About this class

Book Bag:

All children require a book bag in which to store and transport reading books, spelling books, home-school liaison books and letters. 

Water bottle:

A clear, medium-sized water bottle with a sports-flip lid.

(in order to avoid spillage, please do not carry water bottles inside book bags)

Fruit & Snack:

ALL children in Year 2 continue to be provided with one piece of fruit per day.

However, children are invited to bring a healthy snack (clearly named) for their morning play time snack.

PE Days:

Indoor PE : Tuesdays

Outdoor Games: Friday 

PE Kit :  Black shorts & white T-shirt, trainers or plimsolls.

No need for a tracksuit as we still get outside in Winter with coats on.  

Children can come to school inPE kit on the days that they have PE.                     

Please make sure ALL PE kit and Uniform is clearly NAMED

Reading:

Children in Year 2 will read with and adult at least once every week and will be given a 'reading day'. However, all children will also be involved in 'guided or group' reading activities throughout each week.

Please find time to read and discuss your books at least 4 or 5 times each week.  

Spelling:

In Year 2 most children have 8 individual spelling to learn each week. These will be given out on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday. Children are expected to correctly use their newly-learnt spellings in their writing.

Please find time to practise your spellings at least 4 or five times each week.

Meet the team

Mrs Anna Paige

Mrs Anna Paige

Assistant Head/KS1 Lead
2C
Mr Richard Wotton

Mr Richard Wotton

KS1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Whole School PPA & Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Julieanne Copp

Mrs Julieanne Copp

Year 2 Teaching Assistant
2B
Mrs Sonya Widdicombe

Mrs Sonya Widdicombe

Year 2 Teaching Assistant
2B
Miss Jessica Bryssau

Miss Jessica Bryssau

Year 2 Teacher
2B
Miss Phaedra Down

Miss Phaedra Down

Meal Time Assistant & After-School Club
2C
Mr Zack Cuzner

Mr Zack Cuzner

Year 2 Teacher
2C
Mrs Sarah Carlton

Mrs Sarah Carlton

Year 2 Teacher
2C

Curriculum- Yearly overview of topics

Topics Covered Throughout the Year

Autumn Term: Sailing the Seven seas!

Spring Term: Near, Far, Wherever you are.

Summer Term: Here, There and Everywhere!

Termly overview

English- We will be writing stories linked toour Healthy me topic.

We will writeinstructions for cleaning our teeth, read ‘Daddy’s sandwich’ and make up ourown story called ‘Mummy’s sandwich’ . We will read and role play The DisgustingSandwich and describe characters and scenes from the story.

Maths- We will finish our learning on theunit of shape and space- thinking about moving shapes in different turns anddirections. We will recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, ¼, 2/4 and ¾of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity and write simple fractions. Wewill go on to measuring length, weight and capacity and begin to tell the timeto the nearest 5 minutes.

 

Science – We will be looking at changes frombaby to adulthood and think about what we can do at these different stages. Wewill think about how we can keep our bodies healthy and strong by the food weeat and the exercise we do. We will learn about the different food types andtheir roles in our bodies.

 

Computing – We will look at how to present datain different ways, carrying on from our maths statistics unit. We will recorddata and put it in different types of graphs and charts.

 

Art – We will start to look at weaving

 

DT – We will be asking the children todesign and make and ‘egg-mobile’ that can carry an egg for Easter and test themout to see if the egg is safe.

 

PE – We will continue to work on ourgymnastic skills through bending and stretching linked in with rotating andbalancing through floorwork and apparatus and learn to skip for our sponsoredevent at the end of term!!

 

RE will focus on looking at Moses andJesus’ healing stories – Jairus’ daughter and his calling of disciples. We willlook at the importance of the Easter story.

 

Geography – In Geography, we will be comparingcontrasting localities between Plymouth and Kenya- looking at the human andphysical geography, understand geographical similarities and differences andcompare land use, animals and features.

 

PSHE – We continue to look into Being Healthyby having a healthy diet and by being physically active. We look at how to keepourselves safe and how to be a good friend and to enjoy healthy friendships.

We will then continue tothink about how to keep calm and deal with difficult situations

Year Notices:

05/02/24
Over the half term holiday, we would like to invite the children to make a weather diary - this can be completed as creatively as your child likes! These will be used to help support your child's learning in class.

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In Foundation Stage we have been finding out about Lunar New Year. One of the traditions we have been learning about is the wishing tree. Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. We wrote our own wishes to add to our tree!
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4S have been working hard and sculpting their final art pieces! The children have explored, planned and created clay busts in the style of our Spring term artist Henry Moore 🏺🖌️
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Tamar 🔵 and Meavy 🟡 houses are loving their cinema afternoon for winning the House Points competition in the Autumn term! The children used democracy to vote for their choice of reward and for which film they would watch this afternoon. Have a lovely half term everyone. ☺️ Mrs Gilbride
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MVPS Whole School Writing Competition. ✍️📝🏆💙 We have 7 x £5 book vouchers up for grabs that can be used at our book fair (week beginning 11th March 2024) to purchase a book! There will be one winner from each year group. How to enter: -Write a story with a beginning, middle and end. Your story can be about whatever you want! We want to see you using your imagination and dreaming up your own world. -EYFS and children who may find writing challenging- Can you draw a story including a beginning, middle and end? Challenge: Try and use the skills that you have been taught in class throughout your writing. Staff from the school will then vote on the 7 winners! The winning stories will also be on display during the book fairs and published on our school Facebook page. Please send all entries to your class teacher by Wednesday 28th February. The winners will be announced on Friday 8th March. Terms and conditions of the voucher: 1. Valid for one transaction from your Scholastic Book Fair only. 2. Defaced or photocopied vouchers not accepted. 3. No change given for items less than full value. Wishing all of our families and friends a wonderful half term break. Thank you for your continued support, Happy writing, Miss Harris.
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2C are authors 📚📝 We have loved our creative writing unit this half term. Daisy Doodles has been our focused book. The children have produced their own version as an independent write with the challenge of including alliteration, expanded noun phrases and similes.
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Great shooting at Thornbury from team Manadon. Well done.
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World Book Day continued…. 📚 Children are able to wear their pyjamas if they want as there are lots of book characters that wear pyjamas. They could also come as a ‘child’ from a story and wear normal mufti. 🙃💙
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Please follow the link to see how to create a low-cost costume related to the 2024 £1 books. 💙
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World Book Day 2024 is taking place on Thursday 7th March 2024, and all children and staff at MVPS are invited to dress up as their favourite book characters. Today, all children will be leaving school with their £1 tokens. The £1 tokens and £1 books give all children the chance to choose and own a book – for free. The World Book Day books are a gift to children from booksellers and publishers. Use your World Book Day £1 book token to get one of these brilliant reads for free between 15th February and 31st March 2024 or you can use it to get £1 off any book £2.99+ at the school bookfair in the week beginning Monday 11th March- further details to follow. Children can use their £1 token at a range of shops including Asda, Blackwell’s, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waterstones, WHSmith, The Works and hundreds of independent booksellers. Find your nearest bookseller at worldbookday.com/participating-retailers World Book Day and Oxford Children’s have worked with the 2024 £1publishers on dressing up templates and ideas to create low-cost costumes related to the 2024 £1 books. Ideas of how to create a low-cost costume related to the 2024 £1 books will be uploaded in the next post. These ideas will also be emailed out to all parents/carers today.
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Maths games!!!! 2C have been adding and subtracting from 20, practising our times tables and showing understanding of greater than and less than
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Year 2 only!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Due to the very wet field, our Friday football won’t be going ahead tomorrow. Please look in book bags for a letter explaining our plan to continue lunchtime football next term. It’s open to all boys in Year 2. There will be opportunities for girls to play after Easter. Don’t worry, they won’t miss out. Mr Cuzner
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Year 2 have loved having district sport this term⚽️🏀🥎
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✏️🐱 Animal Poetry! 🦜✏️ Year 1 have been reading poems by Joshua Seigal this week! We enjoyed the poem 'Never' so much that we decided to write our own in the same style. The children did a wonderful job at choosing which animals to write about and came up with some rather hilarious ideas on things to 'never' do to animals for their final write! We're SO proud of them! 🧡 Here's a little taster to make you smile;
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Our wonderful ‘Young Voices’ singers made it into The Plymouth Chronicle - page 10. Lovely and proud memories of a very special trip a fortnight ago! 🎵
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Year 2 had a great time running the gauntlet in PE this morning. They have worked hard on their throwing, catching and rolling skills this term.
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Free craft workshops 🎨 This sounds wonderful ✨
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**Update on the Accelerated Reader reward system** From tomorrow, all children who receive 80% or above on a quiz (in the top half of their ZPD) will receive a raffle ticket 🎟️ 🥳💙🤓 EYFS and year 2 not on Accelerated Reader will remain the same 😊 3 names will be chosen each week by their class teacher. 👩🏼‍🏫 👨‍🏫 Thank you, Miss Harris.
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Year 6 were invited by Devonport High School for Girls to go and watch their production ‘The Addams Family’. We had a truly fantastic morning watching the performance. The show was incredible and really inspiring for our year 6s thinking about their transition to secondary. 🎭 🎶
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