June in Year 2

We have been extremely busy again in Year two this month.

During our literacy lessons we have continued to study Australia in depth. We have been busy writing non-chronological reports about Australia. We covered information about animals, landmarks, climate and the fascinating Aboriginal people.

In our maths lessons we have been busy learning about statistics and handling data. We even did a little investigation into the colours of the skittles in a packet. We used the laptops and the program 2Simple, 2Chart to present the information we found. It was really interesting because Mrs Jones’ class found that purple was the most common skittle colour in their packet. Mrs Shedden’s class found that green was the most common in their pack. How amazing is that?

In science we have been learning lots of new facts about plants. You’ll be able to see if we’ve learnt enough about ‘what plants to help them live’ by looking outside our doors. There you will see some plants we used as part of our first plants lesson which we have planted into a trough and are now caring for. Keep an eye on them whenever you pass to check if we are doing a good job.

In art lessons we have been learning about colours, colour mixing and making several tones of the same primary colour.

In our music lessons with Mrs Straw we have been very busy composing our own music and learning how to play musical instruments following directions.

The highlight of the month of June has got to be ‘Sports Day’ when we had lots of fun taking part in activities and races. We all got to show off our skills at throwing, jumping, dribbling and kicking. It was a fantastic if very tiring day.

Year 2 learning throughout May

A Busy May in Year 2

Despite the terrible weather we have had an amazing time in class. We have begun learning about Australia, the native animals, landmarks and climate. We have researched and written some fantastic fact files. We have learnt about the ancient Aboriginal beliefs in the ‘Dreaming’ which tells the story of the creation. We’ve had an amazing time creating our own Aboriginal style art work.

In maths we have been learning to count and use money. We have also learnt to tell the time on the analogue clock.

During our afternoon foundation curriculum work we have had a focus on computing where we have learnt about programs and algorithms. We all learnt to follow programs, create our own algorithms and to de-bug and correct algorithms if there were mistakes in them.

Look at photos to see some of our amazing Aboriginal art work.

April sure was a very busy month in Year 2.

We have learnt lots of new things, In maths we have done lots of work about shape and learnt new vocabulary like symmetry and vertices. We now know how to identify and discuss a variety of 2D and 3D shapes. We can make and discuss repeating patterns and draw a line of symmetry.

We took this work about symmetry and pattern on in to our afternoon curriculum. We used symmetry to create a whole picture of the Queen and examined natural patterns in our outdoor environment. We even used the class digital camera to take some amazing photos of the patterns we found.

In literacy we have started to look at new places around the world. Australia in particular. We first learnt how to locate it on the map and the continents and oceans around it. We even wrote superb setting descriptions about Sydney in Australia using lots of expanded noun phrases.

During the afternoons we continue to look at ‘materials’ in science and we have even carried out an experiment to find the most suitable material to make an umbrella for the Queen. We have just started to look at algorithms and programming in ICT, we will look at this much more during May.

Year 2 – What we are learning about this week. W/C 1st Feb

This week in literacy we turn our attention to study a different historical event – The Plague. We will spend the week researching and finding out as much as we can. This often reveals gruesome and horrid facts, the children love this aspect of the learning! In maths we continue to look at measure, this week measuring capacity. We will also end the week on Friday with a whole day focussing on our mental health and wellbeing. So very important at this present time. Please see class dojo for more detail.

Year 2 distance learning w/c 25th January

In year 2 this week we finish our work looking at The Great Fire of London. We will carefully examine the diary of Samuel Pepys. In maths we are looking at more measures, this week mass/weight. In Foundation subjects we are creating a piece of art work inspired by The Great Fire of London and we will also finish our RE work on the scriptures by creating cards and pictures for loved ones featuring words we want to say to them.

Please click on the links below for more details or by viewing Class Dojo

Mathematics Capacity

Literacy The Great Fire of London

RE The Scriptures

Take a look at some fabulous learning this week from our school and home learners!

This week, Theo has been applying the skills that he has learnt in mathematics to bake some delicious cupcakes at home with his Mum – yummy!

 

We have written a newspaper report about the Great Fire of London in Literacy. Lois has included a lot of historical facts and some wonderful descriptions.

Using his laptop, William created his report from home. It is great to hear that William has conducted his own research using Google. We love your fiery picture to illustrate the story too William!

Distance learning W/C 18th Jan

This week in literacy we continue to study the Great Fire of London and we will be gathering eye witness accounts of the events and turning them into a newspaper report.

In maths we will start a new topic of measuring. We begin this week by measuring length and height in both cm and m.

During foundation curriculum lessons we will create pictograms using the tally information we gathered on our minibeast hunt last week. We will also create more music and move on to look at the Bible in RE. It’s going to be another busy week! Please see dojo for more detailed information on all this learning.

Learning in Year 2 this week

Hi Everyone

Just to give you a brief outline of our learning for this week in Year 2

In literacy we are working towards a historical recount of the Great Fire of London

In maths we are learning the new operation of division.

In foundation curriculum we will be hunting for minibeasts in their microhabitat’s, creating body percussion in music and looking at the importance of the Qu’ran to Muslims.

Full details and all home learning tasks are set on class dojos.

November work in class

We have been so busy in Year 2 this November. One new and exciting thing we have been learning is the skill of sewing. In design technology lessons we have learnt how to hold a needle and create a running stitch to hold 2 pieces of fabric together. It’s not easy but we stuck at it. A very important part of design technology work is to evaluate our work. We thought carefully about what we liked about our sewing and what we would like to change. Some clever learners even got to try out other stitches as an extension task. We have proudly displayed our sewing on the class Christmas tree.