Welcome to the Year 2 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!
Created on Thursday, 01 May 2014 08:05
Published on Thursday, 01 May 2014 08:05
Year 2 have made a great start to the Summer term! A reminder that Year 2 SATs will take place from Tuesday 6th May -Friday 16th May. You can [click here] to access past papers. Please try to ensure your child comes to school promptly everyday during this period.
We have started our new Science unit, 'Plants and Animals'. We went on a walk around the school grounds.
We thought about all the different habitats that we could see.
A habitat is the natural home of a plant or animal.
There are different plants and animals living in our pond to those living in the raised beds.
To play a Science game looking at different habitats you can [click here].
Created on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 15:30
Published on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 15:30
In PE this half term Year 2 have been developing their football skills.
We have thought about which parts of the foot should be used to kick the ball.
We enjoyed dribbling the ball to a partner, making sure we kept the ball under control.
We also developed our passing skills.
We have all enjoyed taking part!
Created on Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:07
Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:07
This week we have great fun exploring different musical instruments!
We thought about the different sounds that they make and how we can change the sound by changing how we play the instrument.
We talked about how loud or quiet the sounds were as well as the pitch, whether they were high or low.
We enjoyed finding out about the different instruments. A guiro, also sometimes called a “fish” is an instrument from Latin America that makes noise when a stick or a rasp is pulled over a series of ridges. Originally, guiros were made from natural objects such as bones or dried gourds that had ridges carved into them with knives. Later they were made from wood and metal as well.
The triangle is made from a small round steel tube, and is played by striking it with a steel beater. It's bright shimmering sound is untuned and resembles that of a bell.
Created on Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:24
Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:24
This week in Maths we used Numicon to help us solve word problems from SATs papers. First we read the problem, then we found the key information. Next we had to think about which operation we needed to use.
Finally we solved the problem using Numicon. We counted out the tens and then the units.
If you would like to look at some past Maths SATs questions please [click here].
Created on Thursday, 13 March 2014 08:45
Published on Thursday, 13 March 2014 08:45
Year 2 are thoroughly enjoying their topic work this half term! We have been learning about the planets in the Solar System. In Literacy, we have started to look at ‘explanation texts’. Explanation texts explain how or why something happens. We worked together, in groups, to give a presentation explaining something to do with Space. If you would like to look at some of the activities we worked on please [click here].
Created on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:30
Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:30
In Literacy this week we have looked at the children's author Julia Donaldson. She wrote 'The Guffalo'. We looked at lots of different books that she had written and worked with a partner to find similarities and differences.
For for information about Julia Donaldson you can [click here].
Created on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:48
Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:48
Today we had a visit from the Think Tank Planetarium as part of our 'Night' topic.
This is what we did:
It was really dark inside!
Ozzy the Owl wanted to find out about the night sky.
For more information about the planetarium you can [click here].
Created on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:32
Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:32
Last week, as part of our Mexico topic, we designed and made a Mexican Fruit Salad! We thoroughly enjoyed it. First, we learnt about which fruits are popular in Mexico.
We then designed our own Fruit salad and thought about which fruits we would like to use. I think everybody's favourite part was the making and eating!
We talked about how to use a knife safely and the importance of having clean hands and working in a clean area.
Then we all made our own fruit salad by carefully cutting the different fruits and mixing them with either apple or orange juice.
Finally we tasted them and they were delicious!
Created on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 13:22
Published on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 13:22
This morning Year 2 had their INSPIRE workshop. Many thanks to all the adults that attended, all the children really enjoyed it.
We hope that you enjoyed working with your children and seeing the different activities that they do.
We looked at different strategies that we use in Mathematics, to help us with addition and subtraction.
We showed our parents how we solve different problems.
We also completed different reading activities to help to develop our creativity.
Information from the morning has been sent home for any parents that were unable to attend.
Created on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:20
Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:20
Our PSHE topic this half term is 'Our Community'. We have thought about the different people that live in our community. Some people that live near us may have special needs or disabilities.
Sign language is used by deaf people to talk.
We found out how to sign our names!
If you would like to find out more about sign language please [click here].
Created on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 08:20
Published on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 08:20
This week we have thoroughly enjoyed tasting different Mexican food!
We tried toasted tortillas with guacamole and nachos with a tomato salsa.
Tortillas are a type of thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour. Flatbread tortillas have been eaten for thousands of years in Mexico. They are round and vary in size from about 6 cm to over 30 cm.
Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico.
Nachos are made from tortillas, which are cut into wedges and then fried.
Some of us thought that the salsa was a bit spicy, but very tasty!