30/04/2021 at 1:20 PM
This week we have started to learn how to tell the time. We have focused on o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Please can you reinforce this at home over the next few weeks by asking the children to tell you the time! Thank you.
In English we have been reading more of our class text, charlie and the chocolate factory. This week we have been focusing on the characters from the story. We have been writing character descriptions using lots of amazing right choice words and phrases. We really enjoyed pretending to be Veruca Salt in our role play session!
We also read all about the crazy Indian Prince who asked Willy Wonka to build him a chocolate palace. The children correctly predicted that the chocolate palace would melt in the hot sun! Following this, we planned and carried out a fair test. The children had to decide the best way to investigate “Which chocolate would be best to build a chocolate palace?”
We have also started some lovely art work. We have been looking at the work of Brazilian artist Romero Britto.
Brazilian artist Romero Britto is famous for creating bold, bright modern images. Here is some of his artwork. Do you like it? How would you describe his style?
He uses thick, black lines to create the main images then fills the remaining spaces with colourful patterns. Here is a tulip image in the style of Romero Britto:
We decided to create our own tulip pictures.
Year 2 have been helping to plant some new trees on the field. I wonder how big they will be when the children are in Year 6!?
This week we sent home some workbooks for the children to complete as they wish at home. Please check children’s book bags for further information and see class teachers if you need to know more.
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend. See you on Tuesday!
23/04/2021 at 1:31 PM
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break.
This week we started our new topics. The children are really enjoying our class text for this half term, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This will form the basis of our work across the curriculum. Here is a link to this half term’s newsletter which has also been sent home today:
In English this week we have been describing settings. Through drama and discussion, we have explored some different settings in the story and have written some detailed descriptions. We are really impressed by the children’s developing vocabulary knowledge and how they can choose words carefully for effect in their writing. We created our own imaginary settings based on the chocolate room in the story where everything is edible which the children then used as a basis for their writing.
In maths this week, we have been busy doing lots of measuring. The children have learned how to use rulers correctly to measure in centimetres and draw lines accurately. We have been comparing and ordering objects according to length and have completed some different measuring challenges such as finding out how long the classroom is and how far we can run in 10 seconds!
We have also started learning all about Brazil. We used the knowledge we have gained in previous geography topics to predict what the climate would be like in Brazil. We have learned some interesting facts and are looking forward to finding out more!
Learning Log- Friday 23rd April 2021
We have been measuring in school this week. Carry out some measuring at home. You could make a table to show how long some different objects are. Perhaps you could draw a picture using straight lines and label their lengths.
We look forward to seeing your work.
To be handed in Wednesday 5th May 2021
Have a lovely weekend,
from the Year 2 team.
01/04/2021 at 12:04 PM
We have had another busy week in Year 2. We have finished our Africa and fractions topics. Please find the White Rose Maths fraction booklets in your child’s bookbag. This is for you to complete at home as consolidation if you wish.
We have been writing about what life is like for children in rural and urban Kenya this week.
We listened to the story of Evangeline who lives on a farm in rural Kenya. We talked about her day and how her life is both similar and different to ours. We then wrote a diary of her day.
We also found out about Nana who lives in urban Kenya, the capital city Nairobi. We compared life in urban and rural Kenya and used conjunctions such as and, so, but, whereas.
This week we have been working on reading and writing fractions sentences involving amounts. We have also learned about equivalent fractions. We finished the week with a topic assessment. The children have found this topic quite tricky. If you do have any spare time, please have a look at the questions in the White Rose maths booklet.
In art this week, the children have created some beautiful African silhouette sunsets.
We enjoyed working as a team to look for Easter eggs hidden around the school grounds. Each team had their own clue sheet which gave the order to find the eggs. We then had to run to find each egg and back to our team in order. Thank you to Miss Carter for organising!
After the holidays
- We are looking forward to talking to you at parent’s evening. Please make sure you have booked your appointment.
- We will be starting a new topic based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It would be great if you are able to watch the movie over the holidays.
- Maths after the holidays will be measurement including time. Can your child tell the time to o’clock and half past on an analogue clock?
Have a lovely break. Let’s hope we have plenty of sunshine to enjoy!