Year 2: The Meerkats: Blog items

Science, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 17th Jan 2019 @ 4:14pm

As part of our topic ‘Design Away’ we started the afternoon listening to the story Rosie Revere, Engineer. She’s an inventor who makes gadgets from different materials. We then used our senses to try and guess objects that were hidden in a bag and then sort the objects into groups. Could the objects be squashed or not? 

Letters received , by Mrs McLennan

Date: 17th Jan 2019 @ 3:34pm

During our English lesson yesterday, we received a letter from Hilary Robinson. Not one letter but 31 personal responses to the letters the children wrote. How exciting!

Correction , by Mrs McLennan

Date: 14th Jan 2019 @ 4:34pm

A correction to the date for the projects. They need to be in 28th January and not as stated in the letter that went home on Friday.

Letter writing, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 14th Jan 2019 @ 4:31pm

The letters to the author Hilary Robinson have been sent and received. What next I wonder..?

Letter writing , by Mrs McLennan

Date: 10th Jan 2019 @ 3:55pm

Today we have written letters to the author Hilary Robinson telling her how much her books on World War One inspired us. I wonder if we will receive a reply. We have become expert map readers and map makers of the local area. We have also had a great dance lesson where we thought about shells and the shape they make.

Spring Term Overview, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 8th Jan 2019 @ 12:16pm

Plan for the term.

Happy new year, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 7th Jan 2019 @ 4:52pm

Welcome back and a very happy new year. Today we have reflected on our achievements from last year and thought about what we’d like to learn and find out about this year. I wonder if you have a resolution. 

Christmas Dinner, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 12th Dec 2018 @ 4:24pm

We have feasted on a scrumptious Christmas Dinner and have sung along to Christmas songs. I wonder what your favourite Christmas song is.

Writing, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 11th Dec 2018 @ 12:22pm

Busy writing our own versions of the story, ‘Where the poppies now grow’ by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey. We are trying to use speech in our writing too. 

Another busy week, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 4:35pm

We have been continuing to work hard this week. We’ve written letters imagining that we were soldiers in the trenches. We used our history skills to find out lots of information and discovered if it was primary or secondary evidence. We used this knowledge to add detail in our letters. Yesterday we had a visit to the library and listened to Tom read some Christmas stories- they made us laugh out loud. We’ve also been busy learning about fractions. 

Tribe news, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 29th Nov 2018 @ 4:29pm

Well, we are all extremely proud after being awarded ‘Tribe of the term’ at this afternoon’s celebration assembly. It was very well deserved because we have been noticed for our excellent attitude to learning. Well done also to everyone that received a certificate. We still have lots more learning to do this term and here’s hoping that compliments keep heading our way. 

So far this week..., by Mrs McLennan

Date: 21st Nov 2018 @ 4:32pm

We have found out this week that most children in the school travel to school by car. We went in groups to each class to find out this information and recorded our findings in a table. We have also used our geography skills to pinpoint the capital cities of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on to a map. In English, we are on to our second book by Hilary Robinson, ‘Peace Lily.’

Class Compliment, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 2:20pm

This afternoon we have enjoyed our well deserved class compliment. We have snuggled under blankets and watched a film. We had a choice of 4 films and voted in secret and posted our vote into the ballot box. We discussed the idea of democracy as it’s Parliament Week. 

Remembrance, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Nov 2018 @ 1:04pm

Remembrance Week, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 9th Nov 2018 @ 12:21pm

Poetry, gliding, poppies have been the central theme to our week of Remembrance.

Firework Poster WINNER, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 4th Nov 2018 @ 8:49pm

We recieved some very exciting news on Friday in assembly.

Mrs Brown had a envelope containing tickets for Worden Park Bonfire this Monday, they had been dropped off by Lancashire Fire and Rescue service.

The posters we had entered into the competition had been judged against those from all other local schools and we are pleased to announce that Bronwen was a successful winner.  We are very proud of her, she produced an amazing entry.




Welcome back, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 31st Oct 2018 @ 5:24pm

What a busy start to the term! Yesterday, Mr Allcock came to share his expertise on Space. He explained the phases of the moon, what gravity is and helped us to order the planets in our solar system.

Thank you to the parents that came into class to see our Jigsaw lesson.

Firework Poster Competition, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 31st Oct 2018 @ 7:34am

Thanks you to everyone who entered the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Firework and Bonfire Safety competition. 

They have been submitted to Leyland.  Fingers crossed we have a winning entry amoung us.

I was very impressed with the entries.  


Harvest 2018, by Mrs Brown

Date: 14th Oct 2018 @ 11:56am

Thank you to everybody who joined us for the Harvest Service and also for the generous donations.  All the food items have now been shared out between local residents, resdidential homes and the food bank.

Reading, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 4:37pm

In guided reading this morning we were searching for new vocabulary and trying to work out the meaning of the word using the text and the root of the word. We have decided to use some of these new words in our writing next week. Some of us were reading for pleasure.

Have a good weekend and try and find some time to read for pleasure.

Spacesuits, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 10th Oct 2018 @ 5:17pm

This afternoon we have been thinking about the materials needed for a spacesuit. We found out that space dust travels faster than a bullet so the suit needs to be really tough. Tomorrow we are going to try and make a spacesuit.

Space Cakes, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 3:37pm

We have had lots of fun this week: designing a space cake, making it, writing up how it was made and finally evaluating it. The Harvest service was also a great success. We were really proud with how well they sang and performed their lines.

Looking forward to catching up next week at the parent meetings.

Number bonds, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 2nd Oct 2018 @ 12:01pm

Look at our maths work today. 

Another busy week, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 28th Sep 2018 @ 3:30pm

Another busy week in year 2. We have been measuring, writing stories, planting poppy seeds, rubbing leaves and much more. Have a good weekend because next week is going to be even busier..

What a week..., by Mrs McLennan

Date: 21st Sep 2018 @ 5:44pm

We have had a fantastic week. The children were thoroughly impressed with the Masai Warriors and asked some thoughtful questions. We ended the week with an action packed cricket lesson. Next week we are going to finish our story about Sidney and Stella. Have a good weekend. 

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