A busy month in Year 2

It’s been great having everyone back together in class and we have been super bust here in Year 2.

In literacy we have been reading ‘The Queens knickers’ by Nicholas Allan. It has been fun finding out the Queen, we even wrote letters to her persuading her to visit our school. We used inspiration from the ‘Queens Knickers’ story to design and make our own knickers for the Queen. We carefully used a needle and thread to join the fabric together.

Please see photo below of Katie concentrating really hard on her sewing.

Sewing

In maths we have been learning about fractions. We all know about the numerator and denominator and how to find fractions of amounts.

See photo below of Nate work hard to calculate fractions using jottings.

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We even compared fractions using the >     <     = symbols, see the photo below showing this work.

We have been taking part in virtual music lessons with Mrs Straw from the school music service. She has been teaching us all about rhythm, pitch and timbre.

See the photo below where we are all busy learning new clapping patterns in a call and response lesson.

clapping patterns

In art we have been learning to describe colours. As we were busy weaving Easter baskets from paper we thought about the names we could give each colour e.g. chick yellow, neon orange or lava red.

See photo below of us busy weaving outside.

weaving

Year 2 Remote learning week beg 22.2.21

We hope you have enjoyed a lovely, safe half term and the start of this half term finds you all well.

Here is this week’s timetable.

Please find a link to a copy of this week’s timetable below to view it as a PDF.

wb 22.2.21

In Literacy, we are completing our work on the Plague and are going to complete a leaflet describing the symptoms and suggested medications, looking at expanded noun phrases and planning and writing a character description of the Plague Doctor.

In Maths, we are also completing work we have been doing for the past few weeks on measure, looking at temperature. We will be reading scales and solving word problems involving temperature. Additionally, we will also look at solving a logic puzzle and completing our weekly arithmetic test.

In our Foundation subjects, we will be looking at PE (dribbling skills and fitness), Art (drawing skills), Science (materials) and Computing (searching safely on the Internet).

1.2.21 Y2 Weekly timetable

On Tuesday and Wednesday in Literacy we will begin to research the Plague of 1665. We will place the event in the correct place on a Chronological timeline.

On Thursday we will look at up levelling vocabulary to help support us in our writing of a leaflet warning readers of what the symptoms of the Plague are (the one in 1665 not current day!) We will use this tired pyramid.

In Numeracy, we are looking at capacity.

On Wednesday we will compare the capacity amounts using the <> or = symbols.

Thursday will see us solving word problems involving capacity and working out what type of calculation it is asking us to complete. (+-x or divide).

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.