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Week Commencing 5th July 2021

2MK have really enjoyed our DT topic this half term and they have worked really hard to create their own wind-up mechanism. They learnt how to measure accurately and saw a piece of wood to attach their reel.

 

Have a look at some of their fantastic creations. 

Week Commencing 14th June 2021

Year 2 have really enjoyed Maths this week. We have been able to spend time outside, applying our mathematical skills. We used stopwatches to time how fast we could run and we measured how far we could throw a beanbag. From this, we then created a human bar chart and then drew our own. It was great to see the children engage with the different activities and how they used their teamwork and problem-solving skills. 

Week Commencing 23rd May 2021

Year 2 had a fantastic enrichment day learning about significant people from the past. We loved seeing them in their costumes and want to thank parents for the efforts they made. The children really enjoyed finding out about who the adults were dressed up as and completed lots of engaging activities based on these people. We then had a wonderful afternoon, researching and creating fact files about their chosen person. The children learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed their day. 

Week Commencing 10th May 2021

2MK have been very creative during art this week. They have created a piece of work inspired by Jackson Pollock, using a splatter technique. They used lolly sticks to create the effect and worked to find the best way to make the paint splatter evenly. 

They are going to use this work as a background to then create a self-portrait collage next week. I'm looking forward to seeing their final piece of work. 

Week Commencing 3rd May 2021

2MK have worked hard this week to solve the case of OfsTed! They have investigated fingerprints, footprints, handwriting and used a microscope to look closer at the evidence we have found. All week, the children have been identifying possible suspects and used the clues to narrow it down. We first thought it might have been Miss Goodsell, but her fingerprints were cleared so we now know she is innocent. After more evidence and CCTV footage the children in 2MK have strong suspicious of Mr Coyne and Mr Young. They have been questioning them and do not feel that they are telling the truth. We can't wait to find the culprit and get OfsTed back! 

Week Commencing 26th April 2021

In Year 2 this week, we have been learning how to draw self-portraits. We followed step-by-step instructions and practised drawing our features in proportion. We had a really great lesson and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. Everyone demonstrated perseverance and continued to try again when their drawings didn’t quite go to plan.  

Have a look at some of the fantastic self-portraits created! 

Week Commencing 19th April 2021

2MK have really enjoyed writing the story of ‘The Dragon Slayer’ this week and I have been so impressed  by the vocabulary they have been using. We have been focusing on using varied sentence openers and changing the syntax to make our writing more interesting. Have a look at these fantastic pieces of writing. Well done 2MK! 

Week Commencing 12th April 2021

Year 2 have had a fantastic first week back. They have really enjoyed ‘The Dragon Slayer’ and have used some fantastic vocabulary in their writing. We have also started to learn about some new topics, including Neil Armstrong, habitats and expressionism. This week we mixed primary colours to make secondary colours and discussed the feelings that these colours represent. 

Week Commencing 15th March 2021

This week 2MK have really enjoyed learning about the structure of a story. We have looked at the story mountain and discussed the opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending. They loved sorting familiar stories into the correct headings and realised that Julia Donaldson uses this to help her write her own stories. We looked the sequence of The Guffalo and are hoping she makes a new story soon. 

We have started writing our own opening and build up and I am looking forward to reading their completed stories next week! 

Well done 2MK! 

Week Commencing 8th March 2021

The children in 2MK have had a fantastic week back at school and it has been lovely to see all of their smiling faces each morning. We have had a busy week writing a letter to Julia Donaldson to persuade her to write a new story, practised addition and subtraction and learnt about the differences between a town and the countryside. In Science, we have been learning about habitats and we went outside to look for minibeasts. We looked in the long grass, soil, under logs and around the trees. We managed to find lots of ants, snails, slugs and woodlouse. 

Week Commencing 1st March 2021

2MK really enjoyed celebrating World Book Day this week. They all put in a lot of effort dressing up as their favourite book characters and looked fantastic. We had a great lesson looking at heroes and villains in a story and the children created their own supervillain, writing descriptions about their appearance, where they lived and what made them evil. 

 

We would like to thank all children and parents in 2MK for all of their hard work and commitment to remote learning and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the classroom on Monday. 

Week Commencing 22nd February 2021

This week in English we have been learning about riddles and 2MK have thoroughly enjoyed solving them and writing their own. We have been learning about the best clues to include and how they should be ordered as we don't want to give away the answer in the first sentence. Have a look at some of the riddles below and see if you can solve them. Well done 2MK for another fantastic week of remote learning. 

Week Commencing 8th February 2021

2MK have had a fun week learning about the importance of washing our hands. They used flour to show the germs and then tested cold water, warm water and water and soap to find out which way washed their hands the best. We all agreed that we should always wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to remove all of the bacteria, especially before eating. 

 

We also want to say a huge well done to all of the children in 2MK for their hard work and commitment during remote learning, we are so proud of you. We would also like to thank all of the parents for their on -going support. Have a fun but relaxing half term. 

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

2MK have been celebrating Children's Mental Health week and completed lots of challenges to express themselves. Everyone has continued to work hard and enjoyed spending some time away from their screens to show us what makes them happy. Well done 2MK, keep up the fantastic work! 

Week Commencing 25th January 2021

This week in Science, 2MK have been learning about the different food groups and created their own balanced meal. They have shown a great understanding of the different types of foods and how much we should have of each. 

 

I am so proud of their hard work and dedication to remote learning and it has been a great opportunity to get a bit more creative with some of our projects, including helping in the kitchen. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 14th December 2020

2MK have had lots of fun celebrating Christmas this week. They have been busy making wrapping paper, Christmas cards and lots of other exciting crafts. They have also had lots of fun at the school disco, and thoroughly enjoyed the music, lights, and snow! 

Everyone has worked so hard this term and we are so proud. We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas break, and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the new year! 

Week Commencing 7th December 2020

2MK have made stamps this week to create their Christmas wrapping paper using repeated patterns. They also are looking forward to their Christmas activities next week! 

Week Commencing 30th November 2020

2MK have been learning about materials this term and this week we have explored reflection. They used a torch to find out which materials were the most reflective. What materials can you find at home that are reflective? 

Week Commencing 23rd November 2020

2MK have enjoyed researching nocturnal animals this week and have written their own non-chronological report. I am so proud of all their efforts and how independently they have worked in their writing this week. Keep up the fantastic work! 

Week Commencing 16th November 2020

2MK have been exploring repeated patterns this week in preparation for making their own Christmas wrapping paper. They have been continuing and creating their own. See if you can spot any patterns at home. 

Week Commencing 9th November 2020

In computing, 2MK have been learning how to save and share their work onto a noticeboard on Purple Mash. They created their own Christmas card design and entered the under 8's festive competition. They still have the opportunity at home to complete this if they didn't finish in the lesson. Have a look at these fantastic pictures designed by Maddie and Joanna. 

Have a go at creating another piece of work and sharing it to the 2MK noticeboard! 

Week Commencing 2nd November 2020

2MK have been thinking of ways to look after their wellbeing by making a dice and choosing six different activities to try at home. Maybe you could join them in rolling the dice and carrying out the wellbeing activity for that day. Have a look at some of the ideas they came up with. 

Week Commencing 19th October 2020

In RE, 2MK have been learning about Christianity. To finish our unit, the children have been writing their own prayers to explain what they are thankful for. 

 

We want to say well done to all of the children in 2MK for their fantastic attitude in returning to school and for all of their hard work this half term. We hope you all have a restful break! 

Week Commencing 12th October 2020

2MK have finished their puppets! They have shown perseverance when sewing them together and been very creative in their decoration. They are looking forward to putting on their own puppet show. 

Week Commencing 5th October 2020

2MK have had lots of fun for 'Hello Yellow' day. They had some time this afternoon looking at a positive mindset and completing some challenges. They even turned themselves into a superhero adding some adjectives to describe how special and unique they are. 

Thank you for all of your donations. 

Week Commencing 28th September 2020

2MK have been testing different fabrics this week to help Morrison’s design new children’s clothes. They had to work together to rub the materials onto a rough surface to find out which one was the most hard wearing. They found out that denim would be the best material as it would not tear if they fell over in the park. 

Well done 2MK for your excellent team work and investigation skills! 

Week Commencing 21st September 2020

2MK have been practising sewing this week in preparation for making their hand puppets. They have been learning how to complete a running stitch, creating lines and shapes. Next week we are going to try and sew our initials. They are really enjoying this topic and have lots of fantastic ideas when creating their designs and we can't wait to see the finished puppets. 

Week commencing 14th September 2020

It has been lovely to have the children back in the classroom and we are so proud of the way they have settled into 2MK and managed the changes. They have been working extremely hard and are enjoying all of the different topics we are learning about this half term. 

This week in Maths we have been practising adding on a blank number line. They have also impressed us by counting up in 10s from any number so we will be moving on to adding 2-digit numbers. Have a look at our working wall and practise adding two 2-digit numbers at home. 

Well done to Lennie and Kristiyan for your beautiful and accurate number lines. 

Keep up the great work 2MK.

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