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Datchet St Mary's CofE Primary Academy

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2.

The class teacher Monday to Wednesday is Mrs Wragg and Thursday to Friday is Miss Koza and  Miss Bulstrode is the support staff.

Keys Stage 1 SATS information for parents 2022

Year 2's Recommended Reads

Today we enjoyed looking at the features of non-chronological reports!

What's inside a seed?

Plants - we have started our new science topic about plants. We each planted our own seeds and set up our own investigation to answer the question - What do plants need to stay healthy?

Jubilee Celebrations

The Great British Datchet Bake Off - Well done year 2 for making such amazing cakes and bakes.

Retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood

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Vision afternoon: 'We are one, we are strongest working together in unity' 1: Corinthians 12 - 14. We spent the afternoon learning about the story of the paralysed man, creating our own piece of art work. We then had several team building activities where we put our school vision into practice.

The children loved practising patch and partner balances in gymnastics today!

Finishing our African batik. Doesn't our display look amazing!?

Sketching portraits of the Queen!

Year 2 loved their visit to Milestones Transport Museum to link in with their History topic!

During our Africa topic we learnt about Bag Gardens. The children loved making their own bag gardens and planted carrots, lettuce and beans. Thank you to all the parents who donated soil, pebbles and seeds.

We enjoyed learning about wheels and axles in DT.

Computing - Programming our Lego trucks

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Science - sink or float. In science we carried out an investigation to see which materials sink or float

Computing - Lego WeDo - Sort to recycle. We have started our exciting computing project that links in with our science work on materials. This week we built our Lego trucks, next week we will be programming them

Shared Reading - We're having lots of great discussions on our book 'How to Hide a Lion'

Maths - inverse operations. We used a range of method to help us. Some of us then tackled our greater depth maths herald challenges that involved a lot of trial and error

Music - The Safari Call - This week we learnt a traditional African call and response song ‘Che Che Kule’

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Science - Hygiene investigation. Miss Koza put 'germs' on our hands, we then investigated whether paper towels, cold water, or warm water with soap would be the most effective way of getting most of the germs off our hands

Fantastic Fred Experience. We really enjoyed learning all about how to keep our bodies and minds healthy.

Music - Rhythmic Safari

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Computing - Creating media - This we we listened to 'Neptune' and drew shapes and patterns. We then used shaped and patterns to create sounds using chrome music lab.

Shared Reading - We were really excited to start our new class book 'How to Hide a Lion'.

Computing - Creating Media - Making music. This week we worked with our partners to create a rhythm with a steady beat using musical instruments. We then used Chrome Music Studio to create a similar piece of music using a computer programme. We then compared the two methods for creating music and discovered Chrome Music had a lot more instruments!!

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Music - African call and response - This week we used untuned percussion instruments to create a piece of music that we felt represented our chosen African animal. We showed brilliant teamwork!

Representing African animals using untuned percussion instruments

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We are learning to write fact files in English and we did some amazing research about African animals!

In maths this week we have been looking at the properties of 3D shapes and finding lines of symmetry in 2D shapes and out in the playground!

Computing - Creating Media. This term we are going to use information technology to create our own piece of music. This week, we learnt how different pieces of music can make us feel different emotions and how they might be used for different purposes.

World Book Day!! Book Swap. Some of us took part in the Datchet St Mary's Book Swap :)