Welcome to Year 2!
This week in English we have performed a poem using intonation and actions. In our groups we independently created our performance and used communication to work together.
Our maths focus has been recapping our online learning and we have had lots of fun taking part in a quiz.
In History we created a revision mind map about the War of the Roses and Henry VIII.
Today we opened the 'Year 2 Toy Shop'. We have been learning all about the different value of coins and notes and how to make amounts in lots of different ways. We have used <> and = to compare amounts of money and challenging ourselves with lots of reasoning and problem solving questions!
Today we used addition and subtraction to buy toys from the shop; taking it in turns to be the shop keeper. We had a lot of fun!
Stefan said the toy shop was "Awesome!"
Willow said "It helped me with my counting!"
Molly said "It helped me to recognise the coins"
We had a fantastic morning!
Mr Penguin is a very busy man, who spends a lot of time outside. He asked Year 2 which material would be best to use for a waterproof coat, now that it is winter and he needs to stay dry! Year 2 had to set up the experiment, explain their method and make a prediction. We needed to make it a fair test, so we kept the containers and the amount of water the same, but changed the type of material.
Which material do you think would be best for a waterproof coat?
Year 2 have been very busy this week! We started our new class story 'Lila and the Secret of Rain' the children have been captivated by this story since the first reading! We have been mapping Lila's emotions and creating thought bubbles; we explored new ways to find vocabulary and improve words by using a thesaurus and we even became teachers by correcting past tense in a piece of writing. Next week, we will be writing our own diary!
In Science we went on a tree hunt around school and found Oak trees and a Silver Birch! We know how to describe trees by using the vocabulary: deciduous and evergreen.
We have been doing lots of balancing in PE and learning new ways to strengthen our core muscles. Take a look at our fantastic balancing photos below!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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