Growth Mindset in Year 2

There is a school-wide effort taking place to help our children to develop a “positive, growth mindset”. Indeed I have already sent home some ideas for ways of responding positively to any negative thoughts your child might have. This is a long term goal, and involves getting our children to develop an increasingly strong belief in their own ability to get better at things across all aspects of their life. We are also trying to build your child’s mental resilience, in order to cope with and overcome setbacks when these inevitably occur.
One of the things your child will learn is the idea that the mind, as well as the body, gets fitter and stronger the more we use it and the better we look after it. To focus the children’s thinking on the brain and the different ways our brain works we have introduced them to several cartoon characters. You can see these in the attached PowerPoint Presentation. The children will be getting homework from time to time based on some of the challenges set by these different types of thinker. If you are interested in this subject then there is a wealth of material on "Developing a Growth Mindset in Children" on the internet.

You can view the PDF here....or

You can also download the PDF version here if you would like to view it later

Year 2 Gallery 2016/17

To see 2015/16 activities and gallery Click Here....

Year 2 start their DAILY MILE ! View the gallery here....
Story Telling as a Stimulus for Story Writing.View the gallery here....
What did you get done on Mother's Day? View the gallery here....
Year 2 become "Little Ninjas" View the gallery here....
Exploring Temperature & Science Week View the gallery here....
Hinduism workshop for Yrs 1 and 2 View the gallery here....
Jan 2017 - More Muck, Mess and Mixtures in Year 2! Science linked to Art.View the gallery here....
Year 2 Get Messy for the Sake of Art View the gallery here....
YEAR 2 Post home a Christmas Card to the Grown Ups and a letter for Santa on Christmas Eve. View the gallery here....
Year 1 and 2 have loads of fun together at the Christmas Party View the gallery here....
Dec 2016 - The Mayor visits school to deliver his letter in reply to the letters we sent him last month.View the gallery here....
Year 2 Learn how to ask questions and think logically. View the gallery here....
Year 2 Look at their EXCITING NEW CLASS BOOKS View the gallery here....
Year 2 Learn how to listen REALLY carefully and Follow Instructions. View the gallery here....
Nov 2016 - Year 2 Write Thankyou letters to the Mayor, and post them View the gallery here....
Books and Bangers - Year 2 Classroom Transformed for the Story of Hansel & Gretel View the gallery here....
Year 2's Mealworms turn into Chrysalids and Beetles that Crawl all over US !!! View the gallery here....
Year 2 Street Detectives hit Witney Town Centre View the gallery here....
Oct 2016 - Year 2 Go to meet the MayorView the gallery here....
Year 2 "Buddy Up" with Year 5 for some reading and drawing time View the gallery here....
21st Sep 2016 - Year 2 Looking at Life Cycles & Having a very Positive and Brave Mindset! View the gallery here....
Year 2 Kick off Science by studying plants, starting with seeds. View the gallery here....

Our Teacher

Mr Conway

TA's

Mrs Hunt

Current Class Newsletter & Curriculum Map

Please take some time to read the latest class newsletter and the curriculum map that shows you what the children will be learning over the next two or three months here...

BUG CLUB ANSWERS CAN NOW EARN HOUSE POINTS IN YEAR 2.

When you do written answers in Bugclub, your answer can be seen and marked by Mr C. Well, from now on, when you see that a book in your library has an unopened envelope on it, you can open the envelope to read what I thought about your written answers and possibly win house-points for a good answer. Try to read one BugClub book per week if you can, and remember to answer all the questions as you go.
Good luck with earning house-points.

Christmas Homework

You can see the current homework and any previously set homework here....

Class Rules

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