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Eastbury Community School

Year 2 - Cardiff

Teacher: Mr Connolly 

Teaching Assistant: Ms Sultana 

Our class is made up of 30 enthusiastic, creative and considerate Year 2 pupils, our teacher Mr Connolly and our teaching assistant Ms Sultana. In Cardiff, we respect each other and are proud of each other’s achievements. We work together to create a welcome and warm class atmosphere, where every class member feels valued and loved.  We hope you enjoy looking at our class page. 

Summer 2

 PE

Indoor PE has been great so far. We have been learning dance and how to move our bodies. We created dances based around going to the sweet shop.

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Summer 1

Music

Friday afternoon is Mr Connolly's favourite time of the week because we get to do music and play our toots! We know music is so important because it allows us to be creative!

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Platinum Jubilee

We had a great day celebrating the Platinum Jubilee!

 PE

The children have been learning all about athletics. They have had a great time racing!

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 They have also had a great time learning about Gymnastics!

 

Spring 2

 Science

 In science, we have been experimenting with materials. We conducted an experiment to see which materials are the best to make bouncy balls. The children came up with their own experiments and ensured it was a fair test!

We have also tested to find the strongest paper!

 

English

 We have learnt the story 'Kassim and the Greedy Dragon'. The children's writing has been amazing!

This term, we also wrote amazing Newspaper articles about enormous vegetables!

 

Music

We have continued to learn to play the Toot. The children are really enjoying it. We're also learning our song for the Easter concert!

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World Book Day

We had so much fun on World Book Day! We had some amazing outfits and we even had a prize winner in our class!

Design and Technology

The children learnt about axel and wheel mechanisms this term. The children made their own toy cars.

Geography

We went to Barking park to identify human and physical features in our local area.

PE

We have had great fun learning how to play rugby!

We have also been playing parachute games!

Spring 1

Number Day

There were some amazing shirts on Number Day. It's great having a class with such supportive families when it comes to days like this! We also did a problem-solving workshop which the children loved and they got to show off their maths skills!

 

History - The Great Fire of London

We had a very special visitor in year 2! Maryann came all the way from 1666. We retold the story of how the fire started and why it spread so quickly. She was very impressed by all our historical knowledge and skills!

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English - Report - The Arctic

Today, we became Arctic Experts! We had four topics: Where is The Arctic, Climate in The Arctic, Arctic Animals and Fascinating Facts. We became experts in one area and came back to deliver the new information to our group. We used our Thinking Frames to help us before we presented to the class.

English - Talk for Writing - Fable

We spent three weeks learning 'The Mouse and The Lion'. The children wrote amazing fables.

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Music

Our children have continued to develop their skills on the toots. They're really enjoying the lessons every Friday afternoon. Also, we do a singing assembly once a week in class which the children love!

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PSHE

In PSHE, we discussed the different types of communities we belong to. We discussed what we do to make our class a great community to belong to. "We're all kind and welcoming." - Aaraiz

 

 Science

In Science this term. we're learning about animals including humans. We had a special delivery of eggs. We put them in an incubator and we now have 9 chicks. We will continue to study them and learn about a bird's lifecycle. 

We were so excited to watch them hatch and grow.

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PE

We have really enjoyed PE so far this term. We make sure we warm up to keep ourselves from getting injured.

Computing

In computing we're creating our own Ebook using www.writereader.com (Have a go at home). We're writing The Mouse and The Lion and creating a picture book.

Autumn 2

Talk for Writing

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PBL Hook - Our World

We’re learning all about our world in PBL this term. We hooked the children into the topic by allowing them to try food from around the world. Kiwi wasn’t a particular favourite but the prawn crackers went down a storm!

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Rememberance Day

To commemorate remembrance day we made our own poppy wreaths to remember the sacrifices soldiers have made in the past.

English  

We will be continuing using Talk for Writing this year and during Autumn 2 children will learning to a report as well as stories from another culture.   

Talk for Writing - Report

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Reading  

Due to the pandemic the phonics check was not able to happen in year 1 so it will be taking place in November 2020. We will be revising the sounds we have previously learnt and learning our phase 4,5 and 6 sounds. We will introduce Daily Supported Reading for Autumn before moving onto Destination Reader in the Spring and the Summer Term. Children will be able to take books home and take quizzes on Accelerated Reader.   

Maths  

Once again, we will be using Maths No Problem to support our teaching of Maths. During Autumn 1 our focus will be Calculations: Addition and Subtraction, Calculations: Multiplication of 2, 5 and 10 and Calculations: Multiplication and Division of 2, 5 and 10, length and mass.  

Science  

During Autumn 2 our Science topic is ‘Materials. We will explore the properties of materials and what materials are most suitable for different jobs. We will be carrying out many experiments using lots of different materials and exploring their uses. 

PBL (Project Based Learning)   

Our topic this term is ‘Our World. We will learn about all the continents, oceans and different countries in our world. 

PE  

We will be doing indoor PE on Wednesday afternoons and outdoor PE on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure children have the correct PE kit on these days.  

RE  

Our big question is Why are different books special for different people?  We will be looking at the special books in different religions.   

Music  

This year 2 children will be learning to play the Toots.  

Our children did an amazing job learning the song 'Ho Ho Ho'. They had great fun and can't wait for Santa!

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Design and Technology 

During Autumn 2, year 2 will be designing, creating and making pizzas.  

PSHE  

Our PSHE topic is Relationship and Health & Wellbeing. We will be learning about Respecting ourselves and others, Physical health and mental wellbeing and Family and Friends.  

Autumn 1

English 

We will be continuing using Talk for Writing this year and during Autumn 1 children will learning to write a story in a familiar setting as well as a set of instructions.  

Reading 

Due to the pandemic the phonics check was not able to happen in year 1 so it will be taking place in November 2020. We will be revising the sounds we have previously learnt and learning our phase 4,5 and 6 sounds. We will introduce Daily Supported Reading for Autumn before moving onto Destination Reader in the Spring and the Summer Term. Children will be able to take books home and take quizzes on Accelerated Reader.  

Maths 

Once again, we will be using Maths No Problem to support our teaching of Maths. During Autumn 1 our focus will be Number and Place Value: Numbers to 100, Calculations: Addition and Subtraction, Calculations: Multiplication of 2, 5 and 10 and Calculations: Multiplication and Division of 2, 5 and 10  

Science 

During Autumn 1 our Science topic is ‘Living Things and Their Habitat’. We will explore which animals live where and how they have adapted to their habitat. We will be able to explain what an animal needs to be healthy and survive.   

PBL (Project Based Learning)  

Our topic this term is ‘Kings and Queens’. We will learn about some of the great British monarchs through the ages. We will be able to put certain events on a timeline and explain why certain historical figures were important. 

PE 

We will be doing indoor PE on Thursday afternoons and outdoor PE on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure children have the correct PE kit on these days. 

RE 

Our big question is Why did Jesus tell stories?  We will be learning some of the stories Jesus told and evaluating why Christians believe they’re so important. 

Music 

This year 2 children will be learning to play the Ukulele.  

Art and Design 

During Autumn 1, the artist focus will be Georgia O’Keeffee. The skills they’ll be learning are Colour?(painting, ink, dye, textiles, pencils, crayon, pastels)? 

PSHE 

Our PSHE topic is  Relationship and Health & Wellbeing. We will be learning about Respecting ourselves and others, Physical health and mental wellbeing and Family and Friends. 


How to Catch a Pirate

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Showcase Lesson

We made medieval gingerbread that would’ve been eaten by kings and queens in years gone by.

“Elizabeth I may have eaten this.”

Talk for Writing

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Music - October 2021

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PE - October

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Cardiff Class

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Hook Lesson

We made crowns as part of our hook lesson. We can’t wait to learn more about kings and queens. 

 

Letters & Communication

Curriculum