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My name is Miss Pywell, I am new to St Joseph's this year and I'm so excited to be teaching at such a wonderful school. I live in Harrogate and in my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, baking and being in the outdoors with my lovely Miniature Schnauzer, Paddy. 

I love my job because each day takes us on a different, exciting adventure allowing us to discover surprises and new knowledge. Our year 2 classroom is setup to encourage independence, challenge and develop a love of learning.

We can't wait to enjoy this academic year!

Year 2 Assembly

We did our year 2 assembly on our RE topic, Mysteries. We showed our paintings and shared our ideas about where we think God is. 

RE

Our topic in RE this half term is mysteries. We have been talking about what mysteries are and have been thinking of some of our own. This week in RE we enjoyed responding to the mystery question 'Where is God?' through creative paintings and thoughtful discussions. 

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We have been looking at the mystery of the Holy Trinity and used lollipop sticks to create a model of the Holy Trinity.

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Maths

In Maths this week we have been sorting 2D shapes according to symmetry properties using Venn diagrams. We have been identifying right angles and using our 'angle eaters' to help us find different right angles around the classroom. We also used our knowledge of right angles to sort triangles and shapes with right angles on a Venn diagram. 28/9/17

This week in Maths we have been looking at shapes that tessellate. This means when they fit together without any gaps or overlapping. We did a problem solving style lesson in pairs where we had to make our own shape template that tessellated and used this to make a lot of different shapes that would fit together. We had lots of fun and enjoyed doing a practical lesson. 13/10/17

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English

In English our new topic is adventure stories. Before we start writing our own stories we had an experience day. We have been reading a story called The Building Boy which is about an architect and his Grandma. We have been architects by designing blue prints and then building Grandma out of clay. (Emily S)