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Welcome to Year 2's Class Webpage!

On our page you will find a variety of things that we have done over the year across all areas of learning. The newest posts will be published at the top so please make sure you scroll down so you don't miss a thing!

We hope you enjoy looking at Year 2!

Important Dates:

Tuesday: every second week on this day children will have their times tables test.

Children can practise in a variety of ways such as chanting, singing songs, drawing groups of or lots of an amount and counting in the tables to find the total and writing the tables out. They will have their test in a muddled order!

Wednesday: hand in date for homework and spelling test

Children can practise their spellings in a variety of ways such as look, cover, write, repeating the words, using a rhyme for each letter of the word, finding common words in the word that they already know and can see, segmenting the word or breaking it down into syllables.

Wednesday and Thursday: these are our PE days. Please ensure children have an indoor and outdoor labelled kit and jewellery is removed. We will aim to hand out spellings on Thursdays.

Friday: new homework is handed out as well as times tables every second week.
 

Reading:

Please ensure your child reads at least three times a week at home with an adult and the reading diary is signed. We check diaries regularly and children are allowed to move their face on our chart. If children read three or more times in a week they receive 1 house point on Friday.

 

You can help your child to read by...

- Guiding them to break down longer words so that they can be decoded 

- Asking them what has happened so far before continuing to read

- Encouraging your child to predict what may happen part way through and how they might know this

- Asking your child questions about characters' feelings, emotions and thoughts

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History - Class Assembly

This week we performed our fantastic learning to our grown ups who came to watch our assembly! We had scenes explaining the life of Louis Braille, showing what happened in the Great Fire of London, describing what Florence Nightingale did and lastly exploring the moon with Neil Armstrong! 

 

Thank you to everyone who came to watch the assembly and for the wonderful feedback too!

 

All the adults were proud of what we have achieved this half term! 

Art Focus - Mark Fuller 'Rain'

This week we completed our art work for Art Focus. The theme this year was 'ArtStorm' and for Year 2, our topic was rain. We focused on an artist called Mark Fuller and looked at his work. Some of us spotted that he used different shades of blue, he used different shapes in his art work and always made sure there were raindrops showing ripples! 

 

We created our own interpretations of his art work. We used ICT, oil pastels, colouring pencils and paint!

RE - Gospel

We have now finished our topic all about Gospel (good news). We have learnt that Christians believe Jesus brought good news to others by being a friend, forgiving others and through prayers.

 

To end our topic, we thought about what mattered to us the most and wrote these in oysters, after listening to a parable where a man gave up everything for a pearl he had found! 

 

After that, we created candles and wrote prayers in flames to thank God for the good news he has brought into our lives...

 

 Can you spot what our candles spell?

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We have really enjoyed learning all about our famous four people this half term! Look at the work we have produced not forgetting our class assembly! 
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History - Neil Armstrong

Our last famous person was Neil Armstrong. We loved learning all about him! After watching real life videos of his mission to the moon, we wrote questions we would like to ask an astronaut, and later in the week we wrote a letter home pretending we were on the moon! 

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Famous People Homework!

This week has been our last week on our topic 'Famous Four'. Keep a look out for our work on Neil Armstrong! As part of our homework, we chose our favourite famous person and had a go at sketching their portrait. 

English - Conjunctions

Today we looked at other conjunctions than 'and'. We had some very strange pictures that we had to write sentences about using 'and', 'but' and 'or'!

Year 2's Bits and Bobs Shop!

We have a shop in our classroom selling odd things! This has helped some of us to practise adding amounts together!

Maths - Money

This week we have moved onto money. We recapped how much different coins were worth and then practised adding amounts of money together. We had some new learning too! When the money goes over 100, we can exchange it for a pound! We also practised writing money using the £ sign!

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Science - Making Circuits

This afternoon, we learnt about electricity and which objects would need batteries and which objects would need the mains. Miss Dosanjh showed us the things that are needed in a circuit that allows electricity to pass through, but she didn't tell us how to make a bulb light up as this was our mission! We had a go in pairs and by the end of the day, all of us lit a bulb! 

Art - Great Fire Of London

We created fire pictures of houses burning. We used tearing to rip different papers and then used black sugar paper for the beams of the houses as we learnt that houses in those days were made out of wood.

History - The Great Fire of London

Our third week has been all about The Great Fire Of London! We have been wondering how the fire started and finally we found out that no one actually knows exactly, but most people believe it started in Thomas Farrynor's bakery! After learning about what happened, we acted out this event and learnt that something good did come out of this terrible thing....IT GOT RID OF THE NASTY RATS!

Picture 1 Customers leaving the bakery...
Picture 2 and Thomas Farrynor locking up...
Picture 1 The wind has started to spread the fire...
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Picture 2 and begin running away from the fire...
Picture 1 People use leather buckets to put the fire out...
Picture 1 Samuel Pepys writes his diary..he tells the king..
Picture 1 The king orders that houses should be demolished..
Picture 1 The fire gets rid of the nasty rats...
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Maths - Arrays

This week we have been looking at arrays as part of Multiplication and Division. We know that arrays are dots in a pattern usually a square or rectangle, and we can write number sentences by looking at arrays! 

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History and English - Florence Nightingale

Our second famous person is the wonderful Florence Nightingale! We watched a video about why she was famous this week, and then wrote facts all about her. By the end of the week, we wrote our own diaries as Florence Nightingale describing the conditions of the filthy hospital, the soldiers, what we saw and heard and what we were going to do about it! We practised writing commas in lists in our diaries!

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Maths Working Wall -Multiplication and Division

Here is our working wall we have been looking at to help us! We have learnt a lot of facts about Multiplication and Division that can help us when we are working out number sentences or problems.

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Art - Arcimboldo

Our artist for this half-term is Arcimboldo. We learnt that he used fruit to create pictures of people and faces so we had a go at our own! Can you spot the faces in our pictures?

Science - Fire and electricity

In Science we had a class discussion about how fire was made many thousands of years ago, what light sources they had, how we use electricity now and which was safer. Outside, we watched how quickly fire can spread and we all decided electricity was safer than fire.

How quickly fire can spread

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Maths - Multiplication and Division

This week we have started a new topic in Maths! We have looked at different ways we can use to work out a times table number sentence and division too. Keep a look out for our working wall! Here, we were working in groups to solve a number sentence by drawings!

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RE - St. George's Church

In RE today we have looked at how Jesus brought good news by being a friend. We acted out a story from the Bible and then looked at a church in the UK which helps others. We looked at pictures of Christians being a good friend and how they are following the steps of Jesus.

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English - Louis Braille Fact File

After learning all the facts about Louis Braille and why he was famous, we had a go at writing our own fact files! 

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History - Louis Braille

We have started our History topic - learning about 4 famous people! Louis Braille was this week and we have learnt so much about this man! Why don't you ask us and we can tell you! In the afternoon we decoded Braille by using the Braille alphabet to help us find the letters. 

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Science - Light Source

Today we learnt about what a light source is. We watched a video and then made a list on the board. Look at how many ideas we found!

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Maths - Exchanging

Today we learnt about what happens when we are adding and there are TOO MANY ONES! We learnt to count the ones, and exchange them for a ten stick so that it is easier when we count them altogether.

 

We practised with drawings and using equipment and now we can all add 2 2-digit numbers together!

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RE - Peace

This half-term our Christian Value is Peace. This is what some of us think Peace is...

 

"when it is peace and quiet"

"when two people are fighting and someone sorts it out, that is peace"

"when you hear the birds tweeting"

 

After this, we went outside to find peace and had a look at some peaceful photos, then wrote down the feelings inside that we were feeling.

 

 

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New Year's Resolutions!

We welcome everybody back into the new year and hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! 2018 looks busy for Year 2 but we have had a great week back!

Can you spot whose New Year's Resolution is whose???

Christmas Party!

Thank you for the snacks and drinks that were bought in for our party! We had a great time! It started off with a candy cane hunt around our classroom...

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We then walked to the hall to practise a traditional Mexican hat dance! We picked it up really quickly and looked like professionals!
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Mexican Hat Dance

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We also played pass the parcel where there were prizes to be won...
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After this we made our way back to the classroom for the ultimate game...the Pinata! Some of us helped to decorate the pinata, but none of us knew what was inside! We all had a go at trying to hit it whilst being blindfolded!
Finally after all of the excitement it was time to eat our party food! We had lots to choose from!
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Our Mexican selves!

This afternoon we finished turning ourselves Mexican. We know that Mexican people wear sombreros to keep the sun away from the face during the hot months, and they also wear ponchos as part of their traditional clothing. We designed these ourselves and put them above our pinatas!

Playing in the snow

What a busy and interesting week we've had! First there was a snow day due to bad weather and when we returned, we managed to play in the snow in the afternoon! It was a lot of fun being with our friends in the snow!

Mexico Topic

Our Mexico topic is almost over now and we have learnt so much. From where Mexico is in the world, to their food, sport, learning about their Christmas story and their traditions, we can now tell others all that we know!

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D&T - Pinatas

As part of celebrating Christmas the Mexican way, we have learnt that Mexicans use pinatas at their parties during Christmas time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We followed instructions to make our own!

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A present for home...

Today we made our Christmas cards for our families. Can you guess what our theme is???

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Science - Materials

As part of our Science topic, we took part in an investigation where we had to test which material would be best for different environments when Santa starts delivering presents. We had materials to choose from and tubs of water to test how waterproof a material was. We also had thermometers wrapped in different materials which helped some of us decide which were the coldest and hottest!

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Christmas Tree Festival 

Today we went into the church to have a look at all the decorated trees! We even spotted our Nativity scene!

 

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English - Have a read of our Mexican Christmas story!

 

Nativity Scene

Today we created a class nativity scene for the church. We used play dough to create little models of animals and people. Some of us did this while others painted, and some of us helped with the roof. We decided as a class to make some poinsettia flowers and add this in too to represent the Mexico Christmas story!

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MARBLE TREAT!

We finally had our marble treat which was to have a go on the apparatus in the hall! We helped each other through team work and used our bodies to balance!

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Maths - Weight

This week we have been looking at weight. We looked at what a gram and kilogram was as well as weighing different items and learning how to read scales!

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Anti-bullying Week

In Year 2, we made bullying models by modelling with newspaper and masking tape. We put our models in different shapes and then wrote kind words on them. One afternoon we also watched a video and had hearts. Every time something unkind was said we scrunched the hearts and opened them afterwards. We remembered these words;

Before you speak think and be smart, it's hard to fix a wrinkled heart.

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PSHE - Friendship 

We have been looking at friendship. We drew around 2 children and thought about what makes a good and bad friend.

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Children In Need

This week was also Children In Need. We all dressed up as Disney characters to raise money for charity. Throughout the day we took part in different activities...

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We had £10 and a list of things for children who were in need could do. We worked in groups to decide what we would spend it on. On the list were things like a ticket to the zoo, water and hot meals. 
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Then we also had a go at finding things that were similar and different between each of us in the class...
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...this led onto our last activity which was putting ourselves in others' shoes. We talked about what it must be liked for other children and young people who have a disability. We had a go at miming words to our partner, and helping our partner who was blindfolded to get their lunch time things ready. Some of us thought it was very frustrating but it helped us understand what it would be like for other children.
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Maths - Length

This week we have been learning about length! We learnt about how to use rulers, trundle wheels and metre sticks correctly, and then had a go at measuring lots of different lengths and heights using the correct equipment.

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The Legend of the Poinsettia Flower

We have started to look at the Christmas story...however this is the Christmas story told in Mexico! We watched it being read by the author and then acted out different parts to helps us sequence pictures to then start writing our own books!

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Picture 2 The priest asking Lucida to make a blanket
Picture 3 Lucida and her mum buying wool

Children practising for rehearsals but Lucida gets some bad news!

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Picture 1 Lucida trying to fix the blanket but its tangled
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An old woman appears and asks Lucida why she's hiding

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The old lady suddenly disappears after talking to Lucida

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Picture 1 Everyone is shocked as the weeds turn to flowers!

Morning work

The children worked exceptionally hard this morning whilst coming into school! They were given a set of numbers to find the relationship between them using add and subtract only. The Year 2 children have thought very carefully about their number sentence learning so far, and showed all the different types they could think of! 

 

We decided to take a picture to show off our amazing maths work first thing in the morning!

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Festival of Remembrance

Today we discussed why we have this day each year and who we remember. We talked about how we remember those who lost their lives in the wars a very long time ago, but also those who are fighting now for us in dangerous places and countries so we can be safe.

 

We drew around our hands and cut them out to make poppies which were then stuck onto a wreath.

 

On Friday, the whole of KS1 took part in a 2 minute silence where we placed our remembrance creations for all to see.

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D&T - Mexican Maracas

Alongside the biscuits, we also made maracas! We followed instructions to make them, and then once dried we painted Mexican patterns. 

English - Instructions

Here are our instructions about how to make our noisy Mexican maracas!

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Cooking - Sombrero Biscuits

Today we practised following instructions to make sombrero biscuits. First we learnt about what sombreros are and then watched Miss Dosanjh make hers. We talked about each instruction and spotted they were all commands! Then we had a go at making ours!

English - Instructions

After making our sombrero biscuits, we wrote instructions.

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Maths - Adding and Subtracting on a Number line 

This week we have been looking at adding and taking away on a number line. It was tricky at first but we have got the hang of it now! We have been following these steps on our working wall to get our answers and using a 100 grid to continue practising our counting on or counting back. See if you can complete the ones given by drawing your own number lines at home!

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Geography - Mexico

We have kick started this half term with our new topic - Mexico! We have been reading facts and highlighting important key words, writing facts and learnt the story behind the Mexican flag! In a few weeks we will start looking at how Christmas is celebrated in Mexico.
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"There were these people and they were looking for Mexico, then one day they saw an eagle on a rock eating a green snake and that's where they put Mexico."
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English - Fact files

We turned our facts into fact files by learning about headings, sub-headings and keeping our facts similar to each sub-heading.

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Mexico homework facts!

Thank you to the children who completed their homework which was to find out facts about Mexico! I learnt some interesting things I never knew as I was reading each of them, and now we have a lovely display in our class - WELL DONE! 

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English - Types of Sentences

This week we have been learning about 4 types of sentences. These are commands, statements, exclamations and questions. We have had lots of practise to read sentences and punctuate them correctly as well as write our own.

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Our Class Example

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Maths - Word problems

This week we have looked at language in maths problems. We followed a set of rules that would help us work out how to find the answer to a word problem...

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If you want to practise solving word problems, have a go at these! The link at the bottom will take you to a hundred grid that we use in class!

 

A bowl has 34 apples. I add another 13 apples. How many apples altogether?

 

There were 87 leaves on an oak tree. On a windy day, 45 of them blew away. How many leaves were left?

 

Find the difference between 24 and 3.

 

What is the sum of 64 and 7?

 

What is 17 fewer than 80?

 

There are 56 stickers on a chart. How many more do I need to get 80?

 

Work out 64 plus 30.

 

Subtract 40 from 90.

 

RE - Sikh Diwali Story

This week we have learnt about the Sikh Diwali story. After we were told what happened and why Sikhs celebrate the festival of light, we re-told the story through drama and then wrote it on a storyboard too. Furthermore, we wrote acrostic poems as well as practising our mouse control to draw firework displays on the computer! 

Picture 1 The Emperor locking away the 52 kings...
Picture 2 The Emperor locking away the Guru...
Picture 3 The Guru and 52 kings miserable in prison...
Picture 4 People shouting outside saying "Let them go!"
Picture 5 The Guru and the Emperor making a deal...
Picture 6 The 52 kings walking with the Guru by the cloak...
Picture 7 People cheering as the Guru and 52 kings leave!

Collective Worship - Friendship

This half-term we are looking at the Christian value - Friendship. In class, we talked about what this meant. Here are some of our thoughts.

 

Friendship is...

'welcoming friends to school or the country.'

'don't ignore friends.'

'don't hurt anybody.'

'when people come together after a fall out.'

 

We also decided on 5 rules to work on throughout this half-term in order to be a good friend to others, as well as writing on a key to show others what we think is key to being a good friend.

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Maths - Adding 2 2-digit numbers

Today we have been adding 2 2-digit numbers like 31 + 42 using lots of different equipment. Using equipment helped us a lot! Some of us began adding on a number line with a little help.

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Buddy's Big Work Out!

This afternoon we took part in a dance-a-thon to raise money for the NSPCC. Don't forget to collect your sponsor money over half term and bring it back when you return to school!

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Maths - Addition and Subtraction

The last few weeks we have been concentrating a lot on adding and subtracting 2 numbers. These can be... a 2-digit number and a ones (32 + 5 or 45 - 7)... 

a 2-digit number and a tens (45 + 20 or 32 - 10)...

and a 2-digit number and a 2-digit number (32 + 34 or 65 - 11).

 

We have used equipment as well as drawings too to help us! 

 

Our part part whole model has helped us to understand the relationship between 3 numbers and that there are lots of different ways to write number sentences, even ones where the answer is at the beginning!

 

45 = 40 + 5

5 + 45 = 45

45 - 5 = 40

45 - 40 = 5

5 = 45 - 40

40 = 45 - 5

45 = 5 + 40

40 + 5 = 45
 

 

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In Letters and Sounds we have been looking at the homophone 'there' and 'their'. We have been practising to write sentences with the correct word!
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Year 2's Pirate Day!

This morning we were all really excited about PIRATE DAY! Here are some of our outfits...

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We received a letter from Captain Purplebeard too...
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We had tasks to complete like making pirate flags for our orange boats, preparing our snacks for this afternoon (cheese biscuits and orange boats), pirate sudoku, making pirate hats and pirate dancing!
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Throughout the day we had clues which would lead to a piece of a treasure map...
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We had a go at mixing, measuring, and cutting using the bridge cut...

If you would like to make your own cheese biscuits or swords, then here is the recipe for you to follow...

 

Ingredients

120g soft butter

450g grated cheese

250g plain flour

1 teaspoon salt (optional)

 

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Grease a baking tray.
  • In a large bowl cream butter and cheese. Stir in flour and salt and mix well.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll the dough. Cut into strips. Place strips on baking tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp.

 

In the afternoon we walked the plank! It was a close race!

WALK THE PLANK!

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We successfully found most of the pieces to the treasure map and started to use our knowledge of compass directions to lead our way to the treasure! It looked like Captain Purplebeard had hidden it in the conservation area!

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We brought the treasure back to the classroom and listened to The Pirate Cruncher story retold by the author while we had our snack! It was delicious and healthy! What a packed day we had! 
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RE - What do Year 2 like about the world?

Our topic this half term has been about Creation. We have explored a lot about our amazing world, what we like about it and who we think made the world. Here are some pictures about what we like about the world. We have made these using lots of different things like blocks, drawings and lego. 

Science - Our Sound Walk

This afternoon we went on a sound walk around the school. We learnt that sound can come from lots of different places so we investigated our sounds in and around the school grounds. 

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Maths Working Wall - Place Value

We have now finished our Place Value strand in maths. Here are some of the things we have covered so far. Below are some ideas you could try with your child to continue recapping the learning...

 

  • Make a list of odd and even numbers up to 100
  • Write 2 digit numbers and identify which are the tens and which are the ones
  • Partition a 2-digit number into tens and ones by pictures, writing number sentences or writing how many tens and how many ones
  • Practise writing number sentences with the more than (>), less than (<), equal to (=) signs making sure they read correctly!
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English - Poetry

This week we have been learning about sea shanties! They were sang when pirates were out at sea to help their jobs seem a little less boring! We have been focusing on 'What shall we do with a grumpy pirate?' and changed parts of the poem to make it our own. We wrote them out on special scrolls and performed them to the class. Here are a few.

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English - Sentence structure

Today we had our first Rainbow Grammar lesson in Year 2. We recapped that a basic sentence has a noun (usually) at the start, followed by the action and not forgetting our punctuation at the end!

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English - The Pirate Cruncher

By the end of this week, we have finally finished writing our own Pirate Cruncher stories, but have changed the ending by using our own monsters we created a few weeks ago. Have a read of our story. These are pages from different children in the class!

Science - Do our boats move faster or slower than others?

This afternoon we tested our boats to see if they moved faster or slower compared to other ones! Some of our boats were really interesting and afterwards we wrote up our results and what we would have done next time! 

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Maths - Can we find the matching cards?

Miss Dosanjh gave us a challenge to find the 2-digit number with the matching word, and matching tens and ones picture! We did really well!

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Maths - Partitioning 2-digit numbers

This week we have been practising to partition 2-digit numbers. We have learnt that they have tens and ones which can be shown in lots of different ways!

PE - Meeting the tallest man in Britain and tallest basketball player

We had a treat today to meet Paul Sturgess. We got to see him in assembly where he told us he was 7ft 7! That is pretty tall! After break our class had a session with him where he taught us basketball skills along with Mark. We had so much fun and some of us even had a chance to have a basketball spinning on our finger!

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Finished pirate ships

Here are our finished ships!

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D&T - Making Pirate Ships

Thank you to all the grown ups and children who sent in items for this afternoon! We had different materials to choose from, and after looking at the designs and shapes of a range of boats we got cracking! Some of us worked in pairs whilst others worked independently. Next week we will test these in water to see which move the fastest and which are the slowest!

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English

We have read more of our class story up to the part of a sea monster hiding in the seas, waiting for pirates to arrive so it can gobble them up! We thought about what the sea monster could be and drew this with description of the features using adjectives!

Drama - The Pirate Cruncher

Today we acted out 6 parts of the story that we have read so far! We got into character and performed freize frames for the rest of the class to see. We had to concentrate on facial expressions and body movements and control. 

Picture 1 The fiddler playing his song...
Picture 2 The pirates running towards their ship...
Picture 3 Sleepy pirates dreaming about sea monsters...
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English

Today we read more of The Pirate Cruncher, and thought about what the pirates would say! We filled in speech bubbles for different characters.

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RE - The Creation Story

Today we listened to the Creation Story and how God created the world in seven days. We also talked about how different people believe the world was created in other ways too and that was also okay! We decided on a day from the story and showed this using paint, chalk, collage or crayons!

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English 

Today we described a pirate scene and practised writing sentences!

Collective Worship - Respect

We have started off the term with thinking about what Respect is. We discussed it as a class and then acted what we thought it looked like. Some of us thought it was standing up for ourselves and others, treating others how you want to be treated and being kind and generous.

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Summer holiday homework

Look at all this fantastic and creative homework by the new Year 2 children! A lot of treasure maps, pirate ships, cutlasses, telescopes and more!

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