Year 2 have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. It’s time to show off what you can remember!
When did the fire start?
Where did it start?
What were the houses built of?
How did they fight the fire?
Can you remember the names of any significant people from that time?
Wow we have had a lot of activity on our blog recently! Well done Year 2, keep it up!
Let’s see whether we can start following our comments on each blog post and responding to what the previous person has said.
My following on challenge is to retell the story of ‘The Great Chapati Chase’. You are only allowed to write a maximum of 3 sentences each and only tell me about one animal at a time. Remember – read what the previous person has said so we don’t repeat ourselves!
Once upon a time in India, a tired, hungry woman made herself a tasty chapati. She kneaded it, rolled it and threw it onto the hot, iron stove. Then POP!
This week Year 2 have begun to reinvent the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have changed the main character, the villain and the object that gets stolen from the castle at the top of the beanstalk.
Challenge… Who can create some expanded noun phrases to describe their villain? Remember to use two adjectives before your noun, e.g. mean, hairy troll or green, evil alien.
Our learn-its this week are
Knowledge is Power:
As part of our knowledge learning we have started learning the names of common baby animals. Who can name the baby animals?:
This week we have started exploring the world in our geography lessons. We have enjoyed listening to a ‘Continents and Oceans’ song and gathered lots of information from it. Here is the link so you can enjoy it at home too!
We have started our first continent study – Africa! What can you remember about Africa? What animals live there? What landmarks can you find? How many countries are there in Africa? How many different languages are spoken?
Wow we have had a busy start to the year! We have already been working hard with our Big Maths and our English lesson story – Jack and the Beanstalk.
Our learn-its this week are:
3 + 8 = 11
3 + 9 = 12
Our class novel is ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. We have just got to the chapter called ‘The Marvellous Plan’ What do you think George’s plan might be?
I look forward to reading your predictions!
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.
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?
Miss May will be back after the holidays!
Who can fill Miss May in on all of the excitement she has missed at Priory?
You might want to tell her about our new topic? Or maybe even about your fabulous stories we wrote.
We’ve definitely missed Miss May and we will be glad to see her back!
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!
Today we enjoyed our Year 2 Judaism Faith Day.
We learnt the story of David and Goliath.
Can you write a blog post to explain how David or Goliath was feeling at the start, middle and end of the story?
What else did we learn about the Jewish faith?
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?