Here is our non-fiction text...
Could you try and learn it at home too?
The Blobberhoff- Non-Chronological Report
Blobberhoffs are an essential part of the sea that help the majority of animals on a daily basis.
Blobberhoffs are easy to identify because of their immense size. Adult Blobberhoffs will grow to the size of a mansion. Most Blobberhoffs have a gigantic head and twelve long tentacles. They have miniscule brains and eyes meaning they are usually discombobulated.
They are located at the bottom of the ocean, as they are always getting lost in the darkness.
Surprisingly, Blobberhoffs are renowned for solving the most difficult problems in the ocean. Often they do this by accident, as they are so idiotic.
Conservationists are concerned that Blobberhoffs are nearing extinction. We must do all we can to protect this vital species.
On the 11th of February we will be going to the Titanic museum! This is going to be a great opportunity to learn about the Titanic, what happened, different passengers stories and will be a brilliant trip for our year 2 children.
Stay tuned for pictures.
Here is our first story we have been learning this term.
Samson’s Titanic Journey
Samson was apprehensive. He had lived in the shipyard in Belfast since he was a baby but had decided to start a new life in America. He was going to travel on the new luxury liner – The Titanic! He was fearful of the sea and wasn’t the greatest swimmer but the ship was unsinkable so he pushed his worries away.
As the ship was preparing for its launch, Samson slipped stealthily aboard. Once the Titanic had travelled out to sea, he found a cosy corner beside one of the ship’s boilers and snuggled in his new bed. The next day, they had reached Southampton. There was a huge buzz of excitement as passengers began to board.
A few days later, Samson had drifted off to sleep in a majestic clock with a belly full of sumptuous food. Without warning, he was woken by a deafening crash. He hastily scampered outside. Shattered ice slipped and slid across the deck. Titanic had hit a tremendous iceberg!
All at once, panicking passengers were jumping into lifeboats but there wasn’t enough room for them all. Suddenly there was an earth shattering crack – Titanic had split in two. Samson was plunged into the glacial water. Gasping for breath, he grabbed a piece of driftwood, held on tight and lay shivering with fear.
Two hours later a ship called Carpathia appeared. Samson sighed with relief, climbed into a coil of rope and hid there for days until the ship reached New York. It was too late for some but he was lucky. He had been rescued.
Samson could now begin a new life in America but he would never forget his Titanic adventure.
A quick reminder...
With SATS being at the end of the year and our children working so hard in school, we will not be setting any homework at the moment.
We would love for you to read with your child each night, practice any spelling words from the year 1/2 spellings list (we can provide this if you need it) and practice times tables. (2s, 3s, 5s and 10s)
Thank you for your constant and on-going support!
Lots and lots has been going on since we have been back in year 2.
We had a whale workshop where the children got to see real life whale skulls and dolphin skulls.
We went to the cinema and saw Hotel Transylvania 3!
Samuel Peyps diary arrived and we had to learn the story for him.
We have had parents in seeing our fantastic story telling and reading.
The Front Lawn fireworks were brilliant.
Pictures to follow....
Hello and welcome back to Year 2!
We have already been working hard in our first week making art, writing short pieces of writing and beginning to learn some Spanish. Stay tuned for our hook to our literacy...
Wondering how to support your child at home?
Get them to write out their times tables!
Write some words on a piece of paper and get them to practice writing them without looking!
Reading at home every day would be a great support to them and us!
Download some fun learning game apps!
What a fabulous first few days back!
The children in Year Two were really surprised on Monday to find that Winnie the Witch had crashed in their classroom leaving her suitcase, broomstick, cauldron and some stories behind. We looked for Winnie everywhere to see if she was ok but we couldn't find her anywhere (hopefully we will find her later in the term). We really enjoyed reading the stories she left about her adventures and we began to learn the one where she turns her cat Wilbur all the colours of the rainbow! Look out for some photos of our own Winnie the Witch stories which we will be writing over the next few weeks. We have also been enjoying learning about the history of Halloween and Bonfire Night and the reasons we celebrate them. Ask your child for a fun fact about these special occasions to see which ones they remember!