WELCOME TO 2S!
We have had a fantastic start to the year. We are all settling in beautifully and are so happy to be back together after a long summer. It's going to be a great year!
Research a Country!
Over the holidays, the children spent some time researching a country of their choice. When we came back to school, they presented their findings to the rest of the class. The children presented their project in many different ways and we had so much fun learning about different cultures, languages, cuisines, animals, sports and climate!
We have loved spending our first week back creating our own dragon poetry based on the story 'The Dragon Stoorworm' by Theresa Breslin.
We have had a fun filled week of Christmas activities. Today, we played games in the hall, had a dance off and made our own crowns. We settled down to watch The Grinch with some yummy snacks.
Pop Up Santa!
The children made Christmas Cards for their families. They added in a sliding element so that Santa pops out of the chimney.
WE LOVE THEM!
The children have been practising Christmas songs for their Nativity Play.
This is one of our favourites.
We LOVE Hedgehogs!
The children have been working on a project all about Hedgehogs! We designed Hedgehog Houses for them to Hibernate in during the winter. We also created fantastic posters showing off our knowledge about Hedgehogs Appearance, Diet and Habitat.
Tidy - By Emily Gravett
The children loved reading the story 'Tidy' about a badger called Pete who likes to clean the forest and keep everything neat. Unfortunetly, he went a bit too far! They have written some beautiful story introductions!
We have really missed singing with Mrs Needham! Every Wednesday we get together, sing our favourite songs and play musical instruments. This is one of our favourites.
As part of our religious studies, we have been learning about famous leaders. We loved learning about Nelson Mandela, Marie Curie, Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi! They all made huge contributions to the world and helped form the society we live in today!
Welcome to NG5!
Our first topic in Year 2 has been based around our local area. We have learned about different types of housing, the importance of postcodes and completed lots of map work. Here are some maps of Sherwood we created. Have a look and see if you can recognise the streets!
For our 'Into the Woods' topic we set some half term homework and they didn't disappoint! They have created their own animal habitats from all over the world. They are super creative and had a lot of fun making them. Well done 2S!
In November, we went on our first trip to our local woodland area. After a long walk, we arrived and took part in lots of fun activities. We created pictures by rubbing on top of bark, we went on a mini beast hunt and we made pictures on the ground using natural materials. We loved getting together in the hut to eat biscuits, drink hot chocolate and listen to a story. It was a great day!
During the Autumn Term we have based our learning around the woods and animals. We have been working in our sketchbooks, creating beautiful sketches and drawings around mini beasts of our choice. We finished the project by making our own 3D/Sculptural insects!
Year 2 read a story called ‘Fish’ by Brendan Kearney which explores the impacts of plastic pollution on our oceans and marine life. They worked together to create posters explaining the pros and cons of plastic. In connection to our Into The Woods topic, we also created 3D Mini Beasts out of recycled materials. Take a look at some of our posters we created!
CLASS LETTERS 2021-2022
A big 'Hello' to the new children joining 1H in September, Mr England and I are looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you all.
I am really sorry that we can't meet you because both your year group and our year group are isolating. I just wanted to let you know that in September we will still have busy time, our classroom has a creative area and space to play outside with sand and water, it also has lots of blocks, lego and some other construction toys so there is lots to do in busy time, which we call
Discovery Time' in Year 1. We will also have phonics and maths time and we will learn about lots of other things too. Why don't you have a look at the photos of our classroom below and here is a video of me reading a story for you.
1H 2020 - 2021
We have a new name, we are now in class 1H! I can't wait to see you all again on Thursday. I have been getting our new classroom ready during the holidays and I thought you might like to see some photos! As well as the areas in the photos we also have a workshop and a reading corner in our classroom. We have an outside space where we will have our café, a role play area, a reading area, a water tray and a sand tray. Let's hope we have lots of nice weather. If it is cold or rainy you will need to bring a waterproof coat from home.
I am really looking forward to showing everything to you!
See you on Thursday!
This week the planning is in two parts. If you were in school last week, follow the planning in blue print. If you were at home last week, follow the planning in black print.
This is the last week of home learning. We will see you all back in school in September.
Have a lovely summer break everyone!
We are really looking forward to seeing you all at our zoom gathering on Tuesday. It will be so nice to see your faces! You don't need to say anything or do anything, but if you want to bring anything to show us all you can, it might be a toy, or something that you have made while you have been at home.
We can't wait!!
Mrs Harris and Miss Storey
p.s if you haven't had a text with the details, please contact school.
Week 12 planning is below - keep scrolling!!
National Best Friends Day
Monday 8th June
In our class we are all best friends! I thought that it would be really nice if we could all write a message to each other. You might want to tell your friends what games you are looking forward to playing with them when you return to school, you could tell your friends about a new skill that you have learnt while you have been at home or you might just want to tell your friends how much you are missing them.
Please write your messages and then email them to me (email@example.com) and I will put them on the website for everyone to see.
Creative Quarter Challenges
Keep an eye on the Creative Quarter page ( https://www.haydn.nottingham.sch.uk/creative-quarter/ ) on our website for weekly art challenges that you can all get involved in, inspiring websites and links.
Question of the Week
In what ways are children better than adults?
What do you think FH?
Question of the week
Could you have a sport where everyone was on the same side?
What do you think? Could you make one up? have a go FH.
We hope you are all okay, it has been nice to chat to some of you during phone calls this week.
Thank you for all the kind messages and photos you are sending in and posting on Seesaw, it is so nice to see all the work and activities you have been getting up to. If you haven't got Seesaw yet please e.mail for a link, it is a great way to share our work and fun. So many of you have been doing the work we are setting which is really encouraging. Keep at it as much as possible, but don't worry if you don't complete everything.
From 4th May we will be using the Letters and Sounds lessons on You Tube as they are very similar to the phonics lessons we have at school. The link is on the planning sheet below. The lessons last about 20 minutes and your child will need a pencil, or pen and paper. They should be able to watch the video unsupported but may need a little encouragement to begin with. Please let us know how they get on.
Take care everyone!
Mrs Harris and Miss Storey
Haydn Surname Challenge!
Have a go at this if you have time, or save it for half term!
Question of the week
If pigs are what wolves eat, is the Big Bad Wolf bad?
What do you think FH? Have a chat to your family about your thoughts!
We are setting up the seesaw app and it is proving useful to share what we are doing at home. I am really enjoying seeing what everybody has been doing and hope you are too!
If you have not yet set it up please contact me by e.mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for the class QR code. If you have downloaded it and have any questions please also e.mail me.
To set it up for your child
1. Download the seesaw app for IOS or android, or go to https://app.seesaw.me on your computer.
2. Choose 'I am a student'
3. Scan the QR code and select your child's name from the list.
4. Go to your inbox, there should be a message there.
I hope you are all well and being kind to your family. Thank you to those of you who have sent me photos and messages, it is good to hear that you are doing well. I have found some interesting questions which I thought might give you and your family something to talk about so I will put a 'Question of the Week' onto the website, don't argue about them, but listen to everyone's ideas and opinions carefully, there is no right or wrong answer!
Have you been doing some exercise? I've been doing the Joe Wicks workout on You Tube every day, it is hard but every day I can do a bit more! It would be good to know you are doing it at the same time as me!
I hope you have managed to plant the seeds we sent you, It will be great to see what colour all the flowers are. Even when everything changes and there is no school, the flowers keep on growing and the seasons carry on changing, we are heading into spring now, can you see leaves growing on the trees and flowers beginning to grow in the gardens?
During the next two weeks we will be setting work for you to do at home so you can keep some routines going, but do remember to spend some special times as a family too!
Question of the week:
Would an elephant make a good pet?
Question of the Week
If you dig up buried treasure is it yours?
What do you think FH? Tell your family your thoughts.
Home Learning Pack
Here is another resource to use for ideas if you want to supplement the class home learning packs.
As the school is now closed, we have prepared a pack of resources for you to use with your child at home. We would suggest that children of this age thrive on some structure and routine in their day. Engage your child with cooking, games, crafts, books and stories, schoolwork and physical activity. It is important that your children stay active and keep talking! Having the same structure every day will really help your child and should help you too if you need to spend time working from home.
Each week we will update our class pages on the school website so you can follow a weekly plan of learning activities. We have also provided you with a home learning folder with a variety of tasks, activities and resources. It is clearly indicated on the home learning plan which resources are needed for each activity. As much as possible, we have tried to plan activities which once you have explained to the children, they should be able to complete independently.
Please find below, the attached planning documents and resources for use with your children during weeks 1 and 2 of school closures.
Each week that the school remains closed, we will add subsequent planning.
Please remember that you can email me by emailing
All emails will be forwarded to me
I would LOVE to hear from the children and find out all about their exciting home learning adventures!
Look after yourselves and stay safe