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.
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
What an exciting day we had yesterday with our Great Fire of London day! Hopefully the children came home and told you all about it. Have a look at a few of the pictures taken on the day below. A huge thank you to all the parents who helped. Today the children planned and wrote a recount of the day yesterday using adverbs of time, conjunctions and made sure it was in the past tense.
In maths the children have been adding 2 x2 digit numbers on empty number lines. They have found this quite tricky so we will be continuing with this next week.
In RE the children continued to draw the different symbols for each of the world main religions and to write about which, if any religious group they belong to.
The children began to research answers to the questions they created on their mind maps in computing. We talked about how we keep ourselves safe on the internet.
The spellings this week have been words that have the soft c: face, race, ice, cell, city, fancy, space, bicycle, circle, spicy.
We have added some 2dos on purple mash.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 2 Team.
If you have any dressing up clothes that your child has grown out of, would you please donate them to the EYFS.
Well done to all the children who have been completing their home learning. We are very impressed with the quantity, as well as the quality and variation in how the home learning is presented.
It has been another busy week in Year 2.
The spellings this week have been the r sound with the wr digraph. The words we have practised this week are stuck in their home learning books, along with the maths sheet to practise adding multiples of 10 to 2 digit numbers.
In maths we have continued adding and subtracting, progressing to calculations with 2 x2 digit numbers. The children were good at using the dienes (tens and ones) to show how they understand the concept. we also used the word ‘partition’ a lot to describe how we separate the tens and ones and then by using known number facts were able to work out the answers.
Adverbs of time were the focus in our class writing today when the children described day in the life of the old man at the beginning of the story: The Tin Forest. We continued to use adjectives to describe the junk he found and conjunctions to make our sentences more complex.
In science the children were investigating different materials and their properties: twisting, stretching, bending etc.
In RE the children have begun to think about different religious groups that we belong to. We are learning to respect each others view and beliefs.
PLEASE can you ensure that you have paid for our Great Fire of London day which is this coming Thursday. We still have many payments of £8.30 outstanding. This day really benefits your child’s learning as it brings our topic to life. Also the children need to be a in outfit (parents too if you are helping) which is a simple version of what children wore in 1666. Boys can wear long trousers tucked into long socks with a t shirt, waistcoat and flat cap. Girls could wear a long skirt / dress with a pinafore and a mop cap. Thank you.
Have a lovely weekend
The Year 2 team.
Please could Red and Blue class have some donations of resources for box modelling.
These could include
- Clean egg boxes
- Toilet roll/Kitchen roll tubes
- Empty bottles
- Big and small cardboard boxes
- Bottle tops
The children really enjoy making things using a variety of resources.
This week in maths the children have begun addition and subtraction. They have been using the number bonds they learnt in Year 1 to solve further calculations. For example: I already know that 3 + 4 = 7, so I know 13 + 4 = 17 and continuing the pattern with numbers to 100. Please do keep practising number bonds within 10 and 20 to support your child. Next week we will be moving onto adding 2 2 digit numbers.
Spellings for this week have been stuck into every child’s home learning book. The rule for this week was the silent k and g to make the ‘n’ sound at the beginning of words: knee and gnat.
In Science the children learnt the words: transparent, translucent and opaque. They then sorted different materials using these words.
In writing today the children described a setting from the Tin Forest. They used adjectives in front of nouns to describe the weather, the old man and the rubbish dump. An activity for home learning has been sent to continue this use of adjectives to describe different kinds of weather.
In computing we began the ‘We are researchers’ unit where the children have begun to use a mind mapping program on Purple mash to collate questions they would like to ask about the Great Fire of London. Over the coming weeks we will then safely use the internet to research the answers and then present their findings using Power Point.
Have a lovely weekend
The Year 2 Team.
The children began their read, write inc and literacy and language lessons this week. They have recapped their sounds and are using this to develop their reading and writing. Big writing today introduced a new book called The Tin Forest which we will be revealing over the coming weeks. Today we predicted what the story could be about from the front cover and then thought of questions to ask the people who live in the isolated house. The children then wrote up to 6 questions remembering to use a question mark at the end of their sentence.
The bug club log ins have been sent home and the children have new books. Please do tell us if you are having any difficulties logging on. Please do encourage your child to read as often as possible using either bug club or their school reading book.
We have continued to explore place value of numbers to 100. This week the children have used the greater and less than symbols by looking at the tens value to order the number. This then lead to number sequences and patterns. We have sent home some home learning activities to practise tens and ones.
The children went for a walk around the school to look at the different materials that could be found in the building and outside. We have added some 2dos on Purple mash which links in man made and naturally occurring materials.
The children began gymnastic sessions this week and silver class enjoyed their first swimming lesson. Gold class have begun to develop skills leading to team games.
Next week we will begin a spelling programme with all the children. On each Monday they will be taught the letter pattern and sound for that weeks words. each day the children will practise spelling and handwriting 2 words to fit the spelling rule. We will post the spellings they have covered each week on this blog.
Have a lovely weekend
The Year 2 team.