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St. Clare and St. Francis


Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to the Year Two web page, with Ms Butler and Ms Asantewaa. We will be posting upcoming events and news, so watch this space.

The Year Two class plays will be performed for parents on Monday 22nd July 2013 at 1.45pm in the Infant Hall. We very much hope that parents and carers will be able to come and support the children in this exciting event. They have worked really hard!

Our IPC topic this half term is 'All Dressed Up'.
Our fashion parades were fabulous! We will be using our clothes as a starting point for investigating the countries they came from.

Both Year 2 clases visited the Little Angel Puppet Theatre to see a puppet show based on the popular children's book 'We're going on a bear hunt'.
There was then a puppet-making workshop and performance by each class. Groups of children will be performing their puppet shows to other classes over the coming weeks. We will post some photos of these as they happen.

The trips to Clacton were a great success! Have a look at the photos in the Gallery...

The Grand Opening of St Clare's cafe was a great success. The children worked really hard and their enterprise paid off, as they raised more than £100!  Many thanks to all those members of the school community who came to eat and drink in our cafe. 
St Francis class ran their cafe the following week. It was also a great success and very well attended. They raised over £150.
We really enjoyed working with the Enabling Enterprise people on our cafe project. You can find out more about Enabling Enterprise by visiting their website at

Both classes have spent the profit we made on our trip to the Palm House, where we learnt about plants and animals in different habitats. This was the exit point for our topic on 'Flowers and Insects'. We had a fantastic time and learnt so much! Check out the gallery for our photos.

Homework for St Clare's class this week is to learn your lines for the school play. The same as last week. Keep reading them and trying to repeat them until you know them really well - then do it some more!

St Francis class this week you also have to learn your lines for the class play. Keep on practising the songs as well. 

Lots of you were inspired by writing a report about an animal.Try clicking on this site to find out about all kinds of different animals:

For Numeracy, also please continue to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Why not try and give yourself a challenge and try to count in 3s or 4s if you have become confident at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Remember to use your skill at counting in 2s, 5s or 10s when solving multiplication or division problems and especially when working with money. Parents and carers can help the children to understand money and practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, by giving them the opportunity to count up your loose change!
We are concentrating on partitioning 2 and 3 digit numbers into their tens and units in order to make it easier to work with them on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Parents please do come and talk to the teacher if you need tips on helping your child.

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! And don't forget Purple Mash - lots of fun activities to keep you busy!

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let us know! 

Picture 1 Performing a puppet show to the class.
Picture 2 St Francis are ready for the seaside.
Picture 3 Exploring the sand.
Picture 4 Let's dig away. We might find some treasure
Picture 5 Strike a pose!
Picture 6 Time to dust the sand out of the shoes.
Picture 7 We watched chicks hatching from their eggs!
Picture 8 We learned that chicks need to be looked after
Picture 9 Each company made different sorts of cards
Picture 10 Enabling Enterprise set us a Challenge Day
Picture 11 We sold the cards to make enterprise dollars
Picture 12 Then we reinvested in better materials
Picture 13 We formed companies to make greetings cards
Picture 14 IPC Entry Point for'All Dressed Up'
Picture 15 Look at all the vibrant colours!
Picture 16 IPC Entry Point for'All Dressed Up
Picture 17 The Palm House is a great place to learn
Picture 18 We saw different plants
Picture 19 We became leaf detectives!
Picture 20 Plants in rainforests like it to be wet and shady
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Picture 22 Freddy the tree frog likes a wet place.
Picture 23 Tabitha the Chilean Rose Tarantula is camouflaged.
Picture 24 Sammy the stick insect liked walking on
Picture 25 Sid the corn snake explores with her tongue
Picture 26 We paraded our clothes in a fashion parade
Picture 27 'All Dressed Up' Entry Point
Picture 28 Everyone clapped!
Picture 29 We dressed in clothes from our different countries
Picture 30 Then we created our own puppet shows.
Picture 31 We learnt how to work our puppets
Picture 32 Our puppets are full of character!
Picture 33 We found we could do so much with them!
Picture 34 We performed our shows for the rest of the class
Picture 35 We designed and made rod puppets.
Picture 36 St Clare's class loves Clacton-on-Sea!
Picture 37 Jumping the waves!
Picture 38 But so much fun!
Picture 39 That water was cold...
Picture 40 Tired at the end of the day!
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Picture 45 Some Aloe Vera was put onto our hands.
Picture 46 We walked through the rainforest. We walked throug
Picture 47 The stick insect felt ticklish.
Picture 48 We had the opportunity to hold different animals.