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Welcome to Year 2's Class Page!

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 - times table test every 2 weeks

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 amount, or writing the tables out. They will have their test in a muddled order.

 

Wednesday- hand in homework and spelling test

Children can practise their spellings in lots of ways such as look, cover, write, check, 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.

 

 PE Days - Tuesday and Thursday

Please ensure children have an indoor and outdoor PE kit that is labelled and jewellery is removed. 

 

 Friday - new homework, spellings and times tables will be handed out although this can sometimes be on a Thursday.

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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Year 2's Pirate Day!

To make our topic come to life, we held a Pirate Day! We started off the day by reading a letter that was left in our classroom. We had a mission to complete today! After this we learnt about a famous pirate and wrote a fact file about him too.

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After this some of us helped with preparing a pirate feast! We practised skills of cutting safely using a knife when cutting oranges and grating cheese using a grater. An adult helped us to measure ingredients to make hard tack! Others were drawing their selves as a pirate on a stick and practised using thick and thin pens for detail. We created a display in our classroom.

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Before lunch time, we finally got to read The Pirate Cruncher from beginning to end, and found out what happened to those greedy pirates! Some of us were accurate in predicting the end of our own stories!

 

After lunch time, some of us found clues that were left behind from Captain Purplebeard! He had hidden pieces of a treasure map around the school. It was our job to find these clues and find the treasure!

We managed to find all the pieces of the map which showed us where the treasure was hidden! We told our adults which way to go by following the map. When we got there, we couldn't believe our eyes! 

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We brought the loot back and shared it out between the class. We enjoyed our well-deserved pirate feast too! The adults even gave us a taste of bombo! What a great day we had!

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English - predicting endings to a story

We have been really busy this week in Year 2 learning how to predict an ending to the story we have been reading this half term. We came up with lots of ideas and planned our ending first before writing it up in our best handwriting and remembering to use past tense. Have a read of what we thought would happen next! 

Geography and Art - Designing a treasure map

This afternoon we discussed what physical features were and looked at examples of treasure maps. Earlier on in the week we used watery paint to give our maps an 'old' look. Today we used pencil colours and crayons to draw on our physical features using different pressures to give different shades.

English - Describing a setting

Today we looked at describing a setting in the story we are looking at. We thought about what we could smell, taste, hear and see. We listened to video clips and touched objects related to our Pirate theme that would help us with ideas. We worked together in teams to record our ideas down!

Science - Describing how things move

This afternoon we raced our pirate ships and observed to see whose moved the slowest and fastest and why. Later in the week we wrote up our investigation and thought about what we would do next time. 

English - Sea Monsters

This week we have read further on in our story, and we discovered that there is a sea monster out at sea! We designed our own sea monsters and labelled the features using powerful adjectives. The next day we put our ideas into sentences which is a really tricky skill, but we all did really well to write a sea monster character description.

RE- The Creation Story

Today we listened to a special story which Christian and Jewish people believe is how the the world was created. We talked about what happened on each day and then drew our own pictures to show how we thought that day would look after it was made. 

English - The Pirate Cruncher

Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on the story called 'The Pirate Cruncher'. We have looked at writing a list of pirate jobs, describing ourselves as a pirate using powerful adjectives, writing speech bubbles for the characters in the story so far and describing what we can see on the front cover. 

Maths - Place Value

For the last couple of weeks we have been working really hard on our 2-digit numbers. We have learnt about tens and ones and how we can make 2-digit numbers in different ways using maths equipment. We have learnt how to draw 2-digit numbers too, as well as partition them using part-whole models and write number sentences! 

Collective Worship - Trust

This half-term our Christian Value is Trust. We talked about what we thought this was and then took part in an activity where we had to walk our partner to the hall blindfolded. Our partner had to trust us to take care of them and walk them safely - some of us found this really tricky!

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Making Portholes

Our first topic is Pirates and we have been busy this week looking at different parts of a pirate ship and what they would be used for. We looked at portholes and discussed what we would see out of a porthole on our pirate ships! Have a look at the pictures and see if you can guess!

Pirate Homework

The Year 2 children have come back to school ready to learn and what wonderful homework we have received already!

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