Welcome to Year 2
This week we continued to read, 'Little Evie in the Wild Wood'. We started to discuss the author's choice of words in more detail. We discussed how the setting had been described and the image it had built in our heads. During Maths we have been working on adding a two digit numbers and a one digit number. As well as subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number. We used the chilli challenges to ensure our learning was right for us! We were very exciting to take part in a skipping workshop on Wednesday. We practised a speed bounce, face to face skip and a class game with a large rope. We found it very challenging!
Our costume slips for our Christmas performance have gone out today. Please bring in costumes as soon as possible!
This week we started our new book, 'Little Evie in the Wild Wood'. We read the first two pages and thought about new words we didn't know. We discussed and found the meaning of stile, mama and disturbed. We compared the story so far to Little Red Riding Hood. During Maths lessons we have been thinking abut fact families. We have used our addition and subtraction facts to help apply the inverse to think of all the calculation we needed. Then we applied our learning by comparing calculations using < , > and =. We continued our Rhinos PE lesson and practised our side passes like a real rugby player! On an afternoon we created observational drawings of the nature we brought in from home. Then we used leaves to create symmetrical artwork!
This week has been Black History Week. We have been learning all about Nelson Mandela! At the start of the week we didn't know much about Nelson Mandela's life so we used books and the internet to help us research about him and why he is so important. To help us write a biography, we created a time line of the main events in his life. During Computing, we used Paint to help us draw an image of Nelson Mandela. We experimented with the different tools and text types. In Art we sketched portraits thinking carefully about position and scale.
In Maths we have been using and applying our number bonds to 10 to help us with our number bonds to 100. We used this knowledge to solve problems.
The Leeds Rhinos came in on Tuesday morning to help teach our PE lessons. We focused on building our throwing and catching skills.
This week in year 2 we have been seeing what we have learnt over the term. In maths we have recapped number sequences and we have been practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. We applied this learning in our 2x table test.
In PE we have been learning how to work as a team. We used lots of different games such a hungry hippos to help us. In Science we worked as a team to find and photograph things that are living, once lived and never been alive. We used a splat word mat to help us discuss our findings using scientific vocabulary. We have used a map to label the countries in the UK.
During English lesson this week we started the beginning section of our stories. We looked at different beginnings and tried to magpie other people's ideas. We then used our purple polish to make the beginning of our stories more engaging for the reader. During SPaG lessons we have been learning about commands. We used this learning and our question learning from last week to write a riddle. In Maths we have been learning about 2D shapes. We used games and the areas to help describe their properties. We then used our riddles knowledge to help gave our partner clues about a particular shape. During Science we thought about everything we have learnt so far in Living Things and their Habitats. We created a thought shower for our post assessment. In PE lessons we have been learning how to skip. We are starting to practise now ready for a competition later in the year!
During Playtime, some of us decided to create a mini-beast habitat!
In English this week we started to think about planning our own stories! We discussed and thought about the features of a story mountain. Then we used this structure to plot the different parts of our class book, 'Lost and Found'. During SPaG lessons we thought about different questions we could ask the boy and the penguin. We talked about what makes a question a question and then moved onto open and closed questions. Additionally, we responded to our 'even better if...' feedback in our independent writing books. We have been very excited this week to practise our number bond challenge! Some of us have already moved up to the next challenge. We can't wait for next week.
During Science we discussed food chains and used new scientific vocabulary such as producer, consumer, predator and prey!
During our Harvest Festival we performed 'Oliver's Vegetables' using
We started practising for our harvest assembly this week. We imitated the story, 'Oliver's vegetables' using T4W actions. We thought about how we could change our voice and perform to entertain an audience. This helped during National poetry day! We learnt, practised, performed and wrote our own poems! Our 'WOW' this week was a visit from a space dome.We imagined what it was like to be in space and tried to become a character. We used this inspiration for our story pre-assessment. Our Maths lessons this week focused on comparing the length of objects. We used our knowledge of more than and less than signs to help us.
This week we loved sharing our learning during our class assembly! Thank you for coming to watch
This week we have been using our story Lost and Found to help write similes. We have created similes to describe different scenes from the story! In Maths we have been comparing numbers by using the more than and less than signs. We have found it tricky to reason our answers! During Science we sorted and describe things that are living, non living and dead as part of our Living Things and their Habitats unit.
This week we have started 'I Wonder...' books. We used these books in the areas to plan, do and review our independent learning. We love having the ownership of the book! Additionally, we have loved our new writing board in class!
include conjunctions we have used in our SPaG lesson. In Maths we have been counting in 1's, 2's and 10's. We used our counting to help us find missing numbers in sequences.
During daily handwriting we have been practising our diagonal joins to letter with no
This week was extra exciting because we had a special visitor. When we came into our room we saw icy footprints leading to our Antarctica reading area. There we found a penguin! We became investigators, looking all around school for clues to see if we could find out where the penguin had come from. We thought he might have come from our class book 'Lost and Found'. We didn't find any clues so we created a found poster! We had to
ascenders. We have been making sure we apply these skills in all our writing!
We have had a very exciting start to year 2! This week we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We found out what we knew already by creating a thought shower of pictures and words. We have been helping to personalise our room by creating self portraits with pastels. We sketched and then blended the pastels using our fingers. We used the school library to choose one of our books to send home next week! We have already read part of our books in school. In Maths we have been thinking about place value. We have used Numicon and Base 10 to make and describe two digit numbers. We focused on getting the right amount of tens and ones. To help with our fluency in Maths we have learnt a new game to support us with our number bonds to 20. In English we have been writing a recount about what we did in the holidays. We have been thinking about our new year writing targets!
We love our new classroom, especially our Antarctica reading area!