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Welcome to the Mangoes!


This page will help explain some of the awesome learning taking place in our class!

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" -Dr Seuss. We absolutely LOVE reading in the Mangoes!

We noticed that in audio story books they add music to create suspense and drama. We created our own graphic score to add music to the crime scene in our class book. We made a lot of noise, we might have to apologise to our neighbours The Strawberries!

Should Emily Brown give Stanley to Queen Gloriana??? We had a class debate with lots of different arguments and ideas!

We had such an amazing first week back at school! Miss Sydney has asked us all to create our own adventure story books to read to Year R. We are going to become Awesome Authors!!

Wow!! How amazing was our Christmas production? The whole of year 2 did a superb job!! Everyone is super proud of them! What a fantastic final week of school we are all having. Merry Christmas!

We used our thinking skills to solve the mystery of the stolen Christmas pudding. It had fallen down the well!! We decided to make our own wells with a winding mechanism to pull the bucket up and down. We love learning about engineering and technology!

We have been learning about journeys and how people feel at different stages of a journey. Interestingly, Mary and Joseph went on a long journey and experienced different feeling at the beginning, middle and end of their journey. We are going to tell the Nativity story in a fun way for our school production. We hope you enjoy it!

Wow! What an amazing week we have had learning about the famous people linked to our local area! Did you know the comedian Tommy Cooper lived in Blackfield? Interestingly, Florence Nightingale lived in Romsey. These are just some of the awesome facts we found out about some of our famous people. Check out the amazing pictures of our presentations!

When we arrived in class on Monday morning we found 6 pictures on the wall. We have found out that they are all famous people with a connection to our local area, but we do not know much more about them. Mr Bowie has set us a challenge to find out who's who? We have been researching the famous people and have already found out some interesting facts. We will present all our findings to the rest of year 2 on Friday.....watch this space for some interesting facts!

We have finished our New Zealand books! Mr Bowie was so excited to read them all. He said we have created some spectacular art work and superb writing about each area of New Zealand. He loved reading about all the geographical fearures and is deciding which destination he would like to visit!

Wow! Just look at our amazing school display for Remembrance Day. The Mangoes have been learning all about the importance of Remembrance day and why we should pay respect to all those people who gave their lives for us. We had a special assembly with Mrs Kowalczyk and we had a 2 minute silence today to pay our respects. We have even written our own poems to help us remember them.

We have been learning all about the Maori People and their culture. Interestingly, they have tattoos on their faces which provides information about that person. Did you know they were the very first inhabitants of New Zealand, the special word for this is the aboriginal people!

Lots of the Mangoes were very busy during the half term break creating some amazing volcanoes and other creations linked to New Zealand. Super effort !!

We have been working really hard at home too and we have made some awesome volcano models and pictures!

Mr Bowie still isn't sure where to visit in New Zealand. We have been reading interesting fact sheets about Rotorua to help him decide if he would like to visit this location. Interestingly, they have mud pools that bubble like boiling water, some people even bathe in them!!

Did you know that there is an active volcano in New Zealand? We have been using collage to create images of Mount Ruapehu.

Mr Bowie has won a Golden Ticket to New Zealand but doesn't know where to visit or what he might see while he is there. We have all decided to help him by exploring the geographical features of the country and by comparing them to our country. Today we started to develop our field work skills during a trip to Lepe Country Park!

We had a class debate about Fawley Refinery, we debated if the Refinery was good or bad for our local area. We came up with some good arguments for both teams!

Our Galactic Guest mentioned his spaceship brushed against some tall green things before crash landing. We quickly realised that it must have been trees and dashed outside to identify the different trees in our school grounds. Here are some paintings of leaves from the trees we found and named

Our Galactic Guest set us a challenge this week to design something that would slow him down if he were to crash on Earth again one day. We decided a parachute would be a great idea but were not sure what to make it from or whether it should be big or small? We made predictions and carried out a range of investigations to find the answer! Here are some pictures of us building our tissue paper parachutes.

We have been very busy recently by trying to find answers to some of our Galactic Guests questions which has taken us outside to explore the trees in our wood along with spotting and collecting litter!

This year has started with a CRASH! BANG! WALLOP! An alien spaceship crashed into the Music and Drama room leaving it in a right mess! We discovered a letter amongst the debris and found out that we have a ‘Galactic Guest’ visiting us in school. Our Galactic Guest seems to know nothing about our planet and has started asking questions for us to answer.

We then spent some time thinking about our GG's flightpath and what continents and oceans he might have flown over.