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Base 8

Welcome to Base 8!


This year 2 class is taught by Miss Jackson.
We also have Miss Kimberley and Miss O'Hara.


In this class we always aim to try our best and be kind to each othersmiley


Base 8 have really enjoyed their first session of forest school this week!

We have really enjoyed learning about fractions this week using vegetables!!

Our Reading Journal text this half term is...


The Secret Garden!


Our Year 2 Summer term topic is... 


Grow your own!



During this topic, we will be designing and creating our own ideal vegetable garden.  We will also be learning about and planting a range of seeds to help us learn about the basic conditions needed for healthy growth.  The life cycle of a bee will also be explored, as well as the importance they have in the garden and for the life-cycle of plants.

In geography we will also be learning about different food sources both within Europe and from the wider world, and specific seasonal foods in the UK. We will also tie links to History, learning about locally grown foods and the different types of food that have been transported thanks to travel and trade.


Our Spring term topic is...


Moon Mission!

During this topic we will be learning about the history of the moon buggy, why it is important and comparing how the designs have changed over time. We will use these designs to help us to design and create our own moon buggy. How exciting! 



In English, we will be designing our own rocket and creating our own space adventure story!



In science, we will be learning about different materials and their properties and deciding which material would be the best to build a rocket out of. 


This half term our guided reading session are going to be based around another Malorie Blackman book: 


Base 8 have enjoyed training to be astronauts today!

Base 8 have created fantastic information pages on Neil Armstrong!

Base 8 had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day!

Base 8 have enjoyed playing with the gorgeous story sack of Whatever Next!

Base 8 had great fun in DT this week designing, making and evaluating their moon buggies!

English 17.1.22 - Today Base 8 were acting out their space adventure story.

Science 12.1.22- Today Base 8 have been sorting materials based on their properties.

This term our guided reading sessions are based around this story:




Reading for pleasure!


In year 2, we place a great emphasis on reading for pleasure and are always finding any opportunities within the school day to share a range of stories and texts to help nurture a love of reading. 


We love to hear about the children's favourite stories and have recently introduced a reading for pleasure book that the children can share at home. 




P.E. - Tuesday and Thursday


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We are very lucky at Randlay that our P.E is taught by Crossbar Coaching. 

P.E. kits need to be worn every Tuesday & Thursday.

The school P.E. kit consists of a plain, white t-shirt, navy blue or black shorts/joggers and plimsolls/white trainers.



School starts at 9am be on time