13/10/2017 at 2:16 PM
It has been another super week in Year 2!
In maths, the children have been working so hard with their addition and subtraction skills. We have been adding and subtracting ones to 2 digit numbers e.g. 34 + 3, adding and subtracting tens e.g. 34 + 20 and adding 2 2-digit numbers e.g. 34 + 23.
We have used 100 squares and base 10 equipment to help us with our calculations.
This week’s learning log also supports the maths we have been doing in class. We have also set the children some activities on Mathletics. Please try to find some time to complete these over the next few weeks.
In English we have been reading the story ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra. We enjoyed listening to this story and discussing our opinions. We then wrote some amazing book reviews, which included persuasive language e.g. hilarious, brilliantly illustrated and exciting. We have also been learning about using different types of sentences: statements, questions, exclamations and commands. Can you identify which is which?
Take the pea back to the freezer.
Supertato was in trouble.
What a brave potato he is!
Who has been causing mischief in the supermarket?
The Year 2 children are taking part in a skipping festival this year organised by the company ‘Skipping School’. http://www.skippingschool.co.uk/
This started with a workshop to learn a whole range of different skipping skills. We learned the single bonce, double bounce, hopping, side swing, partner skipping and long rope games.
We had a great time and now need to practise these skills in preparation for a competition event in January. We are selling some plastic skipping ropes in school at a cost of £5. These are good quality and are the correct size for the children to use. If you would like to purchase one, please send the money in an envelope with your child.
Have a great weekend,
The Year 2 team
06/10/2017 at 1:55 PM
In English this week, we have been learning how to write a set of instructions about how to make a healthy sandwich. The children have learnt to use time connectives, imperative verbs (bossy verbs) and conjunctions such as and, as, so, until, because when writing instructions.
Can you spot the features of instruction writing in these instructions?
The children had fun putting a set of instructions into the correct order:
Would you like to earn an extra dojo point? Try writing a set of instructions to match these photos and bring them in to show your teacher.
In Maths this week, we have been using our number bonds to 10 to help us to work out number bonds to 20 and number bonds to 100. Try the game below: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
This morning we were very lucky to have two special guests. Haris’ mum came to talk to us about what hospitals are like nowadays and Rosie’s mum came to talk to us about looking after our teeth.
When we learned about Florence Nightingale, we found out that hospitals in the Victorian times were not very nice places. They were dirty and smelly! We asked Haris’ mum lots of questions about the people who work in hospitals and how hospitals are kept clean nowadays. The children listened very well and even had a go at a tricky wordsearch with lots of hospital departments such as gastroenterology!
Rosie’s mum talked to us about looking after our teeth. We sorted foods into healthy and unhealthy. We learned that we should brush our teeth twice a day and only have 5 exposures to food and drink in between. We then had a volunteer in each class to have a special tablet that makes the plaque on your teeth purple. Rosie’s mum gave us all a special pack with toothpaste and a toothbrush. Thank you.
Next week we have a skipping workshop on Thursday and the harvest assembly on Friday to look forward to.
Have a great weekend,
The Year 2 Team
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.