Welcome to our Year 1 Page

Class Teacher

Miss C. Elvy

Teaching Assistant

Mrs C Jones / Mrs M Bird

Home Learning - given on a Thursday - due in on a Tuesday.


PE - Monday  - children to come into school in their PE kit please

Welcome to our Year 2 page

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Termly Newsletter

What have Year 2 been up to?

Home Learning Links

In art this week, the children have been finding out about LS Lowry's matchstick figures. They looked closely at a painting and enjoyed finding different people. Their observation skills were amazing! Then it was their turn to draw their own matchstick figures. Next week they will be putting everything together to make a Lowry collage.

JOLLY JUMPER DAY

The children came dressed in their Christmas jumpers and dresses. They looked fabulous. During the day the children made Christmas cards, calendars and a Christmas stocking display.

In art this week we looked at the buildings that LS Lowry used in his paintings and his use of perspective. The children had a go at drawing their own buildings. It was not as easy as they thought it would be. Once they had finished we had an art gallery, so the children could share their learning with the class. Well done everyone.

We went to the computer suite this week for our lesson. The children used RM Colour Magic to create either a firework picture or one about Halloween.

In art this week the children learnt all about perspective. When looking at a painting, the things that are far away look very small, whereas the things that are closer look bigger. The children looked at perspective in some paintings by LS Lowry. Then it was their turn to mix their own colours to create a background.

In English this week, all our learning has been based around the book 'The owl who was afraid of the dark'. They have planned and written a new chapter called 'Dark is amazing'. 

The children have worked really hard this week and produced some excellent learning. Well done everyone.

In art this week the children have been finding out about the different colours that LS Lowry used in his paintings. They found out that by adding black you can make a colour darker and by adding white you can make the colour lighter. Mixing different combinations of the primary colours (red, blue + yellow) will make different colours. The children painted a seascape and had to mix their own colours. The pictures were amazing!

We have been learning about purple poppies. People wear them to remember the animals that died in the war.

We have started a new art topic about the life and work of LS Lowry. Today the children found out a little about his life and some of his paintings. Their task was called 'Inside a painting'. They had to imagine they were inside a painting called 'Industrial Landscape' and think about different things.

e.g. things I might be able to hear. things I might be able to smell. How I feel when I look at the picture and why.

The children looked amazing in their Halloween costumes. The make-up really added to the costumes. There are some really talented people around. Well done and thank you.

Thank you for all your help and support with the children this half term. They have worked so hard and achieved so much. We are all very proud of them.

      The Year 2 Team

 

     HAVE A GREAT HALF TERM AND STAY SAFE

The children have had another good week and produced some great learning.

In DT they have been designing their  own moving pictures. It was up to them whether they used levers, sliders or a wheel mechanism. Over the last few weeks they have been learning how to do the different moving pictures. Now it is time to put into practice what they have learned in their own design.

In maths we have been looking at ordering 2-digit numbers. We made the different numbers with sticks of 10 and ones. Then they had to look at the number of 10s to help them decide which order to put the numbers in, starting with the smallest. We have also been comparing numbers using the mathematical symbols for more than and less than.

The children have worked really hard at improving their joined writing. Daily practice has really paid off. The children should feel very proud of the improvement they have all made. It is amazing to see! Well done everyone.

In English this week, the children have been learning how to write instructions. They have been using time words to put their steps into the right order and using imperative (bossy) verbs. e.g. 1. First, get two slices of bread. 2. Then, spread butter on both slices.

We will be learning to write different types of instructions.

In maths we have been looking at 2-digit numbers and what the different digits mean. The children have been using Dienes equipment and money (1p & 10p) to show the different numbers. 

23  =20  +3         23p = 10p + 10p + 1p + 1p + 1p

In DT the children have been making and using a wheel mechanism to move pictures around. Next week they are going to be designing their own moving pictures using sliders, levers or wheels.

Some great learning has been produced this week. Well done everyone.

The children have been finding out about the Jewish harvest festival called Sukkot. As part of the Sukkot celebrations, Jews use something called the Four Kinds. People take the Four Kinds, say a special prayer over them and wave them right, left, forward, up, down and backward. The class made their own Four Kinds.

In science this week the children had to sort some pictures into the 6 animal groups - fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and insects. A lot of discussion took place to decide which group the different pictures belonged to.

Y2 have had another great week and did some great learning. They were keen to answer questions and share their ideas.

In English we were working on using capital letters and full stops correctly and beginning to edit their own learning. Different story starters were created and the children had to remember to use adjectives (describing words) and the correct punctuation. They underlined the adjectives with a coloured pencil and used a red pen to show the punctuation.

In science we looked at how animals are the same and different to each other. Using humans as an example, we looked at the different things that they can do as babies, young children, adults and as elderly people. It was an interesting discussion with some wonderful ideas.

In DT (Design technology) they made sliders for the story of the Gingerbread Man. They look fabulous.

Y2 have settled back into the routines of school really well. They are becoming a lot more independent and are trying to do things themselves before asking for help. In writing they are trying to use their phonic knowledge to help with spelling.

It was the first full week back and the children produced some fabulous learning.

In English we have been looking at the story of the Gingerbread Man and the children have been learning to use describing words (adjectives) in their sentences.

In maths we looked at counting and regrouping numbers up to 20. They used number sentences, pictures and mathematical diagrams.

In science we sorted things into those that were living and those that were not. We looked at what made them living e.g. could grow, could breathe, could move.

For Roald Dahl Day we looked at the story of the Enormous Crocodile. After watching an animation of the story, the children used adjectives to describe the different characters. In maths we used the more than and less than symbols to compare numbers, but we made them look like crocodile jaws, complete with teeth!

Welcome to Y2.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

School looks a little bit different - the safety of the children and all the adults is very important, so regular hand washing will be taking place. We (the year 2 bubble - children and staff) have our own area to play on the field / or playground. Packed lunches are eaten in the classroom.

 

On Mondays we have PE with Mr Edwards, so the children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit (joggers and a jumper with trainers for their feet). Please note that wherever possible, PE will be done outside.

 

Home learning will be sent home on a Thursday and collected in on a Tuesday. Please listen to your child read and ask them some questions about the book to check their understanding - thank you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to come and chat - after school is better.

It was great to see everyone last week, both the children and all the adults. The children were so excited to see all their friends after such a long time.

We began by explaining what was expected in class - e.g. hand washing, playtime and  lunchtime arrangements, where to find different equipment etc.

In maths we did some counting and number recognition to 20, while in  English the children wrote about something they had done in their holiday and completed a reading comprehension about the story 'You're not ugly, duckling. We also did some simple phonics and handwriting. In science we looked at similarities and differences between each other. We also created our class charter.

 

I was very impressed with how all the children got on being back in school - well done to everyone.

 

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING THIS TERM?

Our topic is history based and is all about significant people - 'Nurturing nurses' (Edith Cavell, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole).

 

Our science topic is all about living things.

Our DT topic (Design Technology) is called 'Moving pictures - traditional tales'