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Kimberley Primary School

Kusama Class (Year 2)

                                             Ideas for Easter Activities 

I hope you have a wonderful two week holiday. Here are some ideas to keep you busy over the next couple of weeks.

You can continue to complete hundreds of fun activities and games on Purple Mash, these don't have to be set as 2Do's.

Twinkl have free access to lots of activities and work that you can print off.

Don't forget to check out Accelerated Reader to see if the books you are reading at home have a quiz you can do.

Oxford Owl have a variety of eBooks you can read for free.

Below are some art and craft ideas you could complete using items you find on your daily walk or in the garden. 

Have a wonderful Easter holiday and I will be back in touch in the Summer term.

Mrs Dudley :-)

                                      Our fabulous home learning!

Here are just some of the great pieces of work you have done during Week 2.

School Closure Week 2

Here is the attached home learning timetable for this week's work. Most of the activities are set as 2Dos on the Purple Mash website

I look forward to seeing more of your great work.

Home Learning week 1

Here are just some of the great pieces of work Year 2 have been doing in their first home learning week. 

                                                     School Closure Week 1

Below is the attached weekly timetable of suggested learning activities. All website links to be used can be found on the Home Learning Links section on this website.

I will update this page with additional suggested activities. 

Spring 2

This term we will be continuing our Great and Ghastly events topic. We will be learning about The Battle of Hastings, The Plague and Neil Armstrong and the moon landing. Each event is added to our class historic timeline and we discuss when in history it happened, deepening our understanding of chronology. 


As part of our Great and Ghastly events topic we have begun learning about World War 1 and 2. We have visited our local area to see the Kimberley War Memorial. We looked at the keys dates and soldiers names. We also took wax crayon rubbings to display in our classroom. 

The memorial was unveiled in 1921 by Sir Henry Dennis Readett Bayley, chairman of Giltbrook Leather Works and Managing Director of the Digby Colliery Company. It was dedicated by Reverend Frederic Hart BA, rector of Holy Trinity, Kimberley, whose son, Charles Crowther, was killed in 1917.  It is apparently the only domed memorial in Britain.


We have learnt briefly about where electricity comes from and looked at sustainable sources. Our Eco council members have talked about the importance of turning off lights and appliances when not in use and are reminding us in Kusama Class. We have thoroughly enjoyed creating a simple circuit to make the bulb light up. 

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The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark - Talk for Writing.

We are already well on our way to learning our next model text- The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark. We have read the story and model text and discussed our own views of the dark. We then used a thesaurus to find new and exciting words to describe our feelings of the dark. Use the model text and text map below to retell the story at home. 

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Spring 1

Our theme for the Spring term is Great and Ghastly events. We will begin the topic looking at significant events in our own lives and creating a personal timeline. We will then move on to finding out about key events in history such as, The Great Fire of London, The Gunpowder plot, WW1 and the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Have a look at our curriculum overview document below, to see what else we will be covering this term. 

Tiger in a tropical storm

In our Art sessions we have been studying the work of Henri Rousseau. We have looked in detail at the Tiger in a tropical storm. It was painted by Henri Rousseau in 1891. It was the first of the jungle paintings for which the artist is chiefly known. It shows a tiger, illuminated by a flash of lightning, preparing to pounce on its prey in the midst of a raging gale. Kusama Class have been looking at the shading of the jungle colours and enjoyed making their own shades of green. 

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Amazing Places and Spaces

Our theme for the Autumn term has been Amazing Places and Spaces. We have looked closely at all the countries that make up the United Kingdom and learnt key facts about each. Kusama Class have worked well in teams  to gather information and have enjoyed presenting their findings in different ways.

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Our Talk for Writing text this term is: Supertato. We have already learnt the story through text mapping with actions and this week we will being innovating the story. This will mean we will soon be able to write our very own superhero adventure stories!
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This term we will be continuing our Amazing Places and Spaces topic. We will be learning about the United Kingdom in much more detail. Have a look at our curriculum web below to see what we will be learning each week. 

We have thoroughly enjoyed our P.E. sessions in Year 2. We have been completing Cricket sessions as well as our usual lessons with our sports coach Mr Brooks.

This week we have even had a tennis coach teaching us some key racket skills. 

Please continue to ensure your child has a full P.E. kit in school each week. 

Here is our Meerkat Mail text map. Have a go at telling the story at home. We will also be performing our story at the Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 27th.
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Welcome to Kusama Class. Mrs Dudley is the class teacher for Kusama Class.

Our first topic will be Amazing Places and Spaces. We will begin our topic by taking a walk through our own amazing town of Kimberley, before looking further afield at what wonderful things are available to us in Nottingham and the rest of the East Midlands.

We have already begun learning our new model text ‘Meerkat Mail’ as part of our T4W English unit. Check back soon to see our class text map.

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