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Exciting times as we harvest our potatoes. We counted 51 potatoes, including some very tiny ones. We weighed the potatoes and found we had exactly one kilogram. Well done Barn Owls!
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The 1st Barn Owl potato!

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Nervous children await the harvest!

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We have had fun around the school this week. The children each took a small toy person and placed it around the school. We imagined what it would be like to be tiny and what adventures we might have. The children then planned stories based on their ideas. 
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Here is a link to the song we are singing for Mrs Lundy.
Exciting potato news! The photo below shows the Barn Owl potato bag. As you can see, we have experienced a lot of growth. We are hoping to harvest a bumper crop of potatoes later this term!
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This week we were very excited to see signs of growth in our potato sack! 
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Our Growing project continued this week as we transferred our broad beans from cotton wool to soil. Some of the plants have reached quite heady heights, so children have used cane and wire to help them stand. 
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Growing season has started in Barn Owls! All children have a planted a broad bean in the classroom and are recording its growth in a bean diary. We are also growing potatoes in our vegetable patch in front of the school as part of a competition with other classes. Barn Owls are hoping for a bumper crop! 
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On Friday we walked to the Abbey Gardens. We had great fun looking closely at different plants and comparing them. We also collected twigs, leaves and other items that had fallen to the ground. The class are really enthused about our new Growing topic. Please keep a look at for any plants/flowers/trees when out and about with your child and compare/describe them. Thank you!
We had an explosive end to the term when we erupted Connor's Mount Fuji project! Everyone had great fun watching the volcano in action. Many thanks to Connor and to all children who worked on a Japan project. We would like to wish everyone a happy and restful Easter holiday. 
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The classroom was full of interesting and crazy characters today as we celebrated World Book Day. The children have had great fun reading books, talking about them, drawing book covers and writing reviews. Many thanks to everyone for the costumes and a big thank you to all the parents who came in and shared books this morning. 
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This week we have been scientists. We have been looking at different materials and discussing their properties. The children planned and took part in a fair test, finding out which material would act as a waterproof roof. The children were very careful and meticulous in their work. 
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Year 2 SATs meeting, Friday 24th February.

 

Thank you to the parents who came this afternoon to discuss the upcoming SATs. I know that attending a meeting in school time is difficult for many parents so please find below the presentation which was shown at the meeting.

If you have any questions after reading through the presentation please don't hesitate in getting in touch with Mrs White or Mr Suckling.

Crib sheet of terminology used in Year 2

Please note that we are now sticking spellings into the children's reading logs. Spelling tests will take place every Thursday, using scrap paper. If you have any questions, please ask!
This week we have been making sushi! The children chose their ingredients and carefully rolled the rice in seaweed. The children really enjoyed making the sushi although not all were so keen on the eating. Some children decided to take their sushi home, so please check book bags to avoid unwanted surprises! 
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This week we have been looking at Japanese food. The children have been assessing and evaluating sushi, discussing how it looked, smelt and tasted. It's fair to say that some children enjoyed the sushi more than others but all children were very adventurous and had a try. Some children even tried a tiny amount of wasabi. Well done, Barn Owls!
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We had a fantastic Friday with a visit from the Fire Brigade. Blue Watch came to see us and brought their fire engine and some equipment to show us. All the children got to sit in the fire engine and spray water with the hose. We also learnt a lot about fire safety and the importance of having smoke alarms. Many thanks to Simon, Steve and all on Blue Watch.

This week we have started to look at money in Maths. If you happen to be shopping with your child please show them the coins you are using to help them become familiar. We have also enjoyed learning about The Great Fire of London. The children have loved some of the games on this website, so I have linked it here for people to use at home. 

 

We have enjoyed a successful week back at school following our half term rest. We have been thinking about Guy Fawkes and looking ahead to November 5th. We thought about staying safe when watching fireworks. The picture shows a poster reminding us to keep pets indoors when fireworks are going off. 
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The half term holidays are here. The children have been working hard and deserve a good rest! I hope everyone has a happy, restful holiday and look forward to seeing you after the break. 
Last week Alice brought her keyboard in to show us. She told us about reading music and played some music to the class. We all really enjoyed listening to her playing. Well done Alice!
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