27/04/2018 at 1:19 PM
We have had another busy week in year 2.
In English, we have been focusing on describing characters from Charlie and the Chocolate factory. We looked at the character of Charlie bucket and collected words and phrases that we could use to describe his personality and how he looks. Children then used these ideas to write a character description. We really enjoyed getting into character as Veruca Salt! Children had conversations in role as Veruca and her father. We then wrote speech sentences.
“I want a golden ticket now!” screamed Veruca loudly.
Next, we wrote a character description for Veruca. The children have really impressed us with their language choice and their sentence structure.
Next week we will be developing our own stories and hope that children will be able to incorporate their descriptive writing skills into these.
In maths we have continued our work on time. Children have used their knowledge of time to solve problems. We found this quite tricky!
As homework, we would like you to play this game. A sheet has also been sent home. https://nrich.maths.org/6071
We conducted a science investigation this week to find out which type of chocolate would be best for making a chocolate palace. We discussed how we could use the equipment to plan a fair test. Children thought carefully about what they would need to measure. We made predictions, carried out our investigation and then made a conclusion.
There is a new learning log task this week. Have fun finding out about this symbol!
Well done to 2Lo for achieving their extreme reading target. They had a great time at the play park for their treat!
We will start our SRE topic next week with lesson 1.
Have a great weekend,
from the Year 2 team.
20/04/2018 at 1:24 PM
The children have been fantastic this week, settling back into routines and showing that they can be the best they can be!
We are really enjoying our new topic based on the book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory’. This week we have used the book to look at story settings. We have written descriptions of Charlie’s house, the scene awaiting the opening of the factory and the chocolate room. We have focused on writing expanded noun phrases using right choice adjectives and extending our sentences using a range of conjunctions.
In year 2, children need to be able to use co-ordinating conjunctions confidently: and, but, so and some subordinating conjunctions: when, if, because, that
You could play this game at home to reinforce understanding of using conjunctions:
In art, we designed our own fantasy setting based on the chocolate room in Wonka’s factory where everything is edible. We have started to write our own descriptions based on these designs. Here are some of our amazing fantasy worlds:
In maths this week, we have been learning how to tell the time. Children have been using mini clocks and playing matching games to tell the time and also drawing the hands on clocks to show different times. We have worked our way from o’clock and half past times, to quarter past and quarter to, and finally to reading the time to the nearest 5 minutes.
Thank you for the work you have done over the holidays. There will be a new learning log coming home next week which gives you some extra time to complete and hand in the Easter holiday homework!
Have a lovely weekend.
The year 2 team.