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Week 1 - Week Commencing Monday 15th April  – Friday 19th April.

 

Here is an outline of some of our curriculum highlights for this week. On Monday during computing we explored creating our music using an online programme. On Tuesday we recapped some of our previous learning on Judaism, we looked at artefacts and learnt about traditions and beliefs. During Science this week we learnt about microhabitats and ventured into our school woodland area to see what we could find. 
 

Our maths focus has been measuring height and length in centimetres and metres. In English we have immersed  ourselves in our new text ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’.
 

Please get in touch in you or a family member are an engineer and would be happy to come in and talk to the children  about  it.  
 

 

 

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

Computing- Exploring ‘Chrome Music Lab’ website. 

Learning highlighted spellings sent home with your child.

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home. This can be done for the whole of the half term in advance.

 
We have Ludworth’s got talent taking place on 14th June. Year 2 have been invited to put through 2 acts- 1 act for each class. Children may work on their act at home or outside at playtimes. Auditions with take play on 20th May. This could be a group, duo or solo act.

 

P.E. Days: Tuesday (outdoor) Friday (indoor)


 

 

 

 

The Year 2 Team

Computing - Music

Ball and Net games -P.E

Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 25th March – Thursday 28th March

Happy Easter! What a busy week we have had in Y2!

 

On Tuesday we had an amazing time at Blue Planet Aquarium. We learnt so much about all the animals at the aquarium and we found out some startling facts about plastic and the impact it is having on our oceans during our classroom talk.

 

On Wednesday Jo from CIST visited us for an Easter workshop. We found out about the Easter story and why Christians celebrate Easter. We also thought about why we give Easter eggs and what they represent. We finished the session by making colourful Easter pictures.

 

This week Year 2 have finished non- chronological reports based on a jungle animal from out text 'Grandad's Island'. They have used their vocabulary skills and science knowledge to make their writing successful. In maths, we have explored odd and even numbers and also looked at the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Over the Easter we would love for you all to have a jolly good rest! You have all worked so hard this term and we want you all to come back refreshed. We just ask that you continue to read either your school books, your own books or why not visit the library and choose some new books?

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home in preparation for the new term.

 

P.E. Days: Tuesday (outdoor) Friday (indoor)


Dates for your diary:

 

School opens Monday 15th April for the Summer term.

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a wonderful Easter holiday and thank you for all your support,

 

The Year 2 Team

Easter Christian Workshop

Trip to Blue Planet🐟🐠🤿

Spring B- Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 18th March - Friday 22nd March 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons this week we have been working on multiplication  and division calculations using arrays and we have also completed some end of term maths assessments. During our English lessons we have continued to immerse ourselves in our non-fiction writing about jungle animals. We have been looking at sentence types eg. Command, question, statement or exclamation!

 

In Discovery Learning this week we have enjoyed a visit from the fire service to discuss keeping safe. In Science we have been learning about how animals adapt to their habitats. 

 

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26th March- School trip to Blue Planet (please pay via ParentPay)

The classroom doors will be open from 8.30. 

 

PE Days

Thursday outdoor PE (rugby) 


Home learning this week:

Be familiar with 2, 5, 10 times tables.  If your children are already confident with these practise division facts. 10 divided by 2, 20 divided by 5, 100 shared between 10. 

We have been using a range of language- multiply, times, group, divide, share. 

 

 

 

Reading- Please read at least three times a week. 


 Year 2 Team

Fire service visit

Spring B- Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 11th March - Friday 15th March 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons this week we have been looking at how to work out multiplication calculations using arrays. During our English lessons we have immersed ourselves in our non-fiction writing about jungle animals and we have learnt how to use comparative adjectives.

 

In Discovery Learning this week we loved making zig-zag books to share what makes something alive. In Spanish we have been learning how to count to 5.

 

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26th March- School trip to Blue Planet (please pay via ParentPay)

 

PE Days

Thursday outdoor PE (rugby) and Friday outside PE (multiskills).


Home learning this week:

Year 2 spellings- Work through the Y2 spelling list over the next few weeks (we have a spelling test on the week beginning 18.3.24)

 

Maths- listen to the array song linked below and use objects you have at home (pasta, counters, chocolate buttons etc) to make the arrays for 6 x 2, 4 x 5, 3 x 10 and 7 x 3. Why not create some arrays of your own too?

 

Equal Groups Multiplication Song | Repeated Addition Using Arrays (youtube.com)

 

Reading- Please read at least three times a week. 


 Year 2 Team

Arrays

Spring B- Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 4th March - Friday 8th March 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons this week we have started our topic on multiplication and division. During our English lessons we have enjoyed exploring our World Book Day text ‘ Tadpole’s Promise.’ We created a new ending and made and created a puppet show. 

 

In Discovery Learning this week we loved the Lego workshop and have enjoyed learning about animals and their habitats during Science.

 

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26th March- School trip to Blue Planet (please pay via ParentPay)

 

PE Days

Thursday outdoor PE (rugby) and Friday outside PE (multiskills).


Home learning this week:

Year 2 spellings- Work through the Y2 spelling list over the next few weeks (we have a spelling test on the week beginning 18.3.24)

 

Science- Choose and animal and write about how it has adapted to it’s habitat. Eg jaguar has sharp claws so it climb trees. 

 

Reading- Please read at least three times a week. 


 Year 2 Team

Creating and performing a new ending for ‘Tadpole’s Promise’

Sharing our love of books!

Lego Workshop

Spring B- Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 26th February - Friday 1st March 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons this week we have finished our work on Money. During our English lessons we have written a detailed setting description of when Syd and Grandad arrive at the island. We have used our senses to help paint a picture for the reader. 

 

In Discovery Learning this week we have finished our geography work and answered our discovery question 'Are all islands the same?' We also had our first rugby session with Rugby Rob. We had lots of fun playing games that helped us with our throwing and catching skills.

 

World book week:

Monday 4th March- Come to school in pyjamas and bring in your favourite book. These will stay in school all week and be sent home on Friday after our Reading Cafe session. Please ensure books have children's names written at the front to avoid any getting lost. Children may also bring in a small reading buddy (teddy) if they wish.

Thursday 7th March- Book swap day. Please bring in a book to swap at our book swapping event. We ask for books to be in a good condition and to be a book you would be happy to receive. Please write BOOK SWAP on the inside front cover.

Friday 8th March- Reading Cafe afternoon. The children will take part in a speed reading event where they will have 60 seconds to try and persuade a friend to read their favourite book. The children will use the book they brought into school on Monday.

 

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 5th March- Lego workshops (please pay via ParentPay)

Tuesday 26th March- School trip to Blue Planet (please pay via ParentPay)

 

PE Days

Thursday outdoor PE (rugby) and Friday outside PE (multiskills).


Home learning this week:

Year 2 spellings- Work through the Y2 spelling list over the next few weeks (we have a spelling test on the week beginning 18.3.24)

 

Maths- Count in 2s, 5s and 10s (3s if you feel confident) in preparation for our new maths unit of multiplication and division

 

Reading- Please read at least three times a week. 


 Year 2 Team

Spring B- Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons this week  we have been looking at giving change in our money work.

 

During our English lessons we have immersed ourselves in our new text 'Grandpa's Island'. In our grammar work we have been looking at apostrophes to show possession. e.g. Grandad's hat had a red feather in it.

 

In discovery learning  this week  we have made fruit kebabs using our newly learnt cutting skills. We cut the fruit using the bridge hold, fork secure and the claw method for cutting. In our geography work we have been looking at compass points. 

 

Dates for your diary:

Thursday 29th February- Visit from the fire service 

Wednesday 6th March- Lego workshops (please pay via ParentPay)

Tuesday 26th March- School trip to Blue Planet (please pay via ParentPay)

 

PE Days

Thursday indoor PE and Friday outside PE.


Home learning this week:

Please play the change game by following the link below. Select mixed coins and then select change given.

Toy Shop Money Game (GBP) - Topmarks

 

Happy half term!


 Year 2 Team

Fruit kebabs

Smile for a mile

Computing- Pictograms

Spring A- Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 5th February - Friday 9thFebruary 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons this week  we have been consolidating our work on money. 

 

During our English lessons we have completed our writing process, edited our work and carefully published our stories using our best handwriting. We enjoyed reading our stories to our friends.  

 

In discovery learning  this week  we have created and painted clay sea creatures during art. On Thursday we completed a music day where we composed music linked to our Geography Island theme. In Geography this week  we have been reflecting on this half terms Geography learning ‘Are all Island the same?’ creating personalised knowledge organisers in our workbooks. 
 

On Tuesday the children enjoyed the mindfulness workshop. They learnt calm breathing techniques, tuned into our senses, discussed our unique super powers and celebrated our differences. 

 

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26th March- School trip to Blue Planet (please pay via ParentPay)


Home learning this week:

Over the holidays try the KS1 BBC  Karate Cats maths and English websites. There are different levels of challenges and they  are in line with our curriculum for English and Maths.
 

Happy half term!


 Year 2 Team

 

 

Spring A- Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 29 January 2024 - Friday 2nd  February 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons, we have been learning about money. We have been adding coins and notes and completing problem solving relating to money.

 

During English we have written stories linked to the Bog Baby. We have been blown away with the standard of writing this week. The children changed the story to include their own problem, setting, and character. Next week we will be editing and writing up our stories in our best handwriting.

 

In discovery learning we have continued  our geography topic ‘Are all islands the same?’ We have learnt where in the world the UK is and where Trinidad is. We have also been comparing human features and physical features in Marple Bridge.

 

Dates for your diary:

Monday 5th Feb- Mindfulness workshops (please pay via ParentPay)

Friday 9th Feb- PTA Break the rules day and break up for half term

Tuesday 26th March- School trip to Blue Planet (please pay via ParentPay)


Home learning this week:

Have a try at using real money. Visit the shops and choose to buy a small item using the change that you have been given. Do you require change? What coins do you need? Do you have enough money? How much more is one item compared to another? Can you buy 2 items? What will the total be?

Ict games- money

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=money

 

 

 

Year 2- Which coins?

Spring A- Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 22nd January 2024 - Friday 26th January 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons, we have looked at making patterns using 2D and 3D shapes and using our problem solving and reasoning skills to solve shape problems.

 

During English we have started to plan our own stories linked to the Bog Baby. We have planned the setting for our story and created our characters.

 

In discovery learning we have started our geography topic ‘Are all islands the same?’ We have learnt where in the world the UK is and where Trinidad is. We have also been identifying human features and physical features in Marple Bridge.

 

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 31st Jan- Parents evening face to face (in school)

Friday 2nd Jan- Parents evening virtual (via School Cloud)

Monday 5th Feb- Mindfulness workshops (please pay via ParentPay)

Friday 9th Feb- PTA Break the rules day and break up for half term

Tuesday 26th March- School trip to Blue Planet (please pay via ParentPay)


Home learning this week:

Go on a walk and see if you can identify some physical and human features in your local area. If you are unsure, watch the video on the link below.

 

What are human and physical features in geography? - BBC Bitesize

 

Reading- Please read your school books little and often and use the bookmarks to help with comprehension.

 

Enjoy reading your library book that you chose from our new school library! 

Library books will be changed on Fridays. These books are children's own choice.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Year 2 Team

Circle time- What makes a good friend?

Dance- Animals

Spring A- Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 15th January 2024 - Friday 19th January 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons we have continued to look at 2D and 3D shapes. We have learnt about symmetry, identified it in some shapes and completed drawings so that the picture/shape looks exactly the same on one side as the other. We also enjoyed inviting parents into school on Wednesday and Thursday morning to share our Maths showcase. 

 

During English we have  continued to explore our text ‘Bog Baby’. We completed comprehension questions relating to the book, discussed vocabulary and writer’s choice of language and punctuation. We all practised reading with increased  fluency and using greater expression. We are all growing fond of the Bog baby, just like the characters in the book!

 

In discovery learning we have concluded our Science work relating to 'Animals including humans'. We recapped all of our learning and discussed what humans can do at different stages of their lives eg, baby, toddler, just started school, age 6/7 teenagers and adults.


Home learning this week:

Learn Y2 spellings below (Common exception words)

 

Can you write a sentence using the words below?

doorbecausebehind
floorfindmind
poorkindchild

 

Reading- Please read your school books little and often and use the bookmarks to help with comprehension.

 

Enjoy reading new library books we chosen from our new school library! 

Library books will be changed on Fridays. These books are children's own choice.

 

Y2 Maths showcase

PE - Dance - Animal KIngdom

Bog Baby

Spring A- Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 8th January 2024 - Friday 12th January 2024

 

In Y2 this week we have:

 

In maths lessons we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We have enjoyed using lollipop sticks to make different 2D shapes. We have also drawn a table using a ruler and headings to record the number of sides 2D shapes have.

 

During English we have used our Story Boxes to immerse ourselves in our new text  ‘Bog Baby’. In groups we generated adjectives to describe the Bog Baby and put them into expanded noun phrases and also thought of similes too.

 

In discovery learning we have been looking at how we can keep our bodies healthy. We conducted an experiment to look at how exercise affects our breathing. 

 
Home learning this week:

Shape hunt- Can you hunt for 2D and 3D shapes in your house or when you are out and about? This can be done verbally or you can create a table (remember to use a ruler) and record the different shapes you find and where you found them.

 

Name of shape2D or 3DObject
Cylinder3D

Tin of beans

Rectangle2DWindow

 

Reading- Please read your school books little and often and use the bookmarks to help with comprehension.

 

Reminders:

PE Days: Outdoor PE is on a Tuesday and Indoor PE is on Friday.

Please order all school dinners at home.

Please ensure reading record books are signed weekly. We are unable to change school reading books unless reading records have been signed. Thank you.

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 17th/Thursday 18th January (8:40am - 9:15)- Maths showcase- Come and see some of the maths your child has been learning in Year Two. There will be a selection of activities for you to do with your child.

Wednesday 31st January- Parents evening face to face.

Friday 2nd February- Virtual Parents evening (via school cloud)

 

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Year Two Team

 

Week 8 - Week commencing  Monday 18th December to Friday 22nd. 

In Y2 this week we have :
 

During English we have written a thank you letter to Manchester Jewish Museum. 
 

During Maths we have been comparing number sentences. 
 

We enjoyed completing our sewing decorations on Tuesday. Thank you to everybody who came to help it was a lovely morning. 

 

 


Home learning this holiday :

  • Please read your reading books at least three times a week and use the reading bookmarks to support comprehension. 

     

 

Reminders:

Please ensure reading record books are signed weekly. We are unable to change school reading books unless reading records have been signed. Thank you.

Thank you for our Christmas gifts and wishes. 

 

Hope you have a lovely Christmas 

 

 Year 2 Team 

Merry Christmas from Sunflower Class

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Christmas singing

Still image for this video

Autumn B- Week 7: Week Commencing Monday 11th December  - Friday 15th December

In Y2 this week we have :
 

During English we have been looking at the features of a formal letter and started to plan a thank you letter to Manchester Jewish Museum. 

 

All of the rehearsals for our Christmas Nativity Superstar have paid off and we have had one fantastic performance and another one tonight. Please can children be dropped off at the Stay and Play door at 4.30pm and if you are not staying for the performance we ask that you collect your child from the stay and play door at 5.45pm.


Home learning this week:

  • Please read your reading books at least three times a week and use the reading bookmarks to help.
  • Please download PicCollage (it is a free app). Help your child to create a PicCollage of them growing from babies into 6/7 year olds. We would like 4 photos (one as a baby, one as a toddler, one of them starting school and one of them now). Children can change the colour of the background and type the age they are in each photo. If you are able to print these out, please could they be sent into school by Friday 22nd December. If you are unable to print these out, please email them in to the school admin email FAO Mrs Floyd/Mrs Hopwood. These will be cut up and stuck into our science books when we look at life cycles of humans next half term.

 

Reminders:

Please ensure reading record books are signed weekly. We are unable to change school reading books unless reading records have been signed. Thank you.

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 19th December we will be sewing Christmas decorations and feeling festive. Parents/Grandparents are invited to come in and help from 9-11am Please contact the office via email if you wish to attend. 

Friday 15th Nativity 5.00pm - 6.00pm- Please drop children off at the Stay and play door at 4.30pm

Thursday 21st Christmas party at school (We ask that children bring in a Christmas Jumper in a named carrier bag and school will provide party food).

Friday 22nd- Carols in the woods 1pm. Children may be collected  at 2pm from the classroom door. 

 

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Year Two Team

Autumn B- Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 4th December  - Friday 8th December

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our Maths lessons this week we have completed some addition and subtraction assessments. 
 

During English we have published and performed our setting narratives. We have also completed some spelling assessments and enjoyed exploring our class text. We also have loved watching the pantomime Cinderella and Reception’s Nativity. 

 

The rehearsals for our nativity have continued and we have visited Manchester’s Jewish museum as part of our R.E learning this week.


Home learning this week:

  • Continue  to learn words for the Christmas play. 
  • Please read your reading books at least three times a week and use the reading bookmarks to help.

 

Reminders:

 

Please ensure reading record books are signed weekly. We are unable to change school reading books unless reading records have been signed. Thank you.

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 19th December we will be sewing Christmas decorations and feeling festive. Parents/Grandparents are invited to come in and help from 9-11am Please contact the office via email if you wish to attend. 

Wednesday 13th Nativity 2.00pm- 3.00pm.

Thursday 14th Christmas dinner- Christmas Jumper can be worn over uniforms.

Friday 15th Nativity 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Thursday 21st Christmas party at school. 

Carols in the woods 1pm. Children may be collected  at 2pm from the classroom door. 

 

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Year Two Team

IT- Photography and editing. We took portrait and landscape photographs. We used filters, cropped and edited our photographs.

The Night Gardener

We enjoyed publishing and performing our setting narratives. We hope you enjoy them!

Autumn B- Week 5 : Week Commencing Monday 27th November  - Friday 1st December

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our Maths lessons this week we have been adding and subtracting two two-digit numbers.
 

During English we have written and edited our setting narratives and we have been blown away by the wonderful expanded noun phrases and amazing similes the children have used. 

 

The rehersals for our nativity are well underway and many of the children already know their lines! 


Home learning this week:

  • Continue  to learn words for the Christmas  play. 
  • Please read your reading books at least three times a week and use the reading bookmarks to help.

 

Reminders:

 

PE Days: Indoor PE is on a Tuesday and Outdoor PE on Wednesday.

Please order all school dinners at home.

Library books will be changed on a Friday.

Please ensure reading record books are signed weekly. We are unable to change school reading books unless reading records have been signed. Thank you.

Dates for your diary:

Friday 8th Manchester Jewish trip to museum.

Wednesday 13th Nativity 2.00pm- 3.00pm.

Thursday 14th Christmas dinner- Christmas Jumper can be worn over uniforms.

Friday 15th Nativity 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Thursday 21st Christmas party at school. 

Carols in the woods 1pm. Children may be collected  at 2pm from the classroom door. 

 

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Year Two Team

Adding and Subtracting 10

Autumn B- Week 4 : Week Commencing Monday 20th November  - Friday 24th December

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our Maths lessons this week we have been adding and subtracting numbers up to 100 using our number bond knowledge.
 

During English we have continued to analyse 'The Night Gardener' and have planned our own setting descriptions based on the book. We enjoyed collecting our own similes to describe the nouns in the illustrations. 

 

In our Discovery learning, we have continued new science topic 'Animals including Humans'. We categorised ‘alive, once alive and never alive.’ 

 

We have started learning our songs for our nativity. Parts and words to go home soon! 

 


Home learning this week:

Begin to learn words for the Christmas  play. 
Reading.

 

Reading: Please read your reading books at least three times a week and use the reading bookmarks to help.

 

Manchester Jewish Museum Friday 8th December. 

Please get in touch if you would like to help with our trip. (We will require some helpers to meet us at the museum due to limited space on the coach.) 

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

Library books will be changed on a Friday.

Please ensure reading record books are signed weekly. We are unable to change school reading books unless reading records have been signed. Thank you.

Dates for your diary:

Friday 8th Manchester Jewish trip to museum.

Wednesday 13th Nativity 2.00pm- 3.00pm.

Thursday 14th Christmas dinner- Christmas Jumper can be worn with uniforms.

Friday 15th Nativity 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Thursday 21st Christmas party at school. 

Carols in the woods 1pm. Children may be collected  at 2pm from the classroom door. 

 

 

 

Happy weekend, 

Autumn B- Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 13th November  - Friday 17th November

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our Maths this week we have been looking at adding by making ten e.g. 8 + 7 = 8 + 2 + 5 =15. 
 

During English we have been analysing 'The Night Gardener' and thinking about the authors choice of words. We have also extended sentences by using connectives.

 

In our Discovery learning, we have started our new science topic 'Animals including Humans'.

 

We have also completed a Smile for a Mile for Children in need.

 

Child Voice:

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Home learning this week:

 

Reading: Please read your reading books at least three times a week and use the reading bookmarks to help.

 

Maths: Adding three one digit numbers sheet (children will be sent home with this on Friday). 

 

Key Information:
Indoor PE is on a Tuesday (outside for the next two weeks) and outdoor PE is on Wednesday.

Please order all school dinners at home.

Library books will be changed on a Friday.

Please ensure reading record books are signed weekly. We are unable to change school reading books unless reading records have been signed. Thank you.

Dates for your diary:

Friday 17th November- PTA Non-uniform day- Chocolate donations

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November at 8.40-9.30- Reading showcase (parents/family member invited into the classroom to share books and stories)

Friday 24th November- PTA Non-uniform day- Bottle donations

Friday 24th November- Christmas Fair after school

 

Happy weekend, 

 

Year 2 Team 

 

Below are some photographs of our week.

Autumn B- Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 6 November  - Friday 10th November

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our English lessons this week we have continued to immersed ourselves in the text 'The Night Gardener'. We looked at settings pictures from the story and described them, we collected adjectives and wrote descriptions using expanded noun phrases. We have looked carefully at language linked the story and considered synonyms and antonyms. 
 

During maths we have been adding 1, 2 and 3 to  2 digit numbers, We increased our fluency by using our knowledge of number bonds to help us. We have been practising explaining our reasoning to friends with problem solving activities also. 

 

In our Discovery learning, we have learnt about Remembrance day and made our own poppies to decorate the railings at school. 

 

Child Voice:

‘I’m happy we get to remember and make these poppies for everybody to see.’


Home learning this week:

Reading: Please read your reading books at least three times a week and use the reading bookmarks to help.

Year 2 Common exception word spellings- because, would, should, with, people, again, who, beautiful.

Please use our learning resources page to help support with ideas of how to practice spellings, it is linked below.

Phonics and Spelling | Ludworth Primary School

Making Poppies✂️

Autumn B- Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our English lessons we started our new text 'The Night Gardener'. We fully immersed ourselves in the story by using our story boxes to introduce some of the characters from the story.

 

In our Discovery learning, we have finished our topic of the Great Fire of London and found out how London was rebuilt and the way in which the Great Fire is remembered.

 

Child Voice:

"I think the story will be about a boy who does gardening with his Grandad." Annis


Home learning this week:

Reading: Please read your reading books at least three times a week and use the reading bookmarks to help.

 

Maths: Log on to Google Classrooms and complete the fact families worksheet. 

 

Poppies: Please bring in an old, unwanted piece of red clothing or fabric. We will be cutting the red clothing/fabric up to make poppies for remembrance day. Please bring the clothing/fabric in on Monday 6th November.


Key Information:
Indoor PE is on a Tuesday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday.

Please order all school dinners at home.

Library books will be changed on a Friday.

Dates for your diary:

Friday 17th November- PTA Non-uniform day- Chocolate donations

 

Happy weekend, 

 

Year 2 Team 

 

Below are some photographs of our week.

Week 7: Week Commencing Monday 16th October - Friday 20th October

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our English lessons we have finished our circular narratives and edited and improved them. 

 

In our Discovery learning, we have finished our science experiments and enjoyed filling up our knowledge organisers with all of the knowledge we have learnt this half term.

 

We have also had our music curriculum day. We composed our own beats and performed them. We then composed pieces of music in groups to tell the story of A River by Marc Martin through music. We had lots of fun!

On Friday we all wore red to school to support Show Racism the Red Card. In Year Two we talked about Ruby Bridges and shared our thoughts and feelings about what she went through. We all agreed that Ruby was a very brave little girl and the way she was treated was very wrong.

 

Child Voice:

‘This has been the best day ever! I love music!" 


Home learning this week:

There is no homework for the holidays but please continue to read your school reading books and other books you have at home.


Key Information:
Indoor PE is on a Tuesday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday.

Please order all school dinners at home.

Dates for your diary:

Monday 30th October- School closed to pupils INSET day.

 

Happy weekend, 

 

Year 2 Team 

 

 

Below are some photographs of our week.

Wear Red Day 23- Show Racism the Red Card

Music Curriculum Day

Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our maths lessons this week we have been counting in 3s, noticing patterns and recapping previous learning. We have now completed our unit on Place Value.

 

In our Discovery learning, we have answered the enquiry question ‘How did the Great Fire of London stop?’ We looked at the old leather buckets, squirters and pumps that were used in 1666.  We made posters in groups and presented them to the class. 

During Science we had so much fun conducting an experiment to find the best material for making a bucket . We learnt about fair tests and only changing one variable.  We made sure we only put the same amount of water in each bucket. We  used tissue, tinfoil, fabric and plastic ended up with water everywhere! 
 

Child Voice:

‘I know that the fabric bucket will just soak up lots of the water,  but let’s just see!’ - Theo


Home learning this week:

Please login to Google Classrooms to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Reading Book Changing Days:

We are trialing a new way of changing reading books. A different group’s books will be changed each day. Please check the sticker on the front of your child’s reading records for their book change day. We ask that books and reading records are brought into school everyday. Thank you.


Key Information:
Outdoor PE is on Wednesday and indoor PE is on a Thursday.

Please order all school dinners at home.

The book Fair will be in school on Wednesday 18th October after school in the school library. 

Dates for your diary:

Show Racism the Red Card- Wear Red on Friday 20th October. It can be something small (pair of socks) or a whole outfit.

 

Happy weekend, 

 

Year 2 Team 

 

 

Below are some photographs of our week. 

Science experiment- What material will make the best bucket?

Great Fire of London -Art

Week 5 : Week Commencing Monday 2nd October - Friday 6th October

In Y2 this week we have :

 

During our maths lessons this week we have been comparing numbers and quantities up to 100 using > < = signs.

We also continued to secure our knowledge of place value up to 100.

 

In our Discovery learning, we have answered the enquiry question ‘How did the Great Fire of London spread?’ We then created a spinner to share the information.  During Science we learnt about Human made materials and Natural materials. We started to consider what material would make a good bucket. 
 

This week we are excited to send home our Poetry and Rhyme Pandas. Each week a child from each each will take home the red suitcase with the Panda, book, hot chocolate and notepad. 

 

Child Voice:

Great Fire of London -   Devyn- ' I love this topic, I think its funny that Samuel Pepys hid his cheese!'


Home learning this week:

Please login to Google Classrooms to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. This there is a recap of a spelling lesson. 


Reading Book Changing Days:

We are trialing a new way of changing reading books. A different group’s books will be changed each day. Please check the sticker on the front of your child’s reading records for their book change day. We ask that books and reading records are brought into school everyday. Thank you.


Key Information:
Outdoor PE is on Wednesday and indoor PE is on a Thursday.

Please order all school dinners at home.

Dates for your diary:

  • Parents evening Wednesday 11th October/Friday 13th October- sign up using the link in your emails from SchoolCloud.
  • PTA Pumpkin Picking - Saturday 14th October
  • PTA Spooky Disco Y2/Y3 on Thursday 19th October at 17:15-18:00
  • Trip to Manchester Jewish Museum  8th December- Please sign permissions and pay via ParentPay.


Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Guided Reading

Week 4 : Week Commencing Monday 25th September - Friday 29th September

In Y2 this week we have :

During our maths lessons this week we have been learning how to ‘flexibly partition’ two digit numbers (50+4, 40+14, 30+24, 20+34 etc). We used our maths equipment to help us. Ask your child and see if they can remember this.

 

In our Discovery learning, we have answered the enquiry question ‘How did the Great Fire of London start?’ We then created flap books to share the information. We answered who, what, when and where question about the Great Fire.

 

This week we have also had the opportunity to explore the new Play Pod in the Playground. The children had lots of fun collaborating and using their imaginations to create things using the new equipment. Take a look at the photos below!

 

Child Voice:

Thomas enjoyed using ‘the heavy black crates to make a giant castle with my friends.’ He explained “We were helping others outside and worked together. It was amazing.”


Home learning this week:

Please login to Google Classrooms to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.


Key Information:
Outdoor PE is on Wednesday and indoor PE is on a Thursday.

Dates for your diary:

  • Parents evening Wednesday 11th October- sign up using the link in your emails from SchoolCloud.
  • Trip to Manchester Jewish Museum  8th December- Please sign permissions and pay via ParentPay.

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

Week 3:

 

During our English lessons this week we have used drama to ‘Step inside’ the front cover of our class text- A River by Marc Martin. We used our framer to help us generate some expanded noun phrases.
 

In our Discovery learning, we have continued our History focus of The Great Fire of London and in Science we have looked at the materials our houses are made out of and compared this to the houses in 1666. Our dance lesson this week we became the flames of the fire and performed our dances to the class.

 

What a busy week!

PE- Great Fire of London Dance

Week 2:

 

During our English lessons this week we have introduced our first text ‘Rivers’ and introduced our storybox ritual. Our children throughly enjoyed their narrative immersion and have been excited and engaged in their learning. 
 

Our focus for Maths this week has been place value and we have used a variety of concrete manipulatives to help us develop our understanding and answer problem-solving questions. 
 

In our Discovery learning, we have introduced our History focus of The Great Fire of London and in Science we have explored different materials. Our P.E. lesson this week has been inextricably linked to our history too as we have started our teaching of Dance with The Great Fire theme.  

 

We have had a brilliant week and cannot believe how quickly it has gone! 

Athletics - Stopping and starting

Week 1:

Our first week in Year 2 has absolutely flown by and we’ve had a wonderful time settling back into school and learning new routines. 
 

We have been particularly impressed at how quickly children have adjusted to the changes and how they have shown great adaptability. This week has been centred around establishing relationships and building connections. Excellent interconnected learning has taken place as we used the laptops in our Computing lesson to research our class names and then used the information we found as part of our English lessons!


Children enjoyed our ‘Smile for a While’ and all completed the course either by jogging, hopping, skipping or sidestepping round as many times as possible in 15 mins. Our challenge each week is for each child to beat their previous score (how many laps round they go in the time)!


During Art we have all completed a self-portrait or a sunflower created with oil pastels and we have been inspired by the artist Frida Kahlo. This is part of our whole school art project and our masterpieces will all be displayed together in the entrance. 


It has been a very busy week. 

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