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Welcome to Year 2

"We are all different, but there's something quite fantastic about that isn't there?" 

- Roald Dahl 

 

Take a look at all the interesting and exciting topics we have been learning about...

Our Visit to the War Memorial

During the lead up to Remembrance Day year 2 discovered that poppies are worn to remember the grave soldiers who fought to protect their country and lost their life. We found out soldiers from every part of the country including Egremont went to fight in WW1. We saw many names on the War Memorial and the dates showing how long the War lasted, we even saw a poppy wreath. 

Purple Mash

Today we have been learning how to login to Purple Mash, a brilliant website with lots of games and activities to do both at home and school. First, they had to design their own online character and there were lots of funny choices to choose from. Afterwards, we learned how to complete and hand in homework online. We made some fantastic poppies for Remembrance Day, we enjoyed it so much we even asked Miss Giles for some extra homework! 

Jennifer Carver Day!

We were set the challenge of making a disgusting dessert fit for The Twits to eat on Jennifer Carver Day. We made edible cups of 'dirt' made from deliciously crushed Oreo biscuits and sweet angel delight mousse. We were also inspired to make Mrs Twit's 'squiggly spaghetti' (without the wriggly garden worms!) after reading about the gruesome trick she played on Mr Twit. Take a look at what we got up to throughout the day, we all had a brilliant time.

Lego Club

In Lego Club, the builders have been extremely busy constructing some fantastic buildings and inventions! Take a look at some of their superb models...

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What's an adverb?

Did you know that you can run in many different ways? We discovered that you can run:

  • fast
  • slowly
  • crazily
  • sensibly
  • silently
  • noisily to name but a few! 

Miss Giles explained that these types of words are called adverbs as they describe how the verb (a doing word) is done. Take a look at us experimenting with different adverbs!

Complicated Carroll Diagram Challenge

To find out how well we know our properties of 2D shapes, Miss Giles challenged us to sort a variety of different shapes into groups 'shapes with right angles' and shapes with 'lines of symmetry'. She was very impressed with how well we worked together and listened to each other in a group. 

How clean are your hands?

As part of our Science topic, we have been learning about our personal hygiene and how to prevent germs from spreading. We conducted an experiment to find out just how many germs we carry on our hands. First we needed to find a place where germs might live and as a class, we chose the adventure playground as lots of children use it everyday. With our dirty hands, we then handled a slice of bread and later repeated the process with clean hands. We have left the slices of bread in a warm dry place and can't wait to see what and how each slice will look like after half term! 

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