21/06/2019 at 2:02 PM
This week in Year 2 we have been busy looking at maps of the local area. We used an aerial photograph of our farm from google earth to navigate around. We noticed there were some differences and added these onto the photographs.
Later in the week, we used a different map of the farm to help us learn about how to use a key. We used the map to find 5 cones which had letters on, which we then worked out spelled the word super!
We also enjoyed using google earth to find some places that we know such as school, our house and other special places.
In Maths this week, we have been busy measuring using grams and kilograms. The children have worked really hard to read scales in different increments. They particularly enjoyed finding out their own mass and comparing these with their friends.
In English lessons this week, we have really enjoyed reading and discussing the story Superworm. We wrote some amazing book reviews and character descriptions.
This week, we took 30 Year 2 skippers to Pudsey Leisure Centre to take part in a skipping competition. The children did incredibly well; we were so proud of their hard work, teamwork and super attitude.
21/06/2019 at 1:43 PM
This week in Year 2 we held our S-Factor auditions and we had a fantastic time! Around half of the year group took part and the effort the children had gone to was great to see. There was a good range of experiments this year and this kept the audience captivated throughout. There were some fizzy experiments involving baking soda and vinegar and some great colourful ones using food colouring to create lots of different effects. The experiments involved polarity reversal, friction, gravity, absorption and magnetism to name but a few of the scientific elements. Some of the children showed great confidence and clearly explained what they were doing and the science behind their experiment. The only downside was that there could only be one winner from each class. Every child was given a voting slip to vote for their favourite experiment and many of them commented that it was hard to choose just one winner. It was a real pleasure to watch every single audition so a huge well done to all who took part! The winners were Jeevan and Jenna so congratulations to both and we wish them lots of luck in the final.
14/06/2019 at 1:23 PM
This week the children have been very creative, enjoying lots of art and design activities. They have designed and made their own bog babies in clay and decorated them with natural materials. We think you’ll agree that they are amazing!
In English lessons, we have been writing a non-chronological report about our own bog babies. The children have yet again wowed us with their imaginative ideas and their application of writing skills.
In maths, the children have started thinking about the measurement of mass. They have used balance scales to compare objects using the words heavier and lighter than. We will continue to learn about mass next week.
Next week we are hoping for better weather so we can get on with our geography topic which we have put on hold this week!
Don’t forget S- factor auditions are next week. Please bring in your experiments on Monday!
Have a lovely weekend!
07/06/2019 at 1:28 PM
We have had a very busy start to the half term and are all excited about our new topic. We have made the most of the good weather and have been enjoying the outdoors and exploring our grounds.
Through the story Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, we have introduced the idea of habitats. The story is about two children who find a magical creature in the woods and take it home as a pet. Even though they thought they were taking good care of him, he actually became very ill. When they finally returned him to his natural habitat, he was able to thrive.
We have written some lovely descriptions of the bog baby’s habitat and have written a letter to a professor, explaining how to look after a bog baby. This morning we went on a bog baby hunt in our own magical woods, the Conservation Area. We were extremely lucky to find some very strange creatures! We will continue to use this idea in our English work next week.
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?
If you would like to take part in this year’s ‘S Factor’ auditions, the dates are:
2LO Monday 17th June
2LA Tuesday 18th June
Please have your equipment in school for Monday 17th June. We are very much looking forward to seeing the children’s experiments!
24/05/2019 at 12:56 PM
There has been much excitement in Year 2 this week when on Wednesday the children received a letter from Willy Wonka which contained the actual secret recipe for his famous Fizzy Lifting Drink. The children were told that the recipe was top secret and that they had to look after it. In return for Willy Wonka’s authentic recipe, the children had to invent their own recipes. The children worked so hard and the recipes were very imaginative. Here are some for you to try at home (although it may be tricky getting your hands on some of the ingredients):
However, when we arrived at school on Thursday we discovered that the secret recipe had been stolen! Who would do such a thing? Where could it possibly be? The children found a series of clues which eventually led us to Claire – our marvellous cook. It turns out that Claire had wanted to surprise the children with a fizzy lifting drink at lunchtime and had borrowed the recipe. Once the mystery of the missing secret recipe had been solved, the children then wrote recounts describing what had happened. They used time connectives to sequence events, conjunctions to explain their ideas and lots of right choice words to make their writing interesting.
This week in maths we have been continuing our work on time. Most children can now tell the time to quarter to and quarter past the hour, and some children are able to tell the time to five minutes. We have also been looking at how to solve worded problems involving time and time intervals.
In PE we continued learning how to play cricket. The children’s hand-eye co-ordination has improved well over the past few weeks and we have some budding cricketers!
We wish you a very happy half term and look forward to seeing the children all refreshed in June.
The Year 2 Team
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.