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Welcome to Year 2- 2018/2019

 

The teachers in Year 2 are Miss Windle (Mon, Tues, Wed) and Miss Townly (Thurs and Fri). Our teaching assistants are Mrs  Gemmel and Mrs Gardiner.  On our page we will upload pictures of our learning, information about our up and coming events, information about trips and any other news,  
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Our Topics this year:  

Term Topic                                                                             Science 
Autumn 1 Street Detectives                                                          Everyday materials
Autumn 2 Mess, Muck and Mixtures                                             Biology - Humans
Spring 1 Land Ahoy!                                                                    Weather
Spring 2 Towers, Tunnels and  Turrets                                         Growing plants
Summer 1 Wriggly and Crawly                                                        Habitats
Summer 2  Beachcombers

We love seeing any topic work that you have completed at home and  encourage you to bring in relevant items for "Show & Tell." Please note that all homework books should be put into the homework tray when a piece of homework has been completed.

Useful web links for homework and home learning:

 

Mathletics:

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

 

Bug Club:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Purplemash:

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Mystery Reader Volunteers Needed!

 

 

 

The aim of ‘Mystery Reader’ is to show children that adults love reading too so we would like to invite parents, grandparents or other family members to come into their child's class to read a children's story. This could be a book you particularly enjoyed reading when you were growing up, a current children's book brought from home or a book selected from the school library. The children will not know who is coming into their class for each session so it will be a surprise when their reader arrives.

 

We will be having ‘Mystery Reader’ sessions on Mondays, 2.50pm-3.10pm. If you would like to come in to be a mystery reader then please speak to Miss Bond or Miss Windle to book your slot.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your stories!

Beachcombers Visit!

 

The children were very excited to come to school on Tuesday to meet a very special visitor...Captain Raggedy Beard!

 

Captain Raggedy Beard had come to year 2 to tell the children all about life on the beach, in a lighthouse and at sea on his pirate ship. Captain Raggedy Beard told the children stories about limpets, pirates, seashore creatures and his lighthouse. The children really enjoyed listening to his stories, looking at his photographs and artefacts and asking him questions about his life at sea. 

 

We would like to say a special thank you to the year 2 PTA for raising the money to pay for our visitor from the cake sale earlier in the year. If the money had not been raised then we would not of been able to have this curriculum enrichment visit- Thankyou!

Healthy Schools Week 2019

 

This week, despite the weather, we have managed to take part in a range of healthy activities. On Monday we learnt all about road safety and the children write instructions for 7 year olds telling them how to cross the road safely.

Mrs Solomou led a yoga lesson for us, we had to practise our breathing and hold different poses, including the cow, the dog and the cat!

We loved our golf session, we think we are all now heading for The Masters! 

Making our own Minibeasts!

To end our topic we used a variety of different crafts to create our own minibeasts...

Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre

It was a very rainy Wednesday morning when we went to the environment centre in Windsor Great Park but the rain didn't stop us! After meeting our guide and learning about habitats, we took a wet walk in the forest on a habitat hunt. 

When we returned to the centre we met some Moreo Worms, some of the children held the words and tried not to let them wriggle up their sleeves!

After lunch the sun came out and we went pond dipping and mini beast hunting. The children were very excited to find various pond creatures as well as tadpoles!

Wriggle and Crawl School Minibeast Hunt!

To start our Wriggle and Crawl topic we went on a mini beast hunt around the school grounds. The children really enjoyed looking under stones and logs to find a variety of minibeasts! 

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Year Two visit to Windsor Castle!

 

As part of our Towers, Tunnels and Turrets topic we visited Windsor Castle to look at all the features of a castle. 

We found canons, towers, a keep, battlements, a very steep hill and arrow slits. 

We then learnt all about how to become a knight. We found out that in medieval times only boys were allowed to be knights. You could start to train to be a knight when you were 7 years old and it took 14 years to become a fully trained knight!

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Dan the Skipping Man!

 

We had a great afternoon practising our skipping and learning new skipping techniques with Dan the Skipping Man. We learn how to double skip, run and skip, cross skip and run through the skipping rope!

 

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After an early start and a very exciting coach journey, we finally arrived in Portsmouth where it was very cold and windy. The children loved seeing the boats in the dockyard and were amazed at the enormous cannons and anchors they saw.

First on the agenda was a pirate themed workshop. The children worked in small groups on a variety of activities. The children had to decipher pirate codes using flags, explore pirate food, investigate pirate artefacts such as pistols and cutlasses and finally explore the museum using maps to find the locations of the Jolly Roger flags. 

After lunch we went on HMS Victory, which was really interesting and created lots of curious questions from the children. We saw a large number of cannons and cannon balls, hammocks where the sailors slept, the galley, complete with replica chickens and food and the medical room where the children were amazed to find medicinal tools and severed limbs (replicas!). The children were astounded to find out that the floor was painted red in the medical room to disguise the blood!

Finally it was time to come home, the children were very tired but enjoyed talking about all the interesting things they saw!

Ants on a Log!
Ordinal Numbers!
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets!

Summer 1 - Wriggle and Crawl

Cookham Dean CE Primary School, Bigfrith Lane,

Cookham Dean, Maidenhead SL6 9PH.

Tel: 01628 482734.

Email: office@cookhamdean.org

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