Welcome to the Year 2 Blog!
Welcome to Year 2!
As we make the exciting transition into Year 2, you can use our Class Blog to follow our day-to-day activities and find information about the class and the school.
You can find out about the following things on our blog:
- The Year 2 Team.
- Information about our day.
- The things we have been getting up to at school and at home.
We will update our blog every week to ensure that you can see what we have been getting up to and find information about any upcoming events.
News of the Week!
We have had an amazingly messy week this week. We've needed goggles, aprons and gloves while taking part in some fantastic science investigations. We have been learning about density by mixing oil, food colouring and water. We have also seen what substances dissolve in warm and cold water. The children have performed the investigations really well and even recorded some of their findings.
I have been amazed by the fantastic work that I have seen this week. Not only have I seen lots of fabulous work, I've also seen some lovely activities including walks in the countryside, helping siblings with their work and reading to your loved ones.
This week wasn't quite what we were expecting but everyone has got along so well at home. We have had brilliant pieces of work on our Seesaw class page and some lovely pictures and videos of what everyone has been up to. We had some fantastic planning, writing and responses to stories coming through. I can't wait to see what next week brings!
This week has been so much fun. We have had a great time in maths working on using related facts in our addition and subtraction. The children have worked so hard to make their virtual nativity the best it can possibly be, we are all very proud of them. We also really enjoyed our Christmas themed events this week. We had our lovely Christmas jumper day and the children came in with some brilliant festive jumpers and tops. Our Christmas dinner went down a treat and we had a lovely time!
We have had such a lovely, festive week this week. We really enjoyed our virtual Christingle service and observed it impeccably. We've had a lovely time decorating our classroom with snowflakes, paper chains and a wonderfully colourful Christmas tree. We have been creating winter poems in our writing lessons and performed these to each other throughout the week.
Wow, what a busy week! We have been learning about the Christmas story and rehearsing our nativity this week. We have been learning some new Christmas songs and rehearsing some old ones. We have been expanding our work on subtraction by using our number skills to compare different sets of data. We have created a set of instructions for baking shortbread for St. Andrew's day in our writing lessons this week. Our science lesson got messy this week as we explored what substances were soluble and insoluble. The Year 2 classroom needed a good clean once we were done!
We have had a lovely time looking at Diwali this week. We have created henna designs, rangoli patterns and diya lamps. Our writing this week has been exceptional, children have written all about the things they would love to see and do at a Diwali festival. We have been looking at finding the difference between two amounts in maths this week. The children have done really well and have been able to find the difference and represent this using a subtraction calculation.
W/B: 9/11/20 - Opening Minds - Making Connections
Wow, we have packed so much fun into one week. We have really enjoyed looking at the different ways we can make connections. We have talked about internet safety, we have written letters and we have even learnt some sign language. We had a great time exploring with dominos, marbles and other materials that can connect to great effect. We worked so well as a team in many activities throughout the week but really stood out as an amazing team when we were threading our brilliant rainbow on the school fence.
The class did really well to make lots of poppies for our beautiful wreath. They also stood perfectly for our remembrance service. We were all so proud of how respectful and mature they were during a very moving service.
What an amazing first week back we have had. We have been exploring the origins of bonfire night and looking at the gunpowder plot. Lots of children really enjoyed this topic and loved getting the chance to act it out in some exciting drama sessions. We have really challenged ourselves in maths this week and have been looking at the most efficient strategies to add three numbers together. Lots of tricky brain-teasing maths problems that the children really enjoyed figuring out.
We have had so much fun this week. We looked at the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' and wrote about our own mixed up farm yards. We had cats saying moo, birds saying neigh and lots more interesting combinations. We have been doubling to create teen numbers and have worked really hard to experiment with our use of the equals symbol. Lots of children have done really well and are turning into fantastic mathematicians. We learnt about algorithms in computing sessions and we found out that they were sets of instructions for computers and technology. We had a go inputting instructions into our beebots and even had a go giving our friends written and verbal instructions. It was loads of fun!
We have had a lovely week this week. We have been working with teen numbers and learning about their value and how to make them in a number of different ways. We started to include past tense verbs in our writing about Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. We did really well and and even managed to use some tricky past tense verbs like 'thought' and 'fell'. We had a great time exploring what density is in our science lesson. We mixed oil and food colouring and then mixed with warm water, I'm sure the children can tell you what happened next!
We have worked so hard this week in our maths lessons and have learnt even more about the value of each digit within two-digit numbers. We have used this knowledge to start partitioning and then adding and subtracting tens and ones. We have been writing all about healthy eating and the different food groups in our literacy lessons. We all created some fantastic sentences about what the different types of food do for us. When the rain was really coming down, we took a stroll around our playground looking very silly with lots of different types of materials on our heads to test which material kept the rain out the best. We had a great time and we are now certain that napkin umbrellas are not a good idea!
We have been working hard and doing brilliantly in our maths lessons this week. We have been looking at improving our counting skills and learning all about the value of each digit in two-digit numbers. We have been learning to write fantastic factual sentences in our literacy lessons. We have learnt so much about the human body, it's organs and what they do! We have been creating some wonderful structures from simple materials like paper, tape and card. The children have had a wonderful time working together to ensure that they create the best possible structure.