Year 2 Blog
Welcome to the blog for our Year 2 classes. The year group blogs are a great communication tool. Teachers will be posting news, photographs, details of homework, examples of work, and anything they wish to share with their pupils and parents. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any question, feedback or concerns.
Silver Class Teacher
Gold Class Teacher
The oldest children in our school are in year 2 and continue to develop their skills in all areas of the curriculum from their achievements in year 1. The learning is still taken from the National Curriculum Key Stage One Programmes of Study although staff are skilled in recognising where extra challenge is needed for high attaining pupils. Many of our children regularly achieve results beyond that expected of 7 year olds, particularly in reading, writing, maths and science. Children in year 2 enjoy greater responsibility for the wider school environment and help to organise the library, dining room, hall and music for the daily Meeting. Our Eco-Schools Ambassadors are also chosen from year 2 and support us all in striving to become a more sustainable school.
Today Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin launched Switch Off Fortnight. We discussed with the children how they can save electricity and switch off, such as;
- Turn off lights when they leave a room
- Put a jumper on, before heating
- Only play with technology for a while, then turn it off.
- Turn off plugs – where possible
- Don’t waste bath water
- Turn off the taps and take shorter showers
We then selected 2 children from each class to represent the School as Eco Ambassadors, they are;
- Gowri and Alexander
- Helena and Osman
- Toby H and Aaliya
- Aiden and Tasnim
- Louis and Lin
- Khadija and Joshua
We look forward to working with them to make our school even more Eco friendly.
This week has been anti bullying week. The children have had several sessions over the week to develop our understanding of the difference between being mean and bullying and then an anti bullying workshop on Tuesday with an outside company. In RE we thought about how Christians cope with worries and then we thought about how we cope with them. We made a bracelet with beads that we can move to represent our worries. Next week these bracelets will be used for positive statements about ourselves, linking it to Christianity.
In Maths we have continued with multiplication and division. We have begun to learn the 2 times table. We have also used arrays to derive 2 multiplication and the 2 inverse division equations from it. We have sent some of these to practise for home learning. We will continue with multiplication and division next week.
Writing today was writing in the first person as Traction Man and retelling his adventures and missions he carried out. The children really enjoyed this story.
The children have begun to present their Power Point presentations to the class that they have produced in computing. They have included animations and sound!
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 2 Team.
Another busy week in Year 2!
As tomorrow is Remembrance Day we held a whole school assembly this morning at 11.00am. This included a two minute silence to show our respect. Have a look at the pictures of our poppies made out of clay at the end of this blog. We have sent home a reading comprehension about remembrance day for home learning this week.
Just for your information our topic is still the Great Fire of London therefore there will not be a new home learning grid but we will continue to send home the sheets. Thank you for your support with the home learning. We will continue to stick the weekly spellings in the books too.
A reminder to gold class – ALL children need to wear a swimming hat please.
In writing today the children used their knowledge of Traction Man to create a story plan recalling the main events of the book in preparation for next weeks recount writing.
We have begun multiplication and division this week in maths and will continue with this next week. The children have learnt to use an array to solve equations.
In science the children are carrying out scientific investigations to explore floating and sinking and how heat changes the state of some materials.
In RE the children looked at and handled some Islamic artefacts. We discussed how to show respect and listen to each other’s ideas and beliefs.
The children have continued to develop their Power Point skills which include adding colour to their background, sound and animations.
Have a lovely weekend
The year 2 Team.
Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely half term week.
Today the children enjoyed being introduced to our new book: Traction Man! They listened and then read the whole story. This was then followed by all the children reading aloud one page with actions if they chose too! This will be continued next week when we sequence the events of the story.
In maths this week we have continued subtraction on a number line. We have sent some home for home learning to practise this method. Please see picture below. Next week we begin multiplication as repeated addition, skip counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and then using the x symbol.
In science the children were practising their investigative skills.
We have begun to make some clay poppies and learn about the meaning of Remembrance Day. Next week these will be painted and taken to assembly on Friday when the children will observe a 2 minute silence.
Gold class enjoyed their first swimming session this week and all were extremely well behaved and listened well. Silver class began their games sessions developing the skills to work as a team. On Mondays the children will carry on developing their gymnastics skills.
Have a lovely weekend. Keep safe with fireworks
The year 2 team.
Here is another link as requested by the children today for the maths game we used in our lesson.
We hope you all enjoyed the harvest festival yesterday. We are very proud of the Year 2s for fantastic singing and a good example for the rest of the school.
Today in big writing the children used their creative imaginations to reproduce their favourite scene from our book The Tin Forest. They then explained why it was their favourite part by referring back to the text.
Maths this week the children have thoroughly enjoyed measuring. We began measuring with non standard units and then went onto measuring in meters and centimeters. To help support this, you could ask them to estimate and then measure different objects around the house.
Computing we carried on with adding information and pictures to our Power Points. The children are also developing the skills to include animations with slide transitions.
We have not sent home any additional home learning so we hope you have a restful and fun week off.
The Year 2 Team.
Another busy week in Year 2!
In maths we have been adding and subtracting 2 x 2 digit numbers and multiples of 10 on a blank number line.
47 + 25=
We will revisit this later in the term and next week we are moving on to measuring length using metres and centimetres.
Writing today was a character description of the old man from our book: The Tin Forest. We compared him sitting contentedly in his warm house to when he was clearing the rubbish in the miserable weather. The children were encouraged to use conjunctions and adjectives.
The children began to plan a science investigation to find out how waterproof some materials are in comparison with each other. This will be continued.
The children have been practising their harvest songs and are looking forward to performing them to you next week at the Harvest festival on Thursday. We have sent home the words to one song so please do practise them. Silver class will have the words on Monday!
Spellings this week were the j sound using dge and ge: age, badge, edge, huge, bridge, dodge, fudge, change, charge and village.
Have a lovely weekend
The year 2 team.
The children in gold and silver really enjoyed this 3d shape game we used in our maths meeting today so I said I would put it on the blog for them to play at home.
Good luck recruits!
If your child has a certificate of a recent achievement, like a swimming badge or the Summer Reading Challenge etc, please could they bring in a copy or a photo for our display in the Dining Room. If you only have the master copy, the Class Teacher will scan it in and return it to you.
We are trying to enhance our outdoor provision. If you have any of the following, would you please donate them.
- tin teapots
- plastic animas
- off cuts of carpet
- dressing up clothes
- dolls and doll clothing
- plastic flowers
- large cable reels
- play dough
- malleable items
- girls small world play
- swatches of fabric
- large slices of logs
- plastic boats
- paint rollers
- plants, like spider plants
- bubble wrap