Year 2: The Elephants: Blog items

Projects, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 4:32pm

This terms projects can be about anything on the Autumn  1 overview  or list of what we want to know questions both of which you will find in your meet the teacher packs or on our class page. However, the project can also be avbout something that interests your child, a hobby or a talent they have. 

The date for projects to be handed in is October 10th

Meet the teacher, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 4:21pm

It was nice to meet some of you on Thursday at the Meet The teacher Meeting . For those of you unavble to attend the children will be bringing packs home on Monday containing the documents that were given out. I have uploaded the introductions letter onto the blog which gives details of everything you need to know , including who will be teaching your children when I have PPA and leadership time.

At the meeting I spoke about me being out of class for some days  over the next 3 weeks. This is to complete a year long research project I have been working on which has required me to spend time at Longton Library and the Harris Museum. The project ends on October 3rd.  

Week 1 , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 7th Sep 2019 @ 9:26am

The Elephants have all settled back into school really well. They have worked hard all week and have had a class compliment from Mrs Brown. 

Welcome Back, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 2nd Sep 2019 @ 8:55pm

Welcome back to the school I hope you have all had a wonderful summer. The children have had a very busy day learning new routines and starting their Year 2 Learning Journey. We will be doing PE tomorrow morning so please can all PE kits be in school. 

Holiday passports should be handed in this week .

Reading books have been sent home today and should be brought back next Monday.


50th anniversary of the moon landings., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Jul 2019 @ 12:18pm

Next year we will be exploring moon landings as part of our Geography, Science and Maths work. As this weekend is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (Apollo 11) please keep a look out on the TV for information, maybe a newspaper or magazine article, you might like to share them with your class next year. 

Very proud Elephants, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 1:24pm

The elephants were very proud today as they finished sewing their fabulous WW1 panel.They all said Wow! When they saw the finished poppy. Everyone has sewn stitches,sparkly thread,sequins or a button and done it very neatly too.πŸ™‚

Well done to Evie who made the design for us - good job!πŸ‘

Enjoying the sunshine 🌞 , by Mrs Pratten

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 12:29pm

Today Year 1 as part of their Geography work, went out and about exploring Longton. They had to look for human and physical features. We found lots of human activity and decided that this was beacause we live in a village.

Thank you for sending in the baby photos, we had a lot of fun guessing who was who, they were all very cute!

Water ,water everywhere!!!!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 21st Jun 2019 @ 7:55am

The Elephants have had great fun this week learning about capacity.They have been exploring how many cupfuls  will fit In different containers, using language such as half full, empty, nearly full. The highlight was definitely making space cocktails where they had to measure out different quantities of juices.

I have put on the recipes on for you too have a go at home or make up your own,

First week fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 4:08pm

This week we have been learning how to measure using counters, cubes, our hands etc.We have also learnt how to measure using a ruler. 

In Geograohy we have been using symbols for recording a route and drawing a plan of the classroom from an aerial viewpoint.

A great end to arts week, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 24th May 2019 @ 5:14pm

Yesterday the Elephants had a great morning designing tiles and then using them to make prints, they look amazing.Today they worked with Kate learning about and exploring how to use clay   clay, they made some coil pots and birds. 

We hope  you all have a fabulous holiday and we will see you all soon , Mrs Pratten,Mrs Thomson and Miss Howarth😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

Whole school WW1 beach art, by Mrs Brown

Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 7:27pm

We had the most amazing day at the beach creating works of Art in the sand.

A great day!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 8:18am

A fantastic day!

A brilliant day on the beach😎, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 21st May 2019 @ 6:33pm

We all had a fabulous day on the beach, making sandcastles, digging holes, exploring the sand dunes and helping with the whole school art work. Amazing!!!

Arts week ~ Day 1, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th May 2019 @ 6:11pm

Today we have been very busy practicing our painting skills. 

First we painted shapes very carefully and then we learnt about primary colours and the colour wheel. We had to mix our own colours from red, yellow and blue.

Next we had a go at making shades by adding white or black, we then used our new found skills to paint a background all ready to add some more detail later in the week in the style of Paul and John Nash. ( WW1artists) 

We amazed  our teachers with our fantastic painting skillsπŸ™‚

Looking forward to the beach tomorrow- don’t forget your bucket and spade!!!



Maths treasure hunt, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 17th May 2019 @ 2:41pm

Today we enjoyed a fun adding and subtraction treasure hunt.We had to work with a partner to find and solve clues hidden on the field. We were amazing and really impressed Miss HowarthπŸ™‚

Hand washing!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 14th May 2019 @ 6:48pm

Today we had a visit from Tanya who showed us how to wash our hands properly and why it is so important.

We learnt that you should keep washing your hands while you sing Happy Birthday through twice and then you have washed them for long enough.

We tested this out on Eve and Bobby, it was Eves birthday today so we sang to her.

They put their hands in a special machine that showed all the germs, then went to wash their hands.Eve washed hers better than Bobby with nearly no germs left, great hand washing EveπŸ™‚

Class assembly , by Mrs Pratten

Date: 9th May 2019 @ 3:44pm

A big well done to the Elephants for a fantastic class assembly, you were all amazing.πŸ™‚

Hope you all enjoyed finding out what we have been learning and looking at our fabulous photographs from Imagine That and a big thank you for supporting us!πŸ‘

Sorting materials, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 3rd May 2019 @ 2:46pm

This afternoon we sorted materials into groups.They all had to have something that was the same .Can you guess how we sorted them?

Imagine that !, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 1st May 2019 @ 7:17pm

We had a fab day at Imagine That today, photos to follow at our assembly next week.The children will bring home their slime (!) , bath bomb and fridge magnet tomorrow.

Monday fun,, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 29th Apr 2019 @ 4:57pm

Today we had a fun lesson learning about numberlines. We jumped along outside and then did activities in the classroom. 

In science we continued  our materials investigations, helping ted choose a material to make a new umbrella.

We had make a prediction and then test different materials to see how well they worked.To make it fair we used a pipette ,so that the same amount of water was used each time. We were brilliant scientists and most of us were right in our predictions, the flower fabric was the best. ( Mrs Prattens old rain coat!)

Welcome back, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 23rd Apr 2019 @ 7:28pm

We have had a great start to our new term, lovely to catch up with the exciting holiday news and see everyone again.

We started our new science topic this afternoon , thinking about different materials and what things are made of. We enjoyed looking around school for things made of wood, metal, brick, plastic, fabric, rubber and paper. 


Eggcellent Easter bonnets, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 4th Apr 2019 @ 6:55pm

Well done all the Elephants who made fantastic Easter bonnets for our parade, they were all different and all amazing😊 and the children were rightly proud of their beautiful bonnets.

Today we also enjoyed working in expert groups to share information about the different animal groupings. Some wrote about mammals,some birds,reptiles,amphibians and fish. We then shared our facts and used them to write our own factfiles. We impressed our teachers with our fabulous writing.

We also had fun teaching Jigsaw Jack how to cross the road safely.

Easter fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 2nd Apr 2019 @ 5:56pm

We had fun this afternoon making our Easter chicks,lots of cutting out ,decorating and attaching with split pins, they all look great,

Cooking fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 29th Mar 2019 @ 11:37am

We have been busy this week making some lovely cakes for Mother’s Day. Today we had fun choosing how to decorate our cakes with Miss Howarth. They look yummy!

We hope you all have a lovely day with your families on SundayπŸ˜ŠπŸ™ƒπŸ€ͺ They


Position work at the park, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 25th Mar 2019 @ 3:59pm

Today we enjoyed Maths at the park in the sunshine. We were learning about positions, under,over,and around.We also learnt our left and right and did some half turns and whole turns. Then we had a sneaky play because we had done some fantastic learning!

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