Welcome to Year 2.
Our Teachers are Miss Hesketh and Mrs Freer and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Noble, Mrs Restell and Mrs Rayside.
We have had a busy final week. In maths we have been learning to tell the time and estimating, ordering and comparing intervals of time.
In English had fun writing poems about animals, using adjective and rhyming words.
As it is approaching Easter we have been learning about the Easter story and learning about how some Christians celebrate Easter.
For science we investigated what would happen if we added Mentos to a variety of liquids. The fizzy drinks performed a very exciting reaction, whereas there was no reaction with water and apple juice.
We would like to wish you all a very happy Easter and look forward to seeing you in the summer term!
International Week 2019
What a fantastic week! The children have been focusing on the continent South America in their classrooms. They have learnt about the different countries on the continent, climate and population. They even found sometime in this busy week to research famous sports people and games to write some great fact files!
They have been lucky enough to have brilliant workshops where they have learnt different games, languages, dances and sports, they even got to meet and workout with a GB athlete.
Thank you to all the parents that came in to teach the children about different cultures!
Everybody Dance Now!!
This week the children have been using regrouping to help them find half of a number and double it. They have linked this to the two times table, multiplying when doubling and dividing when halving. In Literacy they have been learning about linking verbs. They created posters and chain sentences to help them remember them. Please look at their fantastic work on display in the classrooms.
The children also took part in their Danceathon this week! They thoroughly enjoyed it and were dancing for over 30 minutes! Well Done Year 2!
Please can all sponsor money be given to class teachers by Tuesday 19th March.
World Book Day 2019
Before the exciting book day news…
Maths has seen the children investigate commutative addition and subtraction. They used the Cuisenaire rods to explore the different ways we can write addition number sentences and that subtraction sentences can only be written with the largest number first.
In Literacy they read ‘The Adventures of the Dish and The Spoon’ by Mini Grey. The children were only read the first part of the story and planned and wrote some brilliant endings, better than Mini Grey’s!
The children wore some fantastic costumes on World Book Day! Throughout the day our activities focus on the Roald Dahl story ‘The Twits’. We read the story and describe Mr and Mrs Twit using some brilliant adjectives for a display in the Library. We also had a food (soft ball) fight with them in PE, where the children were able to hit targets and add up their scores at the end, it was so much fun! There was also an opportunity to meet with another year group and share the lovely books the children brought into school, they did this brilliantly and really enjoyed talking about all kinds of books.
World Book Day Scarlet Class
The children and teachers had lots of fun dressing up as a Roald Dahl character.
They shared their favourite book from home with older children in Sage class.
We looked at the book ‘The Twits’ and the children drew and described the main characters.
In PE we did some target practise based on the theme of ‘The Twits’.
I am a straight line and have one dot above me and one below…What am I?
This week the children have been solving division and multiplication using different resources and building their mental maths skills to solve it. They have used; base ten, bead strings and unifix.
In Literacy they have been using all the information we have been learning about rainforest animals to write riddles. They wrote clues about where an animal lives, what it eats, its appearance and personality for their peers to guess which animals they had written about.
A maths problem solving company have been into school to give the children a chance to experience a variety of maths problem solving activities, which they enjoyed and benefitted from.
This week in computing the children have been using the hopscotch app to create code to make shapes, which involved learning about 90 degree angles as a quarter turn. . They have learnt that they need to give clear instructions in the correct order.
In art and creativity they have completed their rainforest pictures and they are on display in the classroom for you to look at.
The children have been working on their rainforest pictures. Last week they used water colours to paint the background. This week they have been adding trees.
In computing they have been giving instructions to make shapes, making sure they give the correct instruction in the right order.
This week in English they have been finding features of non-chronological reports and adding subheadings to paragraphs.
The children have finished their stories and written them up in neat for display. You are welcome to have a look when you are next in the classroom.
In maths the children have been finding fraction of shapes and numbers. They have linked fractions with division.
This week in computing they have been building simple code to move a character. They are learning that the instructions have to be correct and in the right order. A few games at home around identifying left and right would be useful because some of the children are finding it tricky.