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Year 2 Apple

 

Apple Class

 

Welcome to Apple's webpage. Here you will find information about our class and what we are learning.

The page will be updated regularly so please keep checking in to find out about the exciting learning journey that we will be on this year.

 

 

 

 

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Contact Us

We have our own contact page for Apple Class. Please fill out the form below to contact Miss Fleet who will be in touch shortly.

PE days

 

Our PE days for Term 2 will be as follows -

 

Wednesday (Indoor)

Friday (Outdoor)

 

Please ensure children come to school in their PE kit on these days and that all kit is labelled with your child's name. 

 

Term 2

Our Enquiry - How can we send a Christmas card home?

 

This term our enquiry question is 'How can we send a Christmas card home?'

We will be learning about how letters and parcels can be sent all around the world which will include lots of map work and looking at addresses. To support our enquiry we will be reading the fantastic book - The Jolly Postman. 

This text will be used as our focus text in writing and our enquiry for this term. We will also look at the Jolly Christmas Postman as we get closer to Christmas! 

 

Our overall goal will be to send some Christmas cards home to each of you. There will be lots of learning along the way but we hope you and the children will eagerly await the postman delivering Apple Class' very own Christmas cards. 

 

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Nativity

 

I am so proud of how hard the children have worked with our Nativity - 'Whoops-A-Daisy-Angel.'

They have learnt their lines and sung the songs beautifully. We look forward to sharing our Nativity with you all on Tuesday 12th December at 2pm or 6pm.

 

See you then! 

 

 

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Special Delivery

 

As part of our enquiry work we were asked to help the Jolly Postman at this busy time of year. We did this by creating our own Christmas cards and sending them home. 

We made our cards, wrote our addresses on an envelope, put a stamp on and then posted it into the post box. Keep an eye out for some special cards arriving home soon! 

 

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Children in Need

 

On Friday 17th November the school celebrated Children in Need. In Apple Class we dressed in our best spotty clothes to help raise money. 

We also had some very generous donations of old £1 coins - £12 in total - which will be a great help to those in need. 

There were some special prizes for those who raised the most money and the best dressed.

 

Prayers

 

Recently lots of children in Apple Class have been writing prayers at home. We spent time thinking about Remembrance Day and saying thank you to those who lost their lives in the war. The children wrote some poems around this and also thought of other reasons to say thank you to God. 

 

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PE

 

We have been learning different ways to use our body to pass a ball. This required lots of teamwork to try and find the best way to do it without dropping the ball on the floor! 

 

 

Wow

 

To launch our new enquiry Apple class received a very special delivery! An envelope appeared in our classroom on Monday morning. We looked at the writing on the front and discovered that our address was written on the front! We took lots of guesses for what could be inside -

" A new book"

" A letter"

" Some clothes "

" £100"

 

We opened up the envelope and were thrilled to discover our new book inside - along with a letter from the Jolly Postman himself asking for our help! We can't wait to learn all about his job and how we can help him during the busiest time of his year! 

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E-Safety Day

 

For the first day back all of the children spent the day learning about E-safety. In Apple Class we focused on images and which ones were safe to share online. We came up with a list of rules for how to stay safe online, including always speaking to an adult if we are unsure. 

 

We also read a story about Digiduck. Digiduck is a duck who likes to spend a long time online playing games with his friends from school. One day he was sent a silly photo of his friend, Proud Pig. The story focuses on the choices Digiduck has to make and the consequences of sharing the photo. As a class we made face masks of the characters featured in the story and thought about the nice comments we can make towards each other. 

Term 1

 

Our enquiry: How do astronauts travel into space?

 

This term we will be learning all about space. This includes learning how rockets help astronauts travel to space safely and why spacesuits are designed carefully. We will then spend time creating our own rockets and spacesuits. 

 

Alongside our enquiry, we will be reading a story called 'Man on the Moon: A day in the life of Bob' to help us imagine what life on the moon would be like! 

 

 

What did God create?

 

This week we have been learning all about God's creations. We went on a walk around the school to look for the things that God created. Have a look at the pictures below and discuss at home what you think - did God create them all? 

 

After we found the things that God had created we thought about ways in which we could help protect these creations. Here are some the ways we came up. We have been trying to follow these in class to help protect the world. 

 

"Don't waste food"

"Recycle what you can"

"Turn the tap off when you have finished washing your hands or when you brush your teeth"

"Don't waste paper"

"Turn off the light when you leave the room"

"Always be kind and respectful"

"Look after animals and plants"

 

The aliens are coming!

 

In Apple class we created our own aliens. We used noun phrases to describe them -

 

"Googly eyes"

"Wavy arms"

"Sharp teeth"

 

We then used our aliens to write some fantastic stories about their time on the moon. They got up to a lot of mischief when Bob flew home! 

What is gravity?

 

During our visit with Steve the rocket scientist, we found out that the reason a rocket doesn't fall to the ground is because it is moving faster than gravity. 

We decided to ask ourselves - What is gravity? As a class we planned and carried out an experiment to see which materials would fall to the ground the fastest. We made predictions - some of us thought different things! From our experiment we were able to conclude that the heavier and object is the faster it will fall to the ground as gravity pulls it. 

 

 

 

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Week 3

 

It has been a busy couple of weeks in Apple Class with lots of exciting learning taking place. We have started to investigate noun phrases which included a hunt around the classroom for nouns that we could spot. There were so many! We then turned these into noun phrases using descriptive words (adjectives.) Examples included blue chair, hard table, beautiful book, sharp pencil and messy desk (Miss Fleet's!) 

 

We have also been learning about place value in Maths, including identifying the tens and ones in different numbers. This is such an important skill to help support all other areas of maths and we have worked really hard with this. 

 

For our enquiry learning we took inspiration from our Steve & the rocket workshop by creating our own rockets. We thought about the colour, shape and size of our rockets in the design stage, created them carefully and then evaluated the finished products. We have yet to launch them to see if they will go further than our original rockets, but are hopeful they will! 

 

Wow

 

In week 1 we were visited by Steve, a rocket scientist. He explained how rockets launch into space and showed us lots of exciting ways to create rocket effects. We created our own rockets and Steve helped us to launch them across the field. We couldn't believe how high they could go! We are going to spend more time in class creating some rockets and seeing if we can get the launch even further! Do you think we can manage? 

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