Science fun!

The children this week have been exploring by making gloop. They have been talking about the textures of different materials and what happens when they are mixed together.

In maths we have been focusing on the properties of 3D and 2D shapes. We have explored how many edges, vertices and faces 3D shapes have and how many corners and sides 2D shapes have.

In English we have been learning how to spell contractions

including: couldn’t, wouldn’t, can’t, won’t, I’m.

Our home learning this week is stuck in the children’s diaries:

Learn your 2 times table off by heart without counting up every time.

Challenge: learn linking division facts e.g. 16÷2=8

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

From the year 2 team.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the Spring term. The children have settled back into their learning with positive attitudes.

The children came into the classroom and found lots of crumbs from a cracker on the floor. The children then wrote letters to the cleaners asking them questions about how the crumbs got into our classroom.

We then began reading Samson’s Titanic Journey and making predictions about how the story might end.

In maths we have been partitioning numbers in different ways for example —

76 could be partitioned into 60 + 16 = 76

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

From the year 2 team.

2A Music Concert!

What a great end to this half term with the children performing their music concert to their families. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and join us.

The children also enjoyed learning in English about not using glitter in reindeer food! They all wrote an information leaflet to inform others to use other ingredients to attract Rudolph and his friends on Christmas eve.

Thank you to all the families that came in and listened to their children read their wonderful Christmas stories that they wrote.

Hope you all have a lovely break.

Happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

From the year 2 team.

Nativity!

We all want to say a huge well done to all the children in years 1 and 2 for their outstanding performance of their Nativity this year. We are proud of each and every one of them for all the effort they put in. Thank you again for all of your support with helping to get them ready for it.

This week the children have completed their Christmas stories and are looking forward to sharing them with their families next Wednesday afternoon at 2.45pm in the year 2 classrooms.

In maths we have been looking at multiplication linked with division.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

From the year 2 team.

Advent!

Thank you to all the children who created a banner to show what their name means and why it was chosen. We then shared them as a class.

In maths we have been looking at division and linking it to the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

In English we have been working hard to prepare and plan for writing our Christmas stories.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

From the year 2 team.

Exploring Materials!

This week the children have enjoyed listening to the story Just Right for Christmas. They have then retold the story and explored language they can use to describe the scene which they can then use  in their own story which they will write later this term.

The children in maths have continued to explore multiplication problems.

They have also carried out an experiment in Science where they had to test different materials to see which would be the most waterproof to use to make a hat for a giant.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

From the year 2 team.

STEM Day!

The children enjoyed a whole day focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths. They began by exploring different materials that they could use to make a parachute. They thought about which would be the strongest and why.

The children then designed what their parachute would look like and what materials they would use for each section. They then made their product and tested it. After this they evaluated their design and thought about what they liked, disliked and what they would do to improve it.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

From the year 2 team.

Anti-Bullying Week!

The week started off with the children wearing their odd socks for anti-bullying week. We talked about what bullying may look like and what we could do if we thought we saw this happening.

We discussed how we can include everyone as much as possible everyday and show kindness. We linked this to our worship as well by thinking about how would God want us to show love.

In English we have enjoyed writing stories and then publishing them.

In maths we have continued to look at problems which involve finding fractions of an amount.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

From the year 2 team.

Spelling fun!

The children in maths have enjoyed finding 1/4, 1/2 and 1/3 of amounts. It would help the children if they continued practicing this at home.

In English the children have been planning their own story in the style of the Smartest Giant in Town. We are looking forward to reading their stories after they have written them next week

In spelling we have been practicing how to spell our common exception words in lots of fun ways. Our words this week are:

would, should, could, people, clothes, because

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

From the year 2 team.

A busy first week back!

Welcome back after a lovely half term break.

The children have got straight back into their learning with a positive attitude this week.

In maths they began with investigating a problem which involved measure using play doh. The children worked together to decide how they would solve it.

They then moved onto finding fractions of shapes. The children have focused on finding 1/4, 1/2 and 1/3 of shapes.

In Science the children enjoyed looking at how the habitats change outside during Autumn. The children talked about how and why the leaves change colour from Summer to Autumn.  They then collected different leaves and made art work with them.

Well done to all the children that have taken part in a charity walk over the past couple of months! We are so proud to see our children raising money for other people.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

From the year 2 team.