20/06/2018 at 4:32 PM
Wow! What an amazing day we have had today at Skelton Grange! The children had a brilliant time learning all about what mini-beasts are and exploring the different habitats where mini-beasts live.
We played games, went on mini-beast hunts and even managed to include some mini-beast art using natural materials.
Here are the children creating different mini-beasts using their bodies. Can you guess what they are?
The children had fun pond dipping.
We went mini-beast hunting.
Look at our mini-beast art.
We had lots of fun and learnt lots of new facts about mini-beasts!
15/06/2018 at 1:22 PM
What another incredibly busy and enjoyable week we have had in Year 2 this week.!
Mass in Maths!
This week in Maths the children have been learning all about mass. We have been using balance scales to find the mass of different objects, reading scales which have different increments, comparing different masses and looking at the difference between different masses.
Map reading and orienteering
We have enjoyed exploring our grounds again this week, this time using maps of the farm to locate different places.
The children have written their own fictional reports all about bog babies. They have amazed us with the detail they have included and their imagination. All the children have made super progress in their writing this year. We are very proud of them!
Learning Log- Friday 15th June
Can you make a map showing a short journey?
For example from your house to school. Your map should have a key to explain what things are e.g. my house, school, roads, shop. You could also write directions to go with your map.
To be handed in Wednesday 27th June
08/06/2018 at 12:52 PM
This week we have been enjoying the outdoors and exploring our grounds.
In our geography lessons we have been on a scavenger hunt and have started to look at maps. We used the compass directions to navigate around a set of cones.
In Maths this week, we have been using mathematical vocabulary for position and direction. We have learned how to direct an object on a grid using forwards, backwards, left and right and have introduced turns using clock wise and anti- clockwise.
Can you give some directions to collect the treasure?
We have also looked at shape patterns and worked out what the 10th shape in the pattern would be. Maybe you could make some of your own patterns?
In English this week we have been reading the story ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis. Children have done some amazing writing from this including a description of the bog baby’s habitat and also a letter to explain how to look after a bog baby. This morning we went on a bog baby hunt in our grounds. We found some weird and wonderful creatures. Next week we will be writing all about them.
25/05/2018 at 1:33 PM
This week in Year 2 we have been performing and writing our own poems about chocolate. Children have used adjectives, similes, alliteration and rhyme.
We loved their original ideas and creativity!
Here we are performing:
In maths we have been reading scales and solving measures problems. How about doing some measuring at home in the holidays using kitchen scales, bathroom scales and measuring jugs?
In music this week, we have been learning the Friendship song. We added music with the glockenspiels!
In PE with Mr Lawson we played some games to improve our speed, agility and quickness.
18/05/2018 at 1:45 PM
Well it’s been another extremely busy and exciting week in Year 2 this week!
As part of our Design Technology work, we turned our classrooms into Chocolate Factories. The children had to plan, make and evaluate their box of chocolates.
In English, we have been learning about how to write a good set of instructions. We used our experience of making chocolates to help inform and inspire our writing.
We also had to give instructions to Mrs Loveridge and Mrs Lace about how to make a healthy fruit smoothie:
On Thursday, we were joined by the Year 2 children from Springbank for our Fundamentals Festival P.E. afternoon. The children had a great time showing off their skills in agility, throwing, catching and speed.
At lunchtime today, we had a special street party to celebrate the Royal wedding tomorrow. The sun shone and the children had such fun eating their picnics together outside. We were even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!
11/05/2018 at 2:21 PM
Even though we have had a shorter week, we have still managed to fit in lots of learning!
In maths this week, we have been applying our understanding of times tables in a range of situations. We have used calculation triangles to help us to make multiplication and division fact families and to solve missing number calculations.
We have really focused on learning our 3 times table and solving problems using these. We have also learned more about division and have introduced the idea of remainders.
In English lessons this week, we have been finishing, editing and improving our fizzy lifting drink stories. Children are now really good at checking their own work for missing punctuation and spelling errors and correcting these errors independently. As well as checking errors, it is important that children look for ways to improve their sentences.
What can we Add, Bin and Change in these sentences?
Sam was flying too high.
He hit a tree.
He fell on the ground.
Bring in your improved sentences for three extra dojos next week!
We had a great time at our Fairtrade workshop yesterday. We learnt what life is like on a cocoa plantation and how chocolate is made.
The children loved working together in co-operatives to produce cocoa beans and through games they learnt how unfair trade can be when farms are not Fairtrade.
Next week, we are having our own Year 2 chocolate factory. You can all look forward to some delicious treats!
Have a great weekend,
The Year 2 Team.