18/09/2015 at 5:52 AM
Many thanks to all the parents and families who attended the Maths Meeting on Tuesday evening. Despite the hall being rather full and noisy, it was good to read your evaluations and to know that the meeting had been useful.
The presentation from the evening can be found on the Maths at home page. In addition this page has more useful information, documents and links.
In class this week the children have been learning about place value. They know that each digit can represent a different number depending where it is in the number. For instance 2, in actually 20 in 24 but only worth 2, in 42. The children have done lots of practical work using their LEGO 10s and units and have also recorded their work, both pictorially and as calculations. In the video below you can see the children listening to a counter on the board and adding 1 each time it clicks. Watch what happens when they move from 9 to 10, 19 to 20 etc. See how hard everyone is concentrating too!
Here is a link to a video which the children have enjoyed in class. It shows clearly the role of each digit in a number. Click the image below.
The children have also been allocated games on Mathletics to help them practise this weeks learning about place value.
12/09/2015 at 11:20 AM
Next week we start our topic on bees. You can click on the images below to link to some brilliant websites with information about bees.
Here are some links to interesting videos about bees.
Please post a comment if you know any facts about bees or how honey is made.
12/09/2015 at 10:28 AM
It’s been an incredibly busy week in Year 2. All the children have settled back into school happily and are already working hard and showing brilliant attitudes towards learning. Chair bags give the children the responsibility of looking after their own pencils and pens, all kept neatly in a plastic bag in their own chair bag. They can also keep a small water bottle in the specially designed pocket, so that they are able to have a quick sip of water when they feel a little thirsty. We have new learning teams and each team will have a team leader and a coach, who will help their team be the best they can be for this first term.
Before the children learned to play Mathletics they all did a session about keeping safe on the internet. There is a page in the top menu about e-safety and blogging ,which has the video and story we shared with the children. Everyone has really enjoyed playing different games and many of the children have managed to achieve over 1000 points and have therefore achieved their first bronze certificate. Scores go back to zero on Sunday evenings, so you can still earn points towards this weeks certificate until then. Certificates are printed out at school and will be handed out to the children in class in the following week.
Each week we have a Mathlete of the week. The Mathletics Trophy is given a child to take home for the week and they receive a special certificate. Our first winner was Pareen, who scored over 5,500 points!
We all enjoyed listening to the story, The Five of Us by Quentin Blake. Inspired by his illustrations we all drew our portraits in his style. You can see them on display in our classrooms, along with speech bubbles about what we feel we are great at, what we would like to get better at and what we would like to be when we grow up.
The children have also made some ‘dot’ pictures, inspired by the story, ‘The Dot.’ We will be sharing the story with all the children in school next week and our dining room is going to be covered in dots soon! The story reminds us about the importance of having a go, even when we feel we can’t do something. We have also learned ‘The Dot’ song, which is based on the book. (The book and song will be posted on the Growth Mindset blog very soon)
In Maths the children have been doing some Maths games and puzzles. They have had to persevere and have had to think logically. You might like them to show you some of the games we did together.
Next week, on Tuesday straight after school, we are holding a special Fun Maths Session. You should have received a letter from school, but if you haven’t returned a slip and would like to come, please just speak to your Miss Cuthbert or Mrs Fisher. At the end of the session there will be a short demonstration of Mathletics too.
All the staff in Year 2 would like to say ‘Well done’ to the children for a fabulous first week back. Below are pictures of the children who got Special Mention certificates this week.
Next week we start our work on bees, have visit from a bee keeper, start Guided Reading and Phonics and will be doing lots of other exciting things. We will also be choosing our School Councillors for Year 2, if you want to be a school councillor, you might like to think about what you would like to say to your class to convince them to vote for you.
Have a wonderful weekend. From all the Year 2 team. Mrs Fisher, Miss Cuthbert, Mrs Suddards, Miss Hainsworth, Miss Morgan and Mrs Kenny.
03/09/2015 at 10:27 PM
Welcome back to Year 2. Mrs Fisher, Miss Cuthbert, Mrs Suddards, Miss Hainsworth, Miss Morgan and Mrs Kenny are all really looking forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday. Mrs Loveridge and Mrs Wilson are also looking forward to seeing you all too.
What have you been up to over the holidays? I wonder if you did some of the Summer Challenge Booklet? Did you send a postcard to school? If you have any pictures or souvenirs from places you enjoyed visiting, do bring them in to share with your class.
We have planned some exciting learning and challenges for us to enjoy together. Here is the Learning Hive for the first half of the Autumn Term.
Below is the Autumn 1 Newsletter, which will be sent home during the first week.
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We’re all looking forward to welcoming you into Year 2 on Monday. Be happy, from all the Year 2 Team 🙂
15/08/2015 at 9:09 AM
I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday.
I’d love to hear about some of the things you have been busy doing. I have been away in our motorhome and we have explored 3,000 miles across France and Spain! We visited 4 zoos and my husband took 1000s of photographs! (I’ll post a link to them, when he has processed them) I met Oliver M and his family on a campsite in Brittany… what an amazing coincidence!
I just took a few photos on my phone, but here are 3 of my favourites. Have you ever seen a butterfly with see-through wings or a field of hydrangeas? What about the 3rd photo? Actually it is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa and the spider is a statue outside it, but I used a fish eye camera app on my phone.
Are you doing some of the Summer Challenges? If you post a comment about your holiday, it counts towards your ICT badge. You can also blog comments about any of the other challenges you are doing, or let me know about your work on Purple Mash. It’s brilliant to see that across school, 36 Mathletics certificates have been achieved, in the holidays. (Remember, the Challenges are all optional, so if your family are busy or you are away – don’t worry. The booklet was created for you to enjoy, if you had time to do it.)
Here is a copy of the Summer Challenge Booklet.
22/07/2015 at 6:51 AM
This is a wonderful picture of all thechildren in 2F, drawn by Yusuf. It has the brilliant message- ‘ We are all different, but we all share a smile.’ We have shared so many smiles this year. It has been such a wonderful year and the children have all worked so hard and made such excellent progress. I am so proud of them all.
Thank you for all the kind messages and gifts which the children have given me over the last week. Thank you too for all the support you have given your children and the school over the year… It really does make a huge difference. 🙂
All the Learning Support Staff have asked that I send a special, big ‘Thank you’ from them too for all the kind gifts and cards that they recieved.
The children are bringing home a transition leaflet and also a ‘Summer Challenge’ booklet. When your child completes a task they cut out the hexagon badge and stick it in the booklet. After the summer, bring in your booklets to share with your new teachers. The booklet has been put together as a fun project for the children, please do not worry if your family are busy or your child does not wish to do the challenge. It is completely optional.
Sorry for the brief nature of this post- written on my phone from the ferry terminal at Portsmouth! Pictures & details will be added later…. in the meantime have a wonderful holiday & thank you again. Mrs Fisher
– Back home and time to add the pictures from the last few days.
Everyone bought in fantastic games they had made as their last Learning Log task. We played the games together and shared our ideas.
On the final afternoon, we shared the story ‘Going Places,’ by Peter and Paul Reynolds. Below is a video based on the book.
I gave all the children identical LEGO kits, but with no instructions. Some of the children chose to work alone, others worked with friends. Everyone persevered, they created and tweaked, and kept going until they had made a model that they felt really proud of. It was a brilliant end to a wonderful year.
We had lots to celebrate during our final Special Mention. Our Mathletics celebrations included an award for Mathlete of the Year, Mathlete of the week and another 2nd Gold award! Our final Special Mentions were awarded to 4 children who has been the best they could be, putting in effort and determination into all their learning. A huge WELL DONE, is deserved by all the children, it’s been a wonderful year and I know they will all continue to shine in yr 3.
2F 2014 -15 🙂