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Firefly'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 teacher is Mrs S. Russam and Miss K. McMillan (alternate Thursdays to cover PPA and every Friday).  Our teaching assistant is Mrs V. Fitz-Henry-Roe.

Y2 Curriculum Map 2022-23

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  • Friday 2 December 2022 Another Fabulous Week Firefly class are going from strength to strength. They are positively bubbling each day and taking everything in their stride.
  • Thursday 24 November 2022 New Topics! What a wet and windy week in Firefly class! This week has seen the start of new topics in both Science and Maths.
  • Tuesday 15 November 2022 Portraits This week has seen the end of the Thomas Gainsborough topic for Firefly and Bees. They consolidated all the skills they have been taught over the past three weeks and painted their own portraits. They had to follow the rules carefully, then mix the colours using the powder paint to make the right skin tone.
  • Thursday 10 November 2022 How do you paint a portrait? It has been all about art and the buzz of a school trip in Firefly class this week. The children have continued their work on Thomas Gainsborough and having a go at following instructions for drawing a portrait before our trip.
  • Wednesday 2 November 2022 Firefly Artists What a difference a holiday makes! Fireflies have come back rested and ready to learn. The change in them this week has been fantastic. They have taken everything on board from last term and are positively flying!
  • Tuesday 18 October 2022 Final Week A huge 'THANK YOU' to all the parents who came to the parent event yesterday. The children had a wonderful time. It is so lovely to see you all enjoying your children's learning. The children made some lovely photo montages and pumpkins all of that after completing some great maths work.
  • Thursday 13 October 2022 Around the World! This week Firefly Class have been around the world. As part of our Geography topic we have been looking at how the weather is different around the world. We used balloons to as our globes. First we had to draw on the equator, then we had to locate the continents and place them correctly. We were able to talk about the weather in the different continents depending upon their location.
  • Wednesday 5 October 2022 Westonbirt There is only one topic of conversation this week, our first school trip as Firefly class. It was THE BEST TRIP EVER, apparently!
  • Thursday 29 September 2022 Maths and Weather! What another fantastic week in Firefly class. We have been working really hard in maths. We started the week using apparatus to make 3 different numbers. The children then had to order the numbers from the smallest to the greatest. Then we moved on to counting in steps of 2, 5, 10 and 3s! First, we had to use apparatus to make patterns, then we drew the pictures and finally we had a go at finishing the patterns in our books. The super mathematicians spotted different patterns and had to prove what they had discovered!
  • Thursday 22 September 2022 Flying Fireflies This week Firefly Class have gone from strength to strength. It is wonderful to see how much they have matured.
  • Wednesday 14 September 2022 Fabulous Firefly Class This week, Firefly class have gone from strength to strength. It's like we have always been together. They have risen to the challenge of being in Year 2 brilliantly.
  • Friday 9 September 2022 Welcome to Firefly Class Hello!
  • Wednesday 7 September 2022 Welcome to Firefly Class Hello!
  • Friday 15 July 2022 Water fight! What a great way to end a super hot week! On Friday at the end of the day, year 2 went out on to the trim trail to have a huge water fight. Everyone enjoyed themselves and got soaked too!
  • Wednesday 13 July 2022 Adinkra Printing This week the children have been thinking about Adinkra and making their own stamps to represent something meaningful to them. We had hearts to represent love, circles to show family and stars to represent dreams. They used the knives and tools to carefully carve the potato so we could use them as a stamp onto our cloth bags. I cant wait to see the finished bag.
  • Wednesday 13 July 2022 Adinkra Printing This week the children have been thinking about Adinkra and making their own stamps to represent something meaningful to them. We had hearts to represent love, circles to show family and stars to represent dreams. They used the knives and tools to carefully carve the potato so we could use them as a stamp onto our cloth bags. I cant wait to see the finished bag.
  • Friday 8 July 2022 8th July 2022 The fireflies have had another fantastic week and have been very busy! We have been doing everything from creating our own Adinkra symbols, to beautiful writing, first aid, and times tables!
  • Friday 1 July 2022 Colour run Today, Fireflies took part in an amazing colour run for charity! They were tasked with dressing up in their brightest colours and running 10 times around the trim-trail! They all did so well!
  • Thursday 23 June 2022 Sports day! Fireflies have had a great sports day! Everyone who was involved in the races tried their best and should be very proud of themselves!
  • Friday 17 June 2022 The Wild Place Today, Y2 went on an amazing adventure to the wild place in Bristol. We saw all kinds of animals including bears, wolfs and monkeys. Everyone had a great day in the beautiful weather. Well done Y2!
  • Thursday 16 June 2022 16th June 2022 Fireflies have had another brilliant week learning all about measuring and temperature and today we were visited by Life Base. We learnt all about feelings and emotions and practiced some helpful ways to stay calm and happy!
  • Wednesday 8 June 2022 Trust Exercise This week in our life skills lesson we have been thinking about trust and how we talk to others. We thought about how the words we say can effect people. We talked about how positive words and comments can make us feel. We then took it in turns to lead our friend around an obstacle course whilst they were blind folded. We had to think carefully about what we told them and the instructions they needed to follow. It was important to encourage them well and use positive words to help them stay focused.
  • Friday 27 May 2022 27th May 2022 What a great day the children have had. This morning we prepared our fruit for our jubilee feat and then this afternoon we went over to the Juniors for a bounce on a bouncy castle and an explore of the school. Once we got back we had a lovely picnic on the trim trail with parents and bracelet making. The children have had a very busy day!
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022 25th may We had a great start to our week with the start of our new sewing theme. We thought about different sewing techniques and actually planned how we could applique our own fossil. The children labeled their designs and thought about what colours they would like to use. We then experimented with threading needles, beads and pasta to practise our skills.
  • Friday 20 May 2022 20th May The children had a great day on their trip to Charmouth. We had a talk to the rangers about the different fossils we could find and where to find them. They told us about the A,B C of fossil hunting to help us remember the names. A was for ammonite, B was for belemnites and C was for crinoids. We found lots of the fossils along with sea glass and some crystals. The children were really good at remembering about Mary Anning and could tell the rangers all about her. We were then able to go into the heritage center and look at the larger fossils that had been found from different parts of the country.
  • Friday 13 May 2022 Friday animals We had great fun looking at the different live animals and thinking ablut the different life processes.
  • Friday 13 May 2022 Friday 13th This week we have started our new theme thinking about living animals. We were very lucky to have a variety of animals come and visit us so we could really look closely at them and think about what they needed to stay alive. We looked at chickens, a dog, a hamster and a tortoise. We were able to ask lots of scientific questions and think carefully about our different ideas.
  • Friday 6 May 2022 6th May It has been another amazing week in Fireflies class. The children have been busy learning about the life of Mary Anning and how she become a world famous fossil hunter! We have been revising our fact families in maths and have done some exciting writing in RWI. The children have shown great attitudes to their learning and are also enjoying being back on the trim trail at break and lunchtimes.
  • Friday 29 April 2022 April 29th Welcome back everyone!!
  • Tuesday 5 April 2022 Friday 8th April The children got to finish their Mod Roc sculptures this week. They finished them off using powder paint to create different shades to cover their sculpture. We talked about how we used the Mod Roc to create the sculpture and what we found easy or hard. We then discussed what improvements we could make if we did it again.
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