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Witton Gilbert Primary School

Welcome to our wonderful year 2 website!!!  We hope you enjoy reading all about our efforts and achievements. 

There are 28 pupils in our year 2 class and our teacher is called Miss Appleby.  We also get to work with Mrs McPherson, Mrs Bailey, Miss Naylor and Evann from CNS during the week, which makes us feel very lucky!  We have a great learning environment with lots of fantastic displays that help us or share our brilliant work. We especially like our star of the day wall; it makes you feel fantastic when you are chosen as the star pupil!

Each day we begin our morning with Read Write Inc, and follow this with Maths.  Lots of our learning is linked to themes or topics, which helps us to gather more information and makes our learning really exciting.  If you would like to know more about our learning you can look at our timetable - you can check which days we do PE and other subjects on there too - or read the year 2 Spring Term leaflet, you could even ask our lovely teacher! 

During the year there will be many opportunities to join us at school and we would love it if you wold like to visit.  Have a look at the website calendar or the school newsletters to check the dates for all of the exciting things we will be doing.  We're looking forward to showing you our fabulous school!

Come and join us in school for our celebration assembly on Thursday 14th February 2019.  Support our school on our cake day (part of the monthly school non-uniform day events) on Friday 1st March 2019.  Look at the calendar on the website for more information about our curriculum meetings, parents evenings and other celebrations where you can join us in school... we're looking forward to seeing you!

Have you met Jellybean?

Jellybean is our worry-monster, he read us a story called 'Ruby's Worry' and it helped us to understand about how to ask for help when we need it.  He works in year 2 with us, sometimes we tell him our worries and sometimes we tell him all of the things that make us feel joyful!  He loves to share the week's joys every Friday and he tells our teachers if there is something we might need help with.  Jellybean is soft, furry and covered in rainbows... he does the best backwards somersaults and only the grown ups can hear him speak!   We LOVE Jellybean!

Year 2 timetable 

Year 2 curriculum map

Year 2 Autumn Term Parent/Carer Leaflet

Parent/Carer meeting powerpoint - October 2018

This week's Y2 newsletter

Previous Y2 newsletters

Tales of terrific year 2 - our blog!

Our Christmas Journey

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This morning we went on a trip to Witton Gilbert Methodist Church to learn all about how God created the world and how Jesus was born.  We learnt all about how Christians believe that God created the world in seven days and also how, if we don't look after the world, the planet and all of the creatures that live there would suffer.  

We then learned about how Mary lived at a time when there was no modern equipment and how her life would be very different to ours.  The Angel Gabriel came and shared a message from God to her.  She was going to have a baby!

We then travelled to the hillside, where we had to act as shepherds and discover that Jesus was to be born!  We loved wearing the prop head-dresses and acting in role.  The lady said we came up with some great ideas about how the shepherds would feel.

Next we were the wise men.  We learned about how gold is precious, frankincense is a smell or scent and myrrh is a healing ointment.  

Finally, on our journey, we learned about how Jesus went on a journey through life, from his birth in a stable to his death on a cross.  He rose again and Christians believe he is the light of the world. 

We loved all of the crafts we did to help us remember our journey today; we made angels, presents, Christmas cards and we brought home a booklet about the Christmas story too. It was brilliant!

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A successful week in year 2...

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This week in year 2 we have.....

enjoyed being in Miss Appleby's class!  Lilly M

been learning about subtraction. Macey

done lots of 'Go Noodle'. Lilly Y

celebrated Blue House winning our class points!  Jay

read a lot of books. Jessica 

been doing some hard work in maths! Matthew

worked very hard!  Anya-Lily

been trying to get better in our play rehearsals.  Paul

enjoyed our RE work about the nativity.  Florrie

loved maths!  Nixon

been enjoying working with Mrs McPherson and Miss Appleby.  Grace

earned loads of house-points!  Evie

been learning SUPERSTARS!  Riley


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Remembrance Day and paying our respects.

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Our class have been learning about Remembrance Day and how this year is the centenary of the end of World War One.  We've shared some of our amazing work in our classroom window gallery and around school.  For homework our pupils have been working with their families to share and extend their knowledge; here is a link to a video one of the children created.  

How trains helped during wartime - Remembrance homework

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Spooktacular Year 2!

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Welcome to our fangtastic year 2 blog! This week we have been learning about Halloween, and why people play games like apple bobbing, go trick-or-treating and wear fancy dress costumes.

In our classroom we did some spooky addition sheets with numbers up to 20 where when we completed the calculation, it created a Halloween image with our colouring in.  Potion writing was lots of fun; we created a book of our spells.  We did some scary dancing from 'Go Noodle' and showed off our skills at the school disco that night.  We made crafty pumpkins with instructions to follow and we took them home at the end of the day. Our detective skills were also tested; we solved the mystery of who won the fancy dress competition too! 

Do you like our amazing halloween song?  We recorded it to share on our blog.

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Art week - Giuseppe Archimboldo and Andy Warhol - different but the same!

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This week we have been learning all about how artworks are someone's interpretation of the world and show what they can see, imagine and feel.  Artwork can also share important messages about people's thoughts at the time. 

We have been learning about the Italian painter Giuseppe Archimboldo, who lived nearly 500 years ago.  He liked to use foods and flowers to show people's faces and we thought it was very funny. We liked that he used the things that grew each season in his paintings, so in autumn you can see pumpkins, potatoes and grapes in his work as they would be growing at that time of year. We practised making the fruit, vegetables and flowers fit on photographs of people and then we challenged ourselves by drawing our art buddy.  We created a gallery of our work on the classroom window so that our families could see how proud we were of our efforts.

We also learned about Andy Warhol, an artist who lived more recently.  He created pop art, we looked at three main printed artworks, on with Campbells soup on, one with Marilyn Monroe on it and some with dollar signs for American money on them.  We created our own pattern artwork with repeating images and a maximum of four colours of felt-tip pens.  We created another window-gallery to share our work.   

We have enjoyed finding out about artwork this week and we're also very proud of our homework art investigations too! 

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