We hope you enjoy looking at what we have been learning in Year 2.
We can't wait to build our dens in Year 2. Budding den designers and builders will start to plan their project on Tuesday afternoon.
Children who play between 8am 16.6.17 and 8pm 22.6.17 and complete 100 questions will win prizes for their Sumdog house. We are aiming to get as many questions correct as possible to be top of Knowsley.
Thank you Year 2 for such an enjoyable trip to the Safari Park. You were amazing!
Shortly the children will be given a short project to research a U.K. seaside town. They will have two weeks to complete their project.
Although SATs are over we are still aiming to read at least 5 times a week to be able to enter our names into Mr Smith's golden box. The children may read their own books too. It doesn't always have to be their school book. Please sign your child's reading diary each time they read.
Please practice spelling the common exception words for Year 2 regularly.
We will be assessing the children on their x2, x5 and x10 times tables to see whether they have achieved bronze, silver, gold or platinum before the end of term. Please practice the times tables in and out of order. Thank you!
Have you tweeted a picture of real life maths yet? It could be a car registration number, house number, opening times on a shop, playing a game with a points score, menu with prices... Try to find the most creative use of everyday maths you can.
We maths in Year 2!
We will be doing our special quizzes during the week of 15th and 22nd May to enable us to work with the children in smaller groups.
Please continue to prepare your child at home by completing homework tasks. It is essential that the children are in school during the two weeks.
The children are working extremely hard at the moment and we are very proud of them.
Letters will be sent home this week detailing our trip.
Last week we were 100%. Well done, Year 2! We are very proud of you.
We are looking forward to taking care of our tiny seed and nurturing it as it grows.
The children took a letter and a sponsorship card home on Thursday. Please help your child to set their own target for reading over the three weeks.
If your child cannot do PE or go swimming for a medical or other reason, please can you write me a short note explaining why? Thank you.
Have you got your costumes ready? We have some fun activities planned for Thursday.
We are very excited that the Fun Maths Roadshow is coming to school on Tuesday.
We will add some photos later this week.
Camille Saint Saëns wrote The Carnival of the Animals. He was an extremely talented French composer who started to play the piano when he was just two years old. Although he wrote this piece of music as a bit of a joke and only wanted the more serious 'Swan' movement to be released, all 14 movements were produced and it was a great success showing just how brilliant Saint Saëns was. We began by listening to the first 7 movements. We enjoyed wearing elephant masks to move like the elephants described in the music.
Read 5 times a week at home to receive a special sticker from Mr Smith in your reading diary and to enter your name into the golden box for a chance of winning a book prize.
We made some origami lotus flowers.
The lotus flower symbolises purity and divine birth.
The lotus flower grows in mud at the bottom of a pool, but rises above the surface to become a beautiful flower. Buddhists say this is how people should rise above everything which is dukkha. A flower may be very beautiful and have a wonderful scent, but it soon withers and dies. This shows that nothing in life is perfect.
This week we are thinking about 'Standing firm'.
Keep up the super reading at home Year 2. Some of our children have doubled their comprehension scores since the Autumn...Fantastic - keep it up!
Last week was Music week and Year 2 learned about Latin Music. We enjoyed a great music workshop and also learned about Salsa music. We were super at recognising the instruments being played. Did you know 'Salsa' means sauce in Spanish? We enjoyed watching Samba dances and music on Strictly Come Dancing and also listening to lots of different pieces of Latin music as well as making some music of our own with the percussion instruments. We hope you like our pictures.
Already this term Year 2 have been very busy. This week we have been swimming, made paper aeroplanes and tested them and baked some delicious chocolate chip shortbread - What busy children we have been!
Thank you to all of the children in Year 2 for working so hard this term. Thank you also to our parents for your continued support. We couldn't do it without your help. Great team work!
We hope you have a fantastic Christmas holiday. See you in the New Year.
With very best wishes from the Year 2 team.
Please practice the 2, 5, 10 timetables and count on and back in steps of 3. Please also continue to go over the spellings from this last term to make sure the children are really confident with them. Thank you.
Swimming begins after Christmas on Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has a swimming hat and suitable swimming trunks or costume (no bikinis) as detailed in last week's letter.
We have been very impressed by the children's talks from the point of view of a child in the time of the Fire of London. Great empathy and lots of super expanded noun phrases to describe the fire. Well done, Year 2!
We made a yummy banana and strawberry smoothie today. It was delicious and full of healthy fruit.
Here's how we did it:
First we cut the fruit up small.
Then we mashed it up.
Next we added honey and milk.
After that we blended it together in a food blender.
Finally we tasted our delicious smoothie. Yummy!
Look at our superb gymnasts practising their skills.
Look at us wearing our poppies with pride! In Collective Worship we discussed the qualities a soldier at war would require. We recorded them on our poppy outline.
Year 2 investigated the materials which would make the best insulator for a bird's nest. We made predictions and then measured the temperature at 2 minute intervals. Can you guess which material was the best insulator from: sand, feathers, wood, cotton wool and leaves?
What an exciting opportunity Year 1 and 2 had on Friday 4th November when we met author Tracey Corderoy! We loved listening to her fantastic stories about Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam and learning to draw one of her main characters, Slippery Sam. We were all truly inspired.
Houses from 1666
We worked as a team to gather all of the parts we needed to make our houses from 1666. We used leaves for the flames, wooden sticks to represent the wooden beams and mixed a colour which was similar to the wattle and daub used back in 1666 to paint the houses for our display.
Today we are creating a play in a day. We are having so much fun. Thank you to Katy from Altru Drama.
We have been studying stories from familiar settings. We enjoyed reading The Naughty Bus and will be making our own E book in computing very soon.
We giggled at our fluffy shirts on the first day - very smart new jumpers!!