09/12/2016 at 1:48 PM
We have been busy developing our creative skills this week! The children have been making cards, calendars and practising for their Christmas performance.
In English, we have read the story of Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present by John Burningham. The children wrote their own independent book reviews describing the story and explaining what they enjoyed most about the book. We really were really impressed with the children who used subordinating conjunctions (e.g.when, that, because), right choice words for verbs and nouns and persuasive adjectives.
In maths, we are continuing our work on multiplication. The children have all completed the end of term assessments in maths and we are proud of the progress they have made.
Please keep practising counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
02/12/2016 at 1:33 PM
This week we read “The Jolly Postman” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We have produced some amazing writing, including story sequencing, diaries and letters.
We finished the week writing our own letters to Father Christmas. We used expanded noun phrases to describe the toys we would like so that he will know exactly what to bring.
E.g. a pink bike with a basket on the front
In maths this week, we have been learning about multiplication. Please use the link below to practise x2,x3,x5 and x10 tables.
As a school, we are developing our mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. Have a go at the following question. Can you explain your answer?
Which is more?
4 sacks each containing 5 presents or 6 sacks each containing 3 presents.
Please bring your answers to your teacher next week for a bonus dojo!
25/11/2016 at 1:31 PM
What a busy week we’ve had in Year 2!
We have been learning about how animals prepare for and survive the winter. We looked at reports and stories to gather our information, then learnt how to write notes under headings. Finally, the children have written reports. They should all now know about hibernation, migration and adaptation.
In maths, we have been solving problems and learning about statistics and data handling. The children have been learning how to collect data and present data using tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. Our favourite lesson involved finding out how many of each colour there is within a pack of skittles.
For homework this week please can your child practise any lines and songs for our Christmas show.
11/11/2016 at 1:58 PM
Over the last two weeks we have been learning how to add and subtract 2 digit numbers. Scroll down to the bottom of the page on the following link to access the supporting calculation activities (TU+TU and TU-TU).
11/11/2016 at 1:49 PM
This week in English, we have been learning all about performance poetry. We discussed how to use our voices, facial expressions and actions to make the performance enjoyable for the audience. We hope you enjoy looking at the videos and photos.
05/11/2016 at 11:14 AM
Over the course of this half term, all the Y2s will be visiting the warehouse and ‘Pay as you Feel’ supermarket of the Real Junk Food Project on the Richardshaw Lane industrial estate. The first group went on Friday and visited for about 45 minutes. It was a really interesting visit and we are very grateful to our excellent host Kevin.
The children were introduced to the scheme and spent some time in the supermarket area. They put some fruit and vegetables out onto the shelves. They then had a sorting activity to do, arranging a series of jars and packets according to their best before dates. Kevin then showed us the freezers and industrial fridge where dairy and meat products are stored. Finally, the children went to the ‘weighing in’ area where we sorted a crate of intercepted food into different food groups such as: fruit and veg; dairy and protein; carbohydrates; fats and sugars. The children were very impressive in their knowledge of food groups, having had lessons on this last half term. The children were weighing their different food groups when a special visitor arrived, having just intercepted a load of bread before it was thrown out by a supermarket. The children ‘high-fived’ Fred the Fox before heading back to school.
The key learning was about the difference between ‘best before’ and ‘use by’. Most foods are perfectly safe to eat beyond their ‘best before’ date whereas there are likely to be health risks if we eat beyond a ‘use by’ date – usually meat, fish and dairy. Kevin did say that meat that is close to its ‘Use by’ date could be frozen and then eaten within a month.
We were delighted with this initial visit – we are the first school group that they have ever had – and we wish the scheme the best of luck. We will be continuing with ‘Fuel for School’ stalls outside the old cafe at least twice a week until Christmas.