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Year 2 - 2J & 2N

Friday 8th November

Learning Journey

We are continuing with our learning journey, titled 'An Island Adventure' and we will be learning about the Great Fire of London. We will be beginning our exciting topic next week! However, as this week has been bonfire night, we have been learning about the history of the Gunpowder plot and why bonfire night is celebrate on the 5th November. Then we wrote up a descriptive piece of writing imagining we were Guy Fawkes in the cellar and what would be going through our mind. We have clarified new words in a piece of information text about the gunpowder plot and shared how we celebrated it. 

English

We started the week by writing sentences about our half term and produced some beautiful pieces of work. We have begun looking at how to write non-fiction pieces of text and have been focusing on how to write instructions. We focused our instruction writing on 'how to wash your hands'. We acted this out in pairs and learnt about what 'imperative verbs' are, these are bossy words, eg: pull, push, dry and 'time connectives' eg: first, then, next. We then put the instructions into a story map using pictures and tried to think of some time connectives and imperative verbs we could include for each picture. Finally, we wrote up our instructions using our story map to help us with the sequence and vocabulary.

Key words: imperative verbs, time connectives, instructions, title, list, bullet points.

Maths

We have started the week continuing our learning on money, trying to add pence and pound together, remembering to include 'p' and '£'. We have been using our knowledge of counting in twos, fives and tens to support us when making amounts. On Wednesday we began learning how to add 3 1-digit numbers together and how knowing our number bonds to 10 are crucial in supporting us with this. For example: 4+3+6=, we solve 4+6=10 then add 3=13)

Key words and symbols: number bonds, add, plus, equals, +, =, pence, pound, p, £, coin, note.

Science

We are beginning a new topic this term in science which will be 'everyday materials'. We learnt about these in year 1 and will be enhancing it further in year 2! We have been recapping what we already know about materials and came up with some scientifical questions for what we want to find out this term and how we might go about answering our questions.

Important Message

PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Forest school has now begun and is taking place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class. If it is your class taking part in forest school, group 1 must arrive in forest school clothes (old warm clothes, coat, wellies, hat, scarf, gloves) and bring their uniform in a clearly named bag. Group 2 bring their forest school clothes in a clearly named bag and come into school in their uniform. Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2N will be swimming this term (term 2) and 2J will swim again next term (term 3). We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check. Many thanks to all those who have signed up for volunteering with swimming, it could not happen without you. 

Important dates for our year group

Tuesday 12th November - 2N swimming

Wednesday 13th November - 2N forest school

Acting out washing our hands for English

Acting out washing our hands for English 1
Acting out washing our hands for English 2
Acting out washing our hands for English 3
Acting out washing our hands for English 4

Year 2's Scottish Celildh

Friday 25th October

Learning Journey

We have had a wonderful term learning about Katie Morag, the Isle of Struay and all the new geographical words we have picked up this term. We discussed all the things we had learnt this term and had a look at the questions we had at the start of the term and whether or not we had answered them. To celebrate the end of our Katie Morag topic we had a Scottish 'ceilidh' which is a traditional Scottish celebration. We tried a variety of Scottish snacks like: oat cakes, Grannie Island's 'oaties' and short bread. We also watched and listened to some scottish dancing and music and had a go ourselves!

English

Year 2 had a busy week finishing off their own versions of the 'Katie Morag and Tiresome Ted' story and have been busily re-reading their stories and editing. As the Katie Morag topic is sadly coming to an end, we decided to write a book review of the tiresome Ted story and wrote down our own opinions of the story and the reasons why. 

Maths

We have continued learning about money where we used bar models to help us make different amounts and added pounds and pennies, working hard on forming the £ symbol correctly. We then practised counting in twos and forming numbers from 0-100. 

Science

We completed our learning on animal habitats and food chains by writing about the wonderful fish art we created a few weeks ago. We used the words: producer, consumer, prey and predator and identified which was which within our art work. After this, we wrote up all the things we had learnt this term and had a look at the questions we had asked and whether we had the answers to these now.

Important Message

PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Forest school will begin in term 2 and will take place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class. Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2N will be swimming this term (term 2) and 2J will swim again next term (term 3). We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check. 

Important dates for our year group

Tuesday 5th November - 2N first swimming session.

Wednesday 6th November - 2J first forest school session.

Friday 18th October

Learning Journey

This week we have been learning more about maps. We discussed when we have used a map and for what reason and how this helps us get around new places. We then looked closely at a map of the Isle of Struay and looked at the landmarks and places we have heard of in the Katie Morag stories. After this, we had to come up with symbols for different landmarks and put these into a key and then onto the map. Next week we will be looking at all the things we have learnt this term. This week in PSHE we have been learning about personal space and how this looks different for everybody.

English

This week has been a big week for year 2 as we have been building up to writing our own version of tiresome Ted. First we heard the rest of the story and were relieved to find out that he had made it home to Katie Morag after a long journey. We discussed the character tiresome Ted and chose him to be the character we changed, so we all designed our own character and came up with a name. After this we story mapped tiresome Ted but using our new character instead of tiresome Ted. Then we completed a 'boxing up' grid which had: beginning, build up, problem, resolution and ending. This helped us plan our story first and get key ideas down. We used our boxing up work to support our story writing and wrote our stories using our new character and all the things we had learned this term.

Words we have learnt: delighted, despair, story plan, adjectives, nouns, coordination, subordination.

Maths

This week we have moved on to number bonds to 10 and how these help us solve number bonds to 20. We started first by using a part-part whole model and then on to using the bar model. We noticed the pattern in the numbers and how once you know the number bonds to 10 this supports you in learning the number bonds to 20. We have looked at 'fact families' where you can make 4 number sentences with just 3 numbers, for example: 6+4=10, 4+6=10, 10-4=6, 10-6=4. We have also been continuing our learning on money through a selection of activities including: adding coins, using 'p' and '£', problem solving by finding different ways to make 9p and using the symbols < > or =.

Words we have learnt: number bonds, fact families, bar model, part part whole model, add, greater than, less than, equal to, the same as, penny, pound, £, p

Science

This week we have been recapping all we have learnt about habitats nad food chains. We were very fortunate to have a child bring in a wasps hive for us all to look at! Don't worry, there were no wasps inside!!

Home Learning

The home learning projects that we have recieved so far this term have been incredible! We will be having a slot next week to show off all of these projects so children can see what everyone has done. Thank you so much for your support with this and it has been lovely to see such creative islands being made!

Important Message

PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Forest school will begin in term 2 and will take place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class. Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2J will be swimming this term and 2N next term. We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check. We also have had a guest speaker come in and talk to us about fire safety, in preparation for bonfire night. The children who wanted to take part have taken home a 'bonfire night safety poster competition' sheet to complete and bring back into school. Thank you to all the entries for the 'acrostic poem competition' these have been sent off as the deadline has passed. 

Important dates for our year group

Tuesday 22nd October – 2J swimming

Tuesday 5th November - 2N first swimming session

Friday 11th October

Learning Journey

This week we have been inundated with amazing home learning products from 3D models using junk modelling and lego, to beautifully presented drawings. Well done everyone! Remember you still have until the end of term to hand this in. Homework is at the top of the newsletter page. We will continue uploading all the different pieces we have had each week!

Many thanks!

English

This week we have continued with our Katie Morag stories and have been reading ‘Katie Morag and Tiresome Ted’. We made some predictions and had a long discussion about what the word ‘tiresome’ means. We then read a little bit more of the story and used descriptive language to describe one of the pictures. Some of us were even able to write extended noun phrases! Then the most exciting thing happened….we were recapping the story of tiresome Ted when Mrs Saunders appeared with a washed up teddy she had found on Brighton beach! We couldn’t believe it! Mrs Saunders had said she just saw it laying there when she was walking her puppy! We had so many questions to ask and wondered whether this could be the teddy Katie Morag had kicked into the sea! From this, we designed ‘lost and found’ posters which included important information to hopefully reunite the teddy with its owner.

Maths

This week we have begun learning about money. We did a small quiz to recap learning we had done and year 1 and to see where we need to go next. We have also been learning about how to solve 10 more and 10 less. We have been using our 100 square carefully to solve the problems and have begun to notice the pattern in the numbers and how you only need to look at the tens and not the ones.

Science

This week we have continued our learning on food chains in a very fun and exciting way! We created ‘fish art’ which included a shark, a small fish and some algae and how this related to a food chain. We are very proud of our creations!

Important Message

PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Forest school will begin in term 2 and will take place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class. Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2J will be swimming this term and 2N next term. We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check. As a key stage we have made the decision to allow the children to bring in a toy from home that is small enough to fit into their pocket, eg: a notepad and pen, skipping rope, small soft ball, etc. We have said to them it must not be valuable or an electronic and must be kept safe and looked after when on the playground. If their items could be clearly named, this would help in case anything got lost during play-times.

Important dates for our year group

Tuesday 15th October – 2J swimming

Friday 4th October 2019

Learning Journey

This week we have been learning about a 'ground view' and an 'aerial view'. We looked at a variety of photographs and decided what kind of view it was and we then wrote what we could see thinking about the geographical vocabulary we have learnt so far this term and whether the features were physical or human. We matched some ground view pictures to their aerial view and then tried to think of our route to church from school and the symbols we could use and creating a key with these symbols. 

Words we have learnt: aerial view, vegetation, mountain.

English

This week we have been reading the story of 'Katie Morag and the Wedding'. We have had a very exciting week as we recieved a letter from Granma Mainland and Neilly Beag inviting us to the wedding! We then used our talk partners to think of things we need to writing in our response. We then used this to write up a reply to Granma Mainland and Neilly Beag.

Words we have learnt: subordination (because, when, if) and coordination (and, or, but), implored, frantic, preparations, fury, hurtled.

Maths

We have continued learning about shape this week, focusing mainly on 3D shapes. We worked more on the vocabulary in regards to how many faces, edges and vertices different 3D shapes have. We then made some 3D shapes out of salt dough and wrote down the properties the shape we had made had. We have also moved on to addition this week and how to use vertical addition. We learnt two VERY important steps: Step one: Add the ONES. Step two: Add the TENS. We have used our place value knowledge to add numbers together and have been learning how to record it vertically.

Words/symbols we have learnt: < > (greater than, less than) = (the same as), add, plus, vertical addition, tens, ones, place value, edges, faces, vertices.

Science

This week we have continued our learning on food chains, we started by cutting and sticking a food chain from the ocean and looked at which were the producers, consumers, predators and the prey. We then answered some questions about food chains and identified which animal or plant went where and made sure we used all the important vocabulary.

Words we have learnt: habitat, producer, consumer, predator, prey, food chain, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore.

Important Message

PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Forest school will begin in term 2 and will take place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class. Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2J will be swimming this term and 2N next term. We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check. As a key stage we have made the decision to allow the children to bring in a toy from home that is small enough to fit into their pocket, eg: a notepad and pen, skipping rope, small soft ball, etc. We have said to them it must not be valuable or an electronic and must be kept safe and looked after when on the playground. If their items could be clearly named, this would help in case anything got lost during play-times.

Important dates for our year group

Tuesday 8th October – 2J swimming

 

Friday 27th September 2019

Learning Journey

This week we have been focusing on the geographical vocabulary that we hear within the Katie Morag stories like: beach and bay. We have been putting these words into a sentence and adding them to our working wall! We have also been doing a repeated pattern of 3 in computing using different shapes and colours, which links well to our maths learning. In preparation for Harvest, we have created some amazing observational drawings using pastels of bread. These will be shown in the church service on Wednesday! Next week we will be learning about aerial views and creating maps.

English

We have moved on this week to a new story called Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers. We met a new character, Katie Morag’s other Grandma Granma Mainland. We listened carefully to the story and acted out the different parts using expression and key vocabulary. We then acted as the two Grandmothers and asked them questions to find out more about them to help us write up descriptive sentences about them. Then, we moved on to writing sentences using coordination: and, or, but and subordination: because, when, if. We had some great examples and worked hard when it came to thinking of new ideas.

Words we have learnt: subordination (because, when, if) and coordination (and, or, but), implored, frantic, preparations, fury, hurtled.

Maths

This week we have continued learning about numbers to 100 and focusing on place value and have been learning about 3D shapes. We started the week focusing on 3D shapes and identifying them through the number of faces, edges, vertices and the 2D shape faces it has. We have labelled some 3D shapes and counted their faces and edges. We then moved on to representing and estimating number uses manipulatives and images, we were then comparing these numbers using the symbols < > =. We have also had an activity that involved all our learning so far this term! Next week we will continue exploring 3D shape and we will be moving on to addition using place value to help us solve them.

Words/symbols we have learnt: < > (greater than, less than) = (the same as), edges, faces, vertices.

Science

This week we have continued our learning on living things but have focused on food chains. We have begun by recapping our learning on the words carnivore, herbivore and omnivore and which eats what. We then looked at examples of food chains and what the word producers, consumers, predator and prey meant and where these are in a food chain. We then had a selection of animal and plant cards and we made 3 – 4 step food chains and tried to use the vocabulary to go in the right part of the food chain. We then used the pictures cards to support us in creating a food chain right for a specific habitat. Next week we will continue our learning on food chains.

Words we have learnt: habitat, producer, consumer, predator, prey, food chain, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore.

 

Important Message

PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Forest school will begin in term 2 and will take place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class. Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2J will be swimming this term and 2N next term. We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check. As a key stage we have made the decision to allow the children to bring in a toy from home that is small enough to fit into their pocket, eg: a notepad and pen, skipping rope, small soft ball, etc. We have said to them it must not be valuable or an electronic and must be kept safe and looked after when on the playground. If their items could be clearly named, this would help in case anything got lost during play-times.

 

Important dates for our year group

Tuesday 1st October – 2J swimming

Harvest Festival Wednesday 2nd October - Year 2 will be sharing some artworks

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Friday 20th September 2019

Learning Journey

This week we have been learning more about human features and physical features and what these words mean. We had lots of interesting discussions and spoke about what sorts of things grew naturally and what were man-made, we also noticed that some things could come under both headings, like flowers in a garden. We grouped a variety of landmarks within the UK like Loch Ness and the Roman Baths and decided whether they were a human feature or a physical feature.

English

This week we have continued with our class read of Katie Morag Delivers the Mail and have created posters aimed at other children within KS1 persuading them to read the story and why it is so good, we used different adjectives to persuade them. We then re-told the story through our role play and got into groups of three or four and acted out the story, we even tried to focus on the expression of the different characters within the story. We then story mapped it from a certain part, through to the end using pictures and arrows to sequence. After that we continued learning about adjectives and looked through a piece of the Katie Morag text and idenitifed what words were adjectives. Finally, we began learning about 'expanded noun phrases' and described a picture in the book using sentences that included adjectives. 

Maths

This week we have continued representing and estimating numbers on a blank number-line. We started by looking at a number-line to 20 and then to 100 and we estimated roughly where the number should go. We have now moved on to learning about 'Chomp the crocodile' which refers to the 'greater than' and 'less than' symbols > and <. We have learnt that the Chomp always eats the greater number as that will give him the most to eat. We compared a variety of numbers using these symbols and also learnt about the equal sign, = and that this means 'the same as' and not 'the answer'. We have also been learning about shape on Monday and Tuesday, we used geo-boards to create 2D shapes and learnt about the word 'vertices' and what this means. We then designed a picture using 2D shapes and counted the vertices on the shape.

Science

This week we have focused on which animals live in which habitats and why they are suited to the habitat they live in. We learnt that all animals get: shelter, air, food and water from their habitats. We then watched an exciting video about polar bears, pandas and a brown bears and how they live in different environments and how they have adapted to suit their environment. We then grouped a variety of animals into different habitats and wrote up which animals lived where and what they have done to adapt.

Important Message

PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Forest school will begin in term 2 and will take place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class. Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2J will be swimming this term and 2N next term. We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check. As a key stage we have made the decision to allow the children to bring in a toy from home that is small enough to fit into their pocket, eg: a notepad and pen, skipping rope, small soft ball, etc. We have said to them it must not be valuable or an electronic and must be kept safe and looked after when on the playground. If their items could be clearly named, this would help in case anything got lost during play-times.

Important dates for our year group

Tuesday 24th September – 2J swimming

 

Friday 13th September 2019

Learning Journey

This week we have had our exciting ‘stunning start’ to our topic with a walk around our town Crowborough. We used a compass to direct us and used directional language so we knew which direction to go in. We stopped at numerous important places like: dentists, the town hall, the stream, the war memorial and Canada Green. We also went into the post office and learnt of all the things you can do there, which links well to our class read ‘Katie Morag Delivers the Mail’ as Katie lives in a post office. We used important geographical language on our trip like: vegetation, hills, houses, etc. We have now written a recount using pictures form our trip and tried to include all the language we used whilst walking round. Next week we will be investigating maps even further.

English

This week we have continued our writing based on the Katie Morag story. We stopped the story at a crucial part where Katie Morag falls into the pool beneath the Redburn Bridge. We then made predictions on what we thought was going to happen next and we drew a picture of our prediction and wrote some sentences. We have been focusing on extending our sentences using ‘and, but, because’ during independent writing. We have also done some collaborative writing describing a picture of the island where Katie lives and including adjectives to describe what Katie could see on her walk to deliver the mail. Next week we will continue with the story and will be acting it out and putting it into a story map.

Maths

This week we have continued our learning on place value of numbers to 100. We have refreshed our memories of the ‘part-whole model’ which helps us split 2 digit numbers into 2 parts, tens and ones. We have been splitting numbers into tens and ones using ‘sticks and stones’ again and writing the ‘sticks and stones’ in number form. We have been learning how to represent numbers on a blank number-line and how to make a good ‘estimation’. Our learning of 2D shapes has continued through refreshing our memory of the names and the different properties. We have been grouping a variety of 2D shapes and writing down their different properties. Next week we will continue representing numbers on a number-line and finding more out about 2D shapes.

Science

This week we have been real scientist and have been investigating our environment around us and what habitats there are. We spent some time reminding ourselves of what the word ‘habitat’ means and what habitats we can expect to find within the school grounds. We investigated and drew a variety of different habitats and which animals lived there. We then wrote up our discoveries and spent time thinking about why animals live where they do and the differences between a ‘living’ and ‘not living’. Next week we will continue learning about habitats and focus more on what makes a living thing living.

Important Message

Thank you to all who managed to come along to our ‘meet the teacher’ morning, we hope it provided you with useful information! PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Forest school will begin in term 2 and will take place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class. Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2J will be swimming this term and 2N next term. We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check.

Important dates for our year group

Tuesday 17th September – 2J swimming

Friday 6th September 2019

Learning Journey

This term our learning journey is ‘An Island Adventure’ and we will be starting off our topic learning about the UK, specifically Scotland, through the eyes of Katie Morag and her home the Isle of Struay. This week we have been introduced to some of the characters in the Katie Morag stories and written some descriptive pieces about Katie Morag herself. We have been discussing some geographical terms like: coast, hill, mountain, sea and ocean which will come up in our learning this term. Next week we will be going on our walk around Crowborough focusing on what Crowborough has, any geographical terms we can use to describe Crowborough and looking at the post office as this is where Katie Morag and her family live.

English

This week we have begun learning about the expectations of writing in year 2, like writing the long date and using rulers to under-line. We have been catching up with another about our summer holidays and what we got up to. We then linked this to our learning on the UK this term and looked at a map of the UK and any places we visited. We have also begun learning about the purple pen and how we use this to edit our work. We have been learning about the conjunctions ‘and’, ‘because’ ‘but’. We wrote some sentences about us and what we like and tried to use some of these conjunctions. Next week we will begin learning more about Katie Morag and listening to the first book in the Katie Morag set.

Maths

This week we have begun learning about the expectations of maths in year 2, like drawing margins using a ruler. We have begun place value learning, focusing on numbers to 40. We have been reading numbers to 40 and how these are represented in a place value grid using ‘sticks’ for the tens and ‘stones’ for the ones. We have been representing numbers through objects and pictures and have challenged ourselves to go beyond 40. Next week we will continue place value but focusing on numbers to 100 and how to spell number words beyond 20.

Science

This week we have introduced our topic of animal habitats and food chains. We discussed with one another what we already knew about animals from our year 1 learning and shared our knowledge together by brainstorming. We talked about what the word ‘habitat’ meant and how do we know what different animals need to survive. We then came up with a selection of questions that we want to find out this term. Next week we will begin learning about the word ‘habitat’ and what habitats we know of.

Important Message

  • Year 2 ‘meet the teacher’ morning will take place on Friday 13th September where any questions can be answered and you can find out about important dates and information relevant to the year group.
  • PE will take place every Tuesday morning (if they are not swimming) and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has trainers for PE rather than plimsolls as they provide a better support for feet when running.
  • Forest school will begin in term 2 and will take place on a Wednesday morning, alternative weeks for each class.
  • Swimming will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and 2J will be swimming this term and 2N next term. We need volunteers for swimming to take place, therefore, if you would like to volunteer please speak with the office regarding getting a DBS check.
  • Year 2 have their walk to Crowborough on Wednesday 11th September in the afternoon, if you would like to volunteer to come along please let your class teacher know via your child’s contact book.

Important dates for our year group

Wednesday 11th September – walk to Crowborough at 1.30pm

Friday 13th September – Meet the teacher morning at 9.00am

Tuesday 10th September – 2J swimming

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