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.
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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.
What a lovely afternoon we have just had celebrating May Day!
The whole school met in the hall whilst the May King and Queens paraded in. We entertained the Kings and Queens by singing some of our birthday and Spring concert songs and then we performed our year 2 dance. We now look forward to performing our dance to you at the school May fete.
The term began with our three days of the school’s birthday celebrations. The children had a wonderful time being creative and finding out / trying some activities from the 60s. Thank you for their wonderful 60s outfits!
This week was back to timetable and all our lessons. In maths we have been adding and subtracting near numbers (9, 11, 19, 21, 99 and 101) and doubling and halving. We are trying to develop the children’s reasoning skills so for home learning this week we have sent home a sheet of statements that the children need to prove or disprove and show evidence why.
Writing today we began to look at Meerkat mail by Emily Gravett and the children had to write sentences stating what they would take in their suitcases. The challenge was to use cause and effect conjunctions to add more detail to their sentences.
In computing we used the new blubots to remind ourselves how to program a sequence of instructions to make it move. This is to start our new unit of work: We are programmers.
In science we are starting to look at what animals, including humans, need for survival.
In geography / topic we began to use atlases to name the continents and oceans of the world. Some children found countries and identified which continent they were in and the nearest ocean.
Today the children were introduced to this half terms value of respect and we talked about the different ways you can show respect.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Fernandes, Mrs Hostein and Miss Spencer.
Thank you so much for the Upcycling entries. We love the originality!
We will accept entries until Wednesday 3rd May, judging will take place on Friday 5th May.
Just a reminder that the Upcycling Competition starts on Monday. There is a gentle reminder below;
Can you turn old wellies, plant pots or recyclable materials into something new? We will be displaying the entries outside in the gardening patches. There will be 3 prizes awarded for the best entry for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. All entries to be handed in to your class teacher, Week Commencing 24th April 2017.
Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin
We have collected another 1500 over the last 2 weeks, which takes our total to just over 5000, which is already nearly as many as during the whole of last year. Please remember your vouchers this holiday and let’s see how quickly we can get to our halfway mark of 6000.
How fantastic were the children in the concert on Wednesday? All the children sang well and played their instruments for London’s Burning in time. Thank you for all your support.
Today the children have been learning about two sculptures: Brendan Jamison and Barbara Hepworth. They have had great fun being imaginative and creative with cardboard boxes and then with sugar cubes! Some interesting sculptures emerged.
In maths this week we have been solving problems and puzzles involving all four operations. The children had to find all the possible answers. Please continue to practise number bonds and times tables over the next couple of weeks.
The children completed all of the work on The Great Fire of London and Materials ready for new topics when we come back.
Please ensure your child returns next term with a PE kit containing: trainers, hat, shorts and t.shirt.
Having been practising comprehension questions over the last few weeks, we would like you to continue reading with your child over the holidays to develop this further. Bug club is very good for reading and comprehension questions which every child has log-ins to.
Enjoy the holidays!
The Year 2 team.
Another hard working week in year 2!
In maths we have completed multiplication and division calculations and solving problems to use these skills. Please do continue to practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s and lead this into the times tables.
We used the book Lost and Found as a stimulus for our writing today. The children were asked to think about what makes a good friend as this was the value we have been looking at this half term. We then wrote several paragraphs using our ideas.
We have put a subordination activity into the 2dos on purple mash to be completed please.
In science we have continued to look at changing materials when they are cooled or heated. The children carried out an investigation with corn kernels and bread. It was quoted as being ‘the best science lesson ever!’
We have been singing in earnest ready for our Spring concert next Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you there!
Have a lovely weekend
The year 2 team!
Thank you for the matchboxes and sponsorship money received so far. Some of you have managed to squeeze a lot of items into a tiny space! We’re not quite sure what will come jumping out at us when the boxes are opened!
If you have not quite finished getting your matchbox full, then you have a few more days this weekend to do so. So please bring any last few matchboxes in on Monday.
We will announce one winner from each year group at the Easter concert on the last Wednesday of term (the 29th).
While the children were happily watching their films this afternoon, I counted up all the vouchers we have so far. We just are over one-quarter of the way to reaching our target of 12,210, as we have 3088 so far!
Well done everyone so far – special mention should be made of Evie in green class who comes into class clutching a handful at least twice a week. Thank you for your support so far. Please keep it up – we have till the end of June to reach our target. Buying all the Easter eggs from Sainsbury’s could bring in a fair few more vouchers to help us on our way.
Happy weekend, and happy shopping at Sainsbury’s!
Another exciting week in Year 2!
After visiting 1666 yesterday the children have decided life is better today! What a wonderful opportunity to experience life as it was in 1666. In the morning there were 10 different activities for the children to try out, including role play fire fighting and rat catching! Have a look at a small selection of the pictures below. As follow up today the children wrote a recount and they were still so animated about the events of yesterday.
In maths we have returned to addition and subtraction using a blank number line to show our working out. Some children have been filling in missing numbers (23 + __ = 47) We have sent home some inverse sheets to practise this.
The children have finally solved the mystery of the missing chocolate cake in computing and have emailed Mrs Cooper with their findings.
Have a lovely weekend!