30/11/2018 at 1:07 PM
This week, we have used the book Poles Apart by Jeanne Willis to develop our understanding of the Polar Regions and in particular, which animals live in the Arctic and Antarctica. In topic lessons we found out more about the animals that live in the Polar Regions and how they are adapted to the extremely cold conditions.
In our English lessons, we have used drama to deepen our understanding of story telling. Here we are on our adventure to the North Pole:
We looked at clues for our adventure, packed our bags and created a journey on a ship. When we arrived at the North Pole, we found a very lost penguin! The children then created their own solutions and ending to the story. The children were very creative in using their imaginations to take the penguin back to his South Pole home!
In maths, we have been busy solving problems using money. The children have been adding prices and working out change. Please practise using the game below:
Thank you for your support in helping the children to learn their lines for our Christmas show. Please keep practising at home. Children need to know these by heart for Monday. Thank you.
23/11/2018 at 3:14 PM
We have had another great week in Year 2; the highlight of the week being our RSPB workshop on Wednesday. The children learned about the organisation and its motto ‘Giving Nature a Home’. We discussed some of the animals and birds that the RSPB supports and went outside to look for habitats in our school grounds.
We have continued our learning about how animals prepare for winter and have done some fantastic non-fiction writing in English. Today they have started to write a report about this using the subheadings migration, hibernation and adaptation.
In maths, we have started our topic on money. Children have been recognising coins and making different totals using coins. Today we have looked at using different coins that make the same total. Try the link below for a fun game:
It was 2LO’s final week at Gym Magic. Next week 2LA will start their visits. Don’t forget to come in PE kits on Tuesday! Here are 2LO in action!
Cold/ wet weather request:
Please make sure that children have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoors in the changing weather. We still like to use the grassy areas so having a pair of wellies in school saves children getting wet/muddy shoes! Thank you.
16/11/2018 at 1:40 PM
This week we have started to think about the changing seasons. We discussed what we already know about the seasons and in particular what happens in autumn and winter. We have also started to think about how different animals survive in winter.
In our Science lessons with Mrs Wilson, we talked about how some animals prepare for winter by hibernating. In English lessons, through the story ‘Follow the Swallow’, we learned about migration. We are looking forward to building on this next week.
We have now finished our addition and subtraction maths topic and next week will be starting a new topic on money.
We now know how to add and subtract two 2 digit numbers including exchanging. You can practise this using the following online games:
You will find these in the supporting calculation section at the bottom of the page! (You will need flash to play these)
We have had a great time dressed as rockstars today for Children in Need. Thank you so much for your efforts and contributions.
Reminders for next week:
Next week on Wednesday, we will be taking part in a workshop run by the RSPB in our school grounds. Please make sure you have wellies and warm clothing! (All Year 2)
It is the final week for 2LO visiting Gym Magic. Please arrive at school dressed in PE kits on Tuesday.
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.