Welcome back Year 2!
We hope you had an enjoyable Easter break and that you are ready to learn lots this term.
Our topic this term is....
Towers, turrets and tunnels
It's a long weekend.... let's get reading :-)
We have noticed that the children in Year 2 are not quizzing as often as they were :-(
Could you please ensure your child reads 3 times over the weekend so that he/she is ready to quiz on Tuesday.
Reading is a vital skill that allows children to access all other areas of the curriculum so please encourage at least 10 minutes of reading 5 days a week.
The Year 2 team
In Science we are observing how a bulb or seed grows into a plant.
To link with our topic we have planted our very own 'Castle Kitchen', so that we can grow our own vegetables which we will then harvest, prepare and cook!
We are growing potatoes, leeks, radishes, onions and carrots.
This half term we have been learning cricket skills.
We have learnt how to hold a bat correctly, we have been developing our overarm throw technique and we have also been learning some very important fielding skills.
This week in ART we have started to look
at the work of an artist called Ton Schulten.
Ton uses different tones of colour
to create his artwork.
We have been mastering the skill of
creating tone using paint.
We will use this in another session later in the half term to help us create the sky in our own Ton Schulten inspired artwork.
But for now, look how we have done....
Topic letter for Summer term
We hope you all had a really lovely Christmas break and enjoyed your holiday.
Our topic for Spring term is..
Year 2 World Book Day 2018
Thank you to all our parents/carers for the fantastic effort you put into the costumes for World Book Day. The children looked amazing.
*****SNOW DAY CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES******
Don't forget to keep reading your reading book so that you are ready to quiz on Monday.
**In History we have started to learn about The Great Fire of London. Can you carry out some research and find out some interesting facts.**
**In Art we have started to look at natural sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy. Can you find some images of his work (on the internet) and look at what natural materials he has used to create his sculptures.**
**You could also recap your knowledge on continents and oceans from our Geography work. Can you name the 7 continents and 5 oceans?
Use a map to locate the capital cities of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and the seas that surround the UK.**
**If you are feeling creative, write a poem about the snow using your 5 senses.**
**You could also write a diary about your snow days and what you have been doing. Remember to make sure you use full stops and capital letters correctly.**
**For those of you wanting to practice some maths work - don't forget the website Topmarks - for lots of fun maths games and activities.**
**You could write a new adventure for Flat Stanley: 'Flat Stanley in the Snow'. Remember to use lots of interesting words and description.
**We will soon be learning how to write instructions. Can you write instructions on how to build a snowman?
**Keep practising multiplication and division. Below is an activity booklet you may use if you wish.
**We are going to be having a visit from the staff from the Hedgehog Haven next week. What can you find out about hedgehogs? Is there anything you would like to ask them about hedgehogs?
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please find below the power point presentation from the SATs talk on Tuesday 20th February.
Any questions? If so, please do come and speak to myself or Mrs Chase.
PE 21 02 18
Today in PE we learnt some hockey skills. We have learnt to dribble the ball, turn and stop the ball and apply our skills by zigzagging through cones!
This half term we are learning about The Great Fire of London.
This week we read some of Samuel Pepys diary!
EXTRA CHALLENGE ALERT!!!!
Can you become a research detective and find out some new and interesting things about The Great Fire of London?
History in Year 2 - 02.02.18
Today we were fortunate to have a visit from Joye who has lived in Great Bentley for over 80 years.
She talked to us about how the village had changed and helped us to understand what it was like to live in Great Bentley 80 years ago.
A very big thank you to Joye for coming in. The children learnt lots of new and interesting things about the village.
Art in Year 2 01.02.18
This week we have used the skills we have been learning in art to draw the front of the school.
We have been looking carefully at shape, tone and texture.
Look how we have been getting on in our first drawing session...
19th January 2018
In History we have been learning about different ways of finding out about the past. One way is to talk to people who are older than us to find out how life as changed.
EXTRA CHALLENGE ALERT!!
Our History Homework is to interview people in our family to find out how the way we shop has changed over time.
Please could you complete this and return to school by Thursday 25th January to support us with our history learning.
10th January 2018
In Geography this week we have been learning about human features and physical features in the environment.
Extra Challenge Alert!!
This week whilst you are walking/travelling home can you notice the physical and human features in Great Bentley. Come and let us know what you see!
Welcome To Year 2...
The Blue Planet
(please see below for the class topic letter)
This term we will be learning how to write adventure stories. We will be taking inspiration from the stories of 'Tiddler' and 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson, and the film 'Finding Nemo.' We will also learn about writing biographies and autobiographies, particularly focusing in the life of David Attenborough. Why not see what you can find out about him and maybe watch some of his programmes? Later in the term we will move onto letter writing.
Within these text types the children will be learning about four different sentence types: statements, questions, exclamations and commands. They are also learning about different types of words including nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.
In maths we will work on counting forwards and backwards in different steps, ordering numbers and understanding the value of each digit in a two-digit number. We will then move onto addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers and multiplication and division, focusing on the 2,5 and 10 times tables. As well as our daily maths lesson, we will also have extra times tables and arithmetic practice in the afternoon. Later in the term will be begin our weekly times table superhero challenge, and don't forget to practise for those bronze times table badges!
We will be learning about living things. This will encompass sorting things by a criteria and looking at habitats.
We will be learning to identify the 7 continents and 5 oceans on our planet. We will also be looking at identifying animals and plants typical to these places.
We will be learning to test out, select and combine different materials to create textures in our underwater collages
We will be learning how to log on to the computer independently. We will be learning about internet safety and how to keep ourselves safe when online. In conjunction with this we will be learning to create a new document folder to save the work we do about e-safety.
Keep watching as we add photographs of what we have been up to.
We have done lots of writing about adventure stories, recounts and biographies. Here are some examples of our work.
We have learnt lots in maths!