11/09/2020 at 3:19 PM
What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!
Children have adjusted to their new classrooms and forward facing desks. They have been very good at keeping their own equipment and working from their desks rather than in groups or on the carpet. The adults are still getting used to this!
We have been so impressed with how well the children have settled into their new classes and how quickly they have got used to their new routines.
We have enjoyed finding out about our class animals. We are all excited about being Year 2 foxes and squirrels!
This week we have been thinking about class rules, the learning hives and how we learn. We have also talked about our new rules for keeping safe in school.
We have set ourselves some targets for the year linked to our learning hive. We created some wonderful personal art work.
In maths this week we have started to learn more about the place value of numbers. We have shown what we know about numbers by drawing them in tens and ones, using a part whole model, writing the number one more and one less and also writing any interesting facts. We have practised writing numbers using both numerals and words. Today we looked at some different ways of representing 2-digit numbers using tens frames, base 10, straws and place value counters. Can your child show you how to represent a 2-digit number using these?
In topic this week, we shared our holiday stories and used maps to find the places we have been to.
In English we wrote letters to Farsley Fox and Farsley Squirrel telling them about where we have been in the world and where we would like to go. We did a great job! We learned about using capital letters for proper nouns and using question words and question marks. The children used the question words on the wall.
We have done some amazing reading already too. We have used the reading dogs to help us answer different types of questions.
Can your child remember any of the characters?
Thank you for your support so far. We are looking forward to a really great year!
The Year 2 Team.
16/07/2020 at 5:16 PM
Message from the Year 2 staff team
Today is the last day of term of a very strange school year. We have loved working with you all this year and will look back with very happy memories of the year. We still feel very sad that this year was abruptly cut short but we know that every single one of you has worked hard during lock down and made the best progress you could. This is a truly lovely cohort of children and every single child helps make it the brilliant year group it is. Miss Ellis and Mr Beavers are so lucky to be teaching them next year.
The children have achieved so much in the first two terms of this year and we have some wonderful memories of this year. What are your favourite memories of Year 2? What have you enjoyed the most?
Here are some photos of this year’s highlights.
We are so proud of you all and wish you all the best for what we know will be a very successful Year 3. Keep working hard and keep being amazing! Year 2 2020 we shall miss you!
14/07/2020 at 8:14 PM
Thank you for all your hard work so far this week. We hope you have enjoyed learning all about bees and are feeling confident telling the time.
Here are some activities for Thursday and Friday. There will be a blog post on Friday but this will be a celebration of the year; there will be no more work added for home learning. Enjoy your last few days of home learning!
Year 2 End of Year Awards
Please join us for a final celebration of the year on Google Meet this Thursday at 4pm in the 2LA or 2LO meet space. It would be lovely if you could all join us. We would like to be able to say something about each individual child and present them with a special award.
Here are the final two lessons on time. It would be great if you could all keep practising telling the time and discussing times with your child over the holidays too.
Lesson 3: Find durations of time
Lesson 4: Compare durations of time
Our final English lesson is writing a glossary. The following slides will explain what a glossary is and how to write one for your bee book.
The next few slides will give you a step by step guide on how to write a glossary:
Your book is now complete! Well done!
12/07/2020 at 6:08 PM
Good morning. We hope you have had a lovely, relaxing weekend. As this is the final week of the current school year, this will be the the last week of blogs until September. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time teaching the children this year and we are very sad that we were not able to complete the year as we would usually like. We hope your child enjoys this last week of home learning and we look forward to seeing all the children again very soon.
White Rose Maths have produced some workbooks for parents that you can download at home or add to your kindle from amazon. Here is the link if you are interested: Workbook link
This week, we finish our topic on telling the time.
Lesson 1: Telling time to 5 minutes
Please spend a few days learning this. There are plenty of additional sheets and activities to practise in your packs.
Lesson 2: Hours and Days
In English this week we are putting the final finishing touches to our bee books. Over the next two days, we would like you to add an index to your book. Use the following slides to help you:
Other activities for this week
Listen to the story Honey Biscuits by Meredith Hooper then follow the recipe to make honey biscuits in your pack. Enjoy!
10/07/2020 at 11:25 AM
So as part of our work on bees, the Woodland Room bubble decided to take advantage of being next to the kitchen area of the Studio and try to make bread using honey. Normally, bread recipes ask for sugar to be added to help feed the yeast but instead we decided to use nature’s sweetener, honey, to do the job!
We measured out the ingredients, using our measuring skills from last week’s maths, and mixed them together to make our dough. We then kneaded it for 10 minutes until it became stretchy and smooth. After that, we let it prove for 2 hours until it doubled in size. We thought it looked like a giant doughy-pillow!
Next, we knocked it back (punched the air out of it), cut it into 3 smaller loaves and shaped it to our liking. Then, we let it prove again for another hour before we slashed the top and baked it in the oven for about 40 minutes.
The smell was amazing and the finished bread looked so good! Finally, we bagged it up and took it home to devour! Great job Woodland Room!
09/07/2020 at 6:54 PM
Thank you again for all your work so far this week. We are enjoying looking at your bee books!
Here are some activities for today:
There is no White Rose Maths lesson for today.
- Complete the measures assessment sheet if you haven’t already.
- Please look at the other time activities in your pack and complete the sheets for o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Next week we will learn how the tell time to the nearest 5 minutes!
There is a blank page in your bee book. What would you like to create a page about?
Here are some ideas:
- Did you know facts
- Other types of bees
- Bee Pollination
Next week we will complete our books by learning how to create contents, index pages and a glossary.
30 days Wild
Have you completed the challenge yet?
You can download this certificate once you have completed all of the challenges!
Photos and video from school- Bee visit and workshop
On Wednesday we were extremely lucky to watch Nicole, our beekeeper, transfer a new colony of bees into our school bee hive. Mr Harris was kitted out in his bee suit to see this first hand and help. The children watched this from the safety of the ‘bubbles’ via video link. Here is the video:
The clip is about 20 minutes long. At 4 minutes, Nicole begins to transfer frames covered with bees from the temporary box into the new hive. At 11 minutes, they add some empty frames to fill the hive and at 14 minutes Nicole shakes out the rest of the swarm. They feed the new hive at 16 minutes. What do they feed it with?
Afterwards, Nicole talked to the children from each bubble up next to the apiary, showing them the equipment and telling them lots of interesting things about bees. The children were truly fascinated and asked some brilliant questions.
Here are some photos of us doing our art work: