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.
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!
To help Early Years with their next topic, if you have any washing powder bags, or Satsuma nets, could you please send them to Red and Blue Class.
Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin
After a very exciting week which included: a Rock Steady meeting on Monday, making pancakes on Tuesday, World Book day on Thursday and a paper engineer visitor (John O Leary) today, the children have had a very creative week. Please see various pictures below.
In maths this week we have been looking at measures. The week began with length using cms and m, we then went onto g and kgs and then L and mls, finishing today with temperature and centigrade which included looking at minus numbers.
In computing we finally worked out the culprit who stole the chocolate cake from the staffroom. To do this we were given a final clue and we then entered the information into an Excel spreadsheet. The children then used the filter function to find the remaining culprit. We will be emailing Mrs Cooper next week with the information we have found out.
In science we looked at an inventor: John McAdam. The children learnt about his life and his invention which was called macadamisation which today is known as tarmac after tar was added at a later date. The children will write fact files about him next week.
Big writing today was looking at the build up of the story Journey. In groups of six the children created a story board showing the build up in six sections. They then used these this afternoon with John O Leary to create pop up books. These will be finished next week and available for you to see.
Please remember that next week we have our Great Fire of London Day on Thursday so please dress your child as a child in 1666!
Have a lovely weekend.
Welcome back after half term, we hope you had a lovely week off with your child(ren)
Today we introduced our new book: Journey by Aaron Becker. The children were surprised that there were no words in this book but by half way through we could hear” this is so exciting!” We looked at the story as a whole and then created a storyboard to break it into sections. Next week we will be working in teams to look in detail at sections of the story and these will be used in the afternoon with our visitor John O’ Leary, who is a paper engineer.
In maths we have been investigating 2d and 3d shapes. The children have been sorting and classifying shapes depending on their properties. They have enjoyed constructing 3d shapes using a range of materials. We have introduced the children to right angles so please do look for these in the ‘real world’. We have sent a home learning sheet with your child today to practise recognising the properties of some shapes.
In computing we have continued with the mystery of the missing chocolate cake! This has involved sending and receiving class emails. We have discussed how we keep ourselves safe when using email. Next week we will be introducing how to record data simply on a spread sheet.
Gold class have returned to swimming this week and was enjoyed by all. The children are working on improving their confidence and strokes. Silver class have begun to learn a dance to Monster mash which again was enjoyed by all.
In history the children wrote an assessed piece answering the question Why did the Great Fire Burn down so many houses? We were impressed with their recollection of facts and some children’s ability to talk about cause and effect.
Have a lovely weekend, remember it’s world book day on Thursday and we are dressing up.
Mrs Fernandes, Mrs Hostein and Miss Spencer.
Yesterday we had a visit from our Sustainable School Partner for Eco Awareness – Samuel Ryder, they work with us to share their knowledge.
The two 6th Form Students took whole school meeting and led a quiz about how to care for our planet. Our children were incredibly well behaved and made us all very proud. They had lots of prior knowledge about recycling and how we are affecting our planet.
We then showed Samuel Ryder our next Eco project “Upcycling” which you will hear more about very soon.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis