29/09/2017 at 1:28 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 as well as counting in 2s,3s,5s and 10s. Keep practising these at home!
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 PE lessons with Mr Little. On Mondays and Tuesdays, we are developing our gymnastics skills focussing on being able to hold a position and balancing. On Thursday’s outdoor session, we have been working on SAQ skills (Speed, agility and quickness).
We have started to create some food plate collages in art this week. Thank you to all of those parents who have sent in foil, sponges and other bits. We will be working on these over the next few weeks and hope to make a display in the dining hall with our finished work.
Do you get your 5 a Day? This week we have learned why we need to eat (or drink) 5 a day to keep healthy and have learned what a portion looks like.
Thank you for all the brilliant learning logs. We really enjoyed looking at them and finding out how you keep healthy at home. We have sent home a new learning log today.
Have a lovely weekend,
The Year 2 Team
22/09/2017 at 1:34 PM
Who was Florence Nightingale?
This week we have been finding out all about the life of Florence Nightingale and why we remember her today.
We had a great time on our trips to Thackray Medical Museum where we took part in lots of activities to learn more about Florence Nightingale. The staff and adults were really impressed with all the children, particularly with how well they listened and took part in the workshop. Our favourite part of the day was taking part in a role play, dressed as nurses and porters.
A big thank you to all our volunteers!
Back at school, we have written about our trip using time connectives, conjunctions and adjectives.
In maths this week we have continued our work on place value. Can you remember what the < > and = signs mean?
Requests for bits and bobs!
Please can you send in collage materials such as foil, bubble wrap, and sponges for our artwork
food and drink wrappers, packaging and boxes for discussion about keeping healthy.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 2 Team
15/09/2017 at 1:36 PM
This week in Year 2, we started our new topic “Be Healthy”. We talked about what we need to do to keep our bodies healthy. We thought about what we typically eat and drink in a day and if we choose ‘5 a day’. We are sending home a learning log today: How do you keep healthy?
In English this week we have been using our senses to help us generate vocabulary for poetry. We particularly enjoyed using our senses to write a poem about different fruits! Can you guess which fruit we thought was sour?!
We have also started reading the story ‘The Twits’ as a class. In today’s English lesson, we used adjectives in a list poem about what is in Mr Twit’s beard. We also introduced the term possessive apostrophe.
This week in maths we have been partitioning 2 digit numbers. We used part whole models to show how to partition a number into tens and ones.
We have thought about different ways to partition numbers. For example:
36 = 30 + 6
36 = 20 + 16
36 = 10 + 26
We used this activity in class today to practise partitioning 2 digit numbers.
- Please ensure that you have a full PE kit every Monday and Thursday (2LO) and Tuesday and Thursday( 2LA).
- Reading books can be changed any day. Please aim to be changing books at least twice a week.
Don’t forget it’s our Thackray Medical Museum trip next week.
2Lo- Wednesday 20th September
2La- Thursday 21st September
Please come in school uniform as normal. Don’t forget a packed lunch.
We will be starting some artwork next week and would like you to bring in any spare collage materials you may have at home. in particular, we would like tin foil, sponges, sponge cloths, wool and bubble wrap.
08/09/2017 at 2:37 PM
Welcome to Year 2!
What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!
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.
This week we have been thinking about class rules, the learning hives and how we learn. We have set ourselves some targets for the year linked to these. We created some wonderful personal art work.
In maths this week we have started to learn more about the place value of numbers.
In topic this week, we shared our holiday diaries and used maps to find the places we have been to.
In English we wrote letters to our class travelling bears telling them about where we have been in the world and where we would like to go. We did a great job!
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?
Tonight your child is bringing home a newsletter and trip letter. Please return the reply slip as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support so far. We are looking forward to a really great year!
The Year 2 Team.
26/07/2017 at 11:32 AM
This week in Year 2 we have enjoyed some end of year treats and activities:
We read the story Honey Biscuits by Meredith Hooper and then followed the same recipe to make our own.
We really enjoyed mixing the ingredients together and shaping the dough into balls.
Later on we shared our bee books with our reading buddies. They were really impressed with our writing!
We had a great time in maths this week designing and making our own board games to help us with our maths skills.
Finally, we have enjoyed an epic end of year assembly!
We have had an absolutely brilliant year this year with lots of highlights. A big thank you to all the children for their hard work, enthusiasm and fantastic attitude towards everything we do. We wish you a happy and successful time in Year 3! Thank you also to the wonderful Y2 parents for all your support and hard work this year and for all of you who have volunteered on trips and special days. Finally, thank you to all the staff that have worked in Year 2 this year.
Have a wonderful summer!
from the Year 2 team.
21/07/2017 at 2:01 PM
We have been solving time problems and working out time intervals this week. We have been using our understanding of reading clocks in both analogue and digital time to compare the difference between two times.
Can you work out how long each activity lasts?
We celebrated the success of Mathletics today in our Special Mention Assembly. We found out that collaboratively Year 2 earned the highest number of points this year out of all the classes in Years 2-6! Five lucky mathletes in Year 2, reached the top 10 of the highest individual scores in the school. They each received a special Mathletics pen and wristband. Keep up the hard work in Year 3! https://community.mathletics.com/signin#/student
1st Class @ number
We have also shared the success of another group of mathematicians this week. Four children have graduated from Mrs kenny’s 1stclass@number maths group. We have been so pleased with their progress. last week they each received a special certificate and prize for their efforts and this week they shared the games they played in the group with some of their friends.
We have finished our bee books! This week we added a glossary and index page. We spent a lot of time making sure we had the correct alphabetical order!
Next week we are going to share these with our reading buddies.
Have a lovely weekend. See you all next week for the final 3 days of the year!
from The Year 2 Team