Class 2 Blog

Class 2 Blog

  • 08
    Nov

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Dear Year 2 Parents and Carers Welcome to another term, we hope you have a lovely half term. Thank you to all those who attended parents evening. We are continuing with our Autumn Term topic is Are We There Yet? We are excited to that Christmas rehearsals will be starting next week, letters about costumes, tickets and parts will be with you soon! Reminders about housekeeping for Year 2: Homework The children will continue to have literacy and maths homework weekly. Homework is set every Tuesday and due in the following Monday. We will make sure that any new maths calculation methods are blogged. ReadingIn addition to literacy and maths homework, the children are expected to read at home and record this in their yellow reading records. Every day is ideal, however at least 3 times a week is a minimum. Please ensure the record is returned to school every day. We will check records weekly during guided reading sessions and record a house point for each entry. (Maximum of 10.) One reading record will be chosen a week to receive head teacher’s stickers and to be placed in a prize draw to receive the term treat with the winning house! Please refer to the back of the reading record to help your child with relevant questions. As the children become more fluent, the ability to answer a range of relevant questions is key. Blog/Website Please check the blog regularly as it will be here we will update you on our learning and any key pieces of information day to day. Snack & Pencil Cases Children should bring in a named water bottle and are welcome to bring in a healthy snack if they wish for break time although fruit is provided in Key Stage One. Children do not need pencil cases in Year 2 as we provide all the resources. Please remember we are a nut free school. Art & DTThis term’s art focus is printing. Please can you have a look at home for any old off cuts of wallpaper? On the week beginning 2nd December, please could each children bring in a fruit or vegetable that would be fun and interesting to print with please. We will also be learning to sew and would be very grateful for any shiny lovely things to add as decorations such as sequins, buttons, beads etc. Christmas! If you decide to have a clear out of old Christmas decorations please could you send them in for use in our classroom? Many thanks for all your support Mrs Baker and Mrs Franklin
  • 08
    Nov

    WALT Add 3 single digit numbers

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have been learning to add 3 single digits this week. We have been looking at finding 2 numbers to add first and then counting on the last number. The children have been great at explaining their methods such as finding numbers that are close doubles (Such as with the calculation 7+5+8 children have added double 7, then the 1 from the 8 and then 5.) They have also tried to use their numbers bonds to make it easier (Such as with 2+5+8 adding the 2 and 8 first as we know its a number bond to 10 and then counting on the 5.) The children have been great at explaining their methods although we do need a little more practice with number bonds.
  • 08
    Nov

    PSHE

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    In PSHE this week we have been talking about what boys and girls like. We have had some very important discussions about how some people make assumptions about boys and girls but actually we can all like pink, play football and like what we want to. The children made similarity shields together in pairs after chatting about what they both like. It was lovely to hear them chat about enjoying sports and lots of food!
  • 23
    Oct

    WALT Understand consequences.

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    In PSHE we have been learning lots about unacceptable behaviour that has consequences and behaviour that helps learning and has rewards. It has shown that the children are really clear about our school system and they all know how to behave well. Well done Year 2!
  • 23
    Oct

    WALT Add by partitioning.

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    The children have really been challenged this week by learning how to add by partitioning. We start with two two digit numbers such as 23+34. Then we add the tens 20+30=50. Then we add the ones 3+4=7. Finally we add them altogether! 50+7=57. It really helps them to break it down this way before moving onto the column method later on so they really understand the place value of the digits. We have also tried doing it with harder numbers such as 37+25 as the 7+5 goes over 10 it makes it much harder for the children. They have coped so well and concentrated so hard. Although we haven't all completely achieved the WALT we would all get 100% for effort. Copy and paste the link if you would like to see it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52u7T0jyOVg
  • 23
    Oct

    Go Noodle

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have been really enjoying using Go Noodle to help with our daily exercise! I have uploaded a parent invite letter onto our class page.
  • 17
    Oct

    WALT Create paddle boats.

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Year 2 created their paddle boats this week. They worked so well in pairs to tape skewers to the sides of a bottle and then went to town decorating their boats. I was very impressed with some of the skills cutting out designs from plastic and it was so lovely to see so many children help each other. Unfortunately, some of the boats didn't work. This was due to lots of reasons, placing the skewers too close together so the paddle wouldn't turn, putting too much weight on one side of the boat so it fell sideways etc. We will evaluate our successes and what we need to work on next week.
  • 17
    Oct

    WALT Programme a knight to guard a castle.

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Year 2 carried on their computing learning by using 2Code on Purple Mash. This time they had to progamme the knight to guard the castle and use the collision button to get the knight to move back and forth. Finally, when they have achieved all the challenges the naughty little monkey breaks the code and the children had to try to fix it! A very tricky challenge which showed what a great attitude the children have.
  • 17
    Oct

    WALT Plan an adventure story.

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have been learning all about adventure stories. First, the children have designed their own characters and settings. Then, they have planned their own stories based around the wordless story, The Journey. It is such a beautiful book and we seem to notice something new each time we look at it! Finally, the children wrote their own openings and I am looking forward to seeing how their stories progressed.
  • 11
    Oct

    RE

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week Year 2 have been thinking all about kindness in stories. After using drama to reenact the good Samaritan story, we thought how we have shown kindness to others or how others have shown kindness to us. We used these examples to create a story board to show kindness taking place.