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🌟 Welcome to our Year 2 Class Page 🌟

Our teacher is Mrs McAlary and our classroom assistants are Mrs Craven and Mrs Dowds. This page will keep you updated on all the class news and some of the activities we do throughout our time in Year 2. 

🌟 Year 2 2021-2022 🌟

Article 28 of the UNCRC states, 
‘Every child has the right to an education’.

☘☘☘ Green Day ☘☘☘

We dressed in 40 shades of Green to celebrate St. Patrick. We listened to the story of St. Patrick's life and made shamrock cards for our family and friends.

☘☘☘ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY FROM YEAR 2!! ☘☘☘

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Article 30 of the UNCRC states, 'Children have the right to use their own language, culture and religion - even if these are not shared by most people in the country where they live.'

πŸ“šπŸŒ World Book Day 2022 πŸŒπŸ“š

Year 2 came to school dressed in their pyjamas to celebrate World Book Day. They spent some quiet time reading their favourite bedtime stories 😴 before creating new Book covers for their favourite books. #worldbookday2022

Article 29 of the UNCRC states 'Children’s education should help them fully develop their personalities, talents and abilities.'

πŸ₯žπŸ€— Pancake Tuesday πŸ€—πŸ₯ž

Year 2 enjoyed some toasted Pancakes to celebrate Pancake Tuesday. They added some tasty toppings to their pancakes; butter, jam, lemon juice or chocolate spread! They tasted great...yum...delicious!!πŸ€— 

Article 24 of the UNCRC states 'Children, Children have the right to the best health care possible, clean water to drink, healthy food and a clean and safe environment to live in.'

β„πŸŒ¨β˜ƒοΈ Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! β˜ƒοΈπŸŒ¨β„

Year 2 put on their waterproofs and wellies and went outside to play in the snow. They had great fun building snowmen, making snow angels and exploring in the snow covered school grounds. The children were given time to appreciate and 'Take Notice' of the world around them ❄ #take5 #takenotice

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Article 31 of the UNCRC states, 'Every child has the right to rest, relax, play and to take part in cultural and creative activities.'

✨2️⃣2️⃣.2️⃣.2️⃣2️⃣ ✨ TERRIFIC TWOS-DAY!! ✨2️⃣2️⃣.2️⃣.2️⃣2οΈβƒ£βœ¨

Twosday is a special, one-time event that took place on February 22, 2022 – a Tuesday, hence the name! Year 2 celebrated the occasion by creating some Twos-Day! crowns. #two-day 

Article 29 of the UNCRC states, 'Children’s education should help them fully develop their personalities, talents and abilities.'

πŸ§©πŸš‚πŸš€πŸ§Έ Toys πŸ§ΈπŸš€πŸš‚πŸ§©

Our topic for January and February is ‘Toys’. We will be learning all about Toys; old toys, new toys, what toys are made from, where toys are made and how toys work. We will complete a range of activities linked to the theme in our Literacy, World Around Us, Play and other areas of the curriuclum. We even have a Toy Shop set up in the role-Play area in our classroom! Take a look at what else we got up to...

Article 31 of the UNCRC states, 'Every child has the right to rest, relax, play and to take part in cultural and creative activities.'

πŸ‘΄β€πŸ‘΅β€ Grandparents Day β€πŸ‘΅β€πŸ‘΄

 

The children in Year 2 love their Grandparents. They painted beautiful portraits of their Grannies and Grandas to show how much they love them. #catholicschoolsweek #grandparentsday 

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Article 30 of the UNCRC states, 'Children have the right to use their own language, culture and religion - even if these are not shared by most people in the country where they live.'

β›ͺοΈπŸ™ Catholic’s Schools Week 2022 πŸ™β›ͺ️

The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2022 is ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’. During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools are invited to participate in a week of celebration of Catholic schools reflecting on their contribution to the common good of society. During Catholic Schools Week Year 2 explored their talents. It turns out they are a very talented bunch of girls and boys. #CSW2022 #livinglifetothefull 

During Catholic Schools Week, Year 2 also looked at different ways to make our school a better place. They recorded their ideas on the Interactive Whiteboard and we discussed them as a class. 

Article 30 of the UNCRC states, 'Children have the right to use their own language, culture and religion - even if these are not shared by most people in the country where they live.'

πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ Christmas is Coming! πŸŒŸπŸŽ„πŸŽ…

 

Year 2 have been getting into the 'Festive Spirit' with some Christmas crafts. They have painted Frosty the Snowman, fingerprinted Christmas trees and made Snowmen Christmas Cards. The end results were beautiful πŸ‘ 

Article 31 states, ‘Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.’

🀴The Bossy King 🀴

Year 2 performed their Christmas Show 'The Bossy King' on the school stage and what a wonderful performance it was. Superstars in the making!! 🌟

Article 29 states, ‘Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.’ 

πŸƒπŸŽ…πŸƒ‍β™€οΈπŸŽ… Santa Daily Mile πŸŽ…πŸƒ‍β™€οΈπŸŽ…πŸƒ

Year 2 participated in the Santa Daily Mile wearing their Santa hats and Christmas accessories. Ho ho ho!! 

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Article 27 of the UNCRC states that, ‘children should be able to live in a way that helps them reach their full physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social potential.’

🏰🀴🧚‍♀️ Castles & Fairytales 🧚‍β™€οΈπŸ€΄πŸ° 

Our topic for November and December was 'Castles & Fairytales'. We had great fun adopting the role of a fairytale character in the role-play area, building Castles using a range of construction materials and decorating crowns in the creative area. Take a look at what else we got up to...

 

 

Article 31 of UNCRC states, ‘Every child has the right to relax, Play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.’ 

πŸ‘πŸ§¦ Odd Socks Day 2021 πŸ§¦πŸ‘

We wore ‘odd’ socks to school to mark the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week 2021. By wearing odd socks we are celebrating our differences and the fact that each one of us is unique. #oddsocksday #antibullyingschool 

Article 2 of the UNCRC states ‘You should not be discriminated against for any reason’.

🌟🌈 Ditch the Dark Day 🌈🌟

Year 2 was bursting with colour when the children wore their brightest clothes to school on Ditch the Dark Day. Pupils were demonstrating the importance of ‘being seen’ when out walking near the road. The children were encouraged to actively travel to school in their brightest clothes. Many walked, cycled or travelled to school on their scooter. 🚢‍β™€οΈπŸš²πŸšΆ‍β™‚οΈπŸ›΄ #ditchthedark #bebrightbeseen

Article 6 of the UNCRC states, ‘All children have the right to live and grow well’. 

πŸŽƒπŸ’€πŸ•·πŸ•Έ Halloween Dress Up! πŸ•ΈπŸ•·πŸ’€πŸŽƒ

Year 2 came to school dressed to impressed for Halloween dress up day. Their costumes were very scary indeed. They all looked the part and enjoyed a day of fun Halloween activities. 

Article 31 of UNCRC states, ‘Every child has the right to relax, Play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.’ 

πŸŽƒπŸ’€πŸ•·πŸ•Έ Trick or Treat? πŸ•ΈπŸ•·πŸ’€πŸŽƒ

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We made Halloween Chocolate Apples in Year 2. We had great fun dipping the apples in chocolate and sweet treats. Delicious!!

Article 29 states, ‘Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.’ 

πŸ“²πŸ’» Code Week 2021 πŸ’»πŸ“²

 

During Code Week, Year 2 developed their coding skills using the ‘Coding Safari’ App on the iPads. The game challenged pupils and prompted them to use their coding skills to help problem solve. They had great fun! #codeweek2021

Article 29 of the UNCRC states,

‘All Children have a right to an education which develops their personalities, abilities and talents.’

πŸ‚πŸπŸΏ Autumn has arrived! πŸΏπŸπŸ‚

Part of the ‘Take 5 steps to wellbeing’ initiative, Year 2 went outdoors to ‘Take Notice’ of the changing seasons. We used our senses to explore and examine the World Around Us in Autumn. We were able to look around and appreciate the beauty in our world. This has helped to contribute to our overall well-being. #5stepstowellbeing 

Article 27 of the UNCRC states that, ‘children should be able to live in a way that helps them reach their full physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social potential.’

πŸ€—πŸ’ͺ🏼 Let’s Get Building! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ€—

 

Year 2 were experimenting with 3-D shapes in their Maths lesson this week. They were investigating which shapes were best to use when building a tower. The pupils were comparing their towers to see who could build the tallest. Lost at the concentration on their faces and the fab structures they created β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘

Article 15 Of the UNCRC states, ‘Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.’

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ European Languages Day 2021 🌍πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

 

We celebrated European Languages Day on Friday 24th September. Mrs Kielt visited our class to teach us some Spanish words and phrases. We learned how to say the numbers from 1 to 10 using the Mambo Song. We had lots of fun!! Gracias Mrs Kielt 😊

Article 30 of the UNCRC states, 
‘Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.
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🌳🌀 Learning in the Great Outdoors! 🌀🌳

 

We made the most of the mild September weather and took our Play Based Learning sessions outdoors. Have a peek at the fun activities we have been getting up to as we explore the Outdoor Garden.

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Article 31 states, ‘Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.’
 

🌻🌷🌹 Wildflower Garden 🌹🌷🌻

 

We visited our Wildflower Garden to see the beautiful flowers that have grown this Summer. The field has come alive with a rainbow of colour; red, orange, yellow, pink and purple. What a wonderful sight! 

Article 29 of the UNCRC states, ‘Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect
for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.’

🏫 Our First Day of School 2021 🏫

 

We are glad to be back at school for a new School Year. Mrs McAlary and the children are looking forward to learning lots of new and interesting things in Year 2. 

Article 15 Of the UNCRC states, ‘Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.’

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