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St Augustine's CofE Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2! | Clover Hill Primary School

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Wednesday 20th July

Today was SPORTS DAY!!! 

We ran an egg and spoon race and a sprint and we tried javelin and hurdles. 

Our overall winners were:

Bronze- Christopher

Silver- Rihanna

Gold- Scarlett

Well done everyone! What a great morning!

Tuesday 19th July

Today we made sandwiches! We had a really fun time trying new flavours and having an indoor picnic. We had a great time! 

Thursday 14th July

Today we went to the seaside! We had a lovely time- we played on the playground, had a beach picnic, played on the beach and even ate ice-cream! What a wonderful day!!

Friday 8th July

This week we have been learning about trees! We measured the width of the trees in the school playground to see how old they were. We collect leaves and learned how to tell which tree they came from. We made art with rubbings of the leaves. Learning about trees was so much fun and we had a very interesting week.

Wednesday 15th June 2022

We have been growing a sunflower in class and it is getting very tall! Today Laila measured it and it was 28cm tall. Good luck little sunflower, we hope that you keep on growing!

Friday 10th June 2022

Today we all raised money and awareness for Socceraid and Unicef. We came into school in our football kits and sporty clothes and took part in a football obstacle course that Mr Warren made for us. The money we raised went towards building playgrounds and schools for children in less-fortunate circumstances. It was a super fun day and we all had a great time!

 

Article 28 Every Child has the right to an education

Article 31 Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of activities

Friday 27th May 2022

Today, we celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a talent show and a picnic. We had a lovely time and were able to show off our excellent talents!

Article 31 Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of activities

Monday 16th May 2022

Today Year 2 went on their trip to Manchester Airport. Even though the weather was not the best, everyone had a fantastic time. We had a picnic outside whilst watching the planes take off and land.

The children got to go inside a plane and be pilots and pretend to take off and land the plane. Everyone got the chance to dress up as cabin crew, pilots, police officers or fighter fighters.

We found out about the different aircraft that land at the airport and we even got to go and see concord, which was the fastest plane, but sadly no longer flies.

Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources.

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of activities.

Wednesday 11th May

   Today year two got a wonderful treat. 

They were given the chance to have some ukulele lessons.

 

                                                 

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It was quite tricky, but the children really enjoyed the lesson.

On Friday 6th May, we had our Eid party in school.

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Everyone really enjoyed the day!

Article 14: You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs.

Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion

Friday 29th April

 

Eid Mubarak – Kirkhill Primary (P7b)

Year 2  hope that all our children and their families,

who are celebrating the end of Ramadan this weekend, 

have a wonderful Eid. 

 

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In science we have been looking at life cycles.

Year two were fortunate enough to have some chicks earlier this month, and now we have started to look at the life cycle of frogs.

We have now got some tadpoles and hopefully we will be able to see how they turn into little frogs.

Thursday 17th March

Year 2 were given the chance to start some African  Drumming lessons. 

The children really enjoyed it.

Article 31. Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of activities.

As we have had chicks in class, we decided to make some little stuffed chicks in D.T.

First we designed them, then used some felt to make the bodies.

The children had to stitch the body together before filling it with stuffing.

We were all pleased with how well the chicks came out!

Meet The Chicks!

Today we had a photo shoot with the chicks.

We even got them out to meet the children in year 2. 

Chick one is Fluffy.
Chick one is Fluffy.
Chick two is Crystal.
Chick two is Crystal.
Chick three is Precious.
Chick three is Precious.
Chick four is Rosie.
Chick four is Rosie.
Last to arrive was chick five Charlie.
Last to arrive was chick five Charlie.

Monday 14th March

During our Staying Safe Week, we looked at people who help us stay safe. The children said that Police Officers are people who can help us stay safe. Lots of the year two children said that they would like to be police officers when they are older. We arranged for a police officer to come in and talk to the children about his job, and what they needed to do to become an officer when they are older.

He let all the children try on parts of his uniform. Some children even got to use the handcuffs and pretend to be an officer. They had a really lovely afternoon and asked lots of interesting questions!

Article 17: Every child has a right to reliable information from a variety of sources.

Friday 11th March

We have had another arrival overnight. Chick 2 has hatched and is now going to join chick no 1. We have not given them any names yet, but hopefully year 2 will come up with some names today. Maybe we will have even more chicks by the end of today!

Update!

By the end of the day 2 more beautiful chicks have hatched. The year 2 children came up with some names and put them into a bag. We drew 4 out for the chicks that have hatched.

They are:

Fluffy, Crystal, Precious and Rosie.

On Monday 14th March we had one more chick hatch.

We have named him Charlie.

Thursday 10th March

Egg-citing News!

Today our first chick hatched. It is quite small and very fluffy. We hope that he gets some friends very soon!

Tuesday 8th March

Today we got some visitors to our class. We have got 7 chick eggs. We are hoping that they

start to hatch over the next couple of days.

World Book Day 2022: Thursday 3rd March

Today it is the 25th World Book Day and children all over the world will be celebrating.

This years theme is

'You are a reader.'

At St Augustine's the children and staff have been arriving to school dressed as some of their favourite book

characters or in their pyjamas.

We all got a chance to show off our costumes in assembly where we had a parade.

In year 2 we have had some amazing Characters.

The children have had a fun packed day writing their own books, making book marks and puppets.

During the day we have had  'Stop everything and read' sessions, where the children stop what they are doing

and read for ten minutes.

They have been able to share some of their favourite stories with each other.

Thursday 3rd March 2022
Thursday 3rd March 2022

Article 31. Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of activities.

In history year 2 have been learning about Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo to Australia.

They have really enjoyed this work, so to finish off we decided to do some art work to link to her journey.

The children had to decide on some of the views Amy would see on her flight to Australia.

Each child made a polystyrene printing block with their chosen view.

We used black ink to make the pictures look like old photos.

I am sure you will agree the end product looks fantastic!  

Staying Safe Week

This week is staying safe week in school. In Year 2 will the children will be be doing a range of lessons and activities around keeping themselves safe.

The children will be looking at E-Safety, Safety at Home, Road Safety and Basic First Aid. 

Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources.

On Monday we had a lesson around things that are good or bad for our bodies.

The children looked at things around the home that could be either good for our bodies, bad for our bodies or good for just some people.

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Tuesday 8th February was Safer Internet Day.

All the children in school have been doing work around being safe online.

In year 2 we have been looking at how to use the internet safely at school and at home.

The children have made some fantastic posters to show everyone how to be safe but still have fun when using the internet.

On Wednesday, Miss Cox and the Digital Leaders came to work in Year 2 to help them to produce their E-Safety Charter.

This is the charter that they came up with!

On Thursday year 2 did some work around the NSPCC PANTS.

Parents/Carers wanting to find out more information about this can visit: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/

To end our Staying Safe Week, Year 2 have been doing some First Aid training. We looked at what to do with small cuts and grazes, small burns, how to put a casualty into the recovery position and a little about broken bones. The children even got to have some paper stitches put on and all the children were excited to have a plaster cast put on their finger. .

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The children have had great fun whilst learning some important lessons

 

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for a great Spring Term.

The children should all have their school P.E kits at home now, so they should come ready in their kits on P.E days.

Year 2 have P.E on a Monday and Tuesday.

Please ensure children come in suitable footwear for P.E on these days so that they can take part in the lesson safely.

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This week has been a busy week in class.

Year 2 enjoyed their Christmas Party on Tuesday. Everyone looked fabulous in their party clothes and enjoyed dancing and party games, we even had a special visit from Father Christmas!

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On Thursday lots of our children received attendance prizes for 100% attendance during the Autumn Term. 

I'm sure lots, more of you will get prizes next term for attendance.

We ended the week with a lovely Christingle Service.

I know both staff and children have worked really hard this term and are ready for a well earned break.

Whatever your plans for the Christmas holidays, we wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.

Article 14     Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and also to practice their own religion.

This week was the start of our Christmas celebrations.

All the children in school were given a bauble to put onto the Christmas tree.

Then on Friday we had the big lights switch on.

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School began to feel quite magical this week.

As it was the first of December this week, all 

 of the children got to hang a bauble onto the Christmas tree. 

The tree now looks beautiful


 We have had our official light switch on on Wednesday.

Snow Day

 29th November 2021

 

When the children arrived at school on Monday morning, it had been snowing.

There was lots of snow on the playground and even though it was cold the children had great fun building snowmen and playing in the snow!

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To support children in need, we were allowed to dress up and come in our own clothes to raise money.

Below are just a few of the fantastic clothes the children wore.

Hopefully we will have raised lots of money to send to children in need.

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Monday 15th November 
This week is Friendship Week in school. The theme this year is
'One Kind World'
  The week is about hope and the positive and kind things we can all do to stop hurtful behaviour. 
We will be doing lots of different activities throughout the week.

Tuesday 16th November

Today year 2 took part in a workshop called a 'Play in a Day'.

The play in a day was all about being safe online.

The children got to work with Emily from a theatre company who helped them learn the play in just one day and perform it to the rest of the school. 

Article 24: Children have a right to a safe environment to live in. All adults and children should have information about how to stay safe.

Year 2 did a fantastic play with a great message about being safe on the internet.

Article 31. Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of activities.

Wednesday 17th November

Today we thought about what makes a good friend.

Thursday 18th November

We did a great activity today, where we created a friendship thread. Each child had a turn at holding a piece of the thread and saying something nice to another child in class. The thread was then passed to that child. We continued until all the children were holding a part of the threat. When we had finished it looked like we had created a web.

 

Friday 19th November

To end our Friendship week activities we all made some rainbow clouds. We put our name into the cloud and attached coloured strips. Our friends had to write kind words to describe us. They all looked beautiful and unique.

Today was also

'Odd Socks Day'

Odd Socks Day is about understanding that everyone is different and everyone is EQUAL

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This year for Black History Month year 2 have been looking at Dame Floella Benjamin.

Floella Benjamin receives damehood at Buckingham Palace - BBC News

Floella is a well known actress, writer, singer and politician.

We looked at one of the books she wrote about her journey to England when she was just 10 years old.

Year two were shocked to discover that Floella travelled on a ship with her 2 brothers and sister for 15 days without an adult accompanying them. We thought about how she must have been feeling during the journey and how it was when she arrived in England. 

Unfortunately, when Floella and her siblings arrived it England they were treated differently because of the colour of their skin.

As a child Floella dreamed of meeting the Queen and because of her hard work and perseverance she got made a Dame by the Queen in 2020 and met her at Buckingham Palace!

Article 2 (non-discrimination) The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

We did some role play on how Floella was feeling on the boat and how she felt when she arrived in England and got to see her mother waiting for her and her siblings. We presented what we found out in assembly on Friday and found out what other classes had been learning.

If you would like to hear the story we read click on the link below:

Coming to England: An Inspiring True Story Celebrating the Windrush  Generation : Benjamin, Baroness Floella, Ewen, Diane: Amazon.co.uk: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZUHEMM4shI

Take Over Day!

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Today was Take Over Day in school.

Some of the Year 6 children became the Headteacher, Deputy Head and Business Manager.

Some of the children in Year 2 took on the jobs of Mrs Nuttall and Mrs Plaiter.

They took the children into celebration assembly, helped with the lunch menu, read stories to the other children and even taught handwriting and art lessons.

We all had a really good day.

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

Article 13 Children have the right to share freely with others what they learn, think and feel by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way.

 

The children produced some fantastic under the sea artwork.

This week all the classes have been voting for their class representatives.

.      Results Are In!     

We have counted all the votes and the results are in:

Year 2's representatives are as follows:

School Council

Summer & Lexie

Rights Respecting Steering Group

Mya & Divine

Eco Group

Laila & Damilola

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

Article 12 Every child has the right to have their voice heard.

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a lovely summer and are ready to join the year 2 team.

We have lots of great things planned for this term and are looking forward to some new challenges.

It has been lovely to see all the children in their uniforms looking so smart.

This year all the children have been provided with a P.E kit that will be kept in school and sent home when it

needs washing.

We ask that on P.E days the children bring some training shoes that are suitable for running

around in the outdoor P.E lessons.

Below is our class newsletter where you will find out about some things the year 2 children will be learning this term. 

This week all the classes in school have been writing their own class prayer.