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.

Welcome to Year 2!

We have had a really busy start to Year 2 and had lots of fun already!

On our first day we had some silly races to find out who was the fastest crab walker! How fast can you crab walk?! We also found out who had the longest thumb in Year 2. Can you measure how long your thumb is?

We have started reading our class novel. This term we are reading Beaver Towers by Nigel Hinton. Who is your favourite character so far?

We have already started doing our CLIC challenges and our learn-its. Our learn-its this week are:

1 x 10 = 10

2 x 10 = 20

 

Almost ready to start a new journey…

This week we enjoyed spending two days with Mr Anderson in Year 3. We did all sorts of exciting things as well as showing Mr Anderson just what we’re made of in writing! I am sure he is really impressed by our stories all about camels!

What was your favourite session in those two days?

What are you looking forward to about Year 3?

Have you got any worries about starting your new journey?

The incredible book eating boy!

This week  year 2 have read a new story. In the story they met Henry, a little boy who liked to eat books! When Henry ate the books, he got smarter! We have been creating our own versions of this story with new characters, and changing what they eat!

As a challenge can you come up with a new character who likes to eat funny objects to get better at something?

This week in our math sessions, we have been looking at estimating answers by rounding to the nearest ten.

48+23=71

50+20=70

The difference between these two answers is 1.

Papier Mache Projects!

This term you have been challenged to make a papier mache project based on something you can find at the seaside.

Here are a few ideas that could help you decide what you would like to do:

Use a balloon and some strups of cardboard before papier mache to create a fish? Have you ever paddled in the sea and seen little fish swimming around your feet?

I love this little crab! Have you ever been rock pooling at the beach and found a crab?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhy not create a full seaside scene? You could even add labels on little flags to pick out the features of the seaside from our Knowledge Organiser!

This is a lovely lighthouse! You could use a bottle to create the shape before you papier mache it. What story have we read that has a lighthouse in?

Everyone loves a donkey ride at the seaside! We will all be able to tick it off our hundred list after we visit the seaside on our trip after half term! Don’t forget to give your donkey a name!

Of course, these are just a few ideas! If you can think of something else to do…go for it! I can’t wait to see your projects!

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz!

Today in Year two, we have been learning about the three special jobs that honey bees do to help our environment and economy.

The special jobs are: to make honey, to make wax and pollinate our plants. We know that without bees we wouldn’t be able to have half of the food that we enjoy now!

We are going to make it our mission to save bees in year two, because they are on the endangered species list. We discussed that to save bees we shouldn’t pull flowers off of plants, and we won’t kill them.

We know that to help save the bees, we can plant free seeds from this website:  https://www.justbeedrinks.co.uk/seeds/  We can also put out shallow dishes of sugary water on hot days, with stones to land on, to give the bees more energy.

Please help us to save the bees!!

Deep Thinking!

This week Year 2 have been really busy solving reading and maths puzzles. We have worked really hard and the teachers in Year 2 are feeling very proud!

In philosophy, we have discussed two different questions:

  1. Would the world be a better place if our emotions were written on our foreheads?
  2. Would it be better to have eyes on your head or on your hands?

We came up with some fantastic ideas. Can you remember any of our responses?

Can you come up with any questions you would like us to discuss?

 

Our new topic!

This week we had our topic launch, and found out that our new topic is called ‘Where in the World would you go?’ During our topic launch we had a few activities to complete in our house teams.

In our literacy this week, we have started to read ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Breakfast.’ We have read through this story together, and clarified any words we didn’t know the meaning of, and we have ordered the story using pictures.