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Beetle's Blog (Y2)

Welcome to our new blog!  We hope to share all the wonderful things we are learning about in Y2.

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Our Class teachers are Miss Salmon and Mrs Kerbey.  Our teaching assistant is Mrs C. Smith.

Y2 Curriculum Map 2021-22

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Remote Learning - Y2

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  • Friday 21 January 2022 Friday 21st January This week we have continued to use algorithms to follow and set instructions for a Beebot to follow. We needed to debug the beebot if the instructions were incorrect and thought carefully about what then algorithm would look to get to different creatures on our map. The children worked really well with taking turns in their small groups and using their topaz gem power to share, take turns and ensure everyone's ideas were listened to.
  • Wednesday 12 January 2022 Dancing Beetles! We had great fun in dance today! We used movements and shapes to create dance sequences. The Beetles loved using ribbons and scarves to make their dance sequences more creative.
  • Friday 7 January 2022 Friday 7th January 2022 It has been so lovely to see everyone back after the holidays and have 100% attendance. WELL DONE Beetles!
  • Friday 17 December 2021 Friday 17th December After a very busy week of Christmas performances we have had a lovely fun final day full of Christmas craft and fun festive party games. We enjoyed making Christmas crowns ready for wearing at our Christmas dinner. We enjoyed making reindeers by twisting pipe cleaners to make the antlers; making bauble Christmas cards and creating chalk Christmas pictures. After a delicious Christmas dinner we had a lovely party where we enjoyed playing party games such as flap the kipper; musical chairs; musical islands; find the missing puzzle pieces and the chocolate eating game. We had lots of fun together. Here are a few pictures of our fun activities.
  • Tuesday 14 December 2021 Mini Leaders We finished our Mini leaders workshop today! We learnt the importance of staying active for 60 minutes every day. We learnt about how we can be role models and create games for other children to play.
  • Friday 10 December 2021 Friday 10th December We have had a very busy week in Beetle class this week. OH NO WE HAVEN'T! OH YES WE HAVE!! HEE HEE! We have been working hard to learn our speaking parts for our performance next week and practicing the songs which are starting to sound amazing. We have continued to learn about the American artist Georgia O'Keefe and worked hard at creating our own magnified pictures of flowers through water colours or using pastals to try and create bold bright flowers. Take a look at our gallery below.
  • Wednesday 1 December 2021 Powder Paint! We are learning about Georgia O'Keefe in art. She was a famous artist who loved nature and liked to paint flowers in bold, bright colours.
  • Friday 26 November 2021 Friday 26th November Glorious Globes
  • Friday 26 November 2021 Friday 26th November This week we have continued to learn about how the weather can be different inland to coastal areas; how the weather is different in equatorial and polar regions and how it differs from the weather in the UK. We had lots of fun yesterday making a balloon globe to help us learn about where the seven continents are in relation to the equator and how that will effect their weather.
  • Friday 19 November 2021 Bouncing Beetles! On Tuesday this week we had a great, active day.
  • Wednesday 10 November 2021 Busy Beetles In Science we have been learning about plants. We took this opportunity to learn outside of the classroom. There are lots of plants in our school grounds (even in this autumn season). We observed the effect autumn had had on the plants and what they could look like at other times in the year. Take a look at the pictures of us being Scientists! We noticed tree trunks, stems of plants, leaves (some green and lots of crunchy, brown ones), flowers, and we even found some bulbs that had been dug up.
  • Friday 5 November 2021 Friday 5th November Today in Beetle class we had an amazing time at Jungle parc where the children were able to challenge their thinking, show determination and courage while trying to navigate their way across a varied rope course. I was very proud of the children for not giving up, supporting each other and taking turns, for trying new things and having fun. All of these skills are so important through all parts of learning and hopefully the children will remember the sense of achievement they felt when they persevered at something that was challenging. Well done Beetles!
  • Wednesday 20 October 2021 Moving Cars! We have been making moving cars in Design and Technology.
  • Friday 15 October 2021 Friday 15th October The children had a lovely time exploring Haynes motor museum and were amazed to see over 300 different historical cars. The children began by working together on an assembly line to see how quickly they could assemble 10 cars. They learnt that it was much quicker when they each had a specific job to do, just like Henry Ford discovered when he made the Model T.
  • Monday 11 October 2021 Amazing Axles We started our D&T topic this week.
  • Friday 8 October 2021 Friday 8th October This week the children have enjoyed using their investigative skills to find out what material is the best to make a car tyre from. First they made a hypothesis and predicted which material they thought would be best. They also thought about the need to make the test fair and decided that they would need to rub each piece of material 10 times and use the same force to keep it fair. Finally after the test they looked at their results and tried to use them to say if their prediction was correct or not.
  • Friday 1 October 2021 Friday 1st October Marvellous materials
  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 Beetle Class Assembly Line This week we have learnt how Henry Ford changed the car industry for the better. He made a car called the Model T. He developed the assembly line to make it cheaper and faster to make the cars. This meant that more people could have a car.
  • Friday 17 September 2021 Marvelous Mathematicians This week we have been partitioning numbers in maths. We partitioned numbers into tens and ones. For our 1 star activities we have used lots of concrete resources to help us represent numbers. The Beetles are marvelous mathematicians who have worked so hard this week.
  • Friday 10 September 2021 Friday 10th September It has been so lovely to welcome everyone back after the summer break to our new Beetle class. The children have settled well into all of our new routines and are getting more familiar with their new classroom, new friends and having two very lovely teachers and a fantastic TA! Our amazing Beetles have enjoyed painting some Beetle pictures and writing some lovely facts about themselves on each of their 6 legs. They have worked really hard during RWI to learn and use some new sounds and were really excited to take home their new reading books, which are very closely matched to their reading level. Hopefully they will enjoy reading more fluently and will have more energy to talk about the text rather than needing to focus on decoding.

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