Year 2

Mrs Vicki Stavrou

Class Teacher

It's great to be back at St Newlyn East after completing my teacher training here! I've just returned after a year at Foxhole Learning Academy where I taught a mixed year 1/2 class. I'm very excited about working with year 2 as we have lots of exciting topics ahead. I love the excitement children bring to school with them everyday and I love how each day is different.

When I'm not at school I'm busy at home with my two young children! We love the outdoors and we always go camping every year to different places around the country.

Citizen of the week for this week ...
Amelie showed how kind and helpful she is this week by helping her partner with some work they were finding tricky. She always puts others before herself.  
Classroom Notes:
Children will bring home a book they can read themselves on a Monday and Thursday. They can also choose a book from our library area to share with you at home.
Please can all children have their P.E. kits in school at all times, labelled with your child's name.
Thank you.
Summer Term - Dinosaurs.
This term we have really enjoyed our dinosaur topic. We have found fossils in the school and made our own out of clay. We have learnt about the different periods during the Mesozoic Era and which dinosaurs roamed the Earth during these times.
The children designed their own dinosaur eggs and then made them using paper mache.
We also took a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and made our way through the jungle to experience life like a dinosaur!
Spring Term - Space!
This term our topic is Space and already the children have made an exciting discovery at their school - I.I.G.U. They have already begun to investigate and ask questions about why it's here and what is does!

Also during this topic, we will be learning about the different planets in our solar system as well as how to recognise constellations in the night sky. We will be finding out about the history of space travel and the first man on the moon – Neil Armstrong. The children will learn how we get night and day. By research, the children will find out what is happening in space now and what might happen in the future.

The children had a fantastic time at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth. They learnt all about Henry Trengrouse and his invention of the Breeches Bouy and they re-enacted a shipwreck rescue. They also got to make their very own boats.
Welcome to Year 2 Autumn Term 2 2018 
Voyage & Discovery - Explorers
During this terms topic we will be comparing and contrasting environments of Antarctica and other countries - finding out about their weather, climate and culture. We will be finding out about the explorer Robert Falcon Scott who travelled to Antarctica.