17/05/2019 at 12:56 PM
We began the week with our chocolate factory. The children enjoyed tasting ingredients, designing and making chocolates. They wrote menu cards to describe the chocolates they made and then designed and made a box for the chocolates to go in. We hope you enjoyed them at home!
2Lo’s Chocolate Factory
2La’s Chocolate Factory
Thank you so much to our brilliant volunteers!
Today we enjoyed another skipping workshop with Jodi from skipping school. The children have made so much progress since their first session back in February. Well done!
In English this week, we have been looking at the features of instructions. The children have had a go at improving a set of instructions using time words, bossy verbs, adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions. Next week we will build on this by writing our own sets of instructions.
Please can you make sure that children have a full PE kit in school. This must include suitable footwear. Thank you.
Have a lovely weekend,
The Year 2 team.
10/05/2019 at 1:54 PM
The children have worked incredibly hard this week. We have started our ‘special booklets’ and the children have all worked their hardest on answering the questions as well as they can.
In maths this week we have been practising adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers and answering one and two step problems. The children are able to draw tens and ones to help them find the answers.
Here are some problems to try at home:
In English this week, we have been reading, performing and writing poems about chocolate. The children have used right choice adjectives and verbs to describe chocolate using their senses. They also used similes and alliteration. Some children even used rhyme! Here are 2Lo performing some poems:
As it was raining on Wednesday, our cricket lesson was indoors. The children worked on their aim and started to learn how to control the bat. It has been great to see the improvements they have made in such a short space of time. Next week on Friday, we have our second skipping workshop with Jodi from Skipping School. Children that have mastered the basic speed bounce and double bounce will move onto some trickier skipping skills. Maybe you could practise some skipping this weekend to prepare?
Here are 2La with their super aim!
In topic this week, we learned how chocolate is made. Did you know that cacao pods look like rugby balls and that the cacao beans taste like sour apples and are white? The children sequenced the different stages needed to change these beans into the chocolate that we know and love!
Requests for help!
We are looking for some parent volunteers to help in our chocolate factory next week. You must be good at melting chocolate and washing up! 2La need some volunteers on Monday morning and 2Lo on Tuesday morning. Please email staff if you are able to help. Thank you.
We are also looking to improve the garden area outside 2Lo. Earlier in the year we planted bulbs which we enjoyed in the spring. Now we want to get the garden ready for summer. Do you have any seeds, plants or planters etc that we could use? Thank you.
Have a great weekend,
the Year 2 Team
03/05/2019 at 12:35 PM
This week we were inspired by the ‘fizzy lifting drink’ chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
In English we have planned and written our own stories about flying. We used drama to develop vocabulary and story structure. Our final stories are superb!
In maths, as well as further work on time, we started learning about capacity. We estimated and measured the capacity of different containers, learning how to read a scale and measure in millilitres and litres.
We then decided to create our own fizzy lifting drinks! We carefully measured out different amounts of fruit flavoured cordial and fizzy water. It was delicious!
Can you practise measuring out different amounts of liquids in ml at home?
On Wednesday we had great fun learning new cricket skills.
This game was called ‘tidy the room!’
Thank you for the fantastic learning log work on Fairtrade. The children enjoyed learning more about what this means. They acted out working on farms and then being paid for their work. Some of them were paid a fair price and others weren’t. Next week we will find out more about how chocolate is made!
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!
The Year 2 Team
26/04/2019 at 1:51 PM
This week we have started to learn how to tell the time. We have focused on o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Please can you reinforce this at home over the next few weeks by asking the children to tell you the time! Thank you.
We have been writing character descriptions this week using lots of amazing right choice words and phrases. We have been so impressed by the children’s writing.
In science this week, we planned and carried out a fair test. The children had to decide the best way to investigate “Which chocolate would be best to build a chocolate palace?”
Homework this week:
Learning Log- Friday 26th April 2019
Have you seen this symbol before? What does it mean?
Find out as much as you can about this symbol and
what it means.
To be handed in Wednesday 8th May 2019
18/04/2019 at 1:48 PM
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break.
This week we started our new topics. The children are really enjoying our class text for this half term, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This will form the basis of our work across the curriculum. Earlier in the week we sent out a newsletter: April Newsletter 2019
In English this week we have been describing settings. Through drama and discussion, we have explored some different settings in the story and have written some detailed descriptions. We are really impressed by the children’s developing vocabulary knowledge and how they can choose words carefully for effect in their writing. We created our own imaginary settings based on the chocolate room in the story where everything is edible which the children then used as a basis for their writing.
In maths this week, we have been busy doing lots of measuring. The children have learned how to use rulers correctly to measure in centimetres and draw lines accurately. We have been comparing and ordering objects according to length and have completed some different measuring challenges such as finding out how long the classroom is and how far we can run in 10 seconds!
In PE this week, we enjoyed working on our skipping skills. The children have learned how to do the double bounce and speed bounce. We are also working on some long rope skipping so that we can run, jump out! Keep practising on your skipping targets!
The new play equipment has been a massive success! Here are some pictures…
Next week we are holding a meeting for parents at 3:30 on Tuesday after school. This is to share and discuss the content of a sequence of lessons that we will be delivering in PSHE lessons. See attached for info: SRE meeting letter
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend! See you all back at school on Tuesday.
Best Wishes, the Year 2 Team.
29/03/2019 at 1:31 PM
This week, we have enjoyed lots of different activities to finish our topic on Africa. The children have loved finding out about this amazing continent and yesterday it was brought to life by some visitors who talked about their own first hand experiences of Africa.
We were very lucky to be able to welcome Dan duPreez (Lilith’s Dad), Robin Dalton (Nell and Emily’s dad) and Mr and Mrs Ismail (Aaryan’s Grandparents) into school.
We really enjoyed learning about African animals with Robin, who had spent time on an African game reserve in Namibia. He told us lots of amazing animal facts. We learned the differences between white and black rhinos. We also found out the names for groups of different animals e.g. a dazzle of zebras and a tower of giraffes. We also had a go a ‘pronking’ like a springbok!
We asked lots of questions to Lilith’s dad about his experiences growing up in South Africa. We learned how to count to ten in Afrikaans and some other words. The children were fascinated by stories about lizards in swimming pools and cobras in toy boxes!
As we have been learning about the country of Kenya, it was great to have Aaryan’s grandparents in to tell us more about Kenya and show us some pictures and objects. We looked at some currency and listened to some songs from Africa. Can you guess what this strange object is? Some of the suggestions from children included: a piece of wood, a vegetable, a sausage and a weapon!
We also had a visit from George the Tortoise!
A big thank you to all our visitors!
We continued our sessions with Maggie on invasion games. The children learned how to play ‘hoop ball’, passing the ball between their team to score a point if they passed to the person in their hoop.
In art this week, the children have created some beautiful African silhouette sunsets.
Thank you for all your support this half term. The children have really enjoyed the topics this half term and have been incredibly successful in their learning. We look forward to another enjoyable half term in Summer 1.
The children will be bringing home a pack of activities to work through over the holidays. We wish you a safe and happy holiday.
The Year 2 Team