20/07/2018 at 1:01 PM
We have enjoyed finishing our Bee books this week. We have written about how bees make honey, why bees are important and added a recipe for making honey biscuits. Finally we completed the contents, index and glossary!
We really enjoyed making the honey biscuits; they were a real success! We hope that you can follow the recipe and enjoy making these at home too.honey biscuits recipe
We have been consolidating children’s understanding of time over the last few weeks. Children have been introduced to digital time to prepare them for further learning in Year 3. Some of us are still finding this tricky!
Thank you to Year 3 staff and children for organising a lovely picnic yesterday. For those of you who missed out, here are some photos!
13/07/2018 at 12:51 PM
It was lovely to see so many parents, grandparents, carers and friends at our annual Sports Day on Wednesday. We were so proud of the children’s attitude, team spirit and behaviour. It was a lovely morning and the children had a great time. We hope you enjoyed it too.
The children really impressed us on Thursday with their maturity when they went to Key Stage 2 to meet their new teachers. They were very excited when they came back from meeting their new teachers and we hope that they are really looking forward to Year 3. Don’t forget that the Year 2/ 3 Transition Picnic is next Thursday on the KS2 field at 2pm – we are looking forward to seeing lots of you there.
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
The Year 2 Team
06/07/2018 at 12:48 PM
This week we have started our mini topic on bees.
In English lessons we have started to make our own non-fiction books. So far we have designed our front covers, written an introduction, learned about the life cycle of a bee and labelled a bee. Today we had an amazing talk from Farfield’s beekeepers, Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Laurie. The children listened well and asked some fantastic questions. Our visitors were so impressed! We also went to visit the bee hives. Next week we will continue writing some more chapters for our books.
We loved taking part in the skip-a-thon yesterday. Thank you so much for your sponsor money. We have already raised a fantastic amount for the British Heart Foundation; please send in any extra money next week.
We have also started to learn how to train like a jedi as part of the change for life campaign.
29/06/2018 at 12:46 PM
This week in Year 2 we have been learning more about mini beasts through our Art and English work. We have developed our drawing skills through looking closely at photographs of butterflies and then working with a partner to listen to feedback to improve. We enjoyed working outside in the shade!
In English we have written some lovely mini beast poems. Here are two of our favourites:
The Woodlouse by Vaughn
Cautiously creeping out of my home,
Like an armoured ant,
Slowly creeping away from predators,
Creeping on my six wire-like legs,
Rolling into a ball away from danger,
Look, leap, dash,
Back in my home.
The Spider by Matilda
Long, pipe-cleaner legs scuttling silently across its silver threaded web,
Working tirelessly on a see-through trampoline,
Greedily gobbling juicy black flies,
Black marble eyes glistening in the sun.
In Maths this week, we have been using number lines to answer multiplication and division questions. We are amazed at how well the children know their times table facts now!
Next week we are looking forward to our Year 2 skipping event on Thursday, plus we are starting a very special topic which begins with a visit to the Farfield bees.
22/06/2018 at 4:46 PM
In art, the children have had a great time making bog babies out of clay and then decorating them using natural materials found in our grounds. The results were fantastic.
They then designed and made a special shelter for their bog baby. The children learnt how to make different structures and then had to use different types of joins to fix the structure together.
In English this week, we have produced some fantastic writing based on the book ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. We wrote a book review and a character description. After our trip, we wrote a recount of our day.
In maths, we have been reading and interpreting tally charts and bar graphs. We then collected our own data about favourite minibeasts using a tally and made our own bar graphs too.
22/06/2018 at 12:58 PM
Yesterday, we had a brilliant time at Skelton Grange! The children were so engaged and the staff there commented on how enthusiastic they all were. We learned so much about minibeasts and it was great to be able to find such a variety of wildlife in the different habitats we explored. Thank you to all the adults and volunteers who came with us. Here are some photos of our day…