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