Week 7 Update

Literacy

We started this week off by planning our own non-chronological report about orang-utans. We mapped out what we are going to write and then added actions to it before writing our own report. Here is our map of the paragraph about the orang-utan’s diet,

 

Maths

In Maths we have been busy securing our knowledge of number bonds. The aim is to recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

 

PE

In PE we have been practising our orienteering skills. Earlier this week we practised following a map to complete an obstacle course. By doing this the children demonstrate all the physical skills needed for orienteering: agility, balance, co-ordination whilst holding or looking at the map.

 

Harvest Assembly

What a great assembly! It was fantastic to see all the brilliant performances from each year group and well done to Year 2 for their fantastic performance of the song ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ and thanks to you, we were able to raise lots of money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

All in all, it has been a very successful week!

Weekly Update

This week, year 2 have been ra ally busy learning about the Great Fire of London from how it started to why it spread so quickly and how it has influenced us today. We found it particularly interesting comparing how we live now to 1666.

In music, we have been learning about long and short sounds. The class were able to use Deines tens and ones rods to help conduct each other to make long and short sounds. It is clear we have some musicians in the making!

Cross Country

A massive well done to all of year 2 for taking part in cross country on Friday!

In addition to being the opening class to run, year 2 outdid themselves by completing the course for a second time later on in the day. They should all be very proud of themselves!

Teabag Experiment

This week year 2 have been experimenting with different materials. We have been trying to find out which materials were most suitable for making a teabag.

We concluded that we needed a material that were absorbent and not waterproof. We also found out that the material can’t have big holes otherwise all the tea leaves would fall out.

 

Year 2 So Far

It has only been 2 weeks but Year 2 have already been very busy and working hard.

In Literacy, we have been reading the stories ‘Silly Billy’ and ‘Operation Night Monster’. You can also access these stories at home when you log into your Active Learn account.

In Maths, we have been recapping our addition and subtraction skills as well as trying t find the most effective way of solving a problem.

In the afternoons we turn into games testers during ICT lessons, learning about how computer games are made and then we have been experimenting with different materials in Science.

Come back again to keep up to date with what exciting things we will be up to in the weeks to come!