14/07/2017 at 12:34 PM
This week we have been thinking about getting ready for Year 3. We talked about changes in assembly and the children have discussed their thoughts and feelings about moving into Year 3. They had a fantastic afternoon meeting their new teachers and working in the junior building. They particularly enjoyed playing out and exploring the KS2 play areas! Next week we are looking forward to joining the current Year 3s for the transition picnic. We hope to see many of you there!
We have consolidated our learning about telling the time from earlier in the year and have introduced digital time in preparation for Year 3.
Children have been reading, writing and matching times.
Here is a game you could try at home…
We are still working on our bee books. This week we have written information about why bees are important, how bees make honey and have labelled a bee. Next week we will finish our bee books by including a glossary and index page.
We have really been enjoying our work on using maps. This week we have added colour and detail to a very plain map of Farfield Farm and then added a key to make it easy for somebody to read.
We had a brilliant time at sports day. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came to cheer the children on. Here are a few year 2 photos….
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 2 Team
07/07/2017 at 1:02 PM
What a busy week we have had in Year 2!
Visiting the Bees
On Tuesday morning, we went to visit the bees. Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Laurie amazed us with their knowledge about bees. We were very lucky to be able to watch the bees at work in the observation hive.
For the rest of the week in our English lessons, we have been making our own non fiction books about bees. We are continuing this work next week.
As part of our work in Geography, we used maps of the Farfield Farm to locate different markers.
Skipping Fun Workshop
On Thursday, we enjoyed learning some new skipping skills with Leanne from Skipping School.
In Maths, we have been using numberlines to help us work out multiplication and division calculations.
Use this method to work out the following calculations:
3 x 6 =
8 x 5 =
7 x 3 =
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.