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Year 2 - Cedar Class 2020-2021

It’s Great To Be Back!

How wonderful it was to have Cedar Class back together again! It seems like everyone worked really hard at home last week and we were ready to move onto division this week. The children were sharing counters between pots to complete division number sentences.


 

A Lovely Catch-up!

It was lovely to see so many of you this morning via our Zoom meeting. I am glad that you are staying safe and happy at home, doing lots of reading, activities and your school work. Keep up all of the hard work and keep being helpful at home. This is a strange time for us all. We look forward to seeing you back in school next week.

Home Learning - Autumn Week 10 (week beginning 16th November 2020)

As we cannot be together at school this week I have put together a timetable of activities that you should attempt at home. These activities match closely what we would have been doing in school this week. If you have any problems at all, please email us at yr2@preston.ppat365.org and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. Remember to keep reading every day at home and we look forward to being back together soon.

Stay safe!

Mrs Mann 

Winter Art

In this week’s art lesson, we learnt how to make tones of colour. We used our mixing skills to make winter sunsets. We added paper silhouette trees and white paper snow. We think they look rather effective!

A Visit From Pete The Poet

Today we had a wonderful visit from Pete the Poet. He helped the children travel to magic lands thinking about equality and diversity whilst thinking about rhymes and rhythms. The children had a great time. 

For more pictures, see the Gallery section

Community Art

This year, sadly like many things, Remembrance Day has not looked the same. With such an important event being a simple affair this year, the people of Sherborne have made an extra effort to decorate their high street and are holding a shop window decorating competition. Megan from Maple Class’ mum works in one of the shops in Sherborne and asked the children in Year 2 if we could help her to decorate her window. The children all made a tissue paper and card poppy and could choose either a red poppy to remember the human effort, or a purple poppy in recognition of the animals that died in the wars. The children did a brilliant job as the display looks wonderful and we hope it wins the competition!

Outdoor Classroom Day

Today has been outdoor classroom day and, luckily, the weather was glorious! We spent the afternoon outside looking at signs of autumn, linked to our RE work about being thankful for God’s creations. We talked about natural materials, linking with our science work and we gathered leaves, twigs and other natural objects to create portraits, linked to our art work. We all had a fun time!

 

Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry

As part of our work on Black History Month, we have been learning about Benjamin Zephaniah and his poetry. We worked in groups to learn verses of his poem, "Pencil Me In". Some of us added actions and expression to enhance our performance.

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Black History Month

In our science lesson this week we have found out lots of facts about Dr Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. After doing our research, we created fact sheets about her.

 

October is Black History Month. Today we have learnt about Rosa Parks and have used the internet to research more about her life, about other famous black people and why Black History Month is important.

Early Start to the Christmas Preparations

I don't want to worry you but Christmas is only a matter of weeks away!! Cedar Class have been using their creative talents to design Christmas cards. What a talented bunch you are! The designs are looking wonderful so far!

Preparing to Remember

November is fast approaching and so is Remembrance Day. Year Two have been asked to make some poppies to add to a shop window display in Sherborne. We talked about the significance of the poppy and we also discussed why some poppies are purple to remember the animals that have lost their life in battle. We look forward to seeing pictures of the finished shop window.

Welcome to Cedar Class

Everyone has settled beautifully back into school life and the children are already working really hard and wowing us with everything that they have remembered. We have been learning about place value and recognising numbers in our maths lessons. We have been representing 2-digit numbers with straws. The bundles are tens and the individual straws are ones.

We all agreed that rules help us to understand the expectations and keep us safe. We talked about what helps us to learn and what hinders our learning. Together, we agreed upon a set of class rules that we will all remember to keep. They are displayed in our cloakroom.
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