Fun and Friendship in Year 2
Friday 15th November | 4 comments
This week we have been learning about how to be a good friend as part of our PSHE lessons. We used the story Elmer to look at friendship and the difference between laughing at someone and laughing with them. We also thought about ways we could make someone smile, just like Elmer did in the story.
The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘ Change starts with us’. Every child then wrote a pledge explaining what they will do to prevent and tackle bullying.
We also talked about feeling left out. We thought about ways we can be a good friend and sorted some statements into two groups: things that help you to make friends and things that don’t.
Children in Need
We had a fantastic day in our ‘adjective outfits’ talking about words and thinking about their meaning. We started the day by studying each word; children wrote a sentence, a definition, synonyms and drew a picture. We definitely expanded our vocabulary with some of the more unusual outfits! We even had a visit from a ‘terrifying’ dinosaur!
We then met with our new Reading Buddies from Year 6. We had a great time getting to know them, finding out some things about each other and sharing a book. We look forward to working with them throughout the year.
We have continued our work on addition and subtraction this week so that we are more confident when asked to add or subtract two 2-digit numbers. We now understand how to partition each number into tens and ones and have some strategies for recording our methods. In Year 2 we don’t use any formal methods such as column addition or subtraction; instead we ensure that children have a secure understanding of place value and partitioning which prepares them well for the more formal methods in Year 3.
English and Geography
We have started to think about our new geography topic which started with some work on the weather and seasons. We read the story ‘Follow the Swallow’ by Julia Donaldson, which tells the tale of two friends, Chack the Blackbird and Apollo the Swallow. They learn about how each of the birds finds a different way to survive in the winter. The children wrote book reviews and then went on to describe the different characters in the story.
Next week, we will be learning more about how animals prepare for winter; your learning log homework will help you prepare for this!
The children thoroughly enjoyed their visits to Gym Magic. Please remember to bring PE kits back into school for our second PE session on Wednesdays. Here are some photos from 2LA’s visit. Will will add some 2LO photos next week.