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Abbey Primary School

A caring, sharing, achieving school, putting the child at the heart of everything we do.

Miss Mumby

Our new topic for this half term is - Who Were The Victorians?

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Superhero Day! - We had great fun in Year 2 giving our superhero audition speeches and spending time in the superhero training room!

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English - here we are engaged in some drama to predict and explore the ending of a story
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RE - In school this week, we have been preparing for our Harvest Festival. Continuing on our theme from transition week in the summer, Year 2 researched the crops grown in Russia and in Spain. As you can see from the first photo, we found quite a lot! We then decided to make a potato salad using some of these ingredients. We also found out that potato salad is a traditional dish of Russia!
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PSHE - after we learned about handwashing, we then got creative and made up our own germs!
PSHE - we read a book about germs and discussed how to prevent them from spreading. The children had some great ideas and here they are learning how to wash their hands properly.
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We have been busy making our superhero accessories this week in DT. We designed and made cuffs, capes, masks and badges for our very own alter-ego superheroes. We will be using these later in the term when we have our superhero day!

In English this week, we have explored the use of commas when writing a list. We did this practically using a list of equipment we would need to make a superhero accessory, inserting the commas and one and on whiteboards.

 

 

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Science

In science this week, we have been exploring materials so that we understand why objects are made from specific materials. This will help us to make decisions in DT next week when we will be designing and making a superhero accessory.

First we went outside to look at the materials of the objects on our playground. We discussed the suitability of different materials and why they had been chosen to make the object. After this, we handled different material samples and came up with words to describe them.

English

In English this week we have been looking at vocabulary. We started with 'boring' words like 'big' and 'good' and used thesauruses and of course our brains to think of better words for them. Look at our ladders.

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PSHE

Our talking point this week centred around the book 'I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato' by Lauren Child. We looked at the different foods that are healthy and tried some different fruits: pomegranate, apricot, figs and kiwis.

Geography

We explored the seven continents of the world this week in our Geography lessons. We listened to a fabulous song and played a game with a blow up globe!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

 

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PSHE

Our talking point this week was all around how to keep our bodies healthy and the things we can do to help. Here we are engaging in some 'meditation' to keep our minds healthy!

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Computing

We have been busy in Y2 using the Beebots to help us discover more about the seven continents of the world. We have also used ipads and laptops to practice our coding skills.

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Could you be a superhero?

This week our topic kicked off with a visit from some real life superheroes in our community. The local PCSOs and members of Blue Watch at Mansfield Fire Station came to talk to us about the personal qualities and attributes they must demonstrate in order to do their jobs. We then thought about our own personal attributes and the qualities we posses and wrote them inside a person outline. We had a great afternoon!

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Maths - Place value

This week have been learning all about the tens and ones in a 2 digit number. We have partitioned 2 digit numbers using equipment like dienes, numicon and place value counters. We have also used the part whole model and place value charts to help us.  We also wrote number sentences after partitioning and demonstrated how to recombine the number.

Communities and Belonging

We started the year by thinking about the different communities we belong to, whether it be at home, at school, as part of a club or a religion.

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