Our Dips and Dippers Project
We had fun smelling, tasting, describing and evaluating various foods and then we followed some recipes to make our own dips. Lots of children tried foods they had never had before and we all enjoyed the picnic at the end.
Learning about Japan
We had a great day learning about Japan when 3 Japanese visitors came to tell us all about their country. We all had a chance to wear a kimono and we couldn't believe how long the obi (sash) was!!
Keeping fit and active
Suggested reading list
The 'Sophie' books - Dick King Smith
The Hodgeheg - Dick King Smith
Killer Cat - Anne Fine (and other appropriate titles by her)
The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog - Jeremy Strong (and other appropriate titles by her)
Horrid Henry - Francesca Simon
Mr Majeika - Humphrey Carpenter
The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
Flat Stanley - Jeff Brown
The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy
Zog & Tyranna - Julia Donaldson
The Tear Thief - Carol Ann Duffy
More challenging books
Frog and Toad Together - Arnold Lobel
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - Jill Tomlinson
My Naughty Little Sister - Dorothy Edwards
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf - Catherine Storr
Mrs Pepperpot - Alf Proysen
Gobbolino, The adventures of the Little Wooden Horse - Ursula Moray Williams
Year 2 SATs information for parents
All of the information that was shared at our recent meeting in November can be found within the following presentation online which can be found here:
We also referred to some other documents which you may find useful to see, which include:
- Sample Reading Papers
- Sample Mathematics Papers
- Sample Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Papers
- Interim Frameworks for end of Key Stage One Assessment
The children have each been given a login to a Maths activity website called Sumdog which has maths games aimed at improving their speed and accuracy in mental maths. To access this at home please visit: www.sumdog.com.
Their usernames are their first name, beginning with a capital letter, followed by the first letter of their surname (also a capital letter); their password is cat and the school code is nashmills.
e.g. Username: BenD
School code: nashmills
Please note that the activities are tailored to each child's abilities according to their results, so if older siblings use the same log-in , it will affect the questions asked.