Fire Fire!

This week Year 2 enjoyed a visit from some members of the Worksop Fire Station crew who tested our knowledge about the similarities and differences between fire fighting now and in 1666. Unfortunately they had a call out before we managed to look at the fire engine and complete some challenges but hopefully they will be back in school soon!

Can you remember any of the similarities and differences we spoke about?

In maths this week, we have been trying hard with our counting in multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 10 and using these to help solve some multiplication and division problems.

Maybe you could continue practising your 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s at home.

Can you write out the fact families for the 3 x table?

Next week we will be putting our design and technology skills to the test as we build moving vehicles (fire engines) using our axle and wheel knowledge. We will need lots of cereal boxes to build our engines, could you bring some from home please?

World Book Day!

Yesterday, we had a great time celebrating World Book Day in our pyjamas. We had a special assembly, lots of fun activities relating to books and we got to choose a story to listen to from the grown ups around school.

Mr Littlewood shared his favourite story with us in the afternoon, he didn’t even have a book! He told us his story from memory.

Year Two would love to know what your favourite story is, and why.

Time to get thinking!

We have had an incredibly busy first week back after half term, I am becoming more proud each day of the effort and attitude to learning in our class. Keep it up!

Tomorrow we will be having our first philosophy session of this half term. Our concept this term is disasters. Can you think of any questions you would like to explore about disasters? Remember our questions must be contestable – that means there needs to be more than one possible answer!

Our learn-its this half term are our 2 x tables.

Can you solve the missing number questions:

1 x  ___  = 2

___ x    2  = 4

3 x 2 = ___

Mastery challenge:

Can you think of a maths word problem for the other children to solve that involves the 2 x tables? e.g. Mully has 2 pen pots. Each pen pot has 3 pens in it. How many pens does Muly have?

 

Goodbye Mr Roberts!

This term, year 2 have been extremely lucky to have Mr Roberts working in our classroom We have enjoyed lots of exciting learning opportunities with him. What has been your favourite Mr Roberts moment?

After half term we will be continuing with our Great Fire of London topic and exploring a bit of design and technology learning.

Have you started your projects yet?

Something special!

This term we have been talking about special things as part of our RE work on different world religions. We have spoken about various special things and how they have sentimental value, something that can’t be replaced! This was mine, my lucky pixie, given to me by my Nannan.

What were your special items that can’t be replaced?

Next week we will be looking at a special person in both the Christian and Jewish faiths, Joseph the dreamer! He has a favourite coat, we will learn all about it. Have you got a favourite item of clothing? Why is it special? What do you wear it for?

Fire of London!

This term in Year 2 we are learning all about the Great Fire of London. So far we have found out where and when it started, who the key people involved were and why it spread so quickly. Can anyone set the rest of the children a challenge? Maybe you want to find out something new, you can ask me questions too!

Our learn-its this term are the 5 x tables. Can anyone write a problem using the 5x tables?

Our philosophy question this week was…

Should we always believe what it written in someones diary?

Maybe you could continue our discussions with your adults, what do they think?

I look forward to reading your posts!

Good News!

On Thursday we had our RE enrichment day, looking at the concepts of Christianity. In year 2, we focused on Gospel, learning all about the ‘Good News’ Jesus spread after his incarnation.

This was our section of the Big Frieze:

Can you remember the four main teachings we looked at? These are the first letters as a clue…

p______

t__________

l__________

f__________

Can you remember any of the stories we have learnt that are part of the Gospel? What did we learn from them?

What a wonderful world!

Today we have been learning about Europe!

We have written some questions together where we would like to find out more about two of the countries in Europe – Germany and France. I wonder whether you could answer any of the questions by doing a google search.

France – What is the big tower called? Is it hot? What do the people that live there eat? What animals live there? Have they ever won the World Cup?

Germany – How many people live in Germany? What animals live there? What is the capital city? What language do they speak? Do they have a Queen?

 

Our learn-its this week are

8 x 10 = 80

9 x 10 = 90

10 x 10 = 100

What a busy couple of weeks!

Wow! Year 2 have been extremely busy! We have learnt about the continents and the oceans in Geography. How many of each were there?

If you have forgotten, maybe you could check your knowledge organiser to find out? This is the link to the video we watched too… https://vimeo.com/156755224

Last Friday we earned a team point each in assembly because I was so impressed with our Philosophy lesson. We learnt how to think creatively, collaboratively and in a caring way by developing a story for how my teddy bear got her three injuries! Can anyone remember the story we came up with together? (I have hidden my chocolate in a different place in my house now!)

Our learn-its this week are

5 x 10 = 50

6 x 10 = 60

7 x 10 = 70

Last week we learned that 3 x 10 = 30 and 4 x 10 = 40.