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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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