Welcome to Year 2
We have had an amazing week! This week we have completed our phonics screening check. I am so proud of everyone for their concentration, resilience and application of phonics skills. We have worked really hard to embed our year 1 phonics learning during the Autumn term!
For our art topic, we have created another piece of Kandinksy's art work by mixing our own secondary colours. Additionally, we have created our Christmas art. We have created stained glass window houses ready for the whole school art display. Pictures will go up next week!
Our writing area has been a hit this week! We have applied our new skill of using commas to list to write about different animals.
This week we have been adding and subtracting multiples of ten. We started by using concrete materials, then we used written methods. Lots of us went on to doing this mentally. In English we have been using commas to list. We have used Little Red Riding Hood to help with our listing. In art, we have been using shapes to recreate a piece of Kandinksy's art work. We used coloured pencils and pastels to give colour to our art work. In areas we have been amazing Miss Maybank with independent animation, retelling stories in the puppet area and practising addition and subtraction math games.
In English we started our new unit. We used T4W to learn the story Little Red Riding Hood. We practise the story using a story map and action. Then we wrote the story. It was the most we have have completed in one lesson! Our stamina is really improving! Then we started our new book, 'Little Evie in the Wild Wood.'
In our whole class reading lessons we finished the Tunnel. We made links to The Snow Queen and Frozen because the brother turned to stone!
In Maths we have been using the number bonds to 10 to work out number bonds to 20 and 100 e.g If 2 + 8 = 10 then, 12 + 8 = 20 and 20 + 80 = 100.
This week we have completed even more art! We have produced a whole class image of Concentric Circles by Kandinsky! For remembrance, we created poppy sketches! We smashed our Children in Need challenge! We actedour page and ran 6 or 7 laps of the playground!
Welcome back! This week we have been celebrating black history week. We have looked at similarities and differences within out class and talked about treating each other equally.
In Maths we have started our brand new unit on addition and subtraction. We have started the unit by looking at fact families. Please look at the top of our blog to help with the strategies we use at school.
In English, we are completing our unit on instructions. We have used bonfire night as our inspiration for our hot write. In areas, we have been celebrating bonfire night by retelling the story and creating the Houses of Parliament in pastels and construction.
We have been so excited this week because Mr Coates has improved our climbing area with a brand new climbing ladder and 'crazy falls' (as named by Oliver, Charlie, Cameron and Zac). We love it!
We an amazing half term we have had. I am so proud of year 2! They have come back to school with such a positive attitude and they are growing more independent each day!
In English we have been looking at different types of sentences. We have been identifying commands and statements. We are getting ready to write our instructions! In DT we have been sewing using our running stitch! We have created bunting with a border. We can't wait to see them when they are all put together.
In areas this week we have been applying our phonic knowledge by creating different words using crocodiles. We have absolutely loved our dinosaur writing area this week. We haven't be able to keep some people out! We have produced stories, reports and fact files. In the water area we have been recreating Antarctica. We have used scientific language to describe what we have made. In Maths we have been practising the more than > and less than < signs to help compare numbers. This is something we have found a little tricky over the last few weeks so it has been amazing to see everyone get more confident with extra practise!
What an amazing week we have had. This week we have started to be much more independent in lessons and in areas of provision. We have been so excited to have a design technology area in class! We have practised the motion of a running stitch ready for our sewing lessons next week.
In Maths we have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have used number lines and Numicon if we have found it tricky! Lots of us noticed the different patterns when completing number tracks.
This week in maths we have continued to learn about 2 digit numbers. We have used symbols for more than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=) to compare numbers. This has been really challenging! In English we have been using adjectives to describe. We found out an adjective gives more meaning to a noun. We have looked at different scenes and described them. In art we have applied our knowledge of primary and secondary colours to recreate Mark Rothco's art work. Look at Seesaw to see our learning!
**This week we have a black, zip up hoodie with white pull strings left over from PE day. If you have taken the wrong hoodie home, please return it back to school next week.**
**Please ensure all jumpers have names in.**
This week has been very busy. We have continued our learning about 2 digit numbers. We have been thinking about how many tens and ones are in a number and the different ways they can be partitioned. In English we have been thinking about word classes. We have recapped what a noun is and moved onto adjectives. We have been describing characters from the book Lost and Found. We loved our PE lesson with Mrs Ponton and we impressed her with our hand eye co-ordination!
This week we have jumped straight into our first topic hot or cold. We had lots of different challenges this week. One was to create shades of a colour using white. In the construction area we had to make a habitat for a penguin or a inuit. We had some new areas. This week we had to sort thing into living, dead or never been alive following on from our science lesson. Then we applied our knowledge of tens and ones in a special Snakes and Ladders game.
In English we wrote our final versions of our innovated stories and then moved on to writing about Lost and Found. In Maths we have continued to learn about numbers up to 100.
**Don't forget to look at all our amazing learning on Seesaw.**
**Home learning is set on Seesaw on a Tuesday and is due in the following Monday.**
This week has been another busy week. We have celebrated Dot Day and talked about what it means to have a growth and fixed mindset. We are going to create a year 2 toolkit with the different things that can help us in class.
In the areas we have created some wonderful independent writing all about wolves and pigs. Look on Seesaw to see what we have been doing!
In English lessons we have been innovating the story The Three Little Pigs. We have drawn a story map with our own version ready to write next week!
In Maths we have been making and describing 2 digit numbers.
Year 2 class 2020-2021
What a busy first week we have had in year 2. The whole class has amazed Miss Maybank, Miss Palmer and Mrs Brown with how well they have settled back into school life.
We have loved exploring our new classroom. We have been in all the different areas and we have loved been able to go back into the climbing area. This week we have been reading different versions of The Three Little Pigs. In whole class reading lessons we have been predicting and making links with the story The True Story of The Three Little Pigs. On an afternoon we have been working in small group to creating moving picture. Look at Seesaw to see the final product.
This week all new passwords have been stuck in learning logs and reading diaries. Please see them for year 2 logins.
**PE day will be on a Wednesday. PE will be outside so please make sure you dress appropriately.**
**Please make sure all jumpers and cardigans have names in : ) **