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Wb 22nd March

 

English –

We have finished learning about Augustus and his smile and we wrote some of our own amazing versions of the stories! For the next two weeks in English we are looking at poetry. We have started by reading the poem ’10 things in a wizard’s pocket’ by Ian McMillan. We will be looking at lots of other poems and will be looking closely at the features in them. We will eventually write our own poem and perform it to the rest of the class.

 

Maths –

Since the children have been back we have been doing lots of consolidation on our previous learning including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

This week we have started learning about fractions. We have begun by learning that a fraction is an equal part of a whole. We will also be learning to identify a 1/3, 1/2 , ¼, 2/4 and 3/4 of a number or a shape. We will be using what we know to work out what we don’t. For example, I know that half of 6 is three so I know that half of 60 is 30.

 

Topic –

Until Easter we are continuing to learn about endangered animals. We have learnt about palm oil and have been researching all about the effects of palm oil and orangutans. We have also designed our own palm oil free snack and are looking forward to making our own!

Welcome Back Videos

Dear Year 2,

Happy New Year! We are really sad that you are not able to come to school at the moment. Your teachers have recorded a short video to say hello and the links to these are below. We will be uploading some learning for the rest of this week shortly to TEAMS for you to have a go at doing. Learning videos that include your teachers will begin next week. If you have any questions for your teachers then please can you ask these in the Questions and Support channel on TEAMS.

Thank you

 

Miss West Video 

 

Mr Bisby Video 

 

Mrs O'Neil Video 

 

Class Christmas Video Messages - 16.12.20

Please find below links to our Christmas video messages. 

Have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year! 

Year 2 Team 

 

2 Damselflies Video Link 

 

2 Butterflies Video Link 

 

2 Dragonflies Video Link 

W/B – Monday 7th December

 

This week in Year 2 we have been enjoying the following learning.

 

English We finished writing our descriptions of the Great Fire of London using 'expanded noun phrases'. We have now moved on to learning about Non chronological reports. We have started by looking at lots of non-fiction books and their features. We have looked for contents page, index's, photographs, captions, headings and subheadings. 

 

Maths In maths we have started our new learning all about money. We have identified the different coins and notes and started using what we know about addition to add amounts of money together and subtraction to work out change using a number line to help us. 

 

Topic – We have been sent some information and videos from the Devon and Cornwall fire service. We have been looking at fire safety and potential dangers in and around the home. We have made fire safety posters to help explain things we can do to keep ourselves and others safe. 

W/B – Monday 16th November

 

This week in Year 2 we have been enjoying the following learning.

 

English We began by looking at using adjectives to describe. We have then used these adjectives to help us write 'expanded noun phrases' this is when we use adjectives to describe the noun. We have also been learning to use more than one adjective such as 'the wild, burning fire' Click on this link to watch the video.

 

Maths In maths we have been adding and subtracting two 2 digit numbers that cross into the next tens (i.e. 25 + 17). Some of the sums have been quite tricky so we have been using our knowledge of number bonds to help us partition the numbers. See the photo below for an example.

 

Topic – We have continued enjoying our learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’. We have ordered the events of the great fire on a timeline. Then we have compared firefighters today to what it would have been like in 1666. We have also looked at the history of firefighters and how this has changed over the years! 

W/B – Tuesday 3rd November

 

This week in Year 2 we have been enjoying the following learning.

 

English We have started looking at an extract from the book ‘Narnia’. We have created a class story map for the story and come up with some actions to help us to learn it off by heart. We have also looked at the subordinating conjunctions – ‘when, if, that and because’ which we are going to use in our writing. See the story map below – can you retell it to a grown up at home?

 

Maths In maths we have started looking at adding two 2 digit numbers on a numberline using our knowledge of partitioning. Starting with adding 10s to a 2 digit number then moving on to adding more complex numbers following the steps below.

 

Topic – This week we have started our new and exciting topic ‘The Great Fire of London’. In history we have looked at the differences between the houses in the 17th Century compared to houses today and why this caused the fire to spread so quickly.   

wb - 13.10.20

 

English: We have finished reading the book 'How to catch a star' by Oliver Jeffers. We have had a go at planning our own version, changing the characters and writing our own 'How to catch a __________' stories! 

 

Maths:

We have started to look at addition of 2 digit numbers and 10's on a number line. There is a picture of one below. Can you have a go and solve it at home?

 

 

Topic: We have been busy making our moon buggies using egg boxes, wooden axels and wheels. We have also really enjoyed painting and decorating these following our designs carefully! 

Week beginning- 28.9.20

 

English: We have started reading the book ‘How to catch a star’ by Oliver Jeffers. We have created a story map and come up with some actions to help us learn the story off by heart. See below a photo of the story map. Ask your child to perform the actions for you at home.

 

Maths: We have finished learning about place value and we will shortly be uploading some resources you can use at home to help your child further their understanding with this.

We are now learning about addition and subtraction. We have started by revising our number bonds to 10 and using this knowledge to calculate facts to 20 (7+3=10 so I know 17+3=20).

 

Click here for place value resources to help your child at home. 

 

 

Click here for a game to practise your number bonds to 10.

 

Topic: In D&T we have started to design our own moon buggies thinking about the importance of an axle for turning wheels. We are really looking forward to making and decorating these before half term!

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Be The Best You Can Be

Mission Statement

'And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,'Hebrews 10:24

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