I hope that you are all working hard at home. Have a go at the different activities we have given you. If you get them all finished and you want more to do have a go at one of these extra activities
This half term we are leanring about ‘Explorers’ .
We have been looking at Captain Scott and his journey to the South Pole. We have enjoyed looking at maps and atlases and in 2M we are building our own map of the world. We researched different animals on the kids National Geographic website and have added these to the continents on our worl map. Look at the photo below!
We have been working really hard on improving our book corners. In 2m we decided to theme ours around Georges Marvellous medicine and have created a house area for us to sit in and enjoy reading.
In 2F we have themed ours around a forest and have created a comfy den like area for us to read in. We have worked hard with Tina and Miss Fitzgerald to create our amazing book tree……take a look!!
In Year 2 This half term we are learning about a whole new topic! This half term our topic is fairground attraction!. We are leanring all about the fairground, how the rides move and how they work. We will be doing lots of exciting science and lots of art with Tracey.
We have been investigating push and pull. We wanted to see who had the strngest push force so we used toy cars and measured how far we could push them.
Remember Year 2- Your topic homework is to create a book all about fairgrounds!! Try to include pictures and lots of information.
We have been really busy in Year 2 this week. We have made these great flags to decorate our castle classroom. We worked in pairs and use cotton buds to create pictures and patterns.
We have been learning all about shapes and we designed and made our own shape castles. We used shapes to print and also to draw around and cut out. We are also building 3D castles with Tracey and we will put up some photos once we have finished.
We have been leanring about traditional tales and we have all written our own stories. We used the story of The Three Little Pigs but we have tried to include characters related to our topic so we renamed it ‘The Three Brave Knights and the Big Bad Drgon. If you would like a to read out stories, pop into our classroom and have a look!! They are all hanging proudly on display.
We have done lots of work onj our topic and are starting to build up our first project books of this year. Here is a photo showing showing some of the things we have done so far!! We have been so busy!
In Year 2 we ahve enjoyed leanring aboiut armour and we even used newspaper to dress each other up!! This was quite tricky but lots of fun! Look at our amazing armour!
create a model of something from Antarctica , either an animal, mountain or an iceberg. Use old boxes, paint or anything else you can find!
- Write a story set in Antarctica- think about who your characters could be and what problem your main characters could have.
Welcome back Year 2!
This year in Year 2 your teachers will be Miss Middleton and Miss Fitzgerald. We are really excited to welcome you all back and to start lots of exciting learning. This half term our topic is called ‘A Knight’s Tale’. We will be learning about how people became knight’s and what knight’s used to do. We will also need lots of help from you to help transform our classroom entrances into those of a real life castle!!
Here is our topic web for this half term!
In Year 2 you need to bring your reading books back 3 times a week, monday, wednesday and Friday. You even get to change your book yourself and choose a book which you relaly like the look of.
Homework is given out on thursdays and needs to be back on the following tuesday!
PE is on wednesdays and thursday’s so remember your kit!
See you soon
This week we have been learning about our new maths target board. We have a class target to help us improve in one area of our maths. We also have challenges and exciting work to help us to meet our target. If we manage to answer the challenges then the knight moves one step up the ladder towards rescuing the princess!
2M Target Board
During the London 2012 Olympics we are supporting France, we will be learning about the country, culture and some of their athletes.
Hello everybody. . .
In year two we have been learning all about the creatures that live in rockpools.
We are all looking forward to our seaside trip. Can you think of some of the creatures we may see while we are there?
We have also been writing some lovely seaside poems in class.
Watch out and you may see some of them very soon on the blog!
Thursday 3rd February 2011
Gung Hei Fat Choi!
Happy Chinese New Year!
We have been busy making our own Chinese dragons. We found out that Chinese people believe that dragons are friendly and helpful. This year it is the year of the rabbit. What do Chinese people believe that you will be like if you are born in the year of the rabbit?
We have been solving Tangram puzzles on the laptops. Tangrams are ancient Chinese puzzles. Some of them were really tricky!
You asked us to put some on the blog so you could continue solving them at home with your families.
Let us know how you get on!
We have had a very busy start to 2011!
We have been learning to tell the time. Year 2, can you show your parents how brilliant you are at telling the time by having a go at these games?
Digital time matching game
Hickory Dickory Dock game
We have also started learning about how to multiply numbers by grouping, drawing arrays or using repeated addition.
For example: 3 x 4 = 4 + 4 + 4 = 12
In English we have been thinking about heroes and villains in traditional tales. Who is your favourite hero or villain? Can you describe them to an adult and see whether they can guess who your character is and which story your character is from?
Hello and welcome to the Year 2 Blog 2010 / 2011!!
We have had a busy start to the school year. It was Ramadan when we first returned to school so we spent the first week learning all about Islam and looking at the Holy Qur’an. We also learnt about Eid (Id ul Fitr) and why it is an important celebration for Muslims.
Our new topic is Fire Fire!!
We have already been on a trip to the London Fire Brigade Museum and learnt all about the Great Fire of London. We have enjoyed playing this game at school. Why don’t you show somebody at home and test your knowledge of this historic event?
We have also been thinking about 2 and 3-digit numbers. We have been learning about what each digit means and splitting them into hundreds, tens and units. Practice your skills with this game at home: