Groundbreakers Weekly Worship Video

Here is the link for this weeks assembly entitled Me first!

In it, we think about times when it is OK to be first, or to want to be first, but we also consider those times when being first should not be the most important thing. We go on to think about the topsy turvy statement that Jesus made about the first being last and the last being first and as usual there is a story.

Me First!

 

Year 2 Weekly Home learning 1st – 5th March 2021

Hello Year 2,

Here is our final week of home learning before we welcome the children back to class next week. We are so proud of all the efforts the children have put in at home so far….. and the parents too! We are looking forward to seeing all your hard work again this week.

We hope you enjoy it.

Mrs Barlow and Mrs Williams.

Please find the weekly plan here.

Please find the weeks resources here.

Groundbreakers Weekly Worship Video

This weeks assembly is called WWJD? and is all about the value of service. It looks at a question that Jesus’ disciples asked him about who was the greatest. There are several places to stop and think about who the children think is the greatest and why, what criteria we use to decide who is the greatest and whether we can actually decide at all and a further place at the end of the video to think about how we can serve others.

We hope you enjoy and that it provokes some interesting discussions.

 

Y2 Weekly Home learning 22nd – 26th February 2021

Hello Year 2,

We hope you have had a very enjoyable and restful half term week. We are very excited about our new topics this half term and we’re sure you will be too.

Please find the weekly plan here.

Please find the resources here.

Any problems, please get in touch.

Have a great week,

Mrs Barlow and Mrs Williams.

Groundbreakers Weekly Worship Video

Here is the final Topsy Turvy video of this half term called Bee Loving! With Valentine’s Day at the end of the week, we are thinking about love and how we show love to others.

I discovered that St Valentine is the patron saint of lovers and also bee keepers and so we look at how bees can teach us a thing or two about how to love.

There is a game which involves making as many words as you can from the word Valentine, fun facts about St. Valentine and the story of The Good Samaritan with places to pause and think as usual.

Bee Loving!

 

Y2 Weekly Home Learning Week 6 8th – 12th February 2021

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well? This is our final week before the half term break. What a busy half term of learning you have had!

Please find this week’s resources here.

Please find the weekly plan here.

Hope you have a lovely week,

Mrs Barlow, Mrs Hardman and Mrs Williams.

 

Groundbreakers Weekly Worship Video

Here is this weeks video entitled The True You, which is all about our gifts and talents and how we use them.

There is a memory game at the beginning, opportunities to think and reflect and a story called The Parable of the Talents.

I hope you and your children enjoy it.

The True You

 

Y2 Weekly Home Learning Week 5 1st Feb – 5th Feb 2021

Hello everyone,

We hope you are all ok and still smiling. Thank you for working so hard at home, we have been very impressed each week.

 

Here is this week’s weekly plan – download here.

Here are this week’s resources – download here.

If there are any problems or questions please message us on see saw.

 

Keep up the good work,

Mrs Hardman and Mrs Barlow

Groundbreakers Weekly Worship Video

Here is Groundbreakers Assembly 7 looking at the proverb, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”.

There is a game of charades to play, places to pause and reflect and a story Jesus told about how our actions must match up to what we are saying.

Hope you enjoy…

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

 

Y2 Weekly Home Learning Week 4 25th-29th January 2021

Hello Year 2

Please access this work via the SEESAW CLASS APP if at all possible.

Your parents /carers should have login/ QR codes in a Parentmail message sent previously.

Please complete ALL work (where possible) and upload using the SEESAW APP.

We have been really impressed with all of your home learning efforts this week. We have loved seeing your work, hearing your voices and seeing you on photos and video clips that you have uploaded to Seesaw. You are all superstars! We are looking forward to seeing what learning and messages that you share with us next week. Please see below or in Seesaw for details and resources for next week.

Weekly Plan download here.

Resources download here.

Groundbreakers Weekly Worship Video

Here is Assembly 6 which is all about the dangers of boasting and being “puffed up”. As usual there are places to pause and reflect … hope you enjoy.

Too Clever is Dumb!

 

Year 2 Weekly Home Learning Week 3 18-22nd January 2021

Hello Year 2

Please access this work via the SEESAW CLASS APP if at all possible.

Your parents /carers should have login/ QR codes in a Parentmail message sent previously.

Please complete ALL work (where possible) and upload using the SEESAW APP.

We have been really impressed with all of your home learning efforts this week. We have loved seeing your work, hearing your voices and seeing you on photos and video clips that you have uploaded to Seesaw. You are all superstars! We are looking forward to seeing what learning and messages that you share with us next week. Please see below or in Seesaw for details and resources for next week.

Weekly Plan download here.

Resources download here.

Year 2 Weekly Home Learning Week 2 11-15th January 2021

Hello Year 2

Please access this work via the SEESAW CLASS APP if at all possible.

Your parents /carers should have login/ QR codes in a parentmail message sent previously.

Please complete ALL work and upload using the SEESAW APP.

Do get in touch if you have any problems.

Weekly Plan download here.

Resources download here.

The Disgusting Sandwich

Year 2 had such fun following instructions to make their very own disgusting sandwiches like in the story that we had read. They were amazing chefs and thought of lots of verbs to collect and synonyms vocabulary for ‘disgusting’. We are looking forward to writing our own disgusting soup recipes.

The Great Fire of London

Mrs Hardman challenged us to put the fire out in Pudding Lane, but by the time we had got water from the River Thames the fire had spread! We had great fun learning why the fire of London started and how hard it was to stop it spreading.

Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Year 2 enjoyed taking part in a workshop today. They explored the lives, times and achievements of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. They learnt about the similarities between these 2 significant people by recreating the events of their journeys. They enjoyed audiobooks, videos, quizzes and drama activities.

Class blog on Purple Mash now available!

Take a look at the new ‘class blog’ area on 2BLOG in the communications area of Purple Mash…

When you are logged in, press the large green ‘play’ button and watch the video on how to use it…

I look forward to hearing from you all!

Love

Mrs Barlow!

Emotional health and mental well-being…

Hello everyone.

I just want to point you in the direction of a new set of resources on our ‘Learning’ tab dropdown on the website.

If you click on it, you will find a range of resources and documents that contain some useful advice: especially if your children are struggling somewhat during the lockdown.

Please take a moment to have a look at the resources – particularly the information on World Mental Health Awareness Day.

Don’t forget, if we can help – we will do our best. There is usually someone here at school you can talk to.

Best wishes to you all on behalf of all the staff here at St Mary’s.

Mr Day

 

Sugar Plum

What budding actors we have in Year 2! All of the children made us so proud during their performance of Sugar Plum. Everyone had a speaking part and also sang and acted amazingly! Well done Year 2!

The Disgusting Sandwich

The Disgusting Sandwich

Year 2 had such fun following instructions to make their very own disgusting sandwiches like in the story that we had read. They were amazing chefs and thought of lots of verbs to collect and synonyms vocabulary for ‘disgusting’. We are looking forward to writing our own disgusting soup recipes.

Great Fire of London

Mrs Hardman challenged us to put the fire out in Pudding Lane, but by the time we had got water from the River Thames the fire had spread! We had great fun learning why the fire of London spread and how hard it was to stop it getting bigger.

Great Explorer Timelines

We were all very conscientious when making our explorer timelines. We had to order the main events of the lives of these important people.

The Big Story

Year 2 had a lovely ‘RE Day’. What a creative bunch they are!!! We thought about ‘The Fall’ part of ‘The Big Story’ where they came up with loads of fabulous vocabulary for what things make our world a lovely place and what bad things there are too. We started the discussion with the story of Adam and Eve. They created a fantastic collage to represent these ideas. Every child was involved in collaging the background, making a link for our chain and used pastels to represent the other ideas in images. As a team, they have produced a STUNNING piece of artwork. Please come in and take a look and ask your child about how they were involved and the ideas that they contributed.
Also as part of this day, we thought about the school vision …”Love one another as Jesus loved us”. We learnt about The Good Samaritan and wrote prayers on bunting and promises on bookmarks to reflect on how we can live out this vision. What a fun day we all had!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Year 2 led a class assembly on Friday about kindness. They also hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The raised an amazing £520.55!
Thank you so much to all the parents, grandparents and pupils who supported this event with their fantastic cake baking, hosting and generosity.

Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Year 2 loved the workshop led by Freshwater theatre workshop. They explored the life and times of Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus, two intrepid explorers; recreating the events of their journeys, so pupils will discover the many similarities between these two men.
The facilitator was in the guise of a time Traveller and worked with the class, taking the children on imaginary journeys back to the 15thCentury and then to the 20thCentury. Pupils embarked on a voyage from Genoa heading west across the ocean and launched into space in Apollo 11.

Numeracy Activities

We enjoyed working in pairs and teams to use lots of different maths apparatus to represent numbers in different ways.

PE

So far we have really enjoyed our dance and gymnastic lessons this half term. We’ve been trying particularly hard to create ‘smart’ gymnastic poses and balances. We’ve loved the creativity and the music in our dance lessons too.

Martin Mere Trip

Year 2 pupils enjoyed learning about habitats and food chains today at Martin Mere. They found lots of amazing creatures when pond dipping which created lots of excitement. They then visited the next habitat to collect and identify minibeasts in the woodland. They realised that if one type of animal died then this affected all the other animals. They learnt that animals each have a role within a habitat such as making compost, putting air in the soil or pollinating plants. They loved walking around in the glorious sunshine watching all the wildlife and waterfowl…especially the flamingoes!