Dangerous Dragons and Buzzing Bees

This week we have learnt about both small and huge creatures!

During our literacy learning, we have begun to research into the mythical creature – dragons. Who can remember some of our facts?  They might be about appearance, diet or habitat.

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In science we have learnt about a really important, but really small creature – the bee!

With Miss May we have found out about the differences between honey and bumble bees. What job do they do? Who can remember our science key word of the week?

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Year 2 are working their socks off!

The month of May is here and Year 2 are really taking the opportunities they have to shine brighter than the sun! We are so proud of you all so far!

The whole school is enjoying taking part in ‘Miles in May’ and year 2 are trying really hard to improve their fitness. Maybe you could try doing some running or walking at home too and let Mrs Brown know how far you travel.

During Maths we are looking at using column methods to solve different addition and subtraction problems. Why not set a challenge for your friends on the blog?

Finally, lots of Year 2’s are bringing in their favourite books following the school Book Fair last week. Please do bring in your favourites so we can share them and let others know about some fantastic stories!

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!