Scoill Vallajeelt

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Week beginning 11th July 2022

Of course, we enjoyed the trip to the Wildlife Park this week but we’ve also been continuing with our Biosphere art in the afternoons and have created some wonderful prints using fallen natural objects from around our school. There are some wonderful patterns and quirks when you look closely at things that we sometimes take for granted.

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Week beginning 4th July 2022

This week in Year 2 we have spent our afternoons practising our observational drawing skills. It is actually really tricky to draw what you really can see rather than what you think you can see! We have been drawing natural objects found in the garden in order to develop a closer awareness of, and appreciation for, the little things that are in Our Biosphere.

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Week beginning 27th June 2022

This week as part of our Biosphere topic, we’ve been learning about our local glens, woodlands and plantations. We had did some research, picked our favourite four and tried to plot them on a map of the Isle of Man.

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Week beginning 30th May 2022

Wow Y2, such an AWESOME project you have done as homework this term. I LOVED THEM-Miss Lyon

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This half term’s homework! Can you spot the forest floor, understory, canopy and emergent layers?708_708_1cf610bc462907a84a63f0336dfe3c84.jpg?m=1654086341


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Week beginning 23rd May 2022

This week in Year 2 we started learning about rainforest habitats and some of the life that is found there. We learnt how to draw jaguars, which are one of the top predators of the Amazon rainforest.

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We celebrated the Platinum Jubilee on Friday. We composed a class letter to Her Majesty The Queen, we each wrote it out neatly and decorated the paper and then picked out one to send. We’re hopeful that we’ll get a reply!

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Week beginning 16th May 2022

This week we have started to write our own “beat the monster” tale. We’ve been concentrating on adding suspense to our story openings.

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We have spent our afternoons learning about microhabitats. We’ve been out and about hunting for and collecting data about our local minibeast populations.

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Week beginning 9th May 2022

One of our favourite activities this week was Speed Genre Drop In. Miss B chose a genre and we had two minutes to improve a basic sentence to make it fit in. We had to choose exciting vocabulary and we were allowed to add or change any of the words. We shared our sentences with the class and got some great ideas for our own writing.

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Week beginning 2nd May 2022

We’ve packed a lot into our short week in Year 2.

We’ve learnt our focus text “The Dark” by Lemony Snickett of by heart now and we’re looking forward to welcoming the two main characters into class next week to get to know them a bit more

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We’ve written questions in preparation for their visit.

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And of course, we ended the week on a victorious note! Year 2 are the winners of the Vallajeelt Eurovision 2022 and very well deserved! YEAR 2 ROCK!

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Week beginning Monday 4th April 2022This week in Year 2 we made some Easter Bunnies out of paper strips. It was a tricky challenge and we’re very pleased with how they turned out. Each one is different, just like us!

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We also made some Easter landscapes using different kinds of paper.

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One of us even won an Easter egg at the raffle!

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Week beginning Monday 28th March 2022

In maths we have been finding fractions of amounts. We’ve looked at halves, quarters and thirds.

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In English we have use a story starter and music to inspire us to write about settings. We imagined stepping through a portal (“The Tunnel”) and what we might see when we got through. We explored the effects of different styles of music on our imaginations.

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Week beginning 7th March 2022

As part of our guided reading lesson, each child is asked to photograph something from the week that they’d like to share. Then they write a sentence about their chosen photo. Some of the photos and some of the sentences will be used on the Friday update.

We have completed our Hot Task in Writing. We wrote fact-files about our pets.

Here is Ruby's!!

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We have made some exploratory sketches for out planned pet portraits in the style of George Rodrigue.

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