09/11/2018 at 12:44 PM
It has been a lovely week in Year 2!
Today we have spent the morning learning about Remembrance Day. We have found out more about why we wear poppies, how our school used to be a WW1 airfield and why 2018 is a particularly important year.
We made poppies and poppy pictures, illustrated a commemorative poem and made celery biplanes.
In maths this week, we have been learning strategies for adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.
We have used base 10 to partition each number into tens and ones then recombine to find the total.
In English this week, we have been exploring right choice words in fireworks poems. Children have read, performed and written their own poetry.
2LO enjoyed their first of three sessions at Gym Magic this week. We will post some photos next week!
Reminders for next week:
Next Friday is our Children in Need fundraising day organised be the school council. Don’t forget to dress up in your best rockstar (or party) clothes!
2Lo need to come to school in PE kits on Tuesday ready for their second session at Gym Magic.
26/10/2018 at 1:56 PM
It’s been a super first half term and we have been so impressed with how well the children have settled in. Thank you for all your support at Parents’ Evening- it is much appreciated!
We have continued with our work on descriptive writing this week. The children have learned the terms: expanded noun phrase and subordinating conjunctions. They have also learned how to use a comma when separating a list of adjectives.
expanded noun phrase: a phrase which gives extra information about the noun e.g. a large hat/ a large, black hat/ a large, black hat with silver stars on.
subordinating conjunction: when, if, that, because are examples of these.
We thought of expanded noun phrases for a witch’s potion:
We have continued our work on addition and subtraction in maths this week. We have used number bonds to help us add three 1 digit numbers and to add to the next multiple of 10. We have also started to look at strategies for adding and subtracting ones and tens to a 2 digit number. We enjoyed using stories to help us understand what the numbers mean.
Can you think of a story and ask a question?
Can you make up your own stories to add or subtract ones or tens?
In topic this week, we learned all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. Children retold the story and made a wanted poster for Guy Fawkes. We also learned about Firework safety and made our own rules.
Year 2 Learning Log Homework – 26th October 2018
Over the past week, we have been learning how to use our number bonds in different ways. Once you know your number bonds to 10, it can help you with lots of other addition and subtraction facts – including pairs of numbers which make up different multiples of 10 e.g. 20 + 80 = 100
For learning log, we would like you to show us everything you know about number bonds.
To be handed in Wednesday 7th November 2018.
Have a wonderful half term break!
The Y2 Team
19/10/2018 at 12:13 PM
We have had fun this week in year 2, learning all about how important it is to keep active. We talked about the importance of exercise then in our PE lessons talked about how the different exercises made us feel. We timed ourselves doing different activities. How tired we all were!
In maths this week we have been learning about fact families. We have used bar models and part whole models to find all the different addition and subtraction sentences. What a lot of work we have done!
Can you make a fact family to match this part whole model?
In English this week, we have written our character descriptions for our super veggie or veggie villain. What crazy ideas we had! Children worked really hard on these and we were very impressed with their final drafts. We used drama to help us learn how to write question and exclamation sentences. Have you spotted any in this week’s blog?
We have enjoyed learning a song and performing it, adding some music with our glockenspiels.
12/10/2018 at 12:43 PM
This week we have enjoyed reading and discussing the story ‘Supertato!’ The children have written some fantastic reviews of the story, using right choice adjectives to persuade. We used words such as humourous, hilarious, brilliant and fabulous!
We had a lovely time visiting the farm and harvesting some our own super-veggies.
Then we made our veggies into super-veggies!
We have started to write some descriptions of our new characters which we will present in Harvest Assembly next week.
In maths this week, we have been using number bonds to 10 to help us find number bonds to 20 and 100.
If you know 2 + 8 = 10, you also know 12 + 8 = 20 and 20 + 80 = 100 etc. Please learn these facts at home; they are vital to all further addition and subtraction work!
05/10/2018 at 1:37 PM
We have had another busy week in Year 2. The children are really impressing us with their super attitude to learning and how well they have adapted to Year 2 expectations.
In English this week, the children have written their own alternative versions of the Little Red Hen story. They tried really hard to follow the structure of the story using their own characters and ideas. Later on in the week, we started to look at writing instructions. Today, we wrote our own instructions for making a healthy sandwich. A new learning log has come home tonight. Can you write your own set of instructions for a healthy meal?
In maths this week, we have completed our unit of work on place value. We have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and have learned how to count in 3s. We have looked for patterns and explained our reasoning. Please keep practising this important skill at home.
Next week, we move onto addition and subtraction.
In topic this week, we have learned about another famous nurse who helped the soldiers in the Crimea, Mary Seacole. We played a game, answering questions about her life.
In PE this week, we learned a new game called beanbag tic tac toe. The children loved working in teams competing against each other to be first to get three in a row!
Continuing with our ‘be healthy’ topic, we have designed and made our own food plate collages in art.
Have a great weekend!
The Year 2 team.
28/09/2018 at 2:05 PM
We have had another busy week in year 2.
In English we read the traditional tale ‘The Little Red Hen’ and have looked at the alternative version ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’. We found out that in both stories the main character wanted to make something but their unhelpful friends refused to help them. The children are now busy planning their own alternative version which they will write next week. Can they tell you about the ideas they have planned?
In maths we have continued our work on place value looking at comparing and ordering numbers. Can you explain how to use the symbols < > = to an adult?
Mathletics: We are all now up and running with our Mathletics passwords and have had a chance to learn how to use the website at school. Please log on at home and see if you can earn enough points for a bronze certificate. You never know, you may be our top point scorer and earn our Mathlete of the Week trophy!
We have been enjoying our PE lessons. On Mondays and Tuesdays, we are developing our gymnastics skills focussing on being able to hold a position and balancing. On Wednesday’s outdoor session, we have been working on SAQ skills (speed, agility and quickness).
On Friday afternoons, the children have been taking part in different activities:
- In RE children are finding out how Christians and Muslims welcome new life – thank you for sending in your baby pictures.
- In coding, children have been programming Beebots and learning about simple algorithms.
- In food and cooking, the children have been learning more about food groups and sorting food into categories.
- Mrs Kenny is working with groups of children every week to make the garden area outside Year 2 more attractive and to encourage wildlife. The photos below show the children making bird feeders.