leaping like frogs. We bounced high and even counted how many bounces we could do in a row. Other things we had were a ball pit, where we buried our friends, an obstacle course, where we raced our friends to the other side and a soft play area, where we tried to build the tallest tower without is falling over. Here are some pictures from the day.

 

 

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Installation Art

 

We designed and made our own sports balls using polystyrene balls and threaded them onto a piece of wire to create our very own installation art. Take a look at it in the KS1 corridor.

 

  

 

News from Term 1:

 

  • PE is on Thursdays. Please make sure your child always has their full PE kit in school during term time.
  • Homework is set on Fridays and is due in on Thursdays.
  • Maths Challenges are on Thursdays.
  • Spelling tests are on Fridays.
  • Please spare any recyclable materials as we will be making balloon powered cars.
  • European Languages Day is on Monday 26th September and we have been paired with Hawking Class (Year 4) to create something from the country France. Check back here for pictures of the day.
  • We elected our school council member for our class – Congratulations to Isla!
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