30/11/2018 at 1:07 PM
This week, we have used the book Poles Apart by Jeanne Willis to develop our understanding of the Polar Regions and in particular, which animals live in the Arctic and Antarctica. In topic lessons we found out more about the animals that live in the Polar Regions and how they are adapted to the extremely cold conditions.
In our English lessons, we have used drama to deepen our understanding of story telling. Here we are on our adventure to the North Pole:
We looked at clues for our adventure, packed our bags and created a journey on a ship. When we arrived at the North Pole, we found a very lost penguin! The children then created their own solutions and ending to the story. The children were very creative in using their imaginations to take the penguin back to his South Pole home!
In maths, we have been busy solving problems using money. The children have been adding prices and working out change. Please practise using the game below:
Thank you for your support in helping the children to learn their lines for our Christmas show. Please keep practising at home. Children need to know these by heart for Monday. Thank you.
23/11/2018 at 3:14 PM
We have had another great week in Year 2; the highlight of the week being our RSPB workshop on Wednesday. The children learned about the organisation and its motto ‘Giving Nature a Home’. We discussed some of the animals and birds that the RSPB supports and went outside to look for habitats in our school grounds.
We have continued our learning about how animals prepare for winter and have done some fantastic non-fiction writing in English. Today they have started to write a report about this using the subheadings migration, hibernation and adaptation.
In maths, we have started our topic on money. Children have been recognising coins and making different totals using coins. Today we have looked at using different coins that make the same total. Try the link below for a fun game:
It was 2LO’s final week at Gym Magic. Next week 2LA will start their visits. Don’t forget to come in PE kits on Tuesday! Here are 2LO in action!
Cold/ wet weather request:
Please make sure that children have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoors in the changing weather. We still like to use the grassy areas so having a pair of wellies in school saves children getting wet/muddy shoes! Thank you.
16/11/2018 at 1:40 PM
This week we have started to think about the changing seasons. We discussed what we already know about the seasons and in particular what happens in autumn and winter. We have also started to think about how different animals survive in winter.
In our Science lessons with Mrs Wilson, we talked about how some animals prepare for winter by hibernating. In English lessons, through the story ‘Follow the Swallow’, we learned about migration. We are looking forward to building on this next week.
We have now finished our addition and subtraction maths topic and next week will be starting a new topic on money.
We now know how to add and subtract two 2 digit numbers including exchanging. You can practise this using the following online games:
You will find these in the supporting calculation section at the bottom of the page! (You will need flash to play these)
We have had a great time dressed as rockstars today for Children in Need. Thank you so much for your efforts and contributions.
Reminders for next week:
Next week on Wednesday, we will be taking part in a workshop run by the RSPB in our school grounds. Please make sure you have wellies and warm clothing! (All Year 2)
It is the final week for 2LO visiting Gym Magic. Please arrive at school dressed in PE kits on Tuesday.
09/11/2018 at 12:44 PM
It has been a lovely week in Year 2!
Today we have spent the morning learning about Remembrance Day. We have found out more about why we wear poppies, how our school used to be a WW1 airfield and why 2018 is a particularly important year.
We made poppies and poppy pictures, illustrated a commemorative poem and made celery biplanes.
In maths this week, we have been learning strategies for adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.
We have used base 10 to partition each number into tens and ones then recombine to find the total.
In English this week, we have been exploring right choice words in fireworks poems. Children have read, performed and written their own poetry.
2LO enjoyed their first of three sessions at Gym Magic this week. We will post some photos next week!
Reminders for next week:
Next Friday is our Children in Need fundraising day organised be the school council. Don’t forget to dress up in your best rockstar (or party) clothes!
2Lo need to come to school in PE kits on Tuesday ready for their second session at Gym Magic.