08/12/2017 at 1:46 PM
This week we have read the story ‘The Jolly Postman’. We have retold the story in order and have also written a diary entry for the postman’s day. We learned how to use the possessive apostrophe e.g. the giant’s castle, and tried to include a range of conjunctions to extend sentences. Today we imagined that the postman had another letter to deliver to the three little pigs which the children then wrote. We had a focus on using questions. They did a fantastic job! Here are a few examples:
Dear Little Pigs,
I have recently heard that you are building your houses. Would you like me to help you? I am an expert at rebuilding houses. I can build houses out of anything except from titanium. Once I built a house for the BFG. It took me a year to build because it was so big!
Dear Little Pigs,
I walked past your house and I saw that your house was blown down. Would you like me to build it back up again? I have some bricks in my yard. They are very strong. Would you like some? I have cement too to stick it together.
Dear Little Pigs,
I saw a big bad wolf. He was planning to get you so I wanted to say that I can help you. I can make you a strong brick house. What colour would you like your house to be and what kind of house do you want it to be? It can be anything you want, but make it strong otherwise he will eat you!
In maths this week we have been interpreting tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. We made our own block graphs to show how many of each colour skittle was in a mini packet. We wrote true or false statements about our data. e.g. True or false? There are 3 more yellow skittles than green.
We have continued our learning on the polar regions, this week focusing on animals. We sorted the animals into whether they live in the Arctic or Antarctica. We read some interesting information about polar bears and penguins.
Thank you for your party money contributions. We are looking forward to making our party treats next week. Also thank you for the nativity costumes. These need to be in school on Monday if you haven’t already sent them in.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 2 Team
01/12/2017 at 1:22 PM
We have been working hard in Year 2 this week as usual. As well as all the extra singing and acting we have been doing, we have still managed to fit in plenty of Maths, English, R.E, P.E and Topic.
In Maths this week, we have been learning about division. The children started the week with learning about dividing by 2 (halving). We did lots of practical sharing, using objects and moved onto writing number sentences using the division sign. They then showed their understanding through solving word problems. They have also learned about the relationship between multiplication and division. Have a look at our calculation triangles….
In English, we have used the story Follow the Swallow, to learn more about how some birds prepare for winter. We enjoyed learning about how Apollo the Swallow left his garden home in the Autumn and flew to South Africa, returning again the following Spring. While he was away, his friend Chack the Blackbird had changed colour from brown to black and had eaten all the berries on his tree. We wrote postcards from Apollo to Chack. The children worked really hard and remembered to include right choice adjectives when describing the animals he had seen on his long journey.
We have been so impressed with how the children have learned their lines, when to speak and when to perform.
Dates to remember:
Tuesday 5th December- Christmas Jumper Day
Wednesday 6th December after school – Christmas Fair
Tuesday 12th December, 2pm – KS1 Christmas Performance
Wednesday 13th December, 9:30am – KS1 Christmas Performance
Thursday 14th December- KS1 Christmas Party Day
24/11/2017 at 12:43 PM
In English this week, we have been building on our Polar Adventure drama by using the book ‘Poles Apart’ by Jeanne Willis to inspire our writing. The children wrote fabulous descriptive postcards using ‘right choice words’ for adjectives and verbs.
In Maths, we have continued our work on multiplication. The children have made good progress in their understanding of how to tackle worded multiplication problems. Some children even managed to solve two step problems.
Try to solve this two step problem:
Joe bakes 4 trays of buns.
There are 5 buns in each tray.
Joe sells 5 of the buns. How many are left?
The children have been working hard practising the Christmas performance. Please can you continue to practise the words at home and make sure that your child knows when to speak in the play (cue).
This week’s learning log is:
We have been writing expanded noun phrases in English. Draw or stick in a picture related to our topic ‘Polar Regions’. Then label the picture with expanded noun phrases. E.g. huge, furry polar bear or gigantic iceberg
Extra Challenge: Can you write a description, using your expanded noun phrases?
21/11/2017 at 3:38 PM
Yesterday afternoon, 2LA went on an amazing journey to the Arctic!
We looked at clues to find out where we were going, then packed our bags. We packed all our warm clothes, food, maps and a compass. We decided to pick up some huskies in Alaska first and used the compass to travel north. When we got there, we explored our surroundings. We saw polar bears, icebergs and it was very cold and windy. Later on we found a little penguin who was lost. We discovered that he was a long way from his home in the South Pole so we took him back to Antarctica.
21/11/2017 at 3:01 PM
2LO went on really exciting adventure this morning to the Arctic.
We had to be bold, brave and intrepid explorers! First we packed our bags and then journeyed out across the Arctic Ocean until we reached the North Pole. When we arrived, we found a lost penguin who should have been at the South Pole. We had to think of a way to help it and return it back home to Antarctica.
What an amazing adventure we had!
17/11/2017 at 1:04 PM
This week in Year 2 we have been learning all about how animals survive in winter. The children learnt about hibernation, migration and adaptation. The children read reports and made notes. They then wrote their own non-fiction report.
This week in Maths, we have been focussing on multiplication. We looked at the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition and then moved onto learning about arrays.
You could play this game at home:
We also started our DT sewing project, designing a polar animal hanging decoration. Some children have already started to make theirs. Look out for these wonderful creations coming home in a few weeks!
Our Christmas Performance singing is already sounding fabulous and we aim to start practising the acting next week. We have enough speaking parts for everyone in Year 2, either as narrators or characters in the play. We would like your help in learning lines; practising speaking clearly, loudly and with expression. The scripts will go home on Monday. Thank you in advance.