19/01/2017 at 4:23 PM
This week in Year 2, we have been inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. We enjoyed looking at some of his most famous artwork from the 60’s and have started to create our own pop art portraits. Photos of our final work will be posted next week!
Can you be inspired to create your own pop art at home? Maybe you could choose somebody famous from today or a modern object as your starting point?
In English, we have continued our theme of moon adventures, improving our stories and developing new ideas for a diary entry. We have been writing in past tense so have been concentrating on spelling regular and irregular past tense verbs.
Click on the picture below to play a game to practise.
In maths this week, we have been solving money problems. Can you set up your own shop to practise finding totals and giving change?
Click on the picture below to play the toy shop money game.
Workshop on Monday
We are really looking forward to the Moving Words workshop on Monday. Don’t forget there is a performance for parents at the end of the day (2.40pm). We hope to see you there.
Finally, thank you to all the parents who came to the Year 2 Assessment and Expectations meeting this week. If you missed it and would like a copy of the handouts, please see either class teacher.
Have a lovely weekend.
The year 2 team
12/01/2017 at 4:05 PM
This week, we have been on our own journeys to the moon!
We learned all about the moon landing in 1969 and researched Neil Armstrong’s life history. We loved watching the video footage of Neil and Buzz bouncing on the moon!
Through drama, we created our own 5 part story, around the theme of going to the moon. We are now writing our own versions of the story.
- Opening-We began by packing our suitcases and building our rockets.
- Build up- We launched into space, described what we saw and heard before landing on the moon.
- Problem – We met a space alien with a broken space ship.
- Resolution- We helped the alien by using the things we had brought to help fix his spaceship.
- Ending- We took a selfie to remember the alien and our adventure. Then we said goodbye and travelled home.
In maths this week, we have been learning about money. We have been using coins to make different amounts and have investigated making the same amount in different ways.
eg How many ways can you make 50p?
How can you make 26p using the fewest coins?
Next week, we will be moving on to solving problems involving the addition and subtraction of money, including giving change.
Some grandparents have volunteered to come in to talk to the children about the 1960’s, however, we would like some more! If you know someone who would be available to come in to school, please see your child’s class teacher.
06/01/2017 at 1:46 PM
Welcome back! It was lovely to see all the children come back to school on Tuesday morning and hear their holiday news.
We have had a great start to the new year. The children have been showing a great attitude to learning and have been particularly excited about our new topic, the 1960s. In our time machine so far, we have found old money and toys from the 1960s. I wonder what will appear next week?
In English, we have been looking at the features of non- fiction texts to help us learn more about the 1960s.
In maths, we have been busy learning all about division and the relationship between multiplication and division facts. For example, using these three numbers make two multiplication and two division number sentences:
2, 5, 10
We can show the relationship of the three numbers using a calculation triangle:
You should have now received the following letters from school:
If you would like any further information, please see or contact your class teacher.
Year Two Team
17/12/2016 at 8:51 AM
We have had another very busy week in Year 2. We were all so proud of the children in their performances. Thank you for your support in learning lines, singing, costumes and of course being their number 1 fan! They really enjoyed it.
In between performances and parties we still managed to fit in some other learning. In maths this week, we applied our understanding of multiplication through answering word problems (on a Christmas theme of course!) such as: The elf needed 3 metres of ribbon to wrap 1 present. How much ribbon does he need for 4 presents?
We enjoyed some ‘Christmaths’ activities on party day. We made a Christmas tree picture by measuring strips of green card. The first one measured 1cm, the next 3cm and so on. We enjoyed decorating them afterwards! Here are a few of them…
In English, we have been identifying and writing question and exclamation sentences. Can your child explain which of these is an exclamation and which is a question?
How does Santa fit down the chimney
What a long journey Santa has
What does Santa like to eat on Christmas Eve
How full he must be
We have been collecting temperature data all half term to find out how the temperature changes from autumn to winter. We were quite surprised with the results as we thought it would get colder. We were very surprised when we recorded a temperature of 15 degrees on the last Friday!
From all the Year 2 team, we hope you have a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Merry Christmas!
09/12/2016 at 1:48 PM
We have been busy developing our creative skills this week! The children have been making cards, calendars and practising for their Christmas performance.
In English, we have read the story of Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present by John Burningham. The children wrote their own independent book reviews describing the story and explaining what they enjoyed most about the book. We really were really impressed with the children who used subordinating conjunctions (e.g.when, that, because), right choice words for verbs and nouns and persuasive adjectives.
In maths, we are continuing our work on multiplication. The children have all completed the end of term assessments in maths and we are proud of the progress they have made.
Please keep practising counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
02/12/2016 at 1:33 PM
This week we read “The Jolly Postman” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We have produced some amazing writing, including story sequencing, diaries and letters.
We finished the week writing our own letters to Father Christmas. We used expanded noun phrases to describe the toys we would like so that he will know exactly what to bring.
E.g. a pink bike with a basket on the front
In maths this week, we have been learning about multiplication. Please use the link below to practise x2,x3,x5 and x10 tables.
As a school, we are developing our mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. Have a go at the following question. Can you explain your answer?
Which is more?
4 sacks each containing 5 presents or 6 sacks each containing 3 presents.
Please bring your answers to your teacher next week for a bonus dojo!