30/06/2017 at 1:00 PM
We have been very impressed with the children’s artwork and writing this week.
The children wrote some beautiful poems describing minibeasts. They had to think about and describe how the minibeasts look and move. The children worked very hard to include alliteration and similes in their poems.
In art, the children have been learning how to use shape and line when using pencil. They have been making close observations of different minibeasts and redrafted their drawings to improve their work.
Unfortunately, bees don’t like rain and so we have had to postpone our bee visit until next week when the weather looks better.
On Thursday, we are looking forward to our Skipping Fun Day workshop. Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit on this day including suitable footwear. Thank you.
23/06/2017 at 4:05 PM
This week in Year 2 we have had an extremely busy week. We started the week with our S Factor auditions. We were overwhelmed with the number of entries and were impressed with the way children presented their experiments. Following the auditions we had a class vote for our finalists. A big well done to Alice and Jimi! We are looking forward to seeing you in action again at the final next week. Here are a few photos….
We also had our fantastic trip to Skelton Grange. We hope you enjoyed looking at the photos! The children have since written recounts about their trip in English this week. Children wrote in paragraphs, using time adverbs to order the activities. Earlier in the week, we read the story ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. Children wrote book reviews to give their opinions.
In Geography this week we learned how to orientate a map. We visited the farm and located all the different areas.
In Maths, we have used tally charts and bar graphs to interpret information about mini beasts.
Next week we are looking forward to a visit to the bees, writing mini beast poetry, problem solving in maths and of course the S Factor final!
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 2 Team
22/06/2017 at 5:50 PM
2LA have had a fantastic day at Skelton Grange today, learning all about mini beasts and their habitats. We explored woodlands, meadows and ponds, searching for creatures and finding out lots of interesting facts from the group leaders at Skelton Grange. Here are some photos of us in action!…..
21/06/2017 at 3:39 PM
What an amazing day we have had at Skelton Grange! The children learnt so many interesting facts about mini beasts and habitats. All the children were brilliant and so well behaved. Here are some photos of the day.
16/06/2017 at 12:44 PM
What an exciting and creative week we have had in Year 2!
Clay Bog Babies
In Art, we designed and made our own bog babies using clay. The children used clay tools to add detail and decorated their bog babies using natural materials.
Bog Baby Shelters
In D.T., the children designed and made a shelter for their bog baby. We looked at different types of frames and thought about how we could make the shelter fit for purpose.
In maths we have been learning about how to measure weight and mass. The children have been reading scales and solving problems.
In English, we have continued using the book ‘Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis as inspiration for our writing. The children have written a non-chronological report about bog babies.
In Geography, we are learning about direction and maps. The children had a lot of fun following simple directions to navigate around a course made of cones. We focused on North, South, East and West.
Don’t forget we have our fantastic Skelton Grange trip coming up next week. 2LO are going Wednesday and 2LA are going on Thursday. We will be outside for most of the day and so we are hoping that the weather is going to be nice! If it is a hot, sunny day, please can you put sun screen on your child before school and provide them with a sun hat. If it rains, the children will need a waterproof.
Have a lovely weekend!
Year 2 team.
09/06/2017 at 3:15 PM
We have had a very busy start to the half term and are all excited about our new topic.
Through the story Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, we have introduced the idea of habitats. The story is about two children who find a magical creature in the woods and take it home as a pet. Even though they thought they were taking good care of him, he actually became very ill. When they finally returned him to his natural habitat, he was able to thrive.
We have written some lovely descriptions of the bog baby’s habitat and have written a letter to a professor, explaining how to look after a bog baby. This morning we went on a bog baby hunt in our own magical woods, the Conservation Area. We were extremely lucky to find some very strange creatures! We will continue to use this idea in our English work next week.
Next week we are going to be creating our own bog babies and shelters in Art and D.T.
In Maths this week, the children have been making amounts of money using the least number of coins and we have been solving problems using money.
How many items can you buy for £1. How much change would you get from £1?
Try using different combinations of items. What about if you have £2 or £5?
To support the work we are doing in Geography, we would like the children to draw a map of a short journey. The information is in their Learning Logs.
Year 2 Team