Welcome back to the new school year, we hope the children are well and are looking forward to Year 2 at Palmers Cross. We have a fantastic topic this term called ‘Up, Up and Away’ and we cannot wait to start learning about famous explorers and the continents they have travelled to.
Children in Year 2 will receive regular maths and English homework and creative homework (purple book) will continue be given out half-termly throughout the year.
Phonics will initially be class based this year, with two groups within the class. Children will receive spellings on a Friday, to be tested on the following Friday. Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing at least one reading comprehension on a weekly basis will continue. Questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book and are to be completed when the book is finished.
PE sessions for Class 2 will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.
Children will enter and leave school through the KS1 door on the front playground. The day for Year 2 pupils will start at 9am and finish at 3.15pm. Late children will need to report to the main office.
We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your child has a fantastic time in Year 2. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us. Your child’s class teacher will usually be available at the end of each day too. Thank you for your continued support.
Miss C Hancock
We have been having fun exploring different tints and shades in our art learning by making a tribal flag for our tribe teams. We painted tribal symbols that we thought represented us.
Class 2 have been tasting the food that Baloo has found them from the jungle for their topic learning this week. We had some sour faces!
Class 2 had a brilliant time during their bike ability ‘go ride’ sessions. They started by using their balancing skills to travel on the bikes and moved on to pedalling without any stabilisers, some of us even for the first time. Well done!
Class 2 have had an amazing time visiting RAF Cosford for our Up Up and Away topic. We watched the 4d cinema, made parachutes and tested them!
Children in class 2 have been experimenting with colours. We mixed primary colours to make secondary colours and put them on a colour wheel.
Class 2 have been learning their colours in French and have tested their memory with a game of bingo!
We have been following instructions to make biscuits and will be using the features they have learnt to write some of their own.
Class 2 have been working hard in their science learning to investigate which materials are waterproof and absorbent.
Miss C Hancock
Class 2 have been sewing some fantastic sunflowers as part of their DT learning. Well done, they are beautiful!
Class 2 really enjoyed their habitat learning in science today. We used magnifying glasses to look closely and pooters to collect minibeasts.
Class 2 have been trying Indian food as part of their World Book Week learning and have enjoyed describing it using their senses.
Well done Class 2 for competing really well as excellent team players in the Aldersley multi skills event!
Class 2 had a great time taking part in Active literacy, we built a rocket and are ready to blast off into our next chapter next week.
Class 2 had a fantastic day today at the Black Country Museum. We found out lots of new things about transport through time and even managed to fit a trip to the cinema in too! Well done to all children for behaving so brilliantly, we are very proud!
Class 2 took part in a lot of different activities to remember those who fought for us in the Great War and World War Two. We made and painted clay poppies and wrote beautiful repeated poems. Well done Class 2!
Class 2 have been trying different fruit and vegetables ready for their smoothie making in DT. Well done for trying all of it!
Class 2 have been getting creative in Art in the style of Guiseppe Acrimboldo. Well done Class 2!
Photos from 2017/2018
Class 2 have been working hard in DT to create some amazing sunflowers! Well done Class 2, you should be very proud!
Class 2 have been working really hard at home on their 'Transport Through Time' timelines. We are really impressed, keep up the brilliant effort!
Year 2 have worked hard to design their own commemorative plate to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
Today Year 2 have enjoyed becoming Digital Artists, creating masterpieces in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.
The children in Year 2 celebrated World Book Day by dressing up and joining in with different book related activities.
The children in Year 2 worked with their moms to create a beautiful photo frame.
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Look at our fabulous Autumn collages!
In Science we have been using our measuring skills to investigate if the largest child has the largest feet. Our results showed that this is not true.