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Kidgate Primary Academy

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 Page

Hello and welcome to the Year 2 page.

 

The Year 2 teachers are Miss Morrow (Class 2M) and Mrs Davison (Class 2D).

We are both very excited about this year as there are lots of great projects, fun learning and

experiences to be had.

Each term we will add to the website details of the projects we are covering so you can keep up to date with what the children are learning. We will also update the page with learning experiences as they happen so you see what we have been up to. A Curriculum newsletter is sent out at the start of each term which has these details too.

 

Important Information and Dates.

Spelling Test day is Wednesday.

Times Table Test day is Friday.

Homework book day is Wednesday.

Read Write Inc Book Bag Books are sent home on a Monday and Collected in the following Friday.

Additional Reading books are sent home on a Monday and can be returned on the Friday or kept for longer if needed.

PE days are Tuesday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor).

 

 

Contacting us

Please send in questions or comments using the email addresses that have been sent out at the start of the year or add a note in the Home School Contact Book. A member of the Year 2 team will be available on the gate at the start and the end of the day for you to pass on any last minute messages. Please also contact the school office for other communications.

Year 2 have been busy on a Science hunt today. We have had to find things that are ALIVE, things that have BEEN ALIVE and things that have NEVER BEEN ALIVE.

What an exciting afternoon! Today we had our learning launch. We went on a scavenger hunt around the school grounds looking for clues. When we found a clue, we had to solve a problem. When we had found and solved all of the clues, it revealed the name of our project, ‘Animals, Art and Africa’. We are really looking forward to getting started on our new learning!

Class 2D investigating micro habitats around the school grounds, finding clues for our next project, Animals, Art and Africa.

Year 2 have been busy making Easter bonnets and eggs at home and making bunnies, cards and headbands in school.

Year 2 have been busy making moving toys. the wheels are now on and the toys are ready to be played with.

Year 2 have completed a project with the Edina Trust this year. We have grown bulbs and measured the weather as part of the project. The bulbs are now flowering so the children got to take home their pots.

What a fabulous World Book Day we've had! From the moment our Mr Men and Little Misses walked through the door, the children were enthusiastic about sharing books. We have shared lots of stories, moved like Mr Men characters, done some storybook yoga, worked together to solve quiz questions, played games and completed Mr Men craft activities. Lots of fun has been had by all, and it has been lovely to see the children being so excited by books.

Kidgate Science Week in year 2 has seen the children think about the basic needs for survival and growth. We have investigated the conditions on Mars. We made sure that there was shelter, food and water. We also then created our own Martian to survive and grow on Mars.

We have been lucky in Year 2 to have a STEM Ambassador join us virtually, in the classroom during our Kidgate Science Week. She told us all out her job using science and helped our learning about Healthy Bodies.

In Year 2 we have been investigating what happens to our bodies when we exercise. We used stethoscopes to help us to find out.

We have created digital art work this week inspired by Bridget Riley.

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We have had a very exciting start to our new project. This week, we learnt about Mary Quant. We had to design either a Mary Quant style dress or a Beatles inspired jacket, before collaging our final pieces.

Year 2 have been busy supporting the RSPB Big Bird Watch.

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to starting our new project, Sixties Superstars, this week. There is lots of exciting learning to look forward to.

We have used computer software to create repeated patterns for our 2022 calendars. I'm sure you'll agree they look fantastic!

We have loved making dreamcatchers as part of our Happy Holidays project. We had to colour neatly, weave, thread and tie, and we were very excited to take them home!

Meet a Scientist - Year 2 have had the opportunity to virtually meet a real scientist. Thank you to Chris Meyers from Singleton Birch, who as a STEM Ambassador, told us all about his job, where he works and how important science is in real life. It was so interesting and he very kindly answered all of our questions. Thank you again Chris.d

Year 2 have had a virtual visit in the classroom from a holiday expert. To help us with our project Happy Holidays we were joined on the screen by Rachel from Coop Travel. She kindly spared us some time to tell us about her job and about holidays around the world. Thank you Rachel for all of your help.

Year 2 have recently had a visit in the classroom from Mr Hobson. He is a Governor of the Academy and the Mayor of Louth. He was able to tell the children all about his role as Mayor and answer our questions. Thank you for the visit.

We have been busy testing materials. Which material is best to help us to stop our lollies from melting on a hot holiday? Which material is best to use to make a toy to pack for a holiday? Interesting results.

We have been busy on a materials hunt. We found rubber, metal, wood, glass, fabric, paper and brick.

We have been learning lots about Remembrance Day recently. We have learnt the poem In Flander's Fields, and have completed some digital art work by editing a photograph of some poppies.

In Flander's Fields

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Happy Lincolnshire Day! We have made our own Lincoln Imps.

This week, we learnt about colour mixing and about George Seurat. We were inspired by him to try painting in a pointillist style.

Science - We made great choices about where to plant our bean seeds, and lots of them have grown really well! They needed to be warm, have air, water, soil and light. Look how big they have grown!

Science - Here we are setting up our science investigation by planting our seeds and deciding where is a good place to help our plant to grow well.

Happy Holidays

Year 2 have travelled with Kidgate Airways for the learning launch of our new project Happy Holidays. They flew off into the distance and arrived safely at their dream location. Please ask your child, Where will your dreams take you?

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