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7.5.21

 

We ended the week with a 'Fantastic Mr Fox' banquet  with our classes. What a wonderful way to end the week it was! 

Earlier this week we wrote letters to invite the friendly wild animals to this party. We also designed our own dish for the banquets,  with 'Chocolate coated crispy Goose Surprise' and Duck and 'Apple Crumble Supreme' just two of the dishes created.

 

In Maths we moved from multiplication to division, looking at grouping and sharing strategies.

 

In Science, we began our investigation to find out 'Do seeds and bulbs grow at the same rate?' by planting Gladioli bulbs and Sunflower Seeds and making predictions.

 

Have a great weekend,

The Year Two Staff and Children

29.4.21

We have had another jam-packed week and lots of fun learning. 

 

In RE this week, we have been learning about Bar Mitzvah for Jewish boys and Bat Mitzvah for Jewish girls and exploring some important Jewish symbols. 

 

In English we have been using lots of different conjunctions in our writing and writing a letter from Mr Fox to Mr Badger asking for help.

 

In Maths, we carried on with part -part whole  bar models and missing number problems and also practised more addition and subtraction. 

 

In PSHE we have been continuing our 'Relationships' topic and talking about and reflecting on 'physical contact' with others and what we like and don't like.  We have also talked about what we need to do if we don't like a type of physical contact.

 

In Science we have been learning about the Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant and we had fun making mini-greenhouses for our bean seeds.

 

23.4.21

We have had a fantastic and exhaustingly fun-filled first week back, starting our new 'Fantastic Mr Fox' topic.

 

In Art, we created our 'chicken ' front covers in the style of Eric Carle by painting papers and then adding texture using sponges and sticks.  We then collaged to make a colourful chicken.  Some examples are below if you'd like to see.

 

In PSHE we have started our 'Relationships' topic and been thinking about what would need to go into a 'Recipe for a Happy Home'.

 

In PE we have started multi-skills linked to kick rounders and have also begun practising for our Year 1 and 2 speed-stacking competition.

 

In Maths we have been practising adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers and in English we have written a Wanted Poster with a description of the mischievous Mr Fox and his devious antics.

 

In Science we have begun our work on Plants and have been looking closely at different seeds as well as naming common flowers and trees.  We have also begun an inter-class Year 2 'Strawberry and Sunflower'  growing competition so watch this space for updates!

 

As always, we all look forward to seeing Year 2 back on Monday,


The Year Two Team

1/4/2021

Happy Easter Everyone!

 

We have had a fabulous week, completing our 'pneumatic dragons' in DT, practising our aim in archery and measuring long jumps in Maths. We are also very excited about the new 'playleader activity' equipment purchased by Friends for Year 1 and Year 2 and will be announcing the playleaders for each class during the first week back.

 

Attached are some photos showing some of the equipment in action in our assembly.

 

Homework will begin again after the Easter break. 

Have a great two weeks off, 

 

The Year Two Team

26.3.2021

We have had another hard working but enjoyable week in Year 2. This week has been Assessment week, the children have been working independently on some Maths, Reading Comprehension and Writing activities to show us what they can do and what they might need a little more help with.

 

We have also been learning to improve our aim in archery by shooting at the targets  and carrying on with multi-skills ball game activities.

 

In English we have finally finished our Dragonology books and in DT, some of Year 2 have already begin making their 'pneumatic dragons' and the rest of us have this to look forward to next week. 

 

We look forward to seeing Year 2 back on Monday,


The Year Two Team

19.3.2021

We have had a lovely week in Year 2, really getting stuck into our work again and have started creating our 'Dragonology Guides' , writing the introduction and creating some ancient looking covers using tea staining.  You cam see a few examples below.

In Maths we have been practising describing position and direction using precise positional language and also practising turning using  left,  anti-clockwise,  right , clockwise and  quarter, half and full turns. 

We have carried on learning how to code using algorithms, both on Purple Mash, using 2Code and on 'Hour of Code' , starting with 'Dragon Blast.'

We have had lots of fun today raising money for Comic Relief and are now all ready for the weekend!

We look forward to seeing Year 2 back on Monday,


The Year Two Team

12.3.2021

Welcome back everyone!

It has been absolutely wonderful having our classrooms full of  excited Year 2 children, sharing their news, settling in well and working hard as well as having lots of much needed social time!

 

In Year 2 we have been playing lots of games together, remembering our routines and hearing about each others' experiences.

We have been learning how to describe 3D shapes in Maths  and in English we have been writing about the Coten End Dragon sighting! In Geography we have continued our work on geographical features and created a 'Dragon Island'  with geographical features such as cliffs, beaches. mountains, waterfalls and even geysirs.

 

In PSHE was are starting our Jigsaw Learning and had an introductory assembly on Tuesday where we met 'Jim' our Year 1 Jigsaw Piece and Jerrie the cat who will help us 'pause' (paws!) and reflect during our lessons.

We have made lovely front covers for our learning theme books in Art by using light and dark value to sketch a page filling 'dragon eye' using pencil and willow charcoal.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year Two Team

Our weekly blogs will  begin again when we have all the children back in school. (Which we are all very much looking forward to!)

Please contact the year 2 email, phone, or make contact via your child's google classroom if you have any questions. 

Thank you 

The Year Two Team

Week ending 27th November 2020

It’s been another fun, busy week in Year 2 this week! We have been practising our multiplication skills in maths, learning about life during the time of the Great Fire of London and writing beautifully detailed descriptions about mysterious firebirds, ready to create an explanation text next week. Within science, we have been continuing to learn about materials and focused more closely on the suitability of materials being used to make specific objects. This led us to think about the Three Little Pigs, inspiring us to test materials whilst making houses for the pigs and identifying which materials were tricky to build with, therefore making them unsuitable to use to build houses! What a fun week! 
 

Have a great weekend! 
 

The Year Two team! 

Week Ending Friday 20th November 2020

 

This week in History we have really enjoyed travelling back in time to 1666 and thinking about different questions we want to find out the answers to after looking at some different historical 'clues' and sources.

 

 

In Maths we have been continuing with equal groups, but this time looking at both the SHARING and the GROUPING strategies for division. 

 

In PE, we have been developing skills of jumping, balancing and rolling in gymnastics.

 

Have a great weekend,

From All of Year Two

Week Ending Friday 13th November 2020

 

This week in History we have really enjoyed acting out parts of the Gunpowder Plot and ended the week by writing a letter from Robert Catesby to Guy Fawkes to persuade him to help with the plot.  We particularly enjoyed using the online thesaurus to find some synonyms for words such as'bad' and 'quickly'. Ask us what our favourites were!

 

In Maths we have been continuing with multiplication, doing both equal groups and arrays to work out the answer. 

 

Did you know that this week has been 'Interfaith week?'  
We really enjoyed learning about some similarities and differences between different religions and  creating some 'Salt paint'  fireworks art. Have a look at some of our work in the photos. 

 

Have a great weekend

From All of Year Two

Week Ending Friday 6th November 2020

 

This week we have created our 'Great Fire of London'  topic book covers using warm colours to create a fiery collage against a silhouette of a London skyline.

 

We have also been taking part in the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull 'Virtual School Games' by completing several  agility challenges.  We will finish this next week then enter our scores in the competition.  We have done the 'standing long jump' and 'speed bounce' so far.

 

In English we magpied vocabulary to create our own 'Found Bonfire Poem.' 

 

In Science this week we have discussed the role of a Material Scientist and sorted materials into groups according to their material and according to some of their properties.

 

History has been about the Gunpowder Plot. 

 

Have a great weekend!

The Year 2 Team

Week Ending Friday 23rd October 2020

 

This week, the highlight for most of the Year 2 Children has been cooking Jollof Rice and also sharing our work in our Harvest assemblies.

 

Some children and parents have asked for the recipe we used so it is attached below.  
 

We based ours on the BBC good food recipe this time, but took out chicken and added chick peas so that we had more protein in our recipe. There is also a slightly different version on the knowledge organiser. There are many different recipes for Jollof rice on the internet that can easily be adapted with seasonal vegetables and or frozen vegetables.

 

We hope you all have some rest and relaxation over half-term and look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 2nd November.

The Year 2 Team

Week Ending Friday 16th October 2020

 

This week, the highlight has been our Africa Theme Day where we had a fabulous African dance specialist teacher in to teach us some African dance which told a story.  We also designed and made African masks, thinking about complementary colours and using oil pastels on a painted background. We also used the boomwhackers to play along with an African tune, following the conductor and looking out where we needed to play our notes.

 

Have a look at some of our photos! Have a great weekend!

The Year 2 Team

 

Week Ending Friday 9th October 2020

 

This week in Maths in Year Two we subtracted two 2-digit numbers by drawing dienes to represent the first number in the subtraction sentence  (the minuend) and then crossing off the subtrahend  (number that we are subtracting).

 

In English we practised using conjunctions to help us write more interesting sentences about African animals including cheetahs, elephants , giraffes and meerkats.

 

We've also been doing lots of Go Noodle in addition to PE to keep active and keep ourselves healthy and to make sure we're not sat down for too long! 

Did you know that tomorrow (Saturday 10th) is World Mental Health Day?  We have been thinking how we can keep our minds healthy as well as our bodies and investigating different strategies for improving our mood.

 

There's also another interesting reading site you may be interested in called:

https://wordsforlife.org.uk/virtual-school-library/

Each week, there is new video from an author and a free book that you can read online so do check it out!

Have a fabulous weekend.

The Year Two Team

Week Ending Friday 2nd October 2020

 

This week in Science we have been learning about different animals and exploring why they are suited to their habitats. 

We focused on camels, lions and squirrels and desert, woodland and savannah habitats. Did you know that camels have two sets of eyelashes to help keep the sand out of their eyes?   They also have fat stored in the humps and not water which is what lots of us thought to begin with.

In English, we read 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett and used this story to explore sentences with different forms, including questions, statements, exclamations and commands.  We also used the online thesaurus to explore synonyms for different words. 

In Maths we have been adding two two digit numbers  such as 36 at 23 by making both numbers with dienes and then drawing them in our books and adding first the Ones and then the Tens to find the total.

Have a lovely weekend despite the rain!

The Year Two Team

 

Week Ending Friday 25th September 2020

 

Another lovely although tiring week!  We completed our 'Adinkra T-shirts' and these are being sent home over the next few days.  Remember to iron though some paper on a wool setting over the pattern before washing.

In PE, we have been practising hand-eye co-ordination with racquets and balls and putting sequences of 'animal yoga' poses together. 

In Maths we have been adding three single digit numbers in the most efficient way, looking for number facts to help us including bonds to 10, doubles and near doubles.   

In English, we have carried on work on adverbs and also looked at the difference between statements and questions.

Have a great weekend from the Year Two Team 

Week Ending Friday 18th September 2020

 

Another very busy week in Year Two with lots of fun learning.

 

We have completed making our 'Adinkra stamps' ready for printing on our T-shirts next week.

 

In Science we have been learning about different habitats and thinking about what each habitat provides for the animals that live there, including shelter, food and a safe place to raise their young.

 

In English we have been practising recognising and using nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs that end in 'ly' or 'ily'

 

In Maths we have been partioning two-digit numbers in different ways, trying to work in a methodical way, making the number practically with the dienes,  for example, 45 = 40 + 5  or 30 + 15 or 20+ 25 or 10 + 35.

 

Wishing everyone a good weekend, ready for another busy jam-packed week next week. 

Week Ending Friday 11th September 2020

 

Well done to all of the Year 2 children for all their hard work in this first full week at school - they have really settled in well and are working hard.

 

We have finished our new 'Awesome Africa' theme book covers using oil pastels to experiment with texture and creating some wonderful 'African Animal ' pattern artwork. We have also been comparing traditional and modern Adinkra printing and designing our own patterns ready to make our printing stamps next week. 

 

In English we have been learning to recognise nouns, adjectives and verbs and using an online thesaurus to find alternative words we like.   We have also been reading 'The Ugly Five' by Julia Donaldson which has some excellent vocabulary in it.

 

In Maths we have been making two -digit numbers using Dienes and drawing them in our books, as well as recapping on counting forwards and backwards in twos and recognising Odd and Even numbers.

 

We also did Animal yoga in PE as well as Athletics skills and ball skills, all of which we will continue next week.


Have a fabulous and restful weekend.

Year Two 

 


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