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Year 2

Reading Books

Your child's reading book will aimed to be changed weekly. Below are the groups and the days the children's books will be changed.

Monday - Roald Dahl

Tuesday - David Walliams

Wednesday - Enid Blyton

Thursday - Anthony Horowitz

Friday - Jacqueline Wilson

 

It is very important that your child brings in their reading book to be changed on the correct day so that they can have a variety of exciting and interesting books to read. Thank you for your continued support.

 

HOMEWORK

Homework is due on Wednesdays and spellings are given out on Fridays.

READING RECORDS
Please make sure you are signing your child's reading record at least 3 times per week.
 

Designing and making our own Roman Gods.

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We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more...

We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 1
We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 2
We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 3
We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 4
We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 5
We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 6
We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 7
We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 8
We took part in a healthy living workshop where we learnt; how much salt/sugar is in our food, how to be healthy, what fat in the body feels like and much more... 9

We used our right angles monsters to do a right angle hunt around the school.

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We used our right angles monsters to do a right angle hunt around the school. 7

Year 2 Assembly Rap

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Year 2… wassup
Year 2… wassup
Year 2, year 2 year 2.. wassup

Yo, Listen up cos its about to go down... let us tell you what we’ve done up to now

English, Maths, Science and computin’… We can’t believe all the work we’ve been doin’
All our lessons have been so excitin’… Now we are amazing at writtin’
Mr Wise is our IT guide… When the teachers come knockin’ he has to hide!

In Maths we’re like Mr Conway… now we can calculate efficientLAY
Mrs Garfen taught us an array… Why is her hair different every day?
Now on to Miss Baker, the trouble maker, and very proud, we will make her.


Year 2… wassup
Year 2… wassup
Year 2, year 2 year 2.. wassup

Mrs Jacobs is soo Legit… that’s why she the best at teaching us Ivrit.
In science Mrs Cohen joined in with a race… we didn’t want to tell her the time was a disgrace.
Miss Stubbs is one of our buddies… That’s why we all love Jewish Studies.

In the garden we found a dino bone… it put us all in a reporting zone.
Term 1 we did addition and subtraction… by term 3 we are doin’ fractions.
In Ivrit we learnt all out letters… our reading and writing is so much better.
We’ve taught the teachers so much to… before us they didn’t know what Dele Alli could do!

So all that’s left to say is thank you year 2… and always remember…
Just.
Be.
You!

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W/B 18.06.18

This week, in history, we became Roman soldiers when we learnt about the armour the Romans used. We made our own scutums (Roman shields) and found out that they were made from wood and leather and were therefore very heavy to go into battle with. We have also started our new topic all about healthy eating and have been discussing how much sugar is in fizzy drinks. Next week, we may write to Jamie Oliver to persuade him to come in to our school!! In maths, we have had a review on mental calculation and have been using the inverse operation to find the unknown in the sum (e.g. ? - 14 = 51) and using part whole models to present our findings. During PSHE, we spoke about the similarities and differences between ourselves and our friends and about what makes us special.

We are looking forward to sports week next week. As a reminder the children can wear their P.E kits each day. Please ensure your child has a sun hat and bottle of fresh water with them.

W/B 11th June.

This week in maths we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes and understanding their properties (photos below).
In English we have written a 5th voice to the story Voices in the Park and look forward to displaying our work in the school corridors for everyone to see.

In spelling and handwriting lessons we are learning about homophones and the children have enjoyed trying to trick the teachers by writing sentences such as 'I can sea the bare!'

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W/B 4.6.18

This week in history we have started to learn about The Romans! We know that a Roman leader or ruler was called an Emperor and they were usually very mean and persuasive. We had a go at becoming Roman Emperor's and changing some rules of the school day.

One child wrote;

'Today I have decided school will start at 12am and will end at 12pm... but you can play the whole day. You will be allowed outside at least 10 times per day. There will be 20 climbing frames and 10 football pitches and absolutely NO homework!'

In English we have started reading a new book called 'Voices in the Park' which we will continue to use as part of our English lessons for next week also. We have enjoyed creating story maps using the purple mash programme on the laptops.

In Maths we have been working on multiplication and division equality and we are moving on to the geometry and symmetry of 2D and 3D shapes next week. 

21st May – 25th May 2018

 

This week, the year 2 children have taken part in a variety of English games to put in to practice their deepening knowledge of; correct use of punctuation, spelling common exception words, using suffixes and past and present tense. We have all had great fun making games, chatterboxes, posters and more…

 

 

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We used the iPads to make maths quizzes for our friends and teachers.

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Our Tea Party to celebrate the wedding of Harry and Megan!

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The Disgusting Sandwich

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W/B - 14.05.18 - The children drew and acted out their story maps for the book 'The Disgusting Sandwich!'. We are very excited to write our own stories this week!

The Disgusting Sandwich

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The Disgusting Sandwich

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W/B - 7th May

English - We have been reading the book 'Diary of a Killer Cat'. The children have enjoyed finding out about the characters and using adjectives to describe the very mischievous main character - Tuffy. The children have been writing a book review about why they like the book and lots of them would recommend the book to their parents!

 

Maths - We have been continuing our hard work with fractions this week and we are beginning to put fractions on to a number line and use them when talking about capacity also. The children enjoyed the outdoor lesson where we rolled cars down a hill and estimated in fractions how far they had rolled e.g. half/quarter/three quarters/one third of a meter.

W/B - 1st May

As part of our weather topic for humanities, Year 2 took part in a tropical fruit tasting. The aim of the lesson was to explore fruits that are grown in hot countries close to the equator and then we located these countries on a world map. We had a wonderful afternoon and want to thank parents so much for sending in lots of exciting tropical fruits.

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W/B - 23.04.18

We have now come to the end of our Marc Chagall topic and have absolutely loved learning all about him. We started the week reading Papa Chagall - a story about his life. We also used the ipads to find out all different facts about him including his art work, early life and personal life. We turned these facts into a fact file booklet and enjoyed sharing these with our teachers and friends. In art, we re-created Chagall's 'A Wheatfield on a Summers Afternoon' painting. The children amazed the teachers by showing how observant they were to Chagall's techniques and use of colour and tried hard to represent this is their own pictures. In Maths, we have been experimenting with fractions of shapes. The children particularly enjoyed dancing and singing to this video to help them understand what a fraction is https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42665418 

Marc Chagall

It was truly wonderful to teach Year 2 today.

They learnt all about Chagall's stained glass windows and they designed and made their own using Jewish symbols, shapes, Hebrew words and bright colours.

They will be displayed in the entrance hall and dining room so look out of them. Hope you like the pictures! 

Mrs Benedick 

 

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Bringing our magical creatures to life!

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During our first few weeks back at school, we have been focussing on Marc Chagall. Year 2 specifically looked at Chagall's painting "Time is a River Bank without Banks" which portrays a fish with wings and a hand. The children were interested in this painting and linked it to other magical creatures that we already know including unicorns and dragons. The children created their own magical creatures and made them with coloured clay...
We have been very lucky over the passed few days as we have had Pesach learning days! During the two days we have been to all the different classrooms and worked with all the different teachers in the school learning about Pesach and taking part in fun, team building activities. Enjoy looking through our photos... Happy Pesach! See you in the summer term!

We know the order of the seder!

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Monarch-a-thon Finalists

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Mini-Beast Habitat Hunt

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Year 2's Amazing Clore's got Talent Finalists!

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Maths
- We have been learning to split arrays and represent them as a cherry model to multiply.
As the children became more confident throughout the week, we interpreted pictorial representations that would lead to using multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

Topic - As we come to the end of our Monarch themed topic, we have been looking at the various clothes and styles that have existed throughout the years. We especially liked discussing what we wear now as opposed to what people wore 200 years ago!
English - Luckily our knowledge of newspaper reports allowed us to write up all about the dinosaur bones that we have discovered.

Science - We collected frog spawn from the pond and look forward to examining it to watch it grow.

 

 

Exciting News

 

This morning we received a letter from Hertfordshire County Council's Chief Archaeologist. He has confirmed that the bones we found yesterday are the remains of dinosaurs, namely an infant Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Velociraptor!  Please see the photo below for a copy of the letter.

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A Strange Discovery...

 

Today we made a very strange discovery when out observing different habitats in the school garden. We found a collection of bones! We are waiting to hear back from the Hertfordshire archaeologist to see what these may be and will update you in due course. (See below for photos of our discovery, maybe you have some ideas what they could be?)

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Week beginning 26.02.18

English – We have continued to explore the story Meerkat Mail. This week we have combined all our knowledge of story writing together with the facts about Meerkats and London that we found out last week and have written our own fantastic stories about the adventures of Sunny the Meerkat. The children have worked very hard to independently use dictionaries and thesauruses to improve their work further. 

Maths – This week in maths we have been recapping on the 2, 3, 5, and 10 x tables. We have noticed patterns in these x tables and have been talking to our learning partners about using multiplication facts to solve simple problems. Some of us have challenged ourselves further by making deductions outside known multiplication facts.

Topic - We are continuing our work on The British Monarchy. We have learnt about the Royal family, who they are and what their roles are and how they are all related. We also looked at Kings and Queens dating back to the 17th century and ordered them on a timeline. 

London Landmarks!

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Year 2 have been researching all about London Landmarks and together we put some of our facts into a presentation.

Week beginning 19.02.18

English – We have started a new book called Meerkat Mail. We enjoyed this book as it is full of puns and postcards. We began the week using the ipads and QR codes to research Meerkats and the Kalahari Desert. We then worked with partners and spent a few days transferring our facts on to a PowerPoint presentation (photos below). We learnt how to edit the PowerPoint presentation, add photos and make it engaging for the reader. We have also made and written postcards this week and look forward to continuing work on the book next week.

Maths – We have been hard at work learning to double and halve 2 digit numbers. Once we were confident with x and ÷ by 2, we applied this knowledge to doubling and halving with money. We also applied the strategies to money word problems. Some of us challenged ourselves by solving money word problems involving more than one step.

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Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term.

Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 1
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 2
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 3
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 4
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 5
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 6
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 7
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 8
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 9
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 10
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 11
Science Days 5th and 6th February. We have had a wonderful time experimenting so far this week. We began the week by talking about different materials and what types of materials we had in the classroom. We came up with the whole class question “Which materials can be stretched, squashed, can float, are magnetic or are transparent?” We predicted that a drinks can would be magnetic and that a rubber duck would float! After spending two mornings experimenting and recording our results, we found out that some of our predictions were correct and some were incorrect. We wrote up our conclusions and answered the challenge question which you can ask your child too; “what would you like to experiment with next time and why?”. Well done to all the children for being such inquisitive and sensible scientists this week. You will be able to view some of our science work in the school corridor from after half term. 12

We can read common exception words!

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W/B - 29.01.18

This week in maths we have been learning to tell the time including quarter past and quarter to times. The children have also had a lot of fun estimating time. They chose an activity (e.g. 5 sit ups), estimated how many seconds it would take, timed the actual activity using a stopwatch and then calculated the difference between the two times. Photos below.

In English, we have been looking at shape poetry also known as Calligrams and we look forward to writing these up in best to display around our classroom.

22.01.18

 

We have enjoyed our grammar lessons in English this week and have recapped and learned many new grammar skills which we can now apply to our work. These include suffixes, subordinating clauses, punctuation and past and present. Wow – we have been busy!

In Geography we used our senses to think about the differences between a countryside and city landscape. We had fun practising our ruler and cutting skills to create a night time city landscape and a day time countryside landscape.

Maths - Next week we are looking forward to practising telling the time. 

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English - We have written to Judith Kerr this week explaining to her how we have written our own version of her story and the children enjoyed thinking of questions to ask her. Some of these letters will be displayed in the school hall.

Maths - We have been drawing subtraction calculations in expanded form and also learning to subtract 2 digit numbers.

Guided reading - We have begun to use thesauruses and dictionaries more independently to search for correct spellings and find more interesting words to use in our writing. 

Geography - As well as learning the 7 continents (see video), we have also been researching the countries in the United Kingdom.

Science - Experiments!! (photos to follow soon...)

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Maths - We have been regrouping addition sums and then working the sum out in an expanded addition frame. Our practise drawing addition sums pictorially will help us with subtraction sums next week.

English - We have planned and written up our own version of the story 'The crocodile under the bed'. We changed the animal under the bed and designed some rides that the main character could go on.

Geography - We used an Atlas, a world map, globes and google maps to locate continents, oceans and countries in the world. We used this song to help us remember the 7 continents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

 

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We have had a busy first few days back...

 

Maths

This week we have been focusing on statistics. The children particularly enjoyed completing their own class surveys, and then using this information to create their own block graphs. They have requested that we share the following website with you so they can make their own black graphs at home!

 

English

We have started a new book 'The Crocodile Under the Bed'. We have learnt the story map and acted the story out. We have also sequenced the story and identified punctuation used in the book. Next week we will start to write our own version of the story.

Science

This term we will be focusing on our new science top of Everyday Materials. We have asked the children what they know already about materials and what they would like to find out? We have started work on identifying the properties of different materials.

Rebuilding the temple

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Chanukah Learning Day 1

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Mr Junk Man

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We had the best time when Mr Junk Man from the Junk Orchestra came to visit us. We made instruments from all recyclable items and then jammed in the hall together. The children feel very inspired to improve their instruments and even try to make new ones.

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Year 2 have worked with Year 3 buddies today to research and create leaflets all about our solar system and the planets that are in it.
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Year 2 and the FA cup!

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We were very lucky when some of the Borehamwood football team came to our school for a visit. We had a Q&A session and even got to have a picture with the FA cup! We asked great questions including; 'how heavy is the cup?', 'what is it like to be a footballer?' and 'how much is the cup worth?'

Week beginning 27.11.17
English - 
We have enjoyed writing a recount of our trip to the science museum. We spoke about what we did using the time conjunctions 'first, next, then, after and finally'. Then we planned our recount in note form using bullet points and we finally wrote our recounts in full of the day. We enjoyed adding personal comments also to say what we liked most about the trip. 
Maths - We have continued to practice money; giving change and solving money word problems. We are becoming much more confident when working with money!

Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17

Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 1 4D space experience
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Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 3 4D space experience
Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 4 Meeting Armstrong
Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 5 What does it look like on the moon?
Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 6 What does it look like on the moon?
Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 7 Going in to space film
Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 8 Apollo 10
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Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 10 Yuri Gagarin talk
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Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 12 Exploring the museum
Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 13 Exploring the museum
Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 14 Lunch time!
Science Museum Trip - 27.11.17 15 Meeting Armstrong

Geography

 

After a few intense rounds, we are happy to announce that Joshua and Freya are going through to the next round of the Geo-a-thon! Mazel Tov! A massive WELL DONE to the runners up; Ruby, Ethan Z, Nathan, Harry, Kitty and Daisy who also excelled with their knowledge of capital cities and continents. Well done to all the children who took part, we are very proud of all your hard work.

Week beginning 20th November -

In anticipation of our visit to the Science museum next week, this week in English we have been learning a story about a boy who wanted to go to space to catch a star. The children have enjoyed learning the story through a story map (and i'm sure they would love to retell you the story at home!). After learning the story and acting it out, we used a story mountain to plan the beginning, middle and end of the story. We thought we would challenge ourselves by changing the middle of the story and the children came up with some brilliant and imaginative ideas:
Jonah - 'the boy could call Spider-man to catch the star'

Evie - 'the boy could climb a rainbow to catch the star'
Daisy - 'the boy could jump on a trampoline to catch the star'

Danny - 'the boy could be fired out of a cannon to catch the star!'
Sammy - 'the boy could kick a football to knock the star down... but the corner of the star might pop the football!'

We can't wait to write our stories up in best next week!

 

In maths, we have been focusing on money; recognising coins, looking at different combinations of coins that make the same amount and solving addition and subtraction word problems involving money. So, when you are at the shops this weekend, encourage your child to find the coins you need, help work out the total and even estimate the correct amount of change needed. After all, 'the best way to learn is by doing'.

 

 

 

New playground equipment! We are very excited to have our own class playground equipment including; skipping ropes, cats cradle, tennis, frizbees and lots more...

Anti-Bullying Week

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Year 6 Activity

We had a fantastic morning with Year 6 who had planned some great activities for the children. These included a ping pong game and a teamwork challenge where we built towers using tape and newspaper. We don't know who had more fun the teachers or the children!

Anti-Bullying Art Activity

As part of anti-bullying week the children created a mini art canvas for a friend that they might not normally play with in the class. First they discussed their interests with their friends. Then they drew out their designs in pencil before painting them. We will be sending these home for you to keep.

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Week beginning 13th November.

ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

We are very excited to share all that we have done during Anti-bullying week this week. Watch this space...

Week beginning - 6th November

This week in English we have been writing our own non-fiction texts. After learning about the different features of non-fiction texts and researching Great White Sharks, we wrote an exciting explanation text full of weird and wonderful facts. We also collected new vocabulary from labelling a picture of a shark as well as exploring flow charts to show a process; for example, how a shark eats.
In Maths, we enjoyed learning a new technique using Cuisenaire rods.The technique was called the Part-whole model and we found out how it was especially useful when working out maths problems. The Part-whole model helped us to identify the ‘inverse’ which is the operation that reverses the effect of another operation; e.g. 5+2=7, 7-2=5. You can use the Cuisenaire rods at home with your child to find inverse operations using this link - https://nrich.maths.org/content/id/4348/cuisenaire.swf

 

Week beginning 30th October 2017

Topic - Explorers!

This week we made Bear Grylls survival kits. We discussed all the objects that we would need in our survival kits. Then we used a ruler to draw the objects and we cut them out and added detail. When all the objects were in the survival kits, we became real explorers and hunted for leaves and grass to decorate our kits.

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Week Beginning 16.10.17

Science

This week we have been continuing with our Science topic focusing on growth and survival, linked to our topic of explorers.The children have been learning about 'basic needs' as the essential things we need to survive. We have been applying this knowledge to making a 'pet fact file' of how to care for a particular pet, thinking about essential and non essential needs. The children used a qr code and scanner to take them to a specific website to find out facts about their chosen pet.

English

This week the children have been continuing their work on Rapunzel and writing up their own versions of the story. We have been amazed at their creativity in the new characters they have chosen to rescue Rapunzel including:

Kitty - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs stacking on top of each other to reach Rapunzel.

Ilana - A wizard with an invisibility cape.

Evie- Rapunzel's mother and father.

Nathan- A giant who was wandering through the forest.

We have been particularly proud of the children applying what they have learnt in the build up to writing their own story. They have all worked so hard to include adjectives and conjunctions in their writing, and as a result had 5 minutes extra break as a reward!

 

Maths

This week the children have focused on regrouping and bridging 10 for addition and subtraction calculations. They have all been using the 'think 10' strategy when regrouping their numbers. Please see the attached PowerPoint from our 'They didn't do it like that in my day' maths workshop, for a more detailed explanation of the strategies used in year 2.

Week Beginning 09.10.17

English

This week we are preparing to write our own traditional tale based on the story of Rapunzel. We used a story map to learn the story, and then we decided to make some changes to one section of the story. We decided to change who rescues Rapunzel from the tower and the children all came up with their own ideas to use in their version of the story.

Please see our story map below and ask your child to act it out for you.

Maths

This week the children have been focusing on how to partition 2 digit numbers in different ways. They have been doing this using our base 10 equipment.

We hope you will join us for our 'They didn't do it like that in my day' maths evening. Where we will be showing you how you can support your child with the different strategies we use to teach maths at school.

Science Experiment!

Last week we completed our first science experiment. We investigated the question...

'Do humans run faster as they get older?'

We predicted that humans would start running slowly (when they were toddlers), get faster and finally slow down (as they became elderly).

We had great fun testing our prediction by asking different people to run and timing them.

We even got to time Mrs Cohen and Mr Conway!

We found out that Mr Conway was the fastest runner and our nursery child was the slowest.

We had great fun!

 

29.9.17

 

Wow...what a week!  We have been  really busy in  Year 2!  In English they have enjoyed exploring two versions of Rapunzel in our new topic 'Fairy Stories'.  They re-enacted the traditional version, trying to include interesting adjectives and time words, and they will be working towards writing their own Fairy Story. 

 

The class loved making their own Explorer hats and  binoculars in DT.  They worked well in  pairs, supporting each other to create tabs and stick the different parts of their hats together.

 

Pictures to follow next week!

 

Shabbat  Shalom and wishing you well over the fast.

 

The Year 2 team

Roald Dahl dress up day!

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Welcome to the new Year 2 page!

 

We’ve had a great first week back! We’ve been spending time getting to know each other and thinking about how we want our class to be. The children have enjoyed taking on responsibilities within the class room and they have been working together to keep their equipment and the classroom organised.

 

The children have especially loved the work based on Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ – We apologise if they are inspired by Mr and Mrs Twit and start playing tricks on you this weekend!

 

We have given out reading books and reading records today. Please ensure that they bring their books in to school every day, particularly on their book changing day.

 

They will be given Home Learning books next week. We’re sure they’ll need a good rest this weekend after a tiring first week back!

 

Shabbat Shalom,

 

The Year 2 team

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