Welcome to Year 2!
Our Teachers are Mrs Parsons on a Monday and Mrs Bolton for the rest of the week. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Palmer.
Rainbows from Ash:
Here’s the Boltons’ rainbow:
I will put the home learning on this page daily:
Week commencing: 30th March 2020
We are learning to…
……. Home learning – I will email everyday at 9.00 with my suggestions for the day. I will also put the home learning on this page daily.
Week commencing – 16th March 2020
We had a fantastic time at our Forest School sessions, thanks Hollie!
We had great fun on World Book Day. We enjoyed reading with Acorn class and listening to a range of stories.
We have started to learn about our History topic ‘ Kings and Queens’. We had a red carpet leading into our classroom and have been feeling very ‘royal’. We learnt about Kings and Queens who have ruled in the past and learnt a great song from ‘Horrible Histories’. We made ourselves into a timeline of Kings and Queens through time.
In Science, we were looking at how human beings grow and change. We asked Elder class to help us investigate whether older children are quicker than younger children at a range of tasks. We had an interesting range of results!
We had a great afternoon learning about Antarctica, which had looked at in Geography before half term!
We had a brilliant day celebrating Pancake Day – we made pancakes, had a whole school race and best of all, ate them!
In maths, we have started to learn about fractions and halving shapes and numbers. We learnt how important it is to have equal sides when halving. We had great fun splitting playdoh into different fractions.
In PE, we tried different ways of travelling and held different balances.
Before half term:
We have had a brilliant and busy week. The highlight has been we designed and made our own vehicles.
We have written some brilliant stories based on Jack and the Beanstalk. We used our writer’s toolkit and used some amazing language!
We had a brilliant Bird Enrichment Day. We made different bird feeders, enjoyed bird watching, made bird masks and Stonham Barns visited us and brought an owl called Darwin.
This week in maths, we have been looking at sharing numbers into equal groups.
In RE, we have been looking at the importance of ‘compassion’ within some Muslim stories – we thought about how we could be compassionate to living things and made animals in a variety of ways!
On Monday, we continued with our ‘Sensory Shop’ workshop. It is delivered by a company called ‘Fine, Not Fine’ encouraging the children to speak up and share their views whilst exploring how to do this through the senses. This week was a big step in creating a sensory box of our choice. Lots of busy, messy hands! 4 more sessions on a Monday afternoon to go.
We wrote some brilliant stories linked to ‘The Queen’s Hat’ in English. We have been very busy using arrays this week in maths.
We set up a comparative test in Science to see how seeds will grow in different conditions.
We have been learning about the weather and seasons through Geography and dance.
We had a lovely first week. We have been investigating plurals in English, identifying plants and trees in Science.
We have been thinking about the four seasons and weather in Geography and starting to thinking about equal groups in maths.
Here you will find a useful website, should you be interested in finding more interesting texts for your children to read. You can browse by age so that you know they’re appropriate, as well as finding some above or beneath. Sharing stories with your children is such a powerful tool and can accelerate their reading, vocabulary, writing and general outlook.
Additional Home Resources
As part of Year 2 expectations, children should (by the end of the year) be able to read and write these words. Please find attached a copy for you to use at your leisure at home. We will be working towards these in our spelling sessions too.
For any of you who weren’t able to make our session about Ash Class, please see the presentation available in a PDF above.