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Year 2 (The Starfish)

Fortnight beginning 15th October 2018 

In Year Two, for the past two weeks, we have been writing rainbow sentences to try and help us remember our full stops. Miss Struggles and Mrs Kilner were very impressed with the improvements that some of the children made. Following the Half Term holidays, we will now be looking at Peter Pan as part of our ‘This is Me’ topic.

In Maths, we have been looking at fractions of shape and of quantity. This has been quite tricky as we are finding it difficult to remember which number tells us how many parts it needs to be split into.

In other areas of the curriculum, we have taken part in a very active team games session and will now start to learn new gymnastics skills as well as have some Boxercise lessons (PE). In Science we produced an investigation/competition for our parents and carers (Science) to see whether children or adults are better at physical activity. In Computing we continued to look at being safe whilst online. We will be having our Eco sessions on a Friday where we will be working a lot outside. Please remember to bring in your wellies.

It has been a good end to the half term and also a great start to this term.

What’s even more amazing is that we are now going to be paid for all our hard work and one winner from each group each week will be able to visit our class shop and buy something with their wages. How fantastic! We do, however, have to be careful we don’t incur any fines though!

 

Fortnight beginning 1st October 2018 

In Year 2, we have been writing a newspaper article about the hospitals in the Crimean War. We initially had to research this and look at the features of a newspaper, but then we put all of that teaching and learning together to write our own editorial.

In Maths, we have been focusing our learning on multiplication and division and looking again at problem solving linked to the two areas. We do find this tricky but we are persevering and becoming more independent. We need to just make sure we read the question first and then have a go!

In other areas of the curriculum, we have taken part in a very active game of Tag Rugby (PE), looked at what is meant by the word ‘hygiene’ and created a poster linked with this (Science), looked at being safe whilst online (Computing) and found out about the Hindu God Ganesh (RE).

It’s been a fun couple of weeks and we can’t believe how quick this term has gone.

Week beginning 24th September 2018
 

This week, we have been thinking about Florence Nightingale and we have written a diary entry from either her or one of the injured soldiers. It was fun taking on the role of these characters and we even had a go at hot seating to try and jazz things up a bit to influence our writing.

In Maths, we have been looking at subtraction and moving our learning away from the number line to applying what we know and solving problems. This has continued to prove tricky but we need to make sure that we read each question first.

In other areas of the curriculum, we have taken part in a very active game of Tag Rugby (PE), looked at what makes a healthy plate (Science), completing algorithms (Computing) and found out about the job roles of Hindu Gods (RE).

 

Week beginning 17th September 2018
 

This week, have been thinking about Florence Nightingale and creating a new medicine for a cold. From this we have listed our ingredients and we have written instructions to show other people how to make it. Some of our medicines may not be nice though, judging by the ingredients included!

In Maths, we have been looking at our addition and moving our learning away from the number line by applying what we know when solving problems. This has proved tricky but we persevered.

In other areas of the curriculum, we have used one of the artists from the previous week and created a piece in their style (Art), planned an investigation (Science), completing algorithms (Computing) and found out a little bit more about some of the Hindu gods (RE).

 

Week beginning 10th September 2018 

In Year 2 this week, we have been looking at writing a character description for George from the Roald Dahl classic ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. We have been trying to include our expanded noun phrases and making sure we put them in front of the noun.

In Maths, we have been looking at our addition and subtraction facts to 10 and 20.  We have really impressed our adults.

In other areas of the curriculum, we have been comparing artists (Art), practising our ball skills and creating a cats dance (PE), looking at how humans change over time (Science) and describing the Hindu God Brahma (RE). What another busy week!

Week beginning 4th September 2018 

What a start to the year we have had in the Starfish class! We thought Miss Struggles would ease us in gently but we have hit the floor running.

We have been writing about ourselves in English, looking at place value in Maths, creating our own family tree in Science, discussing the god Brahma in RE, finding out about Florence Nightingale in History and comparing different styles of art in Art. We also had lots of fun with Mr Parker in PE, trying to build a tall tower using only our shoes and some cones. No wonder we are all tired.