20/09/2019 at 12:52 PM
Earlier this week, a mysterious suitcase arrived in our class. The children had to look at the objects and artefacts contained within the suitcase and work out who the case belonged to. After we realised that it belonged to Florence Nightingale, we had to piece together the evidence to try and tell her story.
Yesterday we had a lovely time learning all about Florence Nightingale. The children took part in a workshop where they learned all about Florence’s life and work. They enjoyed a number of activities including sorting objects into those that would be found in the dirty hospital before Florence arrived, and those that would be found in a clean hospital. They also used a timeline to find out about things that Florence would have known about and things that she wouldn’t; this really helped them to understand chronology. They loved dressing up as porters and nurses and were very enthusiastic about cleaning Scutari hospital and looking after the wounded soldiers!
Here are some pictures:
In maths we have continued our work on place value looking at comparing and ordering numbers. Can you explain how to use the symbols < > = to an adult?
In PSHCE, we have continued our work on ‘Being Healthy’ by learning about why exercise is important and the benefits that exercising brings. We had a go at performing some different types of exercises and seeing how many we could perform in one minute. We thought about the changes in our bodies and how exercising made us feel.
13/09/2019 at 12:55 PM
This week in Year 2, we started our new topic “Be Healthy”. We talked about what we need to do to keep our bodies healthy. We thought about what we typically eat and drink in a day and if we choose ‘5 a day’. We have sent home a 5 a day chart; please can children complete these and bring them back to school for a ‘Be Healthy’ dojo!
In English this week we have been using our senses to help us generate vocabulary for poetry. We particularly enjoyed using our senses to write a poem about different fruits!
This week in maths we have been partitioning 2 digit numbers. We used part whole models to show how to partition a number into tens and ones.
We have thought about different ways to partition numbers. For example:
36 = 30 + 6
36 = 20 + 16
36 = 10 + 26
We used this activity in class today to practise partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones. Choose the TU numbers option.
On Friday afternoons, the children have started taking part in different activities:
- In RE children are finding out how Christians and Muslims welcome new life.
- In coding, children are programming Beebots and learning about simple algorithms.
- In food and cooking, the children are practising cutting skills.
- Mrs Kenny is working with groups of children every week to keep the garden area outside Year 2 attractive and to encourage wildlife. They have made bird feeders today!
Next week we are looking forward to welcoming parents into the classroom on Wednesday after school. This is a chance for parents to see some of the work the children have done already and to ask any questions.
We are also looking forward to our Florence Nightingale workshop on Thursday. Please can you make your contributions on ParentPay if you haven’t already done so.
06/09/2019 at 2:43 PM
What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!
We have been so impressed with how well the children have settled into their new classes and how quickly they have got used to their new routines.
This week we have been thinking about class rules, the learning hives and how we learn. We have set ourselves some targets for the year linked to these. We created some wonderful personal art work.
In maths this week we have started to learn more about the place value of numbers.
In topic this week, we shared our holiday stories and used maps to find the places we have been to.
In English we wrote letters to Farsley Bear telling him about where we have been in the world and where we would like to go. We did a great job!
We have done some amazing reading already too. We have used the reading dogs to help us answer different types of questions.
Can your child remember any of the characters?
Thank you for your support so far. We are looking forward to a really great year!
The Year 2 Team.
19/07/2019 at 12:52 PM
We had a fantastic time on Tuesday at Skelton Grange learning all about the different mini-beasts that live in different habitats. The children really impressed the staff at Skelton grange with their knowledge and enthusiasm. The children were an absolute pleasure and a credit to the school.
19/07/2019 at 8:20 AM
What a fantastic day we all had yesterday at Skelton Grange. The children were amazing; they showed interest, enthusiasm and lots of minibeast knowledge! It was a lovely day to end what has been a very special year!
12/07/2019 at 12:19 PM
We have had a very busy week in Year 2, taking part in Sports’ Day, a skip-a-thon and having a visit from our beekeepers.
On Wednesday the children had a fantastic time at Sports’ Day. They worked well as a team and enjoyed all the activities, cheering each other on and trying their best. Thank you for coming along to support them.
In the afternoon, we enjoyed some more informal activities, making up obstacle courses and playing with the different PE equipment. We had a well deserved rest and an ice pop!
On Thursday we had a visit from Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Laurie, Farfield’s beekeepers. They were amazed by what the children already knew! The children listened well and asked and answered questions brilliantly. A massive thank you to them for coming in and speaking to the children; it was absolutely fascinating!
We have written a number of new chapters in our bee books this week including how bees make honey and a recount of the bee talk. We will be finishing these next week.
This morning the children got to show off their skipping skills in individual, pair and class skipping events. The children have progressed so much this year in skipping; some children weren’t able to skip at all at the start of the year and now everybody is able to do some skipping. We had a go at some new skips that even the teachers found tricky! Well done to everyone in Year 2! Please can you bring in any sponsor forms and money next week.