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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

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Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2!



We will be beginning to learn the recorders on Tuesday. Please can I ask for all recorders to be in school by Monday if they aren't already. Thank you.

Writing Competition

Our story can be based on anything, although some children decided to use White Waltham Village as the setting for the story as this has formed most of our topic this term. Pupils will be bringing home their stories and can I please request that these are completed at home, independently by the children, over half term. On our return to school, we will write the stories up in neat ready to submit to the competition.


Deadline for Stories: Wednesday 19th June. 

This is so I can read and then submit 5 stories to Mrs Denham on Friday 21st June


Our learning last week (11th - 14th June):



In English this week, we have begun planning our own version of The Night Gardener with William from the story becoming the new Night Gardener! We have been thinking in detail about the setting description and next week we will begin writing our stories.



This week in Maths we have started our new unit 'Statistics'. We began the week by looking at tally charts, tables, block diagrams and finished on Thursday with pictograms. We have been collecting data as well as analysing data from charts and tables we have been given. 



This week, we finished creating our stick people. We collected sticks from the playground and wound wool around them to match the uniforms of community members. We then added any extra accessories they might need such as a hat or a stop sign.



In PE this term we will be focussing on athletics and dance. We have continued learning our dance for the production of Aladdin, which will be to 'Arabian Nights (Part 2)'. In athletics we focussed on jumping and practised both long jump and high jump techniques.



In science this week, we thought about our 5 senses and the body parts related to each. We used our tongue to help us taste cheese, chocolate, crisps and lemon and discussed the key vocabulary sweet, salty, savoury and sour. We used our sense of smell to guess what was inside smell pots. Inside was coffee, perfume, bay leaves, vinegar and toothpaste. We used our ears to play a sound bingo game and guessed what sounds we could hear. Finally we used our sense of touch to describe some everyday materials.