This week in Year 2.
Saturday 10th October | 3 comments
It’s been another incredibly busy week, with some very special events.
On Wednesday we all went to listen to the author Chris Moulds talking about his work as an author and illustrator. Mrs Loveridge has posted a blog post on the 4KL blog about the visit. Do have a look; it was amazing to actually watch him drawing as he talked to us all.
On Thursday we all joined in with the Harvest Festival assembly. I’m sure your children will have told you about the talking vegetables! KS1 sung two songs together, ‘The Allotment Song’ and ‘Whole World.’
In class this week, we have been focusing on writing poetry, inspired by autumn and the autumn leaves which we gathered when we went to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Together we thought of adjectives to describe the leaves and then verbs to describe how they fall from the trees. We also learned about similes and thought of how we could compare either the appearance of the leaf or its movement, with something else. Once we had written the poems we created some pictures by stamping round leaves and also by using leaves to print with. In the spaces where we had stamped round the leaves we wrote the verses of our poems. We also started to do some recordings of the poems and we will finish and post these next week.
In Maths we continued to learn how to use the bar model to show addition and subtraction. On Friday we began to look at the story, 365 Penguins, which will inspire our Maths next week.
In phonics most of the class has been focusing on the phonemes, oy, ir, ue and aw. The children enjoyed playing some games on Spelling City and I promised to share the links on the blog, so if you click on each phoneme it will take you to the list of words we used and you can then click on ‘play games.’ Spelling & Handwriting is going home and this time it focuses on spelling the days of the week and the months of the year. As well as learning to spell these words, we would like the children to focus on making sure that their capital letters are tall.
In ICT the children revisited Bug Club. We have updated the selection of books which your child has and we will be using this site regularly during Guided reading sessions. The children also learned how to post a blog comment. They posted on the Extreme Learning page. This page has been set up for the children to blog about their learning. we will be awarding a dojo point for posting about your learning at home. You can also link from this page, directly to Bug Club.
Well done to the children who achieved Special Mentions this week.
2C – Sarah Quirk – Be the best you can be – For big improvements in her handwriting over the last week.
2C – Lucas Jamieson – Be the best you can be – For fantastic effort in all his lessons this week.
2F Samuel Banoub and Joesph Waite – both for their wonderful effort in poetry writing. They have thought of superb adjectives to describe autumn leaves and verbs to describe the movement of them. Great learners.
The Mathlete of the week was Alfie Dawes, with an amazing score of over 7,000 points. Last week 37 children in Year 2 achieved their weekly Mathletics certificate; well done to you all.
Next week is going to be another amazing week. Please do read the posts about World Maths Day on http://ffgrowthmindset.primaryblogger.co.uk