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Grange Valley Primary & Nursery School

Inspire to Guide, Challenge and Achieve.

Welcome to Year 2 - Miss Dove's Class 

WB 19.9.22

This week we came into school to find a Gorilla had been to visit leaving an awful mess! We found out that his name was Thomas and he had escaped from some poachers in Africa and he had come to ask us to help him. We learned that due to factors such as global warming and deforestation, that gorillas are losing their habitats and becoming endangered animals. We became extremely invested in Thomas' story and decided to write a letter to ask others to help us.

We also used the green screen to transport us to the rainforest to imagine what it might be like when we were there - this was lots of fun!

In Maths we continued looking at number patterns, we practiced sequencing counting numbers in 2s, 5s, 10s and even had a go at 3s!

We ended the week with a fabulous visit from the fire brigade linked in with our History topic - The Great Fire of London. The children were able to find out how the Great fire changed the way we live today and why. We tried on the protective clothing, sat in the truck and even had a go at squirting the hoses. It was a fabulous morning and helped us to understand more about the Great Fire.

Have a lovely weekend :)

WB 12.9.22

What another fabulous week the Year 2 children have had!

This week we looked at our British value - Democracy. We read a book called 'The election' and then held our own class vote to decide who we wanted to represent our class in the school council. We also used this method to find a fair way to choose our next class story for the end of the day (George's marvelous medicine was so exciting we finished it in the first week!)

In Maths we have been looking at partitioning numbers into tens and ones and comparing numbers using the < > symbols.

In English we have finished off our class text 'Leon and the Place Between' we did conscious alley to discuss whether Leon should or shouldn't go into the box. We have also been using lots of expanded noun phrases to describe the circus and delve into a range of creative vocabulary.

In Music we have been looking at composing our own melody using different notes on the glockenspiel, it was lots of fun and we enjoyed listening to our friends ideas.

This week was our first forest school session with Miss Dove. We explored the forest area and together we risk assessed the area. Then we played a game of 'one, two, three where are you?' and used our imagination to enjoy free time. We cannot wait to go back in next week!

Have a lovely weekend :) 

WB 5.9.22

Welcome back to our brand new Year 2 children!! I hope you have all had a lovely Summer break and are excited for the fabulous things we are going to do this year?

This week the children have been settling back into school life and their new classroom. We have reminded ourselves about our class charter and our schools 3 rules - Be respectful, Be responsible and Be ready to learn!

On Monday we were surprised to find a circus had arrived in school! We were able to practice juggling, spinning plates and walking on stilts! It was lots of fun. We then read our class text - Leon and the Place Between. It is all about magic and going to the circus, we used our knowledge from the first day to write our own recount of our experience.

We also started our first History topic - The Great Fire of London! We looked at how London was different in 1666 to today and compared jobs then and now. We were disgusted to find out that children were used to clean chimneys!!

We enjoyed playing a range of games during our PE lesson and worked really well together as a team. 

We are really looking forward to seeing what next week brings :)

Have a lovely weekend! 

Autumn Notices


Meet the Teacher - Wednesday 14th September

Forest School - Every Friday afternoon

PE - Every Wednesday