Year 2 have been creating their own poems using powerful verbs in groups. We read about the poor robin in our focus text ‘Coming Home’ being caught in a terrible storm. We thought of exciting verbs to describe the dark clouds, thunder, lightning and the rain and created lovely poems. We then worked in our groups to recite our poems and perform actions for an audience. Super work, Year 2!
After a wet walk down to the community hall, Mr McCormack’s class had a fun afternoon creating their own wind chimes.
Year 2 have been writing non-chronological reports about robins this week, linked to our new focus text ‘Coming Home’. Miss Robinson was so impressed with all of the amazing reports, packed with technical words, conjunctions, questions and sentence openers such as ‘amazingly…’ and ‘interestingly…’. Some children even received head teacher awards for fantastic writing. Well done!
Year 2 will be focusing on the story ‘Coming Home’ by Micheal Morpurgo.
It is a lovely story about a robin’s exciting journey home to his mate. We will be writing non-chronological reports all about robins. We will also be writing our own similes to describe the wintery snow. The book focuses on the use of powerful verbs so we will be writing our own poems using exciting verbs. We will be describing the beautiful illustrations using adjectives. Here is a video of the author reading the story.
This second video is a live re-enactment of the story used for the Waitrose Christmas advert which we will be using as a stimulus for writing.
Year 2 have been visiting Boldon Community Allotment every Tuesday to support our learning in Science. This week as a special treat, we got the opportunity to carve pumpkins. We worked so well in pairs creating designs and using the tools to carve faces and shapes. Fantastic work Year 2!
Year 2 had a fantastic time at West Boldon Lodge. We have been learning all about woodland settings and animals and we had the opportunity to visit a forest environment. We learnt all about nocturnal animals and how endangered hedgehogs are. Boldon Lodge looks after several rescued hedgehogs so we were given the job of building dens for them to keep them safe. We made fantastic hedgehog homes in small groups by layering sticks and leaves. We then had a campfire and even got the change to toast marshmallows. We had a super time!
Year 2 are reading ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes, a story about a little girl who lives in the woods with the friendly animals.
We will be focusing on using adjectives and conjunctions to write character and setting descriptions. We will write a letter to some of the characters and take part in drama linked to the story. We will write fact files about woodland animals and make our own animal dens at Boldon Lodge. To finish the unit we will retell the story in our own words.