Sheerness West Federation

Year Two Owls

Welcome Back – Term 6

Welcome back Year 2 to your final term with us! We hope you have had a lovely and enjoyable break and are ready to come back.

This term our topic will be called ‘Mad Scientists’ and you will be conducting a lot of experiments in Science. You will be investigating different changes, writing predictions and using scientific language to explain what has happened.

In Literacy we are going to be doing lots of writing! We will be using a story called Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones. We will be using this story as a model and you will be changing key parts before you write your own version. You will be having a go at writing a poem, a recount of sports day and a re-write of a Science experiment. 

Maths will be a mixture this term of different topics. We will be finishing measurement before we re-cap addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be re-capping money and answer one or two step word problems. 

In Topic the children will continue to learn about the Isle of Sheppey. They will be using maps and mapping out a local walk to the beach. This will give the children an opportunity to re-cap compass directions.

We look forward to having a fun and enjoyable term with you!

Year 2 team 🙂 

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Lights, camera, action!

The children have been using drama to edit the story of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They had to think about what animal will be stealing the lunch, how, who they will be stealing from and how they will stop them. The children used drama to portray the story in their pairs or groups. 

Both classes came up with some fantastic ideas! They will be using these ideas to help them write a story in the next few days. 

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Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Art

Here is the final piece of art work the children have made. Owl class have their pictures hanging in the classroom and Peacock class will be having theirs on display too. 

The children are very proud of all their hard work! 

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WB 23.4.2018

Literacy – The children will be adapting the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and creating a new version. What is your character going to take? How are you going to stop them?

Maths – The children will be starting time. We will be recapping half past and o’clock before progressing onto quarter past and quarter to. If the children are up to the challenge we will tackling telling the time to the nearest five minutes!

Science – In Science, we will be investigating different types of seeds. Do all seeds look the same? If no, why?

Please ensure the children have a hat and a water bottle in school if the weather continues. 

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In Maths we completed our learning of fractions by counting in halves and quarters. The child practiced this by heading outside in their pairs to play a game of tiddlywinks! They had great fun and it really helped to consolidate their understanding of counting in halves. 

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Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Art

We have had a fantastic first week back! The children have absolutely loved the sunshine and enjoyed the opportunity to take their learning outside.

In Art, we have been on a bit of journey this week! We are creating a piece of art work that shows all the key points in our story. This is to help us explain the setting for our story that we will be writing next week. 

First, the children needed to created the sea and the sky. They had to mix the paints to get the perfect colour. 

Next, they had to design, cut and stick their own sun. This will give them the opportunity to use adjectives to describe what kind of day it is in their stories.

Unfortunately, for the next two parts I was unable to take pictures. They looked at different types of lighthouses to see how they were designed (they were shocked to see they were not all red and white!) and created a boat. Once the children have stuck all of the parts together I will take a picture of their completed art work.

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Observational Drawing

Here are some of the fantastic drawings that the children have drawn and labelled. 

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Hook Day: Plant investigation

We had a fantastic Hook Day today! We used magnify glasses to go and investigate flowers and trees. The children were able to identify the main features of each plant. 

They completed the lesson by drawing pictures of the trees and flowers and labelling the features. 

I will upload pictures of their fantastic drawings tomorrow

Year 2 team 🙂 

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Week Beginning 17/4/2018

We hope you and your children have had an enjoyable break having lots of fun and making memories! 

The children return back to school on Tuesday 17th April. 

Hook day/Science – On Tuesday we will having our Hook day! The children will be planting their seeds, going on a plant hunt and investigating and grouping the different types of seeds.

Literacy – We will start by reading the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and looking at the characters in the stories. We will be focusing on the use of language learning the spelling rule of ‘ly’. 

Maths – The children will be recapping fractions and consolidating their learning of half, quarter and thirds. They will be learning how to count in fractions and finding fractions of amounts.

We look forward to seeing you.

Year 2 team 🙂 

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Welcome back!

Welcome back to Term 5! Our topic this term is Lighthouses. 

In Literacy we will start by reading ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage. We will be discussing the meaning of the language used, creating art work from the story, using drama to re-tell the story before embarking on the challenge of creating our own version of the story! 

In maths we will be completing our learning on fractions by counting in fractions and finding different fractions of amounts. We will then move on to learning about time (o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to as well as to the nearest five minutes). We will end the term by learning about different types of measurement (height, mass, capacity and temperature).  

Science will be very enjoyable this term! The children will be growing their own flowers and learning about the different parts of a plant. We will be going on a plant hunt and identifying the different plants and flowers around the school field. 

In topic we will be learning about the local history of the Isle of Sheppey. This term the children will be using aerial photographs to learn about the human and physical features of the Isle of Sheppey. Have you any stories to tell? Or any photos to share? This will be a great opportunity to send these in with the children so they can tell their class about the stories you have shared with them

Finally, Year 2 will have their SATs booklets in reading and maths this term. These will be incorporated into a normal learning day and be as stress free for the children as possible 

If anyone has any questions, please as the class teacher.

Y2 team 🙂

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Homework Grid and Newsletter

Just in case anyone misplaces their homework grid for this term 🙂

TERM 5 Peacock and Owl newsletter

Year Two Homework Term Five

We look forward to seeing all your fabulous homework! Remember timetable rockstars is a fun way for the children to practice their timetables and is a great help for their learning in class. 

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Tesco Bags of Help – School Reading Books

We are very excited to have been shortlisted for the following scheme to raise funds for the federation’s libraries, during the month of March.  Vote for us to win the top prize in store! 

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March- April, on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

The stores where you can vote are:

3179     Sheerness       ME12 1RH        
5003    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 1BQ        
6835    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 4SG        

We look forward to being able to share the progress with you.  Happy voting!

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WB 5/2/2018

Literacy – This week the children will continue to create a healthy lifestyle book.

Maths – The children will be learning all about statistics. They will be collecting data and comparing their answers in a pictograph and bar graph.

ICT – On Tuesday it is Safer Internet Day. The children will be reading a story called Digi Duck, Big Decision. They will be learning about how to be kind on the internet and how to keep safe.

DT – The children will be trying and evaluating a range of breads.

Science – The children will be learning about their needs for survival. Do they need it or do they want it?


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WB 29/1/2018

Literacy – for the next two weeks the children are going to be researching the difference between a fiction and a non-fiction book. The children will be creating their own non-fiction about the importance of keeping healthy. The children will have three main sections to their non-fiction book: hygiene, healthy eating and exercise. They will be researching the importance of each of these sections, planning and creating their own page for each part. 

Maths – The children will be carrying on with division. They will be dividing in their 3, 5 and 10 as the week progresses. They will complete the week by answering division word problems. This is a great opportunity for the children to apply their learning and identify key language used when dividing (Sharing, equally, group).

Science – this week the children will learning about what makes a healthy lunch box. 

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How to make…

Here are some examples of fantastic instruction writing. What an amazing imagination you all have!

How to make a person turn into a puppy (Tee-jay) 

What you will need:
– 3 drops of dragon blood
– 1 eyeball
– bones
– bees tail

1. Mix the dragon blood in.
2. Drop the bones in.
3. Cut the eyeball in half.
4. Stir the bees tail in.
5. Bake in the oven.
6. Take the stuff out of the oven and drink. 

How to make a medicine that school never existed (Bethany).

Fed up of going to school? Well use this special recipe to make your school disappear.

– 3 smelly slimy slugs
– 4 crusty scabs off a school boys knee.
– 1 pinch of a disgusting rats brain.
– 8 slippery slimy snails.
– 6 porky prickles from a hedgehog.

– Spoon
– Pan
– Mug

1. Scoop the scabs into the pan.
2. Drizzle the slimy slugs into the mug.
3. Sprinkle the scabs into the pan and the gooey piece of rats brain.
4. Grind the piece of glass into the pan.
5. Scatter the slippery slimy snails in the pan.
6. Mix in the prickles with the slugs.
7. Stir them all up.
8. Put them all in the mug

Take a sip and watch the school disappear! 

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What are germs?

Today in Science the children have learnt all about germs! We have been learning how to stop spreading germs and the importance of keeping ourselves clean. The children have learnt the importance of washing their hands and brushing their teeth! Lets hope they remember why we need to do this. 

The children took part in an investigation were they had glitter on their hands. This was to represent to the children how easy it is to spread the germs. 

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Jam Sandwich

The children had the opportunity to use their bossy verbs to teach their partner how to make a jam sandwich. This was great practice for the children who will be planning their own instructions on how to create a medicine. 

All the children particpated and were using fantastic verbs. Put, slice, cut, scoop and fold were just some of the verbs the children were using to direct their partner. 

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Hook Day

This term our topic is Marvellous Medicine!

On our hook day, the children were focusing upon two of our main topics. Medicine and following instructions and Science, healthy me.

The children followed instructions on how to make a sensory bottle. All the children enjoyed watching the glitter with some children say ‘it calms me down watching the glitter’.

For healthy me, the children participated in a range of different sporting activities to see how their heart beat changes. Ryley (Peacock) class was able to explain that we have two different types of heart rate: resting and working heart rate. The children learned how they can measure their pulse and they will be continuing to do this in PE throughout the term. 


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WB 22.1.2018

Literacy/Topic – The children will be writing a non-chronological report about Florence Nightingale. They will be learning about the different conditions of the hospitals before and after Florence helped in the Crimean War. They will be using this knowledge to help write a report about the changes she made.

Maths – The children will start division. They will begin division by practically sharing counters and cubes into groups. They will progress by drawing the groups and sharing the objects. This is a fantastic opportunity for your children to visually show you what they have been learning.

Science – The children will be learning all about the importance of hygiene and why you need to wash our hands!  

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WB 15/1/2018

This week is very exciting because the children are starting the story of Georges Marvellous Medicine in Literacy. They will be creating instructions for their own medicine. The children will be discussing bossy verbs and have a clear understanding of the structure for writing their own instructions. This is a great opportunity to ask your children questions. What would you put into your medicine? What would your medicine be able to day? 

In Maths the children will be continuing with multiplication. They will start the week with repeated addition. For example ‘2 x 4 = 8’ would be ‘2+2+2+2=8’. The children will learn to represent multiplication in a range of different ways through jottings and arrays. 

In Science, the children will be learning about the offspring animals have. They will be learning that sheep have lambs to dogs have puppies. They will be learning the different names for the animals and recapping the meaning of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds to consolidate their learning.

In Topic the children will be continuing to learn about Florence Nightingale. We will progress from learning about her early life to what happened during the Crimean War. This is a fantastic opportunity to conduct some research together. What facts can you find out?

ICT is very exciting this term with the children learning how to use scratch. Last week they learnt how to draw different sized squares on Turtle. They were applying their knowledge of squares to write an algorithm. This week they will be progressing and learning how to draw rectangles by creating their own algorithm.

We had an exciting hook day last week and we shall upload pictures during the week.

Thank you for your continued support.

Y2 team 🙂 

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm